In the Xia family home's main foyer, Xia Ming stared in despair at the two who had just walked in from the door. He never thought that he would fall into the hands of a little girl after being so cunning his entire life.
Lu Chen stumbled towards Gu Ruoyun and plopped himself in front of her in a kneeling position, crying tearfully in agony as he said, "Miss Gu, I had been hoodwinked by the Xia family that year. That was why I had committed those acts which were unbecoming even for pigs and dogs. I thoroughly regret my actions now so please, spare me this one time on account of my remorse."
Gu Ruoyun stared commandingly down at Lu Chen who was kneeling before her and replied emotionlessly, "Remorse? Lu Chen, do you think that after committing so many sinful acts, you can redeem yourself simply by admitting your remorse?"
"Miss Gu, that person is already dead. As they say, if revenge breeds revenge, will there ever be an end to it? Can you not return good for evil? Must you exterminate us all?"
Hearing this, Lu Chen raised his head as he spoke indignantly.
Anyone who was ignorant of the situation and has witnessed this scene would probably assume that Gu Ruoyun was a heinous villain who was pushing good people around.
"Return good for evil?" Gu Ruoyun sneered, "That year, you used the trust that Xia Ruoyun had in you and had not hesitated to tear Xia Linyu limb from limb alive! Did you even show a hint of mercy at that time? Lu Chen, I wonder if you can still remember Xia Ruoyun's words before she jumped off that cliff, that if she was to be reincarnated, she would make you all. Pay. The. Bloody. Price!"
These four words were like hammers which slammed fiercely into Lu Chen's heart.
At that moment, the young girl's decisive image appeared once again in his mind's eye and caused his heart to tremble.
"You... How do you know this?"
How was she able to have such a vivid knowledge of Xia Ruoyun's last words? Even the way she had said them was exactly alike.
"How could I not?" Gu Ruoyun chuckled softly, "Because I have returned!"
Because I have returned...
Lu Chen staggered backward and his butt connected with the ground. He stared at the slightly smiling face in disbelief. Unconsciously, the smile on the woman's face began to fuse with that of the woman in his memories as if they were of one body.
At this moment, the faces of Xia Ming and his daughter were a particularly ugly shade. Their faces depicted nothing more than death. Regardless of how much strength they had to support themselves, they were instantly punched into foolishness by Gu Ruoyun's words.
"What on earth do you mean?" Xia Chuxue returned to her senses with great difficulty and stared at Gu Ruoyun with a pale face, "Are you saying that you're Xia Ruoyun? This is completely impossible! Xia Ruoyun is dead! Let's not discuss the possibility of reincarnation. Even if it actually exists, your ages don't match!"
Xia Ruoyun has only been dead for six years. Even if she had been reincarnated, she should only be around six years of age. How could this woman possibly be Xia Ruoyun?
She must be trying to scare me on purpose!
That's right, that must be it!
"Xia Ming." Gu Ruoyun slowly closed her eyes before opening them again. Her gaze now fell upon Xia Ming, "Do you all know that I've been living in hatred over these past six years? I've only ever thought of finding you every single moment of my life and getting my revenge! I can tolerate whatever you've thrown at me but I never expected all of you to be such lunatics! You would even kill your own wife, father, son and daughter but you never thought that I would be reincarnated and survive through the identity of another person!"