Lily woke up early in the morning to prepare for her meeting.
It was still five in the morning so she decided to do some Yoga before taking a shower. She then donned on a white blouse, paired with a black dress pants and a black blazer. She chose to let her hair fall loosely on her shoulders instead of tying them up. After putting on some light make-up and spraying her signature scent, she was certain that she was presentable for the meeting.
By the time she was done, it was already seven in the morning. Lily didn't waste any more time in her room and went downstairs to have her breakfast. However, to her surprise, Renren was already at her home and was even setting the table for breakfast for her.
"Ehem…" Lily announced her presence, silently cursing that it was still too early to call the agency to inform them that she would like to have Renren replaced. Lily maintained a calm demeanor as she sat down at the dining table.
Seeing that Renren hadn't act like he was familiar with her from the time they met last night until now, she assumed that he must not have recognized her. If he was working as an escort, it was only reasonable for him not to remember her. This man must have served a lot of women before, she thought to herself before she started to eat what Renren had prepared for her.
Renren had made an all English breakfast with toast, bacon, sausages and mushrooms. Lily began to wonder if cooking was something that Renren acquired to please his customers. However, she quickly dispelled that thought. She made a mental note to get Yang Mi to call the agency after Renren drop her off at Zhuo Capital's office later.
"Where is Yang Mi.. my secretary?" she asked the man who was silently eating across her. For some reason, Lily's eyes were instantly glued to Renren's white shirt. Since he was cooking earlier, he must have taken off his blazer. A few buttons from the top of his shirt were opened, revealing a little of his chest.
Lily's face quickly turned into a frown. 'This man must be trying to seduce me,' she quickly thought. She steeled herself to ignore him. This would be his last day anyway. If it was any other man, Lily would not have been this affected. But the resurfaced memories of the past and the thoughts she had last night had somehow changed the way her brain usually functioned.
"Uhh… Miss Yang left this for you." Zhuo Jingren handed a brown folder to Lily. "I met her when I was about to go inside. She said that she was sorry that she will not be able to accompany you to the meeting today as her mother had an accident and she needed to stay by her mother's side until her sister arrives from Mainland China. But she promised to be here tomorrow morning. She also said that she couldn't reach your phone or else she would have told you all these personally."
"Damn," Lily almost face palmed. She had actually forgotten to charge her phone. She was so engrossed in her thoughts last night that she slept without charging her phone!
"Is there a problem?" he asked.
"Nothing. Just remind me to bring a charger before we leave," she said before shoving another mouthful of bacon in her mouth out of frustration. According to her grandmother's philosophy, being attracted to a good-looking man could bring you both happiness and trouble. A woman should either stay away from good-looking men or make one of them hers. Her maternal grandmother's love story was a shining example of how she snagged herself a prince.
However, given that this Renren used to be an escort, marrying him is not an option. She could only stay away from the man.
Moreover, the past would also complicate matters should they get into a relationship in the future. After all, Lily had already lost their unborn child before.
As a prominent businesswoman, she had seen her fair share of good-looking men. She believed that she had already formed an immunity to good-looking men and would not be easily flustered. Moreover, she was already 27 years old for crying out loud! She was not even a virgin and she had already experienced a lot of things in life. But, because of her past, she chose to avoid good-looking men like a plague. At the present, Lily found the situation with this man a little complicated.
He was someone capable of complicating her plans.
While Lily was busy mulling over the fact that Renren is an escort, the latter was also engrossed in his own thoughts. In less than two hours, Lily would find out that he and President Zhuo are one and the same. He was also planning to tell her that he is Renren, the young man whom she promised to give a chance to be in a relationship with in the past. Aside from this, he was also planning to drop another bomb on her by proposing.
Last night when he arrived at his penthouse, Secretary Go informed him about the 'interesting' conditions that Lily's grandfather's had set in order for her to claim his inheritance. Hence, he came to know that Lily had to get married within three months if she wanted to inherit her grandfather's properties. That was why he immediately asked his secretary to schedule a meeting with Lily the next morning.
Time is of the essence! He needed to be quick and propose a marriage first before it's too late, before she could find another man to marry ah.
Zhuo Jingren quickly finished his food while trying to mask his excitement. His mind had been thinking of a million ways to tell her that he is President Zhuo but in every scenario he thought of, he would always end up upsetting her. However, just a while ago, he found out the best way to approach this situation was to directly offer a marriage to Lily.
Being a very logical person, she would consider his proposal right?
After another five minutes, Lily and Zhuo Jingren were already at the lobby and walking towards the car park.
"BMW?" Zhuo Jingren was quick to ask when he saw that Lily had stopped in front of the car.
"It was delivered last night," Lily said before tossing the keys to him.
"Brand new?" he asked.
"Yes… I needed a car that would fit my driver."
"Hmmm." Zhuo Jingren slid into the car without another word. Today, he had actually brought his own car and was planning to offer Lily a ride in it. However, since the latter had actually bought a new car that he could fit inside comfortably, there was no reason for him to insist on driving his own car. Moreover, he was also feeling happy inside. At least Lily was thinking about his comfort. He really could not ask for more.
Of course, Zhuo Jingren would not be feeling this happy if he knew that Lily was actually thinking of replacing him by the end of this day.