After Lu Xun finished speaking, he wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth casually, took a final look at Qian Wei, and then really left with the cactus in his hand. The storm had finally subsided, the random onlookers dispersed, and Qian Wei finally breathed a sigh of relief. It was also lunchtime and she was a little hungry, so she left straight to the canteen.
“Qian Wei!” At that point Qian Chuan finally and he chased his sister with a fierce attitude, when he caught up with Qian Wei he blocked her at her table and asked, “Do you have a crush on Lu Xun too?”
Qian Wei rolled her eyes while eating her sweet and sour pork: “You really don’t know what kind of humiliation you narrowly avoided.”
“What humiliation? Do you think I can’t beat a pretty boy like Lu Xun?”
“You really can’t beat him.” Qian Wei said contemptuously, “Don’t think that since you are a sports student, you must be stronger than others. Lu Xun has the type of body that looks thin but is really well built under his clothes.” In her last life, Qian Chuan also challenged Lu Xun and as a result, not only did he not vent his grievance, but his head was almost beaten into a pig’s head by Lu Xun. Don’t just look at the surface of this guy, Lu Xun, who usually seemed gentle and restrained, because his heart was as black as coal. When they fought he especially aimed only for the face while purposefully not knocking Qian Chuan down. It was completely unlike Qian Chuan’s disorganized style of fighting. Afterward, Qian Chuan had a colorful face that was beautiful as a rainbow and he couldn’t go out to see other people for a month. Thereafter, he had sworn a feud against Lu Xun.
“Have you seen it?” Qian Chuan is angry.
“I haven’t seen it. But can’t I dream?”
“You are really interested in that pretty boy.” Qian Chuan smiled strangely. “I saw how unusually you flattered Lu Xun today. You just wanted to hit on him. What ‘example for you to learn from’? I’ve known you for nineteen years and I haven’t ever seen you want to study hard. You’re constantly late for class. Someone who can’t even get up early enough for class suddenly has an idol for their studies?”
“Don’t be so nasty-minded, will you? Lu Xun is not my type at all, okay?” Qian Wei stopped her chopsticks and thought of Lu Xun, the 28-year-old scum with the aura of a beast. “My type is a man who is pure like driven snow. Not Lu Xun’s uncontrollable flirtatious and cheap type.”*
“Flirtatious and cheap?” Qian Chuan was a stranger to this term from the future. “Although I don’t like him, I can’t just slander him. How is Lu Xun flirtatious and cheap? He’s well dressed and keeps his pretty face clean. And, although I am a man, I can admit that he is really good-looking…”
“You don’t know anything.” Qian impatiently tapped on her plate. “Lu Xun has that kind of coquettish and flirtatious temperament ingrained in his bones. Just look at his appearance. You can see that even now Lu Xun’s face is enough to attract bees and butterflies. And even though currently he has a somewhat pure face, it will definitely evolve in a few years and the flirtatiousness in his bones will show through.”
“Koff. Koff. Koff”
“Why are you coughing? Did you manage to choke on your own saliva even without eating anything? What’s wrong with your eyes? Do you have a cramp or something to blink so fast?” Qian Wei looked at Qian Chuan, who suddenly broke into loud coughs and started blinking constantly, somewhat baffled.
She obviously did not receive Qian Chuan’s good intentions. Only when Lu Xun appeared in front of her with a cold face did Qian Wei realize the crisis.
“This… I can explain…” What bad luck. Even when going to the canteen to eat she could unexpectedly run into Lu Xun, “Lu Xun… I used the wrong words just now. I’ll treat you to dinner. Listen to my explanation…”
It was a pity that Lu Xun’s face did not change for the better. “I suddenly figured out what you should do for compensation.” He said coldly, “Don’t you want to buy me food? Then, yes, please, for a month.”
Qian Wei breathed a sigh of relief and was about to nod when she heard Lu Xun’s demonic voice continue to ring.
“Breakfast for a month.”
