Heart under Siege is a modern city as the background of romance novel,the protagonists are Lin Xinyan and Zong Jinghao.
The heat from the man's body surrounded her slowly from behind as the moisture in his breath came closer to her ear when he whispered, “Is this your first time?” The unfamiliar atmosphere near her ear sent a chill down her spine, yet she dared not make any sound. Lin Xinyan could feel the man paused for a bit, then came the man's voice again, “There is still time to say no.” She nervously clenched her hands, shook her head, and said “I will not regret it.....” She was 18 years old. This was supposed to be the most wonderful years in her youth but yet..... It hurts! The excruciating pain made her trembled in the man's arms. Keeping the only dignity left for herself, Lin Xinyan bit her lips and stayed quiet the whole time. This was her first sexual experience. She was nervous and fearful of the man. At the same time, she could feel his muscular body with unbelievable strength. He didn't seem to tire out and kept conquering her body, fulfilling his lust in this long and miserable night. After he was done, the man got up and entered the bathroom. Lin Xinyan rose from the bed exhausted; she put on her clothes and left the room. In the hotel lobby, stood the middle-aged women who sealed the deal for her. When she saw Lin Xinyan coming out, she passed her a black plastic bag and whispered, “This is your reward.” Lin Xinyan took the bag without hesitation and hurried out of the hotel with the money. She rushed to the hospital in the shortest possible time and paid no attention to the pain in her abdomen. The corridor was quiet before daybreak. Two stretchers laid waiting before the operation theatre. They were blocked for they hadn’t make the payment yet. When Lin Xinyan saw that, she was devastated and started sobbing, “I have money, I have the money! Please save my mother and brother......” While sobbing, she quickly handed the money to the doctor. Then the doctor had the nurse counted the money and ordered the staff to push her mother into the operating to prepare for surgery. Seeing that her brother was not being pushed into the operating theater, Lin Xinyan begged the doctor, “Please save my brother as well.” “I'm sorry. It is too late. There is nothing we can do now.” The doctor answered with a heavy heart. Too late? The truth hit Lin Xinyan like a heavy club shattering all of her hopes brutally. The pain was so unbearable that it felt like she was stabbed on the chest with a knife while the cramps and spasms made her weak and she was unable to stand on her feet. Eight years ago, when she was ten, her father had an affair and left her and her pregnant mother. He had them sent overseas to a place that was completely strange to them. After that, her brother was born. He was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. This brought more hardships to their already tight financial situation. She and her mother worked many part-time jobs to get by. When the accident struck suddenly, she felt complete hopelessness as she had no relatives, no money nor the support of this cold and ruthless society. As the last resort, she sold herself. Yet, she was not able to bring her brother back to life. She felt miserable but she had not lost herself just yet. Life was very cruel but she had to take it with a smile for she had her mother to take care of. Her mother needed her.
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