FV: Chapter 124
Lin Fei and Ji Leyu finished the final exam and officially took a holiday.
“The teacher has already assigned homework for the winter vacation. Once Dad goes to the parent-teacher meeting in a few days, the teacher will give the test papers. Then you will know my ranking,” Ji Leyu told them.
Lin Fei nodded. “Yes.”
Lin Luoqing looked at the two children in a very worried manner.
He had the feeling of a child growing up in a hurry. It was mainly due to Lin Fei’s casual appearance. If he didn’t get 1st place, then he would definitely be shocked.
Lin Luoqing felt that his baby couldn’t withstand this type of pain, so Lin Fei had to be 1st!
“Dad, you will go to the parent-teaching meeting for me this time,” Ji Leyu emphasized.
Lin Luoqing nodded.
He looked at Lin Fei. “Then I will also attend the parent-teacher meeting for you.”
“Yes.” Lin Fei still had that indifferent expression, but there was some happiness in his heart like a small grass that just sprouted.
During his midterm exam, Lin Luoqing hadn’t gone to the parent-teacher meeting for him. He was the only child who didn’t have someone at the parent-teacher meeting.
He hadn’t felt anything at the time and wasn’t unhappy that Lin Luoqing didn’t go.
Now he would be happy because Lin Luoqing went to the parent-teacher meeting for him.
If he didn’t care, then he wouldn’t waste his emotions on this person. Once he cared, he would subconsciously have expectations for that person.
Lin Fei realized that he wanted Lin Luoqing to go to the parent-teacher meeting, just like his mother once went to his parent-teacher meeting.
He silently lowered his head, not wanting others to see the grass in his heart.
It was Lin Luoqing’s first time participating in an event like a parent-teacher meeting and he was very nervous.
By the time it was the day of the parent-teacher meeting, he lingered in front of the closet for a long time.
“What do you think I should wear? Is a coat okay?” He asked Ji Yuxiao.
Ji Yuxiao, “……”
Ji Yuxiao asked sincerely, “Otherwise? Do you want to wear a suit on such a cold day?”
“I can wear a suit underneath,” Lin Luoqing said wittily.
…There is no need to be so grand.
You are just going to a parent-teacher meeting, not the United Nations!
“A coat is fine. Wear a sweater inside to keep warm.”
Lin Luoqing helplessly took a sweater out of his closet.
He changed his clothes and nervously went out the door.
Ji Yuxiao accompanied him to school.
“Jiayou.” The car stopped and Ji Yuxiao cheered for him.
Lin Luoqing looked at him, took a deep breath, hugged him fiercely, and got out of the car.
He originally wanted Ji Yuxiao to attend the parent-teacher meeting with him, but Ji Yuxiao refused.
It wasn’t that Ji Yuxiao found it troublesome, but considering his current state, it was inevitable that some parents who talked badly would go back and talk to their children without any restraint. Children didn’t know how hurtful their words were and might say something to Ji Leyu the next day.
They might not be malicious, but Ji Leyu would definitely be sad.
He had always been sensitive in this regard, thinking it was because of him that Ji Yuxiao was like this. This was why Ji Leyu took extra care of him, not letting Ji Yuxiao send him off or not saying that he wanted to go out to play.
Ji Yuxiao didn’t want to cause him unnecessary sadness, so he let Lin Luoqing go alone.
Lin Luoqing followed the messages sent in the parent group and looked for the class where Lin Fei and Ji Leyu were.
The head teacher, Teacher Zhang, watched from a distance and wondered if this was also a parent of a student in her class. He was too young, right? Could it be someone’s brother?
She watched the other person walking toward her from a distance. The more she looked, the more she felt that the other person looked good. This appearance was enough to become a star.
It wasn’t until he approached that Teacher Zhang suddenly felt he was a bit familiar. His silhouette seemed a bit like…
“Are you Lin Fei’s father?” She asked tentatively.
Lin Luoqing hadn’t expected her to recognize him and said with a smile, “I am Lin Fei’s uncle and Ji Leyu’s father. I came to attend the parent-teacher meeting for the two of them.”
