How do you read this character?
Translator: Estreline | Editor: Linn Xu & Sae | Proofreader: Sienna
“These are your classmate’s name cards. Follow the location and order, then write the seating list accordingly. Give it to me after school when you’re done.”
Without even lifting his eyes to look at her, Bai Luo Yin silently took the name cards. Then, he started to write the names on a piece of paper, one by one.
It took just a second for all the boys who sat around Bai Luo Yin to look at him with envious and admiring eyes. Those eyes clearly said: It’s only the second day of school and the teacher already asking him to help her? Why?
Truth to be told, Bai Luo Yin was already accustomed to that kind of situation. Every time he enrolled in a new class, the teacher would always ask him to write the seating list. That was mainly due to the fact that his writing was exceptionally beautiful.
Of course, his face was as beautiful as his writing.
“Gao Chao, Wang Jian, Wei Ze Long, Gu Xin, Fang Xiao Shi…”
Careful in the way he held his pen, Bai Luo Yin wrote the names on the paper meticulously. However, when he picked up the fourth sheet of paper, he was stunned before he was even able to write the name down.
“Gu… Ke? That’s impossible.”
“Gu… Mu? Who would have a name like this?!”
“Gu… Lang? That doesn’t sound right…”
After being driven into confusion by the unreadable characters for nearly a minute, Bai Luo Yin finally tapped You Qi’s shoulder.
“Hey, how do you read this character?”
You Qi casually took the card and held it with one hand, while using the index finger of his other hand to touch the tip of his nose. That action made him look extremely cool as he contemplated in silence. But as cool as that image was to a spectator, a few seconds later he sneezed, breaking the vibe. Making sure no one was paying attention, he took out a tissue and blew his nose.
Then trying to maintain his appearance, he gave Bai Luo Yin a glance, “Why does it look like a celebrity’s autograph?”
“I really hate this kind of person.”
Having been the one responsible to write all the names for so many years, Bai Luo Yin could read every kind of handwriting styles by now. His strength in this area was extremely formidable that he could even recognize the most random characters and unsightly styles. But, the thing he despised most of all, was someone who feigned coolness and change a proper font structure completely. That kind of stunt made it not only impossible for him to read the characters, but also beckoned a headache to strike his brain cells.
“Look, his seat number is written on the card. Just go over to him and ask. Stop guessing and finish it already!”
Honestly, that kind of person was not someone Bai Luo Yin wanted to get involved with.
Bai Luo Yin leisurely walked over to Gu Hai’s seat. Then one by one, he grabbed all the books from the desk that had Gu Hai’s name written on it. However, to his dismay, the name was written in the same autograph style on every single textbook.
Meanwhile, Gu Hai continued to stare at the book in his hand. But then, someone suddenly snatched the book away from him.
Bai Luo Yin calmly turned his book to page one. Although Gu Hai’s name was written there, it was unfortunately written in the same unsightly style. The style that he could neither read nor begin to understand.
“What do you want?” Gu Hai’s voice faintly sounded off.
Bai Luo Yin looked at Gu Hai, “I’m writing the seating list. Give me your name.”
Hearing that, Bai Luo Yin was momentarily distracted. He looked at the character then at the owner.
“If you’re human then write like a human.”
It wasn’t hard to tell that Gu Hai was irritated. No one has ever dared to say those kinds of harsh words to his face before, except his father. The main reason being that, over the past ten years or so, he has always been getting along with others because of his status. But now, he was just an ordinary citizen.
Actually, getting insulted once in a while doesn’t feel that bad.
This character is Hai? Bai Luo Yin anxiously stared at his paper. How can this word be Hai? It’s not even fucking close!
Feeling a little bit annoyed, Bai Luo Yin returned to his seat and wrote the name on the paper.