Here’s an extra chapter! Thanks for the Kofi Lenette~
After Ying Jiao returned to his seat, for the first time in history, he did not answer the questions immediately, but leaned against the wall and lowered his eyes, unknown to what he was thinking.
He Zhou and several people originally wanted to ask what happened between him and Jing Ci, but they were afraid that they would accidentally poke a sore spot on his heart, so they mumbled in private for a while, and decided to take a detour.
It so happened that Peng Chengcheng was celebrating his birthday this Sunday. Using this pretext to call Ying Jiao out and drink some wine, he might be able to pry his mouth open.
“Brother Jiao,” He Zhou turned around and said to Ying Jiao, “We booked a box at Yueweixuan the night after tomorrow to have a meal and celebrate Old Peng’s birthday. Would you like to come?”
How could Ying Jiao be in the mood to have dinner together, but it was already close to Peng Chengcheng’s birthday, so he nodded and agreed.
Seeing this, He Zhou was relieved, and wanted to say more, but the classroom door was suddenly pushed open, and Teacher Liu walked in with a dark face.
“What’s with the ruckus! How come there are so many words to say every day?! You can hear your voices standing in the corridor!”
He stepped on the podium and glanced down sternly: “You have no way to release that energy, right? Okay, then work harder on Sunday cleaning!”
As soon as his voice fell, a wailing sound suddenly sounded from below.
The provincial experiment requires a thorough cleaning every year at the beginning of the school year, and each class is responsible for a different area. Although the scope is not large, these people in Class 7 have not even washed their own clothes at times, let alone cleaning.
“It’s annoying.” Li Zhou threw the book in his hand on the table, and said to Jing Ci with a bitter face: “Our class cleans the laundry room this semester, and there are too many dirty things to pick up.”
There are two dormitory buildings in the provincial experiment, one for boys and one for girls, and the part between the two buildings is the drying yard for clothes.
Although the school expressly prohibits throwing things downstairs, some students are still disobedient. Garbage peels, even smelly shoes and socks, are thrown down.
Clothes drying yard.
Jing Ci pursed his lower lip, raised his eyes and glanced at the podium. Seeing that Teacher Liu was not paying attention to the two of them, he whispered, “If you are asked to go to the laundry yard, I will take care of it for you.”
Li Zhou was moved to tears by him, and quickly shook his head: “No, no, no, no! How can you do this job.”
“It’s okay,” Jing Ci said decisively: “I just love to work in the laundry room.”
Li Zhou looked at him with a complicated expression, and he didn’t know what to say for a while.
So, is this study God’s little hobby? When you are tired of studying, do some physical work to refresh your mind?
He wiped his face and replied, “Okay.”
“Quiet!” Teacher Liu clapped the desk, looked at a few who were howling the loudest, and glared at them one by one: “The complaining voices up front, if I catch anyone who is lazy and sneaky, I will add one more duty this semester!”
Seeing that the classroom was silent for a moment, Teacher Liu nodded with satisfaction: “I’ll check after you guys clean up. If you dare to fool around, you’ll be done, and don’t even think about taking a break in the afternoon.”
After he finished speaking, he stepped off the podium and was about to explain a few words to the health committee when his eyes fell on Jing Ci’s side, and he suddenly paused.
Teacher Liu walked over and knocked on Li Zhou’s table: “Who asked you to change your seat at will?”
Li Zhou wanted to cry without tears and stood up, he didn’t want to change seats, okay?
The last row is so free, it is absolutely safe to chat and play games, and there is a chatty friend by his side, but how could he dare to refuse Brother Jiao?
“Teacher.” Ying Jiao stood up: “I want to change it.”
Teacher Liu looked at him and then at Jing Ci. He wanted to say something, but he swallowed it. He pointed at Ying Jiao: “Come with me.”
Jing Ci was a little worried and wanted to go out and explain together. As soon as the book was put down, his desk was knocked on by Ying Jiao who was passing by: “It’s alright, you continue to read your book.”
Jing Ci could only suppress the anxiety in his heart, sitting on his seat and waiting for him to come back.
In the corridor, Teacher Liu frowned tightly: “What’s the matter with you? It was you who wanted to switch seats in the beginning, but now you are saying you want to switch back! Did you and Jing Ci quarrel?
“How can this be?” Ying Jiao smiled and said, “Jing Ci will go to the second round of selection soon, I’m afraid I will delay his study.”
When Teacher Liu heard this, the expression on his face became even more dissatisfied: “Do you disturb him while he is studying?”
“Not really.” Ying Jiao leaned lazily against the wall with a smile on his lips: “The main reason is that he cares too much about me, and would rather waste his time and give me lectures. If it was Li Zhou, he would not have to be so distracted.”
For some reason, Teacher Liu suddenly wanted to hit someone.
“Is there really nothing else?”
“What else do you want to hear?” Ying Jiao said thoughtfully: “Otherwise, my wife is strict…”
Teacher Liu couldn’t listen anymore, so he hammered him hard on his back, interrupting him: “Go back and do that test for me!”
Ying Jiao rubbed the place where he was beaten: “As ordered.”
Turning his face, his expression immediately faded.
He was the one who didn’t want to change seats the most, but their desks were too close. What if he accidentally bumped into Jing Ci?
Ying Jiao walked into the classroom and met Jing Ci’s gaze.
Teacher Liu was still outside, and the classroom was quiet at the moment. Ying Jiao couldn’t tell him everything, so he simply said, “Don’t worry, the teacher agreed.”
Jing Ci breathed a sigh of relief, nodded, lowered his head and continued to read.
