It felt like something had stabbed Ji Yi right in the heart, bringing a heavy yet blunt pain upon her.
She heard a phone go off on the other line which startled her.
Chen Bai quickly took the call. Through the phone, Ji Yi heard Chen Bai reply with "the 28th floor." Just as she was wondering if the ambulance had arrived, she heard Chen Bai's voice again. "Miss Ji, the ambulance has arrived. I'm taking Mr. He to the hospital first. If there's nothing else, I'm hanging..."
Ji Yi didn't wait for Chen Bai to finish speaking and said, "Which hospital are you going to?"
"The closest municipal hospital to the office," said Chen Bai.
As Chen Bai's voice dropped, the sound of hurried footsteps and an unfamiliar man's voice were heard. "Where is the patient?"
Ji Yi knew the ambulance arrived, so she didn't want to disturb Chen Bai. Instead, she replied with "got it" and put the phone down.
She sat on the bed for a while, holding her phone. The next second, she pulled off the covers and jumped out of bed. She rushed into the bathroom without even putting her shoes on.
After she freshened up, Ji Yi hurriedly changed her clothes, grabbed her purse, and ran down the stairs.
Zhang Sao was already awake and was in the kitchen preparing breakfast. As she came out of the kitchen, she saw that Ji Yi was at the entrance, changing her shoes. Zhang Sao immediately rushed out in a panic. "Miss Ji, where are you going so early in the morning?"
After Ji Yi put her shoes on, she didn't glance at Zhang Sao and replied, "I have to go out for something," Then she pulled the door open, rushed over to the elevator, and jabbed the button a few times.
Zhang Sao followed her out and cried her name a few times, but this time, Ji Yi didn't reply. She stepped into the elevator and closed the door.
Ji Yi ran out of He Jichen's neighborhood and hailed a taxi for the hospital Chen Bai mentioned.
He Jichen's apartment was quite some distance from the office. When Ji Yi was about to reach the hospital, she gave Chen Bai a call to ask for He Jichen's room number.
After she hung up the phone, the car drove for two minutes before it reached the hospital entrance. Ji Yi paid the fare, hurriedly got out of the car and ran towards the hospital without even collecting her change.
There were many people in the inpatient department. Ji Yi waited a few minutes before getting into the elevator.
When Ji Yi reached the floor of He Jichen's room, she followed the signs on the wall and easily found his room.
Through the window, Ji Yi immediately caught sight of He Jichen laying on the bed.
The doctors must've examined He Jichen on her way there. There was an IV drip by the bed with a thin needle in the back of his arm.
Ji Yi stood at the entrance watching for a while before she slowed her hurried steps, pushed the door open, and stepped inside.
Chen Bai was probably checking him in because the only one in the patient room was He Jichen.
Ji Yi walked over to his bedside and drew closer. That was when Ji Yi noticed that He Jichen's face was frighteningly pale; even his lips were drained of blood.
His eyes were shut as he laid there motionlessly.
The dark circles under his eyes were terrifying, and he didn't look the least bit angry at all. If it wasn't for his heaving chest, Ji Yi would've really thought she was looking at a shell of a person.
It felt like something was clutching Ji Yi's heart as a dull pain started to surface again. Her breathing started to grow unsteady.