Chapter 22 - Come With Us If You Have Balls
“That guy you kicked is in our class too! They’re after you, so look out!”
Lin Yi only smiled at the note.
He didn’t think Yushu warned him out of kindness- she was someone who wanted nothing but trouble. Chances were, the girl wanted him to continue fighting Zhong Pinliang’s group.
Pinliang probably annoyed Yushu as well.
The Chemistry teacher was around fifty. He had a solid knowledge base, and his lecture somehow managed to interest Lin Yi, even when he’d learned everything beforehand.
First period ended, and Pinliang called Naipao outside. Surprisingly, they didn’t come for trouble yet, but it didn’t matter to Lin Yi.
“Naipao, what’s the matter with you?” Zhong Pinliang was pissed off. “Didn’t I tell you to put him in his place? What were you doing back there!”
“Master Zhong, the thing is I did put my leg out to trip him, but the guy planted his foot on me! Fuck it hurts!” Zhang Naipao whined, the pain written all over his face. “It still does!”
“Think he found out?” Zhong Pinliang knew how strong a kick from Lin Yi was, and he understood that it must be quite painful for Zhang Naipao.
“Shouldn’t be the case, he didn’t even look down.”
Zhang Naipao was still unsure about the whole thing.
“Fuck, the farmer got us again. We’ll get him in the washroom later, I want him to know what piss tastes like!”
Zhong Pinliang’s words seethed with rage. He’d been named one of the Big Four soon after enrolling in the school- getting humiliated like this was a first for him.
“Yeah, and shit, too!” Gao Xiaofu added.
The discussion was heating up when a guy in black showed up. “Liang… What the hell are you three doing there? Having a meeting?”
“Ah, brother Ming-!”
Pinliang raised his head to see one of the Big Four - Zou Ruoming.
The misdeeds committed by this guy were above the things Pinliang did. He’d heard that Ruoming even dragged a female classmate out into the woods to have his way with her, back when he was a ninth grader.
Ruoming greeted him with a nod, pleased by the honorific Pinliang addressed him with. His house wasn’t as powerful as Zhong Pinliang’s, after all.
His merciless attitude was what earned him the good life at this school. That, and the fact that he had an older brother involved with a gang outside.
“Need my help?” Ruoming offered.
“Nah, it’s a new farmer guy who just transferred, I’ll show him who’s boss around here.” Naturally, Pinliang didn’t want to lose face in front of Zou Ruoming.
“The fuck? Are you guys serious, bunched up in a meeting for some farmer guy?” Ruoming lost interest immediately. Here he was thinking that something fun had come up.
These days he had his eyes on a younger girl from class nine, one of those classy types that looked at you coldly. Perhaps he should force himself on her?
She was a younger girl to Zou Ruoming for one reason: he was currently in ‘thirteenth grade’, a class for those who didn’t get accepted into college.
Ruoming could, of course, use his parents’ money to get into college anytime he wanted. He only chose to stay behind in high school of his own volition.
He was famous here. People respected him out of fear, and he lived his life carefree and happy. His family’s influence wasn’t infinite, and it couldn’t help him overseas. His current attitude would instantly get him killed out there- College and high school were two different worlds.
Thus, Zou Ruoming told his dad that he’d like to continue studying for one more year, to prepare for the final examinations.
Naturally, Mister Zou was pleased to hear that Ruoming wanted to study, completely oblivious of what his son was really doing at school.
Lin Yi spent the next two periods in peace. Mengyao acted like she didn’t know him at all, not looking at him even once. Yushu, however, was always glancing at him playfully.
It wasn’t a cute, shy kind of playful- Lin Yi wasn’t about to assume that the girl had a crush on him. She was probably waiting for him to clash with Zhong Pinliang again.
After third period was a short break, where students did exercises out in the field. Lin Yi was just about to follow his classmates there when three people headed towards him.
It was Zhong Pinliang, Zhang Naipao, and Gao Xiaofu. He was seated at the very back, so the three were headed for him, without doubt.
Lin Yi expected them to come sooner or later.
“Yes! Yao Yao, look! Zhong Pinliang’s going at Shield Guy!”
Yushu was eyeing both parties the whole time, and her patience finally paid off. She was nothing but excited.
She wanted someone to teach Zhong Pinliang a lesson long ago, but his background was a little overwhelming. Now that Lin Yi was here…
“Oh? That’s nice, let’s hope Zhong Pinliang teaches him a lesson!” Mengyao was clearly still pissed at Lin Yi.
“Seriously, Yao Yao? You’re siding with Zhong Pinliang now...?” Yushu stared at her friend. “Don’t tell me you’ve been in love with him all this time?”
“In love with him my ass, I just hate Lin Yi more!” Mengyao answered with a hmph. “Who cares about them, let’s go already!”
“Wait, come on! I wanted to see who’d win!” Yushu grabbed onto her table as Mengyao pulled at her.
“Fine, I’ll have my revenge by seeing that idiot get beat up!”
Mengyao may have said that, but somewhere in her heart she didn’t want Lin Yi to be the one losing.
In a more thorough comparison, she concluded that Zhong Pinliang was way more irritating. Lin Yi was a pest, but he hadn’t dropped to Zhong Pinliang’s level yet.
With that, the two hid in front of the classroom doors, holding hands as they observed the confrontation.
“Know why we’re here?” Zhong Pinliang asked as he stood in front of Lin Yi, trying to intimidate him.
Lin Yi looked at him and responded with a dull voice, as if it wasn’t a big deal at all. “Yeah, ‘cause I kicked your ass into a faceplant yesterday.”
“What the fuck? How are you so cocky then?! You think you’re hot stuff, don’t you!”
Naipao reached for Lin Yi’s collar when Lin Yi stopped him.
“Your leg okay?”
Lin Yi flicked the hand away as he taunted Naipao.
Zhang Naipao’s face reddened instantly- he was still feeling humiliated over what happened!
So Lin Yi did do it on purpose!
“You little shit, come with us if you have balls, we’ll settle this in the bathroom. There’s students and teachers here… You probably don’t want them watching us too, yeah?”
Zhong Pinliang was getting more and more pissed off by the second. Was this guy for real?
Didn’t he understand the situation he was in?