Soon enough, the door opened and out stepped a young woman who rushed over with hurried steps.
From the way she was dressed, the young woman looked like the housekeeper hired by the He Family.
She was probably hired recently because Ji Yi didn't recognize her.
"Hello, who are you looking for?" The He family courtyard was big, so the housekeeper sounded slightly at a loss of breath from running over there in a hurry.
"I'm looking for..." Ji Yi wasn't sure if Mr. He and Mrs. He still remembered her but then she remembered she was talking to He Yuguang just last year, so she paused for a moment. Just to be safe, she replied, "...He Yuguang."
When the housekeeper heard who Ji Yi was looking for, she looked evidently stunned. "You're looking for the eldest?"
Ji Yi nodded without hesitation. "Yeah."
The housekeeper didn't say anything but looked at Ji Yi with a strange look in her eyes.
Ji Yi wasn't sure if she was just being overly paranoid, but it seemed like the housekeeper was hiding something. She furrowed her brows slightly and seeing as the housekeeper didn't look like she was going to say anything, she added, "Yuguang Ge, are you not home?"
After hearing what Ji Yi said, the housekeeper snapped out of her daze. She ignored Ji Yi's question and askedone of her own: "Excuse me, are you his friend?"
"Yes..." said Ji Yi as she pointed to next door. "...That used to be my grandma's house. I've known Yuguang Ge since I was young."
Ji Yi was afraid the housekeeper didn't understand her, so she pulled out the pouch from her pocket. "I came to see Yuguang Ge to give him this and to ask him about something..."
Before Ji Yi could finish, the housekeeper saw the jade in the pouch and looked like she suddenly understood something. She then said, "Miss, you came to see the young master, right?"
The young master? He Jichen?
Ji Yi paused and started to furrow her brows.
"It's been a long time since the young master came back home. We don't know where he is either..."
Before the housekeeper could finish speaking, Ji Yi hurriedly interrupted her by saying, "No, no, you've got it wrong. I'm not looking for He Jichen. I'm here for Yuguang Ge."
The housekeeper shook her head with a smile and tried a different angle: "Miss, let me ask you. Are you looking for the owner of the jade?"
Ji Yi nodded.
"Then I'm right. The owner of the jade is the young master..."
The owner of the jade is the young master... Ji Yi was bewildered by what the housekeeper said.
"Madam gave this jade to the young master. The masters are identical twins, so you might have mixed them up and thought the jade belonged to the older..."
The housekeeper said a lot, so when she saw Ji Yi's expression change, she thought Ji Yi was embarrassed, so she hurriedly tried to comfort Ji Yi. "...But, Miss, I heard madam say that people often get the two of them mixed up..."
Ji Yi stopped listening to what the housekeeper said. Though Ji Yi had no idea what the housekeeper was saying, Ji Yi knew she was talking non-stop. After the housekeeper said "The owner of the jade is the young master," her mind took some time to digest those words before she mumbled, "What did you just say?"
The housekeeper thought Ji Yi didn't understand what she meant, so she explained, "I said, the brothers are identical twins and are often..."