"Yun Xi is innocent."
Fu Yixiao was slightly shocked at the sudden statement.
"Heh, I thought you're an emotionless thug," The other Fu Yixiao teased after seeing the shocked expression on Fu Yixiao's face.
"It was her who send me here," Fu Yixiao argued. She had been thinking while running as a fugitive that the training Yun Xi had arranged for her was to prepare for this situation. Even if it wasn't her hand that sent her here, she believed that her involvement in the matter could easily be proven.
"I also thought the same before but it was she who saved me from the island. She-"
"Get to the point," Fu Yixiao interrupted. She preferred to hear the real problem than arguing whether Yun Xi was a saint or a devil. The other Fu Yixiao was startled at the sudden interruption but obediently complied.
At some point, she noticed that she and the Fu Yixiao in this world differed in personality. She was a bit timid but the Fu Yixiao in front of her was emotionally and physically strong. She wondered whether things in this universe might really have changed or not. For all the Fu Yixiaos she had met in the three universes so far were undergoing similar situation she had gone through.
The other Fu Yixiao spoke after remaining silent for a while; reminiscing her past adventures.
"In each universe, there is only one portal that could transfer a person to another world. In this world, the portal is on this island. To activate that portal, a sacrifice is needed. There are specific traits of the person chosen as a sacrifice. A female under the age of twelve and blood-related to the person who found the portal. We are the chosen one because-" the other Fu Yixiao wasn't able to proceed as tears ran down her cheek. Granny Wu held the girl's hand to soothe her for she knew the emotions she was going through.
At the same time, Fu Yixiao started to feel uncomfortable on her stomach. She knew for the other her to cry, an irksome truth was connected to it. She looked at Wu Zhaoyi, nodding at him to explain. Wu Zhaoyi sighed as he rolled his shoulder to loosen his muscle.
"It was your father who found the portal," he stopped, thinking that it was sufficient as an explanation. He looked up only to see Fu Yixiao was staring at him with a deep frown on her face.
"My father? Fu Haifeng?" Fu Yixiao asked. However, Wu Zhaoyi was not answering as he sat on the rock with his eyes closed. "I'm tired, asked your twin," he said nonchalantly. The truth was, he didn't like to see the other Fu Yixiao to cry. For it was always the same situation no matter which universe they went to. At least, the Fu Yixiao in this world was a bit different.
Fu Yixiao sneered at Wu Zhaoyi before shifting her attention to the other Fu Yixiao whose condition seemed to be better.
Meeting her gaze, the other Fu Yixiao exhaled. "Fu Haifeng and Lu Yiantao aren't our real parents,"
she made the effort to be calm while explaining, however, droplets of tears were invoked at the corner of her eyes.
"Our real parents are called Han Xiangzhi and Yun Bing. However, their story wasn't a love story but more to an obsessive man and a victim. Yun Bing's best friend was Lu Yiantao. She was the one who stole Yun Bing from his lover, Fu Haifeng,"
The other Fu Yixiao paused and took a deep breath before proceeding. Retelling the story was difficult as she had to control the burning rage within her.
"-Mom, she was betrayed by her own friend... Lu Yiantao knew about Han Xiangzhi's obsession toward Yun Bing and proposed a way to make them together. They also leaked the news of her fake death just to confuse the media of their despicable act. She married Fu Haifeng in his weakest state, acting like his pillar of strength,"
Another sigh left the other Fu Yixiao's lips.
"This-" Fu Yixiao was stunned at the revelation. Her lips quivered at some of the information decoded in her mind. 'No way,' she thought after pondering over the information she just learned.
"The woman to marry into the Fu family must be fertile and Lu Yiantao wasn't one of those women. After marrying Fu Haifeng, she demanded a fertilized egg of Han Xiangzhi and Yun Bing; making her the surrogate mother. Those egg-,"
"-is us," Fu Yixiao interjected. She breathed in real slow faking a calm expression to hide the pain in her heart. At first, when she heard that Lu Yiantao and Fu Haifeng weren't her parents, she was hoping that her real parents were better than them.
Yet, she was beaten down by her own expectation, one that created a scar inside her.
"Father knew I was in this island?" she asked and the other Fu Yixiao nodded.
"He was the one who instructed his underling to kidnap you to this jungle," she clarified as her eyes explored the expressions revealed in Fu Yixiao's face. She appeared to be calm but her eyes couldn't hide the agony she felt.
"You said earlier that he needed me to open the portal, so why did he make me go through all of the ordeals?" Fu Yixiao felt something was off for it was easier for that man to make her the sacrifice without having to go through the torture of the jungle and those men she had killed.
"In order for the sacrifice to fully operate, the sacrifice cannot die easily. Perhaps, he thought that the whole survival will make you stronger," Granny Wu who was keeping quiet all this while, finally talked. She wanted to say more but hesitated.
Fu Yixiao stared at the old woman and wondered about her relationship with the whole event. "I'm sorry to ask, but how are the two of you related to her?" she asked with her thumb pointed toward Wu Zhaoyi and the other Fu Yixiao.
The trio looked at each other unsure of where to start.
On scale 1 to 10, how believable are those explanations about the parallel universe? or the whole revelations? mind to share?
hehe... the memories series is yet to end... there'll be few chaps left.
Love you all!