"...I won't swarm to you when you're famous, and I won't turn and leave you at your lowest point."
"He didn't lie to me. He really didn't lie to me. He did as he promised..."
The thin paper slipped from Ji Yi's fingers and drifted to the floor. She stared straight ahead with tears stored in her eyes. Her lips were still moving non-stop then in the haze of it all, she heard him speak.
"Do you trust that I can fight, side-by-side, with you?"
He asked if I'm willing to trust him to take each step with me from the lowest point of the entertainment industry towards infinite, brightest heights.
" Will you trust that I can help you get back what was taken from you, bit by bit?"
"Will you trust me? If you do, come join YC..."
He said it before and he did it.
He stayed with her and fought side-by-side with her, he helped rebuild her empire, and he got back what she lost. However, there was one thing he didn't do... Everything was right on track for her, and things were finally good. She finally had the opportunity to achieve infinite radiance, but he was gone.
He didn't tell her anything and left quietly without a word about everything he did. He didn't even give her a chance to persuade him to stay.
Their destiny was filled with missed chances.
She wanted to get back what Qian Ge owed her, but if she knew that the price of doing so would be him, she'd rather give up on getting revenge, let go of Qian Ge, and abandon showbiz...
Now, "Jiuchong Palace" made her instantly famous; now, she had a large sum of shares for Qian Ge's studio; now, everything she wanted had been made into reality. She could be happy now, but she didn't feel the slightest bit happy at all...
Ji Yi tightly hugged her knees as she sat in a daze, staring out at a vacant spot in front of her without blinking.
What am I going to do with the rest of my days? I should do something, right? A lifetime is so long - who am I going to spend my days with when I have white hair? Who am I going to have kids with? And who am I going to grow old with?
The world was so big, and the future was so lengthy, but deep down, Ji Yi knew she wouldn't meet a second He Jichen. Nor would she meet another man she could fall deeply in love with.
Ji Yi was pale. Her lips flapped as though she was using her whole body to force out the words: "I believe you."
He Jichen, I believe you. I believe you, but what use is there in believing you now? You're no longer by my side...
If it weren't for me, you wouldn't have been forced to leave. If you hadn't left and were still so attentive to me, maybe I wouldn't be in so much pain.
But he had to, he had to... go and leave me all on my own...
After reading the shares transfer agreement, Ji Yi suddenly cried out loud.
He Jichen, come back. Stay and fight with me side-by-side, please? Come back, watch as I achieve infinite radiance, okay? Come back, and we'll get back the remaining shares, okay?
He Jichen, come back. As long as you come back, I'll do anything...
Ji Yi cried tragically and in desperation.
Her cries grew louder.
Zhuang Yi and Chen Bai were flustered. They surrounded her and tried to comfort her for a long long time, but she ignored them and continued to cry.
She cried until she was grief-stricken and inconsolable.
She cried for a long, long time. In the end, her voice was hoarse, her tears could no longer come out, and she felt tired of life. Then she laid on the sofa and slipped into a dark abyss.