SUGGESTION: BEFORE READING THE CHAPTER YOU CAN LISTEN TO A PIANO MUSIC CALLED FUR ALINA. IT WILL ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE. Then read it all in one go. Enjoy!
Qin Mo's whole body froze when he heard Lily's question. He stared at his daughter - or rather, the woman in front of him - however his face held no expression at all. On the outside he was just staring at Lily, while inwardly Qin Mo was very conflicted. "What crime are you talking about? It's obvious that your mother died as a result of that car accident. It was drunk driving, and the authorities even arrested the suspect."
"Was it?" Lily asked.
"It was. Jinghua… why are you asking these things now? You were out for seven years under your grandmother. Did you not investigate this during that time?"
"I did not Mr. Qin. All these years, I always thought that I was the one who killed my mother. Technically, I was the reason why the accident occurred in the first place."
Lily calmly looked at her father. She was not out her to catch one fish. She was here to net a school of them, and telling Qin Mo this information was vital to her plans. "But you should already know this, right?"
"Of course not. I don't have…"
"Please… Spare me the bullshit, Mr. Qin. Why cremate my mother right then and there? Why send me to a mental institution? Why did you ask the nurses to give me some medicine that would further damage my brain?"
Qin Mo's eyes instantly widened when he heard Lily's statement. His face paled as he rose from his seat. "You-"
"You think I wouldn't know?" Lily snorted. "I was not crazy - depressed maybe - but I knew what was going on. The only lucky thing that happened to me was that when I ran out of the institution, my grandmother stumbled upon me. My savior found me." She then crossed her legs and gestured for Qin Mo to take his seat. "Take a seat Mr. Qin. I've prepared some snacks for both of us as I already know that we will be having a very… very long conversation."
While Qin Mo just stood there staring at her in disbelief, Lily lifted her chin towards him and give him a vicious smile. This gesture made him swallow a big gulp of air as he slowly sat down again.
"Don't worry too much. I am not planning to kill anyone who wronged me. Killing is… not my style. So take a seat and relax. I am not planning to have your blood spilled in my office. That would only ruin my expensive carpet."
A cold sweat started to trickle down Qin Mo's back but in spite of that, a cold expression suddenly spread across his face again as he stared at her. "I have not…"
"You don't need to deny it," Lily said, interrupting his words. "At first, I thought it was only because you hated me so much or that you found me to be an embarrassment to your good name. Or, I thought it was Tang Lingyun who asked the doctors to use a medicine that would make me hallucinate. Maybe she just wanted to use your name to hurt me. So you see… after my grandmother told me about this crazy medicinal residue in my blood, I… was upset. To the point of planning all of these pointless schemes overnight."
"My hatred is what pushed me forward. Think about it. My own slag of a father tried to make me crazy. For years, Mr. Qin… I blamed the world...for years." Lily paused deliberately as she pursed her lips. "I wanted to see blood. To make you suffer - and yet my grandmother would not allow that. So when she died a few months back I immediately decided to pursue my plan. The death of my grandmother hurt, but it also gave me the opportunity to come back."
"While I was reluctant at first, my hatred for you and your family won. And so I schemed," she added before she sipped her tea. "However, I just discovered that someone deliberately killed my mother after the accident. So it came to me… I mean… I connected the dots. I couldn't help it. My mind just works that way. The accident was not an accident. Someone told the killer to attack me. Someone told the killer to kill my mother. Just like someone told you to burn her corpse."
Lily chose not to reveal the fact that she already knew about He Xinlan and the Yang Family, but at the same time, she also knew that the people who arranged it all must be aware of this already. The news regarding the Yang Family in Mainland China might not be that big, but it was big enough to inform people that the Yang Family was being deliberately targeted by someone.
Now if the people responsible were smart enough to connect the dots then they would know that Lily already got ahold of the truth.
"To make this long story short...," Lily slowly put down the tea cup and clapped her hands. She then uncrossed her legs and leaned towards Qin Mo. "I concluded that you knew who wanted me dead. Someone else must have told you to poison my system, making me think I'd gone crazy and pushing me to try and kill myself, making me even more suicidal than I already was due to my guilt over how my mother died because she tried to protect me. But this begs the question… Why? Why father?" The smile on Lily's face was gone. It was replaced with a bone chilling coldness that sent shivers down Qin Mo's spine.
"Why did you do it? Am I not your daughter?"
Lily's question was met with a numbing silence. All she could hear was her steady heartbeat as she continued to stare at him. All of these things made Lily wonder if she really was Qin Mo's daughter. His ruthlessness towards her was so far beyond obvious that it puzzled her. Why hate her that much? Isn't it illogical to hate your own flesh and blood who was too weak to even talk back to you?
After learning her mother's death was a part of something bigger, Lily started connecting the dots and she concluded that there is a high probability that she is not his daughter at all. Or maybe Qin Mo was just that ruthless. She doesn't know. Lily's mind travelled back to the time of the will reading when Old Man Qin's will clearly said that she would not be able to have his properties if she changed her surname. She also remembered how her Grandmother Ye, the old Madam of the Qin Family, always reminded her not to forget that she is a Qin.
Grandmother Ye had took care of her when she was a child, and she always advised her to endure. Endure, and never forget that she was a Qin. Of course, Lily thought that these were just the supportive words of a loving grandmother, but when the truth came out just a few days ago, Lily felt that there was something more to her grandmother's advice.
Is it possible that her grandmother and grandfather knew of her true origins?
This made her head hurt ah. She'd already talked to Zhuo Jingren about her concerns and even he felt that Qin Mo should be put to use, that perhaps Qin Mo could lead her to the answers she sought.
She needed to know the truth.
Of course, she was not expecting the truth from a man like Qin Mo. In spite of this, Lily was sure that he could somehow lead her to the person who could tell her the truth.
Thanks OCELOT for the edit.