Ch.24 Brother Xian
Jiang Juan took a deep breath and kept smiling, “No need.”
Xie Jingxian said again, “Your card has been frozen? It’s okay, you can write an IOU first, I trust you.”
Jiang Juan thought that Xie Jingxian was really good at lying and only a ghost will believe him. He really wanted to throw the pitiful single-digit trust value on the system page on Xie Jingxian’s face.
As soon as he finished complaining in his heart, he heard Xie Jingxian slowly adding, “I know you won’t borrow money and not pay it back.”
I believe you will not borrow money without paying it back.
This sentence is not the same as his previous sentence, “I believe in you”.
Jiang Juan didn’t feel disappointed either, he only felt that he was being ruthlessly ridiculed, so he told Xie Jingxian, “I’m not short of money. The monthly exam is about to take place, and this time I’ll sure be able to enter the top 100 in the grade. Don’t worry, I will give return you the money with interest.”
Xie Jingxian nodded, his attitude seemed very perfunctory.
Jiang Juan is usually very calm, but there has never been anyone like Xie Jingxian, whose even a look is enough to arouse his fighting spirit.
Jiang Juan said, “You don’t believe me? Do you have the test paper given out today, take it out, and I’ll do it for you right away.”
Xie Jingxian didn’t move, and Jiang Juan didn’t really wanted to look through his things. He took out the phone and asked the driver to bring his things over.
As soon as he found Uncle Li’s phone number, before he even dialed it, his wrist was grabbed. Jiang Juan turned his head and was stunned to find that Xie Jingxian’s eyes were full of smiles.
All the coldness seemed to disappear from Xie Jingxian, and through his smiling eyes, Jiang Juan seemed to be able to see his soft heart.
Jiang Juan felt that this might be the first time he truly felt Xie Jingxian’s happiness.
Xie Jingxian said, “Don’t be angry, I was just teasing you.” His voice was very soft and gentle, but Jiang Juan could hear it clearly, “I believe you.”
Jiang Juan was still stunned when he felt Xie Jingxian rubbing his hair and saying, “Go and rest.”
Jiang Juan was still a little stunned when he returned to the room. At this moment, he heard 088 say in his mind, “Plus 5 to the favorability score and 10 to the trust score.”
After 088 finished speaking, he paused for two seconds and then continued, “Wait a minute, I’ll check if the data is wrong.”
Obviously not only Jiang Juan, but even 088 was surprised, how the trust value that had been standing still had suddenly risen. Jiang Juan also didn’t do anything.
Jiang Juan quickly came back to his senses, he curled his lips and smiled, “I told you a long time ago, once Laozhi I; me [said in anger or in fun] went out and took a shot, even Xie Jingxian is possible to be taken down.”
Pride makes one fall behind. If I am not wrong, this is a part of:- Modesty leads to progress, arrogance makes you drop behind.
Host, please adjust your mentality and continue to maintain it.
After tossing around for so long, Jiang Juan felt tired immediately after lying down, but he didn’t know whether it was because he was too tired during the day, or because of other reasons, Jiang Juan was not sleeping very well.
He dreamed that he was taking exams all night, repeating the exams over and over again, and the scores were either 23 or 25, none of them exceeding 30.
At the end of the dream, Jiang Qin pointed to his second from the last rank and laughed loudly. Not only that, Jiang Qin also froze his card and kicked him out of the house.
Xie Jingxian also stopped providing him with a place to live. In the end, Jiang Juan became a beggar and went to the streets to beg because of his poor grades.
Jiang Juan was startled. He wiped his face, realizing that the dream was illogical and ridiculous. After a while, Jiang Juan heard some movement outside the door, so he got up and went out, only to see Xie Jingxian coming back after buying breakfast.
Jiang Juan was deeply relieved. After the relationship between him and Xie Jingxian eased, he always liked to take him to eat together, but he couldn’t take care of him on weekends, so he could only use WeChat to remind him.
Xie Jingxian glanced at Jiang Juan, his eyes stayed on his thick dark circles for a moment, but then quickly moved them away, he greeted and said, “Come over for breakfast.”
Jiang Juan sighed, and saw Xie Jingxian handing him a package.
Jiang Juan took it and saw that it was a brand new set of toiletries. Xie Jingxian said, “There happens to be a convenience store next to the breakfast shop.”
Jiang Juan sincerely said, “Thank you.”
