After the message was successfully sent, He Jichen entered the game.
This time, he chose to be an archer, but he didn't take the bottom lane and headed for the middle lane.
The teammates fighting in the middle lane told him endlessly to retreat, but He Jichen went ahead anyway like he hadn't seen their messages. After respawning from dying by the tower, he continued to use the same lane and was killed again by the tower. He respawned again...
After three consecutive times, "Young Windchaser" sent a few question marks in the game.
He Jichen pretended not to see his messages. He walked ahead and got killed by the tower again.
His teammates had seen enough and started to yell at He Jichen. As though he wasn't being shouted at, He Jichen leaned back leisurely on the sofa and continued to walk forward while he was killed by the tower and waited to be respawned.
Because He Jichen fed his opponents like crazy, the middle lane wave got exp every now and then. This caused the middle lane mage to not level up fully, so this was another lost game.
After coming out of the game, he opened the game assistant and saw that "Young Windchaser" had already sent two messages.
"If you didn't play, then who did?"
"What the hell? Why are you always giving the tower away?"
He Jichen didn't hesitate for a moment. He tapped the screen a few times and said: "Her husband."
"Her husband?" "Young Windchaser" quickly got to the main point: "Then who are you?"
He Jichen: "I'm her daughter. I'm two and a half."
To make his lie more realistic, after He Jichen sent his message, he sent another: "What does 'give the tower away' mean?"
After reading that line, Ji Yi couldn't help but burst out laughing: "Pft!"
He wanted to hit on a girl, but he ended up losing six stars. Alright, so in the end, the girl he tried to hit on had a husband and also had a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter!
Ji Yi could almost imagine "Young Windchaser" vomiting blood from anger!
He Jichen didn't wait for "Young Windchaser" to reply and dragged him onto the blocked users list. Then he handed Ji Yi her phone back. "Not angry anymore, right?"
Ji Yi shook her head and couldn't help but laugh out loud, thinking about what just happened.
With a calm face, He Jichen revealed what looked like a loving expression when he heard Ji Yi's laugh. He raised his wrist to check the time and realized it was half-past eleven. "Aren't there going to be fireworks? If we don't leave now, we won't make it."
There were few cars on the road in Beijing during new year's. The streets in the dead of the night seemed even more empty.
At ten to eleven, Ji Yi and He Jichen reached Houhai.
There were young guys and girls everywhere. Ji Yi weaved through the group of people for some time before she finally found a spot.
Not long after she and He Jichen found a spot, the bell tower rang and everyone around them started chanting an ear-splitting countdown in unison, "Ten, nine, eight, seven..."
Neither He Jichen and Ji Yi made a sound, but they were secretly counting on the inside.
The moment "One" was said, He Jichen and Ji Yi spoke at the same time as though they had planned it in advance.
"Ji Yi, happy new year."
"He Jichen, happy new year."
As their voices fell, an infinite array of sparkling fireworks exploded, sending vibrant multicolored lights into the night sky.
At that moment, Ji Yi stared at the sky of fireworks with a sweet smile.
After He Jichen took her home at two in the morning, she laid in bed while hugging her covers to sleep with a big smile. Ji Yi clearly had a happy new year's eve, but when she woke up, her entire world had changed.