Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Country A was an underdeveloped country with an incomplete judicial system.
If crimes like abducting women, stealing, and murders were to happen in Country Z, the police would have been investigating them and capturing the criminals to put them behind bars! Hence, Country Z citizens were unable to empathize with Country A’s backward living environment be it in 1999 or now.
There were even foreigners who came to Country A and died but no one reported the deaths to the police. It was just how Country A was as a nation.
Right now, Yun Jian understood what Elisha said as she stood at the counter. She nodded in silence.
“Mn, thank you.” Yun Jian had to express her thanks since Elisha was giving her a kind reminder.
Not only was Elisha a beautiful young woman, she had a kind heart. She nodded back at Yun Jian with a smile.
Yun Jian then asked her a few more things in Country A’s language which the latter answered them all. Her parents had gone to the marketplace. As they chatted, Yun Jian listened to Elisha as she mentioned some of their family matters.
Elisha’s parents were farmers. They had brought what they had to sell in the market today to earn some income. As for Elisha, she stayed home to watch over the inn.
As both of them got to this part, impatient noises came from the door.
“Ugh, gosh! It’s all your fault! It’s a summer vacation and you guys have to spend it here in this stupid place! We almost died in the desert walking there for so long and finally there’s an inn!”
“Xiaochu, this isn’t my fault. They insisted to come to Country A saying they want to look for treasure here. I think it’s all bullsh*t, there’s nothing here!”
What attracted Yun Jian’s attention was that the noises were conversing in Chinese.
Country Z locals? Yun Jian squinted. She did not expect to run into her fellow countrymen in a place like Country A.
It was then five youths who looked like university students in their early twenties came in through the door. There were two young women and three young men. The pair, a guy and a girl, who walked in front were no doubt the two people who had spoken just now.
Suddenly seeing Yun Jian’s facial features that looked like they could come from the same home country, the girl who walked at the back could not help being delighted as she came over and asked Yun Jian in a composed but also excited tone, “Are you from Country Z?”
When she saw that Yun Jian did not respond after a pause, the girl pointed at herself and introduced, “I’m Ning Xia. That girl’s my friend, Lin Xiaochu, and…”
Ning Xia pointed at the people behind her and introduced them one by one before looking at Yun Jian in anticipation and brimming delight of meeting a countryman abroad.
Bumping into a countryman overseas, especially where one’s own countrymen were rare, was a happy occasion.
“Yun Jian,” Yun Jian replied simply stating her name in Chinese. She received Ning Xia’s smile in return.
As for Lin Xiaochu, she did not even spare Yun Jian a glance as she moved to stand before Elisha. She even glared at Yun Jian when she passed her. It was until she stood before Elisha that she was struck with the sudden realization that she and her friends did not know how to speak Country A’s language.
Lin Xiaochu then abruptly recalled that Yun Jian had been conversing smoothly with Elisha in Country A’s language when they came in just now.
“Hey! You, yeah, you! You can speak Country A’s language, right? Interpret for us, tell the Country A woman that we want to stay here!” Lin Xiaochu ordered Yun Jian in a not-too-friendly tone.