Tang Lingyun and Qin Fei both widened their eyes at Lily's words as they stared at Xuan Hui. They saw how the latter's face turned pale which was a dead giveaway that Lily was speaking the truth.
'Xuan Hui met Qin Jinghua behind her back not once, but twice? Moreover, he knew something seemingly important about Qin Jinghua but didn't tell her?' Confusion, betrayal and disbelief immediately clouded Qin Fei's gaze.
When Xuan Hui saw how his wife was about to burst in rage, he immediately excused himself and led his wife to the lounge, with the confused Tang Lingyun in tow.
"I was trying to deal with this on my own as I didn't want you to feel stressed. You are pregnant and I feared that this will affect you and our baby," he instantly explained after sitting down his wife next to him.
"What are you talking about? Didn't you see how they were looking at us with ridicule? They were looking at us as if we were clowns!" Qin Fei seethed in anger. Although she was angry, she did not forget to lower her voice. Then she glanced at Qin Jinghua who was happily talking to the group of men who approached them earlier. Her smiling face and crescent eyes looked blinding to Qin Fei.
"I think it is better if we talk about this at home," Tang Lingyun butted in. Though she was also curious, she knew that Qin Fei might not be able to control her emotions and throw a fit. If that happens, it would hurt her reputation and affect her acting career. It might even affect her chances of securing investments for her fashion brand.
"I agree…" Xuan Hui nodded.
"No!" Qin Fei immediately interrupted her husband. "I want to know, now!" she demanded. Qin Fei felt that her husband had betrayed her for not telling her something really important.
While she still seem relatively calm on the outside, Qin Fei was struggling with her anger inside. She was trying hard not to lash out at Xuan Hui. She was disappointed that he was starting to keep things from her. 'They have been married for seven years already. Is this the start of their marriage breaking down?'
"Don't Fei Fei me!" she hissed. "Tell me! Did you sleep with her? Is that why you didn't answer my calls a while ago? Is that why you were nervous when you met us outside just now?"
"No! Of course not!" Xuan Hui answered. "It's just that I don't want you to be stressed out. Okay?"
"Then tell me? Why are you hiding something from me? Now people will think that I am some bimbo! Is this what you want? People thinking that your wife is uninformed? Did you hear Qin Jinghua's ridicule earlier? Hui! This is what she wants! She wanted me to get angry and to lose my trust you and she… she is winning!" she said almost in one breath.
Qin Fei's face was now red from trying to suppress her anger. She really wanted to be reasonable and listen to her husband's explanation but it seems that Qin Jinghua's words keep on repeating in her mind.
Xuan Hui looked at the stressed expression of his wife and then at Lily who did not even look their way. She seemed to be enjoying her conversations with some of the big names in the fashion industry. Helplessness became apparent in his eyes before he let out a sigh.
"Qin Jinghua is a part of the Facci family from Europe. She is now Lily Facci-Qin, the CEO of Facci Group, a conglomerate headquartered in London," he said before he stroked his wife's hands. "I just found out about this a while ago and tried to hide it from you because I know this will only stress you out."
In response, Qin Fei looked at him, her face unfathomable. But before she could say a thing, her mother already reacted.
"Facci Group? Bec Facci? She was from the Facci family?" Tang Lingyun asked, her eyes wide before she covered her mouth in shock. Her other hand immediately made its way to her chest, feeling that her heart was beating faster.
So Bec Facci was someone from the Facci family? To Tang Lingyun who had schemed against her many times in the past, this information was something that she never expected. Fear instantly made its way to her ashened face. "What are we going to do now?"
This was the first question that came into Tang Lingyun's mind. Then Zhuo Jingren's name came into her mind and she became even more afraid. Since Lily was actually someone with this kind of background. It would be hard for them to target her now. And the worst thing was Lily has the capability to retaliate for the things that she did seven years ago.
"Hui… I need some water," Qin Fei said, her gaze was on Lily. Though, Qin Fei was not that familiar with Facci Group, she had read about that company somewhere and she knew that it was even bigger than both Qin Industries and Xuan Film combined.
Honestly, Qin Fei did not know what to feel about this information. She was not sure if she should be angry or scared. However, the fact that she did not know about all this earlier, that led to her embarrassing herself in front of so many people, made her fumed inside.
She slowly let out a long sigh as she composed herself. She then watched as Xuan Hui walked towards the waiter to ask for a glass of water. "Mother… We can't let Father know about this," she said. She was also intending to tell Xuan Hui to hide this information from his father and mother.
"Why?" Tang Lingyun asked, a little confused. She was intending to let her husband know about this so they could make plans regarding Lily. On top of that, she was now even more adamant to ask for the Tang family's help in dealing with Lily. After all, Lily was not just someone who has a powerful husband but also a powerful identity.
"If Father knows this, he might change his mind about Qin Jinghua and agree to give her the properties in grandma's last will and testament. You know how Father always loved to get close to people who would benefit him the most. Seeing Qin Jinghua's success in business, Father might want her to inherit the company. If this happens Liwei might lose his future CEO position," Qin Fei patiently explained.
"What we can do now is to make Father hand over the CEO position to Liwei as soon as possible, before he realizes that Qin Jinghua is no longer the worthless daughter from seven years ago," she added, her eyes looked sharp while eyeing Lily. "As for her… I will deal with Qin Jinghua while you ask for Tang family's help. I will call you if I need your help."
Tang Lingyun wanted to open her mouth and object to her daughter's plans. After all, dealing with Lily should be fine. However, her husband was a different matter and Qin Fei still doesn't know who Lily's husband is.
"You stay here, Mother." Qin Fei's words interrupted Tang Lingyun from saying what was on her mind.
"Where are you going?" she asked, though she could already guess that Qin Fei would go and confront Lily as the latter was already alone and standing near the sparkling pool.
"I will talk to her," Qin Fei said. 'Does Lily think that she could get Xuan Hui now that she has achieved some success and is someone rich and famous in the business industry? This is something that she would never allow to happen.'