Zhou Jintao's Residence
Just like what Lily had predicted, Zhou Jintao really got the files. He kept it a secret even from his own son and his most men. It was a part of his deal with Lily. She wanted him to keep it a secret. Avoid anyone from knowing what he is up to. For some reason, Lily thought that someone is spying Zhou Jintao.
At first, he thought this was just Lily being paranoid. She was after all someone in the pinnacle of the business industry, it would be normal for her to be suspicious and paranoid to everyone that she does not trust. However, her words made him more aware, more observant of the people surrounding him.
Because of this, he could see that some of his men tend to be more… curious about his plans. Just like his right-hand man, Wei Chen Yu. While part of him felt that this was just the anxiety that he experienced because of his betrayal, a part of him also knew that he was right. And that these people were his brother's spy all along.
Zhou Jintao let out a sigh, he held the USB a little tighter as he closed his computer. Lily instructed him to delete everything that could tell his brother his true motives. She also told him to use a decoy.
Lily told him that there was a big possibility of Zhou Kang knowing her plan. So they needed something to divert his attention, make him think that Lily wanted something else. In this case, Lily wanted to use the illegal activities of the Zhou Corp as the decoy.
Zhou Jintao sat up straight as he froze. His heartbeat sped up before he realized that the one who entered his study is his son, Zhou Huifang. "Huifang?" he said before heaving a sigh of relief. "Why are you here? Did something happen to your sister?"
"You were so busy… you didn't even know that Lanying was already discharged? She left the hospital this morning." Zhou Huifang said as he sat down across his father. "Where were you, father? Lanying wanted to talk to you about something. We ended up arguing again. She refused to listen to me."
"What does she want this time?"
"She wanted to see Lily Zhuo so she could thank her for bringing her to the hospital. I called her crazy for wanting to talk to the enemies. We got into an argument and she left angry. I was trying to call her, but she was not answering. Then I tried calling you but you are unavailable too…"
Zhou Jintao furrowed his brows before he let out a sigh.
This was installed in the minds of all members of the Zhou Family since they were born. Zhuo Jingren's father is the enemy. They were the ones who tried to fight for the family fortune. How could he tell his children that this is not true? That this was all fabricated by the old man?
"I will take care of it." He said while wondering when is the right time to tell his children about what happened in the past.
"How?" Zhou Huifang asked a tinge of irritation and impatience laced his eyes. He looked at his father as he remembered what his uncle had told him this morning. Was his father really capable of betraying their family just because he wanted the company?
Zhou Huifang watched as his father dialed Zhou Lanying's number.
"I told you she won't answer anyone."
"Then let her see Lily. If she wanted to thank the woman, then let her do it." Zhou Jintao's answer made his son speechless.
"Why would you want her to become friends with Lily? She is an enemy! What if she will use my sister against us? Lanying is vulnerable right now!" Zhou Huifang reasoned. After his father's words, he was already certain that Zhou Jintao betrayed the Zhou Family. "I don't want Lanying to betray us! She is my sister and the last thing that I want to do is hurt her!"
"Why would you even think she would do that?" his father asked, unaware that his son's mind was already poisoned by his own brother.
Zhou Huifang scoffed in response. He wanted to tell him that it is very possible for her to betray them, she was his son after all. If he would choose to betray their family, then she could easily do that too. But Zhou Huifang ended up pursing his lips. He stood from his seat, his suspicion had already been confirmed. There is no other reason for him to stay here anymore.
"I will go and find her. I will update you in an hour, " Zhou Huifang said his face blank as he walked out of the room.
Seeing his son's worried look, Zhou Jintao immediately sent a text to Lily. Telling her that Zhou Lanying might not see her. He also told her that it would not be good for Lanying if she met Lily. Not when the Old Man is planning to use Zhou Lanying for his personal gain.
However, contrary to his expectation, he did not receive a reply from Lily even after a few minutes. He sighed as he put his phone down. Maybe Lily did not trust him or his words.
Zhou Jintao is not the type of person who likes to work with people who do not trust him. However, who was he to complain? Lily's mind is the only thing that could help him and his family.
Meanwhile, in the Zhou Mansion.
"Eh? She wanted the list of our illegal businesses?" Zhou Kang raised an eyebrow as he read Wei Chen Yu's text message. He then burst into a burst of sinister laughter. "The list? Did she think that Jintao is relevant enough to know to have that?" he burst into another puddle of laughter as he stroked his stomach.
After knowing this, he instantly sent a message to Old Man Zhou to update him. Then his gaze turned dark as he replied to the man whom Zhou Jintao considered as his best friend. Since Zhou Jintao wanted the list of their illegal businesses, then why not gave him a fake one? Zhou Kang laughed at his own thoughts as he thought about the imminent death of his traitor brother.