Black Heart: Her Diabolical Ways - Chapter 8
The tension in the room was suffocating. A beautiful, silver-haired girl glared at a handsome, dark-haired boy. The boy had a creepy smile on his face as he looked at the girl.
“Cat got your tongue?” Yi Lan sneered, rubbing her nose.
“I don’t think so,” the boy replied in a cool voice.
“Then, do you need an invitation to speak?! Tell me where I am,” she speaks in a demanding tone.
A vein bulges in the Prince’s head. Never, in his eighteen years of life, had someone talked so rudely to him.
“This kingdom is called the White Leopard kingdom. I am the Crown Prince. My name is Che Ling. You can call me Your Highness.”
“What world is this? Is it Earth?”
“Earth? No, this world is called Plutarch,” A somewhat curious look flitted on his face as he wondered what kind of a world this ‘Earth’ was.
“Damn,” Yi Lan cursed silently.
“Che Ling, bring me a mirror,” she demanded.
Che Ling’s eyes became dark in anger. Didn’t he just tell her to call him Your Highness?! He calmed himself down. After all, this girl was a reincarnated one. She wasn’t the Yi Meng from before. Sullenly, he walked to a drawer and pulled out a mirror from it.
He handed it over to Yi Lan, who was a bit hesitant to take it. With one eye closed, she peeped at her image, only to find something shocking.
“Wha-? I look almost the same as before,” She touched her face, examining each part, ” Only my hair is now silver in color, instead of blonde.”
She frowned, ‘Isn’t this too much of a coincidence?’
She placed the mirror down and stared off into empty space.
A few minutes later, she was dragged into reality by an annoying person, “What do you want?”
“I forgot to mention that this world uses the concept of Qi.”
“Qi? As in soul energy Qi?” Yi Lan furrows her eyebrows on the mention of the familiar term. She had watched a lot of movies, that talked about Qi and stuff, one of her favorites were being Kung Fu P*nda.
“You know about it?”
“I am barely familiar with it. So, how did the previous owner practice Qi?” Yi Lan asked, a little excited at the thought of fighting with Qi. Her dreams as a child of being a kung fu master may finally come true.
“You didn’t. I mean, she didn’t. More like, she couldn’t.” The Prince was already tired of this girl and just wanted her to disappear.
“When we reached thirteen years of age, we are tested to see what level our Qi and physical strength is. On your chance, it was found that you were unable to retain Qi in your body.”
“You mean that I have Qi and stuff, but I’m unable to use it!? What kind of dog poop is that?” cursed Yi Lan, her dreams of being a kung fu master shattered.
“It is what it is.”
“What about my parents?” Yi Lan finally asked the question she wanted to ask the most.
Che Ling hesitated a bit, before a look of pity appeared on his face, “They passed away when you were ten.”
“Wipe that look off your face. I don’t need pity, especially from jerks like you. That’s right, what’s this about me being your wife?”
He sighed, “It’s not my wish, that’s for sure. Your father and mine were good friends and when you were born, my father promised that he would give me to you and I would take you in as my wife. That was when you were ten. That year, your parents died in an accident. My father still planned to carry out the marriage. It was supposed to be today, but you were found dead in the forest.”
“How did the previous owner die?”
“A group of bandits attacked her. She had escaped from the palace grounds at night and was caught by these bandits. They haven’t been caught yet,” He replied in a solemn manner. He regrets that Yi Meng died. Now, he was going to suffer mental torture from this girl.
“A group of bandits?” Yi Lan raised her eyebrow. She felt there was something more to the matter than it appeared. Even if it was so, she would take care of the people who murdered the previous owner. This was the least Yi Lan could do for the previous owner.
“Cancel the marriage,” She said.
Che Ling laughed at the absurd words of Yi Lan, “That’s easier said than done. You think father will step back from his words?”
She rolled her eyes, “You think I care? Just give him a reason that you made someone pregnant or something.”
“Even if I said that he would insist to take you as a concubine.”
“Concubine? Oh man! Is this world so behind in such matters?!” She then gasped as she remembered something important, “Is there a television here? Or maybe a smartphone? Laptop?”
He only shook his head.
“No way! What about popcorn? Chocolate? Burger? Pizza? Coke? ICE CREAM!? Nooooo… My life is over!” She cried out dramatically.
Che Ling watched the girl with incredulous eyes.
“Get out. Let me wallow in self-pity. How will I watch BL now?? I couldn’t even complete ‘Summer Love’! BL my paradise! It’s all gone!” Yi Lan cried aloud.
She started rolling in the bed.
Che Ling had enough and left the room- his room, to be more precise and rubbed his forehead in worry, “Is this the so-called karma? If so, then God, you really know how to punish people.”
He shook his head and goes in search of his father.
Back in the room, Yi Lan drooled in her imagination of watching BL with popcorn dipped in chocolate while sipping coke.
“Come backkk…My Iphone!! Mama needs you so much…”
After a few minutes, she sobered up and laid on the bed, staring at the ceiling, “I really got reincarnated, huh?”
“What to do now? I wonder how Big Brother and sis are doing now. Do they miss me?”
“Ugh… Stop thinking about them, Yi Lan.”
“The jerk said I was killed by bandits. I find that hard to believe. I guess, first I have to find the truth about who killed me. But would anyone even believe me? Hah. This is like the typical cliché transmigration story. I’m currently a low-grade trash. Man! How did this girl Yi Meng survive?”
She became quiet for a few minutes before saying, “Don’t worry. I’ll let your soul rest in peace. I’ll take care of all those dogs who tried to kill you.” A dark look showed on Yi Lan’s face. Her eyes glowed dangerously and a bloodthirsty look appeared.
“Oh, I’ll take care of them, alright. I’ll carve marks in their body so nicely that they’ll cry tears of blood. But I won’t stop. I won’t stop until I finish all of those who laid a hand on you. I’ll see who tries to mess with my life. Yi Meng might have been forgiving but Yi Lan certainly isn’t. Ke. Ke ke. Ke ke ke ke ke ke *cough cough*” Yi Lan’s evil laughter stopped when she starts choking due to improper flow of oxygen.
A maid, who had been passing by the room, was scared out of her wits so badly by hearing the laughter that she wet herself.