The Acquisition Documents that Lily asked Liam to sign were immediately sent out by his secretary the day after their confrontation. However, since Lily was not able to go to her office because of her hangover, it was sent directly to her two bedroom flat.
Lily immediately made arrangements so she could travel and take care of their newly acquired subsidiaries abroad. Lily had initially decided not to attend the reading. However, she decided that she owed her late paternal grandmother, Madam Ye Xiaoxuan, for taking care of her when she was young.
The three retail companies that she had just acquired from the Arisons were close to bankruptcy, and Lily needed to focus and spend more time managing them.
She also decided to bring Yang Mi and two other directors along who would take care of other errands.
"I want business proposals for these three companies within three days. The goal is to increase the mid-year profit by ten percent." She smiled at the group of men and women in her boardroom. Lily Qin's smile was plastered on her pretty face. However, it was widely known that her beautiful smile was deceptive.
In the corporate world, Lily Qin was known as the Empress—a queen with a deadly smile. Her smile only brought trouble to most people. Some even said that the bigger her smile was, the more trouble she was brewing in her brilliant mind.
As the only remaining Facci, Lily was known to be an iron lady; one who surprised the business world when she started her reign six years ago. Because of her, the Facci Group of Companies saw their profits increased by leaps and bounds. In less than a year, the Group was able to enter the top one hundred most profitable companies in the world.
After five years, the Group's profits doubled. In that same year, the Facci Group of Companies entered the top thirty most profitable companies in the world. To say that Lily Qin was a prodigy in the business world was an understatement. Some people call her a legend, while others considered her a business goddess; someone capable of causing storms and hurricanes in the business world.
"President, three days is too much," a handsome young man injected.
"I agree with Mr. Beau. Let's make it two," she answered nonchalantly, instantly silencing the whole room. "Two days should be enough for everyone. Two days from now, I expect a polished report from finance, human resource, and operations department, on my table."
"I want market research, development strategies, and countermeasures for our competitors," she added, her gaze never leaving her laptop. She lifted her head and glanced at everyone. "Any questions?"
The people in the room did not know if they wanted to cry or laugh at the President's words. They originally wanted to ask her for an extension, but who would have thought that she would prepone the deadline without waiting for their opinion?
However, no one dared to voice their thoughts. After all, they were already used to Lily Qin's almost-impossible deadlines.
"If I am satisfied, I will double your bonuses for this quarter," she added when she noticed everyone's strange expression.
Lily Qin's words immediately caused everyone's mood to lighten up. A smile instantly made its way to the faces of her subordinates.
"Great! Now, let's get to work." She got up and strutted her way out of the board room.
"Any more meetings for today?" she asked her secretary after leaving the boardroom.
"No more. However, we received a couple of calls from the Arisons and a call on your personal phone… It was from overseas."
"Who was it?"
"It was someone called Tang Lingyun. I asked her to leave a message, but she refused and insisted on talking to you… and..." Yang Mi hesitated.
"President, I...she called you names… so I... dropped the call," Yang Mi said, her head lowered.
A while ago, the woman named Tang Lingyun called their President a slut and other dirty names. She even assumed that Yang Mi was just pretending to be her secretary. This made her so angry that she hung up on the rude woman.
"Good. Keep up the good work," Lily muttered before she opened the door to her office. "The next time she calls, tell her that I will go and see them. Then cut the call before she can say anything else."
Yang Mi felt chills running down her body when she saw that the President had smiled at her.
That smile was just too scary, ah. That Tang Lingyun must have offended her in some way.
"Yes, President?" Yang Mi immediately answered her.
"Move my flight. I want it three days from now," she said.
"President, the proposals will be…"
"Three days, Yang Mi, clear out my schedule for the whole month. Make sure the report is on my table two days from now. Call the pilot for my private jet and arrange for a private bodyguard who will also serve as my driver. I want everything ready on the day that I land in Hong Kong. That's umm… by Friday." Yang Mi did not say anything else and simply nodded her head at Lily's words. What else could she say? The president seldom changed her mind when it came to her plans.
After all, her nickname as the iron lady was not only for display.
Lily Qin gestured her secretary to go before slumping back into her chair. She originally wanted to have this flight two days before the reading. But it seems that the Qin family couldn't wait to see her.
It had been two days since the lawyer called her. Just like she expected, Tang Lingyun had attempted to contact her to ensure that she would show up.
Her intuition was telling her that her father would also call her later that night or the next day to make sure that she would show her face at the reading.
Once again, Lily's face darkened as she thought about her grandmother's death. The only reason she did not exact revenge on the people who humiliated her was that she was afraid to hurt her grandmother further.
Now that her grandmother was dead…
A small smile crept up her lips as she thought about the things that would happen once she returned.