As He Jichen's voice fell, he turned around to look at Ji Yi sitting beside him.
She looked the same as when he saw her upon walking into the conference room. She still had her head down, staring at her hands like a child who did something wrong.
With her in this state, He Jichen felt waves of discomfort and a subtle ache from the bottom of his heart.
He already felt a pain worse than death over the accident from three years ago. He was really afraid of a repeat, so he racked his brains and signed her to YC just to put her in a world under his control to protect her well.
Yet under his careful watch, she still went through hardship...
The more He Jichen thought about it, the more his heart ached. He stared at her for a short while then calmed down. He bent over slightly, drew closer to her ear and whispered, "I have a meeting to lead in a while. How about you get some rest in the lounge for a bit?"
Ji Yi raised her head and glanced over at He Jichen. She didn't say a word but gently nodded.
He Jichen then straightened up and looked over at Zhuang Yi sitting beside Ji Yi. "Stay with her."
"Yes, Mr. He." Zhuang Yi got up and pushed Ji Yi's wheelchair aside then told He Jichen, "Mr. He, we'll head out first."
He Jichen nodded and let out an "Mhm."
Zhuang Yi was about to walk out when He Jichen suddenly remembered something and said, "That's right..."
Zhuang Yi's feet suddenly halted and she looked over at He Jichen.
He Jichen's words were actually directed at Ji Yi. "There's a lounge at the office. If you're tired, go take a nap."
Like before, Ji Yi only gave a gentle nod and didn't speak.
He Jichen remained silent as Zhuang Yi pushed Ji Yi out.
After Zhuang Yi and Ji Yi left the office, He Jichen glanced at the high executives still present. He was just about to pull out a chair and take a seat when he realized something. He turned his head, looking for Chen Bai. "Give doctor Xia a call. Tell him to drop by the office."
Even though Ji Yi already had her leg checked out at the hospital, he was still worried...
"Got it. I'll call doctor Xia," replied Chen Bai as he pulled his phone out.
After Zhuang Yi wheeled Ji Yi into He Jichen's office, Ji Yi stared at the bright sun out the window without saying a word.
Zhuang Yi knew Ji Yi was upset and wanted to say a few words of comfort, but she wondered whether Ji Yi wanted to just be left alone at the moment, so she sat silently beside her.
Half an hour later, doctor Xia arrived at He Jichen's office.
He Jichen hadn't quite recovered from what happened at the office. Through it all, Chen Bai stood to one side as he watched doctor Xia examine Ji Yi's wound.
After confirming that everything was fine, Chen Bai saw doctor Xia out.
Only the two of them, Ji Yi and Zhuang Yi were left in the office again.
Ji Yi had been silent from even before doctor Xia arrived.
It was mid-afternoon, yet He Jichen's meeting still wasn't over.
Chen Bai stopped by the office once to relay a message for Zhuang Yi to take Ji Yi downstairs to the canteen.
Zhuang Yi and Ji Yi went early, so there weren't many people there.
There was lots of space for Ji Yi to move around, so Zhuang Yi found a seat, allowed Ji Yi to settle in and went over to the window to get their food.
As lunchtime came, people trickled into the canteen one after the other.