208 Have a meal, drink some tea, and admire a pretty boy...
This was Pei Ge's first time accompanying Ji Ziming for a meal.
Those instances at the beef noodles eatery, the Japanese restaurant, and even at her house, she ate while he did not even touch his chopsticks.
She swallowed the food in her mouth and furtively glanced at him.
I must admit that his table manner is really pleasing to the eye.
He was already handsome, and with the addition of his elegant table manner, he looked even more dashing and noble.
He was truly a feast for the eyes.
This thought floated in her mind, and although the description did not seem apt for him, when she looked at how he ate, she could somehow associate it to him.
He was… really a feast for the eyes.
His mouth twitched when he noticed how she, who was sitting next to him, progressed from secretly looking at him to blatantly staring at him.
"What are you looking at?" He placed the chopsticks in his hand down and lifted his head to meet her gaze.
Only then did she realize that she had ended up staring at him openly, causing her to get caught by the man!
This made her cheeks flush with embarrassment.
Just as she was at her wits' end at coming up with a believable excuse, she noticed a grain of rice stuck on the corner of his mouth. If one did not look carefully, it would go unnoticed.
"There's rice on your face," she answered and secretly sighed in relief.
"Rice?" He frowned and picked up a napkin on the table.
"Mhm! Just at the side." She nodded vigorously and said confidently.
He elegantly wiped the corner of his mouth.
"Not that side; not that side!" When she saw him wipe at the wrong place, and the rice remained stuck in place, she could not resist reaching out and removing it herself.
"It's here! Look!" She blinked and presented the rice to him.
He gazed at her with solemn eyes. Only then did she realize that her actions were somewhat brazen.
"Uhh… Ha ha ha! That… CEO Ji, I'm going to wash the dishes!" She quickly grabbed the utensils and rushed out of his sight.
Once the woman was out of his sight, he touched the spot she had just touched.
His cold fingers pressed on the spot. His fingers felt cool and had nothing of the hand's warmth moments ago.
"Hu…" he exhaled heavily and placed his cold fingers down.
His heart was filled with complex emotions.
It was just a simple touch, yet it caused his heart to beat faster and to feel somewhat uncomfortable.
As the man in the ward was struggling internally, the woman in the kitchen was not doing any better.
She was washing the dishes in the sink while muttering to herself, Why did I do that?! If that annoying person gets angry because of my action, what will I do?
What should she do if that annoying person got mad at her and decided not to give her the unused vegetables?!
She learned from Sister Yun that the vegetables would be thrown away if they were not used that day.
"Rich people are so wasteful…" she complained. She soon finished washing the dishes.
She wiped the water droplets on her hands and sorted the remaining ingredients in the kitchen.
Although there were small portions of the vegetables and meat, there were many varieties of them! The vegetables alone had at least ten different types!
Checking the vegetables in the cabinet, she walked to the water tank. She squatted down and eyed the four remaining fish.
"They look ugly yet they unexpectedly taste delicious," she whispered as she stared at the fish with sparkling eyes. The gluttonous look on her face scared the fish into action and they swam away in panic.
"Ze, they really look ugly. Indeed, you can only eat them and not look at them." She pouted judgmentally before standing up.
Leaving the kitchen, she felt her head throb a little. Based on how the entire morning was spent, it seemed that the afternoon was going to be even longer!
Did she really have to do nothing but stare at the man the entire afternoon?
Slowly and very reluctantly, she entered the man's ward and saw him sitting and sipping tea by the window.
Ji Ziming in a white hospital gown resembled a prince in historical times with his gentle and noble disposition.
The white and slender fingers that soaked the tea bag were very elegant.
Brewing, soaking, and pouring….
After equally pouring tea into each cup, its fragrance wafted intermittently into the room.
The fragrant smell of the tea in the air woke Pei Ge from her daydream.
Looking at the man who was pouring tea into two cups with such elegance, she suddenly felt awkward.
The more she interacted with the man, the more sides of him she saw.
He was like a treasure box that kept on giving her a surprise.
While she truly hated him at first and continued to call him annoying inside, she now admittedly found him so charming that she could ignore his other flaws.
"It smells so good!" She collected her thoughts, approached him with a cheeky grin, and bootlicked by saying, "CEO Ji, you look really handsome when you brew tea!"
He glanced at her indifferently and then pushed the cup toward her. "Drink tea."
She blinked, looked at the clear red tea, and muttered inwardly, What is wrong with this annoying person today? Earlier, it was the lunch, and, now, it is this tea. He's being awfully nice to me!