Ch. 29 Cheating
Jiang Juan spent the whole morning writing the two reviews, and finally heaved a sigh of relief.
Although the monthly exam was over, the results and rankings of the exam were not yet released. Jiang Juan could only continue to live in Xie Jingxian’s house to eat and drink.
Jiang Juan was a little embarrassed, but he knew that if he gave money, Xie Jingxian would definitely not take it, and would instead be angry. He wanted to do something to pay the rent, but Xie Jingxian’s house was clean and tidy, and he didn’t need to do anything at all.
Xie Jingxian noticed Jiang Juan’s unease and said, “You don’t need to do anything, just stay with ease.”
Jiang Juan said, “That’s so embarrassing.”
Xie Jingxian glanced at him and said nothing.
What Jiang Juan didn’t know was that as he went to class with Xie Jingxian every morning and the home together, Xie Jingxian was very much at ease. That kind of psychological satisfaction was incomparable with any material compensation.
Soon, a new week began.
On Monday, during the flag-raising ceremony, Jiang Juan, Xie Jingxian, Wang Tuo, Dong Gao and others were told to come to the podium to read the review.
Wang Tuo, Dong Gao and the others actually received the news the night before. Just like Jiang Juan, they forgot about it after they came back from the vacation, but unfortunately the school didn’t.
The exams for the first and third year of high school also ended last week, and it was undoubtedly the best time to settle scores.
All the students who violated the discipline were dealt with on Monday. The number of students writing the review broke the highest record since the establishment of the school. However, the sophomore Class 2 still won by the advantage of their numbers.
When it was the turn of their class, Jiang Juan went first and started to read the review.
Jiang Juan is tall and has long legs, the school uniform does not diminish his handsomeness, but makes him look even more energetic. Jiang Juan held the microphone with a smile on his face. He didn’t look like he was here to read the review, but rather like a student representative who came to the stage to give a speech about the bright future waiting ahead.
The students of Jincheng High School were already numb to Jiang Juan reading his review. They have heard it so many times, and it was the same thing every time, which was nothing new.
But today they listened for a while, but found that Jiang Juan’s speech today… No, the style of the review was completely different from his previous ones.
Jiang Juan first explained the reason for the fight, and then said that he was impulsive. No matter how dirty or smelly the other party’s mouth was, he shouldn’t have fought first, rather he should have convinced the other party with reason.
From the beginning to the end, Jiang Juan didn’t show the slightest guilt for the beating, and only said that he shouldn’t have done it first. And when he was reviewing, he also mentioned Wang Ping’s theory of a “Lone Star”, saying that young people in the new era should not be so superstitious, instead they should believe in science.
The review was read by Jiang Juan as if it was a war book, and it was like a speech for breaking feudal superstitions. Wang Ping, who was waiting in line behind to read the review, had black lines on his forehead. Unfortunately, the Dean and teachers were all around him, so he didn’t dare to do anything. As arrogant as he was, he didn’t dare to show his anger, so he could only endure his anger which almost gave him internal injuries.
After Jiang Juan finished the review of the fight, he smiled at the people below, “I’m sorry for taking up everyone’s time.” Then he took out another review and began to read again.
Dong Gao who was standing below exclaimed, “Brother Juan is awesome!”
The others also nodded again and again.
After the flag-raising ceremony was over, sophomore Class 2 once again became the most famous class of Jincheng High School, which attracted much attention and became the key observation object of the dean.
On monday morning, the test papers were handed out one after another. Jiang Juan was pretty self-conscious as he sat down at his place calmly. Xu Rang crowded on the podium to look for the test papers.
Soon Xu Rang found his own, glanced at the score and couldn’t help cheering, “60 points! It’s a record breaking.”
Those who listened to him really didn’t knew whether to be happy or sad.
Then Xu Rang rolled his record-breaking Chinese test papers into a ball, stuffed it into his pocket, and then continued to rummage through the stack of test papers.
After an unknown amount of time, Xu Rang once again swore, as he stared at the scores on the newly flipped test paper in front of him, widening his eyes in disbelief.
Xu Rang rushed in front of Jiang Juan with the test paper and shouted, “Brother Juan, you scored 147 in the Chinese test.”
There was a sudden silence in the class, as everyone’s eyes swept over to Jiang Juan, some surprised, some dazed, and just as unbelievable as Xu Rang.
This result was even better than expected. The corners of Jiang Juan’s mouth twitched slightly, and he immediately turned to look at Xie Jingxian opposite him. Xie Jingxian happened to be looking at him too.
Xu Rang’s exclamation sounded in his ears, “How is this possible, did the teacher give the wrong score?” He flipped through the test paper in his hand, but no matter how he looked at it, it was a very beautiful answer sheet.
Xu Rang said, “Brother Juan, you… you, how come it’s written so beautifully, I didn’t recognize it for a while.” After flipping through it several times, he still felt somewhat unbelievable while looking at the name at the top.
“If you increase your voice a little more, you will knock the roof off.” Jiang Juan said calmly, “I’ve been practicing calligraphy since the summer vacation, is it so weird?”
Xu Rang shook his head: “No, I just think… How come you have made such great progress.” Although he was puzzled, but he was very happy for Jiang Juan in his heart.
“Very good, uncle and aunt will be very happy with your scores.”
The students in the class were also very surprised by Jiang Juan’s high score. As classmates, they all knew the about his usual scores. Jiang Juan’s poor grades were obvious to all. He has been in the bottom all the year round. Even if he performed exceptionally in this exam, the scores should not be so high.
After the remaining results were announced, everyone found out that it was too early for them to be surprised with Jiang Juan’s scores.
After the start of the new semester, the students in the class have gradually accepted Jiang Juan. They feel that he was not so bad, but was also interesting and smart. They didn’t want to believe that Jiang Juan would do such a stupid thing like cheating.
