Chapter 56 – An Unsporting Match
Everyone stared at the two as Gu Siyi wrapped a towel around Xia Zhijun. The eyes of the spectators were filled with envy.
Even with all the glaring globes, Gu Siyi was in her own world, she paid no attention to her surroundings and was concentrating on placing the light blue towel on his wrist.
She didn’t want to tie it too tightly to make him uncomfortable nor did she want it too loose or else it would fall off while playing. Gu Siyi breathed a sigh of relief after she tightened it firmly.
Xia Zhijun smiled at the corner of his mouth, raised his hand, and rubbed her head, “Come on, let me hear you cheer for me while playing.”
“Right.” Gu Siyi answered obediently. She didn’t want to explain to him that she was cheering him on just in her heart
When Lu Jiaye saw Xia Zhijun coming over with a towel, his jealous eyes widened, “Why is the special treatment all yours? I don’t accept it, ten thousand people refuse to accept it!”
Xia Zhijun glanced at him but was too lazy to say anything.
Su Han smiled on the side and said, “Looks like you are not convinced.”
Before long, the second half began.
Xia Zhijun ran on the court, and the towel on his wrist fluttered as he bounced and passed the ball, which was very conspicuous.
Gu Siyi hadn’t felt it when she was tying it up before, but now every time her eyes touch the towel, a hint of sweetness floated in her heart.
Zheng Peipei sighed. “That towel is also part of the game and it’s telling female students one thing.”
“What?” Xiang Li and Zhang Xinyi asked unanimously.
“No matter how awesome and handsome Xia Zhijun is, he has nothing to do with everyone, because he belongs to Gu Siyi.”
Xiang Li and Zhang Xinyi nodded, again and again, feeling the same.
When Gu Siyi heard this, she blushed and retorted, “Don’t talk nonsense, he just has a good relationship with me! I am good friends with him, just like I’m good friends with you all!”
After Zheng Peipei rolled her eyes, she had to admit defeat, “Good, good, good friend.”
Gu Siyi was glad her friends didn’t press her further. “Exactly. He’s just a good friend, his parents and mine are also good friends. This is the continuation of the friendship that has been entrusted to the expectations of the next generation!”
Zheng Peipei just rolled her eyes again, now this girl is getting all eloquent on me she thought.
She had known Xia Zhijun for many years, she knew exactly what kind of a person he was.
Good friends? Friends of the opposite sex? A guy who never had female friends for so many years now suddenly becomes ‘friends’ with Gu Siyi? BS.
She could only see the tenderness in his eyes when he looked at Gu Siyi. They were definitely more than friends.
The fierce basketball competition on the court continued.
The advantage that Lu Ming’s group barely maintained in the first half showed signs of decline.
That class was anxious. There was a tall and sturdy center forward who kept swearing. When Xia Zhijun held the ball and broke through, he was hit and blocked brutally.
The fierce collision sound could be heard clearly by the people on the sidelines.
“Oh, this meat shield, Xia Zhijun was hurt so much….”
“So annoying, that fat man!”
“Why doesn’t the referee blow the whistle? Isn’t that a foul?”
The girls were defending him nonstop but Gu Siyi just stood silently with her fists clenched.
Xia Zhijun was knocked back two steps, but he did not lose the ball, he then turned and passed it to the closest teammate.
The momentum of Class 6 was not diminishing, and Class 8 was becoming more and more reckless. When the deputy squad leader was knocked to the ground, the referee blew his whistle, and the game was suspended for a quick substitution.
“Is this playing ball or playing with people!”
“They should stop bumping into the study god…”
“Do they just want to win by this way of indiscriminate play?”
Gu Siyi bit her lip and felt suffocated. She walked around the field to the players’ rest area to talk to the instructor, “Teacher, can I play?”
Xia Zhijun, who was raising his hand to wipe his sweat, turned to look at her.
While drinking water, Lu Jiaye almost choked, put down his water bottle, and stared at the girl in disbelief, “Sister, stop making trouble.”
“I’m not making trouble,” she said with a stern face. “I can also play basketball, I’m better than Zhang Kailun.” (Zhang Kailun is the deputy squad leader of their class)
After studying their playstyle on the sidelines, Gu Siyi felt confident that she could play better than the deputy squad leader. At least in terms of ball control and scoring ability.
“You are a girl. It’s too dangerous to go on a rampage with a bunch of boys.” Su Han warmly persuaded
Zhou Xiao nodded, “You’re not suitable.”
“I don’t need to rush, I’m good at three-pointers outside the line.” She was determined to be let on the court. “Last time badminton proved my strength, so why not let me play basketball.”
The physical education teacher had a difficult expression, to let a girl play in a boys’ basketball game was a bit messy.
Xia Zhijun walked to Gu Siyi’s side, put his palm on her head, and said, “If you play, we won’t be able to win.”
“Why?” Gu Siyi asked inexplicably.
“You’re too good-looking, and those are the same people who patronized you, they’ll distract you from the game?”
“…” Gu Siyi met his smiling eyes, lowered her head uncomfortably, and said a little at a loss, “Wha- what nonsense.”
Lu Jiaye: “…?!!!”
Fu**, is this the time for this study god to put honey in his mouth?
Su Han: Lost and lost…
Xia Zhijun: “You cheer on the sidelines, and leave the rest to me.”
Gu Siyi: “But I…”
Xia Zhijun pressed her head lightly, “Just observe. Okay?”
“Hmm….” Gu Siyi lowered her eyelids and responded softly.
He was gentle and strong, so she could not resist at all, she even felt a hint of shyness but Gu Siyi was not sure.