Chapter 457 - Peanuts
Chapter 457: Peanuts
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
He had come specially to pick her up.
When Ning Li walked out and saw his expensive but low-profile car, she secretly heaved a sigh of relief.
Gu Siyang was very happy to see Ning Li and greeted her from the window. When he saw Lu Huaiyu following behind her, his smile grew wider,
“Second Master Lu!”
Ning Li asked, “Young Master Gu is also going to Lincheng?”
Gu Siyang was a little surprised.
“Didn’t my uncle tell you? I’m here to pick you guys up!”
Most people would not be able to order Gu Siyang around, but Gu Tinglan was the one who had given the order. Moreover, he had been tasked with picking Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu up.
He had agreed readily and had even woken up early.
Lu Huaiyu was carrying Ning Li’s backpack. With his other hand, he opened the door to the backseat. Ning Li got into the car and he followed suit.
Gu Siyang turned his head to look behind.
“Second Master, are you not sitting in front?”
He had noticed before that when Cheng Xiyue was driving, Lu Huaiyu would sit in the front passenger seat.
Lu Huaiyu said, “Hmm.”
Gu Siyang was not overly bothered to hear his reply.
“Alright then, let’s go now!”
Saying this, he started the car.
Lu Huaiyu looked at Ning Li.
“Do you still want to take a nap?”
It was still quite early.
Ning Li shook her head.
Lu Huaiyu stroked her hair.
Gu Siyang accidentally saw this scene in the rearview mirror and was momentarily stunned.
Lu Huaiyu’s action had been extremely natural, and he had quickly retracted it.
Gu Siyang faintly felt that something was off, but he could not say it out loud.
However, he quickly threw this thought to the back of his mind.
He had actually come today for another very important matter.
He chuckled and asked with anticipation and excitement, “Oh right, Ning Li, have you seen the contract that I sent you previously?”
That was the contract that LY had specially made for Ning Li. Every clause had been personally reviewed by him, and he showed 120,000% sincerity.
He had sent the contract over on the day after Ning Li had finished her college entrance exam.
However, Ning Li had not replied.
In fact, he had wanted to hurry her up a long time ago, but Gu Tinglan had said that after Ning Li had finished her college entrance exam, she still had to wait for her results, fill out her application, and settle many other things. In addition, she had won the provincial best scholar award, so she was even busier. He had told him to wait.
Thus, Gu Siyang had waited until now.
He had come over as a chauffeur today with the intention of courting her.
Ning Li said, “I’ve seen it.”
Gu Siyan’s heart was left hanging in anticipation.
“Then, what are your thoughts about it?”
Ning Li thought for a moment. “There are two clauses that are a little problematic. I’ll mark them and send them to you later.”
So, did that mean that she had agreed?!
Gu Siyang said repeatedly,
“Sure, sure! As long as you agree, you can set any conditions that you want!”
Ning Li nodded lightly.
The smile on Gu Siyang’s face was incomparably bright, and he was extremely happy and proud.
How difficult this had been!
He had pursued Ning Li for such a long time before he had finally gotten her to agree!
“Don’t worry! Later, I’ll get them to redraft a contract based on your revisions. If we hurry, we’ll be able to sign and settle it in a few days!”
Ning Li looked out of the window and nodded indifferently.
An hour and a half later, the group arrived in Lincheng.
Gu Tinglan was staying at the Xishi Hotel in the city center.
Gu Siyang parked the car at the entrance of the hotel and called Gu Tinglan, who came down very quickly.
He smiled to himself when he saw Lu Huaiyu and Ning Li sitting together in the back seat.
After a simple greeting, he got into the front passenger seat.
Ning Li asked, “Is there anywhere that Dr. Gu would like to go?”
Gu Tinglan thought for a moment.
“Let’s go to Chunfeng Road first.”
Chunfeng Road was a very famous street in Lincheng. The whole street was full of Republic of China-style buildings that were left over from the last century. It was one of the most popular attractions in Lincheng.
Ning Li paused.
“Has Dr. Gu not been there before?”
Gu Tinglan smiled and said, “Yes, but I was in such a hurry that I didn’t have time to look around.”
Ning Li nodded.
Gu Siyang started the car and headed for Chunfeng Road.
Half an hour later, Gu Siyang parked the car in the parking lot. The small group got out of the car and walked.
The buildings on both sides of Chunfeng Road were very historic. Even the flagstones on the ground were quite old. No cars were allowed to enter, so they could only walk.
The Lincheng government had used a lot of effort to maintain and repair this place. They had also attracted investment and opened various shops on both sides.
Now, this place could be considered a bustling commercial street.
In July, during the summer holiday season, there were a lot of people around and the weather was hot.
Fortunately, wutong trees had been planted on both sides of Chunfeng Road. The branches and leaves were lush and could disperse the heat slightly.
As Ning Li walked, she would introduce the buildings on both sides from time to time.
She had not specifically studied the contents of this area. However, she had grown up in Lincheng and had at least a rudimentary knowledge of them and was almost at ease with them.
Gu Tinglan listened very seriously.
However, Gu Siyang was not very interested in these things. He trailed behind them and lowered his head to look at his phone messages.
It had not been easy for him to wait until Ning Li had agreed to join LY. He had to make preparations for everything!
When they walked to a gray-green building in the middle, Ning Li said, “This is –”
“There’s no need for this to be introduced.”
Gu Tinglan smiled.
Ning Li was stunned.
When Gu Siyang heard this, he also raised her eyes to look over.
“Huh? Uncle, isn’t this…”
Gu Tinglan turned around with a calm expression.
Gu Siyang immediately shut his mouth.
Ning Li was a little confused, but she did not ask any more questions.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her little face, which had gotten slightly sunburnt, and raised his hand to look at the time.
“It’s noon. Shall we have lunch?”
There were quite a few restaurants on both sides.
They chose the one next to the grayish-green building.
They took their seats by the window, and soon, a waiter came over.
Probably because the waiter could tell that these people were either rich or noble, the waiter’s attitude was also very cordial.
“The peanut tofu is our signature. Would you like to try it?”
All three voices rang out at the same time.
Except for Ning Li, the other three people had all rejected the suggestion at the same time.
There was a moment of silence.
The waiter was stunned. He probably had not expected to be rejected so easily.
Ning Li was also stunned.
Gu Siyang waved his hand.
“I don’t want anything with peanuts.”
Ning Li asked curiously, “Gu Siyang, are you also… allergic to peanuts?”
Gu Siyang said casually, “However, peanuts are forbidden in our house.. We never order anything with peanuts, and we never buy them.”