Dear readers, I am extremely sorry that I have been MIA for so long. I have been very busy and wasn't feeling well recently not to mention my plot bunnies seem to be evading me. I feel utterly bad for not being able to update especially when I got so many great reviews from u guys... I am really very touched by the stuff that all of you write in your reviews. I hope you guys are still staying there with me despite my long absence and I hope that you will enjoy this chapter.
Zhuo Ling Bin raised the test tube containing a certain bluish liquid and dropped a few drops of colourless reagent into it. The liquid gradually turned into a golden mixture. He smiled. 'Done!' he thought as he replaced the test tube and jotted down his results.
He glanced around the lab and realised that he was the only one left. It was nearly 10.
He was used to being the last one. The lab work was always so joyfully distracting and he didn't have to think of other things.
He gathered his things and stuffed them into his sling bag, switched off the lights and locked the door.
The corridors were quite silent and most of the lights were out. As he walked down the corridor heard a commotion coming from the other end.
"No, I'm sorry I can't" came a girl's voice. It sounded rather familiar.
"Please, just once I promise you it will be fun…"a male voice pleaded.
Suspicious, Ling Bin moved closer to see what the fuss was about.
He saw Li Feng standing in front of the health clinic with a male student. The student was practically tugging her arm.
"Come on Li Feng, join me for karaoke, it will be fun," the male student persisted.
"I really can't," the beautiful brunette answered.
The student proceeded to grip her harder, "there is no one around here you know, why don't you just come with me? It will be safer," he added with a slight sneer.
Li Feng's eyes widened and she tried to take a step back but the guy held her firmly, "What are you trying to do?"
"I tried to ask you nicely, but it seems…" before he could finish, he felt strong hands on his shoulder.
He turned to find Ling Bin with a polite smile plastered on his handsome face. However, his eyes were saying something else. The guy's eyes widened.
"Whoa, what do you want?" he asked as he sensed the threat.
"Oh nothing, I was just wondering when you would let go of my girlfriend's arm," he said nonchalantly.
Li Feng's eyes bulged and she turned a slight pink.
The effect was immediate, the guy dropped Li Feng's arm instantly and muttered something incoherent before scrambling off. Ling Bin stared after him with distaste.
When he turned back to face Li Feng, he found her still blushing slightly. 'Wow, she's cute' he thought.
"Erm, are you ok?" he asked her, then blushed slightly when he added, "Sorry that I said that you were my girlfriend, hope I didn't jeopardize anything."
Li Feng snapped out of her stupor and answered, "Er, yes I'm fine, it's ok, I mean I don't care what that guy thinks. He has been pestering me for a long time. I didn't think he would go so far though."
An awkward silence ensued.
Ling Bin cleared his throat and asked curiously "What were you doing here at this time anyway? I thought the clinic should have been closed by 5pm."
Li Feng grinned sheepishly and said, "Come in I'll show you," she tugged Ling Bin by the arm into the health clinic.
Ling Bin saw that she had a few files spread out on the table. "I was helping Wolf Dage catalogue the records when I stumbled upon this," she said excitedly as she lifted a file and handed it to Ling Bin.
He read through it and said, "Er, it's just a normal student health record…"
"No, look here!" she pointed.
When Ling Bin realised what she meant he tightened his grip on the file and looked at Li Feng, "That's strange…really strange," he said.
"That's why I came to investigate," she finished gravely.
"Yay!" Feng Lan exclaimed as she threw her hands in the air, "Exams are finally over!"
"Great! Stupid sister, that means you can move back now, I really can't stand mum's cooking anymore…" Yang Ming said with a grimace.
"Move back?" Jing enquired with a raised eyebrow, then looked at Lan knowingly, "where have you been?" she teased.
Lan flushed red and looked around the class hastily. Most of the students have already left. Only the three of them and Yun were still hanging around.
Lan smacked her brother on the back and said in a hushed voice, "You idiot! Did you want to announce that to the entire world?"
"Oh, judging from your reaction, I guess my hunch is correct?" Jing continued to taunt her and shared a knowing glance with Yun who mirrored her enthusiasm. "So, did anything happen? How was Prof?"
Lan's face was still red, "No n…nothing!"
"Ooh that means something happened!" Jing cooed.
"I…" Feng Lan started.
"Feng Lan!" a male voice called out to her and saved her from her embarrassing situation. She made a mental note to thank whoever it was. She glanced towards the owner of the voice and saw that he was one of her classmates.
"Yes?" she asked uncertainly.
He extended a white envelope to Lan. "A man passed this to me and told me to give it to you."
"Thanks but who…" Lan began.
The guy shrugged, "I don't know, I was about to leave and he just sort of thrust it to me. Anyway, bye!" he said as he rushed off.
Lan looked at the envelope that she now held in her hands. Her name was neatly printed on the white paper. The others circled around her in curiosity.
"I wonder what it is?" Lan wondered out loud.
"Could it be a love letter?" Yun exclaimed excitedly.
"Just open it!" Yang Ming said trying to look bored.
Carefully Lan slit the envelope and pulled out a neatly folded sheet of paper. As she opened the sheet and read the contents her eyes widened with shock.
The others gasped. The piece of paper fell from Lan's shaking fingers.
Something fishy is happening again…I know this is short. Sorry.