266 A Whole Street of Lights
After she ate dinner with Wen Qimo, Pei Ge's guarded mindset completely changed.
She was now physically and mentally at ease.
She really did not predict today's event. She initially thought that they would bid each other farewell and go their separate ways.
Instead, her fate with this outstandingly handsome Wen Qimo did not end today and… They even became a couple!
Ke, ke, ke! Of course, it was just a pretense.
"Miss Pei, where do you live? I'll give you a ride home."
Wen Qimo asked after leaving the restaurant.
"Wrong! It's not Miss Pei but Ge Ge." She rolled her eyes with exasperation.
His mouth twitched at that.
This woman was really immersed in her role.
"Oh, please. It's you who begged me to be your girlfriend, and now, you are being fussy about me? Fine! Find someone else."
Sensing her annoyance, he immediately called out, "Ge Ge."
She smilingly said, "I know you are not used to it, but you want me to be your shield. Which couple would call each other's full name? I'm seriously thinking for you, okay?"
"I understand, Ge Ge." He listened to her words before nodding and gently calling her nickname once more.
That gentle voice, with a touch of intimacy, seemed to really be calling out to an actual girlfriend.
"Wahhh! Qimo, you're a fast-learner! You were so natural about it, too! Such talent," she complimented with a smile.
"Alright, where do you live? I'll send you home." He looked at her energetic appearance and asked this helplessly.
"Oh, good! A boyfriend should send his girlfriend home!"
When Wen Qimo drove the car over, Pei Ge found the car's logo to be familiar. Although she could not put a name to the logo, she knew that the car was expensive from it.
She opened the car door and sat in the passenger seat.
Once she fastened her seat belt, he drove off to the street leading to her house.
Under the gentle music playing in the car, she asked, "I can see that your family is quite well-off. Why don't you just hire a fake girlfriend with money?" She was rather curious about the first gay she had a personal encounter with.
Of course, most of her interest was in the fact that this man had a need for a fake girlfriend.
"I hired one before." There was a hint of unhappiness in his voice, but it was obviously not directed at her.
"What?! You did?!" she asked in shock.
"Mhm-mhm. My last girlfriend was hired by me, but it was a pity that…" he trailed off, his voice sounding colder.
"'A pity', what?" she asked curiously, "Could it be that she has fallen for you to the point of not wanting your money but wanting you to be straight, instead?"
"…" Hearing the word 'straight', he had the strong urge to throw the woman out of the car.
"Hurry and tell me what happened," she urged, not noticing his change in expression.
"Oh, it's nothing like that. Just that…" He collected his emotions and realized that talking about his past fake girlfriend did not make him angry or unhappy. "Just that she used my hiring of her to blackmail me."
"Ah! That woman must be totally in love with you," she gushed.
"He he, really? I gave her thrice the agreed-on amount to get rid of her," he scoffed.
She was stunned by his words and did not know what to say in that moment.
The atmosphere in the car turned subdued, and only the elegant music playing in the background could be heard for the rest of the journey.
Soon, the car arrived at her neighborhood.
Looking out at the row of street lights along the road, her mood improved again.
"This is Jiahe Road?" Wen Qimo suddenly asked after staying quiet for so long.
"Mhm, yes. Why? Have you been here before?" she asked curiously.
"Nope. I've never been here before, but I heard of this street's name." He shook his head with a smile and spoke in a gentle voice.
"How did you hear of this street name when it's pretty isolated?" She only meant to ask this in passing, but who knew that his response would shock her?
"Oh, a friend said that this row of street lights was repaired because a person is wooing a woman. The entire street was repaired overnight. Tsk. It probably cost a lot." He arched an eyebrow and said with a smile.
Stunned, her mind could not help but think of Ji Ziming.
She thought of how he had changed all the sensor lights in her building…
Could it be him?
No, how could that be? That man did not like her and, most definitely, was not courting her. How could he be the one who had these street lights repaired?
"What is his name?" she asked softly in the midst of her contemplation.
"Name?" After pondering for a while, he shook his head. "I only heard of it; how could I know such details?"
"Oh." She nodded, feeling slightly disappointed.
"Chasing a woman like that should be the work of a Casanova, though," he added with confidence.
An average person could not have done such a high-profile act. It was definitely the work of a Casanova.
At his words, the last bit of suspicion in Pei Ge's heart was erased.
Casanova? It definitely isn't that annoying person, then!
I knew it! How could it be Ji Ziming, that annoying person?! How could he have the mind to do such a thing?