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184 Shielding Ones Shortcoming 3

 It had been a tacit understanding between the four of them. They never needed to discuss anything beforehand, and they were used to react according to the situation at hand. However, they overlooked a little problem with their usual arrangement, and that was Shen Jue. The little guy did not have the same background as them, so he could not behave as unconcerned as they did. Furthermore, outsiders were harsh with their words too.

The decision that they took led everyone to label Shen Jue as someone who rode on another's person's coattail. No one knew that if it were not for Shen Jue's timely delivery of the antidote, all of those young masters from the five great aristocratic families would have been crammed into the red class. They would not have been able to remain in the violet class.

When he heard the comments about Shen Jue, Tang Nazhi felt as if a needle had pierced his heart. Even though he was unbridled, he did not wish to implicate a valued comrade.

"Why don't I discuss it with the three of them later, so that we can explain the antidote situation with the teachers? In this case, no one would dare to belittle you anymore." The more he thought about it; the more Tang Nazhi realized that he should not have taken the credit for Shen Yanxiao's contribution. It was apparent that the little lad was a genius in herbalism, and those morons had regarded her as trash.

Shen Yanxiao became unsettled the moment she heard that Tang Nazhi intended to explain the incident with the antidote. She promptly shook her head and said, "There's no need for that. I think this is pretty good for me. I don't like trouble, and why should I care about how other people see me anyway?

What a joke! Shen Yanxiao sensed that the teacher named Ling Yue had his initial suspicions about her. Fortunately, Qi Xia and Tang Nazhi managed to fool him, albeit with great difficulties. If Tang Nazhi were to go to him to explain what had happened, they would probably see her as a thief and arrest her.

Furthermore, she had no way to explain how she obtained those antidotes.

"Do you really think so?" Tang Nazhi asked with uncertainty in his voice.

"Yes," Shen Yanxiao said with a firm nod.

Tang Nazhi sighed and rubbed Shen Yanxiao's head roughly. Then he smiled and said, "You sure have a good temper. You have such great talents, and yet it seemed like you have grown accustomed to concealing your abilities. You would rather let others underestimate you than to tell them that you are actually a genius in herbalism!" Tang Nazhi valued his lack of desire for fame. Perhaps Shen Jue's achievements were due to his devotion to herbalism and lack of care for fame and wealth? Tang Nazhi secretly admired him for how his mind worked.

However, Shen Yanxiao could only suffer in silence. She did not understand how Tang Nazhi could see her as someone with a noble characteristic and with unquestionable integrity. Furthermore, why would he think that she was talented in herbalism? At that point, she could not even produce the simplest potion.

It was a big and outrageous misunderstanding.

While they were busy with their own thoughts, they heard a shout that told everyone to gather around. So, all the students at the public square gathered in front of the platform.

Tang Nazhi dragged Shen Yanxiao toward that destination and found Qi Xia, Yang Xi, and Yanyu, who were already standing among the crowd.

"How are your results?" Tang Nazhi happily asked Qi Xia and the rest of the group.

"As usual, violet class." Qi Xia shrugged his shoulders. They had overheard their results from the other students' gossips. They did not even have to check them out personally.

"Hehe, Little Jue, and I both got into the violet class too." Tang Nazhi said with a smile.

"That's to be expected." Qi Xia glanced at Shen Yanxiao, who Tang Nazhi had dragged with him and smiled at her.

"I've heard some bad rumors about you. Are you okay?" Qi Xia asked.

Shen Yanxiao intuitively knew what he had heard and shook her head.