The contents of this Weibo post was what she overheard Chen Bai mentioning to He Jichen in his office that afternoon.
Chen Bai said he was going to leak this to "I love eating mangoes." He said the post could trigger people online and cause a lot of commotion.
She never imagined Chen Bai would work so quickly. "I love eating mangoes"'s Weibo post was already out.
A few days ago, "I love eating mangoes" initially had several hundred followers but was now a verified user with several million followers all because of Ji Yi's incident. Two hours after that Weibo post was up, there were already over a million comments. It was just as Chen Bai said - most netizens latched onto the news about her "disappearance on set" and started speculating what she was doing during that time. They suspected her of going away to copy Qian Ge's performance again.
The netizens really did run with that idea and they went a little wild with it. There were infinite replies with a series of "hahaha," but Ji Yi couldn't laugh. Instead, her eyes ached like crazy and the urge to cry became stronger.
At this point, everything she heard was already online, but she still didn't dare believe that He Jichen actually had a hand in all of this - in her being ridiculed and made fun of like this, and even hated, targeted, and cussed like this.
"What's wrong?" He Jichen sat beside Ji Yi and grabbed her hand. He noticed her shivering gently. He furrowed his brows slightly and asked softly.
She was more than familiar with the crisp, pleasant sound of his voice. When he spoke, the uniquely clean scent from his body followed and wafted into her nostrils.
Clearly, his presence was just the same as before, but Ji Yi now thought that He Jichen, sitting next to her, was a complete stranger.
He Jichen caught the words on her bright phone screen and knew what Ji Yi was looking at.
Chen Bai leaked the news to "I love eating mangoes"... Is she in a bad mood because of that?
He Jichen's fingers trembled as he didn't dare to look at Ji Yi. The car was silent for a while before his lips moved a little. "Don't read the stuff online. It'll pass..."
Clearly, he was the only who put that stuff on Weibo, so how could he pretend like none of it had anything to do with him while shamelessly trying to comfort her?
Yeah, he's right. It'll pass. After all this commotion passes and the hatred gradually dies down online, what about us? Can we survive this?
Ji Yi really wanted to ask He Jichen: why did he do it? Didn't he say that without YC, she would still have him? Didn't he say, "I won't swarm to you when you're famous and I won't turn and leave you at your lowest point?" Didn't he say that if she was willing to trust him, come to YC...?
But when Ji Yi turned to look at He Jichen, she just couldn't ask the questions at the tip of her tongue.
Compared to the things she heard while eavesdropping or what she saw with her own eyes, she was even more afraid he would give her an answer she couldn't take.
She wasn't really a timid person, but she lost her confidence when forced to face He Jichen over this issue for some reason.
Soon enough, the manager stepped out of the restaurant carrying a take-out box.
Chen Bai got out of the car and picked it up.