"Jinghua! How could you say things like that to your sister?" Tang Lingyun immediately chided.
The woman who was with Lily looked at her with a shocked expression on her face. Sister? However, before the woman could say something, Lily's scoff already reached her ears.
"Ex-sister," Lily said as she turned to the woman. "I am an estranged family member." The woman immediately nodded and eyed a group of men who was approaching them. When she saw her husband among the group, she immediately sighed in relief.
Likewise, Lily and the others also noticed the group of men approaching them. Lily smiled at Fernando when she spotted him among the group.
"Miss Qin, I see your influence did not falter even in the Far East," noted a man in his forties whom Lily recognized as Mr. Zhao. Mr. Zhao was someone with businesses in Europe and was well acquainted with Fernando. Through Fernando, Lily and Mr Zhao became acquainted as well.
"Mr. Zhao is flattering me too much. There is no such thing as influence. This lady just offered to buy my bracelet and when I said that she cannot afford it, her mother asked me to give it to her instead. Her mother said I should be more gracious to the lady who is pregnant," Lily said before she let out a little laugh. Needless to say, everyone immediately turned speechless at Lily's words. Tang Lingyun never expected Lily to behave like this.
'Why is Lily so blunt and fierce?' Tang Lingyun was not dumb, she could guess that something else was going on. Something that she was not aware of.
"Really?" Mr. Zhao said while eyeing the trio in front of Lily. "Isn't this the Qin family?" Mr. Zhao's tone contain a tinge of realization.
Those who are close to Lilian Facci would know that Lily Facci-Qin was someone whom Lilian Facci found in the Far East. 'Does this mean that Lily is from the Qin family in Hong Kong?' Aside from Mr. Zhao, the other men who were with him also seemed to realize the same thing.
"Oh… not many of you know this, but Lily came from the Qin family. Of course, this was all in the past, as they already removed her from their registry. Isn't that right?" Fernando said nonchalantly, as if he was talking about the weather.
This revelation was planned. Lily had told him that her goal for tonight was to reveal her identity as a Facci to Qin Fei and Tang Lingyun. Lily had asked for his help to do that. Fernando guessed that this signalled the start of Lily's revenge plan.
Fernando had been around Lily long enough for him to know the thing that she was good at: Psychological warfare. Unlike other businessmen at the top of the food chain, Lily was not known for her violence or ties to the underworld. No… she was different.
Lily was the type of woman who would sit back and enjoy watching her enemies running around like headless chickens in fear of her. She was the type of person who would use your own mind against you. After all, it is natural for humans to overthink about what could happen in the future and become anxious as a result. And Lily… well she always loved to use this principle against her own enemies.
Fernando knew that his friend had already laid out the trap since a long time ago and she was just waiting for them to step into it, then her game shall begin.
"Lily?" Qin Fei called, her face was full of confusion as she looked at Mr. Zhao.
However, seeing Qin Fei's puzzled expression only earned a giggle from Lily. "You did not tell her about me?" she asked, casting a look at Xuan Hui.
In response, Xuan Hui looked at Qin Fei then towards Lily, his jaws clenched. And Lily's smiling face did not make him feel any better. So this was what Lily wanted after all; to sow discord between him and his wife. His mind travelled back to what had transpired earlier.
For some reason, he found it hard to believe that what happened between him and his secretary was Lily's doing. After all, he did not feel that there was something wrong with him after he left the bar. He was sure that he was not drugged with an aphrodisiac before he left the bar but for some reason, he found his secretary, Tang Biyu a little seductive when he entered the car.
Xuan Hui was not a fool. He knew that Tang Biyu liked him since a long time ago. Or why would she always try to flirt with him and act innocent around him? But since Tang Biyu was someone related to Tang Lingyun, he thought that it would be better not to tell Qin Fei about this. He knew that Qin Fei was a little immature and she had her insecurities. The only reason why he did not fire Tang Biyu was because he did not want to raise any suspicions, from his own wife and the Tang family all together.
All he wanted was a peaceful marriage. However, he really was not able to stop himself a while ago. Of course, he partly blamed Lily for what happened to him. After all, she was the one who messed with his mind just minutes before he saw Tang Biyu.
Xuan Hui remembered that Tang Biyu had been working with the company for six years before she became his secretary, two years ago. Tang Biyu asked Tang Lingyun to put in a good word for her to Xuan Hui so that he would accept her as his secretary. Tang Biyu claimed that she wanted to learn the ins and outs of running a business and being a secretary would allow her to learn the most.
Though Tang Biyu was not an heiress or someone who held a high position in the Tang family, Tang Lingyun still chose to help her. After all, Tang Lingyun thought that Qin Fei could always use Tang Biyu to spy on Xuan Hui. Tang Biyu could inform Qin Fei everything that was going on when Xuan Hui was at work, such as his schedule, who he was meeting and travelling with. Wasn't that convenient?
Of course, Tang Lingyun and Qin Fei were not aware of Tang Biyu's real motive for wanting to become Xuan Hui's secretary. Moreover, they always see her as someone beneath them and didn't think that Tang Biyu was a threat by Xuan Hui's side. This was because Tang Biyu was not really that beautiful. She was sexy with her curvaceous body but Qin Fei thought that she did not have the capability to seduce Xuan Hui and gain his attention.
"Hui… What does she mean?" Qin Fei's cutesy voice woke him up from his stupor.
"How about we talk about this at the lounge… Fei Fei you have been standing too long ah," he answered, hoping to bring Qin Fei away from Lily. His wife only batted her eyelids at him in response before she lowered her head in contemplation.
By now, Qin Fei also noticed the ridicule in the stares of the people around them. Even though she really wanted to make Qin Jinghua pay for doing this to them, she knew she shouldn't reveal her true self in the eyes of these businessmen.
But, would Lily allow them to stay away from her?
"Ah… sorry. I thought that Xuan Hui would tell you about my new name when we saw each other at the bar a week ago," Lily said. Lily's purpose tonight was simple. All she wanted was for them to know her current identity and make them feel real fear.
Her true target for the night was the Tang family. She would first cripple Tang Lingyun's family so that they could not lend her a hand in whatever schemes she might have against her. Then she would execute her plans to destroy Tang Lingyun.
However, this does not mean that she didn't have something prepared for Qin Fei and Xuan Hui. Her words to them tonight were intentionally ambiguous, for the purpose of sowing discord and distrust between the two. All she did was make Qin Fei suspicious. And her sister did not disappoint her.
Lily knew that Qin Fei did not trust her husband fully. As someone who grew up watching her own mother scheme against other people, it was natural for Qin Fei to develop trust issues and fear that other people would also scheme against her. Lily used Qin Fei's weakness to her advantage.
As someone who could see many possibilities in her mind, Lily already prepared not just one or two but at least ten things up her sleeves tonight. If Qin Fei and Xuan Hui didn't approach her first, she would just have Fernando reveal her identity to them in another way. End of story.
However, if they happen to try and provoke her, then Lily would not be kind to them as well. Of course, the foolish duo chose the latter option and dig their graves in the process.