Chen Bai was so frightened that he stopped breathing for a moment. Then he immediately got out of bed and fumbled over to turn on the computer.
"Ready, Mr. He"
As Chen Bai said this, He Jichen repeated every instruction he gave over the phone once more.
He Jichen was a little worried and afraid that Chen Bai would miss something, so after he repeated the instructions, he asked Chen Bai to repeat each and every word of his notes. It wasn't until He Jichen confirmed that Chen Bai hadn't missed a single word that he put the phone down.
Back in Ji Yi's room, after she finished freshening up, she picked up her phone out of habit and sent a message to "He Yuguang." With her phone in hand, she browsed through Weibo while waiting for his reply.
It was really late, so maybe "He Yuguang" was already asleep, or maybe he was busy. When Ji Yi ran out of things to read on Weibo, she still hadn't received any replies from "He Yuguang."
After returning from Lijiang, she and "He Yuguang" always chatted every night before they slept, no matter the topic. However, there was no reply back tonight. Ji Yi wasn't used to this, so after she put the phone down, she shut her eyes, tossed and turned on the bed for a long while, but couldn't sleep.
Eventually, Ji Yi thought she might as well sit up and turned on the lights by the bed. She got out of bed and walked over to the window.
It was already late at night; everyone in the hotel was probably asleep. Though her windows were closed, it was so quiet that she could hear the faint sound of the sweeping wind outside.
She stared silently out the window at the night as she reminisced about every little encounter between her and He Yuguang from the past up to the present. She thought back to the words she read tonight in He Jichen's room: "You were never alone, you still have me" and the corners of her mouth couldn't help but curve into a smile.
No matter if it was in her youth or the present day - Yuguang Ge always made her feel safe.
For example, in senior high, her textbook was filled with highlighted points
For example, during her three-year coma, he visited her on the eighteenth of every month
The more she thought about it, the more her eyes filled with joy, and her heart grew warm.
However, this wonderful feeling didn't last long; just as she thought about He Yuguang, she also remembered where she was when she re-read He Yuguang's message - she was in He Jichen's room. Eventually, her mind unknowingly wandered to He Jichen.
What exactly did Han Zhifan tell him to make him so sad? That night, he showed two completely different sides from the He Jichen she'd always known.
Also, he actually had such a pitiful side to him when he asked her for a hug.
Even though so much time had passed since it happened, when Ji Yi's mind thought back to his request, it still felt like someone pricked her heart; a wave of concentrated pain washed over her.
Ji Yi worked hard to push that unspeakable feeling of hurt down, but she thought back to tonight's hug between them again.
She had already taken a shower and she even changed out of the clothes she hugged him in, but she could still feel the warmth of his embrace.
Her fingertips suddenly quivered for a moment and her breathing became uncontrollably rattled.
That was weird; that hug didn't mean anything. It was just meant to comfort him when he was feeling hurt, so why am I so affected by it?