'Even when he's not alive, the old fool keeps on creating trouble.'
Lily was surprised that he actually had the audacity to shamelessly bring this child here, especially if he's the son of Asher.
Dean wanted to take a seat in order to learn much more however there was no seats, leaving him to just stand and awkwardly wait.
She was oblivious to the currently uncomfortable client but gave a mix of emotions to him.
In her eyes was pure anger that Dean didn't understand but also guilt, shortly followed by sadness.
Her aggression was slowly dulled down to calmness that allowed Dean to finally take advantage to start asking some questions.
"How'd he die."
Lily took a moment and was confused of why Dean asked that question before furrowing her brows.
"He didn't tell you?"
This left her with a lot of trouble as from the letter and Dean's expressions, it was very unlikely that was even told anything.
One wrong word and it could be the end of her if she had to face this child who was able to bring down an enemy that destroyed his clan.
"Hmmm, would you like to hear the full story?"
Dean was a little excited that he was going to hear a tale to further motivate him and replied
Rattling her fingers across the now broken table, she began the story
"In the great clan of Zikel, a girl had just recently matured into a lady. She desired to expand their industries instead of just being a clan full of merchants. Given full endorsement by her grandfather, her journey began."
"Exploring unique viewpoints from jobs such as a janitor to a mercenary, allowed her to broaden her horizon. However a strange thing happened, every time she participated in a new job, there was always a man who would meet her."
"She placed her hopes that it was 'fate' and 'destiny' which caused her to slowly develop feelings for that man to the point where she held his child and visited their clan. Unfortunately, her clan heard news of this and brought her back."
Dean wanted her to immediately stop the story as many points in the current story raised red flags from a few points.
Lily strangely chose to talk from a third person perspective which shouldn't be used unless she found this person to be distant.
But that would contradict the whole value of this conversation!
Even if he ignored that part, the first segment contained a happy tone showing that she does show concern to what is presumably his mother.
When she introduced the new character, man, which Dean guessed was Asher, why did Lily suddenly have some hostility gathering in her eyes.
It made the matter much more confusing when she mentioned 'fate' and 'destiny' with a slight ironic tone while holding contempt and anger within those eyes.
Dean couldn't outright interrupt her but just continued to listen
"The man was unwilling to let this end without a fight and gathered a force to attack the clan and reclaim his wife. In the end, they all passed away."
Her eyes reflected fear and it was strange how she couldn't just say 'they died'.
He gathered enough information to understand the main highlights of the story but it was like some of the parts in the story were censored by being lightly spoken.
But one thing he noticed was "So the lady's alive, where is she?"
Lily was expecting that question and gave a sigh
"Yes, but i'm not sure if you would like to see the truth."
She spoke as loud as a mosquito making Dean doubt why he wouldn't like to see truth.
Taking a deep breath to contemplate all these clues, Dean couldn't help but give this lady a sly look.
It was obvious that at this point she was trying to hide something from the way she fidgeted, showing her pure discomfort.
"I'm willing to see the truth!"
Determined to now figure out the truth, Dean spoke with resolve and stared directly into Lily's eyes.
She was slightly worried and sighed but couldn't do anything to stop him, lest she provoked his ire.
Dean wordlessly followed her out of the building to another that was strangely familiar.
It was one of the largest buildings within the Zikel Clan District but Dean was certain that he had visited this place at one point.
The guard had already long forgotten who Dean was but recognized Lily Zikel without an issue.
"Welcome to the Kuilin Clan, Miss!"
He made sure to greet Lily with excitement and a smile while Dean was treated as a no one.
However the name 'Kuilin Clan' did ring some bells in his head, Dean felt that he probably visited this place but got rejected.
Lily was leading him to a different clan which brought Dean to be confused but then he did remember that his mum liked to take odd jobs but why couldn't she do it in her own clan.
A lot of thoughts were going through Lily's mind but she felt relieved that if the young man was to become violent, the main office would have a lot of guards.
Guards that were of a higher caliber then what her own company could afford.
They were finally in front of a door but strangely, Lily wanted to stay outside.
"Once you enter, please do not make a ruckus. NO MATTER WHAT!"
She purposely emphasized the last sentence which Dean couldn't help but question why he would even be angry for meeting his mother.
Was it a sin?
Preparing his mentality, Dean opened the door to see a sight that twisted the interpretation of his mother.
He originally thought she would seem slightly rough due to taking many unusual jobs that would require her to change a little but this was unexpected.
To sum it up - she looked like a normal noble lady.
Long black hair with each movement focusing on grace and elegance
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