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Chapter 3.3- Preparing for the Beginning of School

I looked up, f**k, why was it the inevitable clash between enemies. Just now, I had obviously investigated clearly. There were only girls nearby. I snappishly said: “Are you a person or a ghost, so elusive.”

Fang Yu Ke didn’t fuss with me, he gave a ‘qie’ [1], and told the girl beside me: “Let’s go.”

Only then did I notice that a girl stood beside him. From one glance, she was the master of the 165 cm, 45 kg stereotype. She shot a laugh at me, and said to Fang Yu Ke: “Why don’t you introduce us?”

Fang Yu Ke bulged his lip: “Zhou Lin Lin, German Department.” Then he turned towards that girl. She didn’t wait for Fang Yu Ke to introduce her, when she warmly smiled at me. I found that when she laughed she had some shallow dimples.

“My name is Ru Ting, everyone is used to calling me Ting’er. I am studying Spanish, and we’re even in the same college. Yesterday, he went to the examination by himself. Today I pulled him over. I am afraid of blood tests, but this guy has his head in the game.” She said as she tugged at Fang Yu Ke’s sleeve.

“The blood test area isn’t here, it’s in that small white building over there.” I pointed at the “Cave of the Devil”.

“Haha, I know, but just now I saw Yu Ke keep looking over here, so I pulled him over.”

Yo, she even called him “Yu Ke”, their relationship wasn’t ordinary. But Xiao Xi also called me “Lin Lin”, haha. I gave a self-satisfied smile.

“Idiot.” It was Fang Yu Ke’s voice again. I had already surrendered to him, couldn’t he say some fresh new words? I rolled my eyes, and smiled to Ru Ting maiden saying: “Then I won’t bother you two, I’ll go to the other examination rooms. When I have time we can eat together.”

Ru Ting answered very quickly: “Sure. Yu Ke’s friends are my friends.”

The medical examinations were really very long. When it came to the last event, drawing blood, it was already 2:00pm. I had just entered the “Cave of the Devil”, when I saw people being carried away. The doctor that passed by even said: “In this session, if it wasn’t fainting from the needle, then it was probably fainting from the blood, ah, that’s crying and trouble. The little kids of this generation have really been too spoiled. So we need to pierce them a bit and clear their bones.” Hearing this, my hairs all stood up, and I crouched at one side to calm down.

I looked at the report. There was only a single number missing. I hated that I couldn’t have filled it in, and finished everything. But after I thought to here, if I was tested, I would be found a fraud. Before I even began my wealthy life I would be kicked out. I had almost pinched the report and made it damp, over the course of my wavering spirit. When I had crouched until my feet were almost numb, I saw Fang Yu Ke and Ru Ting.

Ru Ting’s face was very very pale, and held Fang Yu Ke’s hand tightly, lightly saying: “See my hand is so cold, Yu Ke, I’m afraid of needles, you know this. I’ve been afraid of needles since childhood.”

Fang Yu Ke turned and patted Ru Ting’s shoulder: “Don’t be afraid. This is something that happens in the blink of an eye. It will pass in a split second.”

That rascal. Talking so warmly to other girls, but being like an icy mountain when he talked to me; afraid that he wouldn’t make me mad, acting as if I wasn’t a girl! With that being said, I had began to follow his line of logic as a form of self comfort. It was something that happened in a second. You couldn’t be too excessive when killing someone or else you would touch the ground. You just had to reach out your neck a bit, and it would end immediately [2]. This old woman (referring to herself) had got into Peking University, and a senior hot classmate had fallen from the heavens, making me prepare to get into a relationship. With such concerning circumstances, I might as well have sacrificed a lot. When I thought to here, I suddenly stood up and strode to the front of Ru Ting. I held her hand that she had put on Fang Yu Ke’s hand, and tightly enveloped it: “Ru Ting, there are many things that come with a price. When you get into Peking University, you also need to sacrifice things. The time for your sacrifice has come.”

Ru Ting became like a statue there. After a long time, a familiar sentence of “Idiot” came again from Fang Yu Ke’s mouth.

