"You really should listen to your husband, sister. I mean… you are carrying a Xuan right there inside you," Lily said as she gestured for Yang Mi to get her a glass of champagne. Tonight, Lily was not intending to have a tedious confrontation with these people. In fact, she was planning something simple this time.
However, Qin Fei had something else in mind. Her rage and jealousy instantly spiked when she saw Lily smiling at Xuan Hui. Her eyes caught sight of Lily's dress, and how it flaunted her slim figure, something that Qin Fei used to have. When she thought again about the time that Xuan Hui did not answer her calls tonight, she froze. Her mind began to wander and her insecurities were multiplying by the minute.
Right now, Qin Fei was fat. She looked horrible with her bulging belly. Though she tried her best to conceal the dark spots on her neck with make-up, the fact that there were there unsettled her, even if no one could see them. Moreover, as a pregnant woman, she was also not allowed to undergo cosmetic enhancements on her body. This coupled with the fact that Xuan Hui is usually surrounded by beautiful women, from his secretary to beautiful actresses, made Qin Fei a little paranoid.
What if Xuan Hui abandon her for someone younger? Someone more beautiful? This was something that kept her awake sometimes at night. Now, as she watched Lily sending an unfathomable smile towards Xuan Hui, her mind just wouldn't stop running wild.
Lily was a natural beauty. It was just that she didn't know how to apply the right type of cosmetics to enhance her beauty before. When Lily didn't know any better in the past, she had always applied a thick layer of make-up, choosing dark and bright colours thinking it would make her look more attractive. But it only made her look gaudy.
But Lily was very different now. Her hair was in a sleek updo, showing off her slender and flawless neck, unlike hers. Her complexion looked good and healthy; it was smooth and there were no dark spots. It didn't seem like there was a thick layer of make-up applied on her face as well. Her cheeks were rosy and had her lips were plump, with just the right color of lipstick on. She looked radiant. Every part of Lily which looked so perfect only infuriated Qin Fei even more.
However, Qin Fei had a very smart mother who understood her really well. Tang Lingyun already knew what her daughter was thinking so she gently tugged her hand before stroking her lower back. "Not here," she whispered in between her smiles. "I think Xuan Hui is right. Fei Fei… you are pregnant and your belly is getting heavier. Why don't we take a seat at the lounge?"
Tang Lingyun used her eyes to signal her daughter to just listen to her husband. Qin Fei understood and slowly nodded her head. But fate had other plans for them tonight. Just as Qin Fei was about to turn around and leave, a middle aged woman approached Lily and complimented her dress. The woman addressed Lily as Miss Qin which also attracted Qin Fei's attention.
"I did not expect you to change your clothing. I almost couldn't recognize you." the woman laughed. "You look so beautiful and mysterious in this piece."
The fact that someone mentioned Lily's change of clothing immediately made Qin Fei stopped in her tracks as her eyes turned towards Xuan Hui. Change of clothing? First he did not answer his phone? Then he turned up looking a little different... Though this might be all a coincidence, Qin Fei still found a little connection to everything.
"Ah… my previous clothes got ripped." Lily smiled at the woman while eyeing Qin Fei's back. Lily was intentionally being ambiguous with her words precisely because she knew what was on Qin Fei's mind. "It was an accident, really…. Good thing my dear Fernando had extra outfits for me on hand or else I wouldn't be able to attend this party."
That was the last straw for Qin Fei. It was like the last piece of information that she needed to tie her all her assumptions together. She immediately turned towards Lily, forcing a fake smile as she held Xuan Hui's arms tightly.
"It's unfortunate that your previous dress was ruined. This one doesn't look too bad. Oh what a nice bracelet you have there," she said in her sweet voice before she turned towards Xuan Hui. "Darling why don't we buy that piece of jewelry from Miss Qin?"
How dare Qin Jinghua snatch something that was not hers? While she was feeling indignant inside, Qin Fei failed to notice the instant ridicule that the middle aged woman had given her. Buying a limited edition jewelry was fine and all but to say that in front of someone as rich as Lily Qin was absolutely ridiculous.
The middle aged woman examined Qin Fei, then Tang Lingyun before she nodded to herself. These were mere actresses, no wonder they had no idea what type of person Lily Qin was. Of course, this gaze full of ridicule did not go unnoticed by both Tang Lingyun and Xuan Hui.
Tang Lingyun was already fuming inside but she kept her emotions in check, tugging her daughter's hand again gently. They could not afford to offend Qin Jinghua now, not when her husband is Zhuo Jingren. However, Qin Fei ignored her mother as she waited for Lily to answer her.
On the other hand, Xuan Hui was rendered speechless by Qin Fei's immaturity. He obviously knew that Qin Fei was trying to show off how pampered she was by him in front of Lily. However, he found it absolutely ridiculous that Qin Fei was trying to flaunt her wealth in front of someone like Lily. It was akin to shooting her own foot with her own gun.
Meanwhile, Lily found the different expressions on Xuan Hui, Tang Lingyun and Qin Fei's faces extremely funny. Xuan Hui looked as if he had swallowed something bitter. Tang Lingyun looked like she was having a stomachache and was trying her best not to show that she urgently needed to go to the bathroom. While Qin Fei was smiling sweetly at her, like a dog waiting for a treat.
Isn't this trio just amusing?