Seeing Lily's provocative smile, Qin Mo and Tang Lingyun instantly fumed. Qin Mo balled his hands into fists, his body was also trembling in anger.
"Mo…." Tang Lingyun uttered timidly. Qin Mo glared coldly at Tang Lingyun which made her shudder. "This is your fault!" Qin Mo shouted angrily.
Qin Mo gritted his teeth as he rose from his seat. "Once Qin Jinghua's name is removed from the family registry, it will be harder for me to transfer the shares and properties in my name when she dies!"
Tang Lingyun stared at her husband with wide eyes. "You… you were planning to…" She deliberately covered her mouth and swallowed her words as if she had stumbled upon a dark secret. The truth was, Tang Lingyun already knew that Qin Mo was planning to do something to Lily ever since the reading of the Will. Even though Qin Mo kept this from everyone, Tang Lingyun had her sources to find out about such things.
Qin Mo was an extremely ruthless man who would prioritize benefits above all. Ever since the reading, Qin Mo had been plotting against Lily. On one hand if she wasn't able to find a man to marry within three months, she would forfeit the inheritance. But if Lily managed to find a man to marry, then the inheritance would be hers. Qin Mo just couldn't leave this to chance.
So, he was planning to send an inside man to seduce and marry Lily. He would wait for Lily to claim the inheritance before killing her off. Then he would attempt to transfer the inheritance back to his name. It was a perfect plan to Qin Mo. However, he didn't expect that Lily would be married just a week after the reading.
News of Lily's marriage was a shock for both Qin Mo and Tang Lingyun. They did not expect that Lily to act so fast. Because of this, Qin Mo had to change his initial plans and come up with a plan B. His new plan was to convince Lily's husband to divorce her so that she would have no one to rely on in a country that was almost foreign to her. Qin Mo believed that it would be easier to scheme against Lily then.
Moreover, Qin Mo was even prepared to bribe Lily's husband into leaving her with the promise of money or property. It would be a win-win situation for everyone. Qin Mo's plan might have worked if Lily had just married a random man from the streets but who would have thought that she would marry a tycoon? And not just any tycoon but someone who was highly influential in Hong Kong.
Qin Mo tried to calm his nerves as he took a seat, his face solemn. Maybe he could still turn the situation around to his advantage. "Do not let Qin Fei or Liwei know of this matter. This includes the Xuan family too," he said in a grim tone.
Qin Mo was protective over his daughter and he wanted to make sure that she would not come to know about any unhappy news. He didn't want his daughter to be stressed over this matter which might affect her pregnancy.
"We shall discuss our next step at home. Let's go," Qin Mo said before walking out of the room. Zhuo Jingren was not someone they could offend. They needed to be extra careful. Moreover, with a strong backing like Zhuo Jingren, Qin Mo believed that Lily could easily have her revenge against the Qin family. But he would never allow that to happen.
"Why didn't you become an actress?" Zhuo Jingren asked as he watched Lily touch up her make-up. They were currently riding in the car, on their way to another restaurant near Sky City for their dinner.
"The pay is not good," Lily answered honestly. "I love money. Being an actress could give me the fame but it doesn't make me as rich as a businesswoman."
"Hmmm…" He nodded.
"Your acting wasn't bad either. Why didn't you become an actor?" Lily asked as she put on a blood red lipstick.
"My acting is too good," Zhuo Jingren responded. "People will only want me and the other actors wouldn't stand a chance. Wouldn't that be too bad for the industry?"
Lily laughed and felt herself relaxing. This man was really shameless. "By the way, where are we heading to? I am so hungry," Lily asked, changing the topic. Lily was truly hungry ah. A while ago, she forced herself not to eat anything, fearing that they might have spiked the food. Though she might seem a little paranoid, she was just being cautious against them.
Now, it was almost eight in the evening and she still hasn't had anything in her stomach yet.
"My favorite place," Zhuo Jingren said before giving her a smile. "Don't worry. I'm sure you will love it. They have your favorite."
"How did you know come to know about my favorite food?" she raised an eyebrow.
"It's a secret." He gave her a wink. Lily only narrowed her eyes at him in response, suspicion written over her face.
"Was it Fernando?" Zhuo Jingren just smiled. "This was part of the deal wasn't it?"
Seeing as Zhuo Jingren was not intending to reveal anything, Lily decided not to ask any more questions. She shall just wait and see. Then she turned to look out of the window, watching the traffic and buildings as they passed by. For the rest of the journey, they were both silent, each occupied with their own thoughts.
Lily was heartened that Zhuo Jingren cared so much for her. He had been very considerate and patient with her. He was always there to pamper her and would do anything for her. He was comfortable to be himself around her, showing her a side to him that she never knew. Like how he could be so cheeky and shameless.
But Lily knew that the man was more than the sweet person that she usually sees.
Lily remembered how Zhuo Jingren attacked Xuan Hui's company just hours after what happened at the club. She also knew how Zhuo Capital had been terrorizing Qin Industries for years now. Zhuo Jingren did not even hesitate to surrender his shares in Qin Industries over to her. It was as if he had already prepared everything in advance and he was just waiting for Lily to arrive to begin his revenge against the people who hurt her in the past.
"We are here," Zhuo Jingren cheerfully said before he got out of the car first so that he could open the door for Lily. Then he held out his hand to Lily to help her out of the car.
Zhuo Jingren's gentlemanly actions earned a bright smile from Lily. He continue holding onto Lily's hand as he led her inside a building that was just a block away from Sky City.
"This place serves pan seared tuna. I know you will love their tuna. This restaurant sources their tuna from Maldives," he explained as he led Lily inside an upscale restaurant located at the fifteenth floor of the building.
"I frequent this place because of their dumplings. I remember you loved dumplings when we were kids. The dumplings here tastes exactly like the ones from the orphanage," he continued.
"Hmm…" He nodded before asking the waiter about their reservations. The restaurant had good lighting and a peaceful ambiance. Though there were no private booths, the tables were set far from each other to give diners their privacy.
"Candle lights?" she raised an eyebrow at him as they were led to a table that was set near the floor to ceiling glass windows.
"It is a date." Zhuo Jingren winked at her before he pulled a chair out for Lily and gestured for her to sit down. "First date."