Meanwhile Lily was texting on her phone while occasionally glancing up to take in the view in front of her. When she was done sending the images that she had taken of the view earlier to Zhuo Jingren, she smiled, anticipating of his reply.
[Zhuo Jingren: I always knew you loved glitters but no amount of glitters could triumph over your beauty.]
Lily smiled while reading the text message before she replied.
[Lily: Thank you for your praise, President Zhuo. I think the view would be even better if you are here with me…]
Then Lily froze at the realization of how mushy her drafted text message was. She immediately deleted the text message with a straight face and drafted a new one. How could she act like a lovesick fool?
[Lily: Thank you. I miss you too.]
After the text message was sent, Lily froze. Why did she say 'I miss you too'? When he did not even tell her that he missed her? This…
"So you are now someone important, huh," someone spoke behind Lily. Lily immediately turned her head to look at Qin Fei and saw her malicious stare. Somehow Lily wasn't surprised that Qin Fei came looking for her.
"Hmmm…" Lily nodded before looking back at the glittering pool. Even though it was just the two of them near the pool, Lily was blatantly ignoring her. Seeing Lily's indifference made Qin Fei rage like a volcano had erupted and her blood boiling like hot lava. She was seething but she still managed to keep her emotions under control.
Qin Fei was a seasoned actress after all, and had long perfected her acting skills. Though she was really angry, her logical mind kept reminding her that losing control in a place like this could potentially cost her her entire acting career that she had painstakingly built with Xuan Hui's help.
"Well, let me tell you this Qin Jinghua or Lily or whatever your name is…" She made a deliberate pause and moved a little closer to Lily. Then she adjusted her voice lower and said, "If you think your new status can make Xuan Hui take a second look at you, then you are wrong. We have been married for a long time now and we are expecting our first child together. He loves me. He won't spare a second glance at someone who is as dirty as you."
"Hmmm… true." Lily nodded, disinterest apparent in her eyes. Actually, Lily's mind was occupied on how to explain her last text message to Zhuo Jingren. How could she break the news to him that she had sent him the wrong text message? Should she really tell him that it was wrongfully sent? She was sure that it would only make the latter upset.
How could she divert his attention away from the 'I miss you too' text? Then Lily started to rack her brain to think if there was anything she was dissatisfied with Zhuo Jingren. Lily thought that she could use that as an excuse to get mad at him, thinking it might be a good distraction.
While Lily's mind was occupied thinking of ways to divert Zhuo Jingren's attention away from her last text message, Qin Fei was thinking about how she could make Lily pay for humiliating her earlier and for ignoring her now. Qin Fei swallowed hard. She was so angry that she was clenching her fists so tight hurting her palms in the process.
"Did you think that your current status would make people look at you differently?" she added as she tilted her head towards Lily's ears. "No… To me and to everyone else who knows what you did seven years ago… you are nothing but a slut. You are a lowly woman who could sleep with someone you just met at a bar," she said before gauging Lily's reaction, thinking that her words were enough to provoke Lily.
However, Lily seemed to be preoccupied in her thoughts, her eyes were looking ahead. It was as if Qin Fei's words didn't affect her at all.
Lily's brows furrowed a little when she really couldn't find a good reason to get 'mad' at Zhuo Jingren. Maybe she could get mad for him not saying that he missed her first? But that would make her seem too shallow. Lily's heart was in turmoil as she continued to deliberate her next course of actions. She was sure that the latter was already smiling from ear to ear after reading her text. He might even think that she had already fallen in love with him. This…
For Lily… this was something that needed an immediate solution.
"What? Aren't you going to say something?" Qin Fei asked. "A monkey can wear crowns and diamonds but it would forever stay as a monkey. Just like you. Wearing expensive clothing and jewelry does not change who you truly are inside."
"Did I hit a nerve? Qin Jinghua?" Qin Fei added with a small smile on her face. As expected a monkey would always be a monkey in front of a lion. Of course, in Qin Fei's mind, Lily was the monkey and she was the lion.
"Mrs. Xuan." Lily moved her head towards Qin Fei. As their faces were a little too close for Qin Fei's comfort, Qin Fei took a step backwards. She didn't want to be staring so closely at Lily's smiley face which was just plain irritating to her.
"Your face is originally so-so. Not that pretty nor ugly. But your attitude stinks making you an overall ugly person. You are getting old too. After having a child or two, I can only imagine how you would look like. I wonder how long can CEO Xuan endure this?" Lily lifted her lips in a smirk.
Of course, Lily was aiming for a bullseye. After all, Qin Fei's non-stop buzzing in her ear was disturbing her train of thought. How dare someone like Qin Fei disturb her peace as she was thinking about her husband? Inwardly, Lily felt that what she said should be enough to make Qin Fei shut her mouth. In fact, she was feeling somewhat righteous for telling Qin Fei the truth.
Qin Fei looked beautiful now only because procedures that were done to her face before. Of course, no one would say anything about this. After all, almost all actors and actresses had undergone cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks. Moreover, anyone who is skilled in applying make-up could even turn an ugly duckling into a swan. Qin Fei was someone who paid close attention to her make-up and her make-up skills were not too bad.
Lily felt that she did the right thing to give Qin Fei a tip and some words of wisdom. After all, Xuan Hui had already touched his secretary. Who knows who might be the next woman he would sleep with? She was just doing a good deed by warning Qin Fei in advance.
And just as she expected, Qin Fei glared at her like she was about to strangle her. In response Lily stifled a laugh at Qin Fei's reaction.
If people would look at the two right now, they would think that they were having a very cordial conversation because at this moment, Lily looked extremely gleeful as if she had just said the funniest joke on the planet.