105 My tablemate is a mighty red hat!
"I say, you are really a little too honest. Don't you know how to comfort someone? Can't you see that I'm totally down in the dumps right now?" Pei Ge glared at Bi Zheng unhappily, feeling stifled inwardly.
"Didn't you say that yourself? Women are really troublesome." Bi Zheng pushed up his glasses with a cold face.
Pei Ge was not angered and was actually very amused by his words, instead.
"Ha ha, Bi Zheng! I totally didn't expect you to say that! That is so funny!"
Seeing Pei Ge grinning happily, Bi Zheng only pushed up his glasses again and turned over his head to ignore her.
Pei Ge pouted. Thinking that he got angry, she mumbled, "I was just cracking a joke."
"I'm not mad at you." Unexpectedly, he spoke again.
"Oh." Pei Ge was no longer in the mood to joke around and just opted to rest her head on the desk again.
"Is the one you like your brother-in-law or the company's CEO?" After a long while, he suddenly asked.
Hearing this, Pei Ge was so spooked she almost fell off her chair.
"What nonsense are you saying?" Pei Ge sat up straight and rolled her eyes at him. "That thread is obviously created by someone to slander me. How can its content be true?"
"Does that mean you don't like your brother-in-law or the CEO?" Bi Zheng asked with a stoic face.
"Obviously! Why would I even like them? How big are their faces?!" Pei Ge anxiously proclaimed.
Of those two men, one is a jerk and another is... Although he can't exactly be called a jerk, he is still an annoying fellow that I don't want to see.
"Okay, I understand. The content of the thread is not true." Bi Zheng nodded and focused on the computer screen, scrutinizing the forum thread about Pei Ge.
This was when Pei Ge realized that her tablemate was acting a little strange. She looked at him in confusion and saw him loosening the joints in his hands. She could not help but think that he looked pretty suave right now.
Bi Zheng's skin was already white from the start, and his hands were even whiter and slenderer – nicer than most women even.
Hence, when he laced his fingers together and suavely worked them, Pei Ge could not help but dazedly admire them.
Bi Zheng's next actions were what made Pei Ge awestruck, though.
After working his joints, she saw him place both his hands on the keyboard.
Tap, tap tap, tap! A series of typing sounds softly echoed as Bi Zheng's fingers seemed to dance on the keyboard.
The speed at which Bi Zheng typed was so fast that Pei Ge could not even identify which keys he had pressed.
"Gulp!" Pei Ge swallowed her saliva as she stared at Bi Zheng in awe, asking, "What are you doing right now?"
Since when did Bi Zheng type so fast? His typing speed was usually like that of an old man. He was so slow that she would sometimes laugh at him inwardly for typing one key at a time.
Pei Ge blinked her eyes and glanced at his computer display.
The moment she placed her gaze on it, she felt as though she had gone blind.
Bi Zheng was typing everything in English! Moreover, the background he was typing on was in black! If her conjecture was right, then these English words should be codes!
"Bi Zheng, are you a hacker?" She looked dazedly at him.
"No," Bi Zheng denied.
Hearing this, Pei Ge blinked her eyes again and muttered inwardly, I'm probably overthinking this. If Bi Zheng were a hacker, why would he work at this real estate company as a white-collar employee? That would be too much of a contrast.
However, his next words made Pei Ge go Sparta. "To put it more accurately, it should be a red hat."
"..." F*ck! What was the difference?! It all had something to do with working on the computer, anyway!
In that instant, Pei Ge felt that Bi Zheng was a stranger. Although they had been working together for quite some time now, she realized that her understanding of him merely stopped at the labels of cold-faced but warm-hearted, eccentric guy, etc.
Who would have known that he was actually a cool, red hat?! This was really unbelievable.
"Found it." Pei Ge, who was more than a little daze, saw him press [Enter] and retract his hands from the keyboard.
"Huh? Oh, what did you find?" Pei Ge regained her senses and looked at him in confusion.
"The person who posted the thread," he curtly replied.
"The hell?! You are so godly!" Pei Ge was now totally conquered by Bi Zheng and started idolizing him. The mighty and super powerful red hats, I actually met one in real life!
"I found the IP address of the thread's poster. Tracing that IP, I found the culprit's home address..."
Pei Ge looked toward Bi Zheng's computer display at his explanation and, with a glance, spotted someone very familiar.
"Liu Yue..." Pei Ge stared at the few identification cards displayed on the screen. Those people were Liu Yue's family members.
"She's indeed the poster of the thread..." Pei Ge mumbled.
I really did not guess wrongly. He he!
"The person looks a little familiar..." Before she could feel any sadness, she heard Bi Zheng's comment.
"Puh!" Pei Ge was really entertained by this other side of his. "Ha ha, Bi Zheng! Liu Yue is your previous tablemate, yet you actually didn't recognize her?! Ha ha!"
Seeing Pei Ge laugh out loud, Bi Zheng only pursed his lips and seemed to feel a little embarrassed.
"Oh - Oh, it's her, huh." Bi Zheng pushed his glasses up knowingly, yet his tone betrayed his guilt.
"Do you... not remember her?" Pei Ge glanced at him suspiciously.
"...Yes. She's got nothing to with me, so why should I remember her?" he said defensively and pushed up his glasses for who knew how many times.
"Puh! Good job! I like people like you!" She grinned and patted his shoulder in satisfaction.
Her pat caused Bi Zheng's blank face to immediately contort.
"Sorry, sorry. I was too caught up in the situation that I forgot you dislike people touching you." Pei Ge quickly apologized when she remembered this fact.
"Mhm-mhm." Bi Zheng lowered his head like an aggrieved little wife and lightly mumbled something, yet he did not speak any biting words at Pei Ge.
Pei Ge blinked her eyes. Although she felt that his reaction was odd, she did not harp on it.
"Bi Zheng, thank you so much for this time." Although she already guessed that the person who had posted the thread was Liu Yue, Bi Zheng still got her evidence to back up her assumption.
"It's nothing much. I will help you investigate more," he mumbled.
Blinking her eyes, Pei Ge looked at him in shock and muttered inwardly, Why is Bi Zheng acting strangely today?
When she scrutinized Bi Zheng for a little longer, she realized that he was lowering his head more and more as his ears turned slightly pink...
Cough, cough, cough! Could it be that Bi Zheng isn't a mighty and cold engineering guy but a pure and naïve boy, instead?! He dislikes people touching him because he can't handle interacting with women?
At that very moment, Pei Ge felt as though she had discovered something great.