185 I heard a derailed sound.
Qin Qitong followed suit when Pei Ge hurriedly stood up from her seat.
"Sister Pei Ge, what's wrong?" she asked worriedly when she saw the look of disbelief on Pei Ge's face.
Pei Ge did not answer her question and merely frowningly left their cubicle to look around.
Qin Qitong quickly followed after her, and upon seeing Pei Ge look around, as if she were searching for something, she too closely observed her surroundings for anything out of the ordinary. However, in the end, she did not notice anything strange.
"Sister Pei Ge, what are you looking for?"
Pei Ge's lips quivered and her eyes were full of suspicion.
She seemed to have heard Chen Zhengchu's voice earlier.
However, she did not spot any familiar figure when she exited the cubicle.
"Qitong, did you hear a low male voice earlier?" Pei Ge turned to Qin Qitong and asked this in a serious manner.
"Male voice? Not really; I think what I've heard is a woman's voice, instead." Qin Qitong blinked and, after pondering for a while, replied with this.
Even when she heard her answer, the suspicion she felt inside did not dissipate. She returned to the cubicle once more. Did I hear wrongly?
"Sister Pei Ge, what's wrong? Whose voice did you hear?" Qin Qitong also returned to her seat and asked curiously.
"Nothing. I must have heard wrongly." She shook her head and gave this reply with a slight smile.
"You were in a hurry just now. Don't tell me… you heard your boyfriend's voice?!" Qin Qitong blinked and guessed excitedly.
"…" Pei Ge was made speechless by Qin Qitong's easily excitable personality, completely not understanding what the latter was excited about.
"Sister Pei Ge, I think there is something wrong with your boyfriend. No matter how busy the hospital is, it's been quite a while since he asked you out. For all we know, it could really be your boyfriend's voice just then!" Qin Qitong boldly made this guess.
Pei Ge's forehead folded again at her words. "Alright, don't blindly make a guess, Qitong. Dr. Chen is a good person; he won't do something like that."
"Sister Pei Ge, the probability of a doctor being a psychopath is still quite high! Don't you watch those American dramas where so many doctors turn out to be psychopathic serial killers?" Qin Qitong asked excitedly.
Hearing her outrageous conjecture, Pei Ge helplessly interrupted, "Alright, don't make yourself sound so absurd."
"He he." Qin Qitong stopped with her ridiculous theory shamefacedly. Blinking her eyes, she suggested, "If you have some doubt, why don't you give him a call and ask where he is?"
"Mhm." Even without her saying it, she was already intending to call the man.
She hated it the most when others would lie to her. Chen Zhengchu had told her that the hospital was busy so he had to work an extra shift tonight.
However, she was sure that she had heard his voice in its usual pitch earlier.
Taking out her hand phone, she did not text and, instead, called him directly.
"Hello, Pei Ge, why did you call?" Only after some time had passed that her call was answered.
Taking in his calm voice and the quiet environment on his end, she asked with suspicion, "Are you at the hospital right now?"
"Yes. I just finished my rounds in the wards, and I am in the office now. What's wrong?" Chen Zhengchu asked in an indifferent tone of voice.
"I heard your voice when I was at a dessert shop earlier," she admitted straightaway.
The man's breath seemed to hitch for a while on the other end of the line before he asked, "What are you trying to say?"
"Nothing. I just want to confirm if it was you earlier." She somehow found his response suspicious.
"Dr. Chen, if… you think that we are not compatible, you can tell me, and I will understand." She thought about it and decided to say this.
"… Pei Ge, don't make a wild guess. I am at the hospital right now. The hospital is really busy these few days." Chen Zhengchu was silent for a moment before replying gravely.
"Alright, I know," she softly said, adding, "You go ahead, then; I'm hanging up."
After hanging up, she felt her heart weigh heavily.
Her woman's intuition was telling her that something was off with the man.
"Sister Pei Ge, could it be that the man earlier was really your boyfriend?" Qin Qitong asked cautiously. She no longer felt excited once she saw the ugly look on her face.
"No, he's at the hospital." She shook her head with a smile.
"Oh." Qin Qitong nodded and grinned at her. "Anyway, Sister Pei Ge, you are so good. Your boyfriend must cherish you to bits and won't lie to you."
While they were chatting, their order arrived. Soon, the small coffee table was filled with a dazzling array of colorful desserts.
However, when Pei Ge took a bite of her favorite dessert, she found it to be tasteless.
Although she did not have feelings for Chen Zhengchu, she was actually dating him with marriage in mind.
Oh… Forget it. Don't think about it anymore. Break up then break up. I don't have feelings for him, anyway. With this thought in mind, her appetite returned.
She ate several macarons at one go and then took a sip of milk from her cup.
"Sister Pei Ge, you really like eating desserts. Finishing so many at one go, don't you get tired of eating them?" Qin Qitong widened her eyes at how fast Pei Ge was eating the desserts.
Pei Ge smiled brightly at her and beamed. "Absolutely not! These sweet things are so delicious."
"Ha ha! You are so different from my cousin. He doesn't like sweets at all." Qin Qitong blinked and said emotionally, "When he was young, he did not take even a cube of sugar. What's more perverse is that he did not let me eat sugar, too."
"That really is perverse!" Pei Ge promptly arched an eyebrow and said this empathetically.
Although, thinking about it now, when they had coffee together that one time… Ji Ziming drank the cup of coffee she had added sugar and milk in!
"Oh, yeah. Sister Pei Ge, I'm not sure what's wrong with my brother recently. His mood is really terrible, and my aunt finds it strange." Qin Qitong pouted and said happily, "Fortunately, he no longer comes to our company! Or else, it will be very scary!"
When she heard this, Pei Ge unknowingly felt worried. Ji Ziming is not in a good mood? Did something happen?