I’m A Baller - Chapter 85
The so-called plans of teenage boys and girls usually originated from some kind of fantasy.
An idea would suddenly spark in their mind. The more they thought about it, the more they felt that the idea was interesting, well-founded, and ought to be executed.
Then, they could not wait for it to be rolled out.
The whole thing might sound silly, but it was a necessary impulse which every youth shared.
It was precisely for this reason that Lin Weiwei had not strongly opposed everyone’s request when they wanted her to test Wang Yan out, and agreed to go with the flow.
Anyway, their plan was so simple that it was practically a joke: maintain a close contact with Wang Yan, also known as Gouzi, and observe him from all directions to see if he was a good match for Liu Li.
Lin Weiwei had felt that this plan was especially ridiculous.
Everyone had different perceptions of what made a good match. The same conditions could lead to vastly different conclusions in the eyes of two different women.
Was what Lin Weiwei liked definitely what Liu Li liked?
In other words, Liu Li might be a dog-lover while Lin Weiwei might like to eat dog meat!
Uh, of course, this was just a metaphor. Dog meat was a new nickname Lin Weiwei had for Gouzi.
In short, Lin Weiwei had not considered this kind of observation meaningful at all, but she regarded Wang Yan as a worthy friend. Since Liu Li did not mind her friends being in close contact with her potential boyfriend, Lin Weiwei had invited Gouzi out to have fun together.
However, in the end, her hangout with Wang Yan this morning had gone terribly and she had been played a fool by him.
Urgh! Lin Weiwei was so furious as she thought about it.
The three of them sat in the last row of the small auditorium. Their heads were close together as they chatted, analyzing every single detail of Gouzi’s action, speech, and expression. Yet after rounds of discussion, they still could not come to a conclusion.
They could not get a good read on him!
Normally, Gouzi was quite an frank fellow. He almost never hid his lust and ambition. The girls had heard him make statements such as:
“I’m afraid it would be very difficult for me to stay faithful to a woman.”
“I don’t think there is anything shameful about being at the age when my hormones are raging.”
“If there is a chance, I won’t mind at all if anything happens between the two of us.”
All these comments fit the image of a generous, charming, well-educated, energetic and rich second-generation, right?
However, there was something wrong with Gouzi today!
It was not that he should have flirted with Lin Weiwei, but rather he should have been very enthusiastic to have fun with beauties and had no reason to reject such an invitation.
He was given a chance to go car-racing with beauties!
Just thinking about it was exciting, right?
Could it be…
“What are you guys doing?”
Lin Weiwei, Fu Yushi and Reyi Nawu were all shocked pale. They turned their heads at the same time and saw Liu Li standing two meters away with a towel in her hand, looking over curiously.
‘We are worried about your sacred and wonderful first time.’
Lin Weiwei really wanted to tell her that, but her rational mind would not allow it!
Spouting nonsense was a forte of Lin Weiwei. She bluffed, “We’re discussing how to destroy men of different life stages.”
Acting was a forte of Fu Yushi. She nodded and agreed, “I feel that some men’s ability to resist temptations may seem weak but are actually strong. It’s hard to understand them.”
Dissociating herself from troubles was a forte of Reyi Nawu. She shrank her head as she said, “It’s mainly the two of them discussing. I don’t understand their discussion.”
Lin Weiwei gave Reyi Nawu the finger in her mind. Then, she quickly drew Liu Li’s attention away from the topic by asking, “How’s your rehearsal going?”
Liu Li brightened up instantly. Her entire face seemed to be glowing with glee.
“We’re getting the hang of staging! All that’s left are the makeup and the formal rehearsal. If everything goes well, I will be able to actually perform in three and a half days!”
The three of them looked at each other silently; they shared the exact same inner thoughts:
Ah! They were so envious of her!
As sophomores, there were plenty of opportunities for them to perform on stage. There was basically one performance every day in the school’s black box theater.
