Instead of giving an answer, Yang Mi, Lily, and even Secretary Go looked at each other before looking at her, their gazes filled with unmasked ridicule.
"I'm sorry Miss Yang, but are you kidding me?" Yang Mi asked. "Your six months worth of salary is just equal to my monthly salary, ah. How are you going to convince me like this?"
Yang Lina instantly froze. Monthly salary? Then she remembered that Lily's company was from Europe, meaning she would use a different standard for her employee's salary. Yang Lina's neck started to turn red when she realized this fact. Lily must be laughing at her inwardly for what she said. She eyed Lily before shifting her gaze towards Yang Mi.
The latter was looking at her like the clown that she'd been. How dare an illegitimate child mock her like this? Yang Lina's ego seemed to explode as she thought about the ridicule that she'd experienced in less than an hour. "Yang Mi…" Yang Lina took a deep breath as she pursed her lips and stared at Yang Mi intently. "Your father is my older brother Yang Sen, who works with the military. He has a lot of enemies who are looking for a weakness that they can exploit. Now I know that you feel secure with Lily here, but how about your mother and sister?"
Just as Lily expected, Yang Lina resorted to using Yang Mi's mother and sister to scare her. Good thing that Zhuo Jingren acted quickly and had already made sure that Yang Mi's mother and sister left Mainland China and went to Japan where Zhuo Jingren's network was even greater than the one in Hong Kong. Aside from this, Zhuo Jingren also arranged for Yang Mi's mother to be treated in Japan.
Now that Lily thought about it, she also found her husband a bit devious. First, he made sure to secure Yang Mi's mother and sister, but if one were to look at it closely, Zhuo Jingren's 'kind gesture' would assure that Yang Mi would never betray Lily. With her mother and sister under Zhuo Jingren's care, Yang Mi would never do anything that would align with the Yang Family's goals.
It was a bit vicious but Lily knew that Zhuo Jingren was just doing this for her, so who was she to complain?
Seeing Yang Mi and everyone fall silent at her words, Yang Lina thought that they were just surprised. "Here is my card. I will give you four hours to think about it. I expect to see you this afternoon at the gates of the Xuan Family's estate," she said as she put her calling card on Yang Mi's bed. Her words should be enough to scare Yang Mi. After all, Yang Lina knew how dearly Yang Mi valued her mother. She then turned her back on the trio and started walking towards the door.
"I think Miss Yang got it wrong," Yang Mi said after a few seconds. "I am not coming with you. I am not the person that you are looking for. Leave now."
Yang Lina's steps halted when she heard Yang Mi's words. She then slowly turned her head towards Yang Mi and then on to Lily, who had a beautiful smirk plastered on her face. It did not take too long for Yang Lina to realize that Lily must have something to do with Yang Mi's refusal. She narrowed her eyes at Lily as Lily raised an eyebrow at her, a silent declaration of challenge issued to Yang Lina. Silence enveloped the whole room as the two continued to stare at each other.
"Good. Very Good," Yang Lina said as she withdrew her gaze and looked at Yang Mi. "Do you think Lily could protect you from your father's enemies?"
"I do not think. I simply know," Yang Mi answered, unfazed by Yang Lina's domineering personality. How could this simple intimidation scare Yang Mi, who had been working with Lily for so many years? This… Yang Lina's gesture and actions would be considered mediocre when compared to Lily's ways!
"Very well," Yang Lina nodded. Since her kind ways did not work, she could easily use force to change Yang Mi's decision. Yang Lina knew that her brother would not forgive her if she couldn't bring Yang Mi to the mansion. Because of this, nothing would stop her from bringing Yang Mi back to the Yang Family's estate, even if it meant kidnapping her mother and sister while pretending to be Yang Sen's enemy. Surely this would be enough to scare Yang Mi into coming with her for protection. "I hope you will not regret this decision," she said before storming out of the room.
"That woman sure is crazy," Secretary Go stated after Yang Lina left.
"Too bad she met someone crazier than her," Lily added. "Once she discovers that your mother and sister are not at their residence, she will realize that I am already ahead of her. She will have to try to explain herself to her brother. By then, I will release the information that I have on her and her husband," Lily explained.
"Madam… If you don't mind, what is this information? Is it really capable of ruining a family such as the Xuan's and the Yang's?" Secretary Go asked, curiosity apparent in his eyes. This would be the first time that he would see Lily in action, ah. He was just very interested to know who is more ruthless between the husband and wife.
What if the madam is more ruthless? Wouldn't that mean that President Zhuo will get bullied? This…
"Curiosity killed the cat," Yang Mi said while rolling her eyes. "Don't give me that look Go Jichen! I know what you are thinking! Why do you think your President will be the one to get bullied? My President is so small compared to your President! How will she bully him?"
Secretary Go stared at Yang Mi, his eyes wide from shock. How did this scary woman know what he was thinking? "What are you saying?! I was just asking a question, ah."
"I know what you are thinking! Stop lying."
"I was not lying! I was just curious! Plus, my President is a very kind man. He would not bully your President!" he countered. This Yang Mi is crazy. He immediately made a mental note to stay away from this woman or else he might accidentally strangle her.
"What kind man? Hmph! I know everything about your President! He is not kind at all!"
"What are you talking about? What do you have against President Zhuo? How could you say that he is not kind? He even made sure to keep your mother and sister safe. Ah, this woman does not know gratitude at all."
"You are the one who does not know gratitude. I have been here since yesterday, taking care of you and you did not even thank me. I even changed your clothes for you, ah."
"You did what?!" Secretary Go quickly examined his clothing. When he realized that he was wearing a hospital gown, his face instantly turned into a scowl. "You- How could a woman agree to change a man's clothes? What a shameless woman!"
The duo was so engrossed in their argument that they did not notice Zhuo Jingren's arrival.
"What a brilliant cupid. Are you a cupid of love or a cupid of death?" Lily asked the moment Zhuo Jingren leaned in for a kiss. If they leave Yang Mi and Secretary Go alone for another night, who knows who would end up dead between these two?