Chapter 567: Attending to One Thing and Losing Sight of Another
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Wen Haowen stepped in to clarify all the negative news around Wen Xinya, thus allowing for the rumors about her to vanish. However, the scandalous news involving Wen Haowen were still ongoing.
Ning Shuqian felt as if a million daggers were piercing through her heart at the thought of her meticulous plan failing. She could not help but feel excruciating pain in her heart whenever she thought about the pathetic outcome.
With anger and resentment written all over her face, Ning Shuqian said, "That little bitch Wen Xinya must have something to do with the exposure of your Uncle Wen's scandal. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been such a coincidence. Your uncle's scandal was exposed right after he gave the shareholders a treat."
Whenever Ning Shuqian was reminded of Wen Haowen's scandals and the photos of him flirting with the hostesses, she would be filled with resentment and wish that she could rip Wen Xinya into shreds.
At the same time, she also felt a strong sense of threat because Wen Haowen was the CEO of the Wen Corporation, young, wealthy and outstanding. She was uncertain if he could resist the temptation of the various women out there.
She instinctively touched her face, only to realize that it had become rough and coarse like a withered flower. Clearly, the long term administration of ovulation injections and consumption of ovulation pills, as well as the artificial insemination treatments, had taken their toll on her beauty. She was no longer as beautiful or youthful as before.
Ever since she faked her pregnancy, Wen Haowen had been abstaining from having intercourse with her. Being in his prime at forty, Wen Haowen could not take such abstinence. She thought to herself worriedly,
Ning Shuqian could not help but feel flustered and worried at the thought of the possibility.
Xia Ruya nodded and said, "She probably already knows that Uncle Wen was the one who exposed all her scandalous news to the media. That's why she decided to harm Uncle Wen in such a ruthless manner. She left Uncle Wen with no choice but to clarify in public, for the sake of the Wen Corporation's interests. He had to shoot himself in the foot in order to let this matter blow over."
Xia Ruya could not put her emotions into words and felt as if there was a fireball in her heart that was burning brightly and causing her extreme discomfort. Yet, she could not get rid of the discomfort at all and had no choice but to bear with it while it eroded her body and caused her rationality to be blurred.
A look of resentment formed on Ning Shuqian's face and she said, "I didn't expect that little bitch Wen Xinya to be that impressive. We went through such painstaking means to hatch a plan and yet, she foiled it so easily."
With eyes full of hatred, Xia Ruya said, "I didn't expect her to be this impressive either. Even Uncle Wen is no match for Wen Xinya. She actually managed to manipulate him."
A menacing and sinister look formed in Ning Shuqian's eyes and she said, "Ruya, that bitch plotted against your Uncle Wen and I and she almost made your Uncle Wen… well, I just can't take it lying down."
Greatly taken aback, Xia Ruya hurriedly tried to comfort her. "Aunt Ning, I know you're feeling extremely indignant but please don't act rashly. There's still a long way ahead of us and there are plenty of chances to deal with Wen Xinya."
Ning Shuqian's pregnancy was like a ticking time bomb that would explode as long as she wasn't careful. When it did, even Xia Ruya would be implicated. Hence, Ning Shuqian could not act rashly. Most importantly, she had to resolve the issue about her pregnancy once Wen Xinya's coming-of-age ceremony was over.
Xia Ruya's words made Ning Shuqian turn pale and she said, "Are we just going to let her off this time and let her coming-of-age ceremony proceed smoothly? Are we supposed to do nothing and allow her to secure her footing in the Wen Family and the circle?"
The moment she was reminded of Old Mr. Wen meeting Lawyer Luo, she could not help but feel ill at ease. She was uncertain if Old Mr. Wen had altered his will or not.
Xia Ruya sighed and said, "Aunt Ning, what else can we do at this point? Grandpa Wen has already intervened, so we might just make things worse. Not only will we fail to deal with Wen Xinya, but we might also be put in a disadvantageous position too."
She felt extremely uneasy at the thought of Old Mr. Wen being extremely cold and aloof to Wen Haowen in the living room.
Old Mr. Wen had completely lost faith in Wen Haowen and everything of the Wen Family would go to Wen Xinya. No matter how much they try to plot against Wen Xinya, it would be difficult to deal with her.
Resentment and anger were written all over Ning Shuqian's face.
She wished that she could kill that bitch Wen Xinya.
Xia Ruya held her hand and comforted her in a tender voice. "Aunt Ning, what's most important now is for you to nurse your pregnancy so that you can keep Uncle Wen devoted to you. Don't let another woman take advantage and come in between you two while you're ‘pregnant'."
She was well aware that Ning Shuqian and Wen Haowen had been refraining from intercourse due to her unstable pregnancy. Men were prone to having extramarital affairs and she had no choice but to ward against them. It would be easier for them to deal with Wen Xinya only if Ning Shuqian could manipulate Wen Haowen.
Xia Ruya made Ning Shuqian wake up and she felt that Wen Haowen had indeed cheated on her. She took a deep breath and said, "You're right. There'll always be a chance for us to deal with Wen Xinya. What's most important now is that I grasp your Uncle Wen's heart."
Hence, she could not help but be consumed by the hatred she bore towards Wen Xinya.
Feeling much more relieved, Xia Ruya held her hand and said, "Has Uncle Wen agreed to let Yuya come home?"
As compared to Ning Shuqian, Ning Yuya was much more reckless, angst, and irritable and was the best person who could provoke Wen Haowen. Once Xia Ruya got to manipulate Ning Yuya, things would proceed smoothly.
Ning Shuqian looked much less angry at the mention of her daughter. However, she gritted her teeth and said, "Your Uncle Wen has agreed to let Yuya come home and she's already settling the withdrawal from school. I reckon she can make it back home before Wen Xinya's coming-of-age ceremony."
Xia Ruya smiled and asked, "Really? Is Yuya thrilled then?"
Now that the outcome had been settled, she heaved a sigh of relief.
Staring at the genuine smile on her face, Ning Shuqian said with a tender expression, "Yeah! I've been video-calling Yuya every day for the past few days. However, I've never seen her so happy before."
Xia Ruya looked at Ning Shuqian earnestly and said, "Aunt Ning, congratulations, you'll get to reunite with Yuya soon."
Tears welled up in Ning Shuqian's eyes and she said, "Yeah! Yuya is finally coming home. For the past few years, I've been dreaming about Yuya staying abroad on her own and living in poor conditions. She didn't eat well and was bullied…"
Hence, she often transferred money to Ning Yuya, for fear that she would not have enough to spend. She had never once turned down Ning Yuya's frequent requests for money.