Mum was gone and dad was never home. She'd been alone ever since she was very, very little.
Other people said family was the most important, but she never really had a family.
Later in her life, she met him and thought he could give her a sense of family, but she never imagined that was overthinking things.
Thereafter, she had Hanhan and she finally got a taste of family. But not long after, Hanhan left her too.
She was on her own again...
Cheng Weiwan cried for a really long time before she stopped.
She swayed where she stood and stared at the streetlights not too far away. All of a sudden, she felt a little lost and didn't know what to do next.
In a daze, she took two steps forward and reached for the phone in her pocket. She opened the call log, stared at "dad" for a long while then made the call.
The phone rang several times before it was picked up. "Hello?"
That was her biological father's voice. She could tell it was his voice, but to her, it sounded like a stranger.
It's probably been over half a year since I called him, right?
Cheng Weiwan was stunned for a moment then she finally cried out, "Dad."
"Oh... Weiwan?" It had been over half a year since the father and daughter were on the phone together, yet Cheng Weiguo didn't sound the least bit surprised. In fact, his voice was so flat that he sounded a little halfhearted. Without waiting for Cheng Weiwan to speak, he continued to say, "What are you calling me for? Are you in need of some money? I'll ask assistant Zhang to send you some tomorrow. I'm busy here. If there's nothing else, I'm hanging up..."
"Dad..." Cheng Weiwan blurted in fear of Cheng Weiguo hanging up.
"Now what?" asked Cheng Weiguo in an obviously impatient voice.
Over the phone, Cheng Weiwan heard the sound of singing and drinking on Cheng Weiguo's side over the phone... So when he said he was busy, he was busy having fun... Cheng Weiwan instinctively said, "Dad, I've recently been having a terrible time." She spoke so suddenly that the words lingered by her lips.
Cheng Weiguo didn't wait for her to say anything else and just hung up right away.
Cheng Weiwan listened to the busy tone for a long time before she lowered the phone from her ear. She turned and glanced at her phone for a long time. Then she had a thought deep down: "They all really don't want me, huh..."
Having cancelled several jobs, Ji Yi was suddenly incredibly free. Since He Jichen didn't leave the country and since he had no immediate plans to go back to Sucheng to take over He Enterprises, he was also free. For the next few days, aside from when they had to use the restroom, the pair were practically inseparable.
Considering how she had so much time on her hands, Ji Yi figured she would pick up the game she dropped a while back.
He Jichen didn't really play the game nor did he now, but he spent most of his time sitting by Ji Yi as she played. Every so often, when she was just about to lose, he would take her phone and turn the game around.
Despite having not played Kings for a few days now, Ji Yi seemed to have unknowingly reached the final stage. She needed just one more star to get her first King's emblem ever since starting the game two years ago.
Who knew that Ji Yi would play the final match several times to no avail? With her patience drained, all she could do was sit aside and peel fruit as He Jichen helped her play the match.
He Jichen turned to Ji Yi with conditions. "I can help you play, buy you're gonna have to answer a question for me."
"What's the question?"
He Jichen wasn't in a hurry to answer Ji Yi, so after elegantly cutting the fruit and putting the knife down, he picked up a fork and stabbed a slice of apple. He brought the apple to the corner of Ji Yi's mouth then said, "Answer the question I asked you last night in bed."
The question I asked you last night in bed... Ji Yi bit into the apple slice then chewed as she thought about the question.
After about ten seconds, she suddenly stopped chewing.
Last night, He Jichen pressed down on her body and asked what her favorite position was...
She shyly replied she forgot. He bit her collarbone then sluggishly told her not to worry about forgetting. With that, he revisited the positions they used the past few days...