At that thought, Ji Yi added two words, "... I'm truly grateful for your help this time. If you don't mind, I-I want to treat you to a meal as thanks, He
After those words left her mouth, Ji Yi felt like she misspoke.
He Jichen said those words himself: don't appear in front of him again. What's more, they argued terribly every time they bumped into each other. Furthermore, after they almost did it a second time when she looked after him that night he had a fever, he said, "If I hadnt drunk so much that night, do you think I would've ever touched you?" He also said, "If I really did sleep with you while I was in a daze, that'd be disgusting!" Eventually, he told her to leave... He clearly didn't want anything more to do with her...
At that thought, Ji Yi hurriedly added, "...But, you don't have to worry. I'll ask..."
As Ji Yi said this, she swiftly turned her head and remembered their mutual classmate, Li Da. "...Li Da to take my place..."
"No thanks!" Before Ji Yi could finish, He Jichen, who had remained silent through it all, suddenly spoke. He interrupted her with his usual cold voice. Ji Yi wasn't sure if it was an illusionit was like she had been immersed in ice as she suddenly felt desperately chilly. "A meal on you? I wouldn't even glance at it, let alone eat it or let it spoil my appetite!"
Ji Yi wore a calm expression and glanced over at He Jichen. At the sight of his distress, her eyes lowered, she slightly pursed her lips, and her words completely disappeared from her mouth.
"Also, you don't have to bother thanking me. I'm only here because I accidentally found that Lin Ya trapped you in here!"
"If it weren't for me, Lin Ya probably wouldn't have treated you like this, so I'm just solving the problem I created!"
"And that problem just so happens to be about you, that's all!"
Ji Yi's fingers instinctively clutched her sleeves with He Jichen's words.
"So, you really don't have to toot your own horn and think that I came here especially to help you! You really aren't worth me doing such a thing!" In the end, He Jichen's tone was angry. His voice was quite loud, and it made her feel a strong sense of oppression.
In actuality, it was understandable for him not to come here just for her. After all, they no longer had the relationship of their youth after that night four years ago.
But the reality of it stung. Some words from his mouth always hurt.
After she heard He Jichen say "how much" and "not worthy," Ji Yi's face trembled and turned pale.
Seeing Ji Yi's reaction, He Jichen's movements became increasingly violent and ghastly. Almost without thinking it through, he let slip the words, "Didn't you say you were heading out? Why haven't you left? What are you still doing here? Waiting for me to take you? Let me tell you, don't even think about it. I'm afraid you'll dirty my car..."