Chapter 356: The Smile After Success (2)
Xu Weilai was feeling good that day. Since Mrs. Lin had prepared a delicious breakfast, she ate more than usual. Seeing this, Mrs. Lin grinned from ear to ear. The Young Mistress used to eat very little back then. She had wondered about this: was it because she was getting old or wasn’t useful anymore that even the food she cooked wasn’t good anymore.
But now, seeing how much she was enjoying her breakfast, Mrs. Lin regained her confidence.
After eating her fill, Xu Weilai picked up her phone and checked the time. By this time, she reckoned, Wen Xiaoshan would be at the police station. She got up and went to the bedroom. After changing her clothes, she picked up her purse and went to the garage downstairs. Starting her little car, she went straight to the police station.
Xu Weilai met Wen Xiaoshan in the room. They sat on the opposite side of the table, facing each one.
Wen Xiaoshan had a puzzled and loathing look on her face. “Reporter Xu, I had not offended you in any way, so why did you have to write such libelous things about me? Don’t tell me that you’ve been bribed by Li Huihuang, too? My trust in you as an ally was misplaced! I had thought that you were someone righteous!
The news on that day was supposed to be the uncovering of Li Huihuang’s evil deeds. Instead, the story was about how Wen Xiaoshan played the badger game on Li Huihuang.
The corners of Xu Weilai’s mouth curved up as though she had heard something funny, “That’s what I wanted to ask you. Miss Wen, I haven’t offended you in any way, why are you trying to do me harm?”
Wen Xiaoshan, with a glint in her eyes, tried to evade the topic, “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”
Xu Weilai scoffed at her. Without wasting any more time, she took out her phone from her purse and placed it on the table. She then clicked on the recorded clip and pushed it towards Wen Xiaoshan.
Xu Weilai had earlier retrieved the clip from the underground garage’s surveillance system. It showed Li Huihuang hugging a drunk, Wen Xiaoshan.
After watching the clip, Wen Xiaoshan became even more agitated. “Doesn’t this prove that I was drunk, that I was taken away by him, and was even raped by him? Xu Weilai, not only did you defame me, now you seem intent to expose my wounds? You aren’t human!”
Hmph, she isn’t going to give up until all hope was lost.
Xu Weilai asked her lazily, “Is that so? Are you sure that this proves that you were drunk, and not that you had ulterior motives?”
“What did you just say?”
Xu Weilai picked up her phone. She tapped it a few times and placed it in front of Wen Xiaoshan again. After glancing at the screen, she was flustered.
Xu Weilai had paused the clip. The enlarged picture on the screen showed Wen Xiaoshan lying on Li Huihuang, her eyes open for a split second, and her mouth curved into a smile.
The smug smile underscored her feeling that she had gotten her way after much planning.
Wen Xiaoshan had never imagined that Xu Weilai would discover her facial expression in that fleeting moment.
Xu Weilai relished the expression on her face. Tapping lightly on the table a few times, she said, “Miss Wen, the human brain is something great. It’s a pity that you don’t have one. But I do!”
“If you wish to set me up, let it just remain a thought. Otherwise, don’t even think about it!”
Wen Xiaoshan’s shoulders drooped in defeat.
Xu Weilai stared at her for some time, before adding, “Miss Wen, if you tell me the truth, about who the mastermind is, I’ll plead with Young Master Li for you; for him to be magnanimous this time. If not…”
She had already achieved the intended effect even without finishing her sentence.
This episode brought out her sense of righteousness, as well as her sympathy. Wen Xiaoshan had nothing against her, so it was unlikely that she was trying to deal with her directly. And so, she guessed there was a mastermind behind this.
Wen Xiaoshan went pale in an instant, clutching both her hands tightly.
Xu Weilai didn’t rush her, either. She waited patiently. She watched Wen Xiaoshan frown as she struggled with herself for a while before she finally called out in a raspy voice.