Mu Qingling looked at Lily in astonishment. She opened her mouth and wanted to say something but quickly realized that she doesn't know exactly what to say. "I…"
Seeing that she had rendered Mu Qingling speechless, Lily seized the chance to make a further jab at Mu Qingling. "Miss Mu, I actually pity you. You don't lack anything be it beauty, talent, money, youthfulness. And yet here you are, trying to snatch a married man who doesn't even remember your name. If I didn't know any better, I would think that you are trying to find a man who could boost your status in your family to prove that you are better than a certain someone. I wonder... who could this person be?"
"You- don't slander me!" Mu Qingling's voice quivered. "You don't know anything about me!"
"True… which is why I was just trying to get into your head." Lily smirked before turning away from Mu Qingling. Before Lily could take a step forward, she was stopped by Mu Qingling who held her arm firmly.
"What do you mean by that?" she hissed, her face extremely red. Mu Qingling felt as if someone had stripped her naked. Lily had read her like a book. While Lily remained calm and collected, she had lost her cool.
Though Lily did not mention any names, all employees here knew that Mu Lihua, the current CEO of Scarlet City was the sister of Mu Qingling. While some people might try to compare Mu Qingling and Mu Lihua together, they wouldn't be able to make a fair comparison as they were both in different fields and excelled in it.
In the eyes of the public, the Mu family was harmonious and the two sisters seemed to be close. Unlike other prominent families, there were no scandals about internal feud or power struggles within the Mu family. The Mu family was the envy of many people, having two outstanding daughters who were talents in their own fields.
Now that Lily was insinuating that Mu Qingling was trying to make herself better than a certain someone, people might get the idea that she was trying to compete with her sister, Mu Lihua. If this news reached her parents then…
"I don't know Miss Mu… why don't you tell me?" Lily smiled. "Let go of me or I will create a scene that will make headlines with your name on it," Lily threatened in a volume just loud enough for the two of them to hear.
"Why are you doing this?" Mu Qingling hissed without letting go of Lily.
"This! Aren't you afraid that I will snatch him from you? Or are you are so confident about not losing him? Is that it? Huh? Because he is so smittened by you? Do you think that you are above me by acting tough and classy? Have you even looked at the mirror to see what kind of woman are you?"
"The kind that you don't want to mess with." Lily smirked before she narrowed her eyes. "Poor Qingling… were you expecting me to slap you in front of everyone and cause a scandal?" Lily gave a small chuckle. "People who are beneath me do not pose a threat to me at all. I will not lower myself to give you a slap. I merely said a few words and you are already like this. I cannot imagine what my slap would do to you."
"Now… Now… I'll give you three seconds to let go of-" However, before Lily could finish, Mu Qingling suddenly let go of her grip and fell on the ground, letting out a painful scream. The commotion immediately gathered a crowd. To a bystander, it was as if Lily had pushed Mu Qingling to the ground.
"Miss Mu… Miss Mu… are you alright?" asked the store manager in a panic. The moment she heard Mu Qingling scream, she dropped what she was doing and came over quickly to show her concern.
"My waist… I…. I think I fractured something." Mu Qingling winced from the pain before glaring at Lily. Since Lily wanted a showdown, she would gladly give it to her. Mu Qingling's tears started streaming down her cheeks as she bit her bottom lip.
However, Lily remain unfazed. At first she thought that Mu Qingling resembled her from seven years ago. But it turned out she was very dumb! She was nothing like the old Qin Jinghua ah. She looked at Mu Qingling indifferently before taking her phone to snap a few photos of the pathetic woman on the floor.
"Why… why are you taking pictures of me?" Mu Qingling asked, her tone was extremely pitiful. 'Tsk Tsk...This Mu Qingling, not only is she good at dancing, she's also good at acting. This woman should be a superstar.'
"Souvenir," she answered before putting her phone away. "I still have a lot of appointments for today, Miss Mu. I shall make a move first."
"Hey… aren't you even going to apologize for what you did?" another voice chimed in. Lily immediately turned her head and looked at a man in a suit who was helping Mu Qingling up.
"Apologized to whom?"
"Don't act in front of me woman. Apologize to Miss Mu now!" the man raised his voice. At this moment, there were already people who were taking videos of the scene in front of them. If Lily was to lash out now, it would all be recorded and people might label her as uncouth and vulgar.
Lily laughed inwardly. Mu Qingling was trying so hard to ruin her reputation, as if that would make it difficult for her to enter the upper echelons of society by her association with Zhuo Jingren.
Of course, Lily found this funny. With her reputation in Europe, would she even need to worry about that? Would she even need to worry about being labelled as uncouth and vulgar?
Seeing as Lily was not intending to apologize, the man fumed and called security. How dare this boorish woman bully the heir of Scarlet City? This woman must be looking for death. Of course, Mu Qingling did not make any attempts to stop the man. This was what she wanted after all.
"Yang Mi, go and retrieve the recordings from the CCTVs around this area. Also, call my lawyer. These people are trying to frame me and tarnish my reputation," Lily instructed Yang Mi who was quickly approaching her.
Looking at Mu Qingling, Lily said, "If you think that you can pull a stunt like this without any consequences, then you are wrong. You are the performer and I… am just a wife. Let's see whose reputation gets ruined after today."
Mu Qingling wanted to say something… anything that would stop Lily from walking away. However, she froze when she heard Lily calling Zhuo Jingren on the phone.
Fighting someone like Lily would take time. Given that many people had taken a video of the scene earlier, she was sure that news of this would spread, even to Zhuo Jingren's circle, the upper echelons of the businessworld. Mu Qingling knew that Lily was not a simple person. The fact that she managed to snag Zhuo Jingren was proof of this. However, she would not back down.
"Did you get a good view of everything that went down earlier?" she asked the woman in the driver's seat of Mu Qingling's car.
"Yes Miss… it really looked like she pushed you," the woman said.
"Good. Pass the footage to the media with the headline that I gave you. Make sure someone gets the CCTV footage before Lily does," Mu Qingling instructed before she asked the woman to take her to her family's hospital.