Ji Yi got dressed and applied a simple layer of makeup in front of her vanity mirror. When it was about time to leave the house, she picked up her bag then called a taxi while on her way downstairs.
It had been almost ten days since Ji Yi left her room. As soon as she left her apartment, she was greeted by a hot wave of air, causing her to furrow her brows in discomfort.
After about five minutes, the taxi arrived. Ji Yi hurriedly got into the car and gave the driver her destination.
Cheng Weiwan hadn't yet arrived when Ji Yi reached the cafe. She was greeted by a waiter as she found herself a table by the window. Just as she took a seat, a "Welcome" was heard coming from the entrance. Ji Yi instinctively turned her head to see Cheng Weiwan step in, wearing a light colored dress.
Ji Yi instinctively raised her hand and waved at the door. Cheng Weiwan sensed her since she turned her head and shot her a smile. As she slowly walked over to the table, Cheng Weiwan said, "Xiao Yi, long time no see."
"Yeah, long time no see." Ji Yi waited for Cheng Weiwan to take a seat before handing her the drinks menu. "Take a look at what you want."
As Cheng Weiwan reached into her bag for her phone, she scanned through the drinks menu then ordered a cappuccino from the waiter beside them.
Having already glossed through the drinks menu, Ji Yi then said "same as her" after Cheng Weiwan placed her order. Then she handed the waiter back the menu.
After the waiter left, Cheng Weiwan smiled and said, "I could've just told you over the phone, but I realized how it's been a while since we last saw each other, so I invited you out."
There was a pause before Cheng Weiwan asked, "This isn't much trouble for you, is it?"
"No." Ji Yi shook her head.
"That's good-" Cheng Weiwan said just two words when the waiter brought two cups of coffee over to the table. She stopped mid-sentence and didn't continue to speak until after the waiter left. "Let's first talk business. If you're not busy, let's go have dinner when we're done chatting. There's a new Japanese restaurant nearby - I ate there a few days ago and the food isn't half bad."
Ji Yi figured she didn't have much going on that night, so she nodded and said, "Sure."
Cheng Weiwan picked up a teaspoon and stirred her drink as she said, "It's like this: last week, YC confirmed that the next drama for production will be called 'The Roaring Tang Dynasty.' It's a series about time travel. Seeing as you're the only signed artist in the company, you'll definitely be the female lead and we're still deciding on the male lead. The script is more or less finished, so today, I asked to meet up to show you the script and listen to your thoughts, then I'll make whatever changes necessary."
As she said this, Cheng Weiwan pulled out a thick script and pushed it in front of Ji Yi.
Ji Yi wasn't in a hurry to read the script, so she asked with curiosity: "Didn't they say that the next series up for production was 'The Imperial Palace'? Why did that change to 'The Roaring Tang Dynasty' now?"
"It was He Jichen's idea. The change was made last month, and people in the company are really confused too," explained Cheng Weiwan.
Ji Yi hadn't heard the three words "He Jichen" for a long time now. Her expression changed for a moment as her fingers suddenly relaxed around the coffee mug.
Cheng Weiwan didn't notice Ji Yi's expression. A second later, she shared her suspicions. "I think because it's your first time as the lead, he might be afraid that you'll run into some trouble, so before you take on a movie, he wants you to get some practice first."