Chapter 3

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The next day, Bai Lu and Jiang Ru both were informed to meet the head teacher.

Jiang Ru was scared.

The previous night, she was like a tigress with extraordinary power. But when the sun came out, her courage became as small as a bean….

An essay win a thousand words to review what they have done the previous night. Not to mention that after writing, they have to read it in front of the class, this was their punishment.

Jiang Ru’s skin was as thin as a piece of paper. Her face would turn red just telling a lie. So when she was writing the review, her whole face was burning.

“Forget it.” Bai Lu stopped writing, looked at Jiang Ru, and said, “I’ll write it for you later, you just have to read it.”

Jiang Ru lowered her head, “How can I……I already dragged you down.”

Bai Lu: “It’s okay, two people’s writing is also very easy.”

Jiang Ru bit her lips, her eyes was looking in one direction in a daze.

Now it is the afternoon physical education class, the senior class physical education class is equivalent to free activities. If students want to play, they can play on the playground, if they want to study, they can stay in the classroom or go to library to study.

Bai Lu sat on the desk and followed Jiang Ru’s gaze and found her staring at the glass window in a daze.

Bai Lu shook her hand in front of Jiang Ru which made her snap back to reality.

“Ah …… sorry.”

Bai Lu looked at the young girl with a sad face and said, “He doesn’t understand your feelings. Don’t feel the loss. He is not worth it”

Jiang Ru: “I don’t want to …… either.”

Bai Lu: “Forget about it. Thinking about him or feeling sad for him is not worth it.”

Jiang Ru looked at the desktop and got lost in thought again.

Bai Lu: “……”

Bai Lu lowered her head to write her own review.

In the course of a study session, Bai Lu finished writing two reviews. Jiang Ru looked at her dumbfounded, “You, you write so fast ah.”

Bai Lu: “Not that fast.”

Jiang Ru read the review twice. The review was filled with unfamiliar content, she looked at the review with pursed lips.

“Bai Lu …… your make-up nonsense is very believable.”

Bai Lu looked at her, Jiang Ru was frightened feeling that Bai Lu must have misunderstood her so she quickly waved her hands, “I didn’t mean that.”

Bai Lu laughed, “I know.” She rested her elbow on the table, “I’m really good at making up nonsense.” To distract Jiang Ru, she said seriously, “The most important thing in making up nonsense is logic, logic is strong enough to make people believe. Others will believe the truth, but you can’t also rely solely on logic, logic is not enough when you have to take the feelings to add.”


Jiang Ru was really attracted, “you would make up lies until even you believe ah.”

“Of course not.” Bai Lu waved her hand, “This is the worst, let people believe. If they do not believe, it will be a mystery to them.”

Jiang Ru was amused so she laughed.

Bai Lu looked at her and said softly, “It’s better for you to smile more often.”

Jiang Ru shook her head, pressed her two small hands on her face and said, “What are you talking about? My cheekbones are too high, many people have said that I look like a monkey when I laugh.”

Bai Lu: “They’re talking nonsense.”

Jiang Ru sniffed and took Bai Lu’s hand, “Bai Lu you are so nice.”

Bai Lu: “Don’t give me nice people card for nothing, ah.”

Jiang Ru smiled, lowered her eyebrows and said, “It’s true, I think you’re a good person.”

Bai Lu exaggeratedly pulled her hand away, “Don’t scare me, I wouldn’t let you take the first place.”

Jiang Ru punched Bai Lu, “You know that’s not what I’m talking about at all!”

Bai Lu relaxed her shoulders. Jiang Ru said in a serious tone, ” What I mean is, we have been at the same table for a year. I have never seen you genuinely nervous about anything, and you are willing to help others, I feel so comfortable around you.”

“The two of us are probably more alike, I don’t talk much and I’m also very introverted, so I get along with you.”

Jiang Ru suddenly sighed, “Introverts always lose when they meet extroverts.”

Bai Lu knew she remembered her previous experience with Xu Hui.

The wind blew outside the window.

The sun was about to set so the wind was a little colder.

Bai Lu suddenly said, “Win or lose depends not on the character, but the means. You think too highly of him, that’s why you find everything so difficult.”

Jiang Ru: “What?”

The end of class bell rang timely.

Bai Lu: “Get ready, you’ll have to read the script later.”

Jiang Ru was like a little bird of again. She hurriedly picked up the review and read it over and over again, looking serious, her cheeks slightly flushed with tension.

However, all the hard things are painful in the process of waiting, just started to do it, and time passed quickly.



After hearing the standard Mandarin and pronunciation, everyone in the classroom gave applause.

Now, it was Bai Lu’s turn to read.

Bai Lu was smaller than her peers, has a small voice, wears big spectacle, often gives people the illusion of a dull and inconspicuous person. She belongs to the kind of group where if the teacher does not call out her name, she will never take the initiative to answer questions.

After reading the review, the class teacher, Mr. Bao, called Jiang Ru out alone.

When Bai Lu returned to her seat, the girl in front of her turned her head and asked her, “Is Jiang Ru doing better?”

Another girl also turned around and said curiously, “Did you go out with her yesterday to find that boy from Service Arts?”

Bai Lu pushed them to their head to the front, “turn around, turn around. You don’t have to know what happened .”


“Hey you, who are you kidding.” The two girls in front also wear glasses. They pushed the frame and said to Bai Lu: “Who does not know that she was charmed by that boy to the point of obsession ah. She, a well behaved girls now have learned how to skip class.”

