Amidst the soothing piano music, Ji Yi heard the sound of people singing from all around her. "Happy birthday to you..."
The cart she turned to look at earlier slowly came into her field of view.
A beautiful and finely decorated cake gradually filled appeared as though in slow motion. The light from the candles on top shone into her eyes.
When the cart was about to reach her, Ji Yi recognized the two familiar faces under the candlelight pushing the cart: Bo He and Tang Huahua.
Their smiling eyes stared at her as they sang happy birthday along with the piano music.
There were loads of people following behind them; some faces were hidden in the dark, so she couldn't see them clearly. She could only just about make out their silhouettes. However, the people that she could see, she recognized as the entire cast and crew of "Three Thousand Lunatics."
Ji Yi's mind hadn't settled from all her racing thoughts when happiness filled her chest.
She didn't quite know how to react in a situation like this. It wasn't until the piano music and singing had stopped that someone gently reminded her, "Xiao Yi, blow out the candles." She blinked then snapped out of her shock and awe.
With so many surprises, there was no way she could take it all in. All she could do was follow everyone's gentle reminders. She softly took a step towards the cake, crossed both palms to her chest, looked down and sincerely made a wish.
When she opened her eyes, bent over and blew out the candles, the people next to her also blew with her.
The second the candles went out, all the lights in the room lit up. There were many people walking over to Ji Yi's side holding flowers.
Some people wore casual clothes and others wore their fairy tale character's costume like Snow White and Cinderella.
As everyone handed her flowers, they didn't forget to wish her "Happy birthday."
Very soon, Ji Yi's arms were full of fresh flowers.
Her eyes shot wide open in disbelief as she stared around at all the faces wishing her well. Then she scanned the finely decorated room until finally, her gaze landed on He Jichen who was sitting not too far away, hidden behind the piano.
So, the so-called get-together tonight wasn't really a get-together but a meticulously planned birthday party?
She knew that today was her birthday. When she woke up that morning, she received birthday greetings from her parents. It was just that on the set, she was all alone without a single close friend by her side, so she never thought to celebrate her birthdaybut nowthe birthday she never planned to celebrate had become the most amazing birthday she'd ever had in her life.
An elegantly dressed He Jichen, who she had been staring at, got up from the piano and casually walked up to her. "Ji Yi, happy birthday."
His naturally melodic voice caught Ji Yi off guard and firmly overloaded Ji Yi's senses, producing a violent storm which rolled wave after wave in her heart.
She looked back at his charming complexion under the crystal lights, and her fingers clutching the bundle of fresh flowers started to gently tremble.
Did he plan everything?
That night when he told her there'd be a party next Friday, he already had his mind set on holding a party for her birthday?
No wonder Chen Bai was acting so strangely in the lobby. It must've been He Jichen's idea to have Chen Bai stall her just to prepare this unexpected surprise?!