He's not meeting up with He Jichen?
Ji Yi's heart skipped a beat and her brows started to furrow of their own accord.
Han Zhifan sensed something was wrong with Ji Yi. He was going to ask Ji Yi "What's wrong?," but before the words could escape from his mouth, the phone in his pocket started to vibrate like crazy.
Han Zhifan shot Ji Yi an apologetic look as he quickly pulled out his phone and glanced at the screen. Without a moment's hesitation, he swiped the phone screen and took the call. "What's wrong?"
"What? He still isn't eating?"
Ji Yi wasn't standing too far from Han Zhifan, so although she couldn't exactly hear what the person on the other line was saying, she could vaguely make out sounds of a child crying.
"You're calling to ask me what to do? How should I know? If I could do everything myself, why would I have spent money to hire you bunch of useless idiots?!"
She wasn't sure what the person said over the phone, but Han Zhifan suddenly got irritated. "Shut up! Quit calling for mummy. Let me tell you this! Your mummy's dead!"
The child's cries got louder and Han Zhifan's fingers gripping the phone started to tremble. This time, his voice sounded significantly softer. "A fever? Then call a doctor! What? You called the doctor and you can't get him to take the medicine? Alright. Got it. I'm on my way back."
After he said this, Han Zhifan hung up. Without a moment's hesitation, he strode over to the elevator. After just two steps, he suddenly realized Ji Yi was still there, so he stopped and turned around. "Xiao Yi, did you just ask me what I meant? Did something happen to Chen Ge?"
Without much thought, Ji Yi had an inkling of what happened. He Jichen only lied because he didn't want to go to the dinner party with her. He didn't want to attract more rumors and odd looks or drag her down because of the incident with Qian Ge.
Ji Yi didn't give Han Zhifan any details but replied with, "It's nothing. I might've heard wrong."
Luckily, Han Zhifan just got off the phone, so he had other things on his mind and didn't notice Ji Yi was lying. After he heard what she said, he let out a dazed "Oh... if there's nothing else, I'll be off."
"Okay. Bye," replied Ji Yi with a smile.
Han Zhifan smiled back, but it looked slightly forced. Then he turned around and strode off.
After Han Zhifan stepped into the elevator, Ji Yi picked up her phone and gave He Jichen a call.
The call was quickly picked up and his usual elegant voice came from the phone. "Done?"
"Yeah, almost..." replied Ji Yi quietly before asking, "...how about you? How's your talk with Han Zhifan?"
"Oh." Ji Yi knew He Jichen was lying, but she didn't call him out on it.
"So should I come pick you up?"
"Sure. I wanted to leave ages ago..."
"What's wrong? Did someone bully you?" He Jichen's tone of voice clearly sounded worried.
All of a sudden, Ji Yi's heart warmed up, and her voice sounded a little sweet but annoyed. "Nobody's bullying me. I just bumped into Xie Siyao. She kept on showing off her boyfriend at the dinner table. Something about how her boyfriend bought her a handbag yesterday and a bracelet the day before then the day before that, he bought a pair of shoes... so annoying..."
After hearing that, He Jichen clearly let out a sigh of relief over the phone.
Ji Yi's complaining suddenly came to a stop as she felt her heart softening.
He was probably the only man in the world who would listen to her complaints and get worried like this.
The corners of Ji Yi's lips couldn't help but lift as she clutched her phone, ready to continue speaking wth an annoyed yet sweet voice. "But don't you just think it's meaningless for Xie Siyao to show off in front of me like that? My boyfriend's better than her boyfriend by far..."
Just as she was about to finish speaking, she heard something from He Jichen's end...