"I…" Yang Lina stuttered. What was she planning? Shall she tell her brother that she is considering killing Yang Sen to keep him quiet? "I… don't know. Once brother wakes up, I'm sure that he will continue with his original plans and father… father will surely abandon me!" Yang Lina began to sob. Meanwhile, Li Tian Ya had called her a while ago, telling her that he'd already completed his mission.. All she needs to do right now is to convince Yang Tao to help her.
"That would be the case. I am sure he will abandon you," Yang Tao nodded, earning an even louder sob from Yang Lina. It has been almost twenty-four hours and Old Man Yang hasn't even asked to see her.
"Brother, please, I need your help. That video was clearly meant to slander me and Zengmo. She wants to ruin me and the Yang Family. I'm sure she will come for He Xinlan soon."
"Lina, you have talked to the wrong man. You know I've never wanted to get involved in the family business," he answered before looking at He Yuyan and then shifting his gaze to Yang Lina. "Even though I want to help you, I don't have the means to do so. My position is not high enough and you know how father likes to monitor any connections your elder brother and I contact. I don't want him to suspect me as well of covering up a crime."
"Then… what am I going to do now?" Yang Lina asked. At this point, both Yang Lina and He Yuyan were already sobbing. Everyone in the room was lost in their own deep thoughts, so none of them noticed the small gap in the door.
Behind the door, Yang Jing stood with a very dark expression on his face. He then slowly walked away from the room and fetched his phone from his pocket. "Yes, I want you to send me the information on a woman named Lily Facci- Zhuo from Hong Kong."
"Got it. I will travel to Hong Kong tonight. Please take care of my leave."
"I will be waiting for the result. Thank you." He then ended the call. At this point, Yang Jing was already in front of Old Man Yang's room. He clenched his jaw and slowly knocked on the door.
After a few seconds he heard his grandfather ask him to come inside, then without a second thought Yang Jing entered the room. His grandfather needed to know the truth about what happened to his father.
FC Group Tower
"Was it you? Did you release it?" Xuan Hui's question was the first thing that welcomed Lily after she left her office and descended in the lift. Xuan Hui seemed to have been waiting on the ground floor in the parking lot of the building. "Answer me Lily! Are you responsible for shaming my parents?"
"Master Xuan," Lily said as she gestured for Cathy and Daohu to walk ahead of them. "Your father already said that it was his enemies who did it. Why are you here, barking like a dog?"
"Lily! How could you be so vicious? I remember that you asked my father about escorts after your launch! I know this is another one of your evil schemes." Xuan Hui was unfazed. Deep inside he already knew that Lily was the one responsible for what happened, but he still came here to talk to her. To be honest, Xuan Hui didn't have any idea what he was doing here either. All he knew was that he wanted to talk to Lily.
"I heard that my sister already gave birth?" Lily ignored Xuan Hui's question as she started walking towards her car. "Congratulations, Master Xuan. I wish you all the best in your married life."
"Lily… tell me, what do you want? Why do you want to destroy my family? I don't remember that they were involved in what happened to you years ago! It was Tang Lingyun! Why are you punishing my parents too?" he asked while trying to catch up to Lily.
"True," Lily answered.
True? What true? "Lily I want you to stop this! If you want to punish those who hurt you then start with your step mother! Why are you involving my parents?! If you have the guts, then try and get your revenge on me too! Don't involve other innocent people in your game!" Xuan Hui's words made Lily stop in her tracks. She then turned her head towards Xuan Hui.
"Innocent?" she asked with a little smile on her lips. "Your mother hired some people to attack me. Is that what innocent people do?"
"What are you talking about? Why would she hire someone to hurt you?"
"Why don't you ask her?" Lily countered. "After all, it was you whom she wanted to protect." Lily continued to walk towards her car that is now a few steps away from her.
"Lily, this must be a misunderstanding. My mother would not hurt someone! She might be fierce and a little strict, but she is not the kind of person who would hurt another person."
"Fool," Lily scoffed as she watched Daohu open the car door for her. She then turned her gaze towards Xuan Hui and smiled.
"Master Xuan… if you think that your mother is innocent, then you clearly don't know her," she said. "Since you have become the CEO of your company, it has been your mother who's been using any means necessary to pave the way to your success. Don't you ever wonder why you've never met with a single setback since you started? It was because your mother had been doing all sorts of dirty things behind your back to protect you, her precious little boy."
"Yes, Master Xuan… it is me. I am the one doing all this. Now… what can you do about it?" Lily asked as she lifted an eyebrow at him in disdain. "Since you started with your career you've never failed in a negotiation, nor has anyone ever turned down your offer. Did you think you were really that brilliant?" Seeing Xuan Hui's face turn ugly, Lily continued, "And you dare challenge me to try my best to take revenge on you? You are wildly overconfident, Master Xuan."
Lily then entered the car and Daohu immediately closed the door behind her, then he boarded the car with Lily and Cathy. However, before he could start the car, Lily opened the window and gave the frozen Xuan Hui another smile.
"Don't get too excited, Master Xuan. I am coming after you soon," she said, then she immediately closed the window and commanded Daohu to drive her home.
Meanwhile, Xuan Hui just stood there frozen as he watched Lily's car drive away from him. He then clenched his jaws and shoved his hands into his pockets. Did Lily think that he was dumb? All along Xuan Hui was aware that his mother was the one cleaning up everything and making sure that he would not encounter any trouble in his business. He knows that the woman behind his success is his mother. He knows everything, yet he never once confronted Yang Lina.
Xuan Hui knows how much his mother loves him. He knows that all she ever wanted was to give him the best, and to be honest Xuan Hui did not see anything wrong with that. He is not dumb and he is sure that he will still survive in the business world, even without the support of his mother.
However, to hear Lily belittle him like this was extremely infuriating. It was as if Lily had stuck a knife in his pride and was laughing at his misery.