Chapter 517: Long Time No See, Senior Chu
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Wen Xinya spent the entire month of January being busy with visiting relatives and attending galas and events. She only began to have more free time when the reopening of school drew near.
After the end of this semester, the students in Year Three of High School would have to sit for their final-year examinations. It was a large milestone for all of the students and almost all students took it seriously, especially those from the elite Lan Feng Institute.
There were plenty of students who had begun staying over in school so as to make revision easier.
The air would be dead silent after school, except the occasional shuffling and ruffling sounds of pages being flipped, as well as the soft whispers of students discussing academic-related problems with each other.
Wen Xinya packed her revision materials and notes before leaving the classroom.
As soon as she arrived at the Crape Myrtle Flower Trail, she ran into Chu Jingnan.
“Xinya!” Chu Jingnan exclaimed with a tender grin on his face upon sight of Wen Xinya. He strode towards her merrily. Clearly, he had been waiting for her to show up.
With a slight frown, Wen Xinya walked towards the man who was approaching her. After the passage of time, he had become much more suave and ravishing than before. Being tall and handsome, he exuded a mature charm.
Chu Jingnan smiled at Wen Xinya with joy in his eyes. “Xinya, why don’t we go grab some coffee at the cafe near school?”
Chu Jingnan’s eyes glistened while he gazed at Wen Xinya who was almost eighteen years old. To his surprise, all of her features had already developed and she looked extremely beautiful and charming. Wen Xinya possessed an inexplicable grace and beauty which could not be put into words. If he had to describe her using a word, he would use “opulent”. She was just like a glamorous and beautiful flower.
Wen Xinya took a step back slowly and stared at him calmly. “I’m sorry, but you should know that my final-year examinations are round the corner and I still have lots of revision to do. Forgive me but I’ll have to turn you down, President Chu.”
A year ago, Chu Jingnan had graduated from Lan Feng Institute after passing his examinations with flying colors and was enrolled in the best university in the city. It was also one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Chu Jingnan had also managed to join the Xiao Corporation as an intern in the marketing department based on his own abilities.
The marketing department was known to be the harshest and most grueling one. However, it was the best department for one to train and shape themselves into a competent worker. What a great plan he’s got.
She recalled her previous lifetime where Chu Jingnan attended the same university as her, Qingyuan University, one of the elite ones in the nation.
To her surprise, her rebirth had also changed Chu Jingnan’s life and gave him an ambitious heart.
Chu Jingnan smiled and said, “The year of the final examination is known to be the year of Hell. There’ll be tons of practice questions and endless notes to memorize. It’s almost suffocating. However… you have to be mindful of your health in order to reap the most benefits.
The girl standing before him had already grown into a ravishing beauty, and he was filled with agitation. Unfortunately, he had long graduated from Lan Feng Institute and grew distant from her. He finally realized the distance between them and that they were worlds apart. It seemed… he had to hurry back to the Xiao Family. That was the only way he could have her.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Indeed, not everyone can be as outstanding as you.”
For the past two years, she had rarely interacted with Chu Jingnan. In Chu Jingnan’s final year of high school, he had been focusing entirely on revising, for he was bent on doing exceptionally well for the final examination. Chu Jingnan was perpetually rational and he often knew when to weigh the pros and cons. He would always make a rational decision and choose the one that benefited him the most. Hence, he did not have the time to annoy her.
After he was admitted to university, they began interacting less and less.
Chu Jingnan smiled in a classy manner and said, “Xinya, you’re overly modest. No one can deny that you’re extremely outstanding in Lan Feng Institute and the upper-class society.”
Ever since Wen Xinya was admitted to Lan Feng Institute, she had been achieving stellar results in both her academics and talents. In year two, she did exceptionally well during the literature and culture exchange held by the institute. She emerged as champion in calligraphy, chess, and historical debate. It caused a national uproar and she became the deserving Flower of Lan Feng Institute.
All of the freshmen idolized her.
Not wishing to talk to him for any longer, Wen Xinya frowned slightly and said, “Senior Chu, if there’s nothing important, I’ll take my leave now.”
Chu Jingnan dashed forward to stop her from leaving. “Xinya, you’re going to sit for your final examinations soon. I’ve already compiled some of the notes that I used for revision during the final examination last year. It might be useful for you.”
Wen Xinya had a cold and aloof look in her eyes that were sparkly and resembled refined black agate. She exuded an inexplicable charm that was classy and opulent.
Staring at the thick stack of notes, Wen Xinya politely declined with raised brows. “Thank you for your kind intentions, Senior Chu, but I don’t need them.”
Zhong Rufeng had already given her a compilation of his revision notes during the winter break, which had been altered to suit her current syllabus. Hence, it was not inferior to Chu Jingnan’s.
A sullen expression formed on Chu Jingnan’s face and he said, “Xinya, why do you have to be so standoffish? I know you’re smart and outstanding, and these notes might not be of any use to you, but I’m just trying to help you and make revision easier for you.”
He was extremely annoyed and helpless about her aloofness.
Appearing extremely composed, Wen Xinya pursed her lips and said, “Senior Zhong has already helped me compile some notes, I don’t have the energy to revise another set. So, thank you very much, Senior Chu.”
Chu Jingnan’s face stiffened and he glared at Wen Xinya coldly. He had long known that Wen Xinya was close to Zhong Rufeng, and he had also seen Zhong Rufeng as his rival in love. However… he was rather inferior to Zhong Rufeng in terms of family background, status, wealth and many other aspects. He could not tolerate it at all.
“Wen Xinya, do you really think I’ll give up just because you’re using Zhong Rufeng as a shield?” he questioned with shaky hands. At last, he had no choice but to take his notes away resignedly, for he felt that he was making a fool out of himself.
Staring at the time on her Patek Phillipe watch, Wen Xinya said coldly, “Senior Chu, you’ve already wasted five minutes and forty-eight seconds of my time. With that time, I can do dozens of practice questions.”
Chu Jingnan would never give up easily on things or people whom he was interested in. For the past two years, she had truly realized that giving him the cold shoulder and talking to him harshly did not work at all. Even if she lashed out at him, he would not budge.
Chu Jingnan grimaced, for her words had caused him to be unable to continue talking. Chu Jingnan could not help but feel a sudden discomfort in his chest as he watched her leave.