Lily and Zhuo Jingren continued to monitor the Qin Family's movement as they try to uncover the identity of the person who helped Qin Liwei before.
Of course, this did not stop Lily from running around as she was preparing for the opening of Harmony Isle and monitoring the company. On this particular day, Lily was having another meeting with some staff from Lin-Smith Construction- the one who won the first stage of the bid for the billion-dollar project in Yangtze River.
"Is everything ready?" Lily asked Yang Mi as they walked towards the tea house that the people from the LSC booked ahead of time.
"Yes, President. I sent you the file with the strategies that they were able to come up after the meeting. Mr. Rossi is very neat and as always, and as expected, the shareholders easily agreed to our plans for the Harmony Isle in Singapore and Mainland China."
"Good! Very good!" Lily's lips lifted into a satisfying smile. While managing a company is exhausting, at the end of the day, working her as* off is what makes her happy. When Lily reached the private room, Yang Mi opened the door for her and she walked inside with the usual smile plastered on her face.
However, this smile did not last long. It vanished the moment, two men wearing black suits approached them. One stood just behind the door, making sure that Lily and Yang Mi won't have the chance to run out of the door. While the other stood in front of them.
Everything happened so quickly. While Lily was eyeing the person who approached them Yang Mi already acted. She passed the tablet and some folders towards Lily as a dagger appeared in her hand. Lily didn't even know where the woman got the dagger, all she knew was that Yang Mi was someone that could not be trifled with. Without saying a thing, Yang Mi strode towards the man in front of them, her moves were agile as she locked her arms around the man's neck. She kicked the man's legs and used her strength to yank him down, lettting him kneel in front of them, his back against Yang Mi. Then Yang Mi gently pushed Lily towards the wall. With Lily's back against the wall, Yang Mi stood in front of Lily, her arm is still around the man's neck as she held the dagger on the man's throat.
"Who are you people?" Yang Mi asked in a voice that Lily never heard before. It was hard, fierce, a voice that reminded Lily of her grandmother. "Answer me or he dies!" Yang Mi said, her eyes were shifting to the man who was standing on the door and the older man sitting on the circular oak table.
"Kill him." Lily suddenly blurted her eyes were glued towards the wizened face of the man on the table. "Now." She said coldly. Yang Mi was trained to protect Lily. It is normal for her to act this way once Lily is in danger. However, Lily was not a killer, having her order something like this surprised Yang Mi. Still Yang Mi did not wait for Lily to utter another word as she tightened her grip on the dagger and slowly thrust it towards the man's throat. Blood started to drip.
"STOP!" the old man's voice echoed inside the room. "Let him go. I mean no harm."
"Who are you?" Yang Mi asked. "Where are the people who is supposed to meet us?"
"She knows who I am." The old man's croaky voice was full of confidence as she stared at Lily, assessing her. "I was not expecting to meet you like this."
"I think I owe you and apology." The man added. "I am Isaac… Isaac Lee. But you already know that, right?"
"I thought you love coffee?" Isaac asked when Lily just stared at the coffee that he asked his men to served her. "Please… I don't want to offend you. It's just that… Zhuo Jingren made it harder… a lot harder to meet you these days."
"Are you saying that he knows you are coming?" Lily countered. This was the first words that she said to the man after she sat down two chairs away from him.
"I am not sure about that." Isaac answered as he shifted his gaze towards Yang Mi who was standing behind Lily like a statue. "Maybe he is just really protective of the woman that he loves."
"You seemed to know a lot about me." Lily noted.
"A few things… Not a lot."
"Well?" Lily crossed her arms against her chest as she lifted an eyebrow. "I don't remember interacting with you or any man from the Lee Group in the past. Why arrange such secrecy in meeting me?"
"Would you meet me if I schedule a proper meeting at your office?" Isaac let out a small laugh. His wizened face crinkled in glee.
"Ah… what a blunt woman. You remind me of my daughter." Seeing Lily just stared at him, her face devoid of any emotions, Isaac continued talking. "I think it is only normal for grandfathers to meet the wives of their grandson, no?"
"Whose grandfather are you?" Isaac Lee's smile instantly vanished when he heard Lily question.
"I don't appreciate the disrespect."
"And I don't appreciate you meeting with me like this." Lily answered, her gaze challenging.
"I never thought that you would be this feisty Miss Qin. I…"
"Mrs." Lily interrupted the old man. "To you I am Mrs. Zhuo."
Her words earned a blank look from Isaac as he stared at Lily's stern face. Some stories say that Lily was a fierce business woman behind the gentle smile in her face. Some say, she is as devious as her beauty. While some say, she is a crazy woman who wanted nothing but profits. However… these descriptions… none of them fit the fierceness that he could see on Lily's eyes. Was this because she loved his grandson too?
"I honestly don't like you for Zhuo Jingren, but I don't have a choice but to accept you since I know how much he loves you." He uttered as he expected to see a single reaction on Lily's face.
As a response, Lily's lips lifted into a smirk. "As his grandfather, I don't like you very much either." She made a deliberate pause as she leaned a little closer towards the old man. "Too bad, I am unlike you. I have a choice not to accept the man who caused my husband's cruel fate."
Her statement made Isaac speechless as he widened his eyes at Lily. "You- He knew? Does he know everything?"