"From the moment He Jichen found out about the incident till the night it blew up, he had a whole week's time to think of a way to keep it down. But do you know? He didn't do anything..."
Qian Ge would admit she was cutthroat with everything she did in life; she didn't even show mercy to Ji Yi who she was closest to when they were young. She was like that with everyone besides He Jichen, who always treated her like she was unworthy, who she considered the worst man yet he was also the man who filled her heart with fantasies.
Though she was the one who single-handedly created all the scandals plaguing Ji Yi right now, she received some help from the media to blow the situation up to this level. While in touch with the media, she found out someone revealed the incident to He Jichen. At the time, she was worried whether she could pull this off without interference from He Jichen. Later, she realized He Jichen not only didn't stop her from carrying out her plot, but he even helped fan the flames.
It wasn't like she didn't know He Jichen treated Ji Yi well; she just thought it was a bit odd.
She asked people from everywhere to get the inside scoop. It wasn't until the day after new year's day that she found out from Director Lin, who she planted at YC and who was ultimately fired, that He Jichen madean agreement with the board of directors. If Ji Yi was unable to generate profit for YC within a year, he would leave YC with nothing.
At that moment, she finally realized He Jichen was only unconcerned because deep down, he actually hoped Ji Yi's scandal would blow up.
To Ji Yi, it was a disaster, but to He Jichen, it was a great way to get exposure for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang." As long as they got sales, He Jichen could stay at YC.
With that thought, Qian Ge's lips couldn't help but curve up. "...Did you think He Jichen was truly going to support you? I didn't know till now that to him, you're just a money-making tool. Look at you, all embarrassing as hell, plagued by scandals. What did He Jichen do? Nothing! He didn't even spend money to find ways to remove your scandal from Weibo's top searches. He didn't even do that..."
The expression on Ji Yi's face was as cold and composed as usual, like Qian Ge hadn't said anything at all.
"Do you know why?" Qian Ge didn't mind how Ji Yi pretended to have not heard what she said as she looked down and played with the diamonds stuck on her nails. "Because the more blown up your situation is, the more exposure 'The Tempestuous Grand Tang' gets. Did you see the spike in ratings for last night's 'The Tempestuous Grand Tang' because of the incident? To He Jichen, he made money. What do your reputation, your life, and death have anything to do with him?"
When Ji Yi heard this, she realized she had to be sick in the head to even listen to what Qian Ge had to say.
Without glancing at Qian Ge, she continued to walk up to the front desk of the beauty salon.
Qian Ge didn't stop Ji Yi, but after taking just two steps forward, she spoke again. "Ji Yi, do you think that my abilities alone could single-handedly blow this scandal up to this extent? You don't have to believe me, but what I said is the truth - He Jichen had a part in all of this!"
"To He Jichen, he wants this situation to be blown up even more than I do!"
"So in some areas, he and I are alike; we don't care if you live or die!"
Ji Yi's feet suddenly stopped.
Since Qian Ge started talking to her, Ji Yi hadn't glanced back at Qian Ge. She suddenly turned around and looked over at Qian Ge now.