At Scarlett Mall.
Lily Qin beamed at her reflection in the full body mirror, pleased with her choice of lingerie. It was a bustier set with a dramatic lace bra and a matching G-string to go with it. The garter and black thigh-high stockings that came with the set highlighted her beautiful long legs.
The lingerie perfectly showcased her jade-like skin and hugged her shapely body at the right places. Her perky breasts together with her small waist made her look like a delicate painting.
Lingerie was always something that Lily loved to buy. She would spend as much time choosing a lingerie as she would her clothes because to Lily, a lingerie was just as important. Somehow, an exquisite looking lingerie could make her feel empowered, bolder and sexier.
"Does it fit?" she heard the sales attendant ask from outside the fitting room.
"Yes, it's perfect. I'll take it," she said, grinning to herself. She couldn't help but wonder if she should wear this immediately for Zhuo Jingren to see. 'Maybe not', she shook her head while grinning. She happily changed back into her clothes and contemplated whether one set of lingerie was enough.
When Lily stepped out of the fitting room, the sales attendant politely ask for her card so that she could settle the bill. Lily grabbed her purse and took out her personal Black card and handed it to the attendant.
The sales attendant let out a gasp but quickly recovered her composure, receiving the Black card with both hands. For a popular high-end lingerie store like theirs, customers who visit were naturally rich. It was not uncommon for her to receive a Black card from a customer.
However, the sales attendant did not expect to receive it from someone low-key. Though Lily was wearing a branded outfit today, she was not wearing any expensive jewelry. The sales attendant was used to the sight of rich women who would outwardly flaunt their wealth with the clothes and jewelry they wear.
The sales attendant was thankful that she had treated Lily well from the beginning. She didn't look down on Lily when she initially entered the store and asked for her assistance.
Lily did not pay any heed to the sales attendant's reaction. While waiting for payment to be processed, Lily sent a text to Yang Mi, asking her to deliver some documents to her directors. She wanted them to start tackling the management and leadership problems in A.R Mall and Boutique.
Of course, this was because she just fired a dozen internal directors from their positions.
"Here you go, Miss." The attendant respectfully handed the card back to Lily. "Is there anything else that I could assist you with?"
"No need. Thank you," Lily said as she kept her card in her wallet. As Lily walked out of the store with the paper bag containing her lingerie, she decided that she still needed to shop for handbags, scarves, dresses for herself. She even thought of getting some cufflinks for Zhuo Jingren.
Then, Lily made her way to a store that was known to carry the most luxurious range of branded handbags. However, upon seeing the wide selection of handbags at the store, she changed her mind and decided to shop for the cufflinks first. Who knows how long she would be spending at the store before she could pick up a bag that she likes.
She just wanted to make sure that she gets all the necessities first before being swallowed by the world of high-end bags.
"Miss Lily?" A soft voice interrupted her thoughts when she was about to enter a store selling cufflinks. She turned her head and raised an eyebrow when she saw Mu Qingling walking towards her with a big smile on her face. "I did not expect seeing you in my family's mall," Mu Qingling said while eyeing the bag in Lily's hand. She recognized the brand to be a popular lingerie brand in her mall.
"Hmmm…" Giving a non-verbal response, Lily fully intended to ignore the woman. Why should she spare any time to talk to a person whom she dislikes? Although Lily was blatantly disrespectful towards the heiress of the Scarlet Mall, Mu Qingling was not shaken. She already expected this attitude and behaviour from Lily.
Moreover, this encounter wasn't by chance since she had someone to follow Lily and report Lily's movements to her. She had planned for them to have an encounter. With this in mind, she immediately followed her inside the store. "This is such a coincidence. Are you shopping for Mr. Zhuo?"
"Coincidence indeed." Lily did not even turned her head, her eyes were glued at the display of cufflinks in front of her.
"Miss Mu! I am so glad that you could visit our store," another voice chimed in. The voice belonged to a mature-looking woman dressed in a deep purple dress. She had very high brows and her make-up was full of purple. The entire look of this woman screamed 'Ursula' from the story 'The Little Mermaid'. Lily shivered inwardly before walking away from the both of them.
But would Mu Qingling allow Lily to leave just like that?
Mu Qingling just give a short pleasantry greeting to the woman who was in fact the store manager before she hurried after Lily, her prey. The store manager followed behind.
"Are you perhaps shopping for your boyfriend, Miss Mu?" the manager asked amiably.
Mu Qingling nodded. "Soon to be boyfriend," she answered, confidence laced her tone.