Ji Yi's lips quivered. Before she could put her phone away, she heard "tap tap tap" sounds coming from beside her.
It was the tapping sounds of a keyboard on a phone...
Ji Yi instinctively turned her head and looked over to see He Yuguang sitting in the empty seat beside her. He had his head down, concentrating on typing.
Ji Yi was stunned.
When did Yuguang Ge turn up? How did I not sense a thing?
Ji Yi hadn't come to her senses when her phone rang in her palms. She blinked in bewilderment as she slowly turned away from "He Yuguang"'s side profile and looked at her phone screen. Then the words he just typed came into view: "Do you know what day it is on the lunar calendar?"
Ji Yi always used the Gregorian calendar and rarely took note of the lunar calendar, so she was confused for a few seconds. Then she hurriedly opened the calendar on her phone.
May tenth of the lunar calendar.
Sitting next to Ji Yi, He Jichen watched all her movements. Without waiting for her to reply, he started to type on the keyboard: "Do you still remember the first year of high school, when Jichen drove us to Sucheng's Jixian district?"
Reading that line, Ji Yi remembered.
At the time, she and He Jichen weren't close. There was a Xianxia TV series that was really popular at the time that had a sky filled with sky lanterns when the main female and male characters reunited.
The scene was incredibly beautiful. After she saw it, it was all that was on her mind. She often brought it up with He Yuguang. Later, it wasn't clear who told He Yuguang, but he found out there was an annual sky lantern festival on May tenth that was two hundred meters from Sucheng in Jixian. Many people went to release sky lanterns that day. They wrote their wishes on them, released them into the sky, and prayed for their wishes to come true.
Because it was too far and it was at night, nor was it good for them to stay overnight, her grandma and He Bomudidn't allow them to go.
At the time, He Jichen wasn't even eighteen yet. He didn't have a driver's license, but he already knew how to drive. The night before, he stole He Bofu's car keys. The next day, it snowed as she and He Yuguang secretly rushed over to Jixian.
The journey took at least four hours. When they made it to Jixian, it was already eight in the evening and there was just half an hour left till it was time to release the sky lanterns.
Not having eaten yet, the three of them rushed to Jixian in time to release their own sky lanterns.
That night, the sky over the town of Jixian and the remote area half-way up the mountain were covered in sky lanterns just for a moment.
Ji Yi stared up at the stunning, breathtaking picture of the sky with boundless joy as she turned around endlessly.
Wherever she went, He Yuguang was by her side.
Whereas He Jichen looked tired from driving and he sat down on a rock with a bleak expression on his face. He looked as though he wasn't the least bit interested in the view Ji Yi was admiring.
After the sky lantern festival ended, they went back on the road overnight. Like before, Ji Yi was excited.
He Jichen sat in the front, concentrating on driving, and she sat in the back with He Yuguang. She started to talk about how she definitely had to see an amazing view like this seven years later when she graduated from university.
Come to think of it, it had been seven whole years since she said that. If she hadn't been in a coma for three years, then now, she would've been about to graduate from university.
Thinking back to it, Ji Yi softly said to "He Yuguang," "So, Yuguang Ge, you asked to meet me here because of that night, seven years ago?"