Mo Zhichan had his face pasted against the glass wall looking at a big machine almost two-meter long weighted 143.6 kg with wheels on the base. Scientists were working on it for two decades yet they failed to turn it into a working machine from a mere showpiece.
That night, Yang Sheng not only kidnapped him but he secretly barged into his lab to steal his blueprints and inventions. Least he was aware that it was installed with the best security system and the moment an unauthorized person tried to break into it, it burned down into ashes to destroy all the things instantly.
But despite that, with six men lost in the fire and many injured they pulled out this machine after struggling for almost three hours. Thankfully, it was an unfinished invention and above that; the fire damaged it significantly.
He was making this gun for the country's army and to fight against terrorism, facilitating them to destroy the enemy's base camps or training camps within seconds without being caught. It's one laser attack equals to the power of twenty missiles.
"Zhichan…. Look what I got for you!" Yang Sheng pressed the button to open the glass cage, grabbing the man's attention who moved away from the glass wall and narrowed his eyes at Yang Sheng. "What? Won't you ask what it is?"
Mo Zhichan remained stone-faced.
Yang Sheng: "I thought you'd be interested to see your daughter's face, but it looks like you don't care. How about I bring her here?" He noticed a crack in Mo Zhichan's expression and perks his brows up. "Interesting!" Turning his phone towards him, Yang Sheng showed an old picture of Alice.
He kept his gaze glued to Mo Zhichan's expression and as expected it didn't take him more than a few seconds to recognize his daughter. He extended his hand to take the phone but Yang Sheng pulled it back.
Mo Zhichan acted cold. "Bluff."
"Me or you?" Yang Sheng asked.
Yang Sheng: "Guess who brought her to me in an exchange for getting freedom for his wife?"
Yang Sheng clapped his hands excitedly, "Bravo…. You guessed it right! It was your friend Feng Dingxiong. Looks like Yang Mi failed to kill her in the forest but fate once more brought her to me."
Yang Sheng tried to manipulate the facts to force Mo Zhichan to give in to his demands to save his daughter.
Mo Zhichan scoffed, "Dingxiong is my best friend, he can never betray me. As far as Sister Liu Ning is concerned, a dog like you will never let go of his money-making machine to expand his empire. Go try this trick on someone else, you've failed here."
Holding Mo Zhichan's collar Yang Sheng dragged him in front of a supercomputer. "You're a genius. Why don't you check if the device is working or not?"
This was the question of his daughter Mo Zhichan moved to check but before that Yang Sheng's warning was heard. "Don't do anything else. Don't forget your daughter's life is in my hands."
It took only a few minutes and it shocked Mo Zhichan. Indeed, both the devices were not working. In fact they are no more inside the human brain but already destroyed. There are only two ways the devices could be taken out or destroyed - one if the person dies, second, if Yang Sheng decides to switch off the controllers.
Mo Zhichan moved back, "Sister Liu Ning is dead."
A peal of eerie laughter echoed. "Do you think news as big as this won't be covered by media? After all, Liu Ning is no ordinary woman." He saw Mo Zhichan turning back to the computer and after a minute he let go of everything and returned to his glass cage.
"This does not prove that my daughter is with you or she is alive. There are so many loopholes in your story. A dog like you...."
Mo Zhichan's words were stuck in his mouth when a video started playing on the screen of the supercomputer on which he worked a while ago.
A video of twenty seconds in which Alice was being tortured by Yang Shao seven years back.
When Yang Shao got disappeared, he got his computer checked by Daiyu and discovered that Yang Shao had a weird fetish to video record torturing his victims by a small camera pinned to his collar.
Unexpectedly Yang Sheng found Alice's video too.
He deliberately made the video blurred, removed the date and time and choose the part in which Yang Mi's face was not visible. The only thing that was visible was Yang Shao's hand torturing her, shouting at her while she cried for mercy.
He wanted to use this video on Mo Zhichan earlier but knowing him he would definitely demand to see his daughter before siding with him. Now that she is really alive, he could pull some strings on both ends.
"BLOODY BASTARD….." Before Mo Zhichan could jump on him the door to the cage was closed.
Yang Sheng laughed proudly, "Think over it! Either your daughter or blueprints and gun."
"YOU DARE! WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER?" Mo Zhichan went berserk, banged his fists on the solid glass wall and didn't stop even though it started bleeding.
Yang Sheng gave a mocking look. This was the first time when the cool, collected and proud Mo Zhichan has showed this side to him. Every time he had talked about his demands he had received a mocking grin from the man but today…..
He stepped out and the soundproof door auto closed behind them.
Yang Sheng: "Have you recorded it?"
"Yes, sir." Hu Chi removed the pin-hole camera from his shirt button.
"Send it to her after some editing."
The next morning Xiu Mei was woken up by a video message from Yang Sheng. It was not the first time when she has received a message from Yang Sheng, earlier he had messaged her the photographs to drive the wedge between her and Feng Dingxiong that failed miserably.
"What happened?" Feng Jianyu woke up when she moved away from his arms and sat down on the bed with her. It was a hectic day yesterday, and they slept at four in the morning after making sure that Yang Zian is receiving the best medical care and is temporarily out of danger.
"Yang Sheng's video message." Xiu Mei clicked on the video. "Dad..."