The silence between the two was unbearable so Cheng Qing reached into her bag and pulled out a toffee.

Gently taking Luo Xi’s hand in hers, she placed the toffee on her palm.

Luo Xi looked down at the tasty milk candy, which Cheng Qing had previously given her as a gift.

“Here, eat a toffee to relax!” Cheng Qing’s voice was full of joy, showing that she wasn’t upset by her sudden frustration.

After placing the toffee in Luo Xi’s hand Cheng Qing slightly tilted her head and asked, “Are you upset because I smacked you?”

Luo Xi was startled by the question and denied it immediately, “No, I’m not.”

Cheng Qing narrowed her eyes at her, then chuckled, “Ok if you say so~”

Despite her statement, Luo Xi felt that Cheng Qing knew she was upset.
Her face flushed immediately, feeling like a child.

Is she teasing me?

Luo Xi secretly looked up at Cheng Qing and saw her gentle face smiling at her.

 “…What are you looking at?” Luo Xi raised one of her eyebrows.

Cheng Qing was surprised and quickly raised her hands as if surrendering, “I just wanted to see if your anger had subsided.”

“I’m not angry though,” Luo Xi clenched her teeth.

“Alright, alright, as long as you’re not mad.”

Luo Xi tightly gripped the toffee in her hand to the point of almost melting it! Damn it, why did she seem even more enraged after hearing Cheng Qing’s words?

Cheng Qing coughed and acknowledged that her taste was rather unpleasant.

She readjusted her mentality, and explained to Liu Suoyu and Lin Shandie, “Fencing is about speed, explosive power, and responsiveness.
This was the reason why I wanted to play the clapping game with Luo Xi.”

It was only after the explanation that the others understood the significance of the hand game.

Even if it was a different person playing, it would still be very difficult to avoid Cheng Qing’s attack.

They, the onlookers, had not noticed Cheng Qing’s backhand motion just now.

“There are three types of fencing,” Cheng Qing continued, “One of which is sabre[1] , the second fastest sport in the entire Olympics.”

Luo Xi looked at Cheng Qing with wide eyes.
Second? It shouldn’t be too bad.

“It’s only slower than the speed of a bullet, so the speed of a sabre is only second to shooting.” 

Everyone wore a shocked expression, “Whoaaa~!” 

With this, the three students could maximize their gains and benefits as much as possible.

After talking, Cheng Qing tilted her head down and whispered to herself, “I’m curious~ How did the director’s team find fencing?”

She moved her eyes to look out of the car window where it had driven onto a familiar street.

At that moment, everyone knew how difficult the task would be.

Cheng Qing then turned to face her students and continued, “Fencing is a sport that requires extensive practice before competing.
In today’s competition, beating a professional player would be a pipe dream.
Even getting a hit on one is unlikely.”

Cheng Qing smiled reassuringly, “Fortunately, the curator’s last student is not professional enough.” 

Everyone exhaled a sigh of relief at the same time.

“As long as the program doesn’t make you compete with primary school students, it’s not so easy to win.” Cheng Qing chuckled as she said this.

Liu Suoyu laughed as well, “It’s okay, we have you don’t we?”

Cheng Qing raised an eyebrow, “…I don’t know if I can teach you well enough to be of that level.”

She remembered how she wanted to get that point on the first day, but… 

“Believe in yourself teacher!” Liu Suoyu patted her on the shoulder encouragingly.

Cheng Qing massaged her headache-ridden brow, “You do your best then!” 

Luo Xi snorted a laugh when she saw Cheng Qing like this for the first time.

When she cracked a smile, Lin Shandie laughed as well, and immediately everyone joined in the cheerful ruckus.

Cheng Qing then softly smiled.


After the two cars arrived at their destination, a group of people climbed out.
Cheng Qing got up from her seat and started leading them inside a building.

The gym was in a good location with convenient access to public transportation, it was quite easy to get around.

When they entered the building, however, they realized that the venue was on the third floor with no elevator to be seen.
The only option left was to carry the equipment and follow Cheng Qing up the stairs.

As Luo Xi walked, she looked around with great interest.
On the walls, there was a lot of colorful graffiti that seemed to have been drawn by children.

Luo Xi failed to pay attention while staring at the drawings and lightly bumped into Cheng Qing’s back, nose first.

Cheng Qing looked back and smiled at Luo Xi before reminding her, “Look ahead before walking.”

Luo Xi’s wandering gaze was pulled back: “…”

After the group of people were led to the third floor, the owner of the fencing gym could be seen waiting at the door.
When the owner noticed a crowd of people carrying high-quality cameras, he instantly became nervous.

Earlier when he complied with Cheng Qing’s request to use the venue, he decided to redecorate the place to gain positive publicity but was only able to renovate the fencing gym.

Cheng Qing approached the owner stepping forward to greet him.

“Hi, boss!” Cheng Qing cheerfully waved.

The three students soon followed and rushed forward to greet the boss.
He began to nervously tremble as he looked at the attractive-looking celebrities.

