Chapter 21: Crisis Arises?
Zhao Yimeng placed in the top 30 in the last exams so she was in the same room during this exam. Right now, she and Shen Wanying were standing at the back door, watching Huo Cheng and Ji Yao secretly: “My Lady, say… do you think my turkey CP is going to end up with a Bad Ending?”
Shen Wanying: “……”
Shen Wanying didn’t answer, but Zhao Yimeng continued to speak, answering her own question, “If Ji Yao succeeds his counterattack this time and returns to the top spot, that should be because of carelessness on his part. But if Huo Cheng gets the first place again—…”
Then it’s definitely going to be a BE!
“Do you think Huo Cheng will lose to Ji Yao on purpose?”
“…” Shen Wanying was silent for a moment before answering quietly, “I don’t think so.”
“…In fact, I can go along with their deep sadomasochistic relationship.” Zhao Yimeng said stubbornly, “As long as their look isn’t broken, I can endure it while the world lasts.”
Shen Wanying: “…”
Another female student walked in through the front door of the classroom and spotted Huo Cheng sitting in the first row. Although she deliberately tried to conceal it, the sparkling joy reflected in her eyes was obvious at a glance, “Hello, you are Huo Cheng, right?”
The girl’s voice was soft, and it somewhat felt similar to Shen Wanying’s. Huo Cheng silently raised his eyes while looking at her, and the girl took the initiative to introduce herself, “My name is Qiu Ziqing, I am a student in Class 2. We actually have met several times in the corridor. Do you remember?”
Huo Cheng: “No.”
“Pfft.” At the back door, Zhao Yimeng tried to suppress her laugh. “I thought I’d seen that Qiu Ziqing peeking at Huo Cheng from the corridor before. Sure enough, it really wasn’t my illusion.”
She didn’t have any resentment against Qiu Ziqing, yet she just couldn’t come to like this person—Qiu Ziqing. Qiu Ziqing had good looks and good grades, but Qiu Ziqing always gave her a feeling of deliberately imitating Shen Wanying. She couldn’t learn the main fact that her face didn’t look as good as Shen Wanying’s and her grades ranked steadily behind as well.
Standing in place without Huo Cheng ever responding, Qiu Ziqing was a little embarrassed at the moment. But fortunately, the teacher who was to supervise the exam came in at this time and saved her from further embarrassment, “Everyone, sit back in your place. We are going to start the exam right away.”
Qiu Ziqing glanced back at Huo Cheng once again before returning to her seat.
After the first exam in the morning, Huo Cheng took his stationery with him out of the classroom. Their school bags were all placed in the locker just outside the room. As Huo Cheng stood in front of his locker to pack his things up, Qiu Ziqing came out and again approached Huo Cheng, “Huo Cheng, how did you do in the exam?”
Zhao Yimeng came out after her. When she heard Qiu Ziqing was talking to Huo Cheng again, she quickly added, “Must’ve been better than you did.”
Qiu Ziqing tilted her head and glanced sideways at Zhao Yimeng. Although the two of them weren’t classmates, they often sat in the same examination room for exams and were familiar with each other. Qiu Ziqing ignored Zhao Yimeng and continued talking to Huo Cheng, “Did you join any study group? If there are opportunities in the future, we can study together.”
Zhao Yimeng continued to pipe in, “He joined the archery club together with Lady Shen.”
Qiu Ziqing eventually pursed her lips, looking at Zhao Yimeng, clearly not very happy with her constant jabs, “Zhao Yimeng, I wasn’t talking to you.”
Zhao Yimeng enjoyed seeing her flustered and exasperated appearance. She obviously tried to imitate Shen Wanying, but she couldn’t imitate the essence. Lady Shen wouldn’t be so flustered and exasperated with just two or three sentences like this.
“I was just talking to myself. I didn’t talk to you either.” Zhao Yimeng showed a somewhat smug face.
While they were talking, Huo Cheng had already packed up his things and walked over to Shen Wanying, “Are you going back to the classroom?”
Shen Wanying replied casually, “I’m going to go to the cafeteria for lunch.”
Huo Cheng nodded, “Then, let’s go together.”
“Okay, we can talk about the field trip coming up.” Shen Wanying finished speaking and called out Zhao Yimeng in front of her, “Are you going to eat?”
Zhao Yimeng: “…”
Of course she wants to eat, but now, if she goes, won’t she look like an unwanted third wheel?
Obviously it was her Lady she had appointed first!
Zhao Yimeng coughed and asked carefully, “Can I go?”
She looked at Huo Cheng.
Huo Cheng replied casually, “Let’s go together.”
“Let’s go!” Zhao Yimeng responded happily, and gave Qiu Ziqing a triumphant look before leaving.
But Zhao Yimeng never expected that Qiu Ziqing’s face was so thick that she bought a set meal and then sat next to them!
“Do you mind if I sit here?” Qiu Ziqing said while she put the meal on the table, “There is no available place elsewhere.”
Zhao Yimeng: “…”
She really wanted to say Qiu Ziqing, are you blind?
However, the canteen is a public area. People could sit whenever they wanted as was their right, so she didn’t say anything in the end.
It was even more impossible for Shen Wanying and Huo Cheng to open their mouths to drive her away.
Shen Wanying moved the milk tea that Zhao Yimeng bought for them to her side and gave Qiu Ziqing a place to sit, “How about Wang Tingting? I thought you usually eat with her in the cafeteria.”
Qiu Ziqing said, “She finished her exam earlier then went out to eat.”
“Oh.” Shen Wanying nodded, “Then, do you want to drink milk tea?”
“No, thank you.” Qiu Ziqing smiled at her, “Can I eat with you again tomorrow? Wang Tingting probably will finish early tomorrow too.”
Hearing this, Zhao Yimeng couldn’t help but purse her lips. My Lady, you are so kind… You should feel a little bit in a crisis! This woman is obviously here to grab your man!
……eh? Why did I say that Huo Cheng is Lady Shen’s man? He is obviously the turkey CP!