Chapter 416 - Car Accident
Ning Li put her things in the kitchen and went upstairs first.
Following Lu Huaiyu’s directions, she found the book “Sunspot”, took it downstairs, and put it on the living room coffee table with her backpack.
Then, she went to the kitchen and took out the things that she had bought in turn.
Low-gluten flour, light cream, strawberries, and so on.
She was going to make a small birthday cake.
Lu Huaiyu was a person who did not lack anything.
She had thought about it and felt that there was nothing to give, so she might as well give this.
She melted the butter, mixed it with the flour, and beat the light cream away.
The rich, sweet smell of milk gradually wafted around.
Fortunately, even though Lu Huaiyu rarely cooked, the house was big enough and the kitchen utensils were all available. Anything that she needed for baking could be found here.
She put the mold in the oven and set a time to wait for the cake to be ready.
After doing all this, she looked at the time. It was already past seven o’clock.
However, Lu Huaiyu had not returned yet.
He had said that it would be in the afternoon, but he had not specified what time it would be.
Ning Li sat down on the high stool at the kitchen island and opened the book to read.
Lu Huaiyu’s flight had been delayed.
By the time the plane had landed in Yunzhou, it was already eight o’clock in the evening.
He walked out of the airport and bumped into Gu Tinglan at the exit.
“Second Master Lu.”
Gu Tinglan seemed to be returning to Yunzhou from the Capital, but the two of them had not been on the same flight. Coincidentally, because Lu Huaiyu’s flight had been delayed, they had bumped into each other.
It had been a long time since they had seen each other.
Lu Huaiyu nodded.
Compared to him traveling light, Gu Tinglan was also pulling along a suitcase that looked very heavy.
Gu Tinglan sized Lu Huaiyu up and smiled.
“It seems that Second Master Lu has been in a good mood recently.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows but did not deny it. His gaze swept past his suitcase.
“Doctor Gu, you’re in such a hurry. Is there an urgent matter?”
Gu Tinglan shook his head.
“That’s not it. I just decided to stay in Lincheng for a while, so I brought a little more stuff.”
This was a decision that he had made after some discussion with his big brother and the others.
This was in case there was some kind of breakthrough in the investigation.
Lu Huaiyu nodded his head in understanding.
He looked at his watch.
“I still have some things to do at home, so I won’t talk much. See you another day.”
Gu Tinglan laughed.
This was Yunzhou, not the Capital.
Although Lu Huaiyu had real estate here, not every building was qualified to be called “home.”
The reference in his words was undoubtedly Yunding Fenghua.
Moreover, if he remembered correctly, today was Lu Huaiyu’s birthday.
Yet, he had rushed back to Yunzhou from the Capital.
The reason was really self-evident.
“How will Second Master return home? Is Cheng Xiyue coming to pick you up?”
“No,” Lu Huaiyu said. “He’s on a business trip.”
Gu Tinglan had originally planned to leave, but when he heard this, he stopped walking.
“In that case… Shall I give Second Master a lift?”
Gu Tinglan had stayed abroad for a long time and was used to driving.
Therefore, every time he came to Yunzhou, he would rent a car, saving him trouble and effort.
Only Gu Siyang could do something as simple as towing a car for thousands of miles.
The black car sped along the airport at high speed.
Gu Tinglan held the steering wheel and glanced at Lu Huaiyu, who was sitting in the passenger seat.
“It’s your birthday today. Is Second Master still that busy?”
Lu Huaiyu smiled but did not take to heart the ridicule in his words.
He took out his phone and asked Ning Li if she was still in Yunding Fenghua.
After making sure that she had not left yet, he had asked her to wait a little longer. It just so happened that he had brought a gift back from the Capital and he intended on giving it to her as well.
Ning Li agreed.
Gu Tinglan watched from the side.
Lu Huaiyu’s condition was better than he had expected.
He suddenly thought of something and laughed.
“Is the person in that hand-drawn drawing Ning Li?”
Lu Huaiyu paused and raised his eyes to look at him. His deep eyes narrowed slightly.
Gu Tinglan did not seem to notice the cold and dangerous feeling coming from him. Instead, his smile deepened.
“It seems that I guessed correctly.”
From the New Year until now, rumors about Lu Huaiyu being in love with a young man had spread all over the place.
At that time, he had already had this suspicion.
Although everyone was saying that Lu Huaiyu and the person he seemed to be pining for was a young man, other than Ning Li, he really could not think of anyone who fit the bill.
It was just that he had not had the time to ask. Today, they had just so happened to bump into each other and now he had confirmed his suspicions.
“She still doesn’t know?”
Lu Huaiyu closed his eyes and restrained the dangerous aura on his body.
It was obvious that he had tacitly agreed.
Gu Tinglan’s smile faded slightly.
“Then, when do you plan to tell her?”
Lu Huaiyu was silent for a while.
“There’s no rush for now.”
There was only one more month before the college entrance exam, so it was not a good time.
Anyway, there was still a long, long time for the two of them in the future.
Gu Tinglan understood what he meant. After a moment of silence, he sighed and said with a smile, “Second Master has really put in a lot of effort.”
Lu Huaiyu was noncommittal. He closed his eyes to take a nap.
Suddenly, a strong light flashed in front of them.
Gu Tinglan turned his face sideways and frowned.
He looked at the dazzling light and saw two cars parked on the road ahead on the left.
One of the cars was double-flashing, while the door of the other driver’s car had been heavily dented. It seemed that the car had been in an accident when it changed lanes.
The traffic police had arrived and cordoned off the area around them.
The sound of an ambulance could be heard in the distance.
The ground was a mess, and a pool of blood could be vaguely seen.
Gu Tinglan’s eyelids twitched. He immediately looked at Lu Huaiyu beside him and saw that he had opened his eyes at some point and was looking at the scene expressionlessly.
His eyes were deep and dark.