The back of Si Yi’s hand was held by Yun Jian before his fair and long hand could stretch into his pants pocket.
Yun Jian looked at him with crescent eyes—a stream of warmth flashing in them before disappearing.
“Don’t.” Yun Jian pressed her lips together softly, her plush rosy lips sending a refreshing tingle down within Si Yi.
“I want to take down the Inferno Ring on my own.” Yun Jian looked at Si Yi. Her youthful and gorgeous face gleaming with the spark of resentment. It only made Si Yi feel another prickle of itch.
His beloved was right in front of him. For some reason, he felt hot all over. Si Yi was suddenly hit with a pang of regret. Why did he even say something like ‘waiting until when she’s come of age’?
He had such a fine display of art laid before him yet he could not do anything about it.
“Okay.” Snapping out of his thoughts, Si Yi had already parked his Lamborghini among a small patch of trees on the side of the way to the military camp when he said that.
With the one-worded reply, Si Yi turned to look at Yun Jian and tilted himself so his taller build was pressed on top of Yun Jian who was seated at the passenger seat.
Si Yi’s hand shot out to stroke Yun Jian’s hair. The latter had her hair down today, a rare occasion for her to have forgotten a hair tie in which she fashions a tall ponytail. Yun Jian’s hair flowed smoothly going past her ears; as the warm morning sun shone on her, her beautiful face looked delicate and soft like a newborn’s.
“It’s just a mere Inferno Ring. Since you want to play with it, I’ll give it to you as a toy.” As he spoke, Si Yi’s dashing face got closer to Yun Jian’s.
Although Yun Jian was in the springtime of life, she was no longer the girl to get shy from a boy’s sweet words. Moreover, it was not like what Si Yi said was mushy, honey-glazed, sweet nothings.
In spite of it, Yun Jian had still blushed. Pressing her lips together slightly, she was washed over by a wave of shyness.
If the international tycoons or politicians, or some mafia bosses were to hear what Si Yi said, they would probably be scared witless. What did he mean by ‘mere Inferno Ring’?
If an assassin organization like Inferno Ring that was ranked right behind An Hun Group and Gu Sha Mercenaries could be simplified to the word “mere”, what other organizations could Si Yi possibly regard?
“Mn.” Yun Jian dipped her head but warmth spread within her.
She was not one to be deceived by a smooth talker but Si Yi’s words stirred warmth right in her heart.
Just as Yun Jian felt Si Yi’s taller form was coming closer to her and she was shyly anticipating that he was going to do something, Si Yi sat straight abruptly. He smiled suddenly, his lips curling up at an angle Yun Jian could not see while the corners of his charismatic eyes lifted up in unison.
Yun Jian was both disappointed and embarrassed.
Her initial plan was to go to An Hun Group before going directly to Inferno Ring’s headquarters. Now that Si Yi was back, she did not have to go to An Hun anymore.
They saw Ge Junjian walk out with a frown just when Si Yi arrived at the entrance of the military camp with his car. Yun Jian alighted the vehicle after Si Yi parked it while the latter followed and went behind her with his hands stuck in his pants pockets leisurely.
When Ge Junjian saw Yun Jian, he was first startled before creasing his brows again and smoothing it out, asking her, “Why are you guys here, Yun Jian?”
“Hmm, I’ve contacted people in An Hun and Gu Sha. We can depart together,” said Yun Jian before she asked when she noted Ge Junjian’s odd expression, “Did something happen, Officer Ge?”
Ge Junjian’s frown locked deeper. “The higher-ups refuse to approve our squad working together with An Hun Group and Gu Sha Mercenaries to eliminate Inferno Ring because they think that organizations like An Hun Group and Gu Sha Mercenaries don’t keep their promises. Right, Yun Jian, do you recognize people from An Hun Group and Gu Sha Mercenaries? Can you ask them to come forth for a personal negotiation?”