When parents of the second graders were done with the race, the first event of the sports meet ended, marking the completion of the day’s morning session.
After the match ended for the morning, Yun Jian, Lan Su, and Ya Dang went to have lunch at a nearby noodle restaurant that sold pickled mustard noodles. It tasted as delicious as its smell and appearance. Once they finished lunch and headed back to Wuning Yi Elementary School, the afternoon session of the competition began as Yun Zhu and the rest of the children had lunch in school.
There were three events to the family sports day. The first was the race where parents ran carrying their children and was completed in the morning. The second event was a match for the children and would not involve the parents while the third was a contest only for the parents.
All the students could take part in the second event and parents were encouraged to watch from the side. A track of 20 meters was set up and students were asked to frog jump to the other end and back; the fastest one would win. As the scores were tabulated by the school, it was absolutely fair.
Yun Jian took Yun Zhu and Duan Li to queue and wait. As the frog jump race involved all the students and the results of only a few of them could be registered at one time, it was more time-consuming, so the third event for all parents was carried out concurrently.
After Yun Jian registered both Yun Zhu and Duan Li for the frog jump event, both the children told her that they would be fine without her company. It was only then she went to the event for all parents with Ya Dang.
With the glaring sun in the afternoon, Lan Su held an umbrella as she sat and watched from the field. As she scanned the area, her constant icy expression broke into a smile when she spotted Yun Jian.
Yun Jian was already going away. When Ya Dang saw where Lan Su had kept her eyes on, prompting her to shift her gaze away discreetly.
Yun Zhu and Duan Li were waiting for the teacher to call out their names as they stood by the flower bed. Both of them had their number tag pinned on their chest.
Currently, there were still plenty of students before them who were lined up to join the frog jump event. Listening well to Yun Jian, Yun Zhu, and Duan Li linked hands so they would not lose each other.
Duan Li blinked adorably and sneaked a glance at Yun Zhu. “Yun Zhu, that gege just now looks pretty. Is he Si Yi-gege?”
Kids asked whatever they thought of. Even when Yun Zhu had called out “Ya Dang-gege” when he saw Ya Dang just now, it did not register in Duan Li’s mind.
“No, Si Yi-gege is better looking than Ya Dang-gege. I’ll make sure you meet Si Yi-gege when he comes back,” answered little Yun Zhu.
“Ooh.” Duan Li nodded whilst blinking her eyes.
Just then, a girl dressed up nicely with braids on her head came over. Without a word, she went to Duan Li and shoved her to the floor.
Duan Li and Yun Zhu had been holding hands following Yun Jian’s instruction but when the girl pushed Duan Li, their linked hands were pulled apart as well.
“What are you doing!” Feeling a surge of rage at Tian Fei who had suddenly appeared before him, Yun Zhu growled at her.
“Humph, you guys shouldn’t have won! Serves you right!” Tian Fei huffed at Yun Zhu and scowled at Duan Li, “You poor thing without a mommy, shame on you for depending on others to win! Shame!”
Tian Fei knew that she could not fight Yun Zhu since even Wang Ba was unable to do so, thus she shoved Duan Li who was closer to Yun Zhu right from the start.
Duan Li hung her head at Tian Fei’s jab. When Yun Zhu saw that, he marched over and shoved Tian Fei to the ground like how she had pushed Duan Li, shouting at her, “Don’t say that to Chessie!”