Chapter 459 - Room
Chapter 459: Room
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
He had lightly brushed the matter off, but Ning Li did not care.
Gu Siyang looked at both sides of the street and finally went into a shop, bringing out two umbrellas.
He handed one of them to Gu Tinglan.
Gu Tinglan looked at the bright yellow parasol with floral lace and frowned.
“Ah, Uncle, don’t you want to use it? It’s so hot!”
Gu Siyang’s face was almost scrunched up from the sun.
“There’s nothing else available here. Don’t you want to just make do with it?”
Gu Tinglan was very insistent.
“You can use it yourself.”
Gu Siyang said, “Alright then.”
As he spoke, he opened the parasol and held it above his head.
The glaring and hot sunlight was blocked, and he instantly felt more comfortable.
Why should he be overly conscious about being embarrassed?
After all, he had almost been melted by the sun!
He gushed excitedly to Gu Tinglan.
“Uncle, the quality of this umbrella is really good! You–”
Gu Tinglan was expressionless.
“You stay away from me.”
Since Gu Siyang was holding a lacy flower umbrella, he was ordered to walk at the back, keeping a good distance from them.
Fortunately, Fence Alley was not very far away. After walking for a while, they soon arrived.
Ning Li raised her finger and pointed.
“The one in front is Fence Alley. It’s one of the few old streets in this area.”
Although Lincheng’s economy was backward, it had been developing gradually in collaboration with Yunzhou in recent years.
After Chunfeng Road had been established, even the nearby areas had begun to be demolished and rebuilt.
“Those who live here are all old residents of Lincheng, but I heard that Fence Alley is about to be demolished soon,” Ning Li said.
Gu Tinglan looked in the direction she was pointing and nodded.
From here, one could already see the bluestone pavement inside Fence Alley. There were some potted plants in front of the doors on both sides.
It was probably because it was too hot at the moment, so there weren’t many people coming and going.
It indeed had the air of a city life.
Gu Siyang suddenly said, “Eh, the building on the left is quite interesting.”
Ning Li’s gaze shifted slightly as she understood.
“That building was built more than ten years ago. Because there was a fire in the past, the entire building was burnt down. Later, the government took over and rebuilt this building.”
Gu Tinglan frowned slightly.
Ning Li recalled for a moment.
“It was probably around eighteen years ago. After that, it had taken three years before it had been completely demolished and renovated.”
Gu Siyang hissed.
“The entire building was burnt down? Then… wouldn’t the casualties have been very serious?”
“It seems like three people died and about eight or nine people were injured.”
Gu Siyang let out an “ah” sound.
Gu Tinglan looked at that building and frowned.
After a long while, he asked, “This was nearly twenty years ago. How is it that you remember it so clearly?”
Ning Li said casually, “Because I used to live nearby.”
When she said this, the rest of them were stunned.
Lu Huaiyu glanced at her.
He had long asked Cheng Xiyue to look up Ning Li’s information.
All sorts of information had been gathered about her from her childhood to the present.
However, no mention had been made of this.
Although Gu Tinglan had not looked up Ning Li, he knew her pretty well.
“Didn’t you live on Xin’an Road?”
In other words, that apartment block.
Ning Li paused.
“When my parents first got married, they rented a house here for a period of time.”
Ning Haizhou really did not have any money. Even when Su Yuan had been about to give birth, he still had not had enough money to buy a house.
Therefore, at that time, they had rented a house nearby.
“Later, there was a fire here, so they moved away.”
The fire had been so fierce that Su Yuan had been afraid and kept urging Ning Haizhou to buy a house.
Ning Haizhou had borrowed money from everywhere to finally solve this problem. He had then taken them to the apartment in the apartment building.
Gu Tinglan felt that something was wrong, but he could not say anything. He remained silent and looked at the building again.
He knew what Ning Li’s original family had been like. He could tell that she did not really want to talk about those things.
So, he did not ask any more questions.
Gu Siyang listened from the side and scratched his head.
He was the young master of the Gu family. He had been born with nothing to worry about, and his family spoiled him.
Before this, he had almost never come into contact with such things, and he could not imagine what it was like to be poor.
Now that he heard Ning Li mention it, his tone was indifferent, as if he did not care about it. But when he thought about the situation back then, he felt a little sad.
Lu Huaiyu held her hand.
Ning Li shook her head gently at him.
It had indeed been a long time ago, and she did not remember much of it. She had only found out about it when she heard about it from her Grandma when she was older.
Gu Tinglan suddenly said, “Let’s call it a day.”
Ning Li asked, “Dr. Gu, are you not going to continue sightseeing?”
Gu Tinglan smiled.
“I suddenly remembered that I have to go back and deal with some things. Besides, I’ve already troubled you enough today. I’m tired after half a day. Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
Ning Li did not have any objections.
The group returned to the Xishi Hotel just like that.
Xishi was the property of the Cheng family.
Gu Tinglan had stayed here for quite some time, so Gu Siyang went to the front desk to book a few rooms for them.
“Hello, three big bedrooms please.”
The front desk lady was about to agree when she looked up and saw Lu Huaiyu. Her eyes lit up.
“Second Master Lu, you’re here.”
It seemed that she knew Lu Huaiyu.
With an eager smile on her face, she asked, “Will you be staying in the same room as before?”
Ning Li, who was standing at the side and playing with her phone, suddenly paused when she heard this.
She slowly raised her head and looked at Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu’s hand that had been taking his identity card out suddenly stopped.
Then, she slowly asked, “Second Brother, do you…. have a room specially reserved here?”