"Hey… are you there? Lily?" Zhuo Jingren furrowed his brows when it was silent on the other end of the line.
"I'm sorry… what did you say? I uh… got distracted," she said.
"I said, if you find that don't like the current design of the penthouse, we can always make some renovations. Feel free to tell me any changes you want to make or anything you want me to get for the house," he said.
"Oh… Alright, I will remember that," Lily nodded.
"Okay, I have a meeting in five minutes. I will see you soon…Don't forget your dinner," he reminded.
"I haven't even finished the snacks that you sent and you are already talking about dinner. Do you want me to get fat?" The mirth in Lily's voice was so apparent that it made Zhuo Jingren smile even wider.
"Don't worry about that my love, eat all you want and get fat and I will still love you. My love for you has no weight limits." He laughed at his own cold joke.
"I am not worried!" she was quick to answer. "I have another meeting too. Bye."
Zhuo Jingren was all smiles even when Lily suddenly hung up on him. His wife was being all cute again. Zhuo Jingren was glad that his wife had agreed to let him protect her, even though he could only do this in the shadows. Zhuo Jingren was satisfied knowing that he was taking baby steps into Lily's heart and he knew that one day he would succeed.
As Zhuo Jingren revelled in the memory of the conversation that had just passed, he was totally unaware that he was looking like a lovestruck teenager. Secretary Go who was also in the office had witnessed how Zhuo Jingren was smiling one moment and then giggling at the next. Secretary Go felt goosebumps all over his body. His boss seemed to have undergone some drastic personality changes ever since he got married. 'Do all men become like this after marriage?' he wondered. If so… then it was indeed very scary ah.
"Are our men following those two?" Secretary Go heard Zhuo Jingren ask.
"Yes, our men are closely monitoring them," Secretary Go answered.
"Good. Have another group of men to keep watch over Lily and keep her safe. I'm sure those two are plotting something bad. Monitor them 24/7 and take note of who they meet over the next few days and compile a list. There should be no mistakes." Zhuo Jingren narrowed his eyes before he got up and fixed his suit. Then he walked out of his office with a cold expression in his face. Some people were really courting death. It seemed that what he did last night was not enough to make Xuan Hui busy.
When nightfall came and Lily had no more matters to attend to at A.R Mall and Boutique, Daohu drove Lily back to Sky City. The entire journey did not even take twenty minutes because Sky City was in a central location. Sky City was located near the main business and shopping district of Hong Kong. Soon, they arrived at the tallest building in Hong Kong.
Daohu led Lily to the VIP elevator and with a tap of a keycard, the lift started moving upwards towards the highest floor of Sky City. When they arrived at the top most floor, Daohu passed Lily another keycard to access the penthouse. Daohu left the moment he saw Lily entering the penthouse safely.
The moment Lily stepped into the penthouse, she let out a gasp. She was in awe of the wide expanse of space before her. It was a two-storey penthouse with high ceilings and solid oak flooring. Instead of the usual plain floor to ceiling windows, the penthouse had a frameless glass box window that came with a sitting space, allowing anyone to lounge there and soak in the cinematic view of the cityscape.
Lily stood at the entrance and roamed her eyes around the house and noticed that the entire place was decked in white. From the walls to the furniture, they were mostly white. Could this be the reason why Zhuo Jingren brought up the topic of a renovation? Lily let out a small chuckle. Did the man love white so much?
To her right, there was a billiard table and a wall mounted wine rack that was filled with different types of wines. She couldn't help but wonder if Zhuo Jingren ever played at the billiard table.
Then Lily's eyes caught sight of a majestic white piano that was next to the fireplace to her left. 'Does Renren know how to play the piano?' If her memory served her right, Renren did not know how to play any musical instrument when they were children. Lily concluded that he must have picked up the piano when he was abroad.
After Lily had finished exploring the first level, she decided to head upstairs to look around. She was a little curious as to how the master bedroom looked like. However, before she could reach the stairs, her phone vibrated. Seeing that it was an unknown number, Lily was cautious. She accepted the call but remained silent.
"Qin Jinghua?" Lily heard a meek voice on the other line.
"Speaking," she answered.
"This is Tang Lingyun… How are you?"
"Why are you calling me?" she asked coldly.
"We heard from Lawyer Yan that… you already got married?" Tang Lingyun's voice trembled a little, like a nervous child talking to her father. Lily rolled her eyes at her antics. Tang Lingyun was born to be an actress ah.
"I did," Lily said.
"I… I mean… we are still your parents yet you did not even inform your father that you have gotten married. We had to hear about it through someone else..." she stuttered before letting out some sobs. "I know that we are not on speaking terms because you hated me for what happened in the past but your father...your father was really worried about you. We don't even know who your husband is, so your father is even more worried."
Tang Lingyun continued when Lily remained silent, "So… I am calling you to invite you and your husband to have dinner with us so that we can all be acquainted with each other. Only then will your father's heart be at peace."