The media instantly spread the news about the Qin Family's demise. It was highlighted that Qin Liwei was actually murdered by his own father. While these were all rumors as the media didn't really have concrete evidence, many people still believed it.
Moreover, Qin Fei and Xuan Hui were also invited by the authorities, sending tens of reporters waiting outside of the police station, hoping that they will get some news about their matter. Before noon came, news that Qin Fei had been accused of murder already graced the social media.
Of course, Lily's name was not part of this news. She and Zhuo Jingren were only enjoying the show, waiting for Qin Mo to contact whoever it was that backing him. While they were almost a hundred percent sure that it was Old Man Zhou, they still wanted to make sure before they could make their own plans.
Not long after the news of Qin Fei and Xuan Hui being arrested came to light, Qin Mo did call someone. However, since he was using a disposable phone, Lily and Zhuo Jingren could not track the call.
Qin Mo was careful, he is wise enough not to use his mobile phone to call the person. But, he had forgotten that Lily and Zhuo Jingren could actually have their people follow him all the time.
"He was meeting with the Lees?" Zhuo Jingren frowned when he heard Bei Tian's words. Both of them fell into silence as they thought about Qin Mo's actions. Isaac Lee? Was he the one responsible for this? What about Old Man Zhuo?
"I think someone wanted him to contact your grandfather. This tactic is very familiar at all." Bei Tian stroked his chin, his legs crossed as he held a cup of coffee on his other hand. "Ah… I think someone wanted to frame your grandfather so you can go after him!"
"Hmmm… that is another possibility." Zhuo Jingren said before he fell into another silence. Something is wrong. He was sure that they missed something.
While both Zhuo Jingren and Bei Tian were thinking about this matter, Lily received an unexpected visitor in her office.
"I am not supposed to be here." Zhou Jintao said as he uncomfortably turned his gaze at Lily. "This should be something that you must keep as a secret. I…" he suddenly rose from his seat and paced in front of Lily's table.
"Mr. Zhou… I can't say that I am not surprised." Lily said as she leaned against her chair. She eyed Yang Mi and the latter instantly left the room to get some refreshments. "When you called me earlier for a meeting… I asked my secretary to make all the people on this floor leave so you can come up without them seeing you. My security is also taking care of the cameras. I believe you are secure here."
Her statement made the old man looked at her again. "Why?" He asked, confused. "Why do that? Aren't you even afraid that I will hurt you? Aren't you even thinking that maybe my father asked me to kill you?"
His words earn a scoff from Lily. "I have thought of that. But… my curiosity as to why you are here without the knowledge son…"
"How did you know that he doesn't…" Zhuo Jintao did not continue his words as he widened his eyes at Lily. "You have people watching my family?" Panic and fear instantly swirled in his eyes as he approached her.
"If my people won't hear from me every two minutes… your family will die. Simple." Lily lied. Of course, she doesn't have that capability. She is not a mercenary leader or a mafia queen. Moreover, she didn't asked for Zhuo Jingren's help in this matter. She only said it to intimidate the man. "Are you thinking that I would allow you near me without some… safety measures?"
Zhou Jintao opened his mouth to say something, but he came up with nothing to say to her. Lily was smart but she didn't think she would be this cunning. "I-I am here because I need your help." He said after he gathered all the courage that he had. "I need your help against the Zhuo Family."
"Against your family?" Lily raised an eyebrow. Then she let out a low chuckle. "Are you perhaps crazy Mr. Zhou? We are enemies. What makes you think that I will help you?"
The old man sat across Lily, his back straight as he let out a sigh. "My family… My father and brother, I would abandon them anytime for my children." Zhou Jintao said before he started telling Lily about Zhou Lanying and her engagement.
"You just mentioned that your brother already promised to help you, yes? Why are you still here? Unless you knew that he was only planning on using you?" Seeing Zhou Jintao's face tensed at her words, Lily continued. "So you finally realized that they are evil, eh?" Her lips curled into a smile. "So it's okay for you that they killed your own son when he was still a baby, but you wanted them dead now for trying to marry your daughter into someone that you don't like?"
Lily watched as Zhuo Jintao's face lost all its color. Zhou Jintao was Bei Tian's father. However, when the Zhou's decided that they should kill Bei Tian when he was still a baby, Zhou Jintao did nothing to stop them.
"Say, Mr. Zhou… what kind of father are you?" Lily's lips curled into a smile, provocation laced her tone.
"I didn't have a choice!" Zhou Jintao's voice was softer as he lowered his head. "When… when they chased Lingling and my cousin, they said that – my son died. I didn't believe them then… I tried to ask father about it… for years… I always knew that they killed him but I didn't have any confirmation. You must believe me. Back then… I didn't have a choice but to believe them. I have no intention of killing my son at all."
"And… you just expected me to believe you now?" leaned towards the man. "I am not a fool, Mr. Zhou… for years… you have been living with people like them… did you expect me to believe that you are a sheep? Someone innocent?"
This chapter was scheduled at 9:05 pm or at least... I thought I scheduled it. I woke up and realized that it was not published.... Sorry for the delay. I had to manually do it.