Chapter 320: Xia Meng, I Will Remember You
Translator: Lonelytree Editor: Millman97
The man's choice boiled down to die now or die later; it was despicable and cruel. The man's willingness to toy with another human being's life would qualify him as a demon! He had no respect for the sanctity of life!
Xinghe stared coldly at him. Even after a night of veritable torture, her pride remained intact. There was nothing in the world that was going to bring her down.
"My life is in your hands anyway, so do as you please," Xinghe said without fear, "But I must warn you, if I'm somehow still alive after all this, you'll regret it for as long as you may live!"
After all, she was no saint. How could she possibly forgive the man who had not only tortured her but also came for her life?
The man was surprised. Xinghe was not cowed by his torture but still had the audacity to threaten him in return.
"Quite the talker."
He tutted with derision, not at all phased by Xinghe's threat, then again, why would he be?
"Lady, as you've said, your life is in my hands. Wouldn't it benefit you to cooperate with me? Are you that unafraid of death?"
"You're the one that should be afraid if death doesn't claim me," Xinghe cautioned as she looked him in the eye.
Her lips curled into a smirk. "You'll see."
The man's face darkened. "Looks like you haven't received your lesson from yesterday's torture. Never mind, because there hasn't been a person on Earth that I was unable to break!"
"You're looking at one right now," Xinghe taunted.
The man suddenly pulled on her chin and looked at her with amusement. "You dare to talk back to me at a time like this? Lady, credit is where credit is due, you are one impressive woman, definitely one of a kind."
"You are also the first man who's ever dared to treat me this way; alas, this means that you won't live for too long," Xinghe responded with an equally lofty tone.
The man was taken aback once more and he couldn't help but laugh. "Interesting, really interesting! But you know what, breaking individuals such as yourself is my favorite pastime, so please do not disappoint me."
"You will not be disappointed." Xinghe's pair of clear and intrepid eyes stared at him.
For some reason, the man felt Xinghe's eyes were incredibly beautiful. They were clear like a mirror, reflective of humanity's ugliness and beauty and yet losing none of its own beauty.
It was a pity killing such a marvelous woman; it was a shame she had fallen into his hands
"Xia Meng, is it? I will remember your name after you die," said the man before he left.
Even though he was impressed by Xinghe, the torture never ceased. He didn't send Xinghe any food or water for the whole day.
Xinghe spent the whole day in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness.
She had tried to figure a way out but the room that she was kept in was tough, and there was a guard outside her door at every minute of the day. She was too weak to put up a fight. She had no way to send for help.
Perhaps she might really perish there. Xinghe was not afraid of death because, at the end of the day, the body was not hers. However, she was going to persevere because she refused to let this man who put her through such torture survive! She needed her whole memory intact so she could take revenge against this man after she got out of there!