Heaven knew just how thankful He Jichen was for He Yuguang saying those words because now, he finally had a legitimate reason to publically treat Ji Yi well.
He Jichen really did treat Ji Yi well. So well, in fact, that the entire student body of Yizhong from the third year of high school down to the first year of junior middle school knew about it.
His treatment of her was so bizarre, so rare that it deeply moved the girls from all school years at Yizhang. Even after many years passed and He Jichen and Ji Yi no longer talked, just the mention of the word "affection" made the girls' minds wander to the image of that young man and woman together. No matter how many stories they heard about husbands treating their wives well, they never felt it was true "affection" when they had already seen what true affection looked like in their youth.
Back then, no matter if Ji Yi was waiting for a queue at the supermarket checkout or hot water from the cafeteria, the people in front of her always made way for her to go straight to the front.
Back then, when Ji Yi got food at the cafeteria in the afternoon, she always got the biggest chicken leg on Wednesdays and the best yellow croaker on Thursdays. The seat by the window under the electric fan would always be empty. Besides Ji Yi, nobody sat there.
Back then, no matter if Ji Yi signed up for the hundred meter sprint or the three thousand meter long distance run on sports day, no one ever fought for first place with her if she signed up to participate. Even if others had the talent to win, they always let her get first place.
Back then, Ji Yi never had to sweep the floors, wipe the blackboard or clean up, because there would always be a group of people to help her.
Back then, Fatty and the gang surrounded Class One in the afternoon so no one could enter. It was all because Ji Yi took afternoon naps in the classroom, and He Jichen was afraid someone would go in and wake her up.
Have you seen a princess? They're a character from fairy tales, but the students at Yizhong got to see one in real life. From how they saw it, Ji Yi was a princess, a princess whom He Jichen treasured in the palm his hands.
Have you heard of a "school gem"? It's a person who is spoiled by the entire school. Who could possibly make an entire school spoil someone? He Jichen managed to do that for Ji Yi. In those days, she was Yizhong's school gem.
Back then, students from Yizhong felt like since He Jichen treated Ji Yi so well, they could never get into an argument with each other. In reality, after Ji Yi and He Jichen truly got to know each other, they rarely bumped heads, so how could they get into an argument? As Fatty said, when He Jichen bumped into Ji Yi, he didn't have a bottom line any longer. If Ji Yi pointed to the moon and called it a sun, he would blindly agree. From how he let Ji Yi be, and how he obediently allowed Ji Yi to do whatever she wanted, how could they get into an argument?
However, life is unpredictable. During the first half of their third year in high school, He Jichen and Ji Yi finally got into an argument.