Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations

Li Canxing knew that Li Fanxing had set a trap. Although she didn’t know exactly what it was, she was sure that An Xiaxia wouldn’t get out of it so easily!

It always made her day to see An Xiaxia in trouble!

With her mood lifted, she even found the problems much easier to solve.

An Xiaxia still found it strange after she finished the last problem. However, she didn’t think much of it and only focused on solving the problems themselves. After carefully checking her answers and making sure she had written down all she knew, she handed in the paper.

The two-day exam period was soon over and the teachers gave the students a homework-free weekend, which made everyone cheer loudly.

An Xiaxia stayed in bed the entire weekend, catching up on cartoons and variety shows. She had never slept so well. Little did she know, a storm was coming her way.

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Monday.

As soon as the students were back at school, they found their grades for the mock exams up on the noticeboard.

The underachievers whined loudly.

“Shit, seriously? The grades are out already? What am I going to tell my mum?!”

“I heard the school asked the teachers to work overtime to get them out… Sob , my ranking dropped again!”

“This is so annoying! Why do we have to have exams and rankings?! Aaah! I’m losing it!”

The attitudes of the curve wreckers, on the other hand, were in stark contrast. After taking a casual look at their grades, they struck up a conversation that went like this —

“There were so many ways to solve the last problem in the physics paper and I used the simplest one, which the teacher didn’t teach in class.”

” Sigh , I’m only in the top 20 of my year. What am I going to tell my parents?!”

“The questions were so easy this time. I find it hard to believe that anyone could get a score lower than 90…”

Zap, zap, zap —

Those words were like little bullets that struck the less talented — An Xiaxia among them.

She stood on her toes and the first name she saw was the one at the very top: Sheng Yize.

“Awesome!” An Xiaxia jumped excitedly. She felt happier than if she had made the top herself.

Sheng Yize was so remarkable!

Moving down the column, she saw that Su Xiaomo, He Jiayu, and Mu Li all had good grades. Qi Yanxi and Kang Jian were the last two in their year, while she herself was somewhere in the middle, neither too high nor too low. She could live with that.

An Xiaxia was satisfied with this result. Humming a tune, she went back to the classroom.

The first period was maths. The teacher walked in with a grim face and knocked the desk with his textbook. “I’ve swapped this period with your history teacher.”

Tang Yijun walked in, looking genteel and urbane as usual. He was quite a popular teacher with the students and everyone almost cheered loudly at the news!

The maths teacher pursed his lips. He scanned the classroom and his sharp gaze landed on An Xiaxia. “An Xiaxia, come with me to the office!”

“Huh?” An Xiaxia was baffled and walked out in confusion. Sheng Yize frowned. What did the maths teacher want An Xiaxia for?

As soon as she left, everyone began to murmur —

“What was that about?”

“Haha, An Xiaxia has always been bad at maths. I bet she got terrible grades in maths this time and he’s going to give her an earful!”

“I don’t think so… I think the maths teacher likes her. He picks her to answer his questions all the time and repeats his explanation when she doesn’t understand…”

“Shut the f**k up!” Qi Yanxi bellowed, and everyone hushed up at once.

Tang Yijun smiled and began to teach. However, he kept darting glances in the direction of the office, as if he was preoccupied.

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In the office.

An Xiaxia asked gingerly, “Sir, why am I here?”

The maths teacher fumbled around on his desk, then smacked an exam paper in front of her and asked harshly, “Where did you get your exam paper? Speak! Did you steal it or buy it off someone?”