Chapter 609: Grandpa Wen, Are You Suspecting Me?
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She’s gone crazy!
Shock and fear were written all over everyone’s faces. They constantly thought about Old Mr. Du’s words and hurriedly sent Ning Shuqian to the hospital.
The doctor sedated her, after which she finally got a grip on her emotions and slipped into slumber.
The Wen Family members were all mentally and physically exhausted.
Xia Ruya returned to the Wen Family home to see that the lights were still on. Her heart almost jumped out of her chest and an ominous feeling filled her heart. She then clenched her fist and took a deep breath before entering the living room.
Old Mr. Wen was sitting on the couch with a sullen and tense expression on his face and an icy cold gaze in his eyes. He looked extremely stern and aloof with his lips pressed into a line.
Old Mrs. Wen was seated beside him, appearing extremely ill at ease.
Wen Haowen, too, had a sullen expression on his face, and his usual neat and slick hair was now in a complete mess.
Xia Ruya shifted her gaze onto Wen Xinya who was seated at the side.
Seemingly having sensed that Xia Ruya was staring at her, Wen Xinya looked up at her with a cold composure. Her beautiful lips curled into a smug smirk and she seemed to be mocking Xia Ruya…
Xia Ruya’s heart dropped and she felt like she was going to suffocate because of the overwhelming ominous feeling.
Xia Ruya walked towards them slowly and asked, “Grandpa Wen, Grandma Wen, Uncle Wen, Xinya, it’s already so late. Why aren’t you guys resting yet?”
Since the exposure of Ning Shuqian’s fake pregnancy had been blown out of proportion, Xia Ruya would definitely be implicated. Hence, she had deliberately stayed behind at the hospital under the pretext of accompanying Ning Shuqian for a long while before returning to the Wen Family home. She thought that the Wen Family members must have already fallen asleep since it was the wee hours of the night and that the buffer time would be sufficient for her to stay out of trouble.
She looked at the clock on the wall to see that it was already 1 AM.
No one answered her. Turning as pale as a sheet, Xia Ruya forced a smile and said, “Aunt Ning’s condition has become stable but the doctor said that she’s still emotionally unstable and will have to be hospitalized for further observation.”
She did not expect that Ning Shuqian would be diagnosed with a mental illness.
Old Mr. Wen stared at her coldly and questioned, “Ruya, did you know about Ning Shuqian faking her pregnancy?”
He did not beat around the bush and chose to cut straight to the chase instead. Having lived with her for twelve years, he was well aware of her character.
Xia Ruya took a few steps back abruptly and stared at him in disbelief. “Grandpa Wen… you… are you suspecting me?”
Her lips quivered like a withering flower in Autumn, swaying uncontrollably from side to side. It was as if she could not withstand the impact of wind and rain, completely vulnerable and on the verge of becoming ruined.
Old Mr. Wen kept his eyes fixed on her coldly with an austere expression. “The doctors at the hospital have already verified that Ning Shuqian is not pregnant and that her former physician, Lin Mengxue, is indeed her secondary school classmate. Ning Shuqian had bribed others and pulled her connections to transfer Lin Mengxue to the hospital. The hospital authorities have also stated that Lin Mengxue made a false diagnosis and helped Ning Shuqian falsify her medical reports and condition. They’ve also decided to charge Lin Mengxue and file a lawsuit against her.”
Xia Ruya looked at Old Mr. Wen in astonishment as if she had no idea why he was telling her that.
Deep down, ripples formed in her heart and she wondered,
Old Mr. Wen continued, “I’ve already called my lawyer to sue Master Luo Le for the same reasons. The lawyer will file the case in the court tomorrow morning.”
Xia Ruya’s pupils constricted, finally understanding what Old Mr. Wen meant. He was merely trying to make her speechless and at the loss for words for an argument by citing the examples about Luo Le and Lin Mengxue.
“Grandpa Wen, I… you… what do you mean?” Xia Ruya asked, her lips trembling uncontrollably in a bid to explain herself. Although she had always been an expert at explaining herself, she was weak and speechless after hearing Old Mr. Wen’s words. Reason being, he had never mentioned a word about her yet and if she were to explain herself first, it would seem like she had a guilty conscience. However, if she chose to stay mum, it would seem like she was admitting to it.
Nothing she did would be right.
Wen Xinya watched on in awe of her grandfather. Indeed, he was experienced and could render Xia Ruya speechless with seemingly no effort at all.
Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “I know you have some ties with Master Luo Le and that you were the one who requested for him to take Ning Shuqian’s pulse. So, I decided to inform you so as to give you an answer.”
Xia Ruya lost her balance and immediately fell onto the ground, feeling as if the world had come crashing down on her. Old Mr. Wen’s words meant that the Wen Family did not plan to pursue the matter and hold her liable. Hence, no amount of explanation, and whether or not she chose to admit, would make a difference.
Old Mr. Wen stared at her with a tinge of sympathy in his gaze and said, “You… should know what to do!”
“Grandpa…” Xia Ruya looked up and began weeping in agony with tears flowing out of her eyes like a broken faucet. Her cracked lips and sobbing voice made her look extremely pitiful.
She had racked her brains and come up with a million ways to shirk the responsibility of using Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy to deal with Wen Xinya. Yet, Wen Xinya’s scheming plot had caught her off guard and caused her to be at a loss for explanation and excuses.
Old Mr. Wen’s heart softened and he said with a sigh, “Ruya, you grew up alongside me and I have taught you ever since you were young. You’re intelligent and ambitious, shrewd and careful, yet kindhearted and meticulous. You’re understanding and you always act appropriately. You’re really a good child.”
He used to be extremely satisfied with how careful and meticulous she was. Yet, now that he looked at things from a bystander’s viewpoint, he felt that she was indeed not like a child belonging to the Wen Family.
Xia Ruya continued to weep and sprawled herself across the ground feebly.
Old Mr. Wen said in exhaustion and disappointment, “However, I’ve never expected that you would one day use your scheming wit to manipulate others and plot against the Wen Family. It’s all my fault… I used to think that you were cautious because of the personality that you had developed after staying in the orphanage. I took pity on you and showered you with love. Yet, I’ve also caused your ambitiousness and greed to grow.”
Xia Ruya’s voice had become hoarse from the crying. “Grandpa, I didn’t, I didn’t…”
Old Mr. Wen interrupted her explanation and stared at her calmly. “The fact that you’re the Wen Family’s adopted daughter cannot be changed. I don’t wish to pursue the matters in the past either. Don’t say anything else.”
Ever since Wen Xinya returned, he had seen through Xia Ruya’s cheap tricks and scheming thoughts. However, he did not expect that she would plot against the Wen Family.