The Taming of the Yandere

 

V3 Chapter 3: Mona Lisa’s Smile of Death (Part 2)

 

Jiang Muqing frowned as she looked at my brooding face.

“It’s a little more fast-paced than usual, and have I learned that equation before?”

“Nope, I found it from another workbook. It’s really handy.”

“Which book?”

I had never seen the strange formula before.

“Here.”

Jiang Muqing took out a copy of “Advanced Mathematics Reasoning”, used typically in universities.

?!

This is out of my league….

“And how did this step go to this one?” I asked dazedly.

“It’s easy! Just like this…”

Jiang Muqing explained with confidence.

“I still… Don’t understand…”

I started to question my intelligence. The pressing matter at hand was that I couldn’t keep up with her brain at all.

Just like that, I hit a bump in Jiang Muqing’s road.

Mo Shiyu watched as I fumbled with Jiang Muqing, and couldn’t resist herself anymore.

“Here, let me try.”

She smirked at Jiang Muqing. *

*Some of you may have forgotten, but Lu Fan left out the violent and crazy bits when he was explaining to Mo Shiyu last chapter. So MSY as of now is oblivious to Jiang Muqing’s… more interesting side.

Jiang Muqing clearly wanted to have another turn, but I felt that maybe she could learn to express her methods more easily if she would listen to Mo Shiyu’s.

“Let the Class Pres speak, maybe she has a better solution.” I urged Jiang Muqing.

“What better solutions can she have? Hmph! I’ll see what better ways she can use to solve this problem.”

So, she unwillingly let out her spot, and let Mo Shiyu explain the problem.

No matter what, Mo Shiyu was still quite experienced with tutoring. Although she wasn’t as fast as Jiang Muqing, but by following each step on the walkthrough, I understood quickly.

Mo Shiyu’s every move was accurate and balanced, without a shred of carelessness. All the formulas were displayed clearly by the answer.

“Ah, I see. Thanks!”

After hearing Mo Shiyu’s thorough explanation, I let out a sigh of relief.

“No problem.”

Next, she glanced at Jiang Muqing with delight, seemingly to prove some point.

Jiang Muqing’s face was darkened. She clenched the pencil in her hands, with her head lowered. She looked like a stray dog, abandoned by its family.

Damn it. With the state she was right now, I wondered if the situation would run out of control.

“Jiang Muqing, are you alright….”

I looked at her a bit worriedly.

“It’s fine, you two continue.”

She paused for a while, and suddenly started to laugh.

The corners of her mouth were slightly tilted, like Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Although it was a smile, it seemed more like a smirk, sending uncomfortable chills down people’s backs.

“Are you sure?” I asked.

You’re saying that you’re fine, but you’re really not acting like it!

“Yep.”

“Then… Let’s keep going.”

I observed Jiang Muqing anxiously, and resumed conversation with Mo Shiyu after confirming that she wasn’t going anywhere.

To speed up the process, we threw ourselves completely in discussion, quickly finishing off many hard problems. It was as if we have forgotten Jiang Muqing’s presence.

Jiang Muqing seemed compliant, too. She didn’t bother us anymore, and sat quietly across us. She didn’t say a word, but her hand kept doodling incessantly on her paper.

“die”

….

“Uh… What’s that you’re doing over there?”

“I’m studying some vocabulary.”

She kept smiling.