The air around Feng Jianyu turned as cold as the grave, yet he felt as if someone was poking red hot needles inside his body, slowly, painfully melting him to nothing.
Xiu Mei shifted to hug him and rested her head on his heart to hear the music that calms her down. "I'm literally carved out from the same mold as my mother. If Mr. Feng had known my mother, he would have definitely recognized the similarities between us" She looked up at the man from his chest, "In that case, he would have investigated about me or maybe inform his friend about the girl that looks like his wife. But none of this happened"
She let out an exhausting sigh and returned back to hug him, "Whatever the reason is, I just know these pictures are fake. There's no reality in it. Right Jianyu?"
Feng Jianyu hugged her tightly afraid she'd leave him.
Xiu Mei noticed he was behaving oddly. Her expression turned serious as she looked up "What are you thinking?"
Some time passed when he finally spoke, "Mei, there are hundred percent chances that these photographs are true"
Xiu Mei was baffled for few seconds as if she failed to immediately understand the meaning behind Feng Jianyu's statement, "What….? What do you mean?"
"Back then when Feng Corporation was on the verge of bankruptcy it was your father who helped us to come out of the situation. There's something more….." Feng Jianyu took a deep breath. Xiu Mei saw him taking off his wristwatch as he opened the back flap and take out a microchip. "This is the same chip that I found in Kong Da's safe. It contains the entire video of that night and some important information"
Xiu Mei blankly extended her hand to take the chip but he instantly secured it inside his fist. Her finger brushed on his closed fist, she was not letting anything, her pupils dilated, her face blank. To be exact her face reflected her current state of mind.
She could not utter a single word.
"How could this be possible….?"
It was as if Feng Jianyu was afraid that he might not be able talk about the topic again so he revealed everything about her father's relation with Yang and the Feng family, including why she was involved in this fiasco and became part of the dispute. However, to keep her away from reliving the trauma he didn't mention the details of how she was tortured and what they did to her.
She withdrew her finger from his fist and hide it under her dress before she clenched them tightly. She felt the sharp pain of her long nails digging deeper into her palm and closed her eyes.
And a tear rolled down to her cheek followed by another making a trail down her delicate neck.
"How? Mr. Feng knew my parents!? My father helped him…. They were friends…. Stolen from birth…. I'm dead…. Dead for my family"
Feng Jianyu's body tensed up, "I'm not aware of the entire story but this is a fact that our parents were acquainted with each other"
Xiu Mei squirmed in his tight hug to break free herself and he reluctantly let her go, suddenly missing the warmth on his chest. She sat down to face him, her emotions rained down, "I-I was stolen from my parents… They didn't find me all this while because according to them I'm dead… Yangs wanted to use me as a weapon against my parents because they hold grudge against them…. And most importantly, Mr. Feng knows about my parents and he never mentioned it?"
"Yes, dad knows" He confirmed looking at her teary eyes.
"Is he is still oblivious of the fact that I'm the daughter of his friend or is there something else?"
Feng Jianyu closed his eyes, he wanted to take her back in his arms but afraid what if she jerks him away. He answered with a trembling voice, "I don't know…. I'm sorry, Mei but I don't have an answer to your questions…. I don't know why dad never mentioned about your father…. I don't know if he knows about you or not…. My purpose of calling him here was to discuss your father and Yang's, don't know why he behaved strangely that night"
"I-I know how sensitive you are to this issue. In order to not have any more misunderstandings, I wanted to clear things with father before telling you. I was afraid…." His expression turned paler by every passing second. His blood turned cold, Feng Jianyu was afraid if his father was involved in this or if he was purposefully hiding the facts, she would not think twice before leaving him.
Feng Jianyu was willing to die but not ready to part with her.
"Mei, trust me, if any one of my family was at fault I won't think twice before taking action against them"
Just as he finished speaking, he sat there in front of the girl with eyes lowered as if ready to accept any punishment except letting her go out of his life. The eerie silence shrouded the room, sucking the signs of life from the man when she didn't react.
His knuckles turned white as he had clenched his hands unconsciously.
Before he could react a sweet fragrance covered him, something warm cupped his face and a pillow-like softness brushed with his cold lips taking him by complete surprise.
His confused gaze collided with her stern ones. Suddenly the sweet voice echoed in the room bringing back liveliness.
"Stupid monster! Why are you afraid? Why are you apologizing? And what misunderstandings are you talking about? Haven't I told you that no misunderstanding can come between us? We have long crossed that stage. I'm never going to hold you responsible for the past. If Mr. Feng has hidden some facts then it's something I'll clear with him, but that doesn't mean you'll be punished bec.ause of him"