Seeing this group of people swarming over, Li Yundong hesitated for a moment and wondered if he should get away from them at first. However, when he thought about how he would have to turn his head and avoid them, he felt very uncomfortable. "I am the leader of the Cultivation World, if I can be driven away by a group of mortals and it becomes known to others, how will I be able to show my face again?"
"But if I don't run away, can I beat this group of people down? Won't it be chaotic?"
Just as Li Yundong was hesitating, he suddenly heard a clear, familiar voice ring out from the group of people. "Where? Where is the person you are talking about?"
Li Yundong could tell that the voice very similar to Feng Na's. He was stunned and looked in the direction it had come from. Sure enough, he saw a round-faced beauty holding a microphone among the crowd. She brashly rushed to the front, followed by a middle-aged man with a camera on his shoulder.
"Feng Na?" Li Yundong's eyes widened. Baffled, he asked, "What are you doing here?"
Feng Na was also stunned when she saw Li Yundong. She exclaimed with surprise and joy, "Li Yundong! Why are you here?"
After Feng Na had finished speaking, she quickly came to her senses and said, "Could it be that the people who were talking about Li Gang's son just now were in fact referring to you?"
A wry smile settled over Li Yundong's face. "You've misunderstood!" he said. He then pointed to Ruan Hongling next to him and said, "She is making trouble, so you don't need to join in the fun."
Ruan Hongling rolled her eyes at Li Yundong. "I dare you to make me guard the shop!"
"Guard the shop?" Feng Na blinked. "What does that mean?"
Li Yundong glanced at the cameraman behind Feng Na and said sardonically, "It's a long story. What's going on with you?"
Feng Na smiled at the cameraman behind her and said to him, "There's been a mistake. This is my classmate. He's not one of the officiallings." After saying that, she shouted to the crowd behind her, "Everyone, you've all made a mistake. This is my college classmate. He's a third-year student from Tiannan University, not an officialling. It's just a mistake!"
The crowd burst into a roar and complained for a while, but eventually began to slowly disperse.
Feng Na walked up to the middle-aged cameraman and said, "Uncle Xin, may I have a word with my classmate? Could you go back first?"
The middle-aged man glanced at Li Yundong and then at Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and other beauties behind him with a strange face. Obviously, he regarded Li Yundong as a playboy. He whispered to Feng Na, "Nana, your father entrusted you to me. You mustn't do anything stupid. Nowadays, boys are very fickle in love. Please be careful."
Feng Na couldn't help but show a forced smile. "Uncle Xin, you're overthinking! I can't say I'm not interested in him, but he doesn't care about me!"
The middle-aged man was relieved to hear it. "That's good!"
Feng Na stomped her feet and said angrily, "Uncle Xin, what are you saying? Shouldn't you be wishing me luck?"
The middle-aged man laughed and patted Feng Na's head patronizingly. He looked at Li Yundong meaningfully before turning to leave.
Feng Na only turned around after the man had left. She was about to speak up when she heard Li Yundong cough unnaturally. Su Chan, Zi Yuan, Ruan Hongling, and the others were also looking at her curiously, keeping their mouths shut.
Feng Na's heart skipped a beat as she thought to herself, "Oh crud, everyone must have heard what I just said! D*mn it! This is so embarrassing!"
Feng Na's face instantly flushed scarlet. She was somewhat at a loss and felt so embarrassed that she didn't know what to say.
Seeing this, Li Yundong quickly asked, "Feng Na, are you a reporter now?"
As soon as Li Yundong spoke, the awkward atmosphere began to dissipate. Feng Na tucked a strand of hair behind her ear, calmed down and said, "Yes, I've not had many tasks in my senior year, and there is nothing to do in the student council, so I got my dad to ask someone to arrange an internship for me at Tiannan TV Station. Didn't you say that I would make a good reporter last time?"
Feng Na smiled playfully at Li Yundong. "You weren't just trying to flatter me, were you?"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "No, look how sensitive you are! There was only a little movement here, but you come immediately. You are too competent as a reporter!"
Feng Na laughed happily. "Okay, are you trying to say that I have a dog's nose in a roundabout way?"
Li Yundong winked at Su Chan and the others, indicating that he wanted them to enter the store first. He turned his face and waved at Feng Na with a smile. "How could I, big reporter! I mean, wouldn't you happen to be here to interview someone?"
With her hands behind her back, Feng Na looked at Li Yundong with a smile. Although she was one year older than him, she always felt that she had to look up to the boy in front of him, whether based on his appearance or any other aspect.
