The First Day of School
- TL: AmeryEdge
- ED: Azusky, LtBeefy, JSmith
Qin Xuan brought with her a large school bag as she stood among the sea of people in front of the school gate. Looking up, she saw large words shining in golden colors “B City Secondary School”.
Qin Shuhua reached out and patted Qin Xuan’s shoulders, then he lifted her schoolbag up, “I’ll bring you to the dorm first. I have already spoken to your home room teacher, you have permission to come to class late.”
The moment she walked through the dorm’s door after following Qin Shuhua, she immediately felt troubled. Just a single room, but there were eight beds. This meant that she will have to live with other people, and furthermore it was seven of them.
Qin Shuhua found Qin Xuan’s bed and put her backpack onto it. As he was about to call her over to organise her space, he saw her turning around, and leaving. He quickly chased after her, “Qin Qin, are you heading to class? Why didn’t you bring your textbooks?”
“I’m not going to school anymore.” School originally did not hold much meaning to her. Even though she was no princess in her previous life, being an assassin already required her to learn how to read, and there was no point wasting her time at school now.
Qin Shuhua became anxious when he heard her say this. He pulled on her arms as he pleaded, “Now that you have entered high school, why would you quit? How about this, if you don’t like studying, daddy will not force you study well, but you must at least graduate. You have not yet matured, if you don’t go to school then what will you do?”
Qin Xuan wanted to answer with marriage as a solution, but she was worried that he would actually marry her off. But no matter what, she could not live here. Assassins cannot live in groups.
“If I don’t have to live here, then I will go to school.”
Qin Shuhua sighed in relief, “If you didn’t want to live in a dorm you should have just told me. From now on don’t just casually say you will quit school, okay?”
Qin Xuan did not say anything else.
Qin Shuhua reluctantly spoke, “Daddy will go and talk to your teacher about cancelling your dormitory contract. You should go ahead to class, daddy will bring all your stuff home.”
Qin Xuan took the backpack Qin Shuhua gave her and walked right out of the dorm building. She looked left and right, and started walking to the building with the large “School Building” sign.
As soon as she got close, she saw two women (Author: Please forgive Qin Xuan calling highschool girls women, in her eyes females of marrying age can no longer be considered young girls.) running towards her. The person running in front wore a bright smile, but the girl following behind had a forced expression.
“Xuan!” Just as the person running in front planned to jump at Qin Xuan to give her a hug, Qin Xuan had already quickly avoided her.
The person behind smiled mockingly, “Oh? Just a few days of not seeing each other and yet you already developed such an attitude? Zhoujing, your good little sis refused your good will just now.”
Zhoujing bit her lips and scolded, “Ding Jieyun, shut your mouth!” Following that, she blinked her large teary eyes and pitifully glanced at Qin Xuan, “Xuan~”
Qin Xuan was completely unaffected and calmly replied, “Let’s go to class.”
Ding Jieyun grunted and turned around to leave. Qin Xuan followed her, causing the dissatisfied Zhoujing to also follow behind. She wanted to pull on her arm, but she was afraid that she would be avoided again. Her face was flustered, it seemed like Qin Xuan really did became mad at her for not visiting her!
Qin Xuan followed Ding Jieyun to a room full of students. The teacher saw Qin Xuan and smiled, “Qin Xuan, are you doing well now?”
Qin Xuan nodded.
The teacher turned around and said to the whole class, “Everybody, let us welcome Qin Xuan back.” She began a clapping ovation, but the students at the back did not seem particularly enthusiastic and only put their hands together in a half-hearted way to get it over with.
The teacher seemed to be a little embarrassed. She smiled awkwardly at Qin Xuan. Unfortunately, this person was unfazed and directly walked past her towards the only empty desk in the class.
The teacher became more and more flustered. What happened, is she no longer the one in charge of keeping the class peaceful?
Only Zhoujing felt relieved. It seemed like Qin Xuan was not acting cold just towards her.
