Nobody, including Ji Yi, was unconcerned about saving face. She really didn't want He Jichen to see her in this sticky situation, especially since he embarrassed her several times before.
But fate never seemed to meet her expectations. As it so happened, the more unwilling she was for something to happen, the more inevitable it became.
Ji Yi didn't dare look into He Jichen's eyes. Instead, she stared at Xu Yi, wanting him to explain. However, the words never left her lips as she thought again about the people in the room and how Qian Ge was able to ruin her efforts at the last momentshe must've come prepared. If she fought back now, it would only serve to embarrass her even more.
Having worked in the entertainment industry before she got into the accident three years ago, she understood far too well what "a little impatience spoils great plans" and "revenge is a dish best served cold" meant. Until she was absolutely certain she could succeed in defending herself, all she could do was try not to completely burn her bridges.
At that thought, Ji Yi quickly held her tongue and politely bowed to everyone in the room. She straightened up and walked elegantly out the door.
Ji Yi didn't realize that the moment she turned to leave, He Jichen got up from his seat as well.
Because he got up so suddenly, it caused everyone in the studio to shoot him some glances. Completely oblivious to this, he stared at her back as Ji Yi left. His lips turned into a tight frown while she casually pulled open the doors and left his field of view. That's when he suddenly kicked the chair behind him and hurriedly chased after her.
She would be lying if she said she wasn't angry, but Ji Yi wasn't going to lose it in front of Qian Ge, so she left the studio as fast as she could. In her high heels, she made her way towards the elevators, pretending she didn't seeQian Ge chatting happily with director Liang.
As she stood in front of the elevators, Ji Yi casually pressed the elevator button. When the doors opened, she leisurely stepped in and pressed the button to close the doors.
The elevator doors closed slowly. The second before it closed, a slender arm reached out all of a sudden and blocked the doors from closing.
The doors opened up again. Qian Ge, who was just talking with director Liang, came in with her assistant. She emanated a sense of superiority with her sunglasses.
Ji Yi's expression didn't change as she continued to pretend Qian Ge didn't exist.
Through the elevator mirrors, Ji Yi clearly saw that Qian Ge didn't reveal any emotions on her face either, as though they were complete strangers.
On the contrary, Qian Ge's little assistant glanced over at her every now and then.
Ji Yi nonchalantly moved to exit the elevator when they reached the first floor.
Just as she stepped out, Qian Ge's little assistant jogged past her and swiftly disappeared around a corner in the corridors in front of them. Thereafter, the sound of Qian Ge's voice from behind her echoed, "Ji Yi, what did I say last time? I said, you aren't the same person from four years ago. And... Nor am I the same person from four years ago."