In the kitchen, when He Jichen turned around to get a spoon, he saw Ji Yi standing at the door.
He moved his lips, preparing to say "You're up" before he realized that in this very moment, he was supposed to be He Yuguang. He swiftly turned his head, turned down the heat for the congee, then walked over to Ji Yi.
Ji Yi snapped back to her senses and cried, "Yuguang Ge."
He Jichen didn't say anything but reached his hand out and touched Ji Yi's forehead. When he was certain that her temperature was back to normal, he pulled out his phone from his pocket, typed some words, and handed the phone to Ji Yi. "Food is almost done. Go freshen up."
Ji Yi shot him a smile and replied with a "Mm." She stood there for a while before heading back to the bedroom.
After she freshened up and returned, the food was already sitting neatly on the dining table.
Since He Yuguang couldn't speak, Ji Yi practically never spoke during meals ever since they started eating together when they were young. Till this day, she still kept the same habit.
The dining room was unusually quiet. Besides the crisp sound of the chopsticks touching the bowls, there was barely any other noise.
After the meal, Ji Yi got up and was just about to clean up when "He Yuguang" stopped her. He typed a string of words into his phone: "You don't need to tidy up. I hired a worker to come over; they'll be here soon."
He Jichen showed the phone to Ji Yi then pulled it back and deleted the previous message. He started to write another message: "Go get some rest first, then take the medicine."
Even though Ji Yi no longer had a high temperature, she hadn't completely recovered from her cold, so she obediently took the medicine as instructed. It kicked in quickly so she felt drowsy and fell asleep again.
When she woke up, it was already evening.
Ji Yi stepped out of the bedroom, but instead of seeing He Yugugang, she stumbled on the worker he hired.
The worker saw her come out and immediately smiled, "Miss, you're up?"
Ji Yi let out a "mm," then scanned her surroundings.
The worker probably guessed what she was looking for, so before she could speak, the worker said, "Miss, mister is not at home. He left in the afternoon, but before he left, he told me he had some business to attend to, so he had to step out. He won't be having dinner at home, but please wait for him."
Ji Yi let out an "Oh" to signal that she understood but she didn't say anything further.
After dinner, Ji Yi, who stayed at home the entire day, went downstairs and took a walk around the neighborhood. When she came back and changed into a pair of slippers at the entrance, Ji Yi saw He Yuguang's shoes.
Having changed into slippers, Ji Yi walked into the living room to coincidentally find the worker coming out of the kitchen with a cup of hot tea. Ji Yi asked, "Has Yuguang Ge come back?"
The worker replied, "Yes. He's in the study."
Ji Yi's eyes were drawn to the tray in the worker's hands. Remembering that she hadn't thanked He Yuguang since she woke up, she then said, "Give it to me."
The worker hurriedly handed Ji Yi the tray.
Ji Yi waited for the worker to enter the kitchen before she turned around and headed for the study.
Since He Yuguang couldn't speak, Ji Yi politely knocked on the door and pushed it open. She glanced over at "He Yuguang" and cried, "Yuguang Ge."
"He Yuguang" sat behind the big, wide desk and stared unwaveringly at the computer screen with no response as though he hadn't heard Ji Yi.
Ji Yi thought he was concentrating hard on important work, so she didn't say anything to disturb him. She quietly walked over and put down the hot tea while incidentally catching a glimpse of He Yuguang's computer screen from the corner of her eye.