Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ling Yichen’s enthusiasm was extinguished instantly. He was dumbfounded, clueless about what he did that offended Yun Jian. When he came back to reality, he asked her with a twitch of his lips, “No wait, Yun Jian, why can’t I talk about it?”
“Because I said so.” Yun Jian glanced at him before turning away to leave.
Since she was leaving, Si Yi followed suit. Zhang Shaofeng who noted the situation gave Ling Yichen a nudge with a chuckle before jogging to go after the pair. With Zhang Shaofeng trailing after Yun Jian and Si Yi, Zhang Jian went off too.
Ling Yichen did not follow them as promptly. Standing rooted with a big handful of candied fruit skewers, he frowned and could not help murmuring to himself, “Huh, did I say something wrong?”
He actually gave it a thought seriously before resuming to talk to himself, “I don’t think I said anything wrong though? I just said that I wanted to tell Xinyi and others in school about this. It’s not like the two of them are the ones involved! Why isn’t Yun Jian letting me talk about it?”
Ling Yichen gave up thinking about it when he saw that Yun Jian and others had gone a distance away.. Whatever he would just shut up since Yun Jian disallowed him to speak about it! With his mind made up, Ling Yichen shouted “Hey guys, wait up!” and dashed toward where they were.
The group went back to Chen Xinyi’s house merrily.
It was when they arrived at Chen Xinyi’s house that they realized Ji Shasha and friends had already returned as well.
Chen Xinyi’s father, Chen Zhenchuan, had hosted a banquet today because Chen Xinyi was discharged. The guests he had invited were mostly his business friends. As for Ji Shasha and her friends, they were children of Chen Zhenchuan’s business partners.
Hence, even if Ji Shasha and the group wanted to go home, they had to make it back to Chen Xinyi’s house to follow their parents back to their own house.
When Ji Shasha and her friends had first gotten back to Chen Xinyi’s place, Yun Jian and her group were not back yet. Just as they stepped in, however, Ji Shasha saw the parents of Zhang Chengrui whom Mo Sen had dragged away to “feed the dogs”.
“Shasha, you guys are back? Huh? Why didn’t Ruirui come back with you all?” Zhang Chengrui’s mother asked curiously after raking her eyes through the group.
Ji Shasha was still in fear about what happened earlier, so she took a few big exhales. Once she recalled the previous scene, she got so scared that she dared not tell the truth.
“Uh... Zhang Chengrui said that he couldn’t take it any longer and went home first. We didn’t pay much attention either...” This was the statement Ji Shasha and her friends had agreed on. As long as all of them stood firm on the statement that Zhang Chengrui had gone home on his own first, they would not be blamed even if the latter went missing.
“That brat, he went home on his own again!” Zhang Chengrui’s mother gritted her teeth before replying to Ji Shasha with a smile, “Thank you for telling me, Shasha. I’ll make sure I give that brat a good wallop when I go back!”
The woman feigned frustration as she spoke while Ji Shasha smiled back at her with a guilty conscience.
At the same time, the door was opened once more, and in came Yun Jian and Si Yi with Zhang Shaofeng, Ling Yichen, and Zhang Jian behind them. As all five of them came in through the door, Ji Shasha shuddered the moment she saw them.
“Jianjian, you guys are finally back!” Chen Xinyi jogged down the stairs with a patter upon hearing the noise.