He Jichen's actions alarmed Ji Yi so much that she froze for a moment before instinctively looking down at the jacket covering her body. When she felt the touch of He Jichen's fingers as he buttoned the jacket up, her lips naturally pursed and her whole body tightened up.
When He Jichen finished buttoning up the final button, he withdrew his hand. That was when Ji Yi finally snuck a glance at He Jichen.
The man's handsome face lost its violent rage, but his eyes still felt vaguely sharp.
His gaze upon her wasn't considerably friendly. In fact, it radiated a deep chill.
Ji Yi quickly retracted her secret glances at He Jichen.
It was disturbingly quiet in the party room aside from Lin Zhengyi's pained grunts.
Just as Ji Yi was contemplating whether to thank He Jichen and leave, he said without warning: "Let's go."
Ji Yi thought she heard him wrong, so she looked up at him while she slouched on the sofa. She didn't move an inch.
He Jichen furrowed his brows in annoyance. Ji Yi thought he was going to get angry, but to her surprise, his tone of voice sounded shockingly calm. "I'll take you away from here."
He Jichen then turned around and headed for the door.
After taking just two steps forward, he somehow realized she hadn't moved. When he glanced back, Ji Yi hurriedly got up from the sofa the very moment his eyes met hers. She walked around Lin Zhengyi and rushed over to He Jichen.
He Jichen waited for her to come a little closer then strode off again.
Maintaining a good distance between them, they walked in single file towards the elevators.
When the doors opened, He Jichen headed in first without looking back at Ji Yi.
Ji Yi thought he would stop caring for her after they left Lin Zhengyi's party room, so she never imagined He Jichen would hold the door open for her. He glanced at Ji Yi who was still in a daze.
Ji Yi felt his gaze and understood what he meant. Seeing as he didn't say anything, she didn't either, but she quickly rushed into the elevator.
When the elevator doors opened again, Ji Yi realized that He Jichen had taken her to the underground car park.
She didn't have a ride since she took a taxi to China World Hotel Beijing. As Ji Yi stood in the elevator contemplating whether to go with him, He Jichen started to walk out of the elevator. As though he just realized her predicament, he turned his head and said, "I'll take you."
With that, he swept a glance over her disheveled clothes.
Ji Yi knew deep down what he meant.
Her hair was messed up, and her face still had finger marks. Her skirt had a big rip in it, so it would be incredibly embarrassing to call a taxi...
Ji Yi lowered her eyes but didn't refuse He Jichen's offer. She quietly said, "Thanks."
This is the first time she hasn't refused me after we met again, right?
He Jichen trembled soundlessly as he stepped out of the elevator.