After Lily ended the call, she stared blankly at the various snacks in front of her. She was closer to the truth and she knew it. She bit her lower lip in contemplation. Everything that happened seemed to point her in one direction: towards the Qin Family in Shanghai.
Lily could not remember meeting anyone from this family. She remembered Qin Mo saying that he would take Qin Fei and Qin Liwei there to meet their other cousins when they were younger, but other than that she never heard of those people again. However, she did recall that Old Man Qin's will was signed by his cousin, General Qin from Shanghai. Could it be possible that he was somehow aware of the reason why Old Man Qin gave Lily everything in his will?
Lily rose from her seat and slowly walked to her desk. She opened her laptop and looked at the information that Zhuo Jingren sent to her regarding the Mu Family and the Qin Family. Both families are influential and both are well known in the business industry. While the Mu Family are known for their hospitals and Scarlett City branches all over China, the Qin Family is known for their mining business and jewelry shops all over Asia. Moreover, there were also two retired Generals in the Qin Household. One is the current patriarch while the other is the one who witnessed the Old Man's will.
Lily massaged her temples as she leaned back and closed her eyes. It was clear that whatever happened seven years ago was somehow connected to the Qin Family in Mainland China but she found it very hard to understand why. She needed more information and she needed it as soon as possible.
Meanwhile Zhuo Jingren was also having a headache. However, his was not from the stress of work. Zhuo Jingren's stress came from listening to his friend talk incessantly.
"So those people dared to kill your child? How dare they?! Ah… this is making me extremely angry. Give me their complete names. I will burn them alive! How dare they kill my nephew? That He woman… I will find her and I will remove her nails one by one! Let's see if she can withstand that kind of pain! What a vicious woman! What kind of person could do that to the innocent?" Bei Tian continued to rant, making Zhuo Jingren open his drawer and pick up his earbuds. It was always a good idea to have them at hand when Bei Tian was around. After making himself comfortable with his newly found silence, Zhuo Jingren started working again, ignoring Bei Tian who was angrily pacing in his office.
This man was so noisy and so hyperactive that it was making him dizzy. After a few minutes, Zhuo Jingren removed the earbuds in his ears and eyed Bei Tian.
"My contacts in Germany said that the Mu woman is not doing anything suspicious. Maybe I should check Asia. Aha! That would be the best place to check. Maybe they think that we are too stupid to follow them. That He woman must have hidden herself nearby!"
"Tian…" Zhuo Jingren said after he massaged the crease in his brows.
"Hm? Do you want to say something?"
"…" Does this man ever get tired of talking to himself? Zhuo Jingren wondered. . "I've already dispatched our people in Asia as well as those in Mainland China. I also think that He Xinlan is hiding somewhere nearby. However, if your people find her first, call me. I will have Lily deal with He Xinlan by herself," he said, his face stern and decisive. That woman owed Lily so it is only just for Lily to be the one who decides what will happen to someone like her.
"Why? I am already planning three ways to torture her. Why do I have to let your wife go first? Seeing that He woman's blood would really appease my anger right now. I will not rest until…"
"Tian? My wife lost our child and it has tormented her for years," Zhuo Jingren said shortly, earning a dramatic sigh from Bei Tian.
"Alright. It seems that you have already forgotten our thirty years of bonding with each other." Bei Tian dramatically heaved another epic sigh as he shook his head, then he sat opposite Zhuo Jingren and pulled out his phone and began to call his contacts.
This gesture earned a small smile from Zhuo Jingren. Bei Tian was noisy and bubbly, however, this was just a façade. On the outside, the man loved to wear colorful clothing and laughed at everything. But only Zhuo Jingren know how coldblooded his friend could be. Bei Tian was the type of person who would never hesitate to kill a man just to satisfy his need to right a wrong.
He might be warm, and some people might even think that he was weak, but his martial arts and gun expertise were topnotch. This is the reason why Zhuo Jingren's adoptive father liked Bei Tian so much. His adoptive father thought that Bei Tian's coldblooded nature was an excellent match for Zhuo Jingren's cunning and calm personality. While he only chose to adopt Zhuo Jingren, for some reason that only he knows, the man raised Zhuo Jingren and Bei Tian together.
"What's wrong?" Zhuo Jingren asked when he noticed that Bei Tian turned quiet, something that only happens if he is angry.
"The orphanage," he answered shortly. Zhuo Jingren's brows furrowed instantly when he heard Bei Tian's words.
"What happened?" Zhuo Jingren asked.
"Someone bought the land where the orphanage was built."
"But it's the government property. How could someone…" Zhuo Jingren's words drifted to an end as his face started to darken. "Who?" he asked in a cold tone.
"Mu Lihua, the CEO of Scarlet City," Bei Tian answered as he met Zhuo Jingren's eyes. Bei Tian's face was blank before his lips lifted in a sinister smile. "It seems that you and your wife's enemy wants me to get involved too, Jingren."
Bei Tian slowly sipped the black coffee placed near him. "Say, who should I dispose of first? The father, or her sister abroad?"