Sitting in the living room, Ji Yi's mum heard rustling and looked up at Ji Yi. She realized Ji Yichanged out of her loungewear and she immediately asked curiously, "Xiao Yi, are you heading out?"
"Mhm," responded Ji Yi then she walked over to the entrance and opened the shoe cabinet.
Her mum got up and walked over to Ji Yi. "It's new year's eve. What are you going to do outside?"
"I have something to do. I'll be back later." Ji Yi changed into a good pair of shoes, walked over to her mum and waved. Without giving her mum a chance to ask more questions, she quickly bolted out the door and into the elevator.
The streets on new year's eve were particularly empty and the floor was covered with ashes from all the fireworks.
Under the arctic north wind, Ji Yi shivered for a while before she finally got into a taxi.
Ji Yi first went to He Jichen's house near B-Film.
Before she headed into the building, Ji Yi first looked up at the pitch-black windows of He Jichen's apartment.
Ji Yi knew full well that He Jichen probably wasn't at home, but she still asked the taxi driver to please wait for her. Then she headed into the building.
Ji Yi pressed the doorbell for a long time before she headed back into the taxi and asked the driver to take her to YC Corp.
Before the taxi came to a stop, Ji Yi looked through the car window and saw that there was a light on at the top floor of the building.
Ji Yi paid the taxi fare then walked up the stairs and ran into the company building.
Normally on holidays, the company had security personnel on guard, but it was completely empty on new year's eve. There wasn't a soul in sight.
The areas Ji Yi stepped on with her high heels had sensory lights, so one after the other, they started to light up.
After she took the elevator up to the highest floor, Ji Yi noticed with just one look that the tea room lights were on. There, with his back turned to her, stood He Jichen.
Ji Yi's footsteps instinctively stopped on the spot.
In the entire building, there wasn't any other person there besides the two of them.
The sound of water boiling in the tea room could be heard unusually clearly.
There was a spark between He Jichen's fingers, and every now and then, he raised it to his mouth.
Ji Yi knew he was smoking.
She knew the water was done since the boiling sounds stopped. He Jichen held the kettle up and poured the water out in front of him.
Ji Yi heard the splashing sounds of running water and came to her senses. She walked over to the tea room and cried, "He Jichen."
He Jichen thought he was just hearing things, so he didn't turn his head but loosened his grip around the kettle handle.
Ji Yi took steps towards him. "He Jichen."
As the sound of her voice fell again for the second time, she clearly saw He Jichen's back stiffen up. The sound of flowing water instantly stopped.
After about two seconds, He Jichen turned his head and met Ji Yi's gaze.
Ji Yi's footsteps stopped again.
He Jichen's lips gaped a little as though he had just seen something unbelievable. His half-smoked cigarette slipped from his lips and crashed to the ground.
The two of them looked at each other for some time before He Jichen came to his senses and hurriedly stomped on the burning cigarette by his feet. Then he put down the kettle on the marble table and asked, "Why are you here?"
Hearing He Jichen's voice, Ji Yi blinked quickly. She raised her feet again and walked into the tea room.
As she got closer, she clearly noticed the steam from the instant cup noodles in front of He Jichen.
So he was boiling water for instant noodles? This is his new year's dinner?
Ji Yi furrowed her brows.
"Xiao Yi?" He Jichen spoke again.