Chapter 483 - Shaken to the Bone
But what Wei said shattered all of Tiandi's fantasies. It left him with only his fury.
"That's right, we brought 500,000! Please, Mr. Zou, we hope you can let Dan go!" Wei nodded. He'd rather not just lose 500,000 like this, but it was money to save Dan. It was worth it.
"Hmph. Where's the money?" Tiandi said coldly. As furious as he was, he couldn't really go back on what he'd said. He decided that he'd try and cause the group trouble.
"It's with my sister," Wei said. "Sis, can you show him the money?"
Tang Yin found the voice extremely familiar, and abruptly realized who this Mr. Zou was after Wei addressed him as such. This was Ruoming's father, Zou Tiandi!
The thought that Tiandi was with them right now froze Tang Yin in her tracks. Tiandi didn't scare her one bit when she was with Lin Yi, but now that they'd broken up, she no longer had his protection. Did this mean that the Zous would be bullying her again? The thought made Tang Yin regret coming here in the first place. She was worried that Ruoming would go overboard with her again.
"Sis?" Wei called again, not sure why Tang Yin was spacing out.
Tiandi was rather pleased with what he was seeing. Tang Yin's tender figure moved him, and he started itching with a bit of lust, evident from the slimy smile he was wearing. "Oh? Your sister came as well?"
Tang Yin was even more terrified after hearing that lustful and repulsive voice. She grit her teeth and stood up now that Wei had called her. Turning around, she tried to look as composed as possible as she opened her bag. "Mr. Zou, here's the money. I hope you can keep your promise and let my brother and Dan go."
"Wha?!" Tiandi froze as he looked at who this was. Never would he have thought that the girl Wei called "Sis" would be Tang Yin! How lucky was he going to get! He was always fucking bumping into Lin Yi's associates the more he tried to avoid him! Was there some sort of curse on him? His luck was absolute shit!
He even thought that Tang Yin was just mocking him with what she said! He blanched as fear hit him, and words started slipping out his mouth. "I don't want it. I don't want the money anymore."
Tang Yin frowned. She looked at Tiandi's changing expression and wondered if he was going to go back on his word.
Wei was in shock as well, along with Dan.
"Mister Zou, didn't you say you'd let Dan go for 500,000? Why're you going back on your word?" Wei said nervously.
"Mr. Zou, are you going back on your word?" Tang Yin was shaken as well but tried her best to maintain her composure. She couldn't let the man see her true emotions. That'd only worsen things!
"I say, Ms. Tang… no, ah, Sister Tang, I'll call you sister…. Stop messing with me, I didn't mean it, I really didn't, I didn't know Dan was with you, I'd never dream of doing anything if I'd known!" Tiandi said, on the verge of tears, convinced that Tang Yin was being sarcastic and mocking. After all, the most powerful people usually liked to say stuff like that when they wanted to look strong. It was the sort of thing he himself did when he preyed on the weak. It was only natural to assume that Tang YIn was doing the same.
Tiandi's outburst took everyone aback. Wei and Dan stared at Tiandi, as well as Mrs. Tang. The man's personality underwent a 180 right after seeing Tang Yin's face!
Tang Yin frowned. In her hesitation she realized what was going on. Tiandi most likely was still unaware of her break up with Lin Yi! This was why he was all respectful towards her!
She could very well use this chance to just walk away, but Tang Yin was concerned that he'd come cause Wei trouble again once he learned of the news.
From the looks of it, he wasn't going back on his word. He really was planning on not taking the money! It felt like it had come out of nowhere, but everyone was more than pleasantly surprised!
Tang Yin spoke after some thought, "Mr. Zou, I think you should take this 500,000. This needs to have a conclusion, right?"
Tiandi didn't really like how Tang Yin was mocking him and causing him trouble on purpose, but he was more overcome with fear than anything. He'd learned from Ruoming of just how precious Tang Yin was to Lin Yi. His son had gone through some shit after what he tried to do to her! There was no way Tiandi would piss this woman off.
Plus, Lin Yi had to be involved in some way with Tang Yin's visit today! Everyone had a limit to how much shit they could take, and nobody would be pleased if they had to deal with trouble coming from the same people time after time, let alone a master like Lin Yi.
Masters usually didn't even bother with small fry, but being small fry didn't excuse them from smacking themselves into the master's face all the time! The master wouldn't mind slapping the nuisance away!
It was a situation similar to a barking dog. You wouldn't pay it much attention if it always barked at you when you walked by, and you might even get over it if the dog came and bit you just once. If this dog were to go after your family, biting them time and time again, it wouldn't be a surprise if you just went and cooked it for dinner.
Tiandi felt like he was that dog. After being a nuisance to Lin Yi time and time again, it was likely that he wasn't far from death's door.
And so Tiandi was at the height of his fear. The thoughts sent him to his knees. He slammed down onto the floor as his tears fell. "Sister Tang, please! Stop messing with me, I'm really sorry, I'll never do it again! Please, tell Boss Lin Yi that I'm really just a blind, blind man. I'll slap my own cheeks as an apology if you will it. Just think of me as a fart and release me.…"
With that, Tiandi lifted his arms and slapped his own cheeks, going harder and faster as the slaps rang out.
Tang Yin's face reddened at what Tiandi said. Think of him as a fart and release him? She was a girl! What sort of vulgar thing was he even saying? She couldn't help but glare at the guy.
Tiandi's pitiful state did give Tang Yin courage. Since he didn't want money anymore she decided to have it written on paper in case he ever went back on his word. Tang Yin decided to use Lin Yi's name to her advantage now that Tiandi was practically telling her to.
Mrs. Tang, Wei, and Dan, on the other hand, realized what was going on. Tiandi wasn't afraid of Tang Yin, he was afraid of Lin Yi! They didn't know just why he was so fearful of him, but from how he was kneeling and slapping his own face, it was apparent that it must be quite a traumatic fear for him.