“Qin Ge.” The woman frowned. “Do you have to be this heartless?”
Qin Ge yanked her hand off, using action to express his resolve.
“Just how am I not good enough? Why aren’t you willing to like me?” The woman’s eyes misted up.
“We don’t belong in the same world.”
[Side Quest: Darkness’s Redemption.]
Shi Sheng, “…” ‘I’m(bbb) just watching a show; what’re you giving me a mission for? Plus, I haven’t even settled the score from last time, and you still dare to issue another quest? I’m(lz) not accepting it!’
System was probably afraid of Shi Sheng causing trouble, for it really didn’t continue. ‘I have to be the sorriest system of all time…’
Qiao Qian’qian struggled free from Tang Jinchen’s grip and walked over to Qin Ge’s side. “Qin Ge, let’s go.”
“Who are you?!” The woman suddenly screamed. “Who allowed you to hold him?! Let go!”
The woman pushed Qiao Qian’qian, causing her to stumble and fall towards Shi Sheng.
Shi Sheng dodged to the side, not getting involved. As a result, Qiao Qian’qian fell to the ground.
The floor was made of rubber, so Qiao Qian’qian’s palm was scraped.
Qin Ge gave Shi Sheng a meaningful look.
Tang Jinchen got angry and rushed over to help Qiao Qian’qian up. “Qiao Chu, why didn’t you help Qian’qian?”
“Why should I?” Shi Sheng crossed her arms. “I’m afraid she’ll squish me.”
“Qiao Chu, she’s your sister!”
Shi Sheng’s eyes curved up as she spoke, “Respect the elderly and treasure the young. Treasure the young ah. As an older sister, she should naturally be willing to be injured to protect her little sister.”
Qiao Qian’qian’s wound wasn’t serious. She struggled free from Tang Jinchen’s grasp. “Thank you for your concern, Junior. I’m okay.”
“Is the reason why you won’t accept me because of her?!” The woman started acting unreasonable.
Qin Ge looked towards Qiao Qian’qian before his gaze swept to Shi Sheng who was standing at the side. For some reason, the “yes” that was about to leave his lips changed into, “It has nothing to do with her.”
“What’s your relationship with her?!”
“None of your business.”
“Qin Ge, I’m giving you one last chance: come back with me.” The woman suddenly used a hard tone.
“Good! Very good!” The woman nodded, her well-maintained finger moving between Qin Ge and Qiao Qian’qian a few times, before she stormed off in her high heels.
“Still going?” Qin Ge looked to Shi Sheng, who gave him a smiling look in reply. “Of course.”
Seeing Qin Ge about to leave, Qiao Qian’qian couldn’t help but grow a bit anxious. She struggled free from Tang Jinchen and chased after Qin Ge.
Qin Ge frowned. “Ms Qiao, I only promised to help you once.”
Qiao Qian’qian’s expression froze. A hint of pleading appeared in her eyes. “Qin Ge…”
‘Please help me once more! I’m really afraid Tang Jinchen will harass me!’
Qin Ge wasn’t willing. The time he’d promised to help her was when Shi Sheng bumped into them at the end of the previous semester.
The time at MY was Qiao Qian’qian’s own initiative.
Qin Ge didn’t know what he was trying to probe Shi Sheng for back then, but now, he didn’t want her to misunderstand in the slightest.
Though Qin Ge felt it was absurd, there were times when absurdity might result in something better.
“Qiao Qian’qian, you ganged up with him to deceive me?!” Having caught on, Tang Jinchen grabbed Qiao Qian’qian’s hand with an enraged expression, not allowing her to leave.
Shi Sheng took the opportunity to go after Qin Ge.
They could vaguely hear the sound of the two arguing behind them.
The food at Fuyuan leaned towards the spicy side. Qin Ge didn’t really like it, so he was picky with the food. He didn’t even touch the steamed fish.
“Professor Qin, you have quite the luck with women ah!”
Qin Ge’s movements paused. He pursed his lips, not saying anything.
Shi Sheng placed a plate of fish in front of Qin Ge. He lifted his head, a question in his eyes.
