"Tell me one thing," Lily paused deliberately as she stifled a yawn. "How did you remove the cuffs from your wrists?" she asked Zhuo Jingren, who was sitting on the couch just a few feet away from her. He was drinking a cup of coffee while reading some documents. Lily lazily stretched her sore body before she pulled the sheets up to cover herself.
"I broke them," he answered as he lifted his gaze. He placed his cup and the documents down and walked towards the bed. "Next time, buy something more… durable." He sat next to her and kissed her forehead. "How are you? Do we need to take you to be seen by a physical therapist?" he enquired as he gave her a sly smile.
"Oh… shut up," Lily rolled her eyes. The cuffs that she'd ordered online were indeed made of some weak velvet material that was not meant to restrain a beast. They were the kind of cuffs made for foreplay with Velcro fastening straps and metal hook clips. If her guess was right, Zhuo Jingren must have just torn them apart last night. Lily instantly made a mental note to buy something made of metal next time while hoping Zhuo Jingren didn't know how to pick locks. "I'm not leaving this bed today. We'll have to cancel the skydiving and do it some other time."
"Hmmm… Staying in bed is always better than skydiving." He leaned in and slowly positioned himself on top of Lily. Using his arms to support himself, Zhuo Jingren then started giving her small kisses all over her face.
"What you did last night… these small kisses aren't enough to compensate for that," she informed him with a smile on her face.
"Hmmmm… You are making it sound as If I was the one who took advantage of you," He countered, still raining kisses all over her face. "It's not my fault that I have amazing stamina, alright?"
In response, Lily playfully slapped his arms. "Alright, you have a point. I wasn't exactly innocent last night," She laughed.
"You are not exactly innocent every day, Mrs. Naughty Zhuo." Zhuo Jingren answered as he stopped kissing her and gently looked at her face. "I made some breakfast for you. Do you want me to bring it here? Or should I carry you to the table?"
"Here of course," Lily smiled. When Zhuo Jingren did not get off of her, she asked, "What are you looking at? Have you gone crazy because you think I am so beautiful?" she teased.
"Hmmm… In fact, I was about to say that for a foreigner your nose is a little short… Aw! Stop pinching me!" he said while laughing. He then used his hand to rub his waist.
"How dare you call me ugly!" Lily said. "That is like a criminal offense! What kind of…"
"I was going to say that despite this, you are still the most beautiful woman that I know." His words interrupted Lily as she stared at his eyes. Before his words fully registered, her face turned so hot and red that it instantly made her furious. Why the hell is she blushing?
"Go and get me my food or I will kick you out of this bed!" she hissed before pulling the sheets up to cover her face. My… is she going to start acting like a love sick teenager now?
Lily heard Zhuo Jingren laughing before she felt him kiss her forehead through the sheets. He got off the bed and left to get her food, his laughter echoing throughout their room.
After a few minutes, he came back with a tray and carefully placed it on the bed. The couple then started eating as they occasionally bantered and laughed together. After they finished eating brunch, Zhuo Jingren suggested that they watch some movies. Of course, Lily instantly agreed and insisted that he carry her to his Batman-themed entertainment room.
Zhuo Jingren happily complied and even chose a movie for them to watch. However, Lily was worn out from the previous night's activities so she ended up sleeping in his arms.
When Lily woke up, it was already time for dinner. Once again, she insisted on eating in bed while laughing inwardly. She totally felt like a spoiled little Wang Fei.
"Yang Mi called me a while ago. Your personal phone was low bat so she called me instead," Zhuo Jingren said.
"Oh… does she need something? I told her to call Mr. Rossi if something important came up. He can handle it."
"Apparently, Mu Lihua had been calling since Friday. She wants to speak with you personally."
"She wants to talk to me?" Lily asked before she took a big mouthful of rice with some beef.
"Yes. I told her to ignore her."
"That's good," Lily nodded. "Do we have any news about Mu Qingling?"
"Yes, Bei Tian informed me earlier that he found a way to tell Mu Qingling that Mu Lihua is struggling. She will surely come back and try to prove herself to their parents again," Zhuo Jingren said.
In response, Lily nodded. Right now, they are counting on Mu Qingling to come back and try to take back what was hers. Once they discover that Mu Qingling signed an agreement with Mu Lihua to forfeit her inheritance, both Lily and Zhuo Jingren instantly knew that something was off about it. They knew that Mu Lihua is a very selfish person who only cares about her own face, so they knew that she must have done something to threaten her own sister.
With these deductions, Lily came up with a plan to ruin both Mu Lihua and lure He Xinlan out. It was actually a pretty simple plan. All they needed was for Mu Qingling to come back in Hong Kong and cause chaos. With both Lily, Zhuo Jingren and Mu Qingling in the picture, Mu Lihua would surely face a lot of problems.
In the heat of a battle, Lily was sure that Mu Lihua's mind will lose its focus. After all, Lily and Zhuo Jingren are already an unstoppable force, so adding someone like Mu Qingling to the mix would only irritate her sister even more. And once Mu Lihua loses her presence of mind, it would be easy for Lily to strike for the kill – not literally of course.
All Lily wanted was to threaten Mu Lihua enough to make their mother show herself as she tried to protect her favorite daughter.
After all, no mother could stand watching their beloved child suffer because of something that they once did.