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Yun Bixue’s heart ached while listening to Qin Huailing. She even felt a bit of kinship towards him. In the past, she had also endured a lot of arduous days. She had not expected Qin Huailing to share a similar past as well. His history was far richer than she had imagined.
He was supposed to be a genius and an incredibly talented youth. He had always been exalted by everyone. His journey was always smoothhe soared higher and higherbut, one day, he crashed down from the clouds. He was still physically around, but his mind no longer remained the same. He became a cripple, and could no longer stand up.
On top of that, the lady that he loved most had a change of heart and left him. That time was the lowest point in his life. He had felt loneliness and despair. However, he managed to stay strong, and made it through those dark days. He built up his own strength and abilities.
The more Yun Bixue heard, the more gasps she let out. In the past, she still had her grandfather and younger sister. She had at least a trace of warmth and strength in her heart. In contrast, Qin Huailing had almost nothing at all.
Yun Bixue let out a long sigh. She asked, “Qin Huailing, do you feel hatred? Do you hate these people?”
A dark mocking glint flashed across Qin Huailing’s clear gaze. He shook his head and answered, “I don’t. Even if I feel hatred, I’d only hate myself. I hate myself for being too foolish back then. I hate myself for being too powerless, for being too weak to protect my father and mother.”
Yun Bixue knew that Qin Huailing’s father had been in a coma for several years. His mother had a humble reputation and was meek. His aunt, on the other hand, was rather powerful. She used this short duration of a few years to gain control of the Qin family.
Yun Bixue thought about herself, slightly turning up the corners of her lips. That’s right, she didn’t hate them too. She didn’t hate those who had hurt her in the past. Those people had allowed her to see things clearly. Also, those experiences made her even stronger. Nonetheless, even if she didn’t hate them, she could still avenge herself.
She added more coal to the stove. Turning towards Qin Huailing, she asked, “Do you intend to vie for the power to control the Qin family in the future?”
A glint flashed across Qin Huailing’s eyes. He replied, “No. I will re-establish the Qin family’s fame under its name, and then fight for everything that is rightfully mine.”
“Why are you telling me all these? Aren’t you afraid that I’ll tell your aunt or reveal it?”
Qin Huailing gave a sidelong glance at Yun Bixue, and threw the question back at her. “Would you?”
Yun Bixue chuckled. She definitely wouldn’t. “Even if I won’t, you shouldn’t trust me so easily. After all, I belong to the Yun family.”
Qin Huailing shook his head. “No, you belong to the Xie family. Yun family is your second priority.”
Yun Bixue’s heart shuddered. Indeed, she couldn’t dwell on her Yun family anymore. She belonged to the Xie family now. Qin Huailing understood her better than she did herself.
“Qin Huailing, thank you for your help today. I owe you two favors in total.”
Qin Huailing’s gaze narrowed as he stared at the blaze in the stove. He seemed to be caught up in his memories. “You don’t actually owe me any favor. Seven years ago, you helped me unintentionally. Do you still remember that you made an emergency call during a car accident?” It had been that emergency call that saved his life. To someone else, it could just be a casual act. Nevertheless, it was extremely important to him. He only found out recently that the person who had made that call was Yun Bixue.
Yun Bixue thought hard, but she couldn’t remember anything about it. It seemed as though she had really made several emergency calls to save others during her youth.
As she thought, Yun Bixue said, “In that case, Qin Huailing, let me ask you something. I hope you can tell me, because this is very important to me.” She wanted to ask about Chu Fei’er, and whether her matters were related to Miss Yuan.
Qin Huailing looked at Yun Bixue’s serious expression and nodded. “Go on!”