Eyes wide and incredulous, Zhang Yifei asked, "You dared to slap me?" in a shrill voice, her face red from anger.
"Why wouldn't I?" Qin Hao said dismissively. "You think your pitiful look will still work on me? Stop dreaming! That's what you get for underestimating me!"
"You stupid piece of…"
"Of what?" Qin Hao interrupted. "Look at you raging now. You are losing your control, Yifei," he mocked before turning his attention to one of his men who was wheeling in a cart filled with equipment. "Do you have the torch?"
In response, the man handed him a simple torch that was attached to a bigger tank. A look of satisfaction flashed in Qin Hao's eyes before he smugly shifted his gaze to Zhang Yifei. "Are you scared now?"
Zhang Yifei narrowed her eyes at Qin Hao. He's planning on torturing me, she thought before cursing inwardly. She wondered when her own people would come and rescue her. She was certain that they knew where she was by now and they should be strategizing her rescue. "Go ahead," she sneered. "Hurt me. Then I can show the world how evil you are after I get out of here. Imagine what nasty things the news will say about you? That you tortured a woman, your brother's wife, family. I'll be lauded as a survivor whereas you will be condemned."
"Get out?" Qin Hao gave a deep sinister laugh that bounced off the walls of the sparsely furnished room. His shoulders shook as he continued to laugh merrily. "You think you can still get out? You have truly underestimated me, woman!"
"Don't call me woman!" Zhang Yifei hissed. She was losing control of her emotions as she realised that Qin Hao must have found out about her spies in the Qin Group.
"You think I wouldn't know, huh?" Qin Hao laughed again before rising from his seat. "Ah… fool me once, shame on me… fool me twice, shame on you!"
"I have fooled you more than a thousand times, Qin Hao. The shame is on you! It has always been on you and everyone in the Qin Family!"
"Shut up!" Qin Hao snapped as he walked towards her. In his hand was a torch, a type that was used for welding. "Shut the f*ck up!"
Surprisingly, Zhang Yifei stopped talking. She stared at him and then shifted her gaze to the equipment in his hand. For some reason, she really didn't believe that Qin Hao would hurt her. Maybe it was her confidence in her ability to manipulate others. She had been manipulating people for so long that she thought it would be easy to sway Qin Hao yet again.
"When you and the butler disappeared on the same day, I immediately had my people conduct background checks on all the employees in the Qin Group. And guess what?" Qin Hao said, his tone full of derision, "You are truly bold for planting a spy in the office, right under my father's nose. Yifei ah… you are smart, truly smart, I will give you that. Too bad… being smart is not enough. I mean… just look at my brother."
"You-" Zhang Yifei's eyes widened at the mention of the spy that she had planted by Old Man Qin's side. "What did you do to Yu Man?" she asked. Yu Man was another woman who had been a victim of the Qin Group's ruthlessness. Just like Zhang Yifei, she had been working to bring the Qin Group down for years.
Yu Man was one of their corporate people and was quite close to the old man. Since Yu Man was also very good with computers, she was also responsible for getting all the information that Zhang Yifei needed. Moreover, Yu Man was pretty good at swaying opinions and getting people follow her orders. This skill of hers was vital in convincing the shareholders to sell their stocks to Zhang Yifei. Yu Man even made sure that Lily wouldn't be able to go to China and threaten Mr. Wang to do her bidding.
Yu Man was Zhang Yifei's right-hand woman. They had schemed and planned a lot of things together. In fact, a while ago, she was confident that Yu Man would be able to track her because of her expertise in hacking into the Qin men's devices.
"What did you do to Yu Man?" Zhang Yifei asked as she grew pale. Judging from the way Qin Hao spoke, it was pretty obvious that he was indeed the one responsible for burning her brother's base to the ground. "You- you took them away didn't you? You are the one who took them away!"
Flashes of hatred were instantly visible in her eyes. At first she didn't want to mention anything about her brother as she was afraid that Qin Hao was not the one responsible, and telling him would only inform him if the existence of family members he thought long dead. However, now…
Zhang Yifei struggled to wriggle her wrist free from the chains that held her immobile. "How dare you!?" she yelled. "How dare you?!"
"Why wouldn't I dare, Zhang Yifei?" Qin Hao asked. "You are nothing but an ant that my father fed. Without the Qin Family, you are nothing! Do you hear me? You are nothing but an ant! Your bite might sting but it's too small! You are too small! You are not enough to bring us down!" Qin Hao sneered before instructing his men to turn on the device in his hand.
A buzzing sound echoed through the room as Qin Hao approached, his gaze maniacal. This woman had called him stupid and underestimated him. For more than twenty years, Zhang Yifei made him dance under her hands like a puppet! "Where's your scheming brain now he mocked as he stared at the device in his hand. The fire coming from the device did not look scary at all. It did not look like it could burn someone, however… that was his purpose all along.
He wanted to kill her. True.
But first, he wanted to make her suffer.
"Now… let's get down to business," he smiled at her. "I have some share transfer agreements here stating that you are willingly giving me your shares. Sign them and I will kill you in thirty minutes. If you won't, then… I guess you already know what will happen, don't you? Lover?"