Just as the two of them reached the entrance of the cafe, the waiter came over with a takeaway bag containing Tang Huahua's hot chocolate.
Tang Huahua took the bag and said "Thanks." She looked back at Ji Yi, ready to say "Let's go" when she saw Ji Yi turning her head left and right in a daze, glancing at the empty streets.
Tang Huahua swallowed her words then walked over to Ji Yi. "Xiao Yi, what's up with you? You were fine earlier, but why are you now so distracted?"
Ji Yi continued staring at the streets for a few seconds then looked over at Tang Huahua after she spoke. "I think I just saw him."
Although Ji Yi didn't specify who she meant by "him," Tang Huahua could guess right away that Ji Yi was referring to He Jichen.
Tang Huahua thought Ji Yi must've missed He Jichen so much that she was in a trance.
For over a year now, Ji Yi looked just the same as before, but she was a lot stronger and more mature. However, the people by Ji Yi's side knew that although she had changed dramatically, whenever she wasn't working, she often daydreamed if nobody snapped her out of it. Sometimes, when she was concentrating on one task for one or two hours, she would also space out like she did now. He Jichen obviously wasn't here anymore, yet she often cried out "He Jichen" on a deserted street and ran out. She might look like she was eating three meals a day, but she ate very little. She said she didn't stay up at night and climbed into bed at eleven every night, but did she really fall asleep? In the middle of the night,she often got up and went to the bathroom. She would stare at He Jichen's photo in a daze and leave a bottle of sleeping pills by her side. That was when Tang Huahua knew that Ji Yi wasn't as strong as she appeared. She was just trying her hardest to become the way He Jichen hoped she would be.
Seeing how sluggish Tang Huahua was at replying, Ji Yi knew that she misunderstood. Tang Huahua probably thought she was just as absent-minded as she was before, taking her hallucinations for reality.
"Huahua, I'm not lying to you. This time, it was real. I think I really just saw him." Ji Yi pointed at the front door in fear that Tang Huahua didn't believe her. "It was at those doors. He pushed those doors open after you said you were going to buy a hot chocolate..."
Ji Yi tried hard to describe the scene, but when she looked at Tang Huahua, her eyes ached and tears almost came out. "Xiao Yi, it's getting late, we have to get going..."
Ji Yi's low mumble came to a stop.
She knew Tang Huahua didn't believe what she said. She didn't look at Tang Huahua and silently stared at the door for a while. Then she said to Tang Huahua, "Let's go."
The two of them walked over to their car.
Tang Huahua knew Ji Yi was feeling down, so she tried really hard to tell Ji Yi the latest gossip and funny anecdotes.
Ji Yi didn't say a thing until they were about to reach the car. Ji Yi twitched her lips and interrupted Tang Huahua's chattering: "Huahua, I really saw him."
Tang Huahua turned her head and looked over at where Ji Yi was standing.
She wanted to comfort Ji Yi a little, but something was stuck in her throat and she couldn't say a thing.
After they got into the car, after Tang Huahua waited for Ji Yi to fasten her seatbelt, she started the car up.