Zhuang Yi saw Ji Yi walking out, so she immediately got out of the car and helped Ji Yi open the car door.
Ji Yi, who hadn't said anything to He Jichen the entire way, turned her head and said goodbye. "I'm going to the office now. I'll call you when I'm done."
He Jichen nodded softly.
"I'll be off then..."
Before Ji Yi could finish saying goodbye, He Jichen said, "Go. Remember to come back early after you finish work..."
Ji Yi was just about to quietly let out an "Mhm" when He Jichen lowered his head and whispered at a volume only the two of them could hear: "...Tonight, I'll definitely make sure to make it the third day you can't get out of bed!"
Ji Yi didn't say anything to He Jichen at all as she turned around and walked over to the minivan.
Before she could even take two steps forward, He Jichen's voice rang out from behind: "I wanted to do this ten years ago!"
Ji Yi sped up as the redness on her face spread to her neck area.
Zhuang Yi, who didn't have a clue what happened, saw that Ji Yi's face was incredibly red and she couldn't help but worry about her. "What's wrong? Your face is all red. Do you have a fever?"
Ji Yi ignored Zhuang Yi. She bent over and entered the car. She didn't care if Zhuang Yi was in the car yet and slammed the doors hard with a "bam!"
In utter confusion, Zhuang Yi stood beside the car in shock for a couple seconds. Then Zhuang Yi saw He Jichen, who was standing nearby, and said goodbye. "Mr. He, we're leaving first."
"Mhm," grunted He Jichen with a neutral tone then he added, "Drive slowly."
Although his voice sounded flat, Zhuang Yi could sense that He Jichen was in a particularly good mood.
Just when she was going to reply to He Jichen with "Goodbye Mr. He," the car window beside her rolled down as Ji Yi said, "Zhuang Yi, get in! Don't talk to him!"
Before Zhuang Yi could glance back at the rolled-down car window, Ji Yi rolled the window back up again.
Zhuang Yi stared at the window then discreetly cried out, "Shit!"
Xiao Yi actually told me not to talk to Mr. He. The man behind me must be furious...
With that thought, Zhuang Yi's heart felt uneasy. She didn't dare look back at He Jichen, but from the corner of her eyes, she caught the reflection of He Jichen in the car window. Not only was he not angry, but there was actually a faint smile on his lips.
This was such a shocking picture that Zhuang Yi's eyes widened.
Oh god! I can't be seeing things, right? Mr. He actually smiled...
"Zhuang Yi, didn't you hear what she said? Hurry up," prompted He Jichen soothingly as he noticed Zhuang Yi hadn't moved yet.
His tone was obviously kind, yet Zhuang Yi acted like she just heard the roar of a ferocious wolf. Flustered, she opened the car door fearfully, jumped into the car, stomped on the gas pedal and bolted out of there.
The car quickly disappeared and He Jichen continued to stand outside the building for a moment. Then he turned around and headed upstairs.
Back in the apartment, when he went to change into his slippers, his eyes softened as he saw the slippers Ji Yi left behind.
He leisurely strolled into the dining room and poured himself a glass of water. After just two sips, the door opened.
Zhang Sao came in.
Zhang Sao was rather old, so she was quite chatty. She asked what He Jichen wanted to eat and went on a little too much about some trivial matters.
He Jichen wasn't impatient like before and he didn't leave after saying "whatever." Instead, he listened to her finish talking and replied, "Let's do as you say" then walked into his bedroom.
He Jichen was just about to shut the door when he heard the doorbell ring.