David looked around with a guilty expression.
Pearl took charge. “There should be surveillance cameras in the classrooms. Let’s check them to see if Mobius was framed.”
David was relieved when he heard Pearl was planning to check the surveillance footage. He had managed to delete all the relevant footage, leaving no evidence behind,
The principal shook his head. “There were some issues with the footage. Nothing was saved.”
Without the footage, Mobius faced an uphill battle to clear his name. Given his rebellious nature, the principal was inclined to believe that Mobius was lying
Pearl, however, remained undeterred. “No worries, let me take a look.”
The principal guided her to the surveillance system, and Pearl got to work. Although the data had been deleted, she managed to recover it through some simple bypass techniques.
“Look.” Pearl pointed at the screen with a triumphant smile. “This person looks very familiar. Could it be… Mister Zimmers here?”
The footage clearly showed David slipping the note on Mobius‘ desk when the classroom was empty, then walking away as if nothing had happened.
“Um…” The principal couldn’t believe it. How could David be the one who framed Mobius?
Mobius scoffed. “It was you
you. I knew it.”
David’s voice was shaking. “No… It wasn’t me. Your footage has been tampered with!”
Pearl raised her brow and chuckled in disbelief. “Only you would know if it’s been tampered with!”
David knew there was no way he could weasel his way out of this, so he suddenly broke into an evil smile. “We’re all human.. He’s from an affluent family with a good background. He even managed to score well without even studying ”
He had been suppressing his jealousy, but now it exploded.
Pearl shook her head. “That doesn’t excuse framing someone. Your betrayal is far worse than his cheating.”
The principal finally grasped the situation.
Pearl turned to face the counselor and smiled slyly. “Do you have any connection to David? You never looked away since he walked in, and you looked just as nervous as him when he was exposed.”
The principal felt ashamed of his initial judgment and apologized to Mobius. Then, he scolded David sternly, “David Zimmers, I never would have thought that someone as well–behaved as you could do something like this. Starting today, you are no longer allowed to attend school. This is a disgraceful act!”
David’s face paled, and he made a move to leave, but Pearl was not satisfied with this outcome. She extended her hand to block
“Hold on, framing someone for cheating is a criminal offense.” Pearl gave a chilling smile. “The police will be here soon, so you better think carefully about what you’re going to tell them.”
David broke down and collapsed to the floor.
With the matter resolved, Pearl brought Mobius home. During the journey, Mobius glanced at her, and after some hesitation, he expressed his gratitude.
Seeing how awkward he looked, Pearl laughed. “You look so adorable.”
“I’m thanking you!” Mobius‘ face turned red, and he then whispered, “Thank you for helping me today, Pea.”