Her face looked rather pale and the rims of her eyes were red, revealing that she'd been crying.
She was crying and drinking... He Jichen's brows furrowed tightly as his voice sounded a lot quieter and slower: "Are you upset? Did something happen?"
When she heard this, Ji Yi snapped out of her trance.
She stared at him but didn't say a word and remembered how he once spoke to her with the same soft and patient tone of voice. Not long after she joined YC, he got into an argument with director Lin and the other people at the company over her fall during the variety show recording. She was in a terrible mood and hadn't eaten anything, so he ordered food for her...
She was afraid that if she ever got sad again, there wouldn't be someone like him who could defend her and cheer her up like that ever again...
With that thought, Ji Yi felt her eyes aching.
She didn't want to cry in front of him, so in a split-second, she raised her lips. Without directly replying, she asked her own question: "Why did you come over?"
"I had business to deal with, so I came over to the studio," replied He Jichen vaguely. He didn't let her know that the only reason he went to Hengdian was because Zhuang Yi called him and told him what happened during Ji Yi's shoot in the afternoon. She even told him that for some reason, she was distracted today and hadn't come out from her room after asking the director for the day off. He was worried, so he asked Chen Bai to book him a plane ticket and he flew over.
After Ji Yi replied, He Jichen quickly changed the subject. "What about you? What the hell happened?"
"I'm fine. I'm just not in a great mood." She realized He Jichen was still standing outside the door and quickly moved aside. "Come in and sit."
He Jichen didn't say anything but stared at her as though he didn't believe her.
Ji Yi thought about it for a moment then explained with certainty, "I feel sad every week for a few days for some reason."
He Jichen seemed to believe her and relaxed his tightened brows. He then walked into the room.
With the door shut, Ji Yi signaled for He Jichen to sit anywhere. Then she sat back on the floor in front of the tall windows where she was daydreaming earlier.
There were several empty bottles of beer scattered everywhere and there were still some unopened beers in the bag on her right...
He Jichen couldn't help but furrow his brows again as he watched. "Why did you drink so many?"
"I haven't drank this much in so long..." Ji Yi handed He Jichen the beer she just opened. "...Do you want some?"
He Jichen hesitated for a while but took it.
Ji Yi grabbed another bottle of beer, raised it to He Jichen, then put it to the side of her lips and started to gulp.
He Jichen wanted to stop Ji Yi, so he moved his lips but didn't say anything. All he did was stare at her unwaveringly as she drank.
After drinking half the bottle of beer, Ji Yi raised her hand and wiped her mouth. Then she noticed He Jichen hadn't drunk from the bottle in his hands and couldn't help but ask, "Why aren't you drinking?"
He Jichen put the beer bottle to his lips and took just a sip.
Just as he stopped, Ji Yi raised her bottle at him again.All He Jichen could do was raise his bottle and drink with her.
Ji Yi lowered the bottle from her lips and glared at He Jichen. After he stopped gulping his beer, Ji Yi couldn't help but ask, "I heard you... are going to leave Beijing?"
He Jichen remained silent for a while then gently nodded and replied, "Mhm."