"Your mind is always thinking of money but your body actually betrays you. Am I right to say that I have a shameless wife?"
"Hah! I am a strong and independent woman of the 21st century. I know what I want. But if you insist on giving your body, I will take it too!" Lily shamelessly said, taking off her stilettos. However, just when Lily was about to lie down beside Zhuo Jingren, he suddenly pulled her on top of him. With her body on top of his, their faces were really close and they could even feel each other's breath.
"What a shameless woman," he noted, the smile on his face only deepened.
"Hmmm… You have taught me well," she answered as she lowered her lips onto his.
At Xuan Hui & Qin Fei's apartment.
"Just a few more weeks and you will get to see your child. Have you decided on the name?" Tang Lingyun asked before drinking her tea.
Qin Fei smiled at her mother's words while stroking her belly. Qin Fei was glad her mother came to visit today. Being eight months pregnant, travelling wasn't as convenient and she would get tired easily as well. Moreover, Xuan Hui had also instructed her to stay at home as much as she could.
"No, we still can't decide on the right name."
"Can't decide? Or are you waiting for Yang Lina to decide?" Tang Lingyun asked knowingly. Though Qin Fei never told her anything, Tang Lingyun was aware of Yang Lina's dislike towards her daughter. Tang Lingyun was not blind. She had noticed the condescending looks that Yang Lina would always give her daughter.
Of course, Tang Lingyun knew in her heart that this was because of their Tang family. Now that the Tang family was no longer the same as before, Tang Lingyun wondered if Yang Lina would start to treat Qin Fei better. Moreover, Qin Fei was carrying a child in her with the Xuan bloodline. That alone should be enough for Yang Lina to change her attitude towards Qin Fei right?
At her mother's sharp question, Qin Fei lowered her gaze. Her mother had hit the nail on the head. The reason why they hadn't decided on a name was because Xuan Hui was waiting for his mother's decision.
"Fei Fei… After you give birth, your position in the Xuan family will be elevated. You really need to start fighting for your rights." Tang Lingyun let out a sigh. "Sometimes I would find myself not being able to sleep at night. I'm worried that Xuan Hui's mother might be bullying you. Your brother knows too and he has been asking about you as well."
"Mother… You really don't have to worry about me. I have been married to Xuan Hui for years now. I can endure for a few more months. After I give birth, I believe I will gain the right to speak my mind in the family," Qin Fei answered.
Qin Fei had a plan to change her mother-in-law's opinion of her. The plan was to prove her capabilities to her mother-in-law by launching her own fashion brand, without any help from Xuan Hui. But what happened during Fashion Week a few weeks back, derailed her plan.
The thought of what happened at Fashion Week still made Qin Fei a little angry. First, she didn't get to talk much with other designers or potential investors. Second, she was humiliated and left the party in shame. Third, she was berated by her mother-in-law and was also being forced to put her plans regarding her fashion on hold.
'What an overbearing mother-in-law! Her plan was supposed to be flawless. It's all Qin Jinghua's fault!' Qin Fei thought.
"On another note, I really hope that knowing Qin Jinghua's identity is not affecting you in any way." Tang Lingyun said. "Your sister… Well... She is different now. I hope you don't mind her and just concentrate on giving birth."
"How is she different?" Qin Fei immediately sneered. "She only changed her name. A leopard never changes its spots. I'm sure she is still that shameless and scheming b*tch. And Mother, how can I not think about it? I am pregnant now. What if she takes revenge and harm my baby? What if she tries to seduce Xuan Hui? Did you see the way she looked at Xuan Hui that night?"
"Fei Fei… You should stop this," Tang Lingyun said. "I don't think Lily is interested in taking revenge."
"Why do you think so?" Qin Fei asked.
"It has been a while since she came back to Hong Kong and we haven't heard of anything. Aside from requesting for her name to be removed from our family registry, she hasn't done anything shady so far…" she explained. "Plus, she is rich and also happily married right now-"
"Married? Married to who?" Qin Fei interrupted her mother. Qin Jinghua is married?
"Ah… She's married to someone insignificant. Stop thinking about it. Lawyer Yan did not tell us who he is," Tang Lingyun lied. She knew her daughter like the back of her palm. Tang Lingyun was sure that Qin Fei would only get angry and jealous if she knew who Lily got married to. But Tang Lingyun knew that she couldn't hide this matter from her daughter forever, so she planned to tell her daughter the truth after she gives birth.
"Wait… Does that mean that Qin Jinghua already obtained grandfather and grandmother's inheritance?" Qin Fei's eyes were wide as she stared at her mother. Those properties were worth millions! Wouldn't this mean that millions of dollars had slipped out from their fingers? How could she allow such a thing to happen?
"Not yet. Your father and I will take this to court. I'm sure there is still a chance to get back those properties," Tang Lingyun said calmly, although she herself knew that the chance of that happening was very slim. But she still had a bargaining chip on hand; those scandalous photos of Qin Jinghua. She was intending to use those photos to force Qin Jinghua to give them back those properties.
In Tang Lingyun's mind, Qin Jinghua and Zhuo Jingren probably had a marriage of convenience. She couldn't think of any reason why Zhuo Jingren would marry Qin Jinghua otherwise. It just didn't make sense to her. Tang Lingyun believed that Zhuo Jingren was someone who paid attention to his reputation, so what would he do if she threatened to spread those photos online again?
"But Mother… I think there is something that we don't know about the Will," Qin Fei said after a few seconds of silence.