Teacher Zhang naturally knew that Lin Fei and Ji Leyu had a brotherly relationship, so she didn’t ask much. She just looked at him with a smile, and there was indescribable joy and appreciation in his eyes.
“Then go in quickly. The two of them are sitting by the window, third from the back.”
She couldn’t help sharing with Lin Luoqing, “Lin Fei did well in the exam this time and got full marks. Even his composition was written very well. After reading it for a long time, the language teacher wasn’t willing to deduct points from it. Lin Fei’s uncle, can you share Lin Fei’s learning methods with the other parents later so they can learn from him?”
The moment Lin Luoqing heard this, the worry in his heart was finally put down. It was worthy of being the god of learning. It had manifested since he was a child.
He responded with a smile, “Okay, thank you, Teacher.”
“You’re welcome. This is the first time I’ve seen a child who loves to learn so much. Usually, after class, other children will either sleep or go out to play. He reads every time and he works hard. It is no wonder he can get such good marks in the exam.”
“He really likes to read. He is also like this at home.”
“Really?” Teacher Zhang was about to talk to him more, but she heard other parents calling to her. She told him, “Lin Fei’s uncle, you can go in first and we’ll talk later after the parent-teacher meeting.”
“Yes,” Lin Luoqing replied and walked into the classroom.
Teacher Zhang had already placed the test papers on the desk of each student in advance. Lin Luoqing sat down on the chair and looked at Lin Fei’s test papers. They were all marked 100 points which looked very eye-catching when printed on pure white test papers.
He was suddenly moved. His heart swelled, and he was happy and proud.
This was his child, and he took care of the slowly growing child. Lin Fei was so confident and talked about getting 1st place as naturally as eating. However, he also had such strength. He said he would get 1st place and he got 1st place.
He was born a genius but worked harder than other children. When other children were playing, Lin Fei was reading. When other children were clamoring for this and that, Lin Fei wanted a study. When other children didn’t know why they needed to study, Lin Fei already knew that he must never give up reading.
He matured too early and knew too well what he wanted. He had too much self-control and deserved to become the brightest star.
Lin Luoqing was proud of him and happy for him.
He deserved everything in the world. He deserved the best and everything he wanted because he was a rare and excellent existence.
He smiled and read Lin Fei’s test papers several times before going to see Ji Leyu’s.
Contrary to his expectations, Ji Leyu was much better than he thought.
He thought that Ji Leyu had suddenly transferred from kindergarten, hadn’t learned the previous semester’s material, and didn’t like to study. So even with Lin Fei’s help, it would be pretty good to score 80-90 points on the exam.
As a result, he unexpectedly got around 95 points. Ji Yuxiao would probably die with joy when he saw it.
Lin Luoqing thought of this and was looking forward to Ji Yuxiao’s expression.
It was a pity that his legs weren’t good now, or he felt that Ji Yuxiao would probably stand up on the spot.
Soon, parents arrived one after another and sat in their children’s seats.
Teacher Zhang closed the door and started this parent-teacher meeting.
Lin Luoqing put down the papers in his hands and listened patiently.
He listened for a long time before he heard Teacher Zhang saying, “I will now send the grade rating to the group. You can look at your child’s grade rating to better understand your child’s current situation.”
She finished speaking and showed the ranking table.
Lin Luoqing saw the words ‘Lin Fei’ at the top the moment he entered.
His 100 points were obviously very eye-catching. The parents soon started whispering, “Who is Lin Fei?”
“I didn’t see that name in the mid-terms.”
“Yes, wasn’t Liao Xiaoxiao 1st last time?”
“Liao Xiaoxiao has become third.”
“My god, how can anyone get full marks in every subject? He didn’t even get points deducted for his Chinese composition?”
Lin Luoqing listened to their praise, and the pride in his heart was indescribable. He looked at the score sheet on his phone and he also saw Ji Leyu.
Ji Leyu’s ranking was very high and he was in 8th place. Lin Luoqing looked at it several times in shock and made sure he wasn’t mistaken. It was really 8th place. Oh my god, Xiao Yu was worthy of being the villain in the novel. He shouted every day that he didn’t want to go to school, but he could skip a grade and pass the exam in 8th place. Too amazing!
