“Do you want to marry me that badly?” 

Did she eat up all of the shyness that a girl should have?

Shi Sheng pouted, “You can marry me too, I don’t mind.” 

The corners of Yin Wei’s mouth seemed to twitch. The surrounding wind seemed to blow around him. Shi Sheng held on to his arm and gritted her teeth, “Trying to run away again?” 

Running away whenever we have a disagreement!  

“I don’t have much time. I can’t stay for long.” Yin Wei held open his hand. His voice became softer with a sense of lovingness in it, “I’ll come and see you again.” 

As he finished his words, he disappeared in front of Shi Sheng in the blink of an eye. 

Even after he disappeared, Shi Sheng could still feel his warmth in her hands. 

Cold.

It was as cold as ice. Just by touching him for a little while, she could feel her hand getting frostbitten. 

The last time when she held him, she didn’t get this feeling. 

Side mission…  

“Shut up!” 

I don’t want to accept a side mission.  

You don’t want to accept it, even if it has to do with Feng Ci? The system asked puzzlingly. 

Shi Sheng coldly snorted, “It’s only related to the identity he uses, it has nothing to do with Feng Ci!” 

Anyways, Feng Ci is either mentally ill or physically ill. I’m already used to it. 

So used to it. 

Calm down, calm down, calm down.

Master, come back quickly! The host has become civilized now!  

……

After being beaten up by Shi Sheng, Dong Fang Hai didn’t appear for a long time. 

The Feng family’s annual exam was approaching. 

As the daughter who had been absent from class for a long time, many were waiting to see Shi Sheng embarrass herself. 

If Shi Sheng were to get beaten up and crushed during the annual exam. She would be humiliating Patriarch Feng. 

In such a big family, there was bound to be lots of comparison between the members of the Feng family. 

On the day of the annual exam, Patriarch Feng took the time to sit in on the test. 

Shi Sheng sat in the back corner and looked at the disciples sparring in the middle. 

"Third Miss…"

A few people appeared next to Shi Sheng. 

As she looked at them for a few moments, she had a slight impression that these people were the ones she met at the Demon Flame Ridge. 

Shi Sheng rarely appeared in the martial arts arena, and even if she did, she wouldn't necessarily meet up with these people.

That was why it was the first time that Shi Sheng had seen these few people since she returned from the Demon Flame Ridge. 

"Third Miss, I'm Feng An, do you still remember me?"

"Yes." Shi Sheng let out a high cold hmm, "Why?"

"Nothing…" Feng An shook her head, "Just wanted to give Third Miss my greetings.” 

Shi Sheng returned her gaze to the front after she acknowledged what he said. She did not intend to continue conversing with them.

They were slightly embarrassed and each found a place to sit around Shi Sheng.

They thought that after what happened last time, Third Miss would at least take them in as her own. Even if she didn't, she would still let them help out with things.

However, since Third Miss returned to the Feng family, it seemed like she had forgotten about this matter.

Many people were taking the examination. When She Shing was bored of watching, she fished out her stash of sunflower seeds and started gnawing on them.

[...] The host really changes her habits in every realm. Is this really good? 

What is the meaning of gnawing on some sunflower seeds whenever a disagreement pops up? 

And where did you get your sunflower seeds from!  

Feng An and the others were speechless as they listened to the sound of Shi Sheng gnawing on sunflower seeds. How can she be so calm even in such a tense situation? 

"Next, Feng An."

Feng An was called, and he immediately got up and took to the stage.

Feng An's strength was considered better among the younger generation, so he won easily. Those who won would be treated better next year, and those who eliminated would not. 

In such a big family, if you didn’t have someone important like Feng Qi Qi had your back, you had to rely on your own effort to get resources. 

Feng An passed the test and came down.

The others congratulated Feng An. But at the same time, they started to get nervous about their own tests.

"What are you so nervous about. There are only two results at the end. You either win, or you lose.” Shi Sheng gnawed on a sunflower seed and joined their discussion.

As soon as Shi Sheng spoke, the people discussing stopped, and each of them looked at Shi Sheng with wide eyes.

"Third Miss, why aren't you nervous at all?"

"Why should I be nervous?” With arrogance in her brows, “It’s not like my resources will be deducted when I lose.” 

Crowd: "..." Good point. We’re surprisingly speechless. 

This is the difference between having a backer and not having support. 

There’s nothing they can do since she’s favored.

"Third Miss, are you short of followers?" They also wanted to be supported by someone important. 

Shi Sheng had a disgusted look on her face, "No."

The crowd who was rejected by Shi Sheng expected it. How could someone like Third Miss lack followers? 

"Do you want to win?" Shi Sheng suddenly spoke out.

The crowd nodded unanimously. Of course they wanted to.

Which disciple didn't want to win during the annual exam? This was a representation of their treatment and dignity for the rest of the year.

Shi Sheng turned around, "Let me teach you guys a method."

Several pairs of shining eyes instantly looked at Shi Sheng in unison, "What method?"

"Pretend."

The crowd: "..."

What kind of solution is this?

"Everyone likes to bully the weak and is afraid of the strong. They will become more daring if you show that you’re scared of them. If you act like you are not afraid of them and let them know that as if you have a triumph card, they will be afraid of you and will not dare to strike. All you have to do... is to strike when they are doubtful and kill them in one blow."

[......] The host is talking nonsense again. Do you think that everyone is as sick as you?  

Those people were also a little dumbfounded by what they heard. One of them couldn’t wrap his head around this and said, “It's not allowed for the people of the same clan to kill each other."

This rule was founded in many realms. Competitions were allowed, but it was not allowed for the same clan to fight each other, as this would weaken the overall strength of a clan.

"Anyway, I told you guys the way to do it. It's up to you to see if you can use it.” Shi Sheng turned back and continued to munch on her sunflower seeds. 

The master initiates the apprentices, but their skill depends on their own efforts. 

I am someone with great ambitions.

  [...] What is your great ambition, host? Teaching other people to pretend while gnawing on sunflower seeds? I think you haven’t taken your medicine. Hurry up and take it! Don’t give up on your treatment!  

"Third Miss, can I have some sunflower seeds?" He wanted to calm down.

Thus, this formed a group of people who gnawed on sunflower seeds together.

The people around them felt shameful for them as they listened to the constant, clicking sounds coming from the corner where they were eating the sunflower seeds. 

It was such a grave situation, yet you guys are gnawing on sunflower seeds. 

There’s no sense of nervousness either.  

Soon someone from the sunflower seeds clique had their name called. He took a deep breath, stood up with a scuffle, tensed his face, and walked down truculently.

This kind of test was usually between people of similar levels, so everyone would know each others’ level. Yet during the fight, they would pretend that they had a well-thought-out plan to make the opponents question themselves. 

As soon as both sides stood on the field, the test had already begun.

According to what Shi Sheng said, the man who went out first. He bluffed the opponent and settled it in a quick battle.

With similar strengths, anyone could win. It was all about the decisive opportunity and tactics. 

Obviously, the tactics that Shi Sheng taught were very practical here.

In the next few matches, these people basically passed the test without any risk. Only two were eliminated. The crowd consoled them. Since they passed the test, they could take care of them in the future.

"Next up, Feng Qi Qi, Feng Zhi Yin."