Chapter 138: Awards Ceremony
He desperately wanted to know what was going on.
Lan Anran appeared very calm.
“You mean this?”
She raised the pendant and smiled.
“What is it?”
Mo Jinrong stared at her intently.
“This was given to me by a doctor in the countryside once. She said that it could help people to concentrate and I found that it was pretty good after I used it. When you were ill, I tried it and it was really useful.”
Lan Anran appeared harmless.
Mo Jinrong hurriedly asked, “Where is she now?”
Lan Anran shook her head.
“I don’t know, I just saw her once. I don’t know where she went.”
Mo Jinrong was skeptical. Was she really innocent?
“Young Master, why did your illness act up again? Are you better now?”
Mo San was worried.
Mo Jinrong leaned against the hospital bed, looking worried.
“Jinrong, don’t worry, I won’t touch you anymore.”
Lan Anran felt guilty.
Mo Jinrong didn’t reply, looking out the window in embarrassment.
Lan Anran stayed in the hospital until it was late and slowly returned home. Fang Hui, who was at the door, was tired and slept in the car, so he didn’t see Lan Anran enter the house.
“Anran, why are you back so late? I called you, but you didn’t pick up.”
Li Yueru was anxious.
“Jinrong isn’t feeling well. I’ve been in the hospital and didn’t hear the call. Did something happen?”
Lan Anran frowned.
“Is Jinrong alright?” Lan Tingyun asked.
“It’s nothing, just a small problem. He’ll be fine after some rest.”
Lan Anran smiled.
“Okay, you don’t know this, but the school just called and said that we must go to the awards ceremony tomorrow. Even the people from the Rong City Research Institute are coming, saying that you are a rare talent. Anran, you are such a good daughter!”
Li Yueru was overjoyed.
“It’s just an exam, it’s not that exaggerated.”
Lan Anran spoke humbly.
“Anran, has your grandma troubled you recently?” Lan Tingyun suddenly asked.
“No, Grandma can’t save herself now, she won’t be coming to me anytime soon.” Lan Anran smiled.
“Hubby, don’t be soft-hearted. It’s alright if Old Mrs. Lan doesn’t want to see you, but if she does, it’s up to you. We’re a big family and we have to live. It’s not that we don’t care about her, it’s just that she wants money the moment she opens her mouth. We have already given them 5 million yuan, so we can’t give her any more money.”
Li Yueru reminded him.
Old Mrs. Lan was always asking for money.
“Got it. I’ll transfer the allowance for this month to Mom later. We still have to pay for her retirement fee since she’s my mom.”
Lan Tingyun was a little helpless.
“Your dad is too soft-hearted.”
Li Yueru didn’t have a choice.
“Mom, Dad, don’t worry. I’m going to start filming soon to earn money. When the time comes, I’ll make up for the family’s expenses. You don’t have to worry.”
Lan Yanran was very sensible.
Li Yueru was moved that her son had grown up and was worried about his parents.
The next day was the awards ceremony and the school had specially freed up a day to give out the awards. The school was decorated with lanterns and colored banners and the venue was in the auditorium, which hadn’t been used in many years.
The auditorium was large and could accommodate all the teachers and students. Li Yueru and Lan Tingyun sat at the front of the parent seats, so they could clearly see the situation on stage.
The music started and the lights turned on. The principal stood in the middle of the stage with a joyful expression, holding a microphone as he spoke.
“Dear students, teachers, parents, hello, I am the principal of Rong City University. Today, the top three of the Rong City University Pharmacy Competition Awards will be held. The award ceremony will now begin!”
The principal’s voice was high and the auditorium broke into applause.
He took out a card and read aloud.
“The third place is…”
The principal smiled and looked at the students below the stage. Sun Hui was extremely nervous. She didn’t want to be in second place, but she didn’t want to be in third place either. That would be a shame to her, as she had always been the second in a millennium. Now that she was in third place, she couldn’t accept it at all.
The principal read aloud. Sun Hui was dumbfounded. She was really in third place!
She was stunned for a moment, then walked to the podium with a smile, but her heart was bleeding.
The principal personally presented her with a certificate and a thick notebook. Sun Hui’s face suddenly flushed. These things were like a mark of shame, she couldn’t wait to throw them away.
Sun Hui took a photo with the principal and walked off the stage.
“Next is second place!”
The principal smiled. He moved his eyes and looked at the people below the stage shrewdly.
Lan Yaxin was extremely nervous. She knew that she might not be first place this time, but second place was a hot potato and she didn’t want to take it.
“Yaxin, you will definitely be first place, don’t be nervous.”
Xu Yanshan and Lan Tingyi comforted their daughter with a smile.
They had a lot of confidence in their daughter. Even though they knew about Lan Anran’s situation during the competition, they still believed that their daughter could come first.
“Yaxin, it’s okay to get second place.”
Lan Tingyi comforted her and Xu Yanshan glared at him.
The principal announced loudly.
“Lan Yaxin! Please come forward to accept the award!”
When Lan Yaxin heard her name, she went up reluctantly, not able to smile at all during the group photo.
Xu Yanshan and Lan Tingyi were a little unhappy as well and left the hall early.
“Who said that second place doesn’t matter?” Xu Yanshan asked.
“I didn’t expect that brat to come first!” Lan Tingyi said unwillingly.
“I’m so angry!”
Xu Yanshan was also a little angry.
Inside, Lan Yaxin was extremely upset to see her parents leave early. She looked up and saw Lan Anran sitting in her seat indifferently. Not far away, Lan Tingyun and his wife were smiling extremely happily, but she wasn’t happy at all.
She looked at the award certificate and a pen in her hand and was furious.