Translator: Rin Editor: Mars Proofreader: Ume
Chi Fang didn’t expect he would be suspected of cheating by Jiang Li, even though he scored 60 points on a paper which had a possible score of 150. He immediately jerked up violently from the stool like a cat whose tail had been stepped on, staring at Jiang Li with a very stormy expression on his face as he asked, “Say it again, who copied it?”
His movement was so big that the stool was directly flipped over by him to the ground with a “snap” sound, which scared Jiang Li. His whole person was like a bird of prey, his back shrank back and stuck to the chair.
Chi Fang was speechless at seeing what happened, he hadn’t done anything yet, but Jiang Li’s face had already turned pale out of fear. What a weak chicken, I can beat him down with just one hand, right?
“You…” Jiang Li tilted his head and looked at Chi Fang, his tone was a little hesitant, as if he wanted to say something.
Chi Fang: “You what, if you have something to say, just spit it out.”
“You… Why did you have such a big reaction?” Jiang Li spread his exam papers open with both of his hands and said with an innocent face, “You did so bad, and you still don’t allow me to say it out loud?”
“…” Chi Fang saw the test paper he held up in front of him, with “36” written on it in red pen, it was bright red and eye-catching; he was speechless.
At this time, there was a sudden knock on the door outside the room. The old man pushed open the door, stood at the door, and asked, “What’s happening? I heard a loud bang.”
The sound of the chair falling on the floor had attracted the old man’s attention. Jiang Li took the exam paper back, stood up from the stool, and said to the old man, “Nothing, I knocked over the stool by accident.”
“Oh.” The old man nodded and looked at Chi Fang, “Xiao Fang, study well, don’t bully Xiao Li.”
Chi Fang: “…”
Jiang Li pursed his lips and laughed next to him, Chi Fang ground his teeth after seeing it out of the corner of his eye.
When the old man left, Jiang Li seemed to have a backer, he was also not afraid of Chi Fang anymore. He said to Chi Fang with a little smugness in his tone, “You hear that? The old man told you not to bully me, quickly sit down. You are so tall, I am afraid.”
Chi Fang: “…” You don’t look like you’re scared at all.
The two stood and stared at each other for a while. Jiang Li first gave in and went around the table to pick up his chair, reached out, and pulled the corner of his coat, whispering, “You sit down first, okay, what are you angry about?”
“Angry about what?” Chi Fang looked at him with a cold expression, grieving over his claim that he had cheated. “You fucking said laozi cheated and asked me why I was angry?”
Jiang Li was very good at acting pragmatically, when he saw that the situation wasn’t right, he immediately soothed him, “Okay, okay, I said it wrong just now, don’t get angry.”
Seeing his quick apology, Chi Fang’s mood became a little better. As he was thinking of forgiving him, he heard him mutter another sentence, “The main thing is that your grades are too bad, you can’t blame me, ah.”
Chi Fang’s face darkened when he heard what he said. “Speak up, why are you gibbering, are you a woman?”
Jiang Li froze: “What did you say I am?”
“Wo – man.” Chi Fang said word after word and with a disdainful tone, “Weak, chicken.”
Jiang Li heard his words and instantly stared at him with wide eyes, looking at him incredulously. His face was a little pale and his feet unconsciously took a step backward.
System: “… Drama King Host.”
Jiang Li: Shut up.
Chi Fang didn’t expect that Jiang Li would have such a big reaction because of his words. When he saw the clear confusion and hurt in his eyes, he then only realized that he had said something wrong.
Jiang Li used to have very low self-esteem and had been ostracized by others, there was not even a friend around. Now he finally became cheerful and confident slowly in this period of time, what was the difference between his words and stabbing into his wound with a knife?
Chi Fang was upset, he opened his mouth, trying to make up for it, “You…”
“How dare you talk about me?!” Jiang Li suddenly interrupted him, as if he was stimulated by the words “woman and weak chicken”. He said in an agitated tone, “You only scored 36 points in a test paper with a possible score of 150 points, and you dare to be so aggressive?
Chi Fang: “…”
“Where are the promised 60 points? Half of it was eaten by you?”
The more Jiang Li spoke, the more dissatisfied he was. He held the test paper with both hands, opened it, showed it to him, and said as if hoping for instant improvement, “You don’t even have a third of the score, and you dare to be mean to me? Can you live up to the old man who worries about you every day? Don’t you feel ashamed?”
The normally soft little weak chicken suddenly seemed like a different person. Chi Fang froze as he heard Jiang Li scolding him, looking at his cheeks that were slightly red from excitement, and somewhat puzzled: “… the one who scored 36 points in the exam is me, why are you blushing?”
“… ah?” Jiang Li reached out and touched his face and found that it was indeed a little hot, realizing that he had been too excited to yell at his savior, he couldn’t help but be a little awkward and embarrassed, yet he still straightened up his neck and said, “I’m blushing on your behalf, okay? Who asked you to be so thick-skinned.”
Chi Fang: “…”
This was the first time Chi Fang had ever heard someone say that he was thick-skinned in his life. He thought he was too indulgent of the little runt, Jiang Li, so he dared to say anything. Chi Fang sneered, reached out, and pressed Jiang Li’s shoulders, directly pressing him into a chair.
Jiang Li was caught off guard by him and looked up at him. “What are you doing?”
“What am I doing?” Chi Fang’s palm pressed on his shoulder, he lowered his head, went closer to him, and said in an unpleasant tone, “Who are you calling thick-skinned? Don’t take a yard after I give you an inch.”
