Ji Yi snapped back to her senses and hurriedly replied, "Hello, I'm Ji Yi. May I ask if you're Ning Shuang?"
Over the phone, Ning Shuang remained quiet for over ten seconds as though she was shocked by what Ji Yi said. "Ji Yi?" she asked in surprise.
Ning Shuang didn't wait for Ji Yi to confirm as she added, "The same Ji Yi who played the leading actress in 'Jiuchong Palace'?"
"...Yes." After Ji Yi replied, she was silent for a moment before asking the main question, "It's like this... I'm calling to ask you about someone..."
"You want to ask about He Jichen, right?" said Ning Shuang before Ji Yi could even finish.
"Yeah..." Moreover, Ji Yi wanted to ask what the woman's relationship was with He Jichen. However, the words lingered in her mouth as she didn't dare ask.
They had parted for over a year now, which wasn't a long time but it wasn't short either, and many changes could've happened in that time.
Ji Yi knew full well what she was afraid of. She was silent again for while. Perhaps she wasn't very confident because when she spoke again, she quietly asked, "...do you have He Jichen's number?"
JI Yi was afraid Ning Shuang and He Jichen's relationship was no ordinary relationship. After she asked, Ji Yi was afraid Ning Shuang wouldn't give her He Jichen's number, so she added, "I was looking for him to talk about..."
"He has a number, but before I give it to you, there's something important I want to tell you." In comparison to how uneasy Ji Yi sounded, Ning Shuang spoke directly and went straight to the point. "Honestly speaking, I was the one who set you and He Jichen up for dinner tonight. I'm not sure what happened, but not long after He Jichen left, he came back. He was a little mad at me, and after he blew up in my face, he turned around and left. I'm afraid he's gone to drink again, so I quickly went after him..."
From what Ning Shuang said, Ji Yi could sense that she had a pretty good relationship with He Jichen.
She even cares about He Jichen's drinking...
Ji Yi would be lying if she said she wasn't jealous, but she assumed that their relationship was as she thought it was, so she didn't say anything. All she could do was quietly listen to what Ning Shuang had to say.
"...up to the hotel entrance. I finally caught up with him and was about to stop him when a particularly well-dressed pretty young woman beat me in calling out his name!"
Aparticularly well-dressed pretty young woman... Ji Yi furrowed her brows as alarm bells rang in her heart.
"...then I'm not sure what He Jichen and the woman said, but he ended up getting into the woman's car!"
Ji Yi creased her brows like crazy.
"I thought they were going to find a cafe or a bar to discuss, but who knew... after I sneakily followed them, they actually went into a residential area!" As Ning Shuang said this, something inside her clicked. "But your call came just in time - I was just worrying about what to do. How about..." she continued.
"...you come and take a look?" Ning Shuang was about to say. However, she never managed to get the words out before she heard Ji Yi say, "What residential area?"
"Wait a min! I didn't pay attention to that, so I had to check the gates..." As Ning Shuang's voice fell, Ji Yi heard the hurried footsteps through the phone.
At the front of the car, Tang Huahua, who was talking to Zhuang Yi over the phone, reached the peak of the story between what happened between Ji Yi and Qian Ge. Her voice sounded increasingly ecstatic as she said, "You don't even know! Xiao Yi was so cool at the time. She was like a queen!"