He did blow up her scandal, but his real motive wasn't to raise the ratings for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" like she overheard in his office or because he cared about his shares at YC. His motive was to fulfill her deep desire for revenge on Qian Ge.
So that night when he took her home after her mum got injured, he stood at the door staring at her, not knowing what to say for a long time because he was actually thinking how to explain himself?
It was still very chaotic at the Awards, but staff were now coming out to stabilize the situation.
Li Yaoyao must've been hurt by Qian Ge's kick because someone had to help her up. Qian Ge's manager rushed over, hurriedly wrestled her away from the security guard's hold on her and escorted her out of the Television Awards.
The exit was filled with media outlets as they had all just seen everything unfold. The moment Qian Ge reached the door, she was instantly surrounded by an infinite amount of flashing lights and microphones.
The celebrities and guests below the stage were whispering about what happened. Some even took photos of Qian Ge and Li Yaoyao.
The commotion grew as people on the street passing by the mall stopped walking and started to talk about what happened.
But Ji Yi's world was in complete silence. She couldn't hear a thing nor could she see a thing besides He Jichen on the big screen.
Anyone would gasp at such a big spectacle, but He Jichen just turned a blind eye to the growing commotion around him.
People sitting beside him knew he was the CEO of YC, so they enthusiastically drew closer to him to engage him in conversation.
He maintained his sluggish posture and slowly raised his eyes at the people talking to him and politely nodded. Without any intention of speaking, he averted his gaze.
His neutral gaze happened to be caught by the cameraman and his gaze met Ji Yi's gaze at the big screen.
Ji Yi's heart suddenly trembled and her fingers covering her mouth quivered slightly.
She could feel the raging waves instantly wash over her body.
It was this man, who looked calm as calm could be, composed as composed could be, unconcerned as unconcerned could be, who saved her from hell and returned her to the mortal world...
The scene at the Television Awards quickly returned to normal.
Both presenters composed themselves and acted as though the episode just now hadn't happened at all. They enigmatically started to unveil the award for the best actor.
Ji Yi stared at the big screen, thinking about the dream she had a few days ago. In the dream, she heard He Jichen say, "You have to remember what I promised you."
You have to remember what I promised you.
Without YC, you'll still have me.
I won't swarm to you when you're famous, and I won't turn and leave you at your lowest point.
Will you trust me? Do you trust that I can fight, side-by-side, with you?
He asked if I'm willing to trust him to take each step with me from my lowest point in the entertainment industry towards infinite, brighter heights?
"Will you trust that I can help you get back what was taken from you, bit by bit? So, will you trust me?"