Chapter 330: Rushing to Hold Yourself Cheap
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Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan approached Wen Xinya. Upon sight of the books on the floor and Xia Ruya’s receding silhouette, Zhou Tianyu’s eyes lit up and she asked, “Was that Xia Ruya who just fled!?!”
“Yes, it’s her,” said Wen Xinya, who was surprised to see Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan.
Staring at Xia Ruya’s figure from behind, Xu Tongxuan raised her brows and said, “Tsk, tsk, it’s no wonder she’s every guy’s dream girl. She looks so graceful even while running away.”
Wen Xinya looked in the direction that Xu Tongxuan was staring at, only to see that Xia Ruya’s pleated skirt was floating gracefully in the air while her long locks were flying all over the place. It was as if they were doing a graceful dance while her svelte figure swayed side to side.
How delicate and elegant.
Staring at the books on the floor, Zhou Tianyu immediately thought of Xia Ruya and asked curiously, “Do these books belong to Xia Ruya? Why is she running away like a frightened hare?”
Wen Xinya explained the matter briefly to them.
Greatly taken aback, Xu Tongxuan asked, “Did you accept Chu Jingnan’s offer to join the student union?”
Shaking her head, Wen Xinya said, “I rejected it.”
Xu Tongxuan nodded and said, “Ever since Chu Jingnan replaced Zhong Rufeng as President of the student union, lots of major incidents happened. First, it was Jiang Ruoyin’s incident, followed by Shen Mengting’s drug abuse. The Institute has been very displeased with those scandals and hence, Chu Jingnan has been actively taking part in all activities after the school’s anniversary celebrations and trying his best to clear his reputation.”
Wen Xinya finally understood why he had been showing up in front of her less frequently than before.
Xu Tongxuan continued, “Xia Ruya was the one who initiated the Literature Symposium. Chu Jingnan desperately wants to organize it well so as to restore his reputation as a good leader, and to please the higher authorities. So, Xia Ruya might not be lying about Chu Jingnan wanting to invite you to join the student union just so you could help out for the symposium.”
Wen Xinya said in a moment of epiphany, “Once I join the student union, Chu Jingnan will definitely make me ask my grandfather to write some calligraphy for the symposium. It may seem like my grandfather is giving the student union a hand in support of the symposium, but in reality, Chu Jingnan is just using my grandfather’s clout to climb the ladder.”
Zhou Tianyu remarked in disdain. “I suddenly find that Chu Jingnan and Xia Ruya are truly a match made in heaven. They’re both such scumbags. Fortunately, you didn’t agree to join the student union. Otherwise, you would have fallen into their trap.”
Xu Tongxuan chimed in. “Good that you didn’t join the union. All they do is get up to nonsense every day. It’s so annoying. If my father didn’t insist that I join the union to get some experience, I wouldn’t have bothered wasting my time at all.”
Zhou Tianyu looked at Xu Tongxuan and asked, “By the way, you said just now that Xia Ruya is every guy’s dream girl. Why is that so?”
They were rather concerned about all the latest news and updates about Xia Ruya because of Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya was as curious as a cat.
Xu Tongxuan looked at them and asked in surprise, “Haven’t you been reading the forums at all?”
Pouting her lips, Zhou Tianyu said, “No, who would bother reading those gossip?”
Wen Xinya chimed in. “I might as well use the time to read some books and do some revision. Hurry and tell us what it’s all about!”
Xu Tongxuan explained, “There’s an ongoing voting call for the Dream Girl in Lan Feng Institute that’s been going viral on the forums. Xinya and Xia Ruya are both in the candidates’ list. Xia Ruya has beaten the seniors and is now in third place. However, Xinya is in the last place.”
Within just a little over a month after the school’s anniversary celebrations, Xia Ruya had successfully managed to regain her reputation. Wen Xinya had no choice but to take her hat’s off to Xia Ruya.
Zhou Tianyu remarked in displeasure. “What the hell? People in this Institute seriously have nothing better to do. All they do is come up with these senseless posts. How dare they involve Xinya, too? Why isn’t the student union doing anything about it? When Zhong Rufeng was still the president back then, there weren’t this many nonsensical posts.”
Wen Xinya was rather calm about being embroiled in the voting for no reason. She said, “It’s just a ranking. I’m not bothered by it at all. It’s up to them to do whatever they want. It doesn’t concern me.”
Extremely displeased, Zhou Tianyu said, “The forum is supposedly meant for students to exchange study tips and learn from each other. Besides, most of the students are still underage. These posts on the forum are going to greatly affect the Institute’s reputation. Lan Feng Institute is a prestigious and elite institute that is known for its strict conduct. These nonsensical posts are going to make us look like a low-class institute.”
Xu Tongxuan said resignedly, “Some of the members of the student union have also expressed their objections, but most people aren’t bothered by it because it’s just a forum. I really suspect that Xia Ruya has something to do with this post.”
Zhou Tianyu sneered. “She actually made this up just because she lost the title as school belle. I really wonder what she’s thinking. What’s the point of being so obsessed with these superficial titles?”
Wen Xinya said composedly, “Xia Ruya just enjoys being the center of attention. It feeds her vanity.”
Xia Ruya had always enjoyed having those superficial titles. She pretended to be kind and innocent, simply because she wanted the attention.
Xu Tongxuan remarked. “She’s nowhere comparable to Xinya in terms of looks, academic achievements, status, wealth, and reputation. Thus, her only form of redemption is the clout and attention she now enjoys. It’s a form of self-affirmation for her.
Zhou Tianyu sneered in utter disdain towards Xia Ruya. “She had a fairly good reputation at the start, but now she just sounds like an ancient prostitute. Dream girl? More like the subject of frivolous talk amongst boys. I feel so repulsed just thinking about her.”
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and looked at Zhou Tianyu. “I suddenly realized that you can be very vicious with your words, too.”
“Well, I’m just stating facts. Men only ever notice the looks and figure of women first. All men are lecherous. How disgusting.”
Xu Tongxuan chuckled and said, “I’m starting to think that Xia Ruya is holding herself cheap.”
Zhou Tianyu clapped her hands and said, “Exactly!”
Wen Xinya guffawed, amused by their banter.