Chapter 28: Zhao Wenman’s Madness
When Chen Ran found out that the Huiqing group was about to be acquired by Young Master Yan, it was like a bolt from the blue.
He had just married Zhao Wenman, and he was about to lose everything. Of course, he wouldn’t let that happen!
Yan Siming kept his promise to Xiao Lingyu and resumed cooperation with Huiqing Group but at the same time…
Yan Siming was a scoundrel!
Chen Ran was furious at Yan Siming, but he could not do anything.
At that moment, he caught Zhao Huiqing’s gaze and nodded in understanding.
Chen Ran walked towards Xiao Lingyu. He wanted to hold Xiao Lingyu’s hand. However, Yan Siming instantly shot him with a sarcastic gaze. It made Chen Ran’s face burn. Chen Ran was ashamed and scared. He immediately withdrew his hand, and there was a trace of guilt in his eyes.
Chen Ran looked at Xiao Lingyu with deep love, pain, and pleading. “Yu ‘Er, can you please ask Young Master Yan to show mercy? I… I will thank you with all my life.”
Chen Ran believed Xiao Lingyu still loved him deeply because she had helped him get Young Master Yan to resume his cooperation with the Huiqing Group. Xiao Lingyu loved Chen Ran, and Yan Siming doted on Xiao Lingyu, so through this chain reaction, this meant that Yan Siming would listen to Chen Ran’s request.
Not only Chen Ran but also Zhao Huiqing and Zhao Wenman believed the same thing.
Zhao Wenman saw how deep the love was in Chen Ran’s eyes. Her hands clenched into fists. Her nails cut into her flesh, leaving streaks of blood. Her eyes burst with extreme hatred. The woman she had once stepped on now was their life-saver. The man she spent so much energy pursuing still couldn’t forget Xiao Lingyu.
The hatred in Zhao Wenman’s heart was indescribable.
But there was nothing she could do. The destiny of herself and the entire Zhao Family was within the hands of Xiao Lingyu.
Therefore, Zhao Wenman couldn’t do anything but press her anger down even when her new husband had to go and beg his former lover.
At that moment, everyone was staring at Chen Ran, Xiao Lingyu, and Yan Siming.
The atmosphere was quiet and stiff.
Xiao Lingyu looked at Chen Ran. She was disgusted by this act he was putting on.
In her past life, Xiao Lingyu was deeply in love with Chen Ran and believed everything he said.
If she had not accidentally found out the truth from her former colleague after she gave birth to Xiao Tong, Xiao Lingyu would be kept in the dark for the rest of her life. She would be tormented by shame and guilt.
Therefore, no matter how much she loved Chen Ran in the past, that love had been worn away.
Furthermore, with her rebirth, she had a clearer insight of the truth.
So why would she beg Yan Siming for Chen Ran?
Xiao Lingyu had a faint smile on her face. Those with clarity saw that her smile was filled with disdain.
Xiao Lingyu’s eyes narrowed at Chen Ran. She asked in a smile, “Chen Ran, what makes you think I will plead on your behalf? Who are you to make me do something like that?”
The crowd was astonished. No one expected Xiao Lingyu to abandon her former lover so ruthlessly.
Just a moment ago, she was so affectionate towards Chen Ran, calling him Brother Ran. But now, she flipped to the opposite, her hatred sharp and palpable.
Chen Ran was surprised by Xiao Lingyu. His eyes shook. He looked at Xiao Lingyu. He didn’t expect her to be so merciless.
At that moment, Zhao Wenman, who had been silent, finally exploded. The anger that she had been suppressing exploded like a volcano. It drowned out her rationality.
She pointed angrily at Xiao Lingyu and scolded, “Xiao Lingyu, you bitch, how fake can you be? Wasn’t you calling my husband Brother Ran with deep affection before? Why wouldn’t you help him now?
“I know, you’re toying with us, aren’t you? You’re taking revenge on Chen Ran for betraying you. That’s why you’re using Young Master Yan to do all these.
“It was you who told Young Master Yan to acquire Huiqing Group, right? That way, Chen Ran would have no choice but to beg you, and you’d have the chance to snatch him back!
“Bitch, let me tell you. Since Chen Ran and I are already married, we will never divorce. So stop daydreaming. You are not getting between us!
“If you know what’s good for you, you’d better obediently apologize to my husband and plead with Young Master Yan to let Huiqing Group go. That way, I might be generous and allow you to meet with my husband in the future…”
The crowd looked at Zhao Wenman in shock. ‘Is the woman crazy? Is this her way of begging someone?’
“Shut up!” Zhao Huiqing shouted angrily and gave Zhao Wenman a tight slap. He was so livid his entire body was trembling with anger. He had no idea his daughter was so stupid.
Now they were at the mercy of Xiao Lingyu. When she called Xiao Lingyu a bitch, couldn’t she see how dark Young Master Yan’s expression was?
She was not helping the situation. If anything, she was making it worse!
The slap from her father drenched Zhao Wenman’s fury like a bucket of ice water. She instantly snapped back to her senses. Her face was too swollen to tell her expression, but her eyes spoke of fear and unease. It seemed like she had noticed her mistake. Zhao Wenman quickly lowered her head and stopped talking.
After he slapped Zhao Wenman, Zhao Huiqing quickly apologized to Xiao Lingyu. “Xiao…”
“Miss Zhao, you’re right.” Before Zhao Huiqing could say anything, Xiao Lingyu interrupted him.
Zhao Huiqing frowned and stared at Xiao Lingyu with a puzzled expression. He had no idea what she meant.
Xiao Lingyu clarified for him. She smiled. “It was me who asked Young Master Yan to acquire Huiqing Group.”
Her smile was eye-catching.
“How could this be?”
Everyone found it unbelievable. Xiao Lingyu gave them so many surprises that day. They couldn’t help but wonder. ‘Is this still the same Xiao Lingyu we know? The change in her is too huge!’
Zhao Huiqing and Chen Ran widened their eyes in disbelief. Zhao Wenman, who had her head lowered, also quickly raised her head. Her red and swollen eyes were wide open.
Zhao Huiqing’s vision turned black, and his body trembled in shock.
He pointed at Xiao Lingyu and asked, “This… This is impossible. You have promised…”
Xiao Lingyu smiled sweetly and said, “And I have lived up to my promise. I promised to have the Yan Corporation resume its cooperation with the Huiqing Group, and I did. The Huiqing Group is still operating, isn’t it?”
Then her expression turned cold, “But the difference is that the company has changed hands.. Huiqing Group doesn’t belong to the Zhao Family anymore. It has become Young Master Yan’s asset!”