Chi Fang was 1.87 meters tall, Jiang Li was only 1.73 meters tall, so the difference between the two was 14 centimeters. And now, as Jiang Li was still sitting and Chi Fang stood in front of him, the sense of oppression for Jiang Li was very strong. So he subconsciously wanted to shrink back, but his back was already stuck to the back of the chair, there was nowhere to hide, and he could only stare at Chi Fang.
Chi Fang saw his panicked look and had the novelty of bullying a little bunny, he deliberately went a little closer and said in a softer voice, “If you keep saying nonsense, Gege will beat you, oh.”
“…” Jiang Li opened his mouth, did not speak, just fixedly looked at him.
The two faces were very close to each other, so close that they seemed to be able to hear each other’s breathing. Chi Fang’s reflection could even be seen in Jiang Li’s wide eyes, a small figure mounted in his dark eyes.
It was often said that the eyes were the windows to the soul, and when looking at each other, Chi Fang looked at his own reflection and had the illusion that he was being placed in the heart of Jiang Li.
He seemed to hear that unknown tune again in his ears, the tune was cheerful and exuberant. Chi Fang felt that his heartbeat was a little strange, as if it suddenly sped up, his eyes unconsciously fell on Jiang Li’s slightly opened lips.
Jiang Li’s skin was too fair, this made his cherry red lip color even more obvious. Chi Fang stared at his lips, suddenly felt that his throat was a little dry, his Adam’s apple slid. “Your …”
“Xiao Li ah!”
The door of the room was suddenly pushed open, Chi Fang swallowed back the phrase “why are your lips so red” and quickly pulled away from Jiang Li.
The old man stood at the door and said to Jiang Li, “I’m ready to cook, do you eat chili?”
“Yes.” Jiang Li stood up from his chair, “Thank you, uncle1In the raw, Jiang Li calls him old man/grandpa, but it sounds so weird calling old man ‘old man’ That’s why I changed it..”
“Don’t mention it.” The old man walked away smiling and closed the door for the two of them on the way.
The air conditioner was switched on in the room, but Chi Fang felt so hot that he only felt slightly comfortable as he stood in a cool place and allowed the air to blow onto him for a while.
Jiang Li called him back, put the paper in front of him, and began to explain the questions.
Chi Fang listened for two minutes half-heartedly and then his mind started to wander off. Jiang Li couldn’t stand it anymore, he used the pen’s cap to poke his arm and asked seriously, “Chi Fang tongxue, the 60 points you scored last time, were they all guesses?”
“En?” Chi Fang didn’t hear his words clearly.
Jiang Li repeated it again, and Chi Fang gave him a look, “How is that possible? But the old man set you up, 60 points was the score I got a year ago.”
Jiang Li: “…”
So the old man also wanted to save his face? He especially picked the highest score to tell him about.
The moment Jiang Li saw the “39” on the test paper, he felt a headache. He pressed between his eyebrows and changed the subject, “Which university do you want to attend?”
“University?” Chi Fang was playing with the water-based pen in his hand with one hand, when he heard him ask, he frowned, “Why do you ask this? Do you still want to go to the same university as me?”
“… no.” Jiang Li shook his head, “You may not be able to get into the university I enter.”
“…” Chi Fang felt he was being mocked and tsked, “Then tell me which university you want to go to?”
“Tsinghua University.” Jiang Li looked at him and said, “Not want, but I will definitely go.”
Tsinghua University – the top-ranked university in China.
Chi Fang: “…” I can’t enter, I really can’t enter, you win.
Jiang Li only left Chi Fang’s house after having lunch there. Chi Fang also wanted to go out, which happened to be going the same way, so the two of them went downstairs together.
Jiang Li reminded Chi Fang to finish the homework he had assigned that night, and he would check it himself when he came over the next morning.
“I know, you’re so annoying, aren’t you?” Chi Fang said impatiently.
Jiang Li also knew that the study couldn’t be rushed, if he said too much Chi Fang would also feel repulsive towards it. So he didn’t say too much and proposed, “Let me buy you a milk tea, alright? When I came earlier I saw the new milk tea store opened in front of your neighborhood, the opening promotion was ‘buy one, get one free’.”
“Okay.” Chi Fang didn’t insist on being polite, he was a little thirsty since he had just eaten.
Chi Fang’s home was on the fifth floor. The neighborhood houses were only six stories high and there was no elevator. The two walked and talked, and once they reached the first floor, Jiang Li’s footsteps suddenly stopped.
“What’s wrong?” Chi Fang followed and stopped to ask him.
“There seems to be a cat meowing.” Jiang Li couldn’t hear it very well, he followed the subtle sound and walked towards the garbage can at the end of the first floor. After removing the paper shells on the wall, he found a kitten in a small cage that was somewhat deformed.
It was a somewhat dirty little guy and looked like it was just three months old. It was a little dirty, but it could be seen that the fur was white, with a pair of turquoise blue eyes.
Jiang Li, who had raised Jiang Nuomi, could tell at a glance that it was a little juvenile Ragdoll cat.
T/N: Hi, it’s Rin again! Today we have a new Jiang Li fan art by Raisha! Thanks Raisha for this pretty Jiang Li OMG TAT!
- 1In the raw, Jiang Li calls him old man/grandpa, but it sounds so weird calling old man ‘old man’ That’s why I changed it.