Hearing Ji Yi apologize again, Ji Yi's mum was stunned for a moment before she opened her eyes and looked over at Ji Yi with a warm smile. "Why do you keep saying sorry?"
Ji Yi's mum probably wanted to ease the atmosphere, so she paused for a moment then said, "You couldn't have done something that would make me angry, right? Did you spill the honey in my freezer?"
Ji Yi knew she was just joking, but she didn't smile at all. Instead, her eyes puffed up and she had the urge to cry again.
She knew she was this upset because of He Jichen.
JiYi's mum could easily sense that something was wrong with Ji Yi, so she couldn't just lay in bed resting anymore. She immediately shot up from the bed and rushed over to Ji Yi.
Drawing closer, Ji Yi's mum realized that Ji Yi's eyes were a little red and swollen. It was obvious she'd been crying as worry suddenly crept into her eyes. "Xiao Yi, what's going on?"
Ji Yi didn't say anything.
Ji Yi's mum figured she must be sad over what happened online and said, "Xiao Yi, other people can say what they want; only you know what you've done. No matter what happens, you'll always have mum and dad."
As Ji Yi's eyes turned red, she reached her hand out and hugged her mum's waist then buried her face into her embrace. After a short while, Ji Yi said in a dull voice, "Ma, I'm not upset about what happened online. I suddenly felt sorry to you and dad for worrying about me all these years."
No matter if it was the car accident from four years ago or being in a coma for three long years, or all the nasty rumors about her... They were probably the only people in the world who watched her experience it all and worried most about her.
"What are you saying? As parents, it's normal to worry about their children, isn't it?" As Ji Yi's mum said this, her worried heart dropped into her chest again.
Ji Yi didn't say anything but she tightly hugged her mum's waist. After about ten seconds, she softly said, "Ma, if I can never film again and can't earn money, would you and dad support me?"
Ji Yi knew that the hypothetical question she just asked could possibly become true.
With her current ruined reputation, she was afraid she was probably going to be fired by YC.
"Silly child, asking such silly questions. If your dad and I don't support you, then who will?" Ji Yi's mum stroked Ji Yi's hair for a moment then said in a warm yet serious voice, "Xiao Yi, if you're unhappy filming, then don't do it anymore. Your dad and I just want you to be happy."
A single tear fell from the corner of Ji Yi's eye.
She stayed in her mum's embrace for a long time before she removed herself.
That was when Ji Yi's mum said, "Alright now... stop with these wild thoughts. Wait for mama to get changed. After, let's head back home and I'll make you some food."
Ji Yi replied with a silent smile and gentle nod of the head.
Soon enough, Ji Yi's mum got changed.
Ji Yi helped her mum carry her bag and held her mum's hand as they left the room together.
The room they booked was in the furthest corner of the salon. As they walked down the hallway and past the front desk, they happened to overhear a conversation coming from one of the rooms that left their door open.
"Did you know? The young woman in room 1002 is Ji Yi."
"She looks really pretty. She's prettier in real life than on television."