The Lady’s Facade Was Ruined - Chapter 6
All Experts Always Have a Bad Temper (2)
This chapter was courtesy of Wang Mei
Archery was a quiet sport, but the action range of drawing the bow was still very large. The shirt on Huo Cheng’s body became tight on him, outlining his muscles with the movement.
Huo Cheng should be about the same age as her, only seventeen or eighteen years old. Yet, this young man had such a great amount of power within himself.
At that moment, Shen Wanying’s attention was fixed on Huo Cheng’s body. She stared absent-mindedly as Huo Cheng released his shot. The arrow left the bowstring, flying swiftly, unstoppable. Tian Yu subconsciously stretched his neck and watched Huo Cheng’s arrow hit the bull’s eye.
The room was quiet for a moment. Huo Cheng’s face didn’t show even a tiny bit of expression while Shen Wanying was caught in surprise. Tian Yu coughed and exchanged Huo Cheng’s bow with a competitive compound bow, “You… try again with this and shoot the target.”
Huo Cheng adjusted the bow in his grip and posed to shoot the arrow out for the second time, ten rings.
Tian Yu: “…”
Although this target was much simpler than the regular competition, Huo Cheng’s level was already a master among amateur high school students. Tian Yu’s attitude towards Huo Cheng changed immediately. He looked at him with a smile, “Handsome guy, your name is Huo Cheng, right? If I let you join our archery club, would you like to represent our club in the competition?”
Huo Cheng: “I don’t want to.”
“…” Tian Yu didn’t expect his offer to be refused. He quickly became angry again. “Then I don’t want you to join our club!”
Shen Wanying smiled in embarrassment, but she didn’t forget to show her courtesy. She whispered to Tian Yu, “President, an expert always has a temper. You can’t be inflexible. We only have little time before the next game, so why don’t you let him join first, then slowly persuade him again?”
After listening to Shen Wanying, Tian Yu’s eyes brightened. He felt that she made quite a reasonable point, “You are truly our honorable Lady Shen. Indeed, this humble servant’s contemptuous thoughts have been enlightened by your words.”
When he looked at Huo Cheng again, Tian Yu was smiling, “Our Hero Huo is a newcomer, right? In order to celebrate your transfer and entrance to our archery club, I invite you to have a meal!”
The school set a rule that students couldn’t leave school at noon, so it was only natural to eat in the canteen. The student’s canteen was divided into three floors; the first and the second floors sold ordinary meals, while the third floor was more like a restaurant. The dishes were à la carte; there were Chinese and Western dishes. The price was also relatively expensive.
Most of the students usually ate on the first and second floors. It wasn’t because the third floor’s foods were too expensive, but because the set menu on the first and second floors were not only delicious, they were also convenient.
Tian Yu invited Huo Cheng to a meal. Certainly, they would eat the food sold on the third-floor canteen in order to show his sincerity.
Considering that the three of them eating Western food together was probably too strange, Tian Yu chose Chinese food. Huo Cheng, as the main object of flattery, was given the menu.
“Mapo tofu, sweet and sour ribs, boiled beef, tomato and egg soup.” After Huo Cheng ordered, he returned the menu to the canteen staff. Shen Wanying looked at Huo Cheng, somewhat surprised. He noticed the awe in Shen Wanying’s eyes and asked her, “What’s the matter?”
Shen Wanying shook her head, “All the foods you ordered are my favorites.”
Huo Cheng froze for a moment before answering with a dull voice, “M-hm.”
Tian Yu laughed and said, “It seems that you both have similar tastes. Also, both of you are worthy of being the generals in the archery club. Next time, please consider giving the competition a go, okay?”
Huo Cheng: “Won’t go.”
Tian Yu: “…” Wasn’t there a saying that taking a person’s hand was short and eating a person’s mouth was soft? What’s wrong with this handsome guy surnamed Huo?
During the meal, Tian Yu made a few remarks about the competition again, but he was mercilessly rejected each time. Nevertheless, the meal didn’t result in total loss. At least, he could see that Huo Cheng’s attitude towards Shen Wanying was much better than towards him!
