January 22, 2022

Chapter 51: Youth

Xu Lichen is not only handsome, but also someone who moves quickly. By the time of lunch break, he had already inquired about Zhang Yansheng’s name and class.

In the next two days, Wang Qian heard him and other boys talking about Zhang Yansheng from Class 2.

Although school has only started for a few days, Zhang Yansheng is already a celebrity. What the boys meant is that she is the prettiest in the class and in the whole first year level. However, they just enrolled in the school and they don’t know if there are more beautiful senior sisters in the second- and third-year levels, so they don’t know if Zhang Yansheng from Class 2 can win the title of the school flower.

Wang Qian couldn’t help being a little sour.

On the first day of school, she glanced around and saw Xu Lichen. Xu Lichen’s eyes also brightened when he saw her, so the two of them struck up a conversation with each other. Then, Zhang Yansheng walked past them without exchanging words, and Xu Lichen’s eyes straightened.

Wang Qian saw the boys gathered together to talk about the beautiful Zhang Yansheng. She was not happy and said sarcastically: “She is a good student in the preparatory class. Those three classes, we can just all look at them with our nostrils.”

The so-called three classes refer to the top class, the first preparatory class, and the second preparatory class. The students who competed very well are all ‘good kids’, and all of them could not wait but to study hard.

They are totally different from the young masters of Class 8.

There are only a few ordinary children of this age who cling to others for money. Most young men and women don’t look up to those who use money to do things and spend money to go to school.

When they met the students in Class 8, they really look to them with disdain.

As Xu Lichen heard the sourness in Wang Qian’s words, he smiled and was a little smug.

Wang Qian looks good. If Zhang Yansheng doesn’t show up, Xu Lichen plans to chase Wang Qian. But now that he has seen Zhang Yansheng, he wants to chase Zhang Yansheng.

One noon in the second week of school, Xu Lichen tried to strike up a conversation with Zhang Yansheng for the first time. But Zhang Yansheng behaved very coldly, obviously not wanting to respond to him.

Zhang Yansheng is cool and beautiful. This coldness adds the attribute of ‘arrogance’ to her, which is even more exciting for boys of Xu Lichen’s age.

He thought Zhang Yansheng was really a vigorous girl.

Zhang Yansheng didn’t expect that Xu Lichen would chase her again after she hadn’t been in the same class in this life.

In the previous life, Wang Qian moved closer to her as soon as she saw her, and the two quickly became best friends.

Zhang Yansheng couldn’t feel the affection and warmth at home, so she attached great importance to her friends in school. Wang Qian looked like a good best friend, and clearly told her that she liked Xu Lichen.

Xu Lichen likes Zhang Yansheng. She was liked by the most handsome boys in the class. The 15-year-old Zhang Yansheng certainly couldn’t help being happy and proud, but because of Wang Qian, Zhang Yansheng became very ‘righteous’ and refused to accept Xu Lichen’s pursuit.

So, in the three years of her high school, it has always been a trio or a small group with three people as the core.

Later, Xu Lichen and Wang Qian took her to skip school, smoke and drink, and have been out of control on this road ever since.

There are also many careful thoughts of young men and women mixed in the middle.

Such as, guess what, you chase me, I treat you as my best friend, how can you not trust me, I am your friend, how can you pursue me, quarrel today and ignore each other, and make up tomorrow, and so on.

At that age, Zhang Yansheng played in this trio for three years of love and hate entanglement, and lived herself into a novel of youth pain, and was deeply immersed in it.

Wait until that age has passed before looking back, especially after rebirth…

It was just… especially stupid! Especially stupid!

Zhang Yansheng wanted to cover her face!

In this life, her soul is already an adult, and it is impossible to reinterpret the youth of the second form. Especially, comparing the hard work of the students in Class 2 every day and recalling the love and hatred in Class 8, it seems like two worlds apart.

The same age, but different youth.

Zhang Yansheng chose to study hard in this life.

After graduating from high school in her previous life, Wang Qian and Xu Lichen’s family sent them abroad. Zhang Huan actually wanted to send Zhang Yansheng abroad, which was a common operation for families like them.

But Zhang Yansheng refused to go.

Although she didn’t go home much, but when she thought that if she went abroad, Liang Yingying would be very happy, so she would not go there even if she dies. She had to stay in China and stay in K City.

Zhang Huan couldn’t help it, so he spent money to get her to a pheasant university.

In fact, there is not much difference. Based on Zhang Yansheng’s grades at that time, the difference is nothing more than whether she went to a pheasant university in China or a pheasant university abroad.

Everything was a mess.

That kind of school is simply customized for people like her. There are rich second generations who are the same as her, as well as children from ordinary families, who don’t have much money, but are willing to bend over and flatter them. What everyone has in common is that they don’t like to study.

In short, Zhang Yansheng was like a fish in the water in that school, found her own group of belonging, and met more and more people who were mixed in society, and went further and further on the road of fooling around.

In the end, she killed herself.

Zhang Yansheng no longer wants to be in the same situation as in her previous life.

But Zhang Yansheng’s indifference to Xu Lichen aroused his interest in her even more. Moreover, Zhang Yansheng and Wang Qian were not best of friends anymore in this life, and there was no one in the way, so Xu Lichen openly pursued Zhang Yansheng.

Zhang Yansheng refused several times, but was always blocked by Xu Lichen in school.

Zhang Yansheng was a little surprised that Xu Lichen’s attitude towards her is different from that of her previous life. Xu Lichen was always by her side in the previous life of trio, but he was far less powerful to her. Why has he been entangled to her in this life?

In less than a month after the start of school, Zhang Yansheng was annoyed by Xu Lichen.

