The image of when they fought once because of Qian Ge; the image of when he ran over to give her an umbrella in the heavy rain even when they were on bad terms...
During class, she got a stomach ache because she ate something cold. Before the teacher could say anything, he crouched down in front of her and piggybacked her to the nurse's office...
The more she thought about it, the more Ji Yi was moved. In the end, she felt so emotional that she couldn't hold it down anymore. She couldn't resist the urge and cried out, "He Jichen..."
Sitting beside her while also reminiscing, He Jichen heard her voice. He slowly his head around and looked at her. "What's wrong?"
The floor lamp in front of the tall window shone a pale yellow light, accentuating his perfect features.
Ji Yi wasn't sure if it was because she was drunk or if it was because of He Jichen, but she suddenly felt a little dizzy. "Did you know? If I had to use a phrase to describe you, do you know what I'd use?"
He Jichen didn't say anything and watched as Ji Yi's gaze suddenly turned serious and focused.
Ji Yi looked back at He Jichen, softly gulped, then continued to speak.
Every word spoken with her gentle voice sounded unusually sweet in the silent room. "You were the joy of my adolescence."
To her, he was just the joy of her adolescence... A sense of loneliness entered He Jichen's heart. Before the dreary feeling crept into his eyes, he turned his head and looked out the window.
You were the joy of my adolescence and the person I liked.
This was once the most beautiful confession she read on Weibo.
It was just a shame he didn't understand it...
Ji Yi silently stared at He Jichen.
It wasn't clear how long the silence lasted in the room. The alcohol had completely taken over Ji Yi, but before her mind became even hazier, He Jichen suddenly broke the silence in the room. "Xiao Yi, then if I had to describe you with one phrase, do you know what I would use?"
Ji Yi didn't say anything but stared unwaveringly at He Jichen's profile.
As he stared out the window, He Jichen's eyelids fluttered lightly then moved his lips. "My name has your surname in it."
My name has your surname in it... Such a beautiful line. It sounded so similar to what people said during proposals - "With my name, I'll give you your surname."
Why did I only find out about these words today? Why did I only just learn how he's been secretly protecting me before we even got close...?
Ji Yi's eyes started to ache and it felt like something was lodged in her throat. After a lot of effort, she was able to speak again. "He Jichen, no matter where you go, I hope you're happy."
He Jichen's fingers trembled gently for a moment and an indescribable pain churned in the depths of his heart.
It was time to say goodbye...
Like before, he stared out the window and said with a soft voice, "You too. No matter what happens in the future, I hope you get what you want and let go of what you can't have."
Tears started to well up in Ji Yi's eyes. She naturally shut her eyes and downed the full bottle of beer in her hand.
When she put the bottle down, she spoke again. "He Jichen."
When he heard her voice, He Jichen tore his gaze from the window, turned his head and looked at Ji Yi.