Chapter 743: A Huge Conspiracy
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Wen Xinya continued, “The Celestial Detective Agency checked on Yang Ziyu and found out that she had been especially interested in Wen Haowen these two years. In her apartment, there were even many papers and magazines regarding Wen Haowen. Yang Ziyu’s motive towards Wen Haowen was evident.”
Thus, the investigation reached a dead end here.
Yang Ziyu’s motive towards Wen Haowen already provided an explanation for Wen Haowen’s infidelity.
Si Yiyan was also shocked as he asked mildly, “Anything suspicious regarding Yang Ziyu’s interpersonal relationships?”
Wen Xinya shook her head and said, “The Celestial Detective Agency already did a rough check and didn’t find anything suspicious. Currently, they’re still doing in-depth investigations.”
Si Yiyan said, “I’ll also get someone from my side to check—see if we can find any leads.”
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “Sounds good!”
Perhaps the Celestial Detective Agency had dived so deep that they had some blind spots, and Si Yiyan’s intervention might have some insights.
Si Yiyan fed her another cherry. “At this stage, there’s no point to think any further. Let’s sit back and see what happens! What’s important now is for you to still focus on recuperation and not tax your brain too much.”
Wen Xinya ate the cherry which was originally refreshingly sweet but tasted so sour that it made her salivate. “Recently, the Wen Family has been plagued with never-ending storms. Now that Wen Haowen’s infidelity was exposed, it pushed the Wen Family to the tip of the wave. So many people in the circle are mocking the Wen Family secretly and the masses have lost their confidence in the Wen Family. Within four hours after Wen Haowen’s infidelity was exposed, the Wen Corporation’s shares have already plummeted more than two hundred points!”
If she had known that Wen Haowen forcing Ning Shuqian to a dead-end would trigger such retaliation from her, she would rather advance slowly. It was not worth it at all to use the Wen Family’s hard-earned power and reputation against Ning Shuqian.
Si Yiyan knew what she meant. Wen Haowen’s act of infidelity had moral implications that weren’t tolerated by society. Embroiled in such a storm, it was like the Wen Family was being grilled. Furthermore, Wen Haowen was the CEO of the Wen Corporation and represented the entire Wen Family and the Wen Corporation. The outsiders didn’t only question Wen Haowen alone.
After this incident, the Wen Family’s status in the circle would definitely drop, their reputation would definitely suffer, and their power would also be affected.
Status and reputation were the most important for a big, wealthy family—coupled with the reduction in power, their standing in society would lose its stability as well.
Wen Xinya was slightly lost. “Si Yiyan, do you think I’m actually right or wrong—I dealt with Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya with such extreme tactics just do that I can force the mastermind behind them out. However, I can’t be sure if Ning Shuqian still has value in the eyes of those people. Will it be too quick to act now?”
Wen Xinya had always felt that she was deeply entrenched in a huge conspiracy. Was mother’s death coincidental or was there more to it? Ning Shuqian married into the Wen Family merely as a mistress, or did she have other motives? What role did the powers behind Ning Shuqian play in this series of incidents? Who exactly were those people? What exactly did they have against the Wen Family? Was Xia Ruya involved?
All the questions reminded her that she could only find the answer from Ning Shuqian!
However, it had been two years! She had been secretly watching Ning Shuqian, holding back without acting for two years. Instead, the other party seemed to have disappeared without a trance. Without any leads, she couldn’t help but feel slightly anxious. After the exposure of Ning Shuqian’s fake pregnancy, she had already plotted to make use of this opportunity to deal with Ning Shuqian and force the mastermind behind her out. If Ning Shuqian was still of some value, that person would definitely not allow her to be chased out of the Wen Family and would help her. If she had no more value, it would also be good to eliminate her.
However, things developed too unexpectedly—all these affected the Wen Family too severely.
If Ning Shuqian was really driven out of the Wen Family, she might never be able to know the mystery.
Si Yiyan said, “I feel that this time, Wen Haowen’s infidelity doesn’t look like Ning Shuqian’s work. She may be scheming and unpredictable, but such a method which left no trace seems similar to that of the secretive powers behind her.”
He had a feeling that the other party had already started to stir up a storm.
Wen Xinya frowned slightly and said, “However, since Ning Shuqian was hospitalized, I’ve been sending people to track her movements but didn’t find any points of suspicion?”
If Si Yiyan’s guess was right, the other party’s cunningness was simply beyond expectations.
She hadn’t died for nothing in her previous lifetime.
Thus, Wen Xinya couldn’t help but feel fortunate to have known Si Yiyan in this lifetime. At first, it was also him who reminded her that there was someone behind Ning Shuqian. Otherwise, she wouldn’t even have known how she died.
Si Yiyan frowned slightly and said, “This is probably how the other party is brilliant and fearless!”
It was the first time that he felt that he wasn’t strong enough—they didn’t fear his warning and power, continued to stir up storms right in front of him, and there was nothing he could do.
Towards this matter, he could actually only protect her safety.
This was an outcome that he could never accept.
Wen Xinya raised her head and asked, “Should we keep a closer eye on Ning Shuqian?”
Si Yiyan shook his head and said, “Disperse all the people spying on Ning Shuqian! This is to prevent alarming her. Since the other party has appeared, this proves that Ning Shuqian still has value. We only need to wait and see—we should be able to get some leads through the grapevine.”
He had never lost in a game of patience!
His gaze turned hazy. Unless… the other party didn’t touch his bottom line.
Wen Xinya was very vexed. “All our efforts were for naught. We didn’t eliminate Ning Shuqian nor discover leads regarding the powers behind her, and still caused the Wen Family’s reputation to suffer for nothing…”
Si Yiyan said mildly, “That’s not true. At least, the other party has been forced to strike. Ning Shuqian schemed to make Wen Haowen unable to divorce her, thus maintaining her status. However, as she only has control over Wen Haowen in the Wen Family and this incident has driven a wedge between them, she may not be able to manipulate Wen Haowen as she did in the past. We’ll then get our chance to strike.”
After hearing Si Yiyan’s words, Wen Xinya indeed felt somewhat better. “Si Yiyan, you really know how to cheer people up!”
Si Yiyan hugged her and said in a low, hoarse voice, “Since I’ve cheered you up, should you return the favor?”
His hoarse voice and suggestive tone revealed the meaning of his words. Wen Xinya blushed intensely, stared at him, and said, “You’re my boyfriend. It’s expected for you to cheer your girlfriend up when I’m unhappy or in trouble. It’s so wicked of you to ask for a repayment!”
Si Yiyan squinted his eyes and asked, “Is this how wicked is used?”
Wen Xinya instantly mellowed down. “My mistake, my mistake…”
Si Yiyan said meaningfully, “Since you’ve committed a mistake, you’ve gotta be punished…”
Speaking in an altisonant manner, he leaned in, kissed Wen Xinya, and fulfilled his plans to punish her.