This boy was too mysterious to contact. Even if she tried hard to find his whereabouts, she could never find any trace.
Feng Na looked at Li Yundong for a moment and smiled. "It's not like that anyway. How could it be such a coincidence? Someone called the television station and reported something, so my master brought me here. Anyway, the station isn't far from here so it didn't take long to get here, but I wasn't expecting to see you."
"Who called?" Li Yundong asked. "When did it happen?"
Feng Na thought for a while and said, "About ten minutes ago."
Li Yundong frowned and thought, "Ten minutes ago? Wasn't that right when I arrived? Who called her?"
While he was feeling confused, he suddenly glanced around to see Zhao Yougen standing in the shop opposite and staring at him like a wolf staring at its prey. After Zhao Yougen saw the look in Li Yundong's eyes, he immediately turned around and walked further back into the shop.
Li Yundong sneered in his heart. "It's probably him playing tricks again!"
Feng Na didn't notice Li Yundong's sneer. She curiously looked at the store next to Li Yundong. Through the gap in the plastic blinds, she saw that Su Chan and Zi Yuan were busy working inside and asked curiously, "By the way, didn't you just say that you were guarding this store? Li Yundong, don't tell me that this store is yours!"
Li Yundong withdrew his gaze, chuckled and said, "I opened it with my friends."
Feng Na was both surprised and delighted. She threw a friendly punch at Li Yundong's shoulder and said, "Amazing! I wondered why I hadn't seen you these days. Last time, you went to school to explain the relationship between scholars and chrysanthemums, then disappeared again. It turns out that you've been busy gathering a bunch of beauties to open a shop outside!"
Feng Na was excited and her voice inadvertently grew a little loud, making the passers-by look at Li Yundong with strange expressions, as if they were looking at a procuress in the red-light district.
Li Yundong said with a wry smile, "Miss President, would you mind lowering your voice? Don't be so surprised."
Only then did Feng Na realize how inappropriate what she'd just said sounded. She covered her mouth and laughed, saying, "No, it's because you didn't tell me about such important news. You haven't even been answering my calls!"
Li Yundong slapped himself on the forehead and said, "Well, if you hadn't just said that and reminded me, I would have forgotten I even have a cell phone. I haven't used it for days."
Feng Na was completely speechless. She made an obeisance by cupping one hand in the other before her chest. "I'm impressed! Good for you!"
Li Yundong chuckled and said, "We should encourage tech-free living!"
Feng Na rolled her eyes at Li Yundong. "If you're really such a hippie, don't take the car when you go out. Then you'd be living what's called a low-carbon life!"
Li Yundong said in his heart, "Come on, I'm flying everywhere I go. I only take a taxi when I can't fly. Of course, I'm living a low-carbon life!"
But he couldn't say that to Feng Na, so he just laughed and changed the topic. "By the way, can you come and visit after my store opens?"
Feng Na snorted, "Do I need you to ask me? You're such a bad friend! You didn't even tell me such big news. I once told you that if you start a company, you have to hire me to help. You agreed quickly, but what happened in the end?"
Li Yundong knew that he was in the wrong, so he did not retort. He laughed embarrassedly and said, "I'm just afraid that the shop will lose money and end up failing, so I didn't dare to tell you. What if I had called you over and the shop ended up losing money? Wouldn't that be bad for you?"
Feng Na curled her lips and said disapprovingly, "Why would you think that in this era? I'm capable. Even if your shop really closed down, would it mean I had to starve to death in the future? I really can't stand your male chauvinism! Well, what kind of shop is this? It's on a pedestrian street with a large flow of people, so there shouldn't be any losses."
Li Yundong explained with a laugh, "It's a tea shop."
"A tea shop?" Feng Na's eyes widened. She asked curiously, "Why would you want to open a tea shop?"
Li Yundong spread his hands and said with a wry smile, "It's hard to say. Anyway, you now know that it is a tea shop, and you can come here when you have time in the future."
Feng Na appraised the shop with wonder and surprise. She looked around at her surroundings and nodded her head, saying, "Well, the location is pretty good. I wonder how your tea shop will look in the future and what its niche will be."
Li Yundong said with a smile, "We'll be catering to middle and high class guests, mainly aiming for those who are rich."
Feng Na laughed and shouted, "Good for you, Li Yundong. You haven't even become a rich man yourself yet, and you've already abandoned us commoners! What are we going to do when we want to drink tea in the future?"
