So embarrassing... Faced with the temptations for a man, did my IQ end up getting fed to the dogs?!
If Ji Yi almost cried from her stupidity earlier, then right now, Ji Yi really wanted to cry for real!
She clearly felt her face heating up. Even her ears and neck started to warm up.
The room fell silent.
Ji Yi could sense the atmosphere around them turning unbelievably awkward.
Her heart stopped beating as she stared at He Jichen in shock for a while then she cried, "You misunderstood. That's not what I meant - I was just... sleepy. I want to sleep... and... and the only reason why I thought about that night in Shanghai was because...because..."
Ji Yi's face quivered as she happened to glance over at the tree full of lipsticks in front of the tall windows. As though she'd seen some hope amidst her despair, she quickly blurted out: "... I saw those lipsticks and thought back to the night you gave me lipsticks for the first time..."
Thank god the dog spat out my dog-food IQ...
Finally, Ji Yi successfully smoothed things over and let out a sigh of relief. But then she noticed He Jichen was staring straight at her, standing completely still on the other side of the desk.
He had no emotion on his face, but there was a fire burning in the depths of his eyes which had a penetrative power that could see into the depths of her heart. It left nowhere for her to hide her strong feelings.
Ji Yi's fingers trembled and her whole body became even more flustered.
Scared of him seeing through her, she instinctively avoided He Jichen's gaze. Even though she tried hard to compose herself, her voice trembled as she said: "I'm really sleepy, so I'm heading back to my room to get some rest..."
After she said this, Ji Yi bolted up without waiting for He Jichen to react. She kicked the chair behind her and darted to the door.
She only managed to take two steps before He Jichen grabbed her wrist.
Ji Yi felt her whole body quiver like she'd just been electrocuted. She instinctively wanted to pull her fingers away but the man towering above her spoke in a flat voice. "Go to sleep after dinner."
It was like the person delivering the food had a secret arrangement with him as the doorbell rang just as He Jichen finished speaking. A voice from the other side of the door was heard: "Hello, your order has arrived."
He Jichen let go of Ji Yi's wrist. He walked over to the door and opened it.
The hotel attendant pushed a food cart in and asked He Jichen in a quiet voice if it was okay to put the food on the coffee table.
He Jichen nodded.
The attendant quickly brought the tray over and placed one item at a time onto the coffee table. Then he left the room saying: "Sir, Miss, please enjoy."
Because the attendant was there, the awkward atmosphere between the two of them almost disappeared completely.
When He Jichen called Ji Yi over to eat, Ji Yi obediently walked over to the sofa. With no intention of running away, she took the chopsticks He Jichen handed to her.
He Jichen wasn't hungry, so it was only Ji Yi eating. However, He Jichen was worried she'd be bored eating alone, so he sat with her.
When Ji Yi finished her portion of stir-fried beef with rice noodles, He Jichen's phone started to vibrate.
It sounded like an incoming call. He Jichen glanced at the phone screen but didn't pick it up - he just let the phone vibrate.
Seeing as nobody picked up, the caller gave up. After a few seconds, He Jichen's phone vibrated again.