"Christmas is fast approaching," Lily said. While Qin Mo and the whole Qin Family does not celebrate Christmas, Lily had been celebrating one with her grandmother after arriving in London. Christmas is one of the most anticipated events that her grandmother had been looking forward to.
"Yeah… Shall we go to London and celebrate it in your grandma's house?" he said.
"That would be good!" she beamed as she made her head comfortable in Zhuo Jingren's shoulders. She clutched the blanket closer to her naked chest. "I was also planning a Christmas event for the orphanage. I heard from Go Jichen that you will have an event too? Something that was organized by Lin Yu Yan but you are not planning to go?"
"Hmmm." He nodded. "It will be on the 24th and I already thought of celebrating Christmas with you in London a long way back. So I declined."
"Can we move it on the 23rd? Today is already the 20th. Moving it would be hard."
"If you want it then no problem." Zhuo Jingren said. "I can always ask Jichen to coordinate with some people for the date change."
"So Christmas… What was it like with your grandmother?"
For a second, Lily didn't utter a word. She held her silence as she pursed her lips. "I don't know. I think my grandmother is a very mysterious woman. We had dinner and talk about work, mostly." She made a deliberate pause. "During our first Christmas together, we visited my grandfather's tomb then… she just requested me to leave and spend the day on my own. When we met, we had dinner at this very long table. With lots of candles and she gave me a gift. That's all."
"So you didn't go to a place with snow and made some snowman? Or had what was that called? Egg drink? The one on movies with milk and alcohol?"
"Eggnog?" she laughed. "Nah… my grandmother does not really like to drink wine or anything like that. She said she was allergic to alcohol."
Zhuo Jingren only nodded before he kissed Lily's forehead. At his age, there are still things that he longed to do. Things that he hasn't experienced when he was young. Things that he used to dream of. And he was planning to do those things with the person that he loves the most. "Hey, do you think we could…"
"Build a snowman?" Lily said as she looked into Zhuo Jingren's face. "Shall we go to The Island of Skopelos in Greece then? Our wedding is in a few weeks, anyway. I was planning to visit just after Christmas. I would love to…"
"Greece? In December? Why would we go to Greece?"
"Three reasons. First, there are less tourist in December. Meaning… fewer people. Second, my grandfather owns a cabin in Skopelos and third there's snow so we can make snowman's and maybe some eggnogs? I heard it was beautiful too… When I was there it wasn't snowing and I only visited the place once."
"Really? That's great! Then I will ask Jichen to prepare everything. I will invite him too, and maybe you can bring Yang Mi? Let's have them stay in another cabin."
In response, Lily laughed and shook her head. "Wicked. Our ship hasn't sailed until now. Your matchmaking skills are just so bad."
"Good things take a long while to happen. You can't just expect to go to school today and graduate the next day, can you?"
"Make sense. Alright. I will bring her."
After a few minutes, Zhuo Jingren got off the bed and called his secretary to arrange everything. This was also the time when Secretary Go informed him about the tragic thing that happened in the Qin Household. When Zhuo Jingren asked why he was not informed the moment it happened, Go Jichen only answered that it was the 20th and it would not be good to disturb him. In the end, Zhuo Jingren only sighed and nodded. Go Jichen is truly worthy of the increase that Lily asked him to gave the man.
"Really? He decided to come?" Lin Yu Yan asked excitedly as she talked to Zhuo Jingren's secretary over the phone. "That is good! So the twenty-third? I think it's okay! It's only a day in advance, anyway. I can absolutely arrange that."
"Alright, Miss Lin. Please contact us if you have any problems. Mr. Zhuo would be so busy to answer your calls personally, so please give this number a call instead." Go Jichen said, his tone respectful as he remembered Zhuo Jingren's order to tell the woman not to call him directly. How was he supposed to tell a rich heiress that she was not allowed to call his boss without hurting her feelings? Of course, Secretary Go would think about the woman's feelings too. After all, he knows that Lin Yu Yan likes his boss. Moreover, dealing with minute issues like this is a part of his job.
So, he chose to lie and told her that Zhuo Jingren would be busy. Secretary Go smiled in satisfaction, his talent in problem-solving just got better and better.
"I'm sorry but I am used to calling him. I think I better discuss things with him, personally if something comes up."
Secretary Go instantly frowned when he heard Lin Yu Yan's answer. Was this woman deaf? Insensitive? Or simply shameless? He believed it was the last one.
"I-" Secretary Go wanted to tell the woman that it would not be a good idea. Not when the Madame was staying at Zhuo Jingren's office as they were reviewing some final details of their wedding. However, Lin Yu Yan already dropped the call. "So disrespectful." He noted. Even his own boss does not drop a call just like that.
"Since that woman wanted to show her face her, then let her be. What are you so anxious about?" Secretary Go almost jumped from his seat when a cold voice echoed behind her.
"You-You are eavesdropping!" he said as he avoided Yang Mi's gaze.
"I am." She nodded. "My president told me to give this to you." She handed a folder, before turning her back and walking away from Secretary Go. "You are coming with us." she uttered. "So yeah... prepare yourself. Bring extra protection too."
"What do you mean by that?"