Would she be mad at him if he told her she was the person he married? Would she be mad that he lied to her? And would she end their friendship over this? Would it sink their hard-earned relationship down to the freezing point once again?
Even if he didn't tell her the truth, he would still be a secretly-married man. He was afraid she'd never consider him as her future partner then.
He Jichen thought about the most difficult problem of his life for a long time but couldn't find a suitable answer.
The office was ridiculously silent.
Ji Yi waited for a long time but couldn't wait for He Jichen any longer. She couldn't help but glance over at him.
Since she realized she loved him, every time she saw him in the past two days, her heart had been so lovesick as if she'd eaten honey. However, at that very moment when she looked at him, her eyes stung bitterly.
He's married. How's he married? Who's he married to? Why not... Before she could finish that thought, it flashed across Ji Yi's mind and suddenly, she remembered two words that blew her mind away. Her heart was completely stunned.
Cola Girl... how could I forget about that person?
Back then at West Lake when we went on a stroll, I brought up Cola Girl and sadness instantly crept into He Jichen's eyes.
They'd known each other for so many years, but Ji Yi had never seen him reveal that kind of expression over a woman.
That night, he said something that she still remembered to this day: She's the only good thing in my life, yet she's also my worst memory.
So in this world, was Cola Girl the only person he was willing to get married to?
With that thought, Ji Yi couldn't help but take the initiative and break the silence in the room. "Is it her?"
Ji Yi instinctively wanted to say everything all in one breath, but after she said those three words, an intensely bitter pain boiled up in her chest. The pressure made it hard for her to breathe. She held her breath and stopped for a while. Then she spoke with a trembling voice: "Is it that woman you've liked for so many years...that woman called Cola Girl?"
It's her... but she's you...
The answer spiraled in He Jichen's heart but he didn't dare to say it.
He had lost her once and he knew far too well how grueling it was to be strangers with her. He was really afraid he would lose her again...
After Ji Yi asked the question, she regretted it because she was afraid she would hear the word "Yes" from He Jichen's mouth.
Though she brought it up, she didn't quite dare continue the conversation.
She clearly felt her emotions slowly crumbling; she could lose it at any time.
She started to change her train of thought. She thought back to how they spent that night together in Shanghai last year and He Jichen said he would take responsibility... So back then, He Jichen still hadn't gotten married, right? If he didn't then why would he say such things to her?
When Ji Yi spoke again, she still remained on the same topic. "You couldn't have gotten married that long ago, right? You got married after filming 'Three Thousand Lunatics' last year, right?"
Why am I still talking about the same topic? Ji Yi blamed herself inside. Then she said, "You're married, but why didn't you publicize it? Are you waiting to publicize it after the wedding ceremony?"