Chapter 30: To Be Targeted
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After getting acquainted with them, Xiao Luo gained a general understanding of Fu Jiawei and his party. They were all rich children like Chu Yue and they were university students too. They were not in Huaye, but in Zhonghua Normal University, which was separated from Huaye by an artificial lake.
When they learned that Xiao Luo came from an ordinary family of farmers, Fu Jiawei, Fang Shulan, and Ye Yingying soon lost interest in him. Their enthusiasm towards him suddenly plunged to the freezing point, they pulled Chu Yue and Bai Ling along as they gravitated to other friends for some chitchat and drinking.
All the people who came to this dance party were the children of Jiangcheng’s richest families. They should network more at this time.
Contrary to expectation, Xiao Luo was at ease being all alone. He minded his own business as he ate the food.
He had not had his dinner so his stomach was protesting at this moment. He sat down at a table full of desserts and fruits, and started eating without hesitation. Not to mention, the taste was good, and he couldn’t stop eating once he started.
Chu Yue, Fu Jiawei and his friends were looking over here from a distance.
“Princess Yue, why did you introduce such a person into our team? Look at how he eats, how rude. He’s not at all elegant. With him around, our team’s overall image will be lowered,” Ye Yingying complained, her eyes were filled with disgust at Xiao Luo.
“We’re all from the same circle, but he’s a penniless pauper who’s unqualified to be friends with us. If somebody else got wind of this, everyone will certainly laugh at us,” Fang Shulan echoed in agreement.
Fu Jiawei did not express his criticism as the master of the house, instead he looked at Chu Yue quietly. He would never criticize the friends brought by Chu Yue before she clearly had expressed her attitude. Although, he felt the same in his heart, that Xiao Luo was not qualified enough to come here.
Bai Ling argued in defense of Xiao Luo, “What’s wrong with the way he eats? I think it’s good. To be able to eat is a very fortunate thing, don’t you know that? Also, my family’s finances are not great either. According to what you said, do you mean that I shouldn’t be here too?”
“Bai Ling, you are Princess Yue’s best friend, how could you be the same as him?” Ye Yingying said.
“That’s right, he is he and you are you. How can he be compared to you? Look at how he eats, he’s gorging himself, just like a criminal just released from prison. He’s not cultured at all,” Fang Shulan said coldly.
Bai Ling didn’t want to say anything for Chu Yue’s sake, so as to avoid spoiling the relationship between everyone. But as a child from an ordinary family too, she felt that their attitude towards Xiao Luo really was a bit too much.
“What’s inside or outside the circle? Why haven’t I heard of it, I brought Xiao Luo here. Do you want to embarrass me by vilifying him like this?”
Chu Yue spoke up now. Although she was a child of a wealthy family, she was very disgusted with the culture of the insider circle. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have Bai Ling as her best friend.
Fang Shulan and Ye Yingying were quite embarrassed. They looked at each other and smiled bitterly. They did not expect Chu Yue to have such a big reaction, she actually criticized them because of a penniless pauper.
Fu Jiawei laughed heartily and broke this awkward atmosphere, “Princess Yue is right, everyone is a student. Things like insider circles are just people messing around. Yingying, Shulan, if you talk about Xiao Luo like this again, I would have some harsh words for you. ”
“We said something wrong, Princess Yue, don’t be angry.”
“Yes, yes, we just said those things randomly. You can’t treat it as real.”
Ye Yingying and Fang Shulan changed their stance very quickly, they could not afford to have an argument with Chu Yue all because of some penniless pauper.
“I’m not angry with you, what’s with the apology?”
Chu Yue shot an angry glance at Xiao Luo with her beautiful eyes, “I brought him here for two reasons. One, to let you guys get acquainted, and two, for you guys to teach him a lesson for me, so that he’ll stop acting so arrogant.”
Fu Jiawei, Fang Shulan and Ye Yingying looked at each other, they felt a keen interest immediately.
Chu Yue beckoned them, and the four of them gathered together, discussing in low voices a strategy to make Xiao Luo embarrass himself.
Bai Ling sighed helplessly and cast a sympathic look at Xiao Luo.
The music slowly started up, and the handsome men and beautiful women attending the dance party put down their wine glasses, they went hand in hand to the dance floor and began to ballroom dance. The so-called ballroom dance was a pair of man and woman, holding each other’s waists while each placed a hand on the other’s back. They would gently sway their bodies as they faced each other with loving gazes like a couple and slowly spun.
“How leisurely and elegant these people are!”
Xiao Luo drank a glass of red wine in one gulp and picked up a piece of butter cake. He lifted his spoon, dug into the cake and delivered it straight to his mouth, “This is good too. You guys do your dancing and I’ll eat my food. We” find our own interests, hehe….
He had no interest in dancing, but was more interested in continuing to be a foodie here.
“Brother Xiao Luo, why don’t you go dance?” At this time, Fu Jiawei came over with a smile on his face.
“I don’t know how to!”
“Heheh….. it doesn’t matter, nobody’s born knowing how to dance. How about I get Shulan to teach you?” Fu Jiawei waved at Fang Shulan.
All these had been discussed early on. The purpose was to make Xiao Luo embarrass himself and thereby realizing Chu Yue’s wish.
Fu Jiawei added, “Shu Lan is a master of street dance.”
“Sorry, I really don’t know how to dance.”
Xiao Luo refused, there were so much delicious food, how would he do some silly dance.
“It’ll be all right, I said that we’ll become good bros in the future, don’t be so reserved. Also, Shulan is not an outsider, we’re all on one team, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” Fu Jiawei laughed and said.
Fang Shulan glanced at Xiao Luo and shouted, “Come here if you’re a man, don’t be so fainthearted and naggy.”
Previously, she thought that Xiao Luo was also from the same circles, so her attitude towards Xiao Luo was very friendly and polite. Now that she knew he came from an unremarkable background, that he was just a penniless pauper from the countryside, she stopped being polite.
The question was now gravely linked to the deep question of his manliness. Xiao Luo, a male chauvinist, could no longer let them trample on his dignity as they liked.
He harrumphed and put down half-eaten cake in his hands. He dusted off the crumbles on his hands, got up and walked towards the dance floor.
At the same time, the system notification voice sounded in his mind, “DING! Congratulations, you’ve received the dance talent. You’ve used five hundred points!”
“The fish has taken the bait.”
The smile on Fu Jiawei’s face grew even fuller and he sneakily threw an OK gesture to Chu Yue in the distance. Then he signaled the sound engineer to play some high energy music.
When Fang Shulan started to dance on the empty and spacious dance floor, one could see that she had a boy’s strong sense of rhythm and sharpness. Her street dance was very visually pleasing and attention grabbing. With the addition of the dynamic, high energy music, she seemed to have transformed into a dancing queen. All the magnificence was gathered in her body, which attracted exclamations and enthusiastic applause from the guests on and off the dance floor.
“It’s your turn!”
After a segment of street dancing, Fang Shulan panted for air and nodded at Xiao Luo, “It doesn’t matter if you don’t know. It’s street dancing as long as you dance to the rhythm and show the passion.”
“It’s that simple?” Xiao Luo smiled as he considered.
“It’s that simple,” Fang Shulan nodded.
However, she was sneering in her mind, “Hell would freeze over if it was really that simple. Just wave your limbs like a clown and make a disgrace of yourself. You’re a country hick who shouldn’t have come here.