Ji Yi first took a shower then changed into a simple but elegant dress and took the elevator downstairs. He Jichen and Su Han were already sitting in the lounge area in the lobby.
He Jichen was the first to see her. He looked just as subdued as usual and didn't say anything to her.
On the contrary, Su Han, who was just talking with him, noticed that his gaze had turned to the elevator. He turned his head, following his eyes. When he saw Ji Yi, he immediately raised his hand and waved at her. "Ji Yi!"
Ji Yi replied with a smile and walked faster.
As she drew closer, He Jichen and Su Han got up, one after the other.
They stepped through the revolving doors of the lobby. Chen Bai had driven the car up to the front door and immediately got out of the car. He walked around and opened the door of the front passenger seat.
Before Chen Bai could say "Please get in," Su Han took two strides and got into the car without being polite about it.
Chen Bai helped Su Han close the front passenger door then took two steps towards the end of the car and opened the doors in the back.
With the front passenger seat taken, Ji Yi had no choice but to politely say "Thank you" to Chen Bai and get into the car.
He Jichen followed behind her and got in. While she was taking a shower, He Jichen probably took a shower too since Ji Yi could clearly smell the faint scent of jasmine.
Ji Yi didn't understand why she was nervous, but her fingers clutched her handbag silently. Her body instinctively edged right up against the car door to put some between her and He Jichen. Her breathing suddenly stopped but after a short while, it was back to normal.
Fatty was just as chatty as when they were young. After Chen Bai started the car, his mouth didn't stop moving for a second.
At first, he chatted to Ji Yi, mostly inquiring about how she was lately and how life on set was.
Ji Yi figured that Fatty probably knew she got in a car accident three years ago and had been in a coma for years afterward. He knew it was a touchy subject for her, so he didn't bring it up.
But thereafter, Fatty mostly spoke to He Jichen.
It was just as it was in senior high - for every 10 words Fatty said, He Jichen replied with just one.
From their conversation, Ji Yi discovered that Fatty didn't have great college entrance exam results, so he didn't get into a good university nor did he retake the exam. Instead, he joined the army straight after. After returning last year, he'd been working in Sucheng Huanan's police force.
Eventually, Fatty brought the conversation to a case he'd been working on that year.
At first, Ji Yi was interested in listening to his talk, but due to her exhaustion from shooting all the scenes that day, her eyes closed and she slipped into a deep sleep.
In a groggy state, Ji Yi felt like she was being enveloped by the sweet scent of jasmine. It smelled so good and it made her feel so cozy that it made her lips curve irresistibly into a smile and she fell into a deeper sleep.
It was a two-hour journey by car from Hengdian to Hangzhou, so when Ji Yi woke up, the car was very quiet. Fatty was on his phone, Chen Bai was focused on driving, and the sky outside the window was dim.
She wasn't sure how long she'd been sleeping for, but she was completely groggy upon waking. Then she tried to move her legs which were numb from not moving for so long while she sensed some good material stuck to her face.
She furrowed her brows and realized it was He Jichen's shoulder. She instinctively looked over to find a patch of drool on He Jichen's clean shirt. Her eyes suddenly shot wide open.