In complete shock, Ji Yi hastily stopped her train of thought. Wanting to avoid lingering in the room any longer, she hurriedly ran out of the room.
Ji Yi pulled the door open, but before she could leave the room, her footsteps came to a halt. She turned her head and stared at the spectacular and stunning array of lipsticks which covered the floor. As her eyes finished scanning the room, she finally managed to close the hotel room door softly. She jogged up to the elevators and quickly pressed the button. When the elevator doors opened, she rushed right in, heading straight for the first floor.
Because it was still early out, not only was the hotel lobby empty, but there was no one to be found on the entire street.
Ji Yi stood by the side of the road and stared at the cars that passed every so often in a daze. That was when she saw an empty taxi heading her way, so she reached her hand out to hail it.
As she got into the taxi, the driver started up the car and slowly drove out onto the main road. He asked, "Miss, where would you like to go?"
Ji Yi silently watched as the Starlight hotel shrunk in the distance behind them.
Just as the car was going to reach a red light up ahead, the taxi driver repeated: "Miss?"
Ji Yi came to her senses and realized that she hadn't told the driver where she wanted to go yet. With a soft voice, she said, "Hongqiao Airport."
Since they were heading out before the morning rush, the traffic was incredibly smooth. It took less than half an hour for her to arrive at the floor for departures at Hongqiao Airport.
After she paid the taxi fare, Ji Yi got out and stepped into the airport.
She decided she was going to skip the Shanghai Film Festival happening the next day. Originally, she was able to go back to Beijing today, but He Jichen asked her to stay in Beijing for two more days and return to Beijing with him after the festival. Seeing as she had nothing to do back in Beijing, she agreed. She ended up pushing her departure back by two days. So after Ji Yi entered the airport, the first thing she did was go to the counter to change her departure back to today.
Luckily for her, there was an empty seat available on the next flight. Ji Yi pulled out her plane ticket. Seeing as there were fifty minutes left until departure, she hurriedly headed over to security.
There were quite a lot of people on the flight, so after going through security, it was just about time to board. Without any time to relax in the first class lounge, she headed straight for the departure gate and boarded the plane.
She found her seat according to the number on her boarding pass. After she took her seat, the flight attendant immediately came over to ask if she needed anything.
Ji Yi shook her head. After she gently declined, she sat back in her chair and shut her eyes.
Not long after, the safety announcement came on.
The flight attendant came over and quietly asked Ji Yi to turn her phone off.
That was when she opened her eyes, pulled out her phone from her bag and turned it off.
Just when she was going to put her phone back into her bag, the plane started to move. As the plane started to speed up and take off, Ji Yi felt like everything that happened until now was surreal. It was like the whole thing was a dream.
Yeah, she really hoped it was all a dream. If it was a dream, then she wouldn't have so many things on her mind and she wouldn't feel so helpless...
At that thought, Ji Yi reached her arm out and fiercely pinched her own thigh.
The piercing pain forced her brows to scrunch up; she could no longer avoid the truth.
In the air, the plane stabilized.
Through the window, Ji Yi looked over at the rising sun from the east, lighting up the azure sky. Then her recollection of what happened last night drifted back into her mind.