Chapter 257 The Vice President’s Apology
Some awe-inspiring rhythmic low-pitch drumbeats suddenly came from the stage.
Standing in the middle of the stage, Xin Zheng put on a cool look, heartily showing off his extremely handsome face under the cover of make-up.
On the big screen behind him, an animation was played.
In the universe, a star exploded, destroying all the stars floating around it.
At this time, a dazzling silvery light sparkled.
It turned out to be countless beams of silvery light bursting out from everywhere of the dark universe. Dragging long tails, they looked like numerous comets.
They landed on the surface of a barren planet and then turned into human shapes.
They began to dance!
At the moment, the countless audience under the stage all got confused.
“What the hell is it?”
Of course, among the crowd, there were still many Xin Zheng’s female fans struggling to shout and cheer.
In the cheers, Xin Zheng, standing in the center of the stage, moved his body and began to dance with the animated characters on the big screen at once, which aroused a lot of cries from the audience.
However, most of them were starry-eyed girls.
The male students and some rational girls were not that crazy. They just watched the performance on the stage smilingly, and occasionally cheered when they felt surprised.
It must be admitted that Xin Zheng was really a superstar.
After a hot dance of his, the entire audience was stimulated. Then, his singing wafted to the audience’s ears.
His powerful voice fully illustrated the artistic conception of the song.
The audience was also ecstatic.
Without a doubt, in order to take the leading role, Xin Zheng had tried his best.
And the atmosphere among the whole audience was also ignited.
But compared with that of Fang Qiu, it was still far behind.
After all, Fang Qiu’s performance was so unique that everyone in the audience was cheering crazily for him, as if he were the only moon among the stars.
But as for Xin Zheng, except for his own fans, most of the other audience only regarded him as a senior or a star. Since the entertainment circle was so big, no star dared to say that he could get the love of everyone.
There might be exceptions elsewhere, but in University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine, there was no doubt that Xin Zheng’s popularity had been inferior to Fang Qiu’s.
Xin Zheng finished his song.
The cheers under the stage were warm, but they were not as warm as those belonging to Fang Qiu. Xin Zheng still kept a smile at the moment, but his heart was already filled up with anger.
The moment Xin Zheng turned his head, his face darkened.
If someone called “encore” at this time, his mood might be better. But unfortunately, from his turning around to stepping down from the stage, no one in the whole audience cried “encore” at all.
“A bunch of laymen!”
Leaving the stage, Xin Zheng said with a snort, and then glanced at all the audience in front of the stage, muttering angrily in his heart, “You don’t know who’s the good singer at all!”
Xin Zheng was angry.
He never expected that he, a superstar, would lose to a student in popularity.
What shamed him the most was that this was his alma mater.
How could he lose to a junior in his own alma mater?
If it were to spread out, how could he continue to survive in the entertainment circle?
In the backstage, the moment he was about to return to his exclusive lounge, he suddenly stopped his steps. His anger on the face disappeared in an instant and was replaced by a gentle smile.
It turned out that Jiang Miaoyu who just entered the backstage appeared in front of him.
His eyes lit up at the first glance he saw her.
“Junior Sister Jiang?”
Seeing Jiang Miaoyu, Xin Zheng immediately walked to her with a smile.
Jiang Miaoyu greeted him with a nod.
Xin Zheng smiled and said, “Your singing skills are quite good. You’re very promising.”
In fact, Xin Zheng noticed Jiang Miaoyu the day he returned to his alma mater.
For him, there were too many beautiful women in the complicated entertainment circle. But it was his first time to meet a girl as pure as Jiang Miaoyu.
“Senior Brother, don’t make fun of me.”
Jiang Miaoyu responded with a smile and then turned her head to look around, as if she was looking for something.
“Junior Sister, are you looking for something? Can I help you?” Xin Zheng asked.
“No, thanks, Senior Brother.”
Jiang Miaoyu shook her head, continuing to look around.
Xin Zheng shrugged his shoulders and said, “Junior Sister Jiang, how about exchanging our contact information? If you want to develop in the entertainment circle in the future, call me at any time. I will definitely do you a favor.”
However, Jiang Miaoyu didn’t listen to him carefully at all.
After looking around for a while, she found Fang Qiu in the backstage powder room and immediately revealed a sweet smile.
“Sorry, Senior Brother, I’ve got to go.”
Jiang Miaoyu immediately went to Fang Qiu with a smile, without answering Xin Zheng’s question and looking at him.
Xin Zheng was stunned.
He looked in the direction Jiang Miaoyu headed for and saw Fang Qiu impressively.
Suddenly, his face turned extremely gloomy.
After a snort, Xin Zheng took a deep breath, gave Fang Qiu a fierce stare, and then left.
In the powder room.
Jiang Miaoyu came in neither so excitedly nor so happily, and sat down beside Fang Qiu calmly. She looked at him in the big mirror of the dresser, asking, “When did you come back? Why not tell us?”
With a wry smile, Fang Qiu replied, “I was asked to keep it secret. And I was forced here to do strenuous work as soon as I arrived.”
