Chapter 137: Frankly Speaking
“I’m a little weak from drinking. Thank you for your offer, Aunty, Ning Yu. I appreciate your generosity,” Ning Chen declined with a calm expression on his face.
Ning Jie was an elder, so Ning Chen had to drink. However, Bai Xin and Ning Yu were both below him, so there was no need for him to accept their invitation to drink.
Unexpectedly, just as Ning Chen finished speaking, Bai Xin immediately said in an aggrieved tone, “See, hubby, Ning Chen still blames me. The last time when I went to Ning Chen’s, Qin Yu offended me. I thought that she was a child from an ordinary family, so it was understandable that she didn’t know any manners. I merely wanted to teach her how to behave, but she told Ning Chen I mistreated her! Ning Chen, are you unhappy with your aunt because of this? If this is it, I’ll make a visit, bringing gifts, to apologize to your wife.”
Bai Xin could not hold back her tears as she spoke.
Ning Jie frowned, he scolded Bai Xin sternly, “And you call yourself his aunt! How can you disappoint your nephew? Qin Yu is not a sensible kid and you’re one too? No matter what, Ning Chen is my nephew. If you don’t beg for Ning Chen’s forgiveness today, you’re not going home!”
Seeing that the originally fine toasting had somehow turned into a conflict, other people nearby turned their attentions unto the unfolding excitement.
Ning Jie’s family acted with tacit understanding between themselves. Ning Yu stood up as soon as Ning Jie and his wife finished their part. He pointed at Qin Yu and said, “Chen, I understand how much you love Qin Yu, but my mother doesn’t mean ill. If you’re angry on my mother just because of Qin Yu, weren’t you disregarding your family just because of an outsider? It’s fine if you treat the family like this, but if you treat the company like this, wouldn’t you be hurting the hearts of all the employees?”
“Ning Yu, how dare you!” Ning Jie suddenly slammed the table and stood up, glaring at Ning Yu. “How dare you talk about your brother in that manner!”
“I’m not wrong!” Ning Yu straightened his neck, looking as if he was going to fight to the end.
“Ning Chen, this unfilial son of mine, it’s all my fault for not disciplining him properly. Don’t worry, when I go back, I’ll give him a good beating. Don’t listen to his nonsense. In a few days, I’ll get your aunt to come to your house to apologize. Don’t hold any grudges in your heart. It’s all my fault!” Ning Jie turned his head and spoke to Ning Chen with a serious expression on his face, and he appeared to be full of righteousness.
In the blink of an eye, Ning Jie’s family drama was over. Ning Chen had become a brainless heir who doted on his silly wife, behaved rudely to his aunt, couldn’t distinguish between public and private matters, and was headstrong.
Ning Yu fought with reason and was firm in his stance, turning him to a reasonable and principled man, to the eyes of many.
Ning Jie came out again to mediate. It was as if his second wife had been accommodating and tolerating Ning Chen’s many unreasonable acts, but in order to maintain the familial relationship, he was forced to sacrifice certain things. Such kind elders.
Ning Chen sat quietly in his seat and listened to all the drama without saying a word.
Ning Jie’s family probably rehearsed this scene a long time ago. Even if Ning Chen tried to defend himself, they would only forcefully suppress his words, smeared him, and forcefully distort the truth.
It was better to let them talk it out.
Anyway, he was used to it.
Ning Chen gently held Qin Yu’s hand. He was a little worried that Qin Yu would not be able to watch such a scene.
Hypocritical, ridiculous, and ugly.
This was the true face of the Ning family.
Moreover, because they were Ning Chen’s family, Ning Chen couldn’t do anything to them. They had a secret weapon called, using the “family” card.
This was how Ning Chen lived through all these years.
Qin Yu’s body trembled slightly. She finally understood why Ning Chen suffered mentally.
Who could endure such a family and reality?
If it was Qin Yu, she would have exploded in anger long ago. Even if she would cause a commotion, she wanted these people to receive the punishment they deserved.
However, Ning Chen endured it.
He even held her hand and comforted her.
In an instant, Qin Yu almost burst into tears.
She could argue and defend his words and actions, but when she touched on the real conflicts of interest in the big families, she realized that she couldn’t do anything about it.
Those people were too powerful. If they couldn’t be uprooted, they wouldn’t be hurt at all.
Reputation? They probably didn’t care anymore.
The winner takes all. The winner wrote history.
Only the strong had the rights to speak.
The voices at the dining table quieted down. Ning Chen looked at Ning Jie with hollow eyes and smiled, “Uncle, are you done?”
“Then I won’t drink this glass of wine as I’m not feeling well. Please forgive me.”
“If my wife, Qin Yu, offended all of you in anyway, I, Ning Chen, will apologize on behalf of her.”
“But if somebody bullied her just because she was mentally ill and weak, I will not tolerate it. I will definitely seek justice for her.”
“Truth and justice shall prevail. If aunty really feels that she is in the wrong, then come to my residence to apologize.”
“I shall accept it calmly.”