In the end, the two ended up sleeping together in the Mu Rulan’s room. Bai Suqing was tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep. It continued until the day started to brighten, and she finally felt herself become drowsy. The allergic reaction on her face and neck were only left with shallow marks, likely to disappear by the time she would wake up.
Mu Rulan turned off her alarm, softly making her way from the bed and covering Bai Suqing in her blanket and walking out.
Butler Zhou Fu was ordering the maids to clean the house silently, turning around when he heard a sound behind him. It was Mu Rulan carrying bed sheets down. He immediately went to meet her. “Miss, this is..?”
Zhou Fu was an elder who had taken care of Ke Wanqing since her youth. He followed Ke Wanqing when she married into the Mu Family. To the Mu Family, he was also considered one of their family members now, and he tended to spoil Mu Rulan a lot.
Mu Rulan smile was tinged with sadness, and anyone who saw her would feel their heart ache. “Nothing, little sister doesn’t like things with lavender, so just throw these away and call someone to prepare a new set for her.”
Zhou Fu’s expression immediately turned dark. All these things were personally chosen by Mu Rulan. Bai Suqing looked so agreeable in public, but even on her first day she had already started to nitpick. What an ill-mannered girl!
Zhou Fu had been a pillar of the Ke Family for a long time. He saw many sorts of people, especially some that used their appearance to deceive others. Taking the sheets from Mu Rulan, he ordered the maids to throw them away.
Looking at Mu Rulan’s awkward and downcast expression, his heart ached for her. He thought that he must properly advise Ke Wanqing and tell her that Bai Suqing might actually be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
…… Translated by The Novelst
The school festival held at Liu Silan High School received a lot of attention. In order to guarantee security and ensure no mishaps happened during the festival, Mu Rulan came to school early in the morning. On the other hand, Bai Suqing was still jet lagged so she hadn’t entered yet, she planned to take a few days’ rest.
The festival started at 9 in the morning and Mu Rulan started to get very busy. First, she needed to represent Liu Silan High School and make a speech in front of the media and people from the upper-class.
Under the bright golden sun, the young girl was wearing a tidy school uniform with her silky hair flowing, her face as delicate with a gentle smile on the corner of her mouth. Under the soft voice and warm gaze of hers, people below the stage felt that the world is amazing, they couldn’t help to quietly lock their gazes on her movements and listen intently to her words.
In the assembled crowd, there was someone softly whispering to the person next to them. It was a woman in a red suit with a solemn face turning her head to speak lowly with the principal of Liu Silan High School beside her. The bald-headed principal beamed at the young girl on stage, his eyes filled with pride.
After all these years, Liu Silan finally made it to the top in China, obtaining the title of the top-tier elite school. Of course, Mu Rulan had played an important role in her contributions to the school.
Most elite schools couldn’t meet the international standard even with their popular reputations. This was because the children of rich families often had spoiled children to pull down the average, some even going so far as to tarnish the school’s reputation. As the saying goes: good deeds are never heard outside the door, but bad deeds are proclaimed for three hundred miles. No matter how great the school, its radiance could be destroyed with just one bad incident.
But after this child, Mu Rulan, entered the school, not only were her results astonishing, but the overall standard of the school also improved drastically. Even the grades of the lowest-ranked students in their school were higher than the mid-ranked students of other elite schools. Nobody knew how she achieved this – but the process didn’t matter, since they only had eyes for the results.
“For this year’s student exchange program, let Mu Rulan come over to Ziyuan.” The woman in the red suit was the principal of the third class high school, Ziyuan. Unlike Liu Silan, Ziyuan’s principal held the real power – in other words, their school as not dictated by the students.
The principal of Liu Silan, upon hearing these words, grinned. “You’ve repeated these words so often. Aren’t you tired of it yet?”
There weren’t many elite schools in the country. One was Liu Silan, and the other two were Ziyuan and Muhua. The principals and directors of these two universities had cast their eyes on Liu Silan’s treasure for many years. They had tried to poach her several times, but had failed. Now they were trying to use the title of an exchange student to drag her to their schools, hoping that even though their school couldn’t become the best like Liu Silan, Mu Rulan’s influence could rectify the school environment.
The principal of Ziyuan stared at Mu Rulan on the stage with a solemn gaze that conveyed her desire to bring her to her own school. “This student should attend Ziyuan!”
“Get away!” The principal of Liu Silan clenched his teeth and burst out in foul language.
Just a few positions down, Zhou Yaya was sitting directly behind the two and overheard their conversation. Her cold expression was even icier than usual, both hands clenched tightly over her legs.
Mu Rulan, Mu Rulan! Ever since the day she got back, this name seemed to be repeated over and over into her ears! So annoying! Mu Rulan was nothing but a smart nerd!
However, was she really only a nerd? Translated by The Novelst
Zhou Yaya stared at Mu Rulan finishing her last sentence and bowing to thunderous applause from the people inside the hall. Her red lips pouted and she stood up to leave. No matter how desperately her father called her, she didn’t turn back.
Zhou Yaya’s father knew that his daughter didn’t get close to others easily, so he thought to assist her to befriend Mu Rulan, but he didn’t expect his actions to have the opposite effect.
Mu Rulan stood at the podium, bowing slightly to the audience with the corner of her mouth intimating a smile. She watched Zhou Yaya leaving the hall, and her smile deepened when she saw Bai Suqing appear out of nowhere to follow Zhou Yaya out, walking together. Mu Rulan’s eyes reflected clear light, like marble, and she looked especially charming under the sunlight.
Originally, Bai Suqing wasn’t feeling up to going to school because of her reaction the night before, but she remembered her plans. She remembered all her research and couldn’t wait to use all the information she had.
Zhou Yaya was fifteen years old, the daughter of K City’s mayor. Her mother’s side was also immeasurably powerful. She was a typical heiress, but her strong personality prevented her from having many friends.
Bai Suqing was an expert at manipulating people’s hearts. She wanted someone like Zhou Yaya, with money and power, to become her loyal dog to help her run her affairs.
However, she only had a shallow understanding of her based on the information she had obtained. People changes unpredictably, just like the weather, so she needed to snoop around and get to know what methods she could utilize best to obtain this person’s loyalty.
Bai Suqing followed Zhou Yaya all the way to the field just outside the hall. Zhou Yaya turned around to glare icily at Bai Suqing’s pitiful look, her gaze dripping disdain. “Why are you following me?”
Proofread by: Hannah