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Coolest Girl in Town

Chapter 24

Coolest Girl in Town Chapter 24 Jasmine’s eyes darkened as she felt her heart drop. During the morning reading session the next day, Jasmine led the class’ Chinese reading lesson as she was the class monitor. Halfway through the reading, she deliberately took a Chinese passage and put it in front of Elise. “Please read this for us later.’ Without even looking back at Jasmine, Elise rejected directly. “Sorry, I don't want to. Jasmine knew that Elise would definitely not dare to do so, so she was even more determined to make Elise read Chinese. After all, Chinese was not their mother tongue. So, many students were often able to score in their examinations but were unable to speak the language fluently. For some, their pronunciation might not be accurate while others might even face difficulties conversing in the language. Jasmine reckoned that Elise must be terrible in Chinese oral and didn’t dare to read the passage in front of the class lest she was embarrassed. However, that was exactly what Jasmine wanted-to embarrass her. “You have no choice but to read it, otherwise I'll give you a demerit point.” Students would be given demerit points if they acted inappropriately. The majority of the students were afraid of getting demerit points, but Elise was an exception. Not only was she not intimidated at all, but she actually had no intention to be bothered about Jasmine. “Go ahead and give me a demerit point then.” Annoyed, Jasmine further threatened Elise with her authority’. “What are you trying to do, Elise? The whole class listens to me but you. You think you're so special, huh?” Jasmine’s words had drawn the attention of the rest of the class to Elise as the students stopped reading and looked toward Elise. At first, Elise did not understand why Jasmine would insist on her to read the Chinese passage. However, after seeing her relentless determination, she knew that it was because Jasmine was caught in the comparison trap In fact, Elise had long comprehended how girls tend to compare with one another inwardly, and she thought that was very meaningless. Thus, she had no intention to be bothered with Jasmine, but Jasmine actually started provoking her first “Since the other classmates would listen to you, go ask them to read instead. Why do you have to ask me?” Jasmine snorted. “You're a newcomer and you have not read in front of the class before, so I need to understand your situation." Although it was a rather awkward reason, it sounded somewhat reasonable. Jasmine then added, “You just have to read once today and I won't ask you to read anymore in the future.” “Great!” Elise hummed in response. In order to save the trouble in the future, Elise stopped refusing. She took up the Chinese textbook and started reading the passage seriously under Jasmine’s anticipation. However, as soon as she started reading, the entire class went silent when they heard Elise'’s reading because she was so fluent it was enjoyable to listen to. On the other hand, Jasmine’s expression changed at once. With her face turning pale, she clenched her fists tight. Elise was reading so fluently that it was as if she was raised abroad. Her fluency was much better than Jasmine’s, and she didn’t seem to be a country bumpkin at all! No way. This is impossible! Jasmine refused to believe it as she stared at Elise in disbelief. After reading the passage, Elise lifted her head to glance at Jasmine and asked, ‘Are you happy now?” Jasmine still wanted to say something, but she was at a loss for words Meanwhile, because of this episode, the other students had a completely different impression of Elise. wa It turned out that although the new joiner had a rather average look, she wasn't that incapable after all. Not only was she good at Math Olympiad, but her Chinese oral was perfect. They even thought that Elise’s fluency in Chinese had way surpassed Jasmine’s, who was the Chinese class representative. At the same time, little did Elise expect that this small episode would cause the others to have a different impression of her. Thereafter, she sat down again and continued practicing math questions. The competition was approaching, so she was determined to practice as much as possible On the other hand, Danny was used to being late, and today was no different. Since he was late to class, he didn’t know about the incident that had happened in the morning. Nevertheless, during recess, he realized that unlike normal days where everyone would ignore Elise, there were actually some classmates who initiated conversations with her today. Besides, Elise actually got along well with them and didn’t seem to be distant, This made Danny perplexed. Since when did Elise become this popular? “Hi Elise, can I be your friend?” While Elise was solving the practice questions, a shy female voice emerged in lifted her eyes to see a small-sized girl, who was staring at her with her large, alluring eyes. The girl’s face was even filled with excitement. As Elise would gladly receive a classmate who was friendly, she replied, “Of course!" The girl smiled brightly upon hearing Elise’s response. “Hi Elise, I'm Mikayla Jameson. Nice to meet you.” Looking at Mikayla’s hand which was stretched toward her, Elise was startled. Given that her looks weren't as attractive as others, it was a luxury for her to make friends. After pausing for a while, Elise shook hands with Mikayla and said, “Nice to meet you too, Mikayla.” Mikayla was glad at Elise’s response. To be frank, she wanted to learn Chinese from Elise. Her Chinese examination results were far from satisfactory, and her oral was even rustier. Hence, she wished to learn Chinese from Elise after seeing her fluent reading in the morning. “Elise, you're so fluent in Chinese. Can you teach me the language?" Initially, Elise thought Mikayla was going to ask her for a huge favor, but it turned out to be a small matter, so Elise was more than willing to help out a friend. was “Sure. Bring your Chinese textbook. I'll teach you’ As such, Mikayla quickly brought her textbook and started learning from Elise seriously. Before this, her oral was. bad, so Elise taught her ways to correct her pronunciation. Not only that, Elise even recommended some methods to learn Chinese, which benefited Mikayla a lot. In the afternoon when school was over, it was the first time that Elise did not walk out of the school alone. Instead, she was with Mikayla, and the two girls chatted happily all the way to the school gate. Soon, Elise spotted the familiar car of the Griffith Family, so she bid Mikayla goodbye and walked toward the car. It was Alexander who had come to fetch her today. After Elise got into the car, Alexander started the car engine slowly and departed Elise did not take a break either while on the way as she took out the practice questions and started grinding on them again. Sitting in the driver's seat, Alexander observed Elise through the rearview mirror. He had to admit that although Elise had a rather average appearance, for some reason, she gave off an unworldly aura, which didn’t seem to match her looks at all. Alexander retracted his gaze and decided to initiate a conversation with Elise, which rarely occurred. “Are you going to participate in the City Mathematics Olympiad Competition?”