“First question, Lu Xun wins!” Liu Shiyun obviously felt very sorry for Qian Wei but she pressed on. “Well, let’s move on to the next question. This time you two are an estranged couple who are both having extramarital affairs. Now you are planning to divorce but you both find each other very difficult to deal with. You now have to prove that the other party is at fault. What measures do you take to collect the evidence you need?”
“In the third question, you are a couple fighting for custody of their children. How do you maximize your chances of receiving custody?”
“In question number four, you are a brother and sister pair who are fighting for the rights to inheritance. How do you reduce your sibling’s share of the inheritance as much as possible while increasing your own?”
“For question five’s scenario, Qian Wei is an employee who is about to be fired while Lu Xun is the personnel director of the company. How would you two plan to mediate to strive for the best interests for yourself or for the company, that is to say, Qian Wei, what would you do to get the most financial compensation? And Lu Xun, how do you get rid of Qian Wei with the least amount of money?”
Qian Wei thought: Liu Shiyun these topics really open up a person’s eyes! Each one is more ruthless than the last. For us to be examining how to use the law to exploit loopholes, is that really a good thing? Hello! Is it even legal?!
However, this completely new style of competition seemed very popular, or maybe more accurately, as long as Lu Xun was participating, any form of competition would be well received.
Originally, Qian Wei was very confident that she could easily beat Lu Xun by using her experience from her last lifetime but she was slapped in the face by reality. Out of the ten questions in the competition, she eagerly answered the first nine questions first, but in the end it was Lu Xun who won each time. No matter what kind of tricky strategy she tried to suggest, Lu Xun always seemed to be able to create a more tricky but also somehow more practical plan. Perhaps there was a group of people in this world whose excellence could not be surpassed even when facing someone who spent two lifetimes accumulating experience. Even after nine years, Qian Wei still had no chance of winning when facing Lu Xun. He was a born lawyer in the real sense of the word.
“In the last question, Qian Wei is a law school student. Your goal is to list all the advantages of having a girlfriend in law school until Lu Xun is impressed. In order to refute Qian Wei, Lu Xun needs to list all the disadvantages of finding a girlfriend in law school.” Liu Shiyun spoke laughingly, “For this last question, we can go a little easier, no one needs the headache of sifting through their professional knowledge, but because it is the final question, we need full dedication from our two participants. You two need to really get into your roles. Qian Wei, you have to convince Lu Xun to accept your pursuit to win, and Lu Xun, you must convince Qian Wei to give up to win.”
This was no longer in the realm of professional knowledge but it was still not easy at all, okay?! How should Qian Wei answer this question? It was too embarrassing. Who could bear to toot their own horn in front of so many people? And why did she have to chase Lu Xun? Why didn’t Lu Xun have to chase her? Liu Shiyun, this person, was she really her friend? All of a sudden she didn’t want this kind of friend, okay?
She had already lost in nine of the ten questions so no matter how hard Qian Wei struggled it was already all over. She decided to just throw in the towel this time, she didn’t even rush to answer the way she had been doing. She thought in her heart that she could just let Lu Xun answer first. After Lu Xun answered, she could simply surrender, that way she would not have to be embarrassed by extolling her own virtues trying to ‘chase’ Lu Xun.
However, Lu Xun smiled and gave Qian Wei a gentle look: “Ladies first.”
“…” Was he determined to see her make a fool of herself???
Qian Wei said powerlessly, “Lu Xun, because I study law, I am an absolutely reasonable girlfriend who isn’t clingy. I would never ask you: If your girlfriend and mother fell into the water, which one would you save first? That’s because I know that you have a legal obligation to help your mother. It would be illegal not to save her first. With that in mind, I would certainly be able to deal with any typical mother-in-law and daughter-in-law problems that might crop up in the future. Please consider accepting my pursuit.”
Lu Xun raised an eyebrow: “Before I’ve even accepted you, you are already thinking about the problems between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law?”
“…” Qian Wei thought that this was really the true nature of Lu Xun. If his mouth was not poisonous, it would not be him. She mentally braced herself and was ready to accept any ridicule or sharp words about her ‘pursuit’.
There was an uproar at the scene, and Qian Wei looked at Lu Xun uncomprehendingly. She thought she was hearing things.
Lu Xun, still with his cold but unusually handsome face, glanced at Qian Wei and said: “I can’t refuse.”
Qian Wei: ???
Lu Xun smiled and said, “I admit defeat regarding this question.”
Qian We’s heart briefly fluttered. Lu Xun had used his obsidian eyes to stare at her and say that he said that he could not refuse her. Even though she knew that it was just role play, Qian Wei could not help but feel flustered.
While Qian Wei was lost in her wishful thinking, she heard Lu Xun lightly add: “The girls from our law school are very good, I have no reason to refuse.”
Massive, thunderous applause immediately rang out. You could imagine the sudden onslaught of enthusiasm and excitement from the girls who were from the law school after Lu Xun said that sentence.
