Chapter 338 - Was Taught by Senior Brother Lu
The people in the Capital branch of Fino laboratory all knew Lu Huaiyu.
Or rather, they had all heard of this name before.
Therefore, it was a very simple matter for Lu Huaiyu to come and ask for some information.
“I want to enquire about someone,” Lu Huaiyu said.
The other party jokingly asked, “For you to make a personal inquiry… Could it be about Junior Sister Jiang?”
After all, Jiang Ran had just returned to the country from the headquarters, recently. The timing of Lu Huaiyu’s call was too coincidental.
“If you really want to know, wouldn’t it be better to ask her directly?”
Lu Huaiyu remained calm.
“It’s not about her. The person I want to ask about is called Ning Li.”
The other party was a little surprised.
“Ning Li? You mean… the one who entered the data processing room a few days ago?”
Lu Huaiyu paused for a moment and answered without batting an eyelid.
The data processing room of Fino laboratory was extremely confidential. Not even their own staff were automatically qualified to enter.
He had guessed that Ning Li had gone there, but he had not expected her to enter the data processing room directly.
“Do you know her?”
“This…” The other party’s voice sounded a little awkward. “Huaiyu, her experimental confidentiality level is at S-rank. I’m sorry, I can’t reveal all the relevant data and content.”
Lu Huaiyu was no longer a member of Fino Laboratory. Moreover, this level was not something that ordinary scientists could come into contact with and understand.
“I’ve only heard Reya mention it once. Apparently, she had previously published an article in the sub-journal of “The Universe”.”
“The Universe” was the top journal in the physics world.
Even if it was a sub-journal, the approval standards were extremely strict.
However, because this kind of journal was so specialized, only relevant researchers would pay attention to it.
Outside of that circle, the outside world probably did not care at all.
Lu Huaiyu narrowed his eyes slightly.
“I happen to have one here. Can I send it to you later?”
“There’s no need. I’ll just pick it up myself.”
“Are you in such a hurry? Alright, you’re welcome to come.
“However, since you specifically asked about her, I don’t think that your relationship with her is an ordinary one, right? How is it that you don’t even know about this matter?”
Hearing this, Lu Huaiyu and the corners of their lips curled up into an extremely faint smile.
“Isn’t it starting to be clear now?”
During the Chinese New Year holiday, only a handful of Fino Laboratory’s people were on duty.
When Lu Huaiyu arrived, Yang Xun was already waiting at the door.
He had also been a student of Xijing University and had been in the same year as Lu Huaiyu. After he graduated with his PhD, he had entered the Capital branch of Fino Laboratory.
When he saw Lu Huaiyu, he greeted him with a smile.
“I can’t believe that a book is actually worth you making a personal trip, Second Master Lu.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“Senior Brother Lu?”
A familiar voice sounded.
Yang Xun heard the voice and turned to greet Jiang Ran.
“Junior Sister Jiang, are you off work now?”
Jiang Ran had not expected to meet Lu Huaiyu here, so a hint of surprise flashed across her face.
She nodded at Yang Xun.
“Senior Brother Yang.”
She walked over, her dimple faintly visible on her cheek.
Although she did not wear makeup, she was generous and gentle, with a bit of a scholarly aura. She made people feel very comfortable and was a beauty with a temperament.
“Senior Brother Lu, we meet again.”
Although Yang Xun was also from Xijing University, he had not been in the same high school as them, so he had not gone to their gathering.
“Why did Senior Brother Lu think to come here today?”
Jiang Ran asked curiously.
Yang Xun smiled.
“You wouldn’t have guessed it, but he came here to borrow some books.”
Jiang Ran’s gaze fell on his hand. Sure enough, he had a book in his bag.
It seemed… a little familiar.
She suddenly thought of something and laughed.
“Senior Brother Lu, you should have this book, shouldn’t you? Why did you need to borrow it from Senior Brother Yang?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly.
“Why should I have it?
Jiang Ran was a little surprised to hear him say that.
“This… Senior Brother Lu, weren’t you the one who guided Ning Li on the paper that she published here?”
On the day of the gathering, Lu Huaiyu had said that Ning Li was his own child, which had greatly surprised her.
However, after she had gone home, she had thought about it carefully and felt that it was very reasonable.
Ning Li was only seventeen years old. For her to be able to write a thesis of that standard, she had to have been guided by someone.
Previously, she had thought that this person was Xu Yin, but Xu Yin’s research direction was not the same as Ning Li’s thesis.
That meant that it had to have been Lu Huaiyu.
Although Lu Huaiyu had already left the headquarters in Bai City several years ago and was not engaged in any related research, he had, after all, been the second Chinese person to be accepted by the headquarters.
His qualifications and abilities were obvious.
Jiang Ran smiled.
“When she came over the other day, I could hear that her English accent seemed to be very similar to Senior Brother Lu’s. Initially, I had thought that it was just a coincidence. I didn’t expect–”
Her dimple deepened.
“I even joked at the time that I wanted to introduce you to her at some point. However, the child didn’t mention that you guys knew each other. I didn’t know that I was mistaken.
Lu Huaiyu narrowed his eyes.
Jiang Ran’s eyes lit up as she smiled.
“I knew it. How else could it have been so similar, other than that she had been taught by Senior Brother Lu himself?”
Lu Huaiyu was silent for a moment. Then, he said calmly, “No.”
Jiang Ran was stunned. “What?”
“I didn’t teach her to speak English, and I didn’t guide her on her published paper.”
Jiang Ran was stunned.
Lu Huaiyu took the magazine from Yang Xun, seemingly uninterested in talking anymore.
“I’ll be taking these things away now then.”
Yang Xun pointed to the back.
“Don’t you want to go in to take a look?”
It was not easy to get Lu Huaiyu to come here, and he wanted to take the opportunity to ask Lu Huaiyu to take a look at the progress of his experiment. Recently, he had been stuck at a particular point, without making any progress for a long time.
Lu Huaiyu waved the book in his hand.
Yang Xun felt a little regretful, but he also knew that Lu Huaiyu’s focus was not here, so he did not continue to persuade him.
“Then, let’s meet again another day.”
Lu Huaiyu nodded, turned around, and was about to leave.
Jiang Ran could not help but call out, “Senior Brother Lu.”
Lu Huaiyu stood still and turned his head to look at her indifferently.
Jiang Ran actually had a lot of things that she wanted to say.
From the beginning to the end of the gathering, she had only spoken a few words to him, and it had all been about Ning Li.
She did not chase after him passionately like most others, because she knew very well that Lu Huaiyu was used to that kind of behavior and did not appreciate it.
Sometimes, it was more appropriate to maintain a proper distance.
She smiled and said, “Senior Brother Lu, see you next time.”
Lu Huaiyu returned to the Lu family home, went into his bedroom, and took the book out.
He stared at the cover for a while.
Suddenly, his phone rang.
It was Ning Li’s phone.
He pressed the answer button and placed his other hand on the book, opening the first page.
Ning Li’s voice sounded.
“Is it convenient for you to talk now? I have something to tell you.”
Lu Huaiyu paused his hand.
“Yes, go ahead.”
Ning Li was silent for a long time.
Lu Huaiyu seemed to sense something and waited patiently.
Then, Ning Li continued.
“The thing you asked me in the study… The reason Jiang Ran gave me a lift that day, was because I had gone to Fino Laboratory to get the data processing results.”