Chapter 24 - Ye Yun

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“Sure!” Su Jin was now employed by the Ye family, so he was going to go with anything his new boss said.

“Come with me then!” Ye Yun curled her finger at Su Jin to come towards her before she suddenly leaped right out of the window.

Su Jin got a terrible shock. He didn’t expect a frail looking young lady like Ye Yun to be this wild. They were only on the second story, so it wasn’t too high, but that girl was in a skirt!

“Well, I don’t have a choice. Boss! Wait up!” Su Jin made a leap and jumped out of the window as well. After he landed, he realized that Ye Yun was more than 30 meters away from him already.

“She’s good!” Su Jin couldn’t help but marvel. She wasn’t only a fast runner, but she could actually run so fast in a long and fitting skirt, as though she were dressed in track pants. That wasn’t easy.

“Uncle Yu, I’m off to run after Ye Yun, please help me tell Uncle and Auntie Ye!” After Su Jin started running after Ye Yun, he spotted Uncle Yu in the front yard looking on calmly in the direction where Ye Yun had run off to, so Su Jin thought he’d let Uncle Yu know that they were going out.

“Sure, I’ll let them know!” Uncle Yu seemed very unfazed. It was obvious that this wasn’t the first time this was happening.

Su Jin ran with all his might after Ye Yun. He wasn’t good at fighting, but his stamina and speed was better than the average human. Yet, he couldn’t catch up with Ye Yun at all. He was lagging behind and the fact that he managed to keep her within his sight was already a feat.

“She’s so fast! Does this girl train professionally or something?!” grumbled Su Jin.

Thankfully, Ye Yun finally stopped after some time. She stood next to a manmade lake and Su Jin slowed down as he finally caught up with her.

“Now that you’re done running, you want to go swimming?”

“You’ve got pretty good stamina! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t lose sight of me almost immediately at this speed,” Ye Yun complimented Su Jin.

He laughed self-deprecatingly. “Looks like I’m not the first person hired to watch over you!”

“Technically you’re the first person hired just to do this. Before you came, my parents got one of the servants to do it. The first person who was tasked with this job was Uncle Yu. He lost sight of me after running for just ten seconds. When I got home that night, I saw that he was crying, so I felt pretty bad about it,” said Ye Yun a little embarrassedly and she stuck her tongue out cheekily.

Su Jin’s heart nearly skipped a beat from being mesmerized by her playful expression. He was glad that she wasn’t able to hear the way his heart pounded now.

“I come from a family of farmers, and I grew up running up and down mountains and rivers, so my stamina’s really good. But I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to run around like this all the time too, right? Why don’t we try and reach an agreement? You promise not to run about like this, and we can all get along. How’s that?” Su Jin tried to negotiate with Ye Yun.

But she shook her head and started hopping from tile to tile on the pavement with her hands behind her back. “If you just want to make sure that I don’t make any attempts on my life, I can promise you for the time being that I’ll be fine. I’ll be fine even if you didn’t manage to catch up with me. But as for anything else, don’t bother. I don’t know what will happen either.”

“You seem to be in some difficulty. Why don’t you tell me about it?” He still had no idea what was going on with her and felt that this whole thing was very strange. She seemed to be facing some trouble that she couldn’t talk about.

But she shook her head again, looked around her, then said to Su Jin, “Come and walk around with me! I want to see more of this world!”

“You know, when you talk like that, I would really think you’re going to try killing yourself!” Su Jin laughed bitterly. The things this girl said could really be terrifying. It was as if she might suddenly jump into the lake in front of them and sink to the bottom any minute if he took his eye off her for just one second.

She ignored what he said and continued walking ahead. He had no choice but to continue following behind her. They kept a distance between them, so they looked more like two strangers who happened to be headed the same way.

Their surroundings were really pretty, and it had been a long time since Su Jin had seen such lovely scenery around S City. He was in a pretty good mood because he was taking a nice afternoon stroll with a beauty, but at the same time, the way he followed her around at a distance made him resemble a stalker of sorts, which made him feel uncomfortable.

The air in autumn was a little chilly and the sun wasn’t as bright. The gentle ray shone through the trees that swayed slightly in the breeze. Ye Yun basked in the moving sunlight and didn’t seem real for a moment.

“Do you believe in the supernatural?” Ye Yun suddenly stopped walking and turned to ask Su Jin this question.

He replied, “Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.”

“What does that mean?” She was puzzled by his reply.

“When I’ve done a good deed, I hope that there’s a God out there who will reward me for the things I’ve done. But when I do something bad, I don’t believe in such things and just hope that life goes on as per normal. So that’s why sometimes I believe in these things and sometimes I don’t,” he replied with a laugh. He was talking nonsense, but she had asked him a silly question first.

“You’re a very realistic person, huh! You only pick what’s beneficial to yourself. That’s terrible,” she burst out laughing after hearing his answer.

He said, “Well, things that already exist will not suddenly cease to exist just because you don’t believe in them. If they exist, they do. If they don’t exist, then they don’t. This has nothing to do with your personal belief. You had an answer when you asked me this question, so my response doesn’t matter at all.”

“I guess you’re right.” Ye Yun looked down thoughtfully and continued walking and thinking with her head down. Since she was so deep in thought, Su Jin just walked behind her without disrupting her.

