"That is perfect," Zhang Yifei uttered after a few seconds of silence. "Tell my brother to prepare. Qin Hao is planning to kill the old man to prevent him from talking to Lily and learning the truth."
"Also… Qin Hao might have plans to lure Lily to China. Hong Kong is like a kingdom for her and her husband. Mainland China is different," she smiled as she sat on the edge of her bed. "Once Lily is here, Qin Hao won't stop until she is dead." Once Lily and the Old Man are dead it will be easier for Zhang Yifei to get what she wants as Qin Hao is truly gullible.
Zhang Yifei watched as the butler nodded in understanding before she gave him more instructions and asked him to leave. As the door closed, she slowly lay back on the bed, her eyes on the ceiling. The same sinister smile was still plastered on her face. She had truly thought that Qin Yuanfeng would be able to control himself, but it seems that she'd overestimated him.
Zhang Yifei originally thought that there was no way that Lily would kill her brother. However, she knew that was subject to change if Qin Yuanfeng made any attempt to harm Lily as Zhuo Jingren would surely protect her. He would do everything to keep her safe, and eventually he would be the one to kill Yuanfeng.
And it seems that she actually got it right. Qin Yuanfeng must have tried to harm Lily for him to have ended up dead. Zhang Yifei beamed at the thought of her plan being successful before her face turned serious. Was this all a bit too easy?
She slowly sat up as she narrowed her eyes. Everything seemed so easy. Was Lily really the type of person to follow a script and do what her enemy would expect her to do? Zhang Yifei rose from her bed and walked towards her secret vault to retrieve a new burner phone.
She dialed a number and waited for someone to answer.
She wanted to ensure that everything goes well with her plans. If Lily was trying to trap her by making her think that Qin Yuanfeng was dead, then she needed a new plan. A safety, one that she could use against Lily if her initial plan failed.
"Yes… I want you to do something for me," she said the moment someone answered her call. She needed to push Lily further down, to create chaos in her company to shift her focus away from the Qin Family.
If Qin Hao would actually get her hints that framing Lily would be the best thing that they could do, then Zhang Yifei would surely succeed. In this way, she could get rid of Old Man Qin and Lily at the same time, and the best part of the whole plan is that she was not the actual person doing it, but Qin Hao.
If the plan failed, everything will be pinned on Qin Hao alone. Isn't manipulating people to do her bidding just… incredibly fun?
After she ended the call, Zhang Yifei made sure to dispose of the phone properly before she sat on her bed again.
The Qin Family's downfall was about to happen and she was getting excited. Finally, the Qin Family would get the Karma that they deserved.
As Lily and Zhang Yifei were plotting against each other, the side branch of the Qin Family in Hong Kong was also in chaos as they discussed Lily's true identity.
"So you are saying that she was not really our sister?" Qin Fei frowned at her brother.
"That's what father said. He said that this was the mistake that our grandfather mentioned in his will. Father believes that Qin Wuyang, the one who witnessed our grandfather's will, must have forced him to make Lily heir to all of his properties. Qin Wuyang had always been seen as an enemy of the Patriarch. It would make sense if he already knows this and is trying to take advantage of the situation to create chaos within the Qin Family in Shanghai."
"Don't you think we should have Lily give the properties back to us?" Qin Fei asked. "Her identity should make it illegal for her to be the legal owner of those properties!" Even now, Qin Fei still could not believe that Lily actually got everything that she wanted from both her Grandmother Ye's and her Grandfather Qin's wills. Now that they know that Lily is not actually from the side branch, wouldn't it be logical for them to demand that she give it all back?
"I don't think that is possible. I mean… Lily is already rich but I don't think she would give them back to us. She would rather anger us to death than give everything back," Qin Liwei reasoned. Lily had this habit of making them puke blood from too much anger. He was sure that this was her standard operating procedure for dealing with them. He wouldn't be surprised if she angered them again if they tried approaching her about those properties.
"So what are we going to do? Are we just going to let her have them? We are the rightful owners of those properties, plus… they are worth billions! Liwei… how can you allow her to keep them?"
"What can we do, Feifei? Father warned me not to spite Lily right now. He told me to wait and refrain from attacking her or she will surely destroy us, or worse, we will end up as collateral damage in her war against the main family!" Qin Liwei shouted.
"So we just let her take everything from us? You didn't get the support of the Qin Family, and you and Xuan Hui combined don't have the power to defeat her. Soon, she will also get hold of our company because of that debt! Are we just going to let her have everything that is ours?" Qin Fei widened her eyes at her brother. Were they really just going to stand there and spectate as Lily destroyed everything and acquired everything that was supposed to be theirs?
"Just… Just listen to me Feifei…. Don't make Lily angry right now. We need to lessen our presence. Don't be hasty. Just listen to me and father. I'm sure she will make a mistake soon, and then… we will get what is rightfully ours. Alright?"