Chapter 460 - Follow Brother
Chapter 460: Follow Brother
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the next moment, Lu Huaiyu calmly handed over his identity card.
“I had Cheng Xiyue withdraw from that room a long time ago. Didn’t he explain it to you guys?”
The front desk lady was stunned.
Every time Second Master Lu had come to this city before, he had always stayed here. Moreover, that room had always been prepared for him.
Although he had not come for a long time, the room had not been returned.
How could this be–
“Open up two more rooms please…”
As he said this, his knuckled fingers tapped the ID card on the table.
“Next to each other.”
His tone was languid as ever. However, when he looked over, his eyes were exceptionally deep, and there was an inexplicable sense of oppression.
The receptionist trembled inwardly and she subconsciously accepted it with both hands.
“Yes, Second Master Lu.”
Only then did Lu Huaiyu turn back to look at Ning Li. “Ah Li, your ID card please.”
Ning Li’s gaze swept over him, and she took out her ID card from her pocket and handed it over.
The receptionist quickly accepted it and handed the room cards over.
“These are the room cards for the three of you. Please enjoy your stay.”
Ning Li and the others took the elevator and went straight to the top floor.
The rooms on this floor were the most expensive in Xishe Hotel. Sometimes, even if one had money, they still would not be able to book a room here.
However, for Gu Tinglan or Lu Huaiyu, this was obviously not a problem.
Gu Tinglan and Gu Siyang’s rooms were only a few steps away from the elevator.
Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu’s rooms were in the other direction.
Ning Li checked the room card and came to the door of the room. She turned back to take a look.
Lu Huaiyu’s room was right across from hers, 3608.
Ning Li raised her eyebrows.
“Second Brother, did you stay in this room before too?”
Lu Huaiyu put one hand in his pocket and coughed lightly.
“It was Cheng Xiyue who arranged everything. I don’t really remember it.”
Young Master Cheng naturally had absolute privileges over the Xishe Hotel.
Ning Li replied with an “Oh” before pushing the door open and entering her room.
Lu Huaiyu followed her in and pulled her wrist.
Naturally, he knew that it would be impossible to hide such a statement from her.
She was so smart that she would surely see through it.
Ning Li placed her backpack on the hallway cabinet at the side and turned around to look at him. Her peach blossom eyes were clear and bright.
Lu Huaiyu closed the door. His fingers gently caressed the inside of her wrist, as if he was considering how to speak.
Ning Li just stood there quietly.
After a long while, she said, “Second Brother, didn’t you feel cold that day?”
She was talking about New Year’s Day, the night that Lu Huaiyu had stayed at her home.
At that time, she had asked Lu Huaiyu if he had wanted to book a hotel room, but he had said that Xishe had been fully booked.
At that time, she had only thought that he was not used to other hotels, so she had taken the initiative to allow him to stay in her home.
She had not expected–
Lu Huaiyu looked at her and sighed softly.
“Ah Li, you should be angry. But with the situation that day, I could not let you stay at home alone.”
Ning Li was slightly startled.
“Even if I had to do it again, I would still do the same.”
As Lu Huaiyu spoke, he recalled the situation that day, and his eyes turned cold.
She did not know that when he had seen those people madly smashing and cursing at the door, the surging killing intent in his heart had almost broken through his rationality.
Behind the door had been his little girl.
He had tried to protect her as best as he could, never letting her fall or be burnt. He had been careful and mindful.
Ning Li, whom he loved so much, had been bullied to such an extent that it was like a place he could not see.
In the years before that, how many times had she experienced it? He did not dare to think about it, nor could he think about it.
In the past, when he had seen her file, it had only been a thin piece of paper regarding Su Yuan’s departure and Ning Haizhou’s car accident.
However, it was not until that day that he had finally known that beneath those few lines of words, how many unspeakable grievances and torments she had suffered in the past ten years.
Lu Huaiyu bent down slightly and laughed helplessly.
“But Ah Li, I didn’t even have the right to stand in front of you and protect you at that time.”
Therefore, he had only been able to think up such a clumsy excuse to stay by her side, not even moving an inch away from her.
Ning Li did not speak for a long time.
Just when Lu Huaiyu thought that she was still angry, she finally spoke.
“But it was too cold.”
Lu Huaiyu was stunned. “What?”
Ning Li lowered her head slightly and gently held his hand.
“I said, it was too cold at home that day.”
The house was very small and very old, and there had been no heating at that time.
She had only thought that he was not used to staying in other hotels, so she had told him to make do for the night.
However, if she had known earlier that this was the reason–
“I should have come out to stay.”
She said softly.
Lu Huaiyu was stunned for a while before he understood what she meant.
When he came back to his senses, he could not help but laugh.
“Stay with me? Alone? Wasn’t Ah Li afraid?”
Afraid of what?
Afraid that he had other thoughts, or afraid that it would not sound good if it had gotten out?
Or perhaps, there were many, many things.
Worry, worry, unease…
At that time, there had still been an extremely large distance between them.
How could he have borne it?
Ning Li shook her head gently.
“I wasn’t afraid.”
This person was Lu Huaiyu.
Lu Huaiyu’s mind was shaken. His Adam’s apple rolled. After a moment, he pinched her chin, forcing her to raise her head and look into his eyes.
The corner of his lips held a casual smile. He coaxed her as if he was joking.
“Come, tell me, were you really not afraid? What if I had kidnapped you?”
Ning Li looked at him, almost looking into his eyes.
Then, just when Lu Huaiyu thought that she was not going to answer his teasing question, she said softly, “Then, I would go with Brother.”