"What are you thinking?" Zhuo Jingren hugged Lily from behind and looked at the cloudless sky in front of them.
"Qin Yuanfeng," she answered shortly. "What do you think happened to him?"
"This question makes me wonder why you chose not to ask him about the details. Are you afraid that he might lose control of himself?"
"Yes… I am," she said. She didn't want to make him unstable at an important moment like this. "After the Qin Family leaves, I will ask him."
"Hmmm… But I think you should wait a bit longer and observe him. Bei Tian told me that he was acting a little weird the day after we met with him, and apparently he's even tried talking to some people so we are not sure what is going on with him. At first I thought talking to him would be our best option, but after knowing about the changes in his behaviour I think we should wait a bit more."
"Are you thinking the same thing as me?" Lily asked.
"Yes. I am," he nodded without even asking what Lily thought. Qin Yuanfeng might have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and Lily didn't have to say it out loud for him to guess her thoughts. The reports showed that Qin Yuanfeng had suffered a severe trauma, and that is one of the main contributing factors in developing DID, or multiple personality disorder as it was formerly known.
"I don't think there is a way to cure that. Am I wrong?" she asked.
"You are right," he answered. "However, if you want to know if he can live normally then the answer would be yes, he can. There are some therapies that can last for years. But… let's not discuss the worst possible outcomes, alright? For some reason, I don't think he's on the worst end of the spectrum as his memories are still intact. According to Bei Tian, his ability to remember things is top notch."
When Lily did not answer him, he continued, "We aren't doctors so we can't diagnose cases like this, but from one of the journals I read, it listed a symptom of Dissociative Identity Disorder as being super forgetful to the point of having amnesia, which is not the case with Qin Yuanfeng as his memory is extremely sharp."
Lily slowly sighed before she responded. "I shouldn't think about him at all but I find this extremely disturbing. What could have happened to him? Why is he showing me things like that?" She sighed again as she closed her eyes and leaned her head on Zhuo Jingren's chest. "Zhang Yifei is coming tomorrow."
"Are you thinking about her or your father?"
"Hey! That's not fair! Stop guessing what I'm thinking," she laughed as she playfully slapped the arm he had wrapped around her waist as a smile lingered on her face. "Qin Mo is not out in the hospital yet and his son is already hosting a banquet for the Qins from the Main Branch. Don't you think he is pathetic?" she scoffed.
"I heard that Qin Fei and Xuan Hui are attending as well. Too bad Qin Mo and Tang Lingyun won't be there," he mused.
"Don't get too excited. Qin Mo will have his own share of misery soon. As for Xuan Hui and Qin Fei… I don't really think they are worth my time. I can play with them when I get bored. For now… let's focus on Zhang Yifei and her schemes," Lily said as she made herself comfortable in her husband's arms.
October 1, Saturday
Although Qin Mo was still at the hospital, Qin Liwei still chose not to postpone the Qin Family's visit. His father agreed that he should not delay meeting with their relatives from the Qin Family as that would be offensive if his agenda was to ask them for help.
Old Man Qin, Qin Hao, Qin Chuan and Zhang Yifei arrived in Hong Kong at ten in the morning. Since it was almost lunch, Qin Liwei together with Qin Fei, prepared lunch for everyone so they could eat the moment they arrived at the Qin Family's estate.
"Ah! The last time that I saw you two… you were only this big," Qin Hao laughed loudly as he gestured towards the level of his bulging stomach. "Now you are already so tall, and good looking too! Liwei and Feifei… you two really have the Qin Family's genes."
"Uncle Hao stop mocking me." Qin Fei said before she looked at everyone else. "Aunt Yifei is the true beauty here. She hasn't aged a bit since the last time that I saw her."
"Really?" Zhang Yifei smiled gently as she touched her face. Her smile lifted her eyes into crescents before she laughed softly. "I see that your ability to flatter people has improved drastically, Feifei…" This exchange earned a chuckle from Old Man Qin who was sitting in the chair that Qin Mo normally occupied as the head of the family.
"Everyone should just stop flattering each other and eat. I am planning to get some rest before the banquet that Liwei has prepared for us later tonight. Young people these days are so energetic." He shook his head as he eyed everyone's smiling face.
"Speaking of young people, I can't remember the last time that I saw Qin Yuanfeng and Cousin Mimi," Qin Liwei said with a big smile on his face. "How are they? Are they coming to visit us in Hong Kong soon?"
"Oh… they will. Yuanfeng is very busy with his acting career, and well you know Mimi is as hardworking as ever. She doesn't like to leave the company in other people's hands and she prefers to manage it all the time," Qin Hao answered, a tinge of pride apparent in his voice. His daughter Mimi might not be that smart, but she is hardworking and is very interested in learning more about the ins and outs of their business.
Just like him, Qin Mimi also wanted to manage the business one day after the current leader retired. Qin Hao gave everyone a proud smile before his eyes landed on the quiet Qin Chuan. He sneered inwardly before shifting his gaze and continuing his conversation with Qin Liwei. He wondered why this cripple decided to come with them at a time like this. However, he does not have to think about this matter for now as he needed to assess how this Qin Liwei could help them in their plans against Lily.
Qin Chuan was useless. He is someone who doesn't deserve his or anyone else's attention. Just like Qin Yuanfeng, Qin Chuan is so easy to threaten and manipulate. He might be the smartest man in this room but… he was nothing compared to Qin Hao's schemes.