Not long after this, Shi Sheng received an unexpected call. The contents of the call caused her even more surprise.
Her major had actually been changed… Changed…
Yes, her major was changed! To Computer Science!
‘What in the actual hell, I was completely unaware about this. Do you guys not need my consent to switch my major?! Don’t you need to test me or something?! And besides, I’m already in Year 2!!!’
There was no need to guess who the culprit was.
Qiao-fu had his own business but Qiao-mu was employed by the Ministry of Education. She had a lot of contacts in the education sector, so it was a piece of cake for her to change Shi Sheng’s major.
‘But why does she want me to major in computer science??? Did she plan on me being the girl to outshine all the guys???’
Computer science was her strong suit—why the hell would she want to attend classes? Shi Sheng was adamant about not going.
Because of this, Qiao-mu called her everyday and bombarded her with countless messages.
In the end, Qiao-mu even threatened her to never come back if she still refused to attend classes.
‘So what if I don’t go back? As if I wanted to!’
“I saw Professor Qin today. He was really handsome!”
“Aren’t there rumours going around saying he’s a perfectionist? I heard you have to hand over your phones during his lessons…”
“But he’s still very handsome! Besides, I’m not attending his classes. Sure enough, distance begets beauty…”
Shi Sheng sat behind the girls and listened to them gossip as she ate.
“Ah right, do you guys know who Tang Jinchen is courting?” One of the girls suddenly changed the topic.
“Who? Who? Do I know her?”
The first girl lowered her voice. “It’s that Qiao Qian’qian from Finance.”
“Her? Isn’t she a postgraduate already?” One of the girls who recognised the name piped up.
“Then doesn’t that mean she’s older than Tang Jinchen?”
“Yeah… Does Tang Jinchen like the mature type?”
A girl behind them accidentally overturned a tray when getting up.
The gossiping girls were startled by the noise and turned to look at the source.
The girl who knocked the tray over had bent over to pick it up.
“…She seems to be Qiao Qian’qian.”
“Eh, she looks quite pretty.”
“So what if she’s pretty? She’s so much older than Tang Jinchen…”
“An old cow eating tender grass…”
Qiao Qian’qian lowered her head. The fingers holding onto her tray tightened till they turned white.
The surrounding discussions caused Qiao Qian’qian’s face to burn. Ever since people at school knew that Tang Jinchen was courting her, they simply wouldn’t shut up about her age, as if she’d committed some great sin.
Right as Qiao Qian’qian was feeling at a loss, someone suddenly appeared from behind her, pulled her into their arms, and then started making their way out of the cafeteria.
The gazes of the onlookers turned odd.
Qiao Qian’qian didn’t need to look to know who it was. She shoved Tang Jinchen away.
“Junior Tang, men and women should keep their distance.” Qiao Qian’qian retreated a few steps, keeping her distance from Tang Jinchen.
These past few days, Tang Jinchen had started to grow a little irritated due to Qiao Qian’qian’s attitude. He didn’t know why, but he was taken over by a moment of impulse—he stepped forward, grabbed Qiao Qian’qian, and kissed her.
A loud exclamation burst forth from the crowd.
The whole cafeteria fell silent.
Tang Jinchen held his face, disbelief written in his eyes.
Qiao Qian’qian retreated, face pale. In the end, she turned and fled.
Tang Jinchen chased after her with a dark expression.
Shi Sheng had already left the cafeteria when Tang Jinchen kissed Qiao Qian’qian.
When Qiao Qian’qian ran out with her head ducked, she wasn’t paying attention. She stepped on something and slipped, causing her to fall towards Shi Sheng.
Shi Sheng had been planning on descending the steps at this time. Having suddenly lost her footing, Qiao Qian’qian let out a yelp as she fell towards Shi Sheng.
Because there were a lot of people entering and exiting the cafeteria, Shi Sheng didn’t notice what was going on till she heard the exclamation.
She turned around to find Qiao Qian’qian falling towards her. Shi Sheng was initially able to dodge, but then someone at the side hurriedly ran out of the way for fear of being knocked into, blocking Shi Sheng’s path.
