As soon as Mo Ting agreed to allow the old woman into Hyatt Regency, he immediately instructed Fang Yu to do a background check. It turned out, the woman's surname was Bai and her first name was Lihua. She was originally from a rich family, but her family went bankrupt. It was at that time that her home encountered a fire and her face was burnt. That was also when she met her savior, Chen Boyao. As the couple got to know each other, they eventually fell in love and gave birth to Chen Xingyan.
After confirming the woman's past, Tangning gave her a phone call.
As Lu Che was overseas, Mo Ting naturally put the entire responsibility of hiring the old woman into Long Jie's hands.
After arriving at Hyatt regency and seeing the old woman, Long Jie couldn't help but analyze why she had a mask on. The woman couldn't hide, so she had no choice but to explain, "I became like this after getting burnt in a fire many years ago."
"Does Tangning know about this?" Long Jie was simply worried that the woman's scars would frighten Tangning.
"Yes, she knows," Bai Lihua nodded her head. "Don't worry, I will take good care of her."
"It's best that you do." Since Mo Ting had already approved of this woman, Long Jie wasn't worried about her character. And, of course, with Tangning's abilities, it was impossible to make a move under her surveillance.
So, it didn't take long before the two women arrived inside Tangning and Mo Ting's home. At this moment, Tangning was practicing the script of 'Concubine Ning'.
"Since your surname is Bai, I will call you 'Auntie Bai' from now on. Long Jie will help you arrange everything else," Tangning said as she put down her script. She was extremely friendly and did not put up a front at all.
Bai Lihua felt very comfortable. At home, Tangning was even more quiet, graceful and gentle as a Chrysanthemum flower. In fact, she was incomparably extraordinary and refined.
"OK, Mrs Mo."
"You can call me Tangning."
She did not want to have a master-servant relationship with Bai Lihua.
"Let's go. I'll show you around the house."
Bai Lihua nodded at Long Jie. Just as she was about to turn around, she seemed to have remembered something. So, she looked at Tangning and asked, "Have you thought of a way to deal with Hua Wenfeng yet?"
"How could something like that be an issue for our Tangning?" Long Jie answered on behalf of Tangning.
"That's good. If you need any help, just let me know," Bai Lihua said sincerely as usual.
Tangning nodded as she watched Long Jie lead Bai Lihua away to explore the house. She then returned her focus to her script.
"Has Hua Wenfeng always been this bad to Tangning?" Bai Lihua asked as she was shown around the house.
"Uh huh. She has been like this from the day that she returned from overseas," Long Jie replied contemptuously. "Her hatred towards Tangning is ridiculous. As you saw, she has created so much trouble for Tangning since her return."
"What is the reason?"
"Who knows? She slandered Tangning for hurting her, claimed that Tangning was cheating on Mo Ting and even said that Tangning's child is unhealthy. I've never seen such an awful mother-in-law."
Bai Lihua subconsciously clenched her fists.
"Don't worry, she will pay back for each incident, one at a time."
Long Jie froze after hearing these words...
Was she imagining things? Or did this old woman appear to hate Hua Wenfeng even more than they did?
But, seeing Bai Lihua's expression remained normal, Long Jie quickly dismissed this thought. She must have been thinking too much into it. This woman was just an average person, how could she come in contact with someone like Hua Wenfeng?
"By the way...could Miss Long please tell me where Hua Wenfeng lives? So I can be wary of it?"
Long Jie felt this was quite reasonable, so she nodded her head, "OK, I'll tell you in a moment."
Bai Lihua had finally entered Hyatt Regency...
Which meant, Hua Wenfeng's redemption wasn't far...
In reality, Tangning was not used to having Bai Lihua in Hyatt Regency. After all, whenever Mo Ting wasn't around in the past, she had always wandered around the villa on her own. Now that Bai Lihua was here, she felt she should test her out, just to be safe.
So, she deliberately left her scripts all over the place and pretended to fall asleep on the sofa. A moment later, Bai Lihua entered the living room to find Tangning had fallen asleep. She immediately fetched a blanket from the guest room and covered her with it quietly. She then picked up all the scripts and placed them inside one of the drawers in the coffee table; she knew they were extremely important.
Tangning noticed this and felt she may have gone overboard with her suspicions...
She had already confirmed that Bai Lihua entered Hyatt Regency with a motive, but she definitely had no bad intentions against her.
So, Tangning slowly relaxed.
It didn't take long before Mo Ting returned home to find Bai Lihua had prepared a large spread of dishes for dinner. She even took into account that Tangning was pregnant and made sure that every dish was healthy and rich in nutrients.
Seeing the spread, Tangning couldn't help but giggle, "Now that Auntie Bai is here, you also get some extra spare time to rest."
"But, I don't feel tired," Mo Ting unbuttoned his jacket and placed it on the sofa before hugging Tangning. He had to give Tangning a hug first before settling in at home.
"Let's hurry and eat. You have a tough battle to face tomorrow, so you need to rest early tonight," Tangning said with a deeper meaning.
"I've already arranged everything for you," Mo Ting carried Tangning over to the dining table and gently placed her back down.
Meanwhile, Bai Lihua stood to one side. Of course, she did not dare to look recklessly at the couple, in case she revealed her emotions. Around Tangning, she could still control herself, but around Mo Ting...he was her son...how could she hold back her tears when seeing him?
"Auntie Bai, you can get some rest. There's nothing else that requires your assistance for now."
Hearing this, Bai Lihua immediately reassured, "Don't worry, I'll be cleaning up in the kitchen. I won't interrupt your dinner."
"That's not what I meant. Auntie Bai, Mo Ting and I are simple people. We don't have many rules, so, you can relax."
"I know that you are both good people, so I will do my best to take care of you." After speaking, Bai Lihua retreated from the dining room and returned to her own bedroom.
It was time for her to think of a way to help Tangning, so that Hua Wenfeng would pay for what she had done.
It was bad enough that Hua Wenfeng bullied her. How dare she bully her son, her daughter-in-law, and even her grandchild!
She deserved to die!
Of course, Tangning was a vengeful person, so she had no intention to go easy on Hua Wenfeng. They would have to wait for the good show tomorrow to see if Hua Wenfeng was the final winner or whether Tangning already had victory in her hands.
The dining table quickly returned to its usual warmth and peace. But, at this moment, the food that entered Mo Ting's mouth filled him with unexplainable emotions.
"What's wrong?" Tangning asked.
"The flavor is on the same level as our cooking," Mo Ting replied casually to hide the overwhelming emotions that he felt.