Announcing that she would be leaving, Snake.Lizard hit the road right away. She left right after telling Yun Jian.
Yun Jian returned back to her school life.
During the evening self-study session on Monday. After returning to the class from a meeting, their homeroom teacher announced something that the entire school had been excitedly looking forward to, the fall outing.
Longmen Yi Junior High School was the best junior high school in the city. At the same time, it was an exclusive school that valued both work and play.
Most of the students in school came from wealthy households. The majority of them were affluent and influential. Studying here in Yi High, tedious academic life was not satisfactory for these rich kids, so the school would organize a variety of activities.
A spring outing was an activity that most schools would organize annually, whereas out of all the other junior high schools in Longmen City, the fall outing was only available at Yi High.
It was late October now. When Miss Yu told the class that the school was organizing the fall outing, all the students cheered fervently.
“Wow! The fall outing is finally here!” Chen Xinyi turned to sway Yun Jian’s hand happily. She was so thrilled that she nearly jumped onto the latter.
Yun Jian cracked a small grin, her emotions were undetectable.
In spite of it, the ecstatic Chen Xinyi did not pay attention to Yun Jian for she was bouncing from her excitement.
The entire class was in a buzz of delight.
It was until Miss Yu clapped to signal the class to quiet down that the teenagers calmed themselves.
The approach of the fall outing was such good news that everyone’s anticipation was pondering on where they were going for this year’s fall outing.
When Miss Yu clapped again to silence them, everyone stared at her with bated breaths.
“Cough, cough, I understand your excitement but don’t be overly thrilled,” Miss Yu joked before recovering her seriousness.
“The fall outing will be held on the morning of next Monday. You can bring snacks you wish to cater for the outing, upon your return to school after this weekend.”
“The location of the fall outing is a scenic region of the forest park in the suburbs. Bus and ticket fees are thirty Chinese yuan in total. Don’t forget to bring the fee too when you return to school.”
“Also, there’s a spacious field in the forest park for us to have a barbecue there. Students who are able to contribute please bring your barbecue tools and food.”
“We encourage all the teachers and students to participate in the fall outing, but if your family condition does not allow so, you can apply not to go too.”
Miss Yu informed the class of what they needed to know in one briefing.
When the students heard her, they were even more excited.
Most students of the school were wealthy, thus those who declined from attending self-funded activities like the spring and fall outings were the scarce minority.
“Alright, shush. The evening self-study session will still commence as usual. I’m taking the initiative in declaring I will be strict – anyone who makes a noise in the self-study session won’t have to go to the fall outing next week!” Miss Yu said while asking the students to quiet down.
In spite of it, how could they calm themselves down? Other than students who looked relatively upset as their families could not afford the outing, the other students were electrified.
With Miss Yu’s stern warning, however, no one dared be loud.
Chen Xinyi who sat in front of Yun Jian suddenly tossed her a scrunched up paper ball.
If there were people behind her, they would surely have seen that Yun Jian had caught the ball of paper without even looking, her eyes remained trained to the textbook on her desk.
Yun Jian smoothed up the paper and saw squiggly handwriting on it. “Jian Jian, you’re going to the fall outing, right? Let’s go, let’s go! You have to go, okay? I can pay the fee for you. Let’s go, okay?”