246 A Good Man Who Appears Once in a Hundred Years
"CEO Ji, is it really okay for you to act like that? Haven't you just offended him by doing that?" Pei Ge looked at him worriedly.
She saw a fierce glint flash through that person's eyes just then. With one look, one would know that he probably planned to get revenge on Ji Ziming for his humiliating words.
"Hmph," Ji Ziming coldly harrumphed, not wanting to answer her stupid question.
Only a few people could pose a threat on him with his social standing and identity, so why would he bother with that small fry from earlier?
However, seeing the worry on her face, he still patiently said, "Stay far away from that man."
"Huh?" Not only did she not get a reply, he even warned her off. She really could not understand him at all.
"Why?" she asked, puzzled.
At her questioning look, his eyebrows twitched in exasperation and he icily replied, "He has a bad reputation."
Although he just subtly hinted about this, she got the gist of it. This was because, when she looked over her shoulder, she happened to see the man from earlier disrespectfully placing his hand on his partner's butt cheeks.
Thinking back on that man's question, she thought hesitantly, Did Ji Ziming do that for my sake?
That's impossible… right? As though she had seen a ghost, she stared wide-eyed at him.
Sensing her wonder-filled stare, he lightly coughed and then calmly changed the topic. "Didn't you say that you are hungry? Eat, then."
With that, he released her from his grip, filled up a plate with food, and passed it over to her.
She discarded every thought she had at the sight of the exquisite-looking food and hurriedly received the plate from the man.
"Thanks!" Thanking him profusely, she happily started digging in.
Although she did not eat with elegance and even a bit of poise, Ji Ziming still felt that the girl sitting beside him was the most adorable.
With gentleness on his face, he continued to pile her plate with food.
"Gosh! Am I seeing things? CEO Ji is truly serving that woman?!"
"… What 'serving'? Your word sounds too weird."
"How I wish I am that woman! She's so fortunate!"
"Same here! I never expected CEO Ji to have such a gentle side to him! He is so dashing!"
"I'm so envious of that woman! Still, for Young Master Ji to see her in the eye, I wonder which rich family's daughter she is."
"Indeed. Young Master Ji is known in our circle as a good man that only appears once in a hundred years!"
This was what Pei Shishi first heard upon entering the banquet hall with Zhou Zhuoyang. However, as the gossipping women were speaking in hushed tones, she could only vaguely hear what they were discussing about.
Noticing that all the people, male or female, were looking in the same direction, she got more confused.
"What's happening?" She looked with puzzlement at her fiancé, who was just as clueless as her, while she felt stuffy inside.
She actually wanted to arrive earlier than this, but the man beside her kept on dawdling. To make matters worse, they were stuck in a traffic jam on their way here. If they were just a little bit later, they would not be permitted to enter this place anymore.
The more she thought of this, the more frustrated she became. This business banquet was very important to her as she wanted to establish connection with so many people here for the Pei family.
Thus, she nearly strangled Zhou Zhuoyang to death for almost ruining her plan.
She used to find him to be good in every aspect when he was still dating her cousin, Pei Ge. Although he was not as rich and handsome as Ji Ziming, his gentleness and faithfulness were something the latter could not compare to.
Hence, after what had happened back then, she decisively chose Zhou Zhuoyang to be her boyfriend.
However, ever since their return to the country, she increasingly felt that this man could not match up to her.
"It's your fault!" She shot the man an angry glare.
Zhou Zhuoyang could only pull her palm to his in a placating manner. "It's my fault. Don't be angry. I will properly reflect on this, and it won't happen again."
Glancing up at him, she thought inside, Since our families still have some projects together, I'll bear it and smile gently at him despite feeling disappointed.
"I actually don't want to lash out on you like this. You are aware of us suffering such a heavy loss when we bid for that project and did not win it in the end. I just want us to clinch this new project," she lightly said as she leaned on him.
"I know, Shishi. Don't worry; you still have me," he solemnly said and then fondly gazed at her.
"Zhuoyang, you are really the best!" She grinned and tiptoed to give him a peck on the cheek.
In their romantic bubble, something she never ever wanted to hear in this life drifted into her ears.
"Who would have expected that CEO Ji would be this gentle when taking care of his woman?"
"Sigh… I can't bear to look anymore! I'll end up falling in love with Young Master Ji if I continue watching them!"
"I really envy Young Master Ji's girlfriend!"
What?! Ji Ziming has a girlfriend?!
Pei Shishi's eyes widened and the smile on her face instantly disappeared.
"Shishi, what's wrong?" Zhou Zhuoyang asked worriedly when he noticed his fiancée's pale face.
"I…" She shook her head. Feigning calmness, she looked at him and requested, "I'm fine. Can you get me a glass of cocktail? I'm a little thirsty."
"Alright, wait here for me." Not suspecting her, he simply nodded his head and then headed to the table with a variety of alcoholic beverages.
After he left, she immediately walked in the direction everyone was looking at.
Once she passed through the crowd, she saw Ji Ziming's tall and lean figure.
She stared longingly at the man whom she could never reach.
Shifting her gaze away from the man with much difficulty, she noticed the woman beside him.
This was also when she realized that the group of women from before was speaking the truth; Ji Ziming was indeed very attentive of his partner…
Intense jealousy ate her insides as she watched the man fill up the woman's plate with food.
How can he?! How can he?! How can he fall in love with someone?! Doesn't he dislike everyone and not care for anyone?! Why is he suddenly treating a woman that gently?!