He Jichen... H-he actually signed it. This meansthat before Chen Bai asked to speak to me about this, he already agreed for me to sign with another company?
Didn't we have an agreement? He wanted me to trust him and to fight side by side with me. He stayed with me every step of the way from my lowest point in showbiz as I walked towards infinitely bright heights. He said he wanted to help me get back what I lost, little by little.
He often told her two things. One was: "Without YC, you'll still have me," and the other was "...I won't swarm to you when you're famous and I won't turn and leave you at your lowest point."
But how could he sign me over to another company?
Did I misread something?
Ji Yi thought about it and reached her fingers out to touch the three words "He Jichen" on the document.
The ink was dry. Her fingers traced over the cursive handwriting which looked unsmudged.
Ji Yi couldn't help but press her fingers over his name.
But no matter how she rubbed it, the handwriting remained. She tried rubbing harder. Sitting in front of Ji Yi, Chen Bai was afraid she was going to tear the paper, so he couldn't help but say, "Miss Ji."
Ji Yi stopped rubbing it for a moment as her finger stopped unflinchingly over the "J."
Could this be a misunderstanding?
During Chinese New Year, she misunderstood him over the incident about copying Qian Ge. Later, she learned it was a setup he created to help her get Qian Ge back.
So, could it be just like last time? Is there a deeper meaning behind him doing this?
Moreover, when she apologized to him in the car, after she went to see him that night at C City during the Television Awards, she told herself she would never doubt He Jichen again...
That's right. I can't assume he really wants me to leave YC because of a mere signature. Something must've happened. That must be it...
With that thought, Ji Yi hurriedly raised her head and looked over at Chen Bai. "What about He Jichen?"
If I see He Jichen and speak to him in person... Ji Yi didn't wait for Chen Baito reply and added, "Call him over here. I want to speak to him in person."
Chen Bai politely recited the script he prepared in advance. "Miss Ji, Mr. He's not in the office. He's in America on business..."
"The hell! Like I believe you!" Ji Yi shot a look at Chen Bai and stopped begging him to contact He Jichen. Instead, she pulled out her phone, found He Jichen's number, and called him.
After the call went through, it went straight to his auto-reply: "Sorry, the number you have dialed has been switched off."
Ji Yi furrowed her brows then called again. It was still switched off. After her third attempt, Chen Bai said while sitting in front of her, "Miss Ji, I didn't lie to you. Mr. He really is in America on business. He's on a plane right now. He'll probably turn on his phone at two in the afternoon."
"What's more, Miss Ji, did you not wonder why I am asking you to sign today and not Mr. He?"
Hearing Chen Bai's question in return, Ji Yi stopped calling.
As she slowly lowered her phone, Chen Bai continued to say, "Mr. He could've personally talked to you. The only reason why he isn't here is because he has made his mind up and doesn't want to say much more on the matter."