Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Jiang ChengLi’s eyes narrowed slightly as he crossed the crowd toward the A1/Omega Class cafe. More than a dozen boys in maid outfits were busy. Probably to adapt to their identities, they each used a warm voice with a smile, but because business was so good, there was almost no stopping time to serve and order. It was unusually busy.
President Jiang’s appearance triggered a small murmur, and it was clear that Jiang ChengLi hadn’t come to drink coffee. His eyes swept around cursorily but the person he was looking for wasn’t there. When he turned around, he was caught off guard by a white figure. Jiang ChengLi politely steadied him by the shoulder.
With the long silver hair that blocked his view, Shi Yu’s attention was on the lemonade that got knocked over in his hand. It was only when it spilled on the yellow armband that he looked up in dismay. “Excuse me…Jiang ChengLi?”
Shi Yu watched at close range as Jiang ChengLi’s eyes changed a few times, then President Jiang suddenly looked down and gazed into his eyes a hair’s breadth away. Shi Yu felt like Jiang ChengLi was looking at his teardrop mole…or maybe it was his mouth.
Jiang ChengLi’s voice was calm and bland, mixed with a hint of a storm, “Kitten?”
Shi Yu unconsciously panicked for a moment. He clutched the tray with the spilled lemonade and took half a step back.
“…Your clothes are wet.”
Jiang ChengLi, walked forward step by step, stared into Shi Yu’s eyes, and his eyes were flooded with dangerous ice fog. The alpha’s unquenchable desire for domination and control was a thicket of thorns. It was driving up his breath and tried to wrap around the omega in front of him.
Shi Yu felt like he was losing control, not because of anger, but because of some deeper, more tremulous emotion. He hadn’t expected Jiang ChengLi’s reaction to be this great. “Jiang ChengLi–“
“President!” Lian Jing assessed the figure at the door with a glance and ran out gleefully to welcome the honored guest. “What took you so long to get here? We’ve been waiting for you for a long time!”
Shi Yu sighed in relief as the precarious atmosphere gradually dissipated. He realized then that he had been stunned just by a look from Jiang ChengLi. For a moment he actually suspected that the alpha in front of him was going to swoop in and swallow him whole.
Jiang ChengLi lowered his gaze and allowed Lian Jing to drag him to the back kitchen.
“Come on. We’re doing great because of Shi Yu! I heard that the turnover is about to break the school record!” Lian Jing greeted people and handed Jiang ChengLi an apron. “Now that the President is here, the clientele will definitely explode afterwards! I’ve heard that there’s also a dessert store in the senior class. I’ll show them what it means to be a diamond and a bronze!”
Jiang ChengLi took the apron with downcast eyes, pondered for a moment and tied it around his waist.
It was only then Lian Jing saw that his sleeves were wet. “President, what’s wrong with your clothes?”
Jiang ChengLi casually took a tray and served the juice according to the order. “It’s not a problem. I’ll go to work first.”
Before Lian Jing could say anything, Jiang ChengLi had already walked out from the back kitchen into the classroom. He stopped still for a moment and remembered. Wasn’t the person who just stood in front of Jiang ChengLi, Shi Yu?
… Oh no, did he ruin the world of President Jiang and Shi Yu?
In the front of the cafe, Shi Yu was apologizing to the senior girl who had ordered lemonade.
“I was careless just now. I will bring you a new cup later, can you wait for a while?” Shi Yu’s expression was flattering. His eyes were downcast and contrasted sharply with his lovely girly makeup.
The young girl who was sitting by the window hadn’t thought she would be lucky enough to be served by the ‘head honcho’ up close. She wasn’t able to help it, just blushed and whispered, “Of course you can, sir…Be careful, sir.”
Shi Yu gave a hint, just as someone next door was calling out to him, and when he turned around, he was gently called back.
He moved to face her. “Is there anything else wrong?”
“Well, I…I don’t think I’ve seen you before? I’m in senior class 7, can I add your–“
Halfway through the sentence, a glass of orange juice landed on the table.
“Lemonade is temporarily unavailable, so orange juice is being given to the guest.” Jiang ChengLi stood in between Shi Yu and the schoolgirl. The narrow tail of his eyes was slightly raised and his smile was frigid. “Sorry, our store’s kitten is not a random kitten.”
The school girl hadn’t expected to see the headliner just now, and then she saw her classmate. She was in a trance, and just held the orange juice in front of her wordlessly.
Jiang ChengLi turned around and stared at Shi Yu. His tone sunk by two points. “Working hours. Please do not be lazy.”
Shi Yu choked and took his plate to the ordering table. He vaguely sensed that Jiang ChengLi was angry, but was at sea as to why. Because lemonade was spilled on him?
Shi Yu was confused and busy for a while. He welcomed a new customer as he was changing out a tablecloth.
It was some A2 students, Lu Zhao and a few boys.
Probably because he had spent a lot of time in line, Lu Zhao’s face was a little red, but when he looked at Shi Yu, his eyes lit up brightly.
“It’s really you!” Lu Zhao went up to Shi Yu and looked at his eyes carefully. “Are you wearing makeup? I wouldn’t have recognized you if it weren’t for this teardrop mole!”
Lu Zhao’s enthusiasm quickly attracted the attention of the crowd. Shi Yu didn’t like this kind of attention, and quickly took Lu Zhao to sit by the window. He hadn’t thanked Lu Zhao for the incident at the gym last time and now he had the chance. “What do you want to eat? It’s on me.”
