He Jichen's brows relaxed a little then without typing, he pointed out the bedroom door.
Ji Yi knew he was telling her that dinner was ready, so she said, "I'll go wash my heads then I'll go eat."
He Jichen nodded gently and left the room.
He carried the food over to the dining table, and just as he finished, Ji Yi appeared at the dining room door.
He casually pulled out a chair for Ji Yi as he gestured for her to take a seat. Then he pulled out another chair for himself and sat down.
He placed a bowl of congee in front of Ji Yi.
She thanked him.
Ji Yi hadn't eaten a thing from last night till now, so she was really hungry. She mixed the congee with a spoon a few times then she silently started to eat until she was half-full before slowing down. She looked up at "He Yuguang" who was casually eating then suddenly remembered that He Yuguang was usually in Sucheng, so she asked out of curiosity,"Yuguang Ge, why did you suddenly come to Beijing today?"
He Jichen stopped eating for a moment, put down his bowl, and wiped his handsfirst before grabbing the phone. After some time, he pushed the phone over to Ji Yi with his message typed out: "Tomorrow I have to fly to America, so I'm stopping over in Beijing. I'm afraid my body can't handle the long plane journey, so I decided to rest up the day before."
"Oh," responded Ji Yi. She didn't press the issue.
He Jichen then took two bites of congee. He grabbed his phone again and, knowing the answer, he asked: "What about you? Why are you here all alone? Did you get in some kind of trouble?"
As "He Yuguang" typed away, Ji Yi watched every letter emerge on the screen. The image of what He Jichen did and said to her last night crossed her mind...
She instinctively pursed her lips and lowered her eyes to mask the embarrassment and hurt in her eyes.
He Jichen was Yuguang Ge's little brother. For her to get into an argument with his little brother, it must put him in a bad position... Most importantly, He Jichen made her feel so humiliated that she didn't want other people to know...
At that thought, Ji Yi tried her hardest to smile and forcibly replied to "He Yuguang" by changing the subject. "Yuguang Ge, I'm a little tired, so I'm going to take a shower first before getting some rest."
As she said that, Ji Yi got up and said "goodnight" without even giving "He Yuguang" any time to reply. She pushed the chair pack and hurriedly left the dining room.
He Jichen continued to sit at the dining table for some time before he too got up and gave the dining table a quick wipe.
Having spent a whole day busily looking for her, there was quite a lot of work piled up in the office for him to deal with. He made himself a cup of tea and made her a cup of hot milk while he was at it.
He carried the glass cup to the bedroom and gently knocked on the door. There was no reply from inside, but he heard the sound of a phone ringing from the other side of the door.
He Jichen waited a while, but hearing that the phone wasn't picked up, he pushed the door open and walked in.
Ji Yi was already in bed, fast asleep.
Just after the phone stopped ringing, it went off again. He glanced over at her phone screen and saw three familiar words: "Lin Zhengyi."
Why's Lin Zhengyi calling her in the middle of the night?
He Jichen was afraid to wake her up, so he reached over and turned the phone to silent.
Just as he put the phone down, a text message popped up on the screen.