Chapter 43: Somewhere in Plain Sight (3)
Translator: Paperplane Editor: Caron_
Zhang Sao’s eyesight was superb. Though she and He Jichen were quite a distance apart, she still managed to catch a glimpse of his phone screen.
Even though she couldn’t clearly see the words on his screen, she did see that he’d received quite a few messages. They didn’t look like long messages though; there were each just a few characters long.
Yet he stared intensely at those few words as though he was afraid to miss something important.
Zhang Sao didn’t want to disturb He Jichen, so she silently retreated out of the study and closed the door on her way out.
The atmosphere in the room became increasingly quiet.
He Jichen still stared unwaveringly at the few messages Tang Huahua sent him.
“He Xuezhang, Xiao Yi went to the hospital. The doctor says she’s fine.”
“Xiao Yi went to bed as soon as she returned to the dorm. After she woke up, she ate the dinner you sent over.”
“I told Xiao Yi about the truth regarding Lin Ya without leaving out a single word, just as you instructed.”
“Xiao Yi just took her medicine, had a shower, watched tv dramas for a while, then went to sleep.”
Because he hadn’t touched the screen for a while, his phone locked automatically. He Jichen stood still, staring at his phone with no reaction as though he felt nothing.
After who knows how long, his phone rang again and the screen lit up. He Jichen glanced over at the notification on the locked screen. It was Tang Huahua again. “He Dage, why do you treat Xiao Yi so well?”
He Jichen stared at that word for a long time before he softly blinked. He looked out at the billions of glowing lights outside the window.
Lately, that word has popped up the most, hasn’t it?
A while back, when he bumped into Li Da at the hot spring resort, Li Da asked him “Chen Ge, why did you do it?” when he learned that He Jichen went to study at B-film.
Yesterday at the China World Hotel, Beijing, Han Zhifan asked him, “I just don’t get it. Why did you give up your bright future and limitless glory to start again from scratch?”
Li Da and Han Zhifan… one asked if he was crazy, the other called him depressed.
Even Han Zhifan said it—he was afraid that one day, he’d come to regret his decision.
But how could they understand? He wasn’t actually crazy or depressed; he clearly knew what he was doing. If he didn’t go to B-film, that would be something he’d regret one day.
Going to a prestigious school, getting an unconditional offer to go to an American University, worked as a CEO of a listed company, working for He Enterprises… so what? So what if I have a bright future ahead of me?
He didn’t want any of those things. What he wanted was to put her somewhere he could see her.
As long as I can see her, that’d be enough… simply seeing her would be enough…
He Jichen stared out the window in a daze. Over the years, he had the same thought—as long as he could see her, that’d be enough. Throughout all these years, he never hoped that he’d be able to have her. He was just lucky that night four years ago when fate intertwined the two of them in an accidental mix up.
He Jichen clearly remembered it was June 1st—Children’s Day—a week before their college entrance exam.
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