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DCBS: Chapter 43

Pei Qingyuan held the sports day registration form in his hand, which had filled up quickly, and walked toward the teacher’s expression with a complicated expression. He was ready to hand it to Zhou Fang.

He was still digesting the matter of becoming good friends with Lin Zihai in his heart.

It was really surprising.

Zhou Fang took the registration form he handed over and said in surprise, “The application is full so quickly?”

The other teachers in the office glanced at each other and sighed. “Teacher Zhou, your third class is very motivated. The group of people in our class can’t be urged. We have to push them one by one…”

Zhou Fang smiled and said modestly, “It is our class monitor who led them well.”

“By the way.” She looked at Pei Qingyuan. “The school has already reported the list of recommended students to Jiangyuan College. This is the first time our school has a guaranteed Olympiad student in recent years and the school leaders are very happy.”

After hearing her mention this incident, the envy of the other teachers was beyond words.

Zhou Fang seriously instructed the student in front of her, “I inquired about it. Jiangyuan College’s recommendation exam is at the end of the year and it should be around December. I will remind you to attend at that time. Don’t forget. Of course, you should also prepare well for the college entrance examination.”

Someone immediately teased her. “Teacher Zhou, I really want to change classes with you. Your class is too good now.”

Zhou Fang smiled. “No, I’m not willing to change it.”

Listening to the laughter that sounded in the office, Pei Qingyuan nodded in response. His expression was no different.

He had started to accept being praised wherever he went.

In the past when he was at the Pei house, Ye Lanting always felt that all the achievements he got were natural and even not good enough. She rarely praised him and this caused him to be uncomfortable with such words.

Now his system alone could always find strange little details to praise him. It was from the braised pork with more salt to the fierce flying chess game. This gradually desensitized Pei Qingyuan to these praiseworthy words.

There was no need to mention the changing teachers and students of the 2nd High School and even Xiao Jianping, who wasn’t often seen.

Previously when Ji Tong was giving him lessons, Pei Qingyuan occasionally encountered some divergent questions from a human perspective that Ji Tong couldn’t answer. He simply asked Xiao Jianping. By the way, he thanked Xiao Jianping for his enthusiasm and kindness in calling to inform the 2nd High School.

In the face of these very basic questions in the field of artificial intelligence, Xiao Jianping finally believed that he was a complete layman and didn’t have the ability to make Xiao Mei. He was currently learning this knowledge from scratch.

Pei Qingyuan originally thought that this would end the misunderstanding between the two of them about Xiao Mei, but he didn’t expect Xiao Jianping to value him even more.

He originally had a strong learning ability and high understanding. Combine this with the golden finger of the system, he absorbed knowledge much faster than ordinary people. Xiao Jianping personally heard the questions he asked escalate all the way. He was surprised by Pei Qingyuan’s rapid progress and this strengthened his determination to take Pei Qingyuan as a student.

For this reason, Xiao Jianping was already planning to take no graduate students next year and he wanted to concentrate on teaching the undergraduates. He called and harassed the admissions teacher at every turn, telling them to hold the exam ahead of time or to not take the exam. He thought that Pei Qingyuan’s quota was a certainty. Pei Qingyuan could come to the college right away to audit classes and there was no need to waste this precious time. They would welcome Pei Qingyuan warmly.

Hearing the increasingly enthusiastic voice on the other end of the phone, Pei Qingyuan’s fingers holding the phone slowly paused.

Ji Tong looked at the host’s gradually stiffening face and almost laughed to the point of hiccuping.

Professor Xiao didn’t know that the host treated Jiangyuan College as a spare tire.

It wasn’t known how he would react after learning about this.

Was this the emotional minefield that Sister Yinyin watched every day?

He was suddenly a bit envious of her.

“Ruan Ruan, do you want to leave the city and take a look outside?”

Ji Tong asked after Pei Qingyuan finished the call.

Pei Qingyuan grew up in this city. The food, climate, economy and culture were very developed and Jiangyuan College was the top college in the country. In particular, the ranking for the artificial intelligence department was number one in the country. It could be said that there was no better choice to study in China.

