February 7, 2022

Chapter 67: Teenager

Zhang Yansheng glanced at her cellphone during breakfast, and was a little surprised that Xu Lichen didn’t even send her a message.

It might be because they are not in the same class in this life and haven’t had so much contact, so Xu Lichen doesn’t like her as much as before, right?

That doesn’t matter, everyone has their own lives, even after graduating from the previous life, they will go their separate ways. So, she just needs to follow the fate.

At school break, Zhang Yansheng met Zhang Zhiyuan face to face, she just nodded and stepped aside to make way.

Zhang Zhiyuan stopped and asked: “Did you make up all the notes yesterday?”

Zhang Yansheng said, “I did, thank you.”

Zhang Zhiyuan smiled and said, “If you don’t understand anything, come and ask me.”

That’s not okay. Although she feels that this is a bit cold and ruthless, it is really ‘for his own good’. Zhang Yansheng dealt with it as coldly as possible: “Hmm.”

Zhang Zhiyuan didn’t notice her coldness.

Zhang Yansheng is usually very lofty and cold, and rarely speaks, towards both boys and girls.

The girls are not afraid of her, they all love to be coquettish with her. The more helpless she was, the happier the girls were.

The boys have some distance from her. But among them, Zhang Yansheng seemed to be a little different towards Zhang Zhiyuan.

Zhang Yansheng often asks Zhang Zhiyuan questions and borrows his notes. But the two of them are separated by gender and several rows of realistic distance, and Zhang Zhiyuan’s grades are not the best in the class — some students like to ask the students among the top 3 ranking.

Of course, no one would know that Zhang Zhiyuan is the future champion of the college entrance examination, so looking at Zhang Yansheng’s different view of Zhang Zhiyuan, everyone can’t help but have some thoughts.

These thoughts are not malicious, they are more about bustling with noise and excitement, after all, they are at this age.

Zhang Yansheng’s side was okay. The girl who had a good relationship with her asked directly, but she directly denied it. She has always spoken coldly and succinctly, so the girls won’t chase after her so blankly.

But on the boys’ side, many boys often tease Zhang Zhiyuan, and occasionally everyone makes a joke together.

Although Zhang Zhiyuan devoted most of his mind to studying, learning is not the whole of life after all. At this young age, Zhang Yansheng is such an attractive girl, and the young man’s heart is like spring that has arrived.

Zhang Zhiyuan hadn’t noticed Zhang Yansheng’s coldness at this time. It took him almost a week to slowly realize it. It took a few more days from brewing emotions, doing psychological construction, and making up his mind.

In this way, half a month has passed, and Christmas is here.

This foreign festival, which has become a shopping festival, a carnival, and a festival in China, has nothing to do with the students in public schools. Especially since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are both working days this year, so it has nothing to do with them.

The western-style teacher will also say “Merry Christmas”. The conservative teacher would directly spout: “Birthday of what holy? What does foreign religion have to do with us? There is only one saint in our country and his birthday is the 27th of August of the Lunar calendar!”

However, on Christmas Day, the head teacher still sent everyone a lollipop that looked like a Christmas tree, and said with a smile: “I’ll let you have some sweets first, and tomorrow your favorite monthly exam will begin again.”

D*mn, who likes the monthly exam!

The students held lollipops and issued a unanimous protest.

It took two days to complete the exam both for the major and minor subjects, and two more days later, the results were released.

Immediately afterwards, after a long pause, Xu Lichen reappeared behind the subway station.

“I’ll tell you two things.” He crossed his arms and said, “First, Wang Qian has transferred to another school.”

The news stunned Zhang Yansheng for several seconds, and subconsciously asked, “Why did she transfer? When did she transfer? Why transfer?”

In the previous life, both she and Xu Lichen were expelled from school, and Wang Qian stayed unharmed. Why is it all reversed in this life? She didn’t do anything specifically against Wang Qian.

Xu Lichen was also a little surprised. What he really wanted to say was not about Wang Qian, he just mentioned it casually and that’s all, he didn’t expect Zhang Yansheng to care so much about Wang Qian.

He raised his eyebrows and said a little gleefully: “She was squeezed out by the girls in our class, those girls who followed her to teach you a lesson before.”

It’s really a whirlwind, Wang Qian has always led people to squeeze out others, but she didn’t expect that one day she herself would fall into this field.

A small group joined forces to sell out Wang Qian for their own benefit. As soon as the punishment came out, Wang Qian understood.

It was not because of friendship that the not-so-strong alliance formed in the beginning collapsed directly.

After doing such a thing, those few are not broad-minded good people and believers, and they don’t believe that Wang Qian will forgive them tolerantly. Now that this is the case, then Wang Qian can only be beaten to the opposite side.

These people joined forces to isolate and squeeze Wang Qian out.

Wang Qian is beautiful. If it’s only the girls who squeezed her out, she wouldn’t make it to the point of transferring to another school, but there is Xu Lichen on the boys’ side.

Xu Lichen has long established his status as a gangster in Class 8. He took the initiative to stretch out his feet to step on Wang Qian, and Wang Qian really couldn’t stay in this class anymore.

The Yi High School is divided into classes by grades, and there is no possibility for Wang Qian to transfer classes based on her grades. She finally complained to her family and asked them to transfer her to a different school.

Her parents also came to the school to have a fight with the dean. They believed that their daughter was the victim of all the accusations, including the previous punishment, and other girls framed her to make her take the blame.

