Chapter 323 - I Can’t Do Anything?
Ning Li’s cell phone rang.
Su Yuan was calling.
The last call had upset her so much that she had not contacted Ning Li in the past few days.
She just wanted to see how Ning Li could live alone in Beijing when she was unfamiliar with the place and people.
After some suffering, Ning Li would surely admit to her mistake.
However, even after waiting for a long time, Ning Li still did not lower her head.
Su Yuan had to try and call her again.
Ning Li picked up her phone, glanced at Lu Huaiyu, then got up and left. She walked to the side and picked up the phone.
Just as she answered the call, Su Yuan’s voice came from the other end.
“Ning Li, we booked a flight back to Yunzhou at noon. Pack up your things and go straight to the airport.”
Ning Li had expected this, so she said calmly, “You don’t have to wait for me. I’m not going back today.”
“Not going back?”
Su Yuan obviously had not expected to hear Ning Li’s answer.
“What did you say? Today is New Year’s Eve. If you don’t go back with us, are you just going to stay in Beijing alone for the New Year?”
Ning Li turned around and her gaze fell on Lu Huaiyu.
Su Yuan’s voice was filled with displeasure.
“This is your first New Year in the Ye family. How can you not go back?”
A hint of sarcasm flashed across Ning Li’s eyes.
“I’m not a member of the Ye family. I shouldn’t be staying with the Ye family for the New Year, should I?”
As soon as she said this, Su Yuan suddenly became silent.
Ning Li’s words were actually correct.
Her surname was Ning, and the only connection she had with the Ye family was Su Yuan.
However, the current Su Yuan was Mrs. Ye.
After a while, Su Yuan just hung up the phone.
Ning Li put away her phone.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her.
His little girl stood there, her slender and straight figure alone.
Today was Chinese New Year’s eve, a day for family reunions.
However, to her, Su Yuan was not her family.
He smiled and said, “Ah Li, change your clothes. Let’s go home.”
Lu Huaiyu accompanied Ning Li back to Shuiyuan Shijia.
He also brought back the things that she had bought in Taihe yesterday.
Lu Huaiyu helped her carry them. Seeing that they were all New Year gifts, he casually asked, “Are these for Teacher Yu?”
Ning Li paused and nodded.
Lu Huaiyu knew that Yu Pingchuan loved her, so he did not ask anything further.
Ning Li changed her clothes.
She wore a white printed hoodie, a hazy blue down jacket, black jeans, and Doc Martin boots.
Her long legs looked especially straight and slender.
Her hair had been tied up in a bun, and her clean and pretty face gave her a laidback and playful look.
She did not look like a senior in high school anymore.
When she walked out of the bedroom, Lu Huaiyu stared at her for a long time.
Ning Li was a little nervous.
“Second Brother, is this ok?”
Lu Huaiyu smiled and nodded.
Before leaving the house, Ning Li received another call from Yu Pingchuan.
“Hello? Ah Li, are you home? Come upstairs for dinner tonight.”
Ning Li: “…”
Since she had already promised Lu Huaiyu, she definitely would not be able to attend Yu Pingchuan’s dinner.
She paused and spoke after some deliberation.
“Teacher Yu, I’m afraid I won’t be able to go with you tonight.”
Yu Pingchuan was stunned.
Previously, Ning Li had said that she would not be returning to Yunzhou or Lincheng. Instead, she planned on spending the New Year in the Capital.
Ning Li rubbed the space between her eyebrows helplessly.
“I… I have an appointment with my friend. I’m going to his house…”
Lu Huaiyu, who was standing to the side, raised his eyebrows and looked over when he heard this.
Ning Li felt guilty when he looked at her. She subconsciously turned her body away.
Yu Pingchuan was unconvinced.
“What friend? Why did I not hear you mention it before?”
It was the New Year, yet she did not come to his place. Instead, she wanted to go to a friend’s house?
What kind of logic was this?
Ning Li was thinking about how to say it.
For some reason, she could not say it out loud.
Actually, it was not an unusual matter whether she wanted to stay on her own or to go to a friend’s house.
Yu Pingchuan had always been considerate towards her. After clearly asking her, he would usually not say anything more and just respect her decisions.
But going home with Lu Huaiyu…
She felt that the situation would not be like this, even if she had said that she was going to Gu Siyang’s or Gu Tinglan’s house.
It was clearly not a big deal, but she felt very strange. She felt as if she had done something wrong and could not open her mouth.
Just as she was struggling with what to say, a hand reached out from the side and took her phone away.
Ning Li raised her head.
Lu Huaiyu had already answered.
Yu Pingchuan was stunned when he heard the voice.
Lu Huaiyu’s tone was gentle and there was a smile at the corner of his lips. However, his eyes were fixed on Ning Li.
“Elder Yu. Ah Li is coming home with me for the New Year. I’m afraid it won’t be convenient for her to accompany you.”
Upon hearing that it was him, Yu Pingchuan immediately felt relieved.
“So, you’re the friend Ah Li was talking about! That’s good, that’s good! I thought it was the kid who had driven the sports car the other day! Knowing that it’s you, I will feel at ease!”
He had seen the way Lu Huaiyu had treated Ning Li at the beginning while they were at the racecourse.
Moreover, Lu Huaiyu was an outstanding person. In Yu Pingchuan’s opinion, they were even more suited to each other.
Ning Li averted her gaze.
Lu Huaiyu and Yu Pingchuan were still talking about something.
“Yeah, we’ll pay you a visit to convey our New Year’s greetings some other day.
“You may rest assured. Okay.”
After a while, he hung up the phone and handed it to Ning Li.
Ning Li went to get her phone.
Lu Huaiyu suddenly avoided her hand.
Ning Li looked up at him in surprise.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows and looked at her with a smirk on his face.
“Ah Li, why do you feel guilty when you are with me?
“Am I that unpresentable?”