"You-" Yang Lina's instantly glared at Lily as fury coursed through her veins. "You still dare show your face in front of me?" Yang Lina said as her hand flew towards Lily's face. She wanted to slap her, hurt her, and remove that mocking smirk from Lily's face. How dare Lily show up after framing her and scheming behind her back?!
However, Lily was quick to grab her arm, gripping it tightly and preventing Yang Lina from moving any further. Then Lily suddenly released her arm and used her other hand to deliver a palm tingling slap across Yang Lina's self-righteous face instead.
The loud slapping sound reverberated through the room before Yang Lina staggered backwards, clutching her aching cheek as she tried to stop herself from falling.
"How dare you slap me!?" Yang Lina uttered as she narrowed her eyes at Lily, who was now calmly walking towards the table.
"So what if I slapped you? Can you do anything about it?" Lily placed her handbag on top of the table before she took a seat and looked at the detective who just nodded and left the room.
"You framed me! I did not kill Li Tian Ya! You framed me!" Yang Lina said. She walked towards the table and stood opposite Lily before she dramatically slammed her hands on the table. "How dare you do this to me! You released that video and shamed my husband and me, and then you made the Yang Family abandon me! Was that not enough? Huh? Are you planning to take everything away from me?"
"Lily… you are heartless!" she added.
"Take a seat, Yang Lina… we're going to have a long chat tonight. I don't want you to collapse suddenly without my approval," Lily said before a knock was heard on the door. Another policeman entered and gave Lily a bottle of water. The policeman then gave Lily a low bow before walking out of the room. Lily arched an eyebrow at Yang Lina. "If you prefer to stand, then I can asked the police personnel to remove your seat so that you can comfortably stand in front of me."
Yang Lina did not answer Lily. She only responded by glaring at her and sitting down on the chair opposite Lily.
"Are you here to mock me?" Yang Lina asked, the coldness in her voice seemingly doubled.
"Partly," Lily nodded, making Yang Lina even more irritated. Partly? What the hell does she mean?
"You won't succeed, Lily! I can assure you that the Yang family…"
"Is mine," Lily interrupted Yang Lina. "The Yang Family is mine now, Miss Yang…"
"What are you saying?" Yang Lina asked, a little confused by Lily's words. "What do you mean, yours? We are not yours!?"
"Your father happily agreed to my terms just this afternoon. From now on… the Yang Family will become a branch under the Zhuo Empire." Yang Lina was immediately rendered speechless by Lily's words. Her father agreed? Confusion and irritation clouded Yang Lina's eyes.
"Wh- What do you mean?"
"Simple. From now on…. No one from the Yang Family will help you or He Yuyan. Your brother, who just woke up this afternoon, even approved of this. I can send you a copy of the video call if you want…. Oops… do they even have computers in prison? Ah... my bad. I don't think they do," Lily give her a beautiful smile.
"Miss Yang… let me tell you more," Lily said, interrupting Yang Lina's words. "Xuan Zengmo is struggling right now. His career will soon be over, meanwhile Xuan Hui…"
"Don't you dare touch my son! You bitch!" Yang Lina fumed. "Don't you dare touch my son! I will kill you! I will kill everyone that you love! You and your husband will pay for this!"
"Don't interrupt me while I'm talking, Miss Yang," Lily said calmly. "You are in no position to interrupt me right now. "
Seeing Yang Lina shut up, Lily immediately gave her another smile. "Alright, where was I? Ah… Xuan Hui? Yes…. Xuan Films will also soon be mine… I don't think he will last that long without you, Miss Yang."
"You… What do you want?" Yang Lina asked, panic apparent in her eyes. "What do you want, Lily? Please… do not touch my son! Do you want me to plead guilty? I can do that! Just don't … don't you lay a finger on my son!"
At this point, Yang Lina was fully aware that Lily was an extremely competent person. Defeat was difficult for Yang Lina to accept, however, seeing Lily being served by that police officer and after watching Lily casually walk into the interrogation room before discussing the charges made Yang Lina realize that Lily was someone who could indeed hurt Xuan Hui any time she liked.
How could she not succumb and beg Lily when the latter e was casually talking about how to destroy the person that she valued the most? Yang Lina was a very selfish person - and she was highly aware of it - but she would never think twice about protecting her son. Xuan Hui is Yang Lina's flesh and blood, and as his mother she would not hesitate to sacrifice anything to keep her son safe.
Even if that means sacrificing her life.
"You murdered my mother," Lily stated, the smile on her face long gone.
"I know! I will pay for that! You can kill me! You can torture me, just, please… please don't touch my son." A single tear made its way down Yang Lina's cheek as she reached for Lily's hands which were resting on the table. "Do you want me to kneel? Please, Lily… I am begging you. Xuan Hui never did anything bad to you. It was me who asked He Xinlan to kill your mother. It was me all along. I asked Li Tian Ya to hurt you. It was me. I am guilty. So please punish me. Punish me and not my son," Yang Lina suddenly rose from her seat and walk towards Lily, then she knelt in front of her as tears continued to stream down her cheeks.
So what if Yang Lina looked pitiful right now? So what if she had never knelt to someone before? She was doing this for Xuan Hui. She was doing this to save him.