Mainland China Hospital
The silence that welcomed Yang Lina the moment she walked back into Yang Sen's room seemed to caress her skin like a cool early morning breeze, but instead of soothing her soul, this silence only added pressure to her already jagged mind.
Then her heart began to race as she waited for her father's words, his reassurance that he would help her deal with Lily. Unfortunately, her expectations were only met with silence.
"I will find out the truth about this matter. For now, everyone will return to the mansion while we wait for Yang Sen to wake up," Old Man Yang said as he rose from his seat.
"Father, what about the video?" Yang Lina asked. Yang Lina's plan was to pretend that she didn't know who was blackmailing her. She wanted to get her father's sympathy and help. Once the Old Man set his men in motion to find out who spread the video, Yang Lina would immediately inform him about Zhuo Jingren being Lily's backer. With Old Man Yang's connections with key government agencies, surely it would be easy for him to try and suppress Zhuo Jingren's businesses. This would serve as a warning to Lily.
All she was hoping for right now was for Yang Sen to remain unconscious. This would prevent everyone from discovering what they'd done seven years ago. Towards this goal, Yang Lina would ask for He Xinlan's help in silencing her brother. Yang Lina would not ask her to kill him, but she would most definitely ask He Xinlan to find a way for Yang Sen not to wake up.
Just as Old Man Yang instructed, everyone went home to wait for Yang Sen to wake up, but to Yang Lina's disappointment, Old Man Yang did not ask her for more details about the video. Instead, he asked her to rest and talk to him the next day. This left Yang Lina fuming. Her father was very cautious. He would not easily be persuaded to do something without knowing all the facts. Old Man Yang is the type of person who would weigh all the pros and cons before taking action.
Yang Lina used to love this side of her father. After all, who wouldn't like a cautious and smart man? She was so proud to have a father like this. However, those feelings didn't cross her mind at a time like this. Old Man Yang needed some time to decide on a plan, time that Yang Lina doesn't have right now.
With this in mind, Yang Lina tried to call He Xinlan only to fail as the latter's phone was switched off. When she tried calling someone from the Mu Family she was informed that He Xinlan was still in Germany but would be boarding a flight back to China in the next few hours. As the duration of that flight was over nine hours, He Xinlan wouldn't be able to answer her calls for quite some time.
Yang Lina was not able to stop her curses from running out of her mouth. He Xinlan was a prominent doctor and she also had connections in every hospital. This is the reason why she would be the perfect person to contact when it came to this matter. Yang Lina chose not to inform He Yuyan about this as she knows how much He Yuyan loved Yang Sen. She was sure that this woman would not agree to her plans to keep him sedated.
She started to pace inside the room. Thinking of another plan, another way to silence her brother when an idea suddenly occurred to her. She immediately dialed Li Tian Ya's number. After two rings he answered, his voice groggy. Yang Lina knew that he would already be asleep at this time, however, she didn't have the time to apologize. She quickly outlined her plans before telling him that she would send some money to his account so that he could leave the country for good immediately after doing the thing that she'd asked him to do.
In response, Li Tian Ya immediately agreed and assured her that everything would be fine before ending the call.
Yang Lina couldn't stop herself from smiling as she thought about the thing she'd asked Li Tian Ya to do. And just like that, her night ended with her sleeping well, confident that her father would help her take care of Lily.
Aug 01, Monday
At eight in the morning big news shook the Qin Industries. The second biggest shareholder, Zhuo Capital, began selling their shares at a very low price, instantly making Qin Mo and Qin Liwei panic. Today was supposed to be Qin Mo's happy birthday, but instead he started his day livid with rage.
"This is all your fault!" Qin Mo hissed at Tang Lingyun the moment he entered their room. Tang Lingyun was still in bed in her pyjamas.
"What did I…"
"I already told you to call Lily and apologize! Beg her if you must! Now Zhuo Jingren is targeting the Qin Industries because of your dumb actions!" he yelled as he pointed a finger at his wife.
