"President Qin… I'm sure President Zhuo is on his way." Secretary Go swallowed hard when he met Lily's eyes. More than twenty minutes had passed since the agreed meeting time at seven in the evening and President Zhuo was still nowhere in sight.
If not for President Zhuo having another bout of tantrum, refusing to enter the restaurant, Secretary Go would not have to feel so guilty while looking into Miss Qin's eyes.
"It's okay, I understand." Lily smiled. It was completely understandable that the legendary CEO of Zhuo Capital would be busy. Lily was more than willing to wait since the meeting with President Zhuo was surprisingly scheduled on the very same day that her secretary had called to request for an appointment. "If you want, you could order some drinks first," Lily said before calling the waiter. She intended to order some red wine for herself.
"I… No… I am totally fine," Secretary Go said guiltily while trying his best to keep a straight face. Slowly, he took out his phone and sent a text to his boss. It had already been twenty minutes and President Zhuo was still outside.
At this moment, Secretary Go recalled a story that circulated about President Zhuo when they were younger. It was said that the president took a liking to a girl from a private school near the orphanage. However, whenever he tried to confess to the girl, he would faint from being too nervous. In the end, the president never got the chance to confess to the girl before she left the school and was never seen again. Not long after, the president also left the orphanage and worked his way to the top.
This story had been going around for so long that there were many versions about it. Some say that the girl actually died, leaving the president heartbroken. While some say that although the president was good looking, it was a pity he was an orphan with no background which was why the girl never noticed him. It was also said that this girl was the reason why President Zhuo strived so hard to become rich. However, that was not the point.
The point was, the young and handsome Zhuo Jingren would faint in the presence of the girl that he liked.
What if all the stories were true? What if President Zhuo had fainted outside?
Secretary Go then searched his memory and tried to recall if there was any woman who was close to the president before.
No one came to mind.
At a prime age of thirty-one, President Zhuo had never once been with a woman! He had never been in a relationship and was never seen in the company of a woman. Could it be because President Zhuo hadn't been able to overcome his nerves and successfully confess to a woman that he likes?
'This… This is too unbelievable ah!'
"Is something wrong?" Lily's words, woke the secretary up from his stupor.
"Oh… No… No… nothing is wrong. I … um… I was trying to send a text to the president," he answered. Secretary Go felt as if he had just discovered a big secret about the president! This was just too much, he didn't think that his heart could handle this information.
Lily only smiled at Secretary Go. She was about to say something when she noticed the vibration of her phone. She immediately checked her phone to note who the caller was. "Please excuse me. I need to answer this." Lily immediately got up from her seat and answered the call.
"Ah Li… where are you? Liam Arison's mother just arrived at the apartment! She is mad and is looking for you! I need you now! Like RIGHT now!"
"Why would she be mad at me?" Lily asked. After cancelling the engagement with Liam Arison, Lily chose to keep her distance from the Arison family and have no association with them. Though it was quite disrespectful for her to do that, she felt that her actions were reasonable. She knew how manipulating and scheming Liam Arison's mother was. For Lily, people like that needed to be avoided like a plague.
"She was saying that Liam was in an accident. I don't know… I tried to call Yang Mi but I can't reach her. I really think it's best for you to come home now and deal with this woman… or who knows, I might end up a criminal before this day ends," Li Shanshan grumbled on the other line.
"Alright. Just… just relax and try to control your temper," Lily said. Li Shanshan was known for her short temper and fiery personality. If she cannot control her temper with a woman like Mrs. Arison, Lily could not imagine the outcome. Someone might even end up in a hospital!
After Lily ended the call, she went back to the table immediately to explain to Secretary Go about the current emergency she was facing.
"I'm really sorry Secretary Go. But I have an emergency right now. I cannot wait for President Zhuo anymore," Lily said, her face regretful and sad. She felt lucky for the opportunity to meet with President Zhuo tonight but the thing with Mrs. Arison was really an emergency. Based on her understanding of Li Shanshan, Lily knew that Li Shanshan would not take any insults directed toward her friends without a fight. With her fiery temper, who knows what might happen if Mrs. Arison should utter a single word of insult towards Lily?
"I... But President Qin… I…" Secretary Go panicked while inwardly chastising President Zhuo. He was getting a headache ah! He had been trying his best to help the president with his love life. Now, it seemed that all his efforts had gone to waste!
"I'm really sorry about this. But I am in a hurry. My secretary will call you again tomorrow to reschedule the meeting" Lily said in a hurry, placing a thousand-dollar check on the table before leaving. She then left the restaurant, taking long stride towards her beetle while inwardly hoping that Mrs. Arison would still be alive when she arrives at the apartment later.
When she arrived at her beetle, she was surprised to see a man in a suit leaning against her beetle and smoking a cigarette. The man stared at her, seemingly waiting for her to speak up. With the man's tall stature, coupled with the dim lights from the lamp post, it was hard for Lily to see his features clearly.
"Are you my new driver?" she asked. Without waiting for the man to answer, Lily tossed her keys toward the man before walking towards the passenger side of the car. "Drive. Let's go wreck some havoc."
"Wait… Wait... President!" Lily and the 'driver' immediately turned their heads towards the voice they heard and saw that someone was running towards them. Surprisingly, it was Secretary Go.
"Yes?" Since Lily's gaze was so focused on the secretary, she failed to see the glare that the 'driver' was giving Secretary Go. The poor secretary could only tremble at a certain someone's gaze.
"I… I… Please have your secretary call me to reschedule. I'm sure President Zhuo would want to meet you and ummm… talk … talk about business." Without delaying any further, Secretary Go walked away as fast as he could, fully comprehending the deadly situation. Even with his back against them, Secretary Go could still feel President Zhuo sending daggers his way.
Based on his observation, it was obvious that President Qin thought that President Zhuo was her designated driver. And from the way that President Zhuo was glaring at him, it was obvious that he did not want to correct Miss Qin.
'Ah… Why is President Zhuo pretending to be Miss Qin's driver? Is he planning to change his career into Miss Qin's driver now?' Secretary Go didn't have the guts to expose his president.