Ji Yi was more talkative than before. "Whatever's fine."
Their lunch had gone cold long ago and they naturally wouldn't eat it even if it was heated in the microwave since it had probably gone bad by now.
The canteen chef finished work long ago at six and it was now almost eight o'clock. Most of the restaurants were still open, however...
With that thought, He Jichen asked, "Let's eat out?"
Ji Yi lowered her head and glanced at her cast. She felt that it was too much trouble to eat out, so she hesitated for a moment then moved her lips. "Can we call for takeout?" she said quietly.
"Sure," replied He Jichen with no hesitation at all.
He pulled out his phone and opened a takeout app. He crouched down and he was now the same height as Ji Yi in her wheelchair. Then he brought the phone in front of Ji Yi. "What do you want to eat?"
Ji Yi scanned the phone roughly and chose a Cantonese restaurant with rather light meals.
He Jichen clicked it. He browsed through the menu while asking Ji Yi for her opinion.
After ordering some food, He Jichen put his phone back and remembered that Ji Yi hadn't drunk any water since earlier that afternoon. "How about I go pour you a glass of water?" asked He Jichen.
Ji Yi let out a gentle "Mhm."
The food arrived forty minutes later. Having rushed back from America overnight, He Jichen hadn't taken a shower yet. With mild OCD, he'd been feeling uncomfortable for a long time but he waited for Ji Yi to finish her water first. Seeing that she was feeling better, he took her glass and said quietly, "Play on your phone for a while or watch TV. I'm going to take a shower."
Ji Yi nodded silently.
When He Jichen finished taking a shower and came out of the lounge, his phone happened to ring. It was the delivery boy with the takeout.
He hinted at Ji Yi to wait in the office then he grabbed his wallet from the desk and walked out.
Shortly after, He Jichen brought a bag of takeout back with him.
He casually tidied up the files from the coffee table then randomly tossed them onto the sofa. He placed the takeout neatly on the table then walked over and positioned Ji Yi in front of the coffee table.
After finishing dinner, it was already ten o'clock.
Aside from some workers working overtime, the entire office block was empty.
He Jichen waited until after Ji Yi put her chopsticks down to hand her a glass of water. Then he said, "Get some rest first and I'll tidy up this stuff. I'll take you back home afterward."
Ji Yi, holding onto the glass of water, said "Alright" softly.
He Jichen got up, tidied up the takeout boxes and put them back into the takeout bag. Then he pulled out a few tissues and wiped down the coffee table. He straightened up and walked out of the office holding the bag.
Having just finished eating, Ji Yi felt a little full. After drinking about half a glass of water, she couldn't drink anymore.
She put the glass of water back down on the coffee table and out of habit, she reached her hand out to grab her phone by the sofa.
As she reached for her phone, she briefly lost focus. When she withdrew her arm, she accidentally knocked the files He Jichen had placed on the sofa to the ground.
The files happened to fall by Ji Yi's legs. She bent down without a second thought and reached out to pick up the files.
When she put the files back on the sofa, she incidentally glanced over the files. Then, as though all the pressure points in her body had been hit, she suddenly froze.
After about ten seconds, she held the file up...