"Young miss, they went inside the teahouse. It seems that Mrs. Zhuo is also there. Something must have happened," Lin Yu Yan's driver uttered the moment the car slowed down and finally came to a full stop.
Lin Yu Yan did not say anything. So the reason why both Zhuo Jingren and Bei Tian left so abruptly was because of Lily? Her face darkened. Was it possible that the reason why Bei Tian had changed was because of Lily?
"Let's go. Take me back to my hotel," she said and leaned against her chair. Lin Yu Yan close her eyes before letting out a sigh. Was it really too late for her to try and fight for the man that she liked now?
"I said… I'm fine. You are overreacting." Lily smiled at Zhuo Jingren. This was not the first time that he asked about what happened when Isaac showed up. "I already told you. Nothing happened. Yang Mi was with me plus he wouldn't dare to do anything to me in broad daylight."
"Where was Daohu?" Zhuo Jingren asked. "Why did he leave you alone with Yang Mi?"
"He didn't. I asked him to stay in the car. I didn't want to alarm the people that I'm meeting by having a man with a face paralysis with me." Lily shrugged. "Yang Mi. Please reschedule my meeting. Tell them to meet me in the office tomorrow morning instead."
"You are still thinking about earning money," Zhuo Jingren uttered before he helplessly shook his head. A small smile escaped his lips. Relief evident in his eyes. "Let's go home." He shifted his gaze towards Yang Mi and gave her further instructions to contact Mr. Rossi so he could take care of the company.
Seeing this, Lily only nodded. While she hated being treated like a fragile princess, she also understood her husband's concern. After a few minutes drive, Zhuo Jingren and Lily reached the Sky City.
"I know you hate this. Just… just give me a few hours to sort this out. I will make sure that the old man will not have the chance to do this again." Zhuo Jingren pursed his lips as he watched Lily take off her earrings. "I'm sorry."
"You don't have to apologize," she answered. "I understand your concern. I know that his presence in Hong Kong must have alarmed the Zhous. If my guess is right, he wanted me to become their target so he can get rid of me. He wanted to use them against me." She smiled.
"I won't let that happen." He walked towards her, his gaze gentle. "The reason why I have been avoiding the Zhou Family for so long is because… I want to focus my attention on more important things."
"Like looking for Qin Jinghua?" she rose from her seat and snaked her arms on his neck. "Is that the important thing that you were doing?"
"Hmm." He nodded and wrapped his arms around her waist. "I didn't want them to find you before I do."
In response, Lily tiptoed and gave him a light kiss on the lips. "I trust you." She smiled. No matter what happens, Lily knew that she could always trust Zhuo Jingren.
After that incident, the security around Lily became even tighter as Zhuo Jingren and Bei Tian tripled the surrounding security around her. The only good thing about this was that all those people who were following her were hiding, and they didn't let Lily know of their presence.
The end of November quickly came.
December was going to be a big month for Lily as she was scheduled to do a lot of things for this month. First was the opening of Harmony Isle. Then she would also start the construction for the Harmony Isle in Mainland China and Singapore. Because of this, she was set to travel a lot this month.
"I already asked Mr. Rossi to take care of everything after December. I will take a long break with you for our wedding and honeymoon." Lily lifted the wineglass and looked that the blood red wine inside. She then shifted her gaze to Zhuo Jingren.
"That is good, December would be a very busy month for me too. I can…"
"No It's okay," she interrupted him. "You don't have to accompany me. It's fine." Zhuo Jingren stared at her for a few minutes before he let out a sigh.
"I am going to accompany you to Mainland China next week," he said. "Don't worry about the company. You are my topmost priority."
Lily smiled at Zhuo Jingren. She stared at him as she recalled Isaac Lee's words about her being the reason why Zhuo Jingren's identity had been exposed. It was all true. And now… Zhuo Jingren is prepared to leave his business to accompany her. For some reason, a small seed of doubt started to grow in her heart. Was it wrong for her to be selfish and pursue her own interest even though she knows that danger that it would cause them?
She shifted her eyes away from her husband. Should she give up everything just to… keep them safe? Safe from what? she asked herself. They don't even know if the people that they considered an enemy know that they exist.
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"Nothing. Just a little tired. That's all," she shook off all thoughts about it.
"Then I think we should go home," Zhuo Jingren said before he asked the waiter for their bill. They were currently in a restaurant having their dinner.
"Alright. I am going to the restroom to fix my makeup." Lily rose from her seat and walked towards the restroom. Maybe it was just because she had been exhausted lately, she thought inwardly. Or maybe it was time for her to give up the business. Maybe hire a CEO and just supervise while she focused on her marriage.
Lily shook her head. She found it funny how her thoughts had actually changed a lot since she met Zhuo Jingren. Love is truly a powerful thing. The thought of her new emotions made Lily smile. She is in love and it was affecting her decisions.
Maybe she wasn't as cold hearted as she originally thought. Lily looked at her reflection, her eyes shone brightly against the light and a smile was blooming on her lips. However, this smile instantly disappeared when she saw a man standing behind her. His broad shoulders towering over her, a gentle smile on his lips as he stared at her.
"You- What are you doing here?"
"I am here to fetch you," he replied.