Knowing that he was going to react that way, before he could move, Ji Yi wrapped her arms tightly around his neck. Then she kissed his lips even harder.
He Jichen's body tensed up as his hands, about to pry Ji Yi's fingers away, froze a little.
The room slipped into a momentary silence.
Even though Ji Yi simply wanted to stop He Jichen from seeing Xia Yuan off, she now fell into a complete daze from the familiar softness and warmth of his lips and the familiar and cool scent of his body. Her lips never left his, yet she managed to gently whisper, "He Jichen, you're really back..."
As the sound of her voice settled, a single tear fell from the corner of her eye. She looked at his face in front of her for a while then she slowly shut her eyes. As the tear flowed down her face, she softly started to kiss the corners of his lips.
The anger and hurt in her voice made He Jichen into a deflated rubber balloon. At that instant, his mind was completely blank and it seemed like his pressure points had been pressed. He stood motionlessly on the spot and let her kiss him in front of so many people.
The room was increasingly quiet. When the tip of Ji Yi's tongue pried open He Jichen's mouth, Xia Yuan snapped out of her astonishment to see Ji Yi kissing He Jichen for the second time as she stood beside her. She didn't say anything but pursed the corners of her lips and coughed heavily.
He Jichen abruptly returned to his senses and with practically any hesitation at all, he moved his head to avoid Ji Yi's lips. He reached out and extracted Ji Yi's hands from around his neck then took a step back and looked at Xia Yuan apologetically.
Xia Yuan didn't wait for Ji Yi to react, nor did she wait for He Jichen to speak before saying, "It's getting late. The baby probably wants milk by now. If the baby doesn't see me later, the baby will definitely be crying like crazy, so I have to head back now."
The second He Jichen opened his eyes, the very first thought Ji Yi had was to rush over to He Jichen again. However, before she could take any action, Xia Yuan's words rang in her ears.
The baby probably wants milk by now... what does that mean?
Ji Yi furrowed her brows, turned her head in confusion and looked over at Xia Yuan.
"Give me the contract. My husband and I will come back tomorrow then I'll give it to my dad."
My husband and I?
Ji Yi's eyes couldn't help but widen.
"You don't have to see me out..." said Xia Yuan "...I think you won't be able to get out of this for a while."
When Ji Yi caught Xia Yuan's glance, her face instantly flushed.
After all that, I got things all wrong?
The situation wasn't as I thought? Xia Yuan is just here to pick up a file? She got married and even had a baby?
And yet, I just asserted my dominance to Xia Yuan...
With that thought, Ji Yi secretly clenched her teeth, lowered her head, and avoided Xia Yuan's gaze.
"Take care." He Jichen handed Xia Yuan the file in his hands.
After taking the file, Xia Yuan said "Goodbye" and raised her feet. When she passed Ji Yi, she looked as though a sudden thought came to her and she added, "Goodbye, Mrs. He."