Meanwhile, Lily was visiting the site for the new Harmony Isle. This will be the second Harmony Isle that they have in Asia, so she was quite excited to start this project. Of course, at this point, Lily was unaware that someone had been plotting a scheme behind their backs.
"This will be the location of the fountain and there will be a big tree here." Mr. Beau had been here in Shanghai ahead of time to take care of things in advance. "Over here will be…"
"Excuse me President. Cathy wanted to talk to you." Yang Mi leaned towards Lily as she gave her the phone.
"Cathy?" Lily asked the moment she put the phone on her ear. She already knows that this must be something really urgent and important, or Cathy would just pass the message to Yang Mi. "Do we have a problem?" She asked, her brows furrowed.
"Qin Liwei died just this morning. Some say it was poison." Cathy said, her voice grim. "I don't know the exact details about the matter but I heard, it devastated Qin Mo. A cornered mouse is dangerous, Lily." She warned her. "I also heard that the police coincidentally found some traces of Zhuo Jingren's involvement on the matter. You told me it was not him."
"Are you sure?"
"I am." Lily nodded as she pursed her lips.
"Well… the documents that Qin Liwei have against him had been leaked. He was the only one who have the motive to silence him. Plus, I heard that Qin Mo found some sort of a witness against Zhuo Jingren's…. deeds. My guess is that the police are already inviting him to the precinct as we speak. Our team is already working on the witness information. I can send you everything about her in a few minutes."
"Hmmm… Someone who used to work for Zhuo Capital. I heard she was in Shanghai a couple of days ago." Cathy made a deliberate pause. "Lily… this is big. I would expect you to arrive here in Hong Kong so we can talk about my solutions."
"We are still in China."
"You guys should go and keep it low." Cathy said. "I will do my best to keep this out of the media. I'm sure his team will assure the same thing as well. Here is what I am planning to do…"
Lily continued to listen as Cathy told her some of the steps that they will do to help both of their companies. As a PR specialist, Cathy knows exactly what she was doing.
"No." Lily answered interrupting her thoughts. "I will not accompany him back in Hong Kong. At least not today."
"Why? I checked your schedule. There should not be a problem if you visit the site for one day, right?" What Cathy wanted was for Lily to be there beside Zhuo Jingren at this point. A tycoon being accused of murder is a big thing. Cathy wanted to divert the media's attention and make them focus on Lily and Zhuo Jingren's love story. She wanted to make the public swoon over the couple instead of creating another ruckus in the name of justice.
"I have something important to attend to." Lily narrowed her eyes. "Call me if the media will get ahold of this. I will be home tomorrow." She heard a sigh on the other line before Lily bid her goodbyes to Cathy. This was not the first time that someone accused them of murder, so Lily is confident that Cathy could handle it especially with the help of Zhuo Jingren's team.
After calling Cathy, Lily immediately called Zhuo Jingren to confirm what she said. And just as Lily expected, the police came into their doorstep to invite him to the precinct. While Zhuo Jingren knows that they have nothing against him, he still chose to comply with the invitation to clear his name. He decided to go back to Hong Kong as soon as possible.
"You are staying?" Zhuo Jingren asked as the engine on Lily's car started. She eyed Yang Mi who was sitting next to her and nodded.
"Yes. I am going to attend the Gala under your name." Zhuo Jingren did not answer her. She heard him sigh.
"Alright. I was already expecting this to happen. I already asked someone to prepare your gown. Take care." Lily smiled at Zhuo Jingren's words. Both of them know that the Zhous will not harm her with the Yang Family around to escort her. "The Zhous…" he let out another sigh. "I would not want you to meet with any of them without me. I will send Bei Tian…"
"No… I am good." Lily interrupted him. "It's okay. I can handle it. Yang Mi and Daohu as well as Yang Jing and Yang Sen will be with me."
"Your confidence is astounding. Don't forget you just got…"
"Hey… I am here to attend the gala. That's all. Plus, Qin Chuan would be there." Lily said. "Do your own thing. I can handle it." She assured him. After a few minutes full of convincing, Zhuo Jingren finally agreed.
Lily was all smiles as she ended the call. She then looked at the tablet that Yang Mi handed to her. On the screen was the image of a woman whose eyes look exactly like Bei Tian. Zhou Lanying, the genius of the Family. The person what she would like to meet tonight.
"Yang Mi… did Cathy sent you the location of the said witness? She said the person was currently in China?"
"Yes, President… in Shanghai, Cathy said that since this will be a public case, the people behind this… are not planning to hide the witness because… her death would mean that Zhuo Jingren was the one who killed her."
Lily scoff at Yang Mi's words. Or they were hoping for Zhuo Jingren to kill the witness and caught him in the act doing it.
To Lily, everything about this smells like a scheme- a deep one. The worse thing was that they don't know who is targeting them, but this won't last that long. Lily smiled inwardly.
"Alright… take me to her location. I want to have a conversation with this witness." She looked at the information in the table as her lips curled into a smile, her eyes turning crescents.
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