Chapter 608 - There’s No Use Acting Cute
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Before Ning Li, the holder of this record had been Shen Zhijin.
He had only been twenty years old then.
Once the paper was published, it had immediately shocked the physics world.
Since then, the record has been maintained until now– until Ning Li had appeared.
She was just eighteen this year.
Although the corresponding author of the paper was Xu Yin, Shen Zhijin had also participated in the revision, and now Ning Li was in his research group, doing experiments with him.
In his heart, he had already accepted Ning Li as his student.
Such a “congratulations” was sincere, he was both pleased and proud.
Ning Li had already received the comments from the review team and knew that the thesis had been approved.
However, when she heard him actually saying it, her mood was still different.
In particular, this had been a confirmation and congratulations from Shen Zhijin.
The corners of her lips curved slightly, and her dimples were faintly discernible.
“Thank you, Teacher Shen.”
After leaving the office, Ning Li finished the work in her hands before she got up and left.
‘When she went downstairs, she looked at her phone and saw that there were two missed calls from Lu Huaiyu.
She had gone went straight to the laboratory after dinner. She had been so busy that she had not looked at her phone much.
After calculating the time, she could roughly guess why he called.
She stood under a lamp by the roadside to return the call.
The other side answered quickly.
Ning Li quickly admitted her mistake first.
“Twas helping Teacher Shen with the data just now. I muted my phone, so I didn’t hear your call.”
Lu Huaiyu chuckled.
“Yeah, I guessed that was it.”
Ning Li kicked away a small pebble by her feet.
“Also… Su Yuan came to look for me today.”
Lu Huaiyu did not speak.
Ning Li continued, “Ye Cheng got into some trouble, so she came to me for help but I refused.”
She stated it lightly.
Lu Huaiyu asked softly, “Is that all?”
Ning Li replied with an “Mm-hmm’.
After a moment, Lu Huaiyu said, “Ah Li, if you want, she can stay in Yunzhou forever.”
Ning Li understood what he meant and shook her head.
“Second Brother, you don’t have to interfere in this matter. I have my own plans.”
Lu Huaiyu was silent for a long time, as if he did not want to let go of this opportunity.
Ning Li softened her voice.
Lu Huaiyu rubbed the space between his brows.
“Do you think that acting coquettishly will work? If it had not been for Teacher Shen, how would you have settled the matter today?”
Ning Li’s eyelids drooped slightly.
“Second Brother, didn’t you teach me that when you get hit, you have to fight back?
“Thaventt finished collecting my debt yet.”
After a long period of silence, his voice finally sounded again.
“Alright, then– it’s up to you. However, there’s a condition.”
Ning Li replied, “Hmm? What is it?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his brows slightly.
“Act coquettishly again.”
Ning Li said, “… Who was the one who said that acting coquettishly was useless?”
Lu Huaiyu seemed to be laughing as he coaxed her.
“Just using it once is useless. Why don’t you try it again? Maybe it will work better then?”
‘Three minutes later, Ning Li fiercely hung up the phone.
The light from the street lamp outlined her slender figure, while her fair earlobes were scarlet red.
Ning Li stepped through the doorway as she entered the dormitory.
Xue Langlang was curled up on the bed playing with her phone, Ding Yu was still working on her code, and Yao Mingjia was sitting in her seat as she applied hand cream.
‘When Ning Li pushed the door open and entered the room, Xue Langlang poked her head out of the bed.
“Ning Li, you’re back?”
She carefully sized up Ning Li’s expression.
The incident this afternoon had caused a huge commotion, and all the students of Xijing University probably already knew about it.
She was still a little worried because Ning Li had come back so late.
After all, with a mother like that… ? No one would feel good about it, right?
“Lbrought you some hot water. It’s under your desk.”
Ning Li put down her backpack.
Xue Langlang hurriedly shook her head.
“No need to thank me. It’s nothing. Besides, roommates are supposed to help each other.”
Ning Li raised her eyebrows and nodded seriously.
“You’re right. It’s normal for roommates to help each other.”
As she spoke, she looked at Yao Mingjia with a faint smile.
“Speaking of which, I haven’t thanked you properly for what happened today.”
As soon as she said that, the air in the entire dormitory froze.
Yao Mingjia paused and put the lid back on the hand cream as if nothing had happened. Then, she turned to look at Ning Li with a surprised expression.
“Ning Li, what are you talking about?”
Ning Li’s eyes stared at her, cold and sharp.
‘When Yao Mingjia met her gaze, her heart trembled. For a moment, she felt as if she had seen through her entire being!
She looked away ina panic.
Ning Li’s voice came again.
“This afternoon, I warned Su Yuan not to delay me from going to class. In the end, she was waiting outside my classroom building later that afternoon. There are so many teaching buildings and so many classrooms in the whole of Xijing University. It’s her first time here, yet she was actually able to find
me so smoothly and accurately.”
The corners of her lips curled up slightly, as if she was mocking her.
iia, with your help, I’m sure she saved a lot of energy, right?”
She wasn’t asking her, she was just stating the facts!
Yao Mingjia immediately realized that Ning Li had already determined that she was the one who had done this!
She was the one who had encouraged Su Yuan to wait for Ning Li outside the complex. She had also hinted that there would be a lot of people after class, so even if it was just to get out of being embarrassed, Ning Li might still give her a chance.
Yao Mingjia started to feel the panic rise in her heart.
When she had said those words, it was not like there had been no one around, so it was not strange that Ning Li had found out about it.
However, she had not expected the farce that afternoon to end like that. She had not expected Ning Li’s attitude to be so tough that she would come directly to tear her face off!
Yao Mingjia lowered her voice.
“Ning Li, please don’t misunderstand. I really didn’t mean anything by it. I just thought, after all, that she was your mother. This… A biological mother and daughter, how could there be an obstacle that could not be overcome? Also, it seems that your brother is in trouble now? I’m an outsider, and even I
can’t bear to hear it…”
“If you can’t bear it, then you can transfer the money to Su Yuan right now,” Ning Li interrupted her. “Do you want me to give you her bank account number so that you can fulfill your kindness?”
Yao Mingjia’s face had turned red. Just as she was about to lose her temper and confront Ning Li, she suddenly became timid.
How could she face the Ning Li head-on now?
She pursed her lips and tried to defend herself again.
.. Ning Li, no matter what, everyone has parents in this world. I know I made a decision without permission, but you don’t have to be so angry, right? After all, that’s your biological mother and younger brother. If you’re happy, I promise I won’t meddle in the future anymore. Is that alright?”
Ning Li looked at her and suddenly sneered.
Yao Mingjia was quite skilled at using this trick of taking the moral high ground to gain sympathy.
Unfortunately, it had no effect on Ning Li. Instead, it only made her more annoyed.
She stared at Yao Mingjia and enunciated each word clearly.
“This is my business. Who do you think you are to tell me what to do?”