Chapter 62: Competition: Let’s go home immediately and celebrate!
Pilfering ice cream was a serious crime. Judge Ji sentenced Ye Zhen Zhen to the bitter punishment of ‘three days without sharing the same room.’ Ye Zhen Zhen refused to accept this sentence as final and spoke of appealing, except Judge Ji overruled her.
Thinking of the pain after the pain was gone, Ye Zhen Zhen understood this lesson of blood and tears. All the ice cream at home was Dr. Ji’s true love, so she could only look, not eat. If she wanted to eat some on the sly in the future, she would need to go out and buy some from the supermarket!
After the ice cream crisis passed, Ye Zhen Zhen began a hellish makeup exam review. The eternal number 2 that Xi Cao gege introduced was very dedicated to his work…very dedicated to sneering at Ye Zhen Zhen before unleashing a devilish training for the exam. Within this ocean of questions, struggling to survive, Ye Zhen Zhen felt that this surely was malicious revenge from Lao’er.
Though she was tormented at school in the daytime, after she returned home, she enjoyed Dr. Ji’s special service (cough cough, I mean English lessons.) During this half month, Ye Zhen Zhen had withered by a whole kilogram, which distressed Uncle Wu greatly.
However, the hard work paid off in the end. Because Classmate Lao’er’s tutoring was based on the actual exam, it was incredibly focused, so Ye Zhen Zhen was surprised to discover while taking the exam that many of the questions had been covered by Classmate Lao’er.
Ye Zhen Zhen looked at the topic Longxin Dayue. It seemed that as long as the method was accurate, taking the exam was so easy!
She now did not envy Li Jia Jia scoring first on every exam at all, honest!
After she finished taking the exam, Ye Zhen Zhen hurried over to the new Sweet Osmanthus Plaza, not stopping once on the way. Tomorrow was the preliminaries for the model competition. The school had begun building the stage a week in advance; it seemed that the school attached quite a bit of value to this competition.
Tonight was the dress rehearsal, so by the time Ye Zhen Zhen arrived in a hurry, Xi Cao gege and the others were already there. When Gan Tian saw Ye Zhen Zhen, she waved excitedly. “Cutie!”
The shout of ‘Cutie’ drew a lot of raised eyebrows from students passing by. When they saw that it was directed at Ye Zhen Zhen, their expressions became complicated. In the eyes of the students studying in finance and economics, the art institute was full of weirdos. They never pitied the students in the art institute with their pitiful IQ…can’t you all wear normal clothes when going to school?!
Girls wore ancient costumes, battle armor, and even outfits with strange cut out designs…whenever an art institute student walked into the Department of Finance and Economics area, they were instantly recognized.
As a representative of the High IQ Department of Finance and Economics community, Ye Zhen Zhen unexpectedly knew that group of strange people from the art institute. The reactions of those students passing by were thus fairly complicated.
Faced with gazes from all around, their eyes seeking novelty, Ye Zhen Zhen simply swept her gaze around in a noble and graceful manner before walking over to Gan Tian. Today, Gan Tian was wearing a Scotland-inspired denim blue loose skirt. Her flaxen hair was combed into two braided pigtails as well—she appeared to really love this hairstyle.
“Cutie, how did your exam go?”
“Mn, okay.” Ye zhen Zhen replied quite modestly.
“Then you’ll certainly place first!” Gan Tian looked at her with a face of adoration.
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
Placing first on a makeup exam…was not something worth being proud of!
“Cutie, tomorrow is the competition. I’m so nervous!” Gan Tian tugged at Ye Zhen Zhen’s hand, sending a nervous yet anticipative look at the completely built stage.
Ye Zhen Zhen gripped her hand and smugly said, “We will certainly place first!”
Although she originally agreed to participating in the competition because of the ten thousand yuan award money, she now…wanted the 1.5 course credit. Quickly come into my bowl!
Gan Tian seemed to be inspired by Ye Zhen Zhen’s words and nodded firmly. “Mn, we’ll certainly place first!”
Xi Cao gege hurried over and took the opportunity to grab Ye Zhen Zhen’s other hand. “Mn, we’ll certainly place first!”
Ye Zhen Zhen and Gan Tian were silent for two seconds before simultaneously drawing their hands back.
Xi Cao gege suffered a lot of damage.
Gan Tian tugged Ye Zhen Zhen’s hand and meaningfully glanced at the girl standing by the stage. “That is our original designer. Because my brother rejected her confession, she switched to the enemy side.”
Ye Zhen Zhen pursed her lips. She felt as if it wasn’t the start of the model competition, but rather the start of a martial arts convention full of grudges and animosity.
However, based on the ‘know yourself, know your enemy’ mindset, Ye Zhen Zhen was completely dedicated to asking for more information. “How were her designs?”
“Her end-of-the-term designs monopolized first place for three years running.” Gan Run Yang pushed his glasses up the bridge of his nose, his voice as indifferent as always. “Not only her, the other schools also have very talented people. Although this is not meant to shock you, know that first place is not easy to obtain.”
Ye Zhen Zhen, Gan Tian, and Xi Cao gege were successfully dealt a stunning blow.
Gan Run Yang glanced over at the listless trio and consoled, “However, you shouldn’t lose too much hope. The goal of this competition is not to place first, but rather to see how much we have grown.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
Sorry, my vision is not as broad as yours. I want first place and that 1.5 course credit.
The dress rehearsal went underway. When they left, Classmate Mei Li finally found Sweet Osmanthus Plaza. Ye Zhen Zhen was very worried. “What do we do if he doesn’t show up tomorrow? He was the stylist shouldering the heavy responsibility of doing Gan Tian’s makeup!
