Pete was just having a completely decent conversation with the principal of Foreign Languages High School, Principal Zhang, and was being showered praises by the latter when his basking moment was shattered the second he saw Yun Jian.
Despite twisting his ankle, Pete could care less about the pain. His gaze on Yun Jian was fearful like he was scared of the girl coming for him.
At the same time, he told Principal Zhang, “P-principal Zhang, I’ll have to take my leave. Let’s talk about this another time.”
“Huh, Mr. Pete...” Principal Zhang started saying but Pete was already turning and running to the classroom building. Surprised, he was also suspicious when he saw Pete making his way there.
Why was Mr. Pete running to the teaching building when he was going to leave? Should he not be going for the school gate like where he had come from?
While Principal Zhang thought so, a teenage girl about 16 years old put herself in front of him suddenly and shouted at Pete’s retreating back despite the public, “Pete, where do you think you’re going?”
Yun Yi and Xu Haozhe who had yet to assemble at the competition area were surprised, Shan Zihao and Xiao Zhiming who left their basketball game were dumbfounded, Ning Lanlan was completely frozen, while Xu Zetian and his wife, Lin Wanru watched Yun Jian who went for Pete with raised brows.
The group stared in stupefaction as Yun Jian shouted for Pete. Why was she shouting for him? Did the man know her?
They were astounded because they were uncertain.
Shan Zihao squinted his eyes further when he saw Yun Jian going away to stop Pete. What did she want? Regardless, Shan Zihao thought that his interest in her was growing!
All the group saw was Pete, who was some distance away, halting his steps.
Pete stopped in his tracks abruptly. He had wanted to flee but Yun Jian had called for him. He knew that if he were to continue walking away, Yun Jian could probably come for him directly based on how skilled she was.
As the international Grand Thief, Pete was fearless—Yun Jian was his only fear. The last time when he had stolen an antique from Zhe Province, it was Yun Jian who got it back from him. What the heck? Why was she everywhere?
Pete turned back slowly and cracked a grin that looked more like a wince at Yun Jian.
“Ah, hey... how timely... we meet again...” Pete grimaced looking at Yun Jian.
God, if he knew that Yun Jian would be here today, he would not come even if it cost his life!
“Not timely. It’s just a coincidence,” said Yun Jian as she went to Pete.
The others who watched her farther away were skeptical. Did Yun Jian know the man? That was what Yun Yi, Xu Haozhe, Xu Zetian, Shan Zihao, and others thought. Even Principal Zhang was confused when Pete, who seemed to have a prideful air just now, was currently talking to Yun Jian in such an intimidated tone.
Switching his mannerism suddenly, Pete put his hands together like he was making a prayer, telling Yun Jian pleadingly yet hilariously due to his towering height, “Oh my, my liege lord, please just let me go. The item you asked for the last time took me so much effort and I’ve given it to you. I really have nothing on me now. Just let me go, huh? My liege lord, I’m nearly begging on the streets now because of you!”
When a grown man like Pete began to plead Yun Jian deploringly, everyone who watched them was bewildered. Who was Yun Jian? How did she make a man plead her so mournfully?