1049 The only number she remembers is his.
She received the phone from him. While staring at it, her gaze suddenly turned unfocused.
Unknowingly, that time for her to leave had come…
"Ge Ge, what do you want the phone for? Don't tell me that you want to call that *ssh*l*?!"
Tang Xiaoyu instantly frowned when her boyfriend passed her best friend a handphone.
Her furious tone woke up the other woman from her reverie.
"No, I'm not intending to call him. I only…" She pursed her lips as gloominess flashed past her face. "I only thought that since I'm already leaving, I should let my friends know."
Although she was saying this, her best friend could tell from her face that, deep inside, she wanted to call Ji Ziming.
"Forge it. I'll leave you to your devices." Her best friend glared at her, annoyed at her softheartedness, before continuing with displeasure. "I didn't want to tell you this initially, but now I think that I should let you know."
"Hm?" She tilted her head up to look at her best friend in perplexity.
"When I came in earlier, I saw Qiao Jingyun taking a stroll in the garden, and at her side was Ji Ziming's assistant; a few people looking like bodyguards were around her, too."
She continued mockingly. "Tsk. The kid isn't even born yet, but they are already this nervous. That display was too exaggerated, but as expected of the rich."
Her mocking and exasperation caused a look of hurt and desolation to flash past Pei Ge's eyes.
Unconsciously, she placed her palm against her tummy.
She did not know if it was just her imagination, but she felt that the child in her seemed to be angry.
It seemed to be… jealous.
It's fine, baby. Mommy will love you. You… only need mommy…
In that instant, the sorrow and desolation on her face disappeared entirely as her lips curled up into a warm smile.
This smile gave an inexplicably loving and motherly feeling to those looking.
"Alright. Stop it."
Seeing that she was about to continue talking about those two people, Gu Zhengrong frowned and interrupted his girlfriend.
Not understanding the situation, Tang Xiaoyu turned to look at her boyfriend in confusion. Feeling rebellious, she wanted very much to go against him.
"Let's leave first and let your best friend make her calls in peace."
With that, he did not even care about her willingness and dragged her out.
Seeing the man nodding at her with a smile before proceeding to pull her best friend out, Pei Ge also nodded and mouthed 'thank you' to him.
Once the two were gone, she placed the phone in front of hers.
She looked at it calmly, only to realize that the only number she knew was Ji Ziming's.
She could only vaguely recall the others' numbers, yet the man's contact was deeply etched in her mind.
After a long silence and recollection, she still could not remember the rest of the numbers.
She suddenly laughed, but her smile was a mocking one.
Pei Ge, Pei Ge… so much for you claiming to be those people's friend, yet in the end, you can't even remember their numbers…
How ironic. You are about to leave and want to call those who love you, but… you can't remember their contacts at all.
You can only… remember… the number of the man who has hurt you deeply…
She sucked in a deep breath, and as though she had made a decision, her fingers lightly keyed in the string of numbers she could not forget.
Her expression was so calm and collected, but her fingers betrayed her emotions.
Just as she was about to press the last digit, her fingers trembled.
After a while, she finally entered it.
The moment the number was dialed, she felt as though all her energy had been sucked out as she lay listlessly in bed.
The phone rang for some time before it was picked up by the man on the other end.
The instant the call was picked up, she felt as though her heart were hanging in the air.
"Hello…" The clear and distant voice was akin to an addictive opium as it drowned her in its sound.
Just hearing his voice alone gave her a large sense of satisfaction.
"Hello. Who is this?" asked Ji Ziming again when the person on the other end did not speak.
However, the moment he asked this, he suddenly raised his voice and exclaimed in agitation, "Are you Pei Ge?! Is this you?!"
She felt her heart accelerate when his usually cold and apathetic voice called out her name with so much agitation.
However, this was when Qiao Jingyun's blissful face surfaced in her mind, as well as… her mother who was still lying in a hospital bed.
"Pei Ge, where are you?!"
Although he did not receive a reply, the man had already established that the person calling was her.
As he did not receive a reply after a long time, he started to panic.
At the same time, he also secretly ordered his subordinates to locate her position.
"…Ji Ziming." She finally spoke after a long silence.
Although she merely spoke these three words, they made him become animated again. It was as though he had been revived and were now filled with much vigor.
"Where are you… I really—" Miss you.
He was unable to finish his words, though, due to her interruption.
"I called you not to catch up."
She took a deep breath and repressed the heavy sorrow and hurt in her by speaking coldly.
Only then did the man realize that something was off about her.
"What's wrong? Where are you right now?!"
At that, her intention to bid him goodbye calmly and ask him about Qin Qitong's number instantly disappeared.
She did not know why, but she suddenly felt unspeakable fury.
"What right do you have to ask me what's wrong?! What right do you have to ask me where I am?! Aren't you already with Qiao Jingyun?"