Ms. Su heard everything very calmly agreeing with the older men about everything they said. Zhang Min was getting agitated by the minute as he heard and even Shi Ai had started to feel the jitters. Matt Long on the other hand seemed to have fallen asleep on the couch.. Just as Zhang Min was about to lose his cool,Ms Su started to talk. Her voice was still pleasant and soft but now it was as if there was steel in it. "Principal Jung and Lord Cheng, let me explain the terms of this scholarship and trust to you and then we can talk about the other candidate. As you may know,the trust is under the care of Madam Alicia Long and is at present supporting the education of more than a thousand students. But this scholarship is different from all others. First, it was created for the orphans of an orphanage that Madam Long supported. Second, it is unique in the aspect that it supports the children from there in all aspects and not just studies. So of a student decided to not study but rather work,then thebtrust helps them find work. If they wish to run a business, even then support is provided. So it is a very comprehensive trust with the main of getting a child ready for society."
Principal Jung nodded in appreciation and said," That is very commendable of the Long's.They really do care for society." Principal Jung looked towards Matt Long to see if the man was listening to the praise but all he got in answer was a light snore. Principal Jung was infuriated at this blatant insult but had to sit quietly.
Ms. Su smiled once again and continued," As I was saying,the trust helps the children in the best way they can. Since Ms Shi Ai is under it's care and this is a difficult situation,this is how we are going to proceed," We will wait for the school to set up an impartial investigative committee. Once the investigation is complete,we will require all evidence in support of the investigation. The school has presently suspended Ms Shi, if it is proved that she is innocent then the school is required to follow a proper procedure and apologize.We can begin this by taking down Ms Shi's suspension notice following the rule innocent until proven guilty."
Principal Jung frowned at this,protesting," Ms Su.I don't understand. We were just discussing a qualified student to pass on the scholarship to.And now you are talking about all this.."
It was time to show her real teeth decided Ms Su.With a cold smile she spelled out what she was saying," I am so sorry.I did not know that Principal Jung was slow to catch onto things.Let me explain clearly. Our trust has been created like a family and we protect our own.From what we have researched and what you have told us,we have very different accounts of the incident that took place.So,like a family,if what you say is true then we will accept the decision and punishment the school meets out.But in the same context,if we see a member of our family facing injustice then we will also not hesitate in getting them legal aid.If in the next fifteen minutes,that notice in the school lobby is not taken down and apology not put up,you will be sued for defamation and derogatory comments against a minor,false allegation and mental harassment of said minor.In the five minutes after that we would like to see a notice about the investigation of all students involved in the incident and a statement that Ms Shi's suspension has been lifted until the investigative committee submits it's report."
Having made her stance clear,Ms Su quietly folded her hands in her lap like a woman from the Victorian era and smiled patiently as if she had not just threatened the school.
Principal Jung was speechless and could only bluster with this threat.Zhang Min and Shi Ai who had been rendered to the backseat could also feel the chills from Miss Su. Zhang Min wondered if Ms. Su had played video games..She would definitely be a dastardly opponent.
After a few moments of charged silence, Principal Jung regained his senses and angrily bit out, "Who do you think you are? What action the school takes and the way it goes about it is up to the school and it's board of directors. What makes you think that you can dictate anything to the school. Preposterous!! Lance Inc. and it's people may be powerful but they are not above the school or above the law! And you dare threaten us!"
Principal Jung was now agitatedly standing while banging his hands on the table. He couldn't believe that these people from the company would actually threaten him. He tries to use his stance to intimidate this Miss Su but before he could say something more a droll lazy voice sounded again,"Mr Principal,were you a crow in the previous incarnation?"
"The sleeping beauty, Mr Matt Long had seemingly woken up! Wonderful..",thought Zhang Min..And he was dreaming of crows it seemed. Principal Jung had by now turned mute and one could almost see the steam rising out of his ears. Matt Long who had no idea how aggravating he was being,continued,"Principal Jung you caw a lot!And I really hate that nasal crow sound you are making.Disturbing my sleep.Ms Su,you have explained everything to Principal Jung?"
Ms. Su nodded primly and said,"Yes Sir.But it looks like Principal Jung is not agreeable."
Matt Long turned back to Principal Jung and furrowing his brows asked," Not agreeable? Principal Jung.What is the matter?I thought the matter was pretty simple,you either apologize and conduct a proper investigation of the incident or I will conduct a new investigation regarding accepting of bribes by you in this school."
Principal Jung's expression was now so comical that Zhang Min and Shi Ai were having a hard time controlling their laughter.Oh!How the tables had turned.. At this time Lord Cheng was the one who spoke," Mr Long!What is the meaning of threatening an upstanding individual.Also the school's chairman and board of directors are responsible for the Principal and you have no say in this.I am a member of the School Board and not Lance Inc.!"
Matt Long turbed to look accusingly at Miss Su who then said sheepishly,"Sorry Mr Long.I had not gotten to that part yet.You were resting and if I had shown this earlier then your sleep would have been disturbed sooner..Nodding Matt Long turned to the two old men and said,"Lord Cheng,you are the only other member of board this school has.Rest of them have all resigned and sold their shares to me."
This time Matt Long sat next to Miss Su and waited for the file that Miss Su held out to be passed to Lord Cheng who snatched the file in a split second. In that file were the signed resignations of all the old members as well as rights transfer certificates. Principal Jung now broke out in a cold sweat and simply flopped down on his own chair. It looked like the weight of the world had fallen on his shoulders.
Seeing this Matt Long just smiled and said,"Principal,your five minutes are already up.You have ten left. We will be nearby and come in ten minutes.Alright?"
After having said what he wanted to say,Matt Long turned around and left the room whistling. Miss Su,polite to the core,bowed a bit before saying goodbye.She also gestured for Zhang Min and Shi Ai to follow them.
Shi Ai and Zhang Min made their escape and followed Miss Su to go to Matt Long. After exiting the school gate,they found Matt Long in a small soup restaurant. Matt Long grinned at them and asked,"So,what did you guys think of my performance?"
Shi Ai and Zhang Min looked at each other before Zhang Min nodded and said,"It was like watching a drawing room comedy..And the best performance was where you pretended to sleep."
Matt was offended at that and said poutingly,"I was not acting.I really did enjoy a nap. But remember that Life is a drawing room comedy and we must catch up our sleep when we can! What profound lines I just said.Well done Matt!"
Shi Ai: ".."
Miss Su: "He is always like that." *shaking her head internally*
Matt:"Anyways,my job here is done. This problem will have been solved in the next few minutes. And my next job was to introduce Miss Su to you.So Zhang Min and Shi Ai this is your new trainer Miss Su that Ah Hai told you about and Miss Su this is Zhang Min and Shi Ai-your new punching bags..I mean students.."