Chapter 773: The Intentions of the Xia Family
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Wen Xinya returned to the Wen Family home, only to run into Old Mr. Xia and Xia Haolin at the door. She was rather shocked to see them. Xia Ruya was the thread connecting the Wen Family to the Xia Family. Now that the Xia Family had already disowned Xia Ruya, who had taken the Wen Family’s money, they no longer had anything to do with the Wen Family. she wondered.
She suddenly thought of a possibility.
Staring at Wen Xinya, Old Mr. Xia said smilingly, “I just heard from Old Mr. Wen that you visited Old Mr. Mo at the Mo Family home. I was sorry to hear that. Yet, I ran into you here. What a coincidence. How is Old Mr. Mo’s health?”
Due to the fact that he was a senior, Old Mr. Xia was rather polite and kind when speaking to Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Thank you for your concern, Old Mr. Xia. Grampy is doing well.”
She was certain that the people from the Xia Family had an ulterior motive for visiting the Wen Family today. Hence, she did not bother getting embroiled with him. Be it in the previous lifetime or the present, she had never had a good impression of the selfish Xia Family.
Xia Haolin seemed to be much more kind and friendly. “Miss Wen, I’ve always heard that you’re very outstanding. Now that I’ve met you, you really do live up to your reputation.”
Xia Haolin swallowed his pride and seemed to be trying to curry her favor.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Thank you for your praises, Mr. Xia. However, those are just rumors. It’s not to be taken seriously.”
Her knowledge of Xia Haolin was based on what she knew about him from her previous lifetime. Xia Haolin and Chen Linfang had caused a major uproar in the city because of the news of their divorce, and Chen Linfang ended up falling into a trap and jumped to her death. The Xia Family then righteously encroached on the Chen Family’s business and assets, thus driving them into a corner. At last, Xia Haolin married a mistress.
Xia Haolin and Wen Haowen were equally heartless, though the former was far more cowardly than Wen Haowen. At last, he ended up with nothing and was stripped off his title as CEO by the shareholders of the Xia Corporation. Xia Ruya colluded with the shareholders that she was close to and took over the Xia Family.
Xia Haolin was a genius and he could obviously tell that she was being cold and distant. He said apologetically, “Miss Wen, that treacherous daughter of mine has already been chased out of the Xia Family, but I’m still very sorry for the harm that she did to you…”
Wen Xinya interrupted him. “Miss Xia has already cut off all ties with the Xia Family and she has also taken the money we offered her. She no longer has anything to do with the Wen Family. Let’s just let bygones be bygones. Mr. Xia, you don’t have to mention this at all.”
She was indirectly trying to say that the Wen Family no longer had anything to do with the Xia Family because of Xia Ruya.
Old Mr. Xia and Xia Haolin knew exactly what she meant. As sullen expressions formed on their faces, he had also heard clearly that Xia Ruya had taken the Wen Family’s money…
The thought of the financial crisis that they were currently facing gave her an idea.
Wen Xinya ignored the grave expressions on their faces and turned away to walk towards the living room.
Old Mr. Wen sat on the couch sipping on some tea. “How’s Old Mr. Mo’s health?”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grampy is alright, though his appetite hasn’t been great. However, there aren’t many major issues with him now, and it’s common for the elderly to have poorer appetites due to the changes in weather. He’ll be fine after some nourishing.”
Old Mr. Wen nodded and changed the subject. “Did you run into the Xia Family?”
“Yes! They were at the door.”
Old Mr. Wen said coldly, “You probably know what they’re here for.”
The Xia Family had been going through major chaos. They would have been destroyed if it weren’t because of the help provided by the Chen Family.
Wen Xinya sat beside Old Mr. Wen and said, “They’re probably here to apologize for Xia Ruya’s actions and plead for our help.”
Now that the Xia Family was at their wits’ end, seeking help from the Wen Family was their only way out.
Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “You’re right, but the Xia Family is far more resolute than you think. They suggested that we buy over the management rights of their supermarkets.”
The management rights of the Xia Family’s supermarket chain was indeed very tempting. After all, they were already established and the Wen Family need not waste too much manpower or money on building the business and could make huge earnings as long as they managed it well.
Wen Xinya got a great shock. She had indeed belittled the Xia Family. However, she said in disdain, “What a great plan they’ve got. They’re going to dump their mess to someone else while they sit back and relax. So what if we buy over the management rights? They’ll still be the major shareholders.”
By selling the management rights to the Wen Family, the Xia Family would just have to sit back and reap the profits earned by the Wen Family, who could definitely run the business well. It would then be a matter of time before they developed the new mall. The Xia Family may be scheming, but they practically treated others like fools. How could Old Mr. Wen allow them to fulfill their wishes?
Old Mr. Wen said coldly, “The luxury brands under the Wen Corporation have yet to achieve the top standard, especially the cosmetic brands. We still have a long way to go. Now that we still haven’t refined our brands to perfection, why should we bother about others’ business? The Xia Family’s offer… is indeed very tempting, but we don’t need them.”
Wen Xinya nodded, having already expected that to be his decision. “Ai Shang Group is going to launch its products very soon, and we’ll be focusing on the management of their cosmetic products. We won’t have time to care about the other projects.”
She had high hopes for Ai Shang Group and also believed that the Wen Family would rise a level higher after the launch.
Old Mr. Wen shared similar thoughts as he gazed at her tenderly. Back then, she was the one who helped the Wen Family invest in Ai Shang Group, allowing them to acquire Ai Shang Group effortlessly. She was also the one who suggested the idea of fruit skincare and propelled Ai Shang Group into success.
He would sometimes wonder if she had already known then, that Ai Shang Group would aid the Wen Family in rising to a higher level. He was amazed by her foresight.
“Most importantly, the Xia Family is mercenary. It’s a good thing not to work with them.” Although she despised the Xia Family, she did not belittle them and was also bent on acquiring that plot of land. Yet, they decided to sell their management rights in a bid to solve their financial issues.
It seemed she had to execute her plan as soon as possible.
Old Mr. Wen nodded and said, “You’re very clear-headed.”