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Chapter 63: Punishment

Qian didn’t know that the girls had sold her out together.

She just didn’t feel very good. She always felt that the teachers in this school were partial to Yansheng, unlike her previous school, because her family had donated a lot of money to that school, so the teachers were very kind to her.

When the girls came back from the dean’s office, she asked everyone what they had said to the dean and they were all hesitant trying to dodge her questions.

Qian felt that something was wrong in her heart, but no one was willing to tell her the truth. If these girls joined forces to sell her out, they would definitely not be able to be with her again.

Yansheng didn’t care about this at all. Punishment or something, she was used to it from her previous life, so she didn’t take it seriously.

She was now busy making up notes. Because of Qian, she was late to the class and missed a lot of notes.

She was also polite and went directly to the future champion Zhiyuan. She just walked over and before speaking, Zhiyuan smiled slightly and already handed over his notes. “Quickly copy it, there is a lot of homework today.”

Yansheng let out a hiss like having a toothache and said, “Thank you.”

There was no shyness like an ordinary girl should have, but she was not the kind of girl who was very boyish and carefree.

She was very special.

Zhiyuan answered two major questions and couldn’t help but raise his head to see her back while writing, a smile appeared at the corner of his mouth.

With this faint smile, the young man lowered his head to continue solving the question.

Thinking, solving, calculating, and checking—he was full of joy at every step. In such a positive and energetic style of learning, despite the tiredness of studying, he could see an unmovable back and would be filled with happiness as soon as he lifted his head.

He felt that high school was great.

There was indeed a lot of homework on this day, and Yansheng even ate dinner very quickly.

At the dinner table, Heling glanced at her from time to time, always wanting to talk, but Yansheng was thinking about the half-solved problem in her mind, and she didn’t pay attention to anything at all.

When she finally finished all her homework, she leaned back in the chair and breathed a sigh of relief.

D*mn, high school is so hard!

After some stretching, she went downstairs and had a late-night snack. After eating and carrying a drink upstairs, Heling’s door suddenly opened with a creak and the little girl looked out sneakily from the crack in the door.

“What are you doing?” Yansheng stretched out a finger and poked her forehead through the crack of the door. “Why haven’t you slept yet?”

Heling opened the door, hugged her hand, and dragged her in. “Sister, I have something to tell you.”

Yansheng was pulled into the room while holding a glass. “What’s the matter? Go to bed quickly after this, children are not allowed to stay up late.”

“Aren’t you not asleep as well?” the child complained with dissatisfaction.

“Can you compare with a high school student?” Yansheng flicked her forehead. “How much homework do I have? How much homework do you have? Tell me, what’s going on?”

Heling rubbed her forehead, and muttered a few times before saying, “Do you remember Qin Hao? The one I told you before.”

Yansheng remembered this name and blinked. “What happened?”

Heling coughed and said, “I told him what you asked me to say to him…”

Yansheng was speechless, “You just said it now? It’s been so many days since I told you about it?”

Heling stammered and replied, “Well, there is no way I can say that all of a sudden, ah! I have to ponder about it…”

“You are a little coward.” Yansheng sneered. “Then how did he behave after you said that?”

Heling’s toes made circles on the ground. “Well, he pulled my braids again today, but my rubber band broke, so I became angry and said those words.” The little girl seemed to have entered a new stage of her life and began to face some strange things that she had never thought of before. “And then he just…”

Heling was so angry at that time and it happened to be in the corridor on the side of the building. There was no one nearby for a few meters, and the people who could be seen were not from their class. She finally mustered up her courage, stared into the boy’s eyes like what Yansheng had taught her, and asked in a deep voice, “Hao, do you… like me?”

Then she watched how this naughty and annoying boy had a patch of red starting from his neck and spread upward until it covered his entire face and rushed to the top of his head.

The little boy seemed to have suddenly lost all his courage and guts, becoming the timidest quail in the world and ran away with his tail sandwiched between his legs.

“Then what?” Yansheng sipped a drink and listened to her younger sister’s gossip.

Heling continued, “Then he never talked to me again. When I looked at him, he was like this…”

She made an appearance of lowering her head and staring only at the tip of her shoe, which was quite vivid.

Yansheng laughed, then finally held back and said, “Look, you just killed him with one blow.”

But Heling’s troubles had just begun.

“What will happen from now on? Will he never talk to me again? Will he come and provoke me again? What about me, what should I do? Do I have to talk to him first? Or should I just ignore him?” The little girl asked a series of questions.

Yansheng thought for a while and said, “For this kind of person, after being exposed, he wouldn’t dare to come and provoke you again. As for you, think carefully if you want to ignore him or not.”

Heling’s face was a little red and she carefully asked to verify, “So he… actually likes me?”

Without saying a word, Yansheng squeezed her cheek and pulled it outward. “What are you thinking? Puppy love is not allowed in elementary school. You have to wait until the beginning of high school… No! College!”

Yansheng actually thought that it was good to fall in love in high school. At this age, people were still pure, especially simple, and their feelings were sincere.

But her younger sister was too stupid and had never experienced severe social beatings. Even if she fell in love on campus, she may be scammed by boys.

So she had to wait until she enrolled in college.

When Yansheng went to school the next day, Mr. Zhou said before the car stopped, “That boy is here again.”

Yansheng glanced at it, and sure enough, Lichen’s car had already parked there.

Seeing her get out of the car, Lichen also got out of his car and ran over.

Because he had many years of combat training, he appeared to be more robust and dressed better than other boys of the same age. As he was running these few steps, his sense of strength and youth seemed to be bouncing out.

Yansheng couldn’t help but glance twice in the morning light.

