The picture on her phone screen cut to a celebrity participating in an interview on the scene.
But He Jichen's words "I'm going to celebrate a friend's birthday" continued to echo in her ears.
Today's my birthday... Is he rushing back to Beijing after the Television Awards?
With that thought, Ji Yi's blood started to pump again.
Then the taxi stopped.
Because there were so many people at the Television Awards, the surrounding roads were blocked off. Cars without permits couldn't enter, so the taxi had to stop at the blocked road.
He Jichen hadn't left after his interview ended, so he was probably heading to the parking lot.
Ji Yi gave up on calling He Jichen. She paid the taxi fare and ran over to the venue like she was running a marathon.
The parking lot was open-air and there were no lights. They could only vaguely see their path with the streetlights all around them, but as they got deeper into the lot, it got darker.
He Jichen and Chen Bai left rather late, so most of the cars already left the car park a long time ago.
He Jichen's car was parked in the center of the parking lot; all the cars parked around it were gone.
Because the lot was a little dim, He Jichen and Chen Bai didn't notice there was someone standing by the car when they walked over.
They walked right up to the car then Chen Bai pulled out the keys and pressed the button to unlock it. The car lights illuminated the space all around them and they finally noticed the person crouched by the passenger car door.
He Jichen and Chen Bai paused at the same time.
The car lights turned on, shocking the person crouched on the ground. She slowly looked up and saw He Jichen and Chen Bai.
Not far away, another car happened to start up. The flash of light let He Jichen and Chen Bai see the face of the person crouched down.
Standing next to He Jichen, Chen Bai clearly felt the atmosphere around him turn cold. His instinct was to turn his head and glance at He Jichen whose handsome cold eyes were like frozen ice in the depths of winter.
Qian Ge lifted her head and stared at He Jichen's half-shrouded face in the shadows for a while. Then she slowly got up and walked over to He Jichen.
It was only when she drew closer that Chen Bai saw how rough she looked.
Her long, elegant silk dress had a long tear in it and the beautiful hairdo she had earlier had long lost its shape. She had messy, nest-like hair and it looked like she was crying because her intricately applied make-up was ruined.
If Chen Bai hadn't seen it with his own eyes, it would've been really hard for him to imagine that the woman before him was the same elegant Qian Ge who remained composed under any circumstances.
Qian Ge was about a meter away from He Jichen when he stopped. She knew he wouldn't speak up first, so she cried, "You set this all up, didn't you?"
She knew that was talking nonsense, but she still asked.
He looked at her coldly without any intention of speaking.
She had slipped under her manager's watch, ran to the parking lot, and crouched next to his car for almost an hour to ask not this question, but another one.
Seeing that He Jichen didn't respond, Qian Ge spoke again, "Li Yaoyao betrayed me because of you, right?"
Yes, that was the main point of waiting for him. She wanted to know why Li Yaoyao, who had always been so close to her, would betray her...