He Jichen smoked and smoked. Through the fog of smoke, he vaguely remembered Ji Yi calling out to him "He Jichen" from the parking lot at C City's Television Awards when he was about to get intohis car.
That night, he was in a hurry to get back to the hotel, get his suitcase and check out of his room. He was going to head back to Beijing to celebrate her birthday and apologize to her.
He never imagined that after she saw the Television Awards, she would actually rush all the way over from Beijing to C City.
Just to take Qian Ge down, he hyped up the scandal Qian Ge single-handedly created and incidentally got Ji Yi's mother injured.
On their way back to the hotel, he meant to apologize to her, but he never imagined she would be the first to apologize to him for misunderstanding him.
He really never imagined she would forgive him so easily... After all, her mum got hurt.
Amidst his joy, he was a little touched. He stared at her cute, nervous look while apologizing to him and had the urge to kiss her.
If the car hadn't arrived at the hotel and if Chen Bai hadn't interrupted him, he might've kissed her in the car...
Though they didn't do it, he wasn't stupid and could sense that when he was about to kiss her, she had no intention of fighting back.
And that night, she kissed him while he was in a video call with Xia Yuan.
Because she started treating him differently, he couldn't sleep from the excitement.
Back in Beijing, when she heard that his hand was injured, she made the excuse of taking a stroll just to run over to him and drop off some band-aids...
When her hair was tangled, she lifted her head and leaned in for a kiss...
And this afternoon, she brought buns to his office...
Never before had he imagined that she would give him all these different signs.
He was happy about these changes in her, but he didn't want to make it too obvious. He was afraid it would embarrass her or scare her, so he carefully protected their relationship and allowed it all to gradually develop...
But she found the marriage certificate...
Could it be that just as their relationship was improving beautifully, it was going to suddenly come to an end?
He Jichen's lips tightened.
After finishing a pot of instant noodles while waiting several hours for He Jichen to get off work, Chen Bai noticed that He Jichen's office was still quiet, so he grabbed the documents on the table and knocked on his door to get them signed.
He was met with a wall of silence.
Chen Bai furrowed his brows and knocked on the door again. He still didn't get any response, so he daringly pushed the door open a crack and poked his head inside.
Before he could see He Jichen in the office, Chen Bai was met by an intense smell of cigarettes, making him almost cough.
Did something awful happen? Why's he smoking again?
Chen Bai waved his hand around twice before stepping into the office.
"Mr. He, smoking so much is bad for your health." As Chen Bai said this, he walked over to the floor-to-ceiling window and opened a window.
The cold evening wind of early spring blew into the office.
Wearing a thin shirt, He Jichen only turned his gaze slowly over to Chen Bai when he felt a chill.
He didn't say a thing but quickly allowed his gaze to drift back out the window. He started to compose himself again.