Another laugh echoed inside the car, making Lily frown. She was not joking ah.
"And here I was expecting you to tell me about how your grandmother molded you to become like this when in fact… you just read it from a book! How smart." Another laughter followed, making Lily even more irritated.
"Tell me everything that you know about the thing that I asked you to do," she asked, trying to change the topic.
"Hmmm… well..." He made a deliberate pause, his gaze turned serious. "It seems that your hunch was right. Something else happened at the hospital." He stared at Lily's calm face before he continued, "We found a nurse who told us that you only had bruises on your body when you arrived at the hospital. They were not aware that you were pregnant or were there any signs that you had a miscarriage when you were admitted to the hospital. Then all the nurses and doctors who attended to you that night were all mysteriously fired."
Lily's eyelashes fluttered and she avoided George's gaze. "Tell me more," she said in a voice that was as calm spring breeze. It made George wonder what Lily was thinking at this moment.
George and Lilian were very good friends. In fact, it was George who found Lily first because of his connections in the Hong Kong triad. George was Lilian's favorite go-to man when it comes to illegal activities and obtaining information such as this because the Arisons had strong ties with the mafia. This was mainly because the Arisons and Facci were longtime friends not just in business but privately as well.
Moreover, Lilian was the type of woman who never involved herself in illegal matters.
George was in-charge of looking for Bec Facci. However, it took him years to find her simply because his ties were not as strong in Hong Kong. By the time George found his childhood friend Bec Facci, he was aware that she was already dead. So he made sure to inquire about Lily and her life as a Qin. He reported all that he knew to Lilian who immediately went to Hong Kong to rescue Lily.
This was also the reason why George knew everything about Lily's past.
When Lily arrived in London, George made sure to hide Lily's true identity from everyone. He made it seem like Lily came from an orphanage in Hong Kong and how Lilian found out her existence after she met with an accident. He was there when Lily was healing, learning and growing. George could even proudly say that he treated Lily like his own daughter. This was also the reason why Liam had accidentally found out about Lily's past.
As George continued to watch Lily grow, he noticed how brilliant she was. She was not book smart or someone with an amazing memory. She couldn't calculate math in a split second. No, Lily was normal. It was the way her mind works that was baffling on its own.
Lily had the ability to foresee hundreds of possibilities in her small brilliant mind. She had the ability to analyze and anticipate the many different paths that a specific action could lead to. In other words, she could see how things are connected to each other, how one thing leads to another in what is commonly known as the 'Domino Effect'.
Lily's ability to analyze things was top notch, making her the perfect scheming human. And this – this was the reason why George asked for her help in his revenge against his own wife and her family.
"Well?" Lily's words woke him up from his stupor.
"I… We found someone with the same profile as the doctor who attended you and your mother. He is currently in Malaysia and we are working on obtaining some information from him. But I have to warn you… someone else is also looking into this. Someone is digging everything and they are not low-key about it."
With a gentle look on his face, George continued, "Please be careful Lily. This group seem to come from the East. And they are dangerous… Very dangerous."
Lily nodded nonchalantly at his words.
"Check out the envelope when you reach home. There is some evidence that the hospital records were a lie. There is a possibility that you did not have a miscarriage," he said, earning another nod from Lily. "Are you gonna be okay?" he asked when he noticed Lily looking pensively at the envelope.
"I will be," she answered before letting out another sigh. Then she looked at George, "Thank you."
"No Lily… Thank you."
"So what will happen to Sofia now that you have her?" she asked.
"Guess…" George only smirked at her. "Sofia did a lot of things… too many that her family will not even ask any questions if she decides to run away one day."
Lily smiled and remained silent. Her mind was in shambles. She was feeling nervous right now and she did not even know why. Was it because of what's inside the envelope? Was she afraid to find out the truth?
"I'm going," she said. But before she could open the car door, George held her arm.
"Call me if you need anything Lily… anything," he uttered before letting her arm go. And without turning her head back, she walked out of the car and strode towards her own car that was just waiting nearby.
Yang Mi was quick to notice the difference in Lily's demeanor the moment she entered the car. Lily seemed to be distracted.
"Where to, President?" Yang Mi asked. At this moment, Daohu also entered the car. Instead of answering Yang Mi, Lily turned to Daohu. "Is it done?" she asked.
"Yes, Madam, Mrs. Arison was successfully transferred to a van at the back of the restaurant. I left after receiving word from Mr. Arison that I had no further business to be there."
"Alright. Then… bring me back to my apartment," she ordered Yang Mi. Without saying another word, Lily closed her eyes. She kept her eyes closed throughout the ride back to her apartment, occasionally furrowing her brows or letting out a sigh from time to time. Thinking about her interactions with the Arisons had put Lily on a reflective mood.
In this treacherous world, where family seemed to be less important than power and money, she could never act weak. Even in front of George, who treated her like family, she would never show any weakness nor let him know the turmoil she was feeling within. She could never show a single weakness especially to her enemies or she would end up just like that people that she had scheme against.
This was her own karma for doing all the things that she did to become who she is now. Lily was aware that she was a sinner, just like everyone else. Her past and the experiences she had been through molded her into someone that she never dreamed she could become when she was a child.
She might be on top and rich, with immense wealth but she could not deny the fact that she too, just like everyone else, would get tired and lonely. However, unlike everyone else, Lily did not have anyone to turn to for her own troubles. Then Zhuo Jingren's silly smiling face came into her mind.
A sudden surge of emotion caused her brow to furrow and her heart to beat faster. Zhuo Jingren was a partner… the marriage was a partnership. She was not in love. Sure the sex was great, he pampered her but loving him at this point was impossible.
Then, what is this emotion that she is feeling right now?
Why does thinking about their marriage as a partnership seem to… hurt?