He Jichen stared straight at the street ahead with a cold expression as he drove quickly without even slowing down when he made a turn. He saw a red light from afar, but he didn't even step on the brakes, forcing himself to brake suddenly when the car reached the traffic light. Even with her seat belt on, Ji Yi's entire body swayed left to right throughout the ride.
He Jichen looked like he was letting off some steam, but Ji Yi could still sense that his body temperature was as cold as ever.
He was obviously unhappy. Seeing as he didn't say anything, Ji Yi didn't either.
It was silent in the car.
In the dead of the night, the car sped down who knew how many intersections before they reached Ji Yi's neighborhood.
There was another red light ahead of them which prompted He Jichen to make an emergency brake and come to a stop.
Ji Yi was hurled forward. When her body stabilized, she looked up and saw that they were about to reach an express hotel through the windshield.
Her parents came back two days ago from their trip abroad. If she came home looking like this, they'd definitely worry.
Years ago, they were worried enough when she fell into a coma from the car accident. Now that she was awake, she had to consider their feelings...
Ji Yi thought about going to the express hotel and said, "You can just drop me off on the road up ahead."
Her sudden words made He Jichen instinctively turn his head and glance at her. Seeing that she was staring straight ahead, his eyes followed her gaze. When he caught sight of the express hotel, he instantly understood what she meant.
Is she planning to stay alone at the express hotel?
She has wounds all over her body, and after what happened tonight...
He Jichen furrowed his brows as he noticed the red light turning green in the corner of his eye. A second later, he stepped on the gas as he turned the steering wheel, making a turn at the intersection.
This isn't the way to the hotel...
Ji Yi thought He Jichen forgot the way, so she hurriedly said, "You made a wrong turn. You should've gone straight ahead."
He Jichen ignored what she said and sped up.
Two short minutes later, the express hotel had already disappeared in the rearview mirror.
"The hotel is on that road. You're driving further and further away..."
"You can just make a turn at the next intersection, and you'll get to-"
Ji Yi spoke several times but He Jichen ignored her. The area they were driving in looked more and more familiar to her and she realized they were approaching B-Film. She thought he wanted to take her back to the school, so she hurriedly said, "I don't have classes in the next two days, so don't go back to the school. What's more, my things are at home..."
Just as Ji Yi finished speaking, He Jichen made a turn up ahead and drove into the neighborhood underground car park.
She'd been to He Jichen's place a few times, so of course she knew he was taking her back to his place...
A month ago, after what happened to them in Shanghai, she rejected his offer to take responsibility and got a divorce from Yuguang Ge when she returned. She told herself that she had to forget Yuguang Ge and control her feelings for He Jichen... And the best way to control her feelings was by keeping her distance from He Jichen. If she went to his house, wouldn't it just be the two of them alone in a room?
Ji Yi instinctively said, "I..."
She only let out one word when He Jichen smoothly entered the parking space and stomped on the brakes.
She was hurled forward and her words naturally died in her mouth. Then she heard He Jichen's voice say, "Stay at my place. I have a business trip early tomorrow morning, so nobody will be home during that time."