Chapter 77: Payback (1)
Xin Siyue looked into Zhong Qin’s hopeful eyes, and cleared her throat in an attempt to subtly change the topic, “This is someone else’s private life, so we shouldn’t really care.”
Zhong Qin looked at her in confusion but eventually decided to move on.
By then, the food had arrived. While Zhong Qin cut into her steak, she suddenly exclaimed, “I finally remembered her! Do you know the girl that was with Ms. Lai? That was Shi Shi! The Shi Shiー from the art department!”
“Shi Shi?” Xin Siyue said the name, and her eyes gradually widened with shock.
“Yeah, Shi Shi. The young miss from the Shi family. I’ve heard her reputation at school wasn’t very good.”
“So her last name is Shi.” Xin Siyue suddenly remembered that the girl had also appeared in the novel once or twice. Shi Shi was a supporting female character, and Chen Sinan had disliked her so much he often made trouble for her.
She clearly remembered when she teleported, she heard a girl blurt out that Shi Shi was the one who pushed her down the stairs.
“I didn’t expect it to be her.”
Xin Siyue was always an eye for an eye kind of person, but she hadn’t put much thought into how she’d get her revenge. To start, she wasn’t terribly experienced.
Zhong Qin observed how deep in thought Xin Siyue was, and asked, “You guys know each other?”
“We have a bit of a… complex relationship,” Xin Siyue explained as she stood up. “Eat first. I need to go to the washroom.”
Xin Siyue wasn’t even planning on dealing with Shi Shi, yet she had already run into her. Just after leaving the washroom, she spotted Shi Shi leaning against the wall by the entrance. Shi Shi was waiting for her. “I never would’ve thought I’d see the Xin family’s bitch ever again in Shengjin City, but now I’ve had the misfortune of actually seeing you again.” Shi Shi said the minute she saw Xin Siyue emerge from the bathroom.
After a long stretch of silence, the lack of reply from Xin Siyue made the interaction deeply unsettling. Shi Shi looked over at her and met her gaze directly. “Looks like you really did lose your memory. Don’t remember who I am? I’ll tell you. I’m Shi Shiーthe one that made you fall down the stairs.”
Just as Shi Shi finished, she was struck cleanly across the face by Xin Siyue.
Xin Siyue felt the residual sting in her palm when she retracted her hand.
It was her first time ever slapping someone, but it was a pleasure unlike any other.
Xin Siyue smiled, looking at Shi Shi’s reddened face and smirked at how ridiculous she looked. “Yeah, I did lose my memory, but thanks for reminding me. Your last name is Shi, right? I’ll make sure to return the pain twice over,” she said smugly.
“Don’t get too full of yourself, Xin Siyue!“ Shi Shi screamed. She threw herself towards Xin Siyue like a wild creature but never reached her target. Xin Siyue nimbly dodged, while also managing to take hold of Shi Shi’s wrist. She twisted her body sideways and moved behind Shi Shi, locking Shi Shi’s arm behind her back, and slamming her against the wall.
Shi Shi squirmed with a newfound terror as she was pinned. “You’re not Xin Siyue! She doesn’t know these kinds of moves! Who are you?! Let go of me!”
“You don’t need to be concerned over who I am. All you need to care about is that you’re in my debt for as long as you live. And if you want me to let you go, it’ll be easy enough to convince me to. Watch that mouth of yours next time, or if I’m not in a good mood, I just might decide to throw you off the side of a building. Have you ever seen the fluids that trickle out of a crushed skull?”ーXin Siyue leaned in so close that her warm breath teased Shi Shi’s earー“The sight is absolutely beautiful.” She relished every single syllable of her threat.
“Xin Siyue, you fucking bitch!”
Xin Siyue twisted Shi Shi’s wrist further, making her screech in pain. “Let go! Now!”
”If I hear you say another word, I’ll make sure you pay up everything you owe me. Everything. From then, till now.” Xin Siyue threw her away with disgust and shot a final abhorrent glare before leaving.