The news of Qin Hao being the one responsible for what happened to Zhang YIfei spread like a wild fire in the dead of the night. It was chaotic as the media people crowded outside the police station, anticipating a big scoop. They were eagerly waiting for any police officer to appear outside the station, hoping to get their comments about the case or just to get a glimpse of Qin Hao's current appearance.
Meanwhile, Qin Mo and Tang Lingyun seemed to shiver in fright as they heard the news from the TV.
"Turn it off," Qin Mo's order sounded like a bark. While the news about Zhang Yifei sent some unrecognizable emotions down to the pit of his stomach , his anger against his current uselessness was eating him up from the inside and he couldn't contain his rage. "I said turn it off!"
"Now… you don't have to get all riled up over this," Tang Lingyun answered while turning off the TV. "This won't do anything good to your health," Tang Lingyun said gently, her eyes not revealing the fear that she had felt earlier.
"Leave me… I don't want to see you."
"Mo… I thought..."
"Father… Father…" the door of their room abruptly opened, revealing a panic stricken Qin Liwei. His face was pale as he approached his father who was lying on the bed. "Did you see the news? It was Lily, wasn't it? She was the one responsible for this?" It wasn't really a question. Qin Liwei and everyone else in the room knew that whatever happened to the Qin Family in Shanghai was all Lily's doing.
Qin Mo only stared at his son for a while before he gestured for Tang Lingyun to leave them. However, the latter still refused to do so and stubbornly sat next to Qin Mo. Seeing Tang Lingyun's refusal to leave, Qin Mo shook his head and clenched his jaws. "Lily is coming for me… for us," he said gravely. He couldn't just reveal to them the truth about Lily's child; the truth about how he was the one who forcefully removed Lily's child out of her womb. Instead, Qin Mo used the word 'us' to ensure that his son would help him to get rid of or at least try to get rid of Lily.
"That woman…" Qin Liwei stared at his father speechlessly. Lily had become too powerful and sadly, he was aware of the fact that even after combining forces with his father, he still wouldn't be able to destroy Lily, no matter what.
Things would've been different if they had only made an alliance with the main branch when they had visited here. But everything took a different turn when Lily had turned up in their doorstep… unannounced.
"I have heard a lot of stories about the Facci Group trying to obtain companies in China. Maybe Lily just wanted to branch out in China and would stop disturbing us now. Maybe she has moved on. I am sure we are just nobodies in her eyes," Tang Lingyun reasoned. The truth was hard to accept but they actually did not have any other choice but to accept it or they would perish.
"What companies?" Qin Liwei asked, interest instantly overflowed from his eyes as if he didn't hear the part about Tang Lingyun mentioning them as nobodies.
"Wang Group? One of my friends had mentioned that they had to pull out their shares as it was too chaotic. It was a… I forgot the term but that's used when you forcibly take over a company."
"Yes. That's the right term." Tang Lingyun nodded at her husband's words. "Lily's representative was forcibly taking over the company from the Wang Family and it was really chaotic."
"Lily truly has a big appetite. Her greed will be her downfall one day," Qin Mo said. "However, this is not our concern. Liwei… I want you to lay low. We should be invisible. Make our presence as small as possible. You shouldn't and I mean under no circumstances, should you provoke Lily in any possible way."
"But father, Lily is preoccupied right now. Her focus is on branching out, so maybe we could use this opportunity to gain some advantage…"
"Listen to yourself!" Qin Mo harshly interrupted Qin Liwei. "Did you just hear what I said? I said, DO NOT provoke her in any way. She is very dangerous and could wipe us out in mere days!"
"Father I understand your point but…"
"I said DAYS!" Qin Mo's voice boomed, echoing inside the whole room, making Tang Lingyun tremble. "And I mean TWO DAYS! Do you understand my words now? Lily could end us- you and me and your sister and mother in two days!"
"How do you know that? We haven't even tried and you already think that we are defeated."
Qin Mo helplessly looked at his stupid son. How did he have a son like this? He wanted to slap the young man in front of him. How was he so dumb not to realize the extent of Lily's power? Instead he asked, "So what are you planning to do, Liwei?"
"I…" Qin Liwei was caught off guard at his father's question. Plans? He had none. "Maybe we could use their enemies against them Or maybe we could ally ourselves with one of her enemies from Europe."
"She has no ties with the black market," Qin Mo answered. "I had already researched about this in the past - The Facci Group has never involved themselves in the black market nor any illegal stuff. They are clean."
"But a company like that… they are bound to have some enemies. People who have been used as a stepping stone for their success. Maybe we could ally with them and use them to destroy Lily," Qin Liwei said. He did not understand why he was so fixated in ruining Lily. Most of the time, he would just spend his days planning, making preparations against Lily. And every time he tried to come up with something, his father would only reject his plans and prove him wrong over and over again.
Qin Mo would always rebuke his plans harshly, making him think that he was truly stupid. His old man would tell him how his plan was not enough. How they needed something more to defeat her. More? What more could they do? Both the father and son were close to feeling useless when compared to what Lily could do.
While he found this tedious task rather funny and infuriating at the same time, his obsession in defeating Lily was becoming stronger day by day.
Maybe it was because of the provocation behind Lily's smile every time she talked to him. Or the amusement in her eyes every time he spoke to her. It was as if… she was mocking him, telling him that she was smarter, far more powerful and richer than him.
Whatever it was, one thing was for sure… he wanted to ruin her. And he would do everything to achieve his goal.
"Stupid!" Qin Mo spat almost suprising his son. How did he even get a son like him? Qin Mo asked while gritting his teeth. He instantly wonder if a donkey kicked Qin Liwei's head when he was born.