He was the only person in this world who knew just how alluring she was to him.
He didn't need to try to seduce her or purposefully lure her, nor did he need to rack his brain over tricks. With just a look, a smile and a step towards him, it was enough to make him utterly helpless.
What's more, at this very moment, she was disheveled and the room was filled with a sensual air. And he had been clinging to her for just how long now...?
With that thought, He Jichen felt his blood boil. He quickly shut his eyes, tightened his lips, and restrained the desire that simmered inside him. Then he took a step back and pulled himself away from her fingertips.
Only god knew just how much strength he used to lift his feet off the floor.
After he stepped away, he didn't dare to glance at her; he hurriedly turned and headed right for the door.
But he hadn't even taken two steps before he caught a glimpse of her near-naked body from the corners of his eyes through the black mirror behind her.
He Jichen's entire body stiffened, his breath became stifled, and his footsteps came to a stop.
She looked disoriented. If he left just like that, he didn't know just how long it would take for her to come to her senses.
She had so much to drink that if she really slept disheveled like this on the floor, she would definitely get sick.
At the very least, since he felt uncomfortable helping her himself, he could ask a trusted person to come over after he left the room... But Ji Yi wasn't clothed and her body was covered in kiss marks. He was afraid that it would be inevitable for the helper to gossip or make comments. The more he thought about it... even the most trusted people couldn't be trusted entirely.
He Jichen contemplated this for a few seconds then took a step back. He used all his strength to force himself not to look at her. Then he swiftly bent down and picked up the bathrobe that fell to Ji Yi's feet.
When he pulled the bathrobe up to her waist, he felt resistance and couldn't pull it any higher.
He Jichen furrowed his brows slightly and glanced down. Ji Yi was standing on the end of the robe with her fair legs.
He Jichen tugged slightly but couldn't pull the robe out from underneath her. Instead, it made Ji Yi, the drunken mess that she was, sway and fall to the side.
He Jichen reached his hands out reflexively and caught Ji Yi's collapsing body.
Just like that, her soft and fair skin fell back into his arms.
The unique, sweet, and clean scent of her body instantly filled his nostrils and enveloped him entirely.
He Jichen's pupils turned pitch-black and his breath grew hurried.
He shut his eyes and took two hard breaths before he swiftly picked up the robe from the floor and finished covering up Ji Yi's body.
Just as he was about to lift her up, he had the sudden thought to carry her over to the bedroom.
Since they were already like this, he might as well take her to her bed before leaving...
With that thought, He Jichen walked to the bedroom door and kicked the door open.
Just as he raised his leg, he felt Ji Yi's little head shift gently as it rested against his shoulder. Her lips and nose happened to meet his earlobe and neck.
Her soft breaths puffed against his skin, making his ears numb.
He suddenly tightened his grip on her body and his footsteps became a little unsteady.