Chapter 20: The Woman Who Hangs Around like a Ghost
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Under the hazy night sky, dazzling lights shone. At a busy street filled with partygoers, men and women were having fun unrestrainedly.
The corners of Pei Ge’s mouth tugged at the sight of the dazzling and grand building in front.
“Xiaoyue, the place that would make me happy… It wouldn’t be that, right?” Pointing at the skyscraper before them, Pei Ge asked haltingly.
“Yup. Ge Ge, have you been here before? This place is so interesting!” Liu Yue bobbed her head excitedly.
Pei Ge felt stuffy inside her chest at Liu Yue’s elated look. She totally regretted accepting Liu Yue’s invitation. Now, she was back in this place that she did not want to return to.
“Bar Vista. This is the biggest bar in the capital! Let’s go inside; this sister of yours will widen your horizons today!” As she said that, Liu Yue disregarded Pei Ge’s opinion and pulled her into Bar Vista.
When they entered the bar, groovy music filled Pei Ge’s ears.
Fashionably dressed men and women gyrated on the dance floor, their bodies being reflected by the flirtatious neon lights of the bar.
Liu Yue seemed very familiar with this place as she quickly found empty seats and pulled Pei Ge down beside her. After which, she ordered a cocktail for Pei Ge with practiced ease.
“How is it?! This place isn’t half-bad, right?!” Liu Yue shouted at Pei Ge’s ears.
Briefly glancing at Liu Yue, Pei Ge also raised the volume of her voice to answer. “I think this place is boring! I want to go home already!”
“Boring?! How about I order a handsome guy for you?!” Liu Yu teased Pei Ge.
Pei Ge was instantly stunned. At Liu Yue’s words, those stimulating scenes resurfaced from her memories once more.
She would not meet that guy today, right? If she met him again, what should she do?
Pei Ge’s cheeks reddened as nervousness pricked her heart.
“Ge Ge, what are you thinking about? That amorous expression you have right now… Are you currently thinking of a man?!” Liu Yue grinned at Pei Ge’s dazed expression.
Pei Ge instantly recovered herself from the memories of that sensual man. Awkwardly laughing, she scolded herself mentally, Pui, pui, pui! Pei Ge, what are you thinking?! He’s just a little handsome! You shouldn’t always be preoccupied with thoughts of him!
Cough! Cough! Alright, he was not just a little handsome. He was very handsome that he would gather the hatred of everyone in the world.
“Waiter, here… ”
When Pei Ge recovered her senses, she noticed that Liu Yue had taken advantage of her dazedness to call for a male host.
“Xiaoyue, what are you doing?!” Pei Ge looked at Liu Yue in shock. This lady looked pure and cute, yet why did she seem very familiar with this kind of things?
Seeing Pei Ge’s stricken expression, Liu Yue merely grinned. “Of course, it is to cheer you up! The male hosts here are the best at cheering people up.”
“…” Pei Ge speechlessly tugged at her lips, thinking that one really could not judge a book by its cover.
“What happened? Did I scare you?” Liu Yue blinked her eyes at the dazed Pei Ge. She then explained while chuckling, “Actually, I’m not that familiar with this place, too. It is just that Director Yang would bring us here during company gatherings, so…”
“Oh, so that was the case.” Pei Ge nodded her head in understanding as the doubt in her heart dissipated.
“Yes. Director Yang always calls for some male hosts every time we come.” Liu Yue giggled.
While the two of them were talking, a few handsome-looking men wearing eye-catching outfits walked over.
The moment she saw the men, Liu Yue tugged at Pei Ge as she blinked her eyes full of laughter and flirtatiousness.
Pei Ge only felt embarrassed at Liu Yue’s expression, and her urge to return home became even stronger.
“Dear customers…” Before the waiter, who had brought along the male hosts, could finish his sentence, these few male escorts interrupted him.
“What the heck?! This crazy woman again!”
“How unlucky! Why is this woman here again?!”
“Hm? Is this the woman from the legends?”
The handsome-looking male hosts looked at Pei Ge with depression, disdain, or curiosity.
Meanwhile, Pei Ge only felt at a loss by the male escorts’ varying gazes.
Did she know them? Why were they looking at her like that?
“Erm… Ge Ge, do you know them?” Liu Yue looked at Pei Ge in surprise as this scenario played out in front of them.
Pei Ge blankly shook her head.
“Let’s go, let’s go.” Without waiting for the two ladies, who were trying to wrap their heads around the situation, to speak, the handsome-looking male hosts left without a backward glance.
“…” The two were silent for a while at this strange scenario. When Liu Yue recovered from her daze, she once more became vivacious.
“Ge Ge, tell me honestly! Are you a regular here?! Those male hosts seem to recognize you!” Liu Yue’s eyes shone with curiosity as she asked Pei Ge this.
“I don’t know them.” Pei Ge felt helpless at Liu Yue’s disbelieving look. ” I honestly don’t know them.”
“Hmph! Why would they have that kind of reaction, then?” Liu Yue harrumphed, skeptical.
“How would I know that? I only came here once—” Pei Ge answered with a sullen face, but before she could finish her sentence, she was cut off by Liu Yue.
“You came to Bar Vista before?” The eyes Liu Yue used to focus on Pei Ge were bright with gossip.
Pei Ge rolled her eyes at Liu Yue’s gossipy look. “Yes. I came here once.”
“That isn’t right… If you only came here once, why would they have that reaction?” The more Liu Yue thought about it, the weirder she felt about it. Just as Liu Yue was about to ask her for more details, Pei Ge suddenly stood up.
“Xiaoyue, I’ll go to the toilet for a while. We’ll continue this conversation when I get back!” After saying this, Pei Ge took hasty strides toward the direction of the toilet without waiting for Liu Yue’s reply.
Only after detaching herself from Liu Yue did Pei Ge finally heave a sigh of relief.
That Liu Yue was really too gossipy; if she continued sitting there, who knew what else she would ask?!
However, what was wrong with those male hosts? Why did they all seem to recognize her?
As she walked down the hallway, Pei Ge, who was so caught up with her thoughts, did not notice that she was walking in the wrong direction.
She was walking toward a path that did not lead to the toilet at all…
Ping! Pei Ge felt pain on her nose as she collided into something solid.
“Ahh!” Pei Ge cried out in pain as she rubbed her nose, her heart filling with rage. There was obviously no one in front of her just now! This person must have done it on purpose!
“How were you even walking?! Don’t you look at where you are walk—” Pei Ge raised her head and froze from shock.
“Damn woman! Why do you keep hanging around like a ghost?!”