After talking to Flora, Alexander Green, turned towards his grandson and said, "Lily, Flora, this is my eldest grandson. He is a cardiologist bit right now he is assisting his grandfather in business".
Brian extended his hand towards Flora and greeted her, "Ms. Jones, you look beautiful".
Flora smiled and returned his compliment with, "You look more handsome son".
Then she turned towards Elder green and said, "Your grandson takes after you Elder Green".
"You call my wife, Aunt and Elder Green to me, don't you think you are biased Flora", Elder Green showed his displeasure.
Flora chuckled, "Sorry Uncle"
Elder Green seemed satisfied by the answer and smiled.
Brain then extended his hadn towards lily, "Hi, Brian Green".
Lily took his hand and shook it, "Lily Jones".
While Lily showed no expression, but there were many expressions that were coming and going on people's face. Young women were agitated by the fact that lily knew Green family and she even got the chance to talk to Brian. While the women with son's wanted to know the relationship between Lily and the Green family as they want to bag lily as their daughter in law.
But other than them, the most shocked were the Jones family, first the rising sensation in business world and the business tycoon was none other than her, secondly she even knew Elder Green. It came as a huge blow to even Edmund Jones.
After meeting with Elder Green, lily ex used herself and took her seat with her mother and her two best friends as the award function was starting.
Elder Green was sitting on the next table to lily. After some time the award function started. Today there were many awards to be presented under many different categories. Many companies got awards. Green Industries, Amoah Enterprise bagged many awards.
Then the time came for the most awaited award of the year, Businessman of the year award.
Many people had the hunch who was going to get the award and without much delay, the MC announced the winner as Lily Jones.
Lily showed no excitement or any expression on her face. With a very professional attitude she got up and walked towards the stage. She took her award, a trophy and a bouquet and stood infront of the mic.
She said, "This is the first time I'm able to receive this award myself. Thank you so much. It's the hard work of my team that I'm standing here today, so they deserve it more than I do. Thank you to each and every person working with Comida Corps. for thei hardwork. We are trying to become better every day, I hope the hardwork of my team pays off.
Last but definitely not the least, Comida Corps was a dream that came into existence because and only because of this one person, who had been a constant support and inspiration to me, my mother. Thank you Mom, it wouldn't have been possible without you, I wouldn't have been standing here without you. This one's for you Mom. "
As soon as she sadi those words the entire hall erupted with the thunderous sounds of claps. People were touched by her words as they seemed sincere, it wasn't a pre planned speech, they were just raw thoughts of her.
Lily came down the stage and hugged her mother and handed her the award. Flora had tears in her eyes, she was trying so hard to control her emotions, even lily was trying as hard as her, but she couldn't show her weakness infront of all those people.
So she whispered, "Don't cry mom, you deserve it! And yes don't smudge your makeup with tears, I wanna see my beautiful mother"
This made Flora smile and she hugged her daughter one more time and then sat down.
The function went on for quite some time but a certain someone was still looking in a particular direction. Looking at his grandson, Elder Green smiled and said, "Someone piqued your interest, I see!"
Brian jolted, "What are you saying Grandfather ?"
Alexander didn't reply but just smiled.
Well, what Alexander said, wasn't completely wrong, she did pique his interest. She was cold and aloof but just now while saying her speech her face became tender as soon as she mentioned her mother.
She was different!