154 Is there something going on between CEO Ji and Pei Ge?
The lunch filled with happy and philosophical chat passed by.
Pei Ge and Pan Xinlei returned to the company with a full stomach. When they walked by the noticeboard at the lobby, they spotted a conspicuous-looking document pasted on it.
Pan Xinlei, who had missed the big show earlier, eagerly pulled Pei Ge toward the noticeboard.
"Great! That misunderstanding about you is now dispelled! Liu Yue is also fired!" Pan Xinlei exclaimed happily after she had read the statement on the noticeboard.
"Yes." Pei Ge's lips curled up. Besides being more detailed, this pasted file was very similar to that stack of documents Ji Ziming had flung before.
"CEO Ji is really so dependable! No wonder many people are clamoring for a chance to work at his company! Turns out it's because he cares about his employees!" Pan Xinlei commended. This was when she spotted the notice's last clause in bold font and burst into laughter.
"Ha ha! I really want to see who will still dare to badmouth you next time! This document has stated clearly that anyone who spreads rumors in the company will automatically be fired."
Only then did Pei Ge notice that such a clause was on the bottom of the page where the company stamp was located.
"It's true!" Pei Ge was also surprised and muttered inwardly, Is this Ji Ziming's doing?
With such a question in her mind, Pei Ge boarded the elevator and returned to the CEO Secretariat.
The moment she entered the office, she immediately felt a cold stare on her.
Pei Ge raised her head to look around, yet she did not see anyone.
"How strange…" she mumbled as she lowered her head again.
What she did not notice was that the blinds of the gigantic windows near the CEO's office rustled a little.
"I didn't get to fully enjoy today's show before it was over!"
"Yes. I've long been fed up with that Liu Yue. Today, I can finally breathe easily."
"Anyway, do you think CEO Ji and Pei Ge are really an item—"
"Shhh! Pei Ge is here!"
Pei Ge's lips uncontrollably twitched when she heard their conversation.
I already heard you guys, alright!
"Pei Ge, you're back so early from your lunch outside." He Yan greeted her with a grin.
"Mhm." Pei Ge nodded her head with a smile.
"He he… That was fast." The few others also smiled at her, and after a series of pleasantries, returned to their seats quietly.
Silence descended once more in the CEO Secretariat.
Pei Ge, for some unknown reason, felt that the attitude of these people had slightly changed.
Why do I sense their hostility toward me? Let's just forget it. It's not like I'm planning to get chummy with them.
Pei Ge pouted and faced her unfinished work.
However, her wish to continue working seemed quite impossible right now, as the round-faced young lady she had previously met in the CEO's office appeared before her.
"Sister Pei Ge!" Qin Qitong hopped into the CEO Secretariat and grinned at her. Perhaps, it was because she had run all the way here that her cheeks were rosy like an apple, making them seem delectable.
"I heard someone tried to find trouble with you today. It's too bad that I didn't come to work these past few days because I was mad at Brother Ji. If not, I would definitely help you teach that bad person a lesson!" Qin Qitong pouted and proclaimed indignantly.
Pei Ge looked at Qin Qitong, who was obviously already an adult but still acted and looked like an underage student, and said, "It's nothing much. Thanks for your concern."
"Sister Pei Ge, don't be so polite with me!" Qin Qitong's almond-shaped eyes stared at Pei Ge puppy-like.
Pei Ge could not stand this type of gaze the most, especially when the girl acted cutesy with her, so she quickly nodded her head.
"Right, Sister Pei Ge. Do you know how wicked my cousin is?!" Seemingly having thought of something, Qin Qitong crinkled her nose.
"Hm?" Pei Ge's interest was instantly piqued.
"He clearly previously promised to transfer me to the department that you are at, but after transferring me to the Planning Department, he transferred you to the CEO Secretariat! He is truly too devious! I clearly want to work with Sister Pei Ge!" Qin Qitong pouted indignantly with a face that seemed to say, "My brother is really too annoying! I don't want to bother with him anymore!"
Looking at the current Qin Qitong, Pei Ge sincerely thought that she was adorable.
Although Qin Qitong seemed to have just graduated from college and to be at least in her twenties, with her child-like face and big, watery eyes, such a cute expression on her face did not look repulsive but only appeared adorable.
"Sister Pei Ge, don't worry; I will definitely make Brother Ji transfer me to the CEO Secretariat today! I don't want to be an assistant at the Planning Department alone! Hmph!" Saying this, Qin Qitong raised her chin and turned to look at the blinds hanging on the windows.
"Er… I wish you luck, then." Pei Ge blinked and, for a moment, thought that Qin Qitong could… should… would probably succeed.
Who was Ji Ziming? He purposely transferred Qin Qitong to the Planning Department, so why would he easily give in and transfer her to the CEO Secretariat now?
"Sister Pei Ge, wait for my good news!" Qin Qitong grinned and walked toward the CEO's office.
Knock, knock, knock! After she rapped on the wooden door, Ji Ziming's voice sounded from within.
Pak! The CEO Secretariat descended into its usual silence after the door had closed.
Pei Ge glanced at the windows that were covered with blinds, prayed silently for Qin Qitong, and resumed her work at hand.
Tap, tap, tap, tap! Pei Ge's fingers danced incessantly on the keyboard as she organized the data from before.
The only source of sound in the enormous CEO Secretariat's office was Pei Ge's typing. The other three secretaries eerily did not make a noise.
Feeling confused, Pei Ge turned to look at them and realized with a jolt that all of them were playing with their hand phones!
This is… a little too daring!
Pei Ge blinked her eyes and thought, These people dare to neglect their duties and play with their phones right outside Ji Ziming's door. How tragic would it be if they were found out?
Shaking her head, Pei Ge decided to ignore them and continue to tap on her keyboard.
Bang! Just as Pei Ge finished organizing a set of data, the door to the CEO's office was flung open from within.