Scum Male’s Whitewashing Manual - Chapter 136.2
By the time Du Zeyu was brought to the clinic outside the school, he had just finished telling his third story.
The doctor administered an IV drip and told Du Zeyu to rest for 3 hours, enough time to regain some energy.
The girl was lying on the hospital bed, looking at it for a while. Then, she stretched her neck to look at the teenager, who seemed like he had no intention of leaving.
“Wei Mingyan, hurry up and go eat. Thank you today. I could have done it myself.”
“I’m not hungry.”
The teenager with his back to her stiffened and turned his head to show a smile, as if afraid Du Zeyu wouldn’t believe him, and repeated, “Not hungry at all.”
With that, he rather cheekily sat down on the hospital bed next to him and patted the top, saying, “This bed is good. I’ll take my lunch break here.”
If she didn’t know he was stealing glances at herself while talking, Du Zeyu would really think that Wei Mingyan wanted to take his lunch break here. Her heart warmed for the teenager who found a reason to stay and his good intentions in doing so.
Unconsciously, she used a tone of coaxing a child, “I’m really fine, as the doctor said. I’ll be fine after I sleep a bit. You should rest quickly. There’s an exam in the afternoon.”
“If you don’t do well in the exam because of me, then it would be my fault.”
The teenager’s large cat eyes dimmed for a moment and reluctantly stood up. He muttered, “I didn’t do well in the exam, and all the questions were filled out blindly …”
Saying that, he walked out while looking back, “I’m off then.”
When he saw Du Zeyu smiling and nodding, he still refused to turn his head past the door. He slowly walked to the door, then stiffly reached out to pull the door. With some unwillingness, he said, “I’ll really go ah…”
“Go on and eat.”
Although she was still feeling unwell, Du Zeyu was also amused by Wei Mingyan’s reluctance.
She used to have very little contact with the class, but every time she saw Wei Mingyan, the teenager looked like ‘the best young master’. This was the first time she ever saw him like this.
But come to think of it, she was always observing from afar and had never spoken to Wei Mingyan up close.
Du Zeyu somewhat embarrassedly stretched out her right hand, which didn’t have the needle, and touched her cheek; it was a little hot because of the thoughts in her mind.
Why did it feel like Wei Mingyan seemed to treat her in a special way?
Was she overthinking it…?
The teenager didn’t go too far from the clinic. The day was still quite hot, so he casually found a tree closest to the clinic and pulled out his phone from his pocket.
He pressed it a few times and called Mother Wei.
Almost immediately, she picked up. Not waiting for her to speak, Wei Mingyan said first and started complaining of grievances.
“Mom, I don’t know any of those questions. What should I do?!’
“I’m so sad now. I also told everyone that I want to pass Eldest Brother. As a result, I’m sure I can’t even get a fraction of his scores. It’s really shameful, and I’m pissed off!!”
He had always been spoiled and pampered. Hearing that, the gentle female voice didn’t want to blame her son but was afraid that Wei Mingyan might think of doing something silly, and advised him repeatedly.
“Mingyan, don’t mind if you didn’t do well in the exam. Our family doesn’t rely on grades to eat. It’s okay. At worst, we could buy your way into the university. Why are you angry …? Have you eaten yet?”
“No, I don’t want to eat. A group of people is outside, all parents. I feel even more uncomfortable seeing them outside.”
“When Eldest Brother took the exam, you guys were outside accompanying him. How come when it’s my turn, I can’t even see your shadows…?”
The teenager’s clear voice carried resentment and was full of aggression, “You must think that I definitely can’t do well in the exam, so you won’t come over to watch over me …”
There was a sudden impatience, “Mingyan, didn’t mom explain to you? Something happened over at the southern branch, and we have to stay here to watch …”
“Forget it, you guys are just biased towards Eldest Brother. It’s just because he has good grades! Mom, don’t ask Dad to buy me into some crappy school either. If Eldest Brother could go to Liu University, why can’t I!?”
“No, Mingyan, listen to your mother…”
“I don’t want to hear it. When I get into Liu University, I’ll see if you guys are still biased!”
Zhong Yicai wanted to say more, but the phone was disconnected.
She sighed; her gentle, pretty face was full of worry for her son. Father Wei pushed the door open and came in, holding his waist as he walked.
“I really can’t accept feeling old. Just sit for half a day, my waist hurts.”
