Chapter 28: Luck with the Ladies
Nyoi-Bo Studio Nyoi-Bo Studio
The after-class bell rang, to the dismay of both Tutor Zhong Meili and the English language majors. They hated seeing the lesson end. The verbal sparring between Huang Ruoran and Xiao Luo was exhilarating! Not only were their superior English skills on display, but also their eloquence, logic, and ability to think. They also showed a wide range of knowledge, exuding confidence and charisma.
“The debate between Ruoran and Xiao Luo was captivating. In your spare time, you can all learn something from the points expressed. As for whether money is the root of all evil, this is a controversial topic that will never become irrelevant.”
Zhong Meili wrapped up the session succinctly. At the same time, she was giving Huang Ruoran a way out of an embarrassing situation. Zhong Meili’s statement could mean that she agreed that money was the root of all evil, or it could mean that she disagreed with this point of view. Her remark, purposefully ambiguous, took both students’ perspectives and feelings into consideration. “Okay, students. That’s it for today. We’ll see each other next time.”
After she finished talking, she picked up her laptop and teaching materials before turning to walk out of the classroom.
Just before she exited, she looked at Xiao Luo twice more, her eyes shining with unabashed praise. She didn’t expect that this new student would have such in-depth training in the fundamentals of the language and such sophisticated cultivation in his knowledge. For a second-year student, this was rare and remarkable.
After Tutor Zhong Meili left, the classroom suddenly burst into activity.
“Brother Luo, you’re my idol from now on.” Zhu Xiaofei patted his chest.
Ding Kai guffawed and said sarcastically, “You mean he’ll turn you into a nauseating idiot, right?”
“Kaizi, do you want to get beaten up? Trust me. I’ll pluck out all your pubic hair.” Zhu Xiaofei looked exasperated.
At this point, An Huanhuan, who was petite, cute and sweet-looking, left her seat and ran happily to Xiao Luo. She said with a worshipful expression, “Hero Luo, you’re so gorgeous and cool. I’m a big fan of yours.”
She was wearing a snow-white, long-sleeved jacket with a pair of navy blue mini shorts. Her legs, fair and delicate, made one’s thoughts wander into the gutter. Her elegant, jet-black long hair was draped over her shoulders, giving her a soft and beautiful look. A pair of small dimples evenly distributed on both sides of her cheeks made her look lovely as a fairy when she smiled.
Xiao Luo smiled politely in return.
“Hero Luo, be my boyfriend!” An Huanhuan suddenly grabbed his hand. Her bright eyes shone with expectation.
As soon as this statement came out, many pairs of eyes in the classroom turned toward them, shooting daggers at An Huanhuan.
“Ahem…. ahem …”
Xiao Luo felt overwhelmed by the favor immediately, causing himself to choke as he swallowed the wrong way. He coughed involuntarily.
He shook off An Huanhuan’s hand and gave a bitter smile. “I just met you yesterday. It doesn’t seem right to be your boyfriend!”
He couldn’t help but wonder: was the girl who sneakily “raided” his “toy” for carrying on his family line yesterday An Huanhuan, who was standing right in front of him?
Her behavior was unacceptable. Were there girls who directly called out a guy to be her boyfriend? Where was the reserve that only girls had? Especially this girl, who was quite pretty. Xiao Luo was even more perplexed. Perhaps this era had changed and he was the one who was out of step with the times. It was beginning to seem that way.
“It’s right, it’s right. I like handsome and outstanding guys like you, Hero Luo. Just be mine forever.” An Huanhuan was unyielding, and she grabbed Xiao Luo’s hand again, which took him by surprise.
Just be hers forever?
What the f*ck!
Xiao Luo couldn’t imagine those words coming out of the mouth of a girl.
“An Huanhuan, can you be a bit more reserved?”
Huang Ruoran had packed her books, and she came over now, reprimanding An Huanhuan.
As the class monitor said her piece, An Huanhuan didn’t dare to be so presumptuous any more. She let go of Xiao Luo’s hand and whispered to him, “Hero Luo, you’re mine. I want you for sure.”
After she finished talking, she enticingly batted her lashes at him and left.
Huang Ruoran glanced at Xiao Luo coldly, and with obvious displeasure, then turned and left without saying a single word.
The other girls also left in quick succession.
“Brother Luo, you’re having a lot of luck with the ladies!”
Zhu Xiaofei said animatedly, “I once wanted to scoop up all the girls in our major and build a harem, but I’m too ugly. So, it was just filthy thoughts running around in my mind. But Brother Luo, you’re different. This debate with Huang Ruoran was so exciting. You’ve captured the hearts of all the girls in the class. You can be like the emperors of the past. Whichever one you want, you can turn over a token to make your choice, hehe.”
“Zhu Xiaofei, what kind of nonsense are you spouting?”
To Zhu Xiaofei, that caustic remark was like a harsh kick to his butt. He was about to get angry, but when he turned around, he saw the faces of Chu Yue and Bai Ling. He immediately withered, his temper drained.
He waved his hands and smiled awkwardly, “I didn’t say anything, I was joking around with Brother Luo.”
Chu Yue couldn’t be bothered with him. She said directly to Xiao Luo, “Seven o’clock tonight. Wait for me at the school gate. There happens to be a party. I’ll take you with me so you can get to know the other three members of our gaming team.”
Envy and jealousy were written all over Zhu Xiaofei’s and Ding Kai’s faces. To join the Chu Yue’s team was something they had longed for day and night. But in the end, Xiao Luo arrived they were rejected. There was no point comparing oneself to others.
“You haven’t even asked if I want to join your team,” Xiao Luo said.
His arrogant attitude took Chu Yue down a peg or two.
But she kept her cool. “Don’t you want to?” she asked indifferently.
“To have a chance to win a massive sum of prize money? Sure, why wouldn’t I? ” Xiao Luo said laughingly.
Annoyed, Chu Yue glared with her enormous and beautiful eyes. “Then why did you still ask?”
“It’s one thing for me to join, and it’s another thing for you to ask me if I’ll be joining or not. I’m asking out of politeness,” Xiao Luo said.
Looking at him talking in such a pitiful way, Bai Ling, who was standing beside them, tittered. She realized she shouldn’t have laughed and calmed down after coughing a few times.
But Chu Yue was so furious she stamped her foot on the ground forcefully and raged, “What’s wrong with you!”
It just so happened that she stepped on Zhu Xiaofei’s toes. Zhu Xiaofei screamed like a stuck pig whose butt was on fire. He jumped up and down on one foot, unable to keep his balance, so Ding Kai reached out to support him. But because of the significant disparity in their builds, both of them fell to the ground.
Since she was the person he was supposed to protect, Xiao Luo didn’t tease Chu Yue anymore. He just smiled and said, “I’ll meet you at the school gate at seven o’clock sharp.”
Then he walked off looking like Mr. Nonchalance. Aargh! He was so annoying!
Zhu Xiaofei and Ding Kai quickly got up and followed him.
“This guy is really….”
Chu Yue gritted her teeth and stomped her feet. She thought that she was quite arrogant and overbearing, but she never expected Xiao Luo to outdo her!
“Xiao Luo is quite a character. Young Mistress Chu, you’ve met your nemesis.” Bai Ling giggled.
“How is he my nemesis?”
Chu Yue snorted slightly, “I’ll let Fu Jiawei and the rest of them teach him a lesson tonight. Let’s see if he still dares to be so arrogant in front of me.”