Chapter 125 : Eat Your Medicine, You Dunce! (6)

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While Bei Ze and Ji Xiaoyu were having a bonding session, Shi Sheng went off to go do something else.

Ji Xiaoyu only had her father ever since her mother died when she was young. However, this father of hers was always busy working and often neglected her. Ji Xiaoyu was a bit estranged from him because of her mother’s death, so their relationship wasn’t that strong.

Papa Ji liked to buy lottery tickets. He was carrying out his daily routine of purchasing one after he got off from work when he bumped into a girl at the entrance of the shop, and the ticket which he hadn’t been holding onto tightly dropped to the floor.

“Are you blind?! Can’t you see there’s someone walking here?!” Papa Ji scolded.

“I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” The girl hurriedly picked the ticket up and handed it over to him.

“Be more careful next time!” Papa Ji roughly tugged it back. “Youngsters these days are so clumsy.”

“I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.” The girl apologised continuously before running off.

After turning the corner, the girl headed for a coffee shop and sat down in front of a young woman, whose expression didn’t change at all.

This young woman was Shi Sheng.

“Here.” The girl pushed the lottery ticket to Shi Sheng. “The money?”

Shi Sheng took out a few banknotes from her bag and passed them to her. The girl left after receiving the money.

Shi Sheng smiled, a bit sinisterly, as she looked at the lottery ticket on the table. ‘Overnight fortunes ah!’

On the day of the celebration, everything had already been prepared. Only the person fetching the costumes hadn’t arrived yet.

“How come she still hasn’t returned? Hurry up and call her! And why isn’t Bei-shao here?”

“Bei Zhi, have you seen Bei-shao?” Lin Yin walked over with an anxious expression.

Shi Sheng looked up before shaking her head. “I don’t know. I didn’t see him last night.”

“President, President, we’re going up next!”

“President, Ji Xiaoyu and Bei-shao aren’t picking up their phones!”

‘Of course their phones aren’t being picked up! They’re busy cultivating feelings so their phones would be off!’

The group of people got more and more distressed as the time to go on stage drew closer and closer.

“They’re here, they’re here; they’ve returned!”

Ji Xiaoyu and Bei Ze were surrounded upon turning up backstage.

“Ji Xiaoyu, where are the costumes?”

“Bei-shao, hurry up and put on your makeup.”

People kept chattering but the two didn’t move at all.

Only now did the babble halt, for everyone noticed the two of them looked very dishevelled.

“I’m sorry…” Ji Xiaoyu suddenly spoke, breaking the silence. “I lost the clothes.”

“Ji Xiaoyu, this isn’t the time to be cracking jokes.” Someone spoke.

“I’m not joking.” Ji Xiaoyu found herself unable to meet the eyes of so many and subconsciously hid behind Bei Ze, who blocked her with his body. His actions proved that the costumes had really been lost.

Everyone looked at each other. Time hadn’t been the only thing they had put into this play, yet now all of their efforts would go to waste.

“I already told you not to go but you insisted! Ji Xiaoyu, you have a grudge with us, right?!” A girl couldn’t take it and broke down crying.

Lin Yin’s eyes were a bit red and she was feeling a bit stuffy inside. This was her last year. This play had been her final one. She had wanted it to be a good ending to her high school life. But now, everything was ruined.

“I’m sorry.” Ji Xiaoyu apologised in a small voice.

“What can being sorry do?! Now that our costumes are gone, all of our efforts are flushed down the drain!”

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” Ji Xiaoyu continued apologising.

“Aren’t you guys going to change? You’re up next, you know.” Shi Sheng entered from outside and spoke in a melodious voice.

“Change into what? We don’t even have the costumes.”

“En?” Shi Sheng deliberately had a questioning look on her face.

Tears streamed down her face as the girl spoke, “Ji Xiaoyu lost the costumes. How are we going to go onstage without them?”

