"Oh," replied Chen Weiwan.
Ji Yi politely bid her farewell: "Miss Chen, I won't disturb you anymore."
This time, Chen Weiwan didn't send her another message for some time, but eventually, the reply was: "Alright."
Ji Yi found a random smiling emoji and sent it out. Then she put her phone down and turned to look out the window.
She stared at the bright sunlight for a long time before Tang Huahua walked over to her bedside. With a pat, she finally snapped back to her senses and glanced at Tang Huahua.
"Xiao Yi, why are you daydreaming? I've been calling you for half a day with no reaction from you! Let's go to the cafeteria to eat!"
"Mm, yeah, let's go," responded Ji Yi as she jumped out of bed and went to freshen up.
There weren't many people in the cafeteria on the weekends.
Since "Three Thousand Lunatics" stopped filming, Ji Yi had a lot on her mind and didn't have much appetite. She ordered a portion of rice with meat and vegetables then found a space by a window. She ate slowly while waiting for Tang Huahua.
She took just two bites before someone who brushed past her suddenly stopped and called her name: "Ji Yi?"
When Ji Yi heard this, she turned to see a woman from the dorm room opposite hers. She smiled and replied, "Just finished eating?"
"Yeah." The woman wasn't in any hurry to leave. Instead, she put her tray down, sat next to Ji Yi, crept mysteriously over and said nosily, "I haven't seen you around lately. It's hard to bump into you like this, so I have to askhonestly speaking, what's going on between you and that hottie from the directing faculty, He Jichen?"
Ji Yi furrowed her brows and shook her head at the woman: "Why would He Jichen and I have anything to do with each other? Don't talk nonsense."
"How's it nonsense? If nothing's going on between you and him, why would he lay his hands on Lin Ya?" retorted the woman as she curled her lips. Her face evidently showed that she didn't believe her.
Ji Yi stopped chewing and swallowed everything completely before turning to flash an odd look at her. She asked, "Laid his hands on Lin Ya? Are you joking?"
"I'm joking? You must be joking!" replied the woman with a genuinely shocked face. She didn't appear to be lying. After recovering from her shock, the woman made a huge fuss: "It can't be?! Ji Yi, you know what I'm talking about, right?"
Ji Yi shook her head at the woman.
"Oh god! You don't know? Everyone in the female dorm knows!" The woman's tone of voice was incredulous as she sighed and continued, "It happened a while agomaybe two weeks ago. He Jichen barged into your dorm, bright and early. He grabbed Lin Ya from her bed and asked her where she kept you!"
When Ji Yi heard this, she understood that the woman must be talking about what happened that day she went to shoot "The Palace."
So, He Jichen only found me that day because he went to the dorm to find Lin Ya?
"Lin Ya wouldn't tell, so He Jichen pushed her through the window, leaving two-thirds of her body dangling outside!" Since Ji Yi was listening attentively to what she was saying, the woman ran over to the cafeteria windows to demonstrate what happened. "Then he threatened Lin Ya that if she dared to say a single word of nonsense... before he could even finish, Lin Ya revealed where you were...
"Do you know just how scary He Jichen was that day?! He practically looked like a crazy person!"