A resounding slap echoed inside the room. "Where is she?" Lily asked before she took a seat across from to Qin Yuanfeng.
"Who?" he asked, his expression indicating his confusion.
"Your girl. Where is she," Lily asked calmly as if she hadn't just hit the man. "You can tell me… or I will find her myself, and once I do… I guess you already know what will happen?"
As expected, Qin Yuanfeng instantly frowned. His confusion seemed to have disappeared and was replaced by an ugly scowl. "You wouldn't dare…" he said unimpressed, however his words only earned a snort of derisive laughter from Lily.
"Why wouldn't I? Do you think you scare me?" she taunted. "You are the stupidest person I have ever met, Qin Yuanfeng. You have truly disappointed me."
"How did I disappoint you?" he asked. "All I wanted was to be free. I wanted to be rid of the Qin Family, including Zhang Yifei! What's so wrong about that?"
"Stupidity at its finest," Lily said as she extended her hand and had a peeling knife and an apple handed to her by Bei Tian, who was watching this encounter from the corner of the room. Lily shook her head as she started peeling the apple. "Too bad… I don't like killing people. If I did… you would be the first one that I would kill right now."
"What are you talking about? I did not betray you! What is wrong with you?"
His words instantly earned a snort of derision from Lily. "Where is she?" Lily asked again. "Why hide her?"
"Zhang Yifei will kill her if she knows that she is alive," Qin Yuanfeng answered.
"Stupid! Did it occur to you that your woman was the person playing you?" Lily asked. Seeing Qin Yuanfeng's clueless expression, she continued. "You moron… Who asked you to find me? Who instigated you to go against Zhang Yifei? Who has been asking you about everything that you've learned about my plans?"
"What are you trying to say?"
"I am saying that every man in the Qin Family is stupid when it comes to women!" Lily said. "Including you!"
"She would not betray me like that."
"The only person aside from my people who knew that I would bomb the Qin Group's mines in Hunan was you. If my guess is right… she asked you about my plans against Zhang Yifei. Tell me… did she pretend that she was anxious? Did she ask you to tell me to hurry and destroy Zhang Yifei so you two could be together forever?"
Qin Yuanfeng opened his mouth as he tried his best to utter a coherent response using actual sentences to answer Lily, but he came up with nothing. Lily was right. Ziyi did ask him about Lily's plans. She wanted Lily to destroy Zhang Yifei as soon as possible so they could be together. Ziyi was always watching her back and was afraid that Zhang Yifei would kill her. She needed constant assurances that Lily would help them.
So he told her Lily's plans. The bombing and all of the details of the plan which Bei Tian had shared with him as they researched the mines' structure. Qin Yuanfeng wanted to reassure Ziyi, so he told her everything about the plan.
"You know… Zhang Yifei is quite confident that we will kill each other after this betrayal," Lily remarked breezily as she elegantly lifted the apple towards her mouth and slowly took a bite. The crisp sound of her bite was followed by a deafening silence that engulfed the room. "If I were to kill her… would you try and stop me?"
Her question only earned a blank stare from Qin Yuanfeng as his mind was busy analyzing everything that had happened in the past. Ziyi was the one who told him about the people who seemed to be observing her apartment. She said that someone was following her, and Qin Yuanfeng instantly assumed that it was Zhang Yifei's men.
So he helped her disappear. With his agility on the computer, erasing an identity wasn't really a problem for Qin Yuanfeng So he did it and then got her a new passport and sent her abroad. Give her a new life while he seeks Lily to ask for her help. He was in love, and just like everyone else, he did not want to put her in any danger just because she was with him. Could Ziyi really betray him like this?
After some thought, Qin Yuanfeng still could not believe that she would betray him. Was everything about their relationship a lie as well? His breath started to quicken as his eyes honed in on Lily, who was munching elegantly on the peeled apple. Was Lily lying? Was she trying to manipulate him?
Qin Yuanfeng clenched his fist. "How did you know that she betrayed me?" he asked. Ziyi was his first love and he was also her first in everything. They had been together for a few months now and she had never failed to show him how much she loved him. All she wanted was to be together with him, and even he could feel the sincerity in her words. How could she lie to him?
"You know… when Zhuo Jingren said that you are stupid… I laughed at him. Now however... well… you are living proof that men really have two brains. One in your head and one down there," Lily said. "This time you were not thinking with your good head. How about…" Lily's sudden move was fast… Not perfect, but it was swift as she suddenly threw the knife towards Qin Yuanfeng.
"AHHH… What the hell is wrong with you!" Qin Yuanfeng instantly clutched his leg where the small peeling knife was buried. The anger that he felt a while ago seemed to multiply as he hissed and let out a curse.
"I was aiming for your crotch...," Lily said nonchalantly, "...but my aim is really bad."
Watching as Qin Yuanfeng flinched in pain, she continued, "You see? I hate blood because it always reminds me of what happened years ago. I am making an exception today only because our father is also in this building waiting for me to talk to him. I would not want to have to tell him that you are already dead. I truly hope the pain is enough to wake you up and make you think from here…" she gestured at her head. "You are the only genius that I know who did not even take the time to check her out thoroughly… Was it because she was a little pretty? Did she act fragile? Did she make you feel manly, and that boosted your ego?"
"That Ziyi is Zhang Yifei's niece. She is the daughter of Zhang Yifei's brother. Right now she is lying in a hospital because apparently… she has some disease. She is not abroad and that girl has been fooling you for a long time now." Lily threw a file towards him. "You have been fooled brother… you have been manipulated by the people you are fighting against. They wanted us to fight…they wanted you to lose control of whatever it is that is wrong with you and attack me."
"They thought I would not have the guts to attack you first. They thought that I would even get attached to someone just because he has the same face as me. They have truly underestimated me," she sneered. "Now... let me return to my earlier question: Are you going to do what they said and attack me because I took away your candy?"