January 28, 2022

Chapter 57: Dog Licking

What Zhang Yansheng couldn’t believe was that Zhang Zhiyuan, the provincial champion of that year, was not in the top class, but was actually mixed in the preparatory class. It’s so surprising, and so when she returned his notebook, she could not help saying: “You have such a good score, so why are you here in the preparatory classes?”

Zhang Zhiyuan said in surprise: “The results of the monthly exam have already come out?”

They have just finished the monthly exam, and the overall score ranking has not yet come out.

Zhang Yansheng knew that she had made a mistake, so she covered it up and said, “It would probably come out in the afternoon, right? I mean, I just think that you remember your notes so well, so your learning habits must be very good and your grades should be very good.”

Zhang Zhiyuan smiled shyly and said, “It was okay in middle school, but Yi High School is the best high school in K City, so… you see.”

It’s said that the school tyrants are very hypocritical. Their ‘okay’ is not the same thing as your ‘okay’. If you take it seriously, you will be stupid.

Zhang Yansheng understood the meaning of his words, and roughly guessed that he should be one of the top students from the middle school. But since Yi High School was at the tip of the K City pyramid, he entered and became an ‘ordinary outstanding’ student.

But a good and hardworking person can’t hide his edge. In the next three years, this boy will still stand out and show his brilliance.

It was the same three years, others’ three years and her own three years… Zhang Yansheng became silent.

“Zhang Yansheng?” Zhang Zhiyuan asked a little worried, “Are you okay?”

“I’m okay, I was just distracted.” Zhang Yansheng smiled and returned the notebook to him, “I took photos of your notes, as I also want to learn the method on how you take notes.”

Zhang Zhiyuan smiled embarrassedly. When Zhang Yansheng walked away, he quietly let out a sigh of relief and really relaxed.

The boy in the next seat winked at him. Zhang Zhiyuan’s ears turned a bit red.

In the afternoon, the results of the first monthly exam came out.

Zhang Yansheng’s expression was very bad — her total score is ranked within the bottom five of the class, she is hanging by a thread. According to the placement rules of Yi High School, it is adjusted on the middle of semester. If someone in the ordinary class surpasses their grades, the students at the bottom ranking will be pushed down.

For teenagers, this kind of last-place elimination system is really cruel.

Even for the reborn Zhang Yansheng, it was… very stressful.

Zhang Yansheng deliberately took a look at Zhang Zhiyuan’s grades, and it turned out to be much better than her. But it’s not particularly good, as you consider it as average in Class 2.

So, there’s really someone who spent three years trying to become a champion.

Zhang Yansheng couldn’t help but turned her head and glanced in Zhang Zhiyuan’s direction, she unexpectedly met Zhang Zhiyuan’s gaze. The boy was a little nervous, and quickly looked away, pretending to be reading a textbook. It’s just that the page turning speed is a bit too fast.

He has thick eyebrows and big eyes, but he is shy and obscure, a little cute. Zhang Yansheng couldn’t help but hook the corners of her mouth.

When she walked out of the school gate after school, she suddenly heard someone calling her behind her. Zhang Yansheng turned her head, Zhang Zhiyuan ran over, and handed her a square folded thing: “Um… this is my physics paper, you can take it back for reference.”

Zhang Yansheng looked at him in surprise.

The boy scratched his head, a little shy, and said, “I saw your result from the exam, and your physics score is particularly terrible. My, um, my physics score has always been okay, and my problem-solving ideas are relatively clear. You can take a look at it. It should be of some help.”

Zhang Yansheng declared that she understood his kindness and said, “How can you correct your mistakes if I take it away?”

Correcting errors in the paper is also today’s homework and will be handed in tomorrow.

Zhang Zhiyuan said, “I have already changed it.” He patted his schoolbag again and said, “And I also took a picture of the wrong questions. I’ll print it out later with a wrong question printer at home, so I can check them again.”

Zhang Yansheng, a true student from her last life, felt that she had been exposed to a new world, so she asked, “What is the wrong question printer?” Although she could guess it through the name, she was still surprised.

“Huh? You don’t know?” Zhang Zhiyuan was also surprised, “Wrong question printer, wrong question tape, don’t you usually use it?”

Zhang Yansheng thought to herself, she has never heard of it. But if she said this, she would be exposed to her academic trash attributes, and even Zhang Yansheng felt a little embarrassed. She only asked, “Does it really work? If it works, I will buy one too.”

“It works well.” Zhang Zhiyuan said, “I will give you the X Treasure link. Don’t buy the wrong brand, some brands are not good.”

“Okay.” Zhang Yansheng said happily, “You can add me to the class group chat.”

“Okay.” Zhang Zhiyuan asked, “Which way are you going?”

Zhang Yansheng was sloppy: “I’m going to the subway.”

“Oh, I’m going this way.” Zhang Zhiyuan waved his hand, “Then, bye.”

“I’ll bring your paper back tomorrow, thank you.” Zhang Yansheng thanked him.

Zhang Zhiyuan’s ears turned red again: “It’s nothing, it’s nothing.”

Only then did she separate from Zhang Zhiyuan, and after walking a few steps, Xu Lichen followed.

“You’re very popular.” He joked with a smile.

Zhang Yansheng ignored him, put on her sunglasses, and strode forward.

Xu Lichen also put on a pair of sunglasses and followed her.