Zhang Yansheng was not polite to Xu Lichen either, so she knocked on the dean’s office and complained about Xu Lichen.

Yi High School is the top school in K City. Although it has to admit some related students for this and other reasons, this situation is not under the control of the dean. The dean is in charge of learning and discipline only.

The dean was not negligent, so the next day he gave Xu Lichen a punishment and invited his parents.

Xu Lichen didn’t care about punishment or anything, but it’s more annoying to ask for his parents. He was scolded by his father in the dean’s office.

When he came out of the dean’s office, his father’s face was still smelly.

Even if it costs money to enter at Yi High School, there are limited places where he can go to. It took his father a lot of effort to get him in, and this kid caused him trouble in only one month.

It was actually because of chasing a girl, but the girl reported it. Xu Lichen’s father felt particularly embarrassed.

When they got out of the administration building, he still said: “Do you have an ugly face or do you lack some money? Chasing a girl can even give yourself a punishment? Your dad has not served anyone, so I will just serve you!”

Xu Lichen smiled.

His father was so angry that he lost his temper, he waved his hand and said, “Stay away from that girl from now on, don’t mess with her.” If he doesn’t agree with him, he will give Xu Lichen a punishment. This girl has a big temper.

Xu Lichen’s mind was calm, but he didn’t promise his father.

He could be regarded as having learned Zhang Yansheng’s temper, which was stronger than he thought. But even with the punishment, Xu Lichen’s interest in Zhang Yansheng not only did not weaken, as a result, it even became stronger.

After school the next day, he went outside the school to block Zhang Yansheng again.

Zhang Yansheng was walking towards the subway with her school bag on her back, but he caught up with her without any precaution, and stopped her again: “Zhang Yansheng!”

Zhang Yansheng frowned. She stopped and asked, “One punishment is not enough for you, is it?” He actually came to block her.

Xu Lichen bared his teeth for joy and said, “Enough, it’s enough. It’s really good enough. I didn’t do anything bad to you, right? Why did you have to make a report and get me punished?”

Speaking of which, Xu Lichen is still much better than Zhang Shuocheng, who grew up later. Although stalking is a bit annoying, at least it’s not that nasty and he didn’t do such disgusting things. Zhang Yansheng was just bothered of him always pestering her, and she knew very well that Xu Lichen didn’t care about punishment or not.

Now that he has just enrolled in his first year of high school, he still goes to school every day decently. But later on, his dad’s f*cking divorce battle will be in full swing, and no one would care about him anymore, so he would skip school, smoke, drink, pick up girls, and sing all night long.

Wang Qian likes him, and she will follow whatever he does. Zhang Yansheng was full of hostility and rebellion at home. They were a trio again, and naturally they played truant and missed classes together.

“You reap what you sow.” Zhang Yansheng said coldly, “You won’t be punished if you don’t come to harass me.”

“It’s not harassment, right?” Xu Lichen said with a smile, “I’m not that low. Didn’t I just block you a few times after school?”

Zhang Yansheng walked forward: “It has reached the bottom line of my patience several times.”

Xu Lichen took a step and stopped her again.

Zhang Yansheng raised her eyebrows.

Xu Lichen felt that Zhang Yansheng was different from the girls he had known before.

Among the girls he knew in the past, there were also very ‘high’ and ‘cold and arrogant’. Under that high and cold arrogance, there was still a childishness that they couldn’t get rid of.

But Zhang Yansheng didn’t have this kind of young and sentimental childishness. She was really cold, from skin to bone, from eyes to soul, she gave him a very cold feeling.

And it’s very exciting.

Xu Lichen is much more patient with Zhang Yansheng than others.

“Stop taking the subway. It’s so uncomfortable to squeeze in the subway at this time. Where does your family live? I will take you back”, he said. He didn’t even notice that his tone of voice to her was much softer than before. He supported his chin and said, “My car is over there and the driver will pick us up.”

Zhang Yansheng glanced in the direction pointed by his chin, and sure enough, he saw Xu Lichen’s car. She is very familiar with that car and the driver.

In her previous life, she, Zhang Heling, and Zhang Shuocheng were like strangers. They had different school hours and could be picked up separately, but they went to school at the same time in the morning. Zhang Yansheng would rather call a car by herself.

After meeting Xu Lichen, he came to pick her up from the school.

After Wang Qian knew it, she was unwilling to let Xu Lichen pick her up. Xu Lichen was perfunctory but refused to agree, and Zhang Yansheng said that she would not let him pick her up. Xu Lichen agreed in front of Wang Qian, but still went to pick up Zhang Yansheng from time to time.

The two of them tacitly did not let Wang Qian know about it.

Wang Qian always had some suspicions and often take an indirect approach to strike her.

While Zhang Yansheng did not accept Xu Lichen’s pursuit for the loyalty of her best friend, Zhang Yansheng secretly felt irritated because she had some little secrets with Xu Lichen that Wang Qian didn’t know.

When she turned her head, she saw Xu Lichen’s car, and recalled the bloody and stupid high school days when the young men and women had their first loves, and they were full of temptations and ridiculous scheming.

In the end, no one could be with anyone.

After leaving Zhang Yansheng, Xu Lichen ignored Wang Qian. After leaving Xu Lichen, the friendship between Wang Qian and Zhang Yansheng came to an abrupt end. After leaving Xu Lichen and Wang Qian, Zhang Yansheng became more and more ‘social’, and there was never a shortage of ‘friends’ around her.

Zhang Yansheng sighed like an old man in a daze. Looking back, she saw Xu Lichen staring at her with bright eyes, as if he wanted to see something from her face, and there was hope in those eyes.

Zhang Yansheng suddenly understood why Xu Lichen’s attitude towards her in this life would be stronger than in her previous life.

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