The people she was unfamiliar with sensed her indifference, and what's more, he...
At first, he thought something was on her mind until he introduced her to Mr. Sun. That was when he saw her eyes instantly become disheartened and realized that the problem was with Mr. Sun.
At the time, I could clearly see her unhappiness, yet she's shaking her head at me now...
He Jichen knew Ji Yi wouldn't say anything, so he said, "Because of Mr. Sun?"
Ji Yi's fingers trembled for a moment but she shook her head. "No..."
She immediately tried to change the topic: "Sorry about earlier. I put you in a difficult position by doing that."
"You don't have to entertain people if you don't want to, and you don't have to worry about who you embarrass," He Jichen replied so bluntly with hints of rare arrogance. "Including myself."
Ji Yi's heart shook as she looked up at He Jichen.
He was standing and she was sitting, so all she could see was his perfect lower jaw.
His words comforted her, yet Mr. Sun's appearance troubled her heart. The mixed feelings she had seemed to build up in her chest. They tumbled around in her mind and no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't shake them off. He Jichen stared at her for some time without saying a single word.
The doors to the lounge opened again. It was Chen Bai, back with the stomach pain relief medicine. As soon as he saw He Jichen, he impatiently said, "Mr. He, so here you are. Mr. Xia was looking for you."
He Jichen gave a gentle nod. He reached his hand out, took the medicine from Chen Bai and signaled with his eyes for him to leave first.
Chen Bai knew what to do, so he swiftly disappeared from the lounge. The second he shut the door, He Jichen lowered his head and looked over at Ji Yi. "You don't like Mr. Sun?"
By reflex, Ji Yi wanted to nod but she thought that wasn't appropriate, so she quickly stopped.
"Forget it. You don't have to tell me - I can tell." He Jichen paused for a moment and said, "Wait here for a moment, I'm stepping out for a bit."
Ji Yi figured that He Jichen must've been talking to Mr. Xia when he stepped away to find Chen Bai. She let out a soft "Mhm."
He Jichen turned to leave the lounge.
After about ten minutes, Chen Bai knocked on the door of the lounge to let Ji Yi know that the production party was almost over.
Ji Yi hurriedly got up and went to the restroom to fix herself up a little first. When she returned to the hall, the host was already on stage giving a speech.
Ji Yi took a seat in the second row. Besides the production team sitting in the front row, there were also some people He Jichen introduced to her earlier.
However, there was an empty seat to the right in front of her, in the front row. There was still someone missing.
After the host finished speaking, He Jichen went up on stage to give a speech, followed by the assistant director.
The two of them didn't speak for long; they spoke for perhaps over ten minutes. After they finished, during the applause, Ji Yi accidentally overheard someone sitting in front of her with their head tilted whispering to the person next to him.
"Mr. Sun just sent me a message. He said Mr. He mercilessly kicked him out of the party over a woman!"
"Are you serious?" exclaimed the other person in shock.
"It's true! Look, the seat next to mine was for Mr. Sun, but it's empty right now!"