After washing, Jiang Juan sat down opposite Xie Jingxian. After he finished eating a bun filled with mushrooms and greens, he asked Xie Jingxian, “How many points do we have get if we want to be in the top 100 in our school?”
Xie Jingxian shook his head, he had never paid attention to these. Since going to school, Xie Jingxian had always been No. 1 in his grade, and he had never paid attention to other people’s scores, not even his own.
Jiang Juan frowned, but then his eyes suddenly lit up, and he went to ask Wang Tuo.
Wang Tuo was warm, caring, and very reliable. It didn’t take long for him to post the exam rankings of Jincheng High School for the last three years.
Jiang Juan found the data of the second year of high school, scrolled down the table, but when he saw the scores, his face couldn’t help but darken. Let’s not even talk about how high the score is, Jiang Juan also used to be a topper when he was a student, and his achievements were also a lot.
But that was all in the past.
It has been a few years since Jiang Juan graduated, and all the knowledge he had learned had long been returned to the teacher. After transmigrating here, although he planned to review it, it had only been a little more than a month. Such a goal was still very difficult for him.
On top of that, the competition in Jincheng High School has always been very fierce. If it was a fight with real knives and guns, then the scene would definitely be full of blood.
It was too difficult for Jiang Juan to stand out of these learning madmen.
Jiang Juan was hit hard. He originally planned to rely on the monthly exam to turn over and wash away the stigma of being a study scum and repair the relationship with his father along the way, but now it seems to be impossible.
He could already imagine Jiang Qin’s cold face after the monthly test results came out. Their father-son relationship was in jeopardy.
Jiang Juan bit the bun with bitterness and hatred, but then he suddenly noticed Xie Jingxian sitting opposite as his eyes lit up. Yes, why did he forgot, the top scholar was sitting right in front of him. As long as Xie Jingxian was willing to guide him, his chances of entering the top 100 in the grade will increase by a lot.
Thinking like this, Jiang Juan looked at Xie Jingxian with bright eyes.
Xie Jingxian saw that Jiang Juan was frowning one second before, but then returned to normal the next second, even full of energy, and found it very interesting.
Under Xie Jingxian’s gaze, Jiang Juan pushed the buns to the opposite side and said, “Classmate Xie, I still don’t understand a little bit about studying, can you give me some pointers these days?”
Xie Jingxian accurately grasped the key point, “Monthly test?”
Jiang Juan folded his hands together and made a please gesture.
Xie Jingxian said, “Okay.”
Jiang Juan smiled and said, “To the kind and great you, Jiang Juan has nothing to repay you with.” He put his share of tea and eggs in front of Xie Jingxian and said, “This is my filial piety to you, please don’t dislike it.”
Xie Jingxian looked at Jiang Juan’s smiling brows, and hearing the word ‘you’ here the word ‘you’ used is a courteous you, as opposed to the informal youthat was deliberately emphasized, he said softly, “I don’t dislike it.”
Although Xie Jingxian agreed to help Jiang Juan, he would still have go to Aunt Rong to help her during the holidays. He goes out in the evening and could only come back home in the early morning. He really didn’t have time to teach anything to Jiang Juan.
Furthermore, it was really inappropriate for Jiang Juan to stay at Xie Jingxian’s house alone when the master of the house was away, so he took the test papers and followed him to Aunt Rong’s shop.
In the evening, inside the stall, next to the cashier, a table was set up, where Jiang Juan sat opposite Aunt Rong’s daughter, who was in the elementary school. Their eyes met, silence.
After a while, Jiang Juan turned his head and said to Xie Jingxian, “Can I apply for another place to write the test paper?”
He, a dignified high school student, doing homework with a little doll? It was too embarrassing.
Xie Jingxian was walking out with a can of beer. Hearing this, he turned around and replied, “There is only one table here that is empty.”
Jiang Juan looked at the picture of Peppa Pig posted on the table, and sighed, “…Okay.”
Aunt Rong’s stall business was going very well. She leaves early and returns late every day. Her eldest is studying in a university outside the city, and the youngest is the young girl sitting across from Jiang Juan, so she can only do her homework with Aunt Rong in the shop.
Jiang Juan knew that the desk he was sitting on at this time was a desk dedicated to the children of Aunt Rong’s family. The little princess didn’t dislike him, and she was even willing to give him half of the desk. He really shouldn’t dislike it.
Thinking of this, Jiang Juan decided to be nice to this girl. He softened his voice and said, “My name is Jiang Juan, what’s your name?”