Well, Qian Wei thought, Lu Xun’s skill at flirting with girls was actually very high class. Even during a professional skills contest, in addition to flashily showing off his professional knowledge, he was also able to flirt with all the girls from the law school at the same time so easily. Even though his means were a bit underhanded, Lu Xun seemed uncharacteristically enlightened regarding women right now. But why was he so useless when it came to Mo Zixin?! Was he the legendary type that was ‘timid around the one they liked’? The type where, the more he cared, the more difficult it was for him to show off his true self, and the more likely he was to stumble when facing the person he liked?
Amidst the bursts of applause, Qian Wei glanced at Mo Zixin, who was sitting in the crowd. The other girl’s cheeks were a little flushed and, although she did not clap along with the crowd, her shy, timid, and slightly happy eyes revealed what was on her mind. Lu Xun’s answer obviously made her heart throb. Thinking about it, for the shy Lu Xun, these kinds of round-about words were almost tantamount to expressing his love in public. Which girl could face it calmly? Even Qian Wei felt her heart beat faster for a moment.
If only that stubborn Lu Xun could properly look through the crowd and see his white moonlight staring at him closely, maybe their eyes would lock and electricity would crackle in the air as they silently communicated with each other for a moment, for this kind of thing just a silent look would be better than any words, and Qian Wei’s job would be half done immediately.
But it was a pity that Lu Xun became shy at the critical moment. He stood upright and did not did not look at the crowd at all. He only stared at Qian Wei.
Qian Wei thought: What are you looking at me for?! Look at Mo Zixin! If she were not still up on the stage, Qian Wei really wanted to jump over to Lu Xun and forcefully turn his head in the direction where he should be looking.
The professional skills contest ended amidst Lu Xun’s brilliance. Lu Xun stepped down from the stage and was instantly surrounded by his fellow students from the law school. This year’s young people were all enthusiastic and unrestrained, they did not hesitate to express their feelings in public.
“Senior, you are so handsome!”
“Lu Xun, could you give me your autograph?”
“Senior, in order to celebrate your winning first place, I bought you a milk tea!”
While Qian Wei was answering questions on stage, she was more or less too nervous to look around so she didn’t dare to observe the audience at random. But now that she was off the stage, Qian Wei found that she also had a group of enthusiastic supporters. She saw all her roommates were sitting together, and they even had a poster made of broken cardboard which they got from who knows where. On it in crooked letters were the words ‘Qian Wei will be blessed for a thousand generations and unify the world!’.
“Qian Wei, this way!”
Qian Wei looked over and saw the tall Qian Chuan, who was waving her over. Qian Wei went over to him and saw that Mo Zixin was by his side. But what surprised Qian Wei was that, in addition to Mo Zixin, Mo Tao was also there with him. He was a little shorter than Qian Chuan but he was still very conspicuous with his 178cm frame and his outstanding appearance.
It wasn’t until Mo Zixin called his name that Qian Wei noticed Lu Xun, who had just been surrounded by his horde of fans, had broken through and walked over to them at some point. He had obviously just won the contest by a landslide but Lu Xun’s face did not look very happy. Qian Wei wondered if being entangled with all the little sisters from the law school made him unhappy.
On the other hand, Mo Zixin was in a very good mood. She smiled and talked to Lu Xun about his answers in the contest just now and asked some of her own questions. Qian Wei thought, this was probably what love between high achievers looked like. They could discuss the finer points of judicial cases and resonate spiritually.
“This is for you.”
Qian Wei was pulled back from her thought by a bouquet of flowers that appeared in front of her. She looked up and found that Mo Tao was smiling at her, proffering a bouquet of fresh orange roses. They were so fresh that there were tiny water droplets on their delicate petals. Mo Tao, this guy, had recently employed Qian Wei’s strategy and his interaction with the big sister next door was going very smoothly. As he saw things going in a sweeter and sweeter direction each passing day, Mo Tao was currently full of spring.
Qian Wei took the flowers from him: “Why are you here? And why would you bring me flowers?”
“What? I can’t come?” Mo Tao smiled and his pair of peach blossom eyes seemed full of hope for the future, “Isn’t it only right for me to buy you flowers? Would I be so happy these days without you? What’s more, it’s only natural to buy flowers for the flower of the law school. I hate myself for arriving so late because during this contest I discovered that you are both beautiful and intelligent. A bouquet of flowers pales in comparison.”
Ever since they shared a meal that day, Qian Wei and Mo Tao had been in frequent contact. Qian Wei, the sage military adviser, had given Mo Tao a lot of advice on how to pursue his neighbor. They met on and off and discovered that they both got along very well with each other. Soon they had become good friends through their collusion. They also liked to make fun of each other and exchange ridiculous flatteries.
Qian Wei naturally wouldn’t show weakness: “You are not bad, really not bad, since there is such a handsome person like you willing to bring me flowers, I’m just moved to tears.”
Lu Xun, who had been talking to Mo Zixin, suddenly asked from the side: “Is this gentleman from our law school? I haven’t seen him before.”
Mo Zixin smiled and said, “This is my cousin Mo Tao, he is one year older than us. He is from our school’s English Department. He and Qian Wei could be regarded as…?” At this point, she paused her words and looked at Qian Wei.
