1177 Mommy apologizes. I am at fault; I should not have lied to you.
"It's her, huh. She does have the ability to be your greatest obstacle, but…"
The man's face, which was even more beautiful than a woman's, darkened.
Although his beauty was not effeminate in any way, his way of dressing and aura made him appear like a high-and-mighty aristocrat.
Qu Jingwan's eyes were fully on the man, whose identity was her brother.
"I don't think that Ji Ziming will fall for her this fast. From my understanding, he still has feelings for his ex-fiancée."
He paused before smiling in a curious way.
"Rather, it's that highly debated woman who has slightly piqued my interest. For the Ji and Fu families to have a fall-out, she's really something—"
She cut her brother off at this point.
"I'm serious here!"
She looked at Qu Qingyu in anger as unidentifiable emotions flashed across her eyes.
"Yes, yes, yes. My darling sister, I did digress."
Seeing that his sister had gotten slightly upset, he smiled and stood up from the sofa to approach her.
"Alright. Stop being angry. You'll marry into the Ji family for sure. The young mistress position is definitely yours."
He sat beside her and wrapped his arm gently around her shoulders.
"…What do you intend to do?"
"What to do?" He curled his lips into an unfathomable smile.
"You'll know it, then."
Ever since she attended the Ji Group's commercial banquet, her pseudo-name had been ringing across the capital—to become a highly sought-after and most in-demand person.
Who knew that she was not only beautiful but also now favored by the Ji family?
Of course, what everyone was most curious about was her identity and the one backing her.
They, after all, found it unbelievable for such a beautiful woman to excel in the business world.
According to hearsays, her tactics could be aptly described using one phrase: 'Forming clouds and creating rain with the flip of hand'.
However, given that she was merely a woman, how could she have achieved all those things without any background?
These unfounded rumors quietly but quickly spread across the capital…
"Ge Ge, is everything alright on your side? The two children are missing you so much; they practically cried when you failed to video-call them last night!"
After she settled all her matters, Pei Ge quickly made a call to New York.
Just as the call connected, she heard Tang Xiaoyu's chiding.
She was about to say something when her children's voices echoed from the background.
"That's not true! Brother and I didn't cry!"
"Yes! You're exaggerating!"
"Heh! You two little rascals, who on earth is lying now? Don't know who were missing their mother so much that they nearly skipped eat—"
"Auntie, we did eat in the end!"
"What auntie? Call me godmother! How many times must I say that I'm your godmother?!"
"You two rascals!"
Pei Ge burst into peals of laughter, missing her children terribly, upon hearing the voices from the other end.
"Mommy, don't listen to auntie! Brother and I ate dinner last night; we're really well-behaved, so please come home fast. Brother and I miss you a lot…"
Hearing her laugh, the two children started pleading to her.
"An An misses you so much…"
Her smile faltered at that, her eyes filling with tears.
"My good son and daughter… mommy misses you both, too…"
"Why aren't you back yet, then? Brother and I really miss you…"
Listening to Ran Ran's sweet and tender voice, she could not wait to fly back to their side.
"Mommy still has some matters to settle over here." She took a deep breath to control her emotions. "Mommy promises to be back soon…"
She told the children on the other end that.
"Alright. We'll wait for you. You must come back fast, okay?"
"Oh, right! Mommy, I dreamed about you last night!"
"Yes! I dreamed that you were telling me bedtime stories! He he!"
She chatted with the children for a while and only hung up the call when she saw that it was getting late.
After hanging up, the gentle look on her face turned cold and indifferent.
With a cold face, she took out her phone again and dialed a number.
"Wu Wei, is there any movement on Pei Shishi's side?
She disconnected and put her phone back in her bag before silently removing her jacket as she entered the study.
She had just sat on the sofa for a few minutes when the green walkie-talkie started lighting up.
Zzt… zzt… zzt…
She frowned slightly when she heard the buzzing of the walkie-talkie.
Lifting her head and looking at it, hesitation flashed past her eyes. She still stood up eventually.
Picking up the walkie-talkie and clicking the answer button, a child's voice was transmitted into her ear.
"Mommy, sorry… I know that I'm in the wrong…"
As she heard that, she was slightly surprised.
Immediately after, she heard the child speak again.
"I know that I shouldn't have lied to you; I shouldn't have told you lies… wu wu wu… Please don't abandon me, alright?"