"Anything else?" Lily asked. Dinner? She couldn't help but wonder what they were up to again.
"No… but…. Will you be able to come for dinner? The least you could do is to introduce your husband to your father."
"My husband is an extremely busy man. I will tell you when he is available," she said before cutting the call. That woman must be trying to scheme again. Lily couldn't wait to see the look on Tang Lingyun's face once she finds out that she now owns a large amount of shares in Qin Industries.
After hanging up the call, Lily continued towards the stairs and slowly climbed up. This penthouse had a total of five rooms on the second level. Lily checked every room she passed by. One as an office, another one was a gym and there were two guestrooms. The last room which was also the biggest, was the master suite bedroom. To Lily's surprise, the interior of the room was quite cozy. It had a soft gray and black theme to it. There was a king size bed with velvet upholstered headboard and… an oil paint of Lily's picture hanging on top of the bed.
Lily swallowed as she walked towards the bed, her eyes never leaving the painting. In the painting, the woman was smiling and a small dimple was apparent on her face. Her long hair was tied into a messy bun. She looked relaxed and happy while holding a mug on one hand. The painting was clearly painted from the perspective of a person who was watching the woman.
But Lily was sure that she never did this pose, so it could only mean that this had all been Zhuo Jingren's imagination right? She wondered if Zhuo Jingren painted this himself or he had commissioned a painter to paint this. Lily let out a sigh as a small smile escaped her lips. This would be her home for the days to come.
Then she walked towards the floor to ceiling sliding door leading to the big terrace outside of the room. She hugged herself the moment she opened the door as a cold breeze swept past her, tousling her hair in the process. It was cold and crisp, invigorating her senses. She then closed her eyes and took in a deep breath. Did Zhuo Jingren ever feel lonely while living in this place all by himself?
Lily opened her eyes to look at the fragments of clouds scattered in the sky. They were thin, as if a painter painted them that way. They were constantly moving as they drifted along with the wind. Since it was already six in the evening, the lights began to turn on in the city below her.
At the top most floor of the tallest building in Hong Kong, Lily could see everything. The sparkling world below her seemed so small and yet so beautiful. They reminded her of the firefly festival that she saw back in Japan with Zhuo Jingren. Was this why Zhuo Jingren bought this place?
When Lily had enough of being outside, she went inside the master bedroom. That was when she received a text from Zhuo Jingren reminding her to take her dinner. Lily smiled and sent out a thumbs up as a reply. She could not deny the fact that Zhuo Jingren seemed to make her smile more and more these past few days.
Lily then made her way towards the kitchen. When she reached the kitchen, she realized that it was beautifully designed. It had a white marble countertop and white cabinets with silver accents. It was equipped with a conventional oven, hot and cold water dispenser, coffee machine and many other cooking appliances. This must be because Zhuo Jingren liked to cook.
Lily heated up some pasta from the fridge. Even though it was not freshly made, it still tasted good. Zhuo Jingren was such a good cook, unlike her. She was glad that at least one of them could cook. Now, she wouldn't have to worry about food at home anymore. After finishing her dinner, Lily went back to master bedroom. After taking a bath, she set up her laptop on the desk inside the room and started working, occasionally flipping through some files that she had placed on the desk as well. Zhuo Jingren wouldn't mind her working inside the bedroom right?
"Hmmnnn…" Lily woke up when she felt someone poking her cheeks. She opened her eyes to see Zhuo Jingren's smiling face as he continued poking her.
"It's almost eight in the morning. I have to wake you up even if you are snoring. Or else, you will blame me again." Zhuo Jingren's words could barely conceal his delight. Lily instantly wondered if the man somehow had a fetish for snores. Why else would he be smiling all the way to his ears?
"Breakfast is ready. Go take a bath before heading downstairs to eat," he added when Lily continued to stare at him with a puzzled look on her face.
"How did I get on the bed? The last thing I remembered was working on that desk," she said while making a gesture at the desk.
"I arrived home around midnight and saw that you were sound asleep on top of your files. You were drooling. I was afraid you might damage your papers... so... Hey!" Zhuo Jingren defended himself with his hands when Lily suddenly slapped his arms. "Alright… I saw you sleeping and carried you over here so that you could sleep properly. I didn't want you to have a backache or neck ache when you wake up in the morning."
Lily did not answer him but took a peek under the blanket. "I am still wearing my pyjamas," she stated.
"I didn't do anything to you," he immediately said.
"Why didn't you?" Lily asked as she raised her brows. "Don't you find me pretty? Or…" Lily's eyes trailed down Zhuo Jingren's body. "Do you have a problem down there?" Lily then laughed at her own silly words before running towards the bathroom as fast as she could and locked the door behind her.
Teasing Zhuo Jingren was just too fun. She could barely contain her laughter anymore. Lily let out another fit of laughter when she remembered how Zhuo Jingren's mouth dropped when she asked those questions earlier.
Lily continued to laugh even as she started to undress herself. She never thought that she could feel this happy just by teasing him. Did the man think that…
Lily widened her eyes when she heard the doorknob click. Did… Did Zhuo Jingren just used a key to open the bathroom?
She immediately grabbed her clothes that were already on the floor and hastily covered herself with them. "Zhuo Jingren! What do you think you're doing?!"