Distressed (2)

These mental patients weren’t normal mental patients. They especially were not the kind who would sit there with their umbrellas opened as if they were quiet missies. Instead, they were the kind with a definite kind of attacking power, some were schizophrenic while some believed that they were some kind of object.

Of course, this was Su Meng’s arrangement. Amongst these people, there were even two who weren’t mental patients but were specially arranged to be here to give Wang Zhilin an extremely unforgettable welcome ceremony to this hospital.

Just as Wang Zhilin’s mind was about to collapse, some people finally brought her out of that terrifying world. After that, she was locked in this room without any light or sound for another four hours. However in reality to Wang Zhilin, it seemed as if it had been a century and what broke this silence were television images, each containing an image of her being tortured in prison!

Images of being beaten, being humiliated, begging, feigning madness and acting like an idiot. The girl in the television was weak, lowly, and with no self-respect. This way of living left her with less respect than that of a dog. That way of acting crazy and idiotic in Wang Zhilin’s eyes made her hate the her of that moment. What was even harder for her to accept was the fear and panic those images evoked, as if the humiliation and fear remained by her side, never to be driven away. This resulted in her having no sense of security, living every moment and every second scared out of her mind.

Wang Zhilin was truly afraid; she was terrified, she was hopeless, she wanted to completely escape from such a situation but she could not do anything. At most she could only tightly shut her eyes and bit by bit immerse herself in this kind of fear and ever-growing hopelessness.

“I was only able to bring you here after so many hardships, do you think I’ll still bring you out?” Su Yanyi smiled as she asked in reply. After reaching this stage, there was no need to hide any of her actions. Letting Wang Zhilin know the truth would be the biggest blow. She wanted Wang Zhilin to completely descend into despair!

Wang Zhilin was somewhat confused after hearing this and did not understand the meaning behind Su Yanyi’s words. After experiencing so much torture within a short period of time, her thinking started becoming more rigid but after thinking about it for a while, she understood Su Yanyi’s meaning. She looked disbelievingly at Su Yanyi with a face of fear.

“What, what do you mean? You were the one who brought me here? How is that possible! It was clearly Wei Tao who helped me feign a mental disability so that I wouldn’t be imprisoned. How could it have anything to do with you? You’re lying, you’re a liar, I’m not going to believe you. You’re a big liar. I’ll, I’ll definitely get out of this place. Wei Tao will definitely rescue me. He likes me, he’ll come to save me!” Wang Zhilin was already so incoherent and muddied yet she could still think so clearly. Doesn’t that mean Su Yanyi’s work was for naught?!

“The evidence that brought about the Wang family’s ruin was something I reported. Your father and sister sitting in jail was the punishment they deserved. Originally, you were also supposed to be sitting in jail but I arranged for Wei Tao and Lin Shu to get you out of jail first. I even allowed them to help you find a killer to kill me and to tell you that feigning madness could exonerate you. Right, this mental hospital was prepared for you. You’ll live here till you die of old age. You don’t even have to worry about no one accompanying you as you age. Ah, I forgot to say, the two female thugs in the prison were also arranged by me. Hehe, even if you don’t believe me it doesn’t matter. I’m just telling you the facts, that’s all.” Su Yanyi recounted all her actions so that Wang Zhilin would know. If she did not tell Wang Zhilin now, telling her later on would be meaningless.

“That’s not possible! What you’re saying is not possible! How could you have arranged it? I don’t believe you, I definitely will not believe your words. Wei Tao and Lin Shu like me, they like me, they’ll definitely help me. There is no connection with you. You’re just saying that to deal me a blow, just to scare me. That’s right, it’s just to scare me. You’re a liar, I definitely won’t believe you, you’re a big liar. Get lost, you get lost, I don’t want you to save me, Wei Tao will come rescue me, get lost, quickly get lost!”

Wang Zhilin seemed like a madwoman as she heartbrokenly yelled, her hands and feet were also wildly struggling. She looked at Su Yanyi with eyes full of fear and resentment.

Su Yanyi’s lips raised slightly, revealing a disdainful, cold smile. This kind of crazy woman was the ending she planned for Wang Zhilin!

“Oh, there’s one more thing I forgot to tell you. That time when you left the alumni gathering and got into a car accident, it was also arranged by me. How is it, are your legs a bit better now? I heard your legs were not able to receive proper treatment which left some consequences. Have you become a cripple? Hehe, actually whether you’re a cripple or not doesn’t matter because the time you have left to walk is not long. I want you to lie on this sickbed forever with nowhere to go, your eyes just blinking yet not being able to do anything about it. I want you to slowly lose hope and then forever feel like you’re living in hell!”

