Chapter 19: Humiliation from Chen Ziyao
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“This meal is on me. Let me tell you a secret. I’ve picked up some money on a road. It was said that you must share the money that you accidentally picked up with someone else, or you’ll have bad luck.” Gu Ning lied to Yu Mixi with the same old excuse.
“Really? That’s great. Then this time is on you. I’ll buy you a meal this afternoon.” Yu Mixi didn’t reject this time. She also had heard the old saying.
The canteen had two floors. The first floor was for the public, providing cheap and not delicious food. The food was made in a large amount every time. Taste wasn’t the first priority, as long as the food was cooked.
The second floor was a private dining place. You could order whatever you wanted first, then the cook would cook for you one by one. Accordingly, the price was much higher.
If you dined in the public cafeteria, 10 yuan would be enough. However, if you dined in the private cafeteria, a hundred yuan were barely enough.
So when Gu Ning proposed to have their meal on the second floor, Yu Mixi immediately refused.
Gu Ning wouldn’t listen to her, and walked to the second floor directly. Yu Mixi then had to follow up.
Though the students in the private cafeteria weren’t as many as the students in the public cafeteria, the second floor was mostly occupied, because there were lots of rich kids.
The second Gu Ning and her friend went upstairs, an unkind female voice sounded, “Gee, isn’t this Gu Ning from the fourth classroom? Isn’t she the well-known poor student? Why is she here?”
Gu Ning actually wasn’t famous at all. Only her classmates or Gu Xiaoxiao and Qin Zheng’s friends knew her.
The girl had already mentioned Gu Ning was from the fourth classroom, which meant she wasn’t Gu Ning’s classmate. The girl also couldn’t be Qin Zheng’s acquaintance.
Gu Ning was sure that she must be a friend of Gu Xiaoxiao’s.
Gu Ning had no intention to argue back. She looked over at the girl. The girl was exactly Gu Xiaoxiao’s good friend. Her name was Chen Ziyao. She was a senior from the second classroom.
Chen Ziyao was born in a rich family as well. Her father, who had dozens of millions of assets, was a director of a famous real estate corporation.
The corporation Chen Ziyao’s father worked for was in close cooperation with the company Gu Xiaoxiao’s father worked for. They gathered together often. Chen Ziyao and Gu Xiaoxiao became good friends naturally.
Chen Ziyao also knew what had happened between Gu Ning and Qin Zheng. However, Gu Xiaoxiao and Qin Zheng had asked her to keep the truth to herself, so she never told anyone.
Gu Ning just gave her a glance, then ignored her. She went to an empty table with Yu Mixi, starting to order.
Gu Ning ignored Chen Ziyao, but in Chen Ziyao’s eyes, Gu Ning was a coward. She was used to laughing at Gu Ning all the time, and Gu Ning never had argued back.
“I think she probably has picked up money on a road,” a girl who sat beside Chen Ziyao added. They never miss any chance to make fun of Gu Ning.
Yu Mixi, on the other side, was surprised that the girl knew the fact.
Seeing Yu Mixi’s face, Gu Ning didn’t know how to explain.
Before long, Gu Ning had finished their order.
It was the best meal they ever had in school for all those years.
“Gu Ning, isn’t this too much?” Yu Mixi asked. They had spent almost two hundred yuan. If they ate in the public cafeteria, two hundred yuan were totally enough for a week.
“Don’t worry, it’s nothing.” Gu Ning replied.
Yu Mixi then closed her mouth.
“Oh, let me see what do you two poor little girl have today.” Chen Ziyao stood up, walking towards Gu Ning. She assumed Gu Ning and Yu Mixi must be too poor to have something really good.
Only those rich girls who were bored would enjoy making fun of others.
The minute Chen Ziyao came over, Gu Ning put away the bill. She stood up and went to the cook. Gu Ning directly ignored Chen Ziyao again.
Chen Ziyao was displeased. She reached out to grab the bill.
However, Gu Ning wouldn’t allow her to do that.
Gu Ning moved slightly away. Chen Ziyao grabbed nothing but air. She felt embarrassed, shouting at Gu Ning afterwards, “Gu Ning, how dare you to escape!”
Chen Ziyao’s angry voice raised attention from many students.
Gu Ning ignored Chen Ziyao earlier because she didn’t want to get into trouble, but now the trouble found her, Gu Ning decided to face it.
She stopped, looking straight at Chen Ziyao, “Why not?”
Chen Ziyao was struck dumb suddenly. She didn’t expect Gu Ning would argue back.
In Chen Ziyao’s eyes, Gu Ning was merely a poor weak miserable girl. She could bully Gu Ning whenever and wherever she wanted.
But now everything was different. Gu Ning even argued her back in front of everyone. Chen Ziyao felt shamed, “Gu Ning, you know you’re a poor girl and have no right to fight against me!”
“What’s wrong with me being a poor girl? It’s none of your business. You have no right to stand in my way!” Gu Ning argued again. She never liked Chen Ziyao.
“You…” Chen Ziyao was annoyed.
Actually Chen Ziyao did have no right to stand in others’ way. Now, the onlookers all believed Chen Ziyao had shamed herself.
Amid everyone’s dislike, Chen Ziyao was more than irritated.
She knew she had no right to stand in Gu Ning’s way, but she was so used to making fun of Gu Ning. Chen Ziyao couldn’t accept the fact that Gu Ning had stood up against her.
Therefore, Chen Ziyao didn’t give up, “Gu Ning, do you know your mother was pregnant before getting married? You’re merely a bastard without a father…”