Still, he had encountered a sharp turn in his life here and there were many people he might not want to meet again in this life. Ji Tong guessed that he might be conflicted between Jiangyuan College and the schools in other cities for this reason.

Pei Qingyuan’s mind returned. He nodded before quickly shaking his head again.

He did want to escape this place through college at first and make it seem like the first 17 years of his life had never happened.

Later, he saw many types of warmth here and also met a person who completely changed his destiny.

Thus, he didn’t know how his future would go for the time being.

“It’s okay. We still have a long time to make a decision slowly.

The little bean green robot on the dial looked at him with bright eyes.

“Host, you are so powerful. You can do whatever you want.”

It was another pervasive exaggerated praise.

Pei Qingyuan smiled and wiped the dust from his watch.

“Yes, it will be decided later.”

If people always stayed in the same place all the time, most of them would slowly feel bored and tired, wanting to go to a new place to see.

He didn’t know if this would be the case with an artificial intelligence.

Pei Qingyuan still didn’t know where he wanted to go, but he was sure that if Ji Tong tired of the city then he would definitely choose to leave.

If he couldn’t find the answer, look at the person closest to him and maybe he would have the answer.

“Are you coming to training tonight?”

“I will come! I haven’t been there for a few days. When I pretended to be Xiao Mei, I heard that everyone was thinking about me.”

“What do you want to eat?”

“Let me think about it. I have been eating so well lately that I should eat something light to neutralize it. Um… how about ice cream fondue?”

…It really was light.

“Okay.” Pei Qingyuan’s expression didn’t change. “I’ll go and inform Fu Chengze.”

Fu Chengze, the captain of the basketball team and the school tyrant, was originally very attractive to the opposite sex but he gradually lost his charm after Pei Qingyuan appeared.

Then a while ago, his popularity rose rapidly thanks to the photos of him eating with the child Ji Tong. The scope was no longer limited to high school girls. This gradually attracted the favor of a large number of mature sisters. Fu Chengze even grew one centimeter taller out of joy and reached 1.86 meters.

This directly led to Fu Chengze being overjoyed every day and he treated Ji Tong as his lucky star. He diligently and proactively raised the late night snack standards.

In this regard, Pei Qingyuan only evaluated it as: two naive people are a perfect match.

In the evening when autumn leaves flew, he walked from the corner of the school to the gymnasium.

Ji Tong started to prepare his acclaimed dinosaur sweatshirt, ready to make this group of big boys on the basketball team envious.

He hadn’t appeared in front of the basketball team in his three and a half year old form for a while. It was because he was afraid that Ye Lanting would come to the door again since she was obsessed with the problem of the illegitimate child.

Now Professor Xiao who cared about Xiao Mei so much had been dealt with. How could Ye Lanting, who didn’t listen to reason, continue to block his late night snack plan?

In addition, he was very vengeful. He hadn’t gotten revenge for Ye Lanting depriving the host of his recommendation quota.

Thus, Ji Tong secretly prepared a brand new surprise for Ye Lanting.

Pei Qingyuan felt as if he heard Ji Tong humming a strange melody again.

He didn’t know who would be unlucky again.

A faint sympathy rose in his heart as he stopped at the entrance of the gymnasium.

This year’s round-robin stage of the city high school league had come to an end. The 2nd High School was ranked first in points, which was an unprecedented good result.

Now only the semi-finals and finals remained and they would be held in these two days.

They would definitely be the champions.

Slender fingers pressed on the door and calmly pushed it open. Suddenly, there was the energetic sound of a basketball hitting the ground.

On the other hand, the Chengde High School basketball team suffered a big loss in the round-robin match and they weren’t so good.

Chengde had always been a traditionally strong basketball team but on that day, they were completely beaten at the 2nd High School and unable to raise their heads. As the luxury bus drove back to Chengde, it was filled with a low air pressure and no one wanted to speak.

To make matters worse, that match seemed to just be the beginning. In the next few matches, the Chengde team’s play level went up and down. They trailed behind in points and didn’t even reach the semi-finals.

The captain Li Boyu was quickly called by the school teacher to have a heart-to-heart talk. Seeing this, the other team members were even more indignant and blamed the extremely exaggerated home court momentum of the 2nd High School.

