Lin Han works for a rug company in China, but has recently travelled to Edinburgh to liaise with a Scottish company interested in importing Chinese goods. For the last eighteen months, she has been messaging with a Jie Hui who works for the company. Upon her arrival, they met for the first time. But Lin Han stumbled upon a shooting and she suspects Jie Hui of being the culprit. In this speech, she has marched into the police station to accuse him of the crime, and gives the whole background of her relationship with Jie to the police officer…

I am Wang Lin Han. I am nineteen years old. I am here as a representative of the Panda Joy rug company. This is my passport. This is my visa. I’m sorry. My English is very good but I’m upset. […] I’m very upset and I can’t think of the words. […] I am our company’s international representative. Because of my language skills. […] I have been in communication with representatives of the distribution company. He finds contacts and investors to distribute the products of small-scale Chinese manufacturing companies into Europe. […] Sometimes I wrote to this man in our language and somethimes we wrote in Enlgish, to practise. We had a very…happy correspondence, we made each other smile…at least…he put smileys in his messages too. So after a few months my father made a joke. He said this man would be the perfect husband for me because it would be so good for the family business. You see my father and my mother would like me to marry very soon but they know I think I shouldn’t get married before I’m thirty. So they say things like that, as if they’re joking, but I know they mean it too. […] So I stopped the messages with the smileys in them. It was all business. And then he sent me another message with sad faces, and he asked if I was angry with him…[…] I thought, I’ve studied English for so long because I wanted to travel. And here I was just working in the same little factory I grew up in, in the same little town. I thought, this man could help me travel. It would be great for business so my mum and dad would be happy, I could escape without anyone crying about it.
And I’ve been in love and it was really horrible. It’s really horrible to want someone and be in their power like that. […] So…I thought I should think about a relationship with this man. It would be a practical choice. It would get me what I want. I asked him to send me a picture. […] It was a beautiful picture. I loved his picture. […] And it wasn’t a studio picture! It wasn’t lit and airbrushed and all shined up in Photoshop. It was just a casual picture. He was on the beach.  He was smiling at me with such a look…[…] I fell in love with his picture. I have to be honest now. I hoped he would love me first but that’s what happened. I fell in love with a picture and a set of letters. Like a crazy girl who doesn’t know what’s real. […] He was right. He was right, I know nothing about him. And now I love him. Do you know the story about the baby ducks? […] The first thing a baby duck sees moving when it breaks through its shell it will love as its mother. You can make them love cats that want to eat them or chase after bicycle wheels and die in the road. I was just breaking out into the world. I’m a baby duck and I’m following a killer. […] I saw him with the body of this man. He siad it had nothing to do with him, he was talking and I looked in his eyes and I saw a lie. Now I’ve realized I’m a stupid little duckling with shell in my baby feathers. I’ve stepped out into the world and it’ll squash me. I thought I knew how to do anything but I’m just a stupid little girl. […] And I really do love him. Even though he probably is a killer and a liar.