Zhuo Jingren and Lily had decided to return to Hong Kong as soon as possible after the matter with Akane was taken care off. After taking a well-deserved break from work, it was time for them to return as work that was piling was most likely piling up for the both of them.
"After Secretary Go takes care of the paperwork… we will be officially married," Zhuo Jingren said as he typed on his laptop. At the present, they were travelling in Zhuo Jingren's car to Lily's apartment.
"Are you sure that a photo like that would suffice for our marriage certificate?" Lily asked, while she scrutinized a photo that they had randomly taken together during their trip. In her knowledge, a couple applying for a marriage certificate would need to be present at the marriage registration office. Moreover, they would also need to take a photo together at the premise for their marriage certificate. However, Zhuo Jingren insisted that Secretary Go could process their marriage application without their presence and personal involvement.
"Hmmm… I know someone in the office who will ensure that everything goes well. Don't worry about it," he answered, his eyes still glued to his laptop. "I missed a lot of work when I was out so I will have to trouble you to wait for me tonight."
"I also have a lot of meetings today," she answered. "I might stay up late too. Also… when am I moving into your place?"
"You want to live in Sky City?" he turned to look at Lily in surprise.
"Of course! One of the perks of being your wife is to live in Sky City!" she said. She always wondered what would the view be like living on the highest floor of the tallest building in Hong Kong anyway.
"Profiteer." Zhuo Jingren muttered, chuckling at her blunt words. "Let's do it tomorrow. I will get someone to help you move your things. For your convenience, I will also prepare a unit in Sky City for your secretary and your people to move into."
"Good enough." She nodded, satisfied with his arrangement. Lily then side-eyed Zhuo Jingren who was still busy on his laptop and her mind began to wander. 'She would officially be Mrs. Zhuo soon. Does this mean that they would need to consummate their marriage?' She swallowed her saliva and secretly chastised herself. 'What was she thinking in the middle of the day?! Is Zhuo Jingren's shamelessness influencing her?'
Lily decided to shut her eyes to avoid looking at her soon-to-be husband, afraid she might not be able to control her wandering thoughts. After a few minutes, they finally arrived at Lily's apartment. Zhuo Jingren helped her with her luggage and made her some food before he left for work. By the time Zhuo Jingren got to his office, it was already afternoon.
Zhuo Jingren and Lily had a mutual understanding towards each other when it came to their work. They understood the difficulties and pressure that came with managing a company with thousands of employees.
After Zhuo Jingren left, Lily also started working on the documents that Yang Mi had printed for her over the weekend.
"President Qin… I just received a call from Cathy from Europe. I think we may have a little problem with the Arisons." Yang Mi's voice interrupted Lily.
"What is it?" she asked as she massaged her temples. Lily was exhausted, having just returned from the trip. But work still had to be done or else they would continue to pile up.
"Mrs. Arison just exposed to the media that you were the one who cancelled the engagement. She even shed some tears on the cooking show she participated in, as if she had some unspoken grievances." Yang Mi stated.
"Yang Mi…" Lily rolled her eyes at her secretary before she continued with her work. "This is not a problem. I don't care about rumors like this. Besides I am already married so…"
"What did you say?" Lily's words were interrupted by Li Shanshan, who just arrived with big black shades on her face. "Someone had the guts to marry you?" Li Shanshan let out a laugh before she walked towards Lily. Then she narrowed her eyes at her. "You-"
"You are serious?" Li Shanshan asked before letting out a squeal. It was so loud and sharp that Lily and Yang Mi had to cover their ears. "Is it Escort Zhuo? Is it him? Is it him?"
"Escort Zhuo?" Lily deadpanned. "Since when did you start calling him that way?"
"Hahaha… I am right! It's Escort Zhuo! Let me call Fernando. We need to celebrate!" Li Shanshan ignored Lily, taking off her sunglasses and whipping out her phone to call Fernando to share the big news with him. Her friend who was adamant to stay single forever just got married! Isn't this akin to a miracle? Fernando was equally excited and couldn't wait for them to meet up to celebrate. All that was left was to set a meeting time and date.
"I want the juicy details!" Li Shanshan asked excitedly as she sat next to Lily after ending the call with Fernando. Left without a choice, Lily asked Yang Mi to leave before she recounted everything that happened on the resort to her friend.
"What a bitch. So? What did he do? Did he kill her? He should have! What if she succeeded in killing you?" Li Shanshan asked.
"I don't know." Lily shrugged. "He had been friends with Riku for a long time and killing her would affect this friendship. I did not ask him what he did to that woman."
"Hmmm… that is reasonable." Li Shanshan nodded. "Anyway since he will be late tonight. Why don't we go out to celebrate the last night of you being single?"
"I am technically married already. I signed the papers." Lily said.
"But the marriage registration office still hasn't finished processing the papers yet. So you are still single! Come on your highness, grace us with your presence on this last night before you become Escort Zhuo's wife." Li Shanshan then let out a giggle. Happiness radiating all over her. Lily finally found a man who is willing to die just to save her.
Isn't this just the best news ever?