Chapter 207 - I Just… Don’t Feel Like Replying
Xu Yini was wearing a bucket hat with a pair of sunglasses that covered half of her face. Her camel-colored coat was wrapped around her exquisite figure, revealing her slender legs.
She had actually arrived in Yunzhou last night.
Since that photo last time, Lu Huaiyu had somehow been angered. She had thought that it would blow over after she made a clarification, but Lu Huaiyu still did not reply to any of her messages.
Xu Yini gave it some time, but days had passed and Lu Huaiyu still gave her the cold shoulder.
She then realized that this was more serious than she had initially thought.
This time, she took two days off and flew to Yunzhou, intending to explain this matter to Lu Huaiyu because she could not stand this stalemate any longer.
Considering that Lu Huaiyu never replied to her messages and Cheng Xiyue refused to help her invite Lu Huaiyu, Xu Yini made up her mind to go to his house.
No matter what, she was adamant about seeing Lu Huaiyu this time.
Even if she knew that Lu Huaiyu did not like uninvited guests, Xu Yini did not care that day.
However, she had never expected that the person who opened the door would be Ning Li.
When Xu Yini saw that clean and delicate face, she was shocked. She glanced at the house number next to the door.
‘This is indeed Lu Huaiyu’s villa! But why is Ning Li here?!’
“Ms. Xu?” Ning Li quickly recovered from her surprise and greeted the woman at the door.
Only then did Xu Yini look at Ning Li.
Ning Li was wearing a loose white knit sweater and black skinny jeans that outlined her long, straight legs. Her soft hair was casually pulled up into a messy bun.
Her skin was fair and smooth like porcelain, with features that were delicate and refined. She did not wear any makeup and looked very pure.
It was such a simple outfit, but on her, it looked stunning and indescribably charming.
Xu Yini took her sunglasses off and looked at Ning Li. She spoke slowly, “Ning Li…?”
Her voice was calm as she asked this, but a huge wave had been set off in her heart.
‘It was 10:00 am on a Sunday. Why would Ning Li be in Lu Huaiyu’s house?!’
Ning Li took a step back and turned around. “Second Brother, Ms. Xu is here.”
Lu Huaiyu had heard Ning Li earlier and strode over with his long legs.
He came to the door and looked at Xu Yini with a slight frown. His voice was extremely cold and aloof, “Why are you here?”
Many knew that he stayed at Yunding Fenghua while he was in Yunzhou.
However, only very few dared to come to his door uninvited.
Xu Yini sensed his displeasure and felt her heart tighten.
“I…I have something that I want to say to you.”
Lu Huaiyu looked at Ning Li. “Go back and eat. The porridge is getting cold.”
Ning Li acquiesced and left.
Since Xu Yini had come to find Lu Huaiyu and wanted to speak to him, Ning Li’s presence was not required there.
Thus, Ning Li went back to the dining table.
Xu Yini looked at her with a deep shock in the depths of her eyes.
Ning Li was wearing a pair of pink and white slippers, not disposable slippers or any of Lu Huaiyu’s. It was the kind only a lady would wear!
As Ning Li walked, the rabbit ears on the shoes even swayed gently.
Xu Yini held her breath and could not believe her eyes. Her mind was in chaos.
If Ning Li had come over temporarily, she would not have brought her own slippers.
Without even thinking about it, Xu Yuni knew that this must have been prepared by Lu Huaiyu!
‘But… He lives by himself. Why would he buy a pair of slippers like that? Also, Lu Huaiyu just told Ning Li to go back and eat? Did this mean…breakfast?’
An absurd conjecture surfaced in her mind, which made Xu Yini lose her composure.
‘Did Ning Li spend the night here?!’
Lu Huaiyu watched Ning Li walk back, before turning back to look at Xu Yini.
He leaned against the door frame with one hand in his pocket as he spoke casually, “What is it?”
Lu Huaiyu did not have the slightest intention of inviting Xu Yini in.
Xu Yini clutched her bag tightly and tried to make her expression look normal.
She forced a smile and said, “Huaiyu, this is my first time coming to see you. Aren’t you going to invite me in?”
Lu Huaiyu was expressionless. “I didn’t invite you here.”
Xu Niyi was very embarrassed.
Lu Huaiyu looked at his watch. “I don’t have much time, so you’d better make it short.”
Ning Li returned to the dining table and took another spoonful of the porridge as she glanced at the door.
The both of them did not come in, and Lu Huaiyu’s body blocked Xu Yini completely.
Thus, Ning Li could not see anything from where she was sitting.
‘Xu Yini had come over so early in the morning. Surely it was an important matter, right? But then again, when it comes to Lu Huaiyu, there shouldn’t be anything important from Xu Yini.’
The soft and sticky yam melted in Ning Li’s mouth as she withdrew her gaze.
Xu Yini’s feelings for Lu Huaiyu could not be more obvious.
However, Lu Huaiyu was a proud and reserved person who never cared for relationships.
Ning Li thought of George’s ex-ex-ex-girlfriend who had been in love with Lu Huaiyu for three years. Yet, in the end, he did not even remember her.
There were probably more of these kinds of girls who had a crush on Lu Huaiyu.
‘I wonder what kind of person Lu Huaiyu actually cares for?’
Ning Li’s phone suddenly vibrated.
It was a text message from Ye Ci.
[Sister Ning Li, how are you? When are you coming home?]
‘Why would Ye Ci ask me this now when I slept here last night?’
Ning Li suddenly remembered something and flipped through the call logs. She then saw that Ye Ci had actually called her last night.
The call duration was 57 seconds.
However, Ning Li did not remember any of it, and she usually did not answer Ye Ci’s calls.
‘Had…Lu Huaiyu picked up the call? What had they talked about?’
Ye Ci had quite a lot of patience though.
After what happened last night, Ye Ci actually remembered to call her and even sent her messages in the morning.
Anyone who saw this would think that it was out of concern for her.
Ning Li put her phone down and ignored the message.
Xu Yini pursed her lips.
She had grown up being pampered by everyone and had only been repeatedly shut out by Lu Huaiyu.
If someone else had spoken to her in that tone, she would have retorted back.
However, she liked Lu Huaiyu.
Xu Yini looked around, seemingly embarrassed.
“Huaiyu, it’s not very appropriate if we just stand here and talk…”
“The security here is very tight, so you won’t get photographed. Besides, if you do get photographed, it’ll be better this way.”
Lu Huaiyu interrupted her in his nonchalant yet non-negotiable tone.
Xu Yini was a little anxious.
“I…Huaiyu, are you still mad about last time? That really was just an accident! Didn’t I already clear that up? Besides, it’s been so long…”
“What happened last time?” Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly.
Xu Yini froze.
“Aren’t you ignoring me because of that photo…”
“Oh, that…” Lu Huaiyu recalled, then chuckled lightly. “You’re overthinking things. I’m not mad at you. I just…don’t feel like replying.”