"I guess the media was right to paint you as a ruthless businessman," Qi Xia said calmly. His words only earned a snort of derision from Zhuo Jingren.
"I am indeed ruthless to my enemies," Zhuo Jingren nodded. "The things that Miss Mu did… I've killed people for less."
Qi Xia turned speechless at Zhuo Jingren's words. Even now, he still can't comprehend why Zhuo Jingren is reacting with such intensity. "Your words baffle me, President Zhuo. How could someone like you talk about killing people as easily as breathing?"
"Because it is as easy as breathing," Zhuo Jingren countered, his dark eyes sending shivers down Qi Xia's spine. How could someone casually talk about killing people? This man… His gaze shifted towards Lily, whose face did not show a single reaction to her husband's chilling words.
"I think this conversation has become highly uncomfortable. We have different principles, and the fact that you are talking about this in front of me is very disturbing." Qi Xia rose from his seat before glancing at Lily. "You have one dangerous man, Miss Lily," he uttered before walking out of the room with a grim expression. By now, Qi Xia fully understood that he is very inferior when compared to Zhuo Jingren. Unbeknownst to him, he was also inferior in terms of intelligence. As with all idiots, this inferiority just made him want to strive harder.
For some reason, seeing Lily happy with a man like that made him a little irritated. Lily doesn't deserve someone as ruthless as Zhuo Jingren. She deserves someone better, someone like him, he thought before laughing inwardly. Right now he could not offer anything to Lily. She already has everything.
Moreover, it was obvious that Zhuo Jingren was leagues above him. Right now, he lacked the capability to stand against Zhuo Jingren. But would he allow the scenario to stay like this forever? No. Qi Xia does not like being defeated.
Qi Xia dialed Qin Liwei's number. After a few rings, Qin Liwei answered.
"I failed. I won't be able to seduce your sister," he said. He wanted to add 'yet,' but he was hesitant to inform Qin Liwei of his future plans. "You don't have to invest in my team," he added before ending the call. Then he stood in front of his car for a moment as he gazed back at the restaurant. Lily's smile suddenly appeared in his mind. He can't seem to forget Lily's dazzling eyes as she bantered with Zhuo Jingren.
Right now, he has nothing of any value that he could offer to Lily. In fact, he has nothing but his family name and his extremely big ego. However, he will come back soon. One day, Qi Xia knew in his heart, he would come back and make that woman his.
"I wonder what kind of dirt this guy has on Mu Lihua," Lily thought out loud after Qi Xia left. "This is practically suicide on her part. Why would she allow Qi Xia to influence her decision?"
"That guy is a fox," Zhuo Jingren noted. "He should be smart enough to stay away for now while waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike."
"It doesn't matter," Lily answered. "I don't like him."
Her words only earned a teasing smile from Zhuo Jingren. "He is a little good-looking and he's rich too. What's not to like about him?"
"He has dime eyes.Tiny little rat-like dime eyes. His eyes are too small and evil. He is not as tall as you and his skin is tanner than that of the laziest of trust fund kids," Lily answered.
"Very superficial, I see," Zhuo Jingren laughed.
"I told you my standards are high."
"Does this mean that I passed this 'very high standard' that you speak of?"
"Barely," Lily answered, earning a boisterous laugh from her husband. In response she rolled her eyes before drinking the remaining wine from her glass. What can she say? Lily has always been the type of person who loves beauties.
Meanwhile, Mu Lihua's face was deep red from the fury that she felt right now. When she accepted the interview this morning, she clearly stated that she was not targeting Zhuo Capital. However, Zhuo Jingren's spokesperson just accepted an interview and clearly expressed his disappointment in her and her thoughtless actions. That orphanage was very important to Zhuo Jingren. How could the Mu Group do something so stupid?
Furthermore, the spokesperson also highlighted the fact that this was originally a government property. That was the reason why Zhuo Jingren did not buy it. So how could Mu Lihua buy it? The spokesperson's words were very vague but only a very stupid person would not be able to guess the underlying meaning.
Mu Lihua must have contacted a dodgy official and paid a big amount to buy the property. This could involve some senior government officials!
The most infuriating thing right now was that Qi Xia actually dared to block her number! He left her hanging! Alone! Mu Lihua instantly gritted her teeth as she looked at her personal phone. She'd already received 14 missed calls from her father and some of the other biggest shareholders.
"This should not have happened!" she said while pacing inside her office. Then she remembered Qi Xia telling her that this was not Zhuo Jingren's MO. It was his wife's plan.
With this in mind, she immediately called her secretary to try and contact Facci Group's CEO. Since Qi Xia left her hanging, she would not hesitate to betray him as well.