Actually Cao Yang was just making conversation. His manipulation wasn’t so strong as to be able to control Xia Rou’s hairstyle.
But Xia Rou was so obedient that she exceeded his expectations. Ever since her arrival to the Cao Family, she seemed to follow each and every instruction that he gave.
Cao Yang was surprised in his heart, and at the same time he was very… satisfied.
He was just like his father, a man who was a little chauvinistic. They tended to give commands and liked to see people obey them.
He finished smoking his cigarette and put it out on the ashtray, continuing: “In the future, Xiao Yang will be responsible for driving you to school. Just take the A8 in the garage.”
Since Nan Hua was known to be an elite school for the rich and powerful, naturally the scene would be glamorous. The road to the school gate had been widened twice in ten years, but the road would still be packed with all kinds of luxurious cars, especially when classes started or ended.
The schools had also enrolled a few ordinary students with excellent grades, but they could be differentiated easily just by looking at their stationery and transportation. The camps were quite distinct in the school.
Since they wanted to send Xia Rou to Nan Hua, they definitely wouldn’t let her suffer in these ways.
He didn’t explain these things to her, but just as he expected, Xia Rou didn’t say anything in opposition.
She only remained calm and naturally accepted all his arrangements. Translated by The Novelst
She wasn’t a hypocrite, nor did she act as though she was morally superior. Very well.
To take care of someone like Xia Rou was a very easy, trouble-free thing to Cao Yang.
The placement test didn’t seem as difficult as Xia Rou expected, but this was probably because of her hard work poured out during the whole summer break.
Maybe there was some things in life she couldn’t change no matter how she struggled. But at least if she put some effort into studying, she could still get something in return.
Coincidentally, the first of September was a Friday. Xia Rou brought her nervous heart along and went to school. After participating in the long-winded, sleepy opening ceremony, she was put in… Class 4.
She was surprised by the placement.
There were a total of eight classes in every grade.
Class 1 and Class 2 were experimental classes, usually for the top students. Class 7 was quite weak, and Class 8 was filled with students with terrible grades who were accepted to Nan Hua on connections.
The middle classes of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes were normal classes, arranged according to their grade averages.
Xia Rou had prayed she wouldn’t get placed into Class 8. She thought she might even be placed in Class 7. To think that she was actually placed in a normal class was already a surprise way out of her expectations.
At least she didn’t embarrass herself too much.
On this day, Cao Bin and Cao Xing returned home. The four brothers were finally reunited.
He Chengzhe had found a house a couple days before and had moved out already.
At the dining table, everyone saw Xia Rou’s relaxed expression and knew that she had probably done well on her test.
“Which class are you in?” Cao Xiong asked.
“Class 4,” Xia Rou was still a little embarrassed.
She was a little shy, yet she wanted to be praised a little, too.
Although she was already 25 in her heart, she still had those thoughts like a little girl.
It was already written all over her face.
The men laughed.
Somehow, with a girl in the house, the atmosphere became much more relaxed.
“Not bad,” Cao Xiong wasn’t stingy in praising her.
Before Nan Hua’s admissions letter had arrived, they received Seventeen High School’s admissions letter. Xia Rou’s High School entrance exam result straightforwardly explained what she meant by the phrase, “I’m quite stupid.”
All of them thought that she would be swept quite soundly into Class 8. But her placement now was no doubt the result of her hard work during her summer break.
At that time when she said, “I will seriously study,” she really did take it very seriously and studied the entire summer break.
A child who was serious, hardworking, and persistent – although she might be a little stupid, the elders would appreciate this kind of child.
Moreover, after two months of observation, Cao Xiong felt that Xia Rou was much better than he’d expected.
Her quiet demeanor when reading a book looked really, really like Cheng Wan.
After dinner, Cao An knocked on her door.
Xia Rou opened the door and immediately blocked the entryway.
“How could you be so mannerless, not even letting your brother enter!” Cao An said teasingly.
“I’m a big girl now,” Xia Rou said, solemnly. “I can’t let just any man enter my bedroom.”
Tsk, do you even know what a man is!
Cao An sneered: “Yo, look at this face, if you grow just a little taller…”
He made a gesture, “Then I would have even thought you were my big brother in disguise. Too bad…”
He then patted her on the head. “You’re too short, and you lack my big brother’s imposing manner. Small potato!”
His large hand drew away from the small potato’s head as he unceremoniously walked into her room.
The small potato was so mad!
She wasn’t short, she was only 15 years old, she was still young! When she grew and became taller she could even reach the bottom of Cao Yang’s jaw, which could still be considered quite tall for a woman!
As Cao An walked in, he immediately saw a few school uniforms spread out on her bed. He knew she would definitely be trying them on.
“Eh, after so many years Nan Hua’s uniforms still haven’t changed?”
Cao An grabbed the summer set and gave them to her: “Go, change into this and let me take a look.”
“Could you please not just touch a lady’s shirt,” Xia Rou said, dragging over her new uniform.
Cao An scanned her flat chest and said derisively: “Wait until you’re at least a C cup, and then you can call yourself a big girl, okay!”
Xia Rou smirked coldly. “Fine, then I’ll tell Brother Chengzhe that you like C cups and let him know to get a breast augmentation.”
Cao An: “…” Damn! Translated by The Novelst
The small potato knew how to bite back. She lifted her nose and gave out a “hmmph” with triumph. Then she carried her uniform to walk into the closet with her mouth tilting upwards.
Tsk! In the end she still obediently went to change into her uniform!
This little kid!
Proofread by: Hannah