Chapter 86 Choice
With one more Ji Huaisi, things were obviously going in a worse direction.
Jian Chi had no way to get Shao Hang to go back through the window, nor to leave Ji Huaisi outside the door, so he opened the door bravely. Ji Huaisi glanced at Shao Hang’s provocative gaze from the bed, and he didn’t look surprised. He kept smiling and asked Jian Chi, “Lunch is about to start, do you want to go down together?”
The calmer Ji Huaisi was, the more bottomless Jian Chi’s heart was. He opened his mouth and didn’t have time to answer, his shoulders sank suddenly, and Shao Hang, at who knows when came, hugged him intimately, and smiled except his eyes were brightly displeased, “Is the vice president’s eyes bad? Don’t you see a big living person still here.”
“I thought you didn’t want to talk to me, so I didn’t call you,” Ji Huaisi said. “If you don’t mind, should we go together?”
Ji Huaisi’s attitude was so calm that Shao Hang could only grind his posterior molars in a very unhappy manner, but in the end, he didn’t say anything. Jian Chi breathed a sigh of relief, turned around and closed the door. Before he had time to look back, a crisp unlock sounded from the other side, coming from the direction of Wen Chuan’s room.
There was silence for a moment in the spacious corridor. Wen Chuan’s figure froze in place, and he didn’t make a sound for a while. Jian Chi didn’t want to let the atmosphere sink, but explaining didn’t seem right. It was not the right time, nor place, so he finally suppressed the chaos, pretended to be calm and looked into Wen Chuan’s dim eyes, “…what a coincidence, do you want to go downstairs together?”
Jian Chi had already thought about it. If Shen Shuting came out next to him at this time, he would repeat the above words.
It’s a good thing things haven’t gotten that dramatic yet. Jian Chi was sandwiched between the three of them, and he almost forgot how to walk. He lowered his head and stared at the patterns on the toes of his shoes and the carpet, trying to ignore the subtle atmosphere around him. The source of this subtlety undoubtedly came from Shao Hang, who was ‘unhappy’ and had a dark face. Ji Huaisi had a calm expression, while Wen Chuan had no emotion, differing completely from Shao Hang.
“Jian Chi, you came…” Zhang Yang noticed Jian Chi and waved his hand to say hello. Before he finished speaking, he didn’t even have time to put his hand down, when the scene in front of him made him widen his eyes for a while. Zhang Yang’s eyes were already big, but this time, he didn’t hide the ‘who am I and where am I’. It wasn’t until Jian Chi walked in front of him that he regained his senses, not daring to look at the people behind him, “You guys……”
“We met on the road.”
Confused for a second, Zhang Yang nodded hurriedly, “Yes, by the way…Are you here for food? I just walked around the buffet, and everything hasn’t been brought up yet. It should be almost ready now.”
Jian Chi met Zhang Yang’s eyes, immediately understood it at a glance, and was deeply moved by his actions of giving up on the topic.
Ji Huaisi tilted his head and asked warmly, “Is buffet okay?”
Jian Chi, who didn’t want to move around, said quickly, “Yes, I’m a little hungry.”
Shao Hang, who sneered in disdain, seemed to want to stab Ji Huaisi a few words, but Jian Chi, who responded quickly, made him swallow his words, “Okay, then let’s go to the buffet. “
Jian Chi quickly stepped forward and stood side by side with Zhang Yang, getting rid of the source of suffocation behind him. He lowered his voice and let out a long sigh of relief: “Thank you.”
Zhang Yang, who was also suppressing his voice, looked ahead and seemed to be leading the way. He answered the exact opposite: “You have to tell me what’s going on in a bit. I haven’t seen such a big battle since I entered school. ….why do I feel like someone’s staring at me?”
“Bear with it, we will be there soon.” Jian Chi, who was also biing stared at, said.
Up until now, Jian Chi had a very good mentality of rejoicing in hardship. Facing the onlookers along the way, eating a lunch that doesn’t taste good is better than being unable to maintain harmony on the surface and making trouble on the spot. To Jian Chi’s surprise, Wen Chuan and Shao Hang, who had a big fight and hated each other in the past, didn’t even have a word of ridicule today, as if they had reached some kind of gentleman’s agreement, treating each other like air. This reminded Jian Chi of the scene he saw in the mist that night, it was not a dream.
“Sorry for making it hard on you.”
With the excuse of going to the bathroom, Jian Chi escaped this eerie atmosphere. When drying his hands, a slightly helpless voice came into his ears from the door. He didn’t name his name, but Jian Chi clearly knew that Ji Huaisi was talking to him, and he understood the implied meaning of the words.
“It’s okay,” Jian Chi said, “I just don’t understand, why is my room on the tenth floor?”
Ji Huaisi bent the corners of his lips and he walked to the sink. The gradually narrowed distance made Jian Chi lean back slightly, and his palm rested on the cold marble countertop.
“It’s not a complicated move, I can do it, so I did it.”
Really… Jian Chi didn’t know what to say.
As time went on, he felt more and more that the real Ji Huaisi didn’t seem to be as perfect as he thought. But this not-so-real Ji Huaisi, who had mood swings, made him feel like he was more real. Jian Chi looked at Ji Huaisi’s smiling eyes, and said not so confidently, “it’s too late to change now, right?”
“I think it’s too late,” Ji Huaisi bent down and let out a slightly apologetic sigh, whispering in his ear like a lover’s gentle whisper, making him tingle like an electric shock, “There is a gift I prepared for you, waiting for you to open.”
Gift – with this keyword, Jian Chi brushed off the rose petals on the quilt after returning to his room, showing no mercy. Pulling open the nearest bedside table, there was nothing there, and looking at the closed wardrobe, Jian Chi got up and opened it. With a ‘swipe’, a Western-style outfit hung in the wardrobe was able to see the sun again, exquisite workmanship, perfect size.
When Jian Chi took it down, he found an invitation letter hidden in the clothes, he could smell the faint scent of gardenias in his hand. A short sentence was written with a pen on the stationery, and the beautiful font made Jian Chi read it several times.
‘See you on deck at nine o’clock at night. – Ji Huaisi’
Jian Chi pinched the textured letter paper and focused on the words on the suit on the bed. There seemed to be two voices fighting in his heart, and he couldn’t calm down for a long time. There was a knock on the door. In a hurry, Jian Chi covered his clothes and invitation with a quilt. After opening the door, Wen Chuan’s face was reflected.
“I knew you ran back,” he said.
Jian Chi’s heartbeat was still a little fast, and in response, Wen Chuan glanced into the room but was blocked by Jian Chi’s seemingly inadvertent sideways body, “Is there something wrong?”
Withdrawing his gaze, Wen Chuan covered his eyes for a moment without a trace, “So what are your thoguhts?”
“What?” As soon as Jian Chi asked, he understood what Wen Chuan was referring to, “The dance party? I…”
The two voices started fighting again in his mind. For a while, it was the letter that lingered with the Gardenia scent, and then it became Wen Chuan’s deep eyes waiting for a reply. Jian Chi’s mind went blank, and he heard his own voice say, “I’m sorry, I have something to do tonight.”
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