If it wasn’t for the fact that the 2nd High School didn’t know manners at all and called so many people to help the players of their school, they wouldn’t have played terribly like that and wouldn’t have lost all the way.

The series of humiliating failures compared to the previous years made the entire basketball team feel like they couldn’t raise their heads in school.

Students passed by holding books but Sun Tinghao always felt there was a subtle contempt in their eyes.

He looked away and cursed in a low voice. Xiang Jinyang next to him comforted him in a low voice.

“Don’t be angry, Brother Hao. It is all passed,” he said casually. “Come out to play on the weekend? I just got a new car.”

Sun Tinghao selectively ignored the second half of the sentence and said angrily, “D*mn, that guy is really ghostly. I used to be annoyed when I saw him in Chengde. Now he is kicked out and he can still find trouble for others…”

Xiang Jinyang quickly restrained the embarrassment of being rudely ignored and agreed. “Yes, he has always been annoying.”

He chatted with Sun Tinghao with a concerned expression for a while before watching Sun Tinghao leave to go to the basketball team’s practice.

It turned out that Pei Qingyuan was doing very well in the 2nd High School.

He clenched his fists, his eyes gloomy. However, there were people coming and going around him and he quickly controlled his expression. He smiled and greeted the familiar classmates passing by him.

Some people responded politely while others looked at him with perfunctory expressions.

Xiang Jinyang was very well aware that almost no one in this group of young masters thought highly of him.

They knew that he was the son of the housekeeper. The name of a distant relative sounded good, but he was actually the follower of the only son of the Pei family, who used to be Pei Qingyuan and was now Pei Yan.

No one took him seriously and no one thought he posed any threat to them. They would guard their words against the people of the same class, but they weren’t stingy when talking to an ant. Therefore, he knew many things.

These things gave him power.

After school, the driver who came to pick up him and Pei Yan in a luxury car waited outside the school gate early on.

Xiang Jinyang got into the car with Pei Yan, who looked tired. Then they chatted about the trivial things that happened today.

“Do you know Professor Xiao of Jiangyuan College?” Xiang Jinyang said in a calm tone. “He is a top expert in artificial intelligence and is very famous. Chengde has invited him to hold lectures before.”’

Pei Yan didn’t know anything about this. He was busy thinking about the question he couldn’t answer today, but he nodded hastily. “Yes, I’ve heard of him.”

“I have a friend who originally wanted to apply to be his graduate student, but he found out that Professor Xiao might not be recruiting next year because he isn’t available,” Xiang Jinyang said in a chatty tone. “What do you think is the reason?”

“I… don’t know.”

Pei Yan actually wanted to ask, ‘What does this professor have to do with me?’

But he didn’t say this. He just shook his head blankly while still thinking about the previous question.

“You wouldn’t guess.” Xiang Jinyang suddenly sighed. “To be honest, I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a duplicate name.”

Hearing this, Pei Yan suddenly had an absurd expectation in his heart. He listened with a stunned expression.

“Professor Xiao’s son is around the same age as us. He is from the 1st High School. One day, he went to watch his son’s game and met a high school student who was particularly talented in artificial intelligence…”

Xiang Jinyang spoke very slowly, except for the last name, which was spoken very quickly as if he didn’t want Pei Yan to care too much.

However, Pei Yan could hear it clearly.

Pei Qingyuan.

The unsolvable puzzle suddenly disappeared from his mind.

His mind became blank.

Xiang Jinyang took his shoulder and said in relief, “Don’t think too much. Perhaps it is really a duplicate name.”

“Moreover, even if he is that powerful, it doesn’t matter. You are the child of Uncle Pei and Aunt Ye. No one can replace you.”

Xiang Jinyang’s comfort was just right. He looked at Pei Yan’s face that gradually lost its color and an indescribable pleasure flooded his heart.

Did birth really determine everything?

He didn’t think so.

The white-gloved driver opened the backseat door, reached out to block the top of the door and bent down to wait for them to get out of the car.

The strange conversation abruptly stopped. The two teenagers of similar ages got out of the car one after another.

Xiang Jinyang was the one who came down first.