After the quick greetings and introductions, the boss of the fencing gym finally led the group in.

As soon as Cheng Qing entered the hall, the students that were previously scattered around in an orderly fashion all quickly stopped what they were doing and shouted, “Hello teacher!”

Cheng Qing smiled warmly, “Keep practicing hard.” 

Seeing that she looked the same as usual, Luo Xi thought blankly.
So she was kind to everyone, is that it?

She is gentle to everyone, not just me… 

Suddenly, a clear female voice came from behind them. 

“Sister Qing.”

The gym owner puzzledly looked at his daughter who had just entered, “Why did you come here, don’t you have a test today?”

Luo Xi followed the sound and noticed a girl with a ponytail dressed in a white shirt and a houndstooth pleated skirt.

The girl’s gaze was immediately drawn to Cheng Qing as soon as she stepped through the door.

“I’ve already completed the exam! Besides, didn’t you say that Sister Qing would return today?”

Cheng Qing turned her head and locked eyes with the girl who just entered, “Xiao Xing?” 

The girl excitedly stepped forward and fondly held Cheng Qing’s arm, “Sister Qing, you haven’t been here in a while.
Why don’t you spar with me while you’re here?”

Cheng Qing shook her head while withdrawing her hand.

“No can do.
I’m still recording the show and I brought my three students here today.”

Xiao Xing was taken aback and frowned as she looked at the three people behind Cheng Qing.

“Sister Qing, you are capable of joining the national team, do you need to waste your time on them?”

In Xiao Xing’s eyes, Cheng Qing is a shining star.
She was the god who one day kicked open the fencing gym door and defeated everyone by herself.

Why would she go to record a variety show? It wasn’t because her father had her enrolled in the program without permission.

“I don’t have that intention.” Cheng Qing simply smiled.

This was because she had already won the highest award in her previous life – the Olympic national title! She has not missed out on any gold medals, large or small, both at home and abroad.

Naturally, there was no intention of walking along the same path again.

As the saying goes, every success comes with a price.
So when Cheng Qing awoke in this world, there had to be something she needed to complete.

She thought about it for a long time and ended up recalling the princess in the book who broke her leg and sat by the park fountain, humiliated by everyone.

Her pride, self-esteem, fame, and even love ceased to exist.

Cheng Qing knew of her unfortunate ending, so she felt distressed.
She decided that no matter how many times Luo Xi would throw a fit and play a petty temper, she would not be angry.

She wanted to change her fate, a girl like Luo Xi should be high-spirited.

“What a pity, with your talent you should be on the national team.” Xiao Xing expressed a look of regret.

“Don’t worry, it’s not a pity.
Besides, I also gained something from the show.” Cheng Qing quickly glanced at Luo Xi before turning her head back.

Since the beginning of the conversation between Xiao Xing and Cheng Qing, an unknown feeling suddenly crept into Luo Xi’s heart as she watched the two get along easily.
Her brows creased as she turned around and left feeling dissatisfied.

Cheng Qing seemed to have a Luo Xi anger radar and sensed that she had become angry. 

Cheng Qing instantly became confused, “My harvest is gone?” 

“…Huh?” Liu Suoyu was clueless.

“…But teacher, we’re still here.” Lin Shandie cheekily waved her hand in front of Cheng Qing’s face.

“Then why is Luo Xi angry?” Cheng Qing scratched the top of her head.
Was the gym not adequate enough? I didn’t even do anything!

Liu Suoyu: “…” I’m curious as well!

Cheng Qing wanted to coax the upset Luo Xi and urgently touched her empty pocket.
She became displeased when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, “Did anyone bring toffee?”

 Lin Shandie was puzzled and touched her chin, “…Who would bring that without any trouble?”

After taking a few steps away from the group, Luo Xi blushed in response to hearing Cheng Qing’s concerned questions of her and rushed back hurriedly.
When Luo Xi returned, she was pouting.

 Luo Xi crossed her arms, “I’m not upset.”

She really wasn’t angry, it was just that since discovering she wasn’t the most special person to Cheng Qing, she felt a little… lost.

Cheng Qing smiled brightly, “That’s good then!” 

She then gently took Luo Xi’s hand and gestured for her to follow, “Come with me, I’ll take you to change your clothes.” 

Xiao Xing saw this and wanted to go with Cheng Qing as well, “I’ll come too!” 

Cheng Qing pushed her elsewhere to practice, “No, you don’t want to.” 

She continued to lead Luo Xi away.

Xiao Xing: “(⊙_⊙)?”

Luo Xi was stunned and looked at Cheng Qing whose soft hand was on hers, lightly pulling her away.
Finally, she smiled.

[1] Sabre form of fencing: The sabre weapon is for thrusting and cutting with both the cutting edge and the back of the blade (unlike other modern fencing weapons, the épée, and foil, where the methods of making a hit are scored using only the point of the blade). [Taken from Wiki]

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