Ji Yi's voice called He Jichen back from his dream-like state. He first glanced over at Ji Yi then at the green paste she was offering him. He was stunned for about three seconds before his gaze fell to the table of dishes that resembled a zoo.
Zhang Sao, who was standing to one side, saw that He Jichen was glancing at the table of dishes. All of a sudden, she was so frightened that she didn't dare breathe.
He Jichen saw the table full of kittens, puppies, and bunnies as he furrowed his brows slightly.
His reaction terrified Zhang Sao so much that her heart almost stopped. She was afraid He Jichen was going to throw a tantrum the next second and instinctively said, "Mr. He, Miss Ji asked me to prepare this for you."
Ji Yi asked her to make this for me?
He Jichen's trembled softly and for just a second, his gaze returned to Ji Yi.
When she caught sight of his gaze, Ji Yi brought the paste towards him. "Eat it quickly while it's hot."
Even though he didn't understand why Ji Yi asked Zhang Sao to prepare a table of little animals, he trusted that she asked Zhang Sao to do it...
Come to think of it, in all the time he'd known her, this was probably the first time she'd ever asked anyone to cook him something to eat.
In a second, He Jichen felt an indescribable joy which seemed to enter the deepest part of his heart. He stared at Ji Yi silently and his fingers started to tremble.
Seeing as He Jichen didn't take the paste, Ji Yi assumed he didn't have an appetite just as Chen Bai said. "The doctor said you have to eat well, otherwise your body will collapse," reminded Ji Yi in a gentle, persuasive voice.
"What's more, you still have a fever. If you don't eat, it'll be hard for you to recover."
"And you have to take your medicine later. The medicine will more or less irritate your stomach, so if you don't eat now, that won't do."
Mr. He's so big already, he definitely won't be willing to eat baby food... As Zhang Sao thought this, she said, "Mr. He, Miss Ji is right. You should eat something..."
Though Ji Yi tried to coax him into it and persuade him, He Jichen still didn't take it. However, he was in such a poor state that he couldn't not eat. Seeing as her gentle approach wasn't working, Ji Yi decided to go in hard. She grabbed the spoon, scooped some paste, and brought it directly to He Jichen's mouth.
"...Otherwise, why don't you tell me what you'd like to eat, Mr. He? I can go make it for you right now..."
Zhang Sao wanted to keep talking, but before she could finish, she saw Ji Yi forcing the paste into He Jichen's mouth. "Open up!" she ordered him.
Is Miss Ji scolding Mr. He?
Zhang Sao watched fearfully with a back covered in a cold sweat.
He Jichen furrowed his brows and lowered his eyes as the paste touched the corner of his mouth.
He didn't have time to process what the food was when he felt it suddenly being shoved into his mouth. Then he heard Ji Yi's impatient voice in his ear: "He Jichen, open your mouth. If you don't open your mouth, I'm going to force it down!"
It was enough for Miss Ji to say Mr. He's full name, yet she still had the audacity to say such vile words about Mr. He... On the inside, Zhang Sao cried 'I'm finished!' as she prepared to yank Ji Yi away to prevent He Jichen from getting angry and shower her with insults. However, before she could move, she saw He Jichen's mouth open. He obediently swallowed the paste.