"President… this…" Secretary Go stuttered. When President Zhuo told him to investigate the accident seven years ago, he discovered some clues that seemed to suggest that President Qin did not suffer a miscarriage as a result of the car accident. "This is just my speculation... I still need to collect the facts. I…" Secretary Go explained with his head lowered while chastising himself for jumping the gun. He should have known better than to report on something without any proof to substantiate what he had said, especially with President Zhuo's temper and his obsession with Lily.
"How about the doctors and nurses who were present at that time? Any news?" Zhuo Jingren asked grimly.
"We haven't found the doctor. We found two nurses who said that... President Qin was not bleeding when she arrived at the hospital. She only suffered some scratches from the fall whereas her mother bore the brunt of the impact," Secretary Go answered. "But… our men were able to locate someone who looked like the doctor. He has been living in Malaysia with his wife for six years now. I have already sent someone to check him out."
Zhuo Jingren nodded and let out a long sigh as he leaned back in his chair. Secretary Go was right; there was no concrete proof, it was just some statements from two nurses. For some reason, Zhuo Jingren hoped that Lily really had a miscarriage instead, end of story.
Zhuo Jingren knew that the accident had affected Lily so much that she went into a depression. He did not want to open up old wounds again. With these in mind, he closed his eyes and calmed his thoughts.
Zhuo Jingren only opened his eyes when Secretary Go announced that Lily had arrived.
"Tired?" Lily smirked at him as she walked towards the circular table next to Zhuo Jingren's office desk. Lily then put down her handbag and made herself comfortable on the swivel chair. Since both of them had only four hours of sleep the other night, it wouldn't be a surprise if Zhuo Jingren was feeling tired.
"How about you?" he asked before he rose from his seat. He approached her and leaned for a kiss before taking the seat next to Lily.
"I am." She nodded before she changed the topic. "I found a place for Facci Group's new head office."
"That's good," Zhuo Jingren said before he signaled Secretary Go to prepare the snacks that he had bought for Lily.
Lily raised an eyebrow as her lips curled into a smile. Zhuo Jingren had ordered some pastries for her. "Are you trying to make me fat?"
"You are too thin," he answered as he rose from his seat. "Eat more." Then he walked towards his desk.
All these while, Lily could tell that Zhuo Jingren seemed bothered even though he appeared calm. Thinking it could be exhaustion from work, she decided not to ask any questions.
Lily started working quietly while occasionally looking up to take a glance at Zhuo Jingren. He looked so calm that it had started to bother Lily. Was he mad that news about their marriage had been exposed or that a photo of them was leaked online? But he seemed happy when he was introducing her as his wife last night. So, was it the photo?
Still, Lily kept her thoughts to herself and did not say anything about it until lunch.
"You are awfully quiet. I am starting to think that there is something wrong with you," Lily blurted out, her gaze steady. "Are you bothered about our picture circulating online? Do you want my help?"
"No. I can deal with that on my own. Don't worry about it," he answered before opening his drawer and taking out a folder. He walked towards Lily with the folder and opened it before passing it to her. "I tried to erase traces of all these photos when I first arrived here seven years ago. However, someone left this folder of photos for me this morning. Go Jichen found it on the windshield of my car."
Lily immediately examined photos and frowned. These were photos of her and Zhuo Jingren at the bar seven years ago. There were photos of her in Zhuo Jingren's arms and of them dancing and kissing.
"You were the one who got rid of these photos before?" she asked. When her maternal grandmother had found out about the photos and how the media was linking it to Lily's failed wedding, she immediately got her people to suppress the news. But to her surprise, someone had already beat her to it and everything was resolved just as Lily left Hong Kong.
"Hmmm…" He nodded. "I was dealing with my father's death at that time so I couldn't come to Hong Kong earlier. By the time I got here, you were already gone."
Lily stared at the photos again and narrowed her eyes. It was obvious that these were freshly printed. "Tang Lingyun thought that she could use these photos to threaten you stay away from me." No one else but Tang Lingyun had access to these photos. She was the one who had paid for a private investigator to take photos of her that night to begin with. Both of them started to analyze Tang Lingyun's motive for doing this.
"If she releases these photos to the media once again, you might face opposition in your newly acquired company," Zhuo Jingren analyzed. "The people here are extremely sensitive to scandals like this. The shareholders of A.R Mall and Boutique would likely revolt and gaining their respect would be even more difficult."
Lily nodded in agreement. "I think Tang Lingyun still does not know that I am Lily Facci-Qin. I believed she would have already released these photos to the press and put me on a tight spot if she knew. I'm guessing that Xuan Hui had chosen to hide my identity from everyone while he is plotting something against me. On the other hand, Tang Lingyun also did not inform Xuan Hui and Qin Fei about our marriage. If she had, then Xuan Hui would perhaps have told her about my identity by now." A small smile escaped Lily's lips.
The current situation was too amusing. Tang Lingyun had given Zhuo Jingren these images of thinking that he would find Lily dirty, unaware that he was the man in those photos. While Xuan Hui was collaborating with Liam to scheme behind her back. Lily guessed that Xuan Hui must have told Liam that he would be able to get back with her if they worked together.
This was the only explanation for Liam to have agreed to work together with Xuan Hui.
Each of these people knew a different secret about her but were not telling each other. How much amusing could this situation get?