Chapter 183 - Our Lili Is Amazing
Lu Huaiyu tilted his head slightly. As soon as Ning Li looked up, she could see the high bridge of his nose and smooth jawline.
The cold frown that usually seemed to be permanently etched between his eyebrows faded away and now emitted a rare warmth.
In a moment, Ning Li felt something tightening around her waist.
His long and well-defined fingers gently wrapped around her as he tied a knot behind her back.
Lu Huaiyu backed up and sized her up with a smile lifting the corners of his eyes.
Ning Li looked down and saw that there was now an apron hanging around her waist.
He had not touched her throughout the whole process. There had only been some friction from the clothes, but somehow, Ning Li still felt as if they were too close.
She took a step back, but the kitchen was too small, so there was nowhere she could retreat.
Ning Li dropped her head slightly and said, “Thanks, Second Brother.”
Lu Huaiyu’s eyes swept past her waist.
She was wearing a very loose white sweater today. Wearing the apron had immediately emphasized the slender and curvy lines of her waist.
It was a beautiful sight.
Lu Huaiyu recalled the scene earlier and noticed that she seemed to have lost some weight.
Just then, his phone in his pocket rang.
Ning Li looked at it and said, “Second Brother, is that your phone?”
Lu Huaiyu took it out and glanced at it, then hung up without hesitation.
“It’s just spam.”
At the same time, Wei Songze stared bitterly at his phone and felt torn.
‘What did Sister Li just say? Did she want me to go to Master Yu’s house? At this hour? Isn’t that too much?! Also…the painting…’
He rubbed his chin.
‘Tsk tsk…I seldom hear Sister Li get this flustered… I wonder who she ran into? Forget it… I’ll just wait a little longer.’
On the other hand, Gu Siyang dialed the number again.
“The number you have dialed is unavailable. Please dial again later.”
He scratched his head.
“What’s going on? Why is Second Master Lu suddenly so busy that he isn’t even answering the phone?”
Gu Tinglan happened to pass by. Upon hearing this, he paused and looked at Gu Siyang.
Gu Siyang was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car that was parked in the yard as he stared blankly at his phone.
Gu Tinglan walked over and knocked on the car window, so Gu Siyang lowered the window and looked over.
Gu Tinglan looked at his nephew’s phone.
“You seem to be in contact with Lu Huaiyu quite frequently lately…”
Gu Siyang snickered.
“It’s just a small business. We were supposed to discuss the details today, but he hasn’t been answering my calls.”
Gu Siyang did not know where Lu Huaiyu was, so he could only wait in the car.
Upon hearing that, Gu Tinglan nodded and said, “So, he stood you up?”
Gu Siyang was in disbelief. “How is that possible?!”
He had not done anything to offend Lu Huaiyu. Why would he stand him up?
Gu Siyang once again fished out his phone and called Lu Huaiyu.
No one answered, so Gu Siyang hung up the call.
“Oh, by the way, he probably blocked you.”
Gu Siyang was baffled.
In the meantime, Gu Tinglan pulled open the passenger car door.
“Well…since you’re free, give me a ride.”
Gu Siyang was rendered speechless at suddenly being ordered around.
He grit his teeth and said in defiance, “Lil Uncle, I didn’t come to Yunzhou to be your driver!”
Gu Tinglan just leaned back in the passenger seat and closed his eyes.
“Don’t worry, I wouldn’t even want a driver like you. It’s just temporary.”
Gu Siyang did not know how to react to that and floored the gas pedal. The car then sped away.
Fortunately, this was not the first time Gu Tinglan had sat in his car, so he was used to it.
“Oh right, I forgot to ask earlier. Didn’t you pester Ning Li to sign with LY earlier? How did it go?”
Gu Siyang was still annoyed, but upon hearing this, he raised his eyebrows in triumph.
“I approached her myself, so certainly it’s not a problem! She even promised to seriously consider signing with LY next year after the college entrance exams!”
This meant that there was still a possibility that she would reject the offer, yet Gu Siyang was still so happy.
Gu Tinglan could not be bothered to agitate his silly nephew again.
The Gu family was prestigious, so they had initially not agreed to Gu Siyang being involved in racing.
However, he had made some achievements in recent years, so his father turned a blind eye but was still not always particularly supportive.
The fact that Gu Tinglan asked this question already showed great concern for Gu Siyang.
“What? Lil Uncle, are you also interested in this now?”
Gu Siyang smirked and continued, “Do you have any intention of investing?”
He was certainly not short of money, and neither was LY, but who would ever think that there was such a thing as having too much money?
Besides, if he could pull his uncle in as a partner, they could present a united front at home in the future.
His father was always disciplining him, but was lenient towards his uncle.
Gu Tinglan said frankly, “No, thanks.”
He was doing well in his professional field and was certainly not interested in getting involved in Gu Siyang’s business.
Gu Siyang scoffed.
“But…if you want to sign on Ning Li, you should show me the contract first.”
Gu Siyang was surprised.
“Huh? Why? Lil Uncle, although LY is considered a small business, we still have a professional legal department!”
“That’s why I want to see it. Who knows how you bosses try to scam the newcomers,” Gu Tinglan said in a calm tone.
Gu Siyang was once again speechless and thought, ‘Ha! Before you say these things, can you first donate all the trust funds under your name? Are you even my uncle?!’
“Oh wait, there’s probably no need for that…” Gu Tinglan suddenly thought of something and laughed.
‘With Lu Huaiyu around, who could possibly scam Ning Li?’
An hour later, Ning Li finally finished cooking.
There were four dishes and one soup on the table.
Shrimp with celery, pork ribs with pepper and salt, roasted yam with chestnuts, beef slice with salsa, and chicken soup with pine mushroom.
The rich aroma filled the air.
Yu Pingchuan sat in the main seat, while Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu sat facing each other.
The old man was greatly moved.
“Just think, it’s been almost a year since I’ve had Lili’s home cooked meal! Huaiyu, sit down and try it!”
As he said that, he handed Lu Huaiyu a bowl of soup.
“Not everyone is lucky enough to taste this!”
Lu Huaiyu’s gaze fell onto the bowl of soup.
“Thank you, Mr. Yu.”
Ning Li also looked over at the same time. Her eyes flickered.
“Master Yu, I did most of the work this time. Why isn’t the first bowl of soup for me?”
Yu Pingchuan laughed out loud.
“Huaiyu’s a guest, yet you want to be petty about this?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows and gave Ning Li the bowl of soup he had just received from Yu Pingchuan.
Ning Li’s eyes curved as she smiled at him.
“Thanks, Second Brother. Let me serve you a bowl.”
As she said that, she served him another bowl of soup.
The soup was clear, with two slices of pine mushrooms and not even one piece of chicken.
Yu Pingchuan did not notice.
Lu Huaiyu lowered his eyes to look at it and raised his eyebrows.
He was indeed extremely picky when it came to food, so he would never eat the chicken meat that had been boiled in the soup.
However, very few people knew this.
He lifted his head and looked at Ning Li.
Yu Pingchuan smiled eagerly and urged him. “Huaiyu, quickly, have a taste!”
Lu Huaiyu sipped the soup with a spoon.
Yu Pingchuan looked at him and asked with great expectation.
“What do you think? Isn’t our Lili a great cook?”
Lu Huaiyu gently nodded with a smile.
“Our Lili is amazing.”