As He Jichen was about to put the cigarette to his mouth, he paused when he heard what Ning Ning said.
Like before, he didn't reply to Ning Ning, and his gaze fell to his right hand instead.
Even though it had been a while since he touched "her," the warmth he felt was still incredibly clear.
Ning Ning saw He Jichen's reaction and knew she guessed correctly. "Is there any point in this? Either just completely forget about her and start a new life or get her back, but right now you're not going after her and not forgetting her. How long do you think you can trap yourself in this world where you think about her while not having her?"
Ning Ning was so noisy that it made He Jichen furrow his brows slightly. He Jichen glanced emotionlessly at her like she didn't exist then continued to smoke absent-mindedly.
"He Jichen, why do you ignore me everytime I talk to you about this?"
"This is all about you. It has nothing to do with me. If I hadn't met you when I was a cashier in France and if you hadn't helped me out once, why the hell would I worry about you?!"
As Ning Ning said a long string of words, He Jichen had an unconcerned look on his face. Ning Ning couldn't help but stamp her foot in anger. "You might not be in a hurry, but I am! I really couldn't care less about you and your stinking attitude!"
After she said this, Ning Ning angrily turned around and headed for the door. She took just two steps when she came to a stop. "Oh yeah, there's something I want to ask you to help me with."
He Jichen saw Ning Ning changing the subject. Even though he didn't say anything, he turned and looked at her.
"It's like this..." Ning Ning strode back over to He Jichen. "...The money you gave me last time wasn't really enough for my dad's surgery. Even a needle costs a couple thousand, so could you lend me some more money?"
"How much?" He Jichen finally spoke for the first time since entering his hotel room.
Ning Ning tilted her head and thought about it for a moment then reached all five fingers out towards He Jichen.
Fifty thousand doesn't seem like much... Ning Ning didn't wait for He Jichen to react then reached two more fingers out.
Is seventy thousand enough? What if it's not enough?
After a few seconds, Ning Ning added two more fingers.
Ninety thousand seems a little too much... Ning Ning thought about it for a moment then pulled back one finger.
He Jichen stared at Ning Ning's shifting fingers. He impatiently reached into his pocket for his card then threw it at Ning Ning. "This card doesn't have a passcode, so take out as much as you need."
"Alright..." Ning Ning took the card and added, "...Tomorrow, I'll see how much I need then return the card to you with an IOU."
He Jichen was too lazy to even speak as he waved his hand and signaled for her to quickly leave.
Ning Ning had no intention of sticking around and replied "goodbye." Then she turned around and headed out the door.
After about two steps, Ning Ning suddenly thought of something and stopped again for a moment. She turned her head and said to He Jichen, "Oh yeah, didn't you tell me that treating you to dinner is a way of saying thanks? I'll give you a time and place in the next two days..."
He Jichen didn't look at Ning Ning but flatly responded with "Mhm."
Ning Ning didn't say anything. Taking the card, she leaped out of He Jichen's room and into her own room next door. The slamming of her door was so loud that He Jichen heard the *Bang!* as he sat on the sofa in his own room.