The teacher hastily began her lesson. This was the only way for her to temporarily forget about her fragile heart being broken by a cruel student.
First class, Math. Don’t understand.
Second class, Politics. Don’t understand.
Third class, Biology. Don’t understand.
Fourth class, Geography. Don’t understand.
Now it was Qin Xuan’s turn to be affected. In the organisation, no matter if it was inner Qi cultivation, martial arts or secret weapons, she was the top expert without peers. But now that she had ended up here, she couldn’t seem to figure out arithmetic, politics or anatomy science, even geography…. There were even many words she did not understand!
When the class was over, Zhoujing ran towards Qin Xuan. Even though Qin Xuan would only occasionally grunt in reply, Zhoujing still continued to talk in high spirits.
“Xuan, why are you still wearing the long sleeved uniform in this weather? Isn’t it hot?”
“Un.” Qin Xuan nodded as she looked at the girl sitting in front of her. Zhoujing was wearing a thin shirt with two short sleeves and a short skirt that went up to her knee that showed off her pale, white legs.
Suddenly Zhoujing thought of a possibility. She blurted, “Could it be that you have gained some scars from the accident?” Her voice was not too loud, but it was enough to attract the attention of the surrounding gossipers, who all perked up their ears to listen.
“Yes.” Qin Xuan replied in a carefree tone.
Zhoujing looked Qin Xuan, startled. She whispered, “So… Sorry! I didn’t know…”
All the surrounding students broke into groups of two and three’s as they quietly began their discussion.
“So that’s it. I thought she was still sick or something, who would wear such clothing in this weather?”
“This is karma, just because she had a pretty face she thought she was worthy of Cao Linwei. There are countless girls more beautiful than her, and yet Cao Linwei never spared them a glance, did she think he would care about her?”
“Just because she was rejected, she went and got herself in a car accident. Does she want to make Cao Linwei feel guilty? Why didn’t she just die?”
“Even now that she survived, who would look at her?”
“Right, right, I also hate her. I think the weak frailness before this was definitely her faking. Her personality right now is her real face!”
“Did you know, I used to live in the same dorm as her. All she did all day was cry, pretending to be some sort pitiful flower, how annoying!”
Zhoujing’s face turned unsightly as she looked at Qin Xuan, “Xuan, don’t listen to them, they are only speaking rubbish. What’s wrong with pursuing the one you love? The only thing is, your methods was a little extreme. The scars can be fixed later, no need to worry about their words…”
“It’s fine.” The amount of people the organisation has ordered her to kill was countless, and among them were plenty of famous righteous heroes. She was despised by everybody in the martial arts world as well as by commoners. Everyone had cursed her in a million different ways. No matter how tough or rude the curses, her eyebrows never moved.
Qin Xuan took out a piece of steel from her bag that Qin Shuhua gave to her. She gave it to Zhoujing, “I want to talk to my father.”
Zhoujing received her phone and immediately exclaimed, “Wow, Xuan, you got a new phone? It’s gorgeous! You want to talk to your dad? Wait a minute.” Zhoujing was so excited she forgot to the notice the strange way Qin Xuan was speaking as well as why she needed her to help with the phone.
Qin Xuan observed carefully as Zhoujing pressed down on certain symbols, transforming images on the relic device. After connecting the line, she handed the phone back to Qin Xuan. Qin Xuan copied their ways of using the relic and put the device up to her ears.
“Nothing.” She only wanted to see how the device worked. She then followed what Qin Shuhua once did and pressed on a certain symbol, cutting the sound.
The person on the receiving end of the cryptic phone call got abruptly cut off, and he could only knit his brows in confusion.
Qin Xuan gathered her textbooks and put them inside her backpack. Putting the bag on her shoulder, she headed outside the classroom.
Zhoujing chased after her after feeling dumbfounded, “Where are you going? There are still afternoon classes. Are you ditching?”
“Why do I have to explain myself to you?” Qin Xuan stopped and spoke to the Zhoujing who was adamantly following her.
