Chapter 50: Counterattack
Mu Jingzhe hadn’t expected Little Bei to be the one surrounded, criticized, and bullied.
Upon sensing that Little Bei was trembling, Mu Jingzhe was furious.
The parent in the high heels who had been kicked away felt like she had been kicked away by a powerful force. Her entire body hurt, and she couldn’t get up for a moment.
The arrogant tone she had used previously was now filled with exasperation.
“This is absurd. How can she hit people like that!”
Everyone pointed at Mu Jingzhe. “It’s her.”
“Why are you kicking people around…”
“You are the one who started it. Plus, you were doing it to a child!”
Mu Jingzhe gritted her teeth. “How dare you sound so self-righteous when you were bullying a child!”
“Your child is a thief!” High Heels stood up angrily. “You must be her parent, huh. Look at what your child did.”
“Bullsh*t!” Mu Jingzhe wasn’t polite at all. “Your child is the one who stole. My child definitely wouldn’t!”
Little Bei, who was being hugged by Mu Jingzhe, finally calmed down after hearing Mu Jingzhe’s words. She then spoke to her.
“I put my school bag over there. When I was about to leave, they suddenly claimed that their pocket watch was missing. They then suspected that it was me and searched my bag, but I didn’t steal it.”
Little Bei’s eyes were red as she gritted her teeth.
Little Bei’s appearance resembled a video Mu Jingzhe had seen before she had transmigrated. In it, a little girl was gnashing her teeth in anger and trembling.
At the time, she had only thought it was cute, but seeing Little Bei like this only made her feel heartache.
“I believe you, Little Bei. Don’t be afraid.”
Mu Jingzhe stroked her head.
“What’s the point of believing her? There’s solid evidence…”
“There’s no conclusive evidence. You claim the evidence is conclusive just because you found it in her bag? Are you a police officer? Is whatever you say the law?”
Mu Jingzhe interrupted her. “What era is this? Why is there a need to use such a vulgar method? Isn’t it shameful?”
“The thing was found in her bag!” High Heels insisted.
“She did not steal it!” Mu Jingzhe seemed angry. She hugged Little Bei and ran over to push the parent.
“What are you doing? If you keep doing this, I’ll—” Before High Heels could finish, Mu Jingzhe took a big step back and started shouting.
“Where’s my wallet? I lost my wallet!”
Before High Heels could react, Mu Jingzhe pointed at her pocket and shouted, “My wallet! You stole my wallet!”
High Heels was completely stunned. She took out her wallet with trembling hands. “I didn’t! You put it in yourself!”
“I took it out of your pocket, and you still want to deny it? What did your parents teach you? Did you have a father to teach you or not? At your age, isn’t it shameful to steal a wallet in front of so many people, including children?”
Like a machine gun, Mu Jingzhe threw the woman’s words back at her.
She then looked at the stunned teacher. “Teacher, I’m worried that my children will be led astray by coming into contact with such a parent. Please get them to scram.”
High Heels was so angry that her face turned red. “You rogue, you put this in my pocket just now. I didn’t touch it at all! You’re slandering me!”
“I’m just imitating you!”
Mu Jingzhe sneered. Yes, she had deliberately placed the wallet in the parent’s pocket while she was pushing her.
She was giving her a taste of her own medicine.
“You used this method to deal with Little Bei. I’m just paying you back in kind!”
High Heels trembled from rage. “You—”
“You feel angry, disgusted, and aggrieved, huh? This is exactly how we feel right now!”
Mu Jingzhe scoffed and looked at the surrounding people who had helped the wicked parent perpetuate evil deeds, as well as at the students who had shouted at Little Bei earlier.
The little girl with the braids stared at her in a daze. Those who had scolded Little Bei earlier also looked at her, unable to react.
Mu Jingzhe looked around.
“Since you’ve lost something, the first thing you should do is look around for it. If you can’t find it, the best solution is to call the police and let them handle it, not search everyone. After all, you’re not qualified to search other people!
“After you call the police, only they have the right to search when they come. We will find out whether the items were really stolen or whether someone is being framed as long as we investigate seriously. There are no identical fingerprints in this world. Whether Little Bei touched the pocket watch or not will be revealed very soon.”
Mu Jingzhe looked at High Heels. “I’ll give you one more chance. Do you want to apologize, or do you want to call the police?”
High Heels turned pale and couldn’t speak.
“Scared? Afraid that the police will expose everything?” Mu Jingzhe scoffed. “If you don’t want to call the police, explain this clearly. Apologize to Little Bei and clear her name!”
High Heels couldn’t lift her head under everyone’s gazes. If she wanted her to admit that she had framed a little girl, she might as well kill her.
She wanted to leave, but Mu Jingzhe blocked her way.
Not daring to look at her daughter or her daughter’s classmates, she gritted her teeth. “Don’t go overboard!”
“You’re the one who’s gone overboard!” Mu Jingzhe pointed at her daughter. “Now you feel shame and don’t dare say it. Are you afraid of facing your daughter?”
“Shut up!” High Heels couldn’t take it and screamed.
She opened her mouth to make a scene, but the teacher suddenly exploded. “Enough!”
The teacher had been at a loss and hadn’t been able to stop the woman, but if she didn’t speak up now, even she would look down on herself.
She looked at High Heels and asked, “Did you frame Shao Bei because of the people from the TV station?”
High Heels’ words were stuck in her throat. She wanted to deny it, but the teacher wasn’t listening. “You heard the news in advance and made preparations. However, the people from the broadcasting station only looked at Shao Bei and didn’t spare your daughter a glance. Is that why you framed Shao Bei?”
The expression on High Heels’ face changed drastically.
Mu Jingzhe’s face fell. “So you didn’t frame her for no reason?”
The teacher took a deep breath and nodded. “Looks like that’s the reason. I’m sorry, the school didn’t do a good job.”
She apologized to Mu Jingzhe.
The people who Mu Jingzhe had thought were the students’ parents turned out to be people from the broadcasting station. They were from the children’s channel and often needed little dancers and actors. They also needed them for galas or performances, so they had come to look for potential seedlings.
If Mu Jingzhe hadn’t brought the kids to school today because of the rain, they would have missed this opportunity.
Instead of missing the opportunity, they had merely not been informed of this because of their late arrival.
However, the woman in the high heels who had framed Little Bei had known about it. She had known about the news in advance and even prepared for it. She had made her daughter dress up nicely because she wanted her to be the most eye-catching child.
In the end, she had still not been as eye-catching as the simply-dressed Little Bei.
Little Bei was the cutest and most eye-catching child. She had stolen the limelight from her daughter. High Heels felt wretched and indignant about it.
How could her daughter not compare to that little girl from the village?
Because she had been determined to win, because she was used to being high and mighty and felt that as long as Little Bei left, her daughter would no longer have any competitors and would definitely be chosen, High Heels had immediately made a move and placed the pocket watch in Little Bei’s bag when no one had been paying attention to frame her for stealing it.
The television station would definitely not want a thief.
High Heels’ plan was well-thought-out, so she hadn’t been afraid at all. She felt that it didn’t matter even if they found out she was behind all this.
Shao Bei’s family had no power or influence, and she was poorly dressed too. High Heels wasn’t afraid at all, so she had deliberately bullied her.
However, something unexpected had happened—Mu Jingzhe.