It was definitely not just Teacher Wang’s imagination. This kind of incident happened nearly every single year. Parents had their own thoughts, while children also had their own.
The form was given to each student to fill out at home, and some would do so with their parents, but get a replacement the next day, telling the teacher that they had lost the form, forgotten it, or it was stained…. And then fill it out again.
And every single, parents would show up at school to argue.
After hearing the situation from Teacher Wang, even for Cao Yang who was usual quick on the uptake and calm in hectic situations, he had an instant where he was struck with disbelief.
It was really because ever since Xia Rou had arrived to their family, it had already been three years… and from the ages of fifteen to eighteen, from a little girl to a beautiful lady, she had almost never gone against him before!
She had been such a good girl that it wasn’t enough for him to dote on her!
But why now that she had turned eighteen she had begun to pretend at listening to his words and taken a different action?
Cao Yang really experienced the feeling of having a ballache.
Raising a child was so hard! Translated by The Novelst
His whole heart was shattered into pieces!
He turned the steering wheel to go to Nan Hua instead. So when he rushed back to his date, it was no surprise that he was late.
“Sorry, something came up,” he explained.
Wang Man was obviously unhappy. Never had a man dared to show up late twice when dating her.
Ironically, she bore it because it was Cao Yang. But though she tried to power through, inside she was angry with herself for being so tolerant.
But looking closer, she realized Cao Yang was showing a bit of emotion. He seemed quite annoyed.
It was rare to see. Back when they first started meeting, he had always kept his guard up, leaving no flaws to pick at, seeming invulnerable.
She began to get interested.
“What’s wrong?” she said, expressing understanding and revealing her curiosity.
Cao Yang was gnashing his teeth with hatred. He really wanted to look for someone to vent.
“It’s so troublesome when kids grow up. It’s our Xia Rou,” he said. “Damn little girl, she changed her goals without telling me.”
Wang Man’s face paled when she heard it was about Xia Rou.
At first, she thought Xia Rou was Cao Xiong’s illegitimate daughter, which meant she was Cao Yang’s little sister. With that knowledge, she treated her well.
After that, learning that Xia Rou was not blood-related with the Cao Family, and that she was only living under their roof, she had no interest at all in this person any longer.
Not just anyone could hold her attention.
However, Cao Yang felt that he couldn’t see through her mind, so, seeing as Wang Man was also a girl that had gone through adolescence, he asked her, “When you were at this age, did you feel like going against your parents, running out to become more independent and breaking free of all restrictions?”
“I have always been very independent. I left to go overseas to study during my senior year. And when I was abroad, I took care of myself,” she said with a smile. “My parents have always encouraged independence; that’s how my family has always been.”
Cao Yang was suddenly a little fed up.
Wang Man, this woman, looking at her from afar one could praise her family background, knowledge, and beauty. When he began to speak with her, he began to admire her manner of dealing with people.
But when it came to having a real personal friendship with her, he realized that under that modest-seeming smile of hers was a hint of superiority exuding from her bones…
She had a mask on when performing social gestures with outsiders. Whenever she relaxed slightly she would unconsciously reveal her true emotions.
This kind of emotion was arrogance. Translated by The Novelst
And the reason that Cao Yang was fed up was because Cao Yang himself… was also an extremely arrogant person down to his bones.
With people of the same age-group, Cao Yang usually stood out with no one to contest his superiority.
And Wang Man was a single daughter. She grew up like an arrogant princess, so she couldn’t understand the feeling of being an elder sister. Especially because his mother had passed early on, and his brothers had been young, he had to bear additional responsibilities as the eldest child in the family.
Cao Yang realized that he had found the wrong person to discuss his problem. He smiled, quickly tidying up his emotions, and changed the subject.
This time Wang Man had made plans in advance for their date. After dinner, they went to the theater to see a play.
It was a super-hot tour playing at that time, so even getting a ticket was hard. Wang Man had naturally purchased the VIP seats in the very front.
After the play ended, he gave her a ride back home.
Proofread by: Hannah