Chapter 295 - That Artist’s Painting
Chapter 295: That Artist’s Painting
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ning Li did not have many photos in her phone, so she quickly scrolled to Lu Huaiyu’s photo.
She recalled the time when Zhou Meng, Cao Jingxuan, and the other girls had been talking about this particular photo and all those confessions on the wall of the classroom.
Ning Li had not seen the sixteen-year-old Lu Huaiyu.
Although only five or six years had passed since his graduation, Lu Huaiyu’s resume and experience were so plentiful that they gave the impression that a long time had passed.
She could see that his looks and face had not really changed much, but his temperament was really different.
Suddenly, her phone rang.
The caller ID showed that it was Lu Huaiyu.
Ning Li was in deep thought when the phone rang, so when she saw his name, her heart skipped a beat.
Her hand slipped and she clicked on the “End Call” button.
Ning Li helplessly held her forehead. After some thought, she called him back.
Lu Huaiyu quickly picked up. “Lili?”
His voice trailed off a little, obviously asking about what had just happened. “Are you busy?”
Ning Li remembered what she had been thinking about. She had not even had the time to close that photo of him.
Her cheeks felt a little hot.
“No, I accidentally pressed the wrong button.”
For some reason, Ning Li felt that she had been caught doing something wrong even though Lu Huaiyu was not in front of her at the moment.
Lu Huaiyu could hear it in her voice.
He raised his eyebrows slightly but did not probe further.
“Are you used to Shuiyuan Shijia?”
“Mhmm…it’s nice.” Ning Li replied.
Although it felt a bit too big to stay here alone, it was not a problem.
Lu Huaiyu was silent for a moment.
Ning Li felt a little strange. “Second Brother?”
Lu Huaiyu smiled. “That’s good.”
Ning Li felt that there was something off about his tone, but she could not pinpoint it.
“Are you free tomorrow?” Lu Huaiyu changed the subject. “You’ve finished reading the books you borrowed previously, right? There are a few books that are related to those topics at home. If you want, I can send them to you.”
They had actually been sent to Yunzhou, but Lu Huaiyu had brought them back to the Capital.
At that time, Ning Li had been busy with training, so he had never mentioned it.
Ning Li froze, having not expected Lu Huaiyu to be so concerned about this matter.
Lu Huaiyu read out the names of two of the books.
Ning Li blinked.
If she remembered correctly, both of these books had not been released in the country this year because of copyright reasons.
‘Lu Huaiyu actually has them?’
He had clearly gotten them through other channels, yet he mentioned them so casually.
Lu Huaiyu noticed that she was quiet and called out to her.
Ning Li came back to her senses and said softly, “Thanks, Second Brother.”
Lu Huaiyu heard her obedient voice and smiled slightly.
“Are you staying in the apartment below Master Yu?”
“Yeah, Building 3, 901.”
“Okay. I’ll send them to you tomorrow morning.”
“In the morning?” Ning Li was a little surprised.
Lu Huaiyu explained.
“There’s a morning meeting at the office and there are some things I have to take care of.”
He had put off most of his work and social engagements during his year of recuperation in Yunzhou.
The senior directors at the Headquarters in the Capital were hoping that Lu Huaiyu would come back, and he had finally done so.
Ning Li understood and asked, “Second Brother, are you preparing to move back to the Capital?”
It was not just for a few days, but a real long-term move.
Since Lu Huaiyu was going to the Headquarters and had started to handle work matters, it was obvious that he was ready to make the shift.
Lu Huaiyu laughed.
‘She’s very clever… She figured it out with only a small hint…’
He barely said anything but she immediately guessed it.
“Mm.” He answered.
Ning Li did not say anything.
‘Yeah, it’s about time for him to move back to the Capital from Yunzhou…’
In her past life, he had actually returned to the Capital a few months earlier, but this time, it had been delayed for some reason.
His home was here, and the Headquarters of the Lu Corporation was also here, so of course, he would have to return sooner or later.
‘So…did this mean that he’s almost recovered from his illness?’
Ning Li’s mind flashed through countless thoughts. She was quiet for a while.
Lu Huaiyu sensed something.
He paused and said flirtatiously, “What’s wrong?”
Ning Li hesitated and asked, “Second Brother, are you still going back to Yunzhou after Chinese New Year?”
If he was preparing to return to the Capital, he would probably not go back to Yunzhou too often.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows. “Yeah, I still have some things that need to be brought back to the Capital.”
Ning Li let out an “oh” and inexplicably felt a bit lost.
‘That means he’ll move back to the Capital for good afterward…’
Lu Huaiyu looked at the time.
“It’s very late, so you should go to bed early.”
Ning Li’s lips moved slightly as if she wanted to say something, but she eventually swallowed it back.
“Okay. Goodnight, Second Brother.”
Ning Li hung up the phone. Lu Huaiyu’s deep and lazy voice seemed to be echoing in her ears.
She gently rubbed her ears, put the phone down, and walked over to her suitcase.
Ning Li took out a sealed file from the bottom.
After staring at it for a while, she was about to open it, but she suddenly stopped.
In the end, she put it back.
She went to the drawing room.
This was Yu Pingchuan’s house. Although he lived upstairs, this apartment’s decor and the apartment upstairs were very similar.
He had put in a lot of effort to build this drawing room.
This time, he had especially cleaned the place for Ning Li to stay in, so it was equipped with all kinds of paints, brushes, and other painting materials.
Ning Li set up the drawing board.
Lu Huaiyu put away the books that had been sent from abroad.
Suddenly, he received a message on his phone.
[Second Young Master, I saw a painting in Jinse Bay today that looked like that artist’s work….but there’s no signature on it. Do you want to go and take a look?]