Su Yanyi’s hatred, her resentment, her despair and pain were all with her during those two years of torture. If it wasn’t because she was strong enough, she guessed that she’d probably have gone crazy. A person as proud as her could only helplessly watch herself become a vegetable, helplessly lying on the bed while having to depend on others to move her. At the very end, having to helplessly watch as she was killed!

Su Yanyi really hated, hated that she couldn’t kill herself and the her who hated herself so much in that moment was also being transferred to the woman in front of her. Of course, her hatred was quickly disappearing since her enemy was getting what she deserved.

“You, you’re crazy, crazy! I… I only liked Qin Jiran, that’s all. All I did was like him. You, this is how you deal with me. You, you won’t die easily! You should get some psychiatric treatment, you’re mentally insane! You’re such an evil woman…” Wang Zhilin’s spirit was finally broken, Su Yanyi’s words left her whole body cold. Su Yanyi’s cold expression all the more seemed like the evils of hell, making her scared and terrified!

Towards Wang Zhilin’s rebuttal, Su Yanyi did not immediately say anything but thought to herself: “In this lifetime you did not do anything that crossed the line, but who asked you to stab me in the back in your previous life. If I don’t viciously repay you after being harmed by such a stupid woman, wouldn’t I be wasting this rebirth!

In the midst of Wang Zhilin’s crazy clamouring, Su Yanyi left with a cold smile with Qin Jiran and Su Meng following after her. Su Meng warily shut the door and with a last look at Wang Zhilin, his eyes were full of coldness.

Su Yanyi arranged for more than ten people to be here and each of them saw Wang Zhilin’s pitiful state, yet none of them pitied her. In this world there was no love without reason. Naturally, there was no hate without reason. Having been treated such by the Elder Miss, she definitely deserved it!

Reaching the entrance of the mental hospital, Su Yanyi slowly turned her head and looked towards the area that held Wang Zhilin. This would perhaps be the last time she saw that woman and the hatred she had towards this woman could be counted as temporarily having reached the end. At least it wouldn’t require anymore of her thoughts.

Qin Jiran always thought that the colour of Su Yanyi’s face was not really right and couldn’t help but to grab her hand, as if in comfort.

Su Yanyi looked towards Qin Jiran and suddenly asked: “Do you think I’ve gone too far?”

Qin Jiran slowly hugged Su Yanyi, encompassing her entire body into the hug, only then did he say seriously: “Looking at the way she is, I think she’s very tragic. But the more tragic she is, the more I think she’s hateable. Yanyi, I understand you, you wouldn’t do this kind of thing to her without any reason. If I felt that you went too far in this matter, do I have any right to love you? Yanyi, you have to believe me!”

Su Yanyi stared directly and Qin Jiran. Seeing his sincerity and the tenderness in his eyes, was she feeling aggrieved for herself? This silly man!

Su Yanyi stretched out her hand and held onto this man and deeply kissed him. This man who only knew how to feel heartache on her behalf, this man who believed her unconditionally, silly but at the same time warm.

“Jiran, there’s something I’m not sure if I’ve said to you?” Su Yanyi said hoarsely after the kiss ended.

“What?” Qin Jiran’s voice was similarly hoarse. Such a voluntary kiss and such a passionate Yanyi left him both surprised but happy.

“… It’s a secret, I’m not telling you.” Su Yanyi laughed as she said this mysteriously. She would say this sentence eventually. Just let her temporarily keep this secret for a while longer!

Qin Jiran laughed dotingly but did not continue asking. He held her hand and got into the car. Perhaps he knew what Yanyi wanted to say, perhaps he had guessed wrongly, but since Yanyi did not say it out loud, he wouldn’t let his imagination run wild or continue asking because he was waiting for that sentence and hoped that Yanyi would say it when she was willing to!


Translator’s comments:

This chapter was kinda dark but here’s a few things I love about it: 1. The very (somewhat blindly) loyal Su family 2. Su Yanyi’s unique personality, specifically how smart and cold she can be towards her enemies 3. The developing relationship between the main characters. Let me know what you guys think about this chapter! Don’t worry, the next chapter is really cute heh. Also, just a reminder that starting from next week, I’ll be posting about 3x a week, most likely on Mon, Weds, and Fri (GMT+8)! – Fong