Chapter 271 - Friends?
In the next moment, Ning Li subconsciously stretched out her hand and pulled on his sleeve.
She could feel his shirt.
‘It’s really him…’
Lu Huaiyu froze for a moment, then looked down and swept a glance at her hand.
Her slim, fair fingers were a little reddish and seemed very cold.
She tightly squeezed the corner of his clothes until her knuckles turned white.
After a moment, he asked in a low voice, “Are you cold?”
Ning Li nodded but then shook her head again.
The corridor was colder than the wards, and she had just washed her face with cold water, so the coldness seemed to remain on her fingertips.
However, seeing him made her feel warmer.
“Second Young Master?”
A voice came from not far away.
Fang Qingyun parked the car before he went in.
When he went upstairs, he saw Lu Huaiyu at the end of the corridor with a lady standing in front of him.
Lu Huaiyu’s tall and upright figure hid most of the girl’s figure, so Fang Qingyun could only vaguely see a slender figure when he looked over from where he was standing.
Fang Qingyun looked on with some curiosity.
This voice immediately made Ning Li return to her senses. She realized that she was still tugging on Lu Huaiyu’s cuffs, so she immediately let go.
However, just before she let go, a warm and strong palm held her hand.
His hand was much larger than hers, so he easily wrapped her hand tightly in his palm.
She could feel his warm body temperature on her hand.
Ning Li’s heart jumped and skipped a beat.
Lu Huaiyu frowned slightly. “Your hand is so cold. Have you been standing here the whole time?”
Only then did Ning Li realize that her legs were a little sore.
Before she had time to say anything, Lu Huaiyu turned slightly and said to Fang Qingyun, “Uncle Fang, I’ll be staying here for a while, so you can go back first.”
Fang Qingyun understood.
Second Young Master was really protective of the girl.
Fang Qingyun smiled and nodded, “Sure!”
After Fang Qingyun went down the stairs, Lu Huaiyu pulled Ning Li to sit on a chair next to him.
Ning Li could tell that the man earlier was the Lu family’s driver.
Did that mean that Lu Huaiyu rushed over from home as soon as he had received her call?
Ning Li looked down and noticed that Lu Huaiyu had not let go of her hand yet.
She struggled a little.
“Second Brother, I’m not cold anymore…”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly and held her hand a little tighter as he inclined his head to look at her.
“What did you say on the phone just now?”
Ning Li froze.
She had said so much on the phone earlier, so what was he referring to?
‘I want to hear your voice?’
Looking into his deep eyes, Ning Li suddenly thought of what she had said to him earlier.
Lu Huaiyu came closer and smiled at her.
“You want to kick me out after listening to my voice?”
They were sitting next to each other, so when he moved forward a little, the distance between them was even smaller.
His deep relaxed tone felt like a hook to her heart.
Ning Li did not say anything and only felt the tips of her ears turning red.
Lu Huaiyu’s gaze shifted slightly and saw that her fair and delicate earlobes flushed red.
The redness gradually spread from her ears to her cheeks.
Ning Li argued in a small voice, “No…”
She did not know what to say.
Ning Li did not move and obediently placed her hand on his palm.
Her cold and numb fingers gradually turned warm. His refreshing fragrant cedar scent felt even stronger.
Ning Li’s thumb moved gently and subconsciously rubbed over the thin calluses on his palm.
She pursed her lips and gently hung her head.
Lu Huaiyu leaned back, aware of this small movement. He raised his head slightly, in a kind of tacit understanding.
He did not look at her and she did not look at him.
They both sat in silence without letting go of each other’s hands.
The surrounding noises seemed to be distant at this moment.
The smell of disinfectant was also overshadowed by Lu Huaiyu’s scent.
Many images flashed through Ning Li’s mind, yet it seemed as if she was not thinking about anything.
After a while, she finally glanced sideways at Lu Huaiyu.
He did not ask her anything and had immediately rushed over after taking her call.
In fact, this was not the first time.
It seemed that he had never been hesitant in anything related to her.
The phone in Ning Li’s pocket suddenly vibrated.
Lu Huaiyu looked over.
Ning Li was startled. One of her hands was still nestled in his palm, so she answered the phone with her other hand.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her with deep eyes. His thin lips slowly curled up.
Ning Li was a little panicked and saw that it was Sun Qingyi calling.
She answered the call.
“Hello, Mr. Sun?”
“Ning Li, are you okay? What’s taking you so long to come back?”
Only then did Ning Li remember that she had indeed been away for quite a long time.
“I’m fine. I’m just a little tired, so I’m resting here for a while.”
The emergency building of Xijing University First Hospital was very large and her current location was right around the corner of the corridor of the Gastroenterology Department.
Thus, Sun Qingyi had not seen her after looking around for a while.
Hearing that Ning Li was fine, Sun Qingyi was relieved.
Thinking about it, it was tiring for Ning Li after having attended classes all day and having just finished an exam during the evening study period.
It was normal for her to be tired.
“Ye Ci will probably take another 30 minutes to finish. You can come back first. We’ll be leaving soon.”
There were so many random people in the hospital, so Sun Qingyi was worried for Ning Li to be alone.
“Okay, thanks Mr. Sun…but…’
Ning Li paused.
“I have a friend who’s also here at the moment, so you don’t need to worry about me. I’ll go back later.”
Lu Huaiyu’s eyes swept past their intertwined hands and raised an eyebrow.
Somehow, Ning Li did not turn her head but could already feel his gaze at this moment. She felt a burning gaze falling on her.
Sun Qingyi was a little surprised.
‘Isn’t Ning Li from Yunzhou? Why does she have friends in the Capital?”
However, these were Ning Li’s private matters, so Sun Qingyi did not ask detailed questions after hearing that she was fine.
The elevator door suddenly opened and several medical personnel came out pushing a gurney.
“LPG explosion, severe burns, prep for surgery!”
The people around hurriedly moved aside.
Lu Huaiyu glanced over.
The middle-aged man lying on the gurney had a large area of burns on his body. His entire face had also been badly burned. It was deformed and looked very ghastly.
Ning Li subconsciously turned her head.
Lu Huaiyu frowned slightly and pulled her into his arms.
Ning Li was caught off guard and fell into his embrace.
Her view was instantly cut off.
“Don’t look,” Lu Huaiyu said.
Ning Li still had her phone in her hand.
Sun Qingyi also heard what was going on and a man’s deep and clear voice.
It felt inexplicably familiar.
Sun Qingyi asked with some hesitation, “Ning Li, are you with your friend?”
Ning Li lay in Lu Huaiyu’s arms with her forehead resting against his firm chest.
She blinked gently before she replied, “Mm.”