Ji Yi's body shuddered. Her head dipped lower and she gritted her teeth even harder.
As He Jichen said "Goodbye" again, Ji Yi heard the pitter patter of Xia Yuan's high heels walking further and further away. The sound lasted until she reached the entrance, then there was the sound of the door opening and slamming shut. Silence returned to the room.
It felt like the air had frozen over. The atmosphere in the room was stagnant for a long time before Ning Shuang came to her senses and cried, "Errrr... I haven't had dinner yet. I'm a little hungry, so I'm gonna get something to eat."
As she said this, she took two steps towards the entrance and noticed Tang Huahua was still standing motionlessly on the spot. She stepped back, reached out and gently tugged on Tang Huahua's arm.
Tang Huahua hadn't quite come to her senses but she turned towards Ning Shuang and let out a confused "huh?"
Ning Shuang didn't say anything but pointed upstairs and made pointed eye contact at Tang Huahua for a moment.
Tang Huahua followed Ning Shuang's pointed finger and glanced up at He Jichen and Ji Yi, who was standing in front of a column. Then she instantly came to a realization.
"Oh..." she cried as she hurriedly told Ning Shuang, "I haven't had dinner yet either. Let's eat together."
"Yeah yeah..." As Ning Shuang replied, the two women quickly slipped away, pulled the door open, and left He Jichen's apartment.
When she heard the door closing for the second time, Ji Yi raised her head and looked over at He Jichen.
He was leaning against the column with a blank expression on his face with his head turned. He was staring at the night sky outside the window, thinking about something.
The apartment seemed even more empty and silent with just the two of them left.
Ji Yi stared at He Jichen for a short while then slightly moved her lips: "I was hot-headed just now and said all those things when I didn't understand the situation."
Ji Yi wasn't sure whether He Jichen heard what she said. Having waited a long time after saying that, He Jichen still remained in his place, staring out the window without the slightest hint of wanting to reply.
"After leaving Lilac, you must not have eaten anything, right? Are you hungry? Should we find a place to eat?" said Ji Yi again.
He Jichen didn't react at all.
An indescribable sense of nervousness surfaced in Ji Yi's heart. "It's okay if you don't want to go out. I can order take out. What would you like to eat?"
As Ji Yi said this, she fished her phone out from her bag.
He Jichen wasn't looking at Ji Yi, but he must've guessed what she was doing. The moment she unlocked the screen and clicked a takeout app, he finally spoke after a long period of silence. "No thanks."
Ji Yi's finger hovering over the screen suddenly quivered.
She stared at the phone screen for a while, looked up and glanced at He Jichen. "If you don't eat, then..."
Ji Yi didn't manage to finish what she was saying when He Jichen said, "I have some business to do, so I'll be leaving first."
With that, He Jichen straightened up and prepared to leave.
Ji Yi hurriedly reached out and tugged on He Jichen's sleeve.
He was afraid that the second he escaped her grip, she would walk in front of him and block his way.
He Jichen furrowed his brows.
Ji Yi caught his reaction and instinctively clutched onto his sleeve more tightly then quietly said, "He Jichen, could you please not leave just yet?"