at her daughter Xia Shao looks just like her father, with white skin, big eyes, and a round, bun-like face when she was a child.
She would definitely be a beautiful girl when she grew up.

This was the only comforting thing for Li Juan, she had put all her hopes on her daughter.
Although she had no status in the family, when it came to her daughter, she would fight for it to the end!

“What’s more to discuss! Don’t my words count in this house? Old Brother Zhou is a professor at the Capital University, how many people have failed to invite him? Now, your daughter is going to be his student and you feel that I’ve treated your family unfairly?!” Xia GuoXi roared out at the top of his lungs, the aura of a great elder endeared to him.

“Dad, this is not a matter of unfairness or not.
Although the child is now in primary school, it is the most important time to build a good foundation.
Professor Zhou, is a professor of Capital University, teaching college students.
Xia Shao is still young, who knows what if Professor Zhou teaches might be different from the teaching materials designated by the school? If the foundation is not properly laid, she might not be able to keep up when she goes back to the secondary school in the city?” Xia ZhiYuan explained and Li Juan nodded from the side.

“The teaching materials are designated by the Ministry of Education, how can they be different from the schools in the city? Professor Zhou is a renowned scholar in the country and abroad, and he can teach the university students yet you think he can’t handle your daughter, a primary school student?” Xia GuoXi waved his hand, annoyed: “I tell you, this matter is final! I’ve promised Old Brother Zhou, you want me to back out now?”

“But, Dad……” Li Juan saw that her father-in-law had already made the decision, and in her anxiety, she couldn’t care less about anything else and spoke up to persuade him.

“You shut up! I’m talking to my son, why are you interrupting!” Xia GuoXi was annoyed.

Li Juan’s eyes reddened at once, and Xia Shao frowned as she watched from the side.
Although she was willing to study in the village school and knew that her parents would definitely not be at ease, she was still uncomfortable seeing her mother being reprimanded by her grandfather.

“Mom, no matter where I go for school, I’ll definitely study hard, don’t worry.” She walked over to Li Juan and helped to wipe away her tears.

With this wipe, Li Juan tears fall even more fiercely, she thought that her daughter was just being understanding and was comforting her.
Her father-in-law had always been a man of his word, but it was tough for her daughter, who had a good primary school in the city and now had to be transferred to the village.

Nowadays, schools were all about being all-round development of morals, intellect, and sports.
How can a village school be compared with a city school? What if the child’s future was being delayed due to it?

Watching Xia ZhiYuan’s family’s sad expression, Xia Shao’s aunt, Xia ZhiLan kept silent, she didn’t date to speak up for them.
What if the old man turned his focus to her daughter Zhang RuMian too?

The youngest uncle, Xia ZhiTao, and Jiang QiuLin were unconcerned with the matter and just kept quiet and watched the whole scene.

In the end, it was the eldest aunt, Xia ZhiMei who spoke up: “Dad, what are you thinking? These days, it’s always the village kids who are desperately trying to get into the city schools through connections.
I’ve never heard of anyone who went to the school in the city and then transferred to the village school instead! Who would believe this? What would other people say behind our back? You don’t have to care about your reputation, but we, your sons and daughters who work in the city, don’t want to be involved in such disgrace!”

“It’s your brother and sister-in-law who would be humiliated, what does it get to do with you! Besides, how is it being a disgrace to have a professor personally tutor for primary school?” Xia GuoXi slammed on the table and stood up.

“It’s just a primary school, why do we need a professor to teach it? That’s too flashy!” Xia ZhiMei frowned as she spoke, but a glint of light flashed across her lowered eyes that had been caught by Xia Shao.

Xia Shao stood beside her mother without saying a word and used her Divine Eyes to look at Xia ZhiMei.

With this check, one could not help but snort coldly in their heart! As expected, under the banner of being concerned and anxious for Xia Shao’s education, she was actually scheming for herself.

Xia Shao sneered and didn’t bother to do anything, as she already knew what Xia ZhiMei was planning to do anyway and already saw the outcome.

Xia GuoXi had always been very proud and since he had already agreed to Professor Zhou’s deal, so how could he back out suddenly? Naturally, he wouldn’t listen to anyone and eventually chased his sons and daughter out, shouting that the matter was settled, and the whole family left with an unhappy disagreement.

Li Juan left the door, tears falling from her eyes, full of grievances: “Why do you think our father is like this? You should go and try to persuade him again.”

Xia ZhiYuan patted his wife’s hand and sighed: “I know what you’re worried about but since Dad had already decided, he’s our elder after all, and he’s so old, we shouldn’t go against him.
How about this? Our child is still young anyway, so let her stay in the village for a year or so and see what happens.
If she doesn’t do as well as we expected, we can ask her to transfer to another school, and then Dad will have nothing to rebut about.
Is that fine?”

This was a compromise.
Li Juan was reluctant, but she was always gentle and had no other way to convince her father-in-law so she could only just cry and nod her head in agreement.

The family left in the morning, and Xia ZhiMei returned in the afternoon.
This time, she didn’t go back to the old house, but brought the headmaster of the East City Secondary School with her, carrying a large pile of gifts, straight to Professor Zhou’s house.

In Xia ZhiMei’s eyes, it was indeed condescending for a professor from the prestigious Capital University to teach primary school students and it would be better to teach the secondary school in the city.

Firstly, it improves the school’s reputation and competitiveness.
Secondly, with Professor Zhou’s reputation and contacts, it would naturally be beneficial when the school was promoted in the future.
Lastly, she had done a great job for the school in securing such benefits and it would help her to win the recent competition for the group’s leadership position.

However, Professor Zhou was a very trustworthy person, and it was his wish to teach in the village, so naturally, he didn’t agree and left Xia ZhiMei in a very bad situation.

Yet in the end, he couldn’t resist her persistence in bringing the headmaster to invite him so frequently.
Thus, Professor Zhou took a step back and promised to be the honorary teacher of the school.
He promised to give a lesson to the students every month and help to fight for the school when there were future lectures or exchange activates such as domestic competitions.
Only then did Xia ZhiMei and the headmaster of the secondary school leaving in great joy.

Xia Shao had known that this would be the outcome and since there was no change in her transfer so she didn’t bother with it.
Watching her eldest aunt, Xia ZhiMei running around in circle, she couldn’t help but think of how their family would end up in the future and sigh at the impermanence of life.
Their family affairs hardly affect her emotions at this point.

What she had to do now was to pave the way for her future.

After this, while it was still the winter break and the school was not yet started, Xia Shao went to the mountains daily.
She followed Tang ZongBo in practicing martial arts and cultivating her Qi and studying metaphysical and theory.

This was where the change began……

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