Chapter 607 - Congratulations, Ning Li
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At this moment, the suffocating sense of restraint disappeared and Ning Li’s mind suddenly relaxed.
The crowd was quiet, and many people exchanged glances with each other.
Everyone in the whole of Xijing University knew that Ning Li had been accepted into Shen Zhijin’s new research team even though she was only a freshman.
She was already partially considered a student of Shen Zhijin.
Shen Zhijin’s words were a blatant show of defense for her.
Ning Li took a light breath and walked towards Shen Zhijin.
Su Yuan began to panic.
Even if she was slow, she would be able to tell that these people were definitely the leaders of Xijing University.
Especially the one in the middle. His voice was light, but his words were extremely powerful.
Even just one sentence of reproach made the people beside him nervous.
‘What had those people called him just now? Vice-principal Shen?
Seeing that Ning Li was about to leave, Su Yuan could not care less about anything else. She immediately stepped forward and cried out, “This… Vice-principal Shen, you’ve misunderstood! I’m Ning Li’s mother! I came to look for her today because something happened at home! I’m not here to make
She could not afford to offend these people, so this was all she could do.
No one said anything, so Su Yuan’s voice became particularly ear-piercing.
The leaders standing next to her were also a little stunned when they heard this.
This… was a family matter?
If that was really the case, then it would be really difficult for the school to intervene…
Even the security guards who had rushed over in a hurry were hesitant when they heard this. They stood at the side, not knowing whether they should move forward or not.
Su Yuan continued to cry and plead.
“Ning Li, if you don’t pick up your mother’s call, Mommy has no other choice but to come to the school to look for you. I really didn’t mean to cause you any trouble, but your brother–”
Her face was full of tears, but Ning Li remained unmoved.
Su Yuan was still unwilling to give up.
“Ning Li, I know that I’ve let you down in the past, but I’m begging you now! What is it that you want to in order to help Lil Cheng?”
‘As she spoke, she reached out to pull on Ning Li’s wrist.
Ning Li turned sideways to avoid her.
Shen Zhijin’s expression turned slightly cold as he turned to look at the security guards.
“Did you not understand what I said just now?”
He rarely spoke in such a cold tone. The security guards’ hearts tightened and they immediately rushed over to restrain Su Yuan and pull her away from Ning Li.
Su Yuan’s eyes were red and swollen as she looked at Shen Zhijin.
The force of the restraint made it very difficult for her to break free.
The suppressed emotions in her heart suddenly exploded.
“What right do you have to arrest me? I’m here to look for my daughter! How can you bully people like this? I–”
“This is Xijing University. Please watch your words and actions.”
Shen Zhijin looked at her with a cold expression.
“In addition, Ning Li is my student. All I know is that she was raised by her grandmother. I don’t know when it was that she had a mother.”
‘As soon as he said that, Su Yuan’s crying stopped abruptly.
Many people also came back to their senses.
Hadn’t Ning Li been raised by her grandmother?
From the photo of Lin Fengmian and the long Weibo post that the editor of Lincheng Evening News had posted, it was not difficult to see that she had suffered a lot in the past.
This mother of hers… Even though she looked haggard, she was still quite well-dressed.
If such a woman really was Ning Li’s mother, then… how could Ning Li have lived like that when she was young?
‘The way many people were looking at Su Yuan suddenly changed.
“Ah, I remember now. Didn’t Ning Li’s mother remarry? I believe she married well, but that, that… was some time ago. Then, there was a resort development where a large area of ancient tombs had been dug out. What was the name of that?”
“You mean Qinghe Bridge? I remember that too. The developer’s surname was Ye, right?”
“That’s the one. It seems they have gone bankrupt now. Oh yes, the Ye Ci who had cheated in the National Physics Competition was from this family… So, that means that she’s Ning Li’s stepsister?”
“What stepsister? This mother only gave birth to this daughter but did not raise her. All she cared about was her own wealthy life, while her own biological daughter had to earn her own tuition fees. How could such a person be called a mother? Now that Ning Li has made a fortune, she’s come to look for
her again! Don’t talk about Ning Li, if I were her, I wouldn’t bother with her at all!”
All the comments came down like heavy stones pressing on Su Yuan’s shoulders.
Her face was pale, and her lips were trembling, She seemed to want to say something, but she did not know where to start.
One of the school leaders next to her waved his hand.
The security guards immediately took action and took Su Yuan away.
She struggled and reluctantly shouted.
Ning Li looked indifferent and did not turn around.
A clear and crisp voice came from the side, covering Su Yuan’s sharp and resentful voice.
Ning Li raised her head.
Shen Zhijin said, “Tl give you the data on Monday. Work overtime today and give me the results tomorrow.”
Ning Li nodded.
“Yes, Teacher Shen.”
Shen Zhijin nodded.
A leader who was next to him said softly, “Vice-principal Shen, Secretary Tang, and the others are still waiting for yo
Shen Zhijin glanced at Ning Li again and turned to leave.
The group of people quickly followed.
Ning Li looked at the straight and lean figure with her lips pursed slightly.
After walking for some distance, Shen Zhijin tilted his head and calmly said, “I don’t want to see such a thing happen again today.”
The man who had made the call earlier hurriedly said,
“Don’t worry, Vice-principal Shen, I understand.”
After dinner, Ning Li went to the laboratory.
She turned on the computer to process the data, occasionally glancing in the direction of the door.
‘At half-past nine, Shen Zhijin arrived.
He entered the office with a document in his hand.
Ning Li hesitated for a moment before getting up and knocking on his door.
Shen Zhijin’s voice was as calm as usual.
‘When Ning Li pushed the door open and entered, she noticed that Shen Zhijin was flipping through something.
Shen Zhijin heard her voice and stopped moving. She looked up.
“What is it?”
Ning Li paused for a moment and said seriously,
“Thank you for your help in today’s matter.”
Even though she had not been afraid of Su Yuan causing trouble, if it had not been for Shen Zhijin, the situation today would have been very ugly.
Shen Zhijin quietly observed her.
Her expression was very calm, and her tone was calm. It was as if these things did not affect her at all.
The crowd of onlookers, all the comments, and all the stares…
Embarrassing private details about her had been exposed in public, but that person was her mother in name, after all.
She did not seem to be faking her facial expression. It really looked like she did not care.
Sometimes it did not hurt, not because there was no pain, but because too much had been endured and a thick cocoon had already formed.
He shook his head.
“It’s nothing. You’re welcome.”
On one hand, he really admired Ning Li, but on the other hand… She was also eighteen this year.
He focused his thoughts.
“By the way, your thesis will be published next month.”
Ning Li immediately understood that he was talking about the paper that he had helped her revise previously.
Speaking of this, Shen Zhijin sat up straight and looked at Ning Li. A faint smile appeared on his handsome face.
“You’re the youngest person to have contributed a piece of work to Universe magazine in its 126 years of existence.
“Congratulations, Ning Li.”