Bai Lu looked down and didn’t say anything.

The girls talked for a while and turned back to their exam papers.

Just when Bai Lu was also ready to turn over the test paper, a male voice came from behind her.

“You should persuade her well.”

Bai Lu turned her head.

“Wu Hanwen.”

Wu Hanwen is a little thin, civilized-looking, cheerful, but also a little short than other teenage boys.

He is the study committee member of the class, in this school where students fight for grades are as fierce as a tiger, he served as a study committee member for three years in a row, which shows his extraordinary merit.

Wu Hanwen’s desk is stacked with mountains of test papers. He is preparing for the National High School Chemistry League in a few months, and if he wins the gold medal, he will be directly guaranteed to go to Tsinghua University.

When Bai Lu looked at him and turned back, Wu Hanwen spoke again, “I know the guy she likes.”

Bai Lu’s half-turned head stopped.

“What?”

Wu Hanwen looked at her, next to his tablemate Li Siyi, who was hunting a math problem from the book in a relaxed manner was not at all moved by the gossip beside him.

Wu Hanwen said, “Xu Hui, right.”

Bai Lu said, “You really know him?”

Wu Hanwen’s face remained unchanged, “I used to be in the same school as him in the middle school division, but not in the same class.”

Bai Lu: “Then?”

Wu Hanwen said indifferently, “What then? You can advise Jiang Ru to have less contact with him.”

Bai Lu: “Is he bad?”

Wu Hanwen frowned and hesitantly said, “He is not very bad, right …… He is, hey can’t say. In fact, he used to study around junior hight school but doesn’t study much now. Anyway, you bring Jiang Ru away from him, service art students from vocational highschool who has good looks aren’t actually good.”

Next to them, the buried head of Li Siyi finally pulled up itself after solving a proof problem. He let out a long breath, shook his head and lamented, “this is the time for us, the children to have personal feelings, but it is not wise.” After saying this, he gave Wu Hanwen a thoughtful glance and said, “Isn’t that right, study committee president?”

Wu Hanwen bowed his head, “…… Do your own thing.”

Jiang Ru walked in from outside.

The people in the class couldn’t help but look at her.

The matter of Jiang Ru is quite a big deal, especially in an environment like Sixth Highschool. She was followed by a serious-faced class teacher, Mr. Bao, who entered the room and the whole class started to do their own work again with their heads down.

Bai Lu gave Jiang Ru a look, Jiang Ru sat down and quietly opened her books.

Bai Lu took a look at her expression and knew it was bad, and sure enough, once school was over, Jiang Ru fell on her desk and started crying.

The girls who were previously advised not to comfort her are not coming to gossip either. Now is a critical period for them, gossip is far less important than study. The students of Sixth Highschool are ignorant of feelings, but sensitive to academics.

“The teacher told me not to influence others.” Jiang Ru covered her face, she looks surprisingly sadder than yesterday.

Bai Lu sat beside her, “Don’t cry.”

Jiang Ru said, “He said that I’m giving the class a bad influence like this and told me to tell my parents if I can’t adjust my mind again.”

Bai Lu was still comforting her, but Jiang Ru couldn’t listen to anything.

“How can he say that about me, who am I influencing …… it’s not me to who likes to joke for nothing.”

The more she said, the more sadder she became. Bai Lu took a deep breath and said, “Let’s go back to the dormitory.”

“I’m going to find him.”

Bai Lu: “……” She was a little confused, “What did you say?”

Jiang Ru turned around and packed her school bag, “I’m going to look for him.”

Bai Lu was rarely surprised, “Now? Yesterday we just went there. Isn’t it over already?”

Jiang Ru shook her head, tears still hanging on her eyelashes, stubbornly refusing to fall.

Bai Lu advised, “Don’t go.”

Jiang Ru: “You don’t have to accompany me today. I’ll go there myself.”

Bai Lu frowned, “How can you be so stubborn? If you get caught once more they will certainly have to notify your parents. You are now senior, and will be a candidate of college entrance examination. In the last test your results have fallen out from top 10 to top 100, you have to get a hold of yourself.”

Jiang Ru put the school bag on her back, and carried them on her small shoulders.

Bai Lu turned her head to look out the window. The day was fine, but just before the school ended, the wind was blowing with a wet smell.

Bai Lu: “Did you bring an umbrella ……”

Jiang Ru: “No.”

“It’s going to rain soon.”

“I’ll go and come back quickly.”

“Why don’t I go back to the dormitory and get my umbrella first?” Bai Lu hesitated. Jiang Ru patted her hand, “Really, I will come back soon.”

Bai Lu watched Jiang Ru run away from the classroom, just like that night, a little clumsy and a little persistent.

Bai Lu packed her own things to go back to the dormitory.

She picked up a cup of hot water and started doing the exercises.

Time passed, and finally the time of closing the dormitory door passed. But Jiang Ru didn’t return.

Bai Lu let out a long sigh.

The hostess aunt came to check the dormitory and asked, “Still hasn’t come back?”

Bai Lu did not reply, it is obvious.

“Lawless.” The hostess aunt wrinkled her brow. Her ballpoint pen was like a knife, and drew a big cross on the record book.

Bai Lu waited late that night, but there was no shadow of Jiang Ru.

She listened to the rain outside all night, she has covered herself with two layers of quilt so she was feeling very warm. But her hands were still cold, just like Jiang Ru’s before she left.


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