Chapter 6: 1.06 – Ice Prince – Crimson Academy
Edited by Psycho S
Proofreaded by P.D Webb.
Olivia stood in front of her sister, Grace, and automatically, Mark and Victor stepped before her.
When the youths finally registered what was happening, Bing Shi nudged her sister out and didnt bother acknowledging the staring Xavier, “Lets go.”
Looking at the leaving group with an expressionless face, Xavier passed by the staff that bowed to him with respect and fascination. While calling his butler, his gaze halted on Olivias back, “Tell my parents I agree to end the engagement. But Ill only end it under the condition that I get to choose my own partner.”
“Y-yes, young master!” answered the person on the other side of a line. This young master was a genius prodigy. He passed all tests with flying colours, knew how to play many musical instruments, and even improved his fathers company at such a young age! He didnt need a womans backing to establish his already strong position.
[Side mission success: Break the engagement between Grace Bacchus and Xavier Dalton. 1000p]
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“Dont you think Xavier is a bit too much of himself lately” Bing Shi asked Mark, picking up her tennis racket in one hand, “He treated us as if we were thin air. I really want to see him get a taste of his own medicine. Dont you want to see that too”
I hope Victor can hear this. I want to see him be the Xavier to my Grace. What should I do so I can be treated like Im thin air right now
“Hm Ah, y-yeah,” Mark answered in a daze. Olivia blatantly showed him more attention than she should, which gave him a very... wrong impression.
Bing Shi wanted to team up with her sister or Mark in tennis, but Grace quickly grabbed Marks arm and dragged him to the right side of the tennis court, leaving her with Victor again.
“Stop looking at him or any other man. You should only stare at your fiance: me,” said Victor as a dangerously beautiful smile carved onto his face, “Im not the type of man who is interested in used goods. Your smile and your body are only to be appreciated by me. Understand”
Too late. Im already “used goods”. My mind and body already belong to someone else.
But I cant destroy Olivias future by telling the truth.
Bing Shi got herself into position and gave Victor a sugary smile. She then threw the ball into the air and hit it with her racket. When the ball smashed into the net in the middle of the court, she sighed in feigned disappointment, “Im so bad at this...”
“Why dont you let me teach you how to play tennis” Victor walked behind her to show her how to play tennis. This was an attempt to become more intimate with his fiance when he crept closer to her with intent.
Before he could touch her, Bing Shi hurriedly turned around. Her abrupt action caused her racket to hit his shoulders, very, very hard- so hard, apparently, that it made him groan loudly in pain, alarming everyone who heard him.
Grace and Mark had heard Victor when he groaned loudly. They ran over to the pair and exclaimed with alarm, “What happened!”
Bing Shi stood rooted in the place. She had to learn how to strike a chicken sooner than she expected, “We should call an ambulance... I think I broke his shoulder.”
“Im alright,” holding his arm, Victor only requested Olivia to accompany him to the infirmary. She complied with his request.
The whole trip to the infirmary was quiet. Victor realised that Olivia wasnt going to apologise for hitting him; he would have thought she was too shaken to apologise, but after a few days of learning her act, he knew that she just didnt want to apologise at all.
Before entering the infirmary, Victor bluntly told Olivia, “Im fine with playing the mouse and cat chase. The more you play hard to get, the more Ill enjoy the sweet win.”
Bing Shi didnt like this guy who continuously schemed to get with her like she wasnt human, but rather a toy, “Wasnt my message clear Being alone with you feels like youll kill me in a second. Everything you do creeps me out. Every time you talk, you make me want to gouge out my ears!”
As soon as he got closer, Bing Shi directly hit Victors shoulders with her racket again and hmphed when he gave a near shout of pain. She carried on ranting to Victor, frustrated that he treated her discomfort like it was a game, “You want to know why I give Mark so much attention! Well, go ask him for some advice on how to act like a proper man! Maybe then, and only maybe, when you learn to grow a pair of balls and stop acting like a creep, Ill talk to you like youre not a weirdo, and say sorry for hitting you with a racket.”
“...” Victor stepped to the side to create a distance from her. She should be careful of what she said. He really wanted to snap her neck in half when she hit him with that racket.
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The whole resort already knew about the broken engagement between Grace and Xavier. Because there was this wet chicken always annoying Grace, she didnt have time to show off her innocent self, thus Xavier losing his interest in her.
The days continued as always, until that thing happened, right before the end of the summer break.
[Hidden quest success 1000p: Make Grace kiss someone besides Xavier.]
“I dont like him anymore! So stop pestering me!” Grace yelled out.
“Then why did you tell those girls, who were interested in him not to go near him!” Mark yelled back, cornering Grace in the corner of the building.
“How do you know Were you stalking me” Grace glared at him as she avoided his question indirectly. She just wanted to help those girls to avoid death. Whoever went near that ice cube except for the heroine, would surely die a painful death like her! Xavier belonged to Alisa Charles!
It didnt occur to Grace that her warning these ladies would create an interesting misunderstanding...
“I was just on my way to meet Oli-!”
Suddenly, Grace tugged his hand down and her other free hand grabbed his neck and pulled him closer to her with force. She pushed her lips to his, muffling whatever complaints were going to leave his mouth.
Mark wanted to push her away, but to no avail, the more he tried to push her away, the more she pushed her lips to his. Groaning in pain when his lip was bitten by her out of annoyance, he opened his peripheral vision and saw him.
Xavier was looking at them. There was no expression on Xaviers face that Mark could make out.
Then, Mark noticed Graces heaving shoulders and the wet tear tracks that ran down her cheeks. She made no noise as she wept silently in the kiss. Why she cried, he didnt know. Perhaps she was humiliated
Mark looked back at Xavier while his lips were still locked onto his best friends ex-fiances lips. Embarrassed, Mark looked away from Xaviers piercing eyes. Mark put his hand on the back of her head and gently guided her head into a tilt; this pushed her body closer to him so, he wrapped his arm around Grace and... closing his eyes, he kissed her with a sudden fierceness that surprised Grace.
When Mark opened his eyes to look back at that place, there was no Xavier to see.
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[I dont think so. They hate each other.]
[“No, I could clearly see how Mark kissed her back at the end, hmpf! Its the beginning of a love-hate relationship! At least she broke her engagement before doing the deed.”]
Bing Shi chatted with her system as she went out for a walk with Victor.
Victor had to say. This girl was the most boring female hed ever met. To bluff the public, they would sometimes show up together in a restaurant. But despite this, if the public tried to look into their facade any closer... they would be busted.
The couple never talked to each other because there was nothing to talk about.
Shed stare at her phone, the menu, her glass water – anything but him. And when she finally did speak, she kind of said nothing at all. She didnt hate him, she didnt like him, she felt absolutely nothing towards him.
“Are you... not interested in men” he finally asked.
Continuing to look at the vast greenery inside the park resort, Bing Shi shrugged her shoulders. He could have taken this in a no/yes manner, but knowing Olivia, it would have been more like adont look at me, mind your business, and stop talking to me kind of manner.
Thinning his lips, Victor stopped talking. If he tried, he would be mad at this silly girl.