Published at 14th of July 2019 10:45:07 AM

Chapter 402: 402

“Ge Ge, what in the world is happening here?!”

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Her mother started berating her the moment Ji Ziming left .

“Huh?” Pei Ge was dumbfounded by the lack of smile on her mother’s face .

“You lass, how can you trouble your superior over our family matters?” Zhang Manhua sighed in resignation at her daughter’s blur look .

“Your superior already has a wife, so you’d better stay away from him . ”

She did not know whether to laugh or cry at her mother’s words .

How did my mother’s thoughts fly so far away?!

“Mom, what are you even thinking?!” She pouted, feeling exceptionally amused inside .

Forget about staying away from the man, I can’t even put a bit of distance between us at the moment!

I am now that annoying fellow’s wife, so how can I stay away from him?

“I am not thinking too much . I clearly saw you two intimately holding hands in front of the hospital earlier . ” Zhang Manhua glared at her daughter .   ( Boxno vel . co m )

She did not think much about that at first, but once she saw this VIP ward, the thought crossed her mind .

The more she thought of it, the more anxious and frantic she felt .

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Also, from what she had observed so far, she got this feeling that her daughter had feelings for that young man .

“Mom, really, there’s nothing between me and CEO Ji . Our relationship is just that of a superior and a subordinate . ” She hugged Zhang Manhua’s arm and acted cutesy to her .

Ever since her mother’s operation was duly arranged, the burden in her heart had gotten much lighter .

“You lassie, if it’s really just a normal superior-subordinate relationship, would he arrange such a ward for me? I can tell with one look that this place is very expensive . ” With a frown, Zhang Manhua expressed her worries .

She, at first, thought that the man had arranged a normal ward for her, but this room was not just for one person, it was also a very posh VIP room . How could this be a mere employee’s benefit?

“Aiya, Mom! You’re really overanalyzing things . Our CEO Ji personally knows this hospital’s director, so this room is given to him free of charge . And since they won’t ask him for money, it’s easy for my boss to include this to my employee benefit,” she patiently explained .

“Really? You’re not lying to me, are you?” She gave her daughter a suspicious look .

“It’s true; it’s true . I’m not lying to you!” She furiously nodded her head .

Even with her reasonable explanation, her mother still held some suspicion .

“What about the surgery cost, then? Have you collected enough funds for that?”

“Yes, I have . ” Pei Ge nodded once more . She was not lying this time . Once the checkup was over tomorrow, her mother would be able to undergo the operation .

“Don’t tell me it’s also Xiao Ji who lent you the money?” Zhang Manhua fixed her daughter with a skeptical look .

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“Of course, not . I borrowed it from Qimo,” she hastily denied .

Her mother was currently suspecting her relationship with the man, so how could she tell her about the contract?

Hence, she did not even hesitate on using Wen Qimo’s name . She regretted doing it, though, immediately after .

However, thinking about it, she knew that it was her only viable choice .

The only rich people in her social circle were Tang Xiaoyu, Qin Qitong, and Wen Qimo .

Zhang Manhua knew that Tang Xiaoyu was unavailable, while she did not know about Qin Qitong; it was possible for her to be more suspicious than she already was if Pei Ge used the name of either girl .

As such, Pei Ge was only left with Wen Qimo, whom her mother was familiar with and knew was rich . Only his name could dispel her suspicion .

“It’s Mr . Wen, hmm…”

Indeed, her mother easily believed her lie .

“Still… It doesn’t reflect really well on you to borrow such a large sum from him when you two only started dating recently . ” She lightly sighed and said helplessly, “Mom has burdened you . ”

“No, Mom . Don’t think like that about yourself . Just focus on recovering from your illness . Your daughter here is very capable and is sure to return the money to him in a jiffy!” She hugged her mother’s arm and reassured her with a smile .

The two sat on the bed and chatted for a while . When the man did not return even after waiting for quite some time, they became a little confused .

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“Did Xiao Ji leave? He didn’t say anything about leaving, though?” Zhang Manhua asked, a little uncertain .

Pei Ge frowned . The man also did not say that he would return when he left .

“Mom, I’ll go out to take a look . ” She stood up and headed to the door .

In the end, she heard his voice the moment she opened the door, except his way of talking was very unfamiliar to her .

That was because his voice had none of its usual frostiness and apathy . Instead, his voice was tinged with gentleness, as if spring had arrived and melted away all the ice and snow .

She involuntarily stopped walking when she heard his gentle voice . Her footsteps somehow felt heavy, and it was hard for her to even take another step .

“… Don’t overthink this . ”

Suddenly, she wanted to see what expression he had on his face as he spoke those words . Would it be like his voice – as gentle as spring that could thaw all ice and snow?

She pursed her lips tightly and slowly took a step out of the room .

Who is that annoying fellow talking to? Is it his family? Friend? Or…

She felt her heart being squeezed by an invisible hand . Her lips pressed more firmly into a straight line .

One step, two steps… The clearer his voice became, the more shaken her heart became .

She soon saw his silhouette .

It was long, lean, and easily recognizable .

She stared straight at his clear and handsome features .


She could not help but sigh inside as she looked unblinkingly at his perfectly sculpted features .

He could have such an expression, too, huh…

Such a gentle expression…

His cold and sharp features looked much softer right now, making his already handsome face more attractive and more humane .

Who… is he talking to?

She felt her heart in her mouth as her eyes clouded over .

In that instant, she did not know if she did the right thing by signing that contract just because she needed his help…