Chapter 767: Are You Still Thinking of a Divorce at Such a Juncture?
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Wen Xinya sat in the living room and accompanied Old Mr. Wen for a chat. He was mostly telling her about the experiences that he had been through over the years of his life as a businessman. Wen Xinya was fascinated and had picked up lots of knowledge from him.
The atmosphere was harmonious and they rarely had the chance to have such a casual and calm talk together.
At this moment, Wen Haowen entered the living room with a document case and said smilingly, “Father, Xinya, what are you guys talking about? Seems like you’re having an interesting conversation.”
This time, Old Mr. Wen was extremely displeased with him for committing adultery and Wen Haowen was bent on doing his best to get into Wen Xinya’s good books. Pleasing her was the only way that he could change Old Mr. Wen’s opinion of him.
Upon sight of Wen Haowen, Old Mr. Wen’s face grew austere and he answered in annoyance, “Nothing much, we were just chatting casually.”
After everything that happened this time, he had completely grown sick of his son and hence, would not bother giving him his best attitude. If it weren’t because of the fact that he was afraid that Wen Haowen would get into trouble again, Old Mr. Wen would have just chased him out of the house.
Wen Xinya greeted Wen Haowen calmly before helping Old Mr. Wen brew some tea.
She was well aware of Wen Haowen’s intentions to curry her favor. During his press conference, he had deliberately expressed his resentment towards Ning Shuqian for plotting against his only daughter. She knew that he was just saying that to make her happy.
Despite feeling peeved about their cold attitudes towards him, Wen Haowen kept his emotions to himself and remained calm. “Father, I have something to discuss with you.”
A sullen expression formed on Old Mr. Wen’s face, thinking to himself that it must be something bad, as usual. “Don’t come and bother me if it’s nothing important.”
Wen Xinya stared at the document case in his hands and raised her brows.
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened and he forced a smile before answering, “It’s regarding something important, of course.”
Wen Haowen took out the document which was titled “Divorce Agreement”. Wen Haowen was still thinking of getting a divorce at such a juncture.
Wen Xinya was amused.
Although Ning Shuqian was wrong to have faked her pregnancy, it was a matter of fact that Wen Haowen had committed adultery. Yang Ziyu may have been pushed to take the blame, but that could not change the fact that Wen Haowen had betrayed his marriage. Besides, Ning Shuqian was still in the hospital and her mental condition had also deteriorated. Yet, Wen Haowen was still thinking about getting a divorce. Wasn’t he afraid of being labeled as cold and heartless?
Old Mr. Wen turned pale and questioned, “You’re still thinking of getting a divorce at this juncture?”
How muddled up.
Unsure of what Old Mr. Wen meant, Wen Haowen said, “Ning Shuqian was the one who lied about being pregnant to plot against Xinya and deceived the Wen Family. She harbored ill intentions right from the start. After giving it some thought, I felt that she definitely has something to do with Yang Ziyu setting me up. Ning Shuqian is such a vicious person. I must divorce her.”
Ning Shuqian had already become an old hag and her reputation had also been ruined. Not to mention, she had also become delirious. He obviously didn’t want a wife like her, whom he felt ashamed of.
“Have you ever thought about how others would see you if you were to divorce Ning Shuqian, who’s still receiving treatment in the hospital for her mental condition, which worsened because of you?” Old Mr. Wen closed his eyes slowly. Although he was well aware that Ning Shuqian had something to do with the incident, he could not find any evidence to prove it at all. Hence, Wen Haowen could not divorce her at the moment, as much as Old Mr. Wen wanted him to do so too.
Greatly taken aback, Wen Haowen said, “Ning Shuqian was the one who committed a mistake first. I also committed adultery because I have been set up. It’s not my fault that Ning Shuqian can’t take the agitation and ended up becoming crazier.”
He did not initiate the extramarital affair and he felt that it was not his fault that Ning Shuqian could not take the agitation.
Seeing that Wen Haowen was still unable to see the clear picture, Old Mr. Wen took a deep breath before saying, “You’re right, but how would others perceive you? You have already committed a grave mistake by causing Yunyao’s death, you have to bear with it even if Ning Shuqian has committed a huge sin. Otherwise, will you be able to bear with being labeled as a cold and heartless man because you abandoned your sick wife?”
Ning Shuqian had ended up in such a state because of the adultery that Wen Haowen had committed and hence, he was in no place to ask for a divorce.
Wen Haowen was dumbfounded, for he did not think of that at all. “How can that be… Ning Shuqian is vicious and evil. She was the one who brought all of these upon herself.”
Feeling annoyed, Old Mr. Wen said, “You’ve just cleared your name and you’ve yet to steer clear of the scandal. Others are not going to think that Ning Shuqian deserves her deserts. They’ll only think that you’re being heartless to your wife!”
Wen Haowen finally realized what was going on and asked in disbelief, “You mean, I can’t get a divorce?”
He could not seem to accept the outcome. The thought of having to face a delirious wife made him shudder in fear and he was again reminded of the deranged way Ning Shuqian behaved in on the day that his scandal was exposed. She bit him hysterically and caused him to bleed. He then thought about some cases of deranged women killing their own fathers. He could not help but shiver.
All of a sudden, he got agitated and said, “No, I must divorce that vicious wretch.”
Old Mr. Wen pressed his throbbing forehead, clearly feeling a little uncomfortable.
Wen Xinya decided that she should intervene. She said, “Father, it really isn’t a suitable time for you to divorce Ning Shuqian now. If you don’t wish to live with her anymore, why don’t you use her mental condition as an excuse to send her to the hospice? Out of sight, out of mind. You may have been framed this time, but adultery is still a shameful thing. If you express your devotion to Ning Shuqian at this juncture, you’d be able to salvage your reputation.”
She had to take advantage and tackle what mattered most to Wen Haowen.
Indeed, Wen Haowen gradually regained his composure after hearing Wen Xinya’s words which he found to have made sense. Back then, Mo Yunyao’s death had already caused a fatal blow to his reputation, which he only managed to salvage by painstakingly trying to be the best husband he could to Ning Shuqian. If he were to divorce Ning Shuqian now, his image would be ruined again.
Noticing that his eyes had lit up, Wen Xinya knew that she had managed to convince him.
Wen Haowen said, “Father, I’m sorry. I was too agitated to think of this just now. I’ve made you angry. You’re right… I really shouldn’t initiate a divorce now. The most important thing to do now is to build my image.”
Old Mr. Wen nodded and glanced at Wen Xinya in satisfaction.