Shi Sheng looked at Ji Xiaoyu, who withdrew even further behind Bei Ze’s back. Her face was pale, as if she had received too much stimulation.

“I was the one who lost the clothes.” Bei Ze immediately spoke upon receiving Shi Sheng’s gaze.

“Bei Ze…” Ji Xiaoyu’s eyes reddened, clearly moved.

Shi Sheng gave a mocking laugh. “Don’t volunteer for stuff if you don’t have the ability.”

‘It was clearly not her task yet she insisted on doing it. What’s more, she didn’t even do it well. Yet in the male lead’s eyes, I bet he’d just find her adorable in a stupid kind of way and speak up for her…

We live in an age of female leads ah!’

“Bei Zhi!” Bei Ze yelled at her.

“What? Can yelling at me make costumes appear?!”

‘Fuck your mom! I didn’t even do anything! What are you yelling at me for?!’

Bei Ze glared angrily, his eyes seemed to be filled with frosty ice.

“Hey Drama Club, you guys are up next!” Someone called out from afar.

Lin Yin took a deep breath. “I’ll go tell the teacher we’re cancelling our programme. All of you…”

“Can’t we find another way?” Some people were unwilling to give up. After all, they had invested so much into this performance; were they going to give it up, just like that?

Lin Yin’s eyes were red as she shook her head at them. Even if they wanted to rent outfits, it was already too late.

In the end, the school celebration programme could only be called off. Though Ji Xiaoyu was the main culprit, with Bei Ze protecting her, no one in the Drama Club dared to cause trouble for her. Quite a few people had also quit the club.

After all, if they couldn’t afford to provoke her, they could still hide, couldn’t they?

Ji Xiaoyu was even more ostracised than before. Stuff like her bag disappearing and people giving her the wrong time schedule for events became common.

“Ji Xiaoyu, there’s someone looking for you at the gates.” The student who had come over to deliver the message wore an expression of contempt. “Don’t know where this upstart came from.”

Ji Xiaoyu didn’t really understand. She lowered her head as she passed by but that student suddenly stretched out a leg to trip her up, then laughed and walked off after seeing her fall onto the ground.

She glared angrily at the direction the student left. In the end she picked herself up and, with a dark expression, headed towards the school gates.

From far away, she saw someone standing by the school gates. Wearing a suit, a golden watch, and a gold chain as thick as a thumb around his neck. The man looked very strange, as if he were a worker who stole his boss’s suit.

“Xiaoyu,” the man waved at her. Ji Xiaoyu had still been a bit uncertain before but with his call, she knew without a doubt that this person was her father.

Ji Xiaoyu ran out and dragged him to the side. “Why are you here? And why are you dressed up like this?”

‘No wonder that person called him an upstart. He looks like some nouveau riche1 so to them I guess he’s like one?’

“I’ve got money now!” Papa Ji was very excited. “Look, your dad’s a rich person now! From now on, I won’t have to neglect you because of work! Xiaoyu, what do you want to buy? Dad will go and buy it!”

“Where did you get so much money?” Ji Xiaoyu’s first reaction was to frown.

‘Would I not know what kind of person my dad is? For the sake of his career he could even miss his wife’s death. He only found out 2 days after mom was gone.’

It was also from then that Ji Xiaoyu and her father’s relationship had soured. She had always felt that her father had been the cause of her mother’s death.

Author’s note:

If you praise me more there might be a pleasant surprise, you know~


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  1. To those of you who do not speak French, or read a lot of English books, this is a borrowed term which is usually a derogatory way of addressing people who have made their fortune in their lifetime and not inherited it from their ancestors. This disdain usually comes from the newly rich not having as cultured taste as the ‘old money’.

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  1. P-Orc · Jul 12, 2020

    [Shi Sheng smiled, a bit sinisterly, as she looked at the lottery ticket on the table. ‘Overnight fortunes ah!’] Wow, that lottery switch though..
    What was her plan? To make him rich AND THEN WHAT??