When Zhoujing heard this, her face turned green and then white. She forced a smile and said, “I, I just care about you.”
“Not necessary.” Qin Xuan left in the blink of an eye.
Ding Jieyun poked her head outside the window and spoke mockingly, “Zhoujing, keep shoving that enthusiastic face against other people’s cold butts!”
Tears filled Zhoujing’s eyes once more as she covered her face and ran to the toilet.
Qin Xuan felt that she would rather go out to gather intelligence on this new place than to sit inside a classroom where they taught her things she didn’t understand.
Qin Xuan constantly stopped while walking on her journey. Everytime she saw something new and strange she would stop and observe it carefully, and every time she heard people say something she didn’t understand she would also stop to eavesdrop.
Without realising it, Qin Xuan had already walked for a long way. Her stomach began to grow hungry. Seeing a noodle shop in front of her, she decided to go in for a meal before continuing.
But before she could enter the shop, a shadow leapt out from a nearby alley. It almost ran into her, almost. Yet before he and the girl would collided, she had already to step out of the way. The person shot past her and quickly blended into the crowd.
Afterwards, a bunch of people loudly ran out from inside the small alley. Looking around, they noticed nobody except for Qin Xuan. They immediately loudly asked, “Hey, did you see someone run out from here?”
Qin Xuan continued to walk towards the noodle shop, ignoring them completely.
The male figure noticed that he was being ignored, rage built up in his brain as he snatched Qin Xuan’s arm, “Stinky brat!”
Qin Xuan leaned over slightly to avoid him. The male was stunned, and he once again reached out trying to grab her. Once again, he missed. Huh? He almost couldn’t believe it. This little girl had such capabilities?
He tried once more, and this time he succeeded in grabbing her arm. He laughed gleefully, “Hmm, you stupid bitch, let’s see if you dare to lie now!”
Qin Xuan began to grow annoyed. She planned to spare them, but they came searching for death by their own accord?
She threw her backpack down to the ground and slowly turned around. She grabbed the male’s wrist and twisted it, causing “crack crack” noises to resound. Following that, a demonic crying scream sounded out from the male, “AAH!”
The boy slumped down onto the ground cradling his hand while wailing out in pain. Qin Xuan ignored him and casually straightened her sleeves that were wrinkled by him. She picked up her bag, planning to leave, but the other people in the gang had already heard the pitiful scream from Old P. Even though they didn’t understand what was going on, they still surrounded Qin Xuan.
What a bunch of blind idiots! Qin Xuan’s eyes lowered as a strange cold glint came from inside them.
By the time Yin Xudong had made his way back, there were a bunch of bodies lying on the ground, all of whom were currently screaming or crying non-stop.
His eyes widened as he saw Qin Xuan leaving them as she headed to the nearby noodle shop. He chased after her and asked, “Who beat those guys up?”
Qin Xuan found a small table and called for a bowl of noodles. Yin Xudong sat down across from her and called for another bowl.
“You are not going to school?” Qin Xuan asked.
Yin Xudong awkwardly scratched his head and laughed, “Occasionally I skip school, only occasionally, ~” Then he immediately lowered his voice, “Wait, something’s not right. You also have to go to school, with what qualification are you questioning me?”
“You still haven’t answered me. Who beat up those people?”
“Heavens, could it be you? It was you wasn’t it?”
“Why did you run back?”
“I was running, but I suddenly had a feeling that I saw you still standing behind. I was worried that those guys would do something to you so I ran back. Hey, tell me, you beat those guys didn’t you?”
“Aren’t you scared of being caught by them?”
“Pfft, at worst I’ll have to let them beat me up a little. Hey, it was you who took care of them right?”
“Aren’t you scared they will beat you to death?”
“Where would they get the guts to do that!? It was you who beat them up wasn’t it?”
“… Your noodles are here.”
[Amery: IAAK is the first to be eliminated in the current bundle. All new chapters will now be of Ultimate Assassin System and Assassin Farmer.]
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