There was no need to think whose masterpiece this was!
The matter suddenly got exposed when everything was going well; there was no need for her to guess who the anonymous whistleblower was under!
It completely terrified her. Despite her rushing home through the night, her father had already been taken away by the inspector for investigation.
Having met with such a series of unfortunate events, her mother's hair grayed overnight. She fainted several times from crying and even suffered a stroke, resulting in her being sent to the hospital. She was still under observation and had been unconscious since.
The family's assets were all frozen!
Huang Lili was helpless. After paying for her mother's medical expenses with the little savings she had, she was now truly penniless!
She was at the end of her rope.
Her mother needed a follow-up treatment, which was costly, and if she did not receive it timely, she would be at risk of becoming comatose!
Frightened and helpless about it, she phoned Du Jiayan for help but was coldly refused.
"You still have the face to phone me? We've broken up. Don't call and pester me anymore! The Du family nearly ended in such a devastating state because of you; isn't it enough?!"
She begged submissively, "Jiayan, on account of our past relationship, please help me this time, all right?"
"You still dared to mention our relation?!" He flew into a rage at her words. "Because of you, my family's company almost went bankrupt, but what did you do? You wanted to break up with me! Since you're unable to share weal and woe with me, why should I help you now?!
"You have it coming! If not for your materialism and for you offending the wrong person, would you have landed in such a state?"
"My family hasn't recovered our past glory, and we're just as helpless ourselves. You take care of yourself!"
With that, he ended the call. When she called back, the call went unconnected. She had probably been blacklisted by him!
The next day, the hospital sent another reminder letter for payment. The money that she paid was not enough at all for the medical expenses, and she was now in arrears of several bills.
She naturally did not dare to look up Yun Shishi personally. At the end of her tether, she enlisted the help of Jiang Li, hoping that on account of being former classmates, she could plead mercy from Yun Shishi on behalf of herself. She hoped that she could bestow a favor and not drive the Huang family to desperation.
Jiang Li initially refused her.
However, she bawled her eyes out and declared that she would no longer have the will to live on if her father ended up in jail and her mother became comatose!
In her momentary softheartedness, she gave her verbal promise.
After the call to Yun Shishi connected, however, she did not know how to broach the topic!
"Shishi, have you heard about Huang Lili's predicament?"
"What about her?"
"I heard that her father was reported for corruption and bribery; the sum involved amounted to millions. He has now been taken away for investigation. If his crimes are established, he'll likely be sentenced to life imprisonment!"
The other pondered on this.
She continued. "Her mother suffered a stroke from being distraught and is now confined in the hospital. Because the family's assets have been frozen, she's unable to pay for her mother's medical expenses. Her mother will become comatose if she doesn't receive timely treatment. What a tragedy…"
The woman on the other end laughed slightly. "What do you mean by telling me all these?"
She choked. "…"