Chapter 1261 - The Villain Plays the Victim

As soon as Wen Xinya entered the Wen Family mansion, she was greeted with a sudden sense of emptiness. The servants were all busy performing their respective chores while Old Mrs. Wen was out for her daily mahjong sessions which usually only ended at night. Ever since Wen Xinya moved out, Old Mr. Wen was the only one who was frequently alone at home. The thought of it… made her heart wrench in agony.

Old Mr. Mo and Old Mr. Wen were both lonely old men.

She suddenly felt guilty.

Old Mr. Mo was seated on the ouch with an icy cold expression on his old and wrinkly face. He looked stern and his eyes were glassed over, seemingly deep in thought.

Wen Xinya frantically walked towards him and asked softly, “Grandpa, what happened? Did something go wrong with the entertainment city project?”

Old Mr. Wen had taken charge of the Wen Corporation again and the entertainment city project was now in his hands. Apart from the entertainment city project, she could not think of another reason for his displeasure.

Old Mr. Wen snapped back to reality and glanced at her with a gentler expression. “Old Mr. Li called just now.”

The thought of it made Old Mr. Wen’s face grow petulant as an icy cold gaze formed in his eyes.

Even Wen Xinya could not help but get a great shock. “Grandpa, why did he call?”

She could guess that Old Mr. Li was definitely displeased with the fact that she had exposed Xia Ruya’s misdeeds during the gala and even splashed red wine on Xia Ruya. That was why he decided to question Old Mr. Wen. It was no wonder that he looked so upset.

Although she had openly exposed Xia Ruya for spiking the food and tea during the gala, Old Mr. Li knew of the feud between her and Xia Ruya. Besides, Xia Ruya was an expert at defending herself. Hence, he would definitely side with his own granddaughter.

In the eyes of Old Mr. Li, Wen Xinya was the one who had plotted against Xia Ruya and set her up. Even though there was concrete evidence, he would probably believe Xia Ruya because he did not see her spiking the food with his own eyes.

Besides, Old Mr. Li felt that the matter wasn’t that severe since Wen Xinya did not end up getting poisoned. He also saw Wen Xinya’s actions as an insult to Xia Ruya and the Li Family.

Anyway, Old Mr. Li was tyrannical and unreasonable. He felt that Wen Xinya was at fault regardless of what happened and that her behavior resulted from Old Mr. Li’s failure to take her in hand.

Old Mr. Wen said sternly, “What else could it be for? He obviously called to question me. He blamed me for failing to take you in hand and causing you to be haughty and arrogant. He even gave me a lecture.”

The thought of Old Mr. Li speaking to him condescendingly with a sense of superiority made Old Mr. Wen’s face grow pale. He flew into a rage after finding out about Xia Ruya spiking Wen Xinya’s food and drink. However, he did not pursue the matter because Wen Xinya did not get poisoned in the end and even managed to solve the matter herself. Besides, he also took pity on Xia Ruya.

Yet, the villain played the victim.

After hearing Old Mr. Wen’s words, Wen Xinya said agitatedly, “Grandpa, that Old Mr. Li is too unreasonable. There’s no point in getting upset because of him. We know the truth and others can see the clear picture too.”

The Li Family failed to take Xia Ruya in hand and allowed her to wreak havoc in Capital city. Yet, they’re still so self-righteous. Doesn’t he feel ashamed for having such a vicious, ungrateful and selfish granddaughter?

How dare he have the cheek to reprimand Grandpa?

Old Mr. Wen finally looked less upset. He said, “I was just feeling angry because he was being such a bully. Don’t worry, I won’t really get that angry. Besides, you’ve done a great job of handling what happened during the gala. Xia Ruya is getting a taste of her own medicine. She can’t blame anyone except herself. No matter how arrogant they are, they’re in the wrong.”

Not only did Old Mr. Li throw his weight around and demand an explanation from Old Mr. Wen, he even wanted Wen Xinya to clarify the matter about Xia Ruya spiking the food and give Xia Ruya an apology.

Still feeling a little worried, Wen Xinya thought to herself, Grandpa is never the kind to put himself in a disadvantageous position. Grandpa is definitely going to be shortchanged since Old Mr. Li is throwing his weight around. “Grandpa, we knew what the Li Family is like ever since Xia Ruya visited us with those two servants of hers. There’s no need for us to stoop to their level.”

In Wen Xinya’s eyes, the Li Family was a bunch of despicable and shameless people.

Old Mr. Wen knew that she was feeling uncomfortable because she was worried that he might have been taken advantage of. “Don’t worry, I didn’t get taken advantage of. Old Mr. Li may be my elder, but he’s being too much of a bully. If I don’t retaliate, wouldn’t I seem like a pushover?”

Wen Xinya blinked, feeling a little curious about how Old Mr. Wen had managed to retaliate.

Old Mr. Wen was in better spirits. Hence, he said, “At that time, he chided me for being bad at taking my children in hand. I replied saying that I had indeed failed at teaching, which is why I ended up having such a vicious and evil granddaughter like Xia Ruya. I also told him that that was the reason I handed you over to Old Mr. Mo so that he could teach you well. I told him that he ought to know about this since he knows so much about the Wen Family!”

Who would dare to criticize Old Mr. Mo?

What a joke. Even Old Mr. Li had to show him respect, despite being his senior.

If Old Mr. Li were to dare to criticize Wen Xinya in front of Old Mr. Mo, the latter would definitely teach him a lesson.

Since he had the cheek to criticize Wen Xinya and blame her for being haughty and arrogant, there was no need to show him any face at all.

I’m Wen Zhihang, not some pushover.

Old Mr. Wen was only being courteous because Old Mr. Li was his senior, not because he was actually afraid of him.

After hearing his words, Wen Xinya felt extremely impressed. “Grandpa, you’re really awesome. Here’s 32 likes for you.”

She could almost imagine how angry Old Mr. Li must have been at the time. She thought to herself, Look at that shameless granddaughter of yours. How dare you act all haughty and arrogant in front of Grandpa? You’re obviously asking for death.

Old Mr. Wen was rather amused by her words. Feeling much happier, he said, “I reckon Xia Ruya will definitely return to Harbor City in no time. When that happens, you can leave these things aside and focus on your academics.”

Wen Xinya agreed.

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