Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by pumpkingirl
Her cell phone suddenly vibrates. She pulls it out of her pocket, expecting a phone call. Instead, she sees a text message: This afternoon, can you accompany me to get review books? I don’t know which one to buy. -sender: An Chen Chuan.
An Chuxia texts back: Yes. She also wanted to buy study guides outside of tutoring. After all, she cannot take the city exams lightly.
She touches her backpack and remembers she didn’t bring her card. Jiang Yuan gave her a card under Han Liuhai’s line. She can spend as much as she wants. She also has the card Mo Xinwei gave
her the day she bought chicken. That card remains untouched.
It is her bad luck she forgot to bring her card.
She turns and looks at Han Qilu. He should have his card with him, right? However, he might be stingy with it. She’ll feel remorseful borrowing from steward Ham. He is old… .
Every time An Chuxia sees an elderly person, she perceives them as poor. She doesn’t know why but her heart goes out to them and it makes her sad. Although steward Han isn’t really at the point of being called elderly, he is not young.
She musters her courage and speaks to Qilu. “Do you have any money?”
doesn’t like mentioning money around him so it took him awhile to react. He glances at her indifferently. “Why?”
“I forgot to take my card. Can you lend me some?” She might as well think people under eaves are bowing, hoping he’d keep his temper. Her eyes dodge his in fear of being turned down.
Qilu turns his head to look at her. “What do you want to do?”
She bows her head so he wouldn’t know she’s lying to him. She knows he’ll be less inclined to loan her money if she says she’s accompanying An Chenchuan to buy books.
“I would like to see the city this afternoon. I’d like to go
to go to the bookstore and buy a few review materials and extracurricular tutoring books so I won’t do poorly in the exams.” She spits out the lie, pretending to easily look at Han Qilu.
Qilu wrinkles his eyebrows. “I heard you aced the test and got the department full score?”
Steward Han, who has been quietly driving, suddenly turns his head and excitedly says,”Full score, really? Miss An Chuxia, you got full score?”
Is that so strange? She asks herself. Ever since she was little, she didn’t want to disappoint her mother so she continued learning. Each test she took has to reach a satisfactory grade. She disciplined herself. Testing has become natural to become natural to her.
What she didn’t know is that Han Qilu is last in his class not because he got all the answers wrong but because he got a zero.
Han Qilu can be considered a failure at Stein College, especially at this school with high ranking. However, Xiao Mingluo and Ling Hanyu are of the same ranking. But among the three of them, Qilu ranks the lowest.
It surprises Chuxia she didn’t know this whole time.
“Ah,” she nods. She is serene about the whole situation.
Upon hearing An Chuxia’s answer, steward Han pulls over to the curb and asks, “Why don’t you tell the master and wife about this? They’ll be very happy.”