"I already tried to call her but she refused to talk to me," Tang Lingyun said. "What happened? How could Zhuo Jingren target you?"
"You stupid woman! Go call your daughter. Ask her to convince Xuan Hui to buy all the shares before other shareholders begin selling their stocks out of panic!"
"No more buts! Call Qin Fei now! Then get dressed immediately! We are going to see Lily right now!"
"Mo! I am …."
"Shut up and follow my instructions Tang Lingyun or I swear you will end up on the street with your son!" he spat out before storming out of their room. He needed to talk to Lily and Zhuo Jingren and he would do anything and everything to appease their anger right now.
"You are coming with me," he told Qin Liwei, who also had a very dark look on his face.
"That woman is so vicious!" Qin Liwei said. After discovering that his own mother was the reason why Lily suffered seven years ago, Qin Liwei thought that what Lily did at the party, embarrassing Tang Lingyun like that, was justified. However, Lily did not have to go as far as involving the company that the Qin Family had painstakingly built up for decades now. In Qin Liwei's mind, Qin Mo had nothing to do with Tang Lingyun's scheme so he shouldn't suffer, nor should their company.
Qin Liwei believed that kicking Qin Jinghua and her mother out of their house back then was the right thing to do as their presence would only add more shame to the family. Lily should be smart enough to understand that decision. She is also a business woman, so she knows how a scandal like that would affect their family's image.
"Keep your opinion to yourself," Qin Mo said. "I want you to help me convince them to stop this attack on the company. Also… you could try calling your brother-in-law and asking him to buy the Qin Industries stocks that Zhuo Jingren is flooding the market with. This would also be good for him as the Qin Industries are slowly recovering right now."
"Hmmm… you're right. I will do as you say," Qin Liwei said.
FC Group Tower
Lily narrowed her eyes as she looked out of the floor to ceiling window of her office. She then furrowed her brow as she continued listening to Cathy's reports.
After Cathy finished her reports, silence had taken over the whole room. Lily sat in deep silence as Cathy watched her stare blankly at the view on the other side of the wall. Lily's face was serene but Cathy knew this to be the exact opposite of her inner emotions.
Cathy is a forty-five-year-old woman who used to work as Lilian Facci's secretary. After the latter resigned and transferred the company to Lily, Cathy was promoted as PR manager for the company. When Yang Mi got wounded and was unable to attend to Lily, Cathy was obviously the best person to be Yang Mi's temporary replacement.
"Were you able to get Yang Lina's fingerprint on my phone?" Lily asked after a few minutes of silence. She was talking about the time when Yang Lina had a surprise meeting with her instead of George. At that time, Yang Lina touched Lily's phone when Lily showed her another video.
"Yes, President," Cathy answered.
"Then send it to Zhuo Jingren. He will know what to do with it. Since Xuan Zengmo wants to call a press conference then let's surprise him by releasing another video. Let's see if he can still deny that one." Lily smiled, but it was clear that her mind was elsewhere. "Also… tell Zhuo Jingren that I want to make sure that Li Tian Ya will never be able to get close to Yang Sen. Whatever it is that Yang Sen is hiding, it must be a very important information for Yang Lina to attack him."
"Copy that," Cathy said. "President, What about Yang Lina?"
"I don't want a confrontation with her. Once she realizes that she is cornered she will desperately fight for her life and will use every method imaginable to get back at me. I don't want that to happen," Lily answered. "Let's exhaust her first, to the point that she can't think about anything but saving herself. By then…" She shifted her gaze and looked at Cathy before she added, "I can attack Xuan Hui's company."
In response, Cathy nodded. As expected of Lilian's prodigy, Lily is someone who is even scarier than her grandmother. In fact, Lily was way more sinister than any other Facci that came before her. The only similarity that she shared with Lilian is that both women had a powerful man standing behind them, treating them as their Queen.Correction: a powerful man treating them as their life.