However, it was arduous for them to earn the chance of performing on stage as the main character of a dance drama. Only one person would have such an opportunity every few years.
Other dancers could not help but feel envious.
However, looking at Liu Li, they could not feel even the slightest bit of jealousy.
There was a famous saying in the dance industry, “If you skip practice for a day, only you can tell. If you skip practice for a week, the instructor can tell. If you skip practice for a month, the audience can tell.”
However, there were dozens of movements involved in just the basic skills alone. How boring would it be to practice them over and over again every day?
Many dancers claimed that they would practice the basic skills every day. However, it was easier said than done. Only very few of them really persevered and walked their talk.
Every time Liu Li came back from the training hall and took off her training wear, her sweat would drip from it even as she was just wringing it out gently.
How could anyone be jealous of her?
In everyone’s eyes, Liu Li had always been a lucky girl. However, that luck stemmed from her untainted passion and perseverance.
Lin Weiwei sighed. She suddenly lost interest in their initial plan. She exchanged a glance with Fu Yushi and realized that the other party’s gaze conveyed a similar message:
To hell with the inspection period!
They would just let Wang Yan and Liu Li figure things out on their own!
Just as Lin Weiwei was feeling good because their great minds thought alike, she heard Nawu ask foolishly, “Liu Li, do you plan to invite Wang Wang to watch your performance?”
Liu Li’s cheek was a little red to begin with because of the exercise. Upon hearing Nawu’s question, she blushed bashfully. Her look was simply mesmerizing to gaze at.
“The official performance is in Tianjin. Leading the team is Instructor Wang whose management is very strict. I wouldn’t want to trouble Wang Wang. But maybe he can come for the final rehearsal… Uh, will Wang Wang be interested?”
‘Here it comes!
‘Love is in the air!’
Lin Weiwei and Fu Yushi both screamed frantically in their minds. How they wished they could strangle Nawu to death.
Was it fun to see Liu Li acting all lovey-dovey?
Actually, Nawu regretted it right away after she popped the question. She could only bite the bullet and endure through this mushy moment since she technically asked for it.
“Uh… I think he’ll be interested… Nah, even if he is not, you can just ask him to come anyway! We girls from Xinjiang never back away from a challenge like cowards!” Nawu replied.
‘You’re the most f*cking coward, okay?
The two creatures at the top of the food chain dissed Nawu internally at the same time.
Fortunately, Liu Li immediately took the initiative to change the topic and asked curiously, “Huh? Why are you all gathered here? Did y’all specially come to cheer for me? There’s no need, right? It’s not the first time y’all have seen…”
Sensing that their cover was about to be exposed, Lin Weiwei, the professional nonsense-talker, quickly interrupted, “Well, we want to go and watch car-racing, but we don’t feel safe around that fellow Huang Xu and would like to bring Gouzi with us. Can you persuade Gouzi into coming with us?”
“What? Wang Wang doesn’t want to go?” Liu Li was a little perplexed.
Aggrievement surged in Nawu once again.
She complained, “His heart has been lassoed by your thread. He does not care about us at all. He made Lin Pingzhi so mad that she has even changed our group nickname.”
When Liu Li heard this, she smiled from ear to ear, revealing her sparkling white teeth.
Lin Weiwei gnashed her teeth as she glared at Nawu, “Are you really curious to know how his heart is lassoed?”
Lin Weiwei’s sarcasm roasted two people in one go. That was impressive!
Fortunately, someone on the stage called for Liu Li. Otherwise, the girls would have engaged in a quarrel for a while.
“Coming right away!” Liu Li replied loudly.
She waved her fist at Lin Weiwei, saying, “You’re so happily teasing me now. Later, Gouzi will even the score for me. Just you wait!”
What the f*ck!
Though Lin Weiwei was hot-tempered, she was still… slightly afraid of Gouzi.
Lin Weiwei quickly changed her expression. As she was about to admit defeat and act cute, Nawu hugged her tightly in her arms.
“Are you regretting your choice? It’s too late!”