He smiled, helped Pei Yan hold his school bag and walked briskly toward the Pei family’s mansion.

The lights came on at night.

Ye Lanting heard her son lower his head and say that he wanted to try contacting the field of AI and she didn’t try to see his expression. She just agreed with a wave of her hand, promising to help him find a teacher for tutoring.

These areas related to the Internet were the general trend of the future. Now there were many programming clubs in elementary school. She thought that Pei Yan was starting late.

Such a trifle was nothing at all in front of her husband’s well-hidden illegitimate son.

Ye Lanting hadn’t had a good night’s sleep for a long time.

She couldn’t figure out how her husband managed to do these things behind her back, let alone the fact that she found nothing despite working hard to track him down all these days.

It was impossible.

Pei Qingyuan’s cold eyes filled with mockery often appeared in Ye Lanting’s nightmares.

She hated this feeling of losing control.

It was another quiet night. Pei Minghong stayed in the company as usual. Pei Yan obediently stayed in the room to read. The servants carefully performed their duties and no one dared to provoke this cold-faced mistress of the house.

She sat alone in the garden without others, stripped of her usual elegant and noble smile. She stared expressionlessly at the exceptionally dim moon tonight and thought about what to do next.

This was until the phone rang and interrupted her thoughts.

Ye Lanting looked sideways and stared at the phone on the coffee table with impatience.

The screen displayed an unknown number.

It wasn’t someone she knew and it wasn’t the specific phone number. There were just unusual words.

Ye Lanting was a bit stunned. She originally didn’t want to pay attention to this.

However, the moon disappeared and the dark clouds in the night sky slowly floated, covering the last touch of brightness.

The ringing in her ears didn’t stop.

A moment later, something possessed her and she reached out to pick it up.

In the midst of the gentle electric current, Ye Lanting heard the voice of a strange man.

“Ms Ye, enough is enough.”

It was an extremely cold voice with a pride that couldn’t be ignored. It seemed like it should naturally be like this.

Ye Lanting was stunned. She opened her mouth and subconsciously showed a hint of caution in the words that came out.

“You are…?”

After hearing her question, the man seemed to laugh. The deep laugh was fleeting and was soon drowned out in the cold and inorganic electric current. A chill appeared.

“You’ve been investigating my son.” He seemed to be interested as he said softly, “How is it? Are you satisfied with the results?”

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  1. lavendidi says:

    Hmmm is this Ji Tong or is this a real person? 🤔

    1. M&M's says:

      Since the identity of the child form of Ji Tong is fake, there can be no actual father, so it is Ji Tong himself playing the role of a father for his child self, lol.

  2. M&M's says:

    It’s good that Pei Qingyuan now gets to hear the praise and acknowledgement he deserves from all his efforts and accomplishments. He should have heard such things growing up, so it’s sad that he felt awkward at first hearing what should have been normal.

    I also feel sad for Pei Yan because he’s being easily manipulated by Xiang Jinyang and too easily influenced by outside factors in general. Someone needs to seriously tell him that he needs a better eye for people and that he needs to stop putting his focus on someone that’s not even bothering him. Instead of focusing on someone else’s strengths, he should be focusing on his own and maximizing his overall potential. I hope it’s not too late for him at this point, but it probably won’t change for the better.

    Ji Tong is just being so mischievous now! I wonder how he’ll play the father role of his child self, lol.

    Thanks for the chapter! 😀

  3. Alcott says:

    Bruh that petty insecure nasty housekeeper son– I want him to get into an accident by driving that sports car he leeched off lol.

    1. Eun says:

      Same. He’s such an eyesore.

  4. Regina! says:

    I feel so bad for Pei Yan. That:s like watching a car you know will get into an accident. He now has to constantly worry about his position being usurped, he’s surrounded by fake friends, especially that leech, is manipulated by his “friend” and his “mom”. He lost touch with a mother who actually loved him. All for what?

    I really wish he had agreed to go with his grandfather. This kind of a pure naive child is gradually getting stained in that shitty toxic evvvironment

  5. Aiyo says:

    Wow I wish that housekeeper’s son a very gentle kiss from a 150 mph double bus 🚍 💥

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