As Ji Yi's voice settled, the entire room became even quieter. It was so quiet, in fact, that you could hear the crisp sound of a pin dropping.
Everyone was staring at He Jichen.
He Jichen wore a neutral expression on his face as he stared into Ji Yi's eyes. He didn't show a hint of emotion, which made it hard for anyone to read what he was thinking.
It felt like time and space had frozen. After a short while, seeing as He Jichen didn't react, Ji Yi added, "I have just one wish and that's to find someone who understands me."
Ji Yi clutched the microphone while she said this. She then slowly walked over to He Jichen.
"I don't need many. One's enough."
The closer she got to He Jichen, the faster her heart raced. She clutched onto the ring in her sweat-drenched palms tightly.
When she reached the large marble table, Ji Yi had no more space to walk, so she was forced to stop.
With a meter between them, she stared right at He Jichen across the table. She discreetly gulped, held her breath and continued to say, "And the only one I want is you."
"So, He Jichen..."
Ji Yi raised her clutched fingers and reached out toward He Jichen.
She was about to reach her hand out to He Jichen and finish her question: "Will you marry me and live the rest of your life with me?"
However, she didn't manage to do it.
Her hand hadn't even reached He Jichen halfway before He Jichen, who was as stiff as a mountain, elegantly bolted up.
Everyone's faces raised a little as they followed He Jichen's movements.
Under everyone's gaze, He Jichen didn't feel uncomfortable in the slightest, but he looked calm as he fixed his clothes. He didn't say a single word as he walked over to the door.
Ji Yi instantly froze like her pressure points had been pressed.
The whole room of people, waiting for Ji Yi to propose, became completely stunned.
Han Zhifan had the most experience of them all, so he was quick to react. In a few seconds, he jumped up and blurted out at He Jichen as he left: "Chen Ge!"
Thereafter, the closest person to He Jichen, Chen Bai, realized that He Jichen was going to leave, so he got up in a hurry and dragged him back. "Mr. He!"
One after the other, the remaining people also came to their senses and cried for He Jichen to stay.
It seemed like He Jichen hadn't heard the room full of people crying out for him. He struggled out of Chen Bai's grasp with a cold face. He pulled the door open and walked out of the room without so much as a glance back.
It wasn't until the door shut with a loud slam that the unflinching Ji Yi suddenly shuddered all over. She dropped the microphone and with complete disregard for the room full of people calling for her, she ran after him, out the door.
When she reached the long hallway, he was nowhere to be seen; it was completely empty. There wasn't a single trace of He Jichen.
Ji Yi's eyes repeatedly darted left to right, unsure which way He Jichen headed, then she bravely chose one route and ran in a hurry.
Ji Yi ran down to the lobby of the Golden Lounge. After she was certain He Jichen wasn't there, she rushed over to the entrance and ran towards the sidewalk.