Chapter 57 Beauty Under The Moonlit Night Sky

“Of course, so long as you’re able to tolerate those family members of mine. They’re very troublesome.” The corners of Bai Xiaofei’s mouth couldn’t help but twitch as he spoke because the people of the Gorge of Heroes were a group cast aside by the continent. Practically every single one of them were driven into a corner and ultimately forced to go there, despite Bai Xiaofei feeling that they were a group of pitiable people.

“How troublesome could they be? I’ve seen all sorts of storms.” There was a trace of displeasure on Xue Ying’s face as she spoke because she felt Bai Xiaofei was turning her down in a roundabout manner.

“All sorts of storms? You’re only a few years older than me. I’ve always been thinking about how you tricked the academy to actually allow you to be a teacher.” Bai Xiaofei finally spoke the words in his heart, and he couldn’t help but feel at ease.

It was uncomfortable to keep restraining some words without speaking them.

“You’re the one that relied on tricks! I relied on true ability! I believe that the class I lead will surely be able to obtain first in the New Student Competition this time!” Xue Ying’s tone was filled with confidence, and Bai Xiaofei didn’t refute her this time because he thought the same.

“Will we still be able to see you again after these three months pass?” For some unknown reason, Bai Xiaofei kept having the feeling that Xue Ying would one day vanish from his life, and this feeling grew stronger the deeper he got to know Xue Ying.

“Of course you can. I have no intention of leaving Starnet Academy in the short term. Unless you’re expelled.” As she laughed and spoke of an assumption that was extremely likely, Xue Ying turned and stared right at Bai Xiaofei.

“What? You can’t bear to part with me after just two days?” Xue Ying’s voice carried a trace of a teasing tone, and Bai Xiaofei couldn’t help but blush.

“Che, who can’t bear to part with you? I’m only afraid that you won’t be able to find any students that can endure your torture after we leave you.” Bai Xiaofei casually made up an excuse before turning his head around.

“Don’t worry. I won’t continue being a headteacher after I finish with your class because one year is enough.” Xue Ying’s face carried a trace of satisfaction as she spoke with a light voice. After staying silent for a short moment, she suddenly called out to Bai Xiaofei. “Hey, let me ask you something.” 

“Go ahead.”

“Do you think I’m a good girl?” This sudden question stunned Bai Xiaofei slightly, and as he looked at Xue Ying’s serious gaze, he swallowed back the instinctive blow he was about to give her and started seriously contemplating an answer.

“I refuse to answer this question. But if there comes a day where you need my help, I won’t refuse.” As he replied with a similarly serious expression, Bai Xiaofei successfully improved Xue Ying’s impression of him.

Sometimes truthfulness was much more useful than sweet words…

“Then, if I was also a fellow student, would you be more willing to be with me or Lin Li?” 

Bai Xiaofei didn’t know what had gotten into Xue Ying, but every single one of her questions was trickier and more excessive than the last. “I’m more willing to be together with both of you.”

Yes, Bai Xiaofei had spoken the truth once more.

“Sure enough, all men are rotten. You really have a nice dream there.” His truthfulness this time didn’t obtain Xue Ying’s acknowledgment but instead her deep disdain.

“Have you ever gazed at the stars wholeheartedly?” Asking a question that stunned Xue Ying, Bai Xiaofei took the initiative to lead the topic of conversation onto the right track.

Xue Ying moved her gaze towards the starry sky and gradually fell into deep contemplation.

“I haven’t in the past, but I have now.”

“If you have nothing else to do, then gaze at them more. You will feel that there are some people looking at you from there, hoping that you live better as the days go by, hoping that you’re happy every single day.” Bai Xiaofei grinned as he spoke of the little bit of experience he’d summarized himself then stared silently at the stars.

“Who do you think is looking at you from up there?” Xue Ying asked with a light voice, a trace of confusion appearing on her face because she didn’t know who she should hope for.

“My father and mother, who I haven’t seen. Even though they’ve never taken care of me, I know they must have their own difficulties.” Bai Xiaofei smiled and once more fell into silence, and even Xue Ying didn’t make a sound.

But this time, she wasn’t so confused.

Both of them stared at the starry sky for an unknown period of time before Xue Ying suddenly called out to him. “Bai Xiaofei.” 

“What?” Bai Xiaofei, who was already on edge from all the questions, was startled when she called out to him again.

“Thank you.” Xue Ying lightly spat out two words, and a wisp of an alluring blush appeared on her face.

Bai Xiaofei stared fixedly at Xue Ying and suddenly felt the circulation of blood in his body speed up by at least one level. His intense heartbeat urged him to approach Xue Ying bit by bit.

Xue Ying had noticed this as well. But she didn’t avoid him and instead gradually closed her eyes…

Under the rays of moonlight, two faces gradually approached each other, and the silent night sky seemed to be building a suitable atmosphere for them until two pairs of icy cold lips lightly touched together…

Xue Ying suddenly jolted awake and stared wide-eyed at Bai Xiaofei beside her before reflexively raising her palm.

A clear and resounding sound reverberated through the night sky. By the time Bai Xiaofei crawled up from the ground, Xue Ying had already vanished without a trace, yet that icy cold feeling still coiled around his lips.

Meanwhile, Xue Ying, who’d fled the scene of the crime, was like a madman. She ran madly through the boundless forest. The strong winds that whistled past her face didn’t lower the temperature of her face in the slightest.

When she stopped running and gasped for breath, Xue Ying’s heart was thumping violently, and even she was unable to differentiate if her heart was thumping from her running or from what had happened earlier.

“AH!!! You aren’t Xue Ying! You’re Blood Shadow!!! You’re Blood Shadow!!! You can’t make a mistake!! Can’t make a mistake!!!”[1] As she shouted loudly, Xue Ying gradually calmed down. But the content of her screams was something that no one but herself could hear.

Xue Ying took a deep breath before walking back to the Savage Class’s campsite…

The sun rose as usual, but Bai Xiaofei was in the tent and had a wet dream for the first time in his life. The female lead in the dream was…

“Bai Xiaofei, I’ll make you run twenty rounds today if you still don’t get the f*ck out here!” When he heard the voice that was moaning lightly in his dreams roar his name madly, Bai Xiaofei suddenly jolted awake, and his first reaction was to charge out. But he felt a slippery feeling before he could even stand up.

It was impossible for him to go out, so the helpless Bai Xiaofei could only take off his underwear, and it was right at this moment that his tent’s flap pulled open.

“Bai Xiaofei, do you—”

Bai Xiaofei was stunned, and so was Xue Ying.

“Err…this…I…that…” The tent’s flap instantly closed. Even until the end, Bai Xiaofei hadn’t said a single complete sentence. 

After she closed the tent, Xue Ying instantly adjusted her expression.

But she overlooked her attitude when she had opened the flap of the tent…

“Big Sister Xue? What’s wrong with Big Brother Fei?” Mo Ka wore a worried expression and intended to go over and have a look, but how could Xue Ying possibly allow him to go over?

“He had a nightmare. I’ve woken him, and he’ll come out before long.” Compared to Bai Xiaofei, Xue Ying’s lies were truly inferior, but she was lucky that the group of students wouldn’t think too much…

Along with Bai Xiaofei hastily running out of his tent, this incident could be considered to have passed…

But was this really the last time?

 

Footnotes:

1. Her name is ‘雪影’ which can be translated to Xue Ying or Snow Shadow, and the Blood Shadow referred to here is ‘血影’. They both sound alike but are written differently.

 

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