Black Lotus - Chapter 78.2: The Strong Smell of Vinegar (2/2)
On the stage, the principal was reading some words of encouragement, which weren’t much different from the previous year’s. People in the audience would give a round of applause every once in a while.
Suddenly, a loud screech came from the microphone, and people saw that Tang Shuo went to the center of the stage with the microphone in his hand. He looked down and said decisively, “I am Tang Shuo from Class 8, and I want to confess my love to a fellow classmate that I have liked for a long time. I thought about it for a long time, and I feel like it’s best for me to announce this in front of the whole school. That’s also because I want to tell everyone that I will protect you from now on. Anyone that harms you will be my foe!”
Tang Shuo searched around in the audience, and when he saw Wen Niannan, he smiled.
“I love you!”
“May I pursue you?”
The voice echoed around the auditorium, and everyone there was surprised by what Tang Shuo just said. While all discussing, many turned to look at Wen Niannan.
Wen Niannan was terrified by this sudden confession of love, and he didn’t know what to do. He turned as he left an extremely cold glance looking at him.
It was… Gu Yansheng…
Their eyes met, and Wen Niannan saw that Gu Yansheng’s taunting look was as if he was looking at something disgusting. Wen Niannan’s face went pale.
Wen Niannan suddenly stood up and left. Seeing that he left, Tang Shuo was very disappointed.
Because of the celebration, school ended earlier than usual, and cars that came to pick up the students lined up in front of the school. Wen Niannan was just about to walk to his car, and suddenly one of the cars honked next to him.
He looked over toward the person in there and was about to leave.
“Wait, Niannan, I have something for you.”
Tang Shuo hurriedly got out of his car with a bag in his hand.
Wen Niannan stopped and asked, “What is this?”
Tang Shuo handed over a box as if it was a treasure and said, “Here, this is a great ointment for burns. This can ensure that you won’t have any scars after the wound heals. “
“Ointment for burns?” Wen Niannan took the box and looked at it. He had never seen the brand before
“Yes, I had been burnt by hot water once when I was young, so my mom got this special ointment for me from far away. It’s great.”
“Thank you, Tang Shuo.”
“It’s no problem, I happen to have it anyway.”
“Young master, we should head home now. It’s getting late.” The butler on the car said.
Tang Shuo quickly went over to the car, and as he opened the door he said to Wen Niannan while smiling, “Even if you still don’t like me, I won’t give up. I will continue, and I believe that I will succeed. I know I will!”
Wen Niannan gently rubbed the part that was burnt that year. If it wasn’t because of that ointment Tang Shuo gave him, there would have been an ugly scar.
It was also with Tang Shuo’s help that he wasn’t bullied as much in school. Even though he knew that he couldn’t replay what Tang Shuo deserved, he still couldn’t say no to that pair of pleading eyes.
“Niannan, you are home? Where’s A Sheng?” He heard footsteps from behind and saw that Zhou Yuanfeng was walking up while pressing on his temple.
Wen Niannan turned back and said, “He is in his room.”
“How’s the concert? Did you go meet Phil afterward?”
“Yeah, I also played on his piano and Phil said I played well.” Wen Niannan smiled lightly.
Yuanfeng went to the living room and sat down on the sofa, “What did A Sheng say? Did he like what you played?”
Wen Niannan’s smile froze, and said, “Nothing, he didn’t say anything.”
“He’s always like this, thinking that he’s above everyone else. If Phil said that you played well, then it must mean you are definitely talented. Yansheng probably just didn’t want to say it.”
“I remember when he was seven or eight, aunt forgot about his birthday and only bought him a cake on the second day. That kid locked himself in the room for the whole day, and he sneaked out at midnight to eat the cake. Because it was placed too high up, he stepped on the chair to reach it.”
Zhou Yuanfeng said, “Niannan, do you know what happened after that?”
“He slipped down from the chair, and the cake fell on him. It was all over his face and clothes. He was so mad that he slammed on the cabinet, causing all the dishes to fall out. Everyone, of course, woke up after that.”
Hearing the story, Wen Niannan also laughed.
Seeing a smile on his face, Zhou Yuanfeng said, “That person’s heart was always different from what he shows. There was once that he…”
“What are you two doing?” A furious voice came from upstairs.
The two of them sitting on the sofa all looked in that direction.
Gu Yansheng was a little stunned seeing the smile on Wen Niannan’s face and said, “Do you have too much time on your hands, Zhou Yuanfeng?”
“Alright, I’ll go up and help aunt.”
Zhou Yuanfeng shook his head and went up, when passing Gu Yansheng, he stopped and frowned, “Did you smell it? The strong smell of vinegar.”
“What vinegar? I don’t know what you are talking about?”
“Tsk, I’m just chatting with Niannan, nothing else. I didn’t mention that when you were in middle school, you dreamed of…”
“Zhou Yuanfeng!” His voice was so filled with anger that he seemed about to explode the next second.
What would happen inside the library?
Would W.E. fans find out that Shen Luoan was using W.E.’s music in the competition?
Translated by: Summit
Edited by: UnderTheMoon