In the end, He Jichen took Ji Yi to a new Thai restaurant near YR plaza and her parent's house.
The car stopped outside the restaurant doors. Chen Bai quickly got out of the car and walked around the front of the car. He didn't help He Jichen and Ji Yi open the door but walked over to the valet.
Through the darkly-tinted car windows, Ji Yi watched Chen Bai say a few words to the valet then handed him the car keys.
Ji Yi knew Chen Bai was asking the valet to help them park the car.
After the valet got ahold of the keys, Chen Bai turned around, walked over to the side fo the car, and pulled the passenger car door open.
When He Jichen and Ji Yi got out of the car one after the other, Chen Bai said, "Mr. He, Miss Ji, the table has already been booked. If there's nothing else, I'll be leaving first."
He Jichen didn't say anything but nodded slightly at Chen Bai.
When Chen Bai said "goodbye," Ji Yi smiled and said goodbye.
Without waiting for Chen Bai to leave, He Jichen and Ji Yi stepped into the restaurant.
The restaurant was really big and very elegantly furnished with a lot of space between the tables.
Maybe it was because the restaurant was recently opened that quite a few people were there to try the food. Despite the sea of people, everyone spoke quietly. Aside from the background violin music playing, there weren't any ear-piercing, annoying sounds.
He Jichen and Ji Yi's table happened to be next to a window.
After the two of them took their seats facing each other, a tall waiter arrived with menus.
Ji Yi placed her order and the waiter confirmed it with her as He Jichen flipped through his menu and added two more dishes.
After the waiter left, Ji Yi picked up the glass of water in front of her and drank over half the water before she glanced at He Jichen and said, "I heard from Zhuang Yi that you've been very busy lately?"
"Mhm," responded He Jichen. His slender fingertips wrapped around the teacup in front of him and slowly slid around the cup. Then he added, "There are a lot of things I've had to handle recently."
"Is there some kind of new drama to prepare for?" asked Ji Yi casually.
He Jichen wanted to instinctively reply "No," but the words stopped in his mouth.
He was busy handling situations regarding her, but he didn't want her to know about it.
He Jichen gently pursed his lips and put it in a different way: "That's a plan, but it's not set in stone."
Actually Ji Yi wasn't worried about how busy He Jichen ,was; she was worried about his condition, so she only replied with an "Mhm" when she heard his answer. "Work is important, but health is even more important. You look like you've recently lost a lot of weight."
Is she worrying about me? Something I used to never dare dream of is now actually coming true...
In the past, he would've been ridiculously happy, but now, he felt an indescribable sense of pain and discomfort.
As she was becoming the woman he wished for, he had to leave her...
With his eyes lowered, He Jichen felt something stuck in his throat and he stayed quiet for a while then he looked up at Ji Yi. She wasn't sure if it was because he spoke quietly, but his voice sounded quite gentle. "You too. You look like you've recently lost a lot of weight."
After he said that, He Jichen thought about how he rushed the shoot for "Jiuchong Palace" by quite a few weeks and asked, "Are there too many filming commitments?"