Chapter 32: Young hero, you came too late again!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Thank – Thank you, Miss.” The beautiful woman immediately expressed her gratitude upon arriving to the scene even as she panted from her recent exertion.
Pei Ge looked at the woman in front of her and thought to herself how good-looking the auntie, who possessed a certain air of elegance, was.
“It’s nothing, Auntie. Here is your bag.” Pei Ge smiled as she passed the pink handbag to the beautiful woman.
The beautiful woman was extremely grateful to get her handbag back. “Miss, thank you so much. If not for you, my love would be stolen by someone and I would never see it again.”
Eh? Love? What love? She only returned a handbag, right?
Pei Ge looked at the elegant woman in confusion, unable to comprehend what the latter was talking about.
“Love, it’s been hard on you.” The woman looked at her pink handbag with gentleness, her fair palm lovingly caressing it as though she were touching her own child.
At this scene, Pei Ge widened her eyes and asked, “Your love is the bag?”
“Yes, ‘Love’ is its name. What do you think? Very fitting, right?” The woman happily affirmed with a nod of her head.
Pei Ge was speechless for a bit, but seeing the woman’s expectant gaze, she hurriedly nodded her head in agreement. “Yes. Very fitting.”
She had seen others name their pets, but this was the first time she had encountered someone who would name their bag.
“Miss, you have such good vision,” the woman ecstatically said, her eyes beaming with happiness as she added, “Just like me!”
This was the woman’s first time encountering someone who agreed with the name she had chosen for her handbag.
The woman was starting to like Pei Ge more and more. In this society, finding a lady who was brave and honorable was difficult, much less one with such a good eye!
“Lady, what is your name? How old are you? Do you have a boyfriend?”
Seeing the woman’s eyes shining so brightly at her, Pei Ge nervously swallowed her saliva. She initially thought that this woman was elegant, yet she seemed to have thought wrongly.
Just as Pei Ge was thinking of how to extricate herself from the situation, a man in black suit came rushing over.
“Madam, are you okay?” The man in suit pushed away the crowd as he rushed to the woman’s side – a worried expression on his face.
The woman smiled warmly at the man and asked, “Xiaoqi, why would I not be alright? Why are you in such a rush, anyway?”
Qi Hui’s heavy heart lightened when he saw that the woman was indeed fine based on her ability to stand straight and unruffled appearance.
Young Master had carefully instructed him to not let the Madam leave his sight, but as soon as he parked the car as per his Madam’s instruction, the Madam disappeared.
He had just learned of his Madam’s whereabouts when news of her getting robbed and subsequently chasing after the thief reached his ears.
How could Qi Hui not panic after hearing that? Even now, his heart still beat so fast at the thought of the playful Madam getting hurt.
“Madam, Young Master will be returning soon from Young Master Mu’s place. Why don’t we wait for him in the car?” Qi Hui suggested.
“Alright! Let’s wait for Ming Ming in the car!” The woman cheerfully nodded her head in agreement.
The corners of Qi Hui’s mouth curled up at the way his Madam called the Young Master. No matter how many times he heard it, he still could not get used to her calling the domineering Young Master with that nickname.
Seeing that the woman seemed to have forgotten her, Pei Ge softly sighed in relief.
Unexpectedly, the eccentric woman, who was about to leave, suddenly pulled her hand.
“Miss, are you free right now? Why don’t you accompany me for a bit?” The woman smiled warmly as she asked Pei Ge this.
Seeing the smile on the woman’s face, Pei Ge could not help but shudder, and without any hesitation, she rejected the invitation firmly, “Sorry but I have to buy slippers!”
‘”Slippers?” the woman asked suspiciously.
“Yes, Auntie. My friend is waiting for my return with her slippers!” Pei Ge nodded her head vigorously, removing her hand from the woman’s in the process.
This auntie is too forthcoming!
“Is it urgent?” the woman asked.
