“This is a matter of principle…” Director Liu said, looking troubled.
“But you can’t deny the fact that Chuwan is an excellent student,” Dong Cun replied.
He thought of the help Lu Chuwan had given him, as well as his investment in her.
The better the university, the more they emphasized on the student’s profile, and a student with a bad profile would not be considered by higher education institutions.
Dong Cun was a businessman, and as a businessman, there was no way he would let his investment go south.
“Director Liu, we can do whatever we want to a bad student, but a good student should be given privileges,” Dong Cun said as he tapped the table. “What do you think, Director Liu?”
Giving privileges to good students was an unwritten rule of No.1 High School.
On top of that, this matter could indeed be considered a family matter. There was no doubt Lu Chuwan should not have paid the female celebrity to release the recording to discredit Fu Zhi, but none of this would have happened if Fu Zhi had not made such a blatant statement in the first place. Therefore, both of them were equally at fault.
That said, there were plenty of ways Lu Chuwan could have taught Fu Zhi a lesson, yet she’d had to pick the worst possible approach. Did she not know that Fu Zhi was going to represent their province at the Physics Competition? It would only do them harm if Fu Zhi’s reputation was spoiled at a crucial moment like this.
With that thought in mind, Director Liu gripped the cup tighter and said, “You have to understand that Fu Zhi is the one who got the short end of the stick this time. Therefore, we…”
“I will get someone to talk to Sun Sanzhen. As for Mr. Ma’s father, if something really happens to him, I will give them the appropriate compensation as well. At the same time, I’ll try my best to get a chance for Fu Zhi to meet the professor from the Physics Department at Tsinghua University. What do you think now, Director Liu?”
Director Liu was reluctant to let go of Lu Chuwan, but he did not know how to face Fu Zhi either. Thus, he sent a WeChat message to her.
[Mr. Dong has promised that he will solve this issue for you, so let’s wipe the slate clean, shall we? After all, it would have a negative impact on your cousin’s development in the future if we were to give her a demerit. Both of you have gained something from this incident, so I would say it’s a win-win situation, don’t you think so?]
In Class 21…
Before Song Fang and Zhou Zihuai could come up with a solution, Sun Sanzhen, who had been summoned by the netizens, finally responded.
[I already got someone to contact the little friend in the recording. The pill in her hand is a revised version of the Roselle Pill used by the empress 100 years ago and is very effective against harelip. Besides, what she said about me is right. I really have a shallow knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, and I indeed need more practice. That’s all from me, thank you!]
Most ordinary people had not heard about the Roselle Pill, but those who studied traditional Chinese medicine or history were very familiar with it. Legend had it that the earliest prevalence of this pill could be dated back to the Western Zhou dynasty. It had been used by the empress to maintain her youthful look. However, in the current world, nobody was able to recreate it anymore, as the formula of the pill had been lost in the mists of time until the emergence of the FZ Research Institute.
According to the news, the formulas that were lost to the world were integrated by the FZ Research Institute.
The netizens who had been waiting eagerly for a show were stunned.
[It is the real Master Sun Sanzhen!]
[The Roselle Pill? I know what it is! However, my history teacher said that the formula is incomplete, so no one has been able to recreate the pill until now. If everything Master Sun Sanzhen said is true, then this little sis is really bad*ss!]
[Nope, nope, nope. I should leave now. I can’t disgrace my family anymore!]
After the netizens read Sun Sanzhen’s reply and saw him like a few comments that complimented Fu Zhi, they immediately sided with Fu Zhi and began praising her.
Song Fang was amazed by this sudden turn of events. He looked curiously at Fu Zhi and asked, “Did you really send some pills to Sun Sanzhen?”
“Nope,” Fu Zhi answered, shaking her head. “I didn’t send him anything.”
Song Fang then said hesitantly, “Then—”
“But he had quite a lot of pills that I made in his hands,” Fu Zhi added simply. “He bought them from me. Do you like this?”
“Nope. I don’t like it.”
Song Fang was not interested in Fu Zhi’s pills, as he was pretty certain that she was just bluffing.
Then, he suddenly remembered something and said, “Since you’re so free, you’d better think of how to explain this to Mr. Ma. He took the morning off and he hasn’t returned to school yet. Are you very certain that you didn’t accidentally kill his father with acupuncture?”
“Nope,” Fu Zhi said as she took a look at her phone.
She withdrew a few cards from her bag and rose to her feet. “I need to go to Director Liu’s office now.”