But immediately after she turned the corner, he heard the sound of a car screeching to a halt. His heart nearly stopped. They had walked away from the residential area and had reached the main road. If Ye Yun had walked out without looking onto the road and gotten knocked down by a car, that would be terrible.

However, the scene that greeted him next made his jaw drop to the ground. A black sports car had stopped in the middle of the road, and it was slanted, while a lamp post had been broken from the impact and half of the post was lying at least five meters away from the car. The black tire marks on the road went on for at least 30 meters too. This black sports car must have been driving at a very high speed. Meanwhile, he couldn’t see Ye Yun anywhere, because… she was actually squatting on top of the car.

Ye Yun was squatting on the roof of the sports car like an agile little stray cat. She pressed her hands down on her feet and peeked into the car to see if anyone was hurt.

“Are you alright?!” Su Jin ran over to take a look at Ye Yun. His view had been blocked by a street light when everything happened and he wasn’t really sure exactly what happened earlier. But from the looks of it, Ye Yun was perfectly fine, so he breathed a sigh of relief.

“I’m fine! You’d better check if the people in the car are alright!” she said anxiously.

He nodded and turned to check the inside of the car, but before he could get closer, someone hopped out from inside.

“What the hell is going on?! Are you tired of living?! If I see you standing there one more time, I’ll bloody mow you down!” The owner of the car started cursing as he walked towards Su Jin. But once he saw Su Jin, his expression fell instantly, while Su Jin’s expression grew strange too.

“Hello there, Young Master Lin. We meet again.” Su Jin wasn’t sure if he ought to laugh or cry. Of all the people in the world, the owner of this sports car had actually turned out to be that same boy he had taught a lesson just the day before – the son of the mayor of S City!

Young Master Lin’s expression grew furious as he thought to himself, if he had noticed that the fellow standing in the way of his car was this guy, he wouldn’t have slammed the brakes. He would have just knocked Su Jin down and just consider it a traffic accident. It was the perfect chance to take revenge and he had missed it!

Su Jin noticed Young Master Lin’s expression and could guess what he was thinking about. He laughed and said, “Don’t look at me like that. The one standing in the middle of the road just now wasn’t me, so even if you had knocked that person down, the one who would die wouldn’t be me either.”

“It wasn’t you?” Young Master Lin stared at Su Jin in shock, because he didn’t see anybody else around. Could that person have flown out from the impact or was his body lying in pieces on the road?

“Look at the roof of your car!” Su Jin pointed to Young Master Lin’s car.

Young Master Lin turned around and looked. “What’s on my car roof?”

“Your car roof… wait, what?!” Su Jin was stunned too. There was nothing on top of Young Master Lin’s car and Ye Yun was nowhere to be seen.

“Look, the previous time, it was my fault, so I’ll take responsibility for that. But this time, you popped out of absolutely nowhere. I don’t care whether you’re tired of living or not, but don’t implicate me along the way!” snarled Young Master Lin hatefully.

But Su Jin was in no mood to talk to Young Master Lin. He looked around the car but didn’t see Ye Yun anywhere at all. Young Master Lin snapped, “You’ve got to compensate me for the damages to my car!”

Su Jin continued to ignore him and quickly walked around the car again, but Ye Yun was still nowhere to be found. There weren’t any buildings nearby and it was easy to spot a person since it wasn’t crowded either. Even if Ye Yun had made a run for it, his eyesight wasn’t so bad that he would be unable to spot her from afar.

When Young Master Lin noticed that Su Jin was ignoring him, he became even angrier and barked, “You’re not going to compensate me?! Wait right here, I’m going to call the police!”

But just when Young Master Lin pulled his phone out to make that call, a slim and pretty hand suddenly caught hold of his phone.

“There’s no need to call the police. I was the one who suddenly walked onto the road just now, not him. How much do you want in compensation? I’ll compensate you,” said Ye Yun as she helped Young Master Lin to hang up.

Both Su Jin and Young Master Lin were stunned by this woman who had appeared from nowhere. But before they could say anything, Ye Yun continued, “I live over there in Ye Shaoshi’s house. You can send someone to my father to tell him about what happened and he will compensate you.”

“Where… where did you go just now?” asked Su Jin.

“Oh! I went into the car to see if anybody else was injured,” she replied, as though the answer was obvious.

Su Jin scratched his head. What she said did make sense. If she had entered the car while he was talking to Young Master Lin, he might not have seen her. Also, when he was walking around the car to look for her, he didn’t try looking inside the car either.

“Ye Shaoshi? You mean the CEO of Stellar Skies?” asked Young Master Lin.

Ye Yun nodded and held a name card out to him. “You can take this card and claim compensation from my father.” After she said that, she called Su Jin along and walked away.

Su Jin thought it was rather interesting that he had run into this Young Master Lin twice in two days, so he turned to wave at the other young man before catching up with Ye Yun. Only Young Master Lin was left in the middle of the road with a dented car and a broken lamp post.

And because Su Jin was busy waving to Young Master Lin, he did not notice that Ye Yun had put a book back into her jacket.

She used a blue hair tie to bun her hair up and exhaled deeply. She looked a little exhausted now. Su Jin was very puzzled. Why did she suddenly seem so tired?

“Are you feeling tired? Why don’t we go back?” Su Jin said to her.

“I am a little tired. Let’s go back then! I’m beginning to miss my parents,” Ye Yun replied without thinking.

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