Cao An never thought he’d be stabbed so sharply by a little high schooler.
No, no, wait, she hadn’t even started high school yet! She was just a little girl!
The fourth master of the Cao Family couldn’t help but feel irritated. He wanted to scold the young lady who only came up to his shoulder with her soft and watery appearance, but it would only make him look like a cad.
He almost choked in restraining his anger.
He contained his annoyance for some time, then only replied: “What do you know about anything, you don’t know how adults work. Just my father…”
He felt he would expose his timid nature if he continued, so he immediately corrected himself: “Anyway, don’t say anything to anyone carelessly. No matter who – my father, my brother; ANY of my brothers!”
“You little kid, you should focus on your studies! School’s starting soon, right? Have you prepared for your placement test? Sleep early!”
After stabbing back at Xia Rou, Coa An finally took big steps to the door.
Then he heard Xia Rou mumble something.
“What did you say?” He turned around and questioned her.
“I didn’t say anything.” Xia Rou didn’t admit anything.
“Do you think I can’t hear?” Cao An was irritated. “I’m eight years older than you! Eight years!”
How dare she ask who the real kid was here!
Xia Rou rolled her eyes. Translated by The Novelst
Cao An snorted and slammed the door shut on his way out.
Xia Rou was so mad and got up, wanting to lock the door, but the door was pushed open with another creak and almost pushed her to the floor.
“And also, kid!” Cao An used his elbow to lean on the doorframe, “I’m only going to say this once. You’re a lady, don’t let any men into your room, understand? It’s fine even if you don’t understand now! Remember my words! You’ll understand when you grow up!”
After saying that, he slammed the door shut again.
Xia Rou was pissed off!
Of course she knew.
But this was the Cao Family, and he was Cao An!
If it was another man, of course she wouldn’t let him in her room!
In the past, even after she got engaged, she didn’t even let her fiancé enter her apartment!
What Cao An had just said made her look like a person who didn’t know how to cherish herself!
What kind of person was that! So immature!
Xia Rou angrily locked her door.
The next morning at the dining table, Cao Yang noticed that the two people would only roll their eyes at one another when they met.
What had happened?
Cao Yang’s biased thoughts were that it must have been Cao An who did something annoying and made Xia Rou angry. Looking at the tactful and obedient Xia Rou, it definitely couldn’t be her fault!
It had to be Cao An’s fault!
“Are you starting school the day after tomorrow?” Cao Yang asked in concern.
“Yes.” Xia Rou nodded.
Cao An became excited. He kindly asked: “Which class do you think you can enter?” Nan Hua had a placement test before school started, and students were arranged into classes based on their results.
Argh! This guy was so annoying!
Xia Rou had never expected that after her rebirth, almost everyone was much friendlier to her compared to her past. Only Cao An, who was supposed to be the closest to her, had instead become so hard to deal with.
What was wrong with this life!
She bit her lip and said: “My grades aren’t that good, most probably it’ll be a low class.”
After finishing her sentence, she ate her rice in a depressed manner.
Actually, Xia Rou hadn’t abandoned her studies during the summer holiday. She would take at least half the day to revise her studies, reviewing all the information from her past years. Moreover, she felt that she could understand more than just what she had learned in the past.
But she had never had confidence towards her own abilities, especially since Nan Hua’s reputation was “rich families and elite education.” She was really scared she would be placed at the bottom.
She used the Cao Family as a backdoor to get into Nan Hua. If her results were very low, she felt that she would make the Cao Family lose face.
Cao Yang had already realized that Xia Rou was lacking in confidence.
She was a beautiful lady who was obedient enough to stay home every day to read her books seriously rather than go outside and play during the entire summer holiday. But she was still so lacking in confidence that it made his heart ache just looking at her.
He glared at Cao An, turning to comfort Xia Rou: “Don’t worry, the teachers at Nan Hua are all excellent. No matter which class you get into, as long as you study hard, surely you won’t have a problem getting a degree.”
Big brother was surely the best! Fourth brother was so annoying!
Xia Rou looked at Cao Yang, her nose souring.
A snowy white face, pink lips, and large, somber eyes that seemed to water. She looked grateful yet grieved.
It seemed like she was happy but she also looked as though she was going to cry.
Cao Yang’s heart was going to melt!
He realized that a little sister and a little brother were two completely different species! A woman at her age could actually be so cute!
She definitely wouldn’t be so naughty as to climb up on the roof to rip the tiles, nor would she look for a needle in the sea! So tactful, so obedient, and she listened to whatever he said.
She made everyone want to spoil her – even knowing this, he still wanted to spoil her!
Cao An was still had something to say, but at Cao Yang’s glare, he immediately swallowed his words. Looking back at them, even He Chengzhe rolled his eyes.
He turned around huffily and tried to regain his footing. Cao An turned back to scan Xia Rou, just then realizing that she was still very young, so much so that she was still flat-chested.
Underneath her sharp words, she was really still just a young lady. Getting worked up to go against a young lady seemed… really crass.
Cao An finally recovered his senses and found himself a little embarrassed.
He immediately tried to make it up to her: “Xiao Rou ah, have you bought all your stationery? Do you want me to take you to get some?”
I don’t need you hmmph! Translated by The Novelst hmmph!
Xia Rou ignored him, speaking directly to Cao Yang: “Brother Cao Xing said he’s coming back tonight and that he’ll take me to shop tomorrow.”
“Cao Xing?” Cao Yang wondered aloud. “Isn’t he still on duty tomorrow?”
He was suspicious. “Don’t tell me he especially took a holiday to take you shopping?” It was very possible.
Xia Rou was sweating furiously. When Cao Xing called her, she hadn’t thought too much about it. Fortunately, today Cao Xiong had matters to attend to, so he had left early!
Cao Yang gave a sullen “hmmph.”
Xia Rou lowered her head and didn’t dare to speak.
Every time that Cao Yang assumed a stern face, he looked exactly like Cao Xiong. And each time Cao Xing and Cao An saw their big brother in that kind of state, they immediately turned into cowards. Only Cao Bin remained unafraid of him when he was like this.
Of course, Cao Bin was much more reliable when compared to the other two.
Proofread by: Hannah