It was like cold water was poured from the top of the head of Ning Shuqian’s agitated emotions. She instantly awoke and felt like all her strength had been withdrawn from her as she slumped down.
Wen Haowen was speaking a fact.
The Wen Family had power and influence and could engage the best lawyer. With her current reputation, it wouldn’t do her any good to go to court.
Furthermore, she was a mistress who wasn’t approved by the Wen Family members and didn’t have a standing in the circle. Now, with her current reputation, nobody would say anything about Wen Haowen taking the opportunity to divorce her.
Either way, she would lose out.
What should she do?
She couldn’t divorce!
Previously, she had exhausted all means to scheme into marrying into the Wen Family. Now, without getting anything out of it, she was going to be driven out of the Wen Family. She didn’t accept such an outcome, she couldn’t, she couldn’t…
Wen Haowen sneered. “Now you’re finally aware of reality! Now you know how kind I am to you!”
Ning Shuqian was speechless, the tears in her eyes were all dried up and couldn’t flow. With stinging eyes, she murmured, “I’m not divorcing… I’m not divorcing…”
Wen Haowen said angrily, “It’s not up to you to divorce or not…”
At this stage, he was determined to divorce Ning Shuqian.
Just then, the ward’s door was suddenly pushed open. Ning Yuya suddenly dashed into the ward and sobbed loudly. “Father… I beg of you not to divorce Mother… Mother truly loves you! You don’t know that this period of time when Mother was hospitalized, because you haven’t been visiting her, she hasn’t been eating well and has lost so much weight… Father…”
Wen Haowen didn’t expect to actually bump into Ning Yuya at the hospital. His expression became even more terrible. “You, shut up. You’re no longer the stepdaughter of the Wen Family and your name has already been removed from the Wen Family’s account. You’re not fit to call me Father anymore. Let me tell you… I’m definitely getting this divorce.”
He had previously still felt somewhat sentimental towards Ning Yuya—after all, they had lived together for fifteen years, Ning Yuya knew how to please him, and this child’s character was quite similar to his. However, now… seeing her again, he only felt displeased.
Because Ning Yuya’s existence reminded him at all times that he had once married a woman with a hazy background and even raised another man’s daughter for more than ten years—this was an insult.
“Father… you… how could you… I’m Yuya! I’ve grown up by your side…” Ning Yuya felt her body go weak as she looked at him in disbelief. In these three years that she had been sent abroad, she had called him from time to time and, although he didn’t treat her like he did in the past, he wasn’t as cold and heartless as now.
Wen Haowen sneered and said, “You’re but a bastard with a cursed father, a stepdaughter from your mother’s marriage. The Wen Family has already been kind enough to raise you for fifteen years, what else do you want?”
Towards his stepdaughter, he had nothing but loathing left.
“Haowen… After all, Yuya has called you Father for eighteen years, how can you say this of her?” Ning Shuqian only felt weakness in her exhausted emotions as she could do nothing but watch as her daughter got humiliated.
Because… right now, she couldn’t even help herself.
And Ning Yuya’s mind was blown by the incessant heart-wrenching words reverberating by her ears. In her heart, Wen Haowen was her father—it was her deep-rooted view that couldn’t be altered.
She always remembered the first day when she went to kindergarten. A girl called her a bastard who was brought to the Wen Family by her mother. Then, she was so mad that she pressed that girl to the ground and injured her badly.
It was also from that time that she vaguely knew that she wasn’t the Wen Family’s and Father’s child. She locked herself in a dark house for one whole day without eating and drinking and gave Mother a bad scare.
However, this had also made her even more determined to be Father’s daughter. Thus, she learned how to please Father, make him happy, and the way he did things and treated others…
After a long time, she felt that she was really Father’s daughter.
Even if she had been sent abroad, this thought had never once changed.
“Father…” However, this moment… Father actually didn’t want her as a daughter anymore. In the depths of her heart, the grand image of the man who was called Father instantly collapsed, making it impossible for her to accept.
Wen Haowen’s expression became even hazier. “Stop calling me Father—it disgusts me. It’s already embarrassing enough that I, Wen Haowen, have raised someone else’s daughter for fifteen years. Now that you’ve been driven out of the Wen Family, if I were to still allow you to call me Father, it’ll be too big a humiliation for me to bear.”
Ning Yuya shook vigorously all over. “Father… you can not acknowledge me as your daughter, but I can’t help but acknowledge you as my Father. You’ve raised and taught me for fifteen years—I’m indebted to you. I’ve always respected you from the bottom of my heart. Regardless of how you treat me, I’ll willingly accept it… However… please don’t divorce Mother. Mother really loves you…”
Wen Haowen interrupted her in a rage and barked. “Who are you to disallow me to divorce your mother?”
Ning Yuya felt her body go weak. She was speechless.
“At this stage, it’s pointless for both of you to say anything else. I’ll get the lawyer to redraft the divorce agreement and hand the divorce over to the lawyer fully.” He glared at Ning Yuya with icy-cold eyes. “Ning Shuqian, be good and sign it if you know what’s good for you. If you play any tricks, I, Wen Haowen, will be game.”
Ning Shuqian slumped to the ground. The icy-cold floor sent a chill to her body which spread to her limbs and organs and she couldn’t help but tremble incessantly.
However, Ning Yuya hugged his leg tightly and refused to let him leave. “Father, Mother has also ended up like this for you. How can you decide on divorce just like this—you’re driving Mother to a corner! How can Mother continue living like this?”
Wen Haowen thundered. “She deserved everything—don’t push the responsibility onto me!”
He suddenly felt that his trip to the hospital today was simply an extremely bad move. He should have handed the divorce fully over to the lawyer.
Even Ning Yuya didn’t expect that the Wen Haowen who had been so loving with Mother could actually be so terrifying when he became heartless. “Father, I don’t believe that you’ll be so heartless. I know that you love Mother. It’s Grandpa and Grandma who asked you to divorce Mother, am I right?”
A light flashed past Ning Shuqian’s heart as she looked at Wen Haowen pitifully.
Wen Haowen was annoyed as he kicked Ning Yuya away ruthlessly. “Ning Shuqian, mind your daughter. Otherwise, I won’t be nice.”
Following which, Wen Haowen pushed the door open and left.