"Hmmm…Your skill at scaring people is one of a kind… It made me speechless," Lily said as she watched Tang Lingyun run out of her office. She removed a voice recorder from her drawer and turned it off before rising from her seat. She looked at her husband and folded her arms around his neck. "But I like it." She smiled at him, her eyes staring into his. She could not deny that hearing him say those things coldly had awakened something inside Lily.
In response, Zhuo Jingren gave her a small chuckle as his hands held her waist. "Funny how you haven't even started with your plans, and they come running here begging for their own destruction."
"For some reason, hearing you talk about destroying someone is sending electric pulses down my spine." She raised an eyebrow at him as she leaned in, brushing her lips on his before withdrawing. "A man who knows how to use his tongue is extremely sexy." She let out a small giggle before her eyes caught the black paper bag that Zhuo Jingren suddenly put on the table.
"You are wearing a really tight pencil skirt." Zhuo Jingren said, his voice low.
"Well…"He leaned down, brushing his lips into her ear. Then he whispered, "I can only think of one way to get it off you and that involves neither zippers nor patience."
Lily's pupils dilated the moment she heard his low voice against her ears. She tilted her head upwards, anticipation apparent in her eyes as she bit her lower lip and ordered, "Then… rip it apart."
Meanwhile, Tang Lingyun was still shaking as she dialed her husband's phone number. She waited for a ring or two before he finally picked up the call.
"I have a meeting in five minutes," Qin Mo answered in a stern voice.
"Mo! I…" Tang Lingyun started to sob. Her pent up emotion suddenly surged within her, preventing her from talking.
"Why are you crying? What happened?" Qin Mo asked.
"Mo…. I…. I went to see Qin Jinghua and…" Tang Lingyun's words were once again interrupted by her sobs.
"What? What happened? Did she do something to you?"
"No… but she… she threatened my brother. She said… she said she would ask someone to cut his toes one by one," Tang Lingyun lied. How could she tell her husband that it was Zhuo Jingren who threatened her? Zhuo Jingren was more dangerous than Lily, and she was sure that Qin Mo wouldn't be able to fight against him. However, Lily was different. Even though she had been removed from the Qin Family's registry, she was still Qin Mo's daughter, and this was something that she could not deny.
"What have you done to provoke her? I told you to avoid that woman. We needed to think about everything before doing something that could potentially ruin us! How could you provoke her?"
"Mo! I did not provoke her. I just wanted to talk to her about the dinner that Qin Fei will host. We never had dinner as a family after she came back to Hong Kong… I was just… I never thought that she would be so cruel," Tang Lingyun said before sobbing again. She could not let Qin Mo know that she had something to do with those pictures nor that she had come to threaten Lily about those properties, so she chose to lie.
"That sl*t is going overboard!" Qin Mo said in anger. "How could she disrespect you like that?"
A flush of relief could be seen in Tang Lingyun's face when she heard her husband rage on the other side of the phone. She was sure that her words would only intensify Qin Mo's hate towards his daughter. However, because of Zhuo Jingren's status, he would not confront Lily. This was an excellent start, Tang Lingyun thought. Since Qin Mo hated Lily so much, it would not be easy for him to accept Lily's status.
Moreover, Tang Lingyun was pretty sure that although Qin Mo would not confront Lily personally, he might just call the latter and demand an explanation about what happened between Lily and his wife. Of course, no matter how much Lily will explain, Tang Lingyun was sure that Qin Mo would not believe his daughter. Then he would say even more hurtful words, making Lily hate her father even more.
Wasn't this the perfect plan?
Once Qin Mo and Lily hated each other so much, forgiveness and peace would not come easily between the two. This way, the moment Qin Mo discovers Lily's status and skills in running a company, it would not be easy for him to convince Lily to become Qin Industries' CEO.
"Mo… No…. Jinghua she… I think she really hates us and I am actually afraid that she will continue to make up stories to make President Zhuo hate you and the Qin Family. What if he starts targeting our company?" Tang Lingyun said. A person on top of the food chain just like Zhuo Jingren had many connections that he could use against Qin Mo. Tang Lingyun only wanted her husband to think about the possibility of Zhou Jingren attacking him and the Qin Industries. If something like that happened, she was sure that her husband wouldn't be able to recover.
This was Tang Lingyun's way of slowly introducing the idea of making Qin Liwei the CEO of Qin Industries. She would use the fact that President Zhuo had always been known as a man of reason; he would not attack someone who did not provoke him. Someone like Qin Liwei.
Tang Lingyun's strategy was actually straightforward. She wanted to sneakily make her husband think that Zhuo Jingren might be angry at them and might attack them at any time. She would then ask him to retire and leave Hong Kong with her to avoid Zhuo Jingren. This would leave Qin Liwei as the new CEO of Qin Industries.
Tang Lingyun could feel Qin Mo grit his teeth in anger. "I will call that forsaken daughter of mine and let her know that someone from the Qin Family cannot be bullied like this. Also, don't visit the prison or contact your brother. I will make sure that he is safe. Qin Jinghua has become bolder because of her husband. I will have a good talk with her!"
"Please don't say any harsh words against her, Mo. She is with someone like Zhuo Jingren. One word from her and…"
"Do you think I would fear my daughter? That woman is a sl*t! An embarrassment! The reason why she had the guts to say this was just because of her husband! She is nothing!"
Tang Lingyun went silent at her husband's words. It seems that not letting the latter know of Lily's true identity was a good move. She let out a long sigh before Qin Mo said his goodbyes to her as he needed to attend a meeting. Tang Lingyun immediately cut the call and pursed her lips while staring out of the car.
Once Qin Mo knew that Lily was someone from the Facci Group, his treatment towards her would surely change. Tang Lingyun was sure that her husband would always value benefit above everything else — even his pride and morals. She was sure that Qin Mo's hate towards Lily would vanish into thin air once he saw her potential in the business industry.