Chapter 1082: The Chess Piece in Her Hand
Wen Xinya was in the midst of a game of chess with Old Mr. Wen.
Honestly speaking, she was not exactly great at Chinese chess and only knew the basic rules of the game. She was completely clueless about how to plan strategic moves. Hence, she lost all three games terribly.
While playing chess, Old Mr. Wen said, “Your father called me just now to say that the development of the entertainment city is about to begin soon. He’s been very busy with work lately, so he’s planning to move out.”
Actually, Wen Haowen was just going to move in with Ning Shuqian and Old Mr. Wen was well aware of that fact too, though he did not expose or try to stop him. At this point, his relationship with Wen Haowen was so strained that they were nothing more than a pair of father and son related by blood. Old Mr. Wen had long given up on him. And the fact that Wen Haowen now possessed 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares did not matter to Old Mr. Wen at all.
Wen Xinya paused in her actions and looked up at Old Mr. Wen, who seemed to be just talking about a casual topic. “The media has already reported about him reconciling with Ning Shuqian. There’s no need to cover up anymore.”
She did not expect that Wen Haowen would act so brazenly in front of Old Mr. Wen.
Did that 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares give him that confidence?
Or was it the entertainment city project that had done so?
Old Mr. Wen sneered. “He thinks he has the final say in the Wen Corporation just because he holds 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares and is holding the stable position of CEO. He thinks that I won’t be able to do anything to him once the entertainment city development goes into full swing and generates a massive amount of revenue for the Wen Corporation. That’s why he doesn’t even show me any respect now.”
Wen Haowen had already lost, for he was acting like a winner before he even succeeded.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “My father is so silly and naive to think that you’ll really stay out of the Wen Corporation’s management just because you’ve retired from the business world.”
Old Mr. Wen may have retired, but even then, he still had the final say in the Wen Corporation. Otherwise… the incompetent Wen Haowen wouldn’t have been able to deal with the shareholders at all. He wouldn’t even be able to control the board of directors, let alone the entire Wen Corporation.
Old Mr. Wen said coldly, “He thinks that he can cover up just by pretending to be a devoted husband in front of the reporters. Little does he know that Ning Shuqian’s reputation is badly ruined. He has merely picked up a rock from a pile of feces. I wonder how others are mocking him now.”
Wen Xinya smiled calmly without answering.
Old Mr. Wen changed the subject. “What do you think Ning Shuqian will do next?”
Previously, Wen Xinya informed him that there was a person behind Ning Shuqian and he had also completely believed her after observing the situation for some time. Ning Shuqian had an agenda for every move that she made.
Wen Xinya laughed and answered, “I think she’ll openly interfere with the entertainment city project.”
First, she put in painstaking efforts to get herself discharged, after which her relationship with Wen Haowen was exposed to the media. Although the two seemed to be trivial matters, she had actually done that just to openly interfere with the entertainment city project.
After all, Ning Shuqian had begun planting her snitches in the sister company for the entertainment city project as soon as she got discharged.
Old Mr. Wen suddenly said curiously, “You seem to be very confident.”
Even he could not guess Ning Shuqian’s intentions.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grandpa, don’t forget that I’ve dealt with Ning Shuqian several times before. I know her very well and the way she likes to handle things.”
At the same time, she was also referring to the person behind Ning Shuqian. Every move of Ning Shuqian’s was suspicious, and the fact that she had planted snitches in the entertainment city project simply meant that the person behind her was mysterious and scheming.
Old Mr. Wen said with a sigh, “I’ve really belittled Ning Shuqian.”
Ning Shuqian used to act appropriately and meekly in front of him. However, he did not expect that she would be so greedy and ruthless, despite the fact that she had always been careful and meticulous with her behavior.
Wen Xinya said smilingly, “Ning Shuqian is just a small fry who’s not worth mentioning at all. She has been manipulated by someone else into plotting against the Wen Family. Who said she’s not a pawn of ours?”
Perhaps, she used to be wary and a little afraid of Ning Shuqian during the first year of her return to the Wen Family home. However, ever since Si Yiyan cleaned up Black Sunday and rendered Ning Shuqian helpless, she no longer let Ning Shuqian affect her.
Previously, she was a little afraid of Wen Haowen. After all, he held 15% of the Wen Corporation’s shares and she was worried that her plans would backfire if she were to get rid of Ning Shuqian and anger Wen Haowen.
Besides, she knew better than anyone else that the Wen Corporation’s interests mattered the most to Old Mr. Wen, who wouldn’t spare her if she were to mess with them. After all, she had yet to secure her footing in the Wen Family back then.
Of course, she also wanted to use Ning Shuqian to find out the truth about her mother’s death and the culprit who was plotting against her and the Wen Family.
Old Mr. Wen laughed and said, “Hahaha, you’re right.”
He could tell that Wen Xinya was just trying to comfort him by telling him that Ning Shuqian was insignificant and hence, it did not matter even if he belittled her. The most important person to look out for was the person behind Ning Shuqian.
Wen Xinya chuckled and said, “Grandpa, you may just observe the matters about the entertainment city as a bystander. I won’t allow anyone to plot against the Wen Family.”
She sounded a little mischievous yet stern.
Recalling everything that Wen Xinya had done for the Wen Family ever since her return, Old Mr. Wen said in delight, “Great, alright. I’ll leave the matter of the entertainment city to you while I focus on my philanthropic career.”
Wen Xinya asked, “How’s the preparation for the charity fund going?”
Old Mr. Wen had been busy with the charity fund ever since he announced during the Ai Shang product launch that he would be setting up a charity fund in Wen Xinya’s name and donating 10% of Ai Shang’s profits to the fund every season, which would be used as operation funds.
Old Mr. Wen was clearly excited about the topic. “The preparations are almost done. They’ll be going into operations officially in September. We’ll be donating our first charity fund to an orphanage in the slums.”
As happy as a lark, Wen Xinya said, “I earned quite a bit of money from some stocks that I invested in previously. When the time comes, I’ll donate some money to show my support in the charity fund as well as my passion for philanthropy.”
When the Wen Corporation’s stock prices rose tremendously because of the launch of Ai Shang’s products, Ouyang Feng helped her earn a fortune.
Old Mr. Wen exclaimed, “Great! When you’re rich, you ought to share your wealth with the needy. It’s very good that you’re thinking of doing that.”
He had only understood that when he got older. Hence, he was glad that his granddaughter had decided to pay attention to philanthropy.