Chapter 640: Drafting the Divorce Agreement
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Ning Shuqian lied on the bed with her hair all unkempt and sweaty. Loose strands of hair stuck to her face and she seemed to have lost her radiance. All that was left on her face was a pale dullness that made her look haggard. The wrinkles near her eyes made her eyes droop and her frown lines could be seen near her nose, on which there were large and obvious pores. Her pale and porcelain skin was crumpled and wrinkly, making her look like a withering flower.
Time had left its trace on Ning Shuqian’s face and she seemed to have aged a ton.
Her haggardness reminded her of Wen Haowen’s cruelty to her.
Wen Haowen actually wanted a divorce.
She would feel as if a million daggers were being pierced through her heart at the thought of the divorce. Yet, she did not have a single solution at all.
The door of the hospital ward was pushed open and Xia Ruya entered with a basket of fruits.
“Aunt Ning!” Xia Ruya called softly, her voice soft and tender as if she was afraid of disturbing Ning Shuqian.
She could still remember the way Ning Shuqian looked when she broke into hysterics. Her eyes were bloodshot and she acted like a mad cow.
Ning Shuqian looked up with her eyes glassed over. “Ruya, what brings you here?”
Ever since she was hospitalized, no one from the Wen Family except Ning Yuya had come to visit her. Even Wen Haowen did not show any concern for her at all. To her surprise, Xia Ruya actually came by to visit her.
Xia Ruya sat on the bed and gently helped Ning Shuqian adjust her duvet. “Aunt Ning, I’m sorry! I haven’t had the time to visit you lately. Your health seems to have improved and you do look more energetic now.”
“So much has happened to you lately and yet you still have the heart to visit me in the hospital. I won’t hold it against you,” Ning Shuqian said while staring at Xia Ruya, who also had become much more haggard than before. She looked melancholic, and her rosy lips had turned pale.
Everything that happened recently was a major blow to her, be it the severing of ties with the Xia Family or the expulsion from Zhishan Club and being chased out of the Wen Family.
Tears instantly welled up in Xia Ruya’s eyes.
This time, she had truly been defeated by Wen Xinya. She had only gotten a grip on herself in the past two days. Hence, she decided to visit Ning Shuqian. Although the Wen Family had already chased Ning Shuqian out of the family and Wen Haowen had relentlessly asked for a divorce, Xia Ruya had hopes that Ning Shuqian could retain her status, especially since she was so scheming.
Noticing that Xia Ruya was forcing a smile, Ning Shuqian felt a little upset and said, “Ruya, it’s really been hard on you. I didn’t expect that the plan that we meticulously hatched for two years would be foiled by that bitch Wen Xinya.”
The thought of Wen Xinya caused her resentment to surge through her veins and pierce through her heart, threatening to emerge from within her.
Xia Ruya began bawling loudly in agony. “Aunt Ning, I don’t know why we lost and where it went wrong. Why is everything that we do wrong? Why does Wen Xinya always manage to foil our plans regardless of how seamless we make them? Whatever we do becomes Wen Xinya’s weapon which she uses to pierce our heart and make us feel overwhelmed with pain.”
Ning Shuqian clenched her fists tightly and her veins began to bulge on her slender arms.
Appearing extremely agonized, Xia Ruya said, “Things have already come to this. Lin Mengxue has been sued to court for violating the hospital’s rules and system, and for failing to keep to her work ethics. She has already been found guilty and sentenced to six months of prison. The Wen Family has also filed a lawsuit against Master Luo Le. During investigations, the police have also discovered his involvement in several other medical fraud cases. He’s been sentenced to three years of prison.”
Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and she felt extremely astounded. It was too soon… everything was happening all too soon, so much that she was at a loss for what to do.
Since Lin Mengxue and Luo Le were both proven guilty, the entire world would know that she had falsified her pregnancy.
She felt a sudden splitting headache.
Xia Ruya continued sobbing and said, “I’ve ended up in such a pathetic state and even Uncle Wen is going to divorce you. I heard that Uncle Wen has looked for a lawyer recently to draft the divorce agreement…”
Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and she grabbed Xia Ruya’s arm, causing her sharp nails to sink into her flesh. “What are you talking about?”
She dared not believe that this was all real. Although Wen Haowen did not visit her in the hospital throughout her hospitalization, he had never mentioned about a divorce and hence, she thought that Wen Haowen had dropped the idea about it.
Xia Ruya’s words were like lightning that struck her, and she could not believe her ears at all.
There were still tears on Xia Ruya’s face, which made her look weak and pitiful. “Aunt Ning, didn’t you know? Uncle Wen has… already hired a few lawyers of late to draft the divorce agreement. I think he’s been changing his lawyer because he was dissatisfied with the contents of the agreement.”
Ning Shuqian’s body grew weak, for she did not expect that Wen Haowen would actually divorce her. She was reminded of that night when Wen Haowen mentioned that he would not be giving her a single cent for the divorce. That must be why… he’s been changing his lawyer!
She was again reminded of Mo Yunyao, whom she had mocked back then for failing to keep her man devoted to her and for ending up in a pathetic plight. However, she was now no better than Mo Yunyao.
In fact, she was in a worse state than Mo Yunyao.
Wen Haowen had abandoned her!
Her change of emotions intimidated Xia Ruya. “Aunt Ning, Aunt Ning…”
Ning Shuqian looked up at Xia Ruya and began weeping silently. “We’ve been married for eighteen years. How could he be so cold and heartless to me?”
Xia Ruya was at a sudden loss for words. “Aunt Ning… I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. If I didn’t come up with silly ideas, you wouldn’t have used your fake pregnancy to deal with Wen Xinya and end up in such a sorry plight…”
Staring at Ning Shuqian’s haggard and aged appearance, Xia Ruya could not help but blame herself for acting too rashly. How could Ning Shuqian keep Wen Haowen interested with those hideous looks of hers? Without lust, there would be no love.
Ning Shuqian continued to weep and bawl her heart out. “He’s actually so heartless to me…”
She should have realized how cruel men could be.
Xia Ruya suddenly had no idea how she should comfort Ning Shuqian, or rather, she did not wish to comfort her at all. In her eyes, Ning Shuqian had become nothing more than a useless pawn now.
However… she still had to be patient and continue accompanying Ning Shuqian for the sake of her last bit of value.
That was, her hatred towards Wen Xinya!