"Feifei, this is not about you," Xuan Hui said calmly. "It's for our child. You can always attend events after you give birth, but now you're at a crucial phase of your pregnancy. We need you to be extra careful."
"Hmph!" Qin Fei crossed her arms across her chest and looked at Tang Lingyun. "I will try and convince Father to give Liwei the CEO position as soon as possible." Qin Mo doted on Qin Fei so much. This was a fact that everyone in the family knew; this was also the reason why Tang Lingyun wanted her daughter to help her convince her husband.
"It's just the start of the third quarter, and Qin Industries are showing some signs of progress. I doubt Father would agree to your requests that easily. He would want to make sure that the company would run smoothly first," Xuan Hui said.
"Just whose side are you on?" It was Qin Fei. She had not missed her husband calling Qin Jinghua by her first name. Remembering Qin Jinghua's smile made Qin Fei more furious. "That woman is already married! And I bet she married an old, influential man to back her up, so you better stop this nonsense!"
In response, Xuan Hui let out a sigh before shaking his head. He then shoved his hands into his pockets. "I will go get ready for work. I already asked the attendant to make your favorite breakfast," he said before leaving Qin Fei and Tang Lingyun by themselves. He had every reason to be irritated, but he knew Qin Fei's jealousy was fueled by the fact that she had been insecure lately. Plus, his mother had been visiting the house daily, making his wife more uncomfortable as a result.
Qin Fei glared at Xuan Hui's retreating back before looking at her mother. "Qin Jinghua must be very happy that she caused us a lot of stress!"
"Feifei… I think you are too much. You should treat your husband well. I can see that he is exhausted too," Tang Lingyun said while stroking Qin Fei's hands. "I know that he spoils you a lot. But I don't want Yang Lina to say something about you bullying your husband," she smiled at her daughter. Now that the Tang Family was done for, only the Xuan Family was supporting the Qin Family.
In response, Qin Fei slowly nodded at her mother's words. To be honest, she could feel Xuan Hui's exhaustion from taking care of her but for some reason, she still felt that he deserved her wrath for withholding information from her, causing her to be humiliated in the process. To Qin Fei, she was just punishing her husband, ah.
Of course, this did not mean that Qin Fei was faking her irritability. She really was irritated, and this was because every now and then, Lily Qin's smiling face would show up inside her mind. What was more irritating is that her husband would just agree to whatever she said, nodding his head and stroking her back like a robot! Who wanted to talk to a robot? Certainly not Qin Fei.
But this didn't mean that she wasn't guilty. Lately, Qin Fei had been very demanding. She would want for Xuan Hui to cook her favorite food and sometimes feed her. She would also ask him to massage her swollen feet and do other menial things that she could think of. Though Qin Fei knew that her husband was exhausted from work, this did not stop her from 'punishing' him.
Qin Fei let out another sigh as she thought about how her husband had been spoiling her lately, giving her all that she wanted. While she, Qin Fei, had been acting like a stupid, spoiled wife. Of course, she blamed all of this on Lily Qin. If it weren't for Lily Qin, none of this would have happened.
"I will arrange for dinner tonight. Please tell Father that I want the two of you to come," Qin Fei said.
Tang Lingyun softly nodded before she asked, "Are you planning to attend the launch?"
"I am still thinking about it. If I don't show up, that woman might think that I fear her," Qin Fei said. "Mother… this is just… I don't know! I hate her, and I want to tear that smile off her face!"
"I think you should listen to Xuan Hui this time and stay at home." As a mother herself, Tang Lingyun agreed with Xuan Hui's sentiments. Qin Fei was heavily pregnant right now. What if Lily planned something that would make her go into premature labor?
"Alright. I will listen to him this time," Qin Fei said before she narrowed her eyes at her mother. "Are you planning to do something?"
"Of course not! Is that really how you see your mother?" Seeing Qin Fei give her a knowing look, Tang Lingyun gave her daughter a gentle smile. "I am not planning anything. Don't worry about it."
Though Qin Fei did not believe her mother's words, she still nodded her head in agreement. Qin Fei knew that behind her mother's gentle façade was an extremely vicious and scheming mind. She had witnessed this viciousness not just once but several times already. Qin Fei knew that her mother was the type of person who would not hesitate to kill someone just to reach her goal. This was the reason why she believed that her mother was planning something against Lily Qin.
Not that she would have any objections to that.
And she was right. Tang Lingyun was planning to see Lily that morning. She wanted to try and use the photos to take the properties back and threaten Lily not to touch Qin Fei and her unborn child. Of course, in Tang Lingyun's mind, she could easily manipulate Lily into submission. After all, the release of those images would surely jeopardize Lily's goal of establishing a steady footing in Hong Kong.
A small sinister smile escaped Tang Lingyun's face, unaware that Yang Lina was just watching the mother and daughter from afar.