1047 The Last Phone call to Bid Farewell
"If you want to see Ji Ziming to make things clear, I can bring you there, but I don't recommend doing so; that's because… that man isn't worth it."
Gu Zhengrong's words hit her heart like a sledgehammer.
Pei Ge raised her head and stared at him blankly.
After a moment, the confusion in her eyes gradually disappeared, and an indescribable certainty appeared on her face.
"No, I don't want to see him."
Yes, yesterday, she wanted to see the man. Be it farewell, gratitude, or hatred, she wanted to see him.
However, only deep-seated hatred was left in her heart after her phone conversation with Officer Wu.
She hated him.
She hated him for all the happiness he had brought—for making her fall in love with him deeply before breaking her love apart.
Whenever she thought of her comatose mother, she could never forgive him for everything that he had done to her.
She did not even want to look at him, nor did she not want to see him!
Maybe, she would come to peace with things after some time passed, but she could not forgive him at the moment!
"Got it. You get some rest and not think about those troublesome things for now. I'll deal with them. You can just focus on recuperating."
The man in the ward heaved a sigh of relief inwardly when he heard the woman say that she did not want to see Ji Ziming.
He knew that women were sensible creatures.
He was afraid that she would not want to leave after she saw that man.
Right now, he did not care if that man had actually betrayed her. He just wanted to get her out of the country because, the instant he laid his eyes on her, he knew that she deserved a better life.
No matter what the reason was, that man did hurt her, and that was something that could never be changed.
As for this woman, she should not be stuck in this place, unable to grow…
Her wits and her kindness were enough for her to venture to bigger places.
She was not meant to be bound in a relationship without prospects of growth.
"Thank you." Raising her head, she took the bowl from Gu Zhengrong and smiled at him.
A warm smile spread across the man's face as he regarded the smiling woman.
Alas, his smile froze immediately after he heard her next words.
"I feel at ease knowing that Xiaoyu has a boyfriend like you."
Her words cut into his heart like sharp knives.
Even though he understood that his identity to the woman right now was her best friend's boyfriend—fiancé even, there was still a dull ache in his heart when he heard it from her.
"Before, I thought that you didn't love her, so I kind of hated you, but from how you're helping me just because I'm her close friend… I think that I'm a really bad judge of character…"
As she spoke, she shook her head wryly.
She thought that Ji Ziming loved her, but he did not seem to have any love for her in reality.
She thought that Tang Xiaoyu's boyfriend did not care about her, but the truth was that he really loved her. Otherwise, he would not be helping her now.
Looking at the wry smile on the woman's face, Gu Zhengrong curled his lips into a bitter smile.
He really wanted to tell this woman before him that he actually did not love her best friend.
The one that he truly loved was her.
Unfortunately, having spent most of his years working at New York's financial street, he knew that, if he did so, the last bit of peace that Pei Ge was enjoying now would disappear.
His beloved woman would be saddened and would likely hate him.
Thus, he chose to remain silent.
One did not need to have someone to love them.
He was content with just being able to stay by her side and protect her silently.
What he forgot, though, was that humans were greedy.
"Zhengrong, you're quite capable. I truly didn't expect you to be this efficient. You even managed to get a plane." The woman in bed marveled after taking a mouthful of the chicken soup.
"I'm not that capable. I just happen to know a friend with a lot of connections," he replied plainly, retracing his gaze.
"Your friend, huh. I must thank him properly, then, once I get the chance."
"It's okay; you don't have to bother with him."
He knitted his brows tightly together when he heard that she wanted to thank the man.
Even he wanted nothing to do with that dangerous man, so how could he let his beloved woman come into contact with him?
Alas, looking at the woman's curious gaze, he could not say that that there was a catch to that man's help.
That dangerous man only helped him because he wanted to take a shortcut using him.
More importantly, they could be considered as partners now.
Seeing that he was unwilling to elaborate, Pei Ge decided to change the topic despite still being a little curious.
"I want to call a few of my friends before I leave."
Thinking that she would be leaving tomorrow, she wanted to bid goodbye to some of her friends.
Even though her body did not allow her to go out, she could still call them.
Hearing her words, the man raised his brow a little. He glanced at the phone she was holding before he spoke.
"Sure, but you can't use your phone. I'll bring you one later."
He did not want any accidents to happen, not when he was firm on taking her away.
The phone that she had now definitely could not be used.
"Okay." Even though she was confused, she did not ask any questions.
She trusted him. He must have his reasons for saying what he did.
"Right, where's Xiaoyu?"
She only remembered her best friend after she had finished all the soup in the bowl.
"She was too tired yesterday and should still be sleeping," answered the man coldly, pursing his lips when he heard the woman mention his girlfriend.
The two of them had, in fact, argued after they had left her the other day; thus, they did not stay together, but he did not want Pei Ge to worry, so he lied.
"Oh! That's true. She must be exhausted from taking care of me all this while."
She accepted his explanation.
Her thoughts went back to making phone calls.
This afternoon, she would call Qin Qitong, Lily, Pan Xinlei, and Ji…
Ji Ziming's parents. As for the man himself…