Ji Yi turned off her alarm and climbed out of bed. Just when her feet touched the floor, her legs trembled and almost made her fall to the ground. Luckily, she had quick reflexes as her arms grabbed onto the bed for support.
When she got out of bed, He Jichen sat up against the headboard and watched everything. He let out a delighted scoff.
"What are you laughing about? It's all your fault!" said Ji Yi angrily. She glanced up at him when she heard him laughing.
He Jichen smirked at Ji Yi's anger and a smile surfaced in her eyes. He removed the covers and got out of bed. He reached his arms out and dragged Ji Yi up by the arms then carried her into the bathroom.
He Jichen put Ji Yi in the bathtub, turned on the shower and readjusted the temperature of the water. He sprayed it over her body.
The hot water helped relieve Ji Yi's exhausted muscles.
He Jichen noticed that Ji Yi could stand up normally. He then grabbed a towel and tossed it over to Ji Yi.
He wasn't in a hurry to leave the bathroom, so he sluggishly leaned back against the door. He stared at Ji Yi's flushed little face as she scrubbed her body in bewilderment.
After Ji Yi wrapped herself in a bathrobe, He Jichen walked over to the sink and helped Ji Yi grab her toothbrush. He squeezed the toothpaste for her and grabbed the mouthwash.
He calmly watched as Ji Yi washed her face and brushed her teeth. Just as she was going to brush past hisbody and head into the changing room, the words "You're stronger than I imagined" drifted by her.
Ji Yi stopped walking and looked over at He Jichen in confusion. "What?"
He Jichen's gaze scanned Ji Yi in her bathrobe. "You're actually strong enough to survive two nights..."
So that's what he meant when he said I was stronger than he imagined...
Having understood what He Jichen meant, Ji Yi's face heated up. She silently glared at He Jichen then brushed right by him and walked over to the changing room.
Before she could even take her first step, He Jichen grabbed her wrist. With this force, she fell into his arms as his voice drifted into her left ear. "Do you know what my biggest dream is?"
Without waiting for Ji Yi to react, He Jichen continued by saying, "To get you into bed and never let you leave."
What kind of bullsh*t dream is this?!
Ji Yi's face burned even more fiercely.
She didn't dare look at He Jichen as she swatted his hand away. She fled into the changing room and violently slammed the door shut behind her.
By the time Ji Yi changed into a new outfit and came out of the changing room, He Jichen already finished freshening up. He was also wearing a light-colored set of loungewear.
Ji Yi put on a light layer of makeup then she took two steps back. She looked left and right, checking her entire body in the mirror.
After she confirmed she looked okay, she saw He Jichen through the mirror nonchalantly leaning against the cabinet, staring at her. She turned around and twirled in a full circle then asked, "Pretty?"
"Well, yeah it's pretty but..."
"But what?" Ji Yi thought something was wrong as a concerned expression surfaced in her eyes.
"But you're prettier when you don't have anything on."
The expression on Ji Yi's face immediately dropped. She didn't say a single word to He Jichen, picked up her bag from the bed, and walked out the bedroom door.
He Jichen straightened up, casually followed behind Ji Yi and watched her walk all the way downstairs and out of the building.
Ji Yi's minivan was stopped outside the front door of the apartment block.