Rebirth to a Military Marriage: Good Morning Chief
420 She Cheated
"This parent, the untrue rumors that you spread in the school previously not only hurt Qiao Nan but also affected the reputation of Ping Cheng High School. If not for the sake of giving Qiao Nan's face, my school would definitely pursue the matter with you. You're an adult. Don't tell me you don't know how to be responsible for your own words and actions?"
What Ding Jiayi did previously had damaged the reputation of Ping Cheng High School seriously. Even if they did not sue her for defamation, at the very least, they should give her a warning.
"I can tell you clearly now. It is really very hard for our school to welcome a parent like you."
"Mom?" Qiao Zijin's tears stopped. When did her mother come to Ping Cheng High School? Why didn't she know about it?
Ding Jiayi had a look of awkwardness on her face. "Don't listen to them talking nonsense. They are just trying to shift the blame. It's nonsense. There's no such thing at all."
"Ah-hem." Principal Meng sneered. "Now, I have some understanding why The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China has a student like Qiao Zijin. It is really like mother, like daughter. She has inherited all her mother's genes. There is nothing we could do about it."
Qiao Zijin was a fast-talker. Most probably, she had learned it from Ding Jiayi.
The mother-daughter pair was of the same kind.
Principal Meng suddenly felt pointless to continue with the conversation, particularly with a parent such as Ding Jiayi. "Principal Wei, whether your school decides to punish or record a demerit, that's your school's business. Please bring your student and her parent away."
Initially, Principal Meng wanted to watch the fun. However, because of Ding Jiayi, Principal Meng would rather give up such a rare opportunity and hoped that Principal Wei would bring her away as soon as possible.
"No, I… I don't want to be punished. I can't receive a demerit record!" Sun Lei's face was as white as a sheet. If he received a demerit record, he would not be able to make it to a good college in the future. He might even need to bring this tainted record with him when he stepped out into society. He might not be able to find a good job.
Sun Lei ground his teeth. "Principal, I wish to confess something. Can you be lenient in my punishment for this matter? Principal, I already know that this is a misunderstanding. However, I have been wronged. I was also misled by Qiao Zijin. Qiao Nan is a victim, and so am I. Principal, can you give me one more chance?"
"You can't say it!" Qiao Zijin's face turned pale. She could not wait to cover Sun Lei's mouth. Sun Lei wanted to die on his own but he just had to drag her along!
"What exactly is the matter?" Principal Wei felt annoyed. "Hurry up and speak."
"Principal, don't believe Sun Lei. He's making things up as he doesn't want to be given a demerit record. W-whatever he said is not true!" Qiao Zijin could not help shouting out.
"Whether it's true or not, we will judge for ourselves. Sun Lei, what other matter is there?" Principal Wei let out a long breath of air. Forget it. His face had already been lost thoroughly anyway. What else was there to hide?
Qiao Zijin interrupted just as Sun Lei wanted to speak. "Sun Lei, don't go overboard. You have to search your own conscience when you say something. We're classmates after all. Why do you have to hurt me like this? Who taught you to do so? If you talk nonsense again, I… I… Do you wish to corner me to my death?" Qiao Zijin stomped her feet in fury, her tears rolling down uncontrollably.
The unlucky one in this matter should be Qiao Nan. Why did she become the unfortunate one in the end?
"Teach me about what? I'm not talking nonsense. Whatever I've said is the truth. It's not that I want to harm you. Qiao Zijin, clearly, you're the one who wanted to harm me! You said it yourself that we're once classmates after all, yet you hurt me in this way. You! Why are you so heartless?!"
The more Sun Lei reflected on what Zhu Baoguo said earlier, the more he felt that it made sense.
Qiao Zijin purposely used this matter to frame him. If he continued to withhold his words and be bullied by Qiao Zijin, then he would be the real fool.
"Principal, in the first year of our studies, Qiao Zijin often came in eighth in the class. Actually, she did not achieve the results through her own effort. She got it through cheating!"
"Cheating?" Principal Wei's eyes narrowed. "Is what you said true? You can't talk nonsense about this kind of things!"
Since the establishment of the school, there had never been a scandal about cheating in the school for more than a decade.
"It's true!" Sun Lei said with absolute certainty. "Principal, I have evidence to prove that what I've said is true. All of Qiao Zijin's academic results in her first year were achieved through cheating."
"You're talking nonsense! I didn't! I didn't!" Qiao Zijin's face turned pale and red intermittently. Although she was hiding behind Ding Jiayi, her pair of eyes was emitting a glowing green light. She was constantly glaring at Sun Lei like a snake.
"Hahaha!" Zhu Baoguo sneered in a cold manner. "Do you think everyone is like you? To have so much spare energy to malign people casually?"
Cheating. This matter was something new.
He also heard that Qiao Zijin's results were average when she was in junior high school. Hence, some sponsorship fee was required if she wanted to study at The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China. They had to depend on his grandpa to help with this matter. After Qiao Zijin entered the school, her studies improved tremendously.
Because of Qiao Zijin as an example, her school's name had been spread in the quad for a long time. Many parents felt that it was fine to spend money, no matter how much, as long as their children had the opportunity to study at The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China.
The teaching quality at that school was truly excellent after all.
Both Principal Meng and Teacher Liu were stunned. The word 'cheating' was very sensitive, capable of affecting a school's reputation.
Ping Cheng High School was a good high school. Students had to achieve a certain minimum score to enter the school successfully.
Hence, all the students who came to study at the school had done fairly well in their junior high school years. At the very least, up until now, the teachers at Ping Cheng High School had never caught any of their students cheating. Unexpectedly, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, which was more outstanding and formidable than Ping Cheng High School, encountered this situation, yet none of the teachers discovered it.
Qiao Nan tugged the corners of her lips. She had really guessed it right. With Qiao Zijin's capability, it was impossible for her to rank eighth in the class. This was despite the fact that the class she was in was the most 'special' class in the school.
"No, I didn't do this. My grades were real. I didn't cheat. Sun Lei maligned me. Sun Lei, that's enough. You're the one who wished to find a girlfriend. Yes… I only introduced the two of you. You said my sister is pretty after looking at her photo and that you're very interested to be friends with her. Now that my sister has rejected you, you should not take revenge on me even if you're angry. This is a matter between the two of you. I'm innocent!"
Qiao Zijin was still trying to turn things around, doing her utmost to save the situation. She must reverse the situation.
She definitely would not admit that she had cheated!