"I think you have to go. You have been disturbing my work for hours now. I can't function and think properly with you around," Lily said while trying to ignore the fact that Zhuo Jingren was sitting across her with his shirt open, revealing his tanned chest. She lowered her head further and avoided looking at the beautiful specimen trying to tempt her to stop working.
"Ah… now that hurts my pride. How could my wife kick me out of her office after what happened? Could it be that she is not satisfied and wanted another pair of new clothing?" he said, mirth apparent in his eyes as he started to close the buttons of his shirt.
Lily responded with a glare which made the other laugh. "My time is precious."
Still laughing, Zhuo Jingren rose from his seat and fixed his shirt before making his way to his suit jacket. "I have a meeting in thirty minutes. It will take me an hour or two then I can come back here to…"
"Why the hell would you come back here?" Lily raised her head to look at him. Come back and then what? Wouldn't this mean more distraction?
"Eat." He grinned, making a slight blush appear on Lily's ears. Just what kind of stuff had she been thinking lately? And she even snapped at him when all he wanted to say was to eat. How immature, she thought.
Of course, Zhuo Jingren's next sentence instantly made Lily regret feeling guilty. "Eat you." The grin on Zhuo Jingren's face had become even broader.
"You-" Lily narrowed her eyes at the man next to her table. "Get out. You will sleep on the couch tonight."
"Yeah… you said that last night."
"You did not sleep last night!" Lily countered. "Tonight, you will sleep on the couch."
"Not with me, you dummy! You will sleep on the couch, alone!" she reiterated.
"Alright. Let's sleep on the couch together." He laughed before walking towards her. Seeing Lily glare at him was making him happy. He immediately made a mental note to give some red envelopes to all of his employees later. Zhuo Jingren then kissed Lily's forehead. "I'll eat you later- I mean, I will see you later." He gave another chuckle.
"Haha…What a funny old man," Lily said. She was not being childish... Alright, call her childish. She really did want to get even and at least irritate the man. How could she allow him to make fun of her like that?
However, the other laughed even more. "Is this your way of asking for a second round, Mrs. Zhuo?" He raised an eyebrow at her, a smirk slowly appearing on his handsome face. Seeing Lily's mouth drop from his shamelessness gave him another reason to laugh. What a cute little wife.
"You- Get out! Now!" Lily said, her face slowly turning scarlet. Zhuo Jingren seemed to have the ability to give new meaning to everything she said. How frustrating!
Seeing Lily's red face, Zhuo Jingren leaned down and captured her pouted lips. Who could resist such a charming wife?
Xuan Residence – Dinner
"I heard that Qin Industries is doing really good this past few days, so I decided to celebrate with dinner." Qin Fei smiled at everyone. "Though I did not cook these cuisines, I was there and supervised the chefs to make sure that everything is perfect."
"You should stop tiring yourself, Feifei… your body is more important than the taste of this food," Qin Mo answered. Though his face was blank and did not show any emotion, it was apparent that the tone of his voice had become gentler.
"It's okay. I'm sure it's worth it." Qin Fei bashfully smiled at her father.
"Are we really going to eat without Xuan Hui?" It was Tang Lingyun. Surprisingly, Qin Fei agreed to eat without her husband. This was something that never happened before.
"He had an emergency trip to Mainland China. One of their actresses has met an accident, and there was a problem with the film. Some sponsors were also not happy about this. The director in charge was on maternity leave, so he had to take care of the situation personally." This would be the first time that Qin Fei and Xuan Hui were separate from each other during a family dinner.
Because of this, only Qin Fei, Qin Mo, and Tang Lingyun were having dinner together. With the current set up, Qin Fei found it easier to convince her father with their initial plan.
"By the way, when will my brother come home?" Qin Fei started. Though she knew that having her father agree to the request would be very difficult, she still wanted to give it a try.
After the dinner, Tang Lingyun told the father and daughter that she would get some fresh air. She wanted to give Qin Fei the time to talk to Qin Mo about Qin Liwei's situation.
Tang Lingyun let out a sigh as her eyes were attracted to the abstract painting in front of her. She could only hope that Qin Fei could convince Qin Mo.
"Are you planning to do something about Lily Qin anytime soon?" Tang Lingyun's heart almost jumped out of her chest when she heard a voice behind her. She instantly turned and was somewhat surprised to see Yang Lina.
"I… You surprised me. I did not even notice that you were standing behind me." Tang Lingyun stroked her chest and smiled at Yang Lina, who was wearing a black dress, making her look even more… terrifying.
"I think Lily Qin is planning something against the Qin Family." Yang Lina went straight to the point. Her goal tonight was straightforward, and she did not want to waste her time talking to someone as stupid as Tang Lingyun.
"Where did you hear this from?" Tang Lingyun furrowed her brows. Would Lily target the Qin Family?
"If I was Lily Qin, that is what I would do," Yang Lina answered, her gaze glued to the painting in front of them. "And I would do it during that launch. In front of many people." She slowly turned her head towards Tang Lingyun. To Yang Lina, Tang Lingyun was the perfect pawn. And in her vocabulary, pawns were always meant to be played and manipulated to do one's bidding.
"I…" Yang Lina's heavy words were actually making Tang Lingyun speechless. But she did not even bother to ask for Yang Lina's source of information. The only thing she seemed to register in her mind was to prevent Lily Qin from hurting her family.
Seeing Tang Lingyun's expression, Yang Lina knew that her goal had already been achieved. Yang Lina smiled at the woman next to her. "I was just about to visit Qin Fei, but seeing her serious expression while talking to her father made me decide to come back in the morning to check on her."
"Oh." She nodded.
"Well then Lingyun, I will go ahead and have dinner with my husband. I wish you all the luck." She smiled before turning around and walking towards the exit. All she needed to do now was watch from the sidelines as Tang Lingyun acted against Lily at the Launch.