Suddenly, several pairs of eyes were fixed on Qian Wei.
“Qian Wei, be honest with us now. Lay down your arms and we’ll spare your life!” Qian Chuan rubbed his hands together.
On the other side, Mo Zixin was also looking at Qian Wei encouragingly. And, probably swept up in this atmosphere, even Lu Xun who never cared about gossip at all, was taking a rare look at Qian Wei.
“They’ve been dating regularly lately!” Before Qian Wei could say anything, Liu Shiyun suddenly spoke from the side with the air of a person revealing an amazing secret, “It’s already been several times!” Qian Wei will receive a phone call from Mo Tao and then she’ll go downstairs with a sneaky smile! Even a person with a stuffy nose like me can smell the scent of love on her!”
This friend, your stuffy nose seems really serious, ah~, where do you smell the scent of love? Isn’t that just the fragrance of a revolutionary friendship?
“Well, Qian Wei and I are cultivating a relationship! As for what we are going out to do, it’s a secret.”
Mo Tao smiled, but then he seemed distracted by something not far away. Qian Wei followed his gaze and saw that there was a girl who was dressed in Japanese style who was staring fixedly at Mo Tao. When Mo Tao finished speaking his eyes flashed with astonishment and frustration. Qian Wei guessed that it was probably the girl who wouldn’t give up on Mo Tao.
When Mo Tao finished speaking, Qian Chuan shouted: “Damn it, a dog that doesn’t bark really does bite, Qian Wei, you even went behind my back and started a relationship before I did!” Are you two really in a relationship? You both like to flatter each other so enthusiastically so I’m sure that your cultivation of good feelings will go smoothly!” He turned to Mo Tao and suddenly spoke sincerely, “Big Brother, I hope that you will remain blind, that you do not go to an eye hospital for treatment, and you continue to love our family’s Qian Wei. I wish you happiness! I really wish you happiness!”
“…” Qian Chuan, those words, are they really a fucking blessing for me?
“By the way, I have a basketball game this afternoon. The match will be on the East side basketball court, so who is coming to cheer for me?”
Liu Shiyun curled her lips and said, “If you can win, I will come.”
“It goes without saying that I’m sure I can win. Plus, when I win, I’ll buy everyone dinner!”
Qian Wei touched her chin: “Since there is free food to eat, I suppose I’ll go.”
Mo Tao also smiled: “Since Qian Wei’s brother is playing, how can I not go?”
Mo Zixin was silent.
Qian Chuan scratched his head awkwardly and then, sure enough, he began to test his skills as a Film King. “The other people have all invited a lot of people to cheer for them,” His voice trembled with a slight sense of loss. “I’m afraid it would look too shabby for me to play with only a few voices cheering for me. Ah~, if only there were more people willing to come cheer.” When he finished speaking, he made a pitiful expression and looked at Mo Zixin.
Mo Zixin briefly pursed her lips but then smiled: “I have nothing to do this afternoon, so who don’t I come and watch you play basketball.” When she finished, she glanced over at Lu Xun, who had been standing there silently. “Lu Xun, why don’t you come along?”
But just when Qian Wei thought Lu Xun would agree, she heard his cold voice ring out with four chilly words.
“I don’t have time.”
Such a simple and unadorned refusal was really bizarre and impolite. And sure enough, after Lu Xun finished speaking, Mo Zixin’s expression was not very happy.
Lu Xun, why couldn’t you say a few more words to explain what you’re busy with in the afternoon? It’s not like there’s a charge for talking!
Qian Wei hurriedly tried to liven up the atmosphere: “Lu Xun, what are you so busy with this afternoon? If it’s not too urgent, you should come and watch Qian Chuan play with us first. “
Boss, that’s the most I can do for you! Since you do not understand amorous feelings and do not want to explain, then I can only guide you to give an explanation. Use this chance to come up with a worthy reason for rejecting Mo Zixin’s invitation!
Lu Xun looked at her coldly and said, “I’m busy studying.”
Qian Wei looked at Lu Xun’s upright posture and simply felt dumbfounded, my friend, you could say that you were busy with anything, but you said you are busy with studying? For Lu Xun, someone famous for ‘never studying and also never finishing second in exams’, using studying as an excuse was about as convincing as saying ‘she and I just happened to be lying naked in the same bed that night, but nothing happened between us.’
3 thoughts on “DFLB – Chapter 33”
🤣 that last excuse.
mhhhh Imagine ML actually roundabout way confessing to FL then turns out there’s this guy that kinda turns out FL and him is dating to ML’s POV…. ohhh well, that by itself is the best rejection… Too bad it was done comically. SIGH…. I mean if this Mo Zixin’s cousin turns out to actually like FL then I’ll just has to drop this one tbf, tho I highly doubt that, I still think that’s plausible given this is a WN written by someone who has the power to just basically make any non-possible outcome become possible.
Ok I might just be overthinking this but ohhh well. Mo Zixin did her job, I’m liking her even more tbf sadly she wont really win ML because ummm, the one she’s really facing against isnt FL but the author’s pen so ye, RIP for her.
Oh well! Thanks for the chapter