She just complained a little, but it made him determined to study for no reason other than helping her.
As time passed, he was actually able to help her. His mum practically invited her overfor dinner every day, so she spent most of her time studying at his house. When she wasn't in the study room, he took the chance to sneakily go in, flip through her textbook and figure out the focal points so he could help her later.
In the second year of high school, art and science classes were split up. Since He Jichen's scores shot up, he and Ji Yi were put in the same science class.
She and He Jichen seats were on opposite sides of the room, so the two of them still didn't really interact with each another.
There were more assignments for Yizhong's second years than first years, so the school started to ask students to study more during the evenings. Every day at nine in the evening, Ji Yi rode her bike back home alone from He Jichen's house.
During early October that year, there was an awful story going around about a girl from a neighboring school who came home from school in the evening and got gang raped by several drunk men.
He Jichen never cared about these silly rumours, but when he heard this, he immediately ordered Fatty to send two people to secretly guard Ji Yi on her way home in the evenings.
He Jichen had commanded Fatty and the gang to do so much for Ji Yi. After seeing that He Jichen and Ji Yi didn't even interact after all they'd done to help her, the guys gradually started to feel upset, like all their efforts weren't worth the trouble.
These upset individuals reached their limit during a school foundation event.
Ji Yi, who was an outstanding student, signed up to perform a song with the chairman of the student union at the event.
Because the pressure was on, Ji Yi and the chairperson practiced after evening study sessions. He Jichen got the two people who guarded Ji Yi on her way home to sit outside the classroom she practiced in until she finished.
Through the window, He Jichen's guys always saw Ji Yi and thechairman chatting away and joking around.
The picture of them together was an eyesore for He Jichen's guys. This was clearly their Laoda's woman, and their Laoda put so much time and effort into treating her so well. Why didn't she smile whenever she saw Laoda, but smiled so cheerfully with that scrawny student union chairman?
The guards often got together and complained about this, which made them even angrier. One particular day, it was coincidentally the day of the school's celebration and also He Jichen's birthday. A few of the guys got together and secretly made plans. Just like how Sun Zhang "invited" girls at the school gates to go out with him, they would surprise He Jichen by "inviting" Ji Yi to their KTV birthday party for him.
That day, He Jichen arrived quite early as the guys mysteriously surrounded him, calling out "Chen Ge" and pushing the doors into the private room open for him.
There Ji Yi was, sitting on the sofa in the private room in her beautiful costume.