Teacher Zhang said with a smile, “Everyone must’ve finished seeing it now. You should’ve seen that there is a classmate in the class who received full marks. It is Lin Fei. Lin Fei works very hard at school, and his father said that he also works hard after returning home. It can be seen that his excellent grades are inseparable from both school and home. Therefore, parents should supervise their children when at home and let them know the importance of learning. They might only be in first grade, but a good start is half the success. They can’t slack off.”
The parents nodded.
Lin Luoqing also nodded cooperatively.
It wasn’t until Teacher Zhang finished speaking and gave prizes to the top three in the class that the parent-teacher meeting finally ended.
Lin Luoqing stepped on the podium and accepted the prize prepared by Teacher Zhang which was a very thick and beautiful-looking notebook.
A blue starry sky was drawn on the notebook and the title page read: [Awarded to 1st place in the final exam: Lin Fei]
Lin Luoqing looked at it with a smile on his face. “Thank you, Teacher.”
At this time, the parents finally saw the appearance of Lin Fei’s father, who was the father to the 1st in the class and whom no one knew. They were all surprised. This father looked too young. He looked more like Lin Fei’s brother than his father.
It was enviable that such a good-looking child would even have such good grades!
The parent-teacher meeting was over. Many parents gathered around to talk to Teacher Zhang about their children’s learning.
Seeing this, Lin Luoqing sat in his seat. He wanted to wait for Teacher Zhang to finish talking with the other parents before asking her about Lin Fei and Ji Leyu at school.
As a result, he hadn’t moved when he found people coming toward him.
“Hello, Lin Fei’s father. I am Liao Xiaoxiao’s mother. How long does your family’s Lin Fei usually read at home?”
“What books does he read that he didn’t get any points deducted for language? He should’ve read a lot of books. What are they? Can you tell me about it? My child’s language scores are terrible.”
“Or let’s add each other on WeChat so it is easier to communicate.”
Lin Luoqing, “……”
Lin Luoqing never expected that the first time he would enjoy this feeling of being surrounded by people wasn’t because he was popular, but because his nephew was popular in his class.
Really… the uncle became a hot commodity due to his nephew.
Of course, Lin Luoqing didn’t add them on WeChat, but he answered their questions accordingly. It was just that Lin Fei read too many books and he didn’t know what to say. In the end, he could only say that it was good to read more famous books.
By the time Teacher Zhang was finally free to come over, Lin Luoqing’s side became empty.
Lin Luoqing saw that she had been talking all morning and said with concern, “Teacher Zhang, you drink some water. It is okay. I’m not in a hurry and we can talk slowly.”
Teacher Zhang really wanted to talk to him, so she came over immediately after talking to the other parents.
She took a sip of water and looked at Lin Luoqing with a strange feeling in her heart.
Lin Fei and Ji Leyu were transferred from another school. Being able to transfer directly at this time, especially since Ji Leyu was so young, clearly showed that the other person was rich.
So even though Ji Yuxiao mentioned how well-behaved and good the two children were, she only believed it in a perfunctory manner. She had been very worried in her heart. She was afraid they wouldn’t be able to keep up and afraid they would use their identities to make trouble in class.
In the week when Lin Fei and Ji Leyu just transferred, she paid special attention to the two of them. The more she paid attention to them, the more she couldn’t help being attracted to Lin Fei.
Like most children, Ji Leyu was outgoing and lively, cute and sensible. Within a few days, he could play with everyone.
He didn’t cry or make trouble. He was well-behaved and beautiful. The boys and girls in the class liked him and Teacher Zheng herself thought his appearance was really attractive.
Meanwhile, Lin Fei was different. Lin Fei was obviously different from the other children in the class and even from all the children she had taught.
He didn’t socialize with anyone or play around. He just sat quietly in his seat and read books.
Teacher Zhang was curious and even wondered if it was a comic book because he was so absorbed in reading it. Then he walked over and found that Lin Fei was reading a children’s version of a classic.
He read very quietly and occasionally when he stopped reading, he would be doing homework.
His handwriting looked good, upright and neat. It was a world away from the dog crawl that boys this age usually had.
No matter how Teacher Zhang looked, she felt that he didn’t seem like a child his age.