    [They’re busy cultivating feelings so their phones would be off!’] LOLOLOL CULTIVATING FEELINGS.
    Anyways, why did that "female lead" insisted on fetching the clothes anyways? Now, everyone lost their chance to do their play.

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  2. Anonymous · Jul 11, 2018

    Thanks for the work!

    Kids that cant appreciate a parent that works hard to put food on the table can go die in a pit with their own ilk of mentally crippled individuals. "Waah wwwaaaahhh!! My <insert parent/s> are never around! This sucks! *eats a self made meal with meat and veggies* I hate my parents!" Well then you selfish little ingrate, dont eat the food they break their backs making.

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    • Anonymous · Jan 12, 2019

      While I see your point, humans have a need for human interaction. Especially children, who crave to be loved and taught things. It's a constant cause for depression and can lead to suicide. It's also recognized as neglect by law in my country. She wasn't even sure of what her father looked like so in this case it's more than a couple of days too. In this regard I would say she's pitiable.

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    • MisunderstandingsHater · Jul 22, 2020

      Okay, I agree that hating someone simply because they haven't made time for you is unreasonable, especially since this type of relationship doesn't allow for effective communication, making it hard for both parties to understand each other, but I don't agree on anything else. I think that you are being a bit biased towards the parents.

      While peers are able to actually, talk, complain, brag, about their parents, they can't say more than a couple of words about theirs. Since there's no communication, the child might not know that their parents are working for their own sake, and make the reasonable assumption that "They just don't WANT to spend time with me."

      Thinking they're hated, one might "retreat" to avoid getting hurt, "attack" and make the situation worse, or "negotiate" which ends in clearing up the misunderstanding or dealing with a stressed and irritable parent who unintentionally makes you want to cry.

      As a parent experiencing "retreat", one might question if they are hated.
      Under "attack", one could realize the misunderstanding (possibly making it worse), ponder on why they seem to be hated, or think about where they went wrong raising this "mentally crippled individual."
      When "negotiations" are held, there is a possibility of skipping to the happy ending where all parties make more family time, or "relieving stress" from never-ending work, which becomes more stress because now you also have to manage a rebellious teen too.

      Of course, these aren't all the possibilities, but I use too many commas.

      TL;DR: No one here is at fault and communication = 7-day vegan challenge (solves all your problems, baby)

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  3. Anonymous · Apr 28, 2018

    I really like it😘 love you author💖

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  4. Overload_Chocolate · Mar 21, 2018

    In every novel world, the male leads IQ drop after he met the heroine. Tsk! Tsk!

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  5. Rei · Mar 2, 2018

    I praise you !!
    Thank you wo much , you made my day :D

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  6. Anonymous · Mar 1, 2018

    :l Who is the ml,,,

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  7. 『vuio』 · Mar 1, 2018

    Damn you Bei Ze

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  8. kirindas · Mar 1, 2018

    Thanks for the new chapter! This will be an interesting development.

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  9. Bloop · Mar 1, 2018

    Thank you for the update. Daaammmmnnn love truly is blind lmao

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  10. GonZ · Mar 1, 2018

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    So shi sheng set up a fake lottery and let FL show her ugly side too early

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  11. Cherry · Mar 1, 2018

    Thank you for the chapters! Yup yum

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  12. Loni · Mar 1, 2018

    Thanks for the chapters! :D

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  13. chibi · Mar 1, 2018

    I wonder if Bei Zi actually liked Bei Zhi but thought they were blood related (didn't know the truth) and avoided her and in the process fell for the protagonist that reminded him how she was when they were younger......
    And now that the protagonist is rich she doesn't need to work for Bei family anymore, will show off her riches as if saying they are now equals and that she got Bei Zi.... but well, all her little humble self will go down and will be no different from all those rich girls from the school.... or worse, and as such Bei Zi who liked her past self and loath her new self will kick her~
    I wonder when Shi Sheng will receive her quest..... by the name of the arc 'he' should be someone with a poor health.....

