Aug. 1st, Monday
In the afternoon Lily had the scheduled Skype call with Mr. Martin, the financier from Europe who successfully invested in Xuan Hui's company. Everything went smoothly as the duo immediately came up with a collaboration that would benefit them both.
"So you're saying that Li Tian Ya was able to sedate Yang Sen?" Lily immediately furrowed her brows while talking to Zhuo Jingren. Late last night she'd asked him to monitor Li Tian Ya's movements because she already expected Yang Lina to contact the man for another job. However, Lily never thought that Yang Lina would have contacted Li Tian Ya to do the job before the former gave orders to stop this exact thing from happening.
"Yes", Zhuo Jingren answered. "My men are interrogating him now. Yang Sen is still alive, however, he might not wake up in the next three days. Whatever Yang Lina is hiding must be very detrimental to her."
Zhuo Jingren's men were able to intercept Li Tian Ya as he left the hospital, making Lily curious about what Zhuo Jingren had up his sleeves. Hmmmm… What are you planning to do with Li Tian Ya?" she asked.
Zhuo Jingren answered after a few seconds of silence. "Do you really want me to answer that question? The man hired lowly thugs to hurt you," he added, rendering Lily silent. Zhuo Jingren was right. Li Tian Ya was responsible for the accident because he'd followed Yang Lina's orders. Lily immediately pursed her lips as she thought about the things that Zhuo Jingen might do to a person who tried to hurt her.
"Alright, forget I ever asked that," she said before changing the topic. "The Yang Family hasn't made a move against me yet."
"Old Man Yang would never have survived this long if he was a careless individual. Even if Yang Lina told him that you were the one who released the video, the old man would not become unreasonable and attempt to avenge his daughter immediately. He is the type of person who would try to discover the truth behind your actions first, before making his move."
"Exactly. This is the reason why I find the Yang Family very hard to deal with. But surely the second video that I released will push Yang Lina into pressuring the old man into helping her," Lily ventured.
"The Old Man is not dumb, but Yang Lina's second brother is not as composed as the two Yang Men before him. He is strict but he's also impulsive, so if Yang Lina tells him about her troubles then there is a possibility that he will act against us," Zhuo Jingren said. In response, Lily narrowed her eyes.
"I was counting on them taking action against me," she responded. If the Yang Family didn't take action that deliberately caused trouble for Lily, then she would not be able to retaliate. All Lily was doing right now was trying to make the Yang Family abandon Yang Lina. Aside from that, the Yang Family was basically innocent and had not offended her in any way.
In Lily's opinion, a little trouble for the Yang Family should be enough to make them lose focus and become vulnerable. If the Yang Family is chaotic on the inside, it would be hard for Yang Lina to ask for their help. Then, once the Yang Family realizes that Yang Lina is up to her neck in trouble, they will eventually abandon her. However, if the Yang Family chooses to help Yang Lina, that would allow Lily to make a countermove against them with Zhuo Jingren's help.
In fact, Zhuo Jingren's analysis of the Yang Family was right. Old Man Yang would not take action against them as Lily didn't directly attack the Yang Family. However, Yang Tao was different. Even though he already knew that Yang Lina attacked his elder brother and Yang Sen's illegitimate daughter, he would still choose to listen to Yang Lina's words.
Yang Tao was expecting his sister to ask for his help in blocking the video from spreading in Mainland China, or perhaps even to help her trace the culprit. What he did not expect, however, was for Yang Lina to tell him a big secret. What he never expected was for Yang Lina to tell him the reason why she attacked Yang Sen.
"So you killed her mother?" he asked, surprise sending his eyebrows flying towards his hairline.
"It was He Xinlan," He Yuyan answered. They were in Yang Sen's study talking about what happened seven years ago. "When Lina said that Bec Facci recognized her, we didn't have a choice but to kill her."
"Why the hell would you do that?" Yang Tao hissed.
"Brother, you don't understand. Seven years ago, Xuan Zengmo was already planning to pursue politics. What would've happened to his career if someone had unearthed the fact that his wife and her friends had accidentally caused an accident while drunk driving?" Yang Lina reasoned. "Moreover, it was brother who asked his people to destroy the CCTV footage of the accident and find a fall guy to take responsibility for it, and it was He Xinlan who fired all the doctors to ensure no one knew about what happened. And no one did."
"That is... until now. Until, brother decided to tell father about it," Yang Lina added.
"He made the right choice," Yang Tao said. "Now that this Lily Facci is taking revenge on the people who hurt her mother, it is only right for Elder brother to tell the Old Man about this before that woman includes the Yang Family in her quest for vengeance." Seeing Yang Lina and He Yuyan fall silent at his words, Yang Tao continued, "However, we all know that the Old Man would not tolerate something like this. If he knew about this, he would surely bring you to the authorities himself."
"So is that the reason why you hurt Elder Brother? To keep him quiet?"
Yang Lina nodded at Yang Tao's question.
"The second video was already released this morning and father has been cooped up in his room since last night. I'm certain that he has already asked his people to take a look into this situation. Our father is not dumb Lina, he will soon connect the dots about Yang Sen's cold treatment towards you and his wife with thet accident that happened years ago. What are you planning to do now?"