Chapter 1087: Going Against Her?
Wen Xinya again asked, “Uncle Cao, have you found out anything about the new employees?”
Those employees would be a great asset to Wen Haowen and contribute greatly to the entertainment city project. Hence, she had no choice but to take them seriously.
Shaking his head, Secretary Cao answered, “I’ve looked into it, but I couldn’t find anything inappropriate. They have one thing in common, and that is their backgrounds are all too clean and it was too easy to check up on them. However, that’s also what makes it difficult to find out more about them. Besides, their resumes and credentials are all real. I’ve already found out.”
The fact that their backgrounds were too clean and simple was a problem in itself. Besides, it was also strange that there were no clues that could be found about their adolescence.
She had expected to hear that from Secretary Cao.
Wen Xinya happened to run into Wen Haowen when she returned to the Wen Family home.
Wen Haowen had already moved in with Ning Shuqian and he had deliberately returned home to collect the rest of his belongings while Old Mr. Wen was not home. At this moment, he was ordering the servants to move his luggage to the car.
Upon sight of Wen Xinya, he spoke to her gently as usual. “Xinya, you’re home.”
Now that Wen Haowen held 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares and was the CEO of the Wen Corporation, there was actually no need for him to cozy up to Wen Xinya in order to impress Old Mr. Wen. However, he had learned his lesson and knew that there was no need to openly express his disdain towards Wen Xinya even though he detested her.
Wen Xinya smiled and asked, “Father, are you going to move out?”
She was just asking the obvious. Although Wen Haowen was treating her the same as he used to in the past, she could sense that he was much more confident and proud when speaking to her.
His pride and arrogance were written all over his face.
“By the way, where’s your Grandpa?” Wen Haowen asked with a wry smile. After all, no one in the Wen Family supported his decision to reconcile with Ning Shuqian and Wen Xinya was the true victim of Ning Shuqian’s fake pregnancy. Hence, he was in no place to say anything.
“He’s busy with the charity fund,” Wen Xinya answered while thinking to herself, Aren’t you back precisely because Grandpa isn’t here?
However, she did not let her emotions show.
An icy cold gaze formed in Wen Haowen’s eyes. Old Mr. Wen was clearly mixing work and personal life by setting up a charity fund in Wen Xinya’s name.
He’s using the Wen Corporation’s money to operate the fund. And where does the Wen Corporation’s money come from? It’s all my hard-earned money. Yet, Wen Xinya is enjoying all the benefits and glory.
That old man is using the Wen Corporation’s money to put Wen Xinya on a pedestal.
Wen Haowen stared at Wen Xinya coldly and asked, “By the way, Xinya, have you heard about the board meeting that will be held in three days’ time?”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “I’ve heard about it just now.”
The matter had already been spread around the Wen Corporation and some of the members of the upper-class society had even heard about it. How could Wen Xinya have not known? However, what was Wen Haowen’s motive for bringing it up in front of her?
Wen Haowen said, “Since you’ve already heard about it, you must turn up for the meeting. Don’t be almost late like you were the previous time. It’s not good to delay the commencement of the board meeting.”
Wen Haowen seemed to have forgotten the reason for the delay in Wen Xinya’s arrival.
Wen Xinya stared at Wen Haowen in bewilderment, momentarily speechless.
Noticing the look on her face, Wen Haowen asked, “What’s the matter? Is there an issue?”
Doesn’t she like interfering with the matters at the Wen Corporation? In that case, I shall fulfill her wishes. Why did she make such a face? What is she getting up to this time?
Wen Haowen frowned with a look of helplessness.
Wen Xinya seemed to have recovered from her shock. She exclaimed with a look of disbelief, “Father… that won’t be appropriate! I’m not an official member of the board, so it won’t be good for me to just join the meeting!”
Wen Haowen actually reminded me to join the board meeting?
What is going on? What tricks are he up to again this time?
He was clearly going against her. An ominous feeling filled her heart.
Wen Haowen said with a tender expression, “What’s so inappropriate about it? Anyway, you’ve already attended the board meeting once and everyone knows that you’ve already begun meddling with the internal management. It doesn’t matter.”
Wen Haowen did not sound polite at all and he was just mocking her indirectly.
Hanging her head low, Wen Xinya said softly, “That was different. During the previous board meeting, you invited the shareholders and I attended the meeting as a shareholder. This time, it’s a board meeting and only the directors will be present. Firstly, I don’t have a position on the board and I haven’t joined it officially yet. There’s no reason for me to attend the meeting.”
Wen Haowen was clearly setting up a trap for her to make her feel stuck in a difficult position.
Wen Haowen smiled and said, “Just attend the meeting as a shareholder, then! Surely you can’t be expecting me to personally invite you.”
Wen Haowen was somehow thrilled to see Wen Xinya hanging her head low.
Wen Xinya was slightly speechless.
If she were to agree, she would be the only shareholder who joined a board meeting with all the directors. The hunter will shoot the bird that sticks out. Hence, by doing that, she would seem to be acting inappropriately. The fact that she had meddled with the operations at a young age would make others despise her and her reputation would be damaged too.
However, Wen Haowen had invited her to attend the meeting as the CEO of the Wen Corporation. If she were to turn him down, the shareholders and directors would be displeased with her. She would then be put in a disadvantageous position which would make it difficult for her to take over the Wen Corporation in the future. Most importantly, Wen Haowen and Ning Shuqian were going against her. If she did not tackle them, the results would be dire.
Noticing that she seemed to be put in a spot, Wen Haowen said, “Xinya, you were the one who suggested that we set up an independent company back then. Hence, you can’t stay out of the discussion about the entertainment city project. What are your thoughts?”
Wen Xinya knew that she couldn’t turn him down. Hence, she said, “Father, don’t worry. I’ll definitely join the board meeting.”
She would just deal with whatever Wen Haowen threw at her.
Thrilled to have attained his goals, Wen Haowen said, “Good to hear. I shall not say anything more, then. There are still things for me to handle at the office. I’ll get going.”