The Lady’s Facade Was Ruined - Chapter 9
Chapter 9: I Always Remember
This chapter was courtesy of Wang Mei
Shen Wanying really couldn’t remember it. After all, it was seven years ago, when she was only ten.
If she thought about it carefully, she still had a vague impression of Huo Cheng. Despite that, she couldn’t remember what they did at that time. Jiang Yu said they also took a photo together, which was found in a photo album.
Shen Wanying was lying on the bed while looking at the pictures she had gotten from Jiang Yu.
The background of the photo was her garden. She wore a little princess skirt and Huo Cheng stood in front of the blooming rose vine. Both of them were smiling. Shen Wanying brushed little Huo Cheng’s face gently with her thumb. She didn’t see it wrong. He was actually smiling, though not obviously.
It turned out that Huo Cheng would also smile when he was young.
Shen Wanying’s lips hooked up. She put the album aside, turned off the light, and went to sleep.
On Monday, she got to the classroom 15 minutes early to do some self-study. Huo Cheng had just arrived and was standing in front of his desk, taking books out of his bag.
When Shen Wanying saw him, she subconsciously gave him a blank stare. She felt as if they had become closer, like she knew Huo Cheng better after learning that they knew each other when they were young. So, she went to her seat and greeted Huo Cheng with a smile, “Good morning, Huo Cheng.”
Huo Cheng put down his book and looked up at her, “Good morning.”
Shen Wanying smiled again. After a moment of consideration, she asked, “I don’t know if you remember that we met once when we were still children?”
Huo Cheng was slightly surprised by her question. He thought she had long forgotten this. In his last life, it was only because of their marriage that Shen Wanying remembered this.
Shen Wanying noticed that he didn’t speak. She thought Huo Cheng didn’t remember, so she smiled awkwardly: “Haha, it’s a bit abrupt. After all, it’s been so long. It’s normal if you can’t remember it.”
“I remember.” Huo Cheng stared at her. “I’ve always remembered,” he said seriously.
This time Shen Wanying was the one surprised. She froze, then said, “If you remember, then why didn’t you tell me?”
Huo Cheng lowered his eyes. “I thought you forgot.”
“Haha, I really don’t remember very well.” Shen Wanying laughed embarrassedly. “But my parents remember very well. When my mother heard that the newly transferred student was called Huo Cheng, she immediately thought of you. Didn’t you go abroad with Uncle Huo? Is Uncle Huo back?”
Huo Cheng: “No. I came back alone.”
Shen Wanying: “So where do you live?”
Huo Cheng: “My grandfather’s house.”
“Oh.” She nodded thoughtfully. Putting down her school bag, she took out the picture she placed in it this morning. “My mother found this photo of us together. Do you want to see it?”
Huo Cheng looked at the photo in her hand. He had the same one.
Shen Wanying pointed to the little Huo Cheng in the picture and smiled, “Look! You were pretty cute, laughing like this when you were a child.”
“…” Huo Cheng was silent for a while before saying, “You looked cuter.”
“Haha.” Shen Wanying shyly laughed again. All of a sudden, there were many students from other classes gathering outside the classroom. Some of them were at the classroom’s door, some of them were peeking from the window, but all of them were looking at her and Huo Cheng.
“What’s the matter?” Shen Wanying asked, vaguely hearing them mention hers and Huo Cheng’s names. “Ah, I know! These students must have come to see you.”
Huo Cheng frowned, “Didn’t they visit last week too?”
On Friday, when the examination result was announced, a lot of people came to the classroom to see him. He thought that after the weekend passed, the enthusiasm of these people would subside. Unexpectedly, people had already started gathering around early in the day.
Shen Wanying looked outside, “This should be another wave of students. You don’t know, but Ji Yao has always been the first in our grade and never lost his rank. This time, you overthrew him and took his throne. A lot of people must be curious about you, so they came to look.”
Huo Cheng frowned a little at her words. He didn’t like being surrounded like this. Seeing Huo Cheng’s expression, Shen Wanying realized he was not very happy. Just as she was thinking that she should make the onlookers go away, Ji Yao walked in with his schoolbag.
“Hey, what are you all crowding in here for? It’s almost self-study now.”
Ji Yao’s tone was a bit impatient and when the students saw him coming, they unconsciously gave way to him. Other students cheered him on when he passed so that he wouldn’t be discouraged.
Shen Wanying couldn’t help but inwardly complain. How many of them took the exam? They all came here just to prevent a second-year student from being discouraged.
However, looking at Ji Yao’s appearance, it looked like he had been a bit taken aback. Although he usually slept through the classes, he was always the first to arrive at the room. Today he was late, almost missing the bell.
Huo Cheng noticed her watching Ji Yao. The frown on his face deepened, his brows wrinkling even more tightly. He looked at Ji Yao, and he happened to meet with the other boy’s gaze.
Ji Yao was staring at him while walking to his desk. Then, he put his bag on the table and sat down. Shen Wanying didn’t chat with Huo Cheng anymore and went to her own seat.