There stood a silhouette of someone dressed in a simple shirt and black trousers in front of the open window with his back to the door.
There was a cigarette between his fingers, which followed the night breeze through the window and scattered both the cloud of smoke and strands of his hair.
After Ji Yi heard what the waiter said and before she could even raise her feet, all the pressure points in her body seemed like they had been pushed. She stood frozen on the spot, motionlessly staring at the figure ahead of her.
Even though over a year had passed, even though he had his back to her and she couldn't see his face, it took just one second for her to recognize the person she yearned for night and day, the person she had been searching and waiting for - He Jichen.
It was no wonder she felt completely strange after stepping out of the elevator. She thought something big was going to happen... But it wasn't just something big - the most anticipated event of her entire life was finally going to happen. It had been a year and seven months now, so almost six hundred days and nights later... She finally saw him again.
Ji Yi didn't know how to describe her emotions right now; she was excited, delighted, moved... All in all, there were all kinds of emotions coursing fiercely through her entire body, wave after violent wave.
With red eyes and curved lips, she stared transfixed at He Jichen's back.
She wasn't sure if she wanted to cry or laugh, but the corners of her lips curved even wider as the tears flowed from her eyes.
Time has treated me well. My lover, I finally get to see you after waiting so long for you...
Ji Yi revealed a toothy smile as her entire face was covered in tears.
After the waiter finished speaking, he took a step inside the room first then realized that Ji Yi wasn't following behind. He stopped, turned his head and said, "Miss Ji..."
The waiter only managed to get those two words out when his eyes landed on Ji Yi's crying, smiling expression on her face. The waiter's prompting words to welcome Ji Yi into the room instantly disappeared from his lips.
With his back to the door, He Jichen stood in front of the window, staring out at SPK and thinking about how he once went window shopping with Ji Yi in that very mall. The second the waiter spoke, he stopped reminiscing and brought himself back to the present.
Having not clearly caught what the waiter said, He Jichen brought the cigarette up to his lips as he slowly turned his head and looked back. Then without any emotions in his eyes, he met Ji Yi's direct gaze.
The fingers he raised to his mouth stopped in mid-air and his tall frame visibly swayed for a moment. Like a statue, his entire body was instantly petrified and his reaction was just as stupefied as Ji Yi's.
The two of them stared at each other for two minutes before the completely confused waiter added, "Miss Ji, are you alright?"
The second time the waiter spoke, Ji Yi snapped back to reality. Without allowing her gaze to part from He Jichen in the slightest, she shook her head at the waiter. "I'm fine."
Without bothering to wait for the waiter to speak, she walked into the private room.
When she reached the waiter's side, her footsteps stopped and said, "You may leave" while her eyes were still glued to He Jichen.
"Yes," replied the waiter in a soft voice as he swiftly left the room.