Ji Yi wasn't sure just how long she and He Jichen were staring at each other for. It wasn't until her legs started to ache from crouching down that she snapped back to her senses.
She was actually still holding his hand. She hadn't let go
Ji Yi hurriedly turned her gaze away from He Jichen and awkwardly loosened her fingers.
As the soft sensation of her hand disappeared, He Jichen furrowed his brows and instinctively looked down at his bandaged hand.
He stared at his empty fingertips for some time before he came to his senses.
As she applied the medicine, he stared at that serious expression on her face in a complete daze
He Jichen secretly took a deep breath as he pushed down the wave of emotions in his chest. That was when he looked up at her.
She seemed embarrassed so her head was lowered, revealing a tinge of light red on her fair neck.
The atmosphere in the room became a little awkward since their eyes just met.
He Jichen lowered his gaze and fell deep in thought for a moment. Then he tried to break the awkwardness. "Youcame looking for me?"
"I-I-I-" Ji Yi, who hadn't thought of a good excuse, felt even more dumbfounded by He Jichen's question. She stammered for a long time before her eyes swept over to the takeout box on the coffee table. Just to mask her odd behavior, she handed He Jichen the bag. "I came to drop off some food!"
"Drop offsome food?" He Jichen was transfixed by what Ji Yi said.
Seeing He Jichen's reaction, Ji Yi realized what she just said.
Seeing as he hadn't eaten much for dinner, she uncharacteristically ordered a portion of egg fried rice and delivered it to his room. But because they weren't very close, she wavered at his door for quite some time, hesitating to knock... In the end, how did she manage to blurt out what she originally couldn't bear to say
To not embarrass herself, Ji Yi instinctively started to explain herself: "In the evening, I saw that you didn't eat much at the restaurant, so"
As Ji Yi said this, she suddenly stopped.
Deep down, she was overcome with an urge to bite off her tongue.
She wanted to give herself a way out, to not make herself look so helpless, but how did it become even more of a mess the more she tried to explain
Ji Yi hung her head down even lower. Not only did her neck turn red, but her ears turned completely red too.
He Jichen stared at Ji Yi as his heart instantly turned soft; he was reduced to a complete mess.
Though she stammered when she spoke, he could still make out that she saw he hadn't eaten much at the restaurant, so she especially came to drop off some food for him
Does that mean she was worried about me?
An indescribable sense of joy crept into He Jichen's heart. He stared at Ji Yi's eyes with a shocking warmth and said with an unexpectedly soft voice: "You came here just for that?"
"No, no, no!" With no hesitation at all, Ji Yi denied what He Jichen said with three consecutive "No's."
The light in He Jichen's eyes dimmed slightly.
Ji Yi tightened her balled up fists; she didn't notice a change in He Jichen's expression at all. With all her strength, she racked her brain for some time before she finally found an excuse to see He Jichen. She finally cried, "I came to apologize!"