Chapter 592: The Poor Accessory
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“Old Mr. Wen, do you have other reasons for transferring five percent of the Wen Corporation shares to your granddaughter on the day of her birthday?”
Old Mr. Wen answered smilingly, “These shares used to belong to my daughter-in-law Yunyao. I was just helping her keep it temporarily. Now that Xinya has become an adult, I naturally have to return them to her.”
Although he did not mention anything else, everyone knew that he was just answering formally out of courtesy.
“Your granddaughter now has billions of yuan worth of dowry and she’s become the wealthiest heiress in the city. How do you feel about Old Mr. Mo transferring the assets to Wen Xinya?”
“I’m very glad about it. I hope that my granddaughter can be the center of attention on the day of her coming-of-age ceremony.”
“What are your thoughts on your son, Wen Haowen’s wife revealing her pregnancy during last year’s annual gala?”
The smile on Old Mr. Wen’s face faded and he answered, “I’m sorry, but I don’t wish to answer any irrelevant questions on the day of my granddaughter’s coming-of-age ceremony.”
The reporters seemed to have sensed that something was amiss and hence, hurriedly snapped more photos.
“Miss Wen, you’re only eighteen and yet, you already hold ten percent of the Wen Corporation’s shares. How do you feel about that?”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “I’m very thankful for the trust and faith that my grandfather has in me.”
“You’ve now become the wealthiest heiress in the city. How do you feel about that?”
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and said, “Turns out prestige is measured by wealth.”
Everyone guffawed along.
“Could you tell us about what happened before your coming-of-age ceremony?”
“Honestly, I was very nervous about such a complicated ancient ceremony and I had been very tensed up prior to this. I was afraid that something might go wrong. On top of that, the ceremonial attire was very heavy as well and I felt like I was carrying a bag of rocks. The rituals were extremely complicated and I was dead exhausted.”
The atmosphere was extremely lively.
Ning Shuqian had long become dumbfounded. Xia Ruya’s guess about Old Mr. Wen meeting Lawyer Luo to change the terms of his will before Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony turned out to be true. He was indeed trying to bring fame to Wen Xinya.
She had done everything she could and even faked her pregnancy, just so she could jeopardize Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony. Yet, she did not succeed.
Wen Xinya that bitch!
Ning Shuqian stared at Wen Xinya who was standing on the stage in a blinding, golden ensemble. She did not dare to stare at her at all.
Resentment grew within her and she was engulfed.
Wen Haowen was also flabbergasted and stunned beyond words.
He gritted his teeth in anger while the veins on his forehead throbbed continuously. They were just like deadly snakes wriggling menacingly beneath his skin. He had a stern and fierce expression on his face.
He did not expect Old Mr. Wen to come up with such a move and catch him off guard. Wen Xinya was only eighteen years old and yet, she already had ten percent of the Wen Corporation’s shares, making her only five percent behind Wen Haowen. That old man must have decided to hand the Wen Corporation over to her.
At the same time, Xia Ruya’s eyes widened in shock and she staggered on an unsteady gait, almost losing her balance. She clutched her chest tightly and hyperventilated in a bid to ease the discomfort in her chest.
Five percent of shares!
It turns out that was what he met Lawyer Luo for.
She stared at Wen Xinya, feeling as if the latter had stolen all the glitz and attention in the world.
She clenched her fists tightly while hatred overwhelmed her.
Fortunately, at least… at least… Old Mr. Wen did not alter his will and hand the entire Wen Corporation over to her.
“She’s only so young and yet she already holds ten percent of the Wen Corporation’s shares. What’s wrong with the Wen Family and Mo Family? They’re practically just competing with each other to help Wen Xinya build her reputation. Outrageous things are happening one after another. First, it was the exorbitant dowry. And now it’s the transfer of shares. I’m so sick of being appalled.”
“Before Wen Xinya returned to the Wen Family, I used to be so envious of Xia Ruya. However, she looks so pitiful now after comparing her to Wen Xinya. She lived with the Wen Family for twelve years and yet, she didn’t even gain Old Mr. Wen’s trust nor did she gain recognition from Old Mr. Mo. All of a sudden, she plunged from Heaven to Hell and went from an heiress to an illegitimate daughter.”
“Yeah, I saw Xia Ruya standing by the side since the start of the coming-of-age ceremony and her face was as pale as a sheet. How pitiful.”
“A while ago, everyone was doubting Wen Xinya’s status as the successor of the Wen Family and she also got herself embroiled in a scandal. Not only did Xia Ruya move in with the Wen Family, she even got them to hold her coming-of-age ceremony for her. She enjoyed so much glory back then! Her status as a member of the Zhishan Club brought her so much attention. Yet, her scandal got exposed later and her reputation was ruined even before her coming-of-age ceremony.”
“Xia Ruya’s coming-of-age ceremony will be held three days from now at Shangri-La. From the looks of it now, she’s probably trying to use the coming-of-age ceremony to steal the limelight. But that’s impossible now. She… can only be a redundant accessory when compared to Wen Xinya.”
“She was fated to be redundant. Otherwise, why would she suddenly turn from an heiress to an illegitimate daughter of a lowly family? Wen Xinya may have had a shameful past, but she transformed completely ever since she returned to the Wen Family. Besides… Xia Ruya used to have a good reputation, but it seems that she was born to be juxtaposed against Wen Xinya and bring out the best in Wen Xinya…”
“I just can’t stand how she lacks self-awareness. She’s clearly just an illegitimate daughter of a lowly family and yet, she keeps showing up in our circle. I can tell with just one glance that she doesn’t know her place.”
“You’re right… her scandal was blown out of proportion and there were so many nasty rumors about her. That wouldn’t happen if she knew her place.”
Xia Ruya could not believe her ears at all. It turns out… all her efforts to strive to be the best and keep up a good image, had all gone in vain! She was nothing more than a treacherous, pitiful and pathetic nobody!
Her breath began to quicken while her heart pounded rapidly. She began to feel a little faint.
All sorts of negative emotions swarmed over her unbearably.