Chapter 545: An Unresolved Case from Three Years Ago
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As soon as Wen Xinya returned to the Wen Family home, she heard about Old Mrs. Wen and Ning Shuqian giving Xia Ruya a gift for her birthday. Mother Wang even informed her that the Wen Family would be organizing Xia Ruya’s coming-of-age ceremony.
Wen Xinya had already expected all of that to happen. It was just a reenactment of the previous lifetime.
Old Mr. Wen valued Xia Ruya greatly because he knew that she was a member of the Zhishan Club. It was only expected since Xia Ruya was indignant about letting the Xia Family hold the coming-of-age ceremony for her.
Just as Wen Xinya was about to return to her room, she chanced upon Xia Ruya when passing by the artificial lake in the backyard where Xia Ruya was sitting beside two jewelry boxes.
Upon sight of Wen Xinya, Xia Ruya stood up and greeted her smilingly. “Xinya, you’re back from school!”
Wen Xinya pursed her lips and walked towards Xia Ruya. Staring at the two boxes of jewelry, Wen Xinya remarked, “Such pretty chalcedony and aquamarine. They must be gifts from Grandma and Aunt Ning, aren’t they?”
The red chalcedony was as big as a pigeon egg. It was exquisite, refined, beautiful, clear, sparkling and bright. It was also smooth to touch and felt just like silk.
She observed it closely and found that it exuded a vibrant, red glow.
It was indeed a rare piece of natural chalcedony.
Due to its preciousness and rarity, chalcedony had gradually become a prized luxury possession of many members of the upper-class society. She did not expect Old Mrs. Wen to be so generous as to gift her with such an exorbitant gift.
She was sure that it was from Old Mrs. Wen.
The other aquamarine bracelet, too, was ostentatious and extremely expensive. It had a beautiful blue hue which was bright and clear like jade. Most importantly, Xia Ruya had always fancied blue diamonds and aquamarine. Hence, such a gift was apt.
Xia Ruya smiled and said, “I find it really beautiful too, especially when the rays of sun cast down onto it and make the gems much more vibrant. Aquamarine looks even more clear under the sun.”
“Since it’s that beautiful, take your time to admire it! However, there’s still an unresolved case between you and I. Isn’t it time to settle the scores now?” Wen Xinya said nonchalantly, not at all bothered by the jewelry that Xia Ruya had received. To her, there was nothing to be boasted about, for the chalcedony paled in comparison to the golden chalcedony jewelry set that Si Yiyan had given her. One of the pieces of the set was a rare, natural golden bodhi which was known to have a rich culture and was extremely exquisite.
She smirked and thought to herself,
“Case? What case?” Xia Ruya instinctively took a step back, unaware of what Wen Xinya was intending to do at all. However, she could guess that Wen Xinya had sinister intentions.
“Forget it if you can’t remember it now. You’ll remember it in a while.” Wen Xinya sneered, staring at her in contempt. Upon sight of Xia Ruya standing by the lake, she could not help but be reminded of the time when she just returned to the Wen Family in her previous lifetime. Xia Ruya had insulted her and provoked her, causing them to break into a scuffle. In the end, Xia Ruya slipped and fell into the lake, and even framed Wen Xinya for it.
She had initially already forgotten about it. However, since Xia Ruya decided to provoke her, she had to teach her a lesson. Otherwise, Xia Ruya’s “efforts” would have gone to waste.
“What are you trying to do?” Xia Ruya asked in panic as she instinctively took a step back.
Wen Xinya’s lips curled into a smile and said, “I’m not trying to do anything. I just wanted to tell you… it’s only a matter of time before you get your retribution!”
The prettiest flowers were the most deadly. Xia Ruya suddenly felt a strong sense of danger. However, it was too late.
Wen Xinya smiled like an angel and pushed her with all her might.
“Ah… Help…” Xia Ruya was thrown off balance and fell straight into the lake, causing the water to splash vigorously.
Xia Ruya was filled with fear and terror after being pushed into the lake all of a sudden. She swallowed several mouthfuls of water, causing a strong discomfort in her throat which made her cough violently. She frantically waved her arms around in the water and struggled to stay afloat, entirely consumed by fear. She suddenly forgot how to swim.
Wen Xinya stood by the lake and stared on coldly with her arms folded. She was thrilled to see how disheveled Xia Ruya looked while struggling in the water.
A long while later, Xia Ruya was finally exhausted and got a grip on her emotions. She glowered at Wen Xinya and said, “Wen Xinya, you’ve gone overboard…”
Wen Xinya sneered at her and said, “I’ve gone overboard? Three years ago, you framed me for pushing you into the lake in front of everyone in the Wen Family. So… I’m going to make this real.”
“Wen Xinya, aren’t you afraid of being punished by Grandpa and Grandma?” questioned Wen Xinya, who thought to herself, Xia Ruya did not expect that Wen Xinya would be so brazen as to push her into the lake in the Wen Family home. Neither did she think that Wen Xinya would be so vengeful.
Wen Xinya smirked at her and said coldly, “Punish me… Xia Ruya, how naive of you! Things have changed. You were the one who fell into the lake by accident. What has it got to do with me?”
The temperatures were still chilly in winter and the water in the lake was freezing, causing Xya Ruya to feel overwhelmed by the biting cold. She shivered and glared at Wen Xinya with her eyes wide open. After two years, her puerile face had matured and become much prettier. Her brows had a perfect curvature and exuded a refined beauty. Her rosy lips seemed just like the vibrant petals of flowers in bloom.
Her beauty had trumped that of Xia Ruya’s.
She was reminded of the scene of her returning to the Wen Family home when she was three years old.
Back then, Old Mr. Wen pointed at a photo of Mo Yunyao which was hanging on the wall and told her that she was her mother.
She was incredibly thrilled when she saw Mo Yunyao’s ravishing beauty, because… she felt that she would become just as beautiful when she grew older.
Yet, life was unpredictable!
She had grown to become beautiful, but not as beautiful as Mo Yunyao.
Yet, there was someone else who grew into a ravishing beauty like Mo Yunyao, but that someone was not her!
Wen Xinya had a gorgeous smile that resembled that of an angel’s. However, to Xia Ruya, Wen Xinya was as terrifying as a devil.