Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The taxi turned into a deserted section of the road. Su Xiaomo asked sarcastically, “Driver, isn’t this the Yu City cemetery? Why have you taken us here?”
“Well, it’s a shortcut. It’ll save me some gas…” The driver chuckled. Su Xiaomo pursed her lips, but at the thought that the man was only trying to make a living, she didn’t comment on his choice of route.
The car stopped all of a sudden and the driver sounded embarrassed. “I think the car has broken down. Let me have a look.”
He fiddled about for a couple of minutes, then stuck his head in through the window. He looked sorry when he said, “I think the car has really broken down… We’re at a crossing now and I shouldn’t park here. Can you two give me a hand and push it to the side… Ahem, I won’t charge you for the ride!”
An Xiaxia and Su Xiaomo were speechless.
As two kindhearted adolescent girls, they got out of the car and were going to help the driver out.
A Buick screeched to a stop behind them and a few stalwart men in black filed out. The driver smiled dumbly at them. “Hey, Bro, do you mind giving me a hand…”
Before he could finish his words, he was kicked to the ground.
“Aaah —” An Xiaxia and Su Xiaomo shrieked. The stalwart men went up to them, then exchanged bewildered looks.
Neither of the two looked like the girl in the picture.
However, An Xiaxia happened to be wearing a red coat like Song Qingchen. Hence, the men in black decided she was the one they wanted!
Su Xiaomo shielded An Xiaxia behind her. However, she was only one person and two men soon caught hold of her hands and wouldn’t let go of her no matter how violently she struggled.
“Hey! Hands off me! Goddamnit! Do you know you’re committing a crime here? Do you have any idea how many years in prison you’ll get for kidnapping?” She yelled at the top of her lungs, trying to get someone to hear her.
However, the vast cemetery was awfully quiet and there was no one around but them.
An Xiaxia bashed and kicked. Then someone covered her mouth with a towel from behind. There was a pungent smell and she slipped into darkness.
The stalwart men then carried An Xiaxia into the Buick and sped off, soon disappearing into the distance.
Su Xiaomo panicked. She took out her phone and called the police!
In the car.
Jian Xin’er removed the towel, trying to see what this so-called childhood sweetheart looked like. She was shocked when she saw the face under the towel.
“What?” the man in the driver’s seat asked when he didn’t hear her say anything.
The look on Jian Xin’er’s face was indescribable. “You got the wrong person…”
“Shit! You’re useless!” The man burst out in anger.
The stalwart men in the back shuddered at this and lowered their heads in unison.
“Since we’re stuck with this one already, let’s take her back first.” Jian Xin’er’s eyes flickered. The man frowned and agreed. Letting her go would definitely attract the attention of the police, which would make it much more difficult to get to Song Qingchen next time.
When An Xiaxia woke up, she found it hard to breathe. The air smelled of fish. She tried to move, but realized that both her hands and feet had been tied up.
A familiar female voice rang in her ears.
“An Xiaxia, I never thought I’d see you like this one day.”
All the color drained from An Xiaxia’s face as she looked at the girl in front of her. It had only been a few months, but Jian Xin’er looked like a completely different person now. She had sallow skin and was as thin as paper. Her eyes, however, were frighteningly bright, as if she was going to eat An Xiaxia alive.
“Jian Xin’er…?” An Xiaxia said her name in a raspy voice. Jian Xin’er guffawed, then pushed An Xiaxia’s head into the fishtank next to her!
“Hm…” The foul water rushed into her nostrils and mouth. As An Xiaxia struggled in agony, Jian Xin’er laughed wildly…