Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
After two days of calm, the draws for the preliminary rounds of the basketball tournament came out. The first game for the Omega Class was against the ordinary class six.
When Xue Ze told them the result, Shi Yu’s expression didn’t fluctuate.
The sixth class was just the place he had been before he differentiated. It had no special significance.
Before the end of Friday’s quiet school day, Shi Yu went next door to the infirmary, but as usual he did not meet the little ice dragon. He sighed and tried to reassure himself that it was just a fantastic dream, but the photo album and video on his phone were evidence of his longing. He wanted to see it again.
“Shi Yu?” Jiang ChengLi stood at the stairs, draped in a slightly larger jacket. The school uniform was short-sleeved and made him appear to have a student atmosphere.
Shi Yu hastily turned off the screen of his cell phone. “So early today?”
Jiang ChengLi looked at him for a long time before he said, “You were absent from work?”
“…” Shi Yu lazily stood up. “Got it. I’m going back.”
Jiang ChengLi smiled. “I’m going to the chemistry competition tomorrow.”
“Oh, go for it.” Shi Yu said insincerely. He found himself thinking that this was not nice and added, “You can do it.”
Jiang ChengLi curled his eyes and smiled. “Mn, thanks.”
On Friday, Nan Zhong’s school forum was lined with posts cheering Jiang ChengLi on his exams, which was very impressive at a glance.
Shi Yu thought about it and sent a cheer to Jiang ChengLi.
There was no reply.
In the afternoon during basketball practice, Lian Jing dragged the Omega Class sisters over to watch.
The next week was the school sports meet. The Omega Class and A1 were having a practice session while the Omega Class girls thoughtfully handed out water and cheered on their classmates. The Omega Class had always been a lively group and even Xiao Li, who had been out of school for a while, promised to come back in time for the school games.
After careful coaching from several A1 team players, the five Omega Class players had more or less improved on the field, but the omegas’ physical strength was not as good as those in the other class, and they finally lost the game 19 to 21.
Xue Ze really felt they could win. “You guys are really strong. We can’t even win after letting go of the water.”
The ninth jersey smiled. “It’s you guys who have improved. Especially Shi Yu; a good point guard.”
As Shi Yu tugged on his collar and wiped his sweat, someone threw a basketball over. He raised his hand to catch it and his mind inexplicably recalled the figure of Jiang ChengLi. He couldn’t help himself. He stepped on the three-point line with the basketball in his hand and threw the ball out together with the memory.
Beautiful through-the-hoop three pointer.
“Shi Yu is awesome!” Lian Jing waved the tissue paper in his hand to cheer Shi Yu quietly.
Shi Yu lifted his sleeve and wiped his face. The sound of applause came from behind him. He was slightly stunned. The first person he looked at was Li Chen.
It was not Li Chen who clapped his hands since he was standing under the basket in front of him, staring intently behind Shi Yu. Shi Yu turned around and a boy in a black T-shirt was applauding. He had deep features, fair skin, and beautiful peach blossom eyes that were slightly uplifted, a look that could make people’s hearts flutter.
Several girls from the Omega Class were stunned.
“The student’s motion is so clean.” Lu Zhao laughed. “You want to be a shooter? How about we have a sparring match?”
A few students from the Omega Class looked fascinated.
“Is this the A2 transfer student? He’s so handsome, my legs are getting weak…”
“Quick! Quickly show the President’s picture! Don’t let the enemy shake your army!”
Li Chen stepped forward and a basketball fell in front of him. “Isn’t A2 always outdoors? Why are you playing indoors?”
Lu Zhao didn’t care about Li Chen’s hostility, he just smiled and looked at Shi Yu. “It’s the same anywhere to play ball. Classmate, want to join?”
Noticing the expectant gaze behind him, Shi Yu frowned a little and simply refused. “No, I’m going back.”
Li Chen saw Shi Yu’s cold response and was quite satisfied. He looked provocatively at Lu Zhao.
Being rejected in front of everyone, Lu Zhao wasn’t too embarrassed and just looked back at Xue Ze. “You guys are from the Omega Class, right? Let’s go to the ballgame!”
Xue Ze and some of his classmates were slightly repulsed by the fact that he was from A2, but they were caught off guard by the sunny smile and cheer. They smiled awkwardly and one after another, they also packed their things and walked out.
The A1 and Omega Class students left one after another. Only then did the A2 people approach Lu Zhao. “Lu Zhao, why are you greeting the A1 and Omega Class? We don’t get along with them.”
Lu Zhao leisurely patted the basketball. “Huh? It’s just a ballgame. You have to think so much?”
The student’s face stiffened. “Whatever.”
Shi Yu woke up early in the morning on the weekend to the sound of the bell.
After he checked the time, he instinctively opened his eyes to check WeChat…Still no reply.
Zhong Tan rushed into his room crying, “My Shi Yu, my damn Shi Yu, when did you get engaged to someone? You didn’t tell me!”
Shi Yu was distracted and tried to hit him with a pillow, but Zhong Tan dodged it with a side-step.
Then he saw the phone handed to him by Zhong Tan had a post from the Nan Zhong forum: #JiangShi Everywhere, the Sweetest First Love#
He closed the post before he could read it and cursed. “What a mess.”
Zhong Tan observed him for a moment to make sure his omega did not have the same post with Jiang ChengLi. What was this nonsense? Then he ran to the sink. “Later are you going to play ball or not? I have a date with my classmate. You’ve been practicing lately, haven’t you?”
Shi Yu spat out the foam in his mouth and nodded.
