Chapter 598: Aunt Ning, the Game Has Just Begun
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Staring at the changing expression on Ning Shuqian’s face, Wen Xinya said with a smirk, “Aunt Ning, you must be careful. You’re carrying the Wen Family’s flesh and blood. Should anything happen to you, the consequences would be dire.”
She had emphasized the words “dire” and “consequences” while staring at Ning Shuqian mysteriously.
“Thanks for helping me and saving me from the fall,” Ning Shuqian said, seething with anger. She had an ominous feeling after seeing the mysterious smile on Wen Xinya’s face.
She suddenly realized that that question had been replaying in her head.
Wen Xinya stared at the look of terror on Ning Shuqian’s face and said smilingly, “Aunt Ning, you don’t have to thank me. I was just worried that I’d be implicated if something were to happen to you.”
Ning Shuqian grimaced. She was suddenly reminded of what happened during the Wen Corporation annual gala, and that Wen Xinya was merely trying to spite her. “Good that you know. So, from now on, you must pray that I’ll be alright and deliver the Wen Family’s flesh and blood safely.”
She intentionally tried to mimic Wen Xinya’s tone and emphasized the words “flesh and blood”. Be in the past or now, biological children meant a lot to wealthy families and carrying on the family’s bloodline would meant that the family business would be carried on. In the upper-class society, the family business would be succeeded by the eldest son or grandson, so long as he was not a wastrel.
Wen Xinya chuckled and said sneeringly, “Aunt Ning… you didn’t graduate from secondary school, did you? Fortunately, I’m the only one who heard this. If others hear you, they’re going to laugh at you. I’ll help you define flesh and blood in layman’s terms.”
Ning Shuqian grimaced, wishing she could rip her mouth apart. She had dropped out of school when she was in form three because she had gotten pregnant with Ning Yuya.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “My mother is my father’s lawful wife. Only the children that she gives birth to can be considered as the flesh and blood of the Wen Family. You’re just my stepmother, and in ancient times, second wives are considered to be concubines. The children of concubines will never be the rightful children of the family. You… don’t have the right to claim that your child is the successor.”
Ning Shuqian almost spat on her face. Such rules and traditions no longer existed in today’s society and even illegitimate children could become successors. Hence, Wen Xinya’s words seemed a little redundant.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Besides, Aunt Ning, you’re being too quick to speak. Everything is confirmed only if you can give birth to the child. I’m afraid you might not even be able to do so.”
Ning Shuqian looked up and glowered at her. “What do you mean? Are you cursing me?”
Wen Xinya’s rosy lips curled into a cold smirk and she said, “Aunt Ning, let’s not beat around the bush. Actually, I’ve long known that you’re faking your pregnancy. You can’t conceive at all, let alone give birth to the Wen Family’s flesh and blood.”
Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and she said, “Wen Xinya! Don’t spout any nonsense and accuse me. During the Wen Corporation annual gala, you took my pulse and verified that I was pregnant. Everyone in the circle knows about it. Besides… the doctors at the hospital have also confirmed that I’m pregnant. So has Master Luo Le. Since you said that I’m not pregnant, show me the evidence.”
Ning Shuqian’s heart palpitated and ricocheted against her chest as she wondered what Wen Xinya was getting up to.
Wen Xinya smirked at Ning Shuqian, noticing each and every tinge of anxiety in her eyes. “Aunt Ning, I’m not the police. I won’t gather evidence for every single matter. If you’ve decided to use your pregnancy as your trump card, you’ve made the wrong move.”
“Wen Xinya, what… exactly are you trying to do?” Ning Shuqian questioned, her eyelids twitching vigorously. She instinctively took a step back and stared at Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya looked at her in contempt. “You used your pregnancy to stir trouble in the Wen Family, but you’re actually just a clown to me.”
Her expression was extremely calm and she sneered at Ning Shuqian, whose eyes widened menacingly.
Wen Xinya could not be bothered by the resentment in her eyes. Her thin lips curled up, yet she looked extremely cold. “I only allowed you to plot against me again and again because… I was waiting for the right time to let you have a taste of your own medicine.”
Wen Xinya spoke with her eyes wide open, appearing extremely oppressive and terrifying. Taken aback by the look in her eyes, Ning Shuqian took a step back and knocked against the lamppost, causing her to feel an excruciating pain. “Wen Xinya, what are you trying to do?”
Wen Xinya smirked and answered aloofly, “What can I possibly do? Aunt Ning, you used me to announce your pregnancy during the gala last year and caused me to be embarrassed. You even landed me in hot soup. I’m just trying to let you have a taste of your own medicine now and pay you back in your own coin.”
Wen Xinya’s words sent Ning Shuqian into a state of panic and she instinctively tried to flee.
Before she could even move away, Wen Xinya’s icy cold voice sounded. “Aunt Ning, since you said that I caused you to fall down, I shall make it come true today. How does that sound?”
Wen Xinya pushed Ning Shuqian with all her might before the latter could even react.
Her heart began palpitating and she was consumed by a sudden wave of terror and panic. She felt the heel of her stiletto quiver, after which she stumbled forward and fell onto the ground…
She was overwhelmed with an unbearable pain.
Staring at Ning Shuqian who was lying on the ground with a grimace on her face, Wen Xinya sneered. “Aunt Ning, don’t wear such high stilettos ever again. You’ll fall easily.”
Si Yiyan had previously reminded her to focus on the coming-of-age ceremony. In fact, he was also indirectly telling her that the best way to attack Ning Shuqian was to pay her back in her own coin. Thus, her coming-of-age ceremony was the best time to do so.
Si Yiyan’s words managed to help her solve her problem. Clearly, he was incredibly intelligent.
After hearing her reminder, Ning Shuqian suddenly realized that there was a sharp pain in her ankle, causing her to turn as pale as a sheet. She glared at Wen Xinya in exasperation, as if she was out to devour her.
Wen Xinya smiled coldly, as beautiful as a blooming flower. Appearing rather threatening, she quipped. “Aunt Ning… the game has only just begun.”