Chapter 89: Guilty of Being a Thief
“Director Jin, you're an elder in school too. Why is your way of doing things so overdone!” Headmaster Li frowned and sighed. Today, Jin Xisen”s joke was really a big deal!
“Chen Afu, don't you lie to me! Tell me. Did Yang Ming give you some benefits?” Jin Xisen shouted with dissatisfaction.
“Director Jin, what benefit can he give me?” Chen Afu shook his head. “We are classmates and we sit in front and behind each other. A little bit of conflict is normal, but it isn't the beating like you mentioned. It was just a few punches!”
“You!” Jin Xisen was pissed off. “You are lying! You dare to fool me?” As Jin Xisen spoke, he was raging like a lion. He nearly slapped Chen Afu’s face.
“Old Jin, what are you doing?” Headmaster Li was angry as well. “You’re behaving without manners!”
“Headmaster, you see it too. Director Jin, he...” Chen Afu was hesitant but anyone could see that he was trying to say Director Jin was forcing him to frame Yang Ming!
“Alright, student Chen Afu, you can go back now. This conversation is over!” Headmaster Li said.
“Oh, okay. I’ll leave then, goodbye, Headmaster Li! Teacher Li, Teacher Zhao, goodbye!” Chen Afu didn't say goodbye to Jin Xisen. Chen Afu wasn't afraid to offend him; he was a month away from graduation. He didn't do anything wrong so what could Jin Xisen do? Besides he was going to work after graduation, so he didn't care much!
After Chen Afu left, Headmaster Li said coldly, “Director Jin, you go back and reflect on yourself. Then, write me a self-critique. Next Monday, we will do a deeper investigation during the meeting of middle-level leaders!”
“Yes.” The incident had become so serious. Jin Xisen had lost the opportunity to come back, but it was still ok if he didn't ruin himself. He didn't dare to say anything else! The investigation was the best result he could hope for!
Li Huihua and Zhao Ying didn't have any other questions either, so they left the headmaster’s office.
“Teacher Zhao, what is really going on?” Li Huihua only knew briefly about the incident, but not the details.
“It wasn’t a big issue. Chen Afu just flipped Yang Ming's desk, and Yang Ming beat him! After that, I had separated both of them!” Zhao Ying was blushing while she talked. Of course, she didn't mention that Chen Afu framed Yang Ming for combating jet!
Chen Afu defected at the last minute for a reason. He was being described as a coward previously. The reason he tried to expose Yang Ming's “crime” in class was because of his impulsivity and eagerness! After the incident, he was afraid. He suddenly thought that Wang Zhitao had lost to Yang Ming numerous times. At last, he couldn't help but reconcile with Yang Ming. What ability did Chen Afu have to fight against Yang Ming? Besides, the incident was a secret. Wang Zhitao wouldn't have told his follower.
So, Chen Afu regretted immediately after he went back to class and calmed down his mind! If Yang Ming was expelled because of him, then it would be tough spending his day! So, Chen Afu was figuring out whether or not he should build a good relationship with Yang Ming. The unexpected scene he saw at the classroom’s entrance further strengthened his decision.
In the classroom, Wang Zhitao was standing beside Yang Ming.
“Yang Ming, what's going on?” Although Wang Zhitao hated him, he still had to carry on his act.
“Nothing, Chen Afu was doing some nonsense!” Yang Ming said perfunctorily.
“Yeah, this guy was really not behaving himself! Later, I’ll talk to him; we are in the same class after all. We are meeting so frequently so how can we have an inner conflict!” Wang Zhitao said outraged.
Chen Afu heard very clearly what Wang Zhitao was saying! He was thrilled! Wang Zhitao was on Yang Ming's side as well! Since the owner had expressed his attitude, how could a lackey disobey his owner’s will?
Therefore, Chen Afu quickly walked toward Yang Ming and said in front of Wang Zhitao, “Yang Ming. Sorry, just now I was being impulsive during class. I apologize for that!”
“En?” Yang Ming looked at Chen Afu who had completely changed his attitude. Did this guy take the wrong medication? No matter what, the person had admitted his fault, so Yang Ming didn't question it anymore. He nodded and said, “It's fine. It was just a misunderstanding.”
“Yeah, right! We are classmates after all!” Wang Zhitao noticed the situation and immediately smoothed things over. “That's right, both of you are seated back and front. Why do you guys have to be so tense?”
