"Nothing… I was just… I wanted some fresh air," Tang Wei Dong stuttered before he roamed his eyes around the terrace one more time. "Let's go back inside," he said before walking inside the building, not bothering to wait for Yuan Dehua.
Yuan Dehua was looking at Tang Wei Dong's back until it disappeared into the darkness of the dimly lit pathway. Then he looked at the cityscape, a small smile crept on his face. After a few seconds, Yuan Dehua let out a sigh, then he shoved his hands into his pockets before he followed his friend inside.
Once again, silence ensued on the terrace. This was a secluded area so not many people even know that this place existed. This terrace would always be quiet like this, especially at night. After the two men left, it was even quieter. It was an eerie sort of tranquility that would make anyone anxious.
Then the sharp sound of someone's foot steps could be heard, breaking the silence. A woman who was wrapped in a black knee length coat with her hair tied in a messy bun appeared. If Tang Wei Dong was here, he would immediately recognized this woman as the woman that he saw earlier.
The woman looked coldly at the sparkling lights of the city in front of her as she slowly dialed a number on the phone in her hands. "I did it," she said. "Please… Let me watch you destroy the Tang family for me." Then she ended the call without waiting for the other person on the line to say anything.
The woman wrapped her coat closely to her body as a single tear slowly made its way down her cheeks. Hong Kong would be experiencing a storm soon… and she was so lucky to be able to watch it happen. Being on Lily Qin's side was the best choice that she ever made two years ago.
Then she turned her back on the view of the cityscape and walked towards another pathway. 'Tang family… your end will come soon.'
"How could this happen?" Qin Fei immediately clenched her hands into fists. She glared at the driver and then to the smoking hood of the limo.
"Madam, I have already called the mechanic. They should be here soon. Right now, all we can do is wait for the replacement car to come and fetch you," the driver calmly said.
"How long will this take?" asked Tang Lingyun worriedly. It was already eight in the evening and they were still on the road. It was as if some invisible entity was preventing them from attending the party.
"Another ten minutes or so…" the driver said.
"What?" Qin Fei almost exploded from anger. How could this happen? First the traffic, then the road closure and now a broken car! "I can't be late! This is your fault! I am calling your company tomorrow to ask them to fire you! You are an incompetent and dumb driver! How could you not check the car before we leave?"
"Fei Fei… calm down… your baby," Tang Lingyun reminded her daughter. Qin Fei had always been smart and cautious about her image, especially in public. Usually, no matter how unfavourable the circumstance, Qin Fei would be able to control her emotions and display a good attitude. However this time, she actually snapped in front of the driver. Tang Lingyun could only blame the pregnancy hormones for Qin Fei's outburst. Qin Fei's pregnancy was making her more emotional.
"Madam Xuan… before we left… I made sure to-"
"And you dare reason with me? Shut up! How dare you talk back at me? You are merely someone I paid to drive me around!" Qin Fei yelled before picking up her phone. She then sent a glare to her secretary and manager who were also in the car with them. "Go and call someone who can pick us up. Hurry! All of you are so incompetent!"
Qin Fei immediately dialed Xuan Hui's number on her phone but the latter did not answer her call. This agitated her even more. She even tried calling his secretary but her number was somehow unreachable.
Unbeknownst to Qin Fei, Xuan Hui was intentionally ignoring her call at this moment.
"Aren't you going to answer that?" Lily asked Xuan Hui who was just staring at his phone. Lily was asking the bartender to make her a specific drink when Xuan Hui suddenly approached her and asked to have a private conversation.
"She can wait," Xuan Hui answered before putting his phone back into his coat's pocket. "I was not expecting you here. Are you perhaps following me around?"
Lily did not answer Xuan Hui, instead she just watched the bartender put the glass of alcoholic drink in front of her.
"What are you having?" he asked, ignoring the fact that Lily did not answer his first question.
"Corpse Reviver No. 2," she answered.
"I have never heard of that before," he said as he gestured the bartender to give him the same drink.
"It's made from a fortified Italian wine. A little strong for your taste," Lily said.
"You still remember my preference?" A tinge of surprise was apparent in Xuan Hui's voice.
"Oh… I do… I remember everything." Lily looked at him with a blank look on her face. "I remember everything about you." For some reason, Lily's words sounded sweet but her tone was saying something different. The volume at which she said those words, which was almost like a murmur, made it sound a little sinister, even evil. This coupled with the blank look on Lily's eyes made Xuan Hui look away from the woman in front of him.
He then watched as the bartender gave him the same drink. "Why are you here Lily?"
"Isn't it obvious?" Lily retorted.
"Liam's downfall… was it you're doing?" he asked bluntly, still avoiding Lily's gaze.
"My… my…." Lily's voice had a hint of ridicule, making Xuan Hui irritated. He turned his head and watched as Lily take a small sip from the wine glass in front of her. "I wouldn't do anything unless someone has malicious intent towards me, forcing me to do something..."
She then turned her head towards him. "So you have asked the wrong question my dear Master Xuan. It should be…. Are you coming for me next, Lily?"