Feeling a little sleepy, she weakly leaned her head against the cold wall and squinted her eyes.
"Yo, newcomer! Hey, hey, hey… Tsk! I'm calling you!"
"Hey, hey! Yo, newcomer!"
She suddenly heard several voices calling out to her and felt a nudge on her shoulder just as she closed her eyes.
She turned her face expressionlessly in the direction of those women calling her.
"What's your name? What did you do to land yourself here?"
Her brows furrowed slightly but she did not reply.
"Hey! I'm asking a question! Why aren't you speaking?"
"You look quite pretty, miss. Where are you from?"
She pursed her lips but still did not open her mouth.
These female convicts felt bored at her lack of answers. Exchanging glances, they looked back at her in contempt.
"I didn't expect this chick to be acting virtuous!"
"I bet she's that kind of woman… Heh… You all don't know…"
"Yo, what crime did you committed? Were you also arrested for prostitution?"
She answered, feeling irked, "I murdered someone and surrendered myself."
Utter silence reigned in the detention cell at once.
They did not believe her words initially, but after spotting the blood that she had yet to wipe off on her hands, they immediately felt fearful of her and gave her a wide berth.
In hushed voices, they started whispering to one another.
"She looks young and pretty. I didn't expect her to be so vicious…"
Yun Shishi was not in the mood to listen to their discussion, only staring up at the gray cement ceiling with an apathetic look.
She was soon overcome by drowsiness and tiredly shut her eyes, falling asleep amid their endless chattering.
She did not sleep well at all, though; her back felt painfully stiff, especially in the shoulder area.
Later, she was awoken by a police officer's call and clanking sounds.
She blearily opened her eyes, only to find two policemen holding a bunch of keys before the iron bars while looking down at her condescendingly. "Hey, wake up!"
Slowly sitting up, she kneaded her stiff shoulders and frowned in suspicion. "What's the matter?"
One of the officers opened the iron door and yawningly leaned against it while waving impatiently at her. "Get out and follow us!"
His strange order unsettled her. Nevertheless, she obediently obeyed and stood up to follow them.
She asked in puzzlement, "Where are you taking me?"
"Just follow us; there's no need to yap!"
Their attitude was utterly apathetic; with their nap interrupted by someone instructing them to bring her to the chief police officer's office, these two were feeling a little cranky!
What happened next was simply inconceivable.
Awaiting her was not sanctions or anything else but unexpected freedom.
Someone had posted her hefty bail.
The chief police officer, however, did not dare to accept it as the name above was enough to suffocate him.
He thought to himself, I must release that woman even at the expense of offending Li Dongliang.
He simply could not afford to offend her bailer.
It was dead quiet in the night with the dimming of the neon lights.