The first thing Yun Jian heard once she entered was Chen Xinyi’s raised voice. She also saw the girl waving, gesturing for her to go over.
“Looks like we’re late. Most of the food is already served,” Zhang Shaofeng sighed before going to Chen Xinyi alongside Yun Jian and Zhang Jian.
“No, no, we’re not late—as long as there’s still food!” Zhang Jian commented in gluttony as they walked. In return, he received a roll of eyes and a smack from Zhang Shaofeng. “Look at all that’s on your mind!”
Zhang Shaofeng and Zhang Jian bickered as they followed behind Yun Jian.
“Jianjian, I’ve specifically grabbed this seat for you, come quick!” Chen Xinyi waved when she saw Yun Jian approaching, looking like she was worried about others snatching the chair she had grabbed.
“Pft! Chen Xinyi, where’s your conscience? You didn’t even save us seats!” Zhang Shaofeng teased.
The group sat down after that.
There were groups of people seated at other tables but the table Yun Jian was at was the only one with youngsters. Such arrangement was usually the norm; adults sat together at a table while children were grouped at another table. Sometimes, there were mothers at the children’s table who sat with their kids.
Yun Jian scanned her table and saw that there were a few women among the occupants but teenage boys and girls were still the majority. It was not exactly a challenge to see that these people were taken out by their mothers to join the dinner.
Nonetheless, whether it was the youngsters or the women, they had come with their father or husband. As for these fathers and husbands, they were seated with Chen Xinyi’s father, Chen Zhenchuan.
Seeing Yun Jian and the guys, Chen Zhenchuan who had been sitting with his fellow businessmen got up. He did not forget that he was hosting dinner today because his daughter had gotten much better in health. He also did not forget that his daughter could stand here alive right now all thanks to Yun Jian, Zhang Shaofeng, and Zhang Jian rescuing her in time.
“You’re here!” Chen Zhenchuan went to them with a wine glass.
“Mn.” Yun Jian nodded with a hum, knowing that the man was speaking to her.
“Thank you for coming! Excuse my poor hosting, haha!” Chen Zhenchuan laughed and told Yun Jian and the guys, “Thank you guys so much! Xinyi, you ought to host your friends properly on behalf of me!”
He said with a hearty chuckle.
“Got it, dad,” Chen Xinyi answered with a nod.
“Zhenchuan, this is Xinyi, correct?” Since Chen Zhenchuan had come over, everyone’s gaze went toward him. At the same time, a woman in her forties with pockmarks on her face who sat at the same table as Yun Jian and others spoke up to ask the man.
It was apparent that the woman knew Chen Zhenchuan.
“Haha, that’s right. This is my daughter, Xinyi,” he answered with a laugh.
“Oh, Zhenchuan, I heard that Beiguang Model Agency was shut down and the talent scouts were castrated. One of them had two fingers chopped off too. Were you the one who did it?” A man asked, revisiting the incident, as if to show off.
Chen Zhenchuan paused before answering, “It wasn’t me...”
“Who knows for sure if Beiguang Model Agency is being shunned but the recruiters who had their members cut off... I heard people saying that the girls who managed to flee at that time said that it was a teenage girl who hacked the two fingers off one of the scouts and ordered for their members to be snipped off. I wonder if it’s true!” someone commented.
“Huh, master, I remember that you were the last to leave at that time. Was it you who did it?” Zhang Shaofeng who heard the discussion asked Yun Jian, causing everyone’s attention to shift to the girl.