“Alright, we can buy the tickets and go in. We’ve spent too long dilly-dallying here. Let’s head to the zoo first and talk later. One ticket is 35 yuan, you know? We’ve got to make sure we stay in the zoo as long as we can, heh!” An Mo said with a chuckle.
What An Mo said took the hesitation away from the group.
The price of the entry tickets for zoos in 1999 was rather budget-friendly. However, living expenses were generally low, so a 35-yuan zoo entry ticket was relatively expensive in 1999 where income was lower in this time. 35 yuan during then was about 200-300 yuan now.
That was why those guys wanted to sneak into the zoo from the back of the mountain.
“Phew, we’re finally here!” Ning Lanlan chuckled cheerily after they paid for their tickets and went through the zoo’s entrance.
“What animal should we go see first?” An Mo butted in to ask.
“Ask Jianjian. Jianjian, what animal do you want to see first?” Ning Lanlan winked and turned to ask Yun Jian.
“The pandas,” Yun Jian answered after a press of lips.
“Pandas? Haha, sure, I like them!” Ning Lanlan chorused and clapped her hands happily before declaring in excitement, “Pandas are endangered species in our country and I’ve seen photos of them before. They’re super cute!”
Ning Lanlan waved her hands about wearing an anticipating expression. Truth was, she liked pandas a lot too.
“Let’s go.” Yun Jian smiled.
They took about half an hour roaming the zoo while Ning Lanlan and some others went to the restroom after that. While waiting for those using the restroom, Yun Jian and a few others stood around.
Yun Jian was waiting some distance away from the restroom.
“Yun Jian, why are you ignoring me?” Shan Zihao came over when Yun Jian was taking shelter under the shade of a willow tree with her arms crossed in front of herself.
The guy sounded like he was chastising her.
Yun Jian shuffled her long legs and leaned against the tree in a laidback manner. She even closed her eyes without lifting her head. Despite that, she could hear him. She scoffed lazily, “Why should I regard you?”
The curt reply jolted Shan Zihao. Once or twice, he could assume that Yun Jian was playing hard to get but he, Shan Zihao, had never not gotten any girl he wanted.
While everyone was off to use the restroom, Shan Zihao watched Yun Jian stand by the willow tree lazily with her eyes closed. Her rosy lips seemed exceptionally luscious under the morning sun. Shan Zihao breathed out heavily.
“Yun Jian, I like you!” he said and took a large step toward Yun Jian with his hands stretched to hold her head and kiss her by force.
Shan Zihao thought that a lot of girls would swoon at his action. Girls who he had kissed by force, especially, fell head over heels for him. He refused to believe that Yun Jian would be an exception!
Nevertheless, before his hand could touch Yun Jian, the girl seemed like she could see despite her closed eyes and turned away in avoiding the guy’s groping hand.
It had never crossed Shan Zihao’s mind that Yun Jian who had her eyes closed could evade so easily. By the time he was aware of it, he was dashing to the willow tree with his whole weight. There was a loud bang and he ran right into the tree.
Shan Zihao was still shocked that Yun Jian could avoid his initiative so swiftly when he heard her icy voice rang in a warning. “You’ve heard about the talent scouts from Beiguang Model Agency being castrated? I did that. If you dare try anything on me again, I’ll make you a woman right this instant!”