Zhuo Jingren eyed Lily as she made him a cup of coffee, "You know he's been waiting for a few hours already. Are you not planning to see him?" he asked. He didn't really mind Lily being at Zhuo Capital instead of her own office, but he wanted to finish this as his mother's death anniversary is this weekend so they're leaving for Japan for the weekend.
Zhuo Jingren wanted to take care of these people as soon as possible but Lily's plans were different. He didn't know if his wife was a sadist who enjoyed seeing people suffer for ages, or if she's doing this because she wants to make them suffer as much as possible. Either way, he would never say no to her decisions.
Regardless, his decision to end Zhang Yifei, Qin Hao and the rest of the Qin Family in Hong Kong as soon as possible still stood. In fact, his men are only awaiting Lily's orders and everything will be done.
If only life were that easy... Zhuo Jingren could only sigh inwardly.
"Don't you want me here?" Lily enquired as she gave him the coffee. In response, Zhuo Jingren smiled and gave her a long look. His wife had an amazing talent for bestowing hidden meanings in his words.
"Why don't you move your office here so we can work together every day?" he asked as he lifted his brows. Since Lily only laughed at his suggestion Zhuo Jingren shook his head and took a sip of coffee. He wondered just how long Lily planned to let Old Man Qin wait in her office.
"He deserves to wait for a few more hours Just for being such a fool, she said. Old Man Qin was a stupid father. He was weak enough to be manipulated, and he even chose to believe another person's words over those of his own son.
Moreover, he abandoned Qin Chuan when he became disabled. Maybe if it was just a business decision, Lily could understand that. However, the fact that Old Man Qin was able to abandon his son was enough to tell Lily that the Old Man was just another greedy human being.
And in Lily's dictionary, greedy people - such as herself - can never be trusted.
"It has been three hours."
"No worries. I already asked Yang Mi to prepare lunch for him," Lily immediately countered. "I am busy … I can't just cancel my meeting with you."
"Hmmm… you do have a point," Zhuo Jingren nodded with a smile. Lily had been in his office since morning and had been continually saying that she is busy. "You keep on saying that you are busy but you are doing nothing but sitting in front of me all day as you flash your cleavage. Mrs. Zhuo are you trying to seduce me in broad daylight?"
"That is a very tempting idea," Lily smirked at him. "Too bad, I don't have any extra clothing with me right now. It wouldn't be…"
Lily's words were interrupted when Secretary Go suddenly open the door with a smile on his face. "President, Madam…" he greeted, unaware of the waves of coldness emanating from Zhuo Jingren. "A representative from the Lee Group in Singapore is waiting for you in the boardroom…"
"I won't be available for the next few hours."
"Eh?" Secretary stared at Zhuo Jingren in confusion. "But this…"
"I am accompanying my wife today," he said as he slowly shifted his eyes from Lily to Secretary Go. "Honeymoon," he said curtly.
"I…" The words in Secretary Go's mouth turned to dust. Honeymoon? Again? "President, the Lee Group has been…"
"I already told you that I don't want to see them. I am a very busy man, Jichen. I'm sure you're aware of that," Zhuo Jingren said. "Haven't you conveyed to them that I am not interested in a partnership right now? You should inform them where my priorities lie."
"President… I can't just tell them that. I am just a mere secretary and the person who came this time is their COO. I couldn't just…"
"Do I know him?"
"No… but he is from…"
"Then he is not important," Zhuo Jingren said as he took another sip of coffee. "I am not interested in this Lee Group, Jichen. I am busy and I have no time for random meetings and conversations that do not benefit me."
Secretary Go stared at Zhuo Jingren as he tried to digest everything that was said. Lately President Zhuo had been using this reason over and over again to avoid the Lee Group. By now, Go Jichen was well aware that Zhuo Jingren didn't have any interest in talking to them. However, how could he inform the other party of this matter? He is just a mere secretary!
He looked at Lily, who flashed a smile at him before he slowly nodded. Any man lucky enough to have the Madam would genuinely want to spend more time on their honeymoon. Still, he couldn't understand why Zhuo Jingren repeatedly refused to talk to the people from the Lee Group. The Lee Group was one of the biggest companies in Asia! How could the President ignore this fact? "I will take care of it," He answered with resignation as he gathered his courage to talk to the COO.
He walked out of Zhuo Jingren's office with a determined expression on his face when suddenly Yang Mi's frowning face popped into his mind. Right! he exclaimed inwardly. If he had the ability to handle a woman like Miss Yang… surely he could handle a meree COO from one of the biggest conglomerates in Asia, right?
"Really?" Lily asked the moment Secretary Go left the room. "Honeymoon?"
"Didn't I promise to court you forever? This is just a part of that promise," he replied while laughing at her reaction. Zhuo Jingren felt that he could spend a lifetime on a honeymoon with the woman that he loves. Was there something wrong with that?
"You are making me cringe," Lily said before she rose from her seat. "But since you promised to accompany me today, then I guess we should go now."
"Of course." Zhuo Jingren also stood up and put on his coat. However, before they could step out of his office, Lily received a call and her expression instantly became dark.
"Alright," she said. "Call me if there is any progress." She ended the call and looked at Zhuo Jingren.
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"You were right," she said. "Old Man Qin's life was targeted today, and they wanted to pin it on me."
Zhuo Jingren only raised an eyebrow as he stared at Lily. "Did he die?"
"He didn't. He collapsed in my office. They suspect he was poisoned," she said.
"Well? It's good that he is still alive. Are we going to talk to Qin Chuan now?"
"Yes," Lily answered as they started walking towards the elevator. "Is everything ready?"
"Hmmm." Zhuo Jingren nodded. "You ready to talk to him?"
"I am not," Lily answered as she looked at him, her light brown eyes meeting his dark brown eyes. "But I don't have a choice. This is the best time to take back everything that was taken away from me and my family. Everything that was taken from us."