Rebirth to a Military Marriage: Good Morning Chief
203 Damned Fate
"Hey, who's this? Besides standing in the middle of the main entrance and blocking the way, are you also hard of hearing?"
"You're the one who is hard of hearing!" After confirming that she had not mistaken what she heard, Zhao Yu turned in anger. "Zhou Lei, why are you studying at Ping Cheng High School? Shouldn't you be going to The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China?"
She clearly remembered that Zhou Lei did well during the middle school examination, and his grades could get him into The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China.
"That's for me to choose. I think Ping Cheng High School is quite good. What has this got to do with you?" Zhou Lei was also angered. "But, you. Isn't your family very rich? Didn't you ask your family to fork out money to let you attend The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China?"
He had been deskmate and classmate with Zhao Yu for three years.
He had thought that he would no longer be Zhao Yu's classmate in high school and would be freed from the torture. Unexpectedly, Zhao Yu also came to Ping Cheng High School. What was she thinking of?
"…" Zhao Yu's face turned pale, and she wanted to scold Zhou Lei.
According to Zhao Yu's original plan, it would be the best scenario if she could attend The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China with her own ability. Regardless, she had also discussed with her family that she would still attend The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, the best high school in Ping Cheng, even if they needed to spend money to get her in.
If not for the fact that The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China did not provide junior high studies, Zhao Yu would not have completed her junior high school education at Ping Cheng High School.
However, at the thought of Qiao Nan studying at The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, she was not willing to study there even if the school was willing to subsidize her, not to mention spending money to get in. Besides, she would not attend it even if it was the best high school in the country, let alone that it was only the best in Ping Cheng.
She did not want to see Qiao Nan ever again. She had to be stifled by her for three years if she did that!
In other words, Zhao Yu was afraid of Qiao Nan. To avoid Qiao Nan, she would rather settle for the second best and attend Ping Cheng High School. She was even willing to give up on attending her dream school: The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China.
You don't hit a person in his face, and neither do you expose a person's shortcomings when you scold them.
Zhou Lei's words directly offended Zhao Yu.
If Zhao Yu was not a lady, and Zhou Lei not a man, Zhao Yu really wished that she could fight it out with him.
Since the junior high school days, Zhou Lei had never been a gentleman. He had been annoying and hateful. She cursed that Zhou Lei would not be able to find a girlfriend or marry a wife in the future!
"Scram!" A seemingly big shot character appeared behind them. His domineering shout made Zhao Yu and Zhou Lei gave way by moving respectively to the two sides of the entrance in a subconscious manner.
It was only when this person passed by before their eyes that both of them realized this was another old acquaintance: Zhu Baoguo.
"Zhu Baoguo?" Zhou Lei looked at him in surprise. "Did I see wrong?"
Zhao Yu hesitated. She had assumed that Zhu Baoguo would be studying at The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China due to his close relationship with Qiao Nan. In addition, given the Zhu family's status, it was appropriate for him to attend the school. Unexpectedly, he actually came to Ping Cheng High School.
At that instance, Zhao Yu's eyes lit up. Perhaps she would have an opportunity now!
In the past, Zhu Baoguo hated her because Qiao Nan had been talking bad about her to Zhu Baoguo. Without Qiao Nan, Zhu Baoguo would not be so blind as to not discover her merits. In time, he might even take a liking to her.
In that case, she would be able to fulfill her previous wish in high school!
"Stupid." At the sight of the foolish smile on Zhao Yu's face, Zhou Lei sneered. "Zhao Yu, Zhu Baoguo is so close to Qiao Nan. Since Zhu Baoguo is here, do you think Qiao Nan will be attending Ping Cheng High School as well?" If that happened, ha ha ha, Zhao Yu's expression would be very interesting.
"Impossible!" Zhao Yu's face turned pale as she retorted immediately. "Qiao Nan's grades are so good. She's the top student of the middle school examination and in the whole province. It's not possible for her to come to Ping Cheng High School instead of The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China. Don't tell me such a baseless joke."
Coincidentally, Qiao Nan, who quietly reached the school's entrance, heard the last part of the conversation between the two of her former classmates.
Qiao Nan pursed her lips. Should she greet them now to give Zhao Yu a 'surprise'?
"Well…" Qiao Nan coughed. She really had no choice. Zhou Lei and Zhao Yu were standing side by side at the main entrance. Unless Qiao Nan was willing to lean sideways, she would not be able to enter the school. "Can you please give way so that I can go and pay my tuition fees?"
Both Zhao Yu and Zhou Lei had a great shock. When the two of them turned and saw Qiao Nan, who looked so innocent, Zhao Yu's face turned black while Zhou Lei patted his thigh and laughed out in tears. "Qiao Nan, since you're here, does it mean that we still have the fate to be classmates for another three years?"
Aiyo, speaking of the devil, Qiao Nan granted his wish too well!
"Yes, I came to register for school today. If you're not transferring to another school, we'll be schoolmates for another three years." Qiao Nan smiled and replied. She had quite a good impression of Zhou Lei.
"Ha ha ha, of course I'll not change the school. I think Ping Cheng High School is quite good. But I don't know if someone else will transfer to another school. Nevertheless, I wish to express that it's best for someone to change her mind." Zhou Lei made an inference to something while responding to Qiao Nan.
Zhao Yu was unwilling to be classmate with Qiao Nan. Both Qiao Nan and Zhou Lei were able to decipher this from her words.
"Qiao Nan, it's late. Let's register and pay the tuition fees together." Zhou Lei patted Qiao Nan's shoulders and strode forward in large steps. He completely ignored Zhao Yu whom he met first.
Qiao Nan nodded to Zhao Yu, who was dumbstruck and frozen to the point of showing no reaction. This was considered as her greeting to Zhao Yu. She then caught up with Zhou Lei so that they could pay the tuition fees together.
Before they did so, they went to the notice board to look at the class they had been allocated to.
"I'm in class one."
"I'm in class three." When he saw that he was in a different class from Qiao Nan, Zhou Lei felt a little relieved.
When facing Qiao Nan, while he did not have Zhao Yu's jealousy, there was some awkwardness.
As per what Zhao Yu mentioned, Zhou Lei could actually study in The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China based on his grades. However, Zhou Lei had his own considerations for choosing Ping Cheng High School over the best school.
On one hand, Zhou Lei's situation was similar to Qiao Nan. It was because of money. The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China was the best school in Ping Cheng High School not only because of academic performance but also the learning facilities and the quality of the teachers.
High school studies did not constitute as the nine-year compulsory education. Hence, the tuition fees would increase by a great amount. Given the prominence of The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, its tuition fees were much higher than other high schools'.
Most importantly, Zhou Lei's grades were borderline cut-off admission point for The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China.
As such, Zhou Lei felt that it was quite embarrassing to attend The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China. There were a lot of 'sponsor' students in the school. In comparison, Zhou Lei was definitely one of the better students.
However, there were also quite a number of students who were accepted due to their own ability.