Chapter 573: You’re Not Wen Xinya, Who Exactly Are You?
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Wen Xinya and Xia Ruya exited from the clubhouse and Wen Xinya turned around to go to the basement carpark to collect her car.
“Wen Xinya!” Xia Ruya yelled, halting Wen Xinya in her tracks.
Wen Xinya paused for a while instead of turning around immediately.
“Wen Xinya, why don’t we go have a good chat over some drinks?” Xia Ruya said, clenching her fists tightly before letting go again. At the instant that she let go, her stiffened body eased up and a tender smile graced her face.
Wen Xinya then turned around slowly in a graceful manner, as if she had transmigrated through two lifetimes. She raised her brows and said with a smirk, “Oh? What’s there to talk about between you and me?”
Xia Ruya answered smilingly, “There aren’t things for us to talk about? I think there’s a lot for us to talk about. For example…” The smile on her face vanished and she questioned menacingly, “Who exactly are you?”
Xia Ruya’s words caused Wen Xinya’s heart to skip a bit. A sullen expression formed on her face and her pupils constricted while she held her breath.
“You’re not Wen Xinya, who exactly are you?” Xia Ruya questioned, keeping her eyes glued onto Wen Xinya. It was as if she was scrutinizing each and every expression of hers and staring deep into her soul.
Wen Xinya’s breath quickened and her temperatures began to rise because of Xia Ruya’s intense stare, the heat making her feel flustered all of a sudden.
At the thought of it, her heart began to pound rapidly and she felt that things were slowly getting out of her control. Even Xu Zhenyu could dream of their previous lifetime. It was not certain that Xia Ruya would be completely clueless about what happened in the previous lifetime.
Staring at the cold and everchanging expressions on Wen Xinya’s face, Xia Ruya shuddered and took a few steps back, not daring to make eye contact with her at all.
“Xia Ruya, since you said that I’m not Wen Xinya, who do you think I am?” Wen Xinya questioned with a smirk, her eyes as cold as ice.
Even if Xia Ruya had found out about the previous lifetime through other means, Wen Xinya would never admit that she had gone through a rebirth. Besides, no one would believe such an absurd phenomenon anyway. Hence, it would be impossible for Xia Ruya to use that against her.
Suppressing her anger, Xia Ruya said, “Wen Xinya, ever since you returned to the Wen Family, your behavior never seems like that of a gangster who had led a wandering life for fifteen years. You’re intelligent, scheming, and no one can outsmart you. It seems that you know everyone’s weakness and you even exploit them and turn them into your greatest weapon…”
She had initially hired someone to check on Wen Xinya’s past, in a bid to find out some information that she could use to deal with her. Yet, to her surprise… she found it all too unbelievable after finding out the truth about her past.
She used to think that everything that Wen Xinya had done in the past was just an act that she had conjured and put on in order to numb everyone, so as to make them let their guard down around her. However, Xia Ruya later realized that she was wrong. Wen Xinya had indeed acted recklessly, drank all the time, often got into fights, stirred trouble and was a frequent smoker before she reunited with the Wen Family.
She refused to believe that such a gangster could be this scheming right after she returned to the Wen Family home.
Wen Xinya raised her stiff fingers and eased up. With a cold smile, she said, “Xia Ruya, you’ve scared me. I almost thought that you had some evidence against me that you were planning to use to deal with me.”
Wen Xinya’s heart dropped. It was enough for there to be a person who had gone through a rebirth and a mutant like Xu Zhenyu. She didn’t need another person who knew about her rebirth.
Xia Ruya glared at her and said, “Wen Xinya, I know that you used to be picked up from school in a one-of-a-kind luxury car. You often get into mysterious cars now too. However, whenever I try to investigate the owner of the cars, I often get hindered by some unknown obstruction and my leads get broken halfway too. The owner of the car must have an extraordinary background. In fact… he might just be sordid.”
Two years ago, she had investigated on Wen Xinya, but the results were not ideal and it seemed like Wen Xinya was surrounded by thick fumes of black smoke that she could not get through.
It was obvious that he was sordid.
Wen Xinya’s association with the mysterious man made Xia Ruya feel an immense sense of danger and fear. On the other hand, she also felt that it would be much easier to deal with Wen Xinya once she got a clear picture of everything.
“Interesting analysis,” Wen Xinya said, staring at Xia Ruya sternly. She did not expect that Xia Ruya would investigate on her and even find out some clues about Si Yiyan. Si Yiyan was just like a taboo which could not be checked up about.
Unsure of what she was thinking, Xia Ruya said, “Besides… I’ve also found out that you share a close relationship with a mysterious man. Wen Xinya… who exactly are you? Who’s the backer behind you? What intentions do you harbor? You’re not Wen Xinya at all. It’s impossible that a gangster who had led a wandering life for fifteen years can have such a mysterious background.”
Actually, she was not certain about her conjecture, though she had a hunch that Wen Xinya was not Wen Xinya. Sometimes, she would even find herself being confused about Wen Xinya’s true identity.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “My Grampy is well connected. Isn’t it only normal for me to know some mysterious people? Miss Xia, you really do love joking. You actually deduced that I’m not Wen Xinya just based on those assumptions. My DNA test report is still at the lawyer’s chamber.”
Xia Ruya shook her head and said, “Old Mr. Mo is an honest and upright person. He wouldn’t have such a sordid and dubious student.”
Wen Xinya sneered. “My Grampy is very open-minded and he’s tolerant towards almost everything. He often judges others based on their character and not their background. No wonder my Grampy didn’t like you even if you were the Wen Family’s daughter. That’s because… you don’t understand my Grampy at all and you’ve also belittled him.”
Xia Ruya turned as pale as a sheet, unable to say a single word at all. Back then, she did try to please Old Mr. Mo and get into his good books. However, he would always give her the cold shoulder. She did not think much about it and simply thought that he was just cold and aloof. Besides, scholars were often unfeeling and skeptical about everything. Hence, she did not think much about it.
However, Old Mr. Mo was extremely enthusiastic about teaching Wen Xinya and guiding her along after she returned to the Wen Family. He even got closer to Wen Xinya, thus making Xia Ruya feel extremely indignant.
She had no idea just why she was inferior to Wen Xinya and why everyone sang praises about her. It seemed she could not compare to Wen Xinya regardless of how hard she tried.
Wen Xinya said coldly, “Miss Xia, if this is all you were planning to talk to me about, then there’s no need for us to talk any longer.”
As soon as Wen Xinya finished speaking, she turned around and headed to the garage.
Xia Ruya stared at Wen Xinya’s back view. She was standing straight and tall, resembling Old Mr. Mo.
She initially wanted to make use of her own resources to test Wen Xinya and manipulate her. She did not expect for such an outcome.