She didn't say anything, but Chen Bai knew that deep down, Ji Yi was confused. He pursed his lips for a moment and after two seconds, he said, "Miss Ji, now do you understand why I stopped you earlier?"
Ji Yi moved her lipssoftly as she stared at Chen Bai, but no sound escaped.
"Mr. He only did this to avoid everyone, so even if I didn't stop you, you wouldn't be able to find Mr. He."
As Chen Bai spoke again, Ji Yi's eyelashes fluttered and tears came pouring out again.
She instinctively lowered her head to hide her crying face. She waited for the unbearable feeling in her throat to subside then softly asked, "How could you not know where he is? Aren't you always the one who arranges his schedule? How could you not know?"
"You know, but he doesn't want to tell me, right?" As Ji Yi said this, she suddenly lifted her head and grabbed Chen Bai's arm with hope in her voice. "Tell me, please? Chen Bai, tell me. Please? There are so many people online cursing at him. He must feel terrible. I've been through it, so I know how it feels to be targeted like that by everyone. Tell me. Tell me where he is. I just want to be with him and stay with him..."
How could he get involved with such a thing? He's so rich and has so many connections. Why didn't he prevent this from coming out? How did it get to the point where it got out to the public?
With that thought, Ji Yi realized something wasn't right. She suddenly stopped mumbling and after a short while, she creased her brows and asked, "Why didn't you contain the situation? Why did you let it blow up? You could've thought of a plan to negotiate with the owner of the video and prevent it from getting leaked online. Don't tell me you guys never thought of that? Why did it have to end up like this?"
The more she asked, the more Ji Yi felt like something fishy was going on.
She looked at Chen Bai, who didn't look like he was going to reply at all. Ji Yi couldn't help but tighten her grip on his wrist. "Chen Bai, say something! Tell me why!"
Chen Bai kept his head down and avoided Ji Yi's eyes.
Ji Yi grabbed Chen Bai's arm and forcefully swung him around while yelling in an impatient, sobbing voice: "Chen Bai, read the situation. Do you still plan on not telling me anything?"
As Ji Yi asked, her hand swung faster.
Chen Bai's body rocked back and forth from Ji Yi's swinging until finally, when Ji Yi was so impatient that she was going to go nuts, Chen Bai finally said, "Because of you."
These three words turned the rims of Chen Bai's eyes red. He put his head down, avoiding Ji Yi's gaze. He didn't bother with Ji Yi, who gradually came to a stop and blanked out for a moment. Then he continued to explain, "Mr. He left because of you."
Chen Bai could clearly feel Ji Yi gradually loosening her grip on his sleeve until eventually, he was freed from her grasp. He heard the whisper of Ji Yi's hesitant voice saying: "What did you say?"
Chen Bai knew Ji Yi wouldn't dare believe him or accept what he said. Chen Bai continued to look away from her and kept his head low. He then gulped and told Ji Yi, "It was Qian Ge. She went to see Mr. He with the video."