"I pay every deed, good or bad, back with interest." Yao Yao felt a chill pass through her at these words but she soon scoffed it away. "You? What are you going to do about it? You are hardly able to solve your own problems. Should I be scared that you are going to create problems for me? How ambitious of you! Or are you going to make your sugar daddy do it for you? Well it's too late for that as well. You see you are underage and you are in a relationship with him so naturally that is akin to paedophilia and needs to be reported." Shi Ai stared at the face of this person she once thought that she had known and said," Yao Yao,your biggest shortcoming is that you talk a lot. Do you know that? To cover your character you tend to behave like you are an airhead and in that air headedness you tend to tell lots of lies and some truths. So let me give you a gift..It was because of Hao Qin that you targeted me,right? You talked to Hao Qin about me,hoping to make him see your kindness? But you forgot that you had forced his hand, to keep him engaged to you so he knew that you were very cunning. That day when I agreed to meet you for Karaoke it was because I had received a call from your precious fiance asking for my help to convince you to break off the engagement. "
A FEW DAYS Earlier
Shi Ai had been studying when she received a call from an unknown number. Usually she refrained from answering unknown callers but that day she had mistakenly not checked the id. A nervous male voice asked,"Is this Ms Shi Ai?"
And when she had answered in affirmative the boy had started blabbering," Hello.My name is Hao Qin. You must have heard of me,I am Yao Yao's fiance. I have heard Yao Yao talk about you and know that you are a good friend. I have something very important to discuss with you. I ...I need a favor..If you could help me I would be grateful..."
Surprised and shocked at Yao Yao's usually absentee fiance calling her out of the blue,Shi Ai had taken a bit too long to reply, making the young man believe that she was willing to be helpful. In the next instant, Hao Qin told her," Look Shi Ai,I am in love with another girl and do not wish to string along Yao Yao. Don't get me wrong,I have not cheated on her and am yet to ask the girl but Yao Yao and my parents are adamant in not letting me break off the engagement. Miss Shi,the engagement was fixed when we were kids and if I had not been in love with someone else I may have proceeded with the marriage. Ihave tried explaining this to my parents but they are not willing to listen and have only said that the engagement can be broken only if Yao Yao is the one does it. I have tried speaking to Yao Yao but she is being unreasonable and has threatened me that she will harm the girl I love if I talk about breaking up again. Miss Shi,please try talking to her or I will be forced to break off all ties with my parents also.."
Shi Ai had refused to believe that Yao Yao would really harm anyone and tried explaining to Hao Qin that she said what she did in a moment of anger and pain. Shi Ai had even felt hurt on Yao Yao's behalf that the person she had loved did not love her in return. But she knew that love could not be forced and had told him that she would try and talk to Yao Yao but not to expect too much. This was also the reason that she had reacted so vehemently when Ah Hai had tried to break off their engagementand assumed that he had fllen in love with someone else.
Back To The Present:
"Hao Qin.",Shi Ai called out the name softly and in came a boy dressed in a denim jacket and cargo pants with a baseball cap covering his head. Yao Yao was shocked to see her fiance who stood in front of her staring at her with so much hatred and disdain.He had been the one who was sitting in the cafe with his back to the door,when she entered. Knowing but not accepting that he had heard everything, Yao Yao put on a pitiful expression and said,"Qin Qin! I have been set up! Shi Ai is the one who has set me up. Please believe me. I did not mean all that. You know me since we were kids so you know that I am not that sort of a person!Please Qin Qin.I was only angry at you which is why Shi Ai was able to make me say stupid stuff like that. You have to believe me please.I love you..please do not look at me like that.." And now Yao Yao was really crying because she did not want to lose her beloved fiance.
Hao Qin was a tall lanky boy who was on the verge of manhood.When he had called Shi Ai for help he had not held much hope and had only thought of her as a last resort.. So when Shi Ai called him last time and said that she had found a way that could help him break off the engagement,he had been over the moon and immediately agreed to whatever she planned. He had not expected to be exposed to this side of Yao Yao though he had always suspected something. He thought back to the time when they had been young teenagers and he had found a small pet kitten. Yao Yao had once asked him if he loved her or the cat more and being the boy he was, he had answered the cat. At the time he had not understood the love between boy and girl so he had said it as if it was obvious. But the cat had soon disappeared mysteriously never to return. He had always wanted to ask Yao Yao about it but today he could say for sure that it was Yao Yao who had then harmed the cat. He shuddered to think just how many more people she could have harmed over the years because of him...if his unknown comments had brought such arm to his kitten and even Shi Ai.
Hao Qin looked at Yao Yao's pitiful face and said," It is precisely because I know you since I was a kid that I can believe all that you have said. You have always carefully maintained your image in front of the elders which is why they blamed me for trying to break off the engagement and shirking off my responsibilities. Thet cursed at the girl I was in love with even though she was innocent and not even aware of my existence. Well guess what,they have just received a video and audio of your tender promise claiming to harm anything that I like. How nice of you to help me. And so I thank you very much for giving me my freedom. Yao Yao, what you sow,so shall you reap. You wanted to ruin Shi Ai and her reputation but now you are the one who is going to suffer the same."
With that HAo Qin turned to go but his wrist was grabbed by Yao Yao.She was screaming his name hystericlly and even shouted," You cannot do that to me Qin Qin! I will not let you go! You belong to me and only me! If you think that by letting the elders break off the engagement, you are free,then you are mistaken!My father will never leave you! And do you think by not contacting the girl you love,you have kept her safe!Do you think she will be with you if she sees the pictures you have collected of her! I will expose you in front of her!"
*smack* The loud voice echoed in the cafe and even Shi Ai who had been observing everything silently was shocked at this. Hao Qin had slapped the Yao Yao hard on the cheek which had caused Yao Yao to fall and her face to start to swell.
Yao Yao was in shock and leaning against a table was still muttering gibberish and threatening words. She was someone who had never faced violence. Shocked with the sudden turn of the events and then Hao Qin's slap,she had lost her senses.
Hao Qin looked disgusted and turning to Shi Ai said curtly,"Thank you,Miss Shi for your help. I will take your leave now."
With that Hao Qin left the cafe without looking back.