"Then we kill him." Zhang Yifei giggled seductively as she felt Qin Hao raining kisses all over her back and inching up towards her shoulders. "Without Zhuo Jingren, Lily is not as influential as she thinks she is."
"If it were that easy to kill him, do you think he would still be alive?" Qin Hao asked as his hands caressed Zhang Yifei's naked body. "That man is cruel. We need to keep our guard up in Hong Kong."
"He won't kill us, nor will he attack us. That is something that will never happen in Hong Kong," she answered confidently. "This is why I told you that we should visit the Qins to let them know that we are not afraid of the Zhuo couple," she sneered. "If she's so smart and talented then why did she have to wait years before coming back?"
"She is a coward, and greedy too. If she hadn't inherited those properties then there's no way that she would have settled in Hong Kong. I mean, she is practically useless. She can't bear a child and she doesn't have anyone. Why bother with this revenge nonsense?" she added as she turned around to face Qin Hao. "Lily Qin is just like her brother. She, too, will be easy to manipulate. I'm sure that my charisma will be enough to convince her that I mean no harm."
"I've already told you not to underestimate her. She's survived this long because of her resilience. Moreover, her grandmother's people are protecting her as well. That Lilian Facci had such a strong influence on her character that I am sure Lily's already changed her naïve ways."
"Nope. She did not," Zhang Yifei answered confidently. "She is still the same greedy slut that she always was. Look at who she married? A CEO whom she only met once or twice. She is greedy, and she's impossibly stupid for thinking that she could use him for her own benefit."
"Speaking of benefits, have you called Yuanfeng and told him to come home already? With Lily trying to uncover around our secrets, it won't be long before she realizes that she has a twin brother. She might even approach him and try to get him to work against us. I am worried that…"
"Hao… please. Do you really think that Qin Yuanfeng is a threat to us? I mean… he's an idiot who doesn't even have a social life. He is practically useless. Moreover, he is extremely gullible. I can always convince him to side with us and to feed him stories about how their biological mother ran away with Qin Mo because she thought he was more influential that Qin Chuan," Zhang Yifei said. Her undisguised disgust for Qin Yuanfeng was evident in the sour tone of her voice. That boy was nothing but a pretty face. Aside from that he was completely useless. With this in mind, Zhang Yifei began kissing Qin Hao's neck as she stroked his chest. "How's the will?"
"Don't get too impatient. I am working on it. I still need some time before I can convince Father that I am indeed very capable of running the company," he replied before he captured Zhang Yifei's lips and sensually bit her lower lip. His hand made its way to her breast as he began teasing her. "Father is not dumb. The only reason he favors you is because your father saved him and he thought that Qin Chuan was useless. If he finds out that you have been manipulating him for years… he would surely explode in anger."
"That will never happen," she grinned. "I am holding Qin Yuanfeng hostage. This means that Qin Chuan won't say a thing. As long as I have Qin Yuanfeng in my hands then we are safe."
"Hmmm… I only hope that Father alters his will and leaves everything in my name soon. He is not getting any younger and he's growing weaker by the day."
"He will… let's just wait. He already pities me for not being able to bear a child because of Qin Chuan's disability. Moreover, he is visiting the Qin Family in Hong Kong soon. I will create some dramatic story involving Lily and Bec. I'll paint them as enemies and convince Father to do something about her. I believe that he would grant my request as Lily's possessions are very attractive to his greedy eyes," she smiled. Old Man Qin is just another greedy businessman. If he knows how rich Lily is, then he would surely try and talk to her to convince her of the importance of family and her roots before attempting to use her to his advantage.
Once this happens, Zhang Yifei knows that it will be easier for her to defeat Lily. Old Man Qin always favored Zhang Yifei because he was saved by her father. Moreover, he also pities her because she is treated as if she doesn't exist by her own husband, Qin Chuan. These two reasons are enough for her to manipulate the old man and make him do whatever she wishes.
Meanwhile, after a day of sleeping post-operation, Qin Mo woke up feeling numbness in his lower body. At first, he was unable to comprehend what was happening, however, when he remembered what occurred he instantly began to panic. His yelling was so loud it woke Tang Lingyun from her sleep.
"Shhhh… Mo. Please calm down," Tang Lingyun instantly hugged her husband as she called a nurse for assistance. "Calm down, it's me. It's me. Hey! You are safe. Calm down," She hugged her husband even tighter as tears started to roll down her cheeks. No matter how disrespectfully Qin Mo had treated her, she still couldn't deny that she loved him, and seeing him like this was just… heartbreaking.
After a few seconds, a group of doctors and nurses arrived and instantly calmed him down with a mild sedative before telling him of what they had to do to save him. At first Qin Mo showed no reaction. He stared straight at the ceiling as he continued listening to the doctors speak. He actually could not believe it. Him? Crippled?
Was this a dream? A nightmare perhaps?
With this in mind, he pinched his arm and shut his eyes tight. He needed to wake up from this dream. Sadly, he was only met with Tang Lingyun's sobs as he opened his eyes.
"Mo… I am so sorry," she sobbed, earning a frown of displeasure from Qin Mo.
"Get out of my face," he said, his voice a little croaky. "Don't let me see you! Get out of my face!" he yelled.
"But… Mo… I… I am also wounded and I'm staying in this room too. I can't just…"
"Then go to your bed and stop crying in front of me! You are too noisy!" he said while avoiding Tang Lingyun's eyes. This woman must have been jumping for joy inwardly because this once powerful man was now disabled. "Also, call Liwei. I want to talk to him about the company," he ordered.
"I… Okay. I will call him," she answered, tears silently falling from her cheeks as she gave him one last look before turning towards her bed. Qin Mo was under a lot of stress because of the revelation of his condition, she thought. That's probably why he was treating her so horribly.
Tang Lingyun sighed heavily as she convinced herself that everything was just due to his stress over the matter of his lower body paralysis.