Chapter 604: Her Pulse Doesn’t Denote Pregnancy
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At this stage, Du Shinan simply said it clearly, “Her pulse doesn’t denote pregnancy. She isn’t pregnant.”
It was also only until this moment that he knew that that girl, Xinya, had wanted to use him to expose Ning Shuqian’s fake pregnancy. This was a brilliant move.
Ning Shuqian finally recovered from her daze and the first words that she heard were Du Shinan’s shocking words. She suddenly widened her eyes as her mind went blank as if she fell into a deep abyss.
“You…” Old Mr. Wen pointed a trembling finger at Ning Shuqian as he held his chest with the other hand and stumbled a few steps backward. At this point, although he had been mentally prepared, he couldn’t help but feel cold inside out.
Wen Haowen was totally stunned as his mind went blank and he sat dumbstruck on the chair.
Not pregnant, how could it be! He had carefully looked through the hospital’s diagnosis records and when Master Luo Le read her pulse, he was also observing close by. There must have been a mistake somewhere—how was it possible that Shuqian wasn’t pregnant?
And Wen Xinya widened her eyes in disbelief, took a step back, and stared at Ning Shuqian as if she saw a ghost, her thin lips trembling non-stop as if they couldn’t produce any sound.
The one who was most badly hit was Xia Ruya. She looked at everything before her in terror, her body pressing hard against the cold wall as if it were her only source of security and stability. She was like a startled bird at the sight of a bow, suddenly becoming overwhelmingly fearful at the mention of Master Luo Le.
Previously, she was the one who had suggested for Master Luo Le to read Ning Shuqian’s pulse in order to dispel Old Mr. Wen’s suspicion towards Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy.
“You’re spouting nonsense. I’m obviously pregnant. I have the doctor’s diagnosis, and Master Luo Le can also testify for me.” Ning Shuqian almost subconsciously retorted with a shriek. Even she didn’t know what she had just said—she was still in a trance.
Ning Shuqian’s words made Xia Ruya start trembling. She held her chest tightly, feeling so suffocated that she could hardly breathe.
Hearing her words of denial, Wen Xinya’s face became extremely horrid. “At this stage, you’re actually still trying to deny. Grandpa Du is the most prestigious medical practitioner of the Traditional Chinese Medicine field—how can his pulse diagnosis be wrong?”
It was merely her last-ditch struggle—Ning Shuqian was really struggling till her very last breath.
It wasn’t even a complicated condition but a mere pregnancy pulse—this was the most shallow pulse reading of the Traditional Chinese Medicine field, how could a prestigious medical practitioner like Master Du be wrong?
Ning Shuqian was totally not pregnant.
Ning Shuqian’s body suddenly went weak. She sat on the chair with a dazed look and empty eyes, as if her energy was sapped out of her.
Wen Xinya looked at Ning Shuqian with harshness in her eyes which materialized into sharpness, the expression on her face extremely cold. “Ning Shuqian, I can’t believe that you’re actually so perverse. Previously, at the Wen Corporation’s annual gala, you’d actually defamed me in front of everyone and revealed your pregnancy just to go against me, so that I’d be humiliated, be questioned about my identity, have my standing in the circle destabilized, and be plunged into distress… you… you’re actually so vicious.”
Wen Xinya’s words unquestionably exposed Ning Shuqian’s evil acts in broad daylight, making everyone look at her icy-cold, judgmental glances as if she were the most unpardonable criminal.
Ning Shuqian looked at Wen Xinya in a slight daze and felt gazes landing on her with all sorts of emotions such as despise, sarcasm, mockery, and distaste. Only then did she realize what happened.
Enraged and in the heat of her anger, Wen Xinya looked at Ning Shuqian with hatred and said, “Ning Shuqian, how could you do this—even if you don’t like me, always scheme against me, harm me, and make my life difficult, you can’t do such a thing. Do you know just how much Grandpa, Grandma, and Father hope that you can help to expand the Wen Family, and just how happy they were upon knowing about your pregnancy? You actually faked your pregnancy—you’ve deceived their feelings.”
Wen Xinya’s words undoubtedly exposed many secrets hidden within wealthy families which caused a stir in the room momentarily.
Ning Shuqian shook her head profusely as her speech instantly became empty, weak, mild, and pale.
As she listened to the waves of cursing and humiliation coming at her from all around, she became cold all over. Like a small ship rocking at sea, it was as though she would be swept away by a sudden wave the next second and fall into a whirlpool.
Her fake pregnancy had been exposed!
From now on, she would not be able to continue staying in the circle.
The image that she had worked so hard to build in the circle for eighteen years was destroyed in an instant.
When people mentioned Ning Shuqian, they would only feel that she was a vicious b*tch who stopped at nothing and used unscrupulous methods against her stepdaughter.
“Oh my, she’s actually not really pregnant—Ning Shuqian’s crazy! She actually lied about this kinda stuff, absolutely stopping at nothing to go against her stepdaughter—she’s actually so vicious.”
“She actually lied about her pregnancy, fooling everyone without the fear of retribution. Previously, I thought it was weird that she’d married into the Wen Family for almost eighteen years without conceiving but suddenly revealed her pregnancy at the Wen Corporation’s annual gala. It’s really vicious of her to deal with Miss Wen like this.”
“This woman is really too scary. She’s at the stage where she’ll stop at nothing—she’s nuts… actually using such a method. A b*tch like this deserves to go to hell.”
“Crazy, totally crazy. Previously, at the Wen Corporation’s annual gala, she’d made use of Miss Wen to reveal her pregnancy and tainted her reputation. Was she going to fake a miscarriage and blame it on Miss Wen again, so as to make the Wen Family give up on her totally? Oh my… she’s really got a vicious heart.”
“Don’t you guys forget that she’s a mistress—if she’s not vicious, how was she able to cause Mo Yunyao’s death and marry into the Wen Family previously? You’ve gotta know that she has a tainted past—not only did she have a child out of wedlock, with an illegitimate child attached to her, if she didn’t have her methods, why would Wen Haowen have married her?”
“What a disaster! Such a vicious wretch has actually caused the Wen Family to have turbulent days—she actually staged a fake pregnancy to deal with Miss Wen. Thank god that Miss Wen has a Grampy like Old Mr. Mo—otherwise, she’d already be a goner.”
“Poor Miss Wen—she’d led a wandering life for fifteen years, even lived on the streets, suffered hardship, and still met with such scheming from her stepmother after returning to the Wen Family. If not for the protection of Old Mr. Wen and Old Mr. Mo, who knows what would have happened to her.”
As if he had aged a decade in an instant, Old Mr. Wen hunched slightly and walked into the crowd slowly. “Thank you, everyone, for attending my granddaughter, Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony today. I hereby announce… the end of the coming-of-age ceremony.”
Dirty linen was not to be washed in public. At this stage, it was time to stop.