384 He said that you go see him in person. It is no use if I am the one.
"That's right. My cousin wants you to see him in person. It's no use if I'm the one to contact him; he won't bother with me."
Before Pei Ge could think more into this, a stifled Qin Qitong continued grumbling unhappily at her, "Sigh… I really don't know what my cousin means by this. Sister Pei Ge, have you ever offended my cousin? Why does it feel that my cousin is trying to pick on you?"
Qin Qitong was a little lost on how to face her right now. The first time Pei Ge wanted to borrow money from her, she messed up.
This time, she messed up again on helping Pei Ge's mother get admitted to the hospital.
I really want to puke out blood now. I can't even accomplish anything for Sister Pei Ge. Should I quickly go find a temple to pray at?
However, the most hateful people this time are those two, my blood-related elder brother and my cousin, who hindered me.
I am their cute, little sister, yet they don't even know how to help me. Hng!
"Sigh…" Pei Ge also sighed.
Not only did she offend that annoying fellow, she even offended him multiple times.
Qin Qitong abandoned her inward grumbling when she heard her sigh.
"Sister Pei Ge, don't worry. Since my cousin said so, he'll definitely help you, so you don't have to worry about anything," she quickly reassured.
Pei Ge lightly hummed. "Mhm, I understand. Qin Qitong, thank you so much for this."
"What are you thanking me for? I didn't even manage to help you with anything," Qin Qitong mumbled, feeling a little downcast.
"Qitong, believe me; you've helped me a lot," she insisted, feeling amused when she picked up on the girl's downcast mood, "look; if not for you, I wouldn't even know where to start looking for help, so you shouldn't speak of yourself like that."
"Mhm!" Qin Qitong regained her usual bubbliness at her reassurance.
"Sister Pei Ge, where are you right now? How about I go over and fetch you?" she spiritedly offered.
"I'm good. Just tell me where your cousin is right now, so I can go and find him," she said in response.
"Oh, okay, then."
Learning of Ji Ziming's whereabouts, she bid Qin Qitong goodbye and then hung up.
She then kept her phone into her handbag and stood up from the bench.
Raising her head, she stared at the clear sky and silently cheered herself on.
You can do it, Pei Ge. You must not show attitude to that annoying fellow later and not act like you did before!
The treatment for your mom's condition can't wait anymore, so you can't falter this time around!
She sucked in a deep breath. When she lowered her head again, a determined expression had replaced her downcast one.
For my mom's sake, I will suck it up!
With this thought in mind, she got into a taxi toward the location Qin Qitong had mentioned.
She finally reached the man's location, which was the Ji Group's headquarters, after a long journey in the taxi.
She paid the fare and got off the cab. Raising her head, she looked at the skyscraper in front of her as nervousness racked her mind.
"Pei Ge, don't be nervous. Stay calm…" She sucked in another deep breath to calm her pounding heart and slowly made her way to the skyscraper.
The moment she stepped inside it, she instantly saw the gap it had with Chenguang Real Estate and Pei Family Real Estate.
The furnishings and ornaments in the lobby were not acutely extravagant or posh, yet they exuded an unpretentious feeling of nobility.
The patterned obsidian marble, large chandelier hanging at the ceiling, verdant plants and color scheme, and the uniform worn by the staff…
Pei Ge's heart pounded in her nervousness again as she took in the sight before her.
Her fingers slowly curled inwardly into fists, and she walked toward the front desk.
"Hello, Miss. Is there anything I can help you with?" The receptionist gave her a sweet smile.
Pei Ge cleared her throat and lightly replied, "I came to see CEO Ji."
"CEO Ji?" The receptionist slipped and looked at her with astonishment.
"Yes." She nodded. "I made an appointment with CEO Ji."
"What's your name? You really made an appointment with CEO Ji?" Another receptionist with bob hair fixed her a gaze filled with hostility and cynicism.
"Yes, you guys can check first," she calmly affirmed.
"May I ask for your surname, Miss?" the receptionist with a sweet smile asked.
Politely smiling back, she informed, "My surname is Pei."
"Alright, Miss Pei, please wait a moment." With that, she quickly flipped open the guest registry book to look for her name.
Meanwhile, the other receptionist continued eyeing her with much suspicion as she mumbled about her being a scammer.
"My apologies, Miss Pei. We don't have any records of your supposed appointment with CEO Ji." Shortly after, the kind receptionist lightly shook her head at her.
Her forehead scrunched up at this.
No records? Why are there no records?
Could it be that Qitong did not arrange it with that annoying fellow?
That's right; I just assumed that things are like that. Qitong doesn't know that I'll go look for that annoying fellow right away, so how can she schedule a meeting between me and him?
"Sorry, I probably remembered wrongly. I apparently didn't make a proper appointment with CEO Ji," she apologized to the kind receptionist.
"It's nothing," the kind receptionist replied while shaking her head.
Meanwhile, hearing their exchange, the other receptionist snorted derisively and started mocking Pei Ge, "Tsk, tsk, tsk. Many women are like this – wanting to quickly climb up the stairs to the heavens by clinging on to CEO Ji. You are so ugly, yet you still dare dream of seducing him.
"You should properly look at yourself in the mirror. How dare you still appear here with that ugly face of yours? Really; ugly people always do the weirdest things to get attention."
Shooting the rude receptionist a withering look, she remained mum and calmly whipped out her hand phone to dial a phone number.