Lin Zhengyi was probably about to hang up when he heard her voice and replied, "What's wrong? Is there anything else?"
"It's like this..." Ji Yi paused for a moment then continued. "...As for your plans to reinvest, if anyone asks, I hope you can think up an excuse to brush them off. Don't say you changed your mind after I came to see you."
"Why?" asked Lin Zhengyi out of curiosity.
He didn't wait for Ji Yi to answer before he suddenly realized what Ji Yi meant and said, "I get it. You're afraid if this gets out, I would lose face, right? Xiao Yi, don't you worry. I'll think of an explanation. Ah, you really thought things through..."
Upon hearing how happy Lin Zhengyi was, Ji Yi realized he misunderstood her intentions.
She wasn't afraid of news getting out that she blackmailed Lin Zhengyi with the recordings, but rather, she didn't want He Jichen to know her true objective for being with Lin Zhengyi. Her objective wasn't to get close to Lin Zhengyi, but it was all because she was trying to protect He Jichen!
Anyway... He Jichen didn't believe her, so there was no need to accept his gratitude.
What's more, she was partly responsible for Lin Zhengyi pulling his investment for "Three Thousand Lunatics" in the first place, so she viewed this as her way of paying him back.
After everything, the two of them were now even.
With that thought, Ji Yi didn't bother to explain her true intentions to Lin Zhengyi over the phone, but instead, she politely said "Goodbye" and hung up.
A cold breeze rushed in, causing Ji Yi to shiver.
She hugged her shoulders as her neck shrank into her clothes. She continued to wait by the side of the road for a while before she finally saw her taxi slowly driving over.
When He Jichen charged out of the Four Seasons Hotel boiling with rage, he coincidentally bumped right into the hotel manager delivering a fruit tray next door.
The manager recognized him, so he immediately stood aside with the tray and was about to greet him politely when he saw his furious expression. He was so frightened that he didn't dare to speak and held his breath as he stood unflinchingly against the wall.
He Jichen didn't even shoot him a glance as he brushed right past him with large strides. He headed for the elevator and pressed the button.
When the elevator doors opened, He Jichen stepped in and headed right for the underground parking lot.
The things Ji Yi said in the room just now rang repeatedly in his ears.
"Yeah, since I saw that nothing was happening with 'Three Thousand Lunatics,' I went to find Lin Zhengyi... Oh look at me... How could I forget? Mr. He asked: wasn't it disgusting enough to sleep with me...? But don't worry, Mr. He. Mr. He isn't the only benefactor in the world. You may reject me, but there's bound to be someone who will accept me and wants to talk to me..."
With those words, He Jichen felt his flesh sear in pain with the pain coursing through his blood around his entire body. The pain made his temples pulse and his entire body started to tremble uncontrollably.
No! He couldn't think about it any longer or he'd really go crazy!
At that thought, He Jichen violently shook his head and hurled the words out from his ears.
He had to find something else to do or else he really would lose control, go back upstairs and beat up the feeble, sharp-tongued little woman to pieces!
That's right! He had to do something...