Lily's speech was the climax of the event. Everyone applauded as they looked at her in a new light. Lily Zhuo was a woman with a terrible past and yet here she was, smiling and mingling with everyone as if her indecent photos hadn't been exposed just minutes ago.
"Miss Lily is truly a dragon among men," an old man said with a gentle smile on his face. "I'm sure that the Facci Group will reach new heights in Hong Kong."
"I was saying the same thing a while ago," a woman with a sleek updo chimed in, earning nods from the other people surrounding Lily. "After tonight, I will tell my two daughters to try and apply to your company. I would want them to have someone like you as their mentor."
"It won't be that easy. I'm sure that after this many people will want the same thing," another woman said before the guests began to mingle and have conversations amongst themselves.
This exact scene happened again and again after Lily's speech. In response, Lily only gave everyone a polite smile as she answered a question or two before moving on to a different group of people.
"Look at you, so confidently talking to everyone with a beautiful smile plastered on your face." Lily immediately turned her head towards the source of the voice. When she discovered that it was just Qin Liwei, she turned her attention back to the awards that were displayed near the stage. After talking to so many people Lily decided that she needed some space so she chose to stand away from the crowd to look at the awards that she and the company had received over the years.
"I heard father declared you the new CEO of Qin Industries?" she asked.
"He made the right decision," Qin Liwei said confidently. "After all, I am the heir of the Qin Industries."
"You are right. I hope he won't regret it though," Lily said without turning her head towards him. "Qin Industries have been doing rather well lately. It's making my hand itch."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Ask your scheming mother," Lily answered. This time, she shifted her head from the awards to Qin Liwei. "Everything that happened and will happen to you and your family is her fault."
"Stop making my son go against me." Tang Lingyun's arrival completely surprised her son. After Lily's speech, Qin Mo almost dragged Tang Lingyun out of the venue, leaving Qin Liwei alone. Why is she here now?
"Ah…look, Mother Lingyun is here," Lily said, the sarcasm in her voice so obvious it immediately riled up Tang Lingyun. "Are you excited to see what I have in store for you?" she asked Tang Lingyun bluntly.
"Lily… you were the one who chose to leave the Qin Family and use somebody else's surname. I don't understand where this vengeful tone is coming from," Tang Lingyun said righteously.
"You know what I don't understand?" Lily asked as she gestured for a hovering waiter to give her a flute of champagne. "I don't understand why are you trying to sabotage yourself over and over again. I mean if you want to die, why don't you just kill yourself without dragging your family with you? Is it really so hard for you to understand that those images mean nothing to me?"
"What are you talking about?"
"Tang Lingyun," Lily held the glass of champagne in her hands, her eyes shifting from Qin Liwei to Tang Lingyun. "Tonight… you will see what kind of person you have provoked."
"I… I did not provoke you," Tang Lingyun immediately defended herself as she clutched her son's arm. Her eyes immediately showed fear, prompting her own son to hold her, as if protecting her from Lily.
Seeing the duo in front of her immediately made Lily scoff. She shook her head and turned her attention back to the awards. Lily already had her plans for the Qin Family. Talking to these two people was such a waste of her brain cells.
Honestly, would Tang Lingyun allow Lily to do this? When Tang Lingyun saw that Qin Mo had entered the venue after finishing his phone call, she immediately decided to act. Tang Lingyun was so engrossed in her own agenda that she failed to see Qin Mo's face grow darker as he walked towards her.
"Lily… We are not done talking," Tang Lingyun said as she raised her hands to hold Lily. After holding Lily's arms, Tang Lingyun made it seem as if Lily shook her hands off her arms,making Tang Lingyun fall in the process. She then let out a squeal of surprise, attracting everyone's attention and making her husband stop walking towards them.
"Now… This is how scheming your mother is." Lily looked at Qin Liwei who glared at her before helping his mother up.
"You were the one who caused her to fall and yet you call her scheming. As expected, no amount of wealth would be able to hide your true nature," Qin Liwei stated sanctimoniously before he turned his attention to Tang Lingyun who was now sobbing in his arms.
At this point, the current scene attracted the attention of a lot of socialites as many of them previously made the connection between Lily and the Qin Family of Hong Kong. Some of these people still remembered what happened back then so they naturally knew that Lily and the Qin Family do not have a good relationship with each other.
Naturally, everyone was already anticipating a good show.
Seeing everyone looking at them, Lily held her head high as she looked at Qin Liwei. "You are just like your father. A single tear would make you men so weak that you can't even think properly." She then made a hand gesture towards the DJ of the program.
"I wanted this event to be special and yet you really couldn't control the urge and offended me at my own party," Lily said as she sent a signal to the DJ. "Now, how about I show you why I am feared in the West?"