After another uneventful weekend, Lily had to deal with the accident that happened in Harmony Isle once again.
"Alright then, I guess everything is settled," said Lily as she flashed a smile at the gentlemen in front of her. In less than a week, the 'manufactured' trouble they'd faced on the Harmony Isle construction site was fixed. Of course, the speed with which this was achieved had something to do with money. After all, it was very easy for Lily to use a little bit of her profits to silence everyone who wanted to cause her company harm.
"Yes… however, I am still uncomfortable with the results of our investigations. My instincts tell me that this isn't a simple accident. This leads me to believe that whoever was targeting us might be influential enough to avoid our investigation," Mr. Rossi said before heaving a sigh. He stared at Lily and wondered if she'd already asked her husband for help. After all, President Zhuo Jingren's influence in Hong Kong is still greater than what they currently have.
"Hmmm," Lily murmured nonchalantly in agreement. "Whoever was responsible will surely pay. The millions that I lost… they will compensate me three times that amount," She said with a calculating little smile. Of course, Lily's concern was still the amount of money that she'd lost. "You can go now," she concluded as she ushered Mr. Han, Mr. Rossi, and Mr. Beau out of her office.
"President," Yang Mi immediately approached Lily the moment the three men left. "Mr. Mu Huang is here again, and this time he is with his lawyer. He said he will file a case against us regarding the disappearance of Miss Mu Lihua."
"Oh?" Lily lifted an eyebrow. "He is not giving up? Did Cecile already arrange someone to file embezzlement and fraud charges against him? How about the murder of Mu Qingling's parents? Where is she now, by the way?"
"Miss Mu is still in Hong Kong with Miss Cecile," Yang Mi answered. "They already filed charges but Mr. Mu Huang is very influential. He has a lot of connections both in Hong Kong and Mainland China. I think it will be difficult for us to…" Yang Mi did not continue. It would be very difficult for them to win this case because Mu Huang's influence runs deep.
"Then let's use the people against him," Lily instantly answered. "The media always loves a tragic story. Once they get a hold of Mu Qingling, they won't stop until they get all the juicy details from her. Arrange a press conference for her. Ask her to appeal to the sympathy of the masses. I am sure that everyone will pity a poor little rich girl turned bullied orphan like her," Lily said before she turned her attention to her phone. She sent a few text messages to her husband and rose from her seat.
"Arrange conference room one for the meeting. I would love to see what kind of lawyer this Mu Huang found for me," she smirked. "Let them wait for twenty minutes. I have to call someone first."
Xuan Films, Xuan Hui Office
The sound of a glass breaking echoed inside the room, followed by someone's thunderous voice.
"OUT!" Xuan Hui yelled again as he pointed at the half-naked woman in front of him. "How dare you attempt to poison me! Out! Now!" He gritted his teeth and watched as his secretary ran out of his office.
He slumped into his seat and exhaled sharply. He closed his eyes and raked his fingers through his hair. Xuan Hui looked askance at the broken glass that was laced with aphrodisiacs before closing his eyes once again. He had been trying to get rid of his secretary since he had accidentally slept with months ago.
Unfortunately, the shameless woman would just threaten him every time he attempted to fire her. She told him that once he fires her - or if she dies - her friend will send their sex videos and some images to his wife. Obviously Xuan Hui couldn't let that happen. The past month had been a struggle for Xuan Hui as he was sandwiched between giving his wife the right amount of attention and the stress of managing his own company.
"CEO Xuan?" Another voice called to him from just outside the room. Seeing that it was his other secretary, Xuan Hui only nodded at the man, a signal for him to come inside.
"Here are the contracts that require your signature. These are the newly scouted talents from the art and music schools. I also have details on a company who wants us to endorse their products… but…" the secretary lowered his head.
"But what?" Xuan Hui asked, his tone laced with impatience.
"But… they wanted to… they said they wanted to talk to you about our newly acquired artists. The person in charge also said we should bring a few young and beautiful artists so he can choose the perfect candidate for the advertisements from the artists on our roster."
Xuan Hui instantly furrowed his brows when he heard his secretary's words. Perfect candidate? Did these people think that he would allow his artists to be used by them? Before he could answer, Qin Fei arrived unexpectedly with a satisfied smile on her face and two men in tow who clearly had been following all day simply to carry her many and various shopping bags.
"Put them right there," Qin Fei beamed before she sat on Xuan Hui's lap. "Hey Handsome," she said. "I bought something for you."
Seeing Xuan Hui's furrowed brows, Qin Fei instantly asked what is going on. Her husband immediately explained what was going on and the reason behind his decision to refuse this contract.
"Don't refuse him," Qin Fei instantly answered. Her eyes seemed to sparkle as she stared at her handsome husband. "Why are you refusing your clients? It is only natural for artists to make some… sacrifices," Having said this, she looked to the secretary who was still standing near them. "Go ahead and chose the prettiest girls that you can find and bring them with you."
"Fei, what are you…"
"Hui, this practice is normal in this industry. I was only lucky because I had you. These girls want fame, so let's give it to them. You get a contract for a million and these girls can choose to grab the fame that they've always wanted. It is a win-win situation," Qin Fei said. "Xuan Films is not doing very well lately. We should grab this opportunity to make a comeback."
"Think about it. Once those old businessmen hear about this, they will surely come to you seeking the services of all of your artists," she added with the same smug smile on her face, however Xuan Hui was still frowning.
Qin Fei's words were actually true. In this industry, it was normal for girls to be taken advantage of. Nevertheless, he never wanted to be the type of person who would do something like this, but the circumstances had been very much against him these past few weeks. He let out a sigh, his face full of helplessness as he clenched his jaw. "Alright, chose the most beautiful ones," he said in a grim tone. Lately, almost every choice he made left him with a bad feeling about every aspect of everything.
Xuan Hui thought that this was just because of his experience with his parents and with everything that had been going on in his life in the past few weeks. He felt as if someone was pushing him into making the wrong moves. Someone...or something unknown. Or maybe he was just overthinking everything because of stress.
"What a smart businessman," Qin Fei beamed upon hearing Xuan Hui's consent.