In that very instant, it felt like the atmosphere had frozen.
Ji Yi didn't bother glancing over at Qian Ge, nor did she care about the erratic look on her face. Instead, she averted her eyes and walked off in her high heels; she wasn't going to stick around any longer.
Qian Ge tightly balled up her fists as her body started to tremble. She stared viciously at Ji Yi's back moving further and further away. She gritted her teeth in discontent; she wanted to retaliate somehow, but she couldn't get out a single word since the sound of Ji Yi's footsteps disappeared.
Qian Ge violently stomped her feet, shut her eyes, and took a few deep breaths. That's when she finally calmed down a littleand forced a smile. When she was sure she could maintain her elegant composure, she slowly opened her eyes.
She raised her hand and started to put her sunglasses back on, but then she caught a glimpse of a tall and familiar silhouette in her periphery. Her fingers quivered suddenly as she instinctively turned to look for an emergency exit.
The man standing at the door wore a slim suit with an unusually distinguished air about him.
The moment Qian Ge caught sight of his silhouette, the sunglasses in her hand suddenly fell to the ground.
She stared at the silhouette for ten whole seconds before she was certain she wasn't seeing things. It really was him... He Jichen. It was He Jichen, who she hadn't seen for a very, very long time.
Compared to three years ago when they last saw each other, he looked a lot more mature and lethal. Of course, that only made her even more interested in him.
After a while, Qian Ge couldn't contain the pounding in her heart or her impulses, so she slowly turned to He Jichen and walked over to him. Just as she was about to reach him, she finally spoke, "He..."
She was only able to call out his surname when he glared back at her with cold eyes and spoke with a voice that sounded far more distant and callous than before, "Was what you said true? Four years ago, was she really pregnant?"
She'd thought about him all these years, yet the first thing he said to her was about Ji Yi.
Qian Ge's heart felt twisted as she started at He Jichen unwaveringly, without a sound.
It was obvious He Jichen was in a bad mood. He waited for a while, but seeing as she didn't speak, he pulled out a cigarette and put it to his mouth. He lit the cigarettebut didn't inhale. A second later, he clasped it between his fingers.
After so many years had passed, he kept the same habits. Whenever he was upset, he lit a cigarette without smoking it and let it quietly burn out in his fingers.
Qian Ge stared at He Jichen's cigarette in disgust and slowly drifted off. After a while, she gently blinkedand looked at He Jichen's face. "Besides asking about her, don't you have anything else to say when you see me?"