He Jichen didn't say anything and picked up the teacup. He took a sip then looked down at the red tea for a little while before he set the cup down.He looked up and said, "Ji Yi."
When she heard this, Ji Yi raised her eyes and looked over at He Jichen.
Having taken a shower, he looked clean, his hair was smooth, and his handsome features looked like he had emerged from a painting.
Ji Yi stared blankly for a while then let out a soft "Mhm."
As though he was contemplating how to even start, He Jichen looked like he was in no hurry to speak. After about ten seconds, his beautiful lips started moving. "About what happened that night in Shanghai, I was wrong..."
Ji Yi knew He Jichen wanted to talk about what happened that night, but she never imagined that he'd go straight to the point like that. Her fingertips trembled for a moment, but knowing that he wasn't finished, she didn't say a word.
"Sorry," He Jichen spoke up again.
On the plane, she remembered every little thing that happened that night.
Even with a normal, mature man,the same thing would happen if they were faced with an excessively teasing woman.
So, he wasn't in the wrong...
Ji Yi lowered her head and kept quiet for some time before quietly saying, "You can't completely blame yourself for what happened that night. It was my fault."
"I was wrong too," said He Jichen.
The situation had already happened, so it didn't really matter who was right or wrong. Ji Yi didn't continue arguing about it with He Jichen and chose to stay quiet.
Suddenly, the two of them were engulfed in silence.
Inside, He Jichen went over what he wanted to say.
Ji Yi sat opposite He Jichen, staring at the steam from the teacups as she recollected everything that happened last night.
After about two minutes, He Jichen looked up at Ji Yi, who was mentally preparing herself. Just as she was about to say something, she saw He Jichen's lips move. "Ji Yi, I'm willing to take responsibility for what happened that night."
Ji Yi was stunned.
She knew he had a woman he liked. Even though she didn't know her name, she knew that he called her "Cola girl."
That night, when they strolled alongside West Lake, she saw just how strongly he felt about "Cola girl."
After they slept together four years ago, he said such hurtful things to her. Although she might not have known why, when she learned that he liked someone, she realized that his anger might've been due to betrayal to "Cola girl."
So, after the same thing happened four years later, she never imagined that he would say that he was willing to take responsibility.
Seeing as Ji Yi didn't react, He Jichen thought maybe she didn't hear what he said. "I'm willing to take responsibility," he repeated.
As his voice rang out, he looked unusually sincere. "If you're willing, Xiao Yi, I'm willing to take responsibility."
Responsibility... After hearing the word "responsibility" twice, Ji Yi's fingers trembled as she snapped back to her senses.
He really did say "responsibility"... He wants to take responsibility... For any man with a sense of responsibility, it's the most respectful thing to say after having sex with someone. However, Ji Yi wasn't sure what was wrong with her; with that one word, her heart skipped a beat for some reason.
He Jichen waited a long time, but seeing as she still didn't react, he spoke again. "Ji Yi?"