Chapter 736: Ning Shuqian’s Reaction
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Ning Shuqian was jolted awake from her sleep bright early in the morning.
The bright and orange sun cast its golden rays through the glass and shone into the room, making the room feel warm and tender. The trees in the courtyard could be seen swaying in the breeze and the leaves of the tree ruffled, creating beautiful, lush greenery. The flowers were blooming beautifully, exuding a luscious fragrance.
Ning Shuqian had never expected that she would ever marry a wealthy man and live a carefree life of luxury. It had never crossed her mind that she would ever spend her days shopping, maxing out her credit cards, going for spas and facials, and having a massive amount of money in her bank which she could splurge on beautiful clothes and jewelry that she loved. All she had to do was to look good and please her husband.
Most importantly, Wen Haowen had been devoted to her for the fifteen years that she had been married to him, though there were occasional rumors and scandals. Although Wen Haowen had been flaring up at her in the recent two years, she still managed to control him.
Everything in the past was a stark contrast to her current predicament. What an irony.
“Aunt Ning…” The door of the ward was flung open and Xia Ruya entered the ward anxiously. She got a great shock at the instant that she saw Ning Shuqian who was staring blankly out of the window! Could it be… that she was the person behind the exposure of Wen Haowen’s illicit affair?
The fact that Wen Haowen’s scandal was exposed right before the divorce was beneficial to her.
Firstly, Wen Haowen had committed a mistake by getting embroiled in an affair during the divorce and thus, he was no longer in charge of whether or not the divorce would proceed. Even if he insisted on getting a divorce, Ning Shuqian would be entitled to a huge sum of his assets.
Xia Ruya felt a shiver down her spine and felt that she really couldn’t underestimate Ning Shuqian’s scheming tricks. She would actually lure her husband into bedding another woman for the sake of not divorcing him.
Upon sight of Xia Ruya, Ning Shuqian asked smilingly, “Why are you here bright early in the morning? Look how worried and anxious you are. Did something happen?”
Xia Ruya realized that she could not see through Ning Shuqian at all. She asked hesitantly, “Did… you see the newspapers this morning?”
Ning Shuqian looked at her and said, “I just woke up. I haven’t had the time to see it yet. What was reported in the newspapers? Why are you so anxious?”
Greatly taken aback, Xia Ruya answered carefully, “It’s… it’s about Uncle Wen…”
She scrutinized Ning Shuqian’s face, trying to observe the changes in her expressions in a bid to find some clues. However, Ning Shuqian remained calm and composed throughout, making Xia Ruya find her to be extremely mysterious.
A menacing expression formed on Ning Shuqian’s face and she asked, “Did he mention our divorce on the newspapers?”
Xia Ruya shook her head and handed a magazine and newspapers to her. Not daring to believe her eyes, she said, “You… you’d better read them yourself!”
The caption of the article read: “CEO of Wen Corporation Commits Adultery With A Female Employee Of The Corporation, Caught Red-Handed In Bed!”
Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and she stared at the photos of Wen Haowen and Yang Ziyu plastered all across the newspapers and magazine covers. She sat on the bed, dumbfounded and astonished.
Upon sight of her, Xia Ruya asked nervously, “Aunt Ning, are… are you alright?”
She did not seem to be faking her reaction at all. Xia Ruya wondered,
“No, my eyes must have been playing tricks on me,” Ning Shuqian said with a pale expression and trembling lips. She flipped through the magazine pages agitatedly, wishing that it was not real.
Noticing that something seemed to be amiss, Xia Ruya hurriedly tried to placate her feelings. “Aunt Ning… don’t get too agitated yet. Don’t get too worked up.”
“No… these aren’t real at all. They’re not real.” The unglamorous photos sent Ning Shuqian into a state of frenzy and she began ripping the magazines apart hysterically, the sounds of paper tearing filling the air in the ward.
Xia Ruya’s lips quivered uncontrollably and she hurriedly snatched the magazines away from Ning Shuqian. “Aunt Ning, don’t get so worked up. The doctor said that your condition has just stabilized and you can’t get too worked up… ”
“These photos are fake. They must have been digitally altered. How could Haowen do such a revolting thing…” Ning Shuqian shook her head continuously, sounding extremely maniacal. Her voice was shrilling and her face was twisted grotesquely.
Xia Ruya held her hand and said, “Aunt Ning, calm down…”
At this moment, Ning Shuqian’s hair was in a mess, with some stray strands stuck to her face. Her eyes were bloodshot and the blood vessels on her eyeballs were intertwined in a complex manner. She looked just like a venomous snake and a terrifying demon.
Xia Ruya’s efforts to calm her down were futile.
Ning Shuqian looked extremely menacing. “Yes, that must be the case. Someone must have set Haowen up.”
Xia Ruya continuously tried to placate her feelings. “Aunt Ning, don’t get too worked up yet. Your condition has finally stabilized. If you… that’s not going to be good… As for Uncle Wen, you…”
Ning Shuqian stared at the magazines on the coffee table, only to see that the covers were all photos of Wen Haowen behaving suggestively with another woman. She could not register Xia Ruya’s words at all.
Her brain was flooded with these words and she felt as if there were a million needles stabbing her. Her pupils constantly dilated and constricted while she stared at the scene before her. She felt as if she was being pushed into hell.
She was then reminded of the deceased Mo Yunyao. Back then, she intentionally looked Mo Yunyao up when the latter was pregnant, and said to her condescendingly, “Mrs. Wen, your husband has cheated on you with me…”
Eighteen years later, the tables turned and Wen Haowen did to her what he did to Mo Yunyao back then. Yet, she looked pathetic and disheveled…
She did not manage to realize how heartless and cruel Wen Haowen could be.
She was still feeling smug about snatching away someone else’s husband.
Little did she know that she would end up like Mo Yunyao.
She was now as pathetic as she was proud and arrogant back then.