294 CEO is going on a blind date!
"Mom, I'm going to work."
Pei Ge opened the door and walked down the stairs. The moment she walked out of the building, she stopped her footsteps and her facial expression slightly cracked.
Yesterday… Don't think about it! Let's just work hard to earn more money!
She vigorously shook her head and walked toward the small alley in the sun's warmth.
Her luck today was good. The bus arrived the moment she reached the bus stop.
She murmured, "Lucky!" and quickly boarded the bus.
She greeted the familiar bus driver with a smile and proceeded to find a seat by the window where the sun was shining on.
She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply when she felt the sun's warmth, the corners of her mouth curling slightly.
Suddenly, her eyes flickered open and she looked out the window with a questioning eyes.
She frowned at how quiet it was at the empty bus stop.
Strange… Somehow, she felt someone's gaze on her.
Was it an illusion?
Unease gripped her heart despite not seeing anyone on the street.
Pak! The door closed and the bus drove off at that moment.
She shifted her gaze as the scenery began to move.
What she did not know was that, when the bus left, a tall and slender figure came out from behind the glass advertising panel.
Pei Ge greeted familiar colleagues along the way and eventually reached the CEO Secretariat.
Perhaps, because Li Wen was dismissed yesterday, Lu Huiya, who was either punctual or late, was unusually early today along with He Yan.
"Morning," she greeted the two with a smile.
"Morning," He Yan returned her greeting with a big smile as well.
Lu Huiya did not seem to hear her and remained mum.
Pei Ge smilingly placed her bag on the table, poured herself a glass of water, and sat at her workstation to begin her day's tasks.
The morning passed in a blur as she kept her focus on her work.
Only at lunch break did she look away from the documents and lazily stretched.
"Sister Pei Ge!"
She had just put down her arm when Qin Qitong came rushing into the office.
"Sister Pei Ge, I have big news to share!"
Watching her anxiously rush in , Pei Ge assumed she had something important to tell her.
"What happened?" she questioned the anxious Qin Qitong.
Who knew that the usually loud Qin Qitong would not reply and, instead, look around the office to see if the others had left before shaking her head?
"Sister Pei Ge, this is not a safe place to talk. Let's go for lunch; we will talk as we eat." She looked earnestly at Pei Ge.
Given her facial expression, she felt that Qin Qitong really had something important to tell her. Thus, she nodded and followed her out of the office.
They did not go far and just went to a nearby coffee shop where they asked for a private room.
Immediately after entering the private room, Qin Qitong told the waiter to leave without placing an order.
"Qitong, what big news is it?" Pei Ge anxiously asked.
"Sister Pei Ge, my aunt and uncle have arranged a blind date for my cousin!" Qin Qitong informed her with a face full of resentment. "My cousin clearly already has you; how can he go on a blind date? Seriously—"
Before she could finish her words, Pei Ge interrupted her with a dark expression.
"Qitong, I have no relation with CEO Ji. It has nothing to do with me if he goes on a blind date." She looked at the other with censure.
"Ha? Sister Pei Ge, what are you talking about? You are my cousin's girlfriend." Qin Qitong blinked when she heard her words.
"Qitong, I think I should explain it to you clearly." The corner of her lips curled slightly as she spoke gently. "My relationship with your cousin is not what you think."
"Yes, your cousin did say that I am his girlfriend at the banquet, but that is just a lie. CEO Ji is only using me to block the women after him. He and I are really not in a relationship."
Qin Qitong was stunned by her explanation.
"Sister Pei Ge, are you kidding me?" she asked with disbelief. "My cousin is a proud man. He doesn't need your help to stop any woman. I know him; he won't say those words unless he means them."
She had never seen her cousin treat any woman the way he treated Pei Ge…
"Qitong, I'm telling the truth; CEO Ji really doesn't like me." She reproachfully pursed her lips and said indifferently, "Next time, don't bring up this subject again; I don't like to hear anything about him or have any ties with him."
"But…" She wanted to continue the conversation but was interrupted by Pei Ge again.
"Qitong, I really think of you as a friend—as my sister, so I don't want for us to fight over this matter." She looked deeply into Qin Qitong's eyes when she said this.
Seeing the determination on Pei Ge's face, Qin Qitong could only swallow her words. "Alright, alright; I won't talk about this matter anymore."
"Mhm, then, let's eat," Pei Ge said with a smile.
"Mhm, mhm, mhm; let's eat!" Qin Qitong grinned and nodded.
Waving the waiter over and ordering food, they were soon eating their lunch.
The two ate and chatted away. Qin Qitong brought up Ji Ziming again amid their chatter.
"Sister Pei Ge, you don't know; my cousin's current blind date is a fat girl who used to cling to him."
Pei Ge's hand, which was holding the chopsticks, paused slightly as she shot Qin Qitong a look.
"Okay, okay! I know; I know. I won't talk about it," she mumbled under the other's fierce look.
"Eat." Pei Ge shot her another look before lowering her head again.
What has that annoying person going on a blind date got to do with me?! What is it to me?! Based on his foul attitude, how can his blind date be successful?! Hmph!