February 18, 2022

Chapter 78: Approval

As expected, Lichen put the tip of his tongue against his cheek and avoided Yansheng’s eyes.

Yansheng stared at him coldly. He couldn’t stand it and admitted, “The class address book… The teachers all kept them in their drawers and they are not locked…”

Upon hearing that, Yansheng stopped asking him. It was either himself or some student, a cleaning staff or even some teacher who would do it for him. After all, you could find someone willing to accept money to do a job.

“Are you a pervert? You even have to check my address for you to be satisfied?” If Yansheng had not consciously stopped swearing after hearing Zhiyuan’s words, she would have already exploded in foul language now.

Lichen said in defense, “That’s just me pursuing you with all my heart at that time.”

“Don’t flatter yourself!” Yansheng scolded him. “What pursuing are you talking about? It’s definitely harassment!”

Lichen swore to the heavens. “I only checked your address! I’ve never done it before!”

But Yansheng just sneered. “So what? Should I be grateful to you then?”

Lichen felt that there was no way to continue this topic, so he forcibly changed the subject. “You and your sister get along well, huh? I heard that your younger brother and sister are all in private…”

“You don’t need to worry about that! Just mind your own business! What are you and your mother going to do? When will you have a showdown with your father?”

“My mother said she was not ready yet, so she told me not to alarm my father.”

Yansheng sneered again. “If you are not stupid, then just listen to your mother.”

Lichen was annoyed. “Who the hell is stupid? I promised my mother, so I will pretend not to know anything!”

“That’s good. There will be opportunities for you to make trouble with them in the future. When the time comes, your mother will definitely make more trouble than you, just follow your mother’s steps, don’t drag her down, and ruin things for her.”

Heling’s appearance just now reminded Yansheng of something. “I talked to my father a few days ago about your family’s affairs…”

She told Lichen of Huan’s suggestion. Afterward, she felt dull again and waved her hand. “Forget it, just forget it, pretend that I didn’t say it. I don’t want to make it difficult for you.”

Unexpectedly, Lichen didn’t angrily reject it, but he remained silent.

Yansheng was surprised.

After a while, Lichen said, “If my parents fight each other, my mother said the same thing. I have promised her to keep a good relationship with my father, even if they tear their faces apart.”

Yansheng remained silent for a long time because she couldn’t believe that this was something Lichen could do.

“Can… you do it?” she asked hesitantly.

Lichen was annoyed again. “Yansheng! In your heart, am I just a fool who can’t do anything?”

Basically, it was the truth.

So, Yansheng asked rhetorically, “What have you done anyway?”

Lichen choked.

He recalled the past and found that after hearing the word ‘done’, he couldn’t think of anything. For the first time, he discovered that he had grown up so big that it could be said that he had never done anything serious.

He had never thought about this before and upon his realization, he felt strangely disturbed in his heart.

Especially now, there was a comparison between him and his school tyrant half-brother.

“Yansheng, don’t look down on me so much!” Lichen became angry. “If I say that I can do it, then I can do it!”

However, Yansheng’s eyes were full of suspicion because in her previous life, Lichen went crazy as soon as he encountered his father and his illegitimate son.

Lichen took a deep breath, suppressing the anger in his heart.

“I have to do it even if I can’t do it! I promised my mother! My mother is all alone!” He stretched out a finger and gestured, then opened his palms and gestured again. “One person to deal with so many people like my father! If I don’t help her, then who will? No one can help her anyway!”

No, your mother is awesome, Yansheng thought.

She knew that Lichen had been fooled by his mother. But Lichen, who was fooled, could control his emotions, go crazy without mentioning his father, and speak so calmly… as if he had grown up.

She felt some warmth in the cold wind of winter.

She pondered for a while and said, “Actually, since your parents are like this now, although you can’t help much, it’s okay as long as you just don’t mess around. I don’t think your mother expects you to really help her deal with your father. She would definitely prefer you to go to school and study well. Don’t be full of ambition, you should go to school and study. Don’t smoke and drink all day, you have a lifetime to get lung cancer. The final exam is coming soon. Can you still maintain your 100th rank from the bottom?”

As long as Lichen could maintain his ranking at the end of the semester, he could leave the Class 8 next semester and go to the ordinary class.

Even in ordinary classes, the learning atmosphere was a hundred times stronger than that of Class 8. The environment could change people just like Yansheng, born as a rich girl, who didn’t dare to relax and worked hard in the high-pressure atmosphere of the class. She wondered what would Lichen look like if he left the environment of Class 8.

She couldn’t wait to fast forward the time and to see it now.

Her gaze became so gentle that Lichen was covered in goosebumps.

He found that he still preferred Yansheng to scold him, beat him, ridicule him, and mock him. If she was too gentle, he couldn’t stand it.

“You’re looking down on me again!” He cleared his throat and said uncomfortably, “You just wait, I will definitely get out of the bottom one hundred after the final exam!”

“Good. Even if you can’t be as smart as your brother, at least you won’t be useless anymore,” Yansheng said cheerfully.

In her previous life, even Qian was better than the two of them, at least she was able to graduate from No.1 High School smoothly, unlike them who were expelled from the school for sticking their necks out.

They were like two useless numbers.

