Chapter 350 - Began
Ye Ci entered the bathroom.
Ning Li looked up and her gaze swept over Ye Ci’s luggage.
Along the way, Ye Ci had kept a close watch on her own things and never opened her luggage in front of her.
After taking out the things that she needed, Ye Ci would immediately lock the luggage again.
Ning Li retracted her gaze.
After about half an hour, the sound of water stopped and Ye Ci walked out.
She seemed to have gotten used to Ning Li’s cold attitude, so after tidying up briefly, she sat down at the table and continued to read.
The night passed quickly.
The next morning, Ning Li changed her clothes and prepared to go to the second floor of the hotel for breakfast.
Ye Ci was organizing her school bag. When she turned around and saw Ning Li’s outfit, she was stunned.
“Sister Ning Li, why aren’t you wearing that red down jacket?”
Ning Li was wearing the same beige down jacket that she had worn when she arrived yesterday.
Ning Li glanced at her.
Ye Ci hurriedly explained, “I just think that red can bring good luck. Look, the sweater I’m wearing underneath today is also red.”
Ning Li raised her eyebrows.
“I think it’s all pretty much the same.”
Ye Ci wanted to say something but hesitated.
There was a knock on the door. It was Zhou Fei’s voice.
“Ning Li, Ye Ci, are you up? Hurry up and go downstairs. We’ll be going to the exam center after we finish eating.”
Ning Li answered.
Ye Ci could only swallow the rest of her words and hurriedly carried her bag to follow.
In the restaurant on the second floor.
The hotel provided a buffet breakfast.
Zhou Fei and Pei Song had already arrived. When they saw Ning Li, Zhou Fei waved at them.
Ning Li walked over, put down her bag, and went to get the food.
Pei Song happened to be in line at the front. When he turned his head to see her, he nodded slightly and greeted her.
His gaze swept over Ning Li’s plate and suddenly said, “The hot spring eggs cooked in this hotel are very famous. You should try it.”
Ning Li was a little surprised. She then remembered that Pei Song was also considered half a Capital citizen, so it was not strange that he would know about this.
“Ning Li? Pei Song?”
A somewhat familiar voice sounded.
Ning Li turned her head and saw a person standing in the beverage area not far away.
She was holding a banana milkshake in her hand as she walked over with a smile.
Just then, Ye Ci happened to come over as well and took the initiative to greet her.
“Good morning, Jingxuan.”
From the looks of it, she was not surprised to bump into Cao Jingxuan here.
Ning Li’s eyes twitched slightly.
“Are you staying here, too?”
Cao Jingxuan smiled generously,
“A few people who participated in our school’s competition have homes that are far away from Capital First High School. In order to facilitate management of everyone, the school arranged for us to live here. I also only found out last night that you guys are staying here as well. However, since it was so late, I didn’t go over to disturb you.”
Ning Li understood.
“Hey, do you not have anything to drink yet?” Cao Jingxuan said as she handed over the banana milkshake in her hand. “I haven’t drunk this cup yet. Would you like to try it? People say it’s quite delicious.”
Ning Li declined politely.
“Thank you, but there’s no need.”
Cao Jingxuan insisted on handing it over.
“It’s okay. If you don’t like it after drinking it, just don’t finish it.”
Ning Li narrowed her eyes.
“There’s really no need–”
Cao Jingxuan’s hand had suddenly slipped, and the small glass filled with the banana milkshake fell onto Ning Li’s plate.
Ning Li’s foot slipped, and her elbow turned slightly.
The dinner plate and the glass fell to the ground.
Pei Song grabbed Ning Li’s arm and pulled her away.
However, Ning Li was still a step too late and her clothes were stained.
Ye Ci, who was standing on the other side, was also affected.
The entire restaurant fell silent, with many people looking over.
Cao Jingxuan immediately apologized nervously and guiltily.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry! I didn’t do it on purpose! Ning Li, Ye Ci, are you guys okay?”
Pei Song glanced at Ning Li. Seeing that only her clothes had been affected, he quickly let go of her. When he looked at Cao Jingxuan, his expression grew even colder.
Ning Li looked at the marks on her clothes and frowned slightly.
Ye Ci’s condition was worse than hers, but she still said immediately, “It’s alright. Sister Ning Li and I have brought some clothes to change into. We can go back to the room to change.”
Zhou Fei also walked over.
“What’s wrong? Are you hurt?”
Ning Li shook her head.
“Teacher Zhou, I’ll go up and change my clothes.”
Zhou Fei was relieved when he heard what she said.
Soon, a waiter came over to clean up.
Ning Li and Ye Ci went back to their room.
Cao Jingxuan stood where she was, looking very guilty.
Zhou Fei looked at her.
“Are you from Capital First High School?”
Only then did Cao Jingxuan realize that he looked a little familiar.
“…Senior Zhou Fei?”
Zhou Fei and Lu Huaiyu had been in the same year. He was handsome, with a legendary academic record. His fame was almost second only to Lu Huaiyu’s.
That was why Cao Jingxuan was able to recognize him.
Zhou Fei put one hand in his pocket.
“Junior, if you like banana milkshake, just drink it yourself. If other people say they don’t want it, then it means they don’t want it. Do you understand?”
Ning Li and Ye Ci returned to their room.
Ning Li’s luggage was originally spread out at the side of the bed. She took off the jacket that she was wearing and changed into the red one.
Not only were Ye Ci’s clothes dirty, but even her hair had also been stained.
She went to the bathroom to clean up a little before coming out to unlock the password on her luggage. She then changed into an orange and white parker down jacket.
“She was too careless…”
As she changed her clothes, she was muttering softly as if she was also quite dissatisfied with this.
Ning Li said lightly, “She didn’t do it on purpose.”
Ye Ci tilted her head and glanced at her.
“Sister Ning Li, aren’t you angry?”
“What’s there to be angry about? There’s not much time left, let’s go.”
Ning Li put her phone in her pocket and walked out.
Ye Ci locked her suitcase and scrambled the password again before following her out.
By the time Ning Li and Ye Ci had returned to the restaurant, Cao Jingxuan had already finished eating and left.
The two of them picked up their food again.
They quickly finished with breakfast and Zhou Fei brought them to Capital First High School.
As the exam venue, Capital First High School was having a special day off today.
At the school gate, Zhou Fei handed them their documents one by one.
“Go in, don’t be nervous, just perform normally!”
Ning Li took the admission card and tightened her fingers slightly.
“Thank you, Teacher Zhou.”
Her phone vibrated. It was a message from Lu Huaiyu.
[ Have a good exam. There will be rewards. ]
As she pursed her lips, her dimples appeared.
[ Okay. ]
Then, she turned off her phone and walked forward.
There were a total of 52 examinees, all in the same large exam hall.
The invigilation of the final exam was very strict. Four teachers were invigilating the exam at the same time. Cameras were set up in the front and back of the classroom.
Everyone was checked at the entrance of the exam hall. All stationery was distributed since no one was allowed to carry their own.
The seats had been arranged at random.
Ning Li was in the last row of the third row.
Coincidentally, Pei Song was on her left, while Ye Ci was on her right.
Ning Li sat in her seat.
The classroom was very quiet.
The atmosphere was tense. Even those who knew each other stopped chatting with each other.
The bell rang, and everyone perked up.
The corners of her lips curled up.
Here we go.