Li Yundong laughed loudly and said, "Listen to what you've said. If you come to drink tea, I will definitely give you a discount." As he spoke, Li Yundong winked at Feng Na and said, "We are friends, aren't we?"
Feng Na nodded her head in satisfaction. "Okay, I'm much more at ease after hearing your words. However, our organization will continue to investigate you in the future! Anyway, I already know about your shop, so you can't escape from me now! Cheng Cheng has been talking about you nonstop these past few days. Humph, I'll bring her to take advantage of you together next time!"
Li Yundong chuckled, "No problem. I'll welcome you. By the way, when our shop opens later, you can come and see. I needn't send you an invitation, eh?"
Feng Na smiled playfully, "No, it's too insincere! You must write the invitation yourself, otherwise, we won't come!"
Li Yundong gave an awkward smile and said, "Stop joking around. My calligraphy is far from elegant!"
Feng Na patted Li Yundong's shoulder and said, "Are you a true friend? We'll settle it like this. I'll take your invitation to school to spread it around. Otherwise, I won't be able to prove it's real and make others believe me!"
Li Yundong suddenly had a brainwave and said happily, "Right, we can publicize it at school! That's also a group of customers that can be targeted!"
Feng Na laughed and said, "What do you think, Li Yundong? Your store is not open yet, and I've already found a customer group for you. Don't you think you should thank me?"
Li Yundong made an obeisance by cupping one hand in the other before his chest before saying with a smile, "All respect goes to you, Miss President. You are indeed a genius in the business world. If you become an entrepreneur, Bill Gates will have no choice but to give up and sell hot dogs by the road."
Saying that, they burst out laughing at the same time.
Feng Na covered her mouth and laughed. "You naughty boy. I'm not that great! It's you who's the popular one at school. If it were my place, there wouldn't be guests even if I wore out my tongue advertising to them. Be prepared for the day you open, I'm going to persuade all of our classmates!"
Li Yundong was quite taken aback by her words and quickly said, "Hey, are you kidding? There are thousands of people in the school. If you invite them all, this street will be totally blocked! How can I still open a business by then? Fifty, no, twenty handsome men and beauties should be enough. It can't be desolate when it's opened. It'd be too ominous."
Li Yundong has no doubt about Feng Na's abilities. She would definitely be able to persuade all the students in the school to come over. He had experienced it many times before. If all of the students really came, his shop would close down on the first day!
"Are you kidding me? How could I afford to close on the first day?"
Feng Na giggled, laughing herself into convulsions. It seemed like she had got something on Li Yundong as she smiled triumphantly and said, "It's a deal. If you don't post an invitation, I will bring all of the students and ruin your business!"
Li Yundong smiled bitterly and could say nothing.
Feng Na checked the time and waved her hand at Li Yundong. She said with a smile, "Alright, I'm leaving. I'll come and see you again next time!" As she spoke, she gestured for him to make a phone call, then added "Hey, find your phone when you get back. Let's stay in touch. You must answer my calls! Otherwise, humph!"
Feng Na made a threatening expression towards Li Yundong before turning around, then left with a laugh. Her face was full of pride as she thought to herself, "Li Yundong, let's see how you intend to avoid me this time! Humph, you will be mine!"
Li Yundong shook his head with a wry smile, pushed the door open, and walked into his shop.
Seeing him come through the door, Su Chan walked towards him curiously. "Yundong, what did you talk about with Feng Na for so long? Why is she laughing?"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Well, she threatened me, saying that she would invite all the students of the school to the opening day."
When Su Chan heard this, she was instantly delighted. She clapped her hands and said, "Great! That'd be very lively!"
Li Yundong glared at her. "Nonsense! There would be thousands of people! That's not just being lively, that's a challenge!"
Ruan Hongling laughed and said, "Li Yundong, you're always high-profile, and it seems hard for you to keep things on the down-low. Now, let's see what you can do on an opening day!"
Zi Yuan also chuckled and said, "No, she is just joking with you. When the day comes, we can just find some acquaintances to support us, so as not to look too quiet and ominous."
Li Yundong said to Su Chan and Ruan Hongling, "Look, that's what a good strategy is. You two are only motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos! Get to work!"
Su Chan and Ruan Hongling pulled faces at Li Yundong at the same time, then turned around and went upstairs.
Li Yundong rolled up his sleeves and said loudly to the little foxes who were looking at him eagerly, "Girls, let's get started!" After that, the little foxes answered affirmatively in loud, clear voices and got busy.
While Li Yundong was busy with his work at the tea store, an uninvited guest suddenly appeared in Zhao Yougen's shop.