"That bitch!" Qin Hao slammed his hand on the wall before he cursed Lily for the umpteenth time!
"Father, I think she will release the news that she is a Qin soon. If that happens then…" Qin Mimi bit her lip as she thought about how their shareholders would react. With the problems that they were currently facing, she was sure that they would try to kick them out and vote in favor of Lily managing the Qin Group!
Qin Hao did not answer his daughter as he eyed at his father who was lying unconscious on the hospital bed, struggling for his life. He narrowed his eyes and wondered why the old man is still alive after ingesting as much poison as he'd asked his men to feed him. Could it be possible that this was because of Lily too?
Not possible. He shook his head before he clenched his jaws. How could Lily know all of his plans?
"What are going to do now?" Zhang Yifei asked, her face full of worry.
"We are going to transfer Father to China and keep this a secret for as long as we can," Qin Hao said.
"But… what if Lily reveals this to the media?" Qin Mimi asked.
Zhang Yifei instantly rolled her eyes inwardly at this dumb woman next to her. Really? Lily released news that she'd been in an accident? How could she possibly reveal this accident to the public? Disgust instantly flashed in Zhang Yifei's eyes before she lowered her gaze and remained silent. She could barely stomach the stupidity of these people. If these people were of no use to her then she would have killed them already!
"Mimi… Can… Can you just use your brain for like a minute? How will she reveal this? News of her accident is all over the place! She can't just march out of her hospital room and say that she is a Qin!" Qin Hao said as his expression grew dark. No matter how much time he'd spent training his daughter, it was still clear that Qin Mimi is quite lacking in the brains department!
This is the exact opposite of Qin Chuan. While Qin Hao is doing his best to train his daughter to take over the company, Qin Chuan has been ignoring his son and did not even meet his daughter until recently. And yet, his children were both highly intelligent!
A tinge of jealousy suddenly appeared in his eyes as he thought about the fact that Qin Chuan was actually very lucky compared to him. Aside from the fact that Qin Chuan was more good-looking than him, he was also smarter, and even his children are more excellent than his. The only thing that he has are praises from his father and a bunch of other people whom he does not even remember!
Qin Hao chose not to think about it anymore as he narrowed his eyes at his daughter. "Fix yourself. I will arrange for them to transfer father to our house and have some prominent physicians take care of him." He then refused to look at his daughter and walked out of the room with the same dark expression on his face.
"Why does he have to be so harsh?" Tears suddenly streamed down Qin Mimi's face as she looked at Zhang Yifei. In response, Zhang Yifei immediately hugged her and patted her back. Stupidity really has no limits.
Meanwhile, the moment Qin Hao stepped away from the corridor where the private rooms were located he was hastily swarmed by reporters. "No comment," he frowned. It seems that Zhuo Jingren released news about the old man's accident after all.
"Mr. Qin… are you saying that your father is already dead?"
"Mr. Qin? Was this an accident? Is someone trying to kill the Patriarch of your family?"
"Mr. Qin… this accident will surely affect your business in Mainland China. How do you plan to deal with the damage?"
Qin Hao was about to yell for them to stop pushing him when his bodyguards finally decided to help him out. He rapidly made a mental note to fire all of these people as soon as he returned to China.
The reporters' voices continued to echo down the hall as Qin Hao made his way back to the room. Since people were already aware of the current situation it was time for him to devise a new plan.
"What happened?" Zhang Yifei asked as soon as he entered.
"It must be Zhuo Jingren, or maybe even Lily! People know that father is ill and that he's had an accident. That dumb bi…"
"Hao…. Calm down. We need to be logical about this," Zhang Yifei said. This is exactly what she'd expected! All she needs to do now is to continue manipulating Qin Hao to do her bidding. "I guess… I guess our only hope is Qin Chuan?"
"That damn coward is nowhere to be found! I had my people check Lily and Zhuo Jingren's house, as well as some of Lily's properties from her inheritance. There was no activity in any of those places, and I couldn't really ask them to check out Zhuo Jingren as he wields far more power in Hong Kong than we do! Once he discovers that I have my men spying on him, he might do something crazy like blowing up some mines again!" Qin Hao ranted. In his opinion, it was Zhuo Jingren who had the ability to find the location of their diamond mines.
Qin Hao was unaware that Lily has a connection with the Yang Family, so he would never be able to guess that it was all Lily's plan.
"Maybe we can do something to get him back?" Zhang Yifei said meekly before she demurely lowered her head. If only she could just shove her plans into Qin Hao's thick skull... Sadly, she could only keep up the weak and delicate act in front of him for now.
"You know what? You are right! I need to find a way to get back at him," Qin Hao said before lapsing into deep thought. He needs a way to get Qin Chuan back and he needs to come up with a plan fast.
Zhuo Jingren's base.
"You faked an accident," It was not a question. It was more like a confirmation of Qin Chuan's suspicions.
"They wanted to frame me for the Old Man's death," Lily answered as she noticed the tinge of guilt that quickly flashed in her father's eyes. "So I had to do something." Lily watched as her father remained silent after she shared that bit of information.
"If you don't want me here I can always leave," she said as she rose from her seat. Why force herself to be with people who don't like being with her? Wasn't that akin to slicing your own skin with your own knife?
"I… No, please stay," he said as he lifted his head and stared at Lily. "Please stay." As Lily returned to her seat, Qin Chuan took a sip of the water that was placed on his bedside table. "I don't know how to talk to you," he said as he carefully placed the empty glass back on the table.
"I don't know what to call you or how to look at you," he added, his gaze lingering on Lily's face for a few seconds before he shifted his gaze to avoid hers. "I am such an incompetent father, a weak lover, and a coward. I don't really think… I even deserve to be called your father."