Since Yansheng began to speak venomously again, Lichen immediately felt uncomfortable all over and cursed, “Whose brother is that sh*t? I’m an only child!”

Yansheng pursed her lips and smiled.

Lichen was not a good talker either. He glanced at her obliquely and said, “Speaking of this, do you really get along well with your sister?”

“Otherwise?” Yansheng asked rhetorically, “You saw her just now. With such a child, what do you want me to do with her? Do you want me to beat her and abuse her, or disfigure her by pouring sulfuric acid on her face? You choose, if you dare to choose, then I will do it.”

But Lichen really couldn’t choose.

The little girl was not as tall as his shoulders. Her hair was jet black and her eyes were bright, her face was white and tender, and her arms and legs were thin. She was afraid that her sister would freeze, so she ran out holding a heavy thick jacket. She was well-behaved and polite and even called him ‘big brother’.

He thought that if she was his little sister—

Whoever dares to touch a strand of my sister’s hair, I will kill him!

Yansheng exhaled a mouthful of white breath.

“Then what should I do? Can you blame her for being born from the wrong womb?” She finally couldn’t help but swear, “These stupid parents don’t need to have a license to do their job. When did they ever care if their children were willing to be born in their home?”

Lichen felt deeply concerned about it and said angrily, “You have to be at least eighteen years old to be eligible for a driver’s license to drive a car. When it comes to such a big matter as parents, they don’t even have to take an assessment to do their job, right? Unreasonable!”

“Or else what? If they are required to take an assessment, at least half of them are not qualified to have children and become parents. Will the country still be alive?” Yansheng stomped her feet. “Is there anything else? I’m going in now, it’s so cold.”

The shoes she was wearing were also thin. She was usually used to it. There was a heater in the school and it would burn her feet by wearing shoes that were too thick.

Lichen could only say, “Okay.”

He already put on his helmet and hopped on his motorcycle, when Yansheng stopped him.

She said, “Brothers and sisters, this kind of thing depends on fate and people. Don’t look at me and my sister, and think that you and your brother could have the same relationship. Remember, he is a neurotic raised by a neurotic, so he’s definitely not a good person!”

Lichen responded angrily, “Who wants to get close to that kind of brother?! If you’re worried about me then I’m also worried that you are a saint!”

“A saint to my younger sister.” Yansheng sneered. “When I beat you to the ground, why didn’t you feel that my holy light was shining?”

If you want to hit someone, you should not slap him in the face. If you want to scold someone, you should not expose their shortcomings. Exposing someone’s black history was too much.

For Lichen, Yansheng looked best when she had her cold demeanor.

“You’re still helping me anyway!” Lichen put on his mask.

Yansheng said, “Remember, don’t talk to me if you’re still ranked within the bottom one hundred. Also, no matter if it’s inside or outside the school, don’t bother me.”

Lichen was going to die of anger and said bitterly, “You just wait!”

Then, the motorcycle roared and went away.

Yansheng wrapped her coat tightly and jogged back home.

As soon as she entered the house, Shuocheng saw her so he yelled at her, “Sister! Let’s have dinner!”

He turned his head and yelled inside, “Knock it off, she’s back.”

Heling ran out. “You’re back, I just wanted to call you for dinner.”

One, two, three—

Since Yansheng, the Zhang family had three useless numbers in her previous life.

Given the opportunity for them to choose, they might not be willing to be born into this home.

Well, Shuocheng might not necessarily…

Yansheng glanced at the little Shuocheng.

She didn’t have high expectations for him in this life, just for him not to commit crimes.

She then clawed her hand on top of his head. “Let’s go, let’s eat.”

Before going to bed on Saturday night, Heling played online games for a while. When she was about to go offline and go to bed, she suddenly saw the world announcement: “Congratulations ListeningToPineByTheCreek for opening the Orange Martial Arts!”

Huh, ListeningToPineByTheCreek? Isn’t that Big Brother?

She remembered that she sent a friend request to him before, but it seemed that she had not received an approval response yet. How could elementary students understand the social rule of adults that ‘no reply was a kind of reply and failure to accept was a kind of rejection’. She did not hesitate to click on the add friend button again, then logged off from the game, and went to sleep.

At K University male student dormitory.

Song clicked on the friend request prompt, then suddenly paused, and read the name that made him sore: “PurpleEyes?ColdStare?BlackHairTurnedIntoWhite?”

Wei was leaning with one foot on the computer desk, crunching biscuits while typing. Upon hearing this name, he spurted out a mouthful of biscuit crumbs.

“Why is this name so… familiar?” He kicked the table with his foot and even slid a chair next to Song to take a look excitedly. “Yo! Isn’t this the little girl last time?”

He took another look and became even more excited. “Wow, she sent a friend request again? Brother Yue, you are awesome, from elementary school girls to college girls, you’re taking them all!”

Song shook his head speechlessly, too lazy to pay attention to him, sliding the mouse to click on the ‘Ignore’ button.

But Wei suddenly stretched out his hand to prevent this action. “Don’t! Do not hurt the little girl’s heart! Your friend list lacks that one position, ah!”

As he said that, he made a strong effort.

Then, he clicked the mouse on the ‘Accept’ button.