Chapter 442 - Remedying
It was summer, so Pinliang wasn’t wearing much- he only had a casual shirt on before he took it off for Xiaoxiao. He was currently half-naked, and it wasn’t quite appropriate for the romantic setting he’d set for his confession today… It got the students snickering and giggling, much to Pinliang’s irritance and rage. “What’re you laughing at?! Never seen someone with muscles?”
Pinliang’s words only made the crowd laugh even harder, especially when Pinliang’s power held no sway over these people right now. After all, he wouldn’t be able to tell who was and wasn’t laughing under the night sky- Pinliang couldn’t really do anything to them, and there was no fear because of that.
“Yao Yao, let me use fireworks to express my love for you… Huh?” Pinliang raised his head to point at the fireworks in the sky for his confession when he realized it had ended already. The moment had passed, and while it’d been happening everyone was looking at Xiaoxiao as she asked him for his shirt- everyone had missed the words ‘I love you Yao Yao’ in the sky, including Pinliang! His efforts had been wasted!
The fireworks were gone, it was over! Pinliang didn’t know what to say anymore- what was he supposed to say now that the fireworks had ended?
“Go check the fireworks, see if there’s any more!” Pinliang instructed to Xiaofu, his face solemn.
Xiaofu quickly ran over to check the firework canisters at the Eskimo tree- but it seemed to have been used up already. They didn’t have any more fireworks.
Unwilling to give up, Xiaofu got his lighter out to light up the used fireworks, but it was really dark and hard to see- he actually lit up a branch thinking it was a fuse and burned the whole tree.
Pinliang didn’t catch on at first- he thought that Xiaofu was getting the fireworks starting, but it felt very out of place. Why were the fireworks burning the tree instead of flying up into the sky?
“Liang Bro! I messed up, I set the tree on fire!” Xiaofu started panicking after failing to stop the fire. He started crying out to Pinliang loudly. “Liang Bro! Come help!!”
“Hahaha…” Xiaofu’s actions started a round of laughter- Pinliang’s confession night had turned into a comedy.
“Stop the fire! Somebody get some water!” Pinliang ran over, his face dark as he looked at his precious Eskimo burning- it pained him.
“Oh! Yao Yao, I see the firetree, but there’s no silverflower!” Yushu called out in surprise.
“Shu, we should stay away from people who do reckless stuff like this- a fire might start!” Mengyao was quite speechless at Pinliang’s chain of actions, and was especially confused at what Xiaoxiao was doing. What was up with her, exactly?
“Wait, Yao Yao, I need to give them a reminder!” Yushu then turned to shout at Pinliang to give him a kindly reminder. “Break the life support bottle, use the water to stop the fire!”
“Oh, oh! You’re right!” Pinliang nodded quickly and instructed Xiaofu to carry out the deed.
With a smile, Yushu left the scene with Mengyao.
“Shu, you’re getting so evil. The water in that is filled with drugs! It’ll never stop the fire… You’re messing with him so much…” Mengyao said.
“That’s his fault for believing! See, you wouldn’t fall for that, Yao Yao. This just means Zhong Pinliang’s a huge dummy!” Yushu said confidently.
Xiaoxiao didn’t come to school the other day, and the peace delighted Lin Yi, who was unaware that Xiaoxiao was currently in bed cursing his name. Lin Yi would be suffering many deaths if curses actually affected people.
“Lin Yi… You bastard… I’ll flush you down the toilet!!” Xiaoxiao couldn’t even sit on a toilet properly now- her butt was still stinging with pain, red and white all around from the firecrackers! She’d applied Miracle Doctor Kang’s Golden Creation medicine already, but as effective as it was for outer injuries, the effects weren’t too prominent with burns.
“Darn liar, Miracle Doctor Kang! It’s not useful at all! What’s with that price, what a scam! I’ll burn his house to the damn ground next time I see him!!” Xiaoxiao gritted hatefully…
Pinliang wasn’t looking very happy himself- everything he’d carefully planned yesterday ended up being a huge joke, and that gave him the sort of frustration that couldn’t be vent out..
It was Xiaoxiao who ruined the performance, but he didn’t dare say anything even if he had complaints.
“What the hell happened yesterday? Weren’t the firecrackers on Lin Yi, how come they were on Xiaoxiao?” Pinliang had gotten demerits from Zhifeng- he wasn’t the nephew of a shareholder anymore, and was now a regular paying student.
“Who knows? I only saw her sneak up behind Lin Yi. Not sure what happened after.” Xiaofu shook his head.
“It was such a good chance, too- what a waste!” Pinliang held a fist, very pissed off. He relaxed his hand after it tired him out. “We’re graduating soon… Will I even have a chance like that anymore?”
“Liang Bro, I think that you’ve conveyed your feelings, even with the whole thing getting ruined! Chu Mengyao probably felt it, too, so the process isn’t important, it’s the end result!” Xiaofu analyzed. “Maybe you should ask Chen Yushu and see if Chu Mengyao likes you now?”
“Yeah, I guess we could do that!” Pinliang nodded.
The first class ended, and Pinliang sent Yushu a text, asking her out to the front of the classroom.
“Liangy, you looking for me?” Yushu quickly went to meet him, since Pinliang wasn’t interested in romancing her. He just wanted to ask about Mengyao.
“Heh heh, yeah, Shu. Sorry about yesterday, I messed it up. So… What did Mengyao say?” Pinliang asked carefully.
“Yao Yao, huh? She didn’t say much, but she seemed a little disappointed. Maybe it wasn’t good enough?” Yushu said after some blinking and hesitating.
“Man… I knew it, it must’ve really disappointed her. But did she say anything about the things I could do to make it up?” Pinliang asked.
“Uh, I didn’t ask… Right, I wanna eat some night market fried mushrooms again!” Yushu stretched lazily. “I’ll go buy them during lunch, and I’ll help you ask later. Hope I don’t forget, though.”
“No, I’ll go buy it- it’s just some fried mushrooms, right? I’ll go!” Pinliang said quickly. “Shu, help me ask how I can remedy my mistake, okay?”
“Okay then…” Yushu nodded and walked back into clas.
Pinliang had served Yushu more times than he could count the last couple years, but he didn’t have a choice- Yushu was the closest person to Mengyao, after all, and if he didn’t please her enough it’d be impossible to get any info on Mengyao.