Most children this age didn’t have a sense of learning and needed the supervision of parents and teachers. In contrast, Lin Fei was independent and even enjoyed it.
Teacher Zhang felt that a child like him should have very good grades.
Sure enough, in the first exam he took, Lin Fei squeezed out Liao Xiaoxiao and became 1st in the class.
However, it wasn’t uncommon to be 1st. There were firsts everywhere. It was unusual that it was all a full score.
This not only showed that he had a strong learning ability but also showed he was careful. If he wasn’t careful, then he wouldn’t have such results.
“I don’t think Lin Fei has anything to worry about in terms of his learning. I’m more worried about whether he will be out of touch with the group and if he should be more outgoing and make some friends, just like Ji Leyu.”
“Xiao Yu is his friend.”
“But he can’t just have one friend,” Teacher Zhang said softly.
Lin Luoqing smiled and told her, “No one stipulates that everyone must have several friends. We think he needs friends because we need them, but he knows best whether he needs them or not.”
“Then let him decide for himself. If he needs it, he will make friends by himself. If he doesn’t need it, he has his own world. We can’t forcibly interfere just because we are older than him, right?”
Teacher Zhang felt that he was right. “Then it is fine. Both of them are very good and very smart. To be honest, I don’t think I need to supervise Lin Fei as a teacher. He is too self-disciplined.”
“That is true.” Lin Luoqing nodded. “Is there anyone in the class who bullies them?”
“No. In contrast, Ji Leyu is quite popular in class. The two of them might be brothers, but their personalities aren’t the same at all.”
Lin Luoqing smiled and didn’t explain specifically. He chatted with her for a while and made sure that Lin Fei and Ji Leyu were doing well in their studies. Then he said goodbye to Teacher Zhang and left the classroom.
Ji Yuxiao was still waiting outside the school.
Lin Luoqing got into the car with the test papers and Lin Fei’s prize. There was an unstoppable smile on his face.
“I’ll give you a chance. Guess how Fei Fei did in the exam?”
“1st.” Ji Yuxiao didn’t have to think about it.
“You’re pretty smart.”
“Nonsense.” Ji Yuxiao looked at the smile on his face. “If he wasn’t 1st, then you wouldn’t be like this now. You would be worrying about how to change the ranking to 1st for him.”
Lin Luoqing thought, ‘…I don’t spoil Lin Fei to this extent, do I?’
“Guess Xiao Yu’s place?”
“Seeing you like this, it should be okay.” Ji Yuxiao thought for a while. “25th?”
Lin Luoqing shook his head.
Lin Luoqing continued to shake his head.
Ji Yuxiao couldn’t believe it. “It can’t be over a dozen, right? He hasn’t studied half the coursework!”
“It can’t be more than the 15th!”
Lin Luoqing still shook his head.
Ji Yuxiao was in disbelief. “Are you telling me he took 10th place? This can’t be. There is his learning attitude, and he is a kindergarten baby!”
“Of course not,” Lin Luoqing said in a low voice.
Ji Yuxiao sighed. “You scared me to death. I said it was impossible.”
“He got 8th place,” Lin Luoqing leaned close to him and whispered in his ear.
Ji Yuxiao nodded. “8th place, 8th place is okay. In any case, he can’t be in the top ten. Just his…”
“What did you say?” Ji Yuxiao suddenly reacted. “What is it? 8th place? Not 18th?”
80th was more believable than 8th place!
Lin Luoqing knew he would definitely be surprised and laughed when he heard this. “Who told you to look down on our Xiao Yu? He took 8th in the exam. What about being a kindergarten baby? Who made our baby so smart?”
Ji Yuxiao, “……”
Ji Yuxiao looked at him. “Do you want to try pinching my leg?”
“What for? To see if you are dreaming?”
Ji Yuxiao shook his head. “He can take 8th place with his kindergarten knowledge. It is so magical that I think I should be able to stand up now.”
Lin Luoqing laughed. “You are so cute.”
“But…” He approached Ji Yuxiao and stared at him with a smile. “If Fei Fei took 1st place, then one of Xiao Yu’s wishes has already come true. Then his other wishes will definitely come true.”
Ji Yuxiao would definitely stand up!
Ji Yuxiao smiled as well. “Yes.”
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