He Jichen thought Ji Yi was back because she forgot something. Just as he was going to step out of the bedroom, he heard an unfamiliar voice: "Is this the home of Mr. He Jichen?"
Seeing that it wasn't Ji Yi, He Jichen stopped walking. Then he heard Zhang Sao's voice. "Yes. May I ask what this is regarding?"
"He has a package. Could you please sign for it?"
So it's a package...
He Jichen didn't hear any movement from outside the door, so he strode into the bedroom.
Long ago, he was the one who single-handedly designed the interior of his apartment. Even now, it inspired eye-opening awe. However, when He Jichen walked over to the front of the bed, he sensed something was a little off.
He instinctively stopped walking and scanned all areas of the room.
Not long after He Jichen checked the room, a knock came at the door.
*knock knock knock*
Like before, He Jichen's gaze continued to scan all around. "Come in."
The door was pushed open as Zhang Sao tip-toed in. "Mr. He, I have a package for you."
He Jichen stared at the empty dresser for a while like he had figured out what was wrong with the room. Then he turned his gaze to the express package Zhang Sao brought up.
The package was very thin. It seemed to be a letter...
He Jichen was confused as to who sent it to him as he reached out to take it.
"Mr. He. If there's nothing else, I'll be leaving..." said Zhang Sao politely.
He Jichen gave a slight nod and lowered his head, about to open the package. Then he suddenly remembered something. He lifted his head and flatly said, "Oh, right...."
Zhang Sao stopped in her tracks and looked over at He Jichen. "Yes, Mr. He?"
He Jichen wasn't in a hurry to speak, so he turned his head and glanced at the bed. Then he walked over to the pillow, grabbed his wallet, and pulled out a credit card for Zhang Sao. "Help me buy some things..."
He Jichen wanted to continue, but when the words reached his mouth, he felt a little worried, so he changed what he was going to say next. "...You better get a pen and paper first."
Even though Zhang Sao mentally complained about having to take notes about what Mr. He wanted to buy, she still followed his orders.
When He Jichen saw she was ready, he then said, "Buy a set of skincare products and place them on the dresser..."
"...Also, get a few sets of bed sheets that women like... You're a woman - you should know what styles women like, right? If you don't then you can ask the shop assistants..."
With a pause, He Jichen added, "...you have to ask a sales assistant who is roughly Xiao Yi's age..."
"Xiao Yi is twenty-four years old this year. Ask if there are sales assistants who are twenty-four. Then ask her to help you pick..."
"Also, fill up the changing room with the newest, trendiest clothes..."
"Also, bags and shoes too..."
"...Oh yeah. Buy some plushies too... and snacks..."
He Jichen enthusiastically listed off quite a few things, to which Zhang Sao repeated once over using the notes from her notebook. After He Jichen was sure nothing was amiss, he gestured for Zhang Sao to leave.
After Zhang Sao bought everything he asked for and placed them all around the room, then the apartment would feel more like they both lived in it. Now, with only He Jichen's things in this apartment, it didn't feel like a home.