The man gave a polite nod then returned to Ji Yi's side. He pointed in Lin Zhengyi's direction and said quietly, "Miss Ji Yi, Mr. Lin's asking you to go over."
Ji Yi quietly thanked him then paused for two seconds before heading over to Lin Zhengyi.
Just as Ji Yi was half a meter away from Lin Zhengyu, he sensed her presence and glanced up at her.
Before Ji Yi could cry "Mr. Lin," Lin Zhengyu pointed at the empty space next to him to signal her to take a seat. He then resumed looking at the big stage.
Everyone in the room was admiring the performance, so Ji Yi pushed the words on the tip of her tongue down, in fear of ruining everyone's mood. She glanced at the empty seat next to Lin Zhengyi twice before finally walking over and taking the seat.
The performance on the stage reached its climax.
Not only did Ji Yi's sudden appearance not ruin Lin Zhengyi's mood, she even heard him humming to the songs with enthusiasm.
Ji Yi didn't watch the show but sat silently and waited patiently in her seat.
About half an hour later, the performance finally finished.
That was when Ji Yi turned to look at Lin Zhengyi and said, "Mr. Lin, I..."
Lin Zhengyi pretended she didn't exist, ignoring her words completely. He called a waiter standing nearby and said, "Serve the food."
"Yes, Mr. Lin." After the waiter replied politely, he left the private room.
"Mr. Lin, I'm here to talk to you..." Seeing as no one was talking to Lin Zhengyi, Ji Yi used this opportunity to try to talk to him for the second time.
Just like before, Lin Zhengyi pretended not to hear her as he continued to speak to the others at the table, but this time, it was about her. "Let me introduce you all. Sitting beside me is Ji Yi, a university student at B-Film."
Lin Zhengyi probably brought a lot of women to these kinds of dinner parties. After he introduced her, a few of the people revealed knowing expressions on their faces.
Ji Yi knew they must've mistaken her as Lin Zhengyi's escort.
A feeling of repulsion came over her at the thought of having to talk to Lin Zhengyi later. It was a sticky situation right now, so she had to pretend she hadn't seen those looks. She had to keep a composed expression.
The waiter already started to serve dishes and drinks one after the other.
Neither of them spoke as Ji Yi watched Lin Zhengyi pour some wine. On her third attempt, she spoke in a quiet voice so only the two of them could hear. "Mr. Lin, if you have time, could we please talk?"
This time, Lin Zhengyi didn't interrupt her. He waited until she finished speaking before he raised a glass to everyone and spoke, yet everything he said had no relation to what she talked about. "Xiao Yi, these people are in charge of my newly invested drama 'Dust.' This is the producer, and this is the casting director. This is..."
Out of respect, Ji Yi smiled as Lin Zhengyi introduced each and every person, one at a time.