This allowed him to believe his own lies one last time.
The "he" that he said for her to hear was He Yuguang.
The "he" that he said for himself to hear was He Jichen.
Ji Yi heard He Jichen say this and knew she guessed right. It really was He Yuguang who told him about her poor physical condition.
Ji Yi frowned as He Jichen let out an "Mhm" then lowered her head. She put the food in her chopsticks into her mouth and chewed. She didn't know what was going on, but deep down, something didn't feel right.
Ji Yi's brows couldn't help but slowly furrow as she slowly stopped chewing.
She bit her chopsticks and seriously thought about it for a while. She felt something was off with He Jichen, who was sitting in front of her. She instinctively raised her eyes and looked over at He Jichen.
His handsome complexion seemed dull. She stared deeply and peacefully into his eyes across the table.
He Jichen seemed no different from any other day, but Ji Yi realized that the sense of unease she felt inside was growing more intense.
Ji Yi pursed her lips slightly, put her chopsticks down and softly said, "He Jichen?"
As she said this, He Jichen fluttered his eyelashes and noticed the anxiety in her eyes.
Ji Yi knew it was a sign he was snapping out of his daze, so she added, "What's wrong? Are you in a bad mood?"
"No." He Jichen shook his head sluggishly as his gaze was still locked onto Ji Yi. He stared at her for a while. Then, just as Ji Yi was about to speak, He Jichen spoke slowly and softly in an elegant voice from across the table: "Xiao Yi, though you really like hot and spicy soup, you should try to cut down if you can."
Ji Yi looked back at He Jichen in astonishment and said, "Why did you suddenly bring that up?"
"No reason. We were just talking about how your health isn't great and I suddenly remembered you liked that soup." He Jichen said it so nonchalantly but he felt his heart was bleeding.
He was saying "goodbye" to her... He didn't plan on telling her all this, but he just couldn't help himself since they happened to bump into each other and talk about her health.
So He Jichen stared at me, deep in thought, just to say that?
Is he caring and worrying about me?
She felt an inconceivable sense of sweetness inside and let out a tender "Oh" as her lips couldn't help but smile.
"Also, don't always stay up late. It's not good for you."
Her mother often nagged her like that too. She thought it was annoying, but it was different now coming from He Jichen's mouth. Ji Yi happily allowed her grip to soften around her chopsticks.
"Eat less things like ice cream. A woman should learn how to cherish and take care of herself."
"Remember to eat more fruit, and eat it even if you don't like it. Those VC vitamins don't have as much nutrients as fruit."
"You have a gym card, so remember to go more often. It can't be bad for you."
"Three meals a day. You have to eat your meals on time and don't wait till you're hungry before you go find something to eat..."
Ji Yi listened to every piece of He Jichen's instructions with joy filling up her chest. She gradually felt indescribably moved.
She stared at He Jichen under the soft restaurant candlelights; his complexion looked radiant. Without realizing it, she suddenly interrupted him: "He Jichen, do you know who I have a crush on?"