In the morning light, Lichen raised his head with a smile and came over to complain, “I wanted to find you after school yesterday, but you had already left so I couldn’t catch you. Why did you leave so early?”

Yesterday, when Yansheng looked at the amount of homework, she immediately got in the car and went home after school. Lichen, who wanted to catch her, rushed in vain.

“There is so much homework that I have to finish.” Yansheng asked rhetorically, “If I don’t hurry home to do my homework, do you want me to wait for you to waste time together?”

Lichen was speechless. In the end, there was still a wall between good students and bad students. He had to change the subject and asked, “What happened yesterday? You suddenly lost your temper.”

In fact, the rumor was very simple. As long as Yansheng asked her driver to drop her off and pick her up at the school gate, then this would solve the issue.

Lichen was just curious whether Yansheng would continue to keep a low profile and ignore him, or just directly break the situation. But he didn’t expect that Yansheng would hit someone without saying a word, her temper really exploded.

Thinking of her mad appearance yesterday, Lichen’s eyes lit up.

Yansheng then asked, “What is your ranking from the recent monthly exam?”

Lichen was puzzled. “Huh?”

Yansheng looked straight at him without squinting. “I don’t talk to people who are within the bottom 100 ranking.”

After speaking, she waved her hands and left.

Lichen stood still there. After a while, he looked at Yansheng’s back and cursed, “F*ck!”

The incident of Yansheng hitting a girl in Class 8 yesterday finally reached Class 2 today. The class was filled with admiration for her.

The girls in Class 8 behaved sneeringly and spoke ill of others across the class. This behavior made the students in Class 2 feel puzzled and unacceptable. The students in Class 2 all stood by Yansheng.

Everyone especially admired Yansheng’s hands-on style which was not sloppy at all.

“As expected of Yansheng!” they said.

The girls in the class who had encountered Qian’s small group also comforted Yansheng, “Don’t worry, we can go to the dean’s office to testify that they are the first to spread the rumors everywhere.”

Yansheng hooked the corners of her mouth obliquely and said disdainfully, “The worst thing is that I’ll receive a punishment, but it’s not really a big deal for me.”

Hey Yansheng, don’t just smile so evilly and madly! It’s raising the standards for girls to find boyfriends!

As a result, the students from Class 8 were still speculating whether Yansheng, who was in Class 2, would be punished by the school if she broke in and hit someone, but they were all slapped in the face collectively today.

The punishment was indeed issued, but it was not for Yansheng.

Qian was given a demerit as punishment, and the other five girls received a verbal warning.

Lichen’s previous punishment was nothing more than a warning, and Qian’s punishment was more serious than his.

Once it was announced, the Class 8 was in an uproar.

The dean took up a full ten-minute time between classes, stood on the podium, and talked about the philosophy and principles of eliminating bullying on campus in a stern tone.

“Our No.1 High School has a long history and an upright school atmosphere. We will never allow anyone to bully any of the students here!”

While the students of other classes were ignorant, the students in Class 8 heard something out of the way. Someone asked the girls what was going on, but these girls were deflated under Yansheng’s hands. Who would be happy to tell others that Yansheng pressed their heads and drank the sink water inside the women’s restroom? It was so dirty and disgusting that they refused to say anything.

It was Lichen who leaked the truth, “They wanted to teach Yansheng a lesson, but they were taught by her instead.”

Everyone suddenly realized the reason why Yansheng was ferocious yesterday, there were a lot of disapproval comments heard within the class.

Someone put his arm around Lichen’s shoulder and squinted at him. “Alright, this time you and Qian are considered a couple who both received punishments.”

Lichen pushed him away. “Get lost!”

The man said sternly, “Yansheng is very prideful and arrogant, you might as well just pursue Qian.”

Lichen was pissed so he raised his foot and kicked him.

After the bell rang, Lichen returned to his seat but thought of what Yansheng said to him in the morning, that she would not speak to people within the bottom 100 rankings.

It’s f*cking ridiculous.

Lichen had never heard anyone talk like this at this age. He did not care about such things as academic performance. Even if the students in the top class and the preparatory classes studied well, it would only be good for future doctorates, post-doctorates, and the like, with an annual salary of a million yuan per year.

It was useless for him since he would be the one to pay their wages.

But when Yansheng said that, there was a clear sense of contempt and rejection from her as if the two of them were not the same species.

Furthermore, she was not joking, she was serious. It seemed that she really looked down on him.

Lichen had an inexplicable feeling of blockage in his heart, still holding it there.

He went to take a look at the freshmen rankings and counted down from the 100th rank. There were eighty to ninety students between the 100th and the last rank.

Lichen put an arm on the back of the chair, pursed his lips, and blew on his forehead.

Most people had self-esteem. After stabbing Lichen with the deliberate sentence ‘I don’t want to talk to people within the bottom 100 ranking’, Lichen really stopped pursuing Yansheng.

So, Yansheng was able to study quietly in school.

Soon it was the second monthly exam and when the results came out, Yansheng looked at her ranking first. She had climbed two places higher than last time, but overall, her general position had not changed.

She then looked for Zhiyuan—apart from being tall in the class, this boy was silent and unobtrusive. His results of the second monthly exam were also silent, and he climbed up quietly.

Finally, she couldn’t help but glance at the ranking of the grades again. She remembered the last time she saw Lichen’s name was at the bottom ten.

She looked from the last rank and found it quickly.

Lichen actually climbed more than ten places this time. Although the results of those at the bottom of the rankings might be able to climb one or two places with just one or two points, when Yansheng saw it, she couldn’t help but curl up the corners of her mouth somehow.

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