Yun Jian’s frank words made Ji Shasha’s face fall.
Ji Shasha reeked of perfume that smelled so strong that Yun Jian felt nauseated at the whiff of it. She would certainly not blurt things like “Go away, I don’t like the perfume on you” to Ji Shasha, but she just did not like getting acquainted with her.
Ji Shasha stilled and rolled her eyes at Yun Jian when the latter talked to her in that attitude. She could not kick up a fuss since they were in front of others, so she assumed Yun Jian to be colder in nature. After a momentary freeze, she plastered on another smile and told Yun Jian, “Uh... we’ll go check out that place then.”
As if to alleviate the tension just now, Ji Shasha flashed an understanding smile toward Yun Jian.
A few guys who saw how tolerating Ji Shasha was despite how Yun Jian had replied to her so curtly took to liking her as they thought that she had a mild temper. Not only was she pretty, but her temper was great too.
Yun Jian was not too bad herself. Yun Jian was prettier and more delicate-looking than Ji Shasha, and was the type of girl you could not pick out a flaw from. In addition, her dewy skin bewitched everyone although she had not put on any makeup. Even when she had spoken so bluntly just now, the guys thought that she was much better than Ji Shasha.
“Let’s go, come on! Let’s play. It’s boring to stay here!” the guys urged.
The group of teenagers then made their way to where the games were in the square.
The recreational games site was at the side of the square where the middle-aged women were doing their fitness dance. Speaking of which, the balloon shooting game had to be mentioned.
How did Ling Yichen get to know Yun Jian back then? It was during the school’s fall outing where there was a balloon shooting game in the park. He had been a little arrogant thinking that he was a sharpshooter in shooting balloons. Since he met Yun Jian, however, he realized that his biggest mistake was to act presumptuously in front of Yun Jian. It had only resulted in him receiving a slap in the face.
“Let’s play shoot the balloons! You guys should be good in the game, right? Get us girls a big stuffed toy!” Seeing that Yun Jian ignored her, Ji Shasha turned to hook arms with another girl and suggested loudly.
What she said made the guys roll up their sleeves with the intention to take the game seriously so they could show off to the girls.
“Keep your distance, move away! You’ll need me for this!” The guy who called Yun Jian a cutie and was the loudest in goading—the one with a crooked nose but was dressed fashionably—took a glimpse at Yun Jian before stepping forward with the mind of bragging to the girls.
The balloon shooting game could be played with a gun, a flying dart, or a bow and arrow. Basically, one could win a prize as long as one shot the balloons according to the fixed rules.
Nevertheless, it was challenging to shoot the inflated rubber. Some game vendors had rigged the game. Even when the gun was aimed precisely at the balloons, it would be a futile attempt.
The name of this guy with a slightly crooked nose was Zhang Chengrui. He struck a pose he deemed cool ostentatiously before peeking at Yun Jian out of the corner of his eye.
Ling Yichen spoke up belatedly, “Yun Jian, are you playing? Xinyi still has the big stuffed toy you won for her the last time. She’ll definitely be over the moon if you get her one more!”
It was actually very difficult to strike the targets in a balloon shooting game like this—harder if one wanted to win the stuffed toy. Hence, their companions looked toward Yun Jian when they heard that she had won a stuffed toy before.