Chen Bai stared at the woman with her eyes lowered. No matter how hard he tried, there was no way he could keep going.
Could I listen to her suggestion? Worst comes to worst, I'll just get lectured by Mr. He...
Deep down, Chen Bai secretly struggled for a while before he finally came to terms with it. "You can."
Ji Yi still didn't look at him but softly said "Thanks" then closed the document. She hugged it to her chest and stood up. "If there's nothing else, I'll go back to the studio first. I still have to film in the afternoon."
"Alright, Miss Ji." Chen Bai got up and attempted to see Ji Yi out.
Ji Yi didn't wait for him to step forward. She suddenly picked up her bag and walked out of the conference room without saying goodbye.
When Chen Bai chased after her from the conference room, Ji Yi was already in the elevator. In utter confusion, Zhuang Yi cried out "Xiao Yi" as she slipped into the elevator.
The red numbers jumped to "1" as the elevator descended. Chen Bai withdrew his gaze and stared at the tightly shut doors in the manager's office for a while. Then he walked over.
Chen Bai stood in front of the doors to theCEO's office, raised his hand, and knocked three times. He waited for half a minute before He Jichen softly said, "Come in."
He opened the door and the office was unusually quiet. Chen Bai instinctively glanced over at the desk. He Jichen wasn't in his seat and his silhouette wasn't found in front of the tall windows.
Chen Bai shut the door and headed for the lounge.
The doors to the lounge were half open, so Chen Bai pushed the door open further. With just one glance, he saw He Jichen standing in front of the window.
After Chen Bai walked in, he cried, "Mr. He."
He Jichen didn't react.
Chen Bai continued by saying, "Miss Ji has already left."
He Jichen remained in the same position as before and didn't look back or say anything. However, Chen Bai clearly saw his back stiffen the very second he spoke.
Chen Bai knew He Jichen heard what he said. After a short pause, he continued to report what happened. "Miss Ji asked if she could take the document back and think about it. I..."
Chen Bai hesitated for a moment but eventually summoned the courage to speak the truth. "...agreed to let Miss Ji do so."
He Jichen stood motionless with his back to Chen Bai. All of a sudden, he turned around the moment Chen Bai finished speaking.
Chen Bai didn't wait for He Jichen to get angry as he swiftly added, "Miss Ji - she cried..."
Those four simple words instantly halted He Jichen.
Chen Bai didn't dare look at He Jichen but slowly lifted his eyes to see that his hands were balled into fists.
Fortunately, Chen Bai was quick-witted... Chen Bai carefully said, "I really followed your instructions and said what needed to be said, but Miss Ji was so stunned that she didn't sign it right there and then. I just couldn't bear to force her..."
He Jichen still didn't say anything.
Chen Bai's head bolted up. He glanced at He Jichen. The anger in his brows had disappeared.
Chen Bai knew He Jichen wasn't angry because he couldn't get Ji Yi to sign, so he hurriedly promised him: "Mr. He, don't worry. I'll contact Miss Ji and get her to sign it as soon as possible."
He Jichen waved his hand to signal for him to leave.
Chen Bai bowed his head at He Jichen. He turned around and headed out of the lounge.