Chapter 719: Their Plan
Translator: Lonelytree Editor: Millman97
"Preposterous!" Elder Shen flared up instantly. A man as clever as him of course knew what Tong Yan was insinuating. Tong Yan's words suggested that there was a salacious relationship between him and Xinghe. Xinghe was his junior; Chinese society deeply valued the familial hierarchy, so such an accusation could ruin his name and life.
However, Tong Yan didn't seem like she was going to stop anytime soon. "If not, how can she easily manipulate our family relationship? Grandfather, even if I am not really your biological granddaughter, Xia Xinghe is even less related to you than I am. How can you abandon us for her? Grandfather, in your heart, are we really less important than this Xia Xinghe?"
"Father, I also demand an answer!" Shen Ru interrogated through tears, "In your heart, are we really more insignificant than Xia Xinghe? We didn't do anything wrong apart from being born with the wrong bloodline. How could you treat us so heartlessly? No matter how hard Little Yan and I have begged for forgiveness, you still refused to listen to us. I don't believe you hate us so much, so she must be of special importance to you. How else can you explain you being willing to kick us away so cruelly on the basis on her one word?"
"Xia Xinghe, explain yourself, what kind of love potion you've given my grandfather that he is so willing to listen to your commands" Tong Yan pulled her body up to her full height and interrogated Xinghe fiendishly.
She managed to naturally push Xinghe and the Shen family into the public's pointing fingers. In fact, the crowd was on her side. After all, she only wished to return to the Shen family because she couldn't bear being away from her family. Therefore, her anger and sadness were one hundred percent justified.
No one suspected the begging that Shen Ru and Tong Yan did earlier was all a show. It was to prepare for this moment!
People would always sympathize with the weaker party, so their plan was to create the impression that they were bullied by Xinghe and used that to frame Xinghe. Everyone would stand on their side and would not suspect this was their machination.
So, this is their plan Xinghe felt disappointed; she had expected more from them. She shouldn't have overestimated them it seemed.
"You, Xia, tell us, did you not seduce my father to make him turn his back on us?" Shen Ru continued the interrogation.
Before Xinghe could answer, Elder Shen announced angrily, "What nonsense are you two talking about I've already said that this has nothing to do with Xinghe!"
"Grandfather, do you think we will believe that? Even Xia Xinghe herself has admitted it was she who purposely made you cut ties from us. Xia Xinghe, do you dare to say it one more time in front of the whole room?"
"Why wouldn't I dare?" Xinghe raised her eyebrow with interest and continued slowly. "Indeed, it was I who asked grandfather to cut ties from the both of you."
The crowd was shocked. It really is her doing! How can she be so vicious and shameless to demand something like this? However, why would Elder Shen listen to her and really cut ties with Shen Ru and Tong Yan because of her? Could it be that there is indeed something curious between them?
Instantly, the way the room looked at them turned odd. Shen Ru and Tong Yan were elated. The fact that Xinghe admitted her wrongdoing so easily almost made them laugh aloud.