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“Yeah, let’s hang out together!” Ji Shasha chorused.
Ling Yichen turned to ask Yun Jian and Zhang Shaofeng right away. “Are you guys going?”
When he looked at them, he actually looked like he was asking for help. He did not want to go out with Ji Shasha but the latter’s tone made it sound like he was a coward if he was not going.
Ling Yichen admitted that he was someone with a lot of pride. It was due to this fact that he would certainly be going. He was a man—he was scared of nobody! Ji Shasha was only an ex-girlfriend—one that he dumped back then too!
“I’m fine with anything,” Yun Jian answered while she ate, still peeling the shrimps, despite sensing Ling Yichen’s gaze that was asking for help. Her hands were greasy from the shrimps but she did not care.
“I’ll go if master is going,” Zhang Shaofeng was quick to say.
“I’ll go if grandmaster is going!” Zhang Jian copied Zhang Shaofeng.
“Pft.” The moment Zhang Shaofeng and Zhang Jian finished speaking, Ji Shasha could not help the blurt of laughter.
She even covered her face with her hands, like she was shielding herself from embarrassment.
“Master? Grandmaster? You guys have actually formally acknowledged the apprenticeship?” Ji Shasha turned to ask Yun Jian with a chuckle.
Other than comparing, girls liked playing matchmakers if they turned out to become friends. For example, a girl who got to know a guy would try to match him with her friends. This was not as common in 1999 as it was now but it was undeniable that it existed.
Aside from contesting her beauty against Yun Jian when she first set eyes on her, Ji Shasha wanted to become her friend. This way, she would look pretty to others and her friends were pretty too. A thought like this sowed its seed in the mind of young naïve girls like Ji Shasha.
“Duh, this is my master!” Zhang Shaofeng ignored Ji Shasha’s ridicule at their apprenticeship. Quite the opposite, he introduced Yun Jian to her proudly.
“Of course! Where else in this world could you find someone better than my grandmaster?” Zhang Jian added as well.
Hearing what both of them said, Ji Shasha and friends were rather disdainful, but they acted like they were impressed. The few of them took the matter of Yun Jian taking Zhang Shaofeng as her disciple and Zhang Jian as her grand-disciple as a joke.
School kids had the knack of swearing into some sort of comradeship. Peers often joked about calling each other grandpa or grandma too. There were apprenticeships as well but it was rare for two guys and a girl—one calling her master while another calling her grandmaster—to do it.
Nevertheless, those at the table had only thought that the terms of address, “master” and “grandmaster”, were only literal terms of address. People who acknowledged such an association must have done it to show a closer bond like they were super close to the other party. That would be all.
How could there be actual skills to be taught to their disciples or grand-disciples? What capabilities did Yun Jian have to pass to Zhang Shaofeng and Zhang Jian? It was simply impossible. Ji Shasha was skeptical that Yun Jian had any real skills to teach Zhang Shaofeng and Zhang Jian anyway.
Young people usually ate faster, so Yun Jian’s table was done with dinner shortly. The other tables were not as fast as they were, especially adults seated around Chen Zhenchuan. They had more important things to do aside from eating, that was to chat and talk about business.
Even after the meal, they could talk for another two to three hours before they called it a day. Of course, there were also people who left right after they finished the meal.