Chapter 559: The Escalation of the Scandal
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In fact, the media had already published countless reports about Wen Xinya’s scandal from three years ago, and it was spread amongst the entire upper-class society as well. Previously, she had sued tens of media agencies to court, thus causing them to be intimidated and become wary of her. Two years ago, Wen Xinya used the analogy of a larva evolving into a butterfly to prove that she had changed. She had also indirectly made it known to everyone that she did not deny the fact that she had an unhappy past. Hence, the media did not make too much of an issue about her scandal ever since then.
To everyone’s surprise, Wen Xinya’s past was merely an appetizer, for it had exposed further details about the feud between Wen Xinya and her father Wen Haowen. It had even exposed the fact that she had once laid a hand on Wen Haowen. There were also some photos as evidence. The captions of the articles also insinuated that Wen Xinya was a treacherous and unfilial daughter. The articles had also pointed out that Old Mrs. Wen detested Wen Xinya and that Wen Xinya was despised by the family.
It was a huge blow to Wen Xinya!
The Wen Corporation was affected the most by Wen Xinya’s scandal and their stock prices followed a continuous downward trend.
Zhou Tianyu invited her and the rest of the clique for a gathering at Ninth-Heaven in the evening.
After the reopening of school, everyone knew that Wen Xinya had to focus on revising for her final year examinations. Hence, they had met up less frequently than before. She did not have time to meet them either, for she was busy dealing with Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya.
As soon as Wen Xinya arrived, Zhou Tianyu eagerly asked her about the scandal, “Xinya, your coming-of-age ceremony is just around the corner and the scandal is going to affect you greatly. I didn’t expect that Ning Shuqian would attack you using such a method. How despicable.”
It was no secret that Wen Xinya and Wen Haowen were at odds against each other and everyone knew that Ning Shuqian was sandwiched between Wen Haowen and Wen Xinya. Wen Xinya was obviously not close to him at all since she had only reunited with the Wen Family a few years ago. Once it was exposed that she was unfilial, her reputation would be greatly tarnished.
Appearing rather awful, Xu Tongxuan looked at them coldly and said, “She clearly just wants you to be deemed as an unfilial child and jeopardize your coming-of-age ceremony, so as to make it difficult for you to survive in this circle.”
Wen Xinya remained calm and said, “I’ve already figured that out long ago. In order to deal with me, Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya would resort to every possible means.”
Gu Junling frowned slightly and said, “So far, the Wen Corporation stock prices have plunged by more than two hundred points. Such circumstances are going to be disadvantageous for you. If you can, clear your name as soon as possible. If you can’t, the Wen Corporation shareholders are going to be displeased with you and your reputation is going to get worse. That will affect your position as the successor of the Wen Family.”
He had already guessed that there was a mastermind behind the plunge in stocks, for he felt that it was inconceivable for there to be such a huge decline just because of a scandal.
Ling Qingxuan said, “Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy has already affected your position in the Wen Family greatly. Besides, this scandal has also caused your reputation to be tarnished and there are definitely going to be more people who doubt your position as the successor of the Wen Family.”
Amidst the doubts, Old Mr. Wen would definitely have his own considerations as well. It was not a good thing for Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya had long expected for those things to happen. She also understood just how much more scheming Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya were. “You guys, don’t worry. I’ll think through these carefully.”
The few of them nodded and changed the subject. Xu Tongxuan asked out of the blue, “Xinya, I happened to hear that the Wen Family is helping the Xia Family organize Xia Ruya’s coming-of-age ceremony. Have you heard about that?”
Wen Xinya had always been wary of Xia Ruya who often acted stealthily and was incredibly scheming. She also had a sleeve full of tricks and would plot against others when they were not noticing.
Xu Tongxuan’s words gave everyone a great shock.
Zhou Tianyu remarked agitatedly, “What the hell? The Xia Family is way too shameless. Xia Ruya may have lived with the Wen Family for twelve years, but she’s just adopted. She’s not the real Miss Wen anyway.”
Wen Xinya had a feud with Xia Ruya and hence, received great attention from the public. Gu Junling frowned and said, “Xia Ruya is in a position that’s conflicting to yours. Everyone in the circle knows that there’s a feud between you and Xia Ruya. The Wen Family’s intervention in the organization of Xia Ruya’s coming-of-age ceremony is going to show how much she’s loved by them and make you look awkward.”
Ling Qingxuan placed a hand on his forehead and let out a long sigh. “Xia Ruya really seizes every opportunity to attack you. She has so many tricks up her sleeves and she’s just as scheming as those in the entertainment industry.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “I’ve long found out about this. Actually, my Grandpa has agreed to it too and hence, I’m in no place to say anything. Well, it’s no big deal anyway. They’re just using the Wen Family’s name. Besides, Xia Ruya is the adoptive daughter of the Wen Family and she’s lived with them for twelve years. It’s only right for them to help organize her coming-of-age ceremony.”
Wen Xinya sighed, well aware of what Zhou Tianyu and her friends were worried about. However, she did not have a better option. And Old Mr. Wen would definitely not give up Xia Ruya whom he had spent twelve years with. Not to mention, Xia Ruya was a member of the Zhishan Club and could bring about lots of benefits to the Wen Family. In Old Mr. Wen’s eyes, Wen Xinya and Xia Ruya did not have conflicting interests. However, he did not expect that Xia Ruya would be so ambitious as to covet the Wen Corporation.
Zhou Tianyu’s eyes widened in shock and she said in disbelief, “Xia Ruya is clearly ambitious and greedy. What is your Grandpa trying to do to you, by agreeing to help her? Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy has already affected you greatly and yet, the Wen Family still regards their adoptive daughter so highly. What are others going to think of this?”
She had long known that the Wen Family valued interests more than anything else. However, she did not expect that they would neglect Wen Xinya’s feelings and be biased towards Xia Ruya.
Xu Tongxuan and the rest looked extremely glum and bitter, not expecting Wen Xinya to be in such a tough predicament.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grandpa has made it up to me with a Ruyao ceramic bowl. Besides… it took me a lot of effort to secure a footing in Wen Family and the upper-class circle. A small banquet is not going to affect it. To put it bluntly, the only way I can secure my position is by being outstanding enough.”
Gu Junling took a deep breath and said, “You’re right. No matter what, Xia Ruya is just the adoptive daughter of the Wen Family at the end of the day. As long as you’re outstanding enough, I believe they won’t be so silly as to let an adoptive daughter replace you. The key is you.”
Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan felt much better after hearing his words.