"What is this? Thirty minutes for a lunch break?" May complained as they chose to eat together at one of the school canteens with the rest of the applicants to save some time.
"Geez, May… Just hurry up and eat. I think this is a part of their test. They want flexibility on the new recruits." Lana said as she hurried up to eat her food.
Keira and Drey did the same and May, with a crumpled face, sighed and fastened her eating as well.
"What an 'all for one and one for all' team we are," she murmured with her twisted mouth as she put a spoonful of rice in her mouth with a still sulky expression.
Keira laughed out hard and said with a wink, "I love you, May."
May sighed… Every time Keira did that, her heart melted with bewilderment.
"Look at that group. I think they are here to only show off. I've heard that one of them is Field Marshal Chan's daughter," one of the applicants murmured at the other side of the table, which did not escape Keira's ears.
Another woman laughed with mockery and commented, "Why is she here? I'm sure it's just a formality and that group of hers is already in the list of passers for sure. How nice it is to have a father backing you up."
Keira's face crumpled as she closed her eyes, inhaled and exhaled elegantly to calm herself.
Drey, Lana, and May looked at each other and quickly finished their food to stand up.
Keira was in meditation state at that moment, she was contemplating if she should start an attack or just let them be.
Lana signaled Drey to pull up Keira while May fixed Keira's tray since it was a self-service canteen.
"Field Marshal Chan's daughter entering Armed Forces? What the heck... What kind of a game are they playing? Just looking at her outfit. You can tell that she's better suited for a runway show. As I said, having a back-up must be really great." Then, the woman laughed out hard.
The sudden sound of a blow on the table roared inside the small canteen, as Keira stood up with narrowed eyes and a wicked smile as she looked at Drey who held her but quickly removed his hands after seeing her fierce gaze.
They were too late. Keira would attack and no one among them was able to stop her at that point...
"Drey, why are there so many people out here, who love to mind others business instead of focusing on themselves?" Keira asked as she turned her head directly towards the woman who openly mocked her before.
"Honey, I hate wasting words like this but what can I do if I simply love fashion? Do I have to dress like others? I mean, is there something wrong with my clothes at all because I did not see any dress code for the exam." She said in her calm and sweet voice as she walked towards the woman who was caught off guard and never imagined that Keira would talk back.
Then, she rested her palms on the table where the woman sat, as Keira slightly bend forward, leaving only a ten-inch gap between her face and the woman as she pouted her perfectly shaped lips.
Afterward, she stared at the woman with her expressive, beautiful eyes and said, "Tell me, dear… Is it my fault that I am Field Marshal Chan's daughter? I mean, can't I pursue being accepted to this Academy because of my father? I really want to study here and serve my country well too. That's why I want to take the admission test fairly. If you think or believe that I will be admitted because of my connections, then I'm willing to prove you wrong. However, can we first get over the exam and see if I really pass before you judge or spurt out such nonsense in here?"
After those words, she straightened her body and winked to the woman before she went back to her seat and get her tray from May.
"I so hate gossip makers like that. It's okay if it's just me, but insinuating the fair judgment of the academy because of the fact that my dad runs it. I won't let it pass!" Keira stated loudly, without caring whoever heard it…
The three followed Keira as they went out from the canteen, leaving people who witnessed what had happened with open mouths and in a total daze.
"Close that mouth, Torin, before a fly enters in!" Zach said irritably as he noticed Torin was still drooling.
They were sitting not far from the commotion but he had his back to them while Torin faced the scene and watched everything unfold enthusiastically.
"Well… I'm impressed. She's really something…" Torin murmured still looking at the door where Keira and her friends went out.
Then, he looked at Zach who had his usual blank expression.
"Bro, why are you so stiff? Almost everybody was curious, but you continued eating and did not even turn around just once. I really admire your controlling power over beauties. Damn, you should give me some of those qualities." Torin blurted out.
"But, I must really say, uhm that group, except for the man with them, of course, these three beauties will be enough for me. Even one is enough… No, wait, I can't have Field Marshal Chan's daughter for sure so at least one of her friends… Oh please God, let at least one of them pass together with Field Marshal's daughter."
Zach frowned and said, "I thought one of her friends will do why still pray for Field Marshal's daughter to pass?"
"Well, she's a real beauty. I don't mind just looking at her." Torin said, full of admiration.
"Why do I feel like you are running out of women, Torin." Zach murmured as he shook his head.
"Nah… I just love beauties, bro. How many times do I need to say that? I appreciate beauties a lot unlike you." Torin said defensively.
He appreciated beauty too but Zach had already learned his lesson. It's not the outer beauty that defined a person… Outer beauty could be fake and pretended...
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