Chapter 874: Be Kind to Yourself and Be Harsh to Others
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She did not find anything special with the way Si Yiyan usually treated her; he would often shower her with care and concern, pamper her, give in to her, tolerate her and love her. However, she only realized how well he treated her after she felt the sudden plunge from Heaven to Hell when he gave her the cold shoulder. Hence, she felt that she had to put in more effort into managing their relationship in order to repay him.
Wen Xinya gently swirled the pen in her hand while flipping through the documents that Secretary Cao had given her, which contained the information about the Wen Corporation’s management and business model.
Through the documents, she found out about the struggles that the Wen Corporation had been through to evolve from a small enterprise to a large corporation, including several battles and hardship. She had also picked up some valuable information and tips.
The sounds of someone knocking on the door could be heard and Wen Xinya immediately paused in her actions. “Come in!”
The door of the office was pushed open and Wen Haowen entered together with Secretary He.
Wen Xinya moved her brows and stood up from the couch. “Father, what brings you here?”
Wen Haowen scanned Wen Xinya from head to toe before saying with a benevolent smile, “I heard from the employees at the company that you came by today. That’s why I came upstairs to look for you.”
He was continuously scanning his surroundings in the office which originally belonged to Old Mr. Wen. Due to the fact that Old Mr. Wen had already retired, the office had been left empty until Old Mr. Wen decided to give Wen Xinya the keys to the office since she had begun taking part in the management of the company.
Back then, he was obviously in disapproval of the matter. However, he had no choice but to accept reluctantly since Old Mr. Wen was still upset with him because of his scandal.
However… the employees of the corporation had been gossiping about the matter lately and most of them said that Old Mr. Wen valued Wen Xinya greatly. To Wen Haowen’s displeasure, they even compared him to her.
Wen Xinya smiled calmly and said, “Father, please have a seat!”
Wen Xinya glanced at Secretary He as a frown creased her forehead.
Wen Haowen did as he was told and asked, “Xinya, your exams are coming up in a few days, aren’t they?”
Wen Xinya nodded and answered, “Yes, four days to be exact!”
Pretending to be concerned about her, Wen Haowen said, “I know you’re a diligent and studious child, but you should be prioritizing your exams for now. You’ll have plenty of chances to learn at the corporation.”
Ever since the commencement of the Ai Shang product launch, Wen Xinya had gained some fame and reputation. Wen Haowen was extremely upset about her frequent visits to the Wen Corporation.
Wen Haowen was clearly blaming her for failing to get her priorities straight. Wen Xinya smiled calmly and said, “Father, don’t worry. I know the importance of this matter. I’ll definitely do my best for the final examinations.”
She refused to say anything else.
Wen Haowen frowned slightly, clearly displeased with her answer. “Xinya, ever since the news about your intention to join Capital University spread around the circle, everyone has been paying attention to your results. If you don’t pass your final examinations with flying colors, the Wen Family will be embarrassed too.”
However, he had forgotten that he had also disgraced the Wen Family by having his extramarital affairs exposed. If it weren’t because of her intervention, the Wen Family would be embarrassed again. Some people just loved being cruel to others and criticize others without reflecting on themselves.
Wen Xinya’s tone became cold and her face grew sullen. “Father, you’re overthinking. I know what I should do.”
She actually disregarded his opinion and dismissed him so nonchalantly. Wen Haowen pulled a long face, though he tried not to make it too obvious. “Xinya, I was a little overboard. You might not like to hear my advice, but I’m doing it for your own good.”
Wen Xinya remained silent smilingly.
Feeling awkward and speechless, Wen Haowen changed the subject. “Xinya, where are the orchids that used to be here? Those orchids were your Grandpa’s favorite. The decor used to also be in your Grandpa’s favorite style. How could you rearrange the items as and when you please?”
That was the real reason for Wen Haowen’s visit. Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grandpa said that those orchids have been ruined and he wanted me to discard them. The office looks rather plain, so I decided to add some roses to the decor.”
Wen Haowen frowned slightly and exclaimed, “This is your Grandpa’s office. It’s inappropriate for you to occupy it. I’ve already told Secretary He to arrange a new office space for you on the 19th floor. From now on, head there straight whenever you’re at the Wen Corporation.”
The CEO’s office was on the 19th floor. By arranging for Wen Xinya’s office to be moved there, he was just trying to let all the employees know that he was still the CEO even though Wen Xinya was the successor of Wen Corporation.
Wen Xinya knew that she was being too flamboyant by occupying Old Mr. Wen’s office. Hence, she did not have any objections. “Thank you for the offer, Father. I’ll move there later.”
She did not have a foundation in the Wen Corporation and, since Wen Haowen was trying to butter her up, she obviously had to make use of him. Keeping a low profile while making outstanding achievements was the rule of survival in the workforce.
Pleased with her self-awareness, Wen Haowen said, “I’ve yet to thank you for helping me get out of the sticky situation involving Yang Ziyu during the Ai Shang product launch that day.”
He initially thought that Wen Xinya was the one behind it. However, after the exposure of the Jiang Family and Xiao Family, he gave Jiang Shaofeng’s words some thought. He was still doubtful of the media’s reports. Although he refused to admit it, Wen Xinya had indeed helped him. If it weren’t because of her, he would have been embarrassed.
Now that the Xiao Family had been utterly defeated by the Wen Family, Wen Haowen managed to salvage his pride.
Wen Xinya answered calmly, “Father, don’t mention it.”
She was rather surprised that Wen Haowen would thank her. However, after some careful thought… she reckoned that Wen Haowen had probably let the trivial matters slide because he was happy to have gotten back at the Xiao Family.
After thinking about the predicament that the Xiao Family was in, Wen Haowen said in satisfaction, “In that case, I shall not disturb you any longer. I still have a ton of work to do.”
He did not expect Old Mr. Wen to pull such a ruthless move which almost caused the Xiao Family to lose their foundation. Wen Haowen had also managed to gain back some of his pride.
Wen Xinya walked Wen Haowen to the door with an icy cold expression on her face.