Reborn Aristocrat: Return of the Vicious Heiress - Chapter 725
Reborn Aristocrat: Return of the Vicious Heiress Chapter 725 – Don't Divorce Me, Alright?
Her words had struck a sour note within Wen Haowen. After hearing Ning Shuqian’s words, he lost control of his emotions and his eyes turned red immediately. The veins on his forehead began to bulge and throb. “Bitch, shut up. Stop trying to brainwash me. I won’t believe you.”
Ning Shuqian would definitely not shut up. She looked up at Wen Haowen as if he was her world, wept and cried, “I’m going to say it even if you don’t want me to. If Wen Xinya was a good girl, I’d still be able to tolerate her, but she’s clearly an unfilial daughter. Not only did she defy you, she even hit you. If the Wen Family lands in her hands, your life is going to be hard.”
It was the thing that Wen Haowen was the most afraid of. Hence, it was also why he was willing to swallow his pride and please Wen Xinya. “If it’s because of me, why didn’t you tell me beforehand? You had me on and took me for a ride. You manipulated me like I was a fool.”
Ning Shuqian was thrilled and her face began to turn pale. She said, “Haowen, I wanted to tell you too, but… Father-in-law is so smart and Wen Xinya that bitch is full of tricks. If they found out, wouldn’t you be implicated as well? Father-in-law was already very displeased with you. If he found out that you colluded with me to plot against Wen Xinya, you’d have a hard time…”
After all, Ning Shuqian had been married to Wen Haowen for decades and she definitely knew him best. She also knew how to manipulate Wen Haowen. She sounded reasonable and made it sound as if she was sparing a thought for him. No matter how cruel Wen Haowen was, he could not stop his emotions from overflowing. He stood rooted to the ground in shock.
Ning Shuqian got up from the ground and hugged Wen Haowen tightly. She bawled and screeched. “Haowen, Wen Xinya obviously knew from the start that I had faked my pregnancy and yet, she waited until her coming-of-age ceremony to expose me. She made the Wen Family embarrassed and shamed you…”
Wen Haowen thought about everything that had happened during the coming-of-age ceremony and found that Ning Shuqian’s words had made sense. If it weren’t because of Wen Xinya, he wouldn’t have become a laughing stock.
It’s all Wen Xinya’s fault.
Ning Shuqian continued, “Haowen, Wen Xinya has her own reasons for doing that. She just wants to push me to hell and make the Wen Family kick me out. She wants to come in between you and me, and make you divorce me. That way… you’ll be alone in the Wen Family. I know you can’t bear to harm her because she’s your daughter, but she wouldn’t hesitate to get rid of you so as to make the Wen Family hers!”
“She can dream on! Everything in the Wen Family can only belong to me.” Wen Haowen was greatly taken aback and could not help but believe Ning Shuqian because he was the direct cause of Mo Yunyao’s death and that was a well-known fact in the circle. Besides, Wen Xinya was also his flesh and blood and his reputation would be over if he were to be cold and heartless to her. Hence, he dared not harm her too drastically.
Ning Shuqian cried, “Haowen, we can’t fall for Wen Xinya’s tricks anymore. Otherwise, she’ll gloat and rejoice!”
Wen Haowen’s heart softened. Ning Shuqian may be old and ugly, but she can at least help me deal with Wen Xinya!
Ning Shuqian hugged him tightly and tried to seduce him, knowing that he had given in. “Haowen, I was wrong. I really know my mistakes now. You can punish me however you like but just don’t divorce me, alright? I love you… if you divorce me, I won’t be able to live anymore… Haowen… I’m begging you… Don’t divorce me…”
She was sobbing and complaining about how hopeless she felt, causing Wen Haowen to freeze all of a sudden. After all, he had been married to Ning Shuqian for eighteen years and Ning Shuqian knew clearly how to seduce him. He felt extremely uneasy and said, “Let go of me, if not…”
Ning Shuqian begged him pitifully. “Haowen, just forgive me this once! I’ll obey you from now on. I definitely won’t do anything that you dislike or betray you. Haowen… I’m begging you, don’t divorce me. I really love you… Without you… I can’t live anymore.”
Wen Haowen’s mind was in a state of frenzy. Ning Shuqian’s words rang n his ears and he could not bring himself to treat her harshly at all. However… he suddenly thought about the way Ning Shuqian had behaved during Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony. She was maniacal and had lost all control of herself. He could not help but feel a little terrified. He snapped back to reality, pushed Ning Shuqian away, and took a few steps back.
Ning Shuqian thought that she understood Wen Haowen very well and that he had given in. She fell back onto the couch and asked, “Hao… Haowen! What must I do to make you forgive me?”
Wen Haowen stared at her wrinkled and haggard face which made her look pitiful. Feeling sympathetic towards her, he said, “Ning Shuqian, don’t blame me for being cruel. I didn’t want to treat you like this, but you were the one who got exposed for faking your pregnancy and the media has been reporting about it too. Your reputation has long been ruined. How can we tolerate having such a vicious member like you?
“Besides… I’ve already been disgraced by you and everyone pokes fun at me wherever I go. If I continue to stay in this marriage with you, how am I supposed to face everyone?
“On top of that… you turned the Wen Family into a laughing stock because of your fake pregnancy. You caused the Wen Corporation’s stock prices to plunge and they’ve yet to recover even until today. The Wen Family has suffered a major loss. If I don’t give the shareholders a fair explanation, how can I continue being the CEO?”
Ning Shuqian fell onto the ground, finally realizing how cruel he was. Once he has made up his mind, no amount of scheming tricks or begging would make him change his mind. Back when Wen Haowen insisted on marrying her, he had also caused a stir and did not mind the fact that everyone called her an unchaste woman who had a burdensome daughter and came from a shameful family background. Everyone castigated her and Wen Haowen for being an a.d.u.l.terous pair and yet, he still insisted on marrying her.
Things were drastically different back then.
He could ignore the public’s opinions and insist on marrying her.
Why was he so full of excuses now?
He had merely had a change of heart.
What a joke. She only realized now that she was being extremely ridiculous by flaunting her victory to Mo Yunyao. How was she any better than Mo Yunyao now?