Ying Su refused to cooperate, which led to her capture at the hands of the Black Tiger Clan, who now bartered with Leng Yan to give them Yan Mian in exchange for Ying Su.
Yan Mian was the person Shi Sheng possessed in this story.
Yan Mian was also the mistress of Leng Yan's father.
Leng Yan's dad had many beautiful mistresses, but Yan Mian was the only one left alive and well after his death. The rest of his father's mistresses had been taken care of by Leng Yan.
Yan Mian was only alive now because she knew a secret held by Leng Yan's father. Leng Yan wanted what she knew, so naturally, he couldn't just get rid of her that easily.
Now, the Black Tiger Clan was demanding Yan Mian as a ransom for Ying Su. The male protagonist of the story pondered for a bit, then agreed.
In this story, the male protagonist would safely rescue Ying Su, and Yan Mian would be hurt in the process. But, she was not captured by the Black Tiger Clan.
Yan Mian had already lost both legs and was now bound to a wheelchair.
The relationship between Ying Su and Leng Yan progressed almost too quickly, so quickly they were already discussing marriage. But on the day before the wedding, Ying Su disappeared, leaving behind only a letter to Leng Yan.
Leng Yan became suspicious about what Yan Main told Ying Su after hearing from someone that Yan Mian had gone looking for Ying Su. So, Leng Yan locked Yan Mian up and questioned her about what she told Ying Su and where she had gone.
It was evident that on that day, Ying Su was the one who went looking for her. She asked Yan Mian just one question, to which she did not even respond.
Leng Yan didn't know what else to ask her and left her locked up. Despite hearing his henchmens' insulting remarks to Yan Mian, he did not stop them but allowed them to continue.
Yan Mian had contemplated taking her own life, but the male lead sought the secret left by his father from her and had people keep a watchful eye on her, making sure she would do no such thing.
Later, the Black Tiger Clan would be holding Ying Su hostage, demanding Yan Mian in exchange for Ying Su's freedom.
This time, Yan Mian was exchanged with Ying Su.
She was handed over to a man called Shangguan Jiu.
This man was a sadist. He would abuse and torture Yan Mian, treat her wounds with the utmost care, and continue an endless cycle of torture and healing.
It was never-ending.
Eventually, when Shangguan Jiu wasn't at his home, Yan Mian seized the opportunity to throw herself off a flight of stairs to her death.
Yian Mian was not a strong-willed person. She held what the protagonist wanted in her hands. But that was all she had; it was the only hope she had of surviving.
But in the end, she lost, and her life was still forfeit.
Shi Sheng did not sympathize with Yan Mian, but she did not resent her either. Her character was so lacking in courage she could not stand up for herself. She could only resent and regret her adversity.
Where others would be able to help avenge her, she would accept their assistance in a heartbeat.
This was because she couldn't achieve this herself. Hence she chose to put her expectations onto someone else.
Shi Sheng understood how it felt to be powerless and unable to stand up for herself. It was Yan Mian's cowardice and incompetence that led to her demise.
There were two people Yan Mian sought revenge against; Leng Yan and Shangguan Jiu.
The eventual plot of Leng Yan and Ying Su was full of torture.
Torture of both spirit and body.
All kinds of humiliation 'plays' and bondage 'plays' she would be a part of behind closed doors.
An explicit demonstration of 'Abuse my heart, and I will torture your body. Torture my body, and I will abuse your heart.'
But of course, the final outcome is that the misunderstanding is resolved, and the two live happily together.
Knowing this ending, Shi Sheng felt utterly heartbroken.
So this means that in the end, she'll end up in the hands of this damned sadist?!
Why is Shangguan Jiu so determined in torturing Yan Mian? Just what secret does she hold in her hands?
These details are completely missing from the plot of the story.
Even Yan Mian herself did not know the kind of secret she possessed. She was only following what Leng Yan's father told her as he was dying. All she knew was that long as she says this, she would be safe from harm.
How can this author leave these things unanswered just like her!?
Side Quest: Love’s Rescue
“......” Shi Sheng was speechless.
Why did you appear so quickly?
That's because you almost killed yourself! To the point where the conditions for a side quest were met! How can you blame me?
What kind of shit is this 'Love's Rescue?'
Who is being rescued?!
The one that needs to be rescued is me!
Tips on related persons: Leng Yao Tian, Shang Guan Jiu
Leng Yao Tian? Isn't that Leng Yan's father? Her lover that has already passed?! Ptui! Yan Mian's man.
Shi Sheng recalled that Leng Yao Tian had not laid a finger on the original female protagonist, then breathed a sigh of relief.
If the original protagonist had slept with him, she would have undoubtedly gut her own belly.
To hell with this quest.
You hold a double standard, Host. How can you freely control another person's body and yet refuse the thought of them sleeping with someone?
"I already helped her get revenge. Shouldn't she be indebted to me? Since when was there such a thing as a free lunch in this world?" Shi Sheng snorted coldly.
You have a point. I can't disagree.
After all, the completion of these quests was not necessary for the host's survival.
Shi Sheng looked around, This room…
Why does it seem so familiar?
Out the window next to her, the garden outside could be viewed, with a flower that looked like a skull and a carved iron fence in the distance.
Shangguan Jiu’s property!
How did she let herself end up in the hands of this sadist?
Shangguan Jiu was the biggest villain in this story. After Yan Mian's death, he became even more sadistic and perverted. He tortured the female protagonist for an inch of her life and tried to kill himself and take the male protagonist with him. In the end, this man would end up falling into the ocean, unknown if he was alive or not as his body would never be found.
This sadistic pervert was definitely not her beloved Feng Ci.
Her beloved Feng Ci couldn't be so horrible.
Her beloved Feng Ci was as cute as can be.
Shi Sheng comforted herself with these thoughts. Then she began devising a plan to cut down this sadist.
I hate these people the most.
There is a saying, "There is no room for two tigers on one mountain." When it comes to these sadists, however, there is no room for even one.
Shi Sheng took a look at her current body wrapped in bandages.
She let out a sigh.
What's more important now is to keep this body in shape.
In this current state, simply running would be impossible, let alone killing Shangguan Jiu.
While Shi Sheng was recovering from her injuries, she met only that one servant, not Shangguan Jiu or anyone else.
After over ten days of recovery, Shi Sheng was still only barely able to stand. She struggled to her feet from the bed and trudged towards the window.
As soon as she leaned out the window and looked down, the door to the room opened.
The servant entered the room pushing a cart, but it was not medicine, but a dress.
"Miss Yan, please get dressed and prepare. Master will be returning tonight."
Shi Sheng shot the servant an unusually stern look when she heard these words.
"Shangguan Jiu?" Shi Sheng asked rhetorically, leaning against the window.
"Miss Yan, you know you are not supposed to address the master with his name." The servant said with a dull look as if reading from a script.
"Oh. Then do I address him as retard?" Not to address him by his name? Does he think he's the president or something!?
The servant did not answer, likely because there was no apparent response to what Shi Sheng said. The servant simply repeated his request with a sullen look, "Miss yan, please get dressed."
Shi Sheng stood silent.
"I'll change in a moment."
The servant silently placed the clothes on the bed and exited the room with the cart.
Shi Sheng walked back to the bed. Her lips twitched as she looked at the clothes on the bed.
Isn't this a bit too airy? How is this supposed to cover anything?
The clothes were made from some kind of gauze material and only had one strap. It could barely cover the front of her chest, while the back…...