Ji Yi stood there for about seven to eight minutes like this before heading back into the room.
As soon as she sat down, the male lead, Yang Li, raised his glass. "Why were you gone for so long?"
Ji Yi only politely replied, "I wasn't feeling too good." She didn't raise her wine glass.
"Where do you feel unwell? Do you want me to go to the hospital with you to get it checked? Or should I call my private doctor over?" Yang Li put his glass down and came in really close as though he was checking on her body.
Ji Yi slid back to avoid Yang Li's hand reaching out at her. "No thanks."
After she said this, Ji Yi glanced down at her phone. There were about fifteen minutes left till He Jichen would supposedly arrive.
Xie Siyao sat opposite her, endlessly talking about her boyfriend with a sweet yet annoying voice. "Actually I don't know much about all this. My boyfriend told me about it recently..."
"My boyfriend told me that..."
Ji Yi, who had been outside for a while, started to get a headache again.
Even though she hadn't received He Jichen's text, Ji Yi bid everyone farewell. "Sorry, I'm not feeling very well, so I have to leave now."
Yang Li heard this and immediately offered: "I'll ask my driver to take you home."
"No, it's okay. Someone's picking me up." After JiYi's polite reply, she said her goodbyes to each and every person around the table. She softly kicked the chair back and got up.
The waiter brought over her handbag and jacket. Ji Yi reached out to take it when Xie Siyao said, "Ji Jie, your boyfriend's here to pick you up, right?"
She brought up He Jichen again... Ji Yi pretended to have not heard anything and ignored Xie Siyao.
It was clear Xie Siyao had no intention of stopping there as she smiled brightly and added, "He knows everyone in this room, so why doesn't he come and say hi?"
Xie Siyao paused for a moment then deliberately put emphasis on her tone when she said, "He can't possibly feel embarrassed, right?"
She was right; everyone in the room did, in fact, know He Jichen, and they clearly knew about He Jichen stabbing Qian Ge.
For her to say something like that, she was trying to discreetly attack He Jichen by highlighting his embarrassment in showing his face after that incident with Qian Ge broke out.
Ji Yi's gaze turned a little cold, but she still ignored Xie Siyao. She took the jacket and handbag from the waiter's hands, smiled at everyone in the room then walked out the doors.
She took the elevator downstairs and waited in the lobby for a while. Her phone vibrated in her pocket.
She pulled it out to take a glance and saw that it was a text from He Jichen.
She was afraid that if she headed out right away, He Jichen would know she made her way downstairs early, so she continued to linger in the lobby for a while before stepping out.
He Jichen's car engine was off, but he was probably afraid of being ticketed, so he parked by the road with both front lights on. He Jichen, who was leaning against the car door earlier, was now sitting in the car.
He saw her come out, so he immediately opened the car door and got out.
Ji Yi sped up. By the time she reached the car, He Jichen already walked around the car, over to the front passenger seat door.
"Why didn't you wear your jacket out?" He Jichen helped take Ji Yi's handbag and furrowed his brows as he sawthe jacket in her arms.
"It was quite hot." Ji Yi's eyebrows arched.
"Be careful. You might catch a cold..." said He Jichen as he reached out to open the door. However, he only managed to pull it open slightly when they heard, "Ji Yi?"