Just as he put the phone down, a text message popped up on the screen.
He instinctively looked down, glanced over at her phone screen, and clearly saw what was written in the text.
It was sent by Lin Zhengyi: "Xiao Yi, I've been calling you all day. Why haven't you picked up?"
Lin Zhengyi has also been calling Ji Yi all day?
He Jichen's eyes turned a lot colder. He was just about to turn his gaze away when the phone in his hands vibrated again.
It was another text sent from Lin Zhengyi: "Xiao Yi, I tried to contact He Jichen about the investment for 'Three Thousand Lunatics.' It's not that I didn't follow your orders... I even offered to add twenty percent on top of my original investment, but He Jichen wouldn't accept it. He rejected it without a second thought.In the afternoon, I sent someone to discuss it with him, but his people didn't even have anyone available to talk to us. The situation really..."
Lin Zhengyi's message was a little long. As He Jichen read, he hadn't taken it all in before a third text popped onto the screen: "Xiao Yi, there's no way I can invest in 'Three Thousand Lunatics' right now. How about this? I'll give you a good part in the new series I'm investing in and you'll hand me the recording you have. How about that?"
"Perhaps you could suggest a new condition. As long as I can do it, I'll try my best to satisfy you."
Lin Zhengyi then continued to follow up with more text messages, but He Jichen didn't read them. His full attention was drawn to the words: "you'll hand me the recording you have..."
Ji Yi had suffered in the entertainment industry, so she always had the habit of carrying a recording device on her at all times. Otherwise, she wouldn't have gotten out of Lin Ya's trap from a while back at the spa resort.
From Lin Zhengyi's texts, he assumed that Ji Yi had a recording of Lin Zhengyi that she used against him...
At that thought, He Jichen's eyes fell on her, deep asleep. By her pillow, he saw the recording pen that she clutched tightly onto while he carried her to the bedroom earlier that night.
He Jichen knew it was unethical to touch another person's things without their permission.
However, he felt like he might've gotten something wrong. He contemplated it for a few seconds before he gently grabbed the recording pen and walked out of the bedroom.
As he shut the door, He Jichen hadn't walked too far before leaned against a wall and turned on the recording pen. Soon enough, Lin Zhengyi's voice was heard: "If I hadn't caught you, I would've almost forgotten. Now that I see you, I remember. Xiao Yi... I hear many of you girls from B-Film want to become escorts? Is that right?... I encourage you to behave well and let me play with..."
He Jichen erupted into a terrible fit of rage the night that Lin Zhengyi preyed on Ji Yi at the China World Hotel Beijing. Hearing this now, his eyes released a solemn feeling, but he wasn't lost in thought by Lin Zhengyi's words for too long as his mind jumped back to the texts he just read on Ji Yi's phone.
Lin Zhengyi said he was following orders from Ji Yi to reinvest in "Three Thousand Lunatics."
Though it was just a text, he clearly saw from his long-winded message that he was nervous after He Jichen rejected his investment.