314 Should she not be trying to please him?!
It was a good night's rest.
Pei Ge was awoken from her dreams the next morning by her body clock.
"Hah!" she yawned and then sat up on the bed. When she turned to look at Tang Xiaoyu, who was sleeping very sweetly by her side, her face instantly broke into a bright smile.
How nice it is that Xiaoyu is back!
She tiptoed out of the bed and wore the clothes she had haphazardly thrown on to a chair by the side the night before.
Despite her light actions, her best friend still woke up from her slumber.
"Haaa…" Tang Xiaoyu yawned, slowly opened her eyes, and asked sleepily, "What time is it?"
"Continue sleeping; it's not even 7 AM yet," she urged when she saw the other struggling to open her eyes.
"It's not 7 AM yet? Why are you up so early, then?" her best friend complained while rubbing her very fatigued eyes and doing her best to open them.
"Princess, of course, it is to go to work, or why else do you think I will wake up so early?" she asked, feeling amused.
"Work? Oh, right! You have to go to work." Tang Xiaoyu instantly perked up when she mentioned that she would go to work.
"Will you meet that CEO Ji who appeared last night?"
Pei Ge stared at her best friend helplessly and ordered, "Go back to sleep!"
"Qie!" Her best friend sat up and grinned at her. "Why don't I accompany you to work today?"
At that suggestion, Pei Ge picked up her jacket, which was on the chair, and threw it at her best friend's face.
"If you are not sleeping anymore, then accompany my mother. She knows that you returned yesterday and has been nagging me about you."
"Eh… I miss Auntie, but… I still lack sleep. I'll go over once I have rested enough." Giving this excuse, she lay back down in the bed.
Pei Ge found her rogue actions amusing.
After taking a shower in the transparent bathroom and getting dressed, she took her handbag to leave for work.
"Xiaoyu, I'll go to work now. You head over to my house and accompany mom after you have your breakfast."
She nagged at her best friend, who remained lying in bed, as she wore her shoes on.
"I know; I know. You go ahead; I'll head over to your house once I have my breakfast," she reiterated her words in a voice still thick with sleep.
"Alright, I'll go now. See you tonight." With that, she left Tang Xiaoyu alone in the couple suite to sleep.
Since it was still rather early, the hotel corridor was quite empty.
She took the elevator down to the ground floor lobby and exited Hotel Vista's main entrance with the intention of heading toward the nearest bus stop.
It was then that a familiar-looking black Maybach stopped before her.
This car… Why does it look like that annoying person's?
Her forehead moved. The thought had just crossed her mind when the car window rolled down, revealing Ji Ziming's handsome yet cold face to her.
She widened her eyes in shock.
Why am I meeting this annoying person again?!
"Get in the car," he said as he noted her shocked expression with indifference.
She blinked and rejected, "CEO Ji, I can take the bus."
"Get in the car. Don't make me say it the third time," he commanded coldly.
Her mouth twitched when his cold eyes swept over her, and she did not attempt to reject him again.
Forget it; forget it. Not only is it faster to hitch a ride from the big boss, I can also save on the transport fare.
She initially wanted to sit in the back seat, but it was unexpectedly locked from inside, so she could only depressingly sit in the passenger seat next to him.
Peng! Once she shut the door and fastened the safety belt, the car steadily drove off.
"CEO Ji, what a coincidence. Did you rest in the hotel last night, too?" Perceiving the awkward atmosphere, she decided to strike up a conversation with him.
However, the moment the words left her lips, she regretted uttering them, as the man seemed to not have heard him and stayed silent for a while.
Just as she was starting to think that he would ignore her, he hummed a response, "Mhm."
Although it was just a soft hum, she was still rather satisfied with it.
Nonetheless, holding a conversation with the man was too tiring, so for the rest of the journey, despite it being awkward, she let silence reign between them.
As such, the atmosphere within the car chilled again.
Something felt different about the man for some reason.
She looked out the window to observe the moving scenery, the passing cars, and the human traffic, and her mood considerably improved.
"Yi?!" She realized with a jolt that something was not right about the scenery outside the window.
"CEO Ji, did you take the wrong road?"
She turned and looked at him.
"No, I didn't," he replied curtly and continued driving.
"This road doesn't lead to the office, though." She frowned at the foreign view outside.
The traffic light ahead turned red, and he slowed the car down.
"When did I say that I am going to the office?" He turned and looked at her plainly.
She was completely caught off guard by his response.
Not going to the office?! If you're not going to the office, then why did you make me get into your car?! Damn it!
"…" She was speechless for a while and then resentfully said, "CEO Ji, why didn't you say so earlier? I'll alight now and just take a bus to the office."
Damn! This annoying person must be doing it on purpose!
The traffic light turned green. He cast her a look before ordering, "Sit still; we'll go to the office after having breakfast."
"Huh?" She looked in his direction with wide eyes.
The only response she received from him, however, was to return his eyes on the road ahead and continue driving the car.
"Bu - But if I eat breakfast, I'll be late for work," she said with a hint of unwillingness.
"…" At this, his palms tightly gripped the steering wheel.
This damn woman! Many people wish they can join me for breakfast, yet this dumb woman is unwilling to do so!
Late? The whole company was his! Should she not be trying to please him?!