Chapter 1020 - Auction
Shen Li tightened her grip on the box.
“Thank you, Dad and Mom.”
Over the next few days, Shen Li sat for a few more exams.
That went on until July 6th when all of her freshman exams finally ended.
Compared to the other departments, the Institute of Physics’ holidays started relatively late. Especially on the last day of exams, the entire campus was much quieter.
Many students had already gone off for their holidays before this. As the students walked around the campus, they would occasionally see people carrying their luggage to go back home.
However, Shen Li did not need to consider this problem.
When she came to Xijing University to attend university, she had come from Yunzhou. But now, her home was in the Capital.
After the holidays, she had a lot of free time, a lot of which she spent in the laboratory.
On Friday afternoon, she received a call from Fang Yunyi.
“Ah Li, there’s an auction tomorrow morning in the central building of the Capital. Would you like to go with Auntie?”
Shen Li was a little surprised. She thought about the contents of the experiment the next day. This time, it was Fang Yunyi who had taken the initiative to invite her. There was no reason for her to refuse.
Fang Yunyi was very happy.
“Then I’ll pick you up at nine tomorrow morning.”
Originally, Shen Li felt that this was a little troublesome, but Fang Yunyi had clearly made up her mind. She hesitated for a moment, but still agreed.
“Okay, thank you, Aunt Fang.”
Fang Yunyi coughed lightly.
“Oh, right, Ah Li, there’s one more thing. Previously, you said that you liked the pair of ear studs. How do you feel about wearing them?”
She was talking about the pair of square ruby earrings from CHUIN.
However, ever since Shen Li had gotten the pair of earrings, she had not found a suitable opportunity to wear them.
Fang Yunyi’s thoughts were clear as day.
Shen Li could not help but smile.
“I haven’t worn them yet. Shall I show them to you tomorrow?”
Fang Yunyi forcefully suppressed her excitement. Her smile was elegant, and her tone was reserved.
“Well, jewelry is meant to be worn often. So, is that settled?”
Shen Li answered in the affirmative and then hung up the phone.
But soon, she received another call from Gu Tingyun.
Shen Li picked it up. “Third Uncle?”
“Ah Li, would you like to have dinner with me tonight?” Gu Tingyun asked with a warm smile.
Shen Li was stunned. “You’re in the Capital?”
“Yes, I’m here to settle some matters.”
He usually spent most of his time in Hong Kong City, so Shen Li and he did not see each other often. Now that he was here, of course, it was natural that he would want to have dinner together with her.
“Third Uncle, my experiment here will only end in two hours. I think it’ll be a little late–”
“It’s fine. I’ll pick you up at your school.”
Gu Tingyun was rather casual.
Hearing him say this, Shen Li thought about it and agreed.
“Then I’ll try to work faster here.”
Two hours later, Shen Li finished recording the last set of data. She picked up her backpack and left the laboratory.
When she got out of the elevator, she called Gu Tingyun as she walked. The other party quickly picked up.
“Third Uncle, my experiment has ended. You– Dad?”
Shen Li was walking when she saw Shen Zhijin walking towards her from the other end of the corridor.
“Who are you talking to?” Shen Zhijin saw that she was carrying a backpack. “Are you going out?”
Shen Li usually would not leave at this time.
Shen Li nodded and pointed at her phone.
“Third Uncle is in the Capital.”
Shen Zhijin nodded lightly. “Shall I send you there?”
“There’s no need. Third Uncle is here at the school.” As Shen Li spoke, she spoke to Gu Tingyun on the other end of the phone. “Third Uncle, where are you now?”
Gu Tingyun smiled and said, “I’m outside the laboratory building of the Institute of Physics.”
Shen Li was stunned. She took two steps forward and looked outside. As expected, she saw a black sedan parked outside the main door.
He had actually come here directly?
Shen Zhijin saw her reaction and followed her gaze. What else could he not guess?
Shen Li said, “Then please wait a moment. I’ll be there soon.”
After saying that, she hung up the phone and looked at Shen Zhijin.
“Dad, Third Uncle is outside. Do you want to meet with him?”
After all, they were all here.
Shen Zhijin nodded.
Then, the father and daughter left the institute’s experiment building together.
Gu Tingyun put away his phone, lowered the car window, and looked outside.
Shen Li and Shen Zhijin came over together.
It was as expected since he had already heard Shen Zhijin’s voice on the phone just now.
Shen Li walked closer and saw Gu Tingyun sitting in the car, so she greeted him.
Gu Tingyun smiled.
Then, he nodded to Shen Zhijin.
Shen Li said, “Why did you come here directly? Isn’t it quite troublesome?”
It was not easy for foreign cars to go in and out of Xijing University.
She had asked him to wait at the west gate, thinking that she could go there herself.
“It’s no trouble,” Gu Tingyun said. “Besides, it’s too far for you to walk from here to the school gate on such a hot day.”
As he spoke, he let Shen Li get into the car.
Shen Li opened the car door and got into the backseat.
She had just sat down and was about to say goodbye to Shen Zhijin when she heard Gu Tingyun say, “Oh right, let’s make a trip to Skyleaf City first.”
Shen Li was stunned. “What?”
Shen Zhijin looked over as well, and his gaze landed on Gu Tingyun’s face.
Gu Tingyun smiled slightly and said, “I’ve brought you and Zhijin some Iberian black pork ribs this time. It’s better to put this in the refrigerator as soon as possible, otherwise, the meat won’t be good if it is defrosted and refrozen again.”
Shen Li was at a loss for words.
Gu Tingyun often gave her gifts, but she really had not expected him to bring her ribs this time.
“Then… why don’t we eat at home tonight?”
Since they were going back to Skyleaf City anyway, it would be much more convenient for them to eat at home since he had brought this.
Gu Tingyun seemed a little surprised, but he quickly agreed with a smile.
“Sure. It just so happens that I haven’t thought of where to take you to eat yet anyway.”
Shen Zhijin gave him an indifferent look.
He had already received someone and was about to go eat, yet he said that he had not thought of what to eat yet.
He was really able to say these words.
Gu Tingyun did not seem to notice Shen Zhijin’s scrutiny at all. Instead, he smiled and said to him, “Then, Zhijin, would you like to go back together?”
Ten minutes later, the black car arrived at Skyleaf City.
Shen Li took the ribs to the kitchen and began to prepare to blanch them.
In the living room, Shen Zhijin and Gu Tingyun sat facing each other.
Actually, this was Gu Tingyun’s first time here, but he looked so comfortable that it seemed like he had been here many times.
Shen Li looked at the bubbling water and suddenly felt her phone vibrate.
She took it out and took a look. It was a message that had been sent by Gu Tingyun in the family group chat.
[ What is the best way to make Iberian black pork ribs? ]
Shen Li was puzzled.
Gu Siyang quickly replied.
[ ??? ]
The third master of the Gu family had eaten practically everything before. Why would he ask this question?
Soon, Gu Tingyun quickly retracted the message.
[ Sorry, I sent the wrong message. ]
Gu Siyang became even more curious.
[ Third Uncle, are you cooking ribs yourself? [ shocked ][ shocked ]
After a while, Gu Tingyun replied calmly.
[ No, Ah Li wants to do it. But it doesn’t seem like there are many kitchen utensils here in Skyleaf City, so it’s better to choose a simpler method. ]