He Jichen wasn't sure just how many times he heard words like those in his life. The expression on his face didn't change in the slightest while he was faced with Xia Yuan's pitiful look. All he did was say: "See you in the lobby in ten minutes." Brushing off Xia Yuan crying out his name endlessly, he marched out of the room.
Xia Yuan had known him for many years, so she knew his personality very well. She could tell he was mad, so she didn't dare act out. He headed downstairs and took a seat in the lounge. Before he could finish a single cigarette, he saw Xia Yuan emerge from the elevator with red eyes, dragging her suitcase behind her.
He Jichen waited until Xia Yuan came closer before he put out the cigarette and got up.
He didn't say a word and headed for the car by the lobby entrance.
The valet at the entrance of Starlight politely greeted him, but He Jichen ignored him and walked right over to the front of the car and pulled the door open.
Xia Yuan trudged over unwillingly. Just as the driver was ready to take her suitcase and load it into the trunk, she suddenly clutched onto the handle. "Jichen, I-I promise that I'll never do this again. D-don't push me away, alright..."
It was like He Jichen hadn't heard what she said as he flatly ordered the driver, "After you see her get on the plane, leave."
"Yes, Mr. He," replied the driver. Then he forcefully pried Xia Yuan's fingers from the suitcase.
He Jichen watched the driver put Xia Yuan's suitcase into the trunk. Not too long after, he walked around Xia Yuan and headed for the lobby.
"Jichen!" Xia Yuan turned around and called his name.
He Jichen didn't stop in the slightest as he stepped into the revolving doors.
Through the glass in front of him, he watched the driver shove Xia Yuan into the car. He couldn't hear Xia Yuan's voice on the other side of the door, but he knew she was still calling his name. He didn't give her a second thought as he pressed the button for the elevator and stepped in.
The moment the elevator doors closed, the car Xia Yuan was in slowly drove off.
After He Jichen stepped out onto the second floor, his first reaction was to scan the lobby for Ji Yi.
The room was filled with people, so he searched all around but couldn't find Ji Yi. Instead, when he returned to the hall, he caught sight of Chen Bai.
Chen Bai walked over to He Jichen. With just three words, He Jichen interrupted Chen Bai: "Where is she?"
After pausing for just a second, Chen Bai realized who He Jichen meant by "she." Then he looked over to where Ji Yi sat after she first came out of the restroom earlier that evening. "She's not..."
Chen Bai was going to say "there" when he suddenly stopped.
That's strange. Miss Ji's clearly sitting over there; how come she was nowhere to be seen until now?
Chen Bai swiftly swallowed back the word he was going to say and He Jichen, who was standing right next to him, started to walk over to the corner of the room.
Chen Bai caught up in a hurry.
After about ten meters, they found Ji Yi sitting in a corner, spread out on the table and bent over, coughing.
He Jichen's footsteps were a lot quicker; all Chen Bai could do was try to keep up.
When Chen Bai was about two meters away from Ji Yi, He Jichen was already by her side. He reached his arm out and started to drag her paralyzed frame from the table.