Strike Back Proud Goddess Chapter 272
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
After Tang Xi came to the stage, she bowed to the audience, and then walked over to her piano. When she saw the white piano, she smiled, and gave He Wanyi a big thumbs up in her heart. It was almost perfect! She was wearing a red dress tonight and the school’s piano was black. When the light came from above, it would look too solemn, but if the piano was white, it wouldn’t have that feeling. Instead, it would be very impressive.
Tang xi sat down on the stool. A staff member came over and placed a microphone close to her. She nodded her head to thank them and looked back at the audience.
Sitting at the judging table, Qiao Liang suddenly put down his cell phone that he had been playing with before Tang Xi came to the stage, and applauded. And Xiao Jing and Xiao Sa sitting beside him even whistled.
Tang Xi smiled with satisfaction, and then put her hand on the piano keys. As soon as her hand just touched the piano keys, the applause stopped abruptly. Tang Xi smiled and beautiful notes flowed from her fingertips… One after another, they formed a perfect tune…
The audience under the stage had become infatuated with the tune, and He Wanyi who was watching her performing whilst worrying about her was relieved to see this. She looked at the confident look on Tang Xi’s face and murmured, “It seems that I worried too much. Rourou’s performance is perfect.”
Liu Chengyu sitting at the judging table was gazing at Tang Xi with obsession. His eyes were full of love. Nobody could cover a real phoenix’s splendor, even though she grew up in the mountains. She could radiate brilliant light, as long as she wanted and no one could resist her charm…
Qiao Liang was also gazing at Tang Xi with the same look, but he thought of different things. He thought that if he could’ve been braver, told her about his disease and asked her if she still wanted to be together with him, they wouldn’t have wasted five years and she wouldn’t have gone into self-imposed exile and give her enemies a chance to murder her…
Then her favorite piano piece would be the theme song to their wedding ceremony, and they would make an enviable couple…
At this time, Tang Xi who was playing the tune was also thinking of the past. She had forgotten how she came to like this tune. There was a time when she really wanted to marry Qiao Liang and she thought their wedding would definitely end up being a dreamy one for her, so she fell in love with this tune… But she never seemed to play it for Qiao Liang…
Tang Xi took a look at Qiao Liang only to find Qiao Liang was looking at her too. Her nose suddenly went sour and she felt so aggrieved that the melody gradually turned sad from happy, and many in the audience were moved into tears…
Qiao Liang supported his forehead with his hand and wiped his tears secretly while people weren’t pay attention. He looked up at Tang Xi who had finished the performance and stood up to thank the audience.
A moment of silence was followed by thunderous applause. When Tang Xi turned to leave, Qiao Liang suddenly stood up and left the judging table.
Xiao Jing gaped when he saw Qiao Liang suddenly left, but didn’t say anything in the end. Liu Chengyu also stood up and was about to chase Tang Xi. Xiao Jing hurriedly took Liu Chengyu’s arm and said in a low voice, “President Liu, let’s not be as willful as President Qiao, okay? Aren’t you setting a bad example for the students by doing this?”
Liu Chengyu looked at Xiao Jing with doubt. The latter shrugged. “We’re both judges. How can we just leave before giving a mark to the performer? I can ask someone else to do this job for him, but where can I find a person to replace you? Do you want my sister go home with empty hands after giving such a perfect performance?”
Upon hearing this, Liu Chengyu immediately sat down. At this time, He Wanzhou came from the first row and sat down on Qiao Liang’s seat. He put on a straight face to hide his embarrassment and asked Xiao Jing in a low voice, “Where did he go?”
Ning Yan, who was sitting to the right of Qiao Liang, cast a helpless glance at He Wanning and pursed his lips. “What do you think?”
He Wanzhou sighed and complained, “Willful! How can he be so willful! As a judge, he is supposed to be sitting here giving marks… But he went to chase…”
Ning Yan interrupted him and said, “Come on, don’t talk about this here. The audience is looking at you. Just give a score. The host is waiting for you!”
He Wanzhou smiled, showed his clipboard to the host on which it was a full score, and gave Ning Yan a glance, saying, “She is even better at playing piano than my sister. My sister has been learning to play the piano since she was a child. How come this girl managed to play the piano so well in such a short time…”
Ning Yan snorted and then said, “That girl hasn’t shown her real strength yet.” He then pursed his lips. “But the more low-profile she is, the more I’m curious about her.” But he couldn’t find out anything, although he had investigated her…
He was more and more curious about this girl now…
The judges all gave Tang Xi full marks. The corner of Ning Yan’s corner twitched and he said with disgust, “You’re opening the back door for her!”
Xiao Jing said justifiably, “She deserves this score. She played the piano even better than me.”
Xiao Sa added, “And she is beautiful too. She must be given full marks.”
The headmaster also happily gave Tang Xi full marks as he said, “Xiao Rou is really good at piano, and also have good grades. What an excellent student! She is good, very good.”
The corner of Ning Yan’s eyes twitched. He pursed his lips and wrote Score 9.9 on the clipboard when he noticed that several other school leaders also gave full marks. Xiao Jing blinked, looked at him and questioned, “Why didn’t you just give the full mark?!”
What’s the point of deducting 0.1 point?
Ning Yan grunted and raised his eyebrows. “You just don’t understand me, okay? I gave her this score to keep her from being conceited. If we all give her full marks, she will be self-satisfied and stop making progress. I did this for her good, understand?”
“Haha, Director Ning is right. Xiao Rou is good, but she can still be better.” He Wanning smiled and nodded. At this time, a staff member came to change the nameplate from Qiao Liang to He Wanning. He Wanning took a look at the nameplate and the host suddenly said loudly on the stage, “Congratulations to Xiao Rou. She has got the highest score so far, the new record of the art performance of First High School of City A. Ninety nine point nine. With 0.1 point more, she’ll get full marks! Congratulations, Xiao Rou!”
The auditorium was resounded with thunderous applause. It was a perfect start. After the performance of Tang Xi, other students who were going to perform tonight almost didn’t want to go on stage.