The Inverted Dragon's Scale


The Inverted Dragon's Scale Chapter 15

The Inverted Dragon’s Scale: Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen – Cheating In The Test!
“This guy is an idiot.”
That was what everyone had thought.
In regards to LiMuYang’s scores, the truth has already been determined by the endless amounts of mocks and big examinations.
He was first in the class, first in the whole year. Of course, this was all counted from last place.
He did not pass any subject in class, he had even failed the simplest ‘Westerly Winds’ quotations. Obviously, even the God of Destiny would not be willing to stand next to him, scared that the toxic air might rub off him.
However, someone like that actually threw out a textbook and said ‘test me, quickly test me’, if he isn’t an idiot then  what is he?
Otherwise, would a normal person do something like this?
Similar thoughts were also running through ZhangChen’s head. He initially widened his eyes while staring at LiMuYang, astonished that he would do something so stupid. He then started to laugh out loud, laughing until his head was raised up and his back arched forward.
ZhangChen’s friends by his side followed suit and laughed. The whole class all followed and laughed.
CuiXiaoXin was also laughing, but her laughter was shallow, containing a deeper meaning.
ZhangChen pointed at LiMuYang and said: “LiMuYang, I’ve heard that the past few days you were sick. Did your head go bad due to the fever? If not, how are you able to do something that’s so insane? Let me test you? Test you on what? What do you know? Originally you were still fine, why would you do such a thing to humiliate yourself?
“Chen bro, since this guy LiMuYang wants you to test him, then you should test him well. Everyone is a student here, why would you not give him face?”
“That’s right, being students, we should help each other out and reach greater heights together. Chen bro, pull out some easy questions to test LiMuYang and who knows? He might even correctly guess some right.
ZhangChen’s lackeys all started to jeer.
LiMuYang was incessantly smiling coldly within, thinking that he would soon use his broad and profound knowledge and beautiful answers to blind their dog eyes. 
ZhangChen lifted the book up, looked at LiMuYang suspiciously and asked: “you really want me to test you?”
“Go on and test.”LiMuYang said with a face full of seriousness. He had an expression of light winds, clear clouds, sitting on a bank of a river, fishing, acting free and carelessly.
Although it had seemed like LiMuYang had casually threw over a book, but in reality that was the book that he had the most profound understanding in <<History Of Westerly Winds Empire>>. The past few days CuiXiaoXin had thoroughly went through it once with him, some important details and content were once more explained and comprehended.
LiMuYang felt that he wasn’t a dumbass anymore!
ZhangChen opened the book, searched within and then asked a loud: “Where did the name of the first Emperor appear, in what page and what paragraph?”
LiMuYang stiffened slightly and said in protest: “how does this count as a question?”
“Of course. Wasn’t this confirmed by you? Letting me casually ask.” ZhangChen smiled wretchedly and continued to ask: “when was the so called ‘Holy Light of the Chosen One’s birth date? And on what day did he become deceased?”
“Those type of questions won’t occur in the exams at all, alright?”
“Who knows? What if one in a million chance occurs and the supervisor inserts these type of questions in the examinations? You’re not the teacher in charge of looking after the examinations, how would you know that these type of questions won’t occur?” ZhangChen said with a face full of disdain: “how many people were, when empire’s flying great general BaiYouWei attended the ‘Battle of the Clear Lake’, killed? Who were the names of the individuals that were slain?”
LiMuYang’s black face was angered to the point of distorting, his whole body was trembling, pointed at ZhangChen and scolded: “you’re intentionally making things difficult, clearly you have no scholarly intentions. Within the body of students, how could there be someone who is as cheap and shallow as you are? I am feeling the shame and humiliation for you.”
ZhangChen felt extremely pleased, looked to his left, signaled and said with a huge laughter: “everyone look, look, it was he who had forced me to test him. Until I really did produce questions to test him, he couldn’t answer any single one.”
The crowd of people began to laugh more incessantly.
ZhangChen threw the textbook on top of the desk, looked at LiMuYang and said: “LiMuYang, as a human being, its a good thing to be happy. Everyone should do what they excel at. Since you like sleeping and excel at sleeping for long periods at a time, then just sleep. The examinations are in a couple of days. If you suddenly jump out and produce an expression saying ‘I love studying’, everyone will think that it isn’t suitable. Am I right?”
“You….” LiMuYang’s black face turned purple, then from purple to red. “You are bullying people to much, it’s intolerable.”
The smile on ZhangChen’s face congealed, tilted his head, stared dead on at LiMuYang and said: “LiMuYang, so what if I’m bullying you? What about it? Do you think you still have a sliver of hope? In a month’s time, after one month, everyone will go to their own desired academic’s institution. And you? You are only able to return to your mother, rolling knead? But that’s still quite nice, being a small boss of a pastry store. Those days must go by quite comfortably and easily, am I right?”
“ZhangChen, I will definitely score higher than you.”
“A foolish man dreaming.” ZhangChen very rudely cut off LiMuYang’s speech and said: “enjoy this. These moments are the last time you can be together with us as students. After one month, you will be nothing.”
ZhaoMingZhu carried a pile of examination papers and walked in. She noticed the conflict between ZhangChen and LiMuYang and yelled: “Whats happening? Whats going on now? ZhangChen, LiMuYang, what are the both of you doing?”
ZhangChen turned around and faced ZhaoMingZhu and explained with a face full of smiles: “Miss Zhao, LiMuYang wanted me to pull out some questions to test him, after I asked he couldn’t answer any. He is now currently ashamed and in anger, making trouble for me.”
