Looking at Yun Jian’s small face that was scrunched up because her secret was discovered, Si Yi could not help wanting to pull her to himself.
As he thought so, he did so, pulling Yun Jian into his embrace.
The girl’s fresh scent mixed with her own fragrance greeted Si Yi, putting a grin on the young man.
Yun Jian prodded Si Yi. She dared not make too much noise as Qin Yirou was still cooking downstairs and could only let herself be wrapped in his arms.
Luckily, she did not dislike how he felt. It was a feeling of faint warmth laced with honey-like sweetness.
Hugging the girl, Si Yi posed no other question. Whatever urgent matter he had was none as important as her.
Si Yi had only let Yun Jian go when Qin Yirou was done preparing dinner.
By dinner time, Si Yi had seated himself right next to Yun Jian.
“A Yi, have more! This fish is fresh, I just bought it from the market! Help yourself!” Qin Yirou got some dishes for Si Yi during dinner and when she could not reach Si Yi and Yun Jian from where she sat, she tasked Yun Jian to pick up some dishes for the young man.
Anything that Yun Jian put into Si Yi’s bowl gave her pink cheeks, he ate them without hesitation. Even when she got him a few pieces of fatty meat, he ate them all without complaints.
Yun Jian was helpless in this situation.
Come Saturday morning, Yun Jian was up before sunrise and Si Yi was already waiting for her by the door.
He followed her when she went for her morning jog these days and today was no exception.
Yun Jian wore a high ponytail, accentuating her youthfulness and zest.
It was the weekend and Yun Yi was home this week, also waking up early today when he would usually sleep in until nine in the morning. He was up today before it was even five.
At that time, Yun Jian was tying her shoelaces with Si Yi standing beside her and his eyes on her.
“Yun Yi, you’re early. Where are you going?” Curious, Yun Jian asked.
“We have a school gathering today.” Yun Yi wore clean white shoes and turned to bid Yun Jian and Si Yi goodbye before he headed out.
Narrowing her eyes, Yun Jian stretched left and right after tying her shoelaces before she headed out for her run too.
Si Yi ran with her.
There were not many who ran in the morning and they were usually senior-aged men or women. Young people who were out early in the morning to exercise like Yun Jian and Si Yi were incredibly rare.
Going through a park and passing by a pavilion, Yun Jian sat down for a short break. Worried that she would be thirsty, Si Yi went to buy her a bottle of water from a stall nearby.
Both of them sat in the little pavilion built to shade visitors from the sun during summer. There were several thriving trees behind the booth and farther back behind the trees was a small public restroom.
There were a few girls standing there currently. They spoke among themselves softly but Yun Jian had still caught the conversation. It was not like she was interested to know but as the girls chatted, one name stood out to Yun Jian.
“Hey, did you girls hear? Chen Yubing from the third class is planning to do something huge tonight!”
“What? What is it?”
“Heh heh, she’s only told me about it, so don’t you girls go around telling it! You know Senior Yun Yi from freshman year in school? Hehe, Chen Yubing likes him but the boy doesn’t seem interested in her. Tonight, she’s going to give herself away! Chen Yubing was thinking to sleep with him so when that happens, there’s no use crying over spilt milk! If he denies it, she’ll bring it up to his family!”
“No way! Are you for real?”
Yun Jian heard all the girls’ whispers.