“Yes, yes, yes! Very urgent!” Pei Ge nodded her head again.
“Well, what a coincidence! I just got myself a pair of slippers! If it’s urgent, then I’ll give the slippers to you!” The woman smiled and, before Pei Ge could reject her offer, instructed Qi Hui who was quietly standing on the side, “Xiaoqi, go to the car and get the slippers I just got.”
“Yes, Madam.” With that, Qi Hui hurriedly turned and left.
“Eh…” Watching the man in suit leave to get the slippers, Pei Ge felt embarrassed. “Auntie, how can I take your slippers?”
“Why not? You saved my love. Even if I give you ten pairs, it will still be worth it!” The woman sincerely told Pei Ge this.
Unknowingly, this made Pei Ge feel touched.
Although she did not want to accept this charity, the thought of Liu Yue, who was sitting on the stone steps and waiting for the slippers, made Pei Ge hesitate.
Very quickly, Qi Hui, who had left in a hurry, returned with a small, paper bag.
“Madam, your slippers.” Qi Hui handed the black paper bag to the Madam.
The woman passed the bag of slippers to Pei Ge.
“This pair is a free gift from my purchases today. It’s not at all old-fashioned and is perfect for you youngsters like you.”
Pei Ge saw the unlabeled bag and thought that such pair of slippers should not cost a lot.
“Auntie, how much is the slippers? Allow me to pay for them,” Pei Ge asked as she moved to get her pouch.
The woman saw Pei Ge’s action and forcefully stuffed the bag in the latter’s hand as she pretended to be angry. “This is a freebie, so no need to pay me! Plus, you retrieved my love for me. If you pay for the slippers, I will be very angry!”
“But…” Pei Ge was still hesitant. Although the slippers might not cost much, taking something from a stranger still did not sit well with her.
“No buts! When Auntie says take, you just have to take!” The woman tapped on Pei Ge’s arm as she said this firmly.
Thus, Pei Ge no longer resisted. Nodding her head with a smile, she sincerely expressed, “Thank you then, Auntie.”
“I should be the one thanking you, instead.” The woman smiled at Pei Ge, delighted at her views and personality. Perhaps, this lady would be a good fit for her son.
“Madam, Young Master just informed me that he’s coming over,” Qi Hui interrupted.
The woman’s eyes brightened at Qi Hui’s words, feeling excited at the prospect of introducing this young, cute lady to her son.
At this point, Pei Ge’s phone rang.
“Xiaoyue, don’t worry, I’m on my way back now.” Pei Ge hung up the phone after saying that and smiled at the woman.
“Auntie, I still have something on, so I’ll take my leave first. I’ll leave this thief for you to hand over to the police,” Pei Ge said softly as she pointed at the thief, who was being blocked from escaping by the crowd.
“Eh? Why don’t you wait a little while longer? My son is coming soon,” the woman pleaded.
“Auntie, my friend is waiting and her feet are hurt. I’m really sorry, but I have to leave first.” Without waiting for the woman’s reply, Pei Ge quickly left the scene.
The woman watched Pei Ge’s leaving figure, silently chiding her son for being so slow.
“Mom, are you alright?”
Coincidentally, the woman’s son arrived just as Pei Ge left.
The woman looked at her tall, handsome son and said with a depressed look, “Son, you’re too late! The woman I have my eyes on just left.”
“…” Ji Ziming raised his eyebrows. He laughed to himself as he thought about how this was the second time tonight that someone had chastised him about being late.
“Let’s go home, Mom.”
“Not yet. We still need to wait for the police to take this thief away.” The woman shook her head and pointed at the person lying on the ground.
Seeing the thief stuck at one corner, Ji Ziming frowned and asked Qi Hui coldly, “What happened?”
Before Qi Hui could answer, the woman narrated the whole story to Ji Ziming herself.
After hearing about the ins and outs of the incident, he thought of the woman in the video who had managed to handle four men by herself.
Are all women these days so independent and strong?