Chapter 574: Manipulating Others
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Zhou Tianyu draped an arm around Wen Xinya’s neck and said while giggling, “Xinya, tell me the truth. Were you the one who uploaded Xia Ruya’s scandalous videos on the internet?”
Ever since Ning Shuqian announced her pregnancy, Xia Ruya had been taking the chance to stir trouble. Firstly, she and Ning Shuqian colluded against Wen Xinya. She then took the chance to move to the Wen Family home for a long stay and expose Wen Xinya’s scandal. She also coerced the Wen Family into helping her organize her coming-of-age ceremony.
Hence, Wen Xinya was incredibly thrilled about Xia Ruya’s scandal being exposed.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Of course it’s me. That video was taken by Xu-er during your birthday party last year. I didn’t expect that I’d be able to put it to use.”
She definitely would not allow Xia Ruya to harm them like that. Besides, she was best at paying others back in their own coin.
Gu Junling stared at Wen Xinya and said, “Does your father’s scandal have something to do with you too?”
Wen Haowen had no idea that he had already faced his downfall, despite having already clarified the controversial news on the internet. When Wen Xinya’s scandal was exposed previously, he never once clarified things on her behalf. Now that the scandal had already affected the Wen Corporation, he instantly stood up and made clarifications. It showed just how cold and cruel he was to Wen Xinya.
The smile on Wen Xinya’s face faded and she said menacingly, “Frankly speaking, this isn’t my fault. My father was the one who sinned and gave others the chance to use him.”
Everyone was well aware that the Jiang Family had thrown Wen Haowen out of the Jiang Corporation office tower, and that Wen Haowen was the one who caused the Jiang Family to be in a tough predicament for the past two years. Wen Xinya had her own set of principles and she definitely wouldn’t harm her father that way. After all, there were no secrets in the circle. She would definitely be blamed if the matter got exposed.
Gu Junling stared at Wen Xinya in awe and said, “Frankly speaking, I didn’t expect that you’d make such a huge retaliation after your scandal which was blown out of proportion. You actually ruined everything and manipulated the media. Your father had no choice but to step up and clarify the rumors.”
He felt that Wen Xinya was always extremely intelligent and would never let herself be attacked. She would often have a hold against others and cause them immense pain.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “There’s no way for me to clarify my scandal, but I would be at a huge disadvantage if I were to let it continue escalating. It’s not like me to sit back and do nothing either. So, it’d be better to jeopardize it and make things worse than they already are. There’ll definitely be someone who’d stand up and give an explanation.”
Everyone admired Wen Xinya and took their hats off to her for coming up with such a trick.
Ling Qingxuan heaved a sigh of relief and said, “I was afraid that there might be trouble during Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony. The thought alone gives me the chills. However, now that Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya are in deep trouble, they wouldn’t have the time to harm or plot against Xinya. Xinya can finally have peace of mind and prepare for her coming-of-age ceremony.”
Zhou Tianyu burst into laughter and said, “Well said. When Xia Ruya harmed Xinya at the start, she probably didn’t expect that this day would arrive. Xia Ruya finally knows what it’s like to harm herself while trying to harm others. I wonder if her virginity test report is going to work again this time.”
Zhou Tianyu absolutely detested Xia Ruya, for she found her to be extremely pretentious. Beneath that angelic facade of hers, lied her vicious and cunning true colors. In fact, Xia Ruya was so much more terrifying than Ning Shuqian because she often manipulated others into harming Wen Xinya while shirking the responsibility and staying out of trouble.
Xu Tongxuan sneered with a look of disdain. “Dear, Xia Ruya is not going to understand such a profound logic. She’s uncultured. You thought too highly of her.”
Everyone burst into laughter. Due to her scandal, Xia Ruya had withdrawn from school.
Ling Qingxuan sighed and said, “I wonder if Xia Ruya plans to join the entertainment industry. Given how scheming and pretentious she is, she’ll definitely bag an Oscar award within a few years. Besides, she’s quite the looker as well.”
Such scheming women were rare.
While everyone chuckled, Wen Xinya squinted and said, “You’re right, Xia Ruya is so great at acting, it’s such a pity that she isn’t an actress. The entertainment industry has lost yet another potential star. What a waste!”
Zhou Tianyu quipped. “Her? Bagging an Oscar? You guys have overestimated her! She only deserves to be an evil villain. She’ll never get to be the protagonist or the female lead.”
Wen Xinya laughed and said, “The villain can also counterattack.”
In the previous lifetime, the villainous Xia Ruya had managed to launch a successful counterattack.
Gazing at Wen Xinya, Zhou Tianyu said, “She must be dreaming if she thinks she can counterattack you with those incompetent tricks of hers.”
Wen Xinya remained silent.
Xu Tongxuan said, “Ever since the day that we were born, we have all assumed an identity that belongs to us and we’re destined to have a certain status in the circle. Money has never been an issue for us, but Xinya… you have to work hard to achieve the things that others can have without putting in any effort. That includes kinship.”
There were plenty of incompetent people in the upper-class circle. However, they could get by and continue surviving because of the wealth and status that their powerful families had. No one would despise them even if they sponged their families for the rest of their lives. However, if Wen Xinya was not outstanding enough, she would be abandoned by the Wen Family.
The topic was a little too somber and Xu Tongxuan got the chills, feeling awkward and at a loss for words.
Wen Xinya thought about her previous lifetime and realized that that was what happened to her.
Trying to change the subject, Zhou Tianyu hurriedly said, “By the way, how are the preparations for your coming-of-age ceremony going? Why haven’t we heard you talking about it before? I was so busy when I organized my coming-of-age ceremony. How are you having it so easy? How infuriating.”
Aware of their thoughts, Wen Xinya smiled and said, “The preparations are more or less completed. However, it’s going to be an ancient-style ceremony and I haven’t been able to tell you because the processes are too complicated.”
Wen Xinya’s words gave everyone a great shock. Although coming-of-age ceremonies were common, ancient-style ones were rare in the city. Wen Xinya was a pioneer.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Tianyu, I’d like to invite you to be the tribute for my ceremony.”
Needless to say, Zhou Tianyu was incredibly thrilled. “At least I didn’t dote on you for nothing. Since you’ve invited me for such fun, I can’t turn you down.”
Xu Tongxuan said with pouting lips, “Xinya, can’t you have two tributes?”
Amused by her reaction, Wen Xinya said smilingly, “You’ll be a VIP guest.”
Xu Tongxuan applauded and said, “Great! Xinya, you’re such a good friend!”
Gu Junling and Ling Qingxuan guffawed.