Everyone has known the story of Sleeping Beauty—a princess, gifted with beauty and brain, who was later on cursed to sleep until her true love woke her up with a kiss. In the story, Aurora, the princess, was pricked by a spindle on her 16th birthday and slept for a hundred years. In addition to the love story, there were fairies, briar patches, and an evil witch who could turn into a dragon.
There was another version of the story where there were no briar patches and an evil witch, instead it was an evil queen, the first wife of the king. The original version of Sleeping Beauty was all about a girl named Talia who was gifted with everything.
Xia Meilin's story was more on the original side of the story but instead of a king, it was a devil who devoured her.
Gifted with riches and everything, Xia Meilin didn't lack anything. During her high school, she was a girl with a title of 'Sleeping Beauty' because of the fact that this beautiful girl loved to sleep. Her love for sleep was such that every time someone saw her in school, they would always catch her sleeping in the class or in the library.
Xia Meilin didn't think much of anything, she didn't care about her surroundings. Her family was rich, she was beautiful and blessed with a good brain; who wouldn't be jealous of her? Well, a lot of girls were, including some of her closest friends.
Instead of being pricked by a splinter of flax just like what happened to Aurora and Talia, ignorant of what was about to befall her, Xia Meilin was drugged by none other than one of her closest friend, Lin Qingge. She had her evil intention which was in cahoot with her father, Lin Jinhao.
With the help of Lin Qingge's father, Xia Meilin was brought to a hotel room.
Lin Jinhao, Lin Qingge's father was a businessman who was in pursuit of beneficial collaboration for his growing business. So he used this opportunity to send Xia Meilin as a gift to a person he wanted to please.
Xia Meilin believed in true love and had hoped to end up with a prince charming at a later point in her life. But instead of being woken up by a kiss from a prince, Xia Meilin woke up and found herself being defiled by a man she had never met. Since she was drugged by an aphrodisiac and under its influence, she could only cry as her body craved the pleasure from the man. She didn't say no neither did she pushed him away, the strength of her body left her because of the drug that was making every touch of the man against her body so irresistible.
When morning came, she found that she was alone in the room. With all the things that happened last night, Xia Meilin could only cry. How did this happen? She remembered being at the party, then Lin Qingge gave her a drink. It has to be the drink; it has to be her. Lin Qingge! She was betrayed by a friend she saw as a sister and her purity was now stolen by an unknown man.
After calming down, she noticed a piece of paper on the pillow next to her, it was a cheque with a hundred thousand RMB written on it. She took the cheque and looked at the name on it.
The cheque was signed by Lu Yifeng.
The Lu family was known to be the most powerful family in the business world. Everyone knew who Lu Yifeng was. He was not a prince or a king, he was a devil!
Despite being a very handsome man, Lu Yifeng was rumored to be a playful womanizer! He was known to be a dissolute person connected with different kinds of rumors!
She was not wakened up by a handsome prince but by a devil--no, not waken up, she was raped by him just like what happened to Talia.
What could she do? She was powerless compared to the man. Even if she wanted to sue him right there and then, the Xia family cannot stand against the Lu family despite being elite as well. The Lu family is on a totally different level! Even her grandpa and brother would not dare to cross with them!
Xia Meilin cried for the loss of her innocence. She wanted to make those who messed with her pay, but how could she go against someone who was way out of her league?!
She cried whilst she thought. And then she came to a decision. Very well, if she couldn't get her revenge on Lu Yifeng, then she was going to pour out her anger to Lin Qingge and her family! With her family's status, the Lin's were beneath her. They dare mess with her, then let them face the consequence too!
When Xia Meilin returned home, the first person who greeted her was her grandmother, Ji Ruo.Despite Ji Rou's frail appearance and gentle expression, Xia Meilin knew what truly lied behind that facet of wrinkles. Stubborn and headstrong like that of a wild tigress, with a tongue so sharp, one could nearly be sliced in two if the woman believed you to be worth her time in the very least, let alone bothered to utter a word to you at all.Due to an accident that claimed the lives of their parents, Xia Meilin and her older brother, Xia Sinian became orphans. They were brought up and taken care of by their grandparents, Xia Jiamu and Ji Ruo."How was your reunion with your friends, sweetie? Did you have fun?" Ji Ruo asked with a smile as she approached her granddaughter.Xia Meilin had just graduated from college last week. Yesterday, she went out to attend the reunion of her high school class. Everything had gone well until Lin Qingge drugged her.<
The news didn't escape Xia Meilin's ears. She clearly knew who did it, it was none other than her grandmother. But despite hearing the news, she didn't go out of her room for a couple of days, she was still depressed about the fact that her virginity was taken by a stranger. She has always saved herself for the man she loved and yet it was all for nothing.Ji Ruo was a former General, she has a lot of connections in the military. Her strongest connection was Xia Meilin's uncle, Xia Jianfeng, the current General in the military. No secrets could be hidden from him since he was also known to be one of the best hackers in the country, he could get any information he wanted no matter how deep and dark it was.Xia Meilin was pretty sure that Ji Ruo ordered her uncle to bring all the illegal works of the Lin family into the light. She knew that he was the only person who was capable of doing it in just one night."Grandma, have you told grandpa and brother about it?"
After the doctor did some additional tests to check if her body system was doing well, Xia Meilin was left with her family.Xia Meilin looked at her bloated belly. They had told her she was eight months pregnant when she woke up and found that her tummy was bigger than its normal size. She still couldn't believe that she was pregnant with a baby boy.The doctor told her that since her baby had not yet formed and her uterus was not damaged when she got into the accident, her child was able to grow in her tummy. What a miracle that the baby's development was not affected by her near lifeless state during her time in a coma!"Who's the damn bastard that did this to you, Meilin? Tell me!" Xia Sinian said as he gritted his teeth.After learning that Xia Meilin was pregnant while she was in a coma, Ji Ruo had no option but to tell Xia Jiamu and Xia Sinian what the Lin family did and how Xia Meilin was raped.Xia Meilin shook her head be
After a few more days, Xia Meilin and her son, Little Melon was finally discharged from the hospital.Through Ji Ruo's guidance, Xia Meilin was able to take care of her son despite how hard it was.As the little bun was growing up fine, Xia Meilin started to ecognize the features that were similar to Lu Yifeng when she searched for his photo on the internet.Except for Little Melon's hazel eyes and brown hair which he got from her, he resembled Lu Yifeng a lot. Xia Meilin didn't mind that so much since she didn't have feelings for the man anyway. In fact, she hated him for raping her. She was only thankful to have Little Melon - the only good thing that came out of her bad experience. If it wasn't for Lu Yifeng, she wouldn't have had him.To avoid her grandparents from recognizing his son's similarities with Lu Yifeng, Xia Meilin decided to leave for London.Her grandparents tried to dissuade her from going, but she was adamant. They couldn't