Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Xia Xibei refused right away. “I disagree!”
Tang Luo nodded in unison. “Sir, it’s not a good idea to simply search a student’s personal belongings.”
Before the discipline master could respond, Xia Qinghan added, “We know that it isn’t a very appropriate measure, but we don’t have other options here.”
“Your words are ridiculous.” Xia Xibei glanced at the girls with a cold, detached look. “You came to find me because you’ve lost something, why didn’t you try to find her first?”
She pointed at Jin Yazhen with a finger. “She accused me of stealing things, when in fact, she’s the one who steals. Besides, I could see that you two get along often, doesn’t this make her more suspicious? Why didn’t you question her first?”
Jin Yazhen stomped her feet upon being called out by Xia Xibei.
“Who stole anything! What proof do you have?!”
“Back at where I used to work, she stole our superior’s watch,” Xia Xibei reminded her with an eerie smile on her face.
The look on Jin Yazhen’s face underwent a theatrical change.
How did Xia Xibei know about that?!
When she came back to her senses, she denied it immediately, “What kind of nonsense are you talking about?!”
However, her reaction had given her away.
If her accusation toward Xia Xibei had been a fabricated one, then Xia Xibei’s accusation toward her wasn’t just a laughing matter anymore.
Even the discipline master noticed that something was off about Jin Yazhen.
Xia Qinghan’s heart missed a beat, and she panicked instantly. The situation didn’t seem favorable to them now.
“Sir, it’s about time for recess. The problem has to come to an end anyhow, doesn’t it? We don’t wish to alert the cops either, it’ll turn into a big deal if we do.”
She seemed very sincere. “We promise that if we don’t find anything, we’ll apologize to Xia Xibei.”
“Yes!” Tao Yueying nodded. “Sir, I don’t want to go home without an explanation to my parents!”
The discipline master had a deep frown on his face. The situation was getting a little troublesome to deal with.
“How about this, Xia, we’ll take a look at your bag, and if there’s nothing wrong with it, I’ll have them apologize to you.” He looked toward Xia Xibei.
Now that the discipline master had put it this way, Xia Xibei became slightly hesitant.
Tang Luo voiced up.
“Sir, I don’t think that’s appropriate.”
Xia Qinghan and the other two couldn’t help but scowl.
Even Xia Xibei had begun to change her mind, what more was he trying to do? This was none of his business!
“If they get to search another person’s bag whenever they feel suspicious of anything, I’m afraid that the rest would emulate it in the future, which will bring about a negative impact to the school.”
The discipline master felt a terrible headache. “What do you think should be done then? Do we call the cops for real?”
He could have coerced Xia Xibei to agree upon it directly, but it would easily trigger the defiance of students.
Tang Luo replied, “How about this, if you don’t find anything, apologize to her in front of the entire school!”
“Yes!” Xia Xibei nodded immediately, pointing at Xia Qinghan and the other two. “All three of you have to apologize!”
Xia Qinghan and her mates went bug-eyed. How could she do that?
“What if we find it?” Liu Zhijing gritted her teeth.
“Do whatever you have to, of course!” Xia Xibei snorted. “But if you can’t find it, you’d better apologize to me in front of all the students! And you have to prove me innocent of stealing!”
As she spoke, Xia Xibei cast a look at the door.
Some other students had gathered to watch the fun.
When the discipline master turned around, the students ran away immediately.
“What do you think?” The discipline master looked toward Xia Qinghan and the other two.
“Fine! It’s decided then!”
Tao Yueying and Liu Zhijing nodded.
Xia Qinghan was slightly hesitant nonetheless; she had a feeling that something wasn’t right.
However, Xia Xibei did not allow her to go back on her word. “If you don’t agree, there’s no way I would let you search my bag!”
“Alright!” Xia Qinghan finally nodded.