Yun Jian who caught the scene could not help smiling.
“Ah, everyone’s here. You’re all together!” Just when Ya Dang limped back inside with an arm propped around Mo Sen’s shoulders, a mature voice of a man rang suddenly.
Yun Jian turned to the source and was greeted by Ge Junjian who had not even changed out of his military uniform yet when he came in.
“I heard that you girls went shopping for the wedding dress? How was it? Anything that caught your eyes?” Ge Junjian shrugged off his jacket to drape it over the chair next to the dining table.
“We bought it for Yirou already. It’s on the couch. Go take a look. I picked it out for Yirou! She looks gorgeous wearing it!” Dong Ruan got to know Ge Junjian due to Qin Yirou. Although they were not that close, Dong Ruan talked and joked to Ge Junjian jovially.
“Alright, I’ll go take a peek,” Ge Junjian said and retrieved the wedding dress on the chair.
“Xiao Jian, you’re going to the evening self-study session tonight. Come eat first,” Qin Yirou called for Yun Jian.
“Wash your hands. Two more dishes left. All of you, get seated at the table,” Qin Yirou announced with a smile.
“Okay! We’ll wait for the great chef! Don’t make us wait too long!” Dong Ruan replied with a grin.
When Qin Yirou was done with the two remaining dishes and served them, everyone was already sitting around the dining table.
“The marriage application that I applied to my superior previously got approved,” Ge Junjian started to say as he ate from his bowl.
Although they knew that the application for marriage was definitely getting approved, Qin Yirou could not help responding gleefully, “Really?”
“Mn.” Ge Junjian nodded and continued. “I’ll be buying my comrades dinner next Saturday. Xiao Yi will be around too by then.”
Yun Yi was in senior high right now and would usually be home once a week; it was guaranteed that he would be home on a Saturday evening.
Hearing that Ge Junjian was treating everyone around the dinner table hummed their approval.
“Next Saturday? I’ll be back working at the government office by then. Here’s wishing a good meal to all of you, yeah, haha!” Dong Ruan spoke up promptly.
Qin Yirou expressed her sorry when Dong Ruan could not make it but she did not dwell on it since the latter was usually busy.
As they chatted, Ge Junjian remembered something suddenly and turned to tell Qin Yirou who sat next to him, “I took a day off tomorrow. I can take you around to get what we need for the wedding.”
“Sure.” Qin Yirou beamed wider at that.
Yun Jian sat aside and chatted with little Yun Zhu, Duan Li, and Duan Ya occasionally while Si Yi sat next to her and put dishes into her bowl sporadically. Yun Jian ate everything he had given her. By the time she was done with her meal, it was almost 4:30pm.
“Mom, I’m going to school,” Yun Jian got up and told Qin Yirou.
“I’ll send her.” Si Yi put down his chopsticks and bowl too.
Yun Jian ran upstairs to grab her bag before she was down again and Si Yi followed her out with a hand in his pants pocket leisurely.
Since it was still early and the villa was not too far away from the school, Yun Jian and Si Yi walked there.
“Here.” Si Yi took Yun Jian’s bag and held it for her just as they left the house.
Yun Jian did not reject him as her bag was not heavy anyway. It was when they had come to the school gate that Si Yi gave her the bag back and said something that sounded incredibly suggestive, “I’ll be waiting for you to come back at night.”
“Mn.” Yun Jian smiled and took her bag.
Si Yi’s appearance attracted plenty of attention from the girls passing by but other than Yun Jian, the young man’s gaze did not linger on any one of them.
It was after Si Yi left that Yun Jian shouldered her backpack to go into the campus when... “Jianjian!”
Chen Xinyi’s voice came from behind.