Chapter 157: Conflict (3)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Calmly, Shen Wenna took a sip from her coffee elegantly. “Now that I think about it, you got close to me and became my good friend… So, it was all because of Xi Mushan… If I remember correctly, I’d already known Xi Mushan for three years by then…”
“So what? Didn’t you always say self-righteously that it doesn’t matter who comes first in love?” Yue Lingsi put on a mocking smile, her eyes getting more and more threatening.
“Love? Are you sure Xi Mushan loves you?” In contrast to Yue Lingsi’s aggressiveness, Shen Wenna was calm and indifferent. Even her tone of voice sounded like a cold wind blowing through a maple forest.
Yue Lingsi seemed extremely upset and her hands had clenched into fists under the table. “He doesn’t love me? Don’t forget that I’m now Xi Mushan’s legal wife. As for you, Shen Wenna, you’re just his ex-wife.” She could feel her energy welling up inside as she sat upright with her back straight and stared right into Shen Wenna’s eyes.
“I’ve never denied your position as the mayor’s wife. I hope you don’t drag my daughter in between our matters. I left and let you guys be because I wanted the war to stop. Didn’t we live peacefully all these years? Why do you have to break the peace?”
A cold light lingered in Shen Wenna’s clear eyes as she looked back into Yue Lingsi’s eyes. “I understand my daughter’s personality well. She wouldn’t have done anything if you guys didn’t do anything that crossed the line. As for your daughter taking Han Yifeng away, it doesn’t matter to her anymore. I hope that these things can end. Otherwise, I don’t mind talking to Xi Mushan personally.”
“Look at how lightly you’re taking this! On the day of Xinyi and Yifeng’s engagement, your daughter came over and ruined their engagement party. She even injured Xinyi. How should I deal with this? Moreover, she said that you handed the document to her. Is that true?” Yue Lingsi’s expression was turning furious.
Shen Wenna put her cup down and looked at Yue Lingsi like she was watching a clown performing. “Xiaye is my only daughter. Whatever I own belongs to her, so what’s wrong about that? You guys tried so hard to get back the 20% share. Isn’t it meant to be Xi Xinyi’s dowry? I don’t know on what basis did you come to look for me. Even if Elder Madam Xi is here, I can only say that I’m sorry. I’ve sold the 20% shares off.”
“Who did you sell it to?” Yue Lingsi’s expression froze as she clenched her fists even tighter the moment she heard Shen Wenna’s words.
“You’ll find out soon enough. I’ve told you guys to not bother us again. I won’t be this easy-going anymore if you leave me no choice!” A strong voice reached them before Shen Wenna could reply. They looked over to the source of the voice, then they noticed Xi Xiaye standing near their table.
She had a cold aura all around her as her eyes were focused on both of them. She went up and stayed beside Shen Wenna.
“Why did you come?” Shen Wenna frowned. Apparently, she did not want to involve Xi Xiaye in their mess, but it seemed that things just would not go her way.
Xi Xiaye looked at Shen Wenna without saying anything. Then, she averted her cold gaze to Yue Lingsi. “You must be here because Xi Xinyi made stories up about me again several days back, didn’t she?”
“Make stories up about you? What was that? Xinyi and Yifeng are in love with each other, and all the years, don’t you think that Xinyi has sacrificed a lot for you? Was there any time that she disobeyed your wishes? She misses you every time there’s a festive season and she’d always prepare gifts for you. What about you? Do you really think that stabbing a knife into your shoulder could repay all these back?”
Yue Lingsi was really concerned about her daughter. Of course, she would be upset when Xi Xiaye badmouthed Xi Xinyi.
“If Xi Xinyi’s matter made you unhappy, come to me. Why do you have to involve my mother? Moreover, that document is with me and I’ve already sold it to someone, so it’s futile for you to talk to my mother about it. Come to me if you have any problems. It’s about time to settle the grudges from all these years.”
Xi Xiaye was not exactly being calm now. She would get all defensive whenever she encountered matters like this. She suddenly took her phone out. “I believe my father has no idea about you meeting my mother today, does he? Since the topic is out on the table now, I’m going to ask my father if it’s his intention to take the shares back from my mother.”
Xi Xiaye scrolled through her contact list and dialed a number.
Yue Lingsi’s expression froze and turned odd. Hesitating to speak, she seemed like she wanted to stop her, but the call had already gone through.
“Hello? Xiaye?” Xi Mushan’s quiet voice came through the phone swiftly.
Xi Xiaye took a deep breath as she glanced at her mother Shen Wenna. Her expression was normal as usual and her eyes were calm as the sea. However, Yue Lingsi seemed anxious and uneasy.
“It’s me,” Xi Xiaye replied quietly after a brief moment. She glanced at Yue Lingsi who seemed to behave peculiarly now, then she continued into the phone, “I’m at a café with Mother right now. Yue Lingsi asked to meet Mother and she wants the 20% shares of Yueying back from her. We want to know if that’s your intention.”
Xi Mushan went quiet for a while, then he replied, “That’s already your mother’s. Pass the phone to her.”
Of course, Xi Xiaye understood who he meant by “her”. She turned the loudspeaker on and placed the phone before Yue Lingsi who hesitated as she stared at the phone. After a while, she then mumbled, “Mushan…”
“Don’t forget what you promised me if you want to continue being the mayor’s wife.”
Xi Mushan’s quiet voice sent shivers down Yue Lingsi’s spine. She quickly explained, “Mushan… Listen to me…”
Before she could finish, Xi Mushan had already hung up.