Chapter 993: Returning Home
On the second day, Si Yiyan sent her to the airport personally. He had a private VIP landing spot for his private jet. After she boarded the plane, it began to take off and speed up all of sudden, after which it slowly soared into the clouds.
Wen Xinya sat beside the window and looked at the white clouds in the sky. She could occasionally see the blue sky, too.
She cocked her head towards the side to look at Liu Yanhua who was accompanying her.
She thought about the journey to Russia, during which Liu Yanhua stayed in the service cabin while Si Yiyan sat beside Wen Xinya. They behaved affectionately with each other and even got intimate. By the time they were done, they had already arrived in Russia.
Liu Yanhua said softly, “Missy, I’ve failed to protect you last night and even let you almost…”
Liu Yanhua was reminded of Wen Xinya getting attacked from behind by an assaulter whom she had failed to defend the latter against. Instead, Wen Xinya dodged the attack herself. Later on during the banquet, she had also failed to stop Avrora from provoking Wen Xinya, causing the latter to end up getting whipped during horseback riding…
Wen Xinya said, “I don’t blame you for what happened yesterday. I was too careless and didn’t keep my guard up. I ended up sniffing the chemical and lost the ability to seek help from you.”
A sullen expression formed on Liu Yanhua’s face. Although Wen Xinya had said that, she knew that she had failed to perform her duties.
Wen Xinya said, “Alright, it’s already over. Don’t brood over it.”
Since Wei Che was conniving, Liu Yanhua would not be able to deal with him even if he was there.
Liu Yanhua said softly, “Missy, there are still seven hours to go until we reach Capital city. Why don’t you take a nap?”
There was too much time to kill, and it would be difficult for her to survive such a long duration without sleeping.
Wen Xinya nodded calmly and said, “Alright!”
Liu Yanhua decided to stop persuading her. “Missy, are you worried about Ninth Young Master?”
Wen Xinya sighed and asked, “Sis Yanhua, how much do you know about Plan A?”
Si Yiyan helmed Lucifer for ten years, during which she suffered a great deal of pain and torment which made her transform from an ordinary teenager to the peak of Lucifer’s authority. She had used bloodshed to prove her loyalty to Lucifer and Si Yiyan. Although she did not know much about Plan A, she vaguely understood that it was more than an elimination of the snitch. In fact, Si Yiyan was just trying to reinforce his power as Rex.
It was just like the military drills that powerful countries liked performing so as to assert dominance and serve as a warning to the world.
This time, she understood something after seeing Duke Moville’s attitude towards Si Yiyan.
Lucifer had stayed still for too long. Ten years was way too long.
It was time they got up to business.
Liu Yanhua shook her head and answered, “This is a highly confidential piece of information that I don’t have the rights to know.”
Her father’s demise brought her to Lucifer and she managed to gain Si Yiyan’s recognition because of Wen Xinya. Although she had begun to get in contact with Lucifer’s power center, she still did not have the rights to know about the highly confidential details.
Wen Xinya obviously knew that that would be the outcome. She guessed that less than five were people involved in executing Plan A.
They were probably Xu Xianghu, Yueze, Gu Yuehan and another one of Si Yiyan’s trusted subordinates.
Wen Xinya suddenly asked, “Have you ever watched the movie ‘The Godfather’ starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino?”
Ever since she met Si Yiyan, she had watched several foreign films about mafias and triads, as well as some old Russian films. She had learned more about Si Yiyan because of those movies.
Shaking her head in bewilderment, Liu Yanhua said, “I must watch it when we’re back.”
Wen Xinya began talking to Liu Yanhua about “The Godfather” in detail. “The American mafia kingpin, Corleone, had three sons. His eldest son, Sonny, was angst and lecherous. His second son, Fredo, was cowardly. And his youngest son, Michael, was a war hero who returned home. Sonny was ‘The Godfather’s’ most able assistant and, while Michael was intelligent and capable, he had no interest in the family business…”
Liu Yanhua was listening attentively.
Wen Xinya continued, “The Godfather is the leader of triads, but at the same time, he’s also the guardian angel of many weak and vulnerable citizens who love and idolize them. He follows strictly by his principle of not peddling drugs. At the beginning of the story, he got into a conflict with the other triads of New York because he had turned down an offer from the druglord Sollozzo…”
Wen Xinya had a strong impression of the film when she watched it for the first time because it had perfectly depicted the birth of a gang and their rise and fall. The experiences depicted in the film resembled the development of Lucifer.
Due to circumstances, the migrants in Russia had to run businesses related to the vices, such as drug trafficking, gambling dens, and even hitman services, all of which would require them to risk their lives. They relied on those businesses to make a living and secure their positions in society. Gradually, their businesses expanded and they also managed to plant their snitches in the government sector, thus allowing them to enjoy their wealth fearlessly.
The founder of Lucifer had long resorted to violence to establish a major family and secure a stable position in society. He had also established Xiasi Group and begun transitioning into a proper business, thus becoming one with civilization. Hence, that was how the gray societal structure came about.
Wen Xinya said, “Those who cannot control the power they possess will be destroyed by it.”
That was the quote that stuck with her the most. It was also similar to the matter that Si Yiyan was handling.
Liu Yanhua said, “The two key characters of this movie, Connie and her husband, Carlo betrayed Sonny and caused his death. The bodyguard Fabrizio also betrayed Michael and caused him to lose the love of his life. The two of them became moles and almost ruined the large and stable family.”
That was probably what Wen Xinya wanted to express.
“You’re right. Those events were also what spurred Michael to take over his family’s business and begin his crazy plan for revenge. In the end, he became the Godfather of the new era,” said Wen Xinya, who felt rather amused. She knew that although Liu Yanhua grew up in Lucifer, she was pure and kindhearted. She was merely trying to use the example of the movie to draw parallels to Lucifer. To her surprise, Liu Yanhua paid the most attention to the matter about the snitches.