Ji Yi stared at He Jichen for a while, completely stunned. Her mind slowly caught on.
Last night, the person who brought me back to their place was... He Jichen?
So, the hallucinations I had before I fell unconscious were real?
That thought crossed Ji Yi's mind for just a secondbefore she rejected it without hesitation.
Before she lost consciousness, she saw a pair of leather shoes. That was probably real, but when she heard the anxious cry of "Xiao Yi"... now, that must've been hearing things.
Without giving it much consideration, she was certain of it. Why would He Jichen worry about me?
In the midst of all her wild thoughts, she heard the sound of footsteps from outside again. Then, she heard Zhang Sao say to He Jichen in an extremely respectful voice, "Mr. He."
Ji Yi snapped to her senses when Zhang Sao appeared. She realized too late that He Jichen, who was just at the door, had already made his way to the side of the bed.
As he drew closer, Ji Yi started to feel incredibly uncomfortable and instinctively clutched onto the bed sheets out of habit.
"Mr. He, I've brought the congee up. Should the Miss eat now?"
With that, Ji Yi realized that Zhang Sao now had a food tray in her hands.
He Jichen didn't say anything. As he stared at Ji Yi's deathly clasp on the bedsheets, he gave Zhang Sao a gentle nod.
With his permission, Zhang Sao came to the side of the bed. She first placed the food tray on the bedside table. Then, she put two pillows against the head of the bed and took a seat. As she stirred the steaming hot congee, she said to Ji Yi, "Miss, when Dr. Zhu came over last night, he said you had acute enterogastritis, so he put you on a drip..."
So, the sudden pain I felt last night was because of acute enterogastritis... With Zhang Sao's words, Ji Yi lowered her head and glanced over at her arm. There actually was a needle sticking out of the back of her left hand.
"...Dr. Zhu recommends that you eat light meals for a few days, so I made you some congee. Please have some now, then take your medicine after a while." With that, Zhang Sao brought the spoonful of congee to Ji Yi's lips.
Ji Yi stared at the smooth white congee but didn't eat it. Instead, she turned her head, looked over at He Jichen and said politely, "Thank you for last night."
The clothes she wore the night before were still on her body. When Ji Yi finished speaking, she removed the covers and attempted to get out the bed.
"Miss, you were unconscious for so long that you missed breakfast and lunch. Your body is weak, so you should eat something. You can get out of bed in a moment..." Zhang Sao said hastily.
"I'm fine," replied Ji Yi to Zhang Sao. She found her shoes on the floor and bent over to pick them up.
Zhang Sao wanted to try persuading her again, but just as she cried "Miss", He Jichen, who hadn't said a word since he entered the room, suddenly addressed Zhang Sao, "Please leave first."
"Yes, Mr. He."
When Zhang Sao got up, He Jichen added, "Give me the congee."
Zhang Sao hurriedly handed it to him with both hands.
He Jichen took the congee. After Zhang Sao shut the door on her way out, He Jichen looked over at Ji Yi. "Eat a little. Even if you don't have an appetite, eat some."