Lily stared at the man in front of her. Yang Jing was a tall and muscular man. For someone from the military, Lily found this normal. However, what she found interesting was the latter's changing expression as realization hit him.
On the outside, Lily's face was not showing anything, it was blank and cold. And to be honest, her outside appearance was the exact mirror of her current state of mind.
Lily's emotions right now are hard to describe because she'd buried these feelings. Her heart had been burrowing under layers and layers of protection for so long that she found it hard to reveal these emotions again. The instant that Lily heard Yang Jing reveal the truth about her mother's death, she felt nothing. Then slowly…. it hit her.
The pain that she had been hiding, controlling, and taming inside of her seemed to go on the rampage in her mind, but Lily held on. She slowly withdrew her hand from the table and put it on her lap before she clenched it into a fist. Her knuckles turned white as she started to feel the stinging sensation of her nails digging into her palm.
Still she held on. She had been through so much that a simple truth should not cause her to lose control right now. Lily was taught not to show any vulnerabilities. No matter how much she felt her heart breaking into pieces while thinking about her pitiful mother, she would not reveal these emotions. She cannot show her weakness as this is something that these people can use against her.
Lily's face was placid, calm as a lake after the storm. Not an ounce of pain or trouble was apparent on her face as she continued to study Yang Jing's expression. "So… are you going to tell me what happened? Or… Will I have to find out by myself and accidentally obliterate your entire family in the process,?" Lily's voice was soft and low. Her words were said slowly as if she was trying to make sure that the man in front of her comprehends every last word. However, this did not mask the chill that her words could make one feel, sensing the danger hidden behind them.
"President Zhuo…." Yang Jing was still unable to believe that Lily did not know about her mother's death. "If you didn't know about the cause of your mother's death then… why are you targeting the Yang Family?" he asked, confused. He clearly heard Yang Lina say that Lily knew and that is the reason why she set up the accident against Yang Mi, framing Yang Lina in the process.
Then she sent Yang Lina the video making her panic and ask for her family's help. At the same time, Lily also sent the proof about Yang Mi and the fake video to Yang Sen, letting the latter know that she was watching them.
This was Yang Lina's story. Is it possible that…. she was lying?
"Are you going to answer my question?" Lily asked once again, ignoring Yang Jing's previous question.
"Well… your mother recognized my aunt," Yang Jing said. "So when they were informed that there was a chance that your mother would survive, they decided to ask the doctor to … kill her."
"So it wasn't an accidental death caused by the accident," Lily stated. "You know this and you still had the guts to come here and attempt to negotiate with me."
"Everyone knows that what they did to your mother was wrong, however, most of the people from the Yang Family are innocents. We have a lot of relatives working in our construction companies and factories. We can't afford to offend someone with your standing in the market and lose our small businesses as a result."
"Trying to appeal to me using those people is useless. I don't have the heart to think about these innocents that you are talking about, Mr. Yang," Lily said.
"Revenge is pointless," Yang Jing said.
"Who said that I am out for revenge?" Lily countered.
"Then why did you make those fake videos? Why send it to my father? Was this just for fun?" Yang Jing asked, a little irritated that he can't see through her. She was calm and cold. Aside from that, Yang Jing could not read Lily. It was as if he was talking to a cold and hard stone.
"Revealing my reasons is pointless," she answered. "But I never thought that my simple actions would make you reveal what happened to my mother seven years ago."
"Is this a confirmation that you truly did not know what happened back then?" Yang Jing asked. For some reason, he found it hard to believe that Lily was not attacking their family because of what his mother and Yang Lina did. Right now, Yang Jing is wondering if Lily did what she did because of Xuan Hui and not because of what happened seven years ago. "Did you take action against us because you want to weaken Xuan Hui's backing?"
These was the only possibility that he could think of right now. A successful businesswoman like Lily would not waste her energy and resources without firm goals or reasons.
"Your brilliant aunt wanted me dead," Lily answered after a few seconds. "Did you think that I would just sit here and wait for her to continue attacking me behind my back?" Seeing Yang Jing fall into deep thought, Lily continued, "Your aunt wanted me dead as much as she wanted to silence your father."
"She wouldn't do that. Yang Lina does not have the courage to hurt my father. What happened before was just because she lost control of her emotions. I am sure that she would not do anything to my father, now that he is still unconscious."
"Oh…" Lily did not continue her words, as she typed something on her laptop and turned it towards Yang Jing. "Why do you think your father hasn't woken up until now, Mr. Yang? Did you think he loved sleeping so much that he refused to wake up from such a mild wound?"
Lily then played a video for Yang Jing. In the video, Li Tian Ya was sitting on a couch. From his clothes to his appearance, it was obvious that Li Tian Ya was at home. The video showed him talking to someone, however the identity of the person that he was talking to was blocked by a book. From this angle it was obvious that the video was taken secretly.
The conversation started casually - until Li Tian Ya started to talk about what Yang Lina asked him to do to Yang Sen, and how he was successful in sedating him.
Lily watched as Yang Jing's face paled. His face was showing an unfathomable expression. Originally Lily was not planning to do anything dangerous against the Yang Family and just wanted them to abandon Yang Lina, however now…. All she wanted to do was to destroy everyone involved in her mother's death.
Lily felt as if her world seemed to darken. All she wanted was to see blood. Endless blood of the people who hurt her and killed her mother. She wanted to make them suffer, skin them alive, and watch intently as life disappears from their eyes.
Lily was so engrossed in her own thoughts that she failed to notice when Zhuo Jingren barged into her office. He looked at Lily who seemed to be in a daze before he instructed Yang Jing to leave them. The Lily right now is someone who Zhuo Jingren had never seen before and he will do everything to get his Lily back.