The image of her eyes swollen from crying came into his view.
She looked distraught; her dark pupils were completely misty and the tears swayed as they clung from the corners of her eyes.
He had never seen her like this before. The image instantly cut his eyes, making his hand upon her shoulder tremble violently. All of a sudden, he didn't know how to react.
Through her tears, she stared at him for quite some time before she saw his face clearly. She instinctively shifted backwards to hide before her eyes timidly glossed over him and looked down at his wrist. That was when she realized there wasn't a red string. Her small, tense frame gradually relaxed and she opened her mouth. She probably wanted to cry "Yuguang Ge," but in the end, she just moved her lips without making a sound before lowering her head back down again.
As He Jichen watched her reaction, it suddenly felt like a hand clutched his heart hard and brutally squeezed it. The sharp pain of it stung intensely.
So, she was frightened by his fit of rage at the Four Seasons Hotel after all...
He Jichen calmly lowered his eyes to hide the frustration in his mind. He waited for the pain in his chest to slowly subside a little before his hands slowly lifted from her shoulders, shifted over to her head, and gently stroked it.
Ji Yi trembled softly as she couldn't help but tighten her clasp on her knees, but she didn't avoid He Jichen's touch.
He Jichen dotingly stroked her head even more gently.
After getting into a taxi when she left the Four Seasons Hotel last night, she couldn't go back to the university all the worse for wear, nor could she go back home. She couldn't see her friends either, so in the end, she chose to secretly hide here on her own to lick her wounds.
She never thought that someone would care about her, but here in the saddest of times, "He Yuguang" suddenly showed up. He obviously cared immensely for her.
As her face followed the touch of his fingers little by little, the feeling of being wronged, which already disappeared after such a long time, amplified in her heart now for some reason. She thought she had no more tears to cry, but her eyes suddenly turned hazy and tears started to fall again. The tears poured from her eyes and crashed heavily onto the floorboards as she let out a soft wail.
Seeing her tears fall made He Jichen's heart feel like it had been sliced open. The pain made him lose his breath for a moment before he pulled out his phone, unlocked the screen and typed a question he obviously knew the answer to: "Did something happen?"
He touched her knee and handed her the phone.
She raised her head slightly, but she didn't look up at him. Instead, her eyes were drawn straight to he phone screen.
Did something happen?
It was a simple question, but it made Ji Yi cry even more violently.
Not long after, while clutching onto his phone, He Jichen's hand was covered in her tears.
He Jichen silently pursed his lips and grabbed his phone back as he typed the words: "Don't cry..."
After Ji Yi saw that, not only did she not stop crying, but the tears kept pouring down endlessly.
Seeing her cry even more fiercely than before, He Jichen became completely powerless.
He held onto the phone and racked his brain for a long time but couldn't quite find the right words to comfort her. In the end, he threw his phone to one side and helped her wipe her tears.