"Hey! Wait!" Manager Hao immediately ran after Lily and Bingbing and blocked their path with QiaoQiao in tow. Seeing Lily and Bingbing stop to stare at her, Manager Hao instantly glared at the two. "Who do you think you are?"
"Sister Hao… I think we should just go," QiaoQiao said suddenly as she tried to avoid Lily's eyes. A while ago, she was not able to recognize Lily as she did not see her features properly. However, now that they are face to face, she was already a hundred percent sure that this… this was President Lily Facci-Qin of the Facci Group. The woman who single handedly embarrassed Qin Fei at Fashion Week. How could QiaoQiao forget such an incident?
"President Lily, this is a misunderstanding," she said immediately. "I am a great fan of yours; however, my manager did not recognize you at the VIP room as she hadn't seen you at the party back then. My apologies."
In response, Lily smiled gently at the speechless Manager before looking at QiaoQiao. "Apology accepted." Seeing that Manager Hao did not move an inch, Lily raised an eyebrow. "Are you not going to move?"
"Let's go, Sister Hao. We still need to find a new boutique. I wonder if we can still attend the launch event. I am not sure if we can still find a suitable gown at this time," QiaoQiao said while giving her manager a sad smile. She then looked at Lily with the same sad look on her face.
"Why don't I ask CEO Xuan to call President Zhuo? Maybe he could give you a referral for the gown?" Manager Hao said, still not moving out of Lily's way.
"No… it's okay. Let's just go. We have already disturbed the people here."
"QiaoQiao this is a very important event for you. I don't think…"
"No, it's alright. Let's go, Sis Hao," QiaoQiao said before she looked at Lily. "I apologize for disturbing you. I'm really pressed for time, hence my Manager got riled up with the situation. We are going right now to find another boutique." She smiled at Lily before giving Bingbing a small bow. If people saw them, they would immediately think that QiaoQiao was as respectful and as gentle as the early morning breeze.
"Are you going to attend a ball?" Lily asked.
"Oh.. no. We were invited to the launch party for Harmony Isle," QiaoQiao answered. Seeing the interest in Lily's eyes, she continued, "I know… I did not expect that they would invite a mere actress like me."
"Why are you looking down on yourself? Of course, they would invite someone like you. You are not only beautiful, you also have connections ah," Manager Hao chimed in.
"Hmmm. Interesting," Lily nodded while laughing inwardly. How could these two act like monkeys in front of her? Did they think she was like all those dumb people that they could manipulate into doing their bidding? How stupid.
"Yeah… I was actually surprised that they invited me. I don't even remember knowing the person who owns Harmony Isle, plus I have yet to become an A-lister," QiaoQiao said, innocence apparent in her eyes. All she really wanted was to get a gown for the launch. Nothing else. At first, seeing Miss Bingbing mad made her panic as they are really pressed for time and she might not be able to find another beautiful gown for Saturday. But then, President Lily showed up. QiaoQiao immediately used the situation to try and get the latter's attention, hoping that Lily would tell the staff to accommodate her as well.
It was not really a harmful scheme or anything. After all, women should help each other and not bring each other down. Though she already saw Lily in action against Qin Fei, QiaoQiao was somewhat sure that she could charm her way towards Lily. In QiaoQiao's mind, Lily was just like any other influential females that she had met. You praise them a little and then apologize, and follow it up by acting meekly. This will lead them to reciprocate accordingly or atleast act like they do. After all, QiaoQiao was an artist and a very good one at that. If someone discovered that she was bullied, her fans would react immediately…
"I don't remember inviting you though," Lily's words interrupted her thinking.
"Eh?" QiaoQiao gave Lily a questioning look. "What does President Qin mean?"
"Ah… you didn't know? I own Harmony Isle." Lily's smile was still plastered on her face, which made Manager Hao and QiaoQiao a little confused and unable to understand her true meaning. Is she angry? Being sarcastic? Or just happy? "Alright, since it's clear that I did not invite you, there's no need to tire yourselves out. You can go home now."
Everyone's mouth was left agape at Lily's words. This… Isn't this just the most awkward situation?
"I… President Qin…" QiaoQiao started to stutter as her face reddened in embarrassment. She immediately berated herself inwardly for still proceeding with her plan. Why did she have to open her mouth and talk to a person as scary as the woman in front of her?
"I am in a hurry and you are still in my way. I can see that you love standing on someone's way too much. Why don't I ask President Zhuo to cancel all of Zhuo Capital's sponsorships on your films? By then you can stand here however long you want." she asked, coldly. This time, Lily could not deny the uncomfortable feeling that she had inside. She was a little irritated. No… this is not irritation. This is pure anger. She is angry and she could not even explain why.
Then suddenly Yang Mi arrived and approached Lily. She ignored the other two women in front of Lily and directly whispered into Lily's ear.
Lily immediately scoffed at her secretary's words. "If he wants a picture then let him come and take it himself!" she suddenly snapped. Realizing that she had said this in the presence of other people, Lily cleared her throat as the realization hit her. She then held her head high and pushed Manager Hao out of the way before marching towards the VIP Room.
She was f*cking mad because she was jealous! Jealous that someone had casually used her husband's name and claimed him to be theirs! 'Zhuo Jingren ah! You have been attracting so many women! You just wait and see!' she gritted her teeth while slamming the door of the VIP room shut leaving Yang Mi and Bingbing outside the door staring at each other with a puzzled look on their faces.
"Do you think we should call President Zhuo?" Bingbing asked. In response, Yang Mi nodded.
"Hmmm… We need to. This is an emergency situation."