Chapter 62: Settling the punishment
Arriving at the Principal’s office, everyone took their own initiative to stand into two lines. Nalan Lan stood behind the Teaching Director while Sima You Yue and Sima You Le stood behind Feng Zhi Xing. He Qiu Zhi took a look before standing to Sima You Yue’s side.
The Principal sat in his seat before turning to look at the Teaching Director, saying, “How are you governing the issues of the students that you almost allowed manslaughter!”
“Principal, it was Sima You Yue that wanted to kill Nalan Lan but when I wanted to stop it, Master Feng blocked me. You should ask Master Feng why he wanted to block me!” The Teaching Director threw the entirety of the blame to Sima You Yue and Feng Zhi Xing.
The Principal looked at Feng Zhi Xing then his face frosted over. He appeared to be fuming mad. She’d heard that the Principal was very terrifying once he became angry so Sima You Yue could not help but to feel slightly worried for Feng Zhi Xing. She was afraid that the Principal would make trouble for him.
However, the Principal shouted at the Teaching Director once again, “You think that your words are the only ones that count in this Academy? Although I don’t poke my nose much into the affairs of this Academy, do you think I am blind? I watched the unfoldings at the Plaza extremely clearly. You still want to push the blame to others? It looks like you’re the Teaching Director for nothing! Do you wish to give up your position? I’ll immediately call for someone to take over!”
“No, Principal I…” The Teaching Director wanted to explain but he had been stared down by the Principal.
“Where’s the Sound Stone?” The Principal asked.
Feng Zhi Xing stepped forward and placed the Sound Stone on his desk.
The Principal picked up the Sound Stone and infused it with Spirit Power. The previous conversation sounded once again. While listening to it, he glared daggers at the Teaching Director. It’s meaning was that things were already so obvious but he had actually made this kind of decision. The Teaching Director was so afraid that he broke out in cold sweat.
After he finished listening to the recording, the Principal looked at Nalan Lan and said, “What else do you want to say?”
Nalan Lan groaned, turning her head to the side.
“Since this is the case, we’ll just expel her.” The Principal said, “He Qiu Zhi, the same goes for you. Two of you should return to pack up your things and leave the Academy. From now on, you both are not students of this Academy. Go back now to pack.”
Nalan Lan took the lead and walked out. When she walked past Sima You Yue, she glared at her hatefully.
He Qiu Zhi saw how things were already set and could only leave feeling unreconciled.
“As for you, you’re the Teaching Director but you don’t know how to handle things impartially. Because of your impartial judgement, you are suspended for a year. During this period of time, someone will take charge in your place. You should go home and properly reflect!” The Principal said to the Teaching Director.
The Teaching Director wanted to explain himself but once he saw how strict the Principal was, he swallowed his words and turned to leave.
Sima You Yue touched her nose. This issue was resolved just like that?
No matter what, this Nalan Lan had been expelled so her first goal had been reached.
Right now, only Sima You Yue, Sima You Le, Feng Zhi Xing and the Principal remained inside the house. When he saw that Sima You Yue’s mind was wandering, the Principal humphed, causing Sima You Yue to recover her thoughts.
Sima You Yue saw that the Principal was looking at her so she quickly stood straight, as if she was a model student.
“What’s the point of acting obedient now!” The Principal saw the way Sima You Yue was acting and said, “Did you know that if I had not acted out today, you would be expelled today?! You actually dare to harm another student, you really are brave!”
Sima You Yue grinned, “Wasn’t it because I knew that Principal would intervene that I acted this way?”
“You knew?” The Principal raised his eyebrows in shock.
“That’s right! You were watching from the window for such a long time. You definitely would not have let things become too serious!” Sima You Yue said.
“You knew that I was watching from here?” The Principal and Feng Zhi Xing looked at each other. It was expected that Feng Zhi Xing would realised because he was of an unknown strength, but how come Sima You Yue would also know that he was watching?
“That’s right, when Master Feng and the rest had arrived at the plaza, you were standing here already.” Sima You Yue said definitively.
From the very beginning, she had felt someone watching her from here. Someone who was able to watch her from this place, who else could it be if not the Principal?
She was an assassin in her previous life and was especially sensitive towards this kind of gazes. Furthermore, she was most talented in concealing herself and discovering others. She had managed to feel the Principal’s barely concealed gaze immediately.
“That’s why you came up with this kind of idea, in order to make me intervene?” The Principal said.
Sima You Yue nodded.
“The Teaching Director had hardened his heart to protect Nalan Lan, only you would be able to shake him. However, you remained here watching the drama without showing yourself so I had no choice!” SIma You Yue said with a face full of lamentation, “But speaking up to this point, if I had been slightly more rash or had moved slight quickly, or if I had accidentally slipped…”
Looking at how the Principal’s face turned blacker and blacker, Sima You Yue’s voice also became softer and softer. In the end, her voice was barely a whisper as she finally swallowed her words.
“I promised your Grandfather that I would account to him with regards to this situation. I didn’t expected that you would use murder to force it out. Right now, this can be considered to be fair to you. You can do whatever you want in the Academy and I won’t care. But the Nalan Clan will not be easily provoked. Right now, your family and theirs are back on par, when you do things please be more alert.” The Principal said.
Her secret plans had been exposed. Sima You yue was a bit embarrassed and laughed awkwardly.
The Principal waved his hands, saying, “The two of you go down, I have some things to speak to Master Feng about.”
Sima You Yue and Sima You Le came out and looked at each other. They immediately laughed.
Sima You Le touched the cold sweat that beaded on his forehead, saying, “I never thought you would dare to do this kind of things in front of so many people, it was even more unexpected that the principal did not pursue it. You really want to scare me to death!”
“Hey hey, who asked that Teaching Director to be so hateful.” Sima You Yue placed a hand on Sima You Le’s shoulder, saying, “However, their pampered princess has been expelled, it looks like that Nalan Clan will not let this matter go. I’m just afraid that they will go look for trouble with Grandfather.”
“Mm, this is a possibility.” Sima You le nodded, “I’ll go home now to explain today’s happenings to Grandfather and tell him to be more careful.”
“Alright, then I’ll trouble you, Fourth Brother.”
“What are you thanking me for. Who asked me to be your Fourth Brother! I’m going off first.” Sima You Le patted Sima You Yue’s shoulder and left with large strides.
Sima You Yue watched him leave and laughed languidly. She had caused such a major event but he had not even scolded her at all. Having this kind of family was really a blessing!
When she pushed open the main door to the dormitory, she saw that Fatty Qu and Wei Zi Qi were sitting in the Pavilion watching and waving at her.
She walked over and sat down, saying, “What are you guys doing here?”
“Waiting for you!” Fatty Qu said, “Did the Principal make things hard for you?”
“Nope.” Sima You Yue said.
“That’s good.” Fatty Qu let out a breath. He was afraid that Sima You Yue would also be expelled. If that happened, he would not have anymore good food to eat.
“What do you plan to do next? He Qui Zhi and her friend will probably leave the capital.” Wei Zi Qi asked.
“I don’t have to raise my hand against He Qiu Zhi. The Nalan Clan will definitely not let her off.” Sima You Yue said, “Right now, Nalan Lan has been expelled. In the future, it will be an issue between the Nalan Clan and my Sima Clan.”
“You need to be careful of Nalan Lan’s younger brother, Nalan Qi.” Wei Zi Qi cautioned.
“Yes, I will.” Sima You Yue said, “From now I need to make use of every opportunity to cultivate and then go complete the mission with you all.”
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