Shi Guang was shocked to the extreme, “Coach! Wasn’t it agreed upon that the endorsement is the prize for the champion? How am I being the greedy one now?”
Li Fangfei, who was standing by the side, could barely listen by idly anymore…
She walked over to Shi Guang’s side briskly and looked at Coach Wu. “Coach Wu! In order to get this champion title, Shi Guang has been working so hard daily! When everyone else was training daily, she was training. When everyone else was resting, she was STILL training. While others train for four hours, Shi Guang trains for eight. There were so many times she had swum so hard she almost collapsed from exhaustion! It was all for the endorsement, so that…”
“FOR THE ENDORSEMENT?” Wu Xing cut through Li Fangfei’s words and dragged his voice loudly. With a darkened face, he then barked out, “She is a swimming athlete, not a superstar! What swimming athletes should do is to focus on their swimming, not on endorsements!”
Li Fangfei looked at Wu Xing with a face of helplessness, “Then, is He Xinnuo not an athlete?”
“How could you compare them?” Wu Xing glared at Li Fangfei. He then looked over at Shi Guang and tried persuading her earnestly with a well-meaning advice, “Shi Guang, you are the main candidate which our club wishes to groom. A commercial as such would only waste your time and affect your training…”
He then hardened his tone as his eyes flashed with a cold glint, “For a strenuous and unrewarding task as such, it’d be better to leave it to your senior sister.”
There was a sense of coercion in his tone.
Shi Guang took in a deep breath and tried her best to suppress her anger. She then curled her lips and forced out a smile.
She considered her words carefully, “Coach, how could I do that? I think it’d be best to waste my time and affect my training. I’ll just take on this strenuous and unrewarding hard labor all for myself, alright? That way, I won’t have to trouble our delicate senior sister, and you won’t have to be troubled over it!”
Wu Xing, who was rejected so cheekily, flared up immediately and scolded out loudly, “YOU’RE REALLY UNGRATEFUL, AREN’T YOU? YOU HAVE REALLY LET DOWN ALL THE GROOMING I’VE PLACED ON YOU! DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN KICK ME AWAY JUST BECAUSE YOU GOT A CHAMPION TITLE! YOU’VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO AHEAD!!”
Throwing those words behind, he left in a huff.
‘Main candidate which our club wishes to groom?’ Shi Guang revealed a smile of irony.
To the coach, Shi Guang and He Xinnuo were just a biological child and an adopted one. Naturally, He Xinnuo was the former while she was the latter. And, the most laughable part was how he had so righteously declared that he was doing it in the name of her good.
Did she really seem like Mother Theresa with a halo behind her head in the eyes of the coach, or did he really think she was a fool?
Initially, she should have been ecstatic over winning the champion title today. But right now, she felt none of that.
And that Lu Yanchen…
After returning to her dormitory, she took a quick shower and headed off to bed. But, no matter how she flipped and turned, she could not fall asleep. Her mind was no longer in her control as it flashed with all sorts of weird images.
The man in her memories covered those sensitive ears of hers with his tender lips and whispered softly, “Jiayou, once you get the title of champion, I will present the prize to you.”
She burst out in laughter, “You? Presenting me the prize? Gosh, you and your shamelessness! Do you really think that the prize can be given by just about anyone?”
“Anyway, just try your best to get the championship.” He fondled her small little head gently. The soft outlines of his lips were ever so tender and loving.
Today, she had really gotten the title of champion. He appeared as well, and had truly presented her with the prize. Was it just a coincidence; an accident? Or…was there anything more to it?
It was fated for Shi Guang to have a restless night tonight.
However, Shi Guang was not the only one. It was evidently the same for Lu Yanchen as well. He had only returned to the Lu Family at daybreak, reeking of alcohol and dark shadows beneath his eyes. It was evident that he too had not slept for the entire night.