Chapter 588: The Prelude of the Coming-Of-Age Ceremony
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At eight o’clock at night, Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony officially commenced in Shande Mansion. This time, the ceremony was extremely grand and the invited guests were all figures of authority in vastly different fields, such as the military, civil sector, and corporate world. The elites of the upper-class society were also invited, including some of Old Mr. Mo’s associates.
There were lampposts on the sides of the long and narrow pathway and the fragrant scent of pine oil lingered in the air. The yellowish pine oil complemented the lights in the night and created a beautiful sight.
There was a large glass coral lamp on the high pillar of the East Hall. The polished glass lamp looked extremely beautiful and eye-catching.
There were tables, a grand chair, a teapoy, as well as other furniture in the hall. The ground was also covered with dark brownish-yellow marble which was gorgeous and elegant.
There was a painting of the Goddess of Mercy hung on the wall in the hall. All of the glow from the gold seemed to have been focused on the Goddess of Mercy, making it look extremely ravishing and opulent. It was also pleasing to the eye.
There was a golden phoenix incense burner on the long, ebony table. The thick fumes from the incense rose into the air and diffused away. On the left side of the table was a rosewood mahogany jade bergamot while on the right, was a glazed flowerbed.
On the Eastside, there was an indigo canopy on the wall and there was also a shelf which contained some bronze-enamel flower baskets, blue and white porcelain jars, bonsais with pits made of white stone, as well as some green and purple floral glass jars.
On the Westside, there were twelve partition screens, on which there were Lagerstroemia embroidered with some premium thread. From afar, it looked just like an actual flower and was extremely beautiful.
The entire place boasted of a classic and elegant vibe.
It was simply too… opulent!
It was so extravagant that one might just suffocate.
Everyone could tell with just one look that the items on display were all authentic antiques which were priceless, and not high-quality replicas or counterfeits. The classic vibe exuded by the authentic antiques could not be mimicked by counterfeits or replicas.
Although all of the guests who had been invited were reputable people of status and fame and had experienced lots of things before, they were nonetheless dumbfounded by the sight before them.
“Oh dear! Miss Wen’s coming-of-age ceremony must have cost a bomb. Look at the decor of the hall. All of the ornaments are expensive antiques and the house was obviously meticulously prepared.”
“No one in the city can compare to her at all. She’s become a billionaire after inheriting those assets. She can safely live in luxury for the rest of her life. If I were her… I wouldn’t mind giving up the place as the successor of the Wen Family.”
“When Ning Shuqian announced her pregnancy previously, I thought that Wen Xinya would lose her place as the successor of the Wen Family. She had such a shameful past which cannot be erased. If it weren’t because of desperate needs, the Wen Family wouldn’t have brought her home at all. Old Mr. Wen is in the pink of his health and Wen Haowen is in his prime as well. Ning Shuqian still has time to give birth to another outstanding successor.”
“Everyone thinks so too! However, who would have thought that Old Mr. Mo would help her create such an enviable reputation. Her disgraceful past is nothing compared to the wealth that she has just inherited. In fact, her past brings out how outstanding she is now. During her homecoming party, didn’t she describe herself as a budding butterfly? I really do believe now that she’s a full-fledged butterfly.”
“Once the coming-of-age ceremony is completed, Wen Xinya is going to rise in status in the upper-class society of the city. She had a lavish homecoming party, an esteemed maternal grandfather, a net worth of more than a billion, and is now holding an extravagant coming-of-age ceremony. None of the heiresses in the city enjoy such luxury.”
Xia Ruya stood at a distance away and listened to the gossip around her. Their voices seemed like sharp daggers piercing through her heart. It was as if all of their conversations revolved around her and Wen Xinya, as well as Wen Xinya’s grand and opulent coming-of-age ceremony. They never failed to bring up Xia Ruya’s shameless scandal whenever they compared her to Wen Xinya’s outstanding achievements.
It was as if she had become Wen Xinya’s accessory to bring out her glory!
She suddenly clutched her chest, feeling incredibly indignant, jealous, resentful and worried, so much that she could not contain her emotions at all.
At this moment, she had lost completely and could not hold her head high in front of Wen Xinya at all.
“Ruya, are you alright?” Ning Shuqian hurriedly grabbed her swaying body and held her cold and clammy hand.
Xia Ruya put on a smile that was uglier than crying. As pale as a sheet, she exclaimed, “Aunt Ning, I’m alright! I didn’t expect that Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony would be this grand and lavish.”
Ning Shuqian also had a grimace on her face and she was overwhelmed with resentment. She did not expect that Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony would be so grand and opulent either. It was as if Wen Xinya had broken free from her shameful past and truly became an enviable and prestigious heiress.
Wen Xinya’s billion-yuan dowry was like a huge slap to Ning Shuqian’s face, causing her to feel a stinging pain.
How infuriating… Wen Xinya actually escaped the tailgating incident unscathed.
Xia Ruya began to find it a little hard to breathe. She said, “Aunt Ning, we must hurry and find a chance to settle your pregnancy, even if we can’t frame Wen Xinya. I have an ominous feeling.”
Wen Xinya was well aware that Ning Shuqian had faked her pregnancy but she did not expose her simply because she did not have any evidence. They were certain that Wen Xinya would not bring the matter up and might even fall into their trap. However… Wen Xinya was way too calm about it. Ever since she verified the truth about Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy, she had not expressed any of her thoughts about it. Previously, they dared not act rashly because Old Mr. Wen had been suspecting of them, followed by Wen Haowen’s scandal. Ever since the scandal was exposed, Ning Shuqian dared not act according to her plan…
She felt that Ning Shuqian seemed to have been manipulated by Wen Xinya ever since her pregnancy.
Hence, she began to have an ominous feeling.
“I know,” Ning Shuqian answered with a nod. “As long as I settle my pregnancy, I’d be in control of the situation again. Otherwise, Wen Xinya will be able to get on top of me and I won’t be able to retaliate.”