"What do you…"
"I will kill you," Lily declared. "Or at least that's what I will tell them," she said. "How about this… we make a bet."
"What bet?" Qin Yuanfeng asked.
"First, let me tell you that the only reason why you are breathing right now is because I asked my husband to compromise. He wanted you dead… but I wanted to use you instead. The dead won't bring me any benefits," Lily said before she crossed her legs. "Let's make a bet, Qin Yuanfeng. If your girl was indeed the person who betrayed you, I will let you go. If I am wrong then I will give you the Facci Group so you'll have all the resources to kill Zhang Yifei while I enjoy my honeymoon in the Maldives."
"What do you think?"
"I… What assurance could you give me that you will indeed give me the Facci Group?" he asked.
"Eh? You are that confident that she did not betray you?" Lily scoffed. This man was indeed in love. Zhang Yifei's calculation of using her own niece to control and spy on Qin Yuanfeng was indeed very good. It was very ruthless and a good plan. However… she still miscalculated something.
"I am tired of managing a business. I can give you Facci Group if you win against me," Lily said. "If you don't believe me then either… I kill you or I kill her. You choose."
Qin Yuanfeng stared at Lily, speechless. He opened his mouth before he closed it again. What is this situation? Why is Lily giving him crazy choices? For some reason, his mind could not comprehend it. Was Lily trying to trap him? Was she being bold and trying to make him confused? He stared at her — really stared at Lily's smiling face.
The woman across from him certainly is both smart and cunning. She's ruthless, and also a bit crazy. Her decisions were based on logic, not emotions. He was sure that, Lily was also rational… If she wasn't then he have been dead by now. Lily had the exact opposite of his impulsive and emotional nature. Unlike his emotional self… Lily had been calm and did not even flinch as she inflicted pain on him. This only served as proof that she is fully in control of the situation.
"I'll take it," he said. His voice contained certainty with a tinge of hope, hope that he was right. What if he wasn't? What would happen to Ziyi? Qin Yuanfeng noticed his hands shaking yet again as he thought of the possibility that Ziyi was really lying to him. Li Ziyi — the only person who cared about him, lied to him. After this… what else could possibly happen in his life?
Qin Yuanfeng felt his heart ache as he clenched his fist in an attempt to control himself. "What are we going to do?"
Lily suddenly rose from her seat and walked towards him. Her face full of smiles as she suddenly gave him a phone.
"Call her," she said as her big smile made here eyes turn into crescents as if she was truly enjoying the show. "Tell her to come and get you as you are dying. Tell her I am out to kill you."
"Come on. Call her," Lily said as she gestured her head for him to accept the phone.
After a few seconds, Qin Yuanfeng accepted the phone and instantly dialed her number.
"Tell her to come and rescue you at this address." Lily handed her a piece of paper.
"She is not in this country. She is somewhere far away!" Qin Yuanfeng said, while gritting his teeth. How could Li Ziyi rescue him? She was not in China or Hong Kong! Qin Yuanfeng had sent her to Malaysia!
Qin Yuanfeng clenched his jaws and continued to dial Li Ziyi's international number. His hope was getting a little bit bigger as time passed. He instantly pressed the loud speak button, confident that he would like what he is going to hear from his lover. After a few rings… a sweet feminine voice answered. However, when Qin Yuanfeng was about to answer, Lily suddenly get a hold of the knife in his leg and twisted it, making him yell in pain.
"Yuanfeng?" Li Ziyi's voice echoed. "Yuanfeng is that you?"
"Ziyi…" Qin Yuanfeng looked at Lily, his eyes were red and teary as he tried to control the bleeding in his leg. He looked at Lily and only met her smiling face. "Ziyi… I think… I might die."
"Yuanfeng! What are you saying? What happened? What is going on!?" Li Ziyi's panicked voice echoed in the room.
"Ahhrg…." Qin Yuanfeng let out another painful grunt when Lily suddenly kicked his wounded leg. "Ziyi… save me. Lily… she… she will kill me!" He glared at his smiling sister and instantly regretted agreeing to this bet. How could this woman be this ruthless?
"Where are you? Are you still in their base? Yuanfeng! Where are you?"
"No… I… I was able to run away. I am no longer at their base… but I got shot and …and I have a knife wound in my leg… I… I cannot run far."
"I… Yuanfeng hold on… I will get you. Just tell me your address. I will come and get you!"
As expected, Qin Yuanfeng instantly frowned at her words. What does she mean by she will get him?How? She isn't even in Hong Kong. If he had to wait for her to come, wouldn't it be the same waiting for death to come and get him?
"Yuanfeng? Are you there? Yuanfeng!"
"I… Ziyi.. I am at… 123 Main…" Qin Yuanfeng proceeded to give her the address that Lily had given him. However, as the time went by, his voice got colder and colder as he narrowed his eyes at Lily. How could he miss the tinge of glee in Li Ziyi's voice? Now that he suspected her, it was very easy to detect subtle changes like these.
Slowly, pain and sorrow became apparent in his eyes as his breath quickened. Did she really betray him? Was it all a lie? Questions like these started rising inside his head as tears were threatening to burst from his eyes. Was everything a lie after all?
"Yuanfeng… Please hold on… I love you. Please hold on," Li Ziyi's cries echoed, over and over again.
"Ziyi…" Qin Yuanfeng let out a deep sigh before he closed his eyes. "Will I ever see you again?"