1517 You and the children are the most important people in my life.
Thinking about his livelihood, Cheng Liqing could only force himself to put his 120-percent effort into directing the entire office to find a solution.
After entering the CEO's office, Pei Ge closed the door and asked, "Is threatening him like that useful?"
"Why wouldn't it be? If he knows the consequences of getting fired from the Ji Group, he'll definitely push his subordinates to think of a solution which can satisfy us."
"That'll make them suffer so much." While she felt that the employees in the office would suffer, she could not change his decision.
"Suffer? Those who only know how to laze around and wait for their eventual death aren't worthy of staying in the Ji Group." He made a cutting remark and then his eyes shone as he recalled something. "Has your period come yet?"
"What?" The woman started doubting her ears. While within the company's premises, he suddenly asked such an embarrassing question with a straight face.
However, his question was quite logical. She was so busy with handling Red Star's issue that she had almost forgotten that she was faking her pregnancy.
"It seems so."
"Do you think?" His eyes shone with pleasant surprise as his gaze became meaningful.
"I don't think so. Might just be late because I've been busy with this company's matters recently." She realized with a start that the man had actually been keeping tabs of her menstrual cycle. "Why do you—"
"You are my woman; is it not right for me to keep track of your period and birthday?" The man's eyes shifted to the scenery outside the window. It was the prettiest time of the morning, and this level he had chosen was the best for watching the morning sunlight; there was nothing blocking the view.
"No, I just think that you are very conscientious." Her exquisite features were dyed red. The redness from the time in the car had not subsided yet, and now it was even redder because of his suggestive question.
Ji Ziming turned around, and when he saw her red cheeks, his mood soared. He walked to her side, tugged on his tie, his actions beautiful yet strong and powerful, and asked, "Wife, do you want to play a game?"
Spotting the sly glint in his eyes, the woman quickly pushed his hands away and grumpily replied, "Play what game? You should be thinking about ways to save Red Star's reputation."
He pushed her toward one side of the wall. With one arm propped on the wall and the other around her thin waist, his breath could directly fan her face. In his low and clear voice, tinged with dominance, he spoke. "Those solutions are things that Cheng Liqing's subordinates should be thinking about. What does it have to do with us? Why else would we hire and pay them? To increase the number of loafers in the company?"
His eyes darkened as his gaze became tinged with rejection for defiance. "Woman, we will do the things we have to do while they think of solutions. There is no comparison between the two."
"Release me." She pushed him, but he remained still as a mountain.
"Did I say anything wrong?" His cold eyes narrowed on her as a fierce look flashed across them when he realized that he could not see through her thoughts. She had pushed herself so much that her workaholic mindset had been triggered.
"You aren't wrong. Haven't I explained myself to you about Huang Zhian already? Why do you still not believe me?"
Pei Ge attributed all his strange behavior toward being jealous of that guy. Still, she did not know that the man had already laid down a whole stretch of road for her in secret.
"I didn't say that I don't believe you. You're the one who kept explaining yourself to me."
He lowered his head to look at the little woman, whose face had turned red from panic, and his large hands pinched her waist gently.
"I've always believed in you because you are my woman." He released her and let out a sigh. "No one can attempt to snatch my woman from me. Whether it's him in the past or him in the present, that will not happen."
He turned his back toward the woman, making the latter feel so close yet so far away from him. She did not know that she was this important to him, nor did she know that he had actually already thought of a foolproof plan to negate the negative impact of this issue to Red Star's reputation before he called the police on Huang Zhian.
"I'm sorry. I wronged you again." She quickly walked toward him and hugged his back. Pasting her cheek on his broad back, she realized that it gave her such a safe and refreshing feeling. Through his white shirt, she could feel his muscles.
"Don't be angry anymore, okay? It's my fault. I'll apologize for grumbling at you because of that guy. I'll do anything you say. I was just afraid of you becoming jealous again. You look scary when you're jealous. You must understand that you are first in my heart. You and the children are my life. Whether it's a Huang Zhian or a Bai Zhian, none of them are important."
Ji Ziming's heart softened as he listened to the soft sniffing of the person behind him.
He indeed got jealous when the woman mentioned Huang Zhian in the car, but having heard her true feelings now, his dark eyes, which were fixed on the window, became tender, along with the soft glow of the sunlight.
He held her hand and softly said, "Little fool, why would I blame you?"
"Just then, you clearly…"
"Would you tell me those things you just did if I didn't do that?"
He turned and gently wiped her tears away, consoling, "You've been too stressed because of Huang Zhian's incident. I just wanted to make you relax a little. It's actually fine. You still have me. If you can't handle it well, you have me behind you. Who am I? Tell me; who am I?"
He cupped her face in his hands, looking into her beautiful and moist eyes. His gaze softened. "You still have me, so don't be afraid. No matter what happens, don't be afraid."
"Then, what will happen to Red Star now?"
"Let's see Cheng Liqing's proposal first. If it isn't good enough, we'll think of our own. If the proposal is good, we can consider adopting it."
"I haven't thought of a plan, though. I find myself so useless."