"That man is so stupid. Why would he kidnap her now? Man… I really can't fathom the stupidity of people like him. I'm wondering how on earth someone like him survived this long" Bei Tian guffawed before he swallowed a bite of his sandwich. He then made sure that he had Zhuo Jingren's attention before he continued. "Anyway… I have my men watching over Qin Hao's base, which is where Zhang Yifei is being held. We can go there whenever you want," he said between bites.
"I wasn't expecting him to do it at a time like this. But… we can't really understand how someone as dim as him thinks, can we?" Zhuo Jingren asked as he sliced the Monte Cristo sandwich he'd just made for Lily. He dusted it with powdered sugar and served it with the French raspberry conserve that Lily loved so much.
"What cheese did you use?" Lily asked. Her eyes lingered on the sandwich for a moment before she turned her attention to Bei Tian. The man arrived just after Fernando left and was apparently starving like the apocalypse had happened and the grocery stores were closed. He'd already had his second sandwich and was still eyeing Zhuo Jingren's food.
"Emmental," Zhuo Jingren answered as he sliced his sandwich. He ignored Bei Tian who was already drooling over the mere mention of any type of Swiss cheese."I know you love Swiss cheese."
"Hmmm… Thank you," Lily answered before raising half of the sandwich to her mouth. "Qin Hao won't kill Zhang Yifei," she concluded, making Bei Tian looked in her direction. Lily was currently sitting at the kitchen island with her hand propping up her chin. He studied her as she lazily took a bite of the sandwich.
"How do you know that?" Bei Tian asked.
"Qin Hao would ask for the shares first, and he would probably torture her to get her to give them to him. And she obviously isn't giving up anything she schemed to get, ever, " Zhuo Jingren answered. "She's been playing a long hand. She wouldn't let him win just like that."
"Oh…" Bei Tian nodded as he processed that intel. "But what if he believes her stories? What if Qin Hao attacks us instead?"
"He won't," Lily answered, feeling a little irritated because she had to explain stuff to Bei Tian every single time. When she thought about him doing all the dirty work, she realized that maybe it really was only fair to explain everything to him after all. "We fed him enough proof for him not to believe her lies anymore."
"Got it," Bei Tian nodded as he attempted to snatch half of the sliced sandwich from Zhuo Jingren. Unfortunately, Lily was quick enough to slap his hand and glare at him like a disciplinarian. In the end Bei Tian could only swallow his grievances as he made another unimpressive sandwich for himself. This couple was really too stingy, he thought inwardly while shaking his head.
Meanwhile, after Qin Hao received news that his men had Zhang Yifei, he instantly left to see her. The board meeting was approaching and news of the sexual assault charges that were filed against him had already reached the ears of some prominent people. He could not let that woman run amok and cause any more scenes that negatively impacted him.
Moreover, he had been waiting to torture this woman until she spilled the details about where she was hiding Qin Mimi and her brother, Zhang Cheng. In Qin Hao's mind, the only thing that would appease his anger would be to kill Zhang Yifei's family in front of her. This would be his revenge for manipulating him all these years. Of course, Qin Hao's extreme hatred stemmed from the fact that he had been used and underestimated by a woman who he'd deemed beneath him.
His anger was not about her manipulating his father, or her ruining the Qin family. It was about the fact that this woman actually fooled him! It was because Zhang Yifei was smart enough to f*cking play him like a fool for years!
Plus, Zhang Yifei had obtained a lot of shares. He would want to obtain those shares and keep them for himself in case Qin Chuan appeared. With a whooping forty percent of shares in his hand, it would be difficult for Qin Chuan to dethrone him, even with Lily by his side.
"Stupidity really does not have a limit," Zhang Yifei's mocking voice was the first thing that Qin Hao heard the moment he entered the room. His face instantly darkened at her provocation.
"Are you calling me stupid?" he asked the woman in chains who was restrained across him.
"No matter how smart you are… you can never really convince a moron that he's a moron," Zhang Yifei said as she slowly regretted not taking her brother's advice and disposing of Qin Hao as soon as possible. She guessed that her brother knew that stupid was as unpredictable as a f*cking earthquake.
"Hah! Your calling me stupid is like the pot calling the kettle black! If you think I am stupid, then why am I not the one sitting with chains around my wrists right now?" he smirked before his rage spiked. Seeing the calm expression on Zhang Yifei's face really irritated him. With this in mind, he looked at one of his men and signaled him to come forward.
"Burn her," he said as he gestured for the minion to leave and get the tools that they needed. He then shifted his gaze to the surprisingly calm Zhang Yifei. "Aren't you scared now?"
Contrary to his expectations, Zhang Yifei did not even flinch at his words. "No wonder Lily chose to use you against me," she thought out loud. "Your stupidity knows no bounds."
"You-" Qin Hao controlled his anger as he glared at Zhang Yifei. "You are the one who is stupid to think that you can still use me after all that has happened!"
"And you are stupid to be so easily manipulated by Lily!" Zhang Yifei hissed. "You still don't understand that this is what she wants! She wants us to kill each other while she watches with amusement!"
"Shut your mouth! You sl*t!" Qin Hao's movements were not quick but Zhang Yifei did not expect him to actually hit her.
The slap was instantly followed with a ringing silence as Zhang Yifei stared in disbelief at Qin Hao. He hurt her? He actually had the guts to raise his hand to her?