While this was happening, Manager Hao and QiaoQiao stood frozen. It was as if their world had stopped revolving and they were trapped inside , unable to move or utter a single word. Lily Facci-Zhuo? She is Zhuo Jingren's wife? QiaoQiao looked at Lily and Zhuo Jingren, her gaze unfathomable. Is this the reason why Lily invited them? To let them know that she is Zhuo Jingren's wife?
QiaoQiao bit her lip and clenched her fists so tightly that she could feel her nails digging into her palms. So this was the reason why Zhuo Jingren arrived at the boutique back then. He must have been there to pacify Lily who got angry because of their altercation.
At this event, QiaoQiao wasn't the only woman who was disappointed to know that Zhuo Jingren was already married. Countless other actresses and models who attended the event felt that the scene in front of them was hurting their eyes.
Just like Zhuo Jingren, Lily, too, had made a lot of bachelors feel broken hearted. Some of them specifically agreed to attend this event with hopes that they would have the chance to get close to the great Lily Facci-Qin.
"Hmph! Isn't that just a business marriage? Once she finds someone that she truly likes, I'm sure she will leave him," a short man with broad shoulders murmured.
"Yi, lower your voice. We are here to watch, not to cause any trouble," the tall man beside him responded, interest apparent in his eyes as he watched Lily walked towards the stairs.
"My apologies, Young Master." The short man bowed his head in embarrassment before turning his attention back to Lily who was now on the stage, a smile still visible on her face.
"Good evening," Lily started. "First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for attending this event." She made a deliberate pause as her gaze drifted towards the crowd. Her eyes went straight to the Qin and Xuan's table. She then gave them a meaningful smile before shifting her gaze to the other people in front of her.
"As already mentioned, my name is Lily Facci-Zhuo and I am the CEO of the Facci Group. In Europe, businessmen considered me to be someone of nobility, but that nobility did not come from my blood or from chivalry. It came from being ruthless in the business world. It came from being tough. I was abrupt in my decisions, stubborn, and hard headed. I am a woman and in the business world, women are considered inferior but that did not intimidate me because I learned from the best. I learned from my grandmother, Lilian Facci." Loud applause resounded as Lily paused again as she looked at everyone, the same smile still plastered on her face.
Lily is a proud Facci. She is proud that she is Lilian's granddaughter and prodigy. Then, for some reason, her eyes shifted towards Zhuo Jingren. Her husband was also clapping his hands, his head held high and a smile was on his face - but who could miss his dazzling gaze that was full of pride? Lily quickly averted her gaze to the other guests. Zhuo Jingren's proud smile was making her giggle ah. She can't giggle at an event like this.
"The status of the Facci Group right now did not come from a pie in the sky. My grandmother did not pick it up somewhere and give it to me. She worked her ass off and made the Facci Group one of the most prominent companies in Europe and then I worked my ass off to make it what it is today," she continued. "It was not a one-night effort. It took years and years of mistakes, planning, losing and winning. It took not just one person to create all of this but tens and hundreds of hardworking and brilliant minds."
However, before Lily could continue, soft music interrupted her before flashes of images were displayed behind Lily.
Some people were quick to cover their mouths in shock, some faces reddened while some businessmen furrowed their brows. In front of them were images of a young Lily Qin dancing and being intimate with a man.
"Turn it off." It was Fernando. He was the first to rise from his seat. His expression was extremely ugly. Meanwhile, Zhuo Jingren's face became stern. He looked at Lily who just stared at him in return, her eyes full of mirth. Lily quickly held her hands out towards Fernando as her lips slowly turned upwards into an enchanting smile.
Zhuo Jingren raised an eyebrow at Lily. She had never smiled at him like that! In fact, this was the first time that he had witnessed this kind of smile. Despite the charm that Lily was showing right now, Zhuo Jingren and everyone else could not deny that this smile was devoid of any humor. Her eyes were full of malice. The smile that Lily wore right now was beautiful… so beautiful that it was almost predatory.
"Don't turn it off. I want to see everything," Lily uttered. Her mellow voice had earned a lot of raised eyebrows from everyone. How was she so calm? Was this a part of her plan?
After seeing Lily's calm demeanor, some businessmen who were scowling immediately calmed down. If the person in the images was so calm, then this could only mean that either she planned all of this or she knew how to solve the current issue.
Tang Lingyun on the other hand was showing a very shocked expression, her eyes opened wide while her hand was on her mouth. Of course, some people at the same table such as Yang Lina and Xuan Hui already knew that she was the culprit behind those images. A normal bystander, however, would merely think that the current Tang Lingyun was extremely surprised while watching the images.
But Tang Lingyun miscalculated. Qin Mo, who was sitting next to her, already had his brows furrowed while thinking about Tang Lingyun's statement a while ago. A surprise for him? Only a fool would not be able to deduce that this was the surprise that she was talking about.
Hundreds of questions and scenarios immediately bombarded Qin Mo's mind, however, only one question made it out of his mouth. "Where did you get those photos?" Qin Mo's facial expression became stern as he looked at his wife. Those photos were removed from the internet years ago. How did Tang Lingyun get hold of them?