"So you asked him to get ahold of the information for their black-market network? What if he will give you something fake?"
"He won't," Lily answered Bei Tian. She wanted to say that she had used his family against him but she ended up not saying anything. After all, Bei Tian was still Zhou Jintao's illegitimate son, after all.
"Are you sure that he will not betray us?"
"He won't," Lily answered. "But his brother will."
"What do you mean?" Zhuo Jingren asked. After they heard that news that Zhou Jintao was in Lily's office, he and Bei Tian instantly rushed to see her. However, when they arrived Zhou Jintao already left.
"Zhou Kang… that guy is evil. He is petty and cunning. Do you think he was that stupid to talk about his plans in a place where someone could possibly hear or even record him?" Lily smiled. "He should know that his own brother is planning to betray him. So he tested him and take advantage of that opportunity to get rid of him and possibly me."
"You? Why would he get rid of you?" Bei Tian asked confusion laced his eyes. "Unless… he wanted to hurt Jingren? Ah… that man is an extremely vicious creature! This all started because he was selfish! He wanted to marry Jingren's mother when he had a lot of women next to him. And when Zhou Jingren's mother fell in love with the real heir of the Zhou Family, he raged and become crazy. I say we kill that man as soon as possible."
Lily and Zhuo Jingren eyed each other, a tinge of understanding can be seen in their eyes.
"He wanted to see Jingren's mother. Either that… or he wanted to make Jingren suffer so he could have his revenge against his cousin, the man who stole the woman that he liked."
Both men nodded at Lily's words. This is a very possible explanation. The reasoning of an unstable person like Zhou Kang was really simple. He just wanted to feel that he won, he wanted to feel that he was superior compared to his cousin.
"What about that old man? Are you saying that he would agree to Zhou Kang's plan? Zhou Jintao is his son? How could he play favorites like this?" Bei Tian asked.
"Some animals eat their child to survive, Mr. Bei. It is only normal for an animal to do that." Lily noted. "Now… my plan is going to happen. By then... Zhou Jintao will realize that he chose the right side."
"Hold on… you are planning to have all the records of their underground transactions and connections. Do you want to… destroy them?" Zhuo Jingren asked after a few seconds of listening to the conversation. The Zhou Family owe him, however, they had targeted his own wife as well. If Lily will say that she wanted to destroy them, burn them to ashes, he would gladly agree and help her. However, he had already witnessed how complicated her plan can be. He would not let Lily do something that will put him in any danger just because of him.
"Nah… it is not my fight to win." She gave him a meaningful glance. This time, she will be his support, his backing. "I want the list so… so I could give it to you and you can manage it or do whatever you want with it." She shrugged. Lily does not have the intention to involve herself in some shady deals. However, she doesn't hate the black-market either.
Lily knew that Zhuo Jingren's business still rely on some illegal deals and he could use this list for his personal gain. This was the reason why he asked Zhou Jintao to give him this list. A small smile escaped her lips as she thought of Zhou Kang's possible reaction once he knew that Lily had actually guessed his plans.
Would he finally lost it?
"What evil plans are you thinking again?"
"Mr. Bei is too funny. Always remember that I am the boss of your boss. You have no right to call your boss evil." Lily responded with a serious expression. Seeing Bei Tian froze, Lily burst into a puddle of laughter. "Ah… I am not thinking about anything. Just some… honeymoon stuff. I mean… my wedding is coming. Are you perhaps interested to know what I am planning for my honeymoon?"
It was as if cold water was poured into Bei Tian as he shivered under Lily's gaze. He abruptly rose from his seat and pointed his hand at Lily, he opened his mouth wanting to say something but chose to close it when he realized that he can't say anything right now. He widened his eyes before he looked at Zhuo Jingren.
"You have a very shameless wife! Hmph! I will wait for you downstairs!" he said before storming off the room.
Lily only chuckled after Bei Tian left. "Jealous?" she raised an eyebrow at Zhuo Jingren who was still standing next to her table.
"Why would I get jealous? I am not that kind of man." He said casually. "I am not jealous at all. Jealousy is for…" Zhuo Jingren did not continue his words. He glanced at Lily's knowing expression before letting out a sigh and walking towards her. He pulled her to stand in front of him before slowly bending to kiss her lips. Then he sat on her chair and pulled her towards him, making her sit on his lap as he hugged her waist. He buried his face on the crook of her as he inhaled her scent.
"I love you." Zhuo Jingren said, his hot breath against her skin, made her a little giddy.
"I love you more Mr. Zhuo…" she smiled as she leaned her head against his head. She closed her eyes and made herself comfortable in her husband's arms. "Your friend likes me." She said. "Is that why you always get tense when I teased you about him?"
"Hmmm." She felt him nod in response. "I was not expecting that you would notice."
Lily also nodded. She was not the type of person that needs a lot of time to know someone's emotion towards her. She is also not the type of woman that would not address something that could possibly cause an argument in the future. "Well… then you should also remember one thing, Mr. Zhuo." She made a deliberate paused. "I have long made it clear to the world… that I am your woman. And you… are my man."