Chapter 879: This Is a Blissful and Complete Family
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Wen Xinya felt much more relaxed after speaking to Si Yiyan over the phone. At this moment, she received a call from Old Mr. Mo.
“Xinya, the examinations are going to begin at nine o’clock. Don’t forget to bring the necessary items and make sure you don’t lose your entry pass. Otherwise, you will be disqualified from the exam…”
Although he knew that Wen Xinya was not a scatterbrain, he still could not help but give her some reminders.
Wen Xinya giggled and said, “Grampy, rest assured! I remember! Just wait for my good news.”
Upon hearing her words, Old Mr. Mo knew that she was in a good mental state and that she was not worried at all. Extremely heartened, he answered, “Alright! I shall wait for your good news then.”
After ending the call, Wen Xinya clenched her fists tightly and said to herself, “Wen Xinya, all the best!”
Wen Xinya tidied up her appearance and headed to the living room where Old Mr. Wen was seated in front of the dining table and reading some newspapers while Wen Haowen read through documents. She reckoned that Old Mrs. Wen was still asleep.
Wen Xinya walked towards them and took a seat. “Good morning, Grandpa. Good Morning, Father!”
Old Mr. Wen put his newspapers down and asked, “Why are you up so early? Are you feeling nervous because of the examinations?”
She usually woke up at half-past six in the morning and had her breakfast at half-past seven. Yet, she woke up an hour earlier today. It was hard not to think that her unusual behavior was because of her nervousness about the final examinations.
Wen Xinya answered smilingly, “Not too bad. I’m not that nervous. I went to bed early last night, so I woke up earlier today.”
Old Mr. Wen nodded and said with a heartened expression, “Yes! You don’t have to be too nervous. Just remain positive. It’s just an exam. Don’t take it too seriously.”
Of course, he wanted her to be admitted to Capital University based on her own abilities. However, it wouldn’t matter even if she didn’t. Capital University was known to be strict with their intake, and even if Wen Xinya didn’t make it, it wouldn’t mean that she was incompetent or not outstanding enough. There were several other prestigious universities in the nation and they would be spoiled for choice. Even if Wen Xinya insisted on being enrolled in Capital University, the Wen Family would definitely have a solution to help her. Hence, he did not want to give her too much pressure.
Wen Haowen said with a frown, “Father, everyone in the circle knows that Xinya wishes to be admitted to Capital University. How could you tell her not to take it too seriously? If Xinya doesn’t make it, everyone is going to poke fun at her and we’ll be embarrassed too.”
He felt that their pride was at stake and he could not allow her to make any mistakes.
However, he was rather conflicted for he hoped for Wen Xinya to be admitted to Capital University, but at the same time, he did not want her to succeed either. It would bring the Wen Family glory if she were to make it to Capital University, but… he did not want to see her gaining fame and recognition because of her outstanding achievements.
Wen Xinya began flipping through the newspapers and her lips curled into an inexplicable smile. Wen Haowen had said those words to her repeatedly, and his tone would be different every single time. She felt that she could not understand Wen Haowen anymore; she could not tell if he wanted her to get into Capital University or not.
Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “We’ve already been embarrassed enough. Compared to the embarrassing events of the past, Xinya’s failure to be admitted to Capital University isn’t that significant. Besides… Xinya has never admitted to those rumors that have been going around.”
Recently, Wen Haowen had become much more mature and sensible than before. If given the past, Old Mr. Wen would definitely forgive him for that and even get his hopes up. However, too much had happened to the Wen Family because of Wen Haowen lately and he no longer carried any more hopes.
Wen Haowen grimaced and a sinister look formed on his face. Old Mr. Wen was just trying to undermine him. Although he felt rather angry about it, there was nothing else he could do. He smiled and said, “Father is right. I’ve been reading too much into things. We won’t give in to petty tricks.”
Old Mr. Wen glanced at him calmly, surprised to see that Wen Haowen had said such reasonable words. Not only was he trying to say that the previous incidents had happened all because he had been framed, but he was also complying with Old Mr. Wen. Old Mr. Wen thought to himself,
In the past, Wen Haowen would definitely argue with him over it.
He glanced at Wen Haowen calmly and warned. “Good that you know.”
She refused to say anything else.
Wen Haowen’s eyes lit up, feeling awkward and at a loss for what to do. Hence, he shifted his gaze onto Wen Xinya and said, “Xinya, your Grandpa may have told you to relax, but the exams are no child’s play. You must do your best, no matter what.”
Wen Xinya nodded smilingly and said, “Father, I know.”
Seeing how meek she was, Wen Haowen smiled at her genuinely and said, “I know you’ve always been intelligent and I shan’t say anything else. Anyway… I believe you’ll definitely achieve good results.”
His words of encouragement made him seem like a benevolent father. “Thank you, Father!”
At this moment, Mother Wang led the other servants to the dining table with breakfast.
The breakfast spread consisted of steamed Chinese delicacies like soup dumplings, crystal dumplings, pumpkin cake and dozens of other dishes.
Old Mr. Wen smiled and said, “Xinya, I specifically instructed Mother Wang to prepare a Chinese-style breakfast. Chinese food is much more filling than Western food, which focuses on nutrition. Exams are taxing and you’ll only get the energy to do it when you’re full.”
He had always known that Wen Xinya preferred Chinese food to Western. Hence, he specially instructed Mother Wang to prepare a Chinese breakfast.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Thank you, Grandpa. Breakfast is sumptuous. I like it very much.”
Mother Wang was familiar with her preferred tastes and all the dishes were her favorites.
Wen Haowen placed a crystal dumpling onto Wen Xinya’s plate and said, “I heard from Mother Wang that you love crystal dumplings. Since they’re your favorite, have more of them. Your Grandpa is right. You must eat more to have the energy to sit for your exams.”
Wen Xinya smiled and exclaimed, “Thank you, Father!”
After breakfast, Mrs. Wu served a bowl of pig’s brain soup which contained walnuts, almonds, chestnuts, and goji berries. It tasted rather unique.
Old Mr. Wen said, “Tao and I shall send you to school together.”
As soon as Wen Xinya stood up, Wen Haowen said, “Father, I don’t have any important work to do this morning. I’ll send Xinya to school together with you.”
Knowing that she could not turn him down, Wen Xinya agreed. “Alright!”
They drove towards Lan Feng Institute and along the way, Wen Haowen would interrupt every now and then during the conversation between Wen Xinya and Old Mr. Wen. He sounded gracious and mellow. Those who did not know the actual truth might just think that they were a blissful and complete family.