Chapter 718: Are Wen Haowen’s Brains Fried?
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In the afternoon, Wen Xinya began to feel a little bored. Noticing that the sun was shining brightly, she requested Mother He to take her out to bask in the sun. She even folded paper cranes with some children and told them some stories. She spent an enjoyable hour outside of the ward.
However, there were lots of things in life to be happy about. Wen Xinya was filmed having a whale of a time in an insanely boring place like the hospital, after which the video was uploaded onto the internet and caught the attention of many. After all, this was the first time that Wen Xinya had shown her face in public ever since the exposure of her scandal.
In the video, she was seen looking pale and frail. However, her eyes were glistening and her smile was radiant. She exuded a unique youth and elegance, so much that it was difficult to think that she had recently been kidnapped and possibly violated!
Needless to say, there were also people who suspected that Wen Xinya was just putting on an act. After all, the video was uploaded as soon as the news of her abduction was released.
However, many felt that it wouldn’t be that obvious even if she were putting on an act. Besides, there were also professionals who verified that the video was secretly filmed by someone, judging from the angle of which it was filmed. Most importantly, if Wen Xinya had really been violated, she couldn’t possibly look so natural and genuinely happy, even if she was just putting an act.
Regardless of how actively the public discussed the matter, it seemed like they had no impact on Wen Xinya at all. She did not wish to pay attention to the debates on whether she was intentionally showing her face in public, as well as the possible topics that could arise.
However, she did not expect that Wen Haowen would visit her.
Wen Haowen entered the ward smilingly, with some fruit and a bouquet of flowers. “Xinya, the doctor said that you have suffered a severe head injury. How’s your condition now? Does your wound still hurt?”
Old Mr. Wen’s heartlessness towards Wen Haowen made him realize that he desperately needed to establish a good relationship with Wen Xinya. Otherwise, he would lose his position in the Wen Family.
Greatly taken aback by Wen Haowen’s words, she wondered to herself,
However, she decided not to be rude and answered calmly instead, “There’s nothing too serious with my condition. My wounds are healing well too.”
Wen Xinya’s look of bewilderment made Wen Haowen feel slightly embarrassed and displeased, though he made sure not to show his emotions. “I came by to visit you in the morning that you were rescued. However, you were still in comatose at the time. Afterward, I went to Harbor City for a business trip and only returned yesterday. The company is in a mess and I only had time to visit you now.”
The truth was that Old Mr. Wen had forced him to go on a business trip to Harbor City, for fear that he would harm Wen Xinya again. Although he felt indignant, he knew that the situation was disadvantageous to him and he had no choice but to concede.
Wen Xinya nodded and remained silent. She could not get used to Wen Haowen speaking to her so amicably.
Noticing that she seemed to be in low spirits, Wen Haowen frantically said, “Xinya, don’t take those media reports to heart. I know you’re innocent. The most important thing to do now is to rest and recuperate.”
He had read the newspapers and was deliberately there to visit her with the intention of comforting her and closing the distance between them.
“I didn’t take it to heart,” Wen Xinya said with a frown, clueless as to what was wrong with Wen Haowen. She had no idea why he had suddenly changed his attitude towards her.
She had no idea that Wen Haowen was the one who had caused Secretary Cao to make a blunder and transfer the ransom to the terrorists two minutes in advance. He had almost caused her to die and Old Mr. Wen’s cruel words left Wen Haowen with no choice but to swallow his pride and talk to her amicably in a bid to please her.
Wen Haowen smiled and asked, “Xinya, would you like to have some fruit? I’ll peel an apple for you.”
Before Wen Xinya could even answer, he picked up an apple and a fruit knife and began peeling it.
A strange and awkward tension filled the air and Wen Haowen racked his brains to think of a way to get closer to her.
Meanwhile, Wen Xinya constantly wondered about what tricks Wen Haowen had up his sleeve.
They each had their own thoughts.
Once he was done peeling the apple, Wen Haowen cut the apple into four pieces and said, “Xinya, the apple has been peeled. Try and see if you like it.”
Wen Haowen stared at the apple in Wen Haowen’s hand, though she did not grab it. “Father, do you have other intentions?”
She decided not to beat around the bush anymore and instead cut straight to the chase.
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened, though he soon returned to normal. He then pretended to be apologetic and said, “Xinya, ever since you returned to the Wen Family, I have been treating you harshly and making life difficult for you. I even hurt you in the past. I know that you resent me, and you… hate me…”
Wen Xinya’s heart skipped a beat upon sight of his apologetic expression and hearing his words of regret. Her eyelid twitched and she interrupted. “Father… just get straight to the point!”
The feelings that Wen Haowen had painstakingly tried to cultivate were disrupted and anger formed in his eyes, though he quickly concealed them. “Xinya, I’ve let you down. I was too silly to have listened to Ning Shuqian and allowed her to sow discord. She compelled me to harm you, letting your late mother down…”
Wen Haowen’s apologetic expression made him look extremely convincing and he could pass off as a benevolent father.
Wen Xinya could vaguely guess that he was trying to build a good relationship with her so as to make Old Mr. Wen change his thoughts and impression of him. He wanted to gain Old Mr. Wen’s favor and earn her trust. However, she was disgusted by how he shifted all the blame onto Ning Shuqian. “Father, you’re making it too serious. Just take it that we’re not fated to be father and daughter.”
Wen Haowen frowned slightly, not expecting that Wen Xinya would give him the cold shoulder. He said softly, “Xinya, I’ve already seen that vicious woman, Ning Shuqian’s true colors. I’ll divorce her very soon and will definitely make it up to you in the future. I won’t let you get hurt again. I know it’s going to be difficult for you to forgive me now, but I’ll use my actions to prove myself.”
Wen Haowen knew that Wen Xinya definitely would not forgive him easily. However, he was certain that she would give in sooner or later, so long as he remained patient and coaxed her.
Wen Xinya was stuck in a dilemma.
Wen Haowen was delighted to see her handing her head low, thinking to himself that his plan must have worked.