Chapter 627: Miss Wen Is Here!
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It was eight o’clock, time for the banquet to begin.
Xia Ruya changed into a pink gown that had thin straps and light green collars, making her look fresh and demure. The beautiful, lotus leaves on her dress swayed beautifully with each graceful step she took.
Wen Xinya was elegant and classic, while Xia Ruya was graceful. They had completely different styles.
Xia Ruya held onto Old Mr. Wen’s arm and stood beside Old Mr. Wen smilingly, while he made the opening speech for the ceremony.
The reporters frantically snapped photos of Xia Ruya.
Xia Ruya finally felt like all the attention was on her again and smiled radiantly.
“Miss Xia, you used to be the heiress of the Wen Family and you enjoyed the life of luxury and kinship that Miss Wen Xinya should have deserved for twelve years, and her appearance made you lose everything all of a sudden. What’s your opinion about the lavish coming-of-age ceremony that she held at Shande Mansion a few days ago?”
The reporter’s questions were shrewd and caused all the laughter and chatter to cease. All that was left were the sounds of the cameras flashing and the shutters clicking.
Xia Ruya turned pale, for she did not expect that the reporters would ask her such a tricky question. Due to the fact that Wen Xinya had a lavish coming-of-age ceremony, she was afraid of making mistakes and ruining her own coming-of-age ceremony.
“Miss Xia, Miss Wen may have returned to the Wen Family, but she doesn’t seem to pose a threat to you. The Wen Family has also helped you organize your coming-of-age ceremony and both Old Mr. and Mrs. Wen are present today as well. Miss Wen has held such an extravagant coming-of-age ceremony. Are you going to surprise us?”
Xia Ruya was dumbfounded, for she was faced with yet another difficult question. It was so tough that she was utterly speechless.
“Miss Xia, you’ve decided to postpone your coming-of-age ceremony by three days so as to not clash with Miss Wen’s. However, yours seem to really pale in comparison. May I ask… how do you feel about that?”
Xia Ruya dared not answer their questions at all, for fear that she would embarrass herself. Hence, she had no choice but to force a perfect smile and answer perfunctorily, “I hope that everyone won’t jump to conclusions or make any wild guesses. Ever since Xinya returned to the Wen Family, she has been putting in lots of effort to get to where she is today. I feel really happy for her.”
At this moment, one of the reporters asked out of the blue, “Miss Xia, we heard that you moved out of the Wen Family home on the day after Miss Wen’s coming-of-age ceremony. What exactly happened? Could you explain the news of you and Miss Wen being at odds against each other that surfaced previously?”
Xia Ruya’s face stiffened, not expecting to be bombarded by such a question. Although she did not have a public fallout with Wen Xinya, everyone in the circle knew that they were not on good terms with each other. Her perfunctory answer made her seem pretentious and hypocritical.
“Miss Xia, do your moving out have something to do with Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy? Everyone knows that you’re close to Ning Shuqian. You were in close contact with her even after you moved out of the Wen Family home. You even pulled some strings to hire Master Luo Le to take Ning Shuqian’s pulse. Previously, it was exposed that Master Luo Le made a false diagnosis and that the Wen Family has filed a lawsuit against him. How do you explain that situation?”
Xia Ruya was flabbergasted and her throat turned dry and hoarse. She had known Luo Le for years and was well aware that he was a greedy money-grubber. That was the reason why she had decided to hire him to treat Ning Shuqian, thinking that she would not be implicated even if the media investigated since she did not take part in the entire process of diagnosis.
Yet, she did not expect that she was still implicated in the end.
“Miss Xia, there were rumors of you accompanying Ning Shuqian to the hospital for her prenatal checkups. Ning Shuqian’s main physician, Lin Mengxue, has been charged to court for failing to perform her ethics as a professional doctor. Do you have something to do with this?”
“Miss Xia, did you collude with Ning Shuqian to plot against Miss Wen?”
A sullen expression formed on Xia Ruya’s face and she pressed her lips together to show her displeasure. “I don’t wish to answer such ridiculous questions. In my opinion, these questions are just false rumors. I’m an upright person. True blue will never stain.”
“Miss Xia, there have been rumors of you getting jealous of Miss Wen ever since she returned to the Wen Family, and that you’ve been plotting against her and causing trouble for her. Are these real?”
Xia Ruya turned pale. She had no idea what went wrong and why her coming-of-age ceremony was being ruined.
She did not expect to hear that from the reporters.
Their words and questions were so shrewd that she could not retort at all.
She was suddenly reminded of what Wen Xinya said to her during her coming-of-age ceremony. Wen Xinya said, “I’m waiting to see your coming-of-age ceremony!”
Could all of these be her arrangements?
All of a sudden, she felt as if all of her blood was gushing to her head. How could she forget that the Wen Family was in charge of organizing her coming-of-age ceremony and that it would be a piece of cake for Wen Xinya to pull some tricks stealthily?
She had forgotten that using the Wen Family’s clout was a double-edged sword. It could make her coming-of-age ceremony even more extravagant, but it could also give others the chance to plot against her.
She froze in shock and began quivering out of nowhere. She subconsciously began comparing herself to the glorious Wen Xinya.
She was suddenly overwhelmed with resentment.
“Miss Wen is here, Miss Wen is here…” The reporters exclaimed, before swarming towards the entrance like bees to honey.
Xia Ruya was again reminded of the Wen Corporation’s annual gala which took place last year. It was the exact situation.