ZhaoMingZhu’s lips twitched and had an severe expression as she said: “ZhangChen, why don’t you take a look and see how many days are left until the examinations? You won’t bid your time to study but will waste time on other useless things. Do you want to attend Westerly Winds College or not?”
“Miss Zhao, I am wrong.” ZhangChen apologized in a hurry, looked over at LiMuYang and said: “I had originally thought that being students, although LiMuYang’s scores aren’t great, but we still can’t leave him to break the vase himself. He had the heart to put in the effort to push through this one time. Being the class manager, I obviously had to especially take care of our class’ bad seed.”
“Hmph, there are people that are just fat pigs, unable to be carried. Even speaking one line to him is a waste of time, giving him an extra glimpse is wasting your sight.” ZhaoMingZhu said ruthlessly. Because CuiXiaoXin had chased after LiMuYang that time and even stopped attending class for a few days. She did not want to have any more conflicts with this person who was given preferential treatment. If she disrupts CuiXiaoXin’s mood and affect her performance in the examinations then that would, in turn, affect her own class’ rate of promotion in ranks and her vast amounts of reward that she expected to receive.
However, although this time she did not mention LiMuYang’s name, everyone in the class knew who she was alluding to.
“Weren’t some people keen to assess themselves? Just the right moment, I have here a test paper, it was quickly produced by me last night. The questions in this paper is extremely easy, a lot of them were questions that have already appeared in the past.”
ZhaoMingZhu placed the examination papers that she was carrying onto the desk, stared at LiMuYang with an icy cold expression and said: “this is counted as the last mock exam before the finals, I hope that a certain someone would perform well and not grab hold of the last place in class, unwilling to hand it over to others. Can that person please give others a chance?”
LiMuYang was so ashamed he could die.
Hearing what ZhaoMingZhu had said, he also felt that he had occupied that position for too long. He had won the cup every time, no one else had the qualifications to take that away from him.
The bell that signaled the start of class rang and the papers were distributed.
LiMuYang took care of his emotions and focused on answering the problems.
Before the block of words that would make him sleepy as soon as he laid eyes on now made him feel extremely familiar.
“How strange, I can solve this problem myself.”
“How strange, this question is so familiar.”
“How strange, I seem to have also seen this question somewhere before.”
An hour’s worth of questions had only taken LiMuYang half an hour to complete.
Apart from two questions that he didn’t know how to answer, no matter how much he pondered, the rest of the paper was filled with answers.
After LiMuYang had completed his paper, he became to revise it earnestly.
A lot of these questions were extremely easy to him, as if the answers had already been engraved inside his sea of consciousness.
But there are also other questions that did not feel right, he felt that after skimming through, he still could not make sure whether these were the answers that were completely correct.
The two completely foreign questions left him with a critical realization, the examination in a month’s time, no matter how much he tried, no matter how much potential he had for studying, there is a limit to how many questions he could answer.
If the examination contained questions that were all similar to these two, then what chance does he have?”
LiMuYang made a resolution inside his heart, he had to redouble his efforts in the remaining time he had left.”
More than just redoubling!
ZhaoMingZhu sat on top of the lecturer’s stage. On the surface she seemed to be correcting her student’s homework, but in reality her eyes were like lightning, sweeping across the whole class. How many years of experience did she have? She had completely understood each student’s movements like her own hand. If there were someone that dared to make underhanded movements under examination circumstances, that is equal to seeking their own death!
When her eyes drifted to the student that she was most unwilling to lay eyes on, she could not help but be dazed.
That student was not like the others, answering questions. But he had an expression as if he were seriously pondering about something.
“Useless acts.” ZhaoMingZhu thought to herself with disdain. From the meeting on the first day and breaking her ruler, the two of them had forged a deep and intractable enmity. She had also completely given up on this student, similar to what the other teachers had done.
Thinking back to when he wanted ZhangChen to test him, ZhaoMingZhu was determined to give him a little ‘surprise’.
“LiMuYang” ZhaoMingZhu called out. “Are you done with your paper?”
“I am done.” LiMuYang raised his head and answered out loud.
ZhaoMingZhu was furious.
She had thought that he would act in panic like he had done in the past, and then, with a red face, hand over a blank paper that was stained with his drool or some other substance.
She would then scold him heavily and, in front of all his classmates, draw a huge cross on his paper.
She had never thought that LiMuYang did not play his cards according to what he had always done in the past, and in fact, replied to her normally and said ‘I am done’.
“Are you really finished?”
“Actually, not really.” LiMuYang said embarrassingly: “there were two questions that I couldn’t solve.”
ZhaoMingZhu gave a snort of contempt at what he said. Perhaps what he really meant was that he only understood two questions?
“Bring up your paper for me to see.” ZhaoMingZhu said.
LiMuYang placed down his pen and under the student’s surprised expressions handed over his paper.
After ZhaoMingZhu received the paper, the smile on her face quickly froze.
He really did finish answering. The paper is filled with words.
“Lets have a look at the answers then talk.” Was what she thought within.
“This answer is correct. Yup, he definitely guessed correctly.”
“This is also correct. Yup, LiMuYang’s luck isn’t bad this time.”
After looking at all the answers, ZhaoMingZhu’s expression on her face turned into ashen.
She slammed her palm on her desk and shouted: “LiMuYang, how dare you cheat?”.