Chapter 463 - Yanhui Peak
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ning Li lowered her head slightly and did not speak.
She had not expected Lu Huaiyu to say this.
Ning Haizhou had been in prison for ten years, while she and her grandmother had lived together for those same ten years.
During those years, Ning Haizhou had almost been a taboo subject that could not be mentioned in the family.
That drunken accident that had led to the death of someone was like a nightmare that had haunted them for years, and they could not get rid of it.
She played with Lu Huaiyu’s hands.
They were long and slender, with distinct knuckles.
This man had been born cold and noble. The heavens seemed to favor him especially, that even his hands were so good-looking.
He was like the bright moon in the clouds, hard to reach.
Now, however, he had said that he would go to see Ning Haizhou with her.
Ning Li could barely imagine it.
Her lips moved, wanting to refuse.
The words were on the tip of her tongue, but she could not bring herself to say it.
In fact, he had seen her while she was at her most pathetic.
However, he was still here, hugging her and coaxing her gently and patiently.
When the moon came for her, she could not reject him.
After a long time, she leaned against his neck and gently rubbed herself against it.
This action made Lu Huaiyu think of the time when she had been drunk, and her whole body had been soft and delicate.
He could not help but smile.
The next day, Gu Tinglan was the one who drove.
He had traveled to and from Lincheng several times and stayed here for a long time. Compared to Gu Siyang, he knew this place better.
The small group had strolled around the city for almost the whole day.
It was not until five o’clock in the evening that they slowly made their return.
Gu Siyang sat in the passenger seat and looked in the rearview mirror from time to time. He kept sighing silently.
Lu Huaiyu naturally noticed it, but he was not bothered.
From the beginning to the end, his attitude remained calm and composed, as if Gu Siyang was not a person at all.
Gu Siyang felt so stifled that he could only open the window and look outside.
Seeing a mountain peak at the edge of the city in the distance, he asked casually, “Ning Li, that’s Yanhui Peak, right?”
Hearing this, Lu Huaiyu raised his eyelids slightly, his eyes deep.
Gu Tinglan’s hand that was holding the steering wheel also paused slightly.
Ning Li did not notice it. She followed Gu Siyang’s line of sight and nodded.
Lincheng was a small city. At the edge of the city, there were a few small hills that rose and fell.
Yanhui Peak was actually not far from Xiaosong Hill.
Xiaosong Hill was quite famous. The rich second generation of the surrounding cities liked to come here to play at underground racing. There were even some people who came from other places because of its fame.
Gu Siyang had been one of the first people here in the past.
However, before Xiaosong Hill, Yanhui Peak had been even more famous.
Its mountain was steeper than Xiaosong Hill, and the road was more rugged, with only a narrow winding mountain road.
“I’ve heard that many people used to go to Yanhui Peak to play in the past?”
Gu Siyang asked curiously,
“Why did they all go to Xiaosong Hill after that?”
Ning Li explained plainly, “There were a few car accidents at Yanhui Peak. Later, the mountain was closed and no one was allowed to go up.”
Gu Siyang understood.
“How about this… I’ve heard from them that Yanhui Peak is quite exciting to run. Have you been there?”
Ning Li paused.
“I’ve been there once.”
Lu Huaiyu narrowed his eyes. His emotions could not be seen clearly.
Gu Siyang, on the other hand, was very curious. He could not help but turn around to look at her.
“Really? Then, how did you feel about it?”
He still wanted to know how Ning Li felt after running a lap over there.
Ning Li’s expression was calm.
She did not seem to be interested in talking about this matter. Her expression remained distant and calm.
Gu Siyang noticed it and lowered his voice a little.
“Ah? How so?”
Ning Li paused for a moment before saying, “Actually, there’s not much difference between that place and Xiaosong Hill.”
Seeing that she was indeed unwilling to talk about it, Gu Siyang merely responded with an “oh.” He then tactfully turned back and muttered, “I was thinking of going to take a look when I had the time. In that case, there’s no need to go…”
Gu Tinglan said expressionlessly.
“With your skill, you’re capable of driving into a ditch even on flat ground, yet you still want to go up the mountain?”
Gu Siyang was exposed and immediately bristled.
“Uncle, what are you talking about? How am I that bad?!”
Gu Tinglan glanced at him.
–Didn’t you crash into that car previously?
Gu Siyang thought of this and immediately quieted down.
“… wasn’t that just an accident…?”
His voice sounded a lot more guilty.
Gu Tinglan could not be bothered with him.
The car was quiet again.
Ning Li looked towards Yanhui Peak.
The setting sun’s afterglow covered the steep mountain peak, casting a layer of golden light on it.
From afar, it looked like a huge beast that was prostrating itself.
Her lips pursed slightly.
She had indeed only been to Yanhui Peak once, but it was also that time that something had happened.
After her grandmother had found out about it, even she, who had always been kind to Ning Li, had gotten angry.
Ning Haizhou had been imprisoned because of drunk driving. Ning Li’s grandmother had not expected Ning Li to have also started to secretly play with cars. What’s more, she had even been involved in an underground race where she had risked her life.
How could she not be angry?
From then on, Ning Li had never touched the steering wheel again. At most, she would receive a job from Null to repair a car and earn some pocket money.
No matter who had tried to persuade her, she had never relented, and she never went to all the car races again.
Until… she had been reborn.
That time at Xiaosong Hill had happened years later. After having faced a life-and-death experience, she once again sat in the driver’s seat.
At that time, she had many things that she could not get over. Now that she thought about it again, her mentality was different.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her.
The setting sun shone on her face. Her fair and clear skin seemed to be covered with a faint layer of warmth. Even the fine hairs on her face could be seen clearly.
She looked at Yanhui Peak, lost in thought.
Lu Huaiyu withdrew his gaze, leaned against the back of the chair, and closed his eyes.
He held her hand. It was soft and delicate, and the unique sweet scent of her body teased the tip of his nose.
The crazy rush of feelings in his chest was forcefully suppressed before gradually returning to peace.
Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu stayed in Lincheng for two days. On the morning of the third day, Gu Siyang drove the three of them back to Yunzhou.
It seemed that Gu Tinglan still had some matters to attend to, so he continued to stay there.
Gu Siyang sent the pair back to Yunding Fenghua. He could not help but stick his head out of the car window and called out, “Ning Li, don’t forget to send me the contract!”
Previously, Ning Li had said that she wanted to amend the two terms, but she had been in Lincheng for the past two days and she had not made any further move yet.
Now that she was back, Gu Siyang could not help but urge her.
Ning Li nodded.
Only then did Gu Siyang happily start the car and leave.
Ning Li returned to her room, turned on her computer, and reviewed the contract once again. After confirming that it was correct, she sent it to Gu Siyang.
Gu Siyang received the contract that Ning Li had sent, and without thinking, he forwarded it to LY’s legal department.
[ Just do as she says! ]
Fifteen minutes later, Gu Siyang received a call from the legal department.
The person on the other end sounded hesitant.
“… Young Master Gu, have you read the contract?”
“No.” Gu Siyang had just parked the car and closed the door. “What’s wrong?”
“… Why don’t you take a look first and then decide whether to sign it or not?”
Gu Siyang stopped in his tracks..