Mu Lihua instantly furrowed her brows when she received the news about the posts online.
"That quick?" she thought out loud as she opened the site on her laptop and started reading the news. She was actually expecting Zhuo Jingren to counter her like this but she thought it would take him at least twenty-four hours to do so. "He must love his goody-goody reputation so much," she said before she glanced at her secretary. "Leak the news. Show the floorplan of the orphanage that I designed myself. Tell the reporters camping outside that we've already made arrangements to transfer the kids."
"CEO Mu, the deed is not yet ready, I'm afraid that…"
"Just do as I say. We can't let this news continue past tonight.People have already decided to boycott the mall. I don't want this to affect my company," she said calmly. She was hoping that the mess that she made for Zhuo Jingren would be enough to keep him occupied for the next few days. However, a few minutes later her secretary came back, in full panic mode.
"CEO Mu, the Patriarch called. He wants you to go home so you can explain your next course of action."
"I already have my plans. Tell him I will go home this weekend," she answered coldly. In response, the secretary could only sigh inwardly while nodding her head. Mu Lihua's parents doted on her excessively but she was still very cold towards them. While it was very obvious that they preferred her over her younger sister, Mu Lihua had always behaved indifferently towards her parents.
The secretary immediately called Mu Lihua's father and informed him of the things that Mu Lihua said. After that, she leaked the news about Mu Lihua's initial plan.
Meanwhile, Mu Huang, the patriarch of the Mu Family, instantly cursed after he ended the call with his daughter's secretary.
How could his daughter dare to attack Zhuo Jingren and his wife like this? Is she looking for death?
Mu Huang cursed again before he called another number on his phone. "Inform Xinlan that her daughter is trying to attract Zhuo Jingren's attention." He gritted his teeth before he continued, "She is courting death." He ended the call without waiting for the other party to say anything. Since his wife was in hiding, Mu Huang made sure not to contact her directly and he even kept the calls as brief as possible in case anyone was tracing their calls.
Mu Huang then sat on his office chair as he tried to dial Mu Lihua's personal number again. Still unreachable. His daughter's habit of turning off her personal phone while working was really making him lose control of his anger.
That night, another news report exploded just minutes after the news exposing Mu Lihua as the buyer. Mu Lihua is said to have already implemented her plans for the orphanage and the children. She even personally designed floor plans for the future orphanage! Sources say that Mu Lihua wanted to create an even bigger orphanage to give the children more personal space.
This made many people applaud her! It seems they misunderstood Mu Lihua's intentions all along. This cold goddess truly has a pure heart, unlike the owner of Zhuo Capital. Once again, people started criticizing Zhuo Jingren for forgetting his roots.
However, someone actually brought up the topic of Zhuo Jingren saving Scarlet City from bankruptcy. Finance types were always watching the business news so they actually remembered the rumors of Scarlet City in Hong Kong filing for bankruptcy because of some corruption issues. This was big news back then as there are many branded stores in Scarlet City. If he helped the Mu Family in the past, why would CEO Mu buy the orphanage where President Zhuo grew up? Was she being ungrateful, or did she simply forget that Zhuo Jingren was the person who saved her company?
"She is smart," Lily commented while holding her tablet and skimming through the various posts online.
"Sleep. It's late now," Zhuo Jingren said as he hugged Lily's waist. His eyes were already closed and his breathing quickly became even. Lily was leaning on the headboard as she continued to read the comments, while the exhausted Zhuo Jingren was already sleeping.
In response, Lily just smirked before she continued scrolling down the tablet. Zhuo Jingren must have tired himself out when he administered her... punishment. Lily laughed inwardly before her gaze turned serious. A woman who made it in the business industry is someone who should not be underestimated, just like this Mu Lihua.
Unlike the previous women that Lily had schemed against, Mu Lihua had been thriving in the business industry. As expected, her schemes came in layers and she was fully prepared to counter-attack Zhuo Jingren. Actually, what Lily was wondering right now was why is Mu Lihua doing this? Why is she risking her reputation to pick a fight with someone like Zhuo Jingren?
Lily slowly removed Zhuo Jingren's hands from her waist and she donned a robe on top of her silk pyjamas before slowly walking out of their room. She wanted to go to her office to check out something. In less than a minute, Lily was already on her laptop reading some documents. Her brain wouldn't shut down tonight without having some form of a conclusion about Mu Lihua's illogical behavior.
Based on Mu Lihua's intellect and even her schemes, she should be smart enough to realize that everything would eventually backfire on her. So why do it? After a few minutes, Lily frowned as she did not find anything suspicious about Mu Lihua.
Lily leaned back in her chair as she tried to analyze the woman, but she kept coming up with nothing. Women are complicated creatures indeed. Lily let out a sigh. This was the first time that she and Zhuo Jingren had been working together to cook up a scheme, and even she couldn't help but applaud her own husband's ruthless ways.
Lily was the type of person that needed facts first before creating a plan whereas Zhuo Jingren just made something up out of nowhere. Before he could read the information that the Yang Family provided about the Mu Family, Zhuo Jingren had already advised her that using Mu Lihua and Mu Qingling would be the best way to make He Xinlan show herself. Not that she disagreed with the idea. In fact, Lily thought that she was lucky to meet someone who is as scheming as she is.