"I know he's only doing this because he's afraid to drag me down. When he saw me, he didn't even stick around to chat and just left..."
Ji Yi spoke with a soft and gentle tone like she was speaking to herself.
"But it's fine. He's liked me for so many years and has done so much for me, so I'm not going to be mad I've waited over a year for him, so it's really fine. I can wait twice the time, or even ten times that for him to be with me."
Ji Yi was quiet like before, but there was some certainty in the tone of her voice. "Yeah, it took me so long to wait for him to come back. I can't be defeated or give up just like that. I have to find a way to find out where he lives and find out how to contact him..."
As she said that, Ji Yi looked like she had slipped deep in thought to think of a plan.
About a second later, her brows started to furrow impatiently.
Just as she was about to speak and ask Tang Huahua what she should do, the corners of her eyes caught the words "Lilac."
She was supposed to meet Ning Shuang there for dinner tonight, but He Jichen was the one who actually turned up. It didn't matter if He Jichen was or wasn't the winner, because at the very least, she knew someone named "Ning Shuang" left her phone number, so she could be contacted. If He Jichen entered with his name, he would've had to use his phone number. Since it wasn't under He Jichen's name, the person with that phone number would definitely know He Jichen...
With that thought, Ji Yi secretly cursed herself for being stupid then hurriedly asked Tang Huahua, "Huahua, what's Ning Ning's phone number?"
As He Jichen stepped out of Lilac, he hailed a cab without hesitation and headed back to the hotel.
He took the elevator up to his room. When He Jichen stepped out, he didn't head back to his own room. Instead, he stopped right in front of the door next to his room. He reached out and forcefully pounded the door.
The voice from inside sounded unusually crisp: "Coming!" However, He Jichen continued to pound the door viciously as though he hadn't heard the voice from inside.
"Who is it?!" came an annoyed voice from inside the room. The door opened to reveal Ning Shuang with messy hair. When she saw He Jichen, the annoyance on her face from having been woken up by the knocking at the door disappeared and in its place was a confused look. "Huh? Why are you here? Aren't you supposed to be eating at Lilac?"
He Jichen ignored Ning Shuang's questions and looked right into her eyes with two dancing flames and said with a cold, angry voice, "Who allowed you to take matters into your own hands... to go and do that?!"
Ning Shuang, who wanted to ask what happened when he met Ji Yi, gaped at He Jichen's yelling as she swallowed back her questions.
"When did you have the right to meddle in my business? Do you really have nothing better to do?!"
The more He Jichen spoke, the more he took things too far. As Ning Shuang listened, the more it started to irk her and she quietly started to explain herself. "Wasn't I just doing it for you? I did it because you like her so much, and I couldn't watch you like this anymore. I wanted to get you guys to see each other just once..."
"If I wanted to see her, I wouldn't have left her in the first place! Why don't you get that? Do you know just how much trouble you've given me by blindly stirring things up?!"