Chapter 10: I’m Sorry, You Cannot Leave.
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Ling Tianya had none of her things. Her bag and phone were both left in Ruan Zeyan’s car, and he was nowhere to be found. She had to find a way to leave this place.
Just as she was about to step towards the main door, a woman in a maid’s uniform stopped her. There was a smile on her face, but it was just out of courtesy. Ling Tianya could see the disdain and contempt hidden deep in her eyes.
“Good morning, Miss Ling. My name is Mandy, Mr Ruan had given instructions to not allow you to leave.” The lady closed the door that was wide open, isolating Ling Tianya from the world outside.
“What do you mean?” Ling Tianya’s furrowed her brows slightly. “You’re illegally locking me up here?”
Mandy smiled, but ignored Ling Tianya’s words, pointing at the dining area not far away. “I believe you must be hungry, breakfast is prepared for you, Miss Ling.”
“I’m not going to eat breakfast, I want to leave here right now!” Mandy’s attitude rubbed Ling Tianya the wrong way, but what made her more angry was Ruan Zeyan caging her.
Watching Ling Tianya open the door to the outside world, Mandy let her, merely standing in the same spot. “Ms Ling, I would advise you to not waste your energy. This is an island in the middle of the lake, there’s only one way in and out, and that road is under lock down from Mr. Ruan’s orders. Even if you walked out of the villa, you wouldn’t be able to leave the island anyway. Unless you swim that is.”
Ling Tianya froze, feeling the gentle morning breeze coming from the lake. The lakefront was calm, but she was anything but.
Swim back? She couldn’t swim at all, and Ruan Zeyan clearly hadn’t forgotten that!
At that moment, Ling Tianya didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. How much did that man hate her, to the point that he would trap her in a place that she couldn’t get out?
“Ms Ling, I suggest you don’t create more trouble for me and the other servants. Since you can’t get out, just stay here obediently. You’re the first woman that Mr Ruan has brought here overnight.”
Mandy’s voice was deceptively calm, but Ling Tianya could detect the underlying mocking tone.
Ling Tianya turned over, watching Mandy with her observant eyes. Eyes were just the window to another’s soul.
Her insistent gaze unnerved Mandy, who immediately grabbed onto Ling Tianya’s elbow. “Miss Ling, breakfast was already prepared, please do not waste everyone’s time!”
Mandy ordered others to bring the breakfast that the kitchen staff had prepared and placed it on the dining table.
Ling Tianya could see that Mandy was the main caretaker of the place, which was why all the servants were extremely subservient to her.
Ruan Zeyan kept Ling Tianya there, but didn’t give Mandy any additional instructions. To her, Ling Tianya was just another woman that Ruan Zeyan liked, another woman that could get into Ruan Zeyan’s bed.
Ling Tianya was just a tool. To Mandy, a caretaker with an imposing aura, she was just a lowly person.
Ling Tianya was in no mood for breakfast at all, the soreness all over her body was reminding her how scary Ruan Zeyan was, and now he had isolated her there.
All her plans would be disrupted if things continued on this way…
“When is Ruan Zeyan coming back?” Ling Tianya asked Mandy.
A hint of a smirk came onto Mandy’s features, “I’m unable to answer you. Sir is usually very busy and he doesn’t come here often.”