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Chapter 392 - An Eye for an Eye

Reborn Aristocrat: Return of the Vicious Heiress
     Chapter 392: An Eye for an Eye

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    Fifteen minutes later, the stitches were finally completed. The doctor looked up and heaved a sigh of relief while the sweat droplets on his forehead trickled down his face, some of which seeped into his eyes and caused him to feel extremely uncomfortable.

    The doctor thought to himself, his fingers turning stiff.

    The doctor then looked up at Wen Xinya to see that she had turned as pale as a sheet and her thin body was as stiff as a rock. He was… much calmer compared to her.

    Staring at the stitches on Si Yiyan’s wound which made it seem like a centipede, Wen Xinya felt extremely upset and worried for him.

    The thought of Si Yiyan twitching and quaking in pain when his wound was being stitched up made her feel as if a million daggers were piercing through her heart.

    “Doctor! Is he alright?” Wen Xinya asked in a hoarse voice, sounding like nails on a chalkboard.

    The doctor took a deep breath and answered, “There are no major issues with him now, but aftercare is very important. He mustn’t let his wound get infected and he has to be very mindful of his diet… ”

    Wen Xinya paid attention to the doctor’s words and noted down all his instructions.

    The doctor then said, “It’d be best if he can be hospitalized for a few days. That’d help his wound recover better.”

    Wen Xinya nodded in agreement. However, Si Yiyan objected. “No, I’m getting discharged now.”

    Wen Xinya stared at Si Yiyan with a frown and chided. “You’d better listen to the doctor and stay hospitalized for a few days. That’s the only way you’ll recover well.”

    Si Yiyan’s pale lips curled into a smile and he said, “I have a private doctor to look after me in Lishan Mansion.”

    Wen Xinya nodded and conceded.

    Although Si Yiyan held the most authority in Xiasi Group, there was still a minor group of mutiny. He may not be in a predicament that was as dangerous as before, but he ought to still be careful. She still remembered what Gu Yuehan said about Si Yiyan having had a close shave with death in the past, on the night of her abduction.

    Back then… Si Yiyan must have risked his life to protect her too!

    Tears welled up in her eyes and rolled down her cheeks soon after.

    It would be more appropriate for him to rest and recuperate in Lishan Mountain.

    At this moment, Gu Yuehan entered with a grave expression on his face. “Ninth Young Master, the doctor treating Shen Mengting discovered that she has suffered a great deal of mental agitation. I requested for a professional psychologist to run a CT scan on her and he discovered that she has been subjected to severe mental suggestions in the past.”

    Si Yiyan asked with a sullen expression, “Do you have any other leads?”

    Shaking his head, Gu Yuehan answered, “I’ve already sent people to check on that asylum that Shen Mengting has been living in. There are no results yet, but I’m guessing that there won’t be any useful leads.”

    Currently, they had already deduced that the instigators who had put Ning Shuqian to the acts were very likely from a certain family which may not be more powerful than the Xiasi Group, though they had a large bunch of loyal followers. It was little wonder that they could not find any leads.

    Si Yiyan said, “That may be the case, but we still have to keep a close eye on this matter. There’s no hurry, though. They’re in the shadows and so are we. It’s a test of patience this time, a battle of who can endure the longest. No one can survive better than I do in a dog-eat-dog world.”

    His brows were raised when he spoke, looking extremely menacing and terrifying. He looked stern and confident, as if he was the master of destiny.

    After Gu Yuehan left, Wen Xinya looked at Si Yiyan and asked, “What does mental suggestion mean?”

    Si Yiyan explained, “It’s a type of hypnotic technique that’s high-level and involves the tampering of one’s conscious and brain. It can only be performed forcefully in a cruel manner, which would leave behind detrimental effects and damage to one’s nervous system. Besides, the subject would not be able to remember what happened during the process, even after they become lucid again. There are some who are instigated to commit crimes via this method, and such cases are rampant in overseas nations.”

    Wen Xinya inhaled in astonishment and said in terror, “That’s really scary. Those people who have been instigated would have no idea that their conscious has been manipulated. Wouldn’t that mean that the masterminds are free to do whatever they want?”

    They just needed a scapegoat to take the rap and commit murder on their behalf.

    Si Yiyan held her hand and said with a chuckle, “It’s not that simple. The human brain is very complicated and fascinating. It has the ability to block out external factors that would impair judgment, and form its own thinking framework. Even a mental patient has his or her own ideas and system of thought. There are lots of restrictions to these mental suggestion methods. For example, it would only work on a person who has amplified feelings of negativity and resentment towards another person.”

    Having understood what he meant, Wen Xinya was filled with a complicated mix of emotions. “You mean, Shen Mengting bears a strong hatred towards me. That’s why…”

    Si Yiyan nodded and said, “People like her would resort to any means to get what they want. They’d often blame their misfortune on others and complain about the world being unfair.”

    Wen Xinya was at a loss for words.

    Staring at her, Si Yiyan asked, “What do you plan to do about this?”

    Wen Xinya’s forehead creased into a frown and her eyes filled with resentment. “Shen Mengting has already paid the price for everything that she has done. I don’t wish to become a despicable person and harm her further when she’s already at a disadvantageous position. However, I didn’t expect… Ning Shuqian to be so vicious as to use Shen Mengting time and time again to harm me.”

    Si Yiyan grabbed her clenched fist and pried her fingers open slowly, afraid that she’d hurt herself further.

    Wen Xinya looked at Si Yiyan and admired his handsome and dashing features… though there were traces of relentlessness. “An eye for an eye. Hire someone to stab Ning Shuqian and write my name using her blood,” she said.

    Si Yiyan chuckled and remarked. “What a violent girl you are! But…” He grinned and continued, “Just the way I like it!”

    Wen Xinya was certain that Ning Shuqian would definitely be frightened and refrain from creating trouble for the time being.

    Wen Xinya rolled her eyes while smiling gleefully and charmingly