Yang Family Estate
"Sen… please, we can still get out of this situation. I'm sure she doesn't know about the incident yet. I'm sure…."
"Are you sure about that? Once news gets out, this will also affect father's reputation. If she didn't know about her mother, then why would she do this?"
Yang Sen's question made Yang Lina speechless. Exactly. Why would Lily do this? Why include the Yang Family? "I…" she stuttered, her mind in shambles. Why would Lily do this if she wasn't aware of what happened seven years ago?
"Go to your room. I will go talk to father." Yang Sen turned his back on her as he walked towards the door. However, what Yang Lina did next was something that surprised the both.
The attack was sudden. Yang Lina held the golfing iron in her hand tightly as she delivered a second blow to Yang Sen's head. A loud thud echoed inside the room as Yang Sen fell, his eyes wide in disbelief before he lost consciousness.
"AHHHHHHHH!" Yang Lina screamed, her hands shaking and eyes wide as she stared at her brother lying in front of her. What happened? What the hell just happened?
"Lina… what is going on?" He Yuyan barged into the room and was also surprised when she saw her husband lying there as blood started to pool around his head.
"He attacked me!" Yang Lina trembled as she took a step back. "Yang Sen attacked me and I was forced to defend myself!" she cried, her tears flowing down her cheeks like an unstoppable stream. "I… I didn't mean to hurt him. Oh my go.."
"What is going on here?" It was Yang Jing. He'd just arrived and had finished eating his dinner only seconds ago when he heard someone scream. "What have you done to my father?!" Yang Jing immediately squatted beside Yang Sen and checked his pulse. "Alive. Go, call the ambulance," he said, his eyes glaring at Yang Lina. He Yuyan immediately called for an ambulance.
"What the hell have you done to my father?!" Yang Jing bellowed as he got up, his tall stature towering over Yang Lina.
"I… I... He attacked me!" Yang Lina said, her lips trembling. She wasn't thinking. She didn't know what pushed her to hurt her own brother. All she wanted to do was to stop him when she saw the golf iron. It was as if her eyes darkened and she just picked it up and attacked her own brother.
Yang Jing's words were interrupted when He Yuyan came back with Old Man Yang in tow. Since He Yuyan was a nurse, she easily stopped the bleeding. "We are not done talking," Yang Jing glared at Yang Lina before helping his mother.
"Save it." Old Man Yang said, his gaze serious and calm like the surface of a placid lake. Yang Sen's current state didn't send a single ripple across the old man's face. "I will find out the truth," the Old man said the old man said, his face void of all emotion.
This made Yang Lina even more afraid. Her father… Old Man Yang is someone who is even more righteous than Yang Sen. Yang Lina was sure that Old Man Yang wouldn't hesitate to kick her out of the family once he discovered their actions . If Old Man Yang discovered that she'd attacked Yang Sen and not the other way around, she was sure that he would personally send her to prison and would even ask the warden not to let her out ever again.
Yang Lina just stood there as everything around her seemed to become a blur. Fear, confusion, anger, sadness and other emotions that she didn't seem to understand enveloped her. Slowly, Yang Lina sat down on her haunches, her chin tucked to her chest as she hugged her knees. Mascara stained her face as tears continued to trickle down her cheeks. What had she done?
After a few minutes the ambulance arrived and Yang Sen was taken to the hospital accompanied by everyone else, including Yang Lina.
Silence engulfed the whole corridor as they waited for the doctor to come out of the emergency room. However, toYang Lina… every minute was akin to a sword slowly slicing into her heart and her conscience. Her tears seemed to have dried but her guilt was still there, nudging her, reminding her of the moment that she choose to attack her own brother.
After a few minutes, Yang Tao arrived with George Yang. Both men wore morose expressions on their faces. How could Yang Sen attack Yang Lina? This is something that everyone knew would never happen. Yang Sen might be strict but he would never, ever… ever hurt a woman.
After a few minutes, the doctor called everyone and told them that the force was just enough to knock Yang Sen out but not enough to cause a concussion or any other damage. Yang Sen was a six-foot man with a very muscular body. It was only reasonable that Yang Lina's blow was not able to hurt him. Everyone let out a sigh of relief. Everyone except Yang Lina, of course.
Since Yang Sen did not suffer any alarming wounds, the doctor told them that he could stay for another two days after waking up for further tests and then they would discharge him. After the doctor left, everyone went inside Yang Sen's room.
"Tell me what happened," Old Man Yang said, his face cold. Child or not, Old Man Yang would treat everyone like this when he wanted to know the truth.
"Yang Sen attacked me because… he got angry over… over some video. Someone is blackmailing me and I… I showed it to him. But then he refused to help me and said that I should stay away from the family." Yang Lina gathered all the courage that she could get to try and save herself. Since she'd already hurt Yang Sen, Yang Lina was sure that the Yang Family would abandon her once he wakes up.
Although Yang Lina regretted her actions, she was also a very quick-witted person. She'd already decided that she would take advantage of this situation to use the Yang Family's influence to have her revenge against Lily. After her brother woke up, she could negotiate and try to stop them from telling the police about what she'd done previously. Yang Lina is not dumb; she is someone from the Yang Family and she also knows things that will cause problems for the Yang Family.
If she uses this knowledge she was sure that her father would reconsider and maybe… they could part in a peaceful way. Or maybe not. Though this is hurting her inside, Yang Lina is prepared to do this to protect her own husband and son. To protect, Xuan Zengmo's career and Xuan Hui's name.
After everything that happened, Yang Lina was still using the same excuse of 'protecting her family' to justify her own actions. Besides, Yang Lina is a member of the Xuan Family according to the law. As a mother and wife, it is not her duty to protect her own family? She was prepared to do this, even if this meant leaving the Yang Family for good.
But would Lily really allow her to use the Yang Family to her advantage?