339 Why is this annoying person here?
"I didn't tell you because I knew you would freak out. Relax; nothing will happen. Just be yourself. I brought you here merely as a front," Wen Qimo continued to gently reassure her.
Under his gentle coaxing, Pei Ge's anxiety was significantly reduced.
Thinking deeply about it, she had to agree with his words. She did not need to feel nervous, as she would not really be marrying the man.
I'll just act accordingly.
Anyway, he's just trying to make his family believe that he isn't gay and truly likes women. That's all there is to this.
With this thought in mind, she cast off all her worries, reassumed her foodie mode, and ordered plenty of food from the menu.
"Hey, order some food for my Xiaoyu, too." Once she finished ordering, she nudged her mouth at him.
"Of course, that's a given." He returned the menu to the waiter with an instruction to bring it over to Tang Xiaoyu for her to choose food, saying that he would pay for everything she would order.
Pei Ge's lips curled into a smile when he generously fulfilled her request.
"Where are your parents? Why are they not here yet?" she inquired.
"They should arrive soon; they probably got stuck in the traffic, too," he calmly gave this reply with a smile.
For some reason, when she looked into his slightly slanted dark eyes, she could see some emotions playing in them, which she could not name.
She suddenly felt that something was fishy about this lunch date.
Just as she moved to ask, he stood up from his seat.
She cast aside all her random thoughts and stood up as well.
Following his gaze, she saw a pair of polished-looking, middle-aged couple walking toward them.
A wave of puzzlement engulfed her mind.
Why do I feel that Qimo's parents look a little weird? They seem pretty spirited, and their clothes are fine, but why do I feel that there's just something not quite right about them?
"Ah Mo, is this your girlfriend?" The middle-aged woman chuckled after giving her a quick once-over.
"Yes, Mom. This is my girlfriend, Ge Ge," he pulled out chairs for his parents to sit and lightly informed them.
"Hello, Auntie, Uncle." Noticing his parents focusing on her, she politely greeted them.
"This young lady looks like someone who will do her husband good." Mother Wen grinned warmly at her and nodded her head incessantly.
Her cheeks slightly reddened in embarrassment at the compliment.
"Alright, Dad, Mom, the dishes should be here soon. Let's sit down first before continuing this conversation," he reminded.
With a nod, his parents sat down opposite of them.
"Ge Ge, right? What do you do for a living?" Mother Wen smiled at her, her face showed satisfaction with this daughter-in-law.
"Oh, I am working as a secretary at a real estate company," she replied with a smile. While she felt that something was off with the couple, she still thought that they had great personality and were easy to talk.
Father Wen remained mum, but she could tell that he was a humble man.
As for the chatty Mother Wen, she seemed to be a friendly and easygoing woman.
Sigh… If Qimo just isn't gay, anyone he marries will surely have a blissful married life.
"Secretary? That's a decent job, and it means you're good at taking care of others." Mother Wen was momentarily stunned by her answer, but she quickly schooled her expression and pasted a relieved smile on her face.
"…" Pei Ge blinked in surprise when she heard this.
Normal parents won't like their daughter-in-law to just be a secretary, right? After all, in the eyes of many people, this job is pretty…
"Alright, Dad, Mom, stop grilling Ge Ge. You're scaring her. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future to ask her, so there is no hurry," he suddenly chuckled and brushed off the topic.
His parents halted their questioning and lowered their heads at his light chiding.
Pei Ge's gut feeling that there was something wrong grew stronger upon witnessing this scene. Something she could not put a finger on…
These people were somewhat weird.
This strange feeling assailed her the moment his parents arrived.
After a bout of silence, the waiter came to serve their ordered dishes.
"Dad, Mom, let's start eating." He smiled at his parents and then gentlemanly picked up some sweet and sour pork with his chopsticks for her.
"Thank you," she thanked him with a light smile.
"Are you thirsty?"
"What else do you want to eat? I'll get it for you."
"Uhm, no need; I will just help myself."
They only started eating, but she could already tell that he was behaving rather oddly.
However, recalling that they were here to pretend as a couple, she quickly dispersed her suspicion.
She tried hard to match him in showing their affection for each other.
It was worth mentioning that, although he was gay, he could be caring to a woman when he took the initiative, and no woman should be able to resist his advances.
At least, she felt very comfortable in his care.
Tak, tak, tak, tak! A series of footsteps from high heels clacking against the floor suddenly sounded.
The sound of footsteps was attention-grabbing, and one could inexplicably sense power and regality from just that.
Pei Ge, who was engrossed in the food Wen Qimo was feeding her, reflexively raised her head to look at the woman who was walking with such imposing strides.
However, what she saw frightened her.
"CEO - CEO Ji?!" She could not believe her eyes. She had raised her head to look at the woman, but what she saw was actually Ji Ziming, who was not supposed to be here, in a navy-blue suit.
His obsidian eyes turned to stare at her. Instantly, it was as if she had been completely submerged in ice water and could not help but freeze from where she sat.
Tak, tak, tak! The clacking sound of high heels against the floor grew louder with each step, and Ji Ziming, who was walking beside a woman in a bright red dress, also got closer to her…