Chapter 1009 - Why Haven’t You Come to Pick Me Up?
Outside the window, the night sky was thick, and the bright fireworks were blooming one after another. The view was extremely beautiful.
The room was bustling with noise and excitement.
The mellow and fragrant wine flowed down smoothly, and a burning flame burned in his chest.
Shen Zhijin was sitting next to Shen Li. Seeing her drink her whole glass of wine in one gulp, his handsome brows furrowed slightly.
“Ah Li, you should drink less.”
Shen Li nodded, and the corners of her lips curled up playfully.
“Dad, aren’t you, Grandpa, and Grandma here?”
After all, they were not just anywhere but in her own home.
Seeing her smile, Shen Zhijin felt as if his heart had been hit by something. His heart softened instantly, and he did not try to persuade her any further.
Gu Tinglan looked over and smiled.
“Ah Li, they all said that you can only drink one glass, but I think you can hold your liquor a little better?”
Shen Li’s gaze swept over the few bottles of wine in front of her, and she chose another bottle of white wine with a lower alcohol content.
“It’s okay if I drink less.”
As she spoke, she poured some more into her own glass.
She was still aware of the level of her alcohol tolerance, so she only poured a little this time so that it barely covered the bottom of the glass. However, she intended to taste it.
Shen Zhijin asked, “What do you think?”
“How about this?”
Shen Li took a sip.
“The previous one tastes better.”
Then, one by one, she tried the remaining three bottles. Except for the first bottle, which she had poured half a glass of, she drank all of it. The rest was just a symbolic taste.
In the end, she chose the bottle she had drunk first.
“This one is the best.”
Gu Tinglan smiled.
“You sure know how to pick one. Then this is it.”
This was one of the most profitable wineries under his name.
When Gu Siyang heard the commotion over here, he also came over and picked up the bottle to take a look.
“Let me see, which one did my sister pick– F*ck!”
When he saw the name of the winery on the bottle, Gu Siyang’s heart ached.
“Uncle, in the past, when I asked you for a few bottles of wine from this winery, you weren’t even willing to give them to me!”
Now, all Ah Li had to say was “This is the best”, and he had given the winery away without any hesitation!
Gu Tinglan leaned against the chair.
“Have you been to Big Brother’s wine cellar many times?”
The corner of Gu Siyang’s mouth twitched, and he looked at Gu Tingfeng guiltily.
When he was a teenager, he had sneaked in to get some wine to drink, but Gu Tingfeng had found out and given him a good beating.
As a result, he had developed a psychological trauma about his old father’s wine cellar.
Fortunately, Gu Tingfeng was talking to Liang Su and did not notice them.
Gu Siyang lowered his voice.
“… It’s such a good day. Why are you bringing up such a bad memory?”
Then, he looked at Shen Li and said, “Sister, for the sake of our brotherly and sisterly love, can you send me a few bottles of wine in the future?”
The production of truly top-notch wine was very small. Sometimes, if the vintage was not good, the wine produced from the entire winery might not end up of good quality.
However, the wine that Gu Tinglan had given to Shen Li was very old. Not to mention the annual production, just the quality of the wine that the winery had collected in the past alone was already a considerable amount.
Shen Li nodded.
Gu Siyang was instantly moved to tears. “I just knew that you’re the one who treats me the best in this entire family!”
Gu Tinglan reminded, “Ah Li, I’ll send you the winery’s price list later. Just give Siyang a discount.”
Gu Siyang was flabbergasted.
Shen Li’s eyes curved in a smile.
Gu Tinglan poured himself a glass of wine. After all, he was the fifth master of the Gu family. Such a simple action by him would add a bit of nobility.
Shen Li’s gaze fell on him, and the case suddenly appeared in her mind.
Her eyes moved slightly, and the hand holding the glass unconsciously tightened.
It was not only Lu Huaiyu, but Gu Tinglan had never revealed anything in front of her as well.
If she had not seen that the case was from Gu Tinglan’s private clinic, she would never have thought of this.
In fact, she felt that it was a little strange.
In the past, both she and Gu Tinglan had only been as good friends. It was normal that he would not tell her about this.
Later on, he became her youngest uncle.
The relationship between him, her, and Lu Huaiyu had undergone subtle changes.
Even so, he still had not revealed anything to her.
Of course, out of a doctor’s professionalism, Gu Tinglan wanted to protect the patient’s privacy, so he could not tell anyone.
Based on Shen Li’s understanding of Gu Tinglan, the reason he had not chosen to tell her was probably not just for this reason.
However, she was not sure exactly what the reason was.
Sensing her gaze, Gu Tinglan looked over and met her gaze. He smiled.
“Ah Li, why are you looking at me like that?”
Shen Li came back to her senses and shook her head.
“I think I drank a little too much.”
Gu Tinglan saw that her fair cheeks were already suffused with a faint blush. He smiled helplessly.
“I was just praising your alcohol tolerance. Did you drink two glasses just now?”
As he spoke, he took the wine glass from her hand and stopped her from drinking.
Shen Li let him take the cup without minding at all.
The fireworks outside the window were still going off. She looked over.
The smell of alcohol surged up. The faint smell of wine filled the air, making people feel even more intoxicated.
Her body seemed to be getting hot as well.
She leaned against the chair and used the back of her hand to touch her face and found that it was a little hot.
Shen Zhijin looked at her.
Shen Li shook her head, indicating that she was fine.
“I’m going to sit on the sofa for a while.”
Shen Zhijin saw that although she was drunk, she was still speaking coherently and her eyes were clear, so he let her go.
Shen Li got up and went to the sofa in the living room to sit down.
She vaguely felt a little dizzy. She closed her eyes and pressed her temples.
The sound of fireworks was heard.
Shen Li opened her eyes and looked out of the window. The fireworks were brilliant.
She looked for a while and felt that her body and face seemed to be getting even hotter.
Then, she touched her forehead. It was boiling hot.
Was she… having another fever?
She thought in a daze and stared at the back of her hand.
On the back of her fair hand, the green veins were extremely clear.
But what about the eye of the needle?
She looked for it for a while, but could not find it, so she gave up.
Anyway, getting a fever was a common thing, so it was not necessary to take medicine every time.
Sometimes, it would pass after a few days.
She sat there for a while, while there was a loud noise behind her. She could not hear it clearly. It was as if she did not even have the strength to look back.
The fireworks seemed to have ended, and the sky was covered in darkness, leaving only a panic-inducing silence.
It was extremely similar to that completely sealed, deathly silent space.
Her heart was racing, and her lips had gone slightly pale.
She hurriedly fumbled in her pocket and took out her phone. Her fingers trembled slightly as she dialed a number.
“Where’s Ah Li?”
Liang Su noticed that Shen Li was not around, so she asked casually.
Gu Tinglan pointed to the sofa in the living room. “Over there.”
Liang Su glanced at it and smiled.
“Who is Ah Li talking to on the phone?”
Without thinking, Gu Siyang said, “Who else could it be? It has to be Second Master Lu!”
Gu Tingfeng glanced at him in annoyance.
Old Master Gu said, “Zhijin, tell Ah Li to go upstairs and rest early.”
Shen Zhijin lowered his chin slightly in acknowledgment and got up to walk over to Shen Li.
Just then, Shen Li’s voice was heard.
Holding her cell phone, she said in a low voice, “Lu Huaiyu, why haven’t you come to pick me up?”