"Then… this meant interview and TV guesting, right?"
"Yes. Jichen already fixed my schedule for the next few weeks. The awards are in two weeks so... the schedule is pretty tight."
Lily nodded and smiled. This award is pretty big in Hong Kong's business industry. "You wasted three years of your company just because of the Zhou Family." She stated before she stood from his lap and walked towards the seat opposite to him. "I am so happy for you."
"The timing is bad. I was about to decline it. The schedule only meant that I will busy. I don't want to stay in the office as I try to catch up with my paperwork just because of some interview."
"Yet, you said yes."
"I figured that… winning this award would mean that I get to thank you in public." He answered before he started typing on his laptop. "I am doing as much work as I can now so I can have some free time in my schedule."
"You don't have to do that." Lily gestured for Yang Mi to gave her the food that she bought earlier. It was some doughnuts and a slice of chocolate cake that looked really appetizing in her eyes. "I mean… I can always go with you in your interviews and guesting. It's not that big of a deal. I can act as your manager, scriptwriter, makeup artist, director, and maybe even your secretary."
A low chuckle escaped his lips. "You do know… its an interview and not an audition for a TV series, right?"
"Oh! I would have loved to see your abs on TV." She beamed. "Never mind that. I don't want any other woman to see that." She nodded towards Yang Mi and gestured for her to leave. She then laughed inwardly at the discomfort in her secretary's face.
"I think it is high time that you give Secretary Go a vacation. I can force Yang Mi to accompany him on a remote island somewhere." She added. "I can act as your secretary for a few days, you know."
He raised his head and stared at her mischievous grin. "Very tempting Madam Zhou but you are pregnant. You don't need to stress yourself over my schedule."
"Well… Go Jichen is working his a.s.s off. I think… I can already see his scalp. He might go bald before he turns thirty. Now that will be a big problem, I don't think Yang Mi would like to be with a bald man." She met his eyes and laughed.
"So you were staring at his… scalp?"
"My… is that jealousy in your eyes?" she teased before she rolled her eyes and opened her cake. "Its a joke President Zhou."
Surprisingly, Zhou Jingren gave a low chuckle. "I know… Jichen is an inch shorter than me. You won't be able to see his scalp as he is always standing around me."
"Are you saying that I'm a dwarf?"
Zhou Jingren laughed a heartfelt laughter. Lily's talent in putting words in his mouth seemed to increased because of her pregnancy. "Aren't you?" he laughed even more, his voice echoing inside his office.
Lily pouted before she shoved a slice of cake in her mouth. "Then go find another manager for your interview. I won't accompany you anymore."
"Madam Zhou…. Talking while your mouth is full is not good." He said, smiling. Seeing his wife pout while eating is just the cutest thing. How could he resist doing this to Lily?
"President Zhou must have forgotten… I have a very talented mouth." Lily said before turning away from Zhou Jingren.
"Jichen…" Zhou Jingren called his secretary over the phone. After a few seconds, Secretary Go walked inside.
"Did you already give the thing that I asked you to give Madam Zhou?"
A flash of understanding instantly glinted in Secretary Go's eyes. "I didn't have the time, President. But I can…"
"Nevermind. She is upset right now. You can throw it away." As expected, Lily's ear perked up at her husband's words. She straightened her back as she pretended not to listen to their conversation. She continued to eat her cake.
"That… President… I hope you don't mind me saying this but that… that deed was worth millions. Are you really going to…"
"What is it?" Lily interrupted him. "What deed?"
"I think Madam Zhou is no longer mad." Zhou Jingren uttered as he laughed inwardly. "Give her the deed of the property in Switzerland."
Go Jichen instantly complied. He tried to hide the embarra.s.sment that he felt inside. He knew that this couple is very playful, but he didn't know the extent until now. Go Jichen lowered his head after giving Lily the deed. He didn't know if he wanted to laugh or cry at this current situation, ah.
"Alright… Jichen… you can go now. I think Madam Zhou is satisfied already." Zhou Jingren said. In response, Secretary Go left the office faster than one could even blink. This — He is not very interested to know about the things that will happen after he left, alright?
"You are making it look like I love money. This is as if… I don't have a principle and I am someone that would easily give in to worthless possessions." Lily grumbled. "Alright… maybe I do. But you shouldn't let anyone know that side of me. That is a highly guarded secret."
"I thought everyone around you already knows that?" he answered, amus.e.m.e.nt laced his tone.
"They do!" she answered. Like a child who found a treasure, Lily hugged the piece of paper near her chest. This… this place is where they will live after giving birth. This place is a treasure.
"That's not my point." She uttered. "Everyone knows that I love earthly things but… it is very easy to calculate. If they knew that I love this house because you bought this for me, then they will conclude that I love you more than my money. Which is true, by the way."
"Now that is not a very good conclusion." Lily continued, not minding the fact that Zhou Jingren already stood from his seat and is walking towards her. "If they knew that I love you more than money then… What if they try to take you away from me?" she asked. "You know… like in the movies."
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