Chapter 352 - Caught Cheating
Chapter 352: Caught Cheating
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the quiet examination room, this rebuke was extraordinarily clear.
Suddenly, everyone looked over.
Ning Li, who had been sleeping at her table, seemed to have been woken up by this sound. She sat up straight and looked over.
Ye Ci’s mind was blank. It was as if her entire body had been nailed to the seat, unable to move.
The next moment, the invigilator bent down and picked up the note.
Everyone saw the thing that suddenly appeared in his hand.
There was only dead silence.
The invigilator of this exam was extremely strict. Even cups and personal stationery were not allowed to be brought in. But now, a note had suddenly appeared.
It was clear what this meant!
The invigilator looked at Ye Ci coldly.
He immediately took the admission card and ID card that Ye Ci had placed at the corner of the table. After verifying it, he asked again, “Ye Ci from the Second High School of Yunzhou, can you explain what this is?”
The blood in Ye Ci’s body seemed to have stopped flowing. There was only a huge buzzing sound in her ears, which pierced her brain until it hurt.
Her face was pale, and her lips trembled slightly.
“I… I don’t know… That’s not mine…”
She had not done anything!
How could there be such a note in her clothes!?
It was not hers!
The invigilator put away the note.
“Come outside for a moment.”
He did not put down Ye Ci’s admission card and ID card.
Ye Ci did not move. Her whole body had gone cold.
“Mas… Teacher, but the exam is not over yet…”
The invigilator tapped her desk with his finger.
“From now on, you are no longer qualified to continue with this exam. Don’t you understand?”
Thirty-five minutes before the end of the National Physics Competition Final, Ye Ci had been led out of the exam room.
The invigilator left with Ye Ci, leaving behind three other invigilators in the examination room.
A female invigilator closed the door and looked at the remaining people in the classroom.
“Continue with the exam.”
The examination room was silent, but the students’ state of mind was not as calm as it appeared to be on the surface.
Ye Ci had cheated!
Was she crazy?! Had she actually dared to openly cheat with a cheat sheet in this exam!??
It was good that she had been caught on the spot.
She was probably going to be completely finished!
Some people could not help but sneak a glance at Ning Li and Pei Song who were sitting behind her.
Ye Ci was from Second High School in Yunzhou, and so were these two, especially Ning Li. In fact, she and Ye Ci were sisters who belonged to a reorganized family.
Now that something had happened to Ye Ci, they–
Pei Song’s head was lowered as he checked his own exam paper. His expression was as calm and indifferent as usual, as if he had not been affected in the slightest.
As for Ning Li…
There was still a hint of sleepiness on her face. It was as if the fact that Ye Ci had been caught cheating was not as important as the fact that she was catching up on her sleep.
Cao Jingxuan looked at Ning Li in bewilderment.
Everything had happened so quickly. She had not even had time to react.
How could this be?
The one who was in trouble was not Ning Li, but Ye Ci?
Suddenly, as if sensing her gaze, Ning Li turned her head to look over.
Both pairs of eyes stared back at each other.
The black and white peach blossom eyes were extremely calm, but they also seemed to have a piercing coldness that could see through everything.
Cao Jingxuan’s heart jumped. She immediately withdrew her gaze and pretended to look at her paper.
However, her heart was beating very fast, as if it was about to leap out of her chest, and her mind was also in chaos.
Ning Li leaned back on the chair and looked at the empty seat in front of her. She raised her eyebrows slightly.
This had been a gift in return. She did not know if Ye Ci liked the gift that she returned.
In the office, Ye Ci stood stiffly.
The invigilator, Shu Hua, was on the phone by the side.
Ye Ci could vaguely hear some of it, but because the shock had been so great, her brain was almost unable to function normally now.
The only thought left in her mind was that once she was characterized as having cheated in this exam, the consequences would be unimaginable! She would really be finished!
All her previous honors would be taken away, and the matter of cheating would also become a stain on her that she would never be able to wash away in this lifetime!
Shu Hua finished the phone call and looked over at her.
“The inspection team will come over to investigate and collect the evidence soon. In addition, after the exam is over, we will immediately inform your lead teacher to come over.”
As he spoke, he looked at Ye Ci’s identification card,
“Yunzhou Second High School, if I remember correctly, your lead teacher is Zhou Fei, right?”
Zhou Fei could be considered a legendary figure in the competitive scene and was extremely famous.
Who would have thought that his student would actually cheat?
This voice finally made Ye Ci sober up a little.
The inspection team…
Investigate and collect evidence…
Inform the teacher…
“I didn’t cheat!”
She suddenly became agitated.
“I don’t even know what’s going on with that note!”
Shu Hua unscrewed his water tumbler and took a sip. He wanted to laugh when he heard this.
“I saw it with my own eyes. That note fell out of your sleeve. Are you still denying it?
In addition, there were surveillance cameras in the examination room. Everything that happened at that time should have been recorded clearly.
“Whether or not you cheated, won’t depend on what you say. It will depend on the evidence.”
As he spoke, he raised his head again.
“Of course, you can say whatever you want now. There are surveillance cameras here too. When the inspection team comes, these will also be used as investigation materials.”
He already had irrefutable evidence that Ye Ci had cheated. He was just going through the process now.
Ye Ci could see what he meant.
Her heart sank to the bottom, and she was completely dumbfounded.
How could this be?
The one who cheated should have been Ning Li, and the one who was caught should also have been her!
She suddenly realized something: this matter definitely had something to do with Ning Li!
Ding a ling…
The bell rang, and the exam ended.
“All examinees, please put down your pen and paper and stand up immediately.”
The invigilators began to collect the answer cards, papers, and work papers.
After they had all been sorted out, the teachers left one after another.
When they completely disappeared, the students in the classroom finally could not help but start discussing with each other.
“My god! What’s wrong with Ye Ci? How dare she cheat in the finals?! Is she trying to kill herself?!”
“What’s so strange about her cheating? Have you forgotten how she did in the Winter Camp exams? The results of the finals will be announced to the public. Why do you think she’s panicking?”
“…that makes sense… But she shouldn’t be making a joke about her future, right? This time, she’ll definitely be punished for cheating. The results of the provincial preliminaries might even be canceled!”
“Pfft. I don’t even know how she got her fifth placing results in the regionals. Even if they are really canceled, do you still think she was wronged? If she dares to cheat in the finals, she has to be prepared to face the consequences. Who should be blamed now?”
“Speaking of which, now that Ye Ci is in this situation, why doesn’t Ning Li have any reaction at all?”
“Their relationship isn’t that good to begin with anyway… Besides, who would want to have anything to do with Ye Ci doing something like this?”
Ning Li walked out of the classroom with a calm expression, turning a deaf ear to the discussions and gazes around her.
As soon as had she retrieved her backpack, an invigilator came back and looked at Ning Li with a complicated expression.
“Ning Li, please come over too.”