We waited in line for half an hour, when it finally got to Ru Ting and me. I was put to the left side, Ru Ting was put to the right side. Ru Ting’s eyes watched Fang Yu Ke anxiously. With that expression, even I felt distressed. But I couldn’t pity or begrudge for much longer, as my legs trembled, myself. I learned Ru Ting’s expression and looked at the doctor, saying: “Big brother doctor, my blood vessels are very thin, and very hard to find. You better find someone to help you, and fight through it. We can’t be like the nurse back at my village who thought my arm was like a carrot. It’s such a shame that we cannot insert a hedgehog instead.”

The doctor laughed: “What school did you come from? So poor. Even though you’re a little fatter, aren’t your blood vessels just as obvious?”

When I heard this, I became unhappy: “How am I fat, how am I fat? At the most I only have some baby fat, okay?” The doctor pointed at my report and said: “Isn’t it written that you’re above 50kg here?” After he finished I heard Fang Yu Ke secretly laughing at the side. I glared angrily at him. I internally said: Do you know this is a national secret? I’ve let you off lightly. It’s good that I’m not like that Mu Wan Qing. When the secret is exposed, she immediately marries someone who knows the secret. Otherwise I really would have let you off extremely lightly….

While I was being mad, the doctor’s soft tube had been placed onto my arm. Ru Ting had also had it tied to one of her hands. Her other hand, tightly held Fang Yu Ke’s hand. I only hated that I was all alone, with no one to lean on. I definitely couldn’t hold the doctor’s hand right? Alas, if only I had a boyfriend. My heart felt sad. When I looked up, I saw Fang Yu Ke’s expression. He kept on looking at me. The moment I saw this I also looked at him, and immediately looked away. I felt really weird, but I didn’t know where I felt weird. I hadn’t thought it through when I saw the doctor’s tubing already came out. Fang Yu Ke lightly said, at the other end: Don’t look at it. I used my peripheral vision to see that Ru Ting had already put her entire body in Fang Yu Ke’s embrace. I thought, What do you want to her not see? The other party can only see your chest now. Haha, are you wanting her to stop looking at your chest? Unless you don’t have abs? I evilly laughed. The doctor had already taken out the needle now. When he was extubating me, he said, “Aren’t you pretty brave? You looked at the needle for so long, and still laughed after the shot. When I saw your fear just now, I thought you would faint.” I also felt it was very magical.

It was really weird. How could I look at the needle drawing my blood? If this had been in the past, this would have been an unthinkable thing. The doctor pressed a cotton ball onto it, and said, press it for two minutes. Don’t let go. I agreed. I turned my head, Ru Ting was sobbing. I suddenly felt that girls should be like Ru Ting. A little fragile, making guys have a sense of accomplishment. As for me, boys were strange enough. My happy heart became a little serious. Ru Ting didn’t move in Fang Yu Ke’s embrace. At this point, I didn’t make any motions to leave or to stay. It was just that Ru Ting’s doctor opposite her couldn’t continue to watch this, and immediately yelled: Next. Only then did Ru Ting begin to slowly stand up, leaning on Fang Yu Ke.

I slowly followed the two of them out. I hadn’t walked a few steps when I lost my cotton ball. A little bit of blood seeped through the area that had just been poked. Not after too long, it condensed into a small blood pearl. I wiped it with my hand, and blood came out again. I wiped it again. Right when I was enjoying it, Fang Yu Ke came out of nowhere, holding a small adhesive bandage. He cooly threw it to me, helping Ru Ting at the same time, while also saying: Idiot, aren’t your blood platelets doing well?

I had already become accustomed to his poisonous tongue, and I said “Thanks”, as I ran out of the school hospital. I still had some self knowledge. Other people were in a pair, so from one glance, I could tell that this rascal had prepared this bandage for Ru Ting. Giving it to me, what would Ru Ting think. I better not be the third unwanted guest (in the relationship). If I wasn’t careful I would break the happy couple, and that would be a big crime. Even if my IQ wasn’t high, how could my EQ be low? Hmph, you rascal, I oblige.

[1] qie: Interjection that is scoffing or dismissive[2] It was something that happened in a second. You couldn’t be too excessive when killing someone or else you would touch the ground. You just had to reach out your neck a bit, and it would end immediately: Lin Lin is thinking about how she will face the needle. The “too excessive” part refers to the fact that the doctors will be at least a little lenient. As long as she is willing to step over the line by “reaching out her neck” the needle situation will end immediately and only take a second.

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