Yang Lina knew that there was nothing more she could say that could convince Xuan Hui to listen to her. He was adamant not to leave his wife.
At the end of the day, Xuan Hui was still her son and Yang Lina would not do anything to hurt him. So the discussion ended with a compromise. Xuan Hui and Qin Fei would announce that Qin Fei had been estranged from the Tang family for a while now and that she had not been keeping contact with them after she married into the Xuan family.
Yang Lina also warned Xuan Hui to keep Qin Fei at home and not to let her leave the house until she gives birth. This was the price that Qin Fei had to pay for staying in the Xuan family. Xuan Hui immediately agreed, without consulting his wife as he knew that this was the best compromise that could save their marriage.
All this time, Xuan Hui did not even consider the possibility that someone was intentionally targeting the Xuan family and manipulating events like a skilled chessmaster. However, Yang Lina was different. The Tang family's demise might be a coincidence but she was sure that the events that followed were not, for example, the exposé of Qin Fei and Tang Lingyun being related to the Tang family.
To Yang Lina this was something that required immediate attention. As someone who had grown up in a military family, Yang Lina was the type of person who sought to understand her enemies before launching a war against them.
The charity event that Zhuo Jingren brought Lily along to attend originally had a dance segment. However, due to last minute changes from the organizers, they ended up having an auction instead. But the event still turned out well and ended in a very grand way.
During the event, the couple didn't socialize much with others, choosing to stay in their own booth to talk and enjoy wine together. After all, they were still in the 'honeymoon phase.' When the event ended, the couple didn't linger around, choosing to return home immediately as the next day was a working day.
Days passed peacefully for the couple as they watched the Tang family crumble before their eyes. Old Man Tang never woke up in the hospital and eventually died. After Old Man Tang's death, control of the Tang family's underworld network was also seized from them overnight. Tang Lingyun and Qin Fei could only helplessly watch as power was taken away from them. They felt so useless that there was nothing they could do about it.
"I am glad that you agreed to see me, Lawyer Yan." Zhuo Jingren smiled at the lawyer in front of him. It was already in the middle of July, just days after Old Man Tang's death.
"I didn't think I have much of a choice." Lawyer Yan smiled awkwardly. Lawyer Yan specialized in drawing Wills for people. Even though Lawyer Yan got to meet wealthy clients, it was still a first for him to be able to meet a powerful individual like Zhuo Jingren.
"Honest." Zhuo Jingren noted. "I like it." The duo was currently in a luxurious café with a private Japanese style tea room.
"May I know why you wanted to see me?" Lawyer Yan asked. Although not much was known about Zhuo Jingren online, Lawyer Yan knew that Zhuo Jingren came from nothing. To Lawyer Yan such a person could not be simple and potentially dangerous and to be honest, he feared Zhuo Jingren.
"I'm sure you must already know that this is about my wife," he answered. "I want her last name to be changed to Zhuo. Would that affect her claim to her inheritance?" Though Lily's name had already been removed from the Qin family's registry, they had not changed her surname to Zhuo yet.
"No, not at all, since Miss Qin's marriage fulfilled the terms and conditions set in the late Old Master Qin's Will. In fact, here… I made sure to finish all the paperwork so that I could hand them to you during this meeting," he said while giving Zhuo Jingren a brown envelope.
"Good." He nodded. "Now for my second concern." Zhuo Jingren made a deliberate pause as he crossed his left leg to his right. "My wife will destroy the Qin family soon."
"W-Why are you telling me this?" Lawyer Yan asked, panic apparent on his face. 'Is this the famous, 'I will tell you but then I have to kill you' moment?'
"I want to ask you, where will you stand? Will you stand on my wife's side? Or against us?"
"President Zhuo… this…" Lawyer Yan was caught by surprise and he didn't know how to react. He lowered his head while he thought about the pros and cons of the matter.
Lawyer Yan had been around the Qin family long enough to know some of their deepest and darkest secrets. He was aware that Qin Mo was a very vicious man who had done many unspeakable things. He also believed that Qin Mo didn't know about Lily's identity or Qin Mo would have already reached out to Lily to offer her a management level position in Qin Industries.
After thinking for a while, Lawyer Yan still did not understand why Zhuo Jingren would divulge this information to him. He was only an insignificant lawyer. Why involve him in some family war?