The girl looked bright and youthful in her emerald floral dress—the type that someone would easily like. Furthermore, she seemed decent and pretty.
“Sure. It’s a coincidence that I brought a whole packet of salt today. Use it first if you’re in a hurry.” Qin Yirou smiled at the girl with a nod and fished out the bag of salt to pass it to her.
“Thank you! Thank you so much!” The girl in the green floral dress bowed twice at Qin Yirou in thanks before going back to where her friends were.
Qin Yirou smiled at that while Yun Jian sat aside.
It might just be a small gesture in the form of a little salt on a trip like this to Qin Yirou but it was perhaps a huge help to the girl just now.
“Lanlan, did you manage to borrow any salt?” A girl looked up to ask the girl in the green floral dress once the latter returned to the group of young men and women.
“Mn!” The girl dressed in the green floral dress who was referred to as Lanlan nodded.
At the same time, Qin Yirou and Ge Junjian had put out the food for barbecue in familiar ease. The man had also started the barbecue fire.
“We can start. Add what you want to eat in,” Ge Junjian announced with a grin.
It had been a long time since Ge Junjian felt as happy as he did today. It was similarly distant since he was engulfed in familial warmth like this.
For the man, his ex-wife left him with their son after their divorce. He did not share a good relationship with his son and the latter had gone overseas for his studies. Ge Junjian had been successful in everything he did in life but there was one aspect that he failed dearly—managing his family relationship.
Although Yun Jian and the others were not his birth children, a cold heart would feel for them after spending time together for so long. What was more, Ge Junjian?
“I want lamb skewers!” Yun Zhu said happily.
“Me too.” Duan Li blinked her little eyes with a relax beam.
“I… I want rice cake…” Duan Ya rubbed her little hands together as she looked up and said.
From not speaking in the beginning, Duan Ya had begun making short sentences now under Qin Yirou’s care. It was just that her voice was soft and hushed, like she was scared that what she said would be hit back. It seemed that how Duan Shi had treated them back then was a trauma to Duan Ya but luckily the man was jailed for two years now.
“Alright! We’ll get them done for you kids first!” Ge Junjian laughed heartily before picking up what the children wanted and brushed them with butter to place them on the grill.
Yun Jian squinted from the strong sun spilling down. The sunlight hit her directly since there was no shade.
“Uh… I’m here to return your salt.” The girl in the green floral dress who was called Lanlan came back with a packet of barely used salt. Qin Yirou was still busying around, so the girl came to tell Yun Jian when she saw her sitting on the stool.
“Mn.” Yun Jian nodded and accepted the salt from the girl.
“Thank you so much. We’re so lucky you guys are willing to lend us some salt. We wouldn’t know what to do otherwise,” said the girl, thanking Yun Jian instead of leaving.
“You’re welcome,” Yun Jian replied with a grin that reached her eyes.