399 The great CEO accompanies her to the hospital.
Upon exiting the Civil Affairs Bureau, a passing cold breeze cleared Pei Ge's mind.
Still, when her eyes landed on the red booklets in her hands again, her lips could not help breaking into a blissful smile.
"Are you really that happy?" he asked, feeling displeased. He disliked that, even after leaving the bureau, her attention was still on the marriage certificate and not on him – the male lead of this story.
It was just their marriage certificate.
The sound of his voice brought her back to reality.
"N-No! Of course, I'm not the slightest bit happy!" she denied nervously. "I'm just curious about what our marriage certificate looks like…"
I can't let this annoying fellow know that I like him. I mustn't let him know about it. If-If he thinks that I'm troublesome, that'll really be terrible…
Ji Ziming's face crumpled at her answer, and waves of rage surged from within his heart.
What does this damn woman mean by not being the slightest bit happy?! Am I really that repulsive to her?!
He snatched the booklets from her hands right away.
"Since you dislike this whole thing, don't look at this stuff further. Maybe, you'll get more upset by looking at our marriage certificate." Shooting her a cold look, he headed toward the car park with the two bright red booklets in his hand.
Watching his retreating back, Pei Ge lightly pursed her lips and lowered her sight.
Wake up, Pei Ge. You are not Cinderella, and Ji Ziming is not a prince.
Both of you are from two different worlds. You guys won't ever end up together. Don't let your heart sink any further. When your mom's illness is cured, and he doesn't need you anymore, you two will have no more debts to each other.
With a bitter face, she repeatedly told herself this.
The blaring of a horn cut her self-hypnosis short.
She looked up to see the man's Maybach stopping right in front of her. Taking a deep breath and ensuring that she had properly schooled her expression, she got into his car.
Inside the car, she easily felt the cold air the man was emitting.
Her lips moved ever so slightly and, as though she did not notice his anger, she sat upright in the passenger seat.
"Hmph!" He snorted coldly when she did not look his way even once after hopping in the car. Checking if she had properly put on her seatbelt, he stepped on the accelerator.
In contrast to the harmony and warmth they had shared between them at the bureau's lobby, the two were strangely tense and subdued in the car.
Whereas one was aloof and cold, the other was contemplative. As a result, stillness and coldness pervaded the air in the car.
This was when her ringtone sounded.
She hurriedly fished out her phone, and seeing that the caller was her mother, she quickly answered the call, "Hello, Mom!"
"Ge Ge, why did you tell me to head over to the capital's main hospital? Is there an available ward already?" Zhang Manhua's confused voice came through the receiver.
She softly explained, "Mom, I already arranged a room for you. Wait for me at the hospital entrance; I'll be there soon."
When the call to her mother did not go through while she and the man were still at the bureau, she sent her mother a text message explaining the situation.
"Huh? This fast?"
"Mom, just wait for me at the hospital entrance; I'll explain it to you when I get there," she whispered while peeking at the man.
"Okay, then. I'll go over now."
She hung up after saying that and returned the phone into her bag.
Perhaps, talking to her mother had made her feel better as she no longer felt that the air in the car was that still.
"CEO Ji, thank you really for your help this time." Feeling better, she set aside her conflicting emotions.
Neither the sky nor the heavens are as important as my mom.
Everything else, including relationships and feelings, is fake! Only treating my mom's condition is real!
She thought that the man would not respond to her, but his clear voice unexpectedly entered her ears.
"I already have someone transfer the money to you," he informed in a chilly tone while maintaining his gaze to the front.
Surprised by this news, she blurted out, "When?"
I didn't see him call anyone or touch his phone, though…
As she was pondering on this, he continued, "When you left."
Oh… It's that time I was supposed to be using the washroom.
She nodded in comprehension and said, "Thank you, CEO Ji. I'll return the money to you soon."
"… Up to you." There was a slight lag before he responded.
They quickly reached the capital's main hospital.
Unbuckling her seatbelt, she was about to get off the car when she saw the man in the driver's seat removing his seatbelt as well. He seemed to be planning to hop out of the car as well.
"Er… CEO Ji, are you getting off here, too?" She blinked in bafflement.
Is this annoying fellow intending to go to the hospital for a checkup?
The man merely shot her a look that clearly said, "Aren't you talking rubbish?"
"Hur hur," she laughed dryly. She then muttered under her breath, "If not for seeking treatment, what else will you do at a hospital…"
"Get off," he ordered as he himself hopped out of the car.
Seeing this, she also hastily alighted from the car.
Pak! She closed the door of the car and looked in the direction of the hospital, only to see the man taking large strides toward it.
Don't tell me that that annoying fellow is planning to accompany me in processing my mom's admittance to the hospital?
She made this silent guess.
"Why are you just standing there?"
As she made this silent guess right beside the car, the man turned to address her coolly.
"Oh." She nudged her lips and walked toward him.
Is the annoying fellow actually planning to do what I think he'll do?
Coming up to the man's side at hospital entrance, she could not help but glance up at the Great CEO.
Er… It shouldn't be… right?