However, Wang Zhitao was ticked off! This Chen Afu was so f***ed up. Why did you even apologize to Yang Ming?
Wang Zhitao didn’t want to tense up publicly with Yang Ming, but it didn’t mean he didn’t hate him! He was hoping someone would go against Yang Ming!
However, now Wang Zhitao couldn’t say much in front of Yang Ming. He had to act delighted. As for Chen Afu, he thought he was praised by Wang Zhitao, so he felt proud.
Then, that was the situation of Chen Afu’s temporary defeat, and Jin Xisen getting discredited.
“F***!” Jin Gang punched hard on the wall. He never thought that his uncle wouldn’t be able to mess with Yang Ming even though his uncle attended to the matter personally! He too had lost his only chance!
If this thing didn’t work the first time, is there really hope for a second time? Despite his uncle’s decision to help, Headmaster Li won’t allow Jin Xisen to keep messing around!
However, Jin Gang wasn’t content with it. Was he fooled by a student for nothing? He was a teacher! Not only that, a most insolent and cruel sports teacher! How could Jin Gang not go crazy from losing to a student?
“Xiao Cao, how is the matter going? Do you find something? Is Yang Ming the person who defeated the whatever chicken?” Jin Gang dialed Cao Liwa’s phone.
“Not whatever chicken - it's Ji Shuisheng! This news was controlled so strictly by the authorities! The underworld was only spreading news about the Old Chicken getting defeated by a student, but I couldn't identify the details!” Cao Liwa said.
“Even this Brother De didn't know?” Jin Gang asked.
“Brother De isn't clear as well, but he is really angry. His man lost face in his territory and that is a disrespect towards Brother De. He is ready to deal with the kid himself!” Cao Liwa said.
“Is Brother De capable?” Jin Gang was worried. If Yang Ming was the person who defeated Ji Shuisheng, then Fan Jiulong wasn't even his opponent. So what abilities did Brother De have?
“He, you don't know about this. Brother De is an outstanding person in the underworld of Song Jiang City! His fame was built by his own punch and kick. He is even stronger than Fan Jiulong!” Cao Liwa explained.
“Fine, if it didn't work out then just forget about the money. Let Brother De cripple this Yang Ming until he is hospitalized. The best result is hospitalization for a few months!” Jin Gang had a cruel thought! Aren't you having good results? I’ll make you unable to attend the National Higher Education Entrance Examination! Little kid, you’re gonna pay for this!
“Alright, I will convey your message to Brother De!” Cao Liwa said.
The phone disconnected. Jin Gang clenched his fists strongly. Yang Ming, you’re dead meat! You conned me fifty thousand yuan. Did you think I can earn this easily? I’m just a teacher! Fifty thousand yuan, f***, this is such a big amount!
Jin Gang’s father was just a small business owner. He opened a shop for decorative materials. His family was considered to have some money, but they rarely spared money to Jin Gang. His father knew that he had a lot of bad friends. Wouldn’t he recklessly waste the money if any was given to him? Therefore, Father Jin only subsidized monthly to Jin Gang one thousand yuan beside his own salary. Jin Gang had saved for more than a year to accumulate this thirty thousand yuan. He never expected it to vanish so suddenly!
Yang Ming didn’t know that Jin Gang hadn’t stopped pursuing him! But Yang Ming didn’t really acknowledge Jin Gang. As an enemy with such a level, his strength was too low. It wasn’t even a challenge.
After school, Chen Mengyan quickly packed her bag and left first.
Yang Ming couldn’t help but smile. Chen Mengyan’s act was like covering one’s ear while stealing a bell ! If it’s under normal circumstances, both of them would walk out of the classroom without hiding. But now, Chen Mengyan seemed like she was dodging something; she didn’t want others to see it.
However, Yang Ming was really happy! Because of this, it indicated that Chen Mengyan had an interest in him. Only a thief would be guilty!
As expected, Yang Ming saw Chen Mengyan at a bus station not far from school’s entrance.
Chen Mengyan looked at Yang Ming and frowned. Then she said with dissatisfaction, “Why are you so slow?”
Yang Ming shook his head. “It’s because of Chen Afu. He messed up all my belongings. I spent a long time to clean it up!”
“Chen Afu? Yeah, what was going on in class today?” Chen Mengyan asked with a doubt. “Why did he say you... did that?”
 掩耳盗铃 - plug one's ears while stealing a bell； bury one's head in the sand； deceive oneself；play the ostrich
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