Chapter 66: For those who have offended me, I will avenge a hundred times
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
A man in a black shirt handed over a document to Si Yiyan. “Ninth Young Master, I have investigated all of Yang Chongguang’s connections and friends, and did not discover anyone is suspicious.”
Si Yiyan remained silent and deep in thought.
The man in black had a sudden shock and sweat covered his forehead. “We have checked all surveillance cameras surrounding the Qingfeng Building on the night of Yang Chongguang’s death. There were no suspicious characters entering or leaving the building.”
Si Yiyan lightly tapped on the tea table with his finger — a common sound with an aggressive rhythm. The ambiance was tense. “How was the investigation on Ning Shuqian?”
The man in black stood upright and became jittery. He replied with a stern look on his face. “We haven’t found anything yet. We’ve checked all of Ning Shuqian’s communication records and also her bank records together with her spending habits, including all the people who interacted with her. However, nothing suspicious was found.”
Si Yiyan frowned. He was not satisfied with the results of the investigation.
The man in black looked nervous. His huge and tall body suddenly became stiff. “Ninth Young Master, one of my men found out that on the day of Yang Chongguang’s death, Ning Shuqian pawned quite a few of her personal jewelry and managed to gather five hundred dollars from all the items she pawned. I’m guessing that Ning Shuqian indeed had something to do with Yang Chongguang’s death.”
Si Yiyan’s hand that was tapping on the tea table suddenly stopped moving. He spoke in a low and serious tone, with a ting of warning. “I’m dead sure that Ning Shuqian has something to do with Yang Chongguang’s death. Continue to investigate the matter.”
The cause of Yang Chongguang’s death was a mystery, and there were many doubts about it. Even he could not find any evidence. It seemed like Ning Shuqian had a strong backing behind her. It would not be easy for Xinya to deal with her.
“Yes, Ninth Young Master! I’ll continue with my investigation!” The man in black took a deep breath and turned around to leave. Ninth Young Master always acted calmly and peacefully, but he had a special frightening aura on him.
Si Yiyan squinted his pair of long and beautiful eyes with determination and coldness. He would never allow anyone to harm or threaten Xinya’s safety.
Si Yiyan stood up and walked to the living room, and saw Wen Xinya sitting beside the tea table. She was wearing the pair of long earrings he had given her earlier. Her hands were meddling with the pearl that she got from the oyster feast that day. She liked it a lot and would frequently take it out to play with it like a toy.
“Since you like this pearl this much, why don’t you get a jewelry master to polish it and make it into an accessory so that you can wear it with you everywhere you go.” Si Yiyan stared at the pearl in her hands. It was half flattened and had an uneven surface.
Wen Xinya held the pearl in her palm and said, “Why polish it? I like it this way. An unpolished pearl cannot be considered a true pearl. This is to remind me that one only gives off a beautiful glow with enough polish.”
Si Yiyan smiled. Wen Xinya was just like the pearl in her hands. It was just the beginning of the path she was going through and life’s way of polishing her.
Wen Xinya held the teapot and started brewing Chinese tea, her actions much smoother. Though there was room for improvement, it was a pleasure watching her in action, and the tea smelled good.
Si Yiyan burst out laughing. “Your scandal is hot news in the media right now. However, you still have the mood to brew some tea. It’s no wonder Old Mo is always praising your intelligence. He is right indeed.”
When she was done, Wen Xinya poured a cup for him. She replied mindlessly. “So what if the media is reporting my scandal? I only need to wait patiently for the court trial of the case.”
Si Yiyan smiled. “Your strategy — Getting to the root of the problem, is a brilliant one! All these press media companies who only care about monetary benefits will all be destroyed in your hands.”
She was a careful person. Thus, she always had a backup plan.
As for Yang Chongguang, she planned to make use of him to deal with Ning Shuqian. She appeared defenseless in front of the press, but in fact, she was making preparations to give them a hard blow. He realized that he had belittled her. She was someone who would avenge at any cost against those who had the intention to harm her. She certainly had a decisive and aggressive character.
Wen Xinya sipped the tea gently. “If I’m not offended, I’ll not offend anyone. As for those who have offended me, I will avenge a hundred times!”
Si Yiyan asked, “What’s your plan on dealing with Ning Shuqian?”
Wen Xinya frowned with anger and hatred in her eyes. “I will let her off the hook for the time being,” she replied.
Si Yiyan asked with a stern tone, “How much do you know about Ning Shuqian?”
Wen Xinya froze. She lowered her eyebrows and asked, “What do you mean?”
Si Yiyan looked serious. “I have sent someone to investigate Ning Shuqian. However, they did not manage to find anything suspicious on her. Thus, I’m sure she has powerful backing.”
Wen Xinya was shocked. “Is this information reliable?”
Si Yiyan explained plainly. “Of course, it’s reliable. Since Yang Chongguang’s death, I have arranged for all of my men and resources to investigate this matter, but they were not able to find evidence till now. That must be the only conclusion.”
Wen Xinya’s fingers became tense and grasped the teacup tighter. She had already guessed that someone was working for Ning Shuqian, but did not expect the situation to be so serious. Though she was not sure of Si Yiyan’s identity, from his mysterious behavior, she could deduce that his status in society must be higher than the Wen Family’s. Therefore, she believed him.
Si Yiyan continued, “If that’s the case, then Ning Shuqian’s character and intention became very questionable. First, what is her intention of marrying into the Wen Family? Second, could there be other implications behind the reason for your mother’s death?”
He had grown up in a fierce environment, and that made him sensitive to anyone with an ulterior motive.
“Do you mean that Ning Shuqian planned and strategized her marriage into the Wen Family? And that my mother did not die a natural death?” Si Yiyan’s words caused an uprise in her emotions. It seemed like the situation had gone far beyond what she could imagine and understand based on her experiences in her previous life. This Ning Shuqian was much scarier than the one she knew in her previous life.
Si Yiyan nodded. “These are just some of my assumptions, and you have to gather more evidence to verify if what I assume is correct.”
“Ning Shuqian, you b*tch!” Wen Xinya clenched her teeth tightly. Though Si Yiyan said they needed more evidence, Wen Xinya already believed that these assumptions were true. She had developed a great sense of hatred within at the thought of the possibility that someone had caused her mother’s death.
As Si Yiyan held her hand, he could feel the stiffness in her fingers and felt sorry for her. “Calm down. Ning Shuqian is hard to be dealt with. Thus, you have to learn how to conceal your emotions. It isn’t considered late for a gentleman to get his revenge 10 years later; a lady could take another 10 years. Remember, you’re only 15-years-old. What you need to do now is to accumulate your knowledge and experience and allow yourself to grow stronger. You can only compete against the stronger ones by growing stronger yourself.”
Wen Xinya took a deep breath and removed her hand from Si Yiyan’s grasp. “You’re right. I can’t compete with Ning Shuqian based on my current status,” she replied.