"How is that possible? Tang Wei Dong is usually very careful" Xuan Hui frowned. As the heir of the Tang family, Tang Wei Dong would naturally be exposed to the illegal dealings in his family and that included drugs. However, he was usually very careful and his arrest baffled everyone.
"I need to go and see your uncle and grandfather," Tang Lingyun said. Tang Lingyun's brother, Tang Jian, was the Tang family's current Patriarch. Though Tang Jian was ruthless in business, he had the tendency to spoil his only son, Tang Wei Dong. Tang Lingyun knew that the news about Tang Wei Dong's arrest would surely agitate her brother, causing his blood pressure to rise. She felt that she should be by her brother's side and support him through this difficult time.
"Are you going to be alright?" Tang Lingyun asked in concern. She was a little reluctant to leave her daughter's side when she was still feeling so down but she reasoned that Xuan Hui was around to watch over her daughter. "The doctor said you have no injury and the fetus is fine. You should go home with Xuan Hui."
"No!" Qin Fei blurted out before crossing her arms across her chest. "I am not leaving this hospital until Qin Jinghua issues a statement of apology for the accident."
"Qin Fei!" Tang Lingyun and Xuan Hui shouted in unison. 'How could Qin Fei act so childishly?'
"Fei Fei… listen to me. Everyone at the party would know that Lily did not push you into the pool. Xuan Hui is right. If you say something like that now, you will only get a backlash. It will only get more people to start talking about what really happened and the matter would get blown out of proportions." Tang Lingyun said. 'How could her daughter be so stupid'
"So how could I make that woman pay for what she did?" Qin Fei asked stubbornly.
"Let's wait. I will settle this thing with the Tang family and I will ask for their help. I'm sure your grandfather won't let that woman off. For now, go home and have a good rest. Those people who saw what happened tonight will know that it was truly an accident. They won't blame you as well. You can go ahead and start pitching for their investments next week," Tang Lingyun added before she bid goodbye to her daughter.
Though Tang Lingyun was already married, she still loved to involve herself in the activities of the Tang family. Even though her Tang family was rooted in illegal activities, it didn't bother Tang Lingyun. After all, they were her greatest backer. In fact, she was also aware that her nephew had raped and killed countless women. However, her brother would always cover up Tang Wei Dong's crimes. In other words, Tang Wei Dong was her brother's weakness. This was the reason why she would always approach Tang Wei Dong first to have his support before she sought her brother for his help.
At the thought of both Tang Wei Dong and Qin Jinghua, Tang Lingyun recalled the time when she was trying to matchmake the two of them together. However, old Madam Qin was against the idea and did not give her approval and blessings. Besides trying to break Qin Jinghua or Lily's engagement to Xuan Hui, another reason for Tang Lingyun to recommend her nephew was because she knew what kind of person her nephew was.
Tang Wei Dong was a sadist who loved to see blood. The man was a sociopath and Tang Lingyun wanted Qin Jinghua to become one of his victims and suffer in his hands. It was a pity that back then, Qin Jinghua looked rather pale and sickly-looking and even with make-up, it couldn't hide that poor appearance of hers. Moreover, Qin Jinghua wasn't that great with make-up, often making herself look even more hideous. Because of Qin Jinghua's poor physical appearance and inferior status, Tang Wei Dong and his father, Tang Jian strongly opposed to Tang Lingyun's suggestion. Unfortunately, this created a gap between the two siblings.
After Tang Lingyun left the hospital, Qin Fei was convinced to go home as she realized that her mother really had a point. Sadly, all she could do right now is to wait for the situation at the Tang family to turn around. Without the Tang family's goons and connections, Tang Lingyun was also helpless, making Qin Fei helpless as well.
Growing up, Qin Fei had been very proud of her relation to the Tang family. She would often flaunt her status as the Tang family's princess among her friends. She grew dependent on her connection to the Tang family to incite fear among her peers so that they wouldn't dare step on her toes. Moreover, she felt that having connections with criminal groups was not necessarily a bad thing because she could call upon their help anytime if she needed it.
However, when Qin Fei become Xuan Hui's wife, she realized that the Tang family that she was so proud of being a part of, would actually become a bane in her relationship with her mother-in-law. Yang Lina was not oblivious to the illegal activities that the Tang family engages in and she looked down on the Tang family for it. Yang Lina also hated the fact that her daughter-in-law had to be someone with relations to the Tang family. That was the reason why Yang Lina didn't like Qin Fei very much. She always thought that the Tang family would eventually implicate the Xuan family and bring trouble upon them.
Over time, Qin Fei also started to think like Yang Lina. She began to think that she was actually not lucky, to be related to the Tang family. In fact, she thought that it was even bad luck, as someday, some enemies of the Tang family would come knocking on their doors and Qin Fei might not be able to escape from the trouble.
Because of this realization, Qin Fei asked Tang Lingyun to lessen their interactions with the Tang family. On one hand, she was thinking about their safety. On the other hand, she hoped that by distancing themselves from the Tang family, Yang Lina would be appeased. This was also the reason why Tang Lingyun and her brother seemed to have grown farther apart ever since Qin Fei married into the Xuan family.
"I heard about what happened." An imposing voice sounded the moment Xuan Hui and Qin Fei opened the door of their apartment. It startled them both.
"Mother, it is already so late. Why are you here?" Xuan Hui immediately asked, his hands never leaving Qin Fei's waist.
"And you dare ask why am I here? People talk Hui! Do want me to tell you what they were saying tonight?" Yang Lina was not a weak woman. As someone from the great Yang family in Mainland China, she was very strict and traditional. Yang Lina also believed that her son deserved the best woman and sadly, Qin Fei did not make the cut. "I already told you that your woman would bring nothing but trouble into our family. And yet, you were too stubborn to listen to me!"
"Mother! How could you say something like this in front of Fei Fei?" Xuan Hui retorted, immediately taking step in front of Qin Fei, in a defensive stance. "Mother, she is my wife and I love her. There is nothing you could say to make me change my mind. I won't idly stand by as you talk down on her. Please leave. I won't see you out."