September 31, Friday
"Really?" Zhuo Jingren's eyebrows lifted in surprise as he heard Bei Tian's report.
"I told you that woman was hiding something. Ahhhh… I am so frustrated! Do you know how humiliating it is for me to find this out from Lily's minions? I feel as if my special skills and talents are useless! How did they find out before us? We have more influence than them! Jingren ah… I think your wife is intentionally making me look like I'm useless!"
"You think she was thinking of you when she did this?" he asked.
"Ehem… that is not my point. Not my point at all. Why would she even think of me? I… You know that I am very competitive, and knowing that her men are slightly faster than me is highly infuriating. How did she do it?"
"She knew what she was looking for and specifically asked them to find it. It is that simple," Zhuo Jingren explained.
"So she is not targeting me?"
"Why would she target you?" Zhuo Jingren asked.
"I don't know. Who knows what is she thinking? You know… your wife's presence scares me. It's like she is this entity that watches over my every move. Jingren… just look at the way she smiles. It's as if she knows my deepest darkest secrets. Don't you think that's scary?"
"I don't know," He shrugged. "However, what I do want to know is why you keep thinking about my wife?" Zhuo Jingren arched a brow sardonically as he waited for an answer.
"I was not."
"Yes you are."
"Well… it's only because I'm afraid of her."
"She hasn't hurt you and she never will. But I might." He narrowed his eyes at Bei Tian. "Aren't you afraid of me?"
"Ahhh… you two are crazy people. Crazy people!" Bei Tian said as he handed another folder to Zhuo Jingren. "Lily is already something else and her brother is also different. Hey… did you know that he always has two of everything with him? Same color, same model? Even his shoes are the exact same pairs. It's the same with his shirts, too. Everything that belongs to him is always doubled. Do you think he has some sort of… problem here?" he pointed at his head.
"He has been through a lot. Who knows what's going on in his mind. I remembered the knives that Lily handed us were also of the same size and color. That should also tell you that he keeps a sets of knives with him. They will be amongst his possessions. I mean… If he knew that you were calling him crazy behind his back…" Zhuo Jingren gave his friend a meaningful look. "If you anger him… who knows how many set of knives he has on him."
"Eh… you are scaring me. Do you think I should have my men check his things?"
"Don't do that," Zhuo Jingren said, amused at his friend's expression. "Just work with him. I don't think he is harmful to those who are helping him." In response, Bei Tian let out a deep sigh.
"Anyway… I found this because of him. I can say with certainty that his skills are top notch. He exceeds every hacker that we've ever worked with before. He is also very intelligent and can remember things after seeing them only one time, but his interpersonal skills are very low." Bei Tian said.
"Last night, he got into a fight with one of my men. I had to break it up myself as both of them were skilled in martial arts. He was pretty difficult to deal with. I don't think the guy has any concept of how to control his anger. Once he got angry, he just attacked. He tried to kill my man. While he ended up with a broken rib, Tianyu broke three of his, has a broken nose and a lot of minor injuries. Qin Yuanfeng is pretty violent and unstable," BeiTian concluded with a sigh. Bei Tian knows that he too is violent and unstable most of the time, but at least he can control himself.
"Why did he get angry?" Zhuo Jingren asked curiously.
"Tianyu was mocking an idol on TV with really blond hair," Bei Tian answered. "It must be because his previous girlfriend also had blonde hair. But man... Don't you think that's pretty shallow?"
Zhuo Jingren did not answer him. Instead he stared at the files in his hand. If memory serves him right, Qin Yuanfeng's girlfriend disappeared overnight. He remembered how Qin Yuanfeng said that she was worth the risks during his conversation with Lily, and even he felt Qin Yuanfeng's deep emotion towards the woman.
He quickly made a mental note to let Lily deal with this situation. She needed to talk to him and ask him about the details or there was no way that he would agree to working with someone as unstable as Qin Yuanfeng.
"How was Xuan Hui?" he asked after a few minutes.
"Hmmm… well I believe the pressure we put on him was too much. He finally succumbed to temptation and slept with his secretary again."
"Well… don't worry about the pregnancy. We can make it happen," Bei Tian grinned at him. "No matter what, that secretary will get pregnant and wreak havoc on his marriage."
"Hmmm," he nodded. "Lily said that Qin Mo has woken up. Zhang Yifei and his family will arrive tomorrow. Prepare some gifts for their visit."
"Gifts? How much are we talking about?"
"I want something grand. Make it big," he said, his tone sinister as he recalled Lily's crying face as she told him how she lost their child as they sat on that cliff right before she agreed to marry him. While what happened seven years ago molded Lily into the woman she is today, Zhuo Jingren could not forget the pain that losing their child had caused her.
The trauma and nightmares that she had gone through… those were things that he would never want her experience again. He will protect her, stand beside her, and make sure that whatever happened in the past won't happen again in the future.
Edited by: Ocelot