791 You must be regal to be my Ji family“s daughter-in-law.
This was not Pei Ge's first time being at the Ji family's villa, but she was even more nervous now as Ji Ziming was not with her.
"Miss Pei, we are here."
When the chauffeur opened the door for her, she recollected her thoughts.
She nodded with a smile and alighted from the car.
Seeing the familiar garden at the front yard, she sucked in a deep breath and urged herself to walk toward the villa.
"Ge Ge, you're back!"
The moment she stepped inside, she spotted her boyfriend's mother, in light clothes, walking to her while beaming. Clearly, she was very happy to see her.
"Good day, auntie."
She smiled and greeted her politely.
"Good, good, good. How was your stay in Tianjin? Are you happy that you're back?" Grasping her hands, Madam Ji smiled back.
The uneasiness she felt inside eased at Ji Ziming's mother's friendliness and concern.
"Mhm, it was great, and I'm happy to be back." She returned the greeting.
"What about you, auntie? How have you been?"
"Great! I've been great!" Madam Ji smilingly patted her hands and then continued. "Are you feeling anxious because my husband called you over?"
She nodded wordlessly.
"Don't be nervous. He is like his son – an awkward person. Relax. Nothing will happen."
Hearing this, the anxiety inside her dissipated by much.
"Let's go. I'll bring you to the study room."
She was led to the study room by the man's mother.
When the two reached the study room upstairs, Madam Ji raised her hand and knocked on the door.
Knock, knock, knock!
A male voice sounded and she happily opened the door.
"Old Ji, Ge Ge is here."
Once she stepped inside, Pei Ge spotted Mister Ji standing before a table meant for calligraphy, elegantly writing down words.
"I'll let you speak with her alone; I'll go get some snacks."
Madam Ji winked at her and left the study room.
Pei Ge felt nervous upon being left in the room alone with Ji Ziming's father.
As the man leaned forward and performed calligraphy, she did not dare to make any noise or move deeper into the room.
Hence, the study room descended into a tense silence.
After a long period, a voice was finally heard in this still room.
"You were a CFO in Tianjin for so long and even managed to turn those sly foxes into meek lambs; why are you behaving like a timid rabbit in front of me now?"
Mister Ji put down the brush pen in his hand and scrutinized her coldly.
She was taken aback by his words, not getting why he would say such.
Still, before she could think of a reply, the man picked up a towel prepared beforehand and wiped his hands. He then continued coldly. "My son's future wife can't be a timid woman."
She was totally stunned by this.
Wha-What does he mean?!
"A-Are you saying…" A surprised yet joyful look appeared on her face. Her eyes were so bright that they were akin to twinkling stars in the night sky as they looked at him.
"Hmph! I didn't say anything." He coldly snorted and merely continued scrutinizing her.
"Although you did well in managing that company in Tianjin, to be my Ji family's daughter-in-law, you still have a lot more to learn. Don't think that because my son likes you, you can reach the skies with a step. Also, don't be proud just because you managed to settle a company's problems. There's nothing to be proud about regarding such things…"
Although he did not say a word of praise to her, she could still see that he had pretty much acknowledged her!
Wuu… I'm not imagining things, am I?
As her heart was pounding in happiness with a mixture of confusion, Madam Ji walked in with a plate of snacks.
"Old Ji, I say! Can you be more honest?! You're clearly proud of what our Ge Ge has done in Tianjin! Didn't you tell me yesterday that she's got large potential and can accomplish great things if given proper training? Why are you downplaying her accomplishments now?"
She toned down her husband's words while placing the snacks on the table.
"Cough!" An awkward look flashed past his expressionless face.
"Stop acting when you actually acknowledge our son's girlfriend's skills."
Watching this couple's interaction, Pei Ge giggled.
"Pfft!" Ha ha! So Ji Ziming got his awkward personality from his father!
Ha ha! This father-son pair is so adorable!
She laughed, commenting inside, Suddenly, I don't feel nervous or afraid of Ji Ziming's dad's stoic face.
In fact, I find it rather adorable.
"Alright, Ge Ge. Don't be so formal with us. You can treat this as your home." Seeing that she was still standing on one spot, Madam Ji beckoned her to sit down with a smile.
"Mhm!" She nodded and moved over.
"My husband called you over for an important matter, but don't worry because it's good news for you!" Once she was seated, the middle-aged woman whispered this to her.
"What matter?" It's good news to me?
She blinked and turned to look at the middle-aged man.
"Cough!" Sensing her gaze, he coughed lightly and gave her a stern look.
"I called you over to give you a task."
Huh? A task again?
"Pei Ge, I'm officially appointing you as the Ji Group's planning manager."