Class F only had a few people, so they were all of course familiar with each other. Now that Bai Suqing had appeared suddenly, everyone noticed immediately as they came in. The classroom that was usually noisy at that point was much quieter. Each student had to have their own thoughts, secretly exchanging glances while shooting measuring glances at her.
If it wasn’t for Mu Rulan specially escorting her down here, they definitely wouldn’t even bother to see whether this person was as harmless as she looked. Then nobody would have noticed the wild ambition hidden inside Bai Suqing, and her possessive gaze that trawled the room as if she owned them. They wouldn’t bother to care about someone who wasn’t important.
However, a small leak would sink a great ship, and Bai Suqing was most probably that small leak. Mu Rulan had come and brought Bai Suqing personally in order to pique their interest; each of these students were grown under powerful influences. As long as Mu Rulan gave them a reason to pay attention, no matter how finely the mask by Bai Suqing was crafted, it would eventually be torn off by them someday.
Taishi Niangzi narrowed her eyes, a hint of contempt flickering within her gaze. She looked at Li Shen, and Li Shen looked to Duan Yao who was sitting in the last row. Duan Yao sat cross-legged at his desk with a mathematic book in one hand. He received Li Shen’s signal and carelessly raised his gaze to Bai Suqing, who was scanning the students that were continuously trickling in from the hall to the classroom.
He had thought it was a little sheep who had entered the class. Who would’ve thought that it was actually a black-hearted wolf.
That imperative gaze of hers as she looked at them made them want to dig her eyeballs out.
She even made Mu Rulan run this errand, it looked like she had acted quite thoroughly in the Mu Family. If they didn’t actually pay attention to her, even Class F might have gotten tricked by her act as well, tsk!
After a while, the teacher walked in, a pair of small spectacles on his face. He was known as the only teacher who was capable of leading Class F for two years, which meant he was not someone who could be easily overlooked.
“Today we have a new student here, did you guys notice?” the teacher asked with a smile.
“Stop nagging, we’re not blind. There’s such a huge person sitting right there.” Taishi Niangzi waved her hands in annoyance, the gesture like she was trying to scare away flies and brush over the topic.
“How can you be like that? At least let our new friend introduce herself.” The teacher was already used to their attitudes, so he didn’t take their words to heart. Instead, he gave a friendly wave toward Bai Suqing and said, “Come over here. New student, come and introduce yourself.”
Just when Bai Suqing stood up with confidence, she heard Li Shen speak out in a careless manner: “Teacher, our new student is so shy. How is she going to introduce herself with that small gut?”
Shy? Her expression was transparently one of someone who was desperate to go in front of others and talk. They could clearly tell, but were laughing on the insides and did not show it on the surface since she was still “Mu Rulan’s sister.” If they were to teach her a lesson, they needed to do it in secret.
Bai Suqing’s expression turned a little ugly, but that didn’t stop her from walking to the front. She thought that at least their characters matched the information she had gathered. These ill-mannered rich kids were quite wild; they would be tamed obediently by her!
“My name is Bai Suqing. I’m very honored to be able to enter Liu Silan High School and be placed in the Senior 2F Class today. I remember someone told me before I came to school that the students in Class F were not all ignorant, nor were they all incompetent…”
The script that Bai Suqing held in her hands was actually written by a professional with plain words, yet somehow managed to stir people’s excitement, the words inspirational and confidence-boosting. It was exceptionally well-suited for the students in Class F. Even Bai Suqing found herself hot-blooded after reading the script.
When Bai Quing finished her last sentence, she raised her gaze and just as she expected, a few people were looking at her in excitement, their eyes sparkling and faces flushed. Bai Suqing was proud in her heart. Just as she planned, she wanted to use a simple piece of paper to tell them that she, Bai Suqing, may seem weak, but she was actually as solid as bamboo, a person who deserved their subservience and protection.
“As expected from our president-sama!” Li Shen said in excitement.
“That’s right, that’s right! Oh my gawd, I’m so thrilled!” Taishi Niangzi was also boiling up, it was so inspirational.
“Ah I missed those days that summer year, did anyone write it down…”
“I have I have!” Translated by The Novelst
The students were whispering to each other in excitement.
Bai Suqing stood frozen, confused.
What in the world was happening? Why was it like this? The person who made the speech was her, and it was also her who brought them excitement, why…
The teacher standing to the side shook his head and said, “Bai Tongxue, if you want to give a speech, it’s better to prepare your own script. Why did you take Mu Tongxue’s script instead?”
“…What?” Bai Suqing, her expression ugly and stiff, looked at the teacher.
“You probably downloaded the script from the internet. Well of course, that year when our Lan Lan was chosen as the president of the student council, she gave this speech and made a few students and even teachers cry. It was even spread on the internet for some time.” Taishi Niangzi’s mouth pulled to the side to reveal a faint smile.
“If you don’t have talent, then don’t try to stand out. Do you think you can easily pull the wool over our eyes?”
This speech was indeed given by Mu Rulan the previous summer when she was chosen as president of the student council. She spoke in front of all the high school students in the hall, each of her words inspiring the students and drawing out their excitement with encouragement. It was then uploaded to the internet and many students took her as a role model.
Bai Suqing had asked someone to write a script for her, but she didn’t expect that they had actually copied the entire thing from the internet. Not only did that person trick her out of her money, she had even made a huge joke out of herself.
The paper in her hand was nearly crushed; she used so much strength that her hand turned pale. She returned to her seat with her head shyly lowered, her ears filled with the mocking laughs in the classroom.
Damn it damn it damn it! Translated by The Novelst
The one who gave her the script should die, and Mu Rulan should also go to hell! The more excellent Mu Rulan was, the more stupid Bai Suqing looked, which made her want to destroy Mu Rulan even more!
She swore she would let Mu Rulan fall like a drowning dog one day. The higher she was, the further she had to fall! If she was an angel, then Bai Suqing would just have to snap her wings off!
“Mm… Such a fierce expression.” A sweet laugh sounded suddenly at her ear, frightening Bai Suqing while she was lost in thought.
Bai Suqing raised her pale face; someone else’s face had come very close to her without her realizing.
Bai Suqing moved slightly backwards in embarrassment. “H-hello.”
Duan Yao straightened his body. “I’m Duan Yao, the monitor of Class F. I hope you can blend into our class quickly. We have strict requirements for our grades. The class rules are posted on the wall by the door, you can take a look yourself.”
“A-alright.” Bai Suqing replied softly, her face blushing red.
Duan Yao smiled faintly, taking a few steps before he paused. He turned around to look at Bai Suqing, like he was trying to give her a message. “Don’t make any mistakes ya.”
Bai Suqing nodded her head, feeling like she was put into a trance by Duan Yao’s spirit-like smile.
Proofread by: Hannah