He Jichen was stunned by Ji Yi's sudden question. Two seconds later, he silently stared at her, unable to look away. Then he let out an "Mhm?"
Ji Yi said what she did without thinking straight.
After she blurted out those words, she realized what she actually said.
Thankfully she didn't completely lose it by actually telling him who she had a crush on.
Ji Yi was secretly glad inside as she thought about how to reply to He Jichen.
After she heard his "Mhm?", Ji Yi instinctively wanted to say that the person she had a crush on was the Li Xiaobai from her game.
But as the words reached her lips, she suddenly glanced over at the restaurant's clock not too far from where she was. The date displayed was April first. Then she instinctively swallowed her words back down.
Today was April fool's day. In senior high school, no matter if it was a prank or the truth, many people chose April fool's day to confess.
He was married now and she was once married to He Yuguang. They had no hope of being together.
But he was the first person she completely loved deeply... Could she use the old way to tell him the truth like it was a prank?
The thought just crossed Ji Yi's mind as she looked into He Jichen's eyes then said, "If you don't know, please go back and think about the first three words I said earlier."
The first three words she said earlier were: He Jichen.
He Jichen's fingers around the teacup softly trembled for a moment then he quickly put the cup to his mouth and used the tea to hide the panic and shock in his heart.
Their table was silent.
About half a minute passed when Ji Yi smirked and explained, "Today is April first..."
When he heard the date, He Jichen instantly came to a sudden realization.
Today was April fool's day and she was pranking him...
Disappointment and regret quickly overcame his racing heart.
He Jichen took big gulps before he elegantly and slowly put the teacup down on the table gently. Then he stared at Ji Yi and asked, "Do you know what's a coincidence?"
He Jichen didn't wait for Ji Yi to reply but stared transfixed at her and continued to say, "It's how I never thought I would fall in love with you, but I did."
His voice sounded so good. There was a serious tone in his voice that made Ji Yi's heart suddenly stop.
She looked back at him as though she was frozen, sluggish to react in any way.
After he finished, he also stared silently back at her.
She wasn't sure if it was just an illusion, but Ji Yi felt like He Jichen's gaze was really piercing. It seemed like he could read her mind at that very moment.
She suddenly felt a little flustered and was about to avert her gaze from him when a smile spread across the serious look on his face. "Ji Yi, happy April fool's day."
So, he's copying me and took the same out... Ah right, he's married -why would he confess his love to me?
Ji Yi was clearly disappointed, but she tried her hardest to smile. To make herself look flawless, she picked up the teacup and reached over to He Jichen. Using tea as wine for a toast, she replied, "He Jichen, happy April fool's day!"