Chapter 36: She Plagiarized
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The venue instantly fell silent.
They stared blankly at Qiao Xi, not knowing how to react.
Many people who did not know Qiao Xi were whispering to each other.
“Who is she?”
“I don’t know. I’ve never seen her before, but she’s really good-looking.”
“Are you stupid? Why are you acting like a love-struck fool? So what if she’s good-looking if she’s brainless!”
She actually dared to openly question the judges’ decision. This woman must be crazy.
They did not know Qiao Xi, but that did not mean they did not know Qiao Rou. In the hearts of many students, Qiao Rou deserved to be first place.
Gu Zheng was shocked by Qiao Xi’s sudden actions as well. He turned to look at Qiao Xi.
After causing such a huge commotion, the woman’s expression had not changed. She still looked carefree as though she had not come to her senses. Her red lips were still curled up as well.
Song Shiyu gulped. “Madam, Madam…”
He knew that Qiao Xi and Qiao Rou were not on good terms. However, even if Madam wanted to have Qiao Rou make a fool of herself, she should look at the occasion!
The first-place winner was selected by so many judges. How could Qiao Xi, a student who did not participate in the competition, question their decision?!
Among the crowd, only Zhou Guanjin patted his chest. Luckily, Sister Qiao Xi had finally appeared.
This unforeseen event happened too suddenly. When the host realized what was going on, he kept signaling the leaders below to ask them what to do. However, he realized that the university leaders were ignoring him!
The host was stunned.
Qiao Rou held the microphone and looked into Qiao Xi’s eyes. After a long silence, Qiao Rou’s gentle voice spread to every corner of the venue through the microphone.
“Sister, stop fooling around. I know that you really want to get first place in this competition. You want to enter Gu Corporation to fulfill your dreams of becoming a designer, but you didn’t even have the courage to participate in the competition.”
Qiao Rou bit her lip, as if the words were a little difficult for her to say. “Although you’re my sister, there are some things I still have to say. As fashion designers, we have to be brave and innovative when facing difficulties. Only when we are brave can we open up a new era for future designers.”
Anyone could have dreams, but one should have the courage to move forward.
It had to be said that Qiao Rou’s words were really grand and majestic-sounding. Many students immediately gave her thunderous applause.
Song Shiyu was as anxious like an ant on a hot pan. His brain worked furiously as he tried to think of a way to resolve this awkward situation.
On the contrary, Qiao Xi’s expression was extremely calm even though she was the person involved.
At this moment, the leaders of the university who were forcefully pulled back by Zhou Guanjin finally came back to their senses. They looked at Qiao Xi in bewilderment and then secretly waved at the host.
After a while, the host returned to the stage. He cleared his throat and said, “I’m sorry that something unexpected has happened.”
As soon as he spoke, the spotlight instantly shifted to him.
“Student, why do you think Qiao Rou is not worthy of winning first place?” The host pointed the microphone at Qiao Xi.
The instruction he received was to find out why Qiao Xi had objections to Qiao Rou winning first place.
“Why? Of course, it’s because… she plagiarized.” Qiao Xi’s brows were indifferent, and her posture was lazy and casual.
“What? Plagiarism?! Damn!”
As designers, they hated plagiarizers the most!
Every design sketch was the product of the designer’s blood, sweat, and tears. It was simply shameless to treat something that someone else had painstakingly created as their own!
There was an uproar.
Qiao Rou panicked for a moment. Impossible! She could not have been discovered!
Moreover, she did not plagiarize. She had only borrowed Master Gu Shan’s creativity!
At the thought of this, she quickly calmed down. “Sister, how can you spout nonsense? Do you know that this sentence from you will ruin me? Reputation is the most important thing to a designer. One word from you and I’ll be nailed to the pillar of shame…”
Qiao Rou choked.
The host also came back to his senses and continued to ask, “Qiao Rou is right. Reputation is everything to a designer. Qiao Xi, you’re saying that Qiao Rou plagiarized, but can you provide evidence?”
After a pause, he continued, “Although I’m not a student of the fashion design department, I can see that Qiao Rou’s design is very novel and vibrant. It’s a design style I’ve never seen before.”
As soon as the host finished speaking, a figure rushed out from backstage. “Of course, it’s novel! Because Qiao Rou didn’t plagiarize at all!”
The girl grabbed Qiao Rou’s microphone and pointed at Qiao Xi while shouting, “Don’t be fooled by her. She’s Qiao Xi, the eldest daughter of the Qiao family who was brought back from the countryside! She’s someone who has never even learned fashion design.. She only got into Li City University’s school of design with the help of the Qiao family. She knows nothing about design and plagiarism! She just doesn’t like Qiao Rou and wants to go against her!”