The Lady’s Facade Was Ruined - Chapter 10
Didn’t You Peek at Shen Wanying During Class?
Chapter Courtesy: Wang Mei
By the time the bell for early self-study had rung, the teacher had driven away the students loitering outside the classroom. Five minutes later, the students in Class 1, Grade II discovered something astonishing.
Ji Yao didn’t sleep in the class!
Although he still wasn’t reading, he just sat there blankly instead of sleeping as he usually did.
At this time, Zhao Yimeng, with a sigh, asked Shen Wanying to follow her to the toilet. “Ji Yao has seriously been triggered. Is it any wonder he didn’t sleep in the class?”
Shen Wanying disagreed. “That’s not necessarily the case. It’s only one exam.”
Zhao Yimeng shook her forefinger left and right like an expert, “You don’t understand… The real king doesn’t allow failure, not even once.”
“But I’m really pitiful.” Zhao Yimeng looked distressed and cried. “I wanted to help Huo Cheng as a study committee member to get closer to him. Yet, as you can see, he studies better than me.”
“Then how about letting him be the study committee member and making him help you study?” Shen Wanying suggested.
“Yes! My lady is truly open-minded! But more importantly, is he willing to help me study?” Zhao Yimeng smiled.
“Let’s forget about these sad things. I want to ask you, between Huo Cheng and Ji Yao, which one do you prefer as the topper in the exam?”
“Me?” Shen Wanying smiled gracefully. “Of course, I wish I could take first place.”
“Hahaha, my lady also has her own ambition. I thought you would be embarrassed.” Zhao Yimeng analyzed. “While you are in love with Ji Yao, currently you have a good relationship with the new student, creating quite a dilemma.”
Shen Wanying’s smile turned stiff. “Excuse me, when did you hear me claim to love Ji Yao?”
Zhao Yimeng patted her shoulder. “Don’t pretend. I often see you peeking at Ji Yao and many classmates have noticed it.”
Shen Wanying: “——”
Zhao Yimeng: “Yet, you have been very close to Huo Cheng recently. In the morning, you were talking and laughing with him. Even the students from the other classes are talking about you two.”
Shen Wanying: “——”
“Aaaahhh! Why are all the handsome guys yours?!” Zhao Yimeng was suddenly mad at her.
Shen Wanying silently stopped walking. “Suddenly, I don’t feel like going to the bathroom anymore. I will go back to the classroom first.”
Zhao Yimeng: “???”
Even if Zhao Yimeng’s words were an exaggeration, Shen Wanying also noticed that Ji Yao didn’t sleep in class that morning. Such abnormal behavior naturally attracted more than just her friend’s attention. At lunch, she overheard many students talking about it.
She also had some ideas, but she wouldn’t talk behind his back like everyone else. So, she just went back to her dormitory after lunch.
The first class in the afternoon was Mr. Song’s. During the weekend, he had asked everyone to rectify the mistakes on their papers. This class was mainly used to review the test paper.
The weather was very good these days. It was the hottest part of the day, and although the sun wasn’t as bad as in July and August, it was still as dazzling as ever.
Shen Wanying’s seat was within range of the sunlight. Huo Cheng saw that all the students before and after Shen Wanying were holding a book to block the sun, yet this girl was sitting still in her seat. She was attentively taking notes as if the annoying sunshine didn’t exist.
Even at this time, Lady Shen remains elegant and dignified.
She tried to control her posture but couldn’t control the thin sheen of sweat on her nose.
Huo Cheng stood up, and his shadow blocked the sunlight touching her.
Mr. Song was startled when he saw him suddenly stand up. He thought there was something wrong, so he asked, “Huo Cheng, what’s the matter?”
Huo Cheng: “I’m somewhat sleepy, so I stood up to avoid falling asleep.”
“Oh——” Mr. Song breathed a sigh of relief. It wasn’t because he had said something wrong. “Then stand a little further and don’t block the student behind.”
“En.” Huo Cheng walked towards the window.
“Then we will continue what we were talking about now.” Mr. Song took the test paper and continued to write on the blackboard.
By the time the class ended the sun wasn’t as strong as before, so Huo Cheng returned to his seat and had a sip of the water on his desk.
He didn’t know that his excuse of standing for a while because he was afraid of falling asleep had been regarded as a dig towards Ji Yao by the students who liked to gossip.
… ‘Who likes to sleep through the class except for Ji Yao! Blatantly choking the opponent right after snatching the first place. The competition among top students is unexpectedly fierce!’
By the end of the day, these rumors had finally made it to Ji Yao’s ears.
In the afternoon, when school was over, Ji Yao packed his bag and walked out of the classroom with Huo Cheng.
Huo Cheng didn’t see him, so Ji Yao called out to him. “Don’t think you can get the first place again after this. I didn’t study for the first test, but you’ll know after the next exam who the true number one is.”
Huo Cheng didn’t care and simply said, “Wait and watch.”
Ji Yao hummed. “What’s up with calling me out for sleeping in the class? Think that I didn’t listen to the lecture?”
He glanced at Ji Yao, who gave him his lazy smile and, in a low voice said, “Weren’t you peeking at Shen Wanying during the class?”
Huo Cheng’s eyes darkened. Ji Yao smiled brilliantly, then left without another word.
The two of them had a ‘friendly exchange’ in the corridor, which was witnessed by many students. Some people even made sure to take pictures of them in the same frame.
City A’s No.1 Private School had a news club that updated the school’s news online every day. This ‘friendly exchange’ of course didn’t go unnoticed by the news club’s members.
Today’s front-page headline was a photo of the two first-place students in Year-Two.
The original intention of the school reporters was to record the fierce competition between the two so everyone would see their determination and work harder to raise their ranks. However, after the manuscript was published, it was not the competition that became the main headline, but a CP1CP is a popular Internet slang that stands for imaginary lovers or couples in novels, dramas, or comics of the two parties.
Little Reporter: “???”
What’s wrong with all these girls? Anything can become a CP now? No, wait a minute. How could this have happened?! Why are the boys getting involved?!
The little reporter was very angry. No one read the manuscript he had so thoughtfully written. On the other hand, the photo of both Huo Cheng and Ji Yao, which he took casually, was highly praised on the forum. Some people even printed out screenshots of the photos, saying they should stick them on top of their desks to motivate themselves.
Little Reporter: “???”
This strange sense of determination had increased again!
What was even more outrageous was that they had a traitor in the news agency. That person copied his original film and took it to the photo studio to wash it, then openly sold it among their classmates to make a ton of money!
When he hadn’t even gotten his bonus yet!
[Larkspur: Little paparazzo in the making has learnt his first valuable lesson and how!]