Qin Fei widened her eyes as she felt her heart drumming against her chest. Tang Biyu's death replayed inside her mind. She stared at Lily's face as fear became apparent in her eyes. Was she the murderer that Lily was talking about?
"Can you at least… do this after Liwei's burial?" Xuan Hui said as he held his wife's waist, trying to calm her. He knows Qin Fei enough to tell what she was thinking at this moment. Xuan Hui wouldn't want Lily to detect Qin Fei's guilt so he instantly thought of a reason to get rid of her- or at least try to. Xuan Hui stepped in front of her wife, eyes blazing with rage. "You are too much Lily!" he said.
"You are the one responsible for my mother's state! You ruined my father's career and now… now, this? You wanted to ruin my wife's family too? You are a monster!" Xuan Hui added.
"I have been called worse," Lily answered. "And please stop blaming me. It's not my fault that your parents are criminals. My intervention only made it possible for everyone to know this. It was I who saved the public from these kinds of monsters. I didn't push them to do those things. But you already know that right?"
"Still… I wonder what it feels to kill people by my own hands. Must be terrible, no? I mean… considering that you have a conscience. Which you actually don't." Lily's words seemed to confirm something as Qin Fei started to tremble. At this point, both Xuan Hui and Qin Fei already knew that Lily is aware of what they did to Tang Biyu. However, Qin Mo is not aware of this. Inwardly, he thought that Lily was talking about him.
"Now… let's continue." Lily's said. "This house and the other properties that grandmother left me is already under my name. You can leave this place as soon as possible… I will give you until tomorrow to pack and will have my people help you transfer Qin Liwei's …"
Everyone in the room widened their eyes as they listened to Lily's words. Disbelief apparent in their eyes as she started to mentioned the name of each property under her name.
"Lily! How could you!?" Qin Mo raged. "How could you do this now?"
"You wanted to use Qin Liwei's death to your advantage, and when I retaliate you asked that question. Say, are you fool? Or just acting like one. Because let me tell you… you are so damn good at it." Lily said. For some reason, seeing everyone's reaction seemed to give her enjoyment. This was something that she didn't expect. Had she become really this ruthless? Still, Lily thought of how these people could threaten the peace that she wanted with her husband.
"You know… I honestly don't want to deal with you. I feel like… You don't deserve it. But you seemed to challenge my bottom-line over and over. Then you expect me to just sit down and watch you schemed behind my back. What kind of nonsense thinking is this? Are you expecting me not to retaliate?" She added with a sigh. "I have never met someone as dumb as you."
"Am I making you speechless Mr. Mo? Did you expect a quick death after what you did to my child?" Lily interrupted him.
"What is she talking about?" Tang Lingyun asked her husband. "Qin Mo… what is she talking about!?"
"This is not really the time for stories, Mrs. Qin." Lily smiled. "I am here to collect your debts not talk about what happened before."
"What is she talking about father?" Qin Fei asked after composing herself. Lily's words made her think that she was not really here because of what they did to her in the past, but because of Qin Mo. "What did you do?" Qin Fei asked as she stepped next to Xuan Hui.
"I- I don't know what you are talking about!" Qin Mo denied. "If you have a miserable life because of your past, why are you dragging me and my family with you? Isn't it clear to you? The one responsible for everything was your father's wife. Not me."
"Eh?" Lily raised an eyebrow. "I didn't take you for someone like this. Ah… never mind. Your denial won't change my mind, anyway."
"You are crazy!" Tang Lingyun said after a few seconds of contemplating everything. She narrowed her eyes at Lily. There was no point in pretending anymore, no one was watching them as Lily sent everyone out of their house. "You can't just do something like this because you can!"
"I can do it and you can't do anything about it." Lily sneered.
"The law is still…"
"What law?" she interrupted Tang Lingyun's words. "The law is with me, Mrs. Qin… I can oppress you because I can and I can do this while everyone is watching." Lily then shifted her gaze towards Qin Mo. "While you are watching."
"I am taking everything back. This is the start of your ending. You should be excited as I decided not to kill anyone of you. Survive… I want you to live." Lily rose from her seat. "I won't give you the chance to try something like this again. The police are on their way. They have received evidence that your precious Qin Fei killed someone. You should all prepare an alibi. Who knows what other things the evidence might suggest." She gave them a smirk before she started walking towards the door. However, Qin Fei suddenly grabbed her arm and kneeled, making Lily halt her steps. She eyed the woman kneeling beside her, a blank look was on her face.
"Jinghua… don't please… don't. I… I will do anything. Everything… I will do it. Just… just…" Qin Fei sobbed.
"Qin Fei stop begging!" Xuan Hui held her wife as he tried to make her stand up. "She does not deserve it! I can protect you! Stop kneeling!"
"No… let me go Hui! I am too tired of this…." Qin Fei said as she remembered her son waiting for her at home. Her guilt, anxiety, and fear consuming her from the inside. "Jinghua, please… I have a son. You can't do this to me…" she begged surprising her husband and parents.
Lily shifted her eyes towards Qin Mo. "Don't do unto other's what you don't want others do unto you, Mr. Qin."
All of my chapters are unedited. I am trying my best to check for the mistakes. Please be patient with me. Thank you.