Lies... complained Ji Yi silently inside. Then she quietly and softly asked, "Then are you in a bad mood?"
Liar! You smoked so many cigarettes - I can still smell it on your jacket right now!
But Ji Yi didn't ask He Jichen any more questions.
Seeing as she didn't ask any more questions, he didn't say anything.
The two of them walked on in silence.
Just as they were going to reach the garden of their residential area, Ji Yi softly said, "He Jichen... I came looking for you as soon as I came home today, but you weren't in..."
There was a hint of disappointment in Ji Yi's tone of voice, but soon enough, her voice started to sound relaxed again. "...but it's cool. I can just tell you now."
"He Jiche, I went to Luming Park today."
He Jichen really never imagined Ji Yi would come straight out with it and tell him she went to the apartment he bought with He Yuguang's identity.
His feet couldn't help but stop.
Before he could say anything, she spoke again.
"I actually forgot about the apartment a long time ago, but then I remembered we used to live there when I happened to pass by. I asked Zhuang Yi to stop the car and I strolled in on my own..."
She said: "we used to live there"... we... as in the two of us?
He Jichen didn't interrupt Ji Yi, but deep down inside, he felt a hint of warmth from that one word.
"He Jichen, I was pretty glad. Today, I walked around on a whim."
"You have no idea how happy I was..."
"He Jichen, sorry... I got it wrong all along."
One moment she was happy, another moment she was apologetic; He Jichen couldn't quite understand what she was saying from her incoherent babble. He furrowed his brows and glanced over at her. "What's wrong?"
Ji Yi wasn't in a hurry to reply to He Jichen's question and she asked her own question. "He Jichen, do you know why I fell for Yuguang Ge?"
Her one question made He Jichen's gaze drop.
"In actuality, I knew Yuguang Ge for a really long time... over a year before I knew you, but I didn't like Yuguang back then."
"I later fell for Yuguang Ge when I entered senior high."
Entered senior high... by then, I knew her. So, she didn't like He Yuguang before I met her?
But the difference between me and He Yuguang was too great. Anyone could fall for him, but why did she especially like my older brother?
He Jichen was confused deep down inside, but he didn't ask. Instead, he waited quietly.
After about half a minute, Ji Yi spoke up again.
"It was in the first year of senior high that Yuguang Ge suddenly became really considerate. He always made things happen regarding casual things I told him."
"I told him that my homework was getting too hard and I couldn't keep up. Then he filled up my textbook with highlighted key points."
As Ji Yi blurted all this out, she clearly felt He Jichen's body suddenly tensing up.
She knew he only reacted like that because he was the one who did it.
She pretended as though she didn't realize and continued to go on.
"I told him I wanted to eat candy floss. Then the next day, when I went to your house and walked into the room your mum prepared for me, there was a stick of candy floss."