It's Not Me: The Prince Wants to Leave His Concubine - Chapter 4
Translated by Anne
Edited by Lumist
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Chapter 4: Lifetime
She tried to think about something happy.
But when she tried to do so, to remember the time before her junior year, everything was blank. The only happy times she could think about were after she met Qin Ge. But why did she want to cry when she thought of the happiness she had once felt? Maybe she was too conceited. That night, when Qin Ge held her for a moment, she really thought that they would be together forever.
“Give it to me young man, this old man can still carry it.”
The voice of an old man sounded, and then he appeared from the entrance of the tomb.
It was Professor Ai Wei, he was stretching his hand out to Xiao Xia while glaring at Qin Ge angrily.
Lin Yuncong and Qin Ge’s father’s faces sank. “Professor Ai Wei, you are already old. Can you really carry such things? Maybe it’s better to find another leader for the expedition, we don’t want you getting injured.”
The professor was taken aback and Hai Lan’s heart tightened. The professor had poured a lot of effort into this excavation, how could someone tell him to change the leader so easily? She gritted her teeth and told Siwei, “Thank you Siwei, I’ll carry the things. It’s my job after all.”
Lin Siwei shook her head. “You know, if Qin Ge did not pay for your tuition for four years, I would have helped you too. So let me help you with this trivial matter.”
“She’s really shameless, having other people pay for her tuition!”
In the crowd, some people started scolding her, while several other people came forward to help the professor. The professor snapped, “what are you doing, hurry up and let go of me!”
Seeing that Lin Yuncong’s expression had changed, the archaeological team started getting anxious. A girl in the crowd gritted her teeth and said, “Hai Lan, if it wasn’t for the professor’s pity, your grades would not have been sufficient enough for you to stay in the Institute! Do you think it’s alright to get people to help you with your things? Are you always like this? Now you’re even pretending to be weak?”
Hai Lan didn’t respond and walked up to Xiao Xia. Qin Fei was outraged and looked at Qin Ge coldy. However, she noticed that her brother’s eyes had darkened and were raised. She was shocked. When she turned to look at Xiao Xia, he had already handed the end of the shovel over to Hai Lan.
Hai Lan silently looked at the Luoyang Shovel¹, not uttering a word.
“Didn’t you want to take it? Why not just take it?”
Qin Ge said lightly and then walked past her with his arm wrapped around Lin Siwei.
“Lao Lin, let’s go.” Qin Ge’s father, Qin Baichuan, said to Lin Yuncong with a frown on his face.
Qin Fei let out a shocked cry and watched in disbelief as Hai Lan reached out to hold the sharp end of the shovel. Blood began to drip down the shovel.
Xiao Xia was so shocked that he released his hold on the shovel.
With a “clang”, the iron tool fell to the ground. Everyone stopped in surprise.
A roar sounded from the professor and he wanted to step forth, but a few of his students stubbornly held him back.
Lin Siwei cupped her mouth with her hand and sneaked a quick look at Qin Ge. She was afraid of seeing any kind of distress in Qin Ge’s eyes. Although his eyes were slightly raised and dark, his eyebrows remained calm.
Qin Fei ran to Hai Lan, “Sister, I’ll help you bandage the wound.” She said, choking up.
Hai Lan stroked her hair with her other hand and said in a soft voice, “Xiao Fei, go with your mother.”
Qin Fei was startled when she noticed her mother was already pulling her away.
Hai Lan smiled, ignoring the clamor around her, and reached out to pull down the zipper of her work clothes.