Zhang Sao's fearful expression instantly turned into horror.
She watched the scenario before her eyes like she was watching something unbelievable. She blinked twice, and as she reached her hand out on her third blink, Ji Yi said "Open up" as she forcefully shoved the spoon into He Jichen's mouth. Zhang Sao patted her own chest in hopes of calming her pounding heart.
Ji Yi quickly finished feeding him a bowl of paste then handed the empty bowl to the stunned Zhang Sao. Without so much as a glance at the colorful kid's meal on the table, she scooped a glutinous rice ball from the bunny rice dish and continued feeding He Jichen.
Just as the bunny's head was about to be devoured, they heard a "Ding dong!" in the room.
At the same time, Ji Yi and He Jichen looked towards the source of the noise; it came from the phone He Jichen placed by the bed.
He reached for his phone as he opened his mouth and swallowed the rice Ji Yi was feeding him. He gently swiped the screen and glanced at a WeChat message from Han Zhifan: "I heard from the secretary, who came to the hospital to report on business today, that you fainted in the office this morning?"
He Jichen typed a half-hearted "Mhm" and opened his mouth again, swallowing some more rice Ji Yi fed him. Then he clicked "send."
"How are you now?" asked Han Zhifan.
He Jichen lifted his eyes and glanced at Ji Yi, who was mixing some rice and vegetables together. He typed: "Pretty good."
After the WeChat message was successfully sent, He Jichen ate a mouthful then tapped the screen a few times. He replied to Han Zhifan again saying: "Have you eaten?"
Han Zhifan: "What time is it now? I ate ages ago."
He Jichen realized it was already half past nine when he read Han Zhifan's reply. As he sluggishly chewed on the rice Ji Yi crudely shoved into his mouth, he tapped the screen and asked: "Have you had supper?"
Han Zhifan: "No."
He Jichen: "I'm eating."
Without waiting for Han Zhifan's reply, He Jichen typed a few more words and sent the message to Han Zhifan.
After the message was successfully sent, he thought about it for a moment then took a photo of the cute baby food and pressed the "send" button again.
Han Zhifan stood in the bathroom brushing his teeth after taking his medicine. With one hand, he texted He Jichen. When he read He Jichen's two-word message "I'm eating," he planned to reply with "I'm a little hungry," but just as his fingers were about to touch the screen, he received another line: "Ji Yi made this for me."
So, He Jichen, who typically never replies to my flood of WeChat messages, wasn't able to reply back today because he was stuck at the hospital. But... is he showing off to me right now?
Could this be considered He Jichen's force-feeding public display of affection?
Han Zhifan was just about to send him an emoji with a disdainful expression. However, because his phone was so big and he was holding it with just one hand, the phone abruptly slipped through his fingers and fell to the ground.
He bent down and picked up his phone. Just as he was about to reply to He Jichen's message, he saw a picture appear on his phone screen.
After he tapped to enlarge the picture, he suddenly burst out laughing. His fingers shook and the phone slipped out of his hand again.