Before Fatty could finish talking, a voice interrupted what he was going to say. "Fatty."
When Fatty heard this, he suddenly stopped the word "you" from slipping out. At the same time, Fatty and Ji Yi turned their heads reflexively towards the source of the sound.
It was He Jichen, returning from his fit of anger. It wasn't clear when he made it back to the room. Despite being quite some distance away from Ji Yi and Fatty, Ji Yi could still clearly smell the thick smell of cigarettes on his body.
After he left, did he go smoke by himself?
Ji Yi furrowed her eyebrowsslightly then heard He Jichen's voice drift over. "I have something to discuss with him. Please wait here for a moment."
After hearing He Jichen speak, Ji Yi's attention was drawn to his body then she realized he was talking to her.
The expression on his face looked extremely serious.
Ji Yi understood he and Fatty had something important to talk about, so she gave a gentle nod.
With her silent response, He Jichen's gaze fell on Fatty. "Come outside for a moment."
"What's up? Did something happen?" said Fatty, puzzled.
Seeing as Fatty didn't move from his chair, He Jichen furrowed his brows and repeated himself with a heavier tone and simplified words: "Come out!"
Fatty didn't dare fight back, so he put the wine bottle down and quickly got up.
He Jichen waited until Fatty left the private room and softly shut the door.
"What's up Chen Ge? What's so important that you couldn't stay in the room? Why do we have to step out?" asked Fatty as he walked beside He Jichen.
He Jichen deliberately ignored him and continued walking until they were quite some distance away from the room. He Jichen suddenly stopped and looked at Fatty with a sense of urgency. "After I stepped out, what did you talk to her about?"
Fatty's heart was terrified by the serious expressionon He Jichen's face. He stuttered, "Nah, nothing."
He Jichen's brows twitched.
Fatty hastily and honestly fessed up to what he told Ji Yi in great detail.
After He Jichen confirmed that Fatty didn't let slip that He Yuguang passed away or that the person he liked was her, he shut his eyes and let out a sigh of relief.
Fatty and He Jichen had known each other for many years, so he knew him very well. Seeing him react like that, Fatty instantly understood why he called him out of the room.
Fatty pursed his lipsslightly and was silent for a moment before he said, "Chen Ge, you stopped me just now because you were afraid I'd tell her she's Cola girl, right?"
He Jichen silently glanced over at Fatty. He reached for a pack of cigarettes in his pocket and handed Fatty one.
Fatty didn't take it but moved his lips instead: "Chen Ge, why didn't you let me tell her? Why don't you let her know that the Cola girl you were searching for back then was her?"
He Jichen still didn't say anything. He retracted the cigarette he offered Fatty and shoved it between his lips then lit it up.
"Chen Ge, I don't understand. In the third year of senior high, you already had your mind set on confessing to her after graduation. It's been four years now - what's there to worry about? Why can't you let her know that she's the person you like? What's more, you've liked her for years!"