She let out a long frustrated sigh and rubbed her temple as she started to feel her head spin. She had just finished reading Thea's investigation report.
She could not believe the defective background of the woman her grandson had entangled himself with. It was the worst credential she had ever seen in her entire life.
Forget about her being an orphan and coming from nothing. But the woman's involvement in the underworld was scandalous! It made her head hurt. She had worked so long and hard to preserve the prestigious name of the Liu family and maintain its spotless reputation. But this… this was a disaster!
She couldn't even begin to explain how disappointed she was with her only grandson. He had failed her. But there was no time to lament. She should make a move soon, so she called her secretary to call Mrs. Huang.
"Yes, Mrs. Huang. Oh yes, that would be nice. Do you think you could bring your daughter along with you? It's been a long time since I saw Lana. You must be very proud of her… Yes, dinner this evening would be lovely. Alright, see you," Old Madam Liu chirped before she ended the phone call.
Fortunately, no one in their society had found out about Jeru's marriage yet. She must act fast to get him to divorce Thea before the news leaked out. Of course, she would take care of Thea. She would also offer her a lot of money because she was already carrying another Liu. But she could never accept Thea as a member of their family. Especially after reading this report. The name 'Liu' would never suit her.
She had her secretary call Jeru's office to tell him that he had to clear his schedule this evening because she would like to have dinner with him.
Then she instructed her secretary to call a reporter she knew. She would make sure that this dinner would be posted in the media. The headline in tomorrow's news must be about the marriage talks between the Liu's and Huangs.
The media was a powerful tool that she could use anytime she needed to get to her goals without creating any suspicions. After she directed the reporter, Old Madam Liu dismissed him. She glanced through Thea's investigation report once again.
She gotta admit that the woman was quite commendable, for achieving so much despite coming from nothing. It was such a shame that she had to involve herself in the underworld that she despised the most.
Jeru and Old Madam Liu arrived together at one of the most well-known restaurants in one of the most prominent hotels in their city. Jeru was not at all aware of his grandmother's meticulous plan involving a paparazzi that would snap their photos right from the moment they stepped out of their car.
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"Yes, we are. Oh, and here they are…" Old Madam Liu smiled as she greeted Mrs. Huang and her daughter Lana, who was surprised to see Jeru.
Jeru and Lana knew instantly that the two ladies were up to no good. But it would be impolite for any of them to simply leave.
Lana looked at Jeru with an arched brow and questioning eyes while the latter shook his head.
Not far from their table, someone snapped a lot of their photos.
So far, the talks were about business and family, and Jeru did not see the point of mentioning his marriage since it was out of topic and would definitely make the situation awkward. Lana could feel the tension, and she sympathized with Jeru.
Though her mother and Old Madam Liu were only talking about trivial things and had not opened up the topic of marriage between them, she had always been a keen observer, and she knew something smelled quite fishy behind this impromptu dinner appointment. So she looked around.
She found a familiar face sitting with another man at another table not far from theirs. It was the paparazzi that had stalked her actor cousin a while ago. She immediately knew what kind of scheme the Old Madam was cooking up. She looked at her, who was still busy chatting with her mom, while shaking her head in disbelief.
"Lana, where do you plan to have your internship?" Old Madam Liu suddenly asked with a smile. Lana cleared her throat while she gave Jeru a knowing look. This was it. The topic was now shifting toward them.
"I'm not sure yet, Ma'am, but hopefully, I will have it at Sy Law Firm," Lana said with a poker face.
She saw the paparazzi, and the other man, who was obviously a reporter, stand up from their table to approach them.
Lana knew that once the reporter approached and provoked them, Jeru would inevitably spill the beans about his marriage to the reporter. But it would not be appropriate for Thea to have the news about her matrimony to Jeru be revealed to the public, mainly because the rumor about her involvement with the underworld was still hot. Moreover, she would be put in a more delicate position given that she was also pregnant at this point.
So, once again, Lana looked around.
She saw a handsome man entering the restaurant. He looked familiar, but since she was in a hurry to catch a prey, the first thing she checked was his hand, particularly his ring finger. She let out a sigh of relief once she confirmed there were no rings. She quickly stood up and gave her mom a bright smile.
"Oh, my boyfriend is here, mom. I forgot to tell you, but he's picking me up here because we actually have a date tonight," she articulated in a loud voice, making sure it was clear for everyone nearby to hear, including the reporter.
She quickly bid her farewell to Jeru and the ladies in an apologetic tone of voice as she walked toward the man and hugged him tightly.
"You're here," she smiled. The man frowned and pushed her gently. Lana could see from the corner of her eyes that the paparazzi and the reporter were staring at her in disbelief.
Then she looked at the man who had a bewildered look all over his face. He opened his mouth and said, "Who the hel…"
But before the man could finish his sentence, Lana quickly tiptoed to give him a mindblowing kiss. In between their kiss, she silently murmured, "Just shut up and help me now. I will repay you later."
After that dominant kiss, Lana immediately pulled the man out of the restaurant, whose face paled from a total shock.
"Wasn't that Liam Sy of Sy Law Firm?" Old Madam Liu doubted. Her face reddened from anger and embarrassment as she questioned Mrs. Huang, "I thought your daughter doesn't have a boyfriend yet?"
Mrs. Huang shook her head as she looked at the back of her daughter, who was rushing to leave the restaurant, "I told you, my daughter is quite complicated. I, myself, have a hard time understanding her."
Jeru, on the other hand, was grinning broadly. Lana had never failed to impress him when it comes to thinking up an unexpected solution like this.