“Yes, Shen Yan, I think Xiao Feng is right. Why should we group up when we can go our own merry way!”
“Look at how paper thin and frail all of them are. They’ll probably head down before they even reach halfway up the mountain. We can’t stall our progress for people who have nothing to do with us!”
Standing beside the girl who was called Xiao Feng, a big guy who weighed more than seventy-five kilograms told Shen Yan, not sounding polite at all.
The overbearing girl was named Wang Fengfeng, the most popular girl in their college’s accounting course, while the big guy who was on her side was her admirer, Wu Hang.
Wang Fengfeng and Wu Hang’s tone was laced with confidence, which was unsurprising as the group of college students led by Shen Yan to hike Weiwu Mountain had all learned martial arts before and they were members of the Taekwondo club of their campus.
They had participated multiple times in Taekwondo, Wushu, and competitions of other combat sports, defeating opponents and clinching victories.
Hence, they talked with an imperious air, their self-pride overflowing in their tone.
Wang Fengfeng also admired Shen Yan, so she was annoyed when she saw how Shen Yan was staring at Yun Jian.
In addition, Yun Jian and her team members did look frail and thin. The intensive training in the military camp had caused even Chu Ning who had a little baby fat and a small pouch to lose weight. All seven of them looked exactly as described, bony, and weak.
This was how Wang Fengfeng and Wu Hang had the ammunition to keep calling them weak.
“As if we’re eager to hike with you guys, please! We can go our own way!” No one would be happy to hear the jab. Chu Xiangnan was the first to counter the university students before turning to leave.
“Uh...” Chu Ning was at a loss when she heard what Wang Fengfeng and Wu Hang said.
“Seems like your friends don’t really welcome us. Goodbye then.” In comparison to the agitation of her companions, Yun Jian was incredibly nonchalant.
She told Shen Yan indifferently and turned to head for the bottom of Weiwu Mountain. She had never been one to find trouble if trouble was not going for her.
With Yun Jian’s declaration of their stance, the rest of the team followed.
Chu Ning who stood beside Shen Yan could not help taking several glances at him before she said goodbye and caught up with Yun Jian and her friends.
The early morning sun cast a diffused radiance on the girl who was trekking to the mountain, wrapping Yun Jian with a blanket of light.
Shen Yan was captivated the moment he saw the girl who seemed to be born with elegance and a sense of divinity. Now, he kept his eyes on her, unable to peel his gaze away.
“Brother Yan? Brother Yan? Brother Yan!” Wang Fengfeng waved her hands in front of Shen Yan for a few times before she snapped him out of his enchantment.
It angered Wang Fengfeng even more. Why was that girl so annoying!
Yun Jian and her friends had already hiked their way up along the cement path and they could feel the path getting steeper and their trek becoming harder.
They took some breaks along their expedition since they had bountiful snacks in their rucksacks, taking sips of water while making stops.
“Help... Help! Save my son! Save him please!” When Yun Jian and the team were at the higher part of the mountain base, they heard a woman’s cries coming from the bottom.
Meeting eyes, they packed up and walked back where they came from. After going down several slopes, they saw a woman looking down from the edge of the mountain. She was pale as a sheet from the fright and almost shouted herself hoarse.
Yun Jian walked over to take a look, a boy who was seven or eight was hung on a tree that grew by the wall under the cliff.
The boy was suspended in the air, saved by his shirt that was caught by the branch and was swaying slowly.
If the branch ripped through the boy’s shirt, the kid would be facing a crushing fall where the end could not even be seen from where they all stood.
“Ah! There’s a – a boy is hanging on the tree! It’s a cliff!” Right as Yun Jian and her companions made their way to the edge, they saw a group of people coming up.
It was none other than Shen Yan and his friends. Wang Fengfeng who stood in front was shrieking in fear pointing below the cliff.