Lily did not answer Yang Lina. Instead, she walked towards the table and grabbed her bag.
"Where are you going?" Yang Lina instantly panicked. How could Lily leave just like this? What about Xuan Hui? When Lily walked towards the door, Yang Lina immediately tried to stop her by grabbing her arm. "Lily wait… what about my son?"
"What about him?" Lily asked.
"I… Please don't involve him in this matter. I …. It was my fault. I was the one who told Xinlan to kill your mother. My son is innocent…"
"And so was my mother," Lily interrupted her. "Because of Xuan Hui, Tang Lingyun and Qin Fei schemed to ruin me. My father kicked me out of the house, which lead to the accident." When Lily saw that Yang Lina was just staring at her, she continued, "I have never met anyone who can call someone like Xuan Hui innocent with such a straight face. Your son… knew that it was all a lie. A scheme to shame me. Because of them, I lost my mother and my child." Yang Lina slowly let go of Lily's arms.
"I am not solely blaming them for my misfortunes, Miss Yang. I know that I am at fault as well. Because of that… I will not kill anyone who has wronged me," Lily added as she took another step towards the door. Then she stopped. Lily lowered her gaze and said, "But… my husband is different." Her voice was a faint whisper, loud enough for Yang Lina to hear but too faint for the people on the other side of the room to hear.
Yang Lina widened her eyes when what Lily said registered in her mind. Then she watched as Lily left the room without sparing her another glance. Before she even realized it, Yang Lina suddenly fell to the floor.
Yang Lina's shoulders shook as she used her hands to cover her face. How could she have fallen into this state? She, the Young Miss of the Yang Family and the Madam of the Xuan Family had fallen into this … this pit! How could this happen to someone like her?
Meanwhile, Lily had already met with Zhuo Jingren who was waiting for her outside of the room.
"Are you going to see He Yuyan too?" Zhuo Jingren asked.
"I need to. Although I already have my suspicions, I still need to speak with her," she answered shortly before she slowly reached out and intertwined her fingers with his, immediately earning a smile from Zhuo Jingren. In response, her husband leaned in to kiss Lily's forehead. "Did they get her confession on tape?" she asked.
"Yes," Zhuo Jingren answered as an officer led them to another interrogation room. Lily let go of his hand and entered the room.
Inside, He Yuyan was just staring in a daze at the mirror across the room. When Lily entered, He Yuyan instantly glanced her way. "You are… You are her," He Yuyan stated calmly, her gaze instantly shifting away from Lily's. "Why are you here? Are you still not satisfied with what you've done? The Yang Family has already abandoned me. What else do you want to see?"
"I did imagine that you would be this feisty," Lily countered. This time, she did not take a seat, choosing instead to loom over He Yuyan. "He Yuyan… you and Yang Lina will rot in prison for killing my mother."
"That is something that I can assure you," Lily added.
"I know," He Yuyan said. "I still don't see the point of you coming here and rubbing this in my face."
"Answer one question and I will spare your husband," Lily said nonchalantly. As expected, she immediately saw a slight shift in He Yuyan's expression. Lily knew that He Yuyan loved Yang Sen and Lily was planning to use this fact to get what she wanted from He Yuyan.
"What question? If you want to ask about your mother then… I don't think I can answer you. The accident traumatized me and I can't remember most of the event. All they said is that I was in a daze after returning home. Then… I changed," He Yuyan said honestly. The guilt of knowing that they killed someone not by accident, but in a vain attempt to protect themselves is something that has kept her awake for years.
"I want to know who killed my child," Lily said, her face placid. Lily's calm demeanour made He Yuyan question how someone could – how a woman could ask this kind of question without showing a trace of emotion.
"I did not know that you were pregnant," she answered. "After the accident … I just sat there in a daze until my sister informed me that … they decided to kill your mother. They asked me to call my husband and I did. Yang Sen was someone who doted on me so much... Although he hated the fact that he was concealing a crime, he did it for me."
"My husband and I never killed a child. We were not even aware that you were pregnant at that time. It must be…" He Yuyan did not continue with what she was about to say, and she fell silent as she lowered her head.
Lily only pursed her lips as she watched the woman in front of her. "Where is your sister?"
"I don't know. Last time I heard from her, she was in Germany visiting Qingling," He Yuyan answered after a few minutes. In response Lily nodded. When she found out about the murder, He Xinlan was already in Germany visiting her daughter. Based on Zhuo Jingren's investigation, He Xinlan was supposed to come back to China the other day but she never arrived.
It was obvious that someone had warned her and her family so they could avoid Lily and Zhuo Jingren.
Lily suddenly began walking towards the door. She wanted to leave as soon as possible to speak with Zhuo Jingren about her suspicions.
"Miss Lily?" He Yuyan's voice stopped Lily in her tracks but she did not turn her head towards the latter. "I.. I know… we were wrong and I… I have spent the last seven years of my life regretting it."
"I… I know this won't bring your mother back but I would like to sincerely apologize to you. We… I have caused you so much pain. I'm sorry," He Yuyan stood from her seat and made a low bow towards Lily. Then she heard Lily let out a long sigh and continue to walk towards the door.