Upon receiving Feng Dingxiong's signal Xiu Mei woke up and sat down on the bed, hearing their conversation attentively.
Her basic motive to come to the Feng Manor was to understand the depth of control over Liu Ning's brain before looking for a solution.
Feng Dingxion anxiously clenched the metal chain in his hand to prevent his wife from getting hurt. "Try to understand, meeting XM is not possible."
"How is that not possible? Feng Corporation and R-Tech are business partners, it's completely normal for you to go and see her in the hospital. In fact, it will look bad if you wouldn't go. Come…. Let's go. We'll pick the flowers on the way. White daisy would be perfect." She acted innocent, a mischievous glint flashed in her eyes.
Seeing Feng Dingxion not moving she cocked her head and blinked, "Looks like it's been a while I've given you a proper dose." Before he could react she reached for the bed lamp and touched the hot bulb, burning her palm.
"NING…." His concerned voice echoed as he pulled Liu Ning's seared hand and grabbed the glass of water from the bed table. He poured water over it, blowing air to reduce the pain.
"Ding… It hurts. Oww…. It hurts! How did this happen?" He looked up at his crying wife and felt his heart being squeezed by an iron grip.
Wiping her hot tears he seized her near his heart.
"It'll be fine! In sleep, you touched the hot bulb." He placed a soft kiss over her head and felt her clutch his shirt tightly.
"I think my mental condition is getting worse day by day. Is it my end? Am I dying?" Her shoulders trembled, tears rolled down her eyes. "Before dying I want to see my sons once. Want to share a meal with them, cook their favorite dishes, and and and have a family picture. Please ask them to come here before I die. I'll apologize if they're angry at me for some reason. I'll apologize wholeheartedly. Please ask them to come to me once." She sobbed uncontrollably.
"Shhh…. You didn't do anything dear…. You're my innocent Ning….. It's the Yang Mi who is torturing you every day." Unconsciously his hug tightened around her but the next second a bone-chilling laugh echoed…
"No matter how many times you tell her my name, I'll erase her memory." She laughed, "I didn't get the love of my life so how can I let anyone enjoy it." She looked at her angry red palm, "Is the trailer enough or do you want me to show the full picture?"
Sitting on the bed, Xiu Mei didn't realize she was crying until she felt something wet dropped on her thighs. For the small-time when she heard Liu Ning crying for her sons and family, she realized her own sufferings were nothing in front of this couple. At least she got the chance to live a free life without anyone's control. At least she got to take the decisions of her life…. She got to feel the love of Kong Zhi, Zeng Shihong, Lu Xion, and now Feng Jianyu and his brothers.
Her fate was better than Liu Ning and Feng Dingxiong's who are left alone in this world despite having a beautiful family so close to heart.
With a sheer determination, she wiped her tears and typed a message for Feng Dingxiong, "Take her to the hospital. I'll coordinate with Xion. Act normal."
Feng Dingxiong read the message on the watch given by Xiu Mei and gave into Liu Ning aka Yang Mi's demand.
"I'm sorry, you cannot see her." Lu Xion said. He came there personally on receiving Xiu Mei's message call. Moreover, he was aware that Bai Xin won't be able to handle the couple, as Liu Ning will definitely try to take advantage of Feng Dingxiong's position and their business deal.
"But… Feng Corporation and R-Tech are business partners. It's only right for us to give her our wishes and see her once." Liu Ning's eyes shone looking at the empty corridor where XM's room was, she expected a large army of bodyguards but surprisingly there's only a weak woman in the name of security.
Judging by Lu Xion's suit, he seems to be going to the office and stopped by to see his mistress. Amazing, this means the woman is in minimal or no protection.
"Mrs. Feng, business relations are for the conference room, not the hospital. I'm sure Mr. Feng will agree with me who has maintained strict rules by keeping business and personal life separate." He eyed Feng Dingxiong stoically. He has lots of things to talk, if it was not for Xiu Mei's request he would have taken him inside one of the empty rooms.
Liu Ning discreetly tightened her grip around Dingxiong's arm, hinting him.
"We won't disturb her rest, just see her from a distance and give flowers. I'm sure Mr. Lu can be this much considerate towards me."
"These tactics don't work on me, neither in business not in personal life. Thank you." Lu Xion turned to Bai Xin, "If Mr. Feng has any message for XM, take it."
Liu Ning fumed in anger, her nails dug deep inside palms. She looked at as Feng Dingxiong wrote a personal message in the diary as given by Bai Xin.
Liu Ning gestured the bodyguards to give the flowers and tonics to Bai Xin and the later sneered inwardly. Aren't white carnations meant for the funeral?
"President XM is allergic to pollens. She cannot drink these tonics as she is being fed nutrients through a tube." Bai Xin replied politely that feels forced out of her mouth. She already knows everything about Liu Ning and how XM has gone to the Feng Manor to get a solution, yet she cannot help but feel enraged.
Back to Feng Manor
Xiu Mei first checked the computer to see if the signal continued or stopped for some minute. Surprisingly it did stop for a small duration of fifteen minutes. She was elated to know that within that time frame the device was completely switched off.
If this is a daily pattern she can try to experiment without coming under Yang Mi's eyes. She left her laptop on the auto mode to let it monitor the signal before she went to the bathroom to freshen up and put on her hideous makeup.
She went to the security room to get the security details and access to the surveillance system of the estate. She could have hacked it too, but it was easier this way. Above that, she is authorized to access everything, courtesy being the technical engineer.
Needless to say, when Liu Ning returned from the hospital she was fuming red and blue and went to the back garden taking long strides, breaking a few expensive things on the way.
Holding the tab Xiu Mei sat down on the bench to study Liu Ning's behaviour…. She chuckled on seeing her breaking things, if Yang Mi really wanted to let her anger out this can't be done virtually, she herself has to break few things instead of using Liu Ning's brain.