Chapter 709: How Exactly Is Xinya Related to Him?
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Wen Xinya had no idea that Si Yiyan and Xu Zhenyu were aware of each other’s existence.
She gave Si Yiyan’s words some thorough thought, thinking to herself that Xia Ruya definitely had something to do with the abduction. Hence, she decided to employ the Tian Chao Private Investigation Agency to check up on Xia Ruya. However, they did not manage to find any leads at all. In fact, Si Yiyan’s investigation report was much more detailed. Although Xia Ruya was suspicious, it could not be proven that she was related to the terrorists.
Xu Zhenyu flipped through the investigation report that Wen Xinya had given him, looking suave and commanding yet stern.
“What’s the matter? Is there something wrong with this investigation report?” Wen Xinya asked. It was the first time that she had ever seen such an expression on Xu Zhenyu’s face. She sighed and thought to herself that Xu Zhenyu had indeed changed a lot.
Xu Zhenyu looked up and kept his eyes fixed on her. “Wen Xinya, tell me honestly, how did you get this information?”
Due to the fact that Ning Yuya had been spotted in the vicinity of the area where Wen Xinya was kidnapped, he had a hunch that it was definitely not a coincidence. He was certain that there was another factor. Hence, he did not give up even after the military announced that the case was closed. He even used his connections to begin investigating the truth behind the abduction.
However, the terrorists were far more cunning than he had imagined and he could not find any clues at all. Just as he began suspecting if he had made a mistake, Wen Xinya handed the investigation report to him.
Xia Ruya was implicated.
Wen Xinya actually managed to find out the details that he could not find even after resorting to painstaking means. Hence, he did not believe that there wasn’t something more to that.
Did Wen Xinya really find out all of this information?
Did that man behind Wen Xinya get involved?
What role was he playing?
His mind was filled with questions and he felt like he had plunged into a black hole. The feeling of ignorance made him desperately want to find a breakthrough.
Wen Xinya moved her lips, wanting to tell him the truth. However, she changed her mind and said, “Ever since I was kidnapped, I have been finding it fishy and felt that things are not as simple as they seem to be on the surface. Hence, after getting rescued, I looked for a private investigation agency to check up on this. However, there were no leads and hence, I decided to use Grampy’s connections.”
She was not lying because she had indeed got to know Si Yiyan because of Old Mr. Mo. Hence, she was merely choosing not to disclose Si Yiyan’s identity.
Although Si Yiyan had some liaisons with the military, it meant that he was not actually that close to them since he was still staying anonymous. Under such circumstances, she felt that it would be better not to reveal Si Yiyan’s identity, even though it was just Xu Zhenyu.
She gazed at him with glistening eyes which were bright and clear. She did not seem like she was lying at all. However, he could tell that she was hiding something from him.
Actually, Xu Zhenyu understood Wen Xinya very well even though he did not spend too much time with her. At this moment, her behavior had made him understand that she did not lie to him and was merely hiding some bits of the truth from him.
Wen Xinya began to feel a little guilty after seeing the complicated look in his eyes. She hung her head low and avoided eye contact with him. “Is there anything wrong with this report?”
Xu Zhenyu blinked and hid his emotions. It was a skill that he had learned after being in the military for two years. “I’m just a little curious about how detailed it is. The military has also tried to investigate it, but we didn’t find any leads.”
“Oh! I see!” Wen Xinya answered.
An awkward silence filled the air.
The information was found by Si Yiyan and only provided vague details about Xia Ruya. She thought that the report would aid the military in investigations and hence, decided to hand it over to Xu Zhenyu. She hoped that they would implicate Xia Ruya and let her have a taste of her own medicine. To her astonishment, it actually raised his attention instead and made him suspect Si Yiyan.
Xu Zhenyu expressed assent and cleared his throat. Breaking the silence, he said, “I know you have a motive for giving me this report. However, I regret to inform you that we’ve already closed the case and ceased investigations. There may be new leads in this report, but it can only prove that Xia Ruya acted strangely during the day of your abduction. It can’t suffice as evidence.”
After reading the details of the report, Xu Zhenyu had already confirmed that Xia Ruya definitely had something to do with the abduction. His dream had also told him that Xia Ruya had a motive for harming Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya did not expect things to turn out this way. Given how serious the matter was, she thought that the military would definitely investigate all the clues. Yet, they had closed the case long ago. However, she would not raise any objections, for that would be silly of her.
However, Xu Zhenyu knew that Wen Xinya had a great influence in the upper-class society, especially since she was the successor of the Wen Family. If the investigations were to continue, the military would definitely be implicated. The fact that Wen Xinya was rescued meant that the case was closed. After all, they were not the police and hence, were not concerned about the conspiracy behind the abduction. Instead, they were much more concerned about the identity of the terrorists and the power behind them, as well as the threats that they posed to society.
Hence, the military wouldn’t step in even with the investigation report.
Wen Xinya exclaimed, “In that case, we shall put an end to this matter!”
She felt that she ought to find another solution to deal with Xia Ruya.
After some thought, Xu Zhenyu exclaimed, “How about this? I do have some connections. I shall keep the document and investigate secretly.”
He felt indignant about letting Xia Ruya off easily.
Wen Xinya knew that Xu Zhenyu was just feeling indignant. Xia Ruya had always been scheming and careful, and she felt that Xu Zhenyu would not be able to find out anything as even Si Yiyan barely managed to find any clues. “I don’t necessarily have to use this method to deal with Xia Ruya. Now, Xia Ruya is nothing more than an ant to me and I don’t care about her at all.”
However, she understood that Xia Ruya was hard to deal with, precisely because she had nothing to her name now. She couldn’t possibly hire a bunch of people to beat Xia Ruya up. Only Si Yiyan would resort to such a childish act. She couldn’t stab her with a knife, either. Of course… she was not willing to let Si Yiyan intervene, either. She had had a feud with Xia Ruya for two lifetimes and she hoped that she could defeat her using her own hands. Only then could she settle the feud.
Xu Zhenyu said, “I can try finding something out from those three abductors.”
He felt that he could be involved in the interrogations if he were to get his grandfather to intervene.
At the thought of the words that Si Yiyan had said previously, Wen Xinya refuted. “Xu-er, I know you want to help me, but I also know that this matter is not easy to deal with. I don’t want you to force yourself. It took you lots of effort to get to where you are today. You must cherish what you have.”
Xu Zhenyu said, “Don’t worry, I know what to do.”
Wen Xinya hesitated before nodding. They were in the city. Even if Xu Zhenyu wanted to act rashly, he had to gain the approval of Old Mr. Xu.