June 16th, Thursday - 2nd Day
After Zhuo Jingren bid goodbye to Lily, he immediately made his way to his Bentley which was waiting for him just outside of the apartment building.
"What do I have for today," he asked before he loosened his tie.
"You have three meetings today.Your first meeting is with Miss Mu Qingling, the heiress of Scarlet City, to finalize the details of the fundraiser next month. Then you have a meeting at 1pm with our board of directors. The last meeting is with the planning department regarding the construction of our banks in Singapore."
"Hmmm… alright. Anything else?"
"I…" Secretary Go hesitated. "We encountered a little problem when we tried to dig up about what happened to Miss Qin and her mother seven years ago. It seems that all the doctors and nurses that were on call that night who tended to Miss Qin and her mother had all resigned within a month. We will need some more time to locate at least some of them."
Zhuo Jingren instantly clenched his jaws when he heard his secretary's report. "And we did not know this before because?"
"Previously the focus of our investigation was from the time that Miss Qin was admitted to the mental institute. We looked into everyone who had talked to her, anyone who had any conversations with Miss Qin, hoping that one of them could lead us to the people who helped her to escape. So we didn't spend our time and resources to investigate what happened at the hospital, right after the car accident."
"Who owns that hospital?"
"The Mu family."
"As in the Mu family who owns Scarlet City?" Zhuo Jingren asked.
Zhuo Jingren nodded in contemplation.
"I also found out something else. After finding out that the Mu family owns the hospital, I went to check if anyone in Qin and Xuan family might be close to anyone from the Mu family. I discovered that the Madam of Xuan family, Mr. Xuan Hui's mother, Yang Lina is the childhood friend of the current Madam of the Mu family. They are still keeping contact and appear to be quite close."
"Continue investigating," Zhuo Jingren said. "Investigate more into the accident… something is off about this." Now that Zhuo Jingren thought about it, he realized that his investigations before had been lacking. He had been so fixated on finding Lily's after her disappearance from the mental institute that his investigations were primarily focused on what happened in the mental institute during Lily's stay there. It did not occur to him to investigate more into the events that happened before that.
Though he did have someone to investigate the accident, it was not a thorough investigation as he thought that it was irrelevant to Lily's disappearance. For Zhuo Jingren, the biggest suspect in Lily's disappearance was the Qin family. At that point in time, he failed to consider other possible suspects like the Xuan family or the Mu family.
"By the way, this Mu Qingling that I have an appointment with… is she someone important from the Mu family?" he asked his secretary.
Secretary Go eyed him before he answered, "The family has two heiresses. The eldest daughter is called Mu Lihua and she is the current CEO of Scarlet City. The second daughter is called Mu Qingling, a well-known performer, singer and dancer who had years of training abroad. You have already met her twice before. She was the one who proposed this fundraiser to her father." Inwardly, Secretary Go was laughing to himself. This Mu Qingling had been carrying a torch for President Zhuo for years now. However, the president does not even remember her. As expected of someone whose heart already belonged to the mighty Miss Qin.
Secretary Go couldn't stop himself from being Miss Qin's fan. Yesterday, when President Zhuo gave the flowers to Miss Qin, Secretary Go was also there. He watched as Miss Qin called the President 'Idiot' while glaring haughtily at him. That scene surprised Secretary Go as this was his first time seeing someone talking to the president this way. When Miss Qin fainted, he saw how the usually composed president fell into a panic and face paled.
First she scolded the president, then she made him panic to the point where he almost cried. Only a valiant woman like President Qin could do something like this.
"Alright, don't forget to buy Lily some of her favorite doughnuts later on. Ahhh… Also, find me the owner of that doughnut shop. I will just buy over that doughnut shop as a gift to Lily. Then she could have as many doughnuts as she wants, anytime for a lifetime," he said before closing his eyes.
When Zhuo Jingren arrived at his office, his nose was instantly assaulted by a sweet scent. He furrowed his brows at the woman who was languidly sitting on his couch. "Who are you and who let you into my office?" he asked, his face was cold and his tone domineering.
The woman instantly opened her eyes and gave Zhuo Jingren a coquettish smile. She then uncrossed her legs, rose from her seat and introduced herself, "Mr. Zhuo, I am Mu Qingling. I am here for our meeting that is scheduled for nine in the morning." She then held her hand out to initiate a handshake with the man in front of her. Even though they had met before, she was mentally prepared that Zhuo Jingren might not remember her. After all, she was always overshadowed by her capable elder sister who was the current CEO of Scarlet City.
"Who let you inside my office?" Zhuo Jingren repeated his question. "I do not allow anyone in my office when I am not around." His brows were scrunched, as he gave the woman a chilly gaze.
However, the woman didn't seem to want to answer his question and was only smiling back at him. Zhuo Jingren had no patience to deal with this woman, so he swiftly turned towards Secretary Go and instructed, "Call the security. Throw this woman out of my office."