Days passed and the news about Xuan Zengmo and his wife Yang Lina was still trending. After all, this one involved a murder so it was only natural that the masses would demand Xuan Zengmo's resignation.
"I think it would be best if you resign immediately and go abroad," Xuan Hui said calmly as his eyes skimmed the newspaper headlines detailing rallies all over the city demanding that his father step down from his elected position. "Lily is a very calculating person. If my guess is right, she is just waiting for you to counterattack before she unleashes another evil scheme."
They were currently in Xuan Hui's home office discussing how to proceed with Yang Lina's case. Xuan Zengmo did not respond to his sons words. He sat there with his eyes vacantly glued to the framed photo of Xuan Hui's wedding that hung on the wall behind his son.
"I would like to visit Lina at least once but I fear that Lily would plan another devious attack and frame me while I am in China," Xuan Zengmo said, his tone grim. He knew about Lily's mother's death. This was the reason he wanted to deal with Lily after her launch party but it seems that she'd anticipated that and she attacked preemptively, not wait for him to make his move.
"I agree with you," Xuan Hui nodded. Lily was devious. That was a fact that he and everyone around him now understood. Xuan Hui was sure that she'd calculated and executed all these events for him to watch and learn from. She wanted Xuan Hui to feel helpless and useless. It was clear to Xuan Hui that Lily's behavior was a product of what she had been through seven years ago. "I saw the video of mother confessing that she killed Lily's mother," he stated, causing his father to stare at him.
"I would not be surprised if Lily asked someone to torture her in prison," he added. Even though he felt angry and sad for his mother, Xuan Hui could not do anything about it. Just like his father, he would not risk going to China to fall into Lily's trap.
Lily's viciousness had made everyone who'd hurt her before act with extreme caution. They couldn't just do something recklessly and fall into her schemes. Both Xuan Hui and Xuan Zengmo knew this. Even Qin Fei, who had just given birth, had become paranoid about this.
Qin Fei had been staying at home ever since she gave birth, however, this did not hinder her from knowing the news about the happenings in the Qin and Xuan Families. This made her extremely afraid, scared to the point of being unable to sleep peacefully at night. Becoming a mother kickstarted Qin Fei's maternal instinct to protect her little one. She feared that Lily would one day come after her and her son.
"You have lost a lot of weight lately," Qin Liwei stated as Qin Fei approached him. The obvious eye bags were a dead giveaway that Qin Fei had not been sleeping well lately.
"My son wakes up every two hours," Qin Fei stated. Because of her paranoia, she would not let the nanny feed her son as she was afraid that Lily would pay someone to poison him.
"Then you should not forget to drink lots of tonics and vitamins. You need some supplements in your body," Qin Liwei said before he handed a box to Qin Fei. "Mother asked me to give this to you. She said these are some imported tonics to help you recover faster."
Qin Fei accepted the box and gave her brother a polite smile.
"What's wrong with you?" Qin Liwei asked when he felt that Qin Fei wanted to say something to him.
"Well… I…Was it Lily?"
"Qin Liwei nodded. This was also the reason why he had come here to visit his sister. Seeing Qin Fei slowly nodding as she accepted this fact, Qin Liwei continued. "I will take care of her. You should focus on healing yourself."
"How will you do that?" Qin Fei asked. Even Xuan Hui told her to be careful and to avoid causing any drama with Lily as she is a very formidable enemy right now. How could Qin Liwei deal with someone like Lily?
"I have my ways," he answered confidently. Qin Liwei had been working his ass off for the company to make the Board happy. He had been gaining the confidence of key investors. He was preparing himself to take over the company. Moreover, he also wanted to impress his father.
"What about father? Did his attitude towards you change after he discovered Lily's identity?" Qin Fei asked. One of her worries was that Qin Mo would change his mind and make Qin Industries a subsidiary of Lily's corporation. He was sure that his father would be selfish enough to do this just to gain some advantages from his connection to Lily Zhuo.
"He is being a little cold to mother but that is all. When we went to see Lily last week, she refused to see us so father has not had any contact with her for a while . I am not sure what father is thinking about but I have already prepared myself. I have talked to a lot of investors and gained their approval. There is no way that father can still take the company away from me," Qin Liwei said.
Moreover, he still has his secret weapon and that is Qi Xia. He was sure that Lily would fall for Qi Xia's charms soon.
A small smile instantly blossomed on Qin Fei's pale face when she heard Qin Liwei's assuring words. At least her brother would not suffer at the hands of their vicious father.
Meanwhile, Lily's face was dark as she continued to stare at the video currently playing on her tablet. It was already the tenth of August. Only ten more days before their wedding monthiversary and she was feeling very stressed and nervous.
Lily decided to do a pole dance for her man, but then she realized that she did not have enough time to practice. Since she does not want to embarrass herself she chose to do a strip tease instead. Lily was confident in her dancing abilities but she was not sure how Zhuo Jingren would take it.
What if he ravaged her before she even started to dance? With the type of lingerie that she planned to wear she was sure that the latter would become overly enthusiastic about her performance and might even rip it off before she could even sway her hips.
She needed a plan to control his level of desire and to keep him in place…
'Aha!' Lily's eyes shone brightly when she thought of a very good solution to her problem!
She needed to buy the best handcuffs for Zhuo Jingren!
"Hey! What are you watching?" Zhuo Jingren's words echoed throughout the study he'd had constructed in his apartment to serve as Lily's home office.
"Learn how to knock next time," Lily said before she switched off her tablet. How come Zhuo Jingren suddenly showed up every time she was doing research for her plans?
"I've been knocking for more than a minute already. You did not answer me so I just chose to enter without permission. What are you doing anyway? It's already ten in the evening."
"President Zhuo is truly funny. I am a CEO. I need to be up until twelve in the evening to do my job. I am that hardworking," Lily said. "Unlike some other idle president in this room."