He was afraid I'd have to put up with Qian Ge so before he left, he gave Zhuang Yi specific orders?
After Zhuang Yi said this, Han Zhifan examined Ji Yi and said in a worried voice, "Xiao Yi, she didn't do anything to you, right?"
After hearing Han Zhifan's voice, Ji Yi hurriedly snapped back to reality and shook her head at the three people standing in front of her. "Nah."
After a pause, Ji Yi didn't waste any time standing there and said, "Let's go."
As they walked out of Kaiyuan Building, Ji Yi first said goodbye to Han Zhifan then turned to Zhuang Yi while watching Han Zhifan driving away. "You can head home first."
With me at home, what's she going to do?
Zhuang Yi was stunned for a moment then said, "What about you?"
"Me?" Ji Yi didn't reply to Zhuang Yi but turned and looked at Chen Bai. "Are you free later?"
Chen Bai nodded his head. "Yeah."
"Let's have dinner."
Seeing as Chen Bai agreed, Ji Yi turned to look at Zhuang Yi.
After personally witnessing their conversation, Zhuang Yi saw that Chen Bai would be staying with Ji Yi and didn't say much else. She said her goodbyes to Ji Yi and Chen Bai then walked over to the minivan.
After Zhuang Yi got into the van, Chen Bai pointed at a spot nearby. "Let's go, my car's parked over there."
"Mhm," responded Ji Yi as she followed Chen Bai.
After getting into the car, Chen Bai started it up and asked, "Miss Ji, what would you like to eat?"
"Anything's fine." After Ji Yi replied, she remembered the hot pot restaurant opposite the school and said, "How about hot pot?"
"Of course, that's fine..." After Chen Bai's reply, he listed a few names of famous hot pot restaurants in Beijing for Ji Yi to choose from. After the fourth hot pot restaurant listed, Ji Yi said, "Go to B-Film."
After a second's pause, Ji Yi added, "That hot pot restaurant isn't bad."
"Alright." Chen Bai didn't object. After he agreed, Chen Bai stepped on the gas and drove the familiar route to B-Film.
Apart from new chairs and tables, nothing else had changed in the hot pot restaurant.
As soon as she stepped in, Ji Yi saw the wishing bell and stopped in her tracks. Sensing that Ji Yi wasn't keeping up, Chen Bai looked back in confusion and called for her, causing her to snap out of it. Ji Yi shot Chen Bai a smile then followed him and the waiter as they were led to a private booth.
Because Ji Yi had eaten there before, Chen Bai let her pick the dishes.
After the order was placed, the waiter asked what they wanted to drink. Ji Yi raised her head and looked over at Chen Bai. "Drink with me?"
Chen Bai looked hesitant.
Then Ji Yi added, "Just a little. Don't worry, we won't drink a lot."
Chen Bai nodded in agreement then said to the waiter, "Beers."
The hot pot base arrived quickly. Not long after, all the dishes Ji Yi ordered filled up the table.
When Chen Baidunked the meat into the pot, Ji Yi picked up a beer bottle and poured two glasses of beer to the brim.
After Ji Yi drank half a glass, she picked up her chopsticks and ate two slices of meat that Chen Bai picked up for her. As the smoke rose from the bubbling pot, she said, "Did you know? That day I came back to school around last year's Chinese new year, he and I happened to bump into each other right here and had dinner together."
Chen Bai knew Ji Yi was just speaking her mind and all he needed to do was listen, so he didn't say anything. All he did was add more food into the pot non-stop.