356 I have tolerated you long enough!
Pei Ge yawned and stretched lazily as she eyed the time on her computer screen and found that it was close to the end of work.
She started stressing over her mother's medical report. She was initially not worried about it, but Tang Xiaoyu's rousing words earlier caused her to pay heed to it.
She listlessly took out her phone to twiddle with it as she waited for the end of the office hours.
However, before the work day ended, Qin Qitong appeared.
"Sister Pei Ge, work is over; let's go shopping!" She beamingly walked into the CEO Secretariat.
Frankly speaking, this girl was the only one brave enough to enter their office during the working hours.
She looked at her helplessly and said, "Qitong, it's still the working hours. Be careful not to get caught, or you'll get scolded again."
"Qie! My cousin and Director Yang aren't around, so what is there to be afraid of?" She smugly lifted her chin.
She looked at how big the girl was behaving and was inadvertently reminded of a line: 'Even a small person holds sway.'
Ha ha! She really looks the part as well.
Seeing her sudden smile, Qin Qitong pulled at her and pouted. "Let's go shopping."
"Nah, Qitong, I still have something to settle at home tonight," she rejected lightly.
"Ah?! Didn't your childhood friend go back to the US today?!" she exclaimed in dismay at her rejection.
She felt so distant to her recently. Every time she asked her out, she would always reject her to accompany that childhood friend, instead. She did not care about her at all. Hmph!
"Mhm. She did. I just have some matters to settle at home," Pei Ge affirmed. When she saw how depressed she looked, she amusedly compromised, "Tomorrow. I will go shopping with you tomorrow, alright?"
Qin Qitong's eyes brightened at her words, her initial sadness fading as she happily bobbed her head. "Mhm! It's a date, then!"
Qin Qitong left the office with pep in her step once they made this arrangement.
Seeing how happy the girl was, she wryly shook her head and muttered inwardly, She's really a child at heart.
Just as she finished packing her things, the time to leave work came.
She took her bag and left the office. She was about to walk to the bus stop when an overly familiar Maybach stopped before her.
She sighed internally.
Don't say that this annoying person wants to take me home in his car again?
She was spot on, indeed. The car window rolled down and the handsome man in the driver's seat said two words to her.
His cold and firm tone made it impossible for her to reject.
She knew better than to argue with him by now, as it would only bring her woe, so she meekly got into the passenger seat.
Pak! She shut the door and put on the seatbelt.
She seldom saw him at the office since their unhappy parting at the restaurant previously.
Qin Qitong said that this man was being pestered by his parents to go on blind dates recently, so he had opted to go on business trips abroad to escape.
"CEO Ji, is something the matter?" she asked as she stole a glance at him.
"I can't find you without a reason?" he asked back, avoiding her question.
"…" The corners of her mouth twitched, and she scolded him inwardly, Damn! Are you honestly venting your dissatisfaction at home on me?
Although she had this thought, she did not have the guts to voice it aloud.
"No, no. I just thought that you have something," she smilingly pacified.
He glanced at her and then said plainly, "Next time, you won't have the weekend break."
"Huh?!" She was stunned by his words.
She finally recovered after a while.
"N - No weekend break? No rest day?" she repeated, dumbfounded.
"Mhm," he acknowledged without looking at her.
She was piqued by his indifferent expression.
"Why?! Why don't I get a weekend break?!" she demanded furiously.
"…" Her outburst had probably given him quite a shock for his forehead slightly creased as he said fussily, "Too noisy."
She was enraged further by his remark.
"CEO Ji, please give me a proper explanation! Why can't I have the weekends off?! My contract clearly states that I have rest days!"
"We can change the contract now," he said plainly.
"Huh?!" Her throat constricted from too much anger, so she was unable to say anything for a moment.
"Your salary will double in the new contract," he said, as though he could buy her anger with that.
"…" For some reason, his words only egged her rage further.
She was reminded of Zhou Zhuoyang calling her a money face.
Was that how she appeared to others?! Did they think money could solve everything?
"Did you think I'll agree to it just because my salary will be doubled?" Her face was now devoid of any anger as it became a mask of coldness when she looked at the man's flawlessly handsome profile.
He neither answered her question nor noticed her expression as his attention was on driving.
"Stop the car!" she yelled when he ignored her.
He frowned and asked coldly, "What craziness are you up to now?"
"I'm crazy?! I think you're the crazy one here!" She stared fiercely at him before demanding, "Stop the car; I want to get out!"
However, he did not stop the car, nor did he look in her direction.
She was infuriated by his tyrannical actions. Glaring hatefully at him, she spoke those words she had always wanted to say.
"Ji Ziming, you bastard, I tell you! I've tolerated you long enough! I quit! I'm definitely calling it quits!"