It had been two hours or maybe even two days - Hell, she didn't know anymore - since Qin Hao captured Zhang Yifei. No matter how much time had passed, Zhang Yife still refused to sign the documents. She had been through a lot and she would not give up now, or at least that's what Zhang Yifei kept telling herself.
Why would she refuse to sign even though she could barely endure the sickeningly inventive torture that she had suffered? It was because, for some reason, she thought that Lily would magically come and get her. Zhang Yifei was sure that Lily would not save her, but for some reason she believed that Lily would come.
Lily was the mastermind behind all this, and for Zhang Yifei, everything would be pointless unless Lily saw her in this miserable state. Of course Zhang Yifei still refused to give up. She had been in this game long enough to know that someone should've noticed her disappearance by now.
'You have no one left,' a mocking voice seemed to echo in her mind, a voice she scoffed at dismissively.
Yes. Without her brother and Yu Man, she actually had no one left. She had a sister who didn't want to be a part of her plans for revenge, and Zhang Yifei actually doubted that her sister would even look for her after realizing that she'd disappeared. Aside from that she actually had no one left.
How ironic, she thought. Right now, all her hopes were placed on Lily. She just knew in her heart that Lily would come. It might not be because she wanted to save her, but still, Zhang Yifei knew she would come. Lily would come and end her misery - not that she wanted this - but Zhang Yifei knew she didn't have any other options right now.
'What went wrong?' she asked herself as she contemplated her original plan. In Zhang Yifei's mind, the people in the Qin Family had to be criminals, otherwise why would they tolerate what the old man did to her father? They were hypocrites who only wanted more influence, more money and more power.
Everything about her plan was supposed to be perfect. It was so perfect that she couldn't hide her pride in her cleverness and her ability to manipulate and scheme. Old Man Qin was supposed to change his will and make Qin Hao his legal heir. All of his properties were supposed to become Qin Hao's as Zhang Yifei worked in the shadows to suppress Qin Chuan.
Then she would instigate Qin Hao to kill the old man while also slowly poisoning Qin Mimi's mind so that the young woman turned against her father. It was all planned. Everything from what she was going to say to her orchestrated tears were planned to a T. She wanted to cause chaos and make the Qin Family suffer so that in the end, she would emerge as the victorious one. She would have avenged her father and the family that was taken away from her.
She would have ended Old Man Qin's greedy nature and the Qin Family's reign. This was all in her calculations. 'So where did it go wrong?' she asked herself again before a self-mocking laugh escaped her lips.
Ah…. Lily Qin.
Lily Qin came back and ruined everything that she had painstakingly planned for years! Zhang Yifei had spent more than thirty years of her life planning, biding her time, and slowly acting in the shadows only to be destroyed by Lily f*cking Qin!
'I should have killed her,' Zhang Yifei said to herself. She should have killed Lily when Bec Facci threatened to return to Europe and have her mother block Zhang Yifei's schemes against the Qin family. Hell - she should have killed both Bec and Lily and she could have avoided all of this!
Why the heck did she let them live? Why the heck did she stand by idly and watch them suffer when she could have ended both mother and daughter using two bullets?
Right, it was because she had been enjoying it. She had enjoyed the game so much that she'd forgotten that life has always been a cycle. She'd forgotten that one day someone more capable, younger, and more powerful would come and bite her for the things that she'd done.
She had actually enjoyed the game too much! This was her grave mistake. She'd wanted revenge… she could have poisoned everyone in the Qin Family and gotten away with it. But no… she chose to walk the long and winding road of revenge against them.
"I can see that you are awake," a cold voice echoed, followed by the clicking sound of a switch being flicked on. Zhang Yifei instantly shut her eyes tightly as the light assaulted her. "This could be really easy… Zhang Yifei… Why don't you sign the documents so I can end your misery now?" Qin Hao's voice echoed once again, followed by his laughter.
"Screw you!" She should have killed this lunatic and dealt with him way before she killed his wife! "Do you really think that you can get away with this?" Zhang Yifei steeled herself to speak confidently. "Do you really think Lily will let you get away after what you did to her father?"
"Ah…. So you think she will kill me for killing you? If this is what she wants then what's the problem?" Qin Hao asked. "I am going to hurt you and kill you slowly because it's the only thing that will satisfy me! Now…" Qin Hao dragged a chair in front of Zhang Yifei and continued, "Why don't you tell me where you've hidden my daughter? Tell me… did you kill her? Did you get her shares? Tell me so I can get my lawyer to draft another form to include those shares. Then you can sign it and transfer them to me before you die."
Zhang Yifei stared at Qin Hao intently, her lower lip trembling as she tried to control her anger. "What a ruthless man," she stated. "Don't you even care if your daughter lives or dies?" she asked. Zhang Yifei might be a monster, but unlike Qin Hao… she cared about her family. She cared about the people whom she considered her family.
While Zhang Yifei thought that she was doing this for revenge and to avenge her family, Qin Hao was doing all this because of pure greed. The only motivation this man has for all of his actions was greed and nothing more. Zhang Yifei swallowed her saliva as she continued to stare at the man - no… This was a monster. The man in front of her was a monster, nothing more and nothing less.
"Do you think you have the right to ask questions here?" Qin Hao asked as he slowly smiled at her. "No… you don't have that privilege."
"You are a monster!" Zhang Yifei said, her voice a little raspy as she felt her throat burn. She couldn't even remember the last time she drank something! Was this really her end? Is she really going to end like this?
"Oh… I am a monster, alright?" Qin Hao said. "But unlike you… I don't get attached to everything, only the things that I truly want."
His words only earned a sneer from Zhang Yifei. "You are too stupid to get attached to anything aside from money! Stop making it sound like you have brains because you don't!" she countered. "The only reason why you're so angry right now is because I bruised your ego. Aside from that… everything else is fueled by your greed."
"And yes… you are a different kind of monster," Zhang Yifei said when she noticed that Qin Hao's face had started to get darker. "A stupid egotistical monster who is just a pawn waiting to be controlled by the smarter ones out there!"