Although she had never met Shangxin before, she believed that Shangxin was not someone who would break an appointment without notice.
Something must have cropped up...
"Now you're feeling anxious? You should've considered the consequences before bragging to everyone," Fang Lan turned to look at the surrounding colleagues and spoke even more loudly.
Several people felt agitated toward Nian Xiaomu due to Fang Lan's incitement, and they turned to look at her with disapproval on their faces.
They would have been understanding if she had failed to enlist Shangxin to the endorsement deal.
However, if she tried to save face and told lies to deceive them even though she had not managed to get ahold of Shangxin, then that was too much!
After all, they had put in a lot of effort to prepare for Shangxin's arrival.
The set up in the meeting room had been assembled to the level of a VIP reception.
They had even called in the security staff to help maintain order in case Shangxin's appearance stirred up a commotion...
Now, it had all turned into a joke!
"I am not lying!" Nian Xiaomu had no desire to argue with Fang Lan, a person who wouldn't stop harassing her. She stepped forward to take her phone back.
Although Nian Xiaomu did not have Shangxin's contact number, she did have Shangxin's manager's number.
Since Shangxin had agreed to show up personally to meet Nian Xiaomu and discuss the endorsement deal, there was no reason that her manager would not pick up Nian Xiaomu's call.
She just wanted to find out what exactly was happening.
"If you're not telling lies, then you have to explain to everyone why it's past 10 and Shangxin is still not here! Are you still going to make a fool of everyone at this time?" Fang Lan was convinced that Nian Xiaomu was trying to find an excuse and refused to let go of the cell phone.
"If you want me to return the phone to you, you will have to get down on your knees and apologize to everyone!"
Her last bit of patience had run out. Staring at Fang Lan, Nian Xiaomu took a step forward.
Her eyes were burning with resolution.
It was as if she had transformed into another person. She exuded a domineering presence, enunciated every word clearly, and said, "I'm saying this for the last time. Give me my phone back!"
Fang Lan felt stunned by the look in Nian Xiaomu's eyes and almost returned the phone obediently. However, the moment she stretched her hand out, she snapped back to her senses.
She threw her head back and looked back at Nian Xiaomu.
"Are, are you threatening me? Nian Xiaomu, everyone is watching. What are you trying to do to me... Ah!"
Before Fang Lan could finish speaking, Nian Xiaomu had already locked Fang Lan's wrist and, disregarding the ear-piercing shrieks, took her phone back from Fang Lan's hand.
As Nian Xiaomu let go of Fang Lan's hand, Fang Lan fell to the floor.
Holding her wrist that was stinging in pain, she wanted to cry out for sympathy. However, Nian Xiaomu had already turned toward the colleagues and addressed them by saying, "It's true that Shangxin had agreed to come today. I have proof in my email inbox, and I am not lying."
"Nonsense! If Shangxin had really agreed to it, then why isn't she here?" Fang Lan got up from the floor and bellowed through gritted teeth.
To think that Nian Xiaomu was so bold that she used force on her! Fang Lan could not wait to tear Nian Xiaomu apart!
"If you had not stopped me, I would have made a call to clarify." Nian Xiaomu threw Fang Lan a sideways glance and dialed Shangxin's manager's number.
The phone rang twice before disconnecting.
Seeing this, Fang Lan snickered and retorted, "Did everyone see that? Shangxin's manager did not even want to pick up her call. Nian Xiaomu, aren't you going to admit that you're lying..."
Before she could complete her words, she saw a lobby receptionist come running in toward them.
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"Return me my phone." Nian Xiaomu's face darkened.