Qiao Qian’qian undoubtedly crashed into Shi Sheng, who then lost her balance and felt herself fall.
“Ah!” Screams erupted from the surrounding crowd. Some reached out to grab Shi Sheng, but they missed.
‘There’re stairs down there! At least 20! Falling down would result in being unable to leave the bed for a few days at least!’
While Shi Sheng was falling, she only had one thought in her head: ‘I(lz) just knew Plot-sama was about to be a bitch.
It’s always this scene! Simply intolerable! Can’t you come up with something new?!’
But just as she was planning on landing with a suave, show-off posture, she suddenly felt someone pull at her waist from behind to catch her, holding her steadily.
Shi Sheng, “…”
Shi Sheng looked at the person who caught her. It was a boy who’s features didn’t stand out much.
‘As expected, the trope of meeting hot guys when you fall is a lie.’
But when Shi Sheng turned to look at Qiao Qian’qian, she saw the latter in the arms of a handsome guy…
‘Welp, unless you’re the FL…’
“Thank you.” Shi Sheng righted herself and thanked the boy.
The boy smiled shyly. “It was nothing. You be careful next time.”
He was probably busy for he didn’t linger, instead turning and leaving.
But the crowd above the stairs appeared to have exploded with the shrieks of countless girls, giving Shi Sheng the sense that she had encountered a horde of rabid fangirls facing their idol.
She lifted her head to look at the man that was still holding onto the FL.
Probably since she was situated below him, the man’s figure appeared very straight and tall. When the brilliant sunlight landed on him, it was as if a layer of gold had been painted on him.
‘Hey lookie, a god from the heavens. Wait a second, why does he look a bit familiar? Right! That OCD professor!’
Perhaps having noticed Shi Sheng’s none-too-kind gaze, the OCD professor suddenly turned to direct his slightly cold eyes at her.
He released Qiao Qian’qian and strode towards her.
Shi Sheng ran up the stairs and, just as they were about to collide, she nimbly ducked to the side and jumped the rest of the way, leaving the hand that he had reached out to grab nothing.
Qin Ge, “…”
Shi Sheng completely hadn’t noticed that Qin Ge had been planning on stopping her—she’d already made her way to Qiao Qian’qian, who was still in shock.
“Jiejie.” Shi Sheng called her with a false smile.
“Xiaochu…” Qiao Qian’qian’s gaze flashed and she asked a bit stiffly. “Are you okay? Did you hurt yourself?”
“Aren’t you going to apologize to me?” Shi Sheng raised a brow.
Qiao Qian’qian pursed her lips. Her gaze scanned the surroundings.
She felt inferior but wanted to keep face.
Since the person she’d bumped into was her little sister, Qiao Qian’qian wanted to trivialize and gloss over the matter.
But looking at the stance of the girl in front of her, that seemed impossible.
Qiao Qian’qian’s lips moved as she mumbled, “I’m sorry.”
“I didn’t hear you.” Shi Sheng acted like a classic, evil, supporting female character as she made things hard for Qiao Qian’qian.
After all, it let down the author—as well as the Plot-sama who was trying to kill her—if she didn’t cause trouble, right?
“Xiaochu…” Qiao Qian’qian only wanted to leave as soon as possible right now—more and more people were gathering to watch.
Tang Jinchen pushed his way through the crowd and overbearingly drew Qiao Qian’qian into his arms. His sharp gaze swept towards Shi Sheng. “Qian’qian has already apologised to you. Don’t go overboard!”
Shi Sheng looked at him before suddenly reaching out to jerk him aside. Due to the suddenness of her actions, as well as the strength she used, Tang Jinchen stumbled towards the stairs. Had it not been for the fact that there was a crowd in the way, he probably would’ve fallen.
“Sorry ah.” Shi Sheng ‘apologised’ before Tang Jinchen had a chance to get mad.
 This is a saying to describe someone who dates/is otherwise romantically involved with someone much younger than them.