"At the time, Chen Ge was so adamant on dropping out of his prestigious school that he went against his family's wishes and moved to Beijing. His family always hoped he'd take over He enterprises, but he insisted on becoming a director and started his own company. In the end, things got pretty messy with his family. Three years ago, when he came to Beijing, his family didn't give him a single
Ji Yi knew He Jichen wasn't in a good place with the He family because he left for Beijing, but she never imagined their relationship was this bad.
"Xiao Yi, eat some fruit," said Ji Yi's mum softly, waking her up. She had fallen asleep from staring at Fatty's message on her phone.
Ji Yi raised her head and gently replied to her mum. Then she put her head down and scanned over the wall of text on her phone again.
"This one's sweeter. Try this one."
Her mum spoke again. Ji Yi turned her head and looked over to find her mum feeding a piece of watermelon on a toothpick to her dad.
The picture of them together was affectionate and sweet, but it hurt her eyes, so she couldn't help but avert her gaze out the window.
Several units in the building opposite didn't have their curtains shut, so she could clearly see inside their homes with their bright lights on.
The family inside the window with red floral paper cuttings was watching the new year's show on TV too, and they had a child playing happily in the living room The picture of their family was about the same as her own just now.
What's He Jichen doing on such a day filled with family unity and happiness?
If things are really as Fatty described and He Jichen didn't return to Sucheng, then is he spending new year's eve all alone right now?
For some reason, Ji Yi's chest felt stifled. "Xiao Yi, why aren't you eating any fruit?" her mum asked again. She turned her head and replied with "I'll eat some later" then got up and headed back into her room.
After the door closed, Ji Yi found He Jichen's number and called him.
It rang a few times but no one answered.
Ji Yi ended the call then called Chen Bai.
Chen Bai picked up the call at lightning speed. When he heard her question, Chen Bai was completely confused. "Mr. He? I don't know where he is. I'm back home..."
After hanging up, Ji Yi called He Jichen again. Just like before, no one answered.
She paced twice around the room then darted over to the wardrobe. She picked out an outfit and quickly changed.