"The flowers. Did you send them to Yang Mi?" Lily asked, ignoring Yang Sen's previous statement.
"I did," Yang Jing confessed. "We umm… I went to the hospital earlier and discovered that she checked out so I sent her flowers instead." No matter what happens, Yang Mi is still his sister.
"Hmmm," Lily noted. "I am going after the Mu Family who are based in Mainland China. That is the reason why I wanted to have you on my side," she declared as she examined Yang Sen before shifting her gaze towards the younger Yang. Honestly, Yang Mi resembled Yang Sen so much that people might even think she and Yang Jing were twins.
"I already guessed that," Yang Sen said as he passed a folder to Lily before indicating that she should open it.
Lily raised an eyebrow at him before slowly opening the folder.
"That is everything that we have on the Mu Family. I know I should not be sharing it because this intel is the result of government research, but I figured this would help you in dealing with them," Yang Sen said before he nodded towards Yang Jing.
"The Mu Family's influence is not that big here but they are a very big family in Mainland China. They own malls and hospitals and they are trying to venture into construction right now." Yang Jing continued, "The Patriarch of the Mu Family is an extremely cunning man who loves to act weak to fool his enemies. The government had been monitoring him for possible ties to the black market but we never found anything that would prove that he's committed illegal activities."
"Mr. Mu loves to play tricks on his enemies. We believe that four years ago, Mr. Mu went against a formidable opponent who caused Scarlett City to plummet to its lowest share point ever. Good thing that President Zhuo from Zhuo Capital saved them. Right now, President Zhuo is the biggest shareholder of Scarlett City and he has his own representative on the Board." Yang Jing paused deliberately while staring at Lily.
"What else?" Lily asked. She could tell from Yang Jing's tone that he was hesitating, uncertain if he should continue.
"Well… we believe that this formidable enemy that almost caused the bankruptcy of Scarlett City was… President Zhuo as well."
"Continue," Lily said, it was only normal for them to hesitate as both of these men know that Zhuo Jingren is her husband.
"It is the only explanation that we could think of. President Zhuo is very capable of altering the market. If he wanted a company, he could easily make them bankrupt so he could buy their stocks, making himself the biggest shareholder of said company," Yang Jing explained. "This would also explain why Mr. and Mrs. Mu are afraid of President Zhuo."
"Good thinking," Lily said. She too believed that Zhuo Jingren was the same person who caused the bankruptcy of Scarlet City before he bought it. It seems that her husband really has a devious side to him, Lily thought as she smiled inwardly.
"After President Zhuo bought the stocks, engagement rumors about he and Mu Lihua, the eldest of the Mu Family, were seen all over the tabloids and gossip sites. We believe that it was the work of Mr. Mu to pressure Zhuo Jingren into marrying his daughter for the sake of saving their reputation. Obviously President Zhuo did not entertain this rumor and continued to live peacefully despite the media's assumptions."
"Hmmm… I am actually surprised that you have this much information on the Mu Family," Lily said, her eyes still on the file. This was information that she was unable to find, mainly because her resources in Mainland China are very limited. However, things are different now that the Yang Family is working for her.
"We have been keeping tabs on them for a long time now," Yang Sen answered. "When He Xinlan left the country a few days ago, we received intel that she was in Germany visiting her second daughter, Mu Qingling but we do not believe that this is the case."
When Lily lifted her head to look at him, he continued. "First, Mu Qingling does not have a very good relationship with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Mu always thought that being a professional dancer was a waste of time. Moreover, He Xinlan never visited her second daughter before."
"And you believe she was running away from something?" Lily asked. She had her suspicions that He Xinlan got hold of the information about Zhuo Jingren and George's search for the doctor who was in charge of Lily's care seven years ago. That could be reason enough for her to fear for her life and flee the country.
"More like someone," Yang Sen said. "But we don't know who this could be. Mr. Mu is also very tight- lipped about it. He Xinlan just told her colleague that she was visiting her daughter abroad, nothing else."
"Good," Lily nodded. "I am grateful that you've given me all this information. It is quite useful." She closed the folder and stared at the father and son in front of her. Now she understood why people have commended this family previously for their extremely good work etiquette. They were both serious about their job. Of course, this does not mean that Lily already trusts these two. She would still verify everything that they had given her.
"I am also glad that you did this even knowing that Yang Lina and He Yuyan will rot in prison because of me," she added.
In response, both Yang Sen and Yang Jing stared intently at Lily, their faces stern as they slowly nodded their heads. They had to choose between two evils. Naturally they chose the one that would do the least damage to the whole family.
"Yang Mi refuses to interact with you and I will not force her to do something that she does not like. If you want to be in her life then work for it," Lily said before she asked the two to leave her as she has another meeting scheduled.
Now that she has the Yang Family under her thumb, it will be very easy for her to build her own base in Mainland China.