Ying Jiao knew that the reason why he worked so hard was to achieve a good result in the competition so as to change the current situation.
He sighed in distress, and after returning to his seat, after thinking for a long time, he tore a small piece of paper and wrote a few words. After thinking about it, he crumpled it into a ball and threw it into the trash can.
He waited until the class bell rang and saw Jing Ci put down his book, and then walked over.
Li Zhou stood up with a wink and gave him his place.
Ying Jiao pulled the stool out, got further away from Jing Ci, and sat down: “Is it still uncomfortable?”
“It’s not uncomfortable anymore.” Jing Ci shook his head, afraid that Ying Jiao would not believe it, and added: “It will be fine after coming back from the flower bed.”
F*ck! Ying Jiao couldn’t help but swear in his heart, is there a monitor installed on them?
“That’s good.” Ying Jiao nodded and looked at him with a chuckle: “I’m sorry, I can’t hug you or kiss you recently.”
Jing Ci’s face flushed, he looked left and right subconsciously, and stammered, “No, it’s fine.”
“I can’t get close to you, so I have to focus on my studies.” Ying Jiao took out his mobile phone and pushed it to Jing Ci: “Will you keep my mobile phone for me?”
Jing Ci froze for a moment: “No, you are not addicted to your phone.”
And… he also wanted to secretly contact Ying Jiao at night.
“I will stay in the dormitory at night during this time, and I will find you when the time comes.” Seeing what he was thinking, Ying Jiao’s heart felt soft and reluctant: “Besides you, I have no one to contact.”
“The password is your current birthday. If there is news, you can come back if you want. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to. You don’t need to tell me.”
Ying Jiao raised his eyebrows and said meaningfully: “You can just look at what’s inside, don’t worry, there’s no films (porn), it’s all about you.”
Jing Ci choked for a moment: “What if… it’s something important?”
Ying Jiao leaned lazily on the back of the chair and looked at him with a smile: “Okay, don’t worry, there is nothing more important to me than you.”
Jing Ci’s ears turned red all of a sudden, he nodded casually and put away his phone.
After Ying Jiao left, Jing Ci slowly calmed down. It was only then that he suddenly discovered that Ying Jiao said to keep his phone, was actually equivalent to taking the initiative to expose all his secrets in front of his eyes.
Jing Ci’s chest swelled, sweet and warm, and the last bit of loss in his heart finally disappeared.
On Sunday, Li Zhou was assigned to the drying clothes yard, and Jing Ci was given the job of mopping the floor in the classroom because he was favored by the health committee.
“Really change, Brother Ci.” Li Zhou handed a broom to Jing Ci in embarrassment: “Otherwise, forget it?”
“It’s okay.” Jing Ci smiled at him, and took the broom to the drying clothes yard.
Because school has just started, there are not many clothes hanging on the drying yard. His line of sight is unobstructed, and at a glance, he can clearly see the garbage everywhere that is blown by the wind.
Several boys who were assigned to the drying clothing yard complained a lot. Jing Ci looked at the place where he and Ying Jiao had stayed before, and bent over to start cleaning.
He has obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even the ground he swept is cleaner than others. The boys in Class 7 were amazed. They wanted to be lazy at first, but when they compared it to theirs, they felt embarrassed and started to work hard.
Next to the drying clothes yard is the road leading to the cafeteria. Several first-year girls are cleaning up the fallen branches. One of them was pretty, and Wu Weicheng look over there frequently while scanning.
“Hey, Brother Ci, that girl looks good. Do you think I can get her contact number?”
Jing Ci didn’t look up, he kept moving: “Then go, I’ll hold your stuff for you.”
“Don’t, don’t,” Wu Weicheng was a little nervous when he did this kind of thing for the first time, so he insisted on dragging Jing Ci: “You accompany me, in case she knows you, and for my sake, she will be happy to see your face.”
Jing Ci was halfway through his work and didn’t really want to leave, but seeing Wu Weicheng’s breathing was a little short, he could only nod and walked over with him with a broom.
But it was also Wu Weicheng’s bad luck. Before he could get to the girl, Ying Jiao walked over from the basketball court far away.
He was tall and good-looking, even with a broom in his hand, he was still handsome, and immediately attracted the attention of several girls. Especially the girl Wu Weicheng had a crush on, her face started to turn red.
Wu Weicheng’s courage died before he could be successful in his pursuit, looking up ahead with a numb expression, the little deer in his heart died instantly.
He sighed with a complicated expression: “Brother Jiao is really, coming sooner rather than later…”
Jing Ci gave him a funny look, just as he was about to comfort him. He saw girls suddenly walk up to Ying Jiao and said shyly, “Classmate, our garbage bag is too heavy to carry, can you help us carry it to the garbage bin?”
Jing Ci pursed his lower lip and looked at the flat bag on the ground, not even a third of it was full.
Not to mention three girls, one girl alone can carry it.
So, are they… are they striking up a conversation with Ying Jiao?
Wu Weicheng leaned into Jing Ci’s ear and said sourly: “That girl looks good, Brother Jiao will agree, right? Maybe they will exchange contact info at that time.”
Jing Ci’s broom accidentally swept across Wu Weicheng’s upper shoe.
“It’s okay, no problem.”
Up ahead, Ying Jiao pointed at the bag: “This?”
Several girls nodded again: “Yes.”
“Oh.” Ying Jiao walked around them indifferently and said calmly, “Then take a break for a while and then lift it up. I can’t do your work for you.”
As he said this, he walked towards Jing Ci and snatched the broom in his hand: “Who asked you to do this kind of work? How much more is left? I’ll do it.”
The group of girls: “???”