Chapter 1000: Does Wen Haowen Have An Illicit Lover
The tension arose again because of Wen Haowen’s words.
Staring at Old Mr. Wen, Wen Haowen felt a little irritated, for he felt that Old Mr. Wen had overreacted to his casual remark.
Old Mr. Wen glanced at him coldly and said, “Since the shareholders have already agreed, I don’t have any objections. I’m just a retired old man.”
He was displeased by Wen Haowen’s decision to act before seeking his permission.
Although he had already retired from the business world, he was still the Chairman of the Wen Corporation and all major decisions would have to pass through him.
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened and he frantically said, “Father, I’ve been trying to find a chance to talk to you about this proposal since a long time ago. However, you’ve been too busy with the charity fund, so I…”
Recently, he had been facing lots of obstacles. First, it was his divorce, followed by his adulterous affair. He initially wanted to use the product launch to redeem himself and make up for the scandal that he had caused. However, Yang Ziyu’s pregnancy scandal ruined everything and caused him to be utterly embarrassed. The proposal was supposedly a good chance for him to redeem himself. Due to the fact that a large amount of funds was required at the start, he was afraid that Old Mr. Wen would turn his suggestion down. Hence, he decided to hold a shareholders’ meeting first before reporting it to Old Mr. Wen afterwards.
Previously, the battle between the Xiao Family and Wen Family caused the Wen Corporation’s stock prices to plummet and the shareholders earned a fortune from the increase in stock prices as well. Hence, as soon as he proposed the lucrative plan, the shareholders immediately agreed without hesitation.
Wen Haowen continued, “Father, I didn’t mean to hide it from you. Whether or not this proposal will pass, is still dependent on your decision.”
Although Old Mr. Wen had already retired, he still had the final say in such major decisions. The plan could only be executed after he gave the green light.
Old Mr. Wen interjected. “Enough, stop talking.”
As much as he was the Chairman, he could not possibly object to all of the shareholders’ decision to support Wen Haowen.
“Father, I…” Wen Haowen’s lips moved and he decided not to say the words that he wanted to, because of how stern Old Mr. Wen was.
While listening to their conversation, Wen Xinya thought to herself in astonishment,
Old Mrs. Wen hurriedly said, “Old Man, why do you have to get so worked up? Now that the shareholders are there to tend to the matters at the company, what’s there for you to be worried about? Besides, it’s not like Haowen hid it from you intentionally. He just didn’t want to bother you with these matters because you’re so busy lately.”
Old Mr. Wen shot Old Mrs. Wen a glance which made her subconsciously shut up.
He placed the chopsticks onto the table and glared at Wen Haowen sternly. “What’s wrong with you lately? You stay out late all the time. Don’t you tell me that you’ve been working overtime at the office. Perhaps, your mother might believe that bullshit, but you can’t fool me.”
Ever since Wen Xinya went on a vacation, Wen Haowen had already stayed out for at least five nights.
Wen Xinya stopped eating and subconsciously looked up at Wen Haowen.
Wen Xinya found it rather bewildering. Ever since his scandal was exposed, Ning Shuqian was sent to the nursing home and she then became married to Wen Haowen only in name. Wen Haowen was highly suspecting towards Ning Shuqian, whom he resented to the core because of the fact that she had faked her pregnancy.
Hence, there was no longer a woman by Wen Haowen’s side and, as a forty-year-old man with raging hormones, it was only normal for him to feel an urge to satisfy his sexual needs. After thinking about it… Wen Xinya felt that it was understandable that Wen Haowen had an illicit lover.
However, Wen Haowen’s reputation had already been tarnished by his adulterous affair and he could not afford to suffer another blow. Yet, he still had the audacity to get into an extramarital affair. Wasn’t he afraid of ruining his reputation even further?
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened and he explained wryly, “Father, I was really busy with work…”
Not wishing to hear his explanation, Old Mr. Wen interrupted. “You should know clearly whether or not you were really working. I don’t want to intervene with your personal life, but… if you ever dare to do anything that brings shame to the Wen Family again, don’t blame me for being nasty.”
Wen Haowen’s adulterous affair had already caused the Wen Family’s reputation to be tarnished. Wen Xinya had a hard time making use of the Xiao Family to assert dominance and salvage the Wen Family’s reputation. They could not afford to let Wen Haowen damage it again.
Wen Haowen’s face turned red in embarrassment. Although the matter about his adulterous affair was already over, he still felt incredibly frustrated and ashamed at the mention of it. Besides, Old Mr. Wen was staring at him with an intimidating gaze. He was very certain that Old Mr. Wen would punish him severely if anything were to go wrong again this time.
He put on an unnatural smile and said, “Father, don’t worry, I know what to do. I won’t let anyone plot against me and implicate the Wen Family this time.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he shot Old Mrs. Wen a glance.
Wen Xinya witnessed everything and she found it rather ridiculous.
Just like she had expected, Old Mrs. Wen caught the hint and frantically stepped in to give him an out. “Old Man, Haowen already knows his mistakes. He won’t commit them again. Besides… that bitch Yang Ziyu was the one who set him up previously. How could you put the blame on Haowen?”
Old Mr. Wen glowered at Old Mrs. Wen and said, “Shut up. All you do is call others ‘bitch’. Aren’t you ashamed at all?”
He had no idea what to say about Old Mrs. Wen, who had been living a luxurious life for decades but still did not pick up any aristocratic social etiquette.
Old Mrs. Wen was at a loss for words. Filled with resentment, she felt that Old Mr. Wen must have been embarrassed of her for being uncouth.
The atmosphere became tense again. Wen Xinya picked up some food with her chopsticks and placed them inside Old Mr. We’s bowl. “Grandpa, the stir-fried meat that Mother Wang made today tastes rather special. Give it a try.”
Old Mr. Wen gazed at her tenderly and said, “Have some, too.”
Wen Haowen’s eyes lit up upon sight of Old Mr. Wen’s interaction with Wen Xinya, filled with resentment. He felt that Old Mr. Wen was undermining and disrespecting him because he now had Wen Xinya as his successor.