Zhong Yicai quickly went to help her husband massage his waist and couldn’t help but mention her son, “Mingyan just called me.”
Father Wei was about to close his eyes for a nap when he heard his youngest son’s name and quickly opened his eyes, “Is he upset?”
He also knew his youngest son’s capability, and he didn’t even think about asking about his grades. Anyway, he definitely wouldn’t pass the exam.
“Yes, he just called and told me that the other parents are waiting outside the entrance. He also didn’t do well in the exam, and before that, he said he wanted to do better than Mingmu, and now he’s angry.”
Father Wei snorted, “Growing up with a big temper, everything has to be compared with Mingmu. Now, he moved stone and smashed his own foot. Not looking at his qualities, he would suffer a big loss sooner or later.”
(TNote: moved stone and smashed his own foot = getting oneself into trouble/ misfortune because of one’s own doing.)
“What are you saying about your own son?!”
Zhong Yicai was instantly unhappy. She waved her hand with a tiger face and stopped massaging.
“Mingyan was so well behaved as a child. If we had time to manage him, he wouldn’t have compared everything with Mingmu.”
What Zhong Yicai regretted most was that when the youngest son was only a few years old, to take care of her husband, she accompanied him to work. Although Mingmu was not her own, she also brought him up from childhood. They weren’t so rich at that time, but Mingmu didn’t lack maternal and paternal love.
When it came to Mingyan, all they could give was money. However, he was temperamental and loved to compare. He always thought that his Eldest Brother was brought up by his parents, while he could only be brought up by the nanny. So, he was preoccupied with comparing to Mingmu.
Speaking of this, Father Wei’s face was also a bit gloomy, “Forget it, at least this kid has a sweet mouth. Wait until we get back, and pay his way into university.”
“Do you want to pay, but he doesn’t want you to…” Zhong Yicai sighed. “He was engrossed in wanting to compare with Mingmu, and just now said that he had to get into Liu University, and likely wants to repeat his studies.”
Thinking of her youngest son’s fairly standard failing scores from childhood to now, she got a headache and couldn’t resist hammering her husband on the shoulder, “It’s all your fault!”
Father Wei looked confused. “Why blame me? It’s not like I told him to take the exam for Liu University …”
“You grew up with bad grades. If not for your poor genes, Mingyan wouldn’t have failed to get into university. He’s a very serious kid, and if he can’t pass the exam, he would really keep repeating it. What should I do? Tell me …”
Father Wei was blamed out of nowhere and couldn’t help holding his wife, who had suffered a lot with him. He thought about it and snapped his hands.
“Get him a tutor, get the best, the most expensive; so, he can get into Liu University …”
As he spoke, he quieted down on his own.
As far as the younger son’s grades were concerned, how many tutors had he looked for before?
“Ah….” Father Wei sighed. How was this going to work?
In the office, the alarm clock set by Wei Mingmu, who was buried in his work, went off.
The handsome-looking man took off his glasses and pressed a phone number on the phone.
“What is it? “
“How was your exam?”
The teenager over there paused for a moment and then somewhat stiffly pretended to answer arrogantly, “Mom and Dad didn’t come. I’m angry, just answered it casually.”
Wei Mingmu knew as soon as he heard it that he was feeling guilty and that he didn’t do well on the exam. He asked in a deep voice, “Do you want me to accompany you this afternoon?”
“Who wants your company! I’m not a 3-year-old kid. Do you think I’m you? Needing my parents to accompany me to the exam!?”
The clear, crisp voice suddenly blew up, sounding domineering and bossy, but Wei Mingmu managed to capture the sourness and aggravation in it.
He knew that his younger brother had always been jealous that he grew up with his parents. His parents didn’t go to the college entrance examination this time and didn’t know how uncomfortable his brother felt.
Probably, again, his brother would blame him.
Wei Mingmu didn’t know what to do. He could perfectly control the company handed over to him by his father. However, to this brother, who grew up and regarded him as an enemy, he really couldn’t do anything at all.
In the end, he could only reply rigidly, “Call me if you have anything. I’ll let the secretary do it.”
The conversation between the two would usually end in this sentence, but there came the eager voice of the teenager, “Wait, wait, wait!”
For the first time, he asked his half-brother, in a gentler tone of voice, while squirming…
“Umm, do you know how to please a girl?”
Wei Mingmu hadn’t reacted, and the teenager added again with emphasis, “A pretty girl.”
“The very beautiful kind.”