"Alright. You should sit there and just watch. What are you standing here for?" Lily asked when she noticed that Zhuo Jingren was just standing behind her as she started to undress herself.
"Closer inspection," he answered while grinning.
"Shameless." She rolled her eyes at him. "Sit down there," she said as she eyed the couch in the middle of the luxurious room. Seeing Zhuo Jingren walk towards the couch, Lily suddenly let out a sigh. "I don't want to try these on. I'll just buy everything. Let's go."
"Well… I'm not comfortable trying them on in front of all these mirrors," Lily admitted. A VIP fitting room that allowed guys inside was something else. It might in fact be normal in some parts of the world, however, what made Lily a little uncomfortable was the fact that the room had weird red lighting, adding a sensual vibe to it. Moreover, there was a big couch in the middle of the room that was surrounded by mirrors. This reminded her of a strip club.
Call her paranoid, but Lily had schemed against many others. She could sense that someone was scheming behind her back. Of course in this case, the scheme would be against Zhuo Jingren. Or...l yeah… maybe she is just a little paranoid.
Or someone was indeed watching them. Either way, Lily is a very cautious person and she would rather stay safe than take unnecessary risks.
"Okay. Let's go," Zhuo Jingren nodded at her. Although Lily did not tell him the reason why she wanted to leave, Zhuo Jingren could feel the sudden change in her mood once they entered the room. It probably had something to do with the different vibe that he also felt inside.
With this in mind, Zhuo Jingren reached out to hold Lily's hand as they walked out of the room. After a few minutes, Lily paid for everything while secretly asking the attendant to include the red bustier set that Zhuo Jingren had pointed out earlier.
After the couple bought the lingerie, they decided to go to a cafe while Lily made a quick video call to Mr. Han in regard to the bidding that the latter was interested in joining. Neither of them talked about what happened at the lingerie store.
"Alright. I will contact you soon," Lily said before ending the call on her tablet. Then she handed it towards Yang Mi who was sitting at the table next to theirs. Of course, Yang Mi was sitting with Secretary Go.
"Those two will be killing each other soon," Lily noted as she took a sip of her coffee.
"Nah… they are making progress," Zhuo Jingren said. "Speaking of progress, your good friend Fernando has been spending a lot of time with Li Shanshan lately. Last I heard, they were in New York together."
"Wow. Why you are so up to date about this? Even I am clueless about this," she noted. Lily could only guess that Fernando and her husband had been keeping in touch. However, she did not know that they had become this close, that their friendship had grown to this extent.
"Well… your good friend Fernando was trying to show off by taking pictures of their hotel room and the galleries they went to together. He thought I was shallow enough to compete with him," he said.
"Oh… New York, huh? Those two did not even tell me about it. If they dare show their faces in front of me again…" Lily did not continue her words. In fact, she understood why both Li Shanshan and Fernando were not telling her these things. This would be because Li Shanshan felt guilty for not telling Lily about what happened between them. She must have asked Fernando not to tell her as well.
Of course, the smart Fernando still found a way to inform her by talking to Zhuo Jingren instead.
"Well, this reminds me, I have another meeting in New York next month." Zhuo Jingren's voice interrupted her. "You should come with me. I have already booked the most expensive luxury suite in New York."
Lily gave her husband a look, mirth apparent in her eyes. "Not shallow, huh..." she said before she rolled her eyes. Boys and their silly competitions... This reminded Lily of how playful her husband actually is. At first glance, Zhuo Jingren would give you the impression that he is a very serious individual. Even all the tabloids and online news said that.
Zhuo Jingren's coldness was known to both men and women in the business industry. However, this was the polar opposite of his actual personality. Sometimes, Lily even wondered if Zhuo Jingren was the one who spread the news to give people the wrong impression about him. Of course, she was aware that this might not be the case once she was not with him.
"I am a very busy woman. If you want my company then you should pay for my time," Lily said. How could Zhuo Jingren just ask her for a vacation? She was a tycoon who managed more than twenty subsidiaries, both inside and outside of Hong Kong. How could she find the time to go on a luxury vacation with him in New York?
"Oh… then do you want money…" Zhuo Jingren leaned towards her and lowered his voice. "Or stocks?"
"President Zhuo must have forgotten that you already gave me all your money," Lily said. Stocks? She was expecting for him to offer his body, alright?
"Right… then what do you want in return?" He gave her a sly smile. Of course he knew what his wife wanted but he wanted her to say it.
"Your body, of course," Lily said. "I have very high standards. I won't settle for some mediocre payments."
What they didn't notice was that their hardworking secretaries could hear them. Their voices might not be loud enough for other people to hear, but their outstanding assistants were sitting right next to their table.
Both Yang Mi and Secretary Go could only lower their heads as they continued to listen to their bosses flirting. They were both still single... How could their bosses be so ruthless as to shove dog food right in their faces?