Chapter 520: Confession (4)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
There was a barely noticeable change in Xiao Chun’s expression. She subconsciously lifted her hand and frantically fiddled with her hair in an attempt to hide the necklace. She clearly sounded less confident as she denied, “It’s not the one that you gave me. They’re just similar. I lost the one that you gave me a long time ago.”
After Xu Weilai acknowledged her explanation half-heartedly, beamed and asked, “Well, I didn’t say it was the one which I gave to you. Why are you so nervous? You’re owning up before I even said anything.”
“You have so many expensive necklaces and every single one of them is embedded with various types of diamonds. They’re all more beautiful than the plain, ordinary necklace that I gave to you and yet you still prefer to wear this particular one. It goes to show how much you care about me.”
Gritting her teeth, Xiao Chun denied, “That’s not true!”
“Chunchun, we know each other too well. Don’t you think that I would be able to tell if you’re lying or telling the truth? No matter what, we were genuinely friends throughout all these years. Could you tell me the truth on account of this?”
For a moment, there was utter silence in the room.
Xiao Chun balled up her fists and lowered her eyes to avoid Xu Weilai before she eventually replied, “I’ll only tell you what I’m willing to share.”
Xu Weilai knew that Xiao Chun was already making a compromise and thus, instead of pressing on further, agreed, “Sure. Let’s talk about what happened that night then.”
She then lifted up a finger and asked, “First, you intentionally asked me out to the hot spring, didn’t you?”
“Second question. You were the one who drugged the glass of water that you gave to me at the hot spring, weren’t you?”
“Thirdly, you were also the one who bound me to a wheelchair and transported me to the mountain, weren’t you?”
Xiao Chun sneered and admitted, “Yes, I was the one who did all these. I’ve already explained it to the police. What else is there to ask?”
Xu Weilai’s expression remained the same and she gave a faint smile. Ignoring Xiao Chun, she continued to fire out other questions based on her line of thought, “Fourth question. You tied me up and planned to let Yun Rou kill me. But I don’t understand why was it so easy for me to break free from the rope’s restraint. I barely had to put up a struggle before it loosened up.”
At that point in time, Xu Weilai had noted that the rope was tied up in a dead knot. But the knot easily untied after she exerted some force. At first, she thought that she managed to break free because she summoned up enough strength at the critical moment. But upon second thought, she realised that she couldn’t have freed herself so easily if it had been tied up in a dead knot, for she certainly didn’t possess superhuman strength like Popeye on spinach.
Xiao Chun’s eyes flickered for a fleeting moment but she quickly rebutted, “How would I know? You should ask yourself why you’re so strong.”
“I know myself best. I wouldn’t be able to break free had it been a dead knot. The only explanation for this is that you didn’t actually tie me up using a dead knot and it only seemed like it was one.”
Xiao Chun’s expression turned cold as she retorted, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Without dwelling further on this, Xu Weilai moved on to her next question, “You obviously drugged me before transporting me to the mountain. You should have given me a heavier dose if you really wanted Yun Rou to kill me so that I wouldn’t wake up at all. However, I regained consciousness before she could do anything and in fact, I remained semi-conscious all along. You did this on purpose.”
Xiao Chun fell silently and lowered her eyes to stare at the table. It was clear that she was reluctant to entertain any more questions from Xu Weilai.
However, not giving her a chance to avoid the topic, Xu Weilai pressed on, “When I was running away from Yun Rou, my escape route was free from obstacles whereas Yun Rou was often hampered by boulders or pits in the ground, which slowed her down significantly. That was why she couldn’t catch up with me so easily even though I was injured. This was also thanks to your help, wasn’t it?”