“Don’t worry. Tomorrow, we will bring him along.” Gan Run Yang said, after which everyone returned to their respective dormitories. Ye Zhen Zhen was still enjoying the special treatment of not staying in the dormitory, so she walked to the school entrance, upon which she discovered that Dr. Ji had unexpectedly come to personally pick her up.
Zhen bounced over. Ji Zhe Yan waited for her to strap in before starting the car. “Gou Dan’er, what did you eat for dinner?”
“Eh…cafeteria!” Actually, Xi Cao gege had gotten fried rice takeout for them.
Ji Zhe Yan eyed her but didn’t look too deeply into this. “How was the exam today?”
Ye Zhen Zhen, quite serious and worried, said, “Dr. Ji, what if I don’t place first on the exam?”
Ji Zhe Yan patted her head and consoled, “You think too much.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
Next time, I will secretly place first on an exam and scare you to death!
The next evening at seven, the model competition at Sweet Osmanthus Plaza began on time. Because today was Ji Zhe Yan’s birthday, Ye Zhen Zhen intentionally invited him to watch the competition, with the plan to happily go out with Dr. Ji after they place first.
Xi Cao gege saw Ye Zhen Zhen appear together with Ji Zhe Yan and suddenly felt his shoulder ache dully.
Gan Tian’s turn was midway through the show. This position was not really good, but when she walked up onto the stage, her breathtaking appearance attracted the wandering gazes of the judging panels and audience.
Ye Zhen Zhen once heard that makeup was, to women, like magic. It could cause someone to change into a completely new person in the blink of an eye. The Gan Tian currently on stage could verify this saying.
Although Mei Li had based her makeup on her temperament, meaning smoky, heavy makeup, the corners of her eyes and cheeks were blended with a bold pink rouge, highlighting her entire face like those bright and beautiful strokes within an ink and wash painting.
Ye Zhen Zhen’s wedding dress design this time was a simple, charming princess-style dress. She couldn’t help but admit that Gan Tian fit this characterization very well. Gan Tian had a tender smile and quick-witted eyes, which was not only charming but also provoking due to that hint of sex appeal——and this was clearly evident when she exposed her long legs or flashed her faintly discernible bare shoulders.
Although the entire wedding dress was thoroughly charming with a hint of sex appeal, it did not lose out to any dignified wedding dress.
The spotlights continuously illuminated Gan Tian’s body. The young woman standing on stage was no longer that girl with two braided pigtails; instead, she was a princess sneaking out of the castle.
When Gan Tian left the stage, the audience screamed, even the men were stirred up, all desiring to go up to be the groom.
“Your team is not bad.” When the next model went up on stage, Ji Zhe Yan, who had been standing next to Ye Zhen Zhen, softly gave this comment.
This compliment was not solely directed at Ye Zhen Zhen, but it still made her very happy. She knew regardless of the styling, model, or dress—all links to the chain needed to be present, or the effect just now would not have appeared.
The final one to appear was their formidable opponent——the team that included the turncoat designer. What was most unfortunate was that their themes clashed, too; the other team had also chosen wedding dresses.
When the Snow White model emerged from backstage, screams rang out. It was very obvious that this team borrowed the influence of Snow White; the model even had an apple with a bite taken out of it in her hand.
Xi Cao gege crossed his arms and resentfully roasted, “Capitalizing on influence, how shameful!”
Ye Zhen Zhen’s jaw dropped. If the model later used the apple to call a Prince Charming, then that was truly benefiting from influence.
The situation she fantasized did not appear. From beginning to end, the model had a gentle and noble appearance, very characteristic of Snow White. The wedding dress was also very gorgeous; that long trail must have taken a lot of time and effort.
All the competing models had gone on stage, so they were now nervously waiting for the scores to be tallied up. The host invited a few audience members to go up on stage to play a game while the judges were quickly eliminating the highest score and lowest score to calculate the average score…
After ten minutes passed, the host began to declare the results. Ye Zhen Zhen gripped Ji Zhe Yan’s hand, anxiously asking, “Dr. Ji, who do you think is the best actress of this Golden Bull Award?”
Ji Zhe Yan pursed his lips and coolly said, “In any case, not you.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
In the end, the best model was Gan Tian with a remarkably high advantage. In regards to best dress design, Ye Zhen Zhen had an unremarkable advantage of 0.3 points—they won.
Tian Tian’s Studio, with the highest average score, obtained the qualifications to advance!
Although the dress design was only 0.3 points higher than the other party’s, and despite these 0.3 points possibly being given upon seeing that the designer’s name was ‘Ye Zhen Zhen,’ it didn’t matter how it was phrased—a win was still a win. While Xi Cao gege was thinking of hugging Ye Zhen Zhen, Ye Zhen Zhen was already hugging Dr. Ji.
Xi Cao gege embarrassedly withdrew his arms and leaned into Gan Run Yang’s shoulder in distress. Gan Run Yang avoided looking at him but still resisted the urge to push him away.
“Hahahahaha, Dr. Ji, I placed first!” To the side, Ye Zhen Zhen’s laughter rippled out, increasing in volume. “Today, can I eat a lot of ice cream?!”
Ji Zhe Yan tugged her back down, looking somewhat helpless. “Pay attention to your image; you’re at school.”
“Oh.” Ye Zhen Zhen reluctantly withdrew her arms before throwing herself at him a second later. “Then let’s go home immediately and celebrate!”
After they returned home, not only could they be more intimate, they could even do those things, which would be even more awesome!
Ye Zhen Zhen didn’t even go up on stage to receive the award, cheerfully dragging Ji Zhe Yan along as she ran across the campus, the moon casting a silver white sheen everywhere.
With no other choice, Ji Zhe Yan followed Ye Zhen Zhen. At this moment, he only had one thought: it is good to be young.