Chapter 114: Caught again!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Perhaps, it was because Pei Ge had poured out all her grievances to Tang Xiaoyu last night that she felt refreshed when she woke up this morning.
She did not even feel frustrated, unlike yesterday, when she received the fervent stares and heard the murmurings of those around her in the company.
As she was in a good mood, Pei Ge wore the red, V-necked dress she had bought the last time she was out with Pan Xinlei.
She even wore the pair of six-inch heels that she seldom used.
Tap, tap, tap, tap! In her high heels, Pei Ge entered the CEO Secretariat just outside the CEO’s office.
“Morning!” Pei Ge cheerfully greeted her new colleagues that were already seated at their workstations.
The secretaries, who were frightened by her display yesterday, perfunctorily returned her greeting.
Of course, Pei Ge did not mind their perfunctory attitudes toward her at all.
“This Liu Yue really thinks of herself as the CEO’s wife. Tsk! She’s late again.”
Sitting down and powering up her computer, Pei Ge heard the short-haired secretary called He Yan deride Liu Yue for being late when she saw that it was already past the work start time.
Only then did Pei Ge realize that Liu Yue was not in the office yet.
“Hur hur. Someone is a parachuter backed by CEO Ji’s mother. Coming in late is nothing to her,” another secretary mocked while she flicked her curly hair.
“Aye, aye. I heard that Liu Yue managed to get into the good graces of CEO Ji’s mother because she rescued her handbag from a thief.” Another secretary joined in on the chatter.
Pei Ge was totally uninterested in how Liu Yue had managed to strike a relationship with Ji Ziming’s mother. She only felt that this CEO Secretariat was too idle.
Excluding her, there were a total of four secretaries. One was either late or absent, while the rest were no better – they were either looking at themselves in the mirror or gossiping.
No wonder Ji Ziming transferred me here. It’s to work me like a slave, Pei Ge was mumbling this inside her when she heard He Yan call out to her.
“Hey, Pei Ge. Why are you sure that the thread is Liu Yue’s doing?” As the top newsmonger in this department, how would He Yan restrain herself from gossiping when the lead of that office scandal was in front of her?
Pei Ge was slightly startled that He Yan would actually talk to her. Pausing for a moment, she smiled. “I coincidentally saw her going into a private dining room with my cousin the last time I was having lunch outside with Advertising Department’s Pan Xinlei.”
Pei Ge purposely gave a detailed account of that event when she saw the three’s gossipy look. She did this to provide them with evidence and a witness. When this information spread out, would these gossipy colleagues still believe that fabricated thread?
“Huh? So what of it?” He Yan and the other secretaries stared at Pei Ge in confusion, not understanding what she meant.
“Liu Yue and my cousin don’t know each other at all. Very coincidentally, that cousin is the one in those photos.” Pei Ge shrugged her shoulders and shared this piece of information in a laid-back manner.
“Wow!” The news was like a bomb to these few secretaries and it made them feel very excited.
“So what you mean to say is that the thread’s content is fabricated?”
Pei Ge tugged at her lips when she saw three pairs of twinkling eyes on her. Helpless, she answered, “Not everything in that thread is fabricated. For example, that brother-in-law of mine is indeed my former boyfriend. However, I didn’t dump him for money, as it was him who dumped me.”
Obviously, she would appear to be lying if she denied everything on that thread.
“Just think about it; you guys didn’t even know that Chenguang Real Estate was going to be acquired by Ji Group back then, so how come I, a lowly assistant, was able to know of it many days in advance?”
All these secretaries thought that her detailed explanation made sense and felt for a moment that her words were more credible than that forum thread.
“Sigh… If weren’t for that forum thread, I would long be gone from this company.” Pei Ge played her trump card when she saw that the rest had more or less believed her.
“You guys saw it, too. I already handed in my resignation letter. However, when I saw that forum thread, I knew that Liu Yue wanted to force my resignation, and because I did not want her evil plan to succeed, I decided not to resign anymore.”
The few secretaries nodded their heads in unison as they believed her words more and more.
“But why did you want to resign?”
Pei Ge blinked her eyes and openly asked, “Don’t you guys think CEO Ji is very frightening?”
“Huh? CEO Ji is frightening? I think he’s fine. Look at how handsome he is!”
“Indeed. I have never seen a boss as handsome as CEO Ji throughout my entire career as a secretary!”
“Yes, yes! I feel happy just looking at CEO Ji’s flawlessly handsome face every day!”
Pei Ge wordlessly tugged at her lips again upon seeing their infatuated look. “How is he even handsome?”
The moment those words left her mouth, the three secretaries fixed her a disdainful look that seemed to say, “Stop speaking against your conscience.”
Pei Ge rubbed her nose guiltily. However, to regain her honor, she cleared her throat and started listing his flaws. “Yes, he is handsome, but he puts on a cold face all day long, as though he were a cold-blooded, unfeeling robot. What is there to like about him…”
The three secretaries helplessly bobbed their heads at that.
Their big boss was indeed handsome, but his personality was really not ideal.
Their nods seemed to have given her some form of encouragement as she continued speaking rather enthusiastically.
“If I must say it, other than his face, the rest of him is really unbearable to look at! His personality is so terrible that it’s useless even if he is handsome. No woman will be able to tolerate him.”
“That’s true! Sometimes, I even think that our CEO Ji is asexual.”
“I think it’s possible that he doesn’t like women!”
“It’s also possible that he is sexually incompetent….”
When the three secretaries agreed to her words, Pei Ge was, for a moment, beside herself with joy. Ignoring that what the three had just said was totally untrue, she quickly gave it her full approval.
“Yes, yes, yes! I think so, too! The personality of that annoying fellow, Ji Ziming, is just so terrible. He must’ve some kind of defect somewhere. Maybe, what you guys said is actually true!” Pei Ge’s lips split into a smug smile as she thought to herself, Hmph! Who told you to bully me?!
The smug Pei Ge did not notice that the three secretaries had stopped speaking. The whole office was eerily quiet save for her incessant prattling and badmouthing of Ji Ziming.
“Cough, cough, cough!” She only felt that something was off when He Yan kept on coughing.
Suddenly, she felt a chill down her spine. Abruptly turning her head around, a dark, sullen, and cold face appeared right before her eyes.
“Pei Ge, come into my office.”
Wu wu! Why am I caught again?!