Chapter 577: Grandpa’s Opinion of the Coming-Of-Age Ceremony
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After taking a look at the venue, Wen Xinya informed Soaring Public Relations company to officially send out the invitations.
Wen Xinya grabbed the rundown of the coming-of-age ceremony and returned to the Wen Family home. Since Old Mr. Wen had allowed her to organize her coming-of-age ceremony, she had to give him an answer.
Wen Xinya headed to Old Mr. Wen’s study. Just as she was about to knock on the door, the door was opened and Xia Ruya appeared with a huge grin on her face.
Wen Xinya frowned and felt an urge to tell her to get out of the way.
Seemingly having mistaken her expression, Xia Ruya frantically explained, “Xinya, I’m just here to discuss the preparations of the coming-of-age ceremony together with Grandpa Wen. I don’t mean anything else.”
Wen Xinya had long gotten used to how pretentious Xia Ruya was. She nodded calmly and said, “Miss Xia, please get out of the way. It’s very impolite of you to be obstructing the entrance.”
Xia Ruya obviously wanted to annoy Wen Xinya with the coming-of-age ceremony and show off how much Old Mr. Wen valued her.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t notice that.” Xia Ruya turned red and frantically walked away.
Wen Xinya did not even bother looking at her. Instead, she walked towards the study and closed the door, leaving Xia Ruya outside.
Xia Ruya watched as the door closed while her expression changed. Recently, she had been trying to fish for information about Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony from Old Mrs. Wen, but to no avail. Even the Soaring Public Relations company refused to provide any information.
, she thought.
Old Mr. Wen was in the midst of drinking some tea and its fragrant aroma filled the air. He asked, “Xinya, what’s the matter?”
Wen Xinya walked towards him smilingly and poured him some tea. “The preparations for the coming-of-age ceremony have been completed, so I specially came by to show you the project plan.”
Old Mr. Wen grabbed the thick document which had piqued his curiosity. He remarked, “You were so mysterious and refused to let me intervene. I shall see what you have been planning and getting up to.”
Wen Xinya remained silent and smiled.
Old Mr. Wen flipped through the pages and glanced at Wen Xinya before continuing.
Wen Xinya remained calm and composed while smiling at him.
The project plan was rather thick, so Old Mr. Wen took a long time to finish perusing it.
Meanwhile, Wen Xinya made him some hot tea.
Old Mr. Wen took a deep breath before closing the file. “You’ve truly made your coming-of-age ceremony into a formal event, and this is a first in the city. I didn’t expect you to be so meticulous and unique.”
He was extremely impressed by the fact that she had chosen to use her coming-of-age ceremony to garner more attention and glorify her reputation in the city. Only then could she eradicate all of the controversies around herself. She had indeed lived up to his expectations.
Feeling a little shy because Si Yiyan was the one who had planned everything, Wen Xinya said, “Good that you’re happy with the arrangements, Grandpa.”
Old Mr. Wen said smilingly, “After all, everyone in the circle knows that you have led a wandering life for fifteen years and the media has even used it to attack you. You’d need to hold a successful and lavish coming-of-age ceremony in order to stand out from the crowd. This ancient-style one is going to accentuate your elegance and class. It fits the theme of your homecoming party too.”
In the past, only girls from wealthy families could hold such ceremonies.
Wen Xinya nodded, for that was what Si Yiyan had intended as well.
Old Mr. Wen continued, “The arrangements for such a large scale ceremony cannot be handled by an ordinary person. Your Grampy probably took part in the preparations, didn’t he?”
Old Mr. Mo was known as Confucius of the modern era, and it was only normal if he were the one to come up with the concept of an ancient-style coming-of-age ceremony. Mo Yunyao’s death had caused the Wen Family and Mo Family to grow apart. Now that Old Mr. Mo was supportive of Wen Xinya, it had a positive effect on the Wen Corporation. Hence, Old Mr. Wen was pleased about it.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grampy has given me a lot of suggestions and ideas. He has also given me a ton of help. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to throw such a grand ceremony.”
Old Mr. Wen nodded and looked at Wen Xinya in awe. “I don’t know much about these ancient ceremonies, so I can’t help you out much. We’ll go according to the plan then!”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Thank you, Grandpa!”
Old Mr. Wen nodded in satisfaction and said, “Ruya’s coming-of-age ceremony will be held three days after her actual birthday, at the banquet hall of Shangri-La. Your Grandma and I will be there as her elders and as the emcees.”
The more outstanding Wen Xinya was, the more he valued her opinions. Knowing that she had a feud with Xia Ruya, he wanted to make things clear as soon as possible. Besides, he knew that Wen Xinya was not petty or narrow-minded.
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “That’s appropriate. Miss Xia has lived with the Wen Family for twelve years and she’s also adopted by the Wen Family. It’s only right that her coming-of-age ceremony is arranged in such a manner.”
Old Mr. Wen would not let go of Xia Ruya, a member of Zhishan Club, that easily. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have released a statement on the official Wen Corporation website right after Zhishan Club did. Although it seemed like a casual comment, it was full of viciousness.
More and more people recognized Xia Ruya as the bridge between the Wen Family and Zhishan Club.
Old Mr. Wen nodded in satisfaction.
After a moment of silence, Wen Xinya said, “Grandpa, Grandpa, I found out from a certain source that Jiang Shaofeng and Xiao Zhiyuan were also at Jiayuan Club on the night that Father’s scandal was exposed. Besides, the two of them were chatting merrily. I think that there must be something fishy about them.”
She was previously thinking of a way to inform Old Mr. Wen about the matter and get him to keep his guard up. To her surprise, Old Mr. Wen’s statement had given her a chance to inform him.
Old Mr. Wen’s eyes were glassed over and he said austerely, “Jiang Shaofeng is cunning and conniving. Xiao Zhiyuan is scheming as well. The two of them are two scums colluding together. It’s hard to even guard against them.”
He had also guessed that there was a mastermind behind the drama that happened to the Wen Family lately. To his surprise, it actually had something to do with Xiao Zhiyuan and Jiang Shaofeng. After much thought, he realized that Wen Haowen had indeed attacked the Jiang family rather frequently in the past two years. When Jiang Shaofeng showed up with his daughter, Jiang Ruoyin, to the Wen Corporation’s annual gala, his attempt to make his daughter apologize was ruined by Wen Xinya. Given the character of the Jiang Family, they would definitely bear a grudge against them, and it was normal that they would attack the Wen Family.
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “I’m just worried that they might harbor ill intentions about the Wen Family.”