She never imagined that he would actually remember everything so clearly without a single word amiss...
Ji Yi's reaction time hadn't returned to normal when she heard He Jichen's voice from behind. "In front of you, there are a hundred sets of lipstick."
He Jichen's voice sounded even closer. When Ji Yi responded, he was already standing next to her.
She instinctively turned her head and his perfect profile came into view.
It was like he knew she was watching him as he looked right at the astounding array of lipsticks on the floor. He said calmly, "If I say sorry to you right now and that I shouldn't have upset you, would that make you feel better?"
Even if Ji Yi was drunk at the moment and dizzy, she understood what he said.
He knew she wasn't happy, so he used the method she spoke about to cheer her up...
She had been feeling unusually down ever since she got drunk, but now she seemed to feel better instantly. Earlier, when she was taking a shower in his suite, she remembered how Xia Yuan took a shower there too. That was when she felt hurt and instantly blanked out. At this very moment, she wanted to smile a little, and her heart turned warm and sweet from his attempts to cheer her up.
The room was silent for some time. He Jichen didn't wait for Ji Yi to reply to him - he slowly turned his head and looked into her eyes as she stared at his profile. After a while, he moved his lips and sincerely and seriously said, "Sorry."
That simple word made Ji Yi shiver which turned into frantic trembling in the furthest depths of her heart.
"I shouldn't have upset you," said He Jichen again.
Ji Yi's heart started to pound. She didn't understand what was wrong with her and she didn't dare to meet his eyes.
She averted her gaze, flustered. She had been caught off guard by all the different lipsticks in the room.
Not only did her rattled heart not calm down, but it turned into an even bigger mess.
Her breathing started to grow hurried and urgent. Her fingers couldn't help but clutch her clothes.
A few seconds later, the sound of his voice bore into her ears. "So..."
Like a conditioned reflex, she followed the sound of his voice and glanced over at his face. Their gazes locked again.
Her eyelashes fluttered twice frantically and her heartbeat grew fierce. She instinctively wanted to withdraw her gaze but his shockingly beautiful lips moved again. She was instantly and deeply drawn back to his opening and closing lips. She couldn't look away again.
"... Can you forgive me?"
His voice dropped but she didn't react. Instead, she continued to blink and stare at his lips.
The color of his lips was beautiful; they were more luscious and brighter than the lips of many women after they'd applied lipstick. It gave her the urge to lunge... and bite him.
Ji Yi couldn't help but gulp. She didn't know why she had such strong urges, but she was afraid that she really was going to bite his lips, so she restrained herself by forcefully balling up her fists.
He Jichen waited for some time but didn't get any response from Ji Yi. He thought she didn't understand him because she was drunk, so he spoke again, slower this time. "Can you..."
It would've been better if he hadn't spoken because as soon as he spoke, the slight movement of his lips made Ji Yi's urges grow more intense.