Shocked, Mu Yaoyao’s hand jolted and the sharp blade nicked her fingertip .
But she couldn’t care less about that . Glaring at Zhao Liang, she bellowed, “What did you say?!”
“Huh?” Frightened by Mu Yaoyao’s bellow, Zhao Liang looked at his master in bewilderment .
“What did you say? Say it again! Is Feng Wu on that list?!” Mu Yaoyao approached Zhao Liang with the dagger in her hand .
Zhao Liang was terrified .
He had no idea what he had done wrong . He was only telling the truth . “Y- Yes… Miss Feng Wu’s name really is on that list… and it’s the first name in the top row . Her name is bigger than anyone else’s, with thicker strokes… Everyone has seen it…”
Mu Yaoyao almost had a stroke!
Everyone else stared at Feng Wu in disbelief!
The first name in the first row —
In bigger writing than the others —
And in thicker strokes —
What did that mean?
“Isn’t that only for the top candidate?” Ye Yafei was still trying to digest the information .
“Wait, Feng Wu got the highest score? You’ve got to be kidding me!”
“She’s the least possible candidate!”
“I bet Princess Mu’s servant doesn’t know what he’s talking about! I don’t believe it!”
Everyone was whispering at the same time .
As the center of attention, Feng Wu only stood there with a calm smile on her face . She didn’t seem disturbed at all .
“Tell me again! What’s Feng Wu’s ranking?!” Mu Yaoyao pointed her dagger at Zhao Liang!
“F- First…” Zhao Liang was almost in tears .
He was only telling the truth . Why was the princess acting like a crazy person?
How could Mu Yaoyao not be? She had just made a very heavy bet!
“Hahahaha! No way! I don’t believe it! Feng Wu can’t be first! She just can’t! I won’t believe it even if you kill me!” Mu Yaoyao guffawed .
She had seen the list and Feng Wu wasn’t even in the top 1000!
Just then —
Ye Yafei’s servant came back in a hurry .
Ye Yafei cut him off in a loud voice . “Hold it . Just tell me who’s first!”
Ye Gui, Ye Yafei’s servant, blurted out, “Feng Wu! The first is Feng Wu, as in ‘the phoenix soars above the land . ’ It’s quite a catchy name!”
Ye Yafei was rendered speechless!
So was everyone else!
“No —” Mu Yaoyao felt as if she had just been struck by a thunderbolt and her head was spinning . “No, no, no! I don’t believe it! I don’t!”
She squeezed into the crowd like a wild animal .
And she was still holding that dagger .
The blade was very sharp and it could cut through anything .
With the dagger in Mu Yaoyao’s hand as she howled like a mad person, no one wanted to stand in her way .
Hence, she managed to make her way through the crowd rather smoothly .
As Mu Yaoyao rushed off to see the list, many began to study Feng Wu . The looks they gave her were a mix of suspicion, uneasiness, and bewilderment .
Feng Wu passed the written exam? And got the highest score?
No, it couldn’t be!
Something had to be wrong!
Just then, Duan Chaoyin’s maid came back as well, panting as she ran . “Miss, Miss, I’ve seen the results —”
Everyone turned to her . “Hold on . Tell us now: who’s first?”