Corinton could speak Chinese but had been communicating with others in English. This was a trick he played with those who were present.
It did not matter.
He was a foreigner—an old man, no less, and looked tall and strong. For what it was worth, he wanted to take Yun Jian as his master? What was so good about Yun Jian that Corinton was begging to be her disciple?
The others were befuddled.
While they were caught in the puzzlement, Yun Jian spoke again. “I need a favor from you.”
She brought up her purpose flatly but before she could elaborate on said favor, Corinton agreed exaggeratedly, “No problem! As long as you accept me as your disciple, I’ll say yes to anything!”
As if to express his sincerity, Corinton had even made a show of patting his sturdy chest and vowed, “I’ll give all the titles and honors under my name, Corinton, to you if that’s what you want!”
To the man, all the honors he had received in this lifetime were his most prized possessions—titles like the best engineer in the world and whatnot... In spite of it, these were nothing if he could go under Yun Jian as her disciple.
Yun Jian smirked.
“This is my master! How could you snatch my master?” Zhang Shaofeng had been waiting to lash out. Now that he saw Corinton insisting that Yun Jian take him as her disciple, he stepped out to stop him instantly.
Actually, Yun Jian would not have accepted Corinton as her disciple even if Zhang Shaofeng did not step forward to object. There was no reason—she just would not do it.
Right after Zhang Shaofeng spoke up, a plump middle-aged man who was dressed like a businessman gaped at Corinton when he heard the latter self-proclaimed name. “Corinton? You... You’re Country M’s top engineer who’s graced the headline of international news and crowned the most outstanding mechanical engineer in the world, Mr. Corinton?”
Zhang Shaofeng who scolded Corinton for snatching his master was stunned by what the middle-aged man said. Snapping back to reality all of a sudden, the young man pointed at Corinton in disbelief before crying aloud, “What? Y-you’re Corinton? C-country M’s best engineer, Mr. Corinton? I heard that the sports cars you modified could shoot up to tens of millions from their original worth of several millions! Y-you’re Mr. Corinton?!”
Zhang Shaofeng was more or less informed of the matter, so he could not help squeaking when he knew that Corinton was Country M’s best engineer.
After the shock faded, however, he realized that he had just yelled at Corinton for snatching his master right in front of everyone. Did he just come down on the famous engineer Mr. Corinton who Country M’s president got acquainted with?
Zhang Shaofeng felt the tendrils of fear coming to him belatedly as he thought about it and stumbled back in reflex.
While he took two steps back, Corinton came up to him suddenly.
Zhang Shaofeng thought that the man was seeking revenge because he shouted at him just now, and felt his foot twisted from the fright. Unexpectedly, Corinton darted to him and grabbed his hand in a handshake ecstatically.
He then looked at Zhang Shaofeng with admiration brimming his eyes and asked loudly, “You’re S’ disciple? I’ve never heard about S accepting disciples and here you are—a disciple of S! Haha! Please, teach me, how do I become her disciple?”
Corinton’s thrilled look in addition to his exposed identity bewildered everyone there, especially Ji Shasha and her mother, who looked like they had fallen face first into a pit of dung.
Who was Yun Jian? Why was the internationally renowned engineer begging to take her as his master too?