"President Zhuo... If you don't mind me saying this, I am just a mere lawyer. I don't think I should be involved in these things." Lawyer Yan found the courage to tell Zhuo Jingren what was on his mind. After thinking through, he still didn't understand why he mattered in the grand scheme of things.
"Lawyer Yan…" Zhuo Jingren stared at the lawyer intently. "To be honest, I don't know either." His words immediately surprised Lawyer Yan. "However, what I know is that my wife will soon take down the Qin Enterprises and she will find you soon. I hope you could come to a decision by then. You know my wife's identity and you know that I am also backing her. If you know what is best for you, you would choose to stand on our side."
Then Zhuo Jingren rose from his seat and passed the brown envelope to Secretary Go who was just standing nearby. "I want you to think about it properly before giving her an answer. But bear this in mind, my wife will surely win in this long game," he said before leaving with Secretary Go in tow.
Lily hadn't told him her plans yet but for some reason, he knew that she would involve the lawyer in this battle. This was based on his observation of how Lily didn't like to get her hands dirty and would make use of others to fight her battle while she watched from the crowd. Then she would sit in one corner with her coffee as she watched her enemies run around like headless chickens, with no idea who was assaulting them. Though he found this method a little slow, Zhuo Jingren knew first-hand how satisfying it was to watch people fight each other, oblivious that they had already fallen into Lily's trap.
Lily's plan to take down the Tang family was successful. It was very satisfying for Lily to see the Tang family crumbling to the ground. On top of that, she was certain that Qin Fei and Tang Lingyun would not be able to scheme against her for a while. They would be hiding at home, fearing further retaliation against them.
Now that the Tang family was history, Lily decided to focus on the next important event: the official opening of her new head office on 30th July, Saturday.
15th July, Friday.
Today was just like any other day for Lily. Most of her trusted directors had flown in from Europe to attend a meeting with her in the boardroom of their new headquarters.
In preparation for their move, Facci Group had been hiring new staff and plans had been made to get the senior staff from Europe to train the new staff. The move here was significant for Facci Group as this would establish their presence in the Far East.
"As the construction of the new Harmony Aisle had already started, I think that it's about time we pay a visit to the A.R Mall and Boutique's branches in Singapore and Mainland China. We need to start working on rebranding those two branches," one of the directors said.
The Facci Group had a wide portfolio and were involved in various sectors and industries like energy, construction, ports, insurance and retail. They had more than ten subsidiaries, each with their own managing directors. This made it easier for Lily to manage each and every company while ensuring that they grow with the conglomerate. As Facci Group grew bigger, Lily made sure to hold regular meetings with her managing directors to ensure that everything was in order in each subsidiary.
"Good suggestion." Lily nodded as she gestured for Yang Mi to add it to the list of things that she needed to look into. Then Lily addressed a woman in her thirties, with short cropped hair. "How are preparations for the opening ceremony event coming up? Do you have everything covered?"
"Alright, I want to-" However, before Lily could finish her words, the door of the boardroom suddenly opened, revealing Daohu who was holding a bouquet of flowers. He gave Lily a small bow at the door before he approached her.
"Madam, the president asked me to give this to you at exactly three in the afternoon." After Daohu said that, melodious music started to play through the speakers, a piano piece. The directors were all confused as to what was going on.
Lily accepted the flowers from Daohu without saying anything. She was already used to her husband surprising her like this. However, Lily thought that this was not a very good time as she was currently busy. "Thank you," she uttered to Daohu.
"President, look!" one of the directors suddenly exclaimed, pointing at the floor to ceiling glass panel of the boardroom.
Outside was a banner or maybe a tarpaulin with words on it.
'You get a lot of it if you're powerful and successful, but significantly less when you're just starting out. You sometimes do it with yourself, but it's a lot better when you do it with another person. What am I talking about?'
Gasps were heard inside the boardroom while some men immediately chuckled. Lily felt her face getting hotter. Her own reaction surprised her. The stoic expression that she was maintaining earlier was replaced with a mixture of anger, embarrassment and...glee? She was not even sure.
Of course, Lily's mind already had the answer for it. And it was something dirty. How could her husband embarrass her like this?
That was until another banner was rolled over, revealing the answer to the riddle.
Lily wanted to slap herself on the forehead when she saw the answer to the riddle! Email? Email? How did she not think of that? Lily ignored everyone who looked very astonished as she furiously scrolled through her email.
'All men have one, but it's longer on some than others. The Pope never uses his, and a man gives it to his wife once they're married.'
Lily immediately raised an eyebrow at the riddle. 'His last name?' she silently thought. Then another email came in and she immediately opened it.
'I'll meet you at the rooftop.'