Chapter 349 – Unwillingness

At this point, the girl tugged at the corner of her mouth, revealing a slightly complicated smile.

“And the person who got in, I know her. Her name is Xie Yunyun. She was my high school classmate, but what surprised me was that she never studied seriously during high school. Despite relying on her family’s status and being a teacher’s favorite, she always ranked near the bottom in exams. I, on the other hand, was always the top student.

But this kind of person managed to get into Peking University, while I didn’t!”

“You feel unwilling?” Lu Xia asked.

“Yes,” the girl nodded. “I feel unwilling, not envious. I believe I should have been able to get in. In fact, I also applied to Peking University as my first choice. After taking the exam, I was quite confident I’d get in. It’s like the heavens were playing a joke on me.”

Lu Xia didn’t know what to say upon hearing this.

Then she heard the girl ask, “Do you think I’m overthinking it?”

Lu Xia shook her head.

Seeing this, the girl managed to smile weakly, though her eyes remained complex. “But my family and everyone in the village think I’ve gone mad. They believe that I’m just overthinking because I can’t accept not getting into university, and they want me to focus on preparing for the next round of exams.”

Hearing this, Lu Xia sighed, “If I remember correctly, there are three days left until the second round of college entrance exams. If you’re out here now, it’s likely that you won’t make it to this round either.”

The girl nodded, her eyes determined. “Yes, my family doesn’t agree with me being out here. They think that even if I want to understand things, I should wait until after the exams. If I get in, it won’t be a wasted opportunity.”

Lu Xia also nodded. If she was truly as good a student as she believed, she would likely get in on the next attempt. There was no need to rush.

The girl let out a bitter smile at this point. “I know that they all mean well. But I can’t accept it!

The feeling of someone else toying with my life, I can’t accept that. I don’t even know if the same thing will happen again if I get in next time. I’m terrified.

So, I must find out for sure.

I got an introduction letter from the village behind my family’s back, and I used some money I saved up from work to come here. I won’t rest until I get answers.”

Hearing this, Lu Xia sighed again. While she understood the girl’s emotions, she thought she was being too impulsive. In this day and age, especially for a young woman with no means of protection, going out alone was dangerous. She should consider herself lucky for making it to Beijing safely.

“In that case, how are you so sure that you definitely got into Peking University? What if you were accepted to a different school?”

The girl tugged at the corner of her mouth, indicating she had considered this. “I plan to inquire with all the schools I applied to. If none of them accepted me, then I’ll let it go.”

Lu Xia: “… What if you really didn’t get in and you missed this opportunity for the second round of exams because of this? Won’t you regret it?”

“I won’t regret it. If I don’t get to the bottom of this, I’ll never be at peace. I can’t let it go,” the girl said firmly.

Lu Xia didn’t know what to say after hearing this. After a moment, she asked, “Since you applied to Peking University, what major did you apply for?”

“English Department!” the girl stated directly.

Lu Xia raised an eyebrow and unexpectedly asked, “English Department? But applying to the English Department requires an additional test, and it’s said to be quite challenging.”

The girl nodded, “Yes, there’s an additional test, but fortunately, I’ve studied English for a few years, so I have a foundation. It doesn’t feel difficult.”

The girl’s confidence puzzled Lu Xia.

“Studied for a few years?” Lu Xia wondered how a rural girl managed that.


Chapter 350 – English


Seeing Lu Xia’s confusion, the girl explained, “A few years ago, a retired professor came to our village. I was still young back then and helped him accidentally. After that, he saw that I was quite bright, so he taught me some knowledge.

Before I met him, I had never gone to school. After learning from him, I directly joined sixth grade and even made it to junior high. My family only realized then that I had potential for studying, so they struggled to support my education.

Later on, I also got into the county’s high school.

And the old professor had studied abroad before; I learned English from him during that time.

Unfortunately, the old professor passed away the year I graduated from high school.

After high school, I became a teacher at our village’s primary school due to my education. But even after working, I remembered the old professor’s words: ‘Keep learning as long as you live.’ So, I never put down my books and whenever I had spare time, I’d read and study. That’s why I’m so certain that I got into university.”

Lu Xia understood upon hearing this and saw that the girl didn’t seem to be lying. So, she suddenly spoke a few sentences in English.

To her surprise, the girl managed to respond, though she was taken aback. Her pronunciation was quite standard, but her vocabulary was lacking. Some words came out hesitantly, but she was already better than most of the classmates.

Lu Xia was now almost certain that this Xie Guifang was indeed the real one.

The “Xie Guifang” in their dormitory was likely the Xie Yunyun the girl mentioned.

Thinking this through, Lu Xia didn’t know what to say. She hadn’t expected something like this to happen so close to her.

She wasn’t sure if she should get involved, but now that she knew, it didn’t feel right to let it go, especially considering how pitiful the girl seemed.

So, after some thought, Lu Xia said, “What are your plans moving forward? Do you intend to go to the admissions office and ask if they sent you an admission notice?”

Xie Guifang nodded.

After considering it, Lu Xia said, “That’s not a bad idea, but how can you be sure that the school will help you check? Even if they confirm it, what will you do then? Are you going to ask the school for help because you claim not to have received an admission notice?”

The girl fell silent, clearly uncertain about how to proceed. She only wanted to confirm if she got in and hadn’t thought beyond that.

But if she really had been accepted, and she hadn’t received the admission notice, where did it go? Would the school be able to do anything about it? She was unsure.

Seeing her hesitation, Lu Xia continued, “Actually, there’s a better way.”

“What way?” the girl asked eagerly.

Lu Xia smiled and said, “To be honest, the reason I’ve told you so much is that I know there’s already a Xie Guifang among this year’s English Department freshmen!”

The girl was stunned by this revelation and suddenly became excited. “What did you say? There’s already a Xie Guifang, with the same name?”

Lu Xia nodded. “Yes, and she’s also from the same place as you, from Jiangxi Province. I’m not sure about the exact city or county, and I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence.”

After hearing this, the girl clenched her hands, and her knuckles turned white. After forcing herself to calm down, she asked, “And then? What do you think I should do?”

Lu Xia thought for a moment. “Regardless of whether you find out or not, I think you should go see if that Xie Guifang is someone you know. If she is, you’ll be able to confirm if she’s fake. That way, you can find out where your admission notice went.

If you don’t recognize her, then go to the admissions office and ask them to help you investigate where your admission notice went. Of course, assuming you’re sure that you got accepted.”

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3 thoughts on “Cannon Fodder Husband Ch.349-350

  1. Wow, just wow. And that person had the nerve to act like she was something great when she stole someone else’s admission!!

  2. So she was a fake all along hu? Didn’t see that coming haha, usually this type of plots are just tried on the mcs and since we had already seen it happen with the og FL I didn’t think we’d see another kne haha

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