"Fei Fei… calm yourself," Xuan Hui spoke at a volume that only Qin Fei could hear. However, his words didn't yield the effect that he was hoping to see. Instead, his words only fueled Qin Fei's anger. 'Why isn't Xuan Hui cooperating? He used to pamper me and give me whatever I wanted. Is it because…'
Qin Fei's lips seemed to tremble as she thought about the time that Xuan Hui did not answer her calls again. Was it really because of Qin Jinghua?
At the same time, Tang Lingyun was beginning to realize that her daughter's thoughts might be running wild and whatever they are, they must be crazy.
Tang Lingyun knew that Qin Jinghua was already married to Zhuo Jingren but Qin Fei didn't. Tang Lingyun felt that there was no reason for Qin Jinghua to seduce Xuan Hui and risk jeopardizing her marriage to someone as powerful as Zhuo Jingren. After what happened at their last meeting, she would never dare to underestimate Qin Jinghua again. She knew that Qin Jinghua had ambitions and now she saw for herself how scheming Qin Jinghua's mind was.
With Qin Jinghua's current status, it would be very easy for her to plot against Qin Industries, Qin Fei and even Xuan Hui. Of course, this does not mean that she would just allow Qin Jinghua's existence to continue threatening their everyday lives.
Armed with Qin Jinghua's scandalous photos from the past, Tang Lingyun was already planning to visit Zhuo Jingren next week to have a private conversation with him about Qin Jinghua's past. She thought that this would be able to convince the man to leave Qin Jinghua.
Moreover, with the Tang family's connections in the underworld, she could get some people from the underworld to deal with Lily if she wanted to. But before that, Tang Lingyun was planning to get the help of her nephew, Tang Wei Dong, to be part of her future plans against Lily. First, they would try to get Lily to give back the properties in mainland China that she inherited from the late Old Master Qin.
As Tang Lingyun thought about Qin Industries, she let out a sigh of relief. Qin Mo had told her that the company would be seeing better days soon. That was because Qin industries managed to secure a very big loan from an established and reputable company in Europe which had plans to branch out in the Far East. More importantly, the shareholders in the company didn't have a problem with the source of the loan and had approved it.
Tang Lingyun thought about how their family would see better days as well once the company stabilizes and passes this current financial crisis. Then, they need not be afraid of Zhuo Jingren when that day comes.
Tang Lingyun concluded that tonight was not the time to have a confrontation with Qin Jinghua. Moreover, their purpose for being here was to gather investors for Qin Fei's fashion brand and build connections with other designers.
Too bad her own daughter did not know any better.
Qin Fei tightened her grip on Xuan Hui's arms. She told herself that she needed to stay calm and not act carelessly even though she was really mad and green with jealousy. Above all, she had to maintain her image. So she gave Lily a smile before pouting at Xuan Hui.
"But I really like it..." She let out a playful sigh and continue to pout, looking at Xuan Hui with pleading eyes. "Hui…"
In Qin Fei's mind, she strongly believed that Lily couldn't have been invited here based on her own merit and abilities. This only meant that Lily must have found a rich sponsor who agreed to bring her along to this party. Either way, she would not let go of this chance to embarrass her.
"Please?" she smiled.
"Well... Maybe we could buy something similar from the store itself," Xuan Hui said helplessly before looking at Lily. "Miss Qin, may I know where you got that jewelry? I am planning to buy something similar for my wife."
Qin Fei immediately beamed when she heard Xuan Hui's words. 'As expected, he still pampers her the most in the end.'
"This piece is not in the market," Lily answered.
"Then how about we buy that instead?" Qin Fei pointed at the bracelet. "Surely, that is not a big deal right?" she asked Lily innocently. Qin Fei's eyes somehow reminded Lily of a puppy, something that she hated the most.
"No," Lily answered while smiling. "You can't afford it anyway. Why bother?"
"Jinghua this…" Tang Lingyun cut in. Even though she told herself not to create any trouble tonight, she was still Qin Fei's mother and every mother wouldn't be able to stand hearing their children being insulted like that.
"Can't you just give way to your sister? She is pregnant and pregnancy makes her emotional sometimes." Tang Lingyun always used this excuse to justify Qin Fei's spoilt behavior. After all, pregnancy could affect a woman's mood and make them irrational sometimes. Perhaps only those who were pregnant before might be able to understand and relate. She believed that people would give Qin Fei the benefit of the doubt because before Qin Fei's pregnancy, her public image has always been good and positive. Qin Fei was the kind and gentle goddess.
"Mrs. Qin… you must be joking," the woman who was talking to Lily said. "How could Miss Qin part with a bracelet that was personally gifted by the owner of LV? Are you perhaps joking?"
"I…" Tang Lingyun was speechless and a little alarmed by what she heard. 'Why would someone influential like that give Lily a precious gift? Was it because of Zhuo Jingren? Does his influence go beyond the Far East?'
"It's okay," Lily said before she accepted a glass of champagne from Yang Mi who was just waiting next to her. This gesture immediately sounded the bells in Tang Lingyun's head. On top of having expensive jewelry, Qin Jinghua also had someone by her side to serve her. 'Why does President Zhuo continue to pamper his wife so much? Didn't he receive the images that she sent?'
"What can I say? Mrs. Xuan loves to take things that are already used by me." Lily shrugged as she looked at the woman beside her. "Second-hand items," Lily added, the smile on her face never faded.
She then took a sip of champagne and looked at Qin Fei, mirth apparent in her eyes. "Mrs. Xuan this champagne is great; do you want to have this too?"