Ji Yi didn't think too much of it and just bent over to pick the pouch up. She didn't know what was inside but it felt kind of heavy.
Ji Yi couldn't help but feel the object a little from outside the pouch. It felt just as hard as it did when she stepped on it.
She stared at it curiously for a few seconds then cautiously opened the pouch and poured the object into her palm.
It was a clear piece of jade which had a glowy, water-like quality.
The jade was in the shape of a moon, and it had an intricate carving of an energetic dragon.
The only imperfection on the jade was the small chip at the bottom...
With just one glance, Ji Yi's entire body felt like all her pressure points were pressed as she stood still in her tracks.
She was very familiar with this piece of jade... Last year during Chinese new year, Yuguang Ge rushed over to Lijiang to check on her sprained ankle. After he left, he forgot this piece of jade in her hotel room... But this was clearly Yuguang Ge's, so why was it in He Jichen's apartment?
Could Yuguang Ge have dropped by after He Jichen left?
Did Yuguang Ge accidentally leave it here without realizing ?
However, He Jichen left Beijing and the He Family must've known that Yuguang Ge dropped by He Jichen's apartment. Could Yuguang Ge have helped him retrieve something?
Speaking of which... Maybe Yuguang Ge knows where He Jichen is?!
As a series of questions barged into Ji Yi's mind, she realized that all this time, she'd been so focused on thinking about He Jichen's location that she forgot to ask about He Yuguang.
With that thought, Ji Yi pulled out her phone and searched for He Yuguang, who she hadn't contacted for a year. She clicked his WeChat contact and sent him a message.
Her message was lost like a stone thrown into a vast sea. There was no response.
Ji Yi waited for about half an hour then selected He Yuguang's number and gave him a call.
After the call went through, a service message came on: "Sorry, the person you called has turned their phone off."
Could Yuguang Ge's phone be out of battery?
Ji Yi sent He Yuguang another WeChat message then carefully put the jade back into the pouch and left He Jichen's apartment.
When she returned to the dorms, Bo He and Tang Huahua were already asleep.
Ji Yi carefully stepped into the bathroom. After she freshened up, she hurriedly climbed into bed.
She wasn't sleepy, so she opened WeChat and noticed that He Yuguang hadn't replied to her message yet.
Ji Yi tossed and turned for who knew how long before she finally fell asleep.
When she woke up the next day, it was already ten in the morning. The first thing she did when she opened her eyes was to grab her phone and check to see if He Yuguang replied to her message.
Their WeChat convo was silent. He hadn't sent her a single message.
Ji Yi clicked into her call logs, found He Yuguang's number, and called again to find out his phone was still off.
He Yuguang can't possibly still be asleep, right?
Ji Yi vaguely felt like something wasn't right but she wasn't entirely sure what it was. She was in a daze on the bed for a while before she climbed down and walked into the bathroom.
He Yuguang's phone was still turned off in the afternoon...
Something wasn't right. He Yuguang was usually really busy with work. There was no way he would leave his phone turned off for so long. He couldn't have stopped using that phone number, right?
The strange feeling she had in the morning crept into Ji Yi's mind once again.