Chapter 440 - Feng Xiaoxiao's Suspicious Movements
The students who had finished with the planting went back to class for study hall- they didn’t need the teachers to be telling them to study anymore, not in the twelfth grade. Those who wanted to study would naturally study, and those who didn’t, like Ruoming’s kind, wouldn’t, no matter how you forced him.
Mengyao and Yushu spent a while on their MP4 upon returning to the classroom before starting doing some revisions. The hard road of the Gaokao wouldn’t cut them any slack for being pretty, and since both of them didn’t want to rely on their families, they’d set out to get good grades by themselves.
Tang Yin and Lin Yi had finished as well, and Tang Yin went back to class to get to the books. She’d been busy with her father’s operation recently, and there was her relationship with Lin Yi, too- she hadn’t had much time to spend on studying. Her grades would probably start dropping if she didn’t start working hard again.
Tang Yin wanted to stay a little longer with Lin Yi, but what if she couldn’t make it into university?
The two finished lunch at the cafeteria and paid Mrs. Tang a visit at her food stand before going back to their respective classrooms.
Xiaoxiao was sitting at her desk alone, eating a lunchbox quietly. She raised her head to look at Lin Yi as he walked over only to lower it back down again, focusing on her meal.
“Those lunchboxes from there aren’t clean- I had one before, found a fly in it.” Lin Yi said with a smile after looking at the logo on the lunchbox.
“Pfft-!” Xiaoxiao spit out the piece of meat she’d been chewing on before glaring right at Lin Yi. “You’re doing this on purpose, aren’t you?”
“Ah, I’m just kindly reminding you.” Lin Yi shrugged. Sitting next to Xiaoxiao was rather unsettling- he needed to get rid of her soon.
Xiaoxiao eyed Lin Yi angrily, thinking that if this was how Lin Yi wanted to play she’d gladly entertain him! She’d been feeling rather bad for the upcoming ass-blasting later, but since Lin Yi was being an ass she decided that it’d be fine humiliating him tonight. Hmph!
It was around study hall at night when Pinliang finished the preparations- he sent Xiaoxiao a text to tell her that they could carry out the next stage of the operation.
Xiaoxiao wasn’t worried that Lin Yi wouldn’t go join the performance- since Yushu and Mengyao were going, it wasn’t possible that Lin Yi wouldn’t be there as the bodyguard and all.
Pinliang had also sent a text to Yushu as well. “Yao Yao, let’s go breathe some fresh air? It’s so boring in here!”
“Right now?” Mengyao frowned. She’d just started some math problems for practice, and was in the middle of solving the first one! It wasn’t very good timing.
“Yeah! I heard there’ll be fireworks on the field, let’s go see, okay?” Yushu said.
“Fireworks? It’s not that Zhong Pinliang again, is it?” Mengyao wasn’t stupid- she’d managed to guess what this whole thing might be about.
“Hehe, yeah! You coming, Yao Yao?” Yushu didn’t try hiding it now that Mengyao had figured it out.
“Don’t want to.” Mengyao shook her head.
“Well I can’t go alone if you don’t, can I… It’s dark outside already, what if I get scared!” Yushu started pulling at Mengyao, intending to force her out with her.
“You? Scared?” Mengyao didn’t believe it. “Weren’t you the one beating ghosts to death in that theme park haunted house?”
But Yushu was insisting- helpless, Mengyao stood up and walked with her.
“Zhong Pinliang wants to use fireworks to confess to Chu Mengyao- aren’t you going to watch?” Xiaoxiao had to explain to Lin Yi- it didn’t seem like he was getting up.
“Fireworks?” Lin Yi had thought the girls were going to the bathroom, so he didn’t really think about it- now that Xiaoxiao told her what was going on he needed to go take a look himself.
As for why Xiaoxiao knew something like this, Lin Yi wasn’t surprised at all. The girl was always with Pinliang, so it was only natural that she’d be aware of his plans and schemes.
But Lin Yi found it a bit odd- why was Xiaoxiao being so nice, reminding him and everything? Could she have some other plan in mind?
Lin Yi stepped out the bathroom and Xiaoxiao followed- it didn’t go unnoticed by Lin Yi, who saw Xiaoxiao’s figure in the window as he turned the corner at the stairs.
Lin Yi smiled- so she was coming too. He didn’t think it was likely that Xiaoxiao would just let yesterday’s events go like that. She was just waiting for the correct moment to explode on him.
In the forest behind the school was a very huge crowd of students who’d received the news- there were highschoolers from different grades and even some middle schoolers who’d been attracted over after school ended for them.
It seemed that Pinliang had spread the news about his Firetree Silverflower plan beforehand to attract an audience.
Pinliang stood with Xiaofu beside a tree covered in fireworks and paper notes, full of extreme hate for Yushu at this point. The girl almost disabled his butt with that needle! It was still painfully swollen.
A needle for trees was simply not meant for insertion into the human body. As furious as Pinliang was, he needed to maintain his smile for Yushu- after all, he needed her to get Mengyao to attend the fireworks confession performance he was about to put on.
“Liang Bro, Chu Mengyao and Chen Yushu’s here! Lin Yi’s not far away behind them, too!” Xiaofu whispered to Pinliang.
“Yeah, I saw. You go bring Chu Mengyao and Chen Yushu over, also Lin Yi and Feng Xiaoxiao. I’ve told Feng Xiaoxiao about the procedure already; she’ll just need to wait until Lin Yi gets screwed!” Pinliang instructed quietly.
“Alright, Liang Bro!” Xiaofu nodded and opened up a path in the crowd of students. “Stay away, everyone! Let our female lead tonight through!”
Xiaofu had a pretty strong influence over the regular students in the school.
“Chu Mengyao, Chen Yushu- Liang Bro has everything prepared, all that’s left is you girls!” Xiaofu made an invitational gesture.
“We’ll watch here, no need to go over.” Mengyao didn’t want to get any closer- she wasn’t very interested in the whole Firetree Silverflower thing in the first place.
“Yao Yao, let’s go… It’s not a very good view from here…” Yushu pulled at Yao Yao, a little upset. “I still want to give Zhong Pinliang an injection!”
“...” Mengyao didn’t have a choice and let Yushu pull her over. She knew how this best friend of hers was like- she just liked being entertained. It wasn’t like she was trying to help Pinliang out or anything.
Lin Yi followed from afar, as did Xiaoxiao, except this time she walked past Lin Yi right away to start helping Pinliang with the work.
Lin Yi didn’t quite understand why Xiaoxiao was going out of her way to help Pinliang like that. From what he’d seen, Xiaoxiao was the dominant one even though she had the same Big Four title like Pinliang. Since Pinliang was the inferior one, why would Xiaoxiao go help Pinliang with stuff like that?