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    • Piper_Panda · Mar 1, 2018

      the eat your medicine wasn't meant literally. It more means you get what you sow, or I'm gonna pay you back, or something along those lines. But I took can't wait for the ML to show up

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    • Wonder Porc · Jul 12, 2020

      Wow. That part about how "the protagonist is rich she doesn't need to work for Bei family anymore, will show off her riches as if saying they are now equals and that she got Bei Zi.... but well, all her little humble self will go down and will be no different from all those rich girls from the school.... " IS A PRETTY GOOD THEORY. Nice. Maybe that'll happen.

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  14. Klaruza · Mar 1, 2018

    Thanks for the chapters
    now I don't like both Bai Ze and FL more especially FL I thought she was pitiful but now... meh lying woman

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  15. melly · Mar 1, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  16. give me a name · Mar 1, 2018

    ml is a goddamned tsundere,
    i hate tsundere

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  17. MasterP · Mar 1, 2018

    Wow..this JX really leaves you feeling cranky

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  18. F_J · Feb 28, 2018

    I thought I would like the female lead.. but no... She not cute. Annoying more like. =3= I was disillusioned when she complimented Shi Sheng.
    Many thanks

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  19. Anonymous · Feb 28, 2018

    hm i like this arc alr!

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  20. Libraryrocker · Feb 28, 2018

    Best of luck with your internship!

    I really wonder what's up with big bro. ...


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  21. Soutenko · Feb 28, 2018

    Woot, so many chapters on my birthday! Many thanks.

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  22. owo Mikro · Feb 28, 2018

    im happy yet not happy...such conflicting feelings XD
    well cant wait for next chapter
    thanks for the new ones ^3^)

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  23. Pan · Feb 28, 2018

    Uh, I though Shi Sheng stole the winning lottery tickets? Or is it she gave him the winning tickets instead? Also, FL unable to clean the clothes? Or something happened after the rained FL scene? I'm confused, this arc is jumping around too much!

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Mar 1, 2018

      Shi Sheng gave him the winning tickets. And yes, the FL was unable to clean those clothes.

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      • Pan · Mar 1, 2018

        I see! Thanks for the explanation.

        So our Sheng setting up the blackening process of FL by her papa.

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  24. Anonymous · Feb 28, 2018

    Wow so many chapter for my mom’s birthday today. Is there gonna be more for my birthday two days later? “ insert begging eyes”

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  25. Anonymous · Feb 28, 2018

    Thanks for the new chapters!

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  26. Lacus · Feb 28, 2018

    I feel like slapping the FL.

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  27. Worldwidehandsomejin · Feb 28, 2018

    This world's fl is so full of herself. Can't wait for our Ml to come, I hope this time he'll be able to make shi sheng fall for him

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  28. NoName · Feb 28, 2018

    Im not sure if i should feels sorry for the FL or not, on one hand shes bullied and alone with poor home conditions on the other hand shes a self centered bi*ch who blames her mistakes on others ...

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  29. Xi-er · Feb 28, 2018

    I'm really curious to know wth Shi Sheng is doing being so suspiciously low key
    And ty for the chapters~~

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  30. LATI · Feb 28, 2018

    Thank you!!

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  31. Nea-er · Feb 28, 2018

    Thanks for the chapters

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  32. RandomPasserby · Feb 28, 2018

    Man, the FL really likes to blame things on other people huh.
    P.S. Thank you for the chapters~!!!

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  33. ZhangYeInfiniteFan · Feb 28, 2018

    Arghhh this arc looked so good!! Help me!! I just love school drama!!!

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    • Klaruza · Mar 1, 2018

      Agree I love school drama and some ancient world

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  34. Rachel · Feb 28, 2018

    Thank you for the chapters!!!!

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