Jiang Miaoyu was stunned, seeming to feel funny about Fang Qiu’s words. She asked, “Is singing strenuous work?”
“For me, yes.”
Fang Qiu smiled and nodded.
Jiang Miaoyu continued to ask with a nod, “What did you do in the past month and a half?”
Fang Qiu nodded and answered, “I couldn’t learn in school, so I asked for a long vacation and went to study with Mr. Xu.”
“No wonder I didn’t see him when I went to the library.”
Jiang Miaoyu nodded her understanding. Through the mirror of the dresser, she and Fang Qiu looked at each other. And at the moment, she said with a sigh, “I’m really envious of you.”
With the end of Xin Zheng’s performance, the New Year’s party ended satisfactorily in the host’s concluding remarks.
The students also dispersed one by one under the leadership of the cadres and teachers of each class.
Within just a few minutes, most people had gone.
Most of the leaders had even disappeared early.
However, the lights on the stage hadn’t been completely extinguished.
In the light, a figure was walking to a corner of the sports ground. With a careful look, it turned out this person was Chen Yinsheng.
In the meantime, a staff member entered the powder room.
Walking to the back of Fang Qiu who was chatting with Jiang Miaoyu, the staff member opened his mouth and said, “Vice President Chen is looking for you.”
Fang Qiu was confused.
“Chen Yinsheng is looking for me?”
“Go ahead, he’s waiting for you on the meadow at the north corner of the sports ground,” the staff member said.
Fang Qiu nodded and stood up.
“Then, I will go first,” Jiang Miaoyu also stood up and said with a smile.
Fang Qiu nodded.
Then, the two walked out of the backstage together.
After saying goodbye again, Fang Qiu walked towards the north corner of the sports ground on his own.
“Vice President Chen?”
Arriving at the meadow, Fang Qiu looked at Chen Yinsheng and asked, “You’re looking for me?”
Chen Yinsheng took a deep breath and then looked at Fang Qiu with a rare smile. However, it looked a little awkward.
“What can I do for you at this late hour?” asked Fang Qiu.
“Actually, I asked you here to apologize to you.”
Chen Yinsheng compressed his lips and said, “I was narrow-minded before. I hope you can accept my apology, and, at the same time, become the proudest student in the history of our University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine.”
Upon hearing that, Fang Qiu was totally stunned.
Chen Yinsheng made an apology to him?
He never expected that.
Chen Yinsheng was the president of a university. Though he was the Vice President, it was still a distinguished position and only second to the President. How could such a person put down his dignity to apologize in person?
This surprised him very much.
In fact, when Chen Yinsheng tried various ways to harm him, he also prepared a lot of ways to fight back, such as to look for He Gaoming, or even to use force directly in the name of the mysterious man.
But, he didn’t put them into practice.
Because he knew if the matters went bigger, it would bring bad influence on University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine. After all, he was also a member of the school who refused to bury it himself.
So, he had endured Chen Yinsheng’s oppression all the time.
If it were not for the fear of influence, he would have fought back already.
If it were any person else, although his life wouldn’t be taken, such things would have happened, including breaking his hands and feet or destroying his lifetime reputation.
Fortunately, Chen Yinsheng didn’t go too far.
He hadn’t really touched Fang Qiu’s bottom line.
Fang Qiu nodded.
He knew such an apology had already ashamed Chen Yinsheng. He, as a leader who stood high above the masses, apologized to a student. What if it spread out?
Therefore, Fang Qiu accepted his apology.
Without sincerity, Chen Yinsheng, as a leader, wouldn’t put down his dignity to apologize.
“Besides,” while accepting Chen Yinsheng’s apology, Fang Qiu said, “I also hope that you can do something good and practical for us students of University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine so that our school can develop in a better direction.”
“Of course, it’s my job to do things for students as a leader,” Chen Yinsheng replied with a nod.
Fang Qiu nodded.
While speaking, the two smiled at each other, forgetting all their hatred.
Leaving the sports ground, Fang Qiu returned directly to the dormitory.
However, Sun Hao and the other two immediately surrounded him just as he entered.
“Be honest, when did you come back?” Sun Hao asked while staring at Fang Qiu.
“Half past five today,” Fang Qiu answered.
Zhou Xiaotian complained exaggeratedly, “The youngest, you aren’t loyal to us. You’ve been apart from us for a month and a half, and why didn’t you notify us in advance that you were going back. What if one of us three brought our girlfriend to the dormitory and arranged her to sleep in your bed, which was caught by you?”
Fang Qiu’s hair immediately erected.
Zhou Xiaotian smiled and said, “Just to give an example, an example.”
“Don’t talk nonsense. Do you really take us as your brothers? Why not tell us that you were back?”
Sun Hao blamed Fang Qiu.
“Yes, the youngest. You weren’t loyal to us this time.”
Zhu Benzheng echoed.
“I have no other choices.”
Fang Qiu said with a wry smile, “I was not allowed to speak it out.”
“By the way.”
Allowing no time for the three to continue to ask, Fang Qiu immediately changed the topic by asking, “What about your apprenticeship?”
The first thing he should do after coming back was to learn about herbs from the keeper of the Yaowang Mountain.