193 It is Ji Ziming who selflessly saved her.
The car traveled in the darkness.
No music or sound, save for the two people's breathing, could be heard inside the car.
The heavy atmosphere in the car made Pei Ge a little nervous to speak.
Ji Ziming quietly drove the car after the car accident; eventually, Pei Ge calmed down.
She really wanted to ask him something but did not dare to speak up after catching sight of his cold look.
After driving for a while, the car lurched into a stop at a rather remote place.
Ee! The car suddenly screeching into a halt shocked her.
She gulped her saliva in trepidation when the car stopped.
"Were you that upset?" Ji Ziming, who had not spoken since getting into the car, suddenly asked this.
His voice was not as cold as she had expected it to be, yet his question was something that had made her confused.
"Ah? Upset?" She looked at him stupidly.
In the dim light, his hazy face looked bewitching.
At the very least, she was once more enchanted by his beauty.
Looking at her confused look, he frowned and asked angrily, "You really like him that much?"
Once he asked that question, she figured out what he meant.
"You - You thought I was going to commit suicide?" She stared at him with shock.
"Were you not?" He coldly snorted. The thought of the earlier situation filled him with anger again.
She was so ruthless and domineering at the dessert shop, yet who knew that this damn woman was just pretending?
"Oh, please! Why would I think of committing suicide when I don't even like Chen Zhengchu? Why would I die after breaking up with someone I don't love? Hmph! Impossible!" she exclaimed resentfully.
Who was Chen Zhengchu for her, Pei Ge, to commit suicide for? It was really not her style to do something that would upset her mother.
"My mind was wandering at that time; I was trying to see the name of the branded shop in the distance when that drunk driver came out of nowhere and drove his car over!" she lamented. Today was really her unlucky day!
"That's it?" He gave her an awkward look as his anger simmered down.
"Of course! Why would I lie to you?!" She stared hard at him and replied sternly, "How can I die when I still have so many dreams to fulfill?"
"Oh." His sulking face finally looked better.
She blinked her eyes, looked at him curiously, and saw that his expression was not as scary as before.
"CEO Ji, why were you there? You even managed to timely rescue me," she expressed her puzzlement, unconvinced that everything was purely coincidental.
He turned his head over and coldly replied, "Happened to pass by."
"Oh, really? How did you know that I broke up with Dr. Chen, then?" She blinked confusedly.
She had just ended things with Chen Zhengchu, and even her mother did not know about it, so how come Ji Ziming knew of it?
"… I was at the dessert shop earlier." He was silent for a while and, eventually, with much difficulty, spoke about being at the shop.
His answer only made her more doubtful.
"Yi! CEO Ji, I thought you hate desserts the most? How come you were at the dessert shop?" That kind of girlish dessert shop, too.
With this thought in mind, she began to see the man in a new light.
That dessert shop was truly not his style.
What a terrifying thought! One is such a princess-like place, and another… is a domineering CEO! Just thinking of this combination gives me the heebie-jeebies!
"….. Shut up! Why are you asking so much?!" He coldly narrowed his eyes at her.
Seeing his fierce look, she snorted and said inside, Why do I feel that this annoying person is concealing his bashfulness with anger?
The car that started to move again was filled with silence.
She leaned her head on the window and looked outside out of boredom. When the night scenery grew more and more familiar, she knew that she was not far from home.
The bright lights reminded her of that time she had teased Ji Ziming in the dark and she unknowingly snorted with laughter.
"What are you laughing at?" He glanced at her with a touch of warmth.
"Oh, I was just thinking of who was kind enough to change all the streetlights on this road. The bright lights really make one feel happy." She beamed as the row of bright lights outside the car window made her feel comfortable.
He coughed softly and did not say anything in response.
She turned to look at his awkward face again and smilingly said, "I haven't thanked you yet."
"Hmm?" he questioningly hummed without much concern.
"Of course, it's for changing the sensor lights in our building! My mom was really happy and has been singing your praises for so long!" she replied with a grin.
"Oh." He nodded faintly, seemingly not caring about it.
Her mouth twitched at his uncaring reaction, and although she had already anticipated such a response, she was still slightly disappointed.
She no longer bothered to chat with him after his indifferent reaction.
The car quietly entered Pei Ge's residential area.
The car stopped right under her building block.
"Thank you for saving me today and for sending me home," she sincerely expressed her gratitude at him as she unfastened her seat belt.
Whatever the case might be, she ought to admit that if it were not for his timely rescue, she would certainly be in a car accident.
It was Ji Ziming who had selflessly saved her life.