1003 At the Same Place with Its Usual Appearance but with Changed People
"Ziming—" Who's that woman who spoke?
She was cut off mid-speech by him.
"Pei Ge, I'll hang up first. I'll be back soon."
With that, he moved to hang up the call.
However, before he could, she shouted, "JI ZIMING!"
She was filled with fury, and because of that, her voice shook when she spoke.
"Pei Ge…" mumbled the man, perhaps frightened by her shout.
"Are you hiding something from me?"
Her voice shook from the intense emotions she was keeping in check and spoke her question without a pause.
Right now, her heart was sizzling in pain.
The person on the other end fell silent, and a long time passed before the man spoke again. "…No."
He seemed to have used all his energy to force this word out of his mouth.
Even after hanging up the call, he was unable to recover from the deep-seated guilt and resentment he felt.
"Alright. I understand."
She could not repress the doubt in her as she pretended to believe his words.
In the end, the doubt in her heart heightened as she intuitively knew that the man had just lied to her.
Once the call ended, her mind was blank and she stared unseeingly at the scenery outside the window.
She watched the cars zoom by and the people go about their businesses. Suddenly, she did not know where she was.
In fact, she had completely forgotten that she was riding a taxi at the moment.
Her entire mind was fuzzy and blank.
This went on until—
"Miss, we are here."
Hearing the driver's reminder, she realized with a jolt that she had unknowingly arrived at her destination.
Under the driver's concerned and confused gaze, she realized that the car had been here for quite some time.
"Okay. Thank you."
She retrieved some money from her bag and paid the fare. She then moved to get out of the car. Her hands, which had already pushed the door, paused suddenly.
"Miss, are you all right?"
Seeing her stop moving, the driver turned around worriedly to look at her.
"…Mister, please send me to another place."
She released the car door and sat back in the car.
"Huh? Another place? Didn't you say earlier that your destination is the capital's main hospital?"
Perplexed, the driver regarded her with a confused gaze.
"Yes. I changed my mind. I have another place to go first…"
Rather than thinking and wondering to myself here, I should go there to see for myself.
To see whether Ji Ziming is truly handling company affairs or accompanying Qiao Jingyun at the hospital.
To see what the truth is.
"Huh? Alright, miss. As long as you don't think it's a waste of money."
"Yes, let's go."
She told the driver the private hospital's name and the car drove back to the highway again.
As usual, the road was teeming with all types of vehicles, and the streets were bustling with people, yet her heart was no longer the same.
On their way to the place, compared to her chaotic mind earlier, she was now very calm. After all, she had already made up her mind.
She looked outside the window without another expression on her face.
She watched vehicle after vehicle zoom one after another.
By the time she reached her destination amid a serene mood, she was no longer staring into empty space. She was fully clear-headed this time.
When the car stopped, the driver did not even need to speak as she immediately paid the fare and alighted.
Outside the car, she tilted her head upward to look at this private hospital she had visited in the past. Taking a deep breath, she stepped inside it.
She had just stepped inside when she was stopped by the security personnel, though.
"Miss, are you here as a patient or as a guest?"
"As a guest." She gave this reply without hesitation.
"Oh! I see. Please write your name here first."
The security personnel smiled at her and pointed at the logbook.
She nodded and stopped before the security window. Receiving the logbook and a pen, she quickly wrote down her name and contact details.
After she was done, she returned everything to the security staff and entered the hospital facility.
Surveying the greenery inside, she recalled the first time she had come here.
She clearly recalled that it was summer back then.
At that time, Ji Ziming had dragged her here for a pregnancy check.
That was because she claimed that the child in her womb was his.
However, unexpectedly, that was just a big misunderstanding.
She was not pregnant, and her period had merely gotten delayed. Oh, right! The pregnancy test kit was defective as well!
Thinking back on all that, both of them disliked each other then and would rather not meet each other again.
After that… many things had happened between them, and for some reason, she ended up signing a contract with him and getting a marriage certificate with him!
Inexplicably, following this series of events, he confessed to her, and they surprisingly got together…
Time… flew past, and before they knew it, so many things had happened between them…
"Ah… Turns out that so much time has actually passed…"
A radiant smile lit up her face, but before her lips could curl up, it froze on her face.
The smile on her face completely vanished, leaving behind only a ghastly pale complexion and a blank expression.
The reason for this was that there were two people walking side by side far in the distance.
It was a pair of a man and a woman.
To be more accurate, the pair was Ji Ziming and Qiao Jingyun.
Even if they were still a distance away and countless trees were blocking her view, she could still recognize the man and woman from afar.
That man was her fiancé, whom she wholeheartedly missed.
The person who had just told her on the phone that he was busy with work…