Upset, He Jichen turned his head as he fiercely cursed himself for not being able to live up to his expectations. Then he suddenly reached his hand out and grabbed Ji Yi's arm.
Ji Yi was so shocked that she only managed to say just one word, "He-," as she fell into He Jichen's arms. Her body froze, and in the next second, both her legs left the floor. When she came to, she was already in He Jichen's arms.
She instinctively raised her head and glanced up at He Jichen.
With a cold expression on his face, he stared straight ahead and walked down the stairs carrying Ji Yi, under the bewildered gazes of the crowd. He took one steady step at a time and walked to the side of his car.
He Jichen pulled the car door and lowered Ji Yi in. Then he walked around the car and got in. He didn't bother with the blank stares from the crowd outside and he stepped on the gas, turned the steering wheel and left.
After the car reached some distance away, Ji Yi turned her head and glanced at He Jichen. There was no hint of any expression on his face as he stared unwaveringly at the road ahead, but there was a glow of annoyance about him.
Ji Yi hesitated for a moment and spoke to He Jichen in a quiet voice, "Thank you."
He Jichen's brows twitched, but he didn't reply to her.
Ji Yi didn't say anything else as silence fell in the car.
When they reached the hotel, He Jichen got out of the car first. He walked around the car and when he reached Ji Yi's side, the valet helped Ji Yi pull open the car door.
Ji Yi reached her legs out, but before they could touch the ground, He Jichen bent over and scooped her up.
Ji Yi's fingers trembled and she spoke unnaturally softly, "I, I can walk on my own"
He Jichen strode right into the hotel lobby and into the elevator as though he hadn't heard what she said.
He didn't stop until they reached Ji Yi's front door, confusion flashing across Ji Yi's mind. All the cast and crew members stayed at the hotel, so all the room numbers were handled by the floor runner. For someone in He Jichen's position, he shouldn't keep track of where everyone stayed. However, without even asking, he found her room easily
Which went to say, He Jichen knew exactly where her room was long ago. What's more, he may have even come to her door?
Didn't he always hate me and ignore me? But why does he still pay attention to me? Just like what happened on set earlier when he saw me injured, he reacted so anxiously and out of control
Ji Yi's thoughts were carried so far away by He Jichen that she didn't hear him ask, "The room key?"
He Jichen saw she was staring dead ahead at her room number on the door. Who knew what was on her mind, but he asked again, "The room key?" Seeing as she still didn't respond, he simply reached into her bag and searched around for it.
His actions woke Ji Yi up, then she hurriedly pulled out the room key from the side pocket of her bag.
Compared to the suite He Jichen was staying in, Ji Yi's room was pitifully small. He Jichen furrowed his brows as he walked into the room and lay Ji Yi down on the bed.
He tilted his head and glanced over at Ji Yi's waist. He relaxed when he saw that there were no traces of blood through her clothes, so he got up and went to pour Ji Yi a cup of water.
The trash can happened to be next to the counter where He Jichen poured the cup of water. Just as he was ready to carry the cup over to Ji Yi, he caught sight of a bunch of tissues spotted with blood inside the trash can.
There wasn't a lot of blood, but those tissues were balled up together
He Jichen's heart quivered for a moment, then the next second, he looked up at Ji Yi and asked, "Where else did you get hurt?"