Ji Yi didn't know what to do; all she knew was that her thoughts were running wild, so she figured she'd get up and walk to calm her breathing a little.
She circled the hall aimlessly with no idea how many times she brushed past the elevator that He Jichen and Xia Yuan stepped into. Suddenly, before she could think things through, she was already inside the elevator.
Ji Yi's room was right next to He Jichen's room.
When Ji Yi reached her floor, she stepped out of the elevator and walked down the long corridor towards her own room.
When she walked past He Jichen's room, Ji Yi saw that his door was actually half open.
The light from inside shone brightly, illuminating the ground in front of his door.
Out of curiosity, Ji Yi sneakily glimpsed into He Jichen's room.
He Jichen sat on the sofa, signing a receipt.
An attendant was standing next to him, waiting with a smile on her face.
After He Jichen finished signing, the attendant handed the bag to He Jichen then politely took her leave.
Ji Yi was afraid that the people inside the room would catch her peeping, so she walked faster and brushed past He Jichen's room. While doing so, she heard the faint sound of a feminine voice from inside He Jichen's room: "Jichen, did you get the thing?"
Thing? What "thing"? Does she mean the black bag the attendant just handed to He Jichen?
Ji Yi wasn't sure where this deep-rooted curiosity came from, but her feet couldn't help but walk a bit slower.
It was a shame that before she could hear He Jichen's reply, the attendant stepped out of his room and attentively shut the doors.
The attendant probably never imagined that there was someone in the corridor, considering that she was stunned for a second when she saw Ji Yi. She immediately smiled at Ji Yi and said, "Hello."
Ji Yi pretended as though she was pulling out a key card as she nodded slightly at the attendant.
The attendant didn't say anything and smiled politely back at her before brushing past her.
Having found her room key, Ji Yi wasn't in a hurry to swipe the door. Instead, she waited for the attendant to disappear around the corner then she swiftly took a few steps back. She was back at He Jichen's door with her ear pressed against it, trying to eavesdrop.
He Jichen was staying in a suite. Ji Yi was at the door for a while but still couldn't manage to hear any movement, so she deduced that He Jichen and Xia Yuan were probably not in the living room.
With furrowed brows, she stepped back from the door. She made a rough guess at where He Jichen's bedroom was then pressed her ear against the wall.
Aside from the blowing of the air conditioning unit, she still couldn't hear any noise.
Could I have guessed wrong? Maybe this isn't where the bedroom is and I need to shift down a little more?
Ji Yi took two steps in the direction where she thought He Jichen might be. Noticing that her own room wasn't too far away, she couldn't help but smack her own head. Isn't my room right next to He Jichen's bedroom? Why am I here wasting time...
With that very thought, Ji Yi grabbed her room key, swiped the door, and stepped into her room.
She first turned off the air conditioning to the entire room then jumped onto the bed and pressed her ear against the wall.
She still couldn't hear any movement.
Ji Yi examined the room plan roughly and realized that the bathroom was closest to He Jichen's room. She darted into the bathroom and leaped into the bathtub, pressing herself against the icy cold marble wall.