272 Everyone thinks that they are a couple.
After eating to their hearts' content, Pan Xinlei took her leave first as she had something on. As for Pei Ge and Qin Qitong, they lounged in their chairs and bathed in the sunlight.
"Sister Pei Ge, I heard that my brother brought you to a business banquet." Qin Qitong looked warmly at her.
"Mhm, yes," she replied with a shrug, not feeling very concerned.
"Hei hei! I also heard that he called you his girlfriend at yesterday's banquet! I have to call you sister-in-law now! Just thinking about it really excites me!" Qin Qitong said ecstatically.
"… You are overthinking things. What 'sister-in-law'? This matter is not what you think," she licked her lips and helplessly said.
"Hei! Sister Pei Ge, don't lie to me. My cousin never took a female companion with him no matter what event he went to in the past. Also, he personally admitted that you are his girlfriend. How can it be faked? You are famous now!" Qin Qitong winked at her, smiling widely.
"I'm really not lying. CEO Ji did say that yesterday, but… It is not what you think. He only said that to block those rotten peach blossoms." She rolled her eyes at Qin Qitong, yet suspicion began to grow in her heart.
That annoying person never brings a female companion to events? Why did he bring me this time, then? If he wants a female companion, he clearly has better options to choose from.
She merely ate and ate, and… He seemed to have even left earlier because of her.
"I don't believe you. I may not know my cousin that well, but I am familiar with him. He is very proud and has no eyes for those peach blossoms. He doesn't need you to block them and, more importantly, doesn't need to say those words to do so. There's just no way; I don't believe you," Qin Qitong said confidently, not at all convinced by her explanation.
There was probably no one who would believe Pei Ge's claim. Who was Ji Ziming that he would need a woman's help to block those rotten peach blossoms? Just the mere thought of that was laughable!
Qin Qitong spit inside her.
Pei Ge could not be bothered to explain further. "Alright, alright, whatever you say. Besides, time will tell."
How can I be that annoying fellow's girlfriend?! Let's just not mind that she doesn't believe me. As far as I know, we don't have that sort of relationship. Time will reveal the truth!
Who knew that Qin Qitong would agree with her? "Mhm! Time will reveal all! You must remember to treat me to a meal by then, okay?!"
"… I think the probability of you treating me is higher." Pei Ge's mouth twitched slightly.
What power does that annoying person have exactly for everyone not to believe me?
Our neighborhood's security guard, Grandpa Ge, doesn't believe me, assumes that we are a couple, and strangely stands on his side.
Now, even the petite and cute Qin Qitong doesn't believe me and also thinks that we are a couple.
Heavens! What is wrong with the world?!
How do we look like a couple?!
Once she returned to the office with a heavy heart and before she had a chance to recover from the food coma, the man, who was partly the reason for her heavy heart, appeared in front of her.
"Accompany me to a banquet tonight after work."
Ji Ziming walked to her desk with an expressionless face, threw such a cold statement, and went to the CEO's office without waiting for her reply.
Pak! Only when the door was slammed shut did she return to her senses.
At this time, the other three secretaries, who were as surprise as she was, also returned to their senses.
"Did I hear it right?! The CEO really asked you to attend the banquet with him as his female companion?"
"Pei Ge, what is going on here? Why did CEO Ji ask you to attend the banquet with him?"
With the exception of He Yan, the other secretaries looked and talked to her with envy.
"How would I know?" she replied helplessly. I want to know why, too!
She had the plainest appearance in the office. The other three were real beauties, so why did he choose her?!
Pei Ge's thoughts were echoed by the other two secretaries.
"Why did he choose you? You don't look pretty, are fat, and, although your breasts are bigger, are fleshier. Why would CEO Ji ask you to go with him?!"
"Exactly! How can you attend the banquet with your average looks?! It will be an embarrassment! CEO Ji must have chosen you by mistake!"
"Pei Ge, you'd better tell CEO Ji that you are unfit to attend such an event and will only embarrass him if you go…"
Their despicable words infuriated her.
What did it have to do with them whether she was unfit or not? It was very unpleasant to hear their ugly words.
Moreover, why should she suggest it to that annoying person if they wanted to attend?! If they had the capability, they should tell him themselves! They wanted to use her as a gun?! There was no way!
"Oh, really? In that case, you two go ahead and tell him yourselves. As for me, I don't dare to do so. What if CEO Ji gets angry and decides to dock my pay or fire me?" she told them bluntly.
The two frowned at her words.
"Pei Ge, what do you mean?"
"We are just trying to help you and not harm you."
"Oh, is that so? Actually, I don't want to attend the banquet with CEO Ji. If you want to go, why don't you let him know?" She smiled a superficial smile.
She actually also did not think that she was suitable for such an event, but she could not just sit here and let these two ridicule her.
What did they mean that it would be an embarrassment for her to go?! Clearly, she was able to grab the crowd's attention the other day with Lily's makeup.
At least, not many people thought that she was an embarrassment and looked at her with despise at yesterday's banquet.
"Fine, I'll go!"