Shi Sheng’s mouth lifted into a slight smile. “A bribe.”
Regardless of what world it was, Feng Ci loved eating fish. But he absolutely despised the bones—wishing that fish didn’t have any.
“What do you want me to do?” Qin Ge picked up the deboned fish on his plate and put it in his mouth.
“Can you not fail me if I don’t come to class?”
‘This idiot actually didn’t let me pass last semester, even though I clearly answered just enough questions correctly to pass! It’s all the same whether or not I attend class. And besides, I’d affect the other students if I came.’
Upon remembering that she’d chat with that fellow called Chen Xi if she came to class, he felt a bit uncomfortable.
But if she didn’t come to class, he wouldn’t even be able to see her.
Qin Ge was in a dilemma, so he didn’t give Shi Sheng an answer even after finishing the plate of fish.
“No.” Qin Ge finally answered.
Shi Sheng glared at him and ate all the fish meat she’d just deboned.
Qin Ge, “…” ‘Childish. Am I someone who can be bribed with just a few pieces of fish?’
After Shi Sheng paid the bill, she left in a rush. She had no intention whatsoever of doing the typical romantic stuff after meals, like holding hands and going for a stroll in the night.
In the following days, Shi Sheng went back to skipping class everyday, while Qin Ge constantly tried to catch her. But he rarely managed to do so unless she came of her own accord.
The leads were already together and were currently in their lovey-dovey phase. It was simply daily dog abuse.
Single Dog Sheng expressed that tasting bitterness before sweetness was the way to go.
She still hadn’t found out what the bug with Qin Ge was. Shi Sheng had investigated him. Qin Ge was the Eldest Young Master of the Qin Family.
Qin Shipping Tycoons. That was what everyone else in their circle called them.
As their Eldest Young Master, Qin Ge had come to be a professor at A University instead of going back to inherit the family business.
The woman from before was even more interesting.
She was the Second Young Miss of the Qin Family and Qin Ge’s younger sister, Qin Xin.
‘A forbidden romance ah? Tsk tsk. If there wasn’t a possibility that the person she likes could be my man, I’dve gotten front row seats for sure.’
“Chu-Chu, hurry over to the activities room!” Chen Xi anxious voice over the phone pulled Shi Sheng’s thoughts back to reality.
“Why?” Shi Sheng asked as she leapt off the railing and walked towards the staircase entrance.
“Something’s happened. I can’t explain everything on the phone, just come over.” Chen Xi’s tone was solemn.
Shi Sheng frowned slightly. She opened the balcony’s iron door.
Shi Sheng was startled by this loud shriek.
A boy and a girl were currently leaning against a wall to the side. The girl was below the boy and both their clothes were in disarray. It was quite clear what they’d been up to. Fortunately, they hadn’t made it to the last step yet.
The soundproofing effects of the door to the balcony were actually this good—she hadn’t heard when they’d arrived…though it might’ve just been because the wind was too loud.
Shi Sheng’s lips twitched. “I say… Couldn’t you guys just rent a room at a hotel? Why’re you seeking thrills here?”
‘Although few people visit the balcony, it’s still a public place, so watch yourselves, okay?’
The girl’s face was completely flushed through and she buried it in the boy’s chest. She complained in a low mutter, “I already said to go to a hotel, but you wouldn’t listen.”
“How was I supposed to know someone would have nothing better to do and be on the balcony?” The boy answered with a complaint of his own.
Shi Sheng dug around in her pockets before placing something to the side. “Pay attention to safety.”
The couple: (||| ¬_¬)
‘Girl, why do you have condoms on you?! She had like 7 or 8 there!’
Shi Sheng was very innocent. She’d gotten these condoms from a lucky draw just now, where all the prizes were condoms. One could feel the merchant’s malice…
But the merchant told her very seriously that condoms were expensive too, okay? They might even save one the money needed for an abortion.
Though the phrasing was crude, there was reason in that… Most university students wouldn’t choose to give birth to the child if they accidentally got pregnant.
So the merchant told her that they had thought long and hard before deciding to give out condoms.
 The rough surface type you find in playgrounds/other outdoor facilities.