After hanging up, He Jichen threw his phone into his pocket and turned to look at Zhuang Yi.
Having met He Jichen's gaze, Zhuang Yi was stunned for a moment before she quickly realized what He Jichen wanted. She quickly and discreetly said, "I suddenly remembered I have something to do. Mr. He, if you aren't doing anything later, can I please trouble you to take Ji Yi back home?"
He Jichen didn't say anything but nodded his head slightly.
Seeing as He Jichen agreed, Zhuang Yi didn't even bother to ask Ji Yi for her thoughts and handed Ji Yi's arm over to He Jichen to support her.
After He Jichen reached his arm out, he held onto Ji Yi's arm while Zhuang Yi quickly released hers. She then took a step back and said, "Mr. He, Ji Yi, goodbye," then she quickly got into the car and left.
While Zhuang Yi drove the minivan out and disappeared out of sight, He Jichen supported Ji Yi and they headed back to his car.
When He Jichen started up the car, he turned to glance at Ji Yi in the front passenger seat.
Maybe it was because Ji Yi finally got Qian Ge back for that incident a month ago, but her mood was incredibly good. She didn't really want to go home, so she tilted her head and thought about it for a while. Just as the car was about to reach the exit of the parking lot, she asked, "He Jichen, do you have anything to do later?"
He Jichen stopped the car and first paid the parking fee. While he waited for the attendant to give him his change, he turned to glance at Ji Yi. He didn't say anything but gently shook his head.
Ji Yi was used to He Jichen not saying much. Seeing He Jichen shake his head, she suggested, "Then, can you drive me around Beijing and check out the night view?"
He Jichen blinked in silent agreement. He picked up his change and stepped on the gas again.
After the car drove onto the main road, Ji Yi realized that a raincloud had just passed over Beijing when she saw puddle after puddle up on the road ahead.
She rolled the windows down and welcomed the cool breeze after the rain as her mood became even more relaxed.
Ji Yi leaned against the window and stared at the night view in reverse, unable to restrain herself from thinking back to what happened at the BL Charity Gala.
As she remembered how people shouted at Qian Ge, she couldn't help but curl her lips upwards. Just as she had sent He Jichen a WeChat message whenever anything happened to her the past month, she turned to let it all out to He Jichen, who was concentrating on driving. "He Jichen, did you know we played Qian Ge tonight so bad!"
When he heard Ji Yi's voice, He Jichen shot her a glance. When he noted her smile, the corners of his lips pursed for a moment, but soon enough, his eyes were back on the road ahead.
On a normal day, whenever Ji Yi complained about anything, He Jichen never interrupted her, so she didn't sense anything was wrong and she continued happily. "She definitely feels like crap right now with so many people online angry at her..."
As she said this, Ji Yi pulled her phone out and opened Weibo. "...Zhuang Yi was right! Threads about her are really rising up on the trending topics board. Now the 'Nation's First Love is a scheming b*tch' topic is already on the list of the top-three most-searched threads!"
He Jichen discreetly tightened his fingers around the steering wheel.