He Jichen discreetly tightened his fingers around the steering wheel.
He didn't reply to Ji Yi. His gaze straight ahead became a little colder.
Ji Yi didn't really pay much attention to He Jichen. As she browsed through everyone's hateful comments about Qian Ge on Weibo, she had a sense of joy that she just couldn't hide. "With the image of a gentle, elegant, and well-mannered Qian Ge in everyone's hearts now destroyed, I'm afraid her whole team will probably have a terrible night's sleep tonight, huh?" she continued to say.
As Ji Yi's voice fell, she saw a public telephone booth by the road through the windshield. All of a sudden, her mind flashed back to when Qian Ge called her to show off and taunt her last month when she came home with a sprained ankle. "Stop the car!" she cried abruptly.
She said this so suddenly that He Jichen couldn't react in time to slow down the car.
Ji Yi reached her hand out and grabbed his arm as she cried with a lot more impatience than before. "He Jichen, stop the car, stop the car!"
He Jichen hit the emergency brakes.
Ji Yi's body jolted forward for a moment and after the car came to a halt, she immediately unbuckled her seatbelt and hurriedly got out of the car.
She was in such a hurry that she didn't have time to close the car door as she ran over to the phone booth. After just two steps, she realized that she didn't have any change on her and she headed back. "He Jichen, do you have any coins?"
Even though He Jichen didn't understand what Ji Yi wanted to do, he still gave Ji Yi some spare change lying around in the car.
Ji Yi took the coins without saying a word then ran over to the phone booth.
He Jichen sat in the car and stared out the window for a while and watched as Ji Yi made a call in the booth. Eventually, he switched the engine off, unbuckled his seatbelt and walked over to her.
Ji Yi pulled up Qian Ge's private phone number in her phone and used the phone to make the call.
It was just as Ji Yi predicted earlier in the car - Qian Ge's team really was a mess. The phone rang non-stop, so Ji Yi figured her phone line was probably tied up with calls from reporters. When Qian Ge finally picked up, she didn't even ask who was calling but immediately cried, "Sorry, I said I'm not taking any interviews!"
Ji Yi waited patiently for Qian Ge to finish speaking then she used the same tone Qian Ge used when she called her way back. Seeing as she hadn't hung up the phone yet, Ji Yi took the opportunity to say, "It's me."
Those two simple words instantly silenced Qian Ge on the other side of the phone.
Ji Yi knew Qian Ge recognized her voice. She also knew Qian Ge wouldn't hang up, so seeing that Qian Ge didn't say anything and she wasn't in a hurry, she calmly held the phone and waited.
After about two minutes, Qian Ge's voice came out with a more impatient and colder tone of voice than before. "Why are you calling?"
"Ah, no reason... I heard you're being dissed pretty badly online, so I thought I'd call to see if you were alright?" Ji Yi sluggishly leaned against the side of the phone booth and copied Qian Ge's tone of voice from back then. "I heard Shi Yang was also hit because he was dragged into this by you. His fans really don't like you right now," she continued to say with a slightly pitying tone.