"You! How dare you!" Tang Lingyun yelled at Lily. Seeing the woman sitting across from her just give her a smirk almost made Tang Lingyun pounce on Lily and squeeze the life out of her. "You-"
To be honest, no amount of insults could satisfy her anger right now. Lily had been trying to humiliate her, and she couldn't take it any longer. Was she trying to flaunt her wealth and knowledge in front of Tang Lingyun? Unknowingly, Tang Lingyun's hand made its way to the tea cup and lifted it, intending to throw the hot tea at Lily.
"Look at you. You are so angry that you have forgotten the difference between a cold and hot cup." Lily noted, a smirk still visible on her face. This made Tang Lingyun realize that the cup that she had been holding had no tea in it. She immediately glared at Yang Mi, who was standing right behind her. Lily must have planned this in advance!
Of course, Tang Lingyun failed to realize that Lily could never predict her moves and that Yang Mi was so protective of Lily that she instantly removed the cup with hot water to avoid any accidents.
"Stop mocking me! I am still the wife of your father and the Madam of the Qin Family to which you belong!" she said in one go, her voice was loud, the exact opposite of the meek and gentle tone she loved to portray.
"Tang Lingyun… why are you really here? I know that Qin Mo does not have enough money to buy those properties from me. Did you perhaps plan to threaten me with those photos again?" Lily asked, a little annoyed that her time had been consumed by this nonsensical individual and her equally nonsense goals.
"So what if I threatened you? Huh? You think too highly of yourself. What do you think will happen to you if I release those photos again?"
"I don't know!" Lily shrugged. "Why don't you tell me what brilliant idea you came up with this time?"
"Quit the sarcastic clap backs, Qin Jinghua! I am here because I want those properties back! My son and daughter deserve them more than you! Transfer it back to your father or I will release those photos during your launch! I'm sure it will affect your company's reputation and eventually your stocks!" Tang Lingyun said. She needed to put Lily in her rightful place! However, when she saw Lily's bored expression, Tang Lingyun immediately started to doubt her initial plan.
"Your husband, President Zhuo Jingren, values his name and reputation too much! If I tell the media about your marriage and those photos, I'm sure he will hate you!" she added while convincing herself that Lily would succumb to her demands.
After Tang Lingyun analyzed the current situation, she realized that the only possible reason for President Zhou to agree to this marriage with Lily Facci was business. Just like any normal businessman, Lily Qin and President Zhuo must have married each other because of money! Lily wanted someone to back her up in Hong Kong while President Zhuo wanted someone that could help him branch out in European countries.
"Why don't you ask him yourself?" Lily said, her gaze was glued at Tang Lingyun's back. She had wasted enough time with this woman already; what she wanted right now was Zhuo Jingren's payments for her efforts this morning.
Tang Lingyun's eyes widened when she saw Zhuo Jingren walking towards Lily. She instantly wondered why Zhuo Jingren was here with a small smile on his face. The latter kissed her on the lips before Lily whispered something into his ear, making Zhuo Jingren chuckle.
Tang Lingyun noticed that Yang Mi gave the two a small bow before she slowly exited the room. This made Tang Lingyun frown. The two people in front of her were still whispering to each other, ignoring her in the process.
"Ehem…" she tried to remind the two of her presence. And just as she expected, the duo looked at her.
"You are still here?" Lily deadpanned. How could Tang Lingyun be so dumb? A proper normal being would have already given them their privacy. This woman is just…
Seeing Lily's blank face and Zhuo Jingren's cold expression made Tang Lingyun uncomfortable, maybe even afraid. "I… I was asking… you wanted me to ask a question to President Zhuo, and I was doing... just that," she started to stutter. She had underestimated the situation and was surprised by Zhuo Jingren's arrival. That, and his cold gaze was making her a little nervous for some unknown reason.
"Miss Tang…" Zhuo Jingren uttered, impatience lacing his voice. "Are you courting death?"
Tang Lingyun's eyes almost bulged out of her sockets when she heard Zhuo Jingren's words. Was he threatening her? But why would he do that? She hadn't even said a thing about Lily yet! Once again, Tang Lingyun immediately blamed Lily for Zhuo Jingren's behavior. This hateful woman must have said something to him, to make him hate her to this degree.
What she did not know was that she was just purely overthinking. Zhuo Jingren wanted to be alone with his wife, and he had come up with three ways to get rid of Tang Lingyun. First, ask Daohu to kill her and drag her dead body out of this office. That was too brutal, and Zhuo Jingren knew that his wife wouldn't like that.
Second, ask Daohu to drag Tang Lingyun alive out of the office. But he decided against it as this would embarrass his wife. Plus, people might think that her husband was a ruthless individual.
And finally, the only good and legal idea that he could come up with was to make Tang Lingyun run out of the office, voluntarily. But this was all inside Zhuo Jingren's mind. On the outside, his gaze towards Tang Lingyun was cold, even murderous, sending shivers down her spine.
"President Zhuo… I…" Tang Lingyun took a single step back.
"Why are you still here, Miss Tang? Are you looking to die?" Once again, Zhuo Jingren asked as he straightened and shoved his hands into his pocket. This earned another giggle from Lily. Her husband was truly good at scaring people, ah.
"President Zhuo!" Tang Lingyun uttered in frustration. She actually did not know what to answer and to be honest… she was scared. For some reason, the things that she had planned to say disappeared as if removed from her brain.
"Miss Tang," Zhuo Jingren made a deliberate pause after he called Tang Lingyun by her maiden family's name for the third time, as if reminding her of what had happened to the Tang Family. "Your presence is making my wife uncomfortable and you refuse to answer my question. Maybe dying was an exaggeration… How about this?" Zhuo Jingren took his phone out of his pocket. "Every minute you stay here, I will make the jail warden cut one toe from your brother in prison?"
"I… I'm going! I'm going! I'm going!" Tang Lingyun gasped, fear apparent in her eyes as her trembling hands grabbed her bag before running out of Lily's office.
Zhuo Jingren was a devil! She was sure of it!