Chapter 60: Overly Flirtatious!
Xue Xi did not think too highly of the competition this time around.
She participated in the competition to learn and did not care much about results. On the day of the results' release, she woke up as usual.
When Xue Xi went downstairs, Old Lady Xue and Xue Yao dared not taunt her openly.
Old Lady Xue said, "Yaoyao, let me tell you. You need to be humble. If you seek to beat others down at everything and leave them with no other way out, you'll offend them. Look, that girl could not make it by herself and had the thought of dragging her down as well. She was delayed for 30 minutes and there were only 80 minutes in the first part, right? Aye."
Xue Yao smiled, and when she saw Xue Xi coming downstairs, she finished her meal. "Grandma, stop talking. She was the national winner for the Math Star Competition, and if she scores too poorly for the National Mathematical Olympiad, others will doubt her Math Star Competition's results."
Ye Li came out from the kitchen and handed the specially-prepared breakfast to Xue Xi. She frowned and consoled her daughter. "Xue Xi, the results aren't a great deal. Everyone knows about your special circumstance. Don't take their words to heart."
Xue Xi lifted her eyes calmly and replied, "Oh," before asking, "What words?"
Ye Li: "…"
She felt that her daughter was unbreakable as though she would never need her mother's help. Although she was comforted by it, her heart ached for her.
She was merely an 18-year-old girl. Other girls her age would act pettishly to their parents and cry when they faced challenges. However, her Xixi had been used to solving everything on her own, and she had erected a wall that isolated her from this world.
Ye Li smiled and did not continue speaking.
After seeing that Xue Xi and Xue Yao were on bad terms, Ye Li arranged a car for each of them. They did not have to wait for each other to go to school now.
Her daughter would not need to endure any absurd grievances now.
After sending Xue Xi off, Ye Li returned to the living and Old Lady Xue sneered. "On one hand, there is the Math Olympiad, and on the other, there is the Physics Olympiad. You really adore her and aren't afraid of being insatiably greedy. Look, now she can't be the winner, can she?"
Xue Yao smiled and kept silent.
Ye Li replied, "This is merely a national competition and not the true Olympiad Competition. As long as she obtains the first prize, she will be able to join the winter camp. With that, she will have recommended admission and lower admission scores. These are sufficient."
Old Lady Xue harrumphed.
Ye Li turned to look at Xue Yao and launched an attack on the latter. "Yaoyao, it's best that you stop worrying about other things at present. Do your questions and don't let your guard down for the Physics Olympiad Competition this weekend. If not, you won't be able to get the first prize and may not even qualify for lower admission scores."
Xue Yao's expression changed instantly when she heard these words.
Ye Li had become more powerful, and Xue Yao dared not speak another word.
As usual, Xue Xi alighted in front of the provision store and had breakfast with Canine Teeth and Xiang Huai.
A month and a half had passed and their interactions had become more normal.
After having a bun, Xue Xi thought of something suddenly. She picked up her phone and sent a message to Omnipotent Boss: "Mentor, the National Mathematical Olympiad's results will be out today."
Ding! When the message was sent, a notification was heard coming from the opposite.
She paused and saw Xiang Huai picking up his black phone with his well-defined hand. His lazy actions appeared particularly calm. Shooting a glance at the message, he casually typed a line of words and placed the phone beside him.
Xue Xi's phone vibrated.
She lifted her head to look at the man. He downed a soup dumpling in three mouthfuls, but he did not appear boorish when he ate. Instead, amid his elegance was an air of nobility. It was as if he was eating some sort of delicacy.
After finishing, he licked his lips. His dark brown eyes were filled with nonchalance while his casual actions were overwhelming with lust.
Xue Xi felt her heart skip a beat, and she tried her best to turn her eyes away from him. She drank her soya bean drink as she looked at her phone.
Omnipotent Boss: "Awaiting your good news."
She arched her brows.
Having been delayed 30 minutes, she was unsure whether she could be the winner, but for some unknown reasons, she sensed that he still had faith in her.
She did not reply.
At this moment, Lu Chao, who was playing on his phone, lifted his head in shock. Turning to Xue Xi, he asked, "Do you know about the online thread?"
Xue Xi took a quick look at him with her misty eyes and shook her head.
Lu Chao: "…"
He lowered his head and looked at that thread in the National Mathematical Olympiad forum.
People like him would not follow a small forum like this. However, he chanced upon it because his boss told him to follow the forum.
Since the young lady is clearly unaware of this, should I report it to Boss?
If Boss breaks his jar of vinegar, will he do something terrifying?
Just as he was pondering over it, he sensed his boss's icy stare at him. Lu Chao smiled and revealed his two small canine teeth as he handed his phone to his boss. "Boss, look at this."
Xiang Huai dipped his head to have a look.
The forum title was: "Ah ah ah. I'm shipping this couple! Both curve-wreckers, Li Xuekai and Xue Xi are really sweet!"
The thread had over 2000 likes, but the Math Olympiad was a small social circle, so 2000 likes were a lot.
There was also a photo in the thread. The boy was grinning as he bent over in front of Xue Xi and spoke to her.
The sun rays shone in from the window and reflected on the two of them. Basking in the sunlight, the young boy and girl looked beautiful.
Following this, Lu Chao saw his boss gripping his phone tightly.
Instantly, his heart ached.
Will Boss crush my phone?
I got this Lemon brand phone only a few days back!
Just as his heart was aching, he saw his boss slowly putting down the phone. Heaving a sigh of relief, he quietly took it back and asked, "Do you want to delete it?"
Xiang Huai sounded casual, but it froze Lu Chao's heart. He then heard his boss chuckle. "Why would I fuss about this with a child?"
Lu Chao: "…"
Hearing this tone, he lit a candle for the boy named Li something Kai in his heart.
Xue Xi had no idea and did not ask. After finishing breakfast, she held Xiang Huai's hand as usual and left.
Right at the moment when she was at the entrance, a voice called her, "Wait a minute."
She paused and turned around.
Xiang Huai put his hand in his pocket and approached her casually.
The tall man exuded a strong aura and walked up to her. He suddenly dipped his head and whispered into her ear, "Little kid, all the best for your results."
Xue Xi was slightly stunned. Why must he whisper into my ear? Can't he say it out loud?
She took a step back uneasily and replied, "Mhm," before leaving.
Sitting in the provision store, Lu Chao was dumbfounded by this scene.
He clearly saw a student taking photos of Xue Xi!
Boss must have seen it too. He is truly, overly flirtatious!
Five minutes later, another forum thread appeared on the internet: "A Certain Curve Wrecker's Gigolo Boyfriend. There are pictures and evidence!"
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Chapter 60: Overly Flirtatious!