Chen Bai's heart suddenly contracted when he heard He Jichen. He turned his back to He Jichen abruptly with red eyes.
He's used to it... There are people who are used to taking afternoon naps every day, people who are used to eating an apple a day, people who are used to taking walks, people who are used to watching a movie at the theatre every weekend... This was the first time Chen Bai heard someone say they were used to keeping the world from knowing that he loved somebody.
That night, Ji Yi cried for a really, really long time - so long in fact that her eyes were dried up and her head was dizzy before she finally got up from the floor and made her way into the bathroom.
She was afraid Tang Huahua and Bo He would suddenly come back to the dorms and see her eyes all red and swollen. She took a shower then immediately climbed into bed, pulled the covers over herself and pretended to sleep.
Waking up the next day, Ji Yi's eyes were so swollen that there was no way she could let anyone see her, so she figured she might as well continue to act sick and skip class.
Ji Yi didn't have any jobs lined up, so she spent most of her time at school.
Thanks to Qian Ge, her popularity rose considerably. The script for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" wasn't bad, and on top of it all, she had great acting skills. A reporter snuck into B-film and took photos of her in the cafeteria, in the lecture rooms and shopping at the local supermarket. Every now and then, she found her own photos posted on Weibo. With her increased exposure, her private life became increasingly public. It was so bad that there even were fans who found her dorm room and class locations and went to her school to look for her to get photos and autographs.
Ever since she found out He Jichen was married, she stopped contacting him.
However, she found out a few things about him from Zhuang Yi. For some reason, he'd recently been frighteningly busy with business dinner after business dinner and meeting after meeting.
Though she didn't see him, Zhuang Yi sent her a photo of him once. In the few short days they hadn't seen each other, she could clearly see he was a lot skinnier.
At the time, she was in a lecture and immediately lost all concentration to listen in class. She grabbed her phone several times, wanting to send him a message and tell him to take good care of himself. However, as she typed, she thought back to his marriage certificate and He Yuguang too, and eventually deleted every single word.
She knew very well that she and He Jichen could never be together, but she couldn't control her own heart. She missed him, daydreamed about him, dreamed about him, and woke up in the middle of the night, calling his name. She spent afternoons reading her past messages with him and in the dead of the night, she secretly ran over to his apartment to see if his lights were on or off.
Ji Yi knew it wasn't good to go on like this.
But there was nothing she could do. The more she told herself that she couldn't continue to love him, the more she loved him. Day by day, her feelings grew deeper. Day after day, she missed him more and more...
In the end, despite knowing that He Jichen was busy and wouldn't have time to go to school, she still couldn't help but walk around the directing program building every day.
In just half a month, not only did He Jichen lose weight, but she did too.
Ji Yi really, really missed He Jichen to the point where she couldn't eat or sleep, but she didn't dare to look for him.
Maybe she missed He Jichen so much that her sincerity touched the heavens, creating a chance for her and He Jichen to accidentally bump into each other.