Ever since Jiang Juan appeared, the little girl has been staring at him. Seeing Jiang Juan talking to her, she replied in a milky voice, “My name is Nuonuo, are you Brother Xian’s friend?”
Jiang Juan nodded and asked again, “How old are you?”
Nuonuo said, “I’m six years old.” After speaking, she might have felt that it was not right. So she put down the pencil in her hand and counted with her fingers. After a while, she corrected herself and told Jiang Juan seriously, “I’m six and a half years old this year. First grade.”
Jiang Juan snorted and said with a smile, “Really, Nuonuo is six and a half years old, so amazing.”
Nuonuo nodded happily. Although he didn’t know what was so good about being six and a half years old, the world of children was originally pure and lovely.
Nuonuo looks like Aunt Rong, with big eyes and a high nose bridge. She has a ponytail and keeps on pinching her hair, which looks very cute.
Jiang Juan usually isn’t in touch with children, but this doesn’t prevent him from liking them, or in other words, he likes all cute and simple things, which will make him feel happy.
Jiang Juan chatted with Nuonuo, and before he knew it, half an hour passed. Xie Jingxian was finally free, and when he came over to check, he heard that the two had decided on a time to go out together.
Looking at the two people’s homework again, the exercise book in front of Nuonuo was empty, and Jiang Juan’s test paper only had the name and class written, without solving even a single question.
Seeing Xie Jingxian coming, Jiang Juan and Nuonuo stopped and looked at Xie Jingxian at the same time.
Xie Jingxian didn’t get angry, and asked calmly, “Have you finished talking? Can you study now?”
After Nuonuo heard that, she said that she is going to complete it now, and immediately grabbed the pencil and started to do it. Jiang Juan also said, “I will also start doing it right away.”
Someone outside wanted more dishes, hearing that, Xie Jingxian also responded to them. Jiang Juan and Nuonuo looked at each other quietly, and they could see in each other’s eyes that the conversation was not over. They were going to wait for Xie Jingxian to leave to continue chatting. But, it looked like Xie Jingxian even had eyes on the back of his head, and without looking back, he said, “Do it well, I’ll check it later.”
Xie Jingxian’s words successfully restrained two “bad” students who were talking too much.
Xie Jingxian has been helping Aunt Rong for a long time, and occasionally guides Nuonuo in her studies. In Nuonuo’s mind, Xie Jingxian is regarded as a brother, but when she is doing homework, her mind will automatically bring Xie Jingxian to the role of a teacher. And this role was still a little scary.
Jiang Juan was not afraid of Xie Jingxian, but he had just asked Xie Jingxian to teach him in the morning, and it was really inappropriate to go against him immediately in the evening.
And he really needs to enter the top 100 in the grade, otherwise the precarious father-son relationship between him and Jiang Qin will only get worse.
It is said that home is the harbor of the soul, and Jiang Juan believes this sentence very much. If a person’s family is not in harmony, no matter what he has achieved, he will not truly be happy, always feeling a hint of regret.
As time passed, the sky became darker and darker, and the number of guests gradually increased. There was a lot of activity outside the stall, but Jiang Juan and Nuonuo could only hear the swishing sound of pages turning and the pens writing.
Xie Jingxian was busy going in and out, and as soon as he turned his head, he could see Jiang Juan and Nuonuo who were doing questions in the corner. He went into the kitchen again, and after a while brought out two glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Noticing that there was an extra glass of orange juice in front of him, Jiang Juan raised his head and said, “Thank you.”
Xie Jingxian said, “When you are tired, take a break and go stroll around.”
Jiang Juan waved his hand and said, “It’s only a few days before the exam. With so many subjects, I don’t have time to rest.”
Xie Jingxian thought of Jiang Juan’s agreement with Father Jiang, so he didn’t try to persuade him any more. He turned around and went back to work.
Jiang Juan finished writing another physics test paper and jotting down his weak points, and saw Nuonuo on the opposite side suddenly put down her pen. Jiang Juan thought she was tired from writing and wanted to rest, but then he heard Nuonuo shout towards outside, “Brother Xian, I don’t know how to do some questions, please tell me.”
The table they are using to study on is very high, even the stools are also very high, and Nuonuo is only six years old. Sitting on the stool, her legs can’t touch the ground, with her feet swaying in the air, so cute.
Jiang Juan especially wanted to tease her and said, “Hey, why are you calling Xie Jingxian? Am I not here, you can ask me.”
Nuonuo said, “As you as intelligent as brother Xian?”
“Of course.” Jiang Juan said, “I’m amazing.”
