Mu Lihua smiled at everyone sitting before her. The police stood on the sidelines.. This made the reporters and some of the audience a bit nervous. Why did she invite the police at this time?
It was8:58am and everyone was excited to hear Mu Lihua's announcement.
'What do you think will she announce?'
'This should be about her father taking over the company. I heard from a source that Mu Huang is already the new CEO.'
'This is an attempt to save their malls. People are now saying they will boycott Scarlet City because of Mu Lihua's ruthless behavior.'
'I think it's something different.'
Audience members began debating amongst themselves. What could be the reasons for this press conference, and why have the authorities on standby?
The sound of mic feedback echoed in the hall, a signal that Mu Lihua was about to start speaking.
"Good Morning," she said, her voice a little crisp. It was as if she was trying her best to hold back tears. This instantly raised a lot of eyebrows. Was she going to cry?
"My name is Mu Lihua. I represent the Mu Group, and today I will…" Before she could complete her sentence, someone's gasp echoed through the hall.
"Mu Qingling posted a video online!" one of the reporters said. "Look, it is about the Mu family!"
Mu Lihua's beautiful eyes instantly widened. She tried to continue with what she was saying but most of the people in front of her were already looking at their phones. "Ehem…" she cleared her throat to try and gain their attention but it seemed that no one heard her. "Today I am here to…"
"Arrest her!" One person from the back shouted. "She is a despicable woman! Arrest her!"
Mu Lihua's face instantly paled when she heard those words, however, she tried her best to look calm on the outside.
"Her parents killed Mu Qingling's parents and she knew it! She bullied Mu Qingling because of it!"
"My Goodness! What a ruthless woman!" Everyone's judging glares turned towards Mu Lihua, making her cringe under their censuring looks. How could these people judge her like this?
"Stop this," Mu Lihua said as she turned her eyes to the authorities, trying to ask them to help her. However, it was too late. One person came out of nowhere and threw something at her.
Where did this come from? Mu Lihua tried to duck but her movements were too slow. She was hit by an egg and then some other nasty things. She felt some form of cold liquid flowing from her head and realized that someone even threw an ice-cream cone at her!
What is this situation! Even the authorities were dumbfounded! They instantly tried to catch the people who were throwing things at Mu Lihua but the culprits were quick enough to evade the authorities.
"Murderer!" another person shouted before running in the opposite direction. The scene was absolute chaos! Mu Lihua was now being protected by her security detail who were helping her leave the premises, and then someone played Mu Qingling's video on the large screen.
'Once upon a time there was a family in Mainland China…" Those were the last words that Mu Lihua heard before her security detail took her out via the back door of the venue. She was curious about Mu Qingling's statement but her safety was more important right now.
"Give me your tablet," she hissed the moment she got into her car. She did not even bother cleaning herself up as she snatched her secretary's tablet. She instantly looked at the trending videos and furrowed her brows even more when she saw Mu Qingling's views climbing. Ten thousand people? In just a few seconds?
"Call someone. Take this down!" she ordered her secretary. "Have them take this video down!" she yelled before she started playing the video. The video started with Mu Qingling's calm tone as she told the story about her father being a bastard as well as how her grandfather left the company to him.
"Shut this down!" Mu Lihua hissed at her secretary who was already panicking. "Shut this down now!"
"CEO Mu, the social media platform that I talked to just now said they could not do anything about it," her secretary answered. This was the first time that she saw Mu Lihua acting like this and she was truly afraid.
"Useless! Take me to see my father! I know he sent someone to kill this woman last night! Why is she still alive?" Mu Lihua said as she continued to look at the video. At this point, Mu Qingling started crying as she talked about how Mu Lihua spoiled her when she was a kid. Mu Lihua could only grit her teeth as she continued to watch the video.
With the truth out in the open, what will happen to her? Her mother and father would surely be investigated. However, this was not her concern at this moment. All she could think about was the fact that her position would be compromised. With Zhuo Jingren and Lily targeting her and Mu Qingling joining in the game, Mu Lihua felt that she really needed to up her game.
These people would not stop until she gave them her mother. She needed to find her mother and personally deliver her to Lily! The only thing that Mu Lihua was thinking of was how to save her own self. To her, she was just someone who got dragged because of her parent's viciousness. She did not deserve to suffer like this!
"CEO Mu, someone just called your personal phone," her secretary said meekly. "It is the Madam."
Mu Lihua's eyes instantly narrowed as she snatched the phone from her secretary's hand. She was so engrossed in her own thoughts that she did not even notice her phone ringing. "It's me," she said coldly. He Xinlan was the reason why she was suffering right now. There is no way that she would let this woman go for creating trouble and making her lose her reputation in the process.