All of a sudden, Zhuang Yi instinctively raised her head and shot He Jichen a glance.
Ji Yi was her artist and they'd gotten along quite well since they started working together, but she had her reservations.
Director Lin was her boss at the office, so if she spoke out, that'd be equivalent to offending director Lin. She was afraid her days at the office wouldn't be so easy afterward.
Zhuang Yi hesitated for a moment then her gaze fell on director Lin sitting nearby.
Director Lin happened to be staring unwaveringly at Zhuang Yi. Their eyes met and the corners of Zhuang Yi's lips twitched, but no sound came out.
He Jichen was losing his patience, so when he saw Zhuang Yi looking over at director Lin, he was instantly infuriated and said, "I asked you a question! Why're you looking at her?"
Zhuang Yi's body trembled for a moment after he lectured her. She hurriedly withdrew her gaze from director Lin, but this time, she didn't dare glance at He Jichen. She stared at the table in front of her without daring to let her eyes wander.
"Go on, Zhuang Yi..." He Jichen spoke again with a gentler voice than before. Yet there was a strong oppressive feeling in his words as he continued: "...tell me every detail about what just happened in the conference room. Don't miss a single word and tell me every single thing!"
Zhuang Yi knew director Lin was watching her, but He Jichen was putting a lot of pressure on her. She stayed silent for about three seconds before her fingers twitched. She finally spoke up. "Ji Yi got into an accident yesterday and we got a call on the way home after we left the hospital. Director Lin called to ask me to bring Ji Yi to the office. Since the cast on Ji Yi's leg hadn't completely set yet, I suggested to director Lin that we meet today."
"Director Lin agreed. I thought director Lin wanted to talk to Ji Yi, but I never imagined that there'd be a board of directors here. As soon as we came into the conference room, director Lin didn't say anything and tossed the termination contract right in front of Ji Yi for her to sign."
The conference room was really quiet. Aside from Zhuang Yi's low voice, no other sounds could be heard.
"Then I told director Lin that the issue wasn't that serious. Director Lin countered that Ji Yi made the company suffer millions in losses. Her fall ruined everything that the company arranged for her..."
As Zhuang Yi said this, she stopped for a moment. She raised her head then slowly glanced at He Jichen. She realized his eyes were staring straight at her. He looked like he was waiting for her to finish speaking. She pursed her lips and recounted the overbearing things director Lin said. "...Director Lin called Ji Yi a disappointment and she asked how she could work in showbiz!"
As He Jichen heard this, he furrowed his brows. Although he didn't make a sound, a hint of coldness crept up between his brows.
"Then director Lin said that Ji Yi breached the contract and made the company suffer losses. She told her to sign it. Ji Yi didn't sign but she apologized to director Lin."
Apologized? He Jichen furrowed his brows even tighter.
"I think Ji Yi didn't think things over properly as she didn't deny anything. I helped say a few words defending Ji Yi and promised that something like this would never happen again. However, director Lin said..." As she thought about what director Lin said next, Zhuang Yi paused for a few seconds again. Then she continued to repeat what director Lin said. "...the company wouldn't support such a useless person!"