June 17th, Friday - 3rd Day
As usual, Lily's day started with breakfast, lovingly prepared by Zhuo Jingren. This time, the latter had even joined her for her usual morning Yoga before making breakfast for her.
In fact, Zhuo Jingren had left his home at Sky City and moved into Lily's apartment building. He moved into a one-bedroom apartment that was two floors below Lily overnight. Even though this new apartment was smaller and it didn't give him a magnificent view of the city he was used to seeing when he was living in the highest floor of Sky City, the latter happily exchanged all that in order to be closer to Lily.
While this move actually surprised Lily a bit, she also felt that the move was sensible since Zhuo Jingren kept insisting on serving her. It would be more convenient for him to take care of her needs when he's actually living closer to her.
After having breakfast together with Lily, Zhuo Jingren immediately left for work, leaving Lily to work from home with Yang Mi. As the CEO of a conglomerate with many subsidiaries, Lily was an extremely busy person. She would be especially busy during the end of each quarter where there would be many reports to go through and meetings to attend. Moreover, being in Hong Kong while managing a company based in London had been rather challenging for her due to the time difference.
"Alright, I like this idea… call Mr. Beau, I want to talk to him later today," Lily instructed Yang Mi while looking at the designs in front of her. "Any news from the Arisons?"
"According to Cathy, Mrs. Arison was seen talking to someone from a media company. Apparently, Mrs. Arison wants to appear as a guest in a cooking talk show."
"Cooking, huh…" Lily made a deliberate pause. "Continue to watch her every move," she said, picking up her phone when she heard a message notification.
Lily furrowed her brow as she read the text. [You're so pretty, I forgot what I was going to say.] Who else would send her a text message like this other than Zhuo Jingren? What a weird man.
[Lily: So, I have been told]
Not even a minute passed and she receive another message notification.
[Zhuo Jingren: A woman like you deserve the world. I know that I can't give that to you but I can give you the next best thing: my world.]
"Seriously?" Lily thought out loud before typing a reply.
[Lily: Thank you but please take a number and wait in line.]
[Zhuo Jingren: There is no line. If there is, tell me where, so that I can obliterate the competition.]
[Lily: Crazy spotted (*￣m￣) ]
[Zhuo Jingren: Only for you, my Lily. Pack up some clothes for a trip. I want to take you somewhere.]
Before Lily could reply another text message arrived.
[Zhuo Jingren: See you later my Lily, I have another meeting.]
Lily put her phone down as she narrowed her eyes at her laptop. Where the hell did that man get her number? However, before she could ask her secretary if she had given Zhuo Jingren her number, her phone buzzed once again. She picked up her phone and opened the message which made her deadpanned. It was a selfie of Zhuo Jingren blowing kisses.
Lily locked her phone and turn it off immediately. This man was really making her speechless ah. How could he be like this? Annoyed, she rose from her chair and got herself a bottle of water to 'cool' herself down. She was planning to take her time to show the man her worst but how could even start to do that when she had been so busy working?
Lily let out a sigh before she massaged her temples. So many things to do, so little time. "Yang Mi, do you have the file that I asked you to compile months ago? The one about the Xuan family?"
"Yes, president, I could print it out if you want to."
"Just send it to my email. It's been so long… I need to collect the interest of their debt," she said as she closed her eyes. She promised her paternal grandmother not to touch the Qin family unless they touched her. But she did not promise not to touch others, especially the ones who were responsible for her misery.
June 17th, Friday - 3rd Day – 2021hrs, Hong Kong
"Hey, are you ready?" Zhuo Jingren barged into her small office with a smile which irritated Lily. She glared at the man who was wearing a casual light blue shirt paired with white shorts and white sneakers.
"Ready for what?" she asked
"Never mind, let's go," Zhuo Jingren said before he held out one hand towards Lily. Seeing as Lily merely stared at his outstretched hand with no sign of moving, he added, "Come on, it's just one weekend. You deserve a break."
"I have a…"
"You don't have any urgent meetings or conference. I already checked with Yang Mi. Let's go." he said. He was hoping Lily would put her hand in his but she didn't. Well, it was not like he expected that Lily to soften up to him in just three days. It would be out of her character if she did!
"Where are we going?"
"It's a surprise," he said mysteriously.
"I hate surprises."
"You will love this one." Zhuo Jingren beamed.
"Alright, If I don't like this then you can also say goodbye to this whole wooing thing," she said. She thought that she should take advantage of this trip to show Zhuo Jingren her 'true' colors. "I need to pack first."
"I already did for you."
"Im sorry, what?"
"Oh... I did not go into your room or anything, I just had my secretary bought everything that you might need," Zhuo Jingren was quick to explain.
"Alright, I will just grab my toiletries and we can go," she answered.
At 2100hrs, Lily and Zhuo Jingren boarded a private plane.
"Alright, can you tell me where are we going now?" Lily asked.
"Japan," he answered as he poured a glass of bourbon for himself. "Want some?"
"Not my type of whisky," she answered.
"Yes please," she said. "Why are we going to Japan?"
"I want to show you something. Have you been to Japan?" he asked while pouring Lily a glass of champagne.
"No," she answered, accepting the champagne. Lily instantly downed the glass as an evil glint flashed in her eyes. This trip would be her chance to put on her worst behavior to show Zhuo Jingren. But first, she would need to convince him to sell her his shares in Qin Enterprises.