After He Jichen finished speaking, he stayed in his seat for about two seconds before he got out without even waiting for Ji Yi's reply. He walked around the front of the car and walked over to the passenger seat.
He pulled the car door open and picked up Ji Yi's bag. Then he bent over and carried her out of the car. He used his leg to nudge the door closed before striding over to the elevator.
Having returned home, He Jichen put Ji Yi down on the bed and reached for his phone. He walked towards the balcony by the tall windows as he tapped his phone to make a call.
It was just the two of them in the enormous room and it was the middle of the night, so the area was unbelievably quiet. Although He Jichen didn't speak loudly, she could hear every word of his phone call. "Are you asleep? Yes... something came up, so I need you to drop by... Do you need me to send a driver to you? Alright, I'll wait at home for you. Sorry to have to trouble you..."
After he hung up the phone, He Jichen didn't turn around but raised his phone again and made another call. After about half a minute, Ji Yi heard his voice again in a clearer and simpler manner than before, which made his tone of voice sound more resolute. "Can you please drop by now? Yes, now."
Then he hung up the phone again. He Jichen stood in front of the window for some time then turned around, but he didn't walk over to Ji Yi. Instead, he went to the dining room.
After about five minutes, he came out carrying a steaming cup.
He walked over to the sofa, bent down, and put the cup in front of Ji Yi. Then he sat down on an armchair not too far away from her.
Everything fell apart a month ago, so it was a little awkward for the two of them to sit together. Neither of them spoke for quite some time.
The quieter the room was, the more stifled the atmosphere felt.
Perhaps He Jichen sensed how Ji Yi felt, or perhaps He Jichen also felt a little uncomfortable too since he took the remote control on the coffee table and turned the TV on.
A music video happened to be playing; it was one of the songs currently popular.
The relaxing music slowly improved the atmosphere in the room.
Ji Yi's tense body also gradually relaxed.
Before the song ended, the doorbell rang.
He Jichen put the remote control down, got up, and walked over to the door.
Soon enough, Ji Yi heard the sound of footsteps which disappeared into the entrance area. Ji Yi turned her head and saw Dr. Xia behind He Jichen.
They stopped about a meter away from the sofa when He Jichen pointed at Ji Yi and raised his hand as if to gesture Dr. Xia to go ahead.
Dr. Xia was evidently startled when he saw Ji Yi's condition. He didn't ask any questions but quickly walked over to Ji Yi's side, opened the medical kit and hurriedly started to take care of her injuries.
He Jichen stood on the spot, staring at Dr. Xia as he helped Ji Yi treat her wounds.
Even though the three people in the room didn't speak, the atmosphere was better with Dr. Xia around.
Ji Yi quietly winced a few times in pain as he disinfected the wound. She bit her fingers while looking out the window.
All the lights were on in the room, so it was bright as day. With the pitch-black night outside, the windows were like mirrors, reflecting everything in the room very clearly.
While Ji Yi's knee was being looked at, she instinctively turned her head and faced the window as she bit the back of her hand. That was when her gaze incidentally swept over to He Jichen standing behind the sofa.