This situation with Lin Ya involved him, so he was afraid that she loathed and blamed him deep down inside.
It would only make her bad mood worse if he just called her.
After the secretary noticed that He Jichen didn't say anything after calling for him, he asked in bewilderment, "Mr. He?"
When He Jichen heard this, he hastily snapped back to reality and looked over at the secretary.
"Mr. He, you called for me?" the secretary quickly asked as he met He Jichen's gaze.
He Jichen clenched his hands tightly and shook his head. He replied in a flat tone, "It's nothing."
After some time, he spoke again. "I have other matters to attend to. Discuss and edit the script amongst yourselves and email it to me later. I'll reply to you all in a bit."
With that, He Jichen turned around and left the meeting room.
Back in his own office, He Jichen leaned against the wooden door and stood there without moving an inch for a long time. Then he strode over to the desk, pulled out He Yuguang's phone from the drawer, and turned it on.
She liked He Yuguang so much when she was young, so it would more or less make her feel better if he called her as He Yuguang, right?
He had always been ill-tempered. Above all, he couldn't stand how non-existent he was in her eyes. Every time he pretended to be his older brother, he had to remember to contain himself so he never lost control in front of her.
The only reason he was so willing to endure this suffering was because he was afraid that without pretending to be his older brother at all, they would truly be worlds apart.
He Jichen tried hard to push down the bitterness in his heart. He texted Ji Yi, copying He Yuguang's style of writing.
It was just as Tang Huahua said. She didn't reply to his messages or pick up his calls.
He started to panic slightly, and without thinking twice, he headed for the underground car park. Last night, when he sent her new years wishes as He Yuguang, he found out her family of three was in Hainan, so he headed straight for the airport.
It was late, so there weren't any more flights to Hainan for a while; He Jichen could only book a private ride.
As he waited for a notification from the airport, he called her a number of times. It wasn't until his phone almost ran out of battery when she finally picked up.
He found out she was in Lijiang, so he hurriedly ordered the staff at the airport to change their course from Hainan to Lijiang.
She was quite some distance away from him, and he didn't know how serious her sprained ankle was, so he called employees from his company to take care of her.
The instant she picked up his call, he sensed a grunt in her voice and knew she had been affected by Lin Ya after all. Alone in a foreign place, he was afraid she was upset, so he stayed on the line with her to silently accompany her.
His anxious heart only settled down slowly when his employee called him back to let him know that they found her.
He pushed the car door open and was about to walk into the airport when he glanced over at the well-decorated box in the front passenger seat. He hesitated for a moment then reached his hand out and picked it up.
After boarding the plane, He Jichen blinked softly then averted his gaze from the plane's window to the gift by his foot.
It was a new year's gift he prepared for her, but he didn't know how to give it to her.
Just like tonight, he knew she was devastated, but he still really wanted to be with her. There was no way he could get close to her as He Jichen.