Chen Bai secretly let out a sigh of relief.
Luckily, I have great improvisation skills!
"Oh, I see. That's a real shame. They're hard to buy; you have to line up ahead of time to get them. Today, I was lucky to only have to line up a little over an hour to buy them," said Ji Yi with earnest regret in her voice.
Since Ji Yi entered the office, He Jichen hadn't said a word. "Next time, just ask Chen Bai to do things like this," He Jichen suggested.
Chen Bai's eyes widened as he looked over at He Jichen.
I'm clearly a personal assistant, so why do I always have to do a runner's job?
He Jichen must've sensed Chen Bai's resistance as he glanced at him again with a neutral look on his face.
Chen Bai met He Jichen's gaze and the next second, he smiled brightly at Ji Yi. "Yeah! Miss Ji, in the future, you can just ask me to line up for things like this. Though I can't eat it, I can still line up! You don't know how good I am at lining up! I have so much patience!"
As Chen Bai said this, he secretly glanced over at He Jichen, who already turned his head and was looking at Ji Yi with a soft gaze. Chen Bai secretly let out a long sigh of relief.
Almost freaked me out! But you're the boss, so what you say goes!
He Jichen appeared to want to play lots of mind games with Chen Bai. After Ji Yi came closer, he put the documents and cushions aside. Then he told Ji Yi, "Sit first. I'm just finishing up."
Ji Yi smiled and let out an "Mhm" then put the buns on the coffee table. She sat down then replied, "I'm fine. Do what you have to."
"There's no rush," said He Jichen in a faint voice. He asked, "Would you like something to drink?"
"Whatever's fine." After Ji Yi said this, she remembered that she read on Weibo that men hated when women said that, so she added, "Black tea."
"Alright." After He Jichen replied to Ji Yi, he turned his head and looked over at Chen Bai. "Tell secretary Zhang to make some black tea."
"Yes, Mr. He."
Without waiting for Chen Bai to turn and leave the office, He Jichen then said, "Not too strong. It's already nighttime - overly strong tea will interfere with her sleep."
"Yes." After Chen Bai was certain He Jichen didn't have anything to add, he walked out of the office then relayed He Jichen's request to secretary Zhang.
Soon enough, Chen Bai came back and continue their discussion from before Ji Yistepped in.
Ji Yi sat quietly to the side, playing on her phone.
Meanwhile, secretary Zhang came in once to place the black tea down in front of Ji Yi.
Ji Yi was afraid of saying anything in case she would disturb He Jichen and Chen Bai's work, so all she did was smile back at secretary Zhang.
The two of them talked for who knew how long when He Jichen suddenly said, "Go into my office and get the file in the right-hand drawer of my desk."
Typing away at the computer in front of him, Chen Bai heard what He Jichen said and was going to quickly get up.
Ji Yi figured she had nothing to do, so she shot up before Chen Bai could. "Let me help you get it."
As she said this, Ji Yi quickly ran over to He Jichen's desk and pulled open the second drawer on the right, just as he instructed.
"Is it this contract?" A contract came into view. Ji Yi grabbed it and waved it around at He Jichen.