“…” Lu Xun must have done that on purpose! Qian Wei wanted to cry but had no tears. Lu Xun must have heard Qian Chuan’s words so he knew that she was absolutely unable to get up early, even to the point that she was often late for class, but he wanted her to get him breakfast for a month. The big canteen breakfast set was very rich but it was also a very hot item. If you did not line up early there would be no breakfast at all.
Qian Wei tried to struggle: “Recently the breakfast set is really hard to grab, can you shorten the time, how about half a month? A whole month is a bit difficult…”
“No.” Lu Xun’s face was expressionless and his tone was light, “After all, I am flirtatious and cheap, we flirtatious and cheap types like to make things difficult.”
“Your cell phone number?”
“We… We don’t have to exchange cell phone numbers, right?”
Lu Xun glanced at Qian Wei and said: “Are you thinking too much? Do you think life is a romantic idol drama, and soon you’ll hear ‘woman, you managed to get my attention’? Don’t worry, I have good eyesight and taste and I have no need for an eye exam. Without your cell phone number, how can I tell you in advance what I want to eat the next morning? “
Lu Xun, was as annoying at nineteen as he was when he was twenty-eight! But in the spirit of cozying up to the future boss, Qian Wei did not dare to be angry and could only obediently hand over her phone number.
“Once I get the breakfast, should I just wait for you in the cafeteria?”
“Why would you be waiting for me?” Lu Xun said naturally, “Can’t you just deliver it to me?”
This Lu Xun, why didn’t he just directly rob her! In addition to working hard to get up early for breakfast, he also wanted to have free delivery? Go to hell!
Qian Wei finished her lunch, packed another one, and then went to a stall off-campus to buy a new cactus, which she took back to the dormitory.
Predictably, Liu Shiyun wasn’t up yet. Qian Wei opened the packaged food and her roommate got up like a zombie following the smell of human flesh.
“Is that a soy sauce-flavored drumstick? It smells good…”
After eating, Liu Shiyun finally remembered her precious cactus. She looked at it and wondered aloud, “Is this really my potted cactus? Why is it that all of a sudden the color is not yellow, the thorns are not soft, the flesh seems full, and even the head is a little bigger?”
Qian Wei’s face did not turn red and her heart did not jump: “All things grow in the sun, have you seen Qian Chuan? Do you know how he got up to the height of 185 centimeters? He grew up in the sun! It’s not surprising that your cactus could also grow up!”
Liu Shiyun spoke with realization: “Then I will never use sunscreen again. I can not only save money but also grow taller!”
Qian Wei winked at Liu Shiyun and was ready to climb into her bed for a nap. But before she could, a reminder popped up on her phone’s screen.
“Make-up examination for Chinese Legal History!”
Those words caused Qian Wei’s body to tremble, and the fear of being ruled by Chinese Legal History once again surfaced. The teacher of the course was surnamed Qiang and he was nicknamed “Qiang Brother” because of the tricky angles of his questions. Almost 80% of the people in his class were flunked, and even many high achievers were not spared. In her last life, Qian Wei also flunked the Chinese Legal History exam. The make-up exam was scheduled for the last week before the end of the summer vacation, and now… Qian Wei just wanted to roar, she didn’t review at all! What ‘Chinese Legal History’? She had long returned that knowledge to the teacher! If she flunked again this time she would have to retake the course. Unfortunately, it would also affect her graduation. This wouldn’t work!
Fortunately, Qian Wei was quick witted, and after she worked hard to recall, she managed to dredge up the memory of what the two big questions on the make-up exam were back then. Unfortunately, there were too many points for her to memorize them in time for the exam. Qian Wei thought about it and decided to break the cauldrons and sink the ships**. She simply closed her book and hurried to the classroom where the make-up exam was taking place.
The make-up exam was relatively relaxed. Admission started from a quarter of an hour in advance and the seating was casual, as long as you made sure that you were separated from where the other students were seated.
While Qian Wei waited for the exam to begin, she chose a relatively obscure seat and began to make a cheat sheet on the desk. She was going to copy the answers to the two big questions she vaguely recalled onto the desk in order to cheat.
“What are you doing?”
While Qian Wei was cheating diligently, a clean and cold male voice rang out from above her head.
