Pain- a throbbing pain that seemed to doubled the moment she took another breath.
That was the first thing that Zhang Yifei felt when she opened her eyes again. Where was she? She asked herself when she noticed that white ceiling that caught her eye when she opened it. Hospital?
Zhang Yifei tried to recall the last thing that she remembered before losing consciousness. Guns and shouting. She remembered someone cursed and then footsteps, lots of them. Since the room was not dark in the first place, it was easy for her to recognize uniformed men coming into the room.
Zhang Yifei tried to turn her head only to feel a searing pain. It was all over her body, she could feel almost every part of her body screaming, as if telling her not to move an inch.
"I asked them to remove the pain reliever that they gave you." A voice echoed inside the room, making her flinch in the process. Another pain seemed to attacked her senses. "How do you feel? Being alive is such a great thing, isn't it?"
"Li-" Zhang Yifei tried to call out Lily's name but her throat started to burn, making her grimace in pain. But she discovered that she could not really move her mouth. What is happening?
"You are wrapped in bandages," Lily answered. "In case you didn't know, Qin Hao badly burnt your body including your hair."
"Nooo…hmmmm." Zhang Yifei tried to utter another word but the pain in her throat reminded her that she couldn't do it now.
"I could give you some water." Lily's voice echoed again before she heard some soft footsteps headed towards her. Alarm instantly registered in Zhang Yifei's eyes as she tried to scream, telling her not to come near her. But the only thing that she could do was to let out a grunt. "But I wouldn't." Lily's smiling face came into her view.
That face… was the same smiling face that Lily gave her
"You deserve it." Lily said her gaze was full of mockery. "You deserve everything that Qin Hao did to you. He was your monster, you created him, molded him to become like this. How does it feel to be humiliated like that in the hands of someone that you thought was below you?"
"Hmmm…. Hmmmmm…." Zhang Yifei forced to shake her head, only to encounter another pain again. Tears- or if that's what it was- made its way into her cheeks as she remembered what Qin Hao's men did to her. She was humiliated. Dirtied and thrown away on the ground dying. But instantly a flash of victory could be seen in her eyes.
So what? She did not sign the document! She still won in the end! And Lily- she was sure it was her- saved her. Lily saved her! A mixed of emotions flashed into her eyes. Anger, humiliation, relief and sadness.
Laughter seemed to build up inside Zhang Yifei followed by extreme anger. Why would she laugh? She was angry! So angry that she could feel her blood boil!
"Still… I do pity you." Zhang Yifei's attention was once again attracted to Lily's smiling face. "You were used by someone. Even though you are so smart… someone still used you and until now… you are unaware. Isn't it a pity?"
When Lily sense the confusion in Zhang Yifei's eyes she instantly continued, "Qin Wuyang." Lily said. "There are two generals in the Qin Mansion, Zhang Yifei. I'm sure you already know this, right?" the disgust in Lily's voice was too apparent that it made Zhang Yifei opened her mouth again.
"Miss Zhang… did you know that both generals served together with your father?" Lily asked.
A flash of uncertainty can be seen in Zhang Yifei's eyes. There were indeed two military men in the Qin Family and both of them served with his father. However, what did it have to do with her revenge?
"Oh… Miss Zhang… I did a lot of research on why you would spend all your life planning all these revenge against the people that raised you. I wondered what could push you to do all these things. And then… your brother came."
At the mention of her brother, Zhang Yifei tried to lift her arms to hold Lily. She wanted to ask her where Zhang Chen was. She wanted to know where her niece was. But then the pain reminded her that Qin Hao burned her entire body and the only thing that was keeping her alive was the pain reliever that he would give her after everything to make her live another day.
"Here…" Lily said as she held her phone. Then Zhang Chen's voice echoed inside the room.
"If you want to kill someone just kill me and don't touch my daughter!" Zhang Chen was screaming as he pleaded to the other person on the recording. "Please… don't kill my daughter… I beg of you."
"I… I will tell you everything that you want to know! Everything…. Please spare her."
"It was Qin Wuyang… he was the one who supported me. He saved me. He saved me and told me that Old Man Qin killed my father and used him as a shield. So…. So I told Yifei about it. And gave her everything that Qin Wuyang told me."
"It was my fault… I was the one who asked my daughter to control Qin Yuanfeng. Everything is my fault… please she is already sick… don't kill her. Please…"
Then Lily paused the video as her eyes met Zhang Yifei's. The smile on her was even more brilliant. "Qin Wuyang was the same person who warn your brother about my mother's family. Your brother also informed you and you thought once Bec married into the Qin Family, there was a possibility that she would spoil your plan. So you ruined her."
"You poisoned everyone in the Qin Family, making them unable to give birth to end their lineage. Qin Mimi had the same thing. As well as both Qin Hao and Qin Chuan… I would not be surprised if Qin Yuanfeng would have the same poison running in his blood too." Lily continued. "That was also the reason why you asked Qin Mo to remove my child and tried to ruin my ovaries. Keyword: Try."
Lily made a deliberate pause as she shifted her eyes away from Zhang YiFei. "Qin Wuyang used you against the whole Qin Family and you were not even aware of that. He was the one who killed your father, used your father to shield him from the bomb and Old Man Qin's conscience was not able to take it. He pitied you and raised you because he knew that his brother, the true culprit would never pity you or your siblings. He also sent some money to your sister and supported her study in secret."
"Or so he thought. Your sister knew about this and that was the reason why she refused to take revenge. She knew that Old Man Qin was supporting her in secret, making sure that her future would be bright. And so when you approached her and told her about what you knew happened, she instantly refused and told you to forget about the past and worry about the future instead." Lily's words seemed to echo inside her mind over and over again. Qin Wuyang? It was him?
"You thought you could act like a god and make everyone dance in your hands like puppets and yet you yourself danced in someone else's hands." Lily sneered. "How does it feel to be used and manipulated by someone? To have you ruined so many lives, including yours. Huh? How does it feel to be the clown all along?"