Friday, 29 May 2020



Season 3

Episode 4

(Lies and Truth)

After wrapping up their affairs, Jacob took Emily back to Jingshi City, Z country. On arrival at the Jingshi City, Emily felt as if she had left this city for hundreds of years. 

She really missed everyone and everything here.    

The first thing she wanted to do was, visit her parents. Jacob, reluctantly drove her to their temporary accommodation.    

When she arrived at their door, Emily saw her parents sitting on the sofa. She shouted excitedly, "Dad, mom, I'm back!"  

Andrew and Debby raised their heads and saw Emily, who was walking towards them. However, instead of looking happy, they looked very surprised.    

Emily went to Debby to seek comfort, just like she did when she was a child, but sadly, Debby's look threw cold water on her face.    

'They... don't look so happy to have me back. Why can't I see any signs of happiness on their faces?'    

Emily thought, sorrowfully. Having noticed Emily's despair, Jacob glanced at Andrew and Debby coldly. 

The look on Jacob's eyes seemed to have brought them back to their senses as they realized that they should have behaved like they were happy. With smiles on their faces, they both stood up immediately and said, "Emily, you're back! Do you know how worried we were about you? We're so happy that you're safe! So happy!"  

Debby even tried to hug Emily, but Emily, although unintentionally wanted to avoid it, still forced herself to hug Debby back, reluctantly.    

Forced by the pressure Jacob was asserting, Andrew also hugged Emily unwillingly, expressing his concern for his "daughter". He said, "Emily, I've been worrying about you a lot. From now on, you must be careful and take care of yourself when you go out..."  

Jacob gave their cold stares again. 

He knew that they were faking their feelings for Emily, but he didn't call them out. After all, they were still Emily's parents, and she have been desiring for their love, even though, they didn't love her.    

What baffled him the most was why they couldn't love their daughter? If not for Emily, Jacob would have never visited this greedy couple and treated them with respect. 'What are they planning for? What do they want?    

I will find out sooner or later, ' Jacob thought.    

Although Emily behaved like her usual self, her heart gradually became cold. When she realized that her parents were just pretending to worry about her, she got tired of their facade and blamed them for being hypocrites.  

'It looks like they were living the good life while I was away, ' Emily thought. Debby dyed her hair; got herself the most popular hairstyle; did facial care, and had a manicure. 

All of these changes made her look like an elegant rich woman.    

While Andrew wore several articles of luxury, looking very young and fashionable.    

In order to find Emily, Jacob didn't have time to deal with his work at all, let alone Emily's parents, so he just gave them a bank card to pay for their expenses.  

At first, Andrew and Debby didn't dare to use it, but gradually they couldn't resist the lure of money and therefore began to spend money like water.    

Emily couldn't deceive herself anymore. She finally accepted the fact that her parents didn't love her at all.    

She tried hard to recall the memories of her childhood, where she had been loved and taken care of by them, but she found that those memories had escaped her.    

'How did it happen?  

When I was a little girl, mom still loved me. I wonder what changed them?'    

Emily couldn't understand why her parents wouldn't love her.    

Debby quickly prepared a meal and happily asked Jacob to stay and eat. Jacob agreed, but only because of Emily. While they were eating, although Emily would talk with them, Debby and Andrew sensed that she was not in a right mood. So they began to try harder to comfort her and cheer her up.    

Unfortunately, Emily had seen through their act, so even if she tried, she couldn't feel any happiness inside her. She looked into Jacob's face, but she couldn't read his expression, so she turned to his eyes, and found nothing but contempt and disdain.  

'Jacob... knew that they didn't love me?'    

When Jacob noticed that Emily was looking at him, he quickly looked away to hid his feelings.    

'Did she notice my attitude toward her parents?    

Will she think that I look down upon her parents? Will she be angry at me?'    

Fearing the worst, Jacob tried to hold Emily's hand under the table. When he touched her hand, he found that it was icy cold. He frowned at her. 'How come it's so cold?'  

Jacob held her hand even more tightly.    

Amused by his behavior, Emily held his hand back, gently and tightly.    

Jacob felt relieved and pleased, when he realized that Emily was not angry at him. 'That's good. At least, she's not angry.'    

After having the dinner, instead of going home, Emily decided to stay here and sleep with her mom. 

Jacob, however, did not want her to stay there, but Emily insisted. Finally, Jacob surrendered and also stayed back with her.    

The reason why Emily insisted to stay with Debby was not because she didn't want to leave her, but because she wanted to talk to her about something important.  

During the late hours of the night, after washing and undressing, Emily and Debby lay on the soft bed and fell into silence.    

Debby knew what Emily wanted to do. Nervously wringing her hands together, she broke the silence. 

"Emily, it's late. Have a good sleep. I'll go to turn off the light..." Debby said.    

Emily quickly pulled Debby's arm and stopped her. "No, mom. Don't turn off the lights. Let's have a chat,"  she said.    

"We can chat tomorrow. It's very late now. Lack of sleep is not good for your health..."  

"Mom,"  Emily insisted, as she stared at Debby, who didn't want to make eye contact with her. Emily took a deep breath and said, "I have questions to ask you. If we don't talk about them, I can't fall asleep tonight."    

Speaking frankly, Emily left no chance for Debby to avoid the conversation. She surrendered and replied, "... What do you want to know, Emily?"    

"It's about Tina... Why did you rush to protect her that day? Do you have some kind of relationship with her that I am not aware of?" Debby's desperate behavior that day broke Emily's heart. She couldn't understand why her mother would treat her like that.  

'It's me... I am her daughter! Not Tina!'    

Debby's face contorted. She seemed to be suffering from great pain. "Actually... Tina is your sister!" she said.    

'My sister? '    

Stunned, Emily's eyes opened widely. Although, she had guessed it, she was still uncertain, but now, having heard it straight from her mother, Emily found it difficult to accept the truth. "What do you mean, mom?" she asked.    

Trying hard to sound convincing, Debby explained, "Emily, a few years after you were born, your father and I had another daughter. But since your father preferred boys to girls, he gave away Tina to another family, without letting me know...  

He gave away Tina to the Tao Family. If it were not for what happened, your father and I would never known that Tina is our daughter... Emily, can you understand how I felt? My daughter was standing right in front of me, but I couldn't tell her that I'm her real mother..."




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