Chapter 204: Change is Instantaneous
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“After you get back, don’t think about anything. I asked Teacher Yu to make you some soothing tea, drink some after you get back.” Director Li restrained himself earlier when Gao Yiyang’s father was around. Now, he began to chatter again. With fear still lingering in his mind, he feared that his student might feel the same and comforted her. “It’s all over now. We came back safely. Just think of it as a dream. When you open your eyes tomorrow, it will feel like nothing has happened.”
Ye Jian smiled as she listened to him without interrupting. She would occasionally reply with an ‘ok’ like a loveable girl, completely different from the icy appearance she had when shooting at a target.
After returning to the hotel, she did not disturb other Chinese or foreign students. No one knew what she and Gao Yiyang had experienced tonight and the contestants who slept early were definitely not affected by the midnight incident.
The next morning, Ye Jian appeared freshened before her peers. No one could tell that she returned to the hotel past 1:00 am last night.
When Yang Ye saw her, she immediately leaned over and said, “Dear, can I sleep in your room tonight? I had insomnia last time when I slept in the same room as Teacher Yu!”
“Is it because you can’t read romance novels freely?” Ye Jian smiled for she had seen through Yang Ye’s secret. “On the first night we roomed together, I picked it up for you twice in the middle of the night. Tell me, where did you hide the novel?”
Before coming to Australia, teachers had thoroughly checked every student’s luggage in case they had brought unrelated books. As it turned out, some fish still managed to slip through the net.
Frightened, Yang Ye pulled Ye Jian to a corner guiltily. “Oh, how did you find out! My dearest sister, I will thank you when we return to Beijing.”
Their classmates were not all present, so the two of them just spoke softly in the corner. Suddenly, they heard hurried steps and the voice of Gao Yiyang. “Did Ye Jian come down? Did anyone see her?”
“Ye Jian? No, I didn’t see her after I came back looking for you.”
Isn’t it suspicious to look for her blatantly like this? Ye Jian leaned forward and answered him before he could ask any more students. “I am here? What is it you need?”
“He is searching for you like he is searching for his Mom. It’s probably something urgent. I’ll go get breakfast first.” Yang Ye joked and waved at Gao Yiyang, who was striding this way. “Over here, this way. I’ll step aside so you can talk to her.”
Gao Yiyang was supposed to arrive at the hotel at 7:30 am, but he was early. He looked straight at Ye Jian and hurried over. In a pressed-down voice, he said, “You came to the hospital last night, yet I didn’t know anything. I am sorry, Ye Jian.”
His eyes were red as if he had been crying earlier. His weary expressions suggested that he did not sleep well at all last night.
“I am fine. It’s alright that you didn’t know anything.” More students were walking around so Ye Jian pointed downstairs. “Let’s talk outside. No one can know about it.”
It was a secret between her and Gao Yiyang.
They did not leave the hotel, instead, they stood next to the water fountain which ran water loud enough to cover their voices, providing a convenient setting to speak.
“There’s not much going on with me, don’t worry. How have you been? You look like you didn’t sleep well last night.”
Perhaps, because of what they had experienced together last night, she did not look at him indifferently as she did before. She said to him calmly, “It was no big deal. What happened yesterday should stay in yesterday. It won’t affect you if you don’t think about it. This is what I do.”