This atmosphere... why does it seem even more off?
Mr. He didn't appear like he wanted to send Ji Yi away, nor did it seem like he wanted to fire Chen Bai. It seemed more like he was getting his affairs in order in preparation for his death... But He Jichen had a physical a few days ago. He got the report back from Dr. Xia and there were no problems at all...
Chen Bai's heart suddenly started to worry. "Mr. He, did something big happen?"
He Jichen didn't say anything. He turned his head and looked out the window.
"Mr. He, something happened to you, right? You're afraid Miss Ji will be dragged down by your issues, so you're in such a rush to start shooting 'Jiuchong Palace,' buy stocks for Qian Ge's studio, and send Miss Ji away? You're so worried about Miss Ji at Huan Ying that you even want me to follow her just to take care of her on your behalf?"
Chen Bai had worked for He Jichen for quite some time. Even if He Jichen didn't say a thing, Chen Bai got the picture right away and was able to understand what was happening.
"Mr. He, what about you then? You've only thought about MissJi, but what about yourself?"
Completely still, He Jichen gazed out the window as though he hadn't heard what Chen Bai said. There was a shroud of gloom over the dull expression on his face.
"Mr. He, it's been over a year since I found out about Miss Ji. In this time, you've always been considerate of Miss Ji in everything you do. Even now, when you can't manage things yourself, you make sure that Miss Ji is cared for. I can't do that! In the past two days, many companies have approached me with an offer to be vice president, but I didn't go. Now that something's happened to you, how can I just go and leave? Sorry, Mr. He, there's no way I can agree to this!"
"This is why I can leave Ji Yi in your care! Chen Bai, you know just how important she is to me. If you really see me as a brother and really want me to be well, do as I say. I'm not commanding you or ordering you around. I am begging you as a brother!" He Jichen paused for a moment then added, "Chen Bai, please."
A bitter pain rose in Chen Bai's eyes as he knew deep down that he couldn't say no to He Jichen.
Not only was he the boss, but he was also someone who helped him greatly.
He Jichen may look distant, cold, and arrogant, but Chen Bai knew more than anyone that he had a good heart.
Chen Bai didn't come from a good background and he needed the country's support to be able to go to university. His mother got sick and her exorbitant medical bills left him desperate. It was He Jichen who helped him.
Till this day, he remembered the line He Jichen said to him: "Want to come with me to try our luck in Beijing?"
Chen Bai knew that although He Jichen let him follow him to Beijing, he was really going just to take care of her. After Chen Bai agreed that very night, He Jichen gave him three hundred thousand in cash.
But even though he knew he would agree to He Jichen, when it came to saying "I'll do it," no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't say it. After struggling for a long time, he eventually changed the subject, "Mr. He, what about you? What will you do in the future?"
"What can I do?" He Jichen stared out at the sun as a faint sense of sadness showed on his face. His tone of voice sounded unusually lighthearted as he said, "Continue to keep the world from knowing that I love her..."
With just one line, Chen Bai's throat ached so much that he couldn't utter a sound.
The car was silent for a while before He Jichen's gentle and sluggish voice was heard again. "Besides, I'm used to it."