Chapter 628: Xia Ruya, Will You Stop Pretending!?!
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Xia Ruya looked at the entrance to see that Wen Xinya was standing by the door, dressed in an elegant and retro gown while being surrounded by the reporters. It was as if she was the center of attention. She then strutted into the banquet hall.
Her grand entrance caused a sudden uproar, causing plenty of guests to hurriedly stare at the door.
Wen Xinya managed to capture the attention of everyone and steal Xia Ruya’s limelight.
Xia Ruya stared at Wen Xinya to see that she was dressed in an opulent gown made of expensive silver and golden thread, intertwined together to form an eye-catching and resplendent color. It was as if her gown had outshone everyone else and made Xia Ruya look inferior. All eyes were on Wen Xinya, who seemed to be a queen on a pedestal, looking down at her peasants with an overwhelming elegance and commanding aura.
The collar of the gown was a retro criss-cross style, on which there was a flower bud made out of silver thread. She appeared gorgeous and elegant in her lavish dress which had a train that was more than three feet long.
To Xia Ruya’s astonishment, Wen Xinya was donning a full set of yellow chalcedony, the most prestigious and royal color of chalcedony. It glowed radiantly and seemed to move gracefully together with her. Her yellow chalcedony earrings and jade piece clinked together to from loud and crisp sounds which garnered even more attention, and the chalcedony piece resembled the Buddha’s necklace, glowing brightly beyond words.
Xia Ruya was instantly shamed by Wen Xinya’s elegant and opulent outfit.
She subconsciously touched the red chalcedony necklace on her neck, which was a coming-of-age gift from Old Mrs. Wen. Although it was also chalcedony, she felt that it was much cheaper and nowhere comparable to the prestigious set that Wen Xinya was wearing.
She was again reminded of the day where she showed off her chalcedony to Wen Xinya. The thought was just like a slap to her face, causing her to feel intense and stinging pain in her face. She felt incredibly ashamed and overwhelmed with humiliation, which made her grit her teeth in anger.
Wen Xinya looked past the crowd and seemed to have shifted her glance onto Xia Ruya while standing high above.
Xia Ruya almost instinctively looked away.
Wen Xinya was obviously out to steal Xia Ruya’s limelight by showing up in such an extravagant outfit. She looked much more attractive and elegant compared to Xia Ruya, and the reporters seemed to have guessed something. Hence, they surrounded Wen Xinya and bombarded her with all sorts of questions.
Although she could steal the limelight on the surface, she did not want to stoop so low as to completely steal the show by answering questions and making the ceremony about her. Hence, she said, “Everyone, Miss Xia is the main lead of today’s ceremony.”
Wen Xinya managed to brush them off easily.
Xia Ruya looked at the glorious and opulent Wen Xinya, who seemed to have been gilded as well. She was shining so bright that Xia Ruya could not help but look away from the blinding lights.
“Wen Xinya, are you happy now that you’ve stolen my limelight?” She questioned angrily while clenching her fists tightly. The pain reminded her that staying silent and laying low was the best she could do now. Upon sight of Wen Xinya’s grand appearance, she knew that her coming-of-age ceremony would not proceed smoothly.
Pursing her lips, Wen Xinya said coldly, “Xia Ruya, stop thinking so highly of yourself. Do you even still have any limelight? The reporters have already exposed the evil acts that you’ve been hiding beneath that kindhearted and pretentious facade of yours. How dare you talk about limelight? Xia Ruya… when have you begun being so pathetic and horrid such that you’d even care about such clout?”
“Turns out it was you, Wen Xinya… who arranged for the reporters to ask those questions and deliberately embarrass me on my coming-of-age ceremony. You just want me to look bad compared to you.” A look of resentment formed on Xia Ruya’s distorted face, though she still looked as beautiful as ever. It was as if her beauty could penetrate hearts and take everyone’s breath away.
Wen Xinya sneered. “So what if it was me? You can use the Wen Family’s name to throw a lavish banquet, so can I use it to ruin your party. I’m going to let you know that you can’t just use the Wen Family’s name as and when you please.”
Xia Ruya was blinded by materialism and clout. Ever since she decided to use the Wen Family’s name to throw a banquet, she should have known that it wasn’t going to go well.
“Wen Xinya, how could you treat me this way? At the end of the day, I’m still the adopted daughter of the Wen Family,” Xia Ruya said, appearing as pale as a withering flower. However, it suddenly turned a little red like a vibrant flower.
Wen Xinya looked at Xia Ruya calmly, utterly disgusted by her pretentiousness.
Xia Ruya looked at her with her pale lips curled into a smile, and said in a melancholic manner, “I’ve already moved out of the Wen Family home. What else do you want?” Her quivering eyelash made her look helpless and pitiful. She questioned, “Wen Xinya, do you really find it that hard to tolerate me?”
Wen Xinya pursed her lips, seemingly not bothered by her words at all. “Xia Ruya, will you die if you stop pretending!?! Please just stop being so pretentious. Don’t insult White Lotus. Otherwise, the scholar from the Song Dynasty, Zhou Dunyi, is going to rise from his grave and come after you.”
She was simply making an analogy from an ancient book.
She then extended her arms, pretending to clutch Xia Ruya.
Although it was just a silly and childish action, Xia Ruya instantly got the chills and grimaced in fear.
Wen Xinya stared at her derisively and said in contempt, “Not to gorget, I’m going to answer you. You’re the only person here who can’t tolerate the existence of others. Stop making me feel repulsed with that saintly facade of yours. I’m afraid that I might be too disgusted to even eat later, and end up losing my appetite or vomiting everything that I had last night.”
In her previous lifetime, she had led a wandering life and was incredibly foolish, for she had been blinded by kinship. Back then, she was no threat to Xia Ruya at all. Yet, Xia Ruya relentlessly plotted against her and caused her to end up in a pathetic plight and die a horrible death.