Before the Cannon Fodder Eloped Chapter 18

 Chapter 18: Arrived at last (3)

After more than an hour, Ye Ning stood on the ground in Huanshan County. Hearing the familiar local accent, she let out a long sigh. 

She cannot return home immediately. She must go to her school first to extend her leave and explain to her teacher why she went to Dongshan City.

"You're back." The head teacher is a gentle and kind woman. When she saw the travel-worn and weary Ye Ning, she couldn't say anything grim. "I'm sorry for your loss. You still have your younger siblings. You have to look forward to everything."

"Yes, teacher. I know and thank you. I came here to extend my leave of absence. I still need to go home and set up a cenotaph for my father." Ye Ning blinked, and her tears came down instantly. She looked very pitiful.

Her current body is the standard body of a White Lotus flower. 

{T/N: White lotus 白 莲花 is an internet term that is widely used on the internet. It generally refers to a person who looks pure on the outside but is actually dark in the heart, corrupt in thought, pretending to be pure and innocent, similar to a green tea bitch.}

"Okay, just fill in a leave of absence slip. Go back first and arrange your father's funeral. Don't think too much." Although the college entrance examination is coming soon, in Ye Ning's case, the teacher cannot advise her to not forget to study.

After saying thank you to the teacher, Ye Ning went back to the dormitory with her things. Several people in the dormitory felt like seeing a ghost when they saw Ye Ning.

 "Ye Ning, why are you back?"

Ye Ning glanced at the girl and searched through her memory. She was Ye Ning's best friend, called Gan Tian Tian. She was the one who led her thread towards Sun Yaojun. 

Others don't know, but Gan Tiantian is very clear about Ye Ning’s relationship with Sun Yaojun. A few days ago, something happened to the Sun family, and both Sun Yaojun and Ye Ning had disappeared. Gan Tian Tian guessed that Ye Ning ran away with Sun Yaojun. But the Sun family's affairs have not been solved, so Sun Yaojun certainly wouldn't dare come back. Why did Ye Ning return this time?

"What do you mean, why am I back? This is my school. Of course, I'm coming back." Ye Ning glanced at her. This person's intention is not good, and it would be better to have less contact with her in the future.

"I didn’t mean anything else. I'm just curious. Where have you been these days?" Gan Tian Tian asked with a worried look.


Evidently, others in the dormitory were also curious. Ye Ning had been gone for nearly a week. There must be a reason as to why she left and came back without a sound.

When she heard this question, Ye Ning's tears fell down again, which startled Gan Tian Tian.

 "What's wrong with you? Is Sun..."

"My father had an accident and died." Ye Ning quickly said before the other party mentioned Sun Yaojun's name. "My father went to work outside to earn money for me and my younger sibling's tuition fee, but we lost him to that accident. I rushed there but couldn’t find my father. Today, I missed the last bus back to my hometown, so I planned to sleep in the dormitory for one night and will return to my hometown tomorrow."

Suddenly, the people in the dormitory stopped talking and didn't know what to say.

After a moment, the girl sleeping on Ye Ning's upper bunk came to Ye Ning's side and patted her shoulder gently, "I am sorry for your loss. If you need help, just say it. I will help if I can."

"Yes, if you need any help, let me know." The speaker was another roommate, Wang Yao. Her family's condition is good. She is usually a little arrogant and doesn't speak much to the former Ye Ning. She didn't expect her to talk this time.

Needless to say, Ye Ning really has something to ask for, but it was not a good time to ask, so she just nodded and thanked them for their kindness.

"Thank you. I've been... I'm getting over it, but I just don't know how to tell my younger brother and sister." Ye Ning covered her face and sobbed.

Apart from Gan Tian Tian and a classmate named Wu Jing, the other roommates were very kind and kept comforting her.

After dinner, Ye Ning pretended to be tired and went straight to bed, leaving no opportunity for the confused Gan Tian Tian to ask questions.

In the early morning of the next day, Ye Ning got up, arranged her things, and prepared to go back to her hometown. In the middle of tidying up, another person came to help her. When she looked over her shoulder, she saw Wang Yao.

"Thank you."

"Are you... are you not preparing for the college entrance examination?"

Ye Ning was silent for a moment and said softly: "My father is gone. My mother... is not here anymore. I have two younger siblings, so I'm afraid I can no longer go to school."

"A high school graduate... it's not bad." Wang Yao took a look at Ye Ning but did not continue to speak. She silently helped Ye Ning pack up her things.


1 comment:

Thank you.