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Chapter 279: You Were Never Alone, You Still Have Me (9)

 Chapter 279: You Were Never Alone, You Still Have Me (9)

Translator: Paperplane Editor: Caron_

After walking out of the restaurant, Ji Yi walked over to the elevator and hesitantly stared at the floor numbers for a moment before eventually pressing the button for the top floor.

As the red elevator numbers jumped higher and higher, Ji Yi's heart grew more nervous. She couldn't help but clutch onto her bag more tightly.

When she reached the top floor, the door opened with a "Ding――." Ji Yi took a deep breath then walked out.

Ji Yi followed the long corridor, took two turns and finally saw He Jichen's room number.

Ji Yi stopped walking and stared firmly at the door to He Jichen's room for a long time, but in the end, she didn't have the courage to knock.

She started to pace around the door, and the third time she passed by He Jichen's door, she suddenly took a deep breath. She took one big step towards the door, looked up, and reached for the doorbell.

Her fingers hadn't touched the doorbell yet when she felt her confidence slipping.

Would it seem too out of the blue to come to his room, carrying egg fried rice?

Ji Yi withdrew her fingers and hesitated for a moment in front of the door. In the end, she chose to give up, but just as she was about to leave, someone from the other side of He Jichen's door suddenly pulled it open.

Her entire body shivered in fright as she took two abrupt steps back.

The person at the door probably didn't expect to see someone standing outside the door, so when he saw Ji Yi, he let out a "Huh?" He got it together and stared at Ji Yi with a stunned expression then said in disbelief, "Miss Ji?!"

Ji Yi forced her racing heart to calm down as she looked up at him.

She knew him. It was He Jichen's assistant, Chen Bai.

"Miss Ji, why are you here?" Chen Bai spoke again with an evidently more stable tone of voice which didn't sound as shocked as before.

"I..." Ji Yi, who didn't have a well-thought-out reason to see He Jichen, blurted just one word and awkwardly stood there.

"You're here for Mr. He?" Chen Bai didn't think too much of it, but seeing as Ji Yi stopped talking, he casually continued for her. Without waiting for Ji Yi to reply, he moved aside to let her in and made a hand gesture to welcome her in. "Miss Ji, please come in."

Having been caught in the act, even if she wanted to run away, she couldn't now... Ji Yi could only put on a brave face and followed Chen Bai into the room.

He Jichen's room was frighteningly big. After walking about ten meters, Ji Yi finally saw He Jichen sitting on the sofa in front of the tall windows.

His head was lowered as he used his left hand to unwrap the bandage from his right hand.

He probably hadn't heard her conversation with Chen Bai, so he didn't look up even when he sensed Chen Bai coming back. He continued unwrapping his bandage as he asked dully, "Is there something else?"

"No, but Miss Ji is here," replied Chen Bai.

He Jichen suddenly stopped what he was doing and slowly looked up from his injured right hand for a moment.

His lips twitched evidently. The very second he caught sight of Ji Yi, the expression on his face shifted quickly before reverting back to his usual cold grimace.

He didn't say anything but averted his gaze from Ji Yi to Chen Bai's face.

Chen Bai sensed He Jichen's glare and immediately knew what he meant. Then he quickly exclaimed, "Mr. He, I still have business to attend to, so I'll be leaving first."