Chapter 2799: Just a stranger.
“Don’t worry. I’ll find a chance to tell Ziming. I believe he has the same thoughts as me. Perhaps it’ll be to his liking. Let’s eat. After that, we’ll go and video-call the two little ones,” Ji ruikun said firmly.
Gu Quan nodded and drank a few more mouthfuls of chicken soup.
In Florence, at an outdoor restaurant that looked like a private clubhouse, Ji Ziming, Jerry, and Luo Yi were already seated, waiting for ye Changqing and Michelle to arrive.
“Hey, Luo Yi, why do you think I’m the only lonely old man in our group while you’re all in pairs?” Ji Ziming asked as he took a sip of wine.
Luo Yi took a look at Jerry, put her slender fingers into his big palm, and said gently,”‘I can’t answer that. You said that if your fate with her ends, you won’t meet again. Believe me, it’s only a matter of time. ”
Jerry merely looked at Luo Yi with a doting expression. Although he did not seem to be answering Ji Ziming, he could still hear his thoughts.”I don’t want to be too pretentious, but that’s not realistic. I know that I’m just an outsider, but at least I know that when people are by your side, you should know how to cherish each other. Don’t let the other person slip away from you because of any small misunderstanding or stumbling block. This is the best way to get along with your current lover. Otherwise, if you’re not by your side, there’s no love and fate. ”
Ji Ziming put down the glass in his hand and thought that Jerry’s words made sense. He crossed his arms, rested his elbows on the table, and gently rested his chin on it, looking as if he was staring into the abyss.
Luo Yi was about to say something to persuade Ji Ziming when ye Changqing came over with Michelle.
“Luo Yi, Ji Ziming, I’m sorry. We went to look for Xue ‘er’s cousin and something happened, so we’re late.” Ye Changqing pulled Michelle into the room and pulled out a chair for her like a gentleman.
Luo Yi flicked her hair and introduced Jerry to Michelle and ye Changqing,””It’s fine. We just arrived. Hey, let me introduce you to my fiancé, Jerry.”
Then, she looked at Jerry and said sweetly,””This is ye Changqing, and this is his girlfriend, mi Xue ‘er! We met in China before this!”
The three of them nodded in agreement.
After taking their seats, they saw the man still looking at them in a daze.
Ye Changqing reached out and gave him a push, completely destroying his image of being lost in thought.””Hey, Ji Ziming. Everyone’s here, so why are you still acting so reserved? Didn’t he say he had something to say? Should she say it now or wait until after dinner? We’re all hungry!”
Luo Yi quickly explained,”he’s an injured Casanova. We’re trying to comfort him!” Stop talking, you and Xue ‘er should eat something first. After you’re full, we’ll have a good talk. Just in time, Jerry and I have something to announce!”
Ye Changqing poured a glass of red wine for mi Xue ‘er and asked with a smile,””Oh? Was it? Are you going to announce that you’re getting married to Jerry?”
Michelle, who was at the side, took a small sip of red wine and accidentally met his eyes. Hence, she smiled and nodded in greeting.
Ji Ziming recalled what Luo Yi had told him earlier that Michelle had indirectly helped him collect evidence of Shen Feng’s crimes when she was in A city. Taking advantage of their eye contact, Ji Ziming ignored their conversation and raised his glass to mi Xue ‘er.””Miss mi, long time no see. I think I need to thank you for a lot of things!”
A beautiful smile appeared on Michelle’s face.””CEO Ji, you’re welcome. I’m just helping myself. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have the chance to sign up with Luo Yi’s company and study here.”
As they spoke, the two of them downed their drinks.
“I heard that CEO Ji has finally found miss PEI GE. That’s great news. Fortunately, she’s fine. You two are really fated.”
He laughed helplessly.”Ha, I did find him, but what’s the point? She said that she’s not PEI GE and that she doesn’t know me. To her, I’m just a stranger. ”
Thinking of this, he took another sip of wine gloomily.
Mi Xue ‘er had also heard some things from ye Changqing, so she consoled him,””It’s alright. Don’t be discouraged, CEO Ji. Since the heavens have arranged for you two to meet again, it means that your fate has not ended. I believe that one day, you will be able to move miss PEI GE with your integrity. ”
Ji Ziming shook his head.”It’s too difficult. Shen Feng took her away from me again. Although I know that she’s not dead and hasn’t disappeared from this world, I can’t do anything to make her safely stay by my side again in the sea of people.”
After saying all this, he raised his cup and drank alone.
Ye Changqing, who was standing beside her, also stopped the small talk.”‘Hey, I say, Ji Ziming, is it necessary for a man like you to put yourself in such a sorry state? While we’re a couple and we’re announcing our engagement and our relationship, you’re playing the fool here. Is there any meaning to it? Where was the lone wolf of A city’s love scene? Isn’t PEI GE still alive? Why couldn’t he bring her back to his side if she wasn’t dead? Where’s the pride you had when you snatched PEI GE from me?”
They could all tell that ye Changqing was trying to goad Ji Ziming out of his depression, but the latter was unable to adapt to the blow.
“By the way, Ziming,” Luo Yi continued,”you said you’d tell us something when we’re all here. What is it?”
Luo Yi thought that since she said that PEI GE’s matter had caused Ji Ziming to feel even more depressed, she might as well change the topic. Otherwise, it would be a little out of place for Ji Ziming to get drunk on a day that everyone was supposed to be happy.
He put down the glass in his hand and replied,””Oh, you’re done talking? Then I’m going to talk about business, so don’t get bored. ”
Luo Yi replied,”don’t keep me in suspense, just tell me.” We won’t be interested in listening to you when you’re drunk. ”
“That’s right, Ji Ziming. Say it while everyone’s here.” Ye Changqing chimed in.
He cleared his throat and pretended to speak.”It’s like this. Yesterday, I received a call from my father. He said that he knows about our company’s jewelry competition and that PEI GE is still alive. He wants us to play along and return to the head office to keep her by my side in the name of recruiting a new jewelry designer. He also said that he would settle the relationship between Shen Feng and our family and not let him mess around. Do you think this plan is feasible? I’m not too sure, so I wanted to ask for your opinions. ”