Only after making her arrangements did Shi Sheng have time to go persuade Fu Qin. When Shi Sheng arrived, it became obvious that the Fu Family had already told Fu Qin about it. Everyone was on tenterhooks, and no one dared to approach Fu Qin’s room.
Uncle Jian and the group of bodyguards stood at the foot of the stairs, worried expressions on their faces.
They looked at Shi Sheng as if she was their savior and brought her to Fu Qin’s room without delay.
Fu Qin’s room was dark, the black curtains drawn to prevent any sunlight from making its way inside. The only source of light came from a laptop playing a muted video on the bed.
Fu Qin sat there, his head slightly tilted as he watched the video. His expression held a gentleness Shi Sheng had never seen before.
Shi Sheng shut the door and slowly walked over to Fu Qin. She could clearly see the video on the laptop’s screen.
In the video, there was a cute child around 5 to 6 years of age. He was tied to a chair, his breathing uneven from excessive sobbing.
On another chair, a woman was tied up. The woman seemed to be saying something, trying to comfort the boy.
The scene seemed to shake a bit as half of a man’s body appeared. Though his face wasn’t visible, from the woman’s enraged and disgusted expression, it was clear he was speaking.
The laptop was suddenly slammed shut, and the room sank into darkness.
Brilliant light chased away the dark shadows. Fu Qin turned his head robotically, his expression dead.
In the sunlight, the young woman stood. She was like the light she let in, charging into the shadow-filled world.
Into his world.
Fu Qin suddenly stood up. He walked towards Shi Sheng and stopped a few paces away. His pitch-black eyes stared solely at her, never moving away. Shi Sheng frowned slightly. ‘What does he want?’
Fu Qin slowly leaned down, his handsome face inching closer to Shi Sheng’s.
He reached out, his hand cautiously approaching Shi Sheng. Shi Sheng’s brows furrowed deeper. She pondered over tossing him or not.
Right as Fu Qin’s hand was about to touch her face, he suddenly turned.
The room suddenly sank into darkness once more.
Feeling something lunge for her, Shi Sheng instinctively dodged to the side. She had forgotten, however, that the bed was there; she tripped and fell onto the soft bed. After that, a heavy object pressed down on her.
“Fu Qin!” ‘You death-courting idiot!’
Fu Qin didn’t say anything. He simply scooted off her, then burrowed into her arms, tightly trapping her waist against his. He seemed very insecure.
Shi Sheng, “…” ‘The hell do you take me for?! And where do you think you’re putting your face?! You’re acting up even without eating your medicine?!’
Shi Sheng attempted to pry his paws off, but Fu Qin held on with so much strength that even after a long struggle, Shi Sheng still hadn’t managed to escape his clutches. On the contrary, their positions ended up looking more and more ambiguous the more she struggled.
Shi Sheng didn’t dare to move. Fu Qin’s age was at that hot-blooded, impulsive period. It’d be better not to do anything to tempt him.
After who knows how long, Fu Qin’s slightly hoarse voice spoke up, “Will you… go abroad with me?”
‘I have a quest to complete, of course I have to go. Even if it’s a path filled with mountains of knives and oceans of fire, I(bbb) still have to go.’
“There’s only a 50% chance of success. Perhaps I’ll die on the operating table…” Fu Qin paused. “It would be an unsightly scene.”
‘So… your focus is on the fact that you’ll die an ugly death?!’ Shi Sheng fell silent for a while. “You don’t think the way you’re living right now is unsightly?”
Fu Qin was silent for a long while. In the quiet room, the only sound that could be heard was their breathing.
Finally, Fu Qin slowly released Shi Sheng and got off the bed. He pulled the curtains apart, allowing sunlight to light up the room.
Fu Qin stood under the warm sunlight and reached out a hand. The light fell onto his hand, his white fingers turning slightly translucent.
All of a sudden, he turned, his pitch-black eyes seemingly dyed gold from the sunlight, and spoke while emphasizing each word, “I want to live.”
‘If only for the sake of being able to see you.’
Shi Sheng opened the door only to be greeted by a crowd of burning eyes, startling her and making her retreat a step.
Uncle Jian and the bodyguards also started, and they swept their suspicious and worried gazes into the room.
“Ms Bei, our Young Master…” ‘Did you take him there and then?’
Though she couldn’t put her finger on it, Shi Sheng felt that something was off about the way they looked at her. So, she gave her signature evil smirk. “I killed him. Go and clean up.”
Uncle Jian and the bodyguard team, “…” ‘This joke isn’t funny at all… We can see the Young Master standing right there!’
“Ms Bei, you’re not planning to avoid taking responsibility, are you?” One of the less tactful bodyguards spoke.
Shi Sheng stared at him in utter confusion. “Take responsibility?”
That bodyguard pointed at her, pointed inside, and finally making a gesture everyone knew the meaning of.
Shi Sheng, (||| ¬_¬)
‘These people think I forced myself on Fu Qin! Puh-lease…’
Shi Sheng looked down at her clothes. ‘Okay, I guess it could be easy to misunderstand this…’
Shi Sheng’s expression didn’t change while she straightened out her clothes.
…Inside, though, she was shouting. ‘I’m innocent, okay?! Even if I was that desperate, I wouldn’t go for someone who isn’t even of age yet!
What’s with that “you’re a bad guy” expression on your faces?!’
After taking some deep breaths, Shi Sheng calmly walked out of the encirclement. ‘Better not try and explain this. It’ll only be more troublesome.’
Shi Sheng didn’t know that because of her unwillingness to explain, once Uncle Jian and company finally mustered up the courage to ask Fu Qin…
…He agreed through silence!
Agreed through silence!
Hence, Shi Sheng became known as a ‘bad guy’.
When it was time to arrange for a passport, Shi Sheng discovered something important: she didn’t have her resident card!
‘So I guess I have to destroy the Bei Family before I leave after all, huh? There’s too little time though, not enough for me to properly plan it out…’
‘Unless I go blow up their place.’ Shi Sheng weighed the pros and cons for a while, but in the end she decided to go the normal route. First, she called the Fu Family to confirm their plans before starting to arrange her own.
The normal route was to kidnap Father Bei and Mother Bei… Just what part of this was normal?!
“Bei Zhi, you ingrate! We raised you for so many years, yet this is how you repay us!” Mother Bei had been cursing ever since she had gotten kidnapped.
‘She just keeps repeating the same lines over and over again. How boring.’
To Shi Sheng, Mother Bei’s words pretty much went in one ear and out the other. Shi Sheng was utterly relaxed as she sent a text message to Bei Ze: My resident card, for your parents.
In all honesty, this had to be the most ridiculous kidnapper ever. She went through all the trouble of kidnapping two grown humans for the sake of a fucking resident card?!
After she had sent the text message, Shi Sheng looked up from her phone, and at Mother Bei. “Mrs Bei, if I were you, I’d shut up. After all, right now your life is in my hands.”
“Pei! White-eyed wolf! Little slut! Just you wait, I won’t let you off!”
“Bei Zhi, just what are you planning?” Father Bei was much more level-headed than Mother Bei.
“Oh, nothing much. Just wanted to invite you guys here to enjoy some shade, and maybe have a nice chat.” Shi Sheng’s expression was very innocent.
Come and chat with me~