And she might've cried while hanging up... So, I defeated one of He Jichen's admirers?
Having succeeded, Ji Yi was happy for three mere seconds when she realized what she just did to He Jichen.
I-I actually kissed He Jichen in a moment of desperation?
Not only did I kiss him, but I actually pried He Jichen's lips apart when Xia Yuan cried "Jichen"...?
Is my mouth poisoned? I told him I wanted to sleep with him and now I kissed him...
Ji Yi was confused as she balled her fingers up tightly, trying to think of an excuse. Then, after some time, Ji Yi explained in a serious voice, "That, errr... Just now, I saw that you didn't pick up her call, so I thought you didn't really want her hassling you. I could also tell she really likes you, so in a moment of desperation, I casually helped you out..."
There was just silence.
He Jichen can't be mad at me because I kissed him, right?
Ji Yi slowly peered through her squinted eyelids and secretly looked over at He Jichen.
It seemed like he sensed her looking as he glanced over and caught her gaze. Ji Yi averted her eyes out of guilt then heard He Jichen's clear voice say: "Thank you" with the same serious tone she just used.
Kissing was obviously quite the opposite of serious, so why were the two of them treating it like they just "picked up money and gave it back to the other person"?
Ji Yi was embarrassed but she plastered on an awkward smile. "That errrr... don't mention it! We're friends right..."
The two of us... He Jichen felt a little hurt. He paused for a moment then made his voice sound normal. "Mm, you really do sacrifice a lot for your friends."
Huh? He Jichen can't possibly think I'd do this for any one of my guy friends, right?
Ji Yi instinctively shook her head. "Nooo, I'd only do this kind of thing for you..."
What was "I'd only do this kind of thing for you"?! Why did it sound so much like a confession?
My mouth is truly poisonous tonight!
Deep down, Ji Yi was screaming "ah ah ah!" frantically before she hurriedly explained, "...What I meant was - you help me out so much, so I should help you too..."
"Sorry to bother you."
"It's not a bother, I actually li..."
Ji Yi only managed to say the first syllable for "like it" when she suddenly stopped.
So close... Just a little more and I would've said something I shouldn't have.
"Mm?" said He Jichen flatly as he only heard half the sentence.
Ji Yi raised her head and glanced at He Jichen.
His lips looked a lot redder than before due to their kiss, making him look unbelievably demonic.
The thought of them kissing suddenly flashed across Ji Yi's mind. The thought drifted around softly and it actually didn't annoy her - there was an indescribable sense of fondness... Ji Yi moved her lips with the slight desire to kiss him again.
For a second, Ji Yi was afraid she was really going to pounce onto He Jichen for a kiss, so she quickly averted her gaze. "...Say, I'm a little sleepy. I want to head back to my room to get some sleep now..."
With that, Ji Yi bent over and grabbed her phone and key card from the sofa. Then she ran out of He Jichen's room like her life depended on it.
As the hotel room door slammed shut heavily, He Jichen stood there on the spot staring as Ji Yi ran out. His lips couldn't help but curve up softly.