Chapter 332 - New Year’s Eve
Subconsciously, she raised her head and looked at Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu seemed to have heard their conversation and nodded.
Only then did Ning Li get up and walk towards Lu Huaiyu’s bedroom.
The door was not locked.
She walked in.
In her previous life, she had never been to the Lu family home, so naturally, she had never entered Lu Huaiyu’s bedroom here.
The decor style of this house was Chinese, and his room was no exception.
It was simple and clean, exuding an antique charm.
There was a light cedar aroma in the air, which was the same as the scent that she usually smelled on him.
On the west side of the wall was a circular bookshelf made of pearwood.
Several books were placed on it, as well as a few decor pieces.
She walked over and scanned the bookshelf, but did not find the seal that Old Master Lu wanted.
She searched again but still did not find it.
Suddenly, her gaze fell on a book that had been sandwiched in between a few books.
At a glance, it was no different from other books.
The only reason Ning Li noticed it was because she used to have this book as well.
“The Physical Universe.”
The book had been a birthday gift from her grandmother when she was eleven.
At that time, she had just started to be interested in these books. Sometimes, she would go to the bookstore to look for books related to the same topic.
However, when her family had no money, she would not buy them and would stay in the bookstore for half a day to read them.
Fortunately, she was able to read books quickly, so she managed to read a lot.
However, she did face one disadvantage. Some beautifully bound books were still wrapped up, so she had not been able to read them.
At that time, the book had been placed on the top shelf of the bookstore, and it was expensive.
She had admired it for a long time, without ever touching it.
Later, on her birthday, her Grandma had bought this book and secretly put it under her pillow.
The old lady did not understand English or physics, but she had known that Ning Li had thought about that book for a long time.
Ning Li had treasured and kept that book well.
Suddenly, her gaze focused, and she realized that there was a faint red mark on the spine of the book.
It seemed to look like… half of a bloody fingerprint?
Why was there a bloodstain on this book?
Ning Li frowned slightly and subconsciously reached out to take the book down.
The door was pushed open and Lu Huaiyu walked in.
Ning Li paused and turned around.
Lu Huaiyu’s gaze swept across the bookshelf without a change in expression.
“Did you not find it?”
Ning Li nodded.
Striding over with his long legs, Lu Huaiyu came over to stand by her side.
He retrieved a box from the top of the shelf.
“I forgot to tell you that seal was kept in here.”
Ning Li heaved a sigh of relief.
“I’ll take it over to Grandpa Lu then.”
Lu Huaiyu handed the box to her and casually asked, “I saw you staring blankly at the bookshelf just now. What were you looking at?”
Ning Li raised her finger and pointed.
“Nothing, it was just that book. I used to have a copy too.”
Lu Huaiyu looked in the direction that she had pointed.
“Yes, I accidentally lost it later.”
Ning Li’s expression was indifferent.
Lu Huaiyu paused.
“How did it get lost?”
“It was a long time.” The corners of Ning Li’s lips curled up slightly, but she did not intend on continuing with an explanation.
She did not really want to bring this matter up.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her intensely.
“Why don’t I give this to you?”
Ning Li smiled and shook her head.
“There’s no need. Thank you, Second Brother.”
If she wanted it, she could afford to buy it anytime now, but…there was no longer any need for that now.
Moreover, the way Lu Huaiyu had placed this book here, made it obvious that it was very precious.
It was not good for her to steal something that was treasured by someone else.
Lu Huaiyu suddenly gently caressed her head.
Ning Li left his room and went out to look for Old Master Lu, leaving the door ajar.
Lu Huaiyu took the book down.
There was a faint blood-red thumbprint on the corner of the cover.
It seemed to be that someone had once held onto it tightly and left such a mark on it.
He looked at it for a while, before opening it.
On the title page, there were only two simple letters.
It had been written with a fountain pen. Probably because a lot of time had already passed, the ink had already faded a lot, leaving behind only a faint ancient blue.
He closed the book and put it back.
The sky gradually darkened.
Thick snow had piled up in the courtyard. The moonlight and snow combined, shone crystal clear and bright.
Ning Li was busy replying to various messages.
He Xiaochen called.
“Ning Li! Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve!”
Her voice sounded very cheerful.
Ning Li’s lips curved slightly.
“Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve.”
He Xiaochen complained, “Sob, sob, sob. I haven’t seen you in such a long time! I heard that you’re staying in the Capital for the New Year? I haven’t even been to the Capital before. Is it fun?”
Only God knew how boring her life was without her Goddess Ning’s beautiful face!
Ning Li nodded.
“It’s pretty good here.”
He Xiaochen cried with envy.
“If even you say it’s good, then it must be really good! Sob, sob, sob! I’ll definitely go there after the college entrance exam!”
With He Xiaochen’s grades, she could choose any university in the country, so it would not be any problem for her to come to the Capital.
“Oh right, Ning Li, who are you spending the day with today?”
She had been worried that Ning Li would be too lonely, hence why she had made the call.
Ning Li paused and was about to speak when a sound came from outside.
She looked up and saw a brilliant fireworks display in the dark night sky.
It was followed by all kinds of fireworks that appeared in the sky, one after another.
Suddenly, a pair of hands covered her ears from behind.
In the next moment, Fang Qingyun set off a string of firecrackers in the courtyard.
The crackling sounds of the firecrackers could be heard, but they now sounded as if they were some distance away.
Only the bright and resplendent fireworks remained, and the fiery sparks of the firecrackers.
Also, there was him.