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Chapter 499: YC Exists and Dies With Her (9)

Chapter 499: YC Exists and Dies With Her (9)
Translator: Paperplane Editor: Caron_

After about ten seconds, she raised the file to eye-level and scanned the three words "Leave with nothing." She stared at those words for a long time without blinking before her gaze gradually fell to the bottom of the page, signed "He Jichen" in black ink. Her fingers trembled as her eyes shot up again to the top of the document.

It was there in black and white, clearly printed. Ji Yi skimmed the contents of the file from top to bottom then her eyes locked onto the three words "Leave with nothing."

The people at the table behind her in the afternoon at the canteen said that He Jichen insisted on keeping her at YC in front of all the shareholders who wanted her out. She overheard them say that they signed an agreement that if she didn't generate profits for YC within a year, He Jichen was willing to give up his place as CEO of the company.

At the time, it wasn't like she wasn't moved by his gesture, but she assumed it was just an informal wager he had with YC's board of directors. However, she never imagined that behind the wager were three words she knew nothing about: Leave with nothing.

Leave with nothing... This went to say that if she wasn't able to generate profits for YC within a year, He Jichen would lose everything.

Chen Bai told her before that He Jichen gave up attending a prestigious school, having a great future, and argued with the He family all to create YC. He sacrificed countless nights for YC.

He sacrificed so much for YC including his blood, sweat, and tears. It was his enterprise and the most important thing in his life, but to keep her at YC, he was actually willing to use YC as a bargaining chip.

Even if he did it for her, Ji Yi felt like it wasn't really worth it...

She had to admit that she felt down from ruining the great future He Jichen and YC set up for her yesterday.

She had to admit that her heart was filled with hatred from Qian Ge's gloating phone call and Xie Siyao's takeover of her shoot.

She had to admit that she felt unfairly treated when director Lin lectured her severely in front of all the executives at the office, not to mention when she called her trash and assumed she used He Jichen to make it to the top.

Furthermore, she had to admit that in the canteen, she couldn't act like all the rumors and gossip were nothing and that she didn't take it to heart...

So when he appeared by her side and cheered her up so patiently and with such a good temper, she not only felt guilty but also like she was truly a mess.

Yet, he unconditionally indulged her in her acting out all afternoon without the slightest bit of impatience.

Her heart was already warm and moved by all this, but she never imagined that behind her back, he actually made this bet to "Leave with nothing"...

All of a sudden, Ji Yi's eyes heated up and she instinctively turned her head to look out the window.

Her fingers creased the document as her agitated emotions made her tighten her grip.

The office doors suddenly opened. He Jichen was back from throwing out the trash.

When she heard him enter, Ji Yi hurriedly put the document back on the sofa.

Not having seen her movements, He Jichen walked into the washroom to wash his hands then went into the lounge to find his car keys. After putting his phone and wallet back, he walked over to Ji Yi. "Let's go."

He walked around the wheelchair after those two quiet words then he raised his hand. Just as he was about to push the wheelchair out, Ji Yi suddenly reached her hand out and grabbed his wrist.

  

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Chapter 500: YC Exists and Dies With Her (10)
Translator: Paperplane Editor: Caron_

Her sudden touch made He Jichen's body tremble as he instinctively looked down at her fair hand around his wrist.

He stared unwaveringly at her tender fingers for a moment before his eyes looked up and landed on her delicate neck. "What's wrong?"

She didn't make a sound, but he clearly felt her fingers around his wrist start to tremble after he spoke.

All of a sudden, an intense worry entered He Jichen's heart. There were hints of anxiety when he spoke: "Xiao Yi, what's going on?"

She still said nothing, but a single tear rolled down from the corner of her eye.

Isn't everything okay now? We just ate, so why's she upset again after I came back from throwing the trash out?

Even though the rims of her eyes had turned red several times throughout the day, He Jichen's heart still ached to see her like this now.

He spoke again with a more anxious voice, "Didn't I say it's all sorted? Why're you crying again?"

He Jichen wanted to crouch down when he said this, but Ji Yi held onto his other hand. She cried, "He Jichen..."

He Jichen hurriedly stopped everything he was doing. He turned his head and looked over at Ji Yi.

She lowered her head, deep in thought.

She didn't speak again, but he patiently waited for her.

After some time, she cried his name again in a low voice: "He Jichen..."

But this time, she didn't stop and continued by asking, "...Why did you do it?"

She asked so abruptly that He Jichen didn't know how to react. He furrowed his brows, bewildered and speechless.

"He Jichen, did I create a big mess of things and cause a huge amount of trouble?"

He Jichen heard this and instantly understood what she meant by "Why did you do it?"

He pursed his lips. Before the word "no" could escape his mouth, the sound of her voice traveled into his ear again.

"You don't have to tell me; I know I got into so much trouble. It was all my fault since I wasn't careful. I fell from the platform and ruined everything..."

"...Director Lin was right. I made the company suffer immense losses. You should terminate my contract. The board of directors was right - you definitely have better artists to choose from. Whether it's the Jiang Xinxin people mentioned or Lin Siyi, they're all better than I am..."

"He Jichen, everyone at YC thinks I'm not worthy enough to stay here. Even I think I'm not worthy. Why do you still want to keep me?"

The more Ji Yi spoke, the more unbearable it felt. It was so bad that the left side of her chest started to ache.

She knew her heart ached for He Jichen and how unworthy she was for him.

"Why would you rather fire director Lin, rather erupt in a fit of rage in the conference room, rather fight with the board of directors, rather use YC which you single-handedly established, as a bargaining chip... just to keep me?"

Ji Yi really didn't want to cry, but as she said this, she just couldn't control her emotions and cried aloud.

Her voice became agitated because of her overly emotional state.

"Why did you do it? He Jichen, why did you do it?"