Yi High School requires school uniforms to be worn on Mondays, and casual clothes are allowed on other days. On the way to the subway, you can see some high school students wearing casual clothes, but only the two of them are wearing sunglasses.

Moreover, the temperaments of these two people are very different from those of other students, and both seem to be… not very student-like. One looks cold and aloof, the other looks very social.

From the others’ views, they felt that the two of them, no matter how they dress or their temperament, are actually a very good match. Compared with the two of them, the other students always seemed a little bit childish.

“Is he from your class?” Xu Lichen asked her.

Zhang Yansheng said, “None of your business.”

Xu Lichen is a very jealous guy. This was the case in the previous life. Although he was above the level of a friend but not a lover, if Zhang Yansheng paid more attention to a boy, he would be jealous.

Seeing that the subway station was just in front of her, Zhang Yansheng stopped: “Don’t follow me!”

When she faced Xu Lichen, she had all the advantages of her mental age, her familiarity with him in her previous life, and her own strong personality. So, she was not polite when speaking to him.

But Xu Lichen didn’t think so. He likes Zhang Yansheng’s tone.

At first, he only chased her because he thought she was beautiful. But now, he likes her as a person.

He didn’t care if Zhang Yansheng was fierce to him, and said with a smile: “I’m going home.”

As if, his family doesn’t live in this direction at all. But Zhang Yansheng had already begun to pay attention to her words, and did not intend to let Xu Lichen discover her linguistic loopholes again. This kid, speaking of it, is actually quite keen.

He is not stupid, but just like Zhang Yansheng, he doesn’t study well.

Zhang Yansheng knew that Xu Lichen had always been such a ruffian. He had thick skin, and it didn’t work to talk to him seriously.

She rolled her eyes, tugged at the schoolbag strap, and continued to walk to the subway.

Xu Lichen caught up with her and asked with a smile: “Hey, I haven’t asked you yet. Yesterday, you beat Wang Qian and the six of them by yourself, didn’t you?”

Zhang Yansheng said, “Ask them.”

Xu Lichen asked, “You must have been trained, right? What did you train for?”

Zhang Yansheng told him bluntly: “You can’t beat me.”

Xu Lichen was shocked: “What is the basis for your judgment? Let me tell you, I have also been trained.”

When she went out to fight in her previous life, Wang Qian relied on the number of people to fight blindly. Xu Lichen was trained like Zhang Yansheng, and he was trained in free combat. Others are ruthless and black-handed, and they have a little reputation for fighting.

In the previous life, Zhang Yansheng and his strength were almost on par, but Zhang Yansheng’s strength has greatly increased in this life, and she estimates that Xu Lichen is no longer her opponent. She only said “heh” without explaining.

After walking through the subway station, Zhang Yansheng stopped again when she saw her car and the driver, Xiao Zhou.

Another luxury car was parked end to end with her family’s car, and Xiao Zhou was talking and laughing with the driver of that car. Zhang Yansheng already knew whose car and driver that is — Xu Lichen’s car and Xu Lichen’s driver.

Zhang Yansheng took off her sunglasses and turned to look at Xu Lichen.

Xu Lichen shrugged and spread his hands, and smiled ruffianly: “Like I said, I am going home.”

He really didn’t lie.

Wang Qian saw Xu Lichen standing there at the entrance of the school, watching Zhang Yansheng hook up with another boy she didn’t know.

The eyes and expressions of Xu Lichen looking at Zhang Yansheng made Wang Qian jealous and fascinated.

She wanted to go, but hesitated. She said more than a dozen words to Xu Lichen earlier today, but Xu Lichen only casually answered her with one or two. Although she has always been able to bear it on her face, she is also very annoyed and secretly resentful in her heart.

She got into her car and told the driver, “Go to the subway.”

The driver started the car, and then she said, “Drive slowly.”

She slowly followed Xu Lichen and Zhang Yansheng all the way, staring at them from the car.

What is hateful and ridiculous is that Xu Lichen ignored her love in the class, but turned into a dog licking in front of Zhang Yansheng, but Zhang Yansheng also ignored him.

Wang Qian felt happy and angry.

Of course, this irritation was all listed down under Zhang Yansheng.

It’s after school now and there are many cars picking up children honking in their back. The driver drove slowly for a while, and the car behind them kept beeping at them, so he said helplessly: “It’s impossible, we’re blocking the others.”

As he said that, he started to speed up.

At this moment, Wang Qian happened to see Zhang Yansheng stop and turned to look at Xu Lichen. Xu Lichen smiled and shrugged at her.

Wang Qian also saw Xu Lichen’s Maybach parked on the side of the road behind the subway station. Her driver drove across the intersection before the traffic lights changed, followed by the weaving crowd of people crossing the road, so she couldn’t see anything.

Wang Qian turned her head back and sneered.

Just now, Zhang Yansheng ignored Xu Lichen all the way, very proud. But then, she didn’t get into the subway and followed Xu Lichen to his car instead.

Xu Lichen’s car used to pick him up at the entrance of the school. Today, it suddenly stopped here on the subway, hiding under the covers. Maybe Zhang Yansheng was afraid that her classmates would see her sitting in Xu Lichen’s car, so she deliberately asked him to stop here.

She thought that Zhang Yansheng was such a noble goddess, but it turned out that… she was just a gold digger.

Wang Qian smiled contemptuously.

Really? The goddess of perfection is impeccable; the woman who worships the gold is simply covered with holes.

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