Chapter 557: Father, How Does It Feel to Have Your Wrist Dislocated?
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Wen Xinya stood calmly and quietly by the side, with an icy cold gaze in her eyes that were terrifying like daggers. She exuded a formidable aura and she appeared extremely menacing, cold, aloof, ruthless and cruel. It was as if she had been through all sorts of bloodshed. It seemed the slightest touch and contact with her was fatal and deadly.
Everyone was shocked and terrified that a young girl like her would have such a daunting aura.
Wen Haowen’s breath quickened and he suddenly found it hard to breathe. Although Wen Xinya was still underage and was much shorter than him, she exuded an overbearing sense of superiority which made him feel oppressed and suffocated.
Ning Shuqian’s heart began to pound rapidly, feeling as if Wen Xinya’s gaze was slitting her body. Wen Xinya glared daggers at her stomach in a fierce and ferocious manner, causing Ning Shuqian to feel a cold chill down her spine. She could not help but get the goosebumps.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “If there’s nothing else, I’m going back to my room now.”
She then turned around and left.
She was not in the mood to continue arguing with Ning Shuqian and Wen Haowen, for they were deadlier and more cunning than snakes.
“You bastard, hold it right there.” Wen Haowen snapped out of his trance and flew into a rage at the thought of getting stunned by an underage girl.
Wen Xinya stood still and stared at Wen Haowen quietly. She smiled coldly and said in an unfeeling manner, “Father, if there’s something you’d like to say, make it clear right now. I’m sure you know that I’m very busy with the preparations for my coming-of-age ceremony as well as my final year examinations. I can’t even spare two minutes.”
She remained calm while her forehead creased into a frown, appearing extremely annoyed.
Wen Haowen gritted his teeth in anger and he wished he could just give her a huge slap on her face. However, he suddenly felt a dull ache in his wrist when he was suddenly reminded of the time when Wen Xinya hit him relentlessly in the hospital back then.
Ning Shuqian took a deep breath and calmed herself down. “Wen Xinya, don’t you get too smug or arrogant. You’ve caused the Wen Family’s reputation to be tarnished because of your scandal and the Wen Corporation made a huge monetary loss as well. Shouldn’t you be giving your father an explanation?”
Wen Xinya’s reaction was beyond her expectations. She wondered,
“Aunt Ning, how would you like me to explain it?” Wen Xinya asked as her rosy lips curled into a smile, like an alluring, blooming flower. Her smile complemented her beauty.
“You should be asking yourself that question. After all, you’re the one who caused the scandal,” Ning Shuqian said, lowering her head slightly. Beautiful and mesmerizing things often invoked a sense of discomfort in others. An example would be Wen Xinya’s smile.
Wen Xinya answered calmly, “Aunt Ning, have you read the news report on the bottom right of this morning’s newspapers?”
Seeing how calm and composed she was, Ning Shuqian could not help but be filled with a sudden ominous feeling. She subconsciously whipped out the newspapers and shifted her gaze onto the bottom right corner of the newspapers. She instantly widened her eyes in shock and felt as if her words had been stuck in her throat.
Wen Xinya stared at Ning Shuqian who was staring at her in disdain and continued, “Aunt Ning, it’s already been two years but your scandal is still being reported in the newspapers.”
Ning Shuqian was at a loss for words and grimaced distastefully. Wen Xinya’s words had stripped her off of her rights to speak.
Wen Haowen’s black brows furrowed into a frown and he snapped. “Wen Xinya, forget about trying to shirk off the responsibility by dragging your Aunt Ning into this. Even if she had been embroiled in a scandal previously, she did not cause the Wen Family’s reputation to be tarnished or cause the Wen Corporation to suffer a major loss.”
“Father, what do you mean then? How would you like me to explain? Do you want me to give up the coming-of-age ceremony? Or would you like me to give in and adhere to your arrangements, and move abroad?” Wen Xinya questioned with raised brows, staring at Wen Haowen in contempt. She simply wanted to make Ning Shuqian shut up.
Wen Haowen felt as if she had seen through his soul and as if all of his intentions had been bared. He suddenly felt as if he was in no place to say anything. A short phrase of hers had exposed his innermost thoughts.
Staring at Wen Haowen’s changing expressions, Ning Shuqian interjected. “Xinya, you’ve gotten the wrong idea about your father. He doesn’t have those intentions. The Wen Corporation doesn’t belong solely to the Wen Family, there are lots of other shareholders as well. As the heiress of the Wen Family, you actually got yourself involved in such a scandal and caused the Wen Corporation’s stock price to plunge so low. As the CEO of the Wen Corporation, your father has to explain himself to the other shareholders.”
Wen Haowen recovered from the shock and hurriedly agreed. “That’s what I meant. Yet, you don’t understand it at all. You don’t even have the Wen Family’s reputation and interests at heart.”
Wen Xinya smirked coldly and said, “Such brazen words.”
Ning Shuqian smiled smugly and thought to herself, Pretending to have her best interests at heart, Ning Shuqian said, “Xinya, I know that anyone would be upset if they were in your position, but you should at least spare a thought for your father. It may seem like a glorious task to run the Wen Corporation, but he still has to answer to the shareholders. It’s difficult for him, so stop putting him in a spot. Give him an answer and a suitable explanation that he can give to the shareholders.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Father, it’s up to you to decide what to say to the shareholders. I don’t have any objections… If there’s nothing else you’d like to say, I’m going to go back to my room to catch up on reading.”
The veins on Wen Haowen’s forehead began to bulge and he grabbed the ashtray on the glass coffee table before throwing it at Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya hurriedly dodged. She then glowered at Wen Haowen and said, “Father… how does it feel to have your wrist dislocated?”
Wen Haowen instantly recalled the incident that took place in the hospital back then. Glowering at Wen Xinya menacingly, he exclaimed, “Wen Xinya, you treacherous and unfilial daughter! Are you threatening me?”
Wen Xinya answered composedly, “Father, you’ve gotten the wrong idea about me. How could I possibly dare to threaten you? I’m just reminding you not to forget the pain just because it’s over!”
She then turned around and walked away.
Staring at Wen Xinya while she walked away arrogantly, Wen Haowen kicked the coffee table over in exasperation.