Chapter 102: Taking Back The Contract
She scanned the squeaky clean windows in the bedroom. “I’ve been living in the storeroom for the past seven years, as per my mother’s arrangement. Rather than calling me I’m a liar… why don’t you admit to your own sins? For the sake of lying to Bai Qinghao, you arranged for me to stay in this room at the last minute! Second sister, you sure have become capable. Your acting is so real that you even have yourself fooled!”
“Aiyo! Fang Xinxin, how can you spout so many lies?” Fang Lilan’s enraged voice could be heard from outside. A few seconds later, Long Shuhai supported her into the room.
“Mom, weren’t you at the hospital? Why did you come back?” Fang Manxue quickly approached her. “Are you all right?”
She saw that her mother’s hand was wrapped with a bandage, while her head appeared unharmed. She asked her in confusion. “Didn’t CEO Bai ‘reward’ you with a bottle of red wine? Why do you have injuries on your hand instead of your head?”
“We’ll talk about that later.” Fang Lilan felt that it was more important to regain the lost contract.
Since the contract had been taken away because Bai Qinghao was unhappy with the Fang family’s treatment of Fang Xinxin, as long as they proved otherwise, the project could be retrieved.
Fang Lilan spoke with heartache in her voice. “Xinxin, you’ve always been living here. Why would you lie that you stayed in the storeroom for seven years? I have treated you as a pearl in my palm. How could you wrong your own mother?”
Long Shuhai also spoke up in anger. “CEO Bai, I can attest to this. Fang Xinxin has always lived in this room. You’ve also visited the Fang family in the past. I trust you know which is Xinxin’s room.”
In the past, whenever Bai Qinghao visited, both of them would always ensure that the helpers knew what to say. They made sure to give the impression to Bai Qinghao that Fang Xinxin was living in this very room.
At the time, Fang Xinxin would either avoid the Commander or raise her voice and cause a ruckus. The two of them had never had a peaceful moment together.
As a result, CEO Bai had never seen Fang Xinxin’s bedroom.
Thus, Long Shuhai did not feel worried about lying so brazenly.
“CEO Bai, if you don’t believe us, you can choose whichever staff you like to interrogate. Ask them where exactly has my third sister been living.” Fang Manxue added confidently.
Fang Xinxin smiled coldly. “Second Uncle as a witness? Asking the staff? You’re all collaborating together. Do you think the house staff would dare to go against your orders?”
Fang Lilan said unhappily, “What do you mean by collaborating? I’m your mom. Would I harm you?”
“Didn’t you just work with Bai Chenxi to get me into trouble?”
“I already told you! I was misled by Bai Chenxi.” Fang Lilan’s expression was dark.
“Don’t bring up unrelated matters in the conversation.” Fang Manxue opened the large closet and gestured towards it with a cold expression. “CEO Bai, look. The closet is full of clothes. There’s a whole mountain of it.”
She carelessly picked one up. “These are all in Xinxin’s size. Look at what I’m holding. The price tag is still attached. This one costs one thousand five hundred dollars, ah. All these clothes amount up to a lot. Third Sister, how can you still have the face to say that we’re treating you poorly?”
For the sake of regaining the lost contract, they had invested some money into concocting this scheme.
They spent one thousand five hundred dollars on a branded, plus-size dress and had placed it in the most obvious spot. They had purposely done so for Bai Qinghao to see.
The remaining clothes were all a few dollars apiece. The staff had either bought them from the thrift market or from street vendors.
They believed that he would not personally flip through the clothes to check them.
“Look. Here are the shoes Xinxin usually wears. There’s so many of them.” Fang Lilan opened the shoe closet on the side, revealing more than ten pairs of both old and new shoes.