Chapter 1016 - Little Ancestor, Please Explain
Shen Li clenched her fists as she stood up.
Her gaze quickly swept over Lu Huaiyu.
Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary…
But the more it was like this, the more uneasy she felt.
“How do you feel?”
Old Master Gu asked as he scrutinized her face.
Shen Li said, “Much better…”
“That’s good.” Old Master Gu nodded.
Shen Li hesitated for a moment, but she continued to look at Lu Huaiyu.
She wanted to say something, but in this situation, it did not seem appropriate for her to say anything.
How had he gotten here?
She still had the call record on her phone.
Should she ask him how he was?
No matter which way she looked at it, this situation did not seem appropriate for that…
On the other hand, Lu Huaiyu looked calm as his thin lips curled slightly.
“Good morning, Ah Li.”
Meeting in such a manner at the Gu residence in the early morning… It was an indescribably strange feeling.
Shen Zhijin suddenly said,”Ah Li, go upstairs and pack up your things. We’ll be going to Seven Treasures Mountain later.”
Shen Li came back to her senses and nodded.
She turned around and walked upstairs.
When she reached the corner of the stairs, she looked back again.
Lu Huaiyu was standing there. His figure was tall and straight, and he was still as handsome as ever.
She did not know that last night…
She withdrew her gaze and returned to her room.
Ten minutes later, she went back downstairs again.
“Dad, I’m ready.”
Shen Zhijin lowered his chin slightly in acknowledgement.
Then, he looked at Lu Huaiyu.
Shen Li stopped in her tracks and widened her eyes in disbelief.
What had Shen Zhijin said?
Had he actually meant to ask Lu Huaiyu to go to the Seven Treasures Mountain with them?
Lu Huaiyu did not seem surprised. He replied and bid goodbye to Old Master Gu before walking over.
As soon as he walked over, his gaze met the young girl’s eyes which were filled with shock and confusion.
He raised his eyebrows and gave a faint smile.
“Why? Are you still drunk?”
Shen Li subconsciously denied, “I’m not–”
What kind of place was the Seven Treasures Mountain?
It was evident that Shen Zhijin wanted to introduce Lu Huai to the past.
She was completely dumbfounded now.
What was it exactly that had happened last night?
Lu Huaiyu seemed to laugh.
Now that she had woken up, it would be easier to settle the score.
Shen Li’s heart skipped a beat.
For some reason, she instinctively sensed a hint of danger from Lu Huaiyu’s simple and concise words.
She lowered her head slightly.
“… Second Brother, when… when did you come?”
She could only vaguely remember a few scenes, but she really did not know the exact time.
The Capital was so far away from Hong Kong City. When she made that call, it had already been nighttime. It was obvious that it had already passed midnight by the time he arrived.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her.
“You don’t remember?”
Shen Li nodded.
Lu Huaiyu tilted his head. “I came after you called.”
Shen Li was speechless.
At that moment, the small group of people walked out of the gate. A black sedan was parked in the courtyard. The Gu family’s driver was already waiting.
Shen Zhijin got into the passenger seat.
Lu Huaiyu opened the back door for Shen Li. Shen Li had no choice but to get into the car first. Lu Huaiyu then followed behind.
There was a short distance between the two of them.
The car started and slowly drove out.
It was very quiet inside the car, as if even the air had become denser.
Shen Li wanted to ask so many questions, but Shen Zhijin was still there, so it was really difficult for her to ask.
She could only suppress those thoughts.
Half an hour later, the car arrived at the foot of Seven Treasures Mountain.
“Ah Li, we’re here.”
Shen Zhijin said as he got out of the car.
The three of them walked up the mountain.
Shen Zhijin led in front, Shen Li was in the middle, and Lu Huaiyu was at the end.
The forest was dark, and the wind rustled.
Lu Huaiyu put down the white daisies in his arms. The breeze blew the black hair on his forehead, vaguely revealing his eyebrows.
He said in a low voice, “Aunt Gu, I’m Tangtang’s boyfriend, Lu Huaiyu.”
Shen Zhijin said, “Tangtang, you guys can go back first.”
Shen Li nodded and turned to look at the tombstone.
“Mom, I’ll visit you again next time.”
Then, both she and Lu Huaiyu went back down the mountain together.
Shen Zhijin turned back and watched them leave.
Lu Huaiyu held Shen Li’s hand tightly as they walked down the mountain.
Their figures quickly disappeared into the tree-lined path in the mountain. Only when they finally disappeared did Shen Zhijin withdraw his gaze.
His brows drooped slightly, as if he was thinking of many things, but also as if he was not thinking of anything at all.
“The weather today is very good. I think you would like it.
“Tangtang was drunk last night. Have I not told you that she’s as annoying as you after drinking?”
As he said this, a thought seemed to come to Shen Zhijin’s mind. The corners of his lips curved slightly, helpless and gentle.
The mottled light and shadow scattered down, reflecting on his clean, handsome brows and eyes.
The light and wind stretched his shadow, looking tall, straight, and quiet.
“This should be the first time that Lu Huaiyu has met you. I thought it was a little early, but… Tangtang got drunk last night and kept looking for him.”
As he spoke, he fell silent.
After a long time, he spoke again, his voice much lower.
“I shouldn’t be so greedy. After all, it’s already good that Tangtang was able to return.”
“I just… miss you so much.”
Shen Li and Lu Huaiyu slowly walked along the stone steps between the mountains.
Other than the sound of the wind rustling the leaves, there was no other sound. It was quiet and peaceful.
Seeing that Lu Huaiyu still had no intention of speaking even after walking for some distance, Shen Li finally could not hold it in anymore and asked,”Second Brother, I called you earlier, why didn’t you pick up?”
Lu Huaiyu lazily said, “I was in Grandfather Gu’s study at the time, so I didn’t look at my phone.”
Shen Li choked.
As soon as he said this, she did not know how to reply.
Lu Huaiyu glanced at her and seemed to have guessed what she was thinking. He raised his eyebrows and smiled lightly.
“Don’t you want to know what we talked about?”
Of course, Shen Li wanted to know, but her instincts told her not to ask!
She clenched her hands.
“… Since the conversation is between Grandpa and Second Brother… I… I won’t ask…”
“Really?” Lu Huaiyu leaned in slightly, and his voice seemed to carry a hint of a smile. “Actually, last night, I talked a lot with Teacher Shen and the others. Do you want to hear about that?”
Teacher Shen… they…
Shen Li did not need to ask to know who the “they” was referring to!
She lowered her head even lower.
“No… there’s no need…”
“I see…” Lu Huaiyu said, dragging out the last syllable. Then he said, “That’s a pity. I thought it was quite interesting and I think you’d like to hear it.”
Shen Li did not know what to say.
She finally stood still and pulled Lu Huaiyu back.
Lu Huaiyu walked in front of her and stood on the steps below her. When he noticed her movements, he stood still and turned around.
Shen Li met his gaze, feeling nervous and ashamed.
“Second… Second Brother… I’m sorry… I didn’t mean to get drunk…”
Lu Huaiyu smiled.
“I know. That’s why Gu Tinglan is still drunk in bed.”
Shen Li’s eyelids twitched.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her.
“Do you really know what you did wrong?”
Shen Li grabbed his hand and nodded obediently.
Lu Huaiyu suddenly smiled and looked into her eyes. He said slowly,”Then explain all of them, one by one.”
“The first one: You said that you had to take some medication. What’s going on with that?”