"He is lying." Yang Sheng stated. "Zian always kept his gaze lowered while talking to me but today he dared to raise his voice and see into my eyes directly."
Hu Chi moved forward, "I suspect he has revealed everything about you and allied with XM to save his family. It's no secret he wanted to leave your side from the very long. Furthermore, why XM and Feng Jianyu are coming out of the blue? Isn't it because they are confident in taking you down with the help of Yang Zian's support from inside? Everything is suspicious about him from being caught to taken to Lu Xion's base to return to us so easily with the added arrogance."
It convinced Yang Sheng. "You know how to break him and get the truth. In the meantime inform the President I'll be attending the banquet." A chilling smirk came on his lips, "Time to meet this masked woman.
Two days later
"So beautiful." Xiu Mei exclaimed turning left-right to seeing herself in the mirror. Initially, she was hesitant to wear the dress given by Feng Jianyu as according to her it won't look good on her. But he insisted to try it once, she never expected it would be this good. It was a beautiful white and blue porcelain flower mermaid long Qi pao. The flowers were hand-embroidered on the finest silk giving it a classy and elegant look.
As it was a banquet in the honor of a President her dress seemed perfect, nothing gaudy and glittery. But to add a touch of shine she paired it with a diamond bracelet and earrings.
To complete the look, she asked Bai Xin to make a neat bun, pinning it with a porcelain pin instead of the usual messy hairdo that she always prefers. She indeed looked like a noble princess of a royal family, which by the way she is.
Feng Jianyu matched his better half in a complete black suit but his vest suit matches with Xiu Mei's along with a blue tie. Indirectly he was announcing the world that there was something brewing between them. After all, this would be the first time when the entire media is invited and he would be walking holding her hand in his.
"Mmmm…. My shining star wife, nothing matches your beauty." He hugged her from behind, placing a kiss at her exposed shoulder, her addictive scent compelled him to do something more. She turned back and hooked her arms around his neck, receiving a kiss on the nose in response. "Ready to face Yang Sheng? He is coming?"
"Ready! Let's give the first shock." She winked mysteriously.
Feng Jianyu held her hand and smiled, "Let's show him who his opponent is."
At the most luxurious hotel in all of Country Z, a banquet hall was shining with lights, ready to welcome the honorable President of Country B. However, most of the people present here were looking forward to meeting the two special guests accompanying Qingzhou. They wanted to associate themselves with the dynamic duo who have made a huge investment in Country B.
Qingzhou's visit has become the talk of the country by the arrival of these two VIP's. Everyone wanted to attend the banquet, but it was a hell of a task to get an invitation. The security arrangement was multifold because of the latest scandal involving XM. They arranged even the doctors at the venue considering XM's health as she has woken up from coma just a few days back.
The doctor who was appointed was leisurely sipping a glass of wine, looking at the entrance. 'C'mon little squirrel, what's taking you so long? It's been a week I've seen your face.' Zian sulked inwardly. They made him leave for Country Z alone, using a normal flight to prevent any suspicion.
Just then, President Qingzhou's convoy entered and clicks and flashes of the camera illuminated the venue. Qingzhou stepped outside followed by other VIP's and was welcomed by the Vice President Philips Petrov who shook hands and shared pleasantries as the cars started to move towards the parking.
Another Lincoln limousine stopped at the carpet. The door opened, once more blinding flashes increased, followed by expecting gazes of the reporters and the guests.
A tall handsome man stepped outside from the right side, walked around the car and excused the bodyguard who has opened the door for Xiu Mei and proffered his hand towards the lady.
Xiu Mei gladly placed her hand in his showing her signature charming smile…. Unconsciously everyone's curved into a big 'O' looking at the dazzling duo that complemented each other in terms of their success, power, and aura. Reporters didn't miss Feng Jianyu's vest jacket that matched with XM's dress.
Are they a couple? Or just business partners?
Qingzhou pointed at Feng Jianyu, formally introducing him.
Feng Jianyu shook hands with the Vice President and greeted Mrs. Petrov politely, "Thank you for the warm welcome."
Next Qingzhou pointed at XM and introduced her to the Petrovs.
"Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Petrov…." Xiu Mei moved forward and greeted the Petrov couple. "What a wonderful and beautiful country. I wonder how come it got missed from my eyes."
"Better late than never!" Philips Petrov caught the hint of her words and replied, "I hope Miss. XM and CEO Feng will spare some time from their busy schedule and spend some days as our guest." He looked at XM and then Feng Jianyu.
Feng Jianyu nodded, "Definitely! Maybe we could turn this visit into a business visit as well."
"Exactly! I've already asked my secretary to look around and note down the potential sites."
Philips Petrov was just testing the water least he was aware that they would be so straightforward about the potential business deal.
The reporters wrote down everything; they were ecstatic to receive the next big news of tomorrow's newspaper. However, their happiness was short-lived when XM and Feng Jianyu ignored their countless questions and went inside, following Qingzhou Pang.