Chapter 458 - He Walked Through Every Street in Lincheng
Chapter 458: He Walked Through Every Street in Lincheng
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
He winked and grinned cheekily.
“We’re not even allowed to have anything that looks like peanuts.”
Ning Li was stunned.
The Gu family… why did they have such a strange rule?
Subconsciously, she glanced at Gu Tinglan.
She had heard him mention before that he had a friend who was allergic to peanuts, but now it seemed that… that friend of his was actually related to the Gu family?
Even if he did not like eating peanuts, surely he would not have gone to such an extent.
Gu Tinglan did not seem to want to say much. He took the menu and handed it to Ning Li as he smiled.
“See if there’s anything you want to eat.”
Seeing his attitude, Ning Li did not ask any more questions. Just as she was about to take it, a slender hand reached out from the side.
Lu Huaiyu took the menu from Gu Tinglan and opened it with a calm expression.
He ordered a few dishes, all according to Ning Li’s taste.
After living together for so long, he knew what Ning Li liked to eat and what she did not like to eat.
After ordering the food, he ordered two cups of iced strawberry juice.
Gu Siyang quickly said, “Me! And me! Please help me order one cup too–”
Lu Huaiyu handed over the menu and calmly said,
“Order it yourself.”
Gu Siyang, “…”
Gu Tinglan watched from the side and could not help but laugh.
Lu Huaiyu… This person was really…
Gu Siyang had been mercilessly rejected, so he could only obediently order a cup for himself.
“Uncle, what do you want to drink? Is it still peach juice?”
Gu Tinglan nodded.
Gu Siyang said to the waiter, “Two more cups of peach juice please!”
The waiter agreed and quickly left.
Ning Li was a little surprised. She had thought that Gu Siyang and Gu Tinglan would order lemon juice or something like that.
Peach juice… That did not seem to go well with these two young masters of the Gu family.
As if sensing her gaze, Gu Siyang looked up.
“What’s wrong, Ning Li?”
Ning Li paused for a moment, the corners of her lips curving slightly.
“Nothing, I just didn’t expect you guys to drink peach juice.”
Gu Siyang said casually, “Oh, is that all? Of course, it’s because my uncle likes peach juice! As for me, it’s okay, I’m used to drinking it!”
Lu Huaiyu looked at Gu Tinglan with his brows slightly raised.
Ning Li was also stunned, inexplicably feeling that Gu Siyang’s words subtly meant something.
It was not a big deal that Gu Tinglan liked peach juice. However, Gu Siyang had said that he was used to it…
“I heard that you signed up for Xijing University?”
Gu Tinglan interrupted Gu Siyang and changed the topic.
Ning Li nodded.
The juice was served very quickly.
Gu Siyang bit the straw and asked, “Hey Ning Li, by the way, what major did you sign up for?”
“The Astronomy Department.”
Gu Siyang was shocked and immediately began to choke. He tilted his head and started coughing violently.
“The– cough– cough– astronomy– cough– cough– cough– Astronomy Department?!”
Almost at the same time, the gentle smile on Gu Tinglan’s face disappeared, and his expression faded a lot.
Ning Li frowned slightly when she noticed the unusual reactions of both these people.
“What’s wrong? Is there a problem?”
Gu Siyang finally managed to catch his breath, his face having turned red.
“What… What’s wrong with your report? Why did you have to choose this?”
Ning Li was even more confused and asked in return, “Is this not a good major?”
Gu Siyang choked on her question and did not know how to answer for a moment.
After holding it in for a long time, he finally said,
“Not really, but… this… anyway, I think it’s average…”
He stammered and did not say what was wrong for a long time.
However, his expression did indeed show that he had a lot of opinions about this major.
“There are many better majors in Xijing University. Finance, Business Administration, Law. If you really want to do physics, there are many other options.”
Gu Tinglan leaned back in his chair. His expression had returned to his usual gentle look, but the elegant smile on the corners of his eyes and brows had completely disappeared,
“Whether it’s in terms of career prospects or anything else, the Astronomy Department doesn’t have any advantages. Your score was so high– Why did you have to choose the Astronomy Department?”
What he said was the truth.
The requirements for the Astronomy Department were high, the research content was boring, and the career choices in the future were also very narrow.
Ning Li could have totally made a better choice.
Anyway, with her grades, all the majors at Xijing University were at her disposal.
Who would have known that she would choose this one in the end?
“That’s the one she likes.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyes slightly and said calmly, “That’s enough of a reason.”
There was no need to consider anything else. Her likes and wishes would always come first.
This reason alone was enough.
There was a moment of silence at the dining table, as if they were in a delicate confrontation.
However, it was only for a moment before Gu Tinglan laughed.
“Mm, that’s true. Since Ning Li chose this herself, then… that’s good too.”
His tone and expression returned to the appearance of an elegant and gentle young master, as if nothing had happened just now.
Gu Siyang shrank back, wishing he could escape on the spot.
What was he thinking that he had to ask this question?
The Astronomy Department!
Why did Ning Li want to report to the Astronomy Department?!
Fortunately, the waiter quickly began to serve the dishes, and the small incident earlier was quietly forgotten.
After finishing the meal, Ning Li asked, “Where do you want to go this afternoon, Dr. Gu?”
They had basically finished strolling along Chunfeng Road and only needed to see what Gu Tinglan’s wishes were.
Gu Tinglan thought for a moment and said with a smile, “Let’s just take a look around, or go to the places that you’re more familiar with. After all, you’re from Lincheng. Sometimes, it’s better to go to the streets and alleys instead of the usual scenic spots.”
It seemed that such places were more suitable to experience the life here.
Ning Li could roughly guess what he meant. Although she did not quite understand why he was so obsessed with Lincheng, she still agreed.
She thought for a moment.
“The Fence Alley two streets away from here is an old street in Lincheng. We can go there if Dr. Gu wants to.”
Gu Tinglan smiled.
“You’re the tour guide. Of course, I’ll listen to you.”
Lu Huaiyu looked outside and bowed to Ning Li.
“I’m going out for a while.”
Ning Li did not understand, but she still nodded.
Lu Huaiyu got up.
After about ten minutes, he came back with–
The weather in Lincheng in July was hot and dry, especially in the afternoon. The sun was still too bright and warm.
The group walked out of Chunfeng Road and headed toward Fence Alley.
The street here was not covered by decades-old wutung trees. Even the ground was burning hot as they walked on the road.
Lu Huaiyu stood beside Ning Li and held an umbrella for her, casting a shade over her.
Gu Siyang’s face was full of resentment.
“Why isn’t there any shade on this road? It’s too hot!”
Ning Li explained.
“This place was just renovated a few years ago. So was the landscaping.”
The saplings there were not enough to look at.
Gu Siyang could not help but mutter.
“Why does Second Master Lu seem to be very familiar with this place?”
Before they had come outside, Lu Huaiyu had gone to buy an umbrella. It was obvious that he had long understood the situation here.
Gu Tinglan heard this and glanced at Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu’s expression remained the same.
“I’ve been here before.”
Ning Li tilted her head and raised her face slightly.
“Second Brother, you’ve been to Fence Alley too?”
Usually, outsiders would not pass through this place.
Lu Huaiyu’s lips curved into a slight smile. “Mm.”.
It was not just Fence Alley.
He had walked through every street in Lincheng.