1567 Little, white bunny, oh so white...
She paused for a moment before continuing. "Back then, I worked at my uncle's company and was in a relationship with Zhou Zhuoyang for years. I did not expect that he would end up with my cousin eventually and that I would meet you in the future…"
She rambled somewhat incoherently, but Ji Ziming remained silent and did not interrupt her, letting her continue talking.
The phone rang at this moment. It was Gu Zhengrong.
"I'll answer it."
He snatched her phone. Toward his rival, it was better for him to be more proactive.
"No need. He probably wants to tell me about my best friend."
She hesitated for a second. If she passed it to the man, there would likely be another fridge. Then, there would be two fridges blowing cold air at each other.
When she answered the call, the guy on the other end seemed to be more anxious than she expected.
"Are you calling me because you have news about Xiaoyu?"
Her voice was cold, so were her eyes.
"Ge Ge, I…"
Gu Zhengrong did indeed call to update her regarding her best friend yet did not expect her to be this cold and apathetic toward him. This caused his heart to hurt again.
"If your call isn't because of my best friend, then I will hang up now."
"Wait! I called Xiaoyu earlier, but it wouldn't go through anymore. She has switched her phone off."
The woman hung up immediately after he finished speaking. Seeing her resolute action, the man sitting beside her could not help asking, "Aren't you afraid that he has other news?"
"He would tell me about it immediately if he had. He did not have to wait until now."
She looked up at him and asked, "Do you think that I am heartless?"
"No, I like you better like this."
His lips curled up as he stared at her with his deep-set eyes. "Of course, I will be even happier if you treat other men like this."
"You are terrible!"
She pouted, but to his ears, it was a compliment.
"Don't you like how bad I am?" He moved to take off his shirt. The woman dodged to the side with a look of horror upon seeing that.
"Alright, alright. Let's not play around anymore. Let's go visit Ping An and the rest."
She tidied her appearance fast, yet her eyes cautiously remained on the man.
He easily agreed while narrowing his dark eyes at her with a smile. "Why? Are you now afraid of me? Where did the white bunny from moments ago go?"
"What white bunny? Hurry up and wear your clothes so that we can get moving."
Pei Ge pretended not to understand his question as she turned her head away to ignore the man, who had gotten up and was now tidying his clothes. His handsome features were still being illuminated by the afternoon sun, so how could her heart not pound for him?
"Why don't you look at me? Is there something on my face?"
With his suit jacket in hand, he slowly walked toward her. With a dong, he supported himself on the wall beside her with one hand. This kabedon made her heart pound.
"Woman, look at me."
Ji Ziming's breath tickled her face and made her feel sweetness in her heart while she could not look at him straight.
"Nothing. Hurry up and wear your jacket. It's time for us to leave."
Eyeing the door handle which was right next to her, she slowly inched over. Just as she was about to reach it, his other hand pressed against the wall, sandwiching her between him and the wall. "You're still not looking at me."
"Why would I?" She steeled her heart as she felt his dark eyes on her and herself reflected in them.
"Then, why don't you look at me?"
His voice was low yet powerful, so she could not disobey him.
Before she could give an explanation, her lips were sealed by his kiss.
The warm and moist lips were so familiar as he selfishly and greedily sucked hers. He really wanted to swallow her whole.
Finally tasting her sweetness, the man's two hands slid down the wall to hug her tightly. From her lips to her teeth—from outside to inside—he did not let any part of her off. The overbearing yet passionate kiss made the woman forget everything that was frustrating her.
After a long while, he released her and smacked his lips together. "How was the kiss? Were you satisfied with it?"
"You're an idiot."
She lightly pounded his chest but was embraced by him the next second.
"Hitting me means that you love me. Loving me means that you are my woman."
"What kind of illogical conclusion was that?"
She rolled her eyes while in his embrace and commented inside, No matter what it is, nothing good comes out of his mouth.
"Alright. Let's go look at the children. We must still bring Ji Chi overseas, so you should strive to be on better terms with him. He is very affectionate with you sometimes but resists you at other times. Are you able to reconcile with that?"
"Don't worry. I believe that he will go with me. Just don't tell him that my neck is almost healed. Using the battered-body trick should still be useful."
No matter what the reason was which made their son unwilling to acknowledge her, she would not give up as long as there was still a glimmer of hope.
He released her and picked up his clothes before leading her out of the room.
Before she entered her ward, she could already hear the three children. They seemed to be rehearing a dance.
"Granny, I should be standing in the middle; I like to be in that spot the most."
Ran Ran pouted unhappily. When she saw her parents standing at the door, she happily sprinted toward them. "You two are finally back! I missed mommy so much."
"You mean you miss daddy, right?"
The woman looked at her daughter exasperatedly; the girl's black and curly lashes seemed to belong to an adorable doll's.
"I don't. I was honestly missing you."
The girl blinked her eyes at her father, who was standing behind her mother, and gave him a clever smile.
"Aren't you daddy's little lover?"
Ji Ziming looked at her exasperatedly, warmth climbing into his cold eyes.
"I didn't miss daddy. Daddy is always so busy, so I don't want to be your little lover. I wanna divorce you. Hmph!"
His daughter purposely emphasized the last snort before turning around and reaching to touch the wound on her mother's neck. "Does it still hurt?"
"It's very painful. It's really very painful."
Pei Ge pretended that it hurt with a touch, and as expected, it attracted the attention of Ji Chi, who was sitting on the bed.