He Jichen said no more and was just about to hang up.
But before he lowered the phone from his ear, the secretary spoke again, "Mr. He? I..."
"Mm?" responded He Jichen, thinking the secretary still had matters to discuss.
The secretary just blurted out He Jichen's name without thinking, but when he realized he was going to cross a line, he stopped himself. However, after hearing He Jichen's patient reply, he hesitated for a moment before pushing forward with the question he wanted to ask earlier. "Mr. He, you just said she's the woman you're protecting and you can't let anyone mess with her. That woman, is she the woman you like?"
He Jichen never imagined that his secretary would suddenly care about his personal life. He furrowed his brows.
Over the phone, the secretary was nervous as hell while he waited for He Jichen to reply. All of sudden, he lost his confidence and said, "Sorry, Mr. He, I..."
Before the secretary could finish apologizing, He Jichen blinked and composed himself then flatly responded with an "Mhm."
In that instant, the secretary was stunned when he caught his response.
He never imagined Mr. He would actually share his personal matters with him...
He Jichen wasn't sure what came over the secretary, but after a few seconds of silence, he said, "Yes, she's the woman I like..."
The secretary didn't understand his history, so he didn't know about his and Ji Yi's complex relationship. Moreover, He Jichen felt overly saddened after reflecting on what he did to Ji Yi out of anger. Having never revealed his feelings to anyone before, this was the first time he revealed his feelings deep down inside.
What's more, He Jichen's reply was just a way for him to release the intense feelings he kept hidden in his heart all these years.
His gaze softened as he held the phone, but he didn't wait for the secretary to answer and continued to add, "...I've liked her since the first time I saw her."
If he thought about it, after working for He Jichen for so long, this was the most he'd ever spoken to his boss.
Because He Jichen revealed so much, the secretary felt a little more daring. When he finished speaking, the secretary asked the question he had on his mind: "Mr. He, I'm having trouble imagining the woman you like. What kind of woman is she?"
What kind of woman is she?
He Jichen held his phone as he stared unblinkingly out the window for a long time. He suddenly realized there were stars glistening in the dark sky. At that moment, seven words flashed across his mind, and with a soft voice, he said, "...A billion stars can't amount to her..."
The secretary didn't clearly hear what he said, so he asked, "What?"
He Jichen snapped back to reality and responded with an "Mm" before saying, "Her? She casually barged into my life and silently filled it up..."
He Jichen didn't give the secretary any time to respond and hung up.
He stared transfixed at the glistening stars up in the sky as the words he said circled his mind.
What kind of woman is the woman I like?
Simple. Her name is Ji Yi and in his heart, a billion stars couldn't amount to her. She was Ji Yi, who casually barged into his life and silently filled it up...