Liam could only watched as Lily strutted away. To say that he was infuriated right now would be an understatement. He badly wanted to strangle the woman, choke her and wipe off that smirk from her face. However, Lily's eyes and insidious smile made him swallow his anger instead. That woman was a pure evil. He was sure of it.
He could only curse his parents for forcing him to come here and try to coax Lily Qin.
After Lily left Liam, she asked Yang Mi to drive her towards Scarlet City, the number one upscale Mall in Hong Kong. Aside from the fact that this was a part of her itinerary, she also wanted to check out her competitors.
"I already told you to find a reliable bodyguard that will act as a driver. The ones that you have chosen were so unreliable," Lily thought out loud, her gaze was glued on the busy streets of Hong Kong. Lily Qin always hated bringing her own security and wanted to stay as lowkey as possible, so she had asked Yang Mi to engage an agency that would take care of their security while they were in the country. Who would have thought that the agency would cancel at the last minute saying that they had a shortage of manpower? How could they conduct business like this?
"President, the agency that I chose is the second most trusted agency in Hong Kong. Even celebrities used them during their concerts and tours. I thought they were reliable. Hmmp! They did not even inform me about this issue beforehand. They only called this morning! I will surely leave a bad review on their website later on! Just they wait and see!"
Lily did not say anything; she had already grown accustomed to Yang Mi's personality. She knew that Yang Mi would definitely find a way to get back at the security agency for being so unreliable and inconveniencing her beloved president. "Hey… could you drop by to the pastry store at the corner of the street?"
"The pastry shop to our left?"
"Yes. That one," she nodded. This was her favorite sweet store in the country. She would not miss the opportunity of eating the one thing that she had actually missed in this place.
Lily immediately instructed Yang Mi to buy her a few of her favorites including her favorite coffee and a dozen cupcakes for Yang Mi and the directors. She then watched as Yang Mi made her way into the store.
However, not even a minute passed when Lily furrowed her brows. A white custom van had recklessly parked in front of them, almost hitting her Volkswagen beetle in the process. Lily narrowed her eyes at the driver who got out of the car and opened the door for the passenger. It was a middle-aged man with a military haircut, wearing a black suit.
Those were the two things that came into Lily's mind. However, to her surprise, the passenger who came out of the van was someone that she was very familiar with.
Then the other person inside the van must be her superstar step-sister and Xuan Hui's beloved wife, Qin Fei.
Lily Qin looked on as Xuan Hui went inside the same store to buy some sweets. However, unlike seven years ago, Lily didn't feel anything as she stared at him. No anger, no hate, certainly no love. What happened seven years ago was because she was too stupid. After everything that she had been through, Lily already realized that this Xuan Hui and the Qin family did not deserve her hate.
Even her hate was something precious and she would not waste it on some insignificant person.
Lily was aware that revenge was not something that she was good at getting. However, if those people would dare try to offend her, then she could not promise that she would not retaliate.
Minutes passed by slowly, and Lily was engrossed in her own little world. When she finally noticed Yang Mi, she was already sitting next to her with a very dark look on her face.
"What's wrong?" Lily asked.
"President, you won't believe what had happened inside. Some guy acting like a celebrity walked in and forced me to give the last piece of gold leaf doughnut to him! How disrespectful. He said that his pregnant wife wanted to eat these golden donuts! I would have given it to him had he not been so arrogant to demand it from me instead of asking me nicely..."
Yang Mi continued to grumble, completely unaware of the change in Lily's expression. Pregnant? Qin Fei is already pregnant? Lily clenched her fist as a tinge of pain flashed in her eyes. However, she easily recovered and continued to listen to her secretary's grumbling.
Pregnant or not, this had nothing to do with her.
"Wow! Look! It seems like that guy is really someone of influence. President! That is the bodyguard of that guy! He is coming to our car! I bet he wants the donuts!" Yang Mi's words woke Lily from her stupor. She watched as the bodyguard knocked on Yang Mi's window with a grave expression.
"Look, sir, I already told you, I am not going to sell you this donut!"
"Miss. We are willing to pay! Our Madam is currently pregnant, and she wants this donut. We need to have this," the bodyguard insisted while eyeing Lily who was just blankly staring at him. Seeing Lily's expensive clothing, the guard instantly assumed that she was a small-time businesswoman and Yang Mi was her secretary.
After all, judging by the model of Lily's car, it was really easy to assume that she was a small-time businesswoman. Moreover, he had also heard the woman mentioned earlier that she couldn't give this donut up because her President wanted it.
With this in mind, he shifted his attention towards Lily. "Miss… I know you are this person's boss. Why don't you sell this donut to me? I will compensate you with triple of the original price."
Lily who had been staring at the bodyguard, suddenly gave him a smile. "Give me a hundred thousand dollars and I will give this to you," she said, surprising both Yang Mi and the bodyguard. A hundred thousand dollars? Is she sane? It was just a simple blueberry donut with icing in the form of a golden leaf on top! It's value was less than ten dollars.
"Oi! Don't be too much! This donut only cost five dollars! You are clearly creating trouble for us!" the man fumed! He had clearly encountered a hooligan! Did this woman think that she could get away with this?
Even Yang Mi was frozen because of Lily's words. What was this situation? A hundred thousand dollars for a donut? Wasn't this a little… extravagant?