Yun Jian did not speak a word to the girl in the floral dress seated on her right during the entire journey. The atmosphere was strangely eerie.
The day’s meals were served in the cabin as it was a twenty-four hour flight. When they had alighted the airplane, it was already the next morning.
Due to the time difference between Country M and Country Z, Yun Jian who had boarded the flight last evening arrived in Country M early in the morning since twenty-four hours had passed.
Country M, K City.
Yun Jian and Qing You had to switch their means of transportation after alighting the flight.
They had to go to the harbor and take a ferry out to the island nearest to the Gu Sha’s headquarters before taking a speedboat there.
As Gu Sha Mercenaries’ headquarters was not open to anyone and Yun Jian had taken a chopper to go there directly in her previous lifetime, she would have to suffer through some hassle now that she wanted to return there with a low profile.
When Yun Jian and Qing You got onto the bus that would take them to the harbor, a surprised voice of a girl came from their back.
“Eh, you two are going to the harbor too?” The voice sounded delightfully astonished.
Turning around, Yun Jian saw that it was the girl in the floral dress whom she had met in the plane.
Said girl was staring at Yun Jian and Qing You in excitement, most probably due to her thrill of meeting her fellow countrymen in a foreign land and sharing the same destination with them.
“Yes, we’re going to the harbor,” Qing You spoke up in reply before Yun Jian said anything.
“That’s a coincidence! Can we go together? Hehe, I’m Hua Meiling. What about you girls?” The girl named Hua Meiling asked ecstatically.
“I’m Qing You, she’s Yun Jian,” Qing You spoke on behalf of Yun Jian.
It thus marked their acquaintance.
On the way to the harbor, Qing You and Hua Meiling’s giggles sprang up sporadically in the bus. Yun Jian would chip in occasionally.
As they chatted, Hua Meiling told them about her plans. She was meeting her friends at the harbor and all of them were going on a vacation at Hafei Island.
Yun Jian’s eyes gleamed when she heard Hua Meiling mentioning that she was going to Hafei Island.
The island was a tourist paradise in Country M and was also the nearest to the island Gu Sha’s headquarters was in.
Yun Jian and Qing You must go through Hafei Island to take the motorboat to the island where the headquarters lay.
Two hours on the bus later, they arrived at the harbor.
Once they got off, a group of youths either eighteen or nineteen of age swarmed over to greet Hua Meiling.
“They’re my friends,” she introduced them to Yun Jian and Qing You.
Then, she swapped to introduce them to her group of pals. “She’s Qing You and she’s Yun Jian. We met on the way and we’re all going to Hafei Island coincidentally. Let’s all go together!”
“Hello, pretty girls. I’m Zhang Ziyuan. Can I be friends too? Hehe...” A handsome young man at the same age walked over to greet Yun Jian and Qing You with a beam.
Someone beside Zhang Ziyuan swatted him instantly and teased, “Ziyuan, piss off. Your girlfriend is around. How dare you tease young little girls still? Tired of staying alive? Haha!”
Hua Meiling’s friends broke out into banters and laughter at once.
“This is how they are, don’t mind them!” Hua Meiling chuckled, telling Yun Jian and Qing You.
“No worries.” Yun Jian smiled, her eyes going down on the ground, but she felt a rather hostile gaze on both her and Qing You.
From the corner of her eyes, a young girl who was quite sweet-looking in a simple attire was standing behind the boisterous group and glaring resentfully at Yun Jian and Qing You.
The girl was Zhang Ziyuan’s girlfriend, Fan Weiwei.