Lily couldn't be bothered with Mu Qingling. First was Akane and now Mu Qingling. 'Her husband is attracting too much attention from girls ah.' Inwardly, she was shaking her head. In fact, she actually pitied women like them.
Delusional and self-centered.
Wasn't she just like this seven years ago?
Lily's eye zoomed in on a pair of diamond cufflinks with an oval shaped latch that seemed to be the highlight among all the other designs.
"Are those diamonds?" she asked the manager who was following behind.
"Ah… yes, yellow canary diamonds. This pair is one of the highlights in the store. It's made from 14K white gold."
"I want those."
Lily immediately raised an eyebrow and side-eyed Mu Qingling who swiftly gave her card to the store manager. Her mouth then curved into a small smile. This Mu Qingling was truly pitiful. Lily had merely inquired about that pair of cufflinks, it was not as if she absolutely had to get that. Mu Qingling's childish attempt to provoke her was so laughable.
Lily then walked over to the next glass display of cufflinks and continued browsing.
"So, I was wondering… I saw your dance last night with Mr. Zhuo. Did you two take dance classes together? You guys seemed to have had a lot of practice..."
Lily and Zhuo Jingren's coordination during their dance surprised everyone last night. Mu Qingling couldn't get the scene of the two of them dancing so beautifully and professionally out of her mind.
Mu Qingling was a very prideful person. She already disliked Lily for snatching Zhuo Jingren away from her. And her dislike for Lily only tripled after seeing the chemistry between Lily and Zhuo Jingren during their dance performance last night.
"Miss Lily doesn't seem to be in the mood to talk," Mu Qingling continued on especially when she noticed how some other customers in the store had started to pay attention to them. All these while, Lily had kept her eyes straight, clearly ignoring Mu Qingling who was talking to her. It made it look as if Mu Qingling was just talking to herself.
The store manager who witnessed this scene before her immediately felt uncomfortable. Mu Qingling was the heiress of this mall and seeing her being disrespected like this was disturbing. However, the manager did notice that Mu Qingling had been respectful towards Lily despite the cold treatment from Lily.
The store manager was a smart individual and immediately deduced that Lily's identity should not be so simple. With that in mind, the store manager decided not to interfere and just continued to follow behind the two of them.
"How much is that?" Lily pointed at a pair of sword shaped cufflinks with sapphires encrusted on them.
"Ah… that one is made of 24K gold. Priced at 2.2 million HKD. This is an extremely unique-"
"I want that too." Mu Qingling interrupted the store manager. Mu Qingling did it again. Her intentions were clear not only Lily but to the store manager as well. Mu Qingling was bent on buying everything that Lily had set her sights on.
Was Mu Qingling was doing this to irritate her or to get her attention? Maybe both.
"Please forgive me Miss Lily… I got too excited. You see, I was planning to buy something for Mr. Zhuo as an apology. Since you personally selected these cufflinks, I figured that they would make a good gift for him."
"You are very straightforward. I liked that. That puts you above those white lotuses," Lily finally replied Mu Qingling. Her blunt statement baffled both the Mu Qingling and the store manager. As Lily hadn't spoken softly, her words were overheard by the people near them and it surprised them.
From Lily's words alone, everyone could already guess that Mu Qingling was trying to seduce Lily's husband. However, how could Lily be so calm and friendly towards her competition? They couldn't help but to eye both Lily and Mu Qingling and compare the two.
Lily was not that tall for a woman, her height was just average. And it was obvious that she was a foreigner. Though shapely, Lily could not be considered fat nor was she skinny. On the other hand, Mu Qingling was tall. She was around 5'8 and had really long legs. Since she was a dancer, her body was also very toned. Her fox-like eyes were also a dead giveaway that she was a pure Chinese.
Though both women were beautiful in their own way, some of these locals would still be more bias towards their own. They would rather support a local Chinese beauty rather than a foreigner. With all these in mind, everyone couldn't help but wonder if Lily was just acting tough or if she was just really confident that this beautiful Chinese woman doesn't have the capability to seduce her husband.
Most of the people who overheard the conversation between the two women just lowered their heads and acted as if they did not hear anything. After all, this was not the first time that they had witnessed something like this.
Women these days were really becoming bolder. Not that they could have a say about it especially since Mu Qingling was an heiress and her status was above everyone else in this mall.
"You are right." Mu Qingling smiled at Lily. In fact, the purpose of this 'coincidental' meeting was to let Lily know that she, Mu Qingling, was up for a fight. As a 21st century woman, she thought herself as capable and hardworking and she would stop at nothing to get what she wanted.
Mu Qingling didn't care that Zhuo Jingren was already married. It would not deter her from her goal of wanting to own Zhuo Jingren. She was here to declare a war against Lily. "I always know what I want and do everything to get it."
"Hmmm…" Lily nodded. "I appreciate women with your kind of attitude. It's too bad that your target had to be my husband." Then she walked to the next display and looked at Mu Qingling. "Why don't you buy this one too?"
"Miss Lily must be joking," Mu Qingling said, feeling a little irritated that Lily had not reacted in the way that she expected. Why was Lily still so calm?! If it was any other married woman, she would have already lost control and slapped her for being so bold and even drag her out of this store for a beating.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, Mu Qingling would be seen as the pitiful one while Lily would be known as a bully. Lily's reputation would be ruined and the socialite class would look down on her. But things were not going according to plan!
"If I buy everything in this store, wouldn't that mean that you won't have anything to give to Mr. Zhuo?" In fact, Mu Qingling was planning to buy everything that Lily liked. Her goal was to show off how rich she was. She was rich, younger and more beautiful than Lily. Surely that would be enough to make Lily feel insecure right?
"Hmmm? Who said that I was buying cufflinks for my husband?" Lily gave her a provoking smile. "However, since you gladly offered to buy some gifts for my husband, how about I choose some more items for you and you could give it to him? You can even tell him that you chose all of these gifts yourself. Maybe then he will finally remember your name." Lily's eyes were curled into a beautiful crescent, her smile extremely alluring that it gave Mu Qingling the chills.