Chapter 869: You’ll Be Treated Kindly If You’re Honest, Otherwise, You Shall Face the Music
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“Xinya, I really take my hat’s off to you. You managed to defeat the Xiao Family with just one move, causing their reputation to be tarnished and their foundation to be ruined. The Xiao Family’s place in the four major families is going to be in the doldrums for a long time.”
Gu Junling had truly gotten an eyeopener after watching Wen Xinya deal with the Xiao Family using the media and manipulation. He had witnessed a battle between merchants.
The Xiao Family had incurred losses that were far greater than what they had suffered during the failure of the acquirement of Ai Shang Group.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “I still have Qingxuan to thank for giving me the media resources. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have been so successful.”
Ling Qingxuan waved his hand and said, “It was just a simple favor.”
Zhou Tianyu said, “I just can’t stand how arrogant the Xiao Family is. They act as if they’re so brilliant and conceited. They didn’t even learn their lesson after incurring heavy losses when they failed to acquire Ai Shang Group previously. How dare they plot against the Wen Family? They’re just courting death.”
Xu Tongxuan sneered. “Fancy them being known as a cultured and refined family. They’re just putting on a front and fooling everyone with that gilded exterior of theirs. They’re all rotten inside.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “In order to be noble businessmen, one would have to have wisdom and upright morals while possessing wealth and success at the same time. Business elites would have to place emphasis on culture and manners and have the ambition to save the world and build a better future for everyone. The Xiao Family truly brings shame to noble businessmen.”
The Xiao Family members were truly despicable and shameless.
Ling Qingxuan changed the subject and said, “Xinya’s way of handling things is very similar to Old Mr. Wen, but she’s less ruthless than him. She’s also resolute and intelligent when devising schemes. Like father, like daughter, indeed.”
Xu Tongxuan chided. “Ling Qingxuan, did you stop studying after primary school? That’s not how you use that idiom. How could you say that when Wen Haowen is so incompetent?”
They could not tolerate Wen Haowen at all.
Ling Qingxuan frantically said, “I… well don’t take my words to heart, I was just making an analogy…”
Zhou Tianyu said, “Old Mr. Mo has taught Xinya how to read in between the lines and analyze every word.”
The innocent Wen Xinya said resignedly, “I learn chess, painting, calligraphy, and poems from Grampy, not reading in between lines, okay? Grampy teaches me about ancient culture, that has nothing to do with overanalyzing words.”
Ling Qingxuan burst into laughter and squinted at Zhou Tianyu.
Staring at Ling Qingxuan, Wen Xinya said, “From now on, please don’t ever compare me to Wen Haowen. I’ll get angry if you do.”
It was Zhou Tianyu’s turn to be smug. She began grimacing at Ling Qingxuan.
Everyone burst into laughter and Gu Junling said, “This time, the Wen Family reaped a ton of benefits and the Ai Shang product launch proceeded smoothly. Let’s cheer to the success of the Wen Family in overcoming the ordeal and taking the business to greater heights.”
The glasses clinked together with a loud and crisp sound. Wen Xinya was in high spirits.
“Here, let’s toast to having such an impressive friend like Xinya!” Zhou Tianyu exclaimed while raising her wine glass high up in the air. The red wine in the glass glistened under the light, like bright red rubies. They exuded an alluring charm.
Xu Tongxuan chimed in. “Let’s toast to having the honor of making Xinya our friend and not our enemy. Cheers!”
This time, Wen Xinya had pulled an impressive move when dealing with the Xiao Family. All her friends were impressed.
Gu Junling raised his wine glass and exclaimed at Wen Xinya, “Xinya, I, Gu Junling, hereby solemnly announce that you let me off at all costs if I were to offend you in the next 300 years. Here, cheers!”
Everyone burst into laughter and Wen Xinya felt a little embarrassed. Are they really my close friends and not friends who led me astray?
Ling Qingxuan kicked him and said, “Little Eunuch Gu, you’ll no longer exist 300 years from now. You’ll be buried deep in the soil. You’re not that funny.”
Gu Junling extended his arm and placed it on Ling Qingxuan’s shoulder. “I’m telling you, I’ll be going through my next lifetime in the next 300 years…”
Wen Xinya smiled and exclaimed, “Continue spouting nonsense!”
Zhou Tianyu pushed Wen Xinya’s shoulder and asked, “Xinya, are those rumors about Xiao Zhiyuan having extramarital affairs with undergraduates real? How did you find out?”
Xiao Zhiyuan had a near-perfect reputation in the upper-class society, and all the reporters were dying to find out some juicy gossip about him. However, they had never succeeded. Yet, there was suddenly some groundbreaking news about him, which took everyone by storm.
All her friends stared at Wen Xinya, as curious as cats.
Wen Xinya winked at her friends in a bid to play cute. “Weren’t the reporters the ones who exposed Xiao Zhiyuan for his scandal? What does that have to do with me?”
If it weren’t because of the scheming tricks that Chu Jingnan had pulled in his previous lifetime by exposing Xiao Zhiyuan’s scandal, she would have been fooled by Xiao Zhiyuan’s goody-two-shoes image as well. Hence… Chu Jingnan deserved credit for it.
Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan pushed Wen Xinya onto the couch in displeasure and exclaimed, “How dare you say that!?!”
“Hahaha… it’s so ticklish, don’t… you guys. Hahaha… stop it. You’re torturing me…” Wen Xinya rolled around on the couch in a bid to escape Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan.
Gu Junling and Ling Qingxuan sipped on some wine while coaxing. “Tianyu, Xuanxuan, you guys better be careful. Xinya might bear a grudge and take revenge on you.”
Zhou Tianyu reached her hand under Wen Xinya’s armpits and questioned, “Are you going to admit it or not?”
Xu Tongxuan guffawed sinisterly and kept her eyes fixed on Wen Xinya’s waist. “If you’re honest, we’ll let you off. Otherwise, you shall face the music. Hurry and come clean.”
Wen Xinya pressed her arms together, almost losing her breath. “Fine… I’ll admit… I’ll admit. Will that do? Let go of me first!”
She was way too minute and weak for her strong enemies. Hence, she had no choice but to resign to fate and succumb.
Zhou Tianyu giggled and said, “No, you’re so cunning. If I let you go, you might just slip away. Hurry and come clean.”
Xu Tongxuan chimed in. “Dear, you’ll be given candy if you’re obedient.”
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and exclaimed resignedly, “Hey you guys, can’t we just be friends happily?”
Xu Tongxuan and Zhou Tianyu responded by attacking her severely.
The girls broke into boisterous banter while the guys cheered them on over a few drinks. It was a lively occasion.