The two of them played for more than an hour at the court in the old street park. Zhong Tan praised Shi Yu’s skills. “You must have been instructed by the gods, otherwise you couldn’t have improved so fast.”
Shi Yu raised his sleeve to wipe his face. “Yeah.”
Zhong Tan was hungry and reached out to hook Shi Yu’s arm. “Ge, no more cooking today. I’ll treat you to western food.”
Shi Yu watched him lead them towards the golden M in front of him. He thought about how Zhong Tan screamed for ice every day and thoughtfully ordered two flavors for him. There were a lot of people at the weekend. A table of kids next to them was having a birthday party and noisily singing birthday songs.
When Zhong Tan came over with the food, he saw Shi Yu gazing at the next table, his eyes a little forlorn. He had never looked like this before. In the past, even in the Lian family, Shi Yu had a carefree look; completely shutting himself off.
At that time, Zhong Tan also felt that his Ge, although miserable, was cold, cold without a trace of fireworks, nothing close to human feelings. And now look, that human touch seemed to come back some, he seemed to be a little more real.
“You also want to have a birthday party?” Zhong Tan smiled and joked.
Shi Yu glanced at him then suddenly froze when he smelled the scent of peach blossoms waft over. He frowned. It was pheromones. Looking up, he saw Lu Zhao, who was carrying a dinner plate.
“Ah! I was worried about not having a seat! I met you!” Lu Zhao also saw him and waved with a smile. “Hello. Can I share a seat?”
Seemingly worried about Shi Yu’s reluctance, Lu Zhao leaned over. “I suspect that I’ll have to sing a birthday song to the kid at the next table, and I’m afraid that he’ll never want to have his birthday again afterwards, so do me a favor.”
Zhong Tan thought he was Shi Yu’s classmate and frankly patted the table. “Sure. Sit down, we’re almost done eating.”
The words had been said and Shi Yu could only sit a little more on the inside.
“What a coincidence. I didn’t expect to meet you here.” Lu Zhao shared the fries on his plate with Shi Yu. “Take some.”
“No, thanks.” Shi Yu refused indifferently.
Zhong Tan kicked Shi Yu from under the table and gave him a look. Meaning: no introduction?
Lu Zhao happened to see. “Hello. I’m in the same school, same grade. My name is Lu Zhao. By the way, I haven’t had a chance to ask. What’s your name?”
Zhong Tan was confused. Did this person not know Shi Yu?
Lu Zhao’s peach blossom fragrance was very open and clawed. Shi Yu wasn’t very comfortable. “My name is Shi Yu. Please put away your pheromones a little.”
Lu Zhao was suspicious. “I didn’t release any pheromones, ah, but you can smell it?” He thought about it and his eyes slightly drooped. “Oh, maybe a little. I’ve just been dumped by my girlfriend and I’m depressed, so my pheromones may have escaped a bit.”
Shi Yu frowned impassively.
Zhong Tan choked on his cola and looked at Lu Zhao in shock. “Ge, you’re so handsome and you can still be dumped, ah? What type of vision does that little sister have?”
Lu Zhao was holding his chin. “I just transferred to another school. She said I’m insecure and then mentioned breaking up.” After saying that he smiled to himself and continued. “Indeed, many people say I am a scum man.”
He smilingly wanted to ask Shi Yu how he smelled it, but before he could turn around, he was pressed on the shoulder. An icy spray fell on the back of his neck followed by a premium cedar smell.
Lu Zhao lived to be so big, but this was the first time someone pressed his head down with a spray blocker.
Shi Yu got comfortable before putting the blocker in front of him. “At least some still came out. You need to buy some more on the way.”
There wasn’t much left anyway.
Lu Zhao was completely confused. He had the feeling that he had when he had forgotten to spray a blocker during his susceptible period and was being lectured by his mother. His brain was stuck for half a day and he then said dully, “Thank you.”
On the opposite side, Zhong Tan held back his laughter so much that his face was almost purple.
His little Shi Yu was such a straight omega!
Just as Zhong Tan finished eating, Shi Yu stood up from his seat. Zhong Tan hurriedly took his things and waved to Lu Zhao with a smile. “Bye bye, classmate.”
The two walked out in a hurry. They did not see that at the red light opposite the restaurant, in a black car, was Li Chen who had a slightly gloomy face.
The next week, Xiao Li returned to school as promised, and everyone in the Omega Class eagerly asked about her health. Xiao Li just said that she was fine and then gave Shi Yu a box of chocolates. “This is a gift for you.”
Shi Yu saw that she had a determined expression so he took it. It was the last five minutes before the bell rang and the seats in front and next door were still empty, Shi Yu knew Lian Jing and He Huan would be late again.
Since the ‘meatball’ incident, the two had figured out Jiang ChengLi’s duty time. Even though they were already late, they didn’t panic until they were stopped at the door by the duty student wearing an armband.
“Register your name, you’re six minutes late.” The duty officer knocked on the register. “The Omega Class is written in this column.”
Lian Jing didn’t panic at all. “Wait a minute, is President Jiang here?”
He Huan nodded approvingly. “We need to ask the president.”
Jiang ChengLi walked expressionlessly to the back door of the Omega Class.
Lian Jing whispered softly, “President, it’s for breakfast today. How about a little accommodation?”
“President, a small token of appreciation, no disrespect.” He Huan secretly took a small yellow fork from the side and put it into Jiang ChengLi’s hand, like some villain who bribes corrupt officials.
Jiang ChengLi’s lips curved slightly, but his smile did not reach the bottom of his eyes. “Mn, the pen has no ink? Change it.”
Lian Jing, “…”
He Huan, “…”
Why was he rejected so suddenly?!!