Therefore, after eating, Tian Yu stealthily pulled Shen Wanying aside, “My Lady, you and Huo Cheng are classmates. Please help me persuade him to participate in the competition. I believe he will listen to you.”
“… You think too much.” Shen Wanying blushed.
Huo Cheng, who was currently walking in the front, stopped and looked back at them. Tian Yu and Shen Wanying reflexively distanced each other.
He didn’t know why, but he couldn’t help but have such a reaction!
Shen Wanying went forward, looking at Huo Cheng, then said, “Huo Cheng, I’ll help you to get familiar with the campus, and then you can take an early break. The exam is tomorrow and you need to keep up your energy to review in the afternoon.
“By the way, did you rent a bed at school?”
“Then you can go back to the dormitory to rest later. Don’t be late for the afternoon class.”
Tian Yu followed: “…” It seemed like… There was nothing wrong with him.
As expected, during the afternoon class the teacher asked everyone to review the material themselves. After the school ended, Shen Wanying packed her bag and walked towards the school gate. The car to pick her up was stopped outside the school gate. When the driver saw her come, he quickly got out of the car to open her door, then carefully protected the Little Lady’s head when she sat down.
Student A: “Ah ah ah, our Lady is really enviable! I also want a driver to serve me like that!”
Student B: “Isn’t your mother coming to pick you up today? You can ask her to do it for you.”
Student A: “… No, no need. It’s enough for me to see our Lady.”
Surrounded by the students who conversed with each other, Huo Cheng watched Shen Wanying’s car slowly drive away.
“Master Huo Cheng, our car is parked here.” The driver sent by the Huo family found him among the students. Huo Cheng withdrew his sight from Shen Wanying’s car and followed the driver to his car.
When Huo Tingxiao took Huo Cheng abroad, he didn’t sell their real estate in China. Huo Cheng wanted to live in his own home, but in Huo Tingxiao’s eyes, he was still a minor, so it was arranged for him to come to his grandfather, Huo Qiming’s home.
After he picked up Huo Cheng, the driver drove directly to Huo’s family house. In addition to Huo Qiming, Huo Cheng’s aunt and her family also lived there.
“Pa, do you know why Huo Cheng suddenly wanted to come back?”
Huo Qiming answered impatiently, “Do I have to tell you? Even Huo Tingxiao, his father, doesn’t know. How would I know?”
“Don’t you think it’s strange?”
“Just take care of your own business well. Stop asking about other people’s affairs.”
“Huo Cheng is my nephew, how is he other people?” Huo Cheng’s aunt raised her eyebrows and asked, “Do you think he came because he misses Fang Ke?”
Huo Qiming’s face changed as soon as he heard that. Yet, when he was about to say something, he saw Huo Cheng was coming through the front door. The conversation in the living room ended abruptly. Huo Qiming looked at his grandson and smiled, “Huo Cheng, are you back from school? Is it still customary to go to school on the first day on this age?”
Huo Cheng nodded innocently, as if he hadn’t heard the conversation from before, “Grandpa, I’ll go upstairs and put down my school bag first.”
“Go ahead. I’ll send someone up to call you for dinner later.”
Huo Qiming watched him go upstairs, then turned to scold Huo Yanni beside him, “I said don’t mention that name again. I don’t know if Huo Cheng heard you just now.”
Although Huo Yanni felt a little empty in her heart, she was still reluctant to soften her mouth, “I just mentioned her name and didn’t say anything else. Oh, is she Voldemort? We can’t even say her name?”
“I don’t feel like talking to you anymore.” With that, Huo Qiming turned his back and went upstairs.
11 A saying of “taking a person’s hand is short and eating a person’s mouth is soft” (拿人手短吃人嘴软) was originated from Chinese idioms “soft-mouthed” and “short-handed”.
Soft-mouthed: Can’t speak straight and confidently.
Short-handedness: Has no principle in doing things.
Both idioms combined mean that you can’t take (eat) someone’s advice casually because if it goes wrong, you only have yourself to blame; you don’t have any right to talk unreasonably or argue about principles in front of them.