Qian Wei looked up and was very surprised: “Lu Xun? Even you flunked?” A high achiever such as him was also flunked by Brother Qiang. While Qian Wei was sympathetic, she was also calculating in her heart.
Now that she had made up her mind to please her future boss, Qian Wei decided not to miss any opportunity. So she smiled enthusiastically at Lu Xun, pointed at the desk, and whispered secretly, “I’m making a cheat sheet. These are the final two questions of the exam. If you were someone else, I wouldn’t tell you about it.”
Lu Xun glanced at the densely written cheat sheet on the table: “This make-up exam paper is absolutely confidential. How do you know the last two questions?”
“I have a superpower.” Qian Wei raised her eyebrows proudly. “Forget it. No matter what I say now, you probably won’t believe it. When you get the examination paper, you will know that you were right to listen to me. Do you want to copy the answers to these two questions on the desk as soon as possible? Anyway, even if they aren’t on the exam, you have nothing to lose by copying them down.”
Lu Xun was obviously unmoved. And while Qian Wei still wanted to persuade him, she saw Lu Xun stand up and walk in the direction of the podium.
“There are still ten minutes left for the exam. Please put your books, review materials, and mobile phones on the podium.”
Qian Wei: ???
“Because Mr. Qiang is temporarily unavailable, I will invigilate the make-up examination of Chinese Legal History this time.” Lu Xun spoke slowly and methodically. Every word seemed to stab at Qian Wei’s heart.
Indeed, Qian Wei had forgotten, Lu Xun was such a person. How could he fail ah~! Even if the teacher was abnormal, Lu Xun was even more abnormal than the teacher!
Qian Wei’s heart was beating like a drum. Fortunately, Lu Xun had already begun to unseal the make-up examination papers and he did not mention Qian Wei’s cheat sheet. Qian Wei’s heart was about to relax but then she saw Lu Xun turn the test paper to the last part of the paper and look at it for a while. Then he looked up and glanced over at Qian Wei.
“Now please stand up and change your seats.”
With one stroke, Qian Wei’s cheat sheet plan failed.
Although cheating was not honorable, directly reporting the cheating done by classmates was also considered to be very unscrupulous, and the whistleblowers often ended up isolated. Even if Lu Xun was an idol in the law school, his reputation would plummet if he did such a thing. Qian Wei expected that Lu Xun would not expose her as a cheater since he was generally indifferent but she did not expect him to be so shady. He had clearly found that she had indeed guessed the last two questions right before he decided to have them change seats! And she had just painstakingly turned a whole desktop into a cheat sheet! All that effort went down the drain!
Qian Wei felt like her heart was dripping blood. She regretted and wanted to beat her chest angrily like a gorilla. But what could she do? She could only endure the heartache and quickly erase all the cheat notes written in pencil on the table with her hands. If she couldn’t use it herself, no way she would leave it for others! More importantly, she couldn’t just leave a cheat sheet lying around!
However, when she finally wiped off the table and stood up to change places, Lu Xun opened his mouth again.
“Forget it, it’s almost time for the exam, so we won’t change our seats. Just continue to sit down according to your original seats.”
Qian Wei looked up angrily and sure enough, Lu Xun looked at her with a smile: “Any problems?”
A trick! Really a trick!
Lu Xun, the big animal, obviously anticipated all of her actions and intentionally caused her emotions to go up and down like a roller coaster. What is the most remorseful thing in life? Failing to cheat? No! It’s when there is an opportunity to cheat in front of you, but you killed it with your own hands!
Qian Wei sent countless middle fingers at Lu Xun in her heart, but she could only force her face to smile and say two gentle words.
So angry. But keep smiling 🙂
*妖艳贱货 is the slang she uses to describe Lu Xun. Literally it’s more or less ‘flirtatious and cheap’ but more importantly it is currently popular Chinese internet slang. Yay. It isn’t entirely insulting, the meaning is sort of neutral – it can be an insult or a compliment depending on context according to baidu lol
**idiom that means to leave no route for retreat
And yes the chapter ended with a smiley face emoticon in the raws too.