Meanwhile, Xuan Hui was back in his office. After being forcibly chased out of Highlights, Xuan Hui was feeling angry and he didn't want to return home when he was in such a foul mood. The first thing he did when he arrived in the office was to get himself a glass of whisky. He really needed another drink.
He opened his laptop and began to research about Lily Facci-Qin. It wasn't long before his laptop screen was littered with numerous articles about Lily, the talk shows she participated before, magazines she appeared on and interviews she had given. There was plenty of information about this woman. He downed another glass of whisky. His brows furrowed, jaws clenched.
Why didn't they discover this sooner?
Was this the reason why Lily seemed so fearless now?
Xuan Hui swallowed his frustrations as he continued to read up about Lily. In Europe, Lily was considered an iron woman who had been steadily growing her conglomerate though numerous acquisitions in Europe and the US. Under Lily, the Facci Group diversified their business and entered into various industries such as energy, construction and retail.
What Xuan Hui hated the most was the fact that the woman had been playing them all this while. At the time of the reading of Old Madam Ye's Will, everyone thought that Qin Jinghua was a nobody. They even thought that they could get Qin Jinghua to part with the properties that she inherited from Old Madam Ye with just a few million dollars. But at that time, Qin Jinghua acted like a profiteer and had asked for an exorbitant amount of money in exchange for letting go of those properties. It had made her look as if she was in need of money.
He only just discovered that she probably had more money in her bank account than the combined wealth of the Xuan and Qin family! Lily treated them like a fu*king clown! She must have been mocking them inside when they threw her those pathetic offers during the reading! Xuan Hui let out a bitter laugh when he realized their foolishness.
Then another article caught his attention. Failed engagement? Lily was engaged? Xuan Hui read through the article in detail and discovered that Lily had recently acquired another group of companies in the Far East, namely China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Could this be the reason why she is here in Hongkong?
Xuan Hui's thoughts were interrupted when his phone rang. He frowned when he saw that it was Qin Fei who was calling. Xuan Hui was contemplating that possibility that the Qin family had already found out about Qin Jinghua's other identity and how they might try to scheme against her once again. As Xuan Hui thought about this rationally, he realized that they couldn't afford to offend Lily or her friends right now.
It seemed like Lily had powerful connections and Mr. Martin had also warned him that offending Lily would be a death sentence to his business. He was still in need of investors ah. A chill ran down Xuan Hui's spine as he suddenly thought of what happened seven years ago. 'What if Lily decides to retaliate against everyone who wronged her before? My wife is currently pregnant… what if...'
Xuan Hui quickly shook off these thoughts. Even though Lily had become successful, she seemed to be keeping a low profile. Since life was going well for her now, surely she wouldn't bear a grudge and be petty about what happened seven years ago right?
"Fei Fei?" Xuan Hui answered lovingly. "I am still at the office but I am about to head back home soon… Alright. Just go to sleep first, I know you are tired. Alright… I love you too." After the call ended, Xuan Hui continued to be fixated on the information about Lily and he poured through articles after articles.
Lily's name was big in Europe but A.R Mall and Boutique was on the brink of bankruptcy in Hong Kong. This could mean that Lily's footing in this country is not yet established. Lily would pose a threat to him and his family if she manages to establish herself in this country. If only he could do something and prevent Lily from establishing her name in this country then…
Xuan Hui's eyes widened as an idea came into his mind. For now, he would need to hide Lily's identity from everyone, that includes his own family and the Qins. And to do that, he could ask his friend who was an IT expert to ensure that all the sites relevant to Lily would not appear in searches from the Qin and Xuan's IP address. However, this would only be a temporary solution. Eventually, he would need to get rid of her, kick her out of this country so that she could not cause any trouble or he could also…
An evil smile bloomed on Xuan Hui's face when he thought about how different Lily is now. He remembered how the woman used to worship him. Though Lily did not love him, she still gave him her body and would give him everything that he wanted.
Fast forward to the present when Lily slapped him earlier, anger and irritation could be seen in her eyes. Lily seemed to be affected by his presence. This could only mean that after all these years, Lily still hasn't completely moved on from him and he could use this to his advantage.
However, unbeknownst to Xuan Hui, a predator had already deemed him as its prey. Especially after what he did to the predator's wife.
Xuan Hui's phone rang again. Seeing that it was his top manager calling, he immediately answered the call. Slowly, his face morphed into an ugly scowl.
"What do you mean they dissolved the contract? Everything? How is that possible? How about the bond?"
"They are willing to pay millions just to dissolve the contract? At this hour?"
"No… What about the album… What?"
"But… Alright, I will call the lawyer and Mr. Zhuo…" Xuan Hui clenched his jaw as he dialed another number on his phone.
"Fu**!" he cursed when he was not able to reach President Zhuo's secretary too. He then glanced at the time. It's almost one in the morning. Who the hell would try and cancel the contract at this hour? This was something that only a CEO or chairman could decide. It must be Zhuo Jingren.
Xuan Hui let out an angry grunt as he tried to suppress the anger rising inside him. How could President Zhuo suddenly cancel all the endorsements and pull out all the funds that he invested in Xuan Films?
This could mean a loss of hundreds of millions of potential incomes for Xuan Films. Zhuo Jingren was a shareholder, this would not be profitable for him at all. So why did he still do it?
Xuan Hui shut his eyes, his head was throbbing. President Zhuo would not do something without a reason. Something must have happened.
Xuan Hui dialed Zhuo Jingren's number once again. He would not stop calling him until he received an explanation from him.