Unexpectedly, Nuonuo shook her head and said, “I don’t believe you.”
Hearing her words Jiang Juan asked her, “Why don’t you believe me?” He obviously looked very intelligent, didn’t he?
Nuonuo unexpectedly said, “Brother Xian is smart, he never does homework, and he is first in the test every time. You have been sitting here all afternoon doing homework.”
Jiang Juan: …
The friendship that had just been established was broken in an instant.
Xie Jingxian came over quickly, looked at the questions and started explaining to Nuonuo. At the end he asked, “Do you understand? I’ll tell you again if you don’t understand.”
Nuonuo shook her head, “Got it, Brother Xian, I’ll do it again, you can see if it’s right.” She really took the rough paper and wrote down the steps to solve the problem.
It wasn’t until Nuonuo finished writing and turned to look at him that Xie Jingxian said, “That’s right.”
Nuonuo cheered a little as Xie Jingxian touched her head and smiled, “Nuonuo is very smart.”
Maybe even Xie Jingxian didn’t realize that when he was facing Nuonuo, he had a gentle expression on his face, that no one else had probably ever seen.
Looking at Xie Jingxian’s back, Jiang Juan’s mind gave rise to some crooked thoughts. He raised the corner of his mouth and said in Nuonuo’s tone, “Brother Xian, I also have some questions that I can’t do, can you explain them to me?”
Xie Jingxian turned around, and as his eyes fell on Jiang Juan, there seemed to be a flash of helplessness in his eyes. It happened that someone had come to get a drink outside, so Xie Jingxian went to entertain the guests first.
Jiang Juan just sullenly lied on the table, but after a while, he heard Xie Jingxian’s voice ringing in his ears, “Which question are you not able to do, let me see.”
Jiang Juan sat up and saw Xie Jingxian had appeared beside him at an unknown time. Looking at the other side, Nuonuo was tired from doing her homework and had already stood up. At this time, she was holding the unfinished orange juice in her hands. Going inside, she went to Aunt Rong to ask for the mobile phone to watch Peppa Pig.
Looking at Xie Jingxian’s dark eyes, Jiang Juan was a little embarrassed in his heart. He didn’t know what was wrong with him, he just wanted to make fun of Xie Jingxian. Unexpectedly, Xie Jingxian really came over.
Thinking of Xie Jingxian’s temperament, Jiang Juan knew that he must not be joking. He lowered his head, turned over the half-written chemistry test paper in front of him, pointed to the last question, and said, “This question.”
Don’t know if Xie Jingxian could see through Jiang Juan’s perfunctory behavior, but he took the pen and seriously answered him.
Jiang Juan originally just blindly pointed it out and didn’t read the question at all, but when he looked at it now, he found that he was really not sure about the method, so he seriously listened to him.
Xie Jingxian’s explanation was very meticulous and to the point, and he could take into account all the key points involved in the question. Jiang Juan listened carefully, but gradually became a little distracted.
Because of the question, Xie Jingxian was so close to him that he could even feel his breath on his face whenever Xie Jingxian spoke.
Jiang Juan has always known that Xie Jingxian was very handsome, but it was even more impactful to see it from such a close distance.
Xie Jingxian has fair skin, dark eyes, long and thick eyelashes, a high nose bridge and a pair of red lips, even his voice sounds very pleasant.
Jiang Juan thought that it was no wonder so many girls in the school liked him. He was good-looking and had such good grades. Whoever met such a person would definitely like him.
If he were a girl, he would probably be tempted too.
After Xie Jingxian finished speaking, he put down the pen and said, “That’s it, do you understand?”
“Understood.” Jiang Juan replied with a smile but after a pause, he added again, “Thank you, Brother Xian.”
He was purely playing around, but Xie Jingxian was not fooled, instead he nodded as usual, “Then complete it first, I’ll be busy.”
Between Jiang Juan and Xie Jingxian, one was busy reviewing, heading for the top 100 in the grade, the other was going back and forth between the diners, each one was busy with his own business, not noticing that the forum of Jincheng High School had blown up, just because of a single new post.
The title of the post was: [Devil Teacher Xie] Everyone knows everything, today’s keyword – brother.
The author has something to say: Thank you to the little angel who voted for me or irrigated nutrient solution.
Thanks to the little angel who irrigated the nutrient solution: 7 bottles of salted fish that don’t want to turn over; thank you very much for your support to me, I will continue to work hard!
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The fujoshi are freaking out on the forum LOL
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