July 30th, Saturday – Launch Day
"In my defense, you called me a weak man and an old man in one week. You crushed my pride into smithereens with just one step. Shall I just let you do it again and again without trying to build up my confidence first? As a healthy man, I, too, need to assure myself that I am enough to satiate my wife's… cravings," Zhuo Jingren smirked as he watched Lily's frowning face.
Lily narrowed her eyes at him. "Do you think your eloquence is enough to defend yourself? You- you brute!"
"Aiya… challenging me time and time again, then complaining you couldn't keep up. What is this logic?" In response, Lily threw a large pillow towards her husband's face. he just laughed as he avoided the pillow.
"You told me that we were going to sleep last night!"
"You called me weak," Zhuo Jingren responded, still laughing.
"Stop defending yourself!" Lily hissed. "Go get me some medicine for body pains!"
Without getting up, Zhuo Jingren handed her some medicine. "Eat your breakfast first, then drink this." He eyed the bed tray that he placed in front of Lily.
"Bribing me with food… You think too lowly of me, Mr. Zhuo." She narrowed her eyes at him before she shoved the porridge in her mouth. Lily was actually pissed right now. Last night, this man ravaged her to the point of exhaustion. Right now, Lily could still feel her legs shaking. How crude.
Though she couldn't deny the fact that she loved it, Lily was still adamant about blaming him for her tired body. How was she supposed to walk in stilettos later?
"Does it taste good?" he asked when Lily continued to eat it without saying anything. "It's early in the morning and you are already so grumpy. How about I give you a massage?"
"You seemed to be so idle Mr. Zhuo. Don't you have a company to run?" she asked.
"It's Saturday. I am on a weekend holiday and I will be there to escort you later."
"Oh…" she nodded. "But you don't show yourself at events like this, right? I mean… I have never heard of you attending launch events like this."
"You are my wife. I attend every event that you attend."
"Fair enough. This is also good. Those women who have intentions towards you will know that I own you."
"You make it sound as If I am a woman and you are the cold hearted,possessive CEO who owns me."
"I am a cold hearted possessive CEO," she countered while slowly turning her head towards him before she lazily continued, "and I own you."
"Hmmm… now that I think about it," Zhuo Jingren held his chin before grinning. "You are absolutely right!"
Seeing Jingren's silly expression, Lily couldn't help but also smile. After she told him her feelings, Lily expected awkwardness between them but contrary to her expectations, she felt as if they become even closer. Maybe it was… the honesty? Or the rawness that both of them showed towards each other. She didn't know... and Lily found it too complicated to discuss this. She felt good and she knew, he did too. And for that… she was thankful.
The launch will be a four-hour evening event that will start at six. It will be held in one of the high-end hotels that is located in the northwestern part of Hong Kong. Since this is not near Sky City, Lily decided to have her makeup done at the hotel itself.
Originally, Lily decided to head down to the hotel at noon with Yang Mi. This was already in her schedule. However, because she woke up late, she asked Yang Mi to just go to the hotel without her to prepare everything while she and Zhuo Jingren will come later as he will also be the one escorting her to the event.
The trip to the hotel was actually not that long, so Zhuo Jingern decided that he would drive Lily while Daohu will drive both Secretary Go and Yang Mi.
"You have been trying to make Go Jinchen get close to Yang Mi lately," Lily noted as she gazed out of the car window.
"So observant," he smiled, his eyes on the road.
"But Go Jinchen is afraid of Yang Mi. How could the two of them get closer to each other when he won't even start a conversation with her?"
"You are underestimating Jichen so much. Just watch and see how those two will eventually end up together soon."
"You seem to love playing cupid, huh?" Lily turned her head to look at him. "Why don't you stop thinking about other people's love lives and answer the proposition? What do you think? I will still pay you for warming my bed." Lily had a small smirk on her face, an eyebrow raised at him.
In response, Zhou Jingren let out a chuckle but before he could open his mouth, Lily's phone rang. Seeing that it was an unknown number, Lily frowned before she answered the call.
"Yes, speaking," Lily's frown grew deeper, prompting Zhuo Jingren to slow down and look at her.
"What? Which hospital?" Lily's face paled.
"Alright, give me fifteen minutes." She then ended the call and looked at Zhuo Jingren. "Yang Mi and the others got into an accident. Let's go to the City Hospital now."
Zhuo Jingren did not utter a word as he stepped on the gas. A cold atmosphere seemed to envelope the car as Zhuo Jingren suddenly grabbed Lily's hand and pulled her towards him. His expression was enough to tell Lily what the man was thinking.
If he did not insist on Lily riding with him, then it would have been Lily in that car. Although Zhuo Jingren was not happy, a sliver of relief could still be seen in his eyes as he tightened his hold on Lily's hand.
A few minutes later, his phone also vibrated and since he was driving, it was Lily who answered the call. Just as they expected, it was also a call from the hospital informing him that Secretary Go got into an accident.
The duo's expression was grave as they both turned silent. According to the information given to them, a drunk truck driver shoved the car that Yang Mi and Secretary Go were riding in. It was an accident, and the driver also sustained some injuries himself - but a drunk driver in the middle of the day? Both Lily and Zhuo Jingren looked at each other, understanding visible in their eyes before he shifted his gaze onto the road again.
Both of them had been so exposed to the ways of the world to the point that they don't believe in coincidences anymore. So was it really an accident?
After a few minutes, the duo arrived at the hospital and were immediately relieved to find that Yang Mi just sustained bruises because Secretary Go was able to protect her. Sadly, the latter sustained grave injuries that might keep him in bed for a few days.
"President, I am sure it was not an accident." Yang Mi said as she never left her sight on the sleeping Secretary Go. She then clenched her teeth and stared at Lily, "I am positive that someone wanted that accident to happen."