138 Darling, XOXO...
Under the moonlight, Ji Ziming's features gave off an aesthetically noble air.
A beguiling man.
The term involuntarily floated from Pei Ge's mind.
"Didn't I tell you to wait for me?" he asked in a displeased voice.
"Huh? Why should I wait for you?" She looked at him perplexedly.
"Get in," he ordered while he peered at her.
"Er…" Does this annoying fellow want to send me home? She glanced at him in surprise.
Scouring her surroundings, she noted the lack of any vehicles or passersby. She briefly thought about it, and even though she felt awkward to share the same space with him, she ultimately decided to ride his car.
As she was about to open the door to the back seat, she heard him say in a cold voice, "Sit here in the front."
"Oh." She paused briefly, walked to the passenger seat, opened its door, and got in.
Upon getting in, she inexplicably thought of that misunderstanding the last time she had sat in his car and instantly felt uneasy.
Indeed, I shouldn't have gotten into his car! This is too awkward… she was mumbling this inwardly when a pressurizing feeling assailed her.
Regaining her senses, she looked up just in time to see him lean over.
"W - What?!" She hugged her chest with both hands, as though she were protecting herself from him.
He raised an eyebrow at that and answered, "Fastening your seat belt."
As he spoke, his slender palms already managed to buckle up her seat belt.
The man's breathe fanned her skin and made her feel slightly hot.
"I - I can do it myself!" she said, flustered.
"It's already fastened." He glanced at her and sat back on his seat.
The car soon stably drove off.
Pei Ge, who was recalling that previous incident and was at a loss for words, did not speak much during the ride. As such, she totally forgot to tell the man her address.
"Where do you live?" he calmly asked with his eyes on the road.
"Huh? Oh! I live at XX Apartment on XX Road," she quickly reported her address.
He only lightly hummed to acknowledge her words.
The car fell silent again.
Only the sound of their breathing could be heard inside it.
She felt bored as the car drove onward. Looking at the man, who was concentrating on the road, she eventually directed her gaze outside the window.
She herself could not define the exact nature of their relationship.
Although she belatedly learned that they did not actually have sexual intercourse, the man still saw her fully naked. He even fondled her and kissed her lips umpteen times.
These were intimate acts that only her future husband should have the privilege to do to her, yet this man already did most of them.
While it was weird to say that they had no relation given their intimate physical contacts, it was also strange to say that they had a relationship…
The more she thought about it, the more she felt that there were too many unsettled debts between them. The right thing she should do was to keep her distance from the man.
However, when she thought of her mother and that ridiculously high salary…
The car slowly traveled toward its destination without the pair uttering a word.
Suddenly, the ringtone of her hand phone sounded within the car, startling her who was deep in her thought.
She hastily retrieved the hand phone from her handbag, and a smile quickly blossomed on her face the moment she saw the caller ID.
"Hello!" She happily answered the call.
"Ge Ge, I have good news to tell you!" Tang Xiaoyu's excited voice came through the phone.
"Hm? What good news?" she excitedly asked as her eyes sparkled.
"Ha ha! I can visit you next month!" her best friend sounded ecstatic when she gave this reply.
"Really?! You can visit me next month?!" she excitedly exclaimed.
"That's right! My company finally approved my leave application! It was so tough to get it!" her best friend confirmed while sounding exasperated.
"Ha ha! It's indeed very tough on you." She nodded her head.
"Damn them! This old lady here actually made up her mind to quit if they didn't approve the leave application this time!"
"Ha ha!" She laughed unrestrainedly at Tang Xiaoyu's declaration.
Ji Ziming could not help but feel displeased when he saw her beam on the phone.
He had never seen her smile at him in that way.
"Alright, alright. Let's stop here. Give me a morning kiss, darling!" Tang Xiaoyu teasingly requested after the two of them had talked for quite some time.
"Sure! Mwah, mwah! I'll be waiting for your return!" She made smooching sound on the phone with a happy smile in her eyes.
After she hung up, she did not know if it was her imagination, but she felt that the temperature in the car had dropped by a few degrees.
"Who were you speaking to? You were smiling so happily," the taciturn Ji Ziming suddenly asked.
His voice was so cold and eerie that it could make one feel scared.
"With my good friend…" She was about to say Tang Xiaoyu's name when she recalled how she had previously used her best friend's name to introduce herself to the man beside her. Feeling guilty, she halted her words.
He coldly smirked at her guilty look. "You really have so many good friends…"
"Not much; just this one." She shook her head as she replied definitively.
"You really have it tough, having to go on so many blind dates." He felt stifled by her innocent look.
She nodded her head in agreement to his words. "Indeed. Even with four hands, I don't think I'll be able to count the number of times I've gone on a blind date."
The anger in his heart burned more fiercely with her words and he coldly remarked, "It is, of course, natural for a loose woman like you not to succeed."
She was angered by his insulting words. She was initially thinking that he understood her and was even thinking of sharing this matter with him, but she never expected for him to say that!
"Hey! What are you saying?!" She widened her eyes in anger.
"You yourself should clearly know what I mean!"