"The Qin Group's board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. Do you plan to attend?" Zhuo Jingren asked while watching Lily do paperwork. Lily wore a frown as she read the report in her hands.
"No. I'm going back to work tomorrow," she answered, her eyes still on the files. "I've been absent for more than a week. I can't neglect my job just because I want to make someone suffer."
"You have been working from here ever since you had your 'accident'. What are you so worried about?"
"President Zhuo… Please take note that I am not like you. I have to study every project thoroughly. Numbers make my brain hurt, and the only reason why I'm still motivated to do my job is because I like to see the numbers in my bank account increase. If it weren't for seeing profits rise every time I complete a deal, I would have already run away and let some minion manage the company in my stead." Now that Lily thought about it, if she were as smart as Zhuo Jingren, she could actually increase her profits and maybe expand her company faster. With this in mind, she turned her gaze towards Zhuo Jingren.
"What are you thinking?" he asked when he sensed the peculiarity in Lily's gaze.
"Do you think… you could give your brain to me?" Lily asked seriously before shaking her head when she realized that it was impossible. "I'm kidding," she said the moment she saw Zhuo Jingren opening his mouth to answer her.
"Oh…" Zhuo Jingren nodded before changing the subject. He was actually considering agreeing to Lily's request, ah. "Do you think Zhang Yifei is still alive?"
"We will know that tomorrow."
"So your plan is to make your father confront Qin Hao at the board meeting while he has the police save Zhang Yifei?" Zhuo Jingren confirmed.
"Hmmm," she nodded. "Did you expect me to just let her die?" She raised her eyes and their gazes met. A tinge of understanding instantly flashed in his eyes as Lily's lips lifted into a smile.
"No. I knew you would let her suffer, but… it has been three days and I was actually wondering if she's already signed the documents just to end her misery."
"She wouldn't," Lily said with absolute certainty. "She and I… we are the same - almost the same."
Zhuo Jingren did not answer Lily, he merely nodded. Zhang Yifei and Lily were not the same, at least not in the way they chose to deal with their enemies. However, he also understood that Lily wasn't equally heartless only because of the positive influence of the people who saved her. If she had been saved by someone who didn't have a moral compass, circumstances might have culminated in Lily becoming a murderer, and then she would have been no better or different than Zhang Yifei.
"You know… now that I think about it, Zhang Yifei's story is like… those reincarnation novels I used to read where the leads destroy the lives of the seemingly innocent because it turns out that they will harm her in the future. I find her story similar to that, her murderous streak and her habit of involving innocents and their entire families. She thought the Qin Family destroyed her family. I mean… I don't really know the entire story." Lily shrugged before she continued, "But what if this was all a plot twist in her story? What if she really came from the future? What if she died by my child's hands or even my hands and wanted to end me before it happens so she decided to destroy my family first?"
"Well… I think you have a very vivid imagination, Mrs. Zhuo," Zhuo Jingren said with a laugh. "But I think in Zhang Yifei's mind everything that she is doing is the right thing to do. She didn't think about the innocents that she used or had killed. All she thought about was avenging her family. But now that I think about it… what if she is a cultivator from another dimension who came to…"
"Alright… stop," Lily interrupted him. "I think we should just stick to my story." What cultivator is this man talking about?
The day of the board meeting came...
Just as Lily expected, Zhang Yifei really did not sign the documents that Qin Hao presented. Why would she? She would rather die than see a satisfied smile plastered all over Qin Hao's face!
Because of this, Qin Hao had been exhibiting a very bad temper for the past few days. He originally anticipated that Zhang Yifei would give in to his demands after a few hours, yet she didn't cave in or show a tinge of regret!
This made him do a lot of things to the woman - inhumane things. Despite all the pain and suffering, Zhang Yifei would only curse and cry but she never asked him to stop. She never even begged him! This infuriated him even more!
"Do anything it takes to make her sign that document!" Qin Hao said while gritting his teeth.
"With all due respect, Master, we've already used some pretty coercive methods on this woman but she is still not budging. I don't think physical pain can ruin her willpower," one of his trusted men said.
Qin Hao's face darkened even more when he heard this. "How many men do we have in this complex?"
"Eight, including me and our guards," he answered.
"Then take turns and rape her!" Qin Hao said, his face full of disgust. "Since she loves to use her body to manipulate men, then rape her! All of you."
"But Master… I…"
"No buts! She deserves it for manipulating everyone in my family! She deserves everything that's going to happen to her!" Qin Hao said. Willpower is a very powerful thing. Since no physical torture could break her then he would use the only method that would ruin Zhang Yifei's pride. He wanted her to feel low… he wanted her to suffer and feel hopeless. He wanted her to beg, to apologize while kneeling in front of him.
He wanted to break her.