Chapter 449 - Second Master Lu’s Forceful Rise to Power
Ning Li realized that Lu Huaiyu was not an ordinary person who would know how to bargain with this person.
She finally understood how he had become the person in charge of the Lu Corporation at such an age.
Never, ever, lose!
She pushed him away and said in a muffled voice, “I’ll think of a way to cover it up.”
Today, Yu Pingchuan had made a special trip back to Yunzhou. Firstly, it was to help her celebrate her birthday, and secondly, it was to congratulate her for performing well in the college entrance examination.
He had already made an appointment with Ning Li to go to his house for a meal. He wanted to personally cook a birthday feast for Ning Li.
Ning Li rarely celebrated her birthday. This time, however, her eighteenth birthday was very different.
Therefore, she definitely had to go.
She found some foundation and concealer. Then, she layered them over her neck.
The lighter marks were fine, but the more troublesome ones were the deeper ones. Whichever way she looked at them, they were still slightly red.
She let her hair down again.
In the end, she could only sigh helplessly after having stared at herself in the mirror for a long time.
Now, she could only hope that Teacher Yu did not notice the marks.
She changed into a white short-sleeved shirt, jeans, and white shoes. She looked even taller and more slender, with exquisite lines.
Her wavy long hair hung down, the youthfulness between her eyebrows had faded slightly. Her lips were coated with a light and moist lip balm, which made her look even more different from before.
Lu Huaiyu leaned against the door and looked at her.
“Shall I go with you?”
Ning Li paused for a moment and said hesitantly, “Still…”
She did not know how to tell Teacher Yu about her relationship with Lu Huaiyu yet.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
Yu Pingchuan was one of Ning Li’s closest elders, so he had to see this side of him now.
But now, it seemed that she did not intend to give him a proper status…
At this moment, Ning Li’s phone rang.
It was Yu Pingchuan.
“Ah Li? Have you left yet?”
Yu Pingchuan’s voice sounded exceptionally happy over the phone.
Ning Li walked out.
“I’m leaving soon. I’ll be there in about 20 minutes.”
Yu Pingchuan laughed.
“Alright! Then Xiao Lin and I will wait for you at home! Oh, right, is Huaiyu free tonight?”
Just then, she happened to walk to Lu Huaiyu’s side, so he could hear what she said clearly.
Ning Li stopped in her tracks and glanced at him. She saw that Lu Huaiyu was looking at her with a faint smile.
She asked guiltily, “What’s wrong?”
Yu Pingchuan replied, “If he has time, invite him over! Haven’t you been staying at his place this whole time? It’s a good opportunity to thank him for taking care of you!”
Ning Li, “…”
She braced herself and said, “… He doesn’t seem to…”
Lu Huaiyu took her phone and said with a smile, “Teacher Yu, I’m free tonight. I can accompany Ah Li there. She’ll be there soon.”
His series of actions were smooth and did not give Ning Li any time to react.
By the time Ning Li had realized that something was wrong, it was already too late.
When Yu Pingchuan heard him say this, he was overjoyed.
“Alright! Then we’ll wait for you at home!”
After saying that, he hung up the phone.
Lu Huaiyu returned the phone to Ning Li and raised his eyebrows slightly.
“Then… shall we go?”
Ning Li, “…”
Half an hour later, Ning Li knocked on Yu Pingchuan’s door.
It was Lin Yaohui who came to open the door.
When he saw Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu, the smile on his face became a lot more excited.
“Ah Li, you guys are finally here!”
Ning Li was silent for a moment.
“Where’s Teacher Yu?”
The sound of water came from the kitchen.
Lin Yaohui coughed.
“He’s in the kitchen. He insisted on personally cooking for you!”
Ning Li, “…”
She lifted her foot and walked in.
Lu Huaiyu followed behind her.
Hearing the commotion, Yu Pingchuan rushed out of the kitchen with a basket in his hand.
“Ah Li and Huaiyu are here? Quickly sit down! The meal will be ready in a moment!”
Ning Li subconsciously felt like snatching his basket away.
“Teacher Yu, should I do it?”
Yu Pingchuan moved aside.
“Hey, I recently learned a new dish… chestnut chicken! I can make it for you to try today!”
Ning Li’s eyebrows twitched. As expected, she saw a whole white chicken lying on the chopping board next to her.
“… There’s no rush…”
Yu Pingchuan looked at her with emotion.
“Hey, you’ve finally finished your college entrance exam and become provincial champion again! You don’t need to do anything for this meal. Just rest well!”
As he spoke, he raised his head and looked at Lu Huaiyu who was standing behind him.
“Besides, you’ve troubled Huaiyu a lot during the college entrance exam. You should thank him properly!”
Lu Huaiyu smiled.
“Elder Yu, you’re too polite. It’s my pleasure.”
Yu Pingchuan was in high spirits. He smiled and raised his chin at Ning Li.
“Go and accompany Huaiyu for a while.”
As he spoke, he saw that Ning Li did not move. He took two steps forward and pushed her arm.
“Don’t worry, you–”
Suddenly, his voice stopped.
His gaze landed on Ning Li’s neck.
Even though it was faint, he could still vaguely make out the red marks when he stood close to her.
Ning Li instantly understood as well. Her body stiffened and she did not say a word.
The air froze.
After a long while, Yu Pingchuan placed the basket that was in his hand aside and asked calmly, “Ah Li, what’s going on?”
Ning Li’s lips moved.
Before she could say anything, Lu Huaiyu walked over from behind.
He smiled and said, “Elder Yu, let me introduce myself.
“I’m Ning Li’s boyfriend.”
The moment he said this, everything seemed to freeze.
After a long silence, Yu Pingchuan looked at Ning Li.
“Is what he said true?”
Ning Li could only nod.
Yu Pingchuan asked again, “When did this happen? Before the College Entrance Exam?”
Ning Li, “… No, just yesterday…”
Yu Pingchuan nodded, as he spoke without any fluctuation in his voice.
“The day before your 18th birthday.”
Ning Li, “… Teacher Yu, actually, it’s not what you think–”
“Xiao Lin, please come and cook.”
Yu Pingchuan shouted at Lin Yaohui, who was already feeling dumbfounded. Then, he took his apron off and walked to the side to pick his phone up.
Ning Li looked at Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu did not seem to be worried. He only raised his eyebrows slightly.
In the next moment, Yu Pingchuan’s voice was heard.
“Old Master Lu.”
Ning Li’s eyebrows jumped and she subconsciously looked in that direction.. Then, she heard Yu Pingchuan say in a flat tone, “That grandson of yours, isn’t he a little too much?”