Time went by and another day passed. The sun rose and fell, and nightfall came.
It was about to be the fifth night without any news from Mr. He. If things went on like this, Chen Bai was afraid that not only would they lose YC, but "Three Thousand Lunatics," which had already finished shooting, would probably be lost too...
Chen Bai paced around his desk with his phone in hand for a while. Eventually, he wound up standing in front of the tall window, looking for Ji Yi's number.
The status of Mr. He and Miss Ji's relationship wasn't very promising. He wasn't sure what Mr. He was thinking deep down, so he didn't want to disturb Miss Ji in fear that Mr. He wouldn't forgive him... But he already contacted everyone else. The only person left to call was Miss Ji.
YC was Mr. He's blood, sweat, and tears. Chen Bai witnessed Mr. He's determination as he went against the He family and his professor at his prestigious university. He also watched as Mr. He built YC from a twenty-square-meter rental... Everyone knew Mr. He came from a good family background and had a privileged position, but they didn't know how he actually created YC from scratch.
At that thought, Chen Bai realized nothing else was important right now.
Between getting lectured by Mr. He and the real threat of losing his job if YC collapsed, it was more important tohelp Mr. He save YC... So, Chen Bai pulled up Ji Yi's phone number.
The call was made and the phone rang a few times, but nobody picked up.
Chen Bai furrowed his brows and put the phone down. He glanced at the time. It was already half past ten - could Miss Ji be asleep now?
Just as curiosity crossed Chen Bai's mind, his phone screen lit up.
Ji Yi sent him a message: "Mr. Chen, can I help you with something?"
Chen Bai instinctively wanted to call her again, but seeing as she replied with a text rather than picking up the call, she probably didn't want to take his call. He then switched over to texting: "Miss Ji, has Mr. He contacted you in the past two days?"
Soon enough, Chen Bai received a simple "No" back from Ji Yi.
Chen Bai didn't really know how to continue the conversation.
Just as he was preparing to think of another way to find He Jichen, his phone screen lit up. He received a simple message from Ji Yi: "What's wrong?"
"It's like this, Miss Ji. I don't know where Mr. He went and I can't get ahold of him. There's a lot of work for him to handle at the company. Today, several shareholders got angry. There are also many collaborative projects awaiting replies and people are asking to end their collaboration with YC, including "Three Thousand Lunatics," which just finished filming... In short, it's been quite troublesome. If you have any news about Mr. He or if you can reach Mr. He, please help."
After about five minutes, Chen Bai received Ji Yi's reply. This time, the message was just a simple: "Alright."
"Thank you," replied Chen Bai.
Ji Yi didn't reply anymore.
Chen Bai stared at the phone for a while then closed the text message screen and continued to think up different ways to get ahold of He Jichen.
Ji Yi had a fever the day after asking for a divorce from "He Yuguang" and had to stay in the hospital on a drip for two days. Then she returned to school to inform them that she was back from her leave shooting "Three Thousand Lunatics."
It happened to be a Friday, so Ji Yi didn't have class. After reporting her return, she headed straight back home.
Perhaps she was still recovering from her serious illness, or perhaps it was because she gave up on both He Jichen and He Yuguang a few short days ago that she was feeling a little glum. She didn't go outside and if she wasn't sleeping in her room, she was watching TV.