As expected, Lily's words instantly made Old Man Qin more confused. What is she saying? He looked at Qin Hao with a raised eyebrow and the latter instantly pretended to text someone as if he was trying to get background information of Lily.
"Well… as you said, that is not the point here," Zhang Yifei said with her signature gentle smile. "We are family so the past should just be left in the past. We should stop talking about these things or Liwei's effort to prepare us this scrumptious dinner will go to waste," she said, earning an approving nod from Xuan Hui and Qin Hao. However, others such as Qin Chuan was still frozen while Qin Fei was sending daggers at Lily.
"As usual, Yifei is the most sensible one," Old Man Qin praised Zhang Yifei, however, his eyes were still glued on Lily. Her resemblance to Qin Yuanfeng and Qin Chuan's weird reaction told him that something else is going on here. "I have never met you before," he stated. He knew that Qin Mo had a daughter from a mistress but he didn't have much information about her. "You look very familiar. May I have the name of your mother?"
"I don't really think that's important Father," Qin Hao butted in. "We are here to enjoy ourselves and clearly her presence had ruined Qin Liwei and Qin Fei's mood. Why don't we all go to the study to talk and we leave the women here to enjoy the entertainment that Qin Liwei had prepared for everyone?"
"Why don't you let me answer his question Mr. Qin?" Lily said. "Are you afraid of something?"
"You- What kind of woman would talk to an elder like this?" Qin Hao chided, in an attempt to change the topic. He could not let his father know that Qin Yuanfeng has a twin. "I am still your elder and you are from the Qin Family. No matter what, you are still expected to show your respect. And the fact that you are an illegitimate child does not exempt you from this rule."
"Well…" Lily tilted her head and ignored Qin Hao who was berating her. She looked straight into Old Man Qin's eyes and said, "Okay." Lily smiled. "Point taken. I shall continue to let everyone think that I am a daughter of a mistress even when we already know that I am not. Isn't that right… Old Man Qin?"
"You-" Qin Hao was speechless while Qin Fei and Qin Liwei's temper instantly spiked.
"What do you mean by that?" Qin Liwei asked. "Your mother was my father's mistress! Stop being shameless!"
"What a shameless woman. I believe removing her from the registry was the right thing to do," Qin Hao added, while hoping that his father would forget Lily's words. However, just who was Old Man Qin? He was not only a businessman but he was also in the military for a long time in his youth. He is not as gullible as everyone thought him to be.
However, Old Man Qin remained silent as he stared at Lily intently. This woman is the exact replica of Bec Facci and even he could not deny that. A sudden shiver run down Old Man Qin's spine as he shifted his gaze towards the silent Qin Chuan. Until now, the latter did not show any expression on his face other than staring blankly at Lily.
Was the Old Man really that dumb that he couldn't guess what was going on?
No. He already had his suspicions a long time ago. However, he had no way to confirm this until now.
"I guess this dinner is pretty much over?" Lily smiled at the old man before she shifted her gaze to Qin Hao then to Zhang Yifei. "I mean…Did you get my point? You must be pretty dumb or else… how could a woman manipulate you all these years? So I want to make sure that you get it or I will have to force fed it to you myself."
"What do you mean?" Old Man Qin asked while gesturing with his hand to stop Qin Hao from butting in again.
"What do you mean by that?" This time it was Zhang Yifei. Her eyes were already teary as she stared at Lily. "Are you saying that I am the one who is manipulating them?"
"Old man…" Lily made a deliberate pause as she let her own attendant add more wine into her glass. "Let me ask you this. Why did you adopt Zhang Yifei?"
"You already know the answer to your question. Why bother asking?" Old Man Qin replied. While he is still confused about everything, he already had some assumptions about the possible schemes going on. From Lily to Qin Yuanfeng to Qin Chuan's accident. To him… everything was too connected. Of course, in his mind, the not likely person who had schemed against Qin Chuan was none other than Qin Hao. After all, he was the one who benefited the most when Qin Chuan got depressed after his marriage with Zhang Yifei and when he was eventually removed as the heir of the Qin Group.
"Hmmm…" Lily nodded as she gestured one of her attendants to give the old man a folder. Then she eyed Zhang Yifei, her eyes sparkling from mischief. "Take a look. Does that old man look familiar to you?"
Qin Hao and Zhang Yifei also tried to look at the file and since the old man had no intentions of hiding it, they were able to see a very clearly taken picture of an old man fishing near the mountains. Just like Old Man Qin, his hair was already white and his face wizened. When the old man saw the picture, his eyes instantly widened in surprise. "Isn't this…" his eyes examined the picture and zeroed in on the man's metal legs.
"Imagine… being an amputee with no money. Small pension with young children to fed. Won't you do the same thing as well?"
"What are you trying to say?" Zhang Yifei was the first to react as she snatched the pictures from Old Man Qin. "You are slandering the dead! Why are you doing this to my family?" Tears instantly started flowing from her cheeks as she walked towards Lily. However, Lily's guards instantly stopped her from approaching their boss.
"What are you doing here Lily? Why are you causing chaos in our family?" Qin Fei also stood. Though she did not understand anything, she would not hesitate to make Lily look more devious than she already is.