Chapter 185 - You Did Well On The Exam
“You don’t have to question your eyes.”
Ning Li came back to her senses and suppressed those thoughts.
“It was him.”
Wei Songze froze for a moment and immediately understood.
“So…what happened just now was because of him…”
Ning Li did not say anything and turned to go upstairs.
“Since you’re here, go up and take a look.”
This meant that she acquiesced.
Wei Songze finally understood what was going on and grinned.
“I knew it! There aren’t many people who can make you become like this, Sister Li. Only this second brother of yours…”
Ning Li glared at him, which made him shut his mouth immediately.
‘Tsk… Wasn’t it the truth? So, why can’t I mention it then?’
He begrudgingly followed Ning Li upstairs and asked, “He just left, so I guess that means you had lunch together at Master Yu’s house?”
“Yikes, did Master Yu personally cook? Are you guys feeling alright?”
Wei Songze was already giving her a sympathetic look as he asked this.
Ning Li said lightly, “I cooked.”
Wei Songze was shocked. “What?!”
‘If I’d known this, I would’ve come earlier!’
Ning Li glanced at him.
“Don’t make it seem as if you’ve tried my cooking before.”
“But I’ve smelled it!”
Wei Songze felt like crying.
As they spoke, the two of them arrived at the third floor.
Wei Songze could only comfort himself that even though he had missed Sister Li’s home cooked meal, at least he still got to see her paintings.
At 4:00 pm, Ning Li and Wei Songze left Yu Pingchuan’s house together.
Wei Songze looked at her several times and asked expectantly.
“Sister Li, are you really not considering selling this painting?”
Ning Li nodded.
To her, this painting was different.
Seeing her resolute attitude, Wei Songze knew that he could not persuade her otherwise. Thus, he could only sigh with regret.
“If that buyer sees this, he would surely like it very much. He’d probably be willing to pay several times the usual price.”
Ning Li’s painting skills seemed to have improved a lot more than before. More importantly, Ning Li’s overall standard had also improved significantly.
When Yu Pingchuan had seen her painting earlier, he had smiled so much that his eyes disappeared.
He also said that he was not going to exhibit it at the Yunzhou Painting Association. Instead, he would just bring it to the Capital.
Ning Li said, “Why don’t you worry about how to improve your exam results instead?”
Speaking of this, Wei Songze was quite proud.
“Sister Li, you shouldn’t look down on me. I got the highest score in my midterm exams for the past two years!”
“The midterm exam is the city’s general exam, so the paper’s pretty simple. That doesn’t mean anything.”
Only then did Wei Songze remember that the person standing in front of him was the freak who had gotten 741 marks in the midterms.
‘I shouldn’t have mentioned it…”
Gu Siyang was quite bitter after being stood up by Second Master Lu.
After using Gu Tinglan’s phone and confirming that Lu Huaiyu had indeed blocked his number, this bitterness reached its peak.
Gu Siyang was sitting in his car contemplating if he should still go to the appointment.
‘If I go, it would be too humiliating, but if I don’t go, it’ll be a big loss…’
While he was contemplating this dilemma, he received a call from Lu Huaiyu.
After thinking about it, he decided to answer the call.
A minute later, Gu Siyang’s expression went from being bitter to excited.
“Yes! I’ll be right there!”
As he was pulling on his seat belt, he could not help but ask, “Second Master Lu, it’s rare that you’re willing to give up such a big profit! I only waited for a short while, yet you’re being so generous. Thanks!”
Lu Huaiyu answered lazily with a smile, “It’s worth it.”
Gu Siyang was so touched that he wanted to cry.
‘It turns out Second Master Lu thinks that my time is so valuable!’
“Second Master, what did you encounter today that made you so happy?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“Is it so obvious?”
Gu Siyang grinned. “What is it? Maybe I’ll get to experience it too?”
Lu Huaiyu smiled faintly and ruthlessly refused. “That might be a bit difficult.”
The results of the physics competition were announced early in the morning. The atmosphere of Second High’s first class was tense.
After all, the seniors who had participated in this physics competition were all from the first class.
Several people gathered to discuss it.
“Is it out yet? When exactly are the results coming out?”
“I don’t know, but it’s definitely soon. The school will be notified first before making it public. I just saw Mr. Zhou on the phone in the office. I don’t know how it’ll turn out…”
“I just want second prize in the province. The third prize in the province will do too! At least it’ll give me some extra credits in the college entrance exam. Just a one-mark advantage in the college entrance exam is enough to get ahead of a thousand people!”
“Hey, only us rookies are nervous. Look at the geniuses Ning Li and Pei Song… They aren’t even flinching!”
He Xiaochen looked up from the paper and glanced at Ning Li, who was reading an extracurricular book that was two centimeters thick.
She had inadvertently glanced at it twice before, and saw that it was all in German with some colorful pictures of celestial planets and a large set of data.
Ning Li had mentioned that she had already read the Chinese translation before. Now, she was just cross-referencing and confirming some small details, so it was not very difficult.
When He Xiaochen heard that, she could only nod her head woodenly.
There was no way she was capable of reading that.
“Ning Li, you’re really not feeling nervous?” He Xiaochen asked in a small voice.
Ning Li turned the page without raising her head and answered, “The test is already over. What’s there to be nervous about?”
He Xiaochen looked at her with admiration. ‘Wow, so this is what a big shot is like!’
Ning Li finally turned to look at her. “What’s wrong?”
He Xiaochen patted her chest and took a deep breath.
“Nothing, I was just amazed. I’m used to it now!”
“Ning Li.” Geng Haifan suddenly appeared at the classroom door as he waved at Ning Li with a smile. “Please follow me to the office.”
The crowd went silent and immediately looked at Ning Li.
This scene could not be more obvious!
Ning Li must have won the prize! Looking at the situation, it was most likely the first prize too!
“Pei Song, you too.”
The smile on Geng Haifan’s face was very bright.
Everyone could already tell what was going on.
Ning Li put her book away, got up, and walked over.
Pei Song was a few steps behind her as he walked out of the classroom.
Many students secretly exchanged glances.
Although they had long guessed that this might be the outcome, it still gave them quite a shock to witness it for themselves.
“Hey, it looks like Second High will have two candidates in the national finals this time!”
Several people sighed.
Only five finalists were chosen in the province, and they had gotten two spots this time, which was a pretty amazing ratio.
Geng Haifan’s eyes were full of joy and appreciation as he looked at both stellar students.
However, he did not walk away immediately. Instead, he looked into the classroom again and swept a glance around, seemingly looking for someone.
“Where’s Ye Ci?”
Everyone was stunned.
‘Why is Mr. Geng looking for Ye Ci now?’
“Mr. Geng, are you looking for me?”
Ye Ci had just happened to come back from the washroom and froze when she saw Geng Haifan with Ning Li and Pei Song standing next to him.
Geng Haifan waved at her.
“Ye Ci, you did very well in the exam this time!”