Ge Xuan’s concern warmed Yun Jian’s heart.
He was different from Yun Yi in the way that the latter would show his concern all the time, while Ge Xuan would not admit that he was caring even if that was the last thing he had to do.
Yet it was people like Ge Xuan—who adamantly refused to acknowledge that he was showing concern—who were the ones who cared deeply—and discreetly.
Yun Jian also knew that Ge Xuan was worried about her reputation in the military being ruined if her identity as the boss of Falcon Hall got out. After all, that was exactly her title. Even if Falcon Hall had prohibited its members from bullying the weak now under her management, others would just assume that she was involved in the mafia once they heard it.
It simply gave off a different feeling.
In spite of it, Yun Jian was not scared about Ge Junjian finding out her identity as Falcon Hall’s boss. After all, the man, including some others in the Advanced Special Forces, already knew her identity as Gu Sha Mercenaries’ boss—although they kept their lips sealed about it. Yun Jian took comfort in knowing that.
Ge Xuan’s two friends went back home with Ge Xuan while Yun Jian followed them to Ge Junjian’s house too.
Although it was already late, Yun Jian saw Qin Yirou running into the kitchen to bring out four bowls of mung bean soup for her, Ge Xuan and his two other bros once they stepped through the door.
“You guys are finally back. I’ve kept the mung bean soup in the pot. It’s still warm, have it while it hasn’t gone cold. Go to bed earlier after this. You all are still growing, you should take care of your health,” Qin Yirou said as she went in and out of the kitchen twice to serve the four bowls of soup on the table in the living room.
“Mn.” Yun Jian nodded.
The four of them went over to pick up the mung bean soup. When Ge Xuan drank it, Yun Jian caught a drop of tear at the corner of his eye before it fell into the bowl.
Ge Xuan had never experienced a mother’s love but he had never thought that he could get it from Qin Yirou. Friends around him told him that his stepmother was definitely an evil woman who said one thing in front of Ge Junjian but did something else behind him. She would even pretend to be nice to him in front of Ge Junjian.
Qin Yirou felt different from him. Ge Xuan did not know why he was so sure about it either. Maybe it was because Qin Yirou treated him the same whether it was in front of Ge Junjian or behind others. The woman exuded a mild kindness; it did not feel intense but it made one feel warm and cocooned.
That was why Ge Xuan teared up. He covered it up very well, though. No one else saw it except for Yun Jian. It was also this moment that he decided he would repay Qin Yirou with equal sincerity. From now on, Qin Yirou was his mother, Yun Jian was his younger sister and Yun Yi was his younger brother. They were a family!
Yun Jian fell asleep right away when she returned to Dong Ruan’s house after having the mung bean soup. Si Yi had yet to come back from An Hun Group. Even though the night was not as warm and fond without Si Yi, Yun Jian was able to sleep.
The next day, Yun Jian got changed into clean clothes after coming home from her morning workout with Zhang Shaofeng and Yun Yi before she went to meet up with Ning Lanlan at their usual place.
She did not forget that they had agreed to go to the zoo.
Yun Jian saw Ning Lanlan standing there from a distance away with several peers around her. It was not hard to determine that these young men and women were Ning Lanlan’s friends.
When Ning Lanlan saw Yun Jian coming over, she hooked arms with her almost immediately and ran off to a side to ask Yun Jian in a whisper, “Jianjian, did you try on the bra I picked for you the last time? Haha, it was effective, wasn’t it? Did you two… roll in the hay, hmm? Hehehe…”