"Nice to meet you," Fang Li said politely. But as soon as they started talking about another monk, she knew this wasn't her place. When the second man came into sight, she had an inkling why. She knew the Mongolians were not exactly a welcome lot. But was there anything else to her teacher's disdain? She couldn't tell. As far as she knew, it was not her business. Probably too personal for her, so she got back to cleaning. Curious as she was, the problem with cleaning was that she couldn't stop herself from eavesdropping. And stealing glances at the Mongolian man. Such a curiosity he was. She couldn't tell which of the four elements he represented, or if he was accepted in all.
She went about her business dutifully, trying to keep out of their way as much as she could. Family matters were definitely out of her area. Soon, there was nothing left to clean and she tried not to move too much after that, hoping they wouldn't notice her despite her tall stature.