Zhang Shaofeng did not usually call Yun Jian, although the two of them as well as Chen Xinyi had saved each other’s number.
Information technology was slowly filling the market in the year 1999. Rich people owned cellphones and the portable device gained popularity even among wealthy heirs and heiresses.
Back when Qin Yirou found out that Yun Jian owned a cellphone, she was rather dumbstruck. After all, the gadget was something she could never imagine owning in the past. It was just that nothing seemed impossible anymore when even the company New Cruise was Yun Jian’s. It was how Qin Yirou accepted it without much fuss.
Curious, Yun Jian answered the call swiftly. Before she could speak, Zhang Shaofeng’s voice came from the other side of the line first. His tone was helpless and anxious.
“M-master, I can’t get through to Xinyi. I’ve called her 20 times and it’s been ringing for nearly 20 minutes but she’s not picking up!”
“I heard that you both met a talent scout at the school gate yesterday and she’s headed out in excitement around 5pm today saying that I don’t have to go with her!”
“So I made her promise that she’d call me to let me know when she got to the… uh, Beiguang Model Agency safely but she didn’t call when it was 5:30pm. I got worried and kept calling her but she still isn’t answering!”
Zhang Shaofeng’s voice was a little shaky. He had tried his best to calmly explain everything to Yun Jian as clearly as he could. Although he and Chen Xinyi were always bickering, he cared for her during the times that mattered.
“Can’t get through to her?” Yun Jian stopped walking once she heard what Zhang Shaofeng said and frowned.
“Yeah. I don’t know what else to do, master. Do you think something will happen to Xinyi like that last time… Pft, pft! Nothing like that. Master, Xinyi told me in the morning that you know who the talent scout is too. I’m worried about her. Can you help me look for her?” Zhang Shaofeng was going out of his mind fretting.
Plenty of things went on behind the public’s eyes for entertainment companies like this. Some talent scouts recruited new potential to their company but there were various unspoken under-the-table rules.
Zhang Shaofeng had warned Chen Xinyi repeatedly not to go alone but the girl would not listen. Relenting, he asked her to call him instead when she arrived but she had not given him a single call ever since she left.
Instead, Zhang Shaofeng had called her over 20 times but she did not pick up any of them. It made the guy panic.
It was only then that Yun Jian recalled that Zhao Zhengmin, who had recruited her back then, did seem a little strange. She did not think much about it, not like she could read minds and know what the man was really thinking.
“Xiao Jian, what’s the matter?” Qin Yirou turned back for a glance when she noticed that Yun Jian had stopped walking.
They were all strolling on the sidewalk to aid digestion as they were quite filled up from the dinner.
“Mom, I have to excuse myself. There’s something I need to check out,” Yun Jian told Qin Yirou after telling Zhang Shaofeng to wait for her on the spot and hanging up.
After that, she ran toward an alley on the side without bidding anyone else a greeting.
“Young…” When Ya Dang saw Yun Jian running off to the alley, he wanted to stop her to tell her that his young master was almost back to Longmen City but she had vanished out of sight.
“Sigh, this child’s really…” Qin Yirou could not help shaking her head with a sigh as she watched Yun Jian disappear from her view.
“Alright, let the young one be,” Ge Junjian told Qin Yirou tenderly standing next to her.