I Became the Rich Second-Generation Villain - Chapter 22
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Translated by: Varun56
Edited by: ShortPerson
“Chu Bai, you were given the chance to admit your mistake. Since you didn’t know how to cherish it, I’ll let the school’s senior management deal with you.” Song Zhengyu was disappointed in Chu Bai.
“Song… Teacher Song, don’t…don’t. Please don’t make a… make a big mess out of this. I’d really… have no courage to face people.”
Remembering Wang Haoran’s instruction to not make a big deal out of it, Wen Jing spoke in opposition to Song Zhengyu’s proposal.
Of course, Wang Haoran had instructed her for a reason.
If it became a big issue and reached the ears of the school’s senior management, the old principal would definitely come to know about it.
As Chu Bai had saved the principal before, he’d once again declare Chu Bai innocent on account of his meritorious service.
According to the tropes of urban novels, the principal must’ve become a die-hard supporter of Chu Bai, a tool for the Protagonist’s camp, specializing in wiping the Protagonist’s ass and dealing with the aftermath.
His previous beating was good proof of this.
If the principal learned of this, he’d definitely try everything in his power to prove Chu Bai’s innocence.
If they sought professional help, using modern science and technology, they’d definitely be able to clear Chu Bai of any suspicion.
After all, one could see that Chu Bai simply turned at the door of the girls’ dorm.
Physical evidence wouldn’t be hard to obtain.
“Wen Jing, are you sure?” Song Zhengyu asked.
“Um… Teacher Song, I thought it over. Chu Bai probably just acted that way on impulse. After all, we are fellow classmates. I don’t want to ruin his life.
If this news spreads, I am afraid that I’ll be bad mouthed by others, even if I’m the victim. I just want Chu Bai to apologize to me!”
“Good, I respect your decision.” Song Zhengyu nodded, and then looked at Chu Bai and said in a cold voice.
“Do you want me to hold your head down and make you apologize?”
Chu Bai was both angry and thankful.
The reason for his anger was, of course, because he had been framed.
He was thankful, however, that this matter could be resolved privately, which wasn’t completely unacceptable for him.
He only had to apologize to her. It wasn’t like he’d lose a piece of flesh from his body anyway.
“Classmate Wen Jing, I’m sorry.”
[Ding! The Protagonist Chu Bai bowed his head because of the Villain. Congratulations, Host, for gaining 300 Villain Points. Chu Bai’s Protagonist’s Halo decreased by -30 while the Host’s Villain’s Halo increased by +30]
Meanwhile, Wang Haoran had once again received a system message.
Chu Bai and Wen Jing walked into the classroom one after the other.
At this time, although Wen Jing was no longer crying, her eyes were still red.
Other than Wang Haoran, no other student in the class knew what had actually happened.
However, due to Weng Jing’s appearance, it was obvious that she must’ve been wronged.
“Jing Jing, what’s wrong?” Xu Muyan asked with concern.
Wen Jing told her the complete story of how Chu Bai ‘molested’ her.
Xu Muyan’s face instantly changed.
[Ding! The Host succeeded in severing the relationship between the Protagonist Chu Bai and the heroine Xu Muyan by manipulating events behind the scenes, affecting the original plot’s direction. Received 200 Villain Points.]
[Heroine Xu Muyan’s favorability towards the Protagonist Chu Bai decreased by -20. Her current favorability for him is now at -30. (Extremely Disgusted)]
Wang Haoran received yet another system prompt message. He received such massive harvests one after the other.
But, according to his plan, there should be yet another wave of harvests.
At this time, Song Zhenyu arrived at the classroom with a cold face and slammed the lesson plan in her hands on the lecture table.
All the students in the classroom were startled.
The homeroom teacher’s face was obviously not right. Why did she look as if she’d consumed gunpowder?
“Stop everything for a moment.”
Song Zhenyu suddenly spoke. As the students were conscious of the matter at hand, no one dared to ignore her.
It had to be said that Song Zhenyu’s grumpy teacher persona, which was created with great effort and pretense, still worked, and could easily convince the students.
“Let me announce two things. There will be no holiday this Sunday afternoon.” Song Zhenyu opened her mouth and said.
A groan immediately rang out in the classroom.
The senior high school’s curriculum was very intense. Aside from the two days off every month, only the Sunday weekend was a half-day.
Excluding the half-day off on Sundays, they’d have half a month of classes in a row.
It was too vexing. They’d be really worn out.
Even Xu Muyan, who loved studying, was feeling a little depressed at the moment.
Song Zhengyu’s one simple word made the wailing and grumbling in the classroom stop.
“Teacher, what’s the other thing?” Xu Muyan asked bravely.
“On the last two days of this week, we’ll have the joint mock exams for all of Qingling city’s colleges and universities.” Song Zhenyu replied.
As the words fell, there was an extra feeling of tension in the classroom out of nowhere.
On the small corner at the top right of the blackboard, the words “53 days till the college entrance exams” written in red chalk, became extraordinarily alarming.
According to the usual practice, the questions on the joint mock exams were made by the same group of people who were responsible for making the papers for the college entrance exams.
The joint mock examination was basically a mini college entrance examination.
In a way, the score of the mock exam was almost the same as the score of the final college entrance exam.
And, after the mock exams, the teachers’ preferences for students’ care would dramatically change.
Students would be divided into three, six, and nine grades.
Those with good grades would be given extra care.
Those with poor grades would be basically left to fend for themselves.
After Song Zhengyu delivered these two pieces of news, she left the classroom.
Most of the students were still nervous, but a very small number of them were extraordinarily relaxed.
Among these few, some were indifferent to the college entrance exams, some were fearless learners, and one seemed to be very… concerned about it.
“The joint mock exam, huh?. This is a good opportunity for me to make a change…” Chu Bai’s eyes flickered with extraordinary opulence.
His beautiful homeroom teacher hates him because of what he had done with Wen Jing.
If he could top the joint mock exam, she would definitely be impressed with him.
In addition to that, he could attract Xu Muyan’s attention.
And more importantly, he could even pave the way for the college entrance exam.
He had previously been a poor student. He’d been making gradual progress in every exam, and needed to continue his progress in the joint mock exam.
This way, when he takes the entrance exam and enters a good university, he wouldn’t seem suspicious.
Others would only think that he was making rapid progress.
While Chu Bai was thinking to himself, the second period of evening study ended.
Chen Zishi, who was one of the low rankers, wasn’t at all concerned about the mock exams.
He was more concerned about Wen Jing.
Earlier, when she returned to the classroom, he had seen that her face had changed, as if she had been crying.
As Wen Jing felt her eyes uncomfortable, she leaned on her desk to take a nap.
“Classmate Wen Jing?”
Chen Zishi bravely walked to Wen Jing’s side.
Wen Jing, hearing someone call her, straightened herself.
This fatty really came to ask me…
Wang Haoran had told her that Chen Zishi would probably come over to ask about her, so Wen Jing wasn’t that surprised.
“Yes… Is there something I could help you with?” Wen Jing asked knowingly.
“You seemed to be crying just now. Was someone bullying you?”
“No, you must have seen wrong.”
“You can’t lie to me. Your eyes are still red. You must have cried a lot. Who dared to bully you, tell me!”
Wen Jing pretended to hesitate for a moment, then told Chen Zishi the same story she told Xu Muyan.
After hearing this, Chen Zishi angrily headed outside the classroom.
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