Chapter 1041 - Thoughts
Shen Li took out the backpack.
It was a pure black backpack that looked a little old.
“You didn’t mention that you were looking for this bag before, so I didn’t pay much attention to it. This time, when I was packing up, I realized that it had been at my place for a long time.”
Wen Xiao tilted his head and thought for a while.
“I remember that you used this backpack to carry that book at that time?”
Shen Li nodded.
“Yes, it’s this one.”
She patted the bag. It was probably because it had been in storage for too long, so it had a slightly damp smell.
But the whole thing was still intact.
She thought for a while and said, “When the accident happened, everything was too rushed. When I went back, I found that the book that was inside was gone. But when I went to look for it again, I couldn’t find it. It should have been at that time that I left this backpack at the garage.”
“When you found that the bag was missing, why didn’t you think of going back to get it? Why didn’t you even ask about it?”
If she had mentioned it at that time, he would have returned the bag to her a long time ago. It would not have taken him so long to discover it in the warehouse.
Shen Li smiled faintly.
“This bag only contained that one book at that time. Since the book was lost, this backpack didn’t matter anymore.”
Wen Xiao’s lips moved.
That was true.
To her, that book was the most important thing.
As for a backpack… in comparison, it was really not that important.
Shen Li looked at the black backpack in her hand.
At that time, the only thing she had thought of was that book. How could she have cared about anything else?
After returning home, she had immediately bought a similar black backpack.
If Wen Xiao had not suddenly mentioned it at this time, she would probably never have remembered this matter.
“Although it’s been a long time since, these things still belong to you so I’ll return them to you. As for how to deal with it, that’s up to you,” Wen Xiao said.
“Thank you, Uncle Wen.”
Shen Li unzipped the backpack and stuffed the books inside.
Wen Xiao was right. After all, these things belonged to her. They were not worth much, but they carried her memories.
She stood up.
“Then Uncle Wen, I’ll take my leave first, okay?”
Wen Xiao played with his phone as he waved at her. Then, with a click, he lit his cigarette.
Just as Shen Li was about to leave, a thought came to his mind.
“Right, it’ll be time for you to pay up the third part of the debt next month, right?”
Shen Li’s expression was indifferent. “Yes.”
Wen Xiao narrowed his eyes slightly and took a puff of his cigarette. After considering it for a while, he said, “If Saint really goes to Hong Kong City this time, you’d better hold back your anger. Most importantly, don’t bet with him again, understand?”
It would be fine if she won, but if she lost again…
Who knew what this little ancestor would do next?
Shen Li picked up her bag and slung it over one shoulder.
“I’ll try my best.”
By the time Shen Li returned home, Shen Zhijin had already returned before her.
She greeted him, took off the backpack, and held it in her hand.
Shen Zhijin’s gaze froze on the backpack for a moment.
“Tangtang, this backpack… I don’t think I’ve seen you carry it before?”
It seemed to be a little old.
Shen Li explained, “Oh, this is from the past. I left it at Uncle Wen’s auto repair shop in Lincheng. He closed that place a while ago and packed up his things. Only then did he find it and return it to me. There are also some books and the like.”
Shen Zhijin asked, “Is this very important to you?”
Shen Li paused and smiled at him.
“I can’t say. It’s just a memento.”
That book could not be found. Now, only this backpack was left.
It was fine just to have it there.
Moreover, there were also the few books that Wen Xiao had given to her.
Shen Zhijin nodded in understanding.
He rarely asked about her past, but he knew very well how important Wen Xiao and his auto repair shop were to her.
Moreover, since she wanted to keep them, it proved that they were very precious to her.
Shen Li walked to the bedroom door. Just as she pushed it open, she thought of another matter and turned around to ask, “By the way, Dad, I’m leaving for Hong Kong City the day after tomorrow. When will you be there?”
The horse race event was coming up, and there were many things that she needed to handle personally.
In addition, she would be going ahead of schedule because she wanted to spend more time with Old Madam Gu and the rest of the family.
However, Shen Zhijin did not have as much free time. There were already many projects waiting for him at Xijing University and Fino Laboratory alone.
As expected, Shen Zhijin said, “There’s an industry seminar at the beginning of August. I’ll be there on the 3rd.”
The 3rd was the last official day of the horse race event. It would be good if he could go on that day.
Shen Li nodded. “Alright. I’ll wait for you in Hong Kong City then.”
After saying that, Shen Li went into her bedroom.
She put down her backpack and stared at it for a while.
She did not know where she had lost the book…
Even after thinking about it for a long time, she still could not find an answer.
She shook her head and collected her thoughts. She took out a few books and put them on the bookshelf before stuffing the backpack into the bottom of the cabinet.
On July 27th, Shen Li set off for Hong Kong City.
Gu Tinglan had returned before her and was in charge of many matters of the Jockey Club.
At the Gu family mansion.
Shen Li and Gu Tinglan sat facing each other. There were two sets of documents on the table between them.
“The one on the left is the process arrangement of this year’s Jockey Club. You can take a look at it first. It’s basically the same as last year, but there are some changes in the details.” Gu Tinglan raised his hand, “The one on the right is the summary of all the horses participating in this year’s horse race. Those who have been champions before have been specially marked. After you’ve looked through it and if there’s no problem, you can send this to all the members of the jockey club.”
Shen Li first looked at the one on the left.
She had already read up on a lot of the relevant information before. In addition, she had already participated in the horse race event last year, so she was quite familiar with these and was able to read through the materials quite easily.
After she read through it carefully, she picked up the one on the right.
Number 0001: brightmoon.
This was Gu Tingyin’s white horse, which had occupied the first number for many years.
She looked down.
Number 0002: Qingfeng.