Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
If one did not know any local during travels, it would be frustrating because one would get conned. A stranger would not tell you much for no reason if you were to ask one, but it was also possible to meet a friendly and hospitable stranger.
It was not uncommon either if one were to meet someone with an ulterior motive, like wanting to profit by guiding you the way and asking you to eat at their restaurant.
Hence, a lot of hassles could be saved with the guide of a local like Ning Xia. The reason people were willing to go with tour groups was because they could not find tour spots. With Ning Xia’s help, this would be convenient for Yun Jian and family, as well as Mrs. Yang and family.
After lunch, the group got ready to roam around.
Ning Xia’s parents were government workers. Once they heard that Yun Jian who had saved Ning Xia when they were traveling in Country A was here for a vacation, they promptly took a few days off work and warmly invited Yun Jian and Mrs. Yang’s families for lunch.
Ning Xia’s mother was a graceful woman. As she chatted with Qin Yirou and Mrs. Yang over lunch, the three of them formed an agreement to go shopping together in the afternoon.
Ge Junjian did not follow along; instead, he stayed at Ning Xia’s house to play chess with the latter’s father as both of them enjoyed playing chess.
During lunar new year, Ge Junjian had played several rounds of chess with Si Yi. Without exaggeration, Ge Junjian was very supportive of Si Yi courting Yun Jian in the beginning because of Si Yi’s decent chess playing skills.
Little Yun Zhu, Duan Li and Duan Ya were brought along by Qin Yirou to go shopping, so Yun Jian, Yun Yi, Qing You, and Ning Xia were home together.
“Since we’re free in the afternoon, I’ll take you guys to the largest shopping paradise here. Heh, I’ve asked Senior Rui to coming along too, the more handsome one when we were back in Hasa Village.”
As Ning Xia spoke, she stuck her tongue out at Yun Jian and added, “I know that you don’t quite get along with Xiaochu and Duan Tianyou, so I didn’t ask them out today.”
This would directly prevent Yun Jian from having any upsetting encounter. Yun Jian nodded with a smile.
Ning Xia then took them to the large shopping square in Ning City.
The busiest giant shopping square in Ning City in 1999 was crowded. As they walked among the bustling place, Ning Xia took Yun Jian and others along to meet up with Hu Qirui.
Hu Qirui simply greeted Yun Jian, apparently having already known that she was coming. There was a man in his twenties next to Hu Qirui who was dressed fashionably but looked a little flippant.
“This is my bro, Xu Liao,” Hu Qirui slung an arm around Xu Liao and introduced him to Yun Jian and others.
Xu Liao looked at Yun Jian and Qing You with a grin before greeting them cheerily, “Hey girls, nice to meet you!”
He even ran a hand through his bangs when he spoke to act cool.
Yun Yi grabbed Qing You’s hand and spoke up to introduce themselves first to Hu Qirui and Xu Liao, “Hi, I’m Yun Yi and this is my girlfriend.”
Yun Yi was warning Xu Liao that the girl was his and the latter should stop eyeing her.
Despite that, it did not end there.
Xu Liao had thought that Yun Jian was only a frail little girl, so he acted cool by running a hand through his hair, wanting to show his coolest side to her. Just as he was about to boast, though, he heard Hu Qirui introducing Yun Jian to him from the back, “She’s Yun Jian… She looks weak and soft but remember what I told you about encountering bandits in Country A’s inn the other day—she’s the one who overpowered them.”