When Lian Jing came out to serve the food, he was so scared that he couldn’t even hold the tray in his hand. Only when he turned around to confirm that Jiang ChengLi was in the back kitchen was he able to breathe a sigh of relief.
He wanted to avoid the scene of repair!
Lian Jing smiled and walked up next to Shi Yu. “Please sit down, don’t disturb the other students, okay?”
Lu Zhao recognized the problem and took the A2 students to their seats. “Eh, you guys sit down quickly. We’re all classmates. What’s so embarrassing?” After saying that, he looked at Shi Yu with surprise in his eyes. “Kitty, can I have a cat’s paw cake?”
Shi Yu expressionlessly wrote his name on the sticky note in his hand, then looked at his classmates. “What about you?”
The A2 students were a bit uncomfortable, but Shi Yu’s good looks were really appealing, so they squirmed and said, “Two glasses of grape juice.”
After he watched the people finish ordering the meal, Lian Jing went over and took the order in Shi Yu’s hand. “Give it to me. A2 is not too friendly to you. I can handle it.”
Shi Yu nodded and went back to work.
Lian Jing ran to the back of the kitchen and watched as Jiang ChengLi carried desserts out while he surreptitiously hid.
Man, I just hope that Jiang ChengLi will not directly release pheromones when he sees Lu Zhao later.
Jiang ChengLi had just walked into the cafe when he saw Lu Zhao was sitting in the last row. His expression immediately darkened.
It was as if there were a magnetic field of repulsion between the alphas. As long as these two people appeared in the same picture, there would be a rather amazing reaction.
Lu Zhao also noticed him, but pretended to chat with his friend as if nothing had happened.
Because of the busy day, Shi Yu’s cat’s tail, which was tied around his waist, fell off and landed on the walkway next to Lu Zhao. By the time Shi Yu found it, the tail had already been picked up by two people.
Jiang ChengLi was holding the top and Lu Zhao was holding the end. They said in unison, “You dropped your tail.”
The moment a tail fell was just a moment, but because of President and Shi Yu’s focus buff, the corner instantly attracted the attention of all the guests, including the people lined up outside. They stared inside quite curiously.
The two most crazy pairs of CPs in the Nan Zhong posting this year appeared at the same time. Wow, what a big drama!
Jiang ChengLi’s eyes were like ice, locked on Lu Zhao’s face. “Please release your hand.”
Lu Zhao looked at him fearlessly. “But this is a kitty’s cat tail.”
When he realized that the atmosphere wasn’t right, Shi Yu took a hold of the middle of the tail.
Lu Zhao looked at him and smiled. “You’re welcome.”
Lu Zhao easily let go of the tail, but Shi Yu found that Jiang ChengLi was unmoved.
Shi Yu hurriedly tugged. He glared at Jiang ChengLi with a warning and threatening look.
Jiang ChengLi took in his expression, but was stone-faced in response. He just released his hand and walked out of the cafe with a blank look. Lian Jing was so frightened that he cowered in the corner. President Jiang felt goose bumps on his back as he passed by.
Shi Yu held the cat’s tail, apologized to the customer and hurried to leave the classroom as well. The classroom, which had been silent, instantly came back to life.
The girl sitting next to Lu Zhao turned her head excitedly. “Oh my, I can’t believe it. I don’t know which pair is better than the one I just saw!”
Her companion suppressed the desire to scream. “Of course it’s President and kitty! You didn’t notice the smell of vinegar in the air… It’s so good!”
“Thanks, it’s a hit.”
“I can’t get the kitty, and neither can anyone else…What about President Jiang? That’s okay.”
Lu Zhao listened absentmindedly, slowly dropped his eyes, supported the side of his face with one hand and looked out the window.
Shi Yu was caught by Jiang ChengLi in the bathroom.
He had just walked in when he was dragged into a cubicle. Before he could react, he saw the door get locked, then was forcefully pinned between Jiang ChengLi and the door panel.
“Close to Lu Zhao?” Jiang ChengLi’s voice was slightly muffled and his eyes were narrowed.
Shi Yu was still tugging at the tail in his hand and calmly said, “No.”
“The first day he came here, he went to school with you. You gave him the inhibitor you were going to give me, and now he just called you ‘kitty?’”
Only then did Shi Yu sort out the reason for Jiang ChengLi’s anger. He thought that an alpha’s possessive and controlling nature was really scary. “You called me kitten, too.”
Jiang ChengLi lowered his eyes to the furry tail and asked in a low voice, “Am I the same as him?”
“What’s different?” Shi Yu thought for a moment. “He doesn’t release pheromones, and I can’t smell it. It’s just normal student communication.”
He knew what Jiang ChengLi’s emotions were right now, and he also knew that he, as the marked omega, needed to calm him down. Shi Yu was seriously trying to help Jiang ChengLi sort out the cause at this moment. “I know you don’t like other alphas near your omega, but it’s work. He just picked up my tail for me.”
The person in front of him was aloof. “I helped you too.”
“Yeah.” Shi Yu nodded.
“But you only said thank you to him.”
“…” Shi Yu was silent. He thought that ‘thank you’ was said to two people.
“I just saw you, you splashed me with lemonade and then avoided me. He came over to order, leaned on you so tightly, and you smiled and said thank you to him.” Jiang ChengLi lowered his eyes. It sounded like a flat statement, but Shi Yu heard the complaint and got a glimmer of understanding.