Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As the international Grand Thief, Pete was terrifically skilled in stealing. His agility and stealth were the best there was in the world. Since his debut, he had actually only failed twice in his attempts—and both of those flops were because of Yun Jian!
The first time it happened was during Yun Jian’s past life. The second time was the lost antique of Zhe Province not too long ago. Both times, Yun Jian managed to seize the stolen items from him.
Since Pete had promised his clients that he would definitely be able to steal the wanted items and the clients had paid him the deposit, Pete had to recompense ten times the penalty for a breach of contract when he failed to accomplish his missions—twice—because Yun Jian intercepted him.
Ten times the penalty for contract breaching amounted to over a few hundred million US dollars!
Therefore, the most terrifying thing in life, to Pete, right now was not seeing ghosts but Yun Jian. That was why he wanted to flee as soon as he spotted her. Never in his dream would he think of running into Yun Jian here—it basically felt worse than to have been caught by one’s teacher for not paying attention in class.
“Are you up to no good again?” Yun Jian squinted at Pete with her arms crossed in front of her. Her relaxed and laidback attitude, however, unsettled Pete.
“No! How’s that possible? Would I even dare do it?” Pete spoke Chinese fluently even though it was obvious that he was a biracial person. One of his parents was probably from Country Z.
“My dear liege lord, let me go. I have my old folks and myself to take care of and I really didn’t do anything bad this time. Be an angel and stop going after me, please?”
Pete’s fear for Yun Jian had ascended to a substantial level while Yun Jian was bewildered from him calling her liege lord left and right.
Truth be told, Yun Jian was not picking on Pete at all. She was just surprised to see Pete here and wanted to greet him only for said man to avoid her like a plague, so she felt playful and shouted for him.
“Xiao Jian, this is?” Yun Yi and others came to where Yun Jian was, astonished to watch the scene that unfolded before their eyes.
“An old friend,” Yun Jian replied easily.
“Oh my goodness, my liege lord, I wouldn’t dare be your friend!” Pete retorted without a brain-to-mouth filter as he gestured dramatically and looked amusing with how he looked so scared of Yun Jian.
How was he so scared of Yun Jian? It was not like she was a monster.
Yun Yi, Xu Haozhe, and others were not the only ones who were surprised. Ning Lanlan, Xiao Zhiming, and especially Shan Zihao were flabbergasted. If Yun Jian did seem so terrifying, then...
While they thought about it, the principal was seen stepping toward Yun Jian and speaking to her after a slight hesitation, “Miss, I don’t know which school you’re from but there’s one thing I can assure you. Mr. Pete is really not a bad guy.”
“I’m the principal of Foreign Languages High School and the director of Longmen Charity, as well as the director of Hui En Children’s Welfare Home.”
“There are too many children in this world who are suffering in despair and pain. They’re orphans without anyone to depend on. Some don’t even get to have three warm meals a day.”
“Hui En Children’s Welfare Home has taken in a lot of children like these. They have no way of generating income, so staying fed and clothed has always been an issue.”
“In recent years, though, Mr. Pete has donated a large sum to our home each month and that helps our children grow. We, the staff and the kids, are immensely thankful to him!”
“So he’s certainly not a bad guy!”