It made the dean’s blood pressure rise with anger.

This happened on Christmas Day. Wang Qian left without taking the monthly exam.

Zhang Yansheng did not expect such a reversal in this life. Everyone’s life trajectory has shifted more or less. It seems that the direct cause of Wang Qian’s incident was due to the exclusion of small groups, together with Xu Lichen’s help. But if you look into it carefully, the root cause is the variable Zhang Yansheng.

Because Zhang Yansheng had changed, this change was like an energy diverging outward with her as the center, affecting others lightly or severely.

Xu Lichen couldn’t tell Zhang Yansheng’s attitude from her expression. She seemed a little startled by Wang Qian’s matter. What for? Wang Qian is not who she thought she was.

“Hey!” He called her, and asked with a smile, “Why? Are you reluctant to part with Wang Qian?”

Zhang Yansheng returned to her senses, ignored his ridicule, and asked directly: “You just said the first thing, what about the second?”

She didn’t even need to pay attention, but when she asked him, Xu Lichen’s tail was about to rise.

He smiled triumphantly, brought up a roll of paper in his hand, picked up Zhang Yansheng’s hand, and put it in her hand: “Look!”

It was a photocopy of the transcript, with the ranking of the grades. It was a partial copy, mainly printing the column of Xu Lichen.

Zhang Yansheng: “Emmmmm…”

Xu Lichen proudly said, “Did you get it?”

Zhang Yansheng raised her head: “I said that I don’t talk to people who are ranked in the bottom 100 of the grade, including the 100th place from the bottom.”

“I knew it, you wouldn’t understand.” Xu Lichen became even more proud, “Look at my ranking. If you count backwards, it will be number 101!”

It turned out that after she added him as a friend but never sent her a message, was he holding his breath because of this?

Not to mention, this is really Xu Lichen’s character.

The two of them actually have a lot of similarities. They are not stupid, but they both like to bite the bullet, plus the second is…

Zhang Yansheng was expressionless: “You miscalculated.”

Xu Lichen was taken aback for a moment: “What? Impossible!”

“When you count it, you count the previous total number of students.” Zhang Yansheng was even more expressionless, “But Wang Qian transferred and left on Christmas Day. She didn’t take the monthly exam at all, so you forgot to subtract her. So, you are the penultimate of the whole year… 100th place from the bottom.”

As Zhang Yansheng said it, she patted the piece of paper on Xu Lichen’s chest: “Make persistent efforts.” She waved her hand and left.

Xu Lichen clutched the piece of paper, his whole body sluggish.

He unfolded the copy paper and calculated it again… was it right? If one person is subtracted, he just happens to go from rank 101 from the bottom to rank 100 from the bottom.

“…” Xu Lichen crumpled the copy paper into a ball.

It’s really upsetting!

The car stopped at a traffic light intersection about 100 meters away from the subway station. Xiao Zhou glanced in the rearview mirror several times, and finally couldn’t help asking, “Miss Yanyan, why are you so happy today?”

He could see that Zhang Yansheng had been smiling since she got into the car.

Zhang Yansheng endured it several times, trying to hold it back, but failed. She finally covered her forehead and trembled with a smile: “It’s nothing, there is just a stupid guy…”

She bit her lip with a smile and didn’t say anything more.

Xiao Zhou thought to himself, it seems that since he was hired to Zhang’s house, he has never seen her smile like this, right?

However, Zhang Zhiyuan finally made up his mind the next day. When school was over, he stopped Zhang Yansheng.

Zhang Yansheng was a little surprised. Since she began to pay attention to keeping her distance from Zhang Zhiyuan, she hadn’t spoken with him for quite a few days.

“Is there something wrong?” she asked.

Zhang Zhiyuan pursed his lips nervously and said, “Well… why haven’t you come to me for questions recently?”

Zhang Yansheng thought to herself, did she do it too deliberately? Did the others notice it as well?

“Recently, I have been asking Gao Xiaoxiao, she just sits in front of me.” Zhang Yansheng said, “You are so far away from me.”

Zhang Zhiyuan knew clearly that this was a lie. Because Gao Xiaoxiao has always been sitting in front of Zhang Yansheng, but she has always come to him to talk about topics before.

So why did Zhang Yansheng lie about this matter?

The teenager was no longer nervous, lowered his eyes and thought for a few seconds, and said, “Did you hear our classmates making some jokes?”

Zhang Yansheng asked strangely: “What kind of joke.”

Zhang Zhiyuan said, “The joke about me and you.”

Zhang Yansheng understood, it was what the boys said when they were bored. They actually didn’t dare to joke in front of Zhang Yansheng, but she would inevitably hear some of the boys laughing and joking.

She shrugged: “Everyone is just teasing, there is no malice, I don’t care about that.”

She thought for a while and said, “If you don’t like it, I’ll talk to them.”

If she doesn’t care about those jokes, then why?

Zhang Zhiyuan finally asked, “Then why are you…”

For this age, it is still a bit uncomfortable to ask such straightforward questions. Zhang Zhiyuan licked his lower lip nervously, paused for a while, and then finished speaking: “…avoiding me? Is there something wrong with me that makes you unhappy?”

The young man’s eyes were clear and clean, there was no scheming, no hostility, and they were as clear as spring water.

Being stared by this kind of gaze seems to be so purifying.

At this moment, Zhang Yansheng felt envy.

A person, who is 15 years old, should live like this.

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