The phone in her palms vibrated again, waking up Ji Yi from her daydream as she stared out the window.
She turned her head and glanced at the bright phone screen. It was a message from Tang Huahua again: "Xiao Yi, the final song is playing; you should get ready to come over now."
Ji Yi tapped the keyboard incredibly quickly and replied to Tang Huahua with an "mhm." Then she stepped out of the restroom.
As Ji Yi walked towards the hallway, she caught a glimpse in the mirror beside her from the corner of her eye. She hesitated for a moment and stopped walking. She turned and looked over at the mirror above the sinks.
The woman in the mirror wore an exquisite dress with a special design on the waist which made her figure look elegant.
Her makeup was simple and her long dark hair was in an up-do, exposing her clean and bright forehead. A few strands of hair fell by the side of her ears, which added to her sweet and beautiful aura.
The woman's eyes were bright, full of life and throbbing with excitement.
Ji Yi was both familiar and unfamiliar with herself like this.
She always knew she was rather beautiful and even when she walked on the streets without makeup on, she attracted quite a few onlookers. However, at that very moment, she looked at herself in the mirror and felt like she was the most beautiful she'd ever looked in her whole life.
Ji Yi checked herself out in the mirror for a while until the phone in her palms vibrated again. Tang Huahua was rushing her to hurry up, so she withdrew her gaze and ran down the long hallway to room 1001.
She stopped in front of the tightly-shut door and heard the faint clamor of music and shouting on the other side of the thick wooden door.
Because she just ran over in a hurry, her breath was visibly unsteady. She took a harsh deep breath and slowly exhaled at the wooden door. After her racing heart calmed down, she picked up her phone and sent Tang Huahua a message: "I'm at the door now."
Tang Huahua didn't give her a reply.
The noise behind the door still continued.
There were endless inconsistent shrieks and howls coming from inside.
A while later, the room quieted down a little.
After a short while, the phone in Ji Yi's palm lit up. "Xiao Yi, you can come in now."
Xiao Yi put her phone away then pulled out the ring she hid in her pocket. She took a deep breath in front of the tightly shut door, forcefully rubbed the ring then reached out and pushed the door open.
The lights in the room were switched off, but it was still quite noisy inside.
Ji Yi was familiar with the floor plan for room 1001. After stepping into the room, she walked straight ahead until she came to stop when she saw the faint light from the song selection podium.
First, she clicked the play button then raised the microphone Tang Huahua put on the song selection podium and took two steps towards the center of the room.
After about half a minute, the black screen behind Ji Yi lit up and a familiar song started to play.
With the faint light from the big screen, Ji Yi immediately spotted He Jichen on the sofa nearby in front of her.
He must've not noticed there was one extra person in the room as he had his head turned while chatting to Han Zhifan sitting next to him.
Ji Yi saw his brows twitch the moment the music played, but he didn't look over at her.
Even though Ji Yi had thought through this whole scenario a thousand times over the past two days, now that the moment was finally here, Ji Yi was still a little nervous.
She secretly waited for the prelude to end before she raised the microphone to her lips and sang.