As Ji Yi stepped out of the university and onto the road to hail a taxi, a car drove out from the university gates. Since they were on winter break today, the roads in front of the gates were all jammed. As the car reached her side, it hit the emergency breaks following the driver in front.
The tires screeched across the ground, releasing a ear-piercing sound. Ji Yi instinctively looked up from her phone and over at the car in front of her.
From the outer appearance, she noticed it was an Audi, but she didn't pay too much attention to it and looked down at her phone again.
About a minute later, the Audi pulled down the windows of the front passenger seat. Something from inside sprang out, flew past her, and fell exactly into the trash can beside her.
Ji Yi was so startled that she first glanced into the trash can to see that it was an extinguished cigarette butt. She then turned her head and looked over at the car before her.
While in the traffic jam, the car shifted forward a little, and she happened to coincidentally see inside through the car window.
In a black trenchcoat, a man was sitting in the driver's seat with a cigarette in his hands. He put it to his mouth as he lit it up with a lighter.
Ji Yi couldn't be more familiar with the handsome complexion and shockingly captivating looks under the flickering light.
She stared at his profile for some time before her gaze fell on the red bracelet on his wrist as he held the steering wheel.
After leaving on bad terms that night at the Four Seasons Hotel, this was the first time she'd seen He Jichen...
Even though it had been over twenty days since it happened, after seeing him, she couldn't help but purse her lips.
He Jichen removed the cigarette from his mouth probably because he noticed someone was looking at him. He turned his head flatly through the cloud of cigarette smoke as he looked through the car window.
When Ji Yi shifted her gaze from the red string on He Jichen's wrist, their eyes coincidentally met.
Her back tensed up, and her fingers around her phone turned stiff.
He Jichen didn't think that he'd be bumping into Ji Yi there, so his eyes were evidently astonished. Then he thought about how Ji Yi didn't like cigarette smoke, and without a second thought, he instinctively put out the cigarette he lit up.
Just as he finished, the woman standing outside the car turned her gaze away nonchalantly as though he was a complete stranger. She carried the little suitcase by her foot, walked around the back of his car, and threaded through the congested cars over to the opposite side of the road.
He Jichen's fingers trembled as he pinched the cigarette. He instinctively opened the car door then got out.
Between the cars, he saw Ji Yi struggle to carry the suitcase as she got on the bus that happened to stop.
The bus had its own bus lane which wasn't jammed, so it sped off really quickly until it left his line of sight.
He Jichen leaned against the car for a long time before he slowly snapped back to his senses. He turned his head and glanced over at where Ji Yi had been standing a moment ago while waiting for a taxi.
Did she give up on getting a taxi and got on the bus because she saw me?
It happened so many days ago, but is she still angry at me?
Well, she should be angry at him. It was horrible enough for him not to believe her, but then he humiliated her like that... He couldn't face her, apologize, or beg for her forgiveness.
He Jichen stared at the empty space without so much as a flinch, like a statue.