FC Group Tower
"How come you're here?" Lily asked when she saw Yang Mi opening her office door for her.
"Actually, I didn't have any serious injuries so I was discharged sooner rather than later. Secretary Go will be leaving the hospital soon, probably as early as tomorrow. I didn't think my presence was needed there," Yang Mi said as she followed Lily into her office. "Cathy already briefed me about everything. You have a scheduled meeting in thirty minutes, lunch with Mr. Zhuo, and another meeting at three in the afternoon," Yang Mi recapped before crossing to Lily's table to hand her some documents that required her signature.
"Seriously… why are you here? I remember telling you that you need to rest for at least a week." Lily stared at her intently. "Tell me what happened."
"I… President, if I stay with Go Jichen any longer, I feel like I might commit a crime and accidentally kill him in his sleep. I find the man extremely irritating. He always sings praises and flatters his boss, and for some reason he's convinced that you bully President Zhuo. If I stayed any longer I would either I die from excessive anger or I would be unable to control myself and skin him alive," Yang Mi ended her rant with a long sigh. She then she cleared her throat and continued, "I would prefer to be on your side instead."
In response, Lily nodded. It seems that Zhuo Jingren's matchmaking skills are barely even so-so. They were expecting that Yang Mi and Go Jichen would become closer because of the accident, not the other way around. Lily exhaled loudly and said, "Alright. You can stay." Seeing Yang Mi not move an inch, Lily asked, "Is there something else?"
"The Yang Family," Yang Mi said. "Cathy never told me about them but I read the news. Yang Lina is in prison but what about the rest of the Yang Family?"
Lily quickly told Yang Mi everything that she found out, including the fact that Yang Sen helped conceal the crime that He Yuyan and the others committed. She also told her about the Yang Family being under Lily and Zhuo Jingren's command already.
"Oh… that's good then," Yang Mi nodded without asking any further questions. She trusted Lily's brilliant mind to the point of not questioning any of her decisions. Moreover, Lily is not the type of person who would do something drastic just because of her emotions.
Lily nodded before her office phone rang. She immediately answered the phone and slowly scrunched her face in displeasure. The front desk personnel just informed her that Xuan Hui was here to see her and he's down there threatening to cause a commotion if Lily doesn't agree to see him.
"Alright. Send him in," Lily said after a few seconds. She understood that Xuan Hui must be very mad right now. After all, his father and mother are both in trouble and he is basically helpless to do anything about it. Lily then looked at Yang Mi. "You wanna stay and listen? After all, he is still your cousin."
"No. President, I still have a lot of things to do. Please excuse me," Yang Mi said before giving Lily a low bow. Although her father was a Yang, Yang Mi never considered herself as someone from the Yang Family. It was not because she hated them. No. On the contrary, Yang Mi did not have any feelings towards this family, at all, and she would like to keep it that way. After saying goodbye to Lily, Yang Mi instantly left the office and walked towards her table. That was when she noticed a bouquet of roses on her desk.
Her face instantly turned into a scowl. No card. For some reason, her mind told her that Go Jichen was the one who sent her the flowers. This is probably his way of thanking her for taking care of him. She quickly picked up her phone and sent a message to Go Jichen.
[You don't have to send me flowers. I was just doing the job that President Lily asked me to do.]
She looked at the flowers and waited for her phone to vibrate. After a few seconds, she instantly received a text from Go Jichen.
[I would rather die than send you flowers.]
Yang Mi's face instantly reddened in fury. This man is really asking for it.
Meanwhile, Xuan Hui immediately slammed his hands on Lily's desk the moment he entered her office. "You… How could you do this to my family?"
"Your mother is a murderer," Lily deadpanned. She used to think that Xuan Hui was always calm and composed. However, as time passed she realized that she had been wrong. Xuan Hui was nothing like his calm and collected father. He was too emotional and a little soft. Lily wondered just how long would he last in the business world without his mother.
"She never killed anyone! I know you are doing this because you want to make me suffer!"
"She killed my mother," Lily said while gazing straight into his eyes.
"See for yourself!" Lily handed a phone to Xuan Hui. "She admitted her crimes and even begged me not to hurt you. And yet, here you are… asking for a beating."
Xuan Hui ignored Lily's provocation as he watched the video of Yang Lina pleading with Lily. His temper instantly flared as he watched his mother drop to her knees as she tearfully begged Lily. What followed next, his mother's confession, was something that Xuan Hui would have never expected.
"See? You have been thinking about things too much. I wouldn't waste any of my resources on targeting you Mr. Xuan," Lily said airily while elegantly crossing her legs. She gave him a great big smile brimming with mockery. All of the newspapers in the city had been talking about Yang Lina's imprisonment and Xuan Zengmo's sexual fetishes. Online there was even a petition to have him resign from being a legislator.
Because of this, it was inevitable that Xuan Hui's name and his company were dragged in the gutter where his parent's reputations now resided. Qin Fei just gave birth through a C section and was still in pain. Unfortunately, Xuan Hui had been so busy spending all of his time and trouble in trying to suppress the news that there was only a tiny sliver of time to spend with Qin Fei and his son. This made him extremely frustrated.
The worst thing is that Xuan Films' investors had been calling him all morning to ask about the status of their shares. They wanted to make sure that this scandal would not affect the company and they were urging him to fix this PR nightmare as soon as possible or they would be forced to sell their shares in the market. After all, they were businessmen. They would never sail on a sinking ship with Xuan Hui.
"So you framed my mother as revenge," he stated. That angry expression from earlier was no longer on his face.
"Nope," Lily denied a little cautiously, just in case Xuan Hui was recording their conversation. Lily had seen so much that she was always prepared and extremely cautious about any possible schemes against her. "I've already told you that she is a murderer."
"She did not kill Li Tian Ya."
However, Lily did not give him an answer. She stared at him with a beautiful smile on her face.
"Stop smiling at me! You are too vicious Lily. You will pay for everything that you have done," he said in a cold tone before rushing out of her office. He planned to do his absolute best to make Lily pay for ruining his family.