One has to know that the most serious crime in Jincheng High School was cheating during tests. It’s not like there has never been anyone in the school who has not been expelled because of cheating.
Because of which the students in the class were worried.
Not only the students, but also the teachers at Jincheng High School had the same suspicion.
During break time, Ren Tao walked into the classroom with a sullen face and said to Jiang Juan, “Come with me.”
Even before the exam, Jiang Juan had already expected what would happen, so he was not panicked. In this case, he just had to prove his innocence.
And there were many ways to prove it.
When Jiang Juan followed Ren Tao out, Xie Jingxian put down his pen and glanced over there, he frowned slightly, thought for a moment, got up and followed after them.
Jiang Juan followed Ren Tao to the office, and saw that all the teachers of the grade were there, as well as the dean.
As soon as the dean saw Jiang Juan, he asked him if he had cheated. Jiang Juan didn’t expect him to be so direct, which was not the case when facing Xie Jingxian. Is this the difference between treating good students and bad students?
After all, it was his own student, so Ren Tao was not as fierce as the dean. He said to Jiang Juan, “We are not embarrassing you, we just want a fair and just result. If you have cheated, it will be unfair to other students.”
After a pause, he added, “If you didn’t do anything, just say it. I’m your head teacher, and I won’t let people wrong you.”
“I know, teacher.” Jiang Juan’s attitude was very good, neither anxious nor angry, with a decent smile on his face, he said softly, “I didn’t cheat, you can check the monitoring if you don’t believe me.”
Jiang Juan’s expression was very calm, “I can also retake the test, you can find someone to invigilate the test, or you can all be there.”
The teachers in the office didn’t expect Jiang Juan to say this, and couldn’t help but be startled. At this moment, the door of the office was knocked.
Xie Jingxian called out to report.
There were no teachers in this office who didn’t know Xie Jingxian. Seeing him appear, they couldn’t help but soften their faces.
The dean said, “Classmate Xie, what’s the matter with you?”
Xie Jingxian glanced at Jiang Juan before saying, “I can prove that Jiang Juan did not cheat in the test.”
No one in the office expected Xie Jingxian to say such a thing, and even Jiang Juan was slightly taken aback, but soon he curled his lips again, revealing a faint smile.
Xie Jingxian said, “I have been helping Jiang Juan with tutoring during this time. His foundation is not too bad, and he is smart. He can remember it once I said it. Moreover, in this exam, there were many types of questions on the test paper that I gave him to solve.”
Jiang Juan nodded. He used to be a scholar himself, so he must have to guess the question types. In addition, as a student of Jincheng, Xie Jingxian knew the mode of setting papers at Jincheng High School. When the two of them came together, the guess rate was of course higher.
In this exam, almost every subject had some questions that they had guessed before, no matter how different they were, the concept behind them were the same, so Jiang Juan had no pressure to do them.
The questions had been done by him on the exercise set or the practice test paper. They are written in black and white, and cannot be faked. Just check them out to know whether what he was saying was true or false.
The teachers in the office discussed in a low voice, and one teacher really took out the exercise set that Xie Jingxian said, and it was true.
However, in order to block people’s mouths, Ren Tao still brought a math test paper over and asked Jiang Juan to retake the test.
If it was cheating, Jiang Juan would not be able to memorize the answer steps in such a short period of time, no matter how amazing his memory was.
In the office, Jiang Juan was sitting at a desk, writing the test paper, Xie Jingxian and Ren Tao were beside him… invigilating the exam.
Jiang Juan did it very quickly. After the monthly exam, he and Xie Jingxian checked the answers and corrected all the wrong questions. So this test paper was not difficult for him at all.
Soon, Jiang Juan finished writing, and the math teacher checked it, full marks!
The Dean frowned, and reluctantly took another chemistry test paper, followed by biology, English, physics…
Jiang Juan wrote them one by one, and his grades were better than in the monthly exam.
Jiang Juan moved his sore wrist, looked at the dean, and said, “Do you want me to retake the Chinese test too?”
Looking at the test papers piled up next to him, the Dean:…
At this point, everyone knew that Jiang Juan’s monthly test results were obtained by himself without any cheating. Ren Tao was also very happy, and at the same time apologized for his suspicions.
Jiang Juan stood up and said softly, “Teachers, it’s not your fault that you think so, I used to be ignorant and caused you a lot of trouble, but now I’ve figured it out, I know what I want, and what kind of person I want to be. So I won’t behave in the same way in the future.”
Jiang Juan’s remarks moved all the teachers in the office.
The Dean coughed and said a little embarrassedly, “Okay, you are a good boy, I’ve wronged you, now go back to class first.”
Jiang Juan smiled and said, “Thank you, sir.” Then he winked at Xie Jingxian and signaled with his mouth, “Let’s go.”
The sunrays shone in from the window and fell on Jiang Juan’s body, coating his body with a layer of warm light. Xie Jingxian suddenly felt a little itchy in his palms and wanted to rub Jiang Juan’s hair.
But with so many people in the office, it was impossible for him to do this, so he endured it.
Jiang Juan turned around and left the classroom, and was about to turn his head to talk to Xie Jingxian when he heard 088 say, “Congratulations to the host, plus 10 for your favorability.”
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I was sure that they will suspect JJ about cheating and he coped it beautifuly!
Thank You for the new chapter (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡
Phew, I’m glad the cheating suspicion didn’t become a huge issue. I hate it when teachers immediately believe that any student who improved their results is a cheater; such views only reinforce the stereotype that the students with worse results are incapable of studying well.
This cheating trope is fairly common in bl novels but the teachers in this one are the only ones I’ve not wanted to beat the crap out of.