He Jichen spoke with disdain, but for some reason, Ji Yi felt it was a likable sense of disdain. Her smile became radiant and captivating and her voice sounded relaxed as she said: "You have to admit, He Jichen, your comeback just now was amazing!"
Maybe it was because her dejected feelings leftover from new year's day were suddenly swept away in one fell swoop that Ji Yi had a lot to say. Since she was excited, her hands waved around energetically. "You don't even know! I've known her for so many years, but I've never seen her so disheveled. She actually cried! The last time I saw her cry, it was when she begged me to ask you to meet up with her at the grove behind the school. After you tossed her aside, I went to see her and she cried and was hurt so badly..."
As she said this, Ji Yi suddenly remembered something and looked over at He Jichen. Then she asked the question she had from long ago. "That's right, He Jichen, what did you tell Qian Ge the night she confessed that she ended up so upset?"
Actually, he assumed the person he was going to meet that night was Ji Yi. That was why he agreed to go to the grove.
In the end, when he saw Qian Ge, he didn't even wait for her to speak as his whole face changed. "Where's Xiao Yi?"
Qian Ge's face flushed as she lowered her head shyly. She stuttered for a long while before she raised her head and said, "I asked Xiao Yi to help me meet up with you..."
Before she could finish, he understood what she meant and turned to leave without saying a word. She grabbed his shirt, which caused him to become angry. With a flick of his hand, he pushed her arm off and threw her to the ground. Then he left with the words: "The person I wanted to see was her! Tell Xiao Yi to never do this kind of thing ever again. Disgusting!"
The person I wanted to see was her... It was just a shame he didn't dare say that for Ji Yi to hear, nor did he dare express his feelings to her.
He was afraid to scare her, afraid she wouldn't believe him, afraid she would reject him, afraid she wouldn't even want to be friends with him...
A gloomy look flashed across He Jichen's eyes and a look of disgust crept on his face. With an obvious sense of dislike, he said, "Could you please not mock me again with that incident?"
Mock... I brought up the time Qian Ge confessed to him, yet he's having this kind of reaction...
Ji Yi wasn't sure what was wrong with her, but her mood improved slightly. "Alright, I won't mention it anymore, but I still have to thank you for standing by me tonight in front of Qian Ge."
He Jichen didn't say anything.
The car fell silent again.
About half a minute later, Ji Yi thought He Jichen wasn't going to say anything, but then he suddenly said with an honest heart, "Not only will I stand by you in front of Qian Ge - I'll stand by you in front of everyone else too."
He Jichen's voice wasn't loud, but it was loud enough for Ji Yi to hear him clearly. Her heart shook violently for a moment as an indescribable feeling suddenly came over her chest.
What she saw tonight on the big screen al the mall felt like it was on replay. The images sped past her eyes and she suddenly had loads of things she wanted to say to He Jichen, but her mouth gaped; she was clueless as to where to even start. In the end, she remembered something as she tore off the watch on her wrist. She listened to it for a while then put it up to He Jichen's ear and pressed play.