Chapter 213 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Ever since Ning Li had transferred to Second High school, she had become the most popular girl in school, taking over Ye Ci’s crown.
Although Ning Li had never responded to these confessions and pursuits, she still could not stop the enthusiasm of these people.
Ye Ci had just put her things in order when Cheng Xiangxiang glanced back and muttered in a low voice, “What is there to be proud of? People who like her might even be forced to kneel and kowtow to her!”
Ning Li had transferred to Second High less than three months ago, but she had already gained a huge reputation.
She was very beautiful with excellent grades and a temper that no one would dare to mess with.
Sun Huihui was a lesson from the past.
Those who wanted to bully and teach Ning Li a lesson had never succeeded. Instead, they had shot themselves in the foot.
Ning Li protected herself while those people suffered losses.
How could anyone still like such a terrifying person?
Cheng Xiangxiang looked at Ye Ci.
She and Ye Ci had always been good friends, so of course, she could tell that the gifts Ye Ci had received this time were much less than before.
Cheng Xiangxiang already knew what was going on without having to think about it.
“Lil Ci, don’t be mad. People who like her are blind!”
Ye Ci laughed.
“It’s fine. The important thing about gifts is not the quantity, but who it’s from.”
Cheng Xiangxiang nodded approvingly and suddenly realized something. She widened her eyes.
“Huh? What do you mean by that… Do you have a crush?!”
Ye Ci had always been very popular in Second High, and countless people had pursued her.
She had seen all kinds of generous and romantic gestures, but her attitude had always been cold.
Cheng Xiangxiang knew that Ye Ci did not like any of them, so what was happening?
Lin Zhouyang also heard it and looked over.
Ye Ci was blushing slightly as she said, “Shh… Keep your voice down.”
She did not deny it, so it was true.
Cheng Xiangxiang was curious and could not contain her excitement.
“Who is it? How do I not know about this! Is he from our class? Or another class?”
While saying that, Cheng Xiangxiang looked around the classroom.
She was with Ye Ci most of the time and had not noticed Ye Ci looking at anyone.
Ye Ci sat down and sorted out her papers. She said softly, “He’s not from our class. Stop guessing.”
Lin Zhouyang was stunned for a moment.
Cheng Xiangxiang inadvertently looked at him, so he looked down.
“Not from our class?”
Cheng Xiangxiang did not care about Lin Zhouyang. When she heard what Ye Ci said, she moved her chair closer to her.
“Then which class is he from? Why don’t I know anything about it?”
Ye Ci was tight-lipped.
Cheng Xiangxiang was curious as hell.
“Then…then did you…”
“No,” Ye Ci suddenly said, “He…doesn’t know.”
“What? He still doesn’t know that you like him? It’s a crush?!”
Cheng Xiangxiang was in awe.
In her opinion, with Ye Ci’s status, it was really rare that she would have a crush.
“Who is it that our Lil Ci has a crush on? If you tell him, he’ll be delighted!”
Ye Ci pursed her lips.
“Now’s not the right time. Maybe a little while longer.”
“Wait until after the college entrance exams?”
Cheng Xiangxiang put one hand on her cheek.
“That’s still a long time away! I don’t think we have to wait till then. Isn’t the national physics competition held in March? When the results come out, you’ll get into Xijing University, then there will be no need to take the college entrance examination, right? When the time comes, you’ll be free to do whatever you want.”
Cheng Xiangxiang was envious as she spoke of this and did not notice the stiff smile on Ye Ci’s face that had started to fade.
Ye Ci looked at the physics papers on her desk.
She had only done well in the provincial physics competition because she had seen those questions in Ning Li’s notebook.
However, the syllabus that was involved in the competition was very extensive.
Ye Ci had only done well in the questions that she had seen in Ning Li’s notebook, but in other topics that were tested, she felt overwhelmed.
Now that she was preparing for the national competition, she did not even know where to start.
Ye Ci searched for a few copies of past year papers for the national finals and felt her head spinning.
There were too many topics and questions, so she could not guess which ones would be tested in the end.
The doubts in Second High about Ye Ci winning an award had never completely disappeared.
The mental pressure she had also increased.
Ye Ci forced an extremely faint smile. “I hope so.”
Cheng Xiyue looked at the wide mall entrance in front of him and felt speechless.
“Bro, you want to buy things from your own mall? Then why did you ask me to be your slave?!”
‘Why didn’t he just look for Feng Yao or any of his staff?!’
Lu Huaiyu ignored his question. His gaze lingered on the huge Christmas tree in the middle of the square.
All kinds of ornaments, ribbons and colorful lights were hanging from the tree. There were also a lot of nicely wrapped gift boxes piled up underneath.
Tomorrow was Christmas Day, so the mall had an ongoing raffle program. The atmosphere was very lively.
“It’s Christmas Eve today?” Lu Huaiyu asked.
Cheng Xiyue froze for a moment before he said, “Yeah, but I thought you never celebrated this kind of holiday?”
Lu Huaiyu withdrew his gaze and walked inside the mall.
“You can go shopping by yourself. Put it on my tab as your labor fees.”
Cheng Xiyue was shocked. “Really?!”
Although he was not short of money himself, it was rare for Lu Huaiyu to make such an offer, so he must seize the opportunity!
‘Why is Lu Huaiyu in such a good mood today that he’s being so generous?’
Lu Huaiyu ignored Cheng Xiyue and quickly went upstairs.
Cheng Xiyue was slow to react. ‘Wait a minute… Is he just trying to ditch me?!’
It was a Monday morning, so there were only a few people in the mall.
Lu Huaiyu looked at several storefronts and finally entered one of them.
Feng Yao and the others soon received news of their boss’ arrival and hurriedly came over.
“Second Young Master, what brings you here today?”
Lu Huaiyu rarely came over, so this was very sudden.
The man was browsing the shelves as he said, “It’s nothing. I just came here today to buy some random things.”
Feng Yao and several other executives were nervous.
“Just tell us if you’re missing anything. You don’t have to personally make a trip here…”
Lu Huaiyu smiled. He wanted to personally pick a gift for Ning Li.
“It’s none of your business. Go back.”
Seeing that Lu Huaiyu was really just here to shop, Feng Yao and the others put their minds at ease.
However, just as they were about to leave, Lu Huaiyu suddenly said, “Wait.”
Feng Yao turned around, looking tentative. “Yes, Second Young Master?”
Lu Huaiyu tilted his head in thought and asked. “I don’t think I’ve been shown this year’s Christmas event planning…”
Feng Yao was dumbfounded.
“This… This… Isn’t this too menial for your consideration?”
It was merely a mall activity plan for the holidays that was not qualified to be presented to Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu nodded and said, “Then, bring it to me now. I’ll take a look at it.”