678 Hello, auntie. I am your daughter’s boyfriend.
Actually, finding out that she had made those changes at Jiaheng and settled those sly old foxes, Ji Ziming was in doubt if it was truly her who had executed all those.
Her decisive methods, which proved to be very efficient, were something many executive-level employees could not do, yet a mere newbie like her, who had only ever held the CEO's assistant position, could do it so well. This fact was truly inconceivable.
The company, which was about to declare bankruptcy, had been saved by her. Now, it was only a matter of time before Jiaheng regained its might.
Hence, what he had just said was no exaggeration.
She had already passed his father's test, and she had passed with full marks.
"Pei Ge, you did really well; in fact, it was so well that it's unbelievable, so don't worry; after the New Year, I'll have a suitable position ready for you to showcase your skills at the headquarters," he said softly.
For some reason, hearing this, she felt slightly discomfited and… indignant.
Still, she repressed this indignance when she thought of how her mother had gotten sick without her knowing it due to her living alone.
With him increasing the car's speed on purpose, they quickly reached the capital's main hospital.
The moment she got out of the car, she rushed to her mother's ward.
Entering the ward, she saw her mother lying in bed with an IV drip. Her tears started falling then.
She took in her mother's wan face, and only when she noted that her complexion was quite good did she finally relaxed.
"Mom, how did you catch a fever? Weren't you okay when I called you yesterday?"
Zhang Manhua was clearly very surprised at her appearance.
However, before they could even start catching up, they were interrupted.
"Ge Ge, where did you go? Big aunt fainted while at home alone! The hospital called you, but your cell was turned off."
When she heard this familiar voice, she knew right away that someone else was in the ward.
She wiped the tears at the corner of her eyes and turned to look at the side.
Her cousin, Pei Shishi, was actually here as well.
"You? Why are you here?" She did not feel happy to see this familiar face. Instead, she frowned in perplexity.
It could not be helped, for her cousin had done so much evil on her, and that caused her to lose faith in her.
"Aren't you too much? I went through all the administrative matters for big aunt's hospitalization." Seeing her guarded look, Pei Shishi instantly felt wronged.
"…" She pursed her lips and moved to speak, but her mother beat her to it.
"Alright, Ge Ge. Shishi meant well, and she did a lot in the hospital." Her mother weakly tugged at her hand.
Since her mother had already said so, she decided not to say anything more to her cousin.
"Mom, what happened here? Why did you faint at home with a fever?" she quickly asked worriedly.
Zhang Manhua gave her an exasperated smile.
"I forgot to close the windows before I slept last night, so after experiencing the cold wind for a while night, I woke up with a headache. I thought that it's just a cold, and I just needed to drink some hot water to cure it, so I didn't pay much attention to it.
"Who would've known that I actually got a fever? By the time I realized this, it was already too late, and I could only make an emergency call."
She felt angry and exasperated at her mother's explanation.
"What can I say about you? You should've taken better care of yourself. It's not like hot water is a miracle medicine—"
"Pei Ge, what right do you have to reprimand big aunt? If not for you being away from home, big aunt wouldn't have met with something like this."
Her cousin coldly snorted from the side. Once she did not bother pretending to be gentle, Pei Shishi felt a little more sincere.
"This has nothing to do with you." In that moment, she did not know how to rebuke her cousin.
"How is this none of my business? This is my big aunt, or else the hospital wouldn't have contacted me when they couldn't get in touch with you."
"…" Made speechless by her, she inexplicably felt stifled inside.
She had not expected that today would be this coincidental.
It was likely that her phone was in the car when the hospital first called her; hence, she missed it.
"Alright, alright. Ge Ge, Shishi, stop quarreling. I am fine now." Zhang Manhua helplessly mediated between the two.
The two shut up at this.
She helplessly shook her head at the two.
"Ge Ge, Shishi helped out this time out of goodwill, so don't quarrel with her."
"Hur!" Pei Ge smirked. Ever since her mother was misdiagnosed and she tried to borrow money from her relatives, she had stopped believing in their morals.
Although she did not know why her cousin was here and was even pretending to care for her mother, she still refused to believe that she was helping sincerely.
"Pei Ge, I know that you're still holding a grudge against us for not lending you the money last time, but it's not that I didn't want to lend you money, it's—"
Mid-speech, her face froze and she shut up as she saw something.
"Xiao Ji? Eh?! Xiao Ji, why are you here?"
Zhang Manhua stared at the man, who had entered the ward, in surprise.
It turned out that her cousin was stunned because she was Ji Ziming.
"Mom, h-he…" Pei Ge felt nervous upon seeing the confusion on her mother's face.
She did not know how to introduce this official boyfriend to her mother.
What she did not expect, though, was…
"Hello, auntie. I'm your daughter's present boyfriend."