After some time, Fatty turned his head and opened his mouth as though he was about to say something. A while later, Fatty turned his head slightly and looked over at Ji Yi. He opened his mouth to say something again, but he didn't. In the end, he gulped hard and forced the words out. "Sorry, I got too riled up just now."
When Ji Yi heard that, she glanced up at Fatty but didn't make a sound.
The room was engulfed in silence once again.
Fatty seemed like he was agitated over something as he raised his glass and downed the wine. Then he slammed the glass down on the table and stared at it for two seconds. After some time, he tilted his head towards Ji Yi and said in a hoarse voice, "Ji Yi, if Chen Ge did something to wrong you, I want to apologize on his behalf... But believe me, Chen Ge isn't a bad person..."
As Fatty said this, his voice sounded confident. "He's definitely the nicest person in the world that I, Su Han, have ever met in my life..."
Ji Yi hadn't completely recovered from everything Fatty brought up about their life four years ago, but her heart was astonished for a moment after she heard what he said.
She heard He Jichen mostly described as handsome, rich, well-off and very capable. As for his bad side, at most he was cold, distant, short-tempered, and Sucheng's number one bully... As for what Fatty said, "the nicest person in the world," this was her first time hearing that for sure.
Fatty was tipsy, but he was very much conscious. Although Ji Yi didn't respond, he could sense the confusion on her face. He picked up the wine bottle, but he didn't pour the wine into his glass. Instead, he poured it right into his mouth. "You don't believe what I said, do you?"
"But did you know? I've known Chen Ge since elementary school. Back then, Chen Ge was a good student. At every meeting, teachers always complimented him. He was the model child every parent talked about."
"When I was young, I was fat, so classmates didn't want to play with me. They liked to make fun of me... but not Chen Ge. He never turned his back on me. One time, when I was surrounded by people years above me, Chen Ge stood up and protected me. At the time, I decided to follow Chen Ge no matter what he said."
"Chen Ge got first-place in the elementary school exams in the whole district..."
When Ji Yi heard this, a tinge of skepticism crossed her eyes.
He Jichen's results were always terrible, and he was famous for being the worse student in the whole school. But after senior high, his grades slowly started to improve...
"What? Surprised?" Fatty shot Ji Yi a look like she was ignorant and he spoke again boastfully: "Let me tell you, Chen Ge's not only good at his studies. Back then, he was also great at the piano. He received first place in the national children's piano competition. His piano skills were so good that a grand piano master saw his potential and personally went to the He family's house to take him on as his student..."
After Fatty said this, his tone of voice sounded a little regretful. "...Perhaps if there wasn't He Yuguang, Chen Ge's bright future would've been limitless."
"Yuguang Ge?" When Ji Yi heard this, she creased her eyebrows slightly and couldn't help but ask, "What does this have to do with Yuguang Ge?"
"How does it not have anything to do with him? It's because of him that Chen Ge got into fights, didn't study, and messed around aimlessly. It's because Chen Ge wanted people in the He family to treat He Yuguang better, considering how he was naturally born weak. He figured that the more outstanding he was and the more people in the He family spoiled him, the more He Yuguang would be snubbed."