Chapter 302: The Administrative Office of the Institute
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Just like this, she shouldered all responsibilities for him silently. He did not have a heart of stone and naturally would feel moved. Chu Jingnan looked at the frail young girl before him, her slender waist which could be gripped with just an arm, standing there quietly with a kind of shattered pride, a frail strength. His heart couldn’t help but throb violently.
Wen Xinya secretly praised Xia Ruya’s wits. No matter how disadvantaged, she could always deal with it in the way that benefited herself the most. She made use of Xia Ruya to expose the truth—with Chu Jingnan’s intellect, he would definitely be able to guess what had happened. Then, she pretended to be fearless, helping Chu Jingnan shoulder all responsibilities—how could Chu Jingnan be unmoved.
Furthermore, with her helping Chu Jingnan like this, he naturally wouldn’t punish her too heavily. After this incident, she would have Chu Jingnan to take care of her in the student union moving forward—naturally, she would be like a duck taking to water.
Xia Ruya, good scheming indeed!
Xia Ruya was punished to clean the student union office for a month. The punishment which was neither light nor harsh shut everyone up.
Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue were sent to the first-aid room in the Institute. Although the two of them were rather seriously injured, they were all superficial injuries—the resident doctor at the first-aid room of the Lan Feng Institute had rather good skills and managed to take care of their injuries very quickly.
As the physical assault was of a serious nature, the student union naturally wouldn’t handle it rashly and sent them to the administrative office.
The first name of the teacher-in-charge of the administrative office was An. He did not have a good reputation in the Institute at all and many students disliked him.
“Hitting someone is misbehavior. Miss Wen, please apologize Miss Jiang and Miss Xia right now.” Teacher An saw the proof of diagnosis over at the first-aid room and actually ordered Wen Xinya to apologize to Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue without even asking about the incident.
Instantly, Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue looked at Wen Xinya smugly.
Especially Jiang Yuqian who looked at Wen Xinya with upturned eyes arrogantly and said, “Heard what Teacher An said? Quick, apologize to me. I don’t have much patience—if you make me wait too long, I won’t accept your apology and will directly ask that the administrative office punish you.”
Xia Ruxue saw that Wen Xinya’s eyes were filled with disdain. “You think that just because you’re the eldest daughter of the Wen Family, you can do whatever you want in the Lan Feng Institute. Let me tell you—even the celestial emperor can’t intervene in the code of conduct of the Lan Feng Institute. Your identity as the eldest daughter of the Wen Family isn’t the least bit effective over here. You better be good and apologize to us!”
Wen Xinya did not mind the noise made by Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue at all. She looked towards Teacher An with an icy glare and said, “Teacher An asked me to apologize without even bothering to ask about the incident—how do you know that I’m at fault? This is how the administrative office handles matters?”
However, Teacher An ignored Wen Xinya’s words, looked at the proof of diagnosis from the first-aid room, and said, “No matter what, it’s wrong of you to hit others. Furthermore, you’ve injured Miss Xia and Miss Jiang so seriously, which already constitutes a violent act. The administrative office has the rights to make you apologize and compensate.”
At this stage, Wen Xinya would be silly if she still didn’t know that this Teacher An was picking on her intentionally. “May I ask Teacher An how does the administrative office deal with hitting others out of self-defense and other related cases?”
Teacher An didn’t expect such a question from her. “Hitting others out of self-defense doesn’t constitute to motive for misconduct!”
The smile on Wen Xinya’s lips intensified. “Firstly, Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue barged into my dressing room without my permission when I was changing. As I was afraid of my privacy being violated, I injured them under shock, which counts as self-defense. After that, they initiated attacking me—I also retaliated due to self-defense. May I ask Teacher An where is my mistake?”
Teacher An was momentarily speechless. However, when he thought about his authority being questioned, he still stubbornly said, “They were wrong and I’ll naturally punish them. However, you’ve hit others, which has disrupted order within the Institute—you have to apologize and be punished.”
Wen Xinya said plainly, “Then, may I ask how is Teacher An going to punish them? How does it make sense that they made a mistake first and I have to be punished first?”
“Wen Xinya, this is the administrative office and not the Wen Family—don’t be too arrogant!” Teacher An didn’t expect Wen Xinya to actually be so difficult. Every student of the Institute, upon coming to the administrative office, behaved obediently on his toes and did as they were told for fear of being punished even more severely if they angered Teacher An. Wen Xinya was the only one who ignored his authority and even questioned and argued with him on the spot—totally unreasonable.
However, Wen Xinya was totally unrelenting as she said coldly, “Where does the administrative office belong to?”
“Naturally, the Lan Feng Institute.”
Wen Xinya said aggressively, “Since it’s the administrative office of the Lan Feng Institute, why not deal according to the guidelines for managing students of the Lan Feng Institute?”
Teacher An said with a black face, “I’m handling this incident according to the guidelines of the Institute.”
Wen Xinya stared at Teacher An with electrifying eyes. “Very well, then. The 56th verse of the student management guidelines of the Institute states that if students are found to be fighting and involved in violence in school, to ask for the reasons and, according to the moral sense of the incidents, proceed with a punishment of the appropriate severity. Since my arrival at the administrative office, Teacher An has never asked for the reasons, never made any moral judgments, and wanted to punish me. Which verse of the student management guidelines of the Institute states this kind of procedure?”
Teacher An met her pair of eyes and instantly felt his heart constrict, as if feeling that that pair of eyes emitted electricity—buzz buzz buzz—piercing through and stiffening his body up. Only then did he vaguely realize that this Wen Xinya was different from the other students in the Institute—she was someone that he couldn’t manipulate.
Wen Xinya changed the topic with a slight smile on her lips, looked at Teacher An with a pair of sincere eyes, and said, “May I know how do you, Teacher An, intend to punish Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue?”
Upon hearing what Wen Xinya said, Jiang Yuqian instantly stared agitatedly and angrily at Wen Xinya. “Teacher An obviously said that you were the one at fault and you actually still want to refute with your glib words. However, you’ve miscalculated—Teacher An has always been strict and just in his dealings and means what he says. Do you think Teacher An would cover up for you?”
Xia Ruxue chipped in. “Exactly. Teacher An won’t cover up for a person as evil and vicious as you. You better give up!”
Wen Xinya turned a deaf ear to their ruckus. Her gaze landed on Teacher An.
Teacher An couldn’t help but touch his throbbing forehead. “Cut it. Just now, it was me who didn’t understand the truth of the matter and got subjectively affected by the proof of diagnosis by the first-aid room. Since things are clear now, although Miss Wen didn’t intentionally hurt others, it’s fundamentally wrong to hit others. Thus, you’re punished to cover all medical expenses of Miss Jiang and Miss Xia and to write a reflection of a thousand words. And Miss Jiang and Miss Xia, for initiating the provocation, mitigated by being severely upset, are to write a reflection of a thousand words each.”
Jiang Yuqian and Xia Ruxue didn’t expect things to actually take such a huge turn and stood motionless.
Instead, Wen Xinya gave off a loud sneer and left.