"I already know what you're going to tell me..." He Jichen must've been on the phone as his sophisticated voice sounded especially complicated and distant. "...I was very clear at this morning's meeting."
So He Jichen's home... Ji Yi's footsteps instinctively ground to a halt.
The man on the balcony hadn't noticed she was coming closer. After a moment of silence, he spoke again. "You don't have to waste your breath on me.You can't change my mind."
With that, Ji Yi heard the sound of his footsteps and instinctively looked up at the balcony. Through the glass, she watched him walk over to the table on the balcony. He pulled a cigarette out, put it to his mouth, and flicked the lighter on as he spoke with a muffled voice, "I'm not confused nor am I messing around here. I know exactly what I'm doing."
He Jichen removed the cigarette from his mouth. The person on the phone was probably still trying to persuade him as He Jichen's brows creased slightly, showing a hint of impatience. "Alright. They can think what they want! I made a mess of things, so I'll think of a solution! Even if it's doomed, it's all on me. Why are you guys sticking around for fun?"
Mess? He Jichen's in some kind of trouble? Could he be in trouble from what happened last night at the China World Hotel Beijing with Lin Zhengyi?
Just as those thoughts formed in Ji Yi's mind, He Jichen, who bent over leisurely to flick the cigarette ashes into the ashtray, caught a glimpse of her from the corner of his eyes. The words about to leave his lips suddenly died in his mouth. His body froze in place as he stared at her for a while before he put out the cigarette in the ashtray. He straightened up and spoke, but his words weren't for herthey were for the person inside. "Zhang Sao!"
"Here, Mr. He!" Zhang Sao heard He Jichen call, so she quickly ran over from the dining room. Then she saw Ji Yi standing to one side. She immediately smiled and said, "Miss, you're up?"
Ji Yi gave a gentle nod then replied, "Good morning, Zhang Sao."
Some time passed and she looked over at He Jichen again. "Good morning."
He Jichen returned her gaze, and after some time, he replied back, "Morning." He looked over at Zhang Sao. "Is breakfast ready?"
"It was ready a long time ago, Mr. He," said Zhang Sao respectfully.
He Jichen didn't reply but pointed at the dining table to Ji Yi. "You eat first. I have some business to take care of."
He Jichen didn't wait to see Ji Yi's reaction, so after a moment, he instructed Zhang Sao, "Take Miss Ji Yi to eat."
After he said this, he raised his phone to his ear, brushed past Ji Yi, and headed for the stairs. With his footsteps, Ji Yi heard his cold, flat voice say in a low voice behind her: "Sorry about that. I just had some business to handle. Please continue."