Chapter 1024 - The Lu family and the Gu family Were at Loggerheads!
Everyone could tell how close she was to this “Ah Li”.
That was true. After all, look at what Fang Yunyi’s temperament was like. If she didn’t like this future daughter-in-law, why would she personally bring her here to participate in the auction?
Those who could achieve this status were all shrewd people. The woman who had spoken realized that she had hit the nail on the head and immediately smiled and nodded.
“That’s right. Shen Li has always been exquisite and attractive. With this pair of ruby earrings, she’s really very beautiful.”
Previously, someone had used similar words to praise Fang Yunyi, but she had not gotten any reaction.
However, now that Shen Li had been praised as well, she was clearly much happier.
She turned her head to look at Shen Li again. No matter which way she looked at it, she still liked it.
“That’s right. I helped her choose this pair of earrings.”
The woman continued to praise.
“I see. Of course, there’s no need to mention how impeccable Madam Lu’s taste is. If anyone who did not know any better saw the two of you stand together like this, I’m afraid they would think that the two of you are sisters.”
She had originally intended on praising Fang Yunyi’s youthful looks at the same time. After all, there was no woman who did not like to hear that.
Moreover, Fang Yunyi was really beautiful. She really looked young.
Both of her sons were already in their twenties, but she looked like she was still only in her thirties.
It was not an exaggeration to say that she and Shen Li looked like sisters when they stood together.
However, after Fang Yunyi heard this, she carefully looked at the young girl beside her.
“Ah Li and I? Don’t we look more like mother and daughter?”
She and Ah Li were wearing matching ruby jewelry today. They were also wearing clothes of the same color. How could these people not notice such an obvious matching parent-child outfit?
Someone next to her smiled and said, “Exactly. Shen Li is smart and beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to have such a daughter?”
Fang Yunyi tucked the strands of her hair behind her ear and smiled elegantly.
After spending some time together, Shen Li already had a rough understanding of Fang Yunyi’s temperament and thoughts, so she was not surprised at all to hear her say this.
Fang Yunyi was close to printing out “This is my daughter, isn’t she beautiful?” flyers to be handed out to everyone.
Just then, Shen Li inadvertently turned around and saw a familiar face.
He was here too?
Almost at the same time, Shi Yang raised his eyes and looked over. When he saw Shen Li, a look of surprise flashed across his face, but it quickly turned into a smile.
He walked forward. “Shen Li?”
Shen Li nodded slightly. “Teacher Shi Yang.”
Fang Yunyi also noticed Shi Yang at the same time. She did not know him personally, but she still had a good impression of the name “Shi Yang”.
After all, he was a master of traditional Chinese painting.
Shi Yang’s gaze turned slightly and looked at Fang Yunyi. He nodded politely.
When Fang Yunyi faced the outside world, her every move was elegant and dignified. She was polite and courteous.
“Teacher Shi Yang.”
Shi Yang smiled and reminded her,”The auction seems to be starting soon.”
Thus, everyone walked in one after another and took their seats.
Shi Yang was seated at the back. After greeting Shen Li and the others, he left.
Meanwhile, Shen Li followed Fang Yunyi to the front row.
Several gazes landed on her.
Raising her eyes slowly, she soon realized that her three uncles, as well as Lu Huaiyu, were here?!
Fang Yunyi took her to her seat, right in front of Lu Huaiyu.
Shen Li was baffled.
Was today’s auction such… a grand affair?
She was not the only one. The other people present also had the same question.
When they saw Fang Yunyi bring Shen Li in, many people were puzzled.
“Isn’t that Fang Yunyi? She actually brought Shen Li with her?”
“Strange, what’s going on today? It can be said that the Gu family is in an internal conflict, but the Lu family–”
“I guess Madam Lu and Second Master Lu are here for different items, right? Everyone knows that Madam Lu likes gemstones.”
“That’s true… All in all, there are really many heavyweights in today’s auction. I wonder what will happen when the auction starts.”
Shen Li sat there with Fang Yunyi on her right and Lu Huaiyu behind her. Her three uncles were on her left and she was separated from them by an aisle.
Even without turning her head, she could clearly feel the gazes of those people on her.
Shen Li was speechless.
The atmosphere was really strange.
Fortunately, the auction very quickly started. As the auctioneer went up onto the stage and auctioned off the items one by one, the atmosphere in the entire venue quickly became lively. Everyone’s attention was also on the auction itself.
The first item to be auctioned off was in the calligraphy and painting category.
The first five items were auctioned off very smoothly. Very quickly, it came time for the sixth item to be auctioned off.
“The painting below is the sixth item to be auctioned off today. It is also the last calligraphy and painting item to be auctioned off in this auction.”
The auctioneer raised his hand and a painting appeared on the screen behind him.
His gaze paused on Shen Li for a moment before he smiled and said,”This is Tree’s Shadow’s new work, ‘The Fog’. Starting price: one million.”
Shen Li was stunned when she saw the painting appear.
She had not known that her painting would be placed in today’s auction.
She had entrusted this matter entirely to the art association, and had not asked about it ever since. Now that she thought about it, she seemed to remember the staff mentioning that there would be an auction in the Capital in July and that they had been planning to send her painting over.
However, the Capital was so big, and there was more than one auction in July. She had not expected it to be so coincidental.
She suddenly thought of the men sitting behind her, and her heart suddenly felt that something was not right.
This feeling was quickly confirmed.
Gu Tingchuan raised his paddle. “Two million.”
Everyone was stunned. The second master of the Gu family had doubled the bid?
Then, before everyone could react, Gu Tingfeng raised his paddle. “Four million.”
Gu Tingyun followed closely behind and smiled warmly. “Eight million.”
Everyone was flabbergasted.
What was going on with the Gu Family?
Why were they raising the bid in such a manner? Did they not have any buffer at all?
After just a round of bidding, they had broken the previous auction record for Tree’s Shadow’s paintings!
In the silence, Lu Huaiyu raised his paddle, his voice cold and lazy.
The venue fell into silence.
Whoa, before the Gu family’s infighting had even started, the Lu family had already started a fight with the Gu family?