"Thanks," said Ji Yi as she got out of the car.
After she found her feet, the driver pointed over at the bend nearby. "Miss Ji, Mr. He asked if you could please wait over there for a moment."
Why did He Yuguang ask me to meet half-way up a mountain in the middle of nowhere at night?
Ji Yi was suspicious at heart, but she still shot the driver a smile. "Got it, thanks."
"Then, Miss Ji, please take a seat. I'll head down now and wait for you," said the driver.
"Alright." Ji Yi nodded.
The driver courteously bowed at Ji Yi then turned to get into the car after saying goodbye.
When the car started, the car lights lit up the area half-way up the mountain.
The summery mountain landscape was beautiful with luscious trees and rich wildflowers in bloom.
Soon enough, the car made a turn not too far up ahead, then followed the path down the mountain.
The entire area instantly fell pitch-black. It was relatively quiet on the mountain, and subtle sounds now seemed unusually loud. The car had driven off for quite some time now, yet Ji Yi could still hear the faint sound of the car.
Ji Yi stood still in the same spot where she got off the car for a short while before she reached for her phone and used the light to guide her to the bench.
About two minutes later, the sound of the car completely disappeared and the atmosphere instantly fell quiet.
The night breeze blew gently as the tree leaves rustled. Wave upon wave of an intense floral scent made its way into Ji Yi's nostrils.
Ji Yi was the only one in the area. It was pitch-black all around her and aside from the endless sounds of insects, she couldn't hear anything else. Seeing as Yuguang still hadn't appeared, Ji Yi's heart grew apprehensive, so she grabbed her phone and prepared to send him a message to ask for his whereabouts. Just as she opened WeChat, she saw a light in the corner of her eye not too far away.
Ji Yi instinctively looked up and saw a blurry ball of fire glowing from the foot of the mountain.
Before she could figure out what those balls of fire were, she saw several more balls of fire coming into her field of sight.
Those balls of fire glowed a golden-yellow yet orangey light, which looked shockingly beautiful in the pitch-black sky.
Ji Yi stared for a good while before she called herself stupid and realized they were sky lanterns.
As the first sky lantern came into view and rose higher and higher, Ji Yi started to notice numerous sky lanterns at the foot of the mountain drifting up to the sky.
With her own eyes, she soon saw the entire sky filled with sky lanterns.
It was a magnificent sight to behold; so beautiful and stunning that it took Ji Yi's breath away.
She raised her head and stared at the rising sky lanterns for some time before she took out her phone to take a photo.
She chose all different angles and took about five or six photos when her phone rang. A message jumped onto the screen from "He Yuguang": "Manman, do you like it?"
Ji Yi was tempted to take another photo, but then she suddenly stopped.
Yuguang Ge's asking if I like it?
By this, does that mean he's the one who filled the sky with sky lanterns?
Did he ask the driver to mysteriously take me there just to give me this stunning sight?