"If they can't raise enough money, they can't start production, meaning he'd breach the contract. The other investors would definitely raise claims for contemplation, and by then, not only would he lose his family fortune, who's to say he won't go to court?
"I guess he's been under a lot of pressure lately. From what I know, not only did he sell his stocks, now he's selling the apartment and car. He probably wants to make up for the lost investment..."
So the situation's a lot more serious than I imagined... Ji Yi's mind wandered a little far away.
Li Da rambled on by himself for a while before he realized that Ji Yi hadn't said anything for a long time. He thought the call was cut off, so he glanced at the phone screen first then said "hello?" when he realized the call was still connected. "Xiao Yi, are you still listening?"
"I'm here..." replied Ji Yi instinctively. Then she quickly gathered her thoughts together and said, "...I'm listening."
Hearing her response, Lin Da let out a sigh of relief. "Well, actually it's not like I want to talk about Chen Ge behind his back... I just think it hasn't been easy for Chen Ge, so I brought it up. You don't even know... when he saw me a few days ago, he was smoking cigarette after cigarette. He looked really worried, so I couldn't help but try to persuade him to hand the series to someone else or ask his family for help. Then he could come to some kind of compromise and go back to managing the family business. Do you know what he said?
"His original words were..." Lin Da adjusted his attitude, copied He Jichen's tone of voice then said, "...Impossible. I've waited so long for this day, only to get so close. I can't just give up!"
"I think by 'close,' he was referring to his dream of becoming a director. After all, he's had some success in the directing world..."
Behind her back, he'd actually taken on so much pressure, and it was all because of her.
If that incident between her and Lin Zhengyi never happened, Lin Zhengyi would never have pulled his investment, and He Jichen would never be in this situation.
Ji Yi couldn't describe her feelings, but her chest felt heavyit was so heavy that it was hard for her to breathe. As she held her phone, she suddenly couldn't stand listening to Lin Da chatter on any longer. She interrupted him: "Li Da, I have some things to do, so I have to go now."
After she hung up, Ji Yi kept holding onto her phone as she stared at a nearby rock. She stared at it for quite some time with a blank mind. Finally, she blinked and withdrew her eyes to stare at her phone screen.
Because of her, He Jichen treated Lin Ya like that. Later, because of her, he then hit Lin Zhengyi... She really couldn't understand. He said such horrible things, so why did he do all this? She knew full well that since four years ago, they had nothing to do with each other. Yet Ji Yi clearly understood at this very moment, she couldn't leave He Jichen be.
What's more, his current predicament was all because of her.
At that thought, Ji Yi opened her call logs, found He Jichen's contact, and dialed the number.
"Sorry, the phone you are dialing has been turned off."
Ji Yi furrowed her brows and lowered her phone from her ear. She hesitated for a moment before eventually hailing a taxi back to the university gates.