334 Let us go on a date this weekend!
Pei Ge's words had just descended when the big office chilled.
Ji Ziming, who was originally avoiding looking at her eyes directly, raised his head and met her gaze. His eyes were filled with ineffable emotions.
He finally spoke after a pregnant pause, but his voice was very distant.
"…" She bit her lower lip at his indifferent voice. She wanted to say something but eventually decided against it and just slowly walked out of his office.
Once she left his office and shut the door, he balled up his hand into a tight fist and slammed it on the desk.
When she returned to her desk, she sat down gloomily in her chair.
She grew more depressed as she thought of what had just happened.
Seriously, Pei Ge, why did you lose your temper at him? He is your boss, yet you dared say that too him?! Didn't you resolve to work hard and earn money yesterday? Why couldn't you take a bit of a disadvantage today?
Forget it; forget it. What was said has already been said. Don't think about it anymore and just be more mindful in the future.
She said to herself in comfort before focusing on her work.
The only upside to their argument was that, ever since coming out of his office this morning, the man did not bother her to run errands or brew him coffee.
This gave her the greatest relief.
"Sister Pei Ge, you don't have an appointment today, right?"
Lunch hour had just arrived, but Qin Qitong was already calling for her with a grin at the CEO Secretariat's entrance.
"Mhm." Pei Ge nodded with a smile.
"That's great! Let's go eat at the canteen, then!" she happily invited.
Pei Ge organized her things and followed her to the canteen.
The two navigated through the crowd in the canteen amid Qin Qitong's prattling.
"Ge Ge, Qitong, over here!"
They spotted Pan Xinlei waving at them while standing next to a table by the window.
They positively beamed at her and quickly made their way over.
When they arrived where Pan Xinlei and Bi Zheng were at, Qin Qitong released her grip of Pei Ge's arm and sat next to the man.
She found this strange but did not think much of it and simply sat next to Pan Xinlei.
"Ge Ge, it's the weekend tomorrow. If you don't have any plans, do you want to go shopping with me?" Pan Xinlei asked as they ate.
"I can't, Sister Xinlei. My best friend finally visited me from overseas; I definitely have to go shopping with her this weekend," she rejected politely.
Qin Qitong, who was sitting opposite her, asked unhappily, "Why don't you just bring your best friend along, and we'll all have fun together?"
"Maybe, next time." She helplessly shook her head at Qin Qitong's apparent jealousy.
"Oh." Qin Qitong pouted gloomily and then lowered her head to eat her food.
Soon, the only man at the table stood up and bid goodbye to the three ladies that were chatting while eating.
"I'm done eating, so I'll go ahead; you all, take your time."
"Ah? You haven't finished your rice," Qin Qitong remarked as she pointed to his half-filled bowl.
"I'm already full."
With that, he left.
She called out to his departing figure, but he did not glance back at all.
Seeing him leave, she became upset.
"I'm not eating anymore!" She pushed her chopsticks aside as her face contorted with rage.
"What's wrong? Why are you angry? If he's full, then he's full. What are you getting upset for?" Pei Ge asked with amusement at how upset she looked.
"That Bi Zheng is so annoying!" she spat.
Pei Ge was intrigued. Could this lady have feelings for the man?
He has a girlfriend though, and he seems to really like her very much.
Thinking of this, her forehead slowly scrunched up.
"Alright, Qitong, let's eat first. You can get your payback after we are done here," Pan Xinlei patiently coaxed.
With much effort, she finally persuaded the other into finishing her food.
Pei Ge's initial suspicion deepened after hearing Qin Qitong complain about him for the longest while.
However, that suspicion soon took a back seat in her mind with Qin Qitong's next words.
"Sister Pei Ge, do you still remember that time I told you about my cousin's blind date?" She began to cheerfully gossip with her; the anger she had felt faded as fast as it came.
Pei Ge nodded and said, "Mhm, of course I remember."
"He he… My cousin will welcome his first ever blind date this weekend! I really hope to be somewhere near, so that I can witness it!" She grinned with a face full of excitement.
Pei Ge's expression froze at that.
He's really going on a blind date…
"Isn't your cousin CEO Ji? He is going on a blind date?!" Pan Xinlei was completely taken aback by this news.
"Yes, yes! It's his first time, too! Just thinking about it has my interest piqued!" Qin Qitong nodded vigorously with a grin.
"Ha ha… I really didn't expect that CEO Ji, with his looks and status, still needs to go on a blind date to find a suitable partner." Pan Xinlei burst into laughter.
Only then did Pei Ge come back to the present.
"I wonder if he will succeed." She blinked in anticipation.
For some reason, Pei Ge felt a little depressed inside at Qin Qitong's news.
"Sister Pei Ge, do you think my cousin will succeed with his blind date?" Qin Qitong posed this question while giggling.
She was about to respond when her phone rang.
She retrieved her phone from her handbag and looked at the caller ID before curiously answering the call.
"My lovely girlfriend, please save me; let's go on a date this weekend!"