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Volume 1 Chapter 24 – In Regards to Worrying about his Sister
Ouyang Tao needed a quiet place to think it through, so he went to the quietest place in the all of Augustus Academy, the library.
Even though they were not blood related, being the older brother and seeing another guy act intimately with your younger sister would make you feel at a loss.
His sister was seventeen this year, the age in which she would start to blossom. Not only was she pretty, she had great personality too. She had a natural gift for magic and could be considered a girl of talent. Furthermore, in addition to the innocence that only people her age possessed, having guys attracted to her was no mystery.
Thinking about this, his sister’s bubbly figure appeared in Ouyang Tao’s head. Having such a cute sister made Ouyang Tao also attracted to her…… Ouyang Tao shook his head frantically. No no, we’re siblings. We can’t…… Wait, it seemed like we don’t have any blood relations though.
Which also meant that they could do intimate things together…… Ouyang Tao slapped his head, and tried to prevent his imaginations from running wild.
Yes, it was just a brother’s concern. Having such a cute sister, he can’t just let any Tom, Dick, or Harry get her. Even in Augustus Academy, hoodlums appeared aplenty. If the person could not get his approval as a brother, he would definitely not allow it!
If Ouyang Tao wanted to give a criteria; firstly, he must look decent; secondly, he has to have great personality and sincerity; thirdly, he must be able to provide for her basic materialistic needs. He couldn’t allow Ouyang Xue to starve. And lastly, he must first be accepted by Ouyang Xue.
Then, if judging by these criterias, how would Edward fare……
In terms of appearance, Edward wasn’t too bad. Although he lacked presence, he was a gentleman; in terms of personality, although Ouyang Tao didn’t know much, judging from their few interactions together it shouldn’t be bad; speaking of materialistic needs, even when ignoring Edward’s status, given his abilities, providing a stable income was not problem.
Which meant, it all boiled down to one last thing —— Whether his sister was willing or not.
What to do, if sis agreed…… No, why am I so worried. As a brother, shouldn’t I feel happy instead?
Ouyang Tao’s heart was in a mess and he continuously scratched his head.
Suddenly, the open book in front of him closed with a “bam” before floating to the side of books stacked together.
When Ouyang Tao raised his head, he saw Zhao Yuehan. He didn’t know when she had walked to his side but she was looking down at him without a word.
Ouyang Tao’s first reaction was to cover his mouth to prevent himself from screaming —— loud noises were not allowed in the library.
After a while, Ouyang Tao calmed down slightly. Zhao Yuehan actually spoke first: “Troubled, not suited for reading.”
It was still that monotonous voice, still that expressionless face. Her words were short and direct. However, Ouyang Tao felt that there was some sense of reprimand it. At this moment, she felt like a strict teacher.
“Sorr…… Sorry, because…… I met some problems.” Ouyang Tao apologised quickly. Speaking of which, how did Zhao Yuehan realise that he wasn’t concentrating when he didn’t say anything? Wasn’t she reading the whole time?
But what was even more creepy was what she said after that.
“Because of a person or a problem.”
Zhao Yuehan gave of the same feeling as a Spirit. She was an ice-cold beauty who could make people tremble in that coldness, but she actually voiced out her concerns about Ouyang Tao? He couldn’t have heard her wrong right?
In the end, Ouyang Tao’s silence brought about an even bigger misunderstanding. Zhao Yuehan actually asked him: “Relationship problem?”
“Ahhh? No no…… Senior you’re mistaken, it’s not what you’re thinking. I don’t even have a lover.” The situation felt weird and Ouyang Tao clarified immediately.
“Is that so.”
“Actually, how should I put it, I can say it’s because of someone or I can say it’s because of something……”
Zhao Yuehan didn’t speak but merely looked silently at Ouyang Tao as if hoping that he would continue talking about what he meant.
When you’re troubled, it’s good to have someone hear your problem. So Ouyang Tao told her everything from the start. “…… So that’s the situation. Simply speaking, I’m just worried about my sister.”
Ouyang Tao talked for about half a day but Zhao Yuehan had only replied with two words: “Calm heart.”
“Err…… Heh heh…… Right……” Ouyang Tao was stunned for a moment before smiling. Saying everything aloud seemed to calm his heart. Thinking back again, he felt that the situation was nothing major. It was just that he thought too much about it.
If his sister could obtain happiness, as a brother, why should he be worried.
“Continue.” Zhao Yuehan turned around and returned to the front desk to continue reading.
Maybe this senior wasn’t as cold as she seemed.
After calming down and returning to normal, Ouyang Tao sat down and fully focused on reading.
However, what he did not know was that Zhao Yuehan was not always focused on her book.
After finishing two books, Ouyang Tao felt that the time was about right and he stood upto leave: “Goodbye and thank you senior.”
After the short goodbyes, just when Ouyang Tao was about to walk out of the hall of the library, he heard Zhao Yuehan’s reminder: “Be careful.”
This time, Ouyang Tao stopped and turned to look at Zhao Yuehan only to find her looking at him as well —— Be careful of what? Ouyang Tao wanted to find out what she meant.
“This place is safe.” But after saying this unclear phrase, Zhao Yuehan shifted her focus back to her book.
Just what does it mean……
After leaving the library, Ouyang Tao had planned to return to his dormitory to make some dinner before modifying his electrical rifle based on the suggestions Edward gave. He wanted to make a few prototypes and once again, test them out the following day.
After arriving at the main crossroad, where the left one went towards the normal dormitories and the right one went to the special zone dormitories, a familiar figure walked towards Ouyang Tao: “Ouyang sir, what a coincidence.”
“Oh, it’s Edward.” Ouyang Tao replied in a friendly manner.
Edward had came from the left side which meant that……
“I had just sent your sister back to her dormitory. Looks like yesterday’s incident was pretty scary for her. My apologies.”
Hey, looks like I was right….. Unknowingly, Ouyang Tao started to become worried and nervous: “No worries, it’s not your fault either.”
“I’m preparing to return to my dormitory, are we going the same way?”
“Yup, I’m also going back.”
As a result, Edward and Ouyang Tao went back to the dormitory together. The eight elite guards protecting them were also sensible as they stepped back a little to allow them to talk privately.
The two of them talked about some course related topics, but Ouyang Tao couldn’t be at ease about his sister’s situation at all.
After hesitating for a long time, he finally decided to attack the topic by beating around the bush: “I saw you instructing Ah Xue in magic this afternoon. How was it? Did she throw any tantrums?”
“No, she’s a very nice girl. And frankly, I really like her.” Ouyang Tao didn’t expect Edward to be so blunt about it. Unexpectedly, Edward didn’t even try to hide his meaning and just voiced out his thoughts. He also smiled at Ouyang Tao: “However, *Cough cough*…… I feel that I have to obtain your approval as her brother first.”
Ouyang Tao did not expect that he would unknowingly be put in such a situation.