When Qiao Anhao parted ways with Father and Mother Qiao, she went back to her car and left Beijing Club. She drove straight to the New Haven shopping mall, then found a place to park the car. After pulling out a few coins, she walked up to the public phone box and dialed Han Ruchu's number.
The phone rang for a long time before it was picked up.
Through the phone, Han Ruchu sounded weak and dispirited, as though she had recently received a big shock. "h.e.l.lo, who is this?"
Qiao Anhao silently held the public phone for ten seconds before speaking. "Me."
Although it was just one word, Han Ruchu could tell who it was. "Why are you calling me? I don't have anything to say to you!"
She sounded as though she was going to hang up the phone.
Qiao Anhao was very certain that Han Ruchu wouldn't actually hang up the phone and chose to continue to listen. She said in a calm and composed voice, at a neutral speed, "I was the one who sent Brother Jiamu the copies of the text messages, so that even if I clearly fell by myself at the gala, he wouldn't believe you. In his heart, he would already subconsciously believe that his mother wanted to harm me."
Just as Qiao Anhao imagined, not only did Han Ruchu not cut the call, she cursed her. The woman was fuming with rage. "b.i.t.c.h!"
Qiao Anhao ignored it and continued to speak at leisure. "Of course I was the one who organized the recording at the charity gala. And naturally, the recording wasn't only to embarra.s.s you. The main objective was to put it out for Brother Jiamu to hear... Aunt Xu, Brother Jiamu must be really mad right now, isn't he?"
"You little b.i.t.c.h!" Through the phone, Han Ruchu was so angry that her breathing started to become unstable.
"b.i.t.c.h? Don't you worry. Even if I were a b.i.t.c.h, I wouldn't go as far as to kill your child!" Qiao Anhao let out a chuckle. With a little curiosity in her voice, she said, "I really want to ask, if I'm a b.i.t.c.h for doing this, then just how would you describe what you did?"
As Qiao Anhao spoke those words, her face instantly became cold. Her voice turned as fierce as a whip. "Don't a.s.sume that other people are stupid and you're the smartest. You just used the fact that Lu Jinnian liked me and I liked him, that's the only reason you were able to stir up trouble. I called you to tell you that now you have to start paying back what you owe. Last year on your birthday, I told you... I will make everyone betray you and your family leave you! I won't let you die easy! That, I can promise you!"
"Make everyone betray me and my family leave me? Jiamu is my son. As mother and son, our hearts are aligned. Even if he's mad right now, he won't be able to not care about me!" said Han Ruchu.
If things were like before, Qiao Anhao wouldn't be completely sure, but now they were different. Xu Jiamu had the copy of Lu Jinnian's will that she had sent him.
She and Xu Jiamu were friends since they were young. Even though he is Han Ruchu's son, his temper is really different. He's a very sentimental person. On top of that, with a copy of the text messages, the recording pen, and the will, these three explosive pieces before Xu Jiamu's eyes were enough to shake his belief in Han Ruchu.
Then, if anything were to happen to her and Lu Jinnian... The first person Xu Jiamu would a.s.sume behind it, would be his mother!