Chapter 468 - On What Grounds
Lu Huaiyu paused and turned around. There was no surprise on his handsome face, as if he had already expected Lin Fengmian to say this.
Lin Fengmian looked at him, and the obedient expression that he displayed in front of Ning Li faded away. A hint of hostility had appeared in the depths of his eyes.
Then, he carefully enunciated, “Lu Huaiyu, the Second Master of the Lu family in the Capital, the person in charge of the Lu Group?”
Lu Huaiyu kept a low profile and no information related to him could be found on the Internet.
However, at the same time, he was famous in the entire Capital for being arrogant and noble.
Although Lin Fengmian had only returned to the country for his debut a few months ago, his momentum had been unstoppable. It had not been difficult for him to make inquiries about this name.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly.
Lin Fengmian said coldly, “Second Master Lu probably doesn’t lack for women. Why have you come to provoke my sister?”
The Lu family was one of the top aristocratic families in the Capital. Lu Huaiyu was even more powerful and influential.
Such a man, what more could he want?
If he liked someone, he could flatter them to the heavens. Similarly, if he did not like someone, he could also trample them into the mud.
He could do as he pleased without anyone controlling him.
With such a person, who knew what would happen next?
Lu Huaiyu looked back at him.
He was taller than Lin Fengmian. In addition to his imposing manner, his deep phoenix eyes looked at him with a hint of condescension.
His thin lips curved into a faint smile. His voice was low and languid, but it carried a powerful pressure that made it almost impossible to breathe.
He said, “Lin Fengmian.
“Who do you think you are that makes you think that you can say that to me?”
Lin Fengmian was very popular, but in the face of real power and capital, he could not be any smaller.
Countless people in the circle wanted to curry favor with the Lu family. Even a little favor from Lu Huaiyu would be enough to feed them for several lifetimes.
Right now, all of his patience and courtesy toward Lin Fengmian was for Ning Li’s sake.
Lu Huaiyu had been willing to compromise only because Ning Li had called him “Mian.”
Lin Fengmian pursed his lips tightly.
Even though his heart felt very hostile toward Lu Huaiyu, he had to admit that this man was indeed more powerful than what the rumors said.
He was born with pride, but it was also the arrogance that came from being in a position of power for a long time.
“It’s not up to anyone to interfere in the matter between me and her.”
After Lu Huaiyu had finished speaking, he gave Lin Fengmian a final indifferent glance before turning around to leave.
Lin Fengmian slowly clenched his fists as he stared at the back of the man.
“I am insignificant, but if you dare to bully my sister in the future, Lu Huaiyu, I will not let you off even if I have to risk my life.”
His life was hers, to begin with anyway.
Lu Huaiyu paused in his steps and chuckled.
“I’m sorry, but I’m not interested in your life.”
He turned around and raised his eyebrows.
“But of course, if you want, you may call me brother-in-law.”
Lin Fengmian pursed his lips and turned to leave.
The next morning, Ning Li and Lu Huaiyu headed to Lincheng First Prison.
Ning Li had planned to go inside by herself, but after some consideration, she had decided to let Lu Huaiyu go with her.
She sat on the chair and waited quietly.
Lu Huaiyu sat next to her and held her hand.
Footsteps could be heard.
Ning Li looked up.
Two prison guards walked over with a middle-aged man.
He was wearing a prison uniform and looked to be in his forties.
Although he was in this state, there were still traces of his handsome looks from his youth.
If not for his good looks, he would not have been able to coax Su Yuan to marry him when he was penniless.
The attitude of the prison guards was better than ever before.
When he saw Ning Li, Ning Haizhou’s expression changed slightly.
“… Ah Li…”
Ning Li called out, “Dad.”
Ning Haizhou’s lips moved. He wanted to say something, but he was unable to.
Then, he noticed Lu Huaiyu beside her, as well as their clasped hands.
He was stunned.
“Ah Li, this is…”
Lu Huaiyu said, “Hello, Mr. Ning. I’m Ah Li’s boyfriend, Lu Huaiyu.”
Ning Haizhou was stunned for a while before he digested this information.
He could not help but frown as he looked at Ning Li.
“Li, you’re only 18.”
This was the age that he and Su Yuan had gotten together.
Both of them had been immature and had caused a huge ruckus.
Therefore, he did not agree with Ning Li dating right now.
In comparison, Ning Li appeared exceptionally calm.
“Dad, I’m not Su Yuan.”
Lu Huaiyu was not Ning Haizhou either.
Hearing what she said, Ning Haizhou instantly looked dismayed.
Ning Li continued, “I came here today because I have a few things to tell you.”
Then, she successively recounted everything that had happened during this period of time.
Finally, she took out the admission notice and showed it to him.
“This is the admission notice for Xijing University. I’ll be going to the Capital to attend university in September, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to come here often after that. So today, I also came to say goodbye to you.”
Ning Haizhou was stunned.
He could not fully react to what Ning Li had said.
When he saw the admission letter, his eyes turned red.
He looked at Ning Li and wanted to say something, but he hesitated.
In the end, he finally stammered, “Ah Li, your mother… She must be facing some hard times now. If you can help, then…”
Lu Huaiyu’s expression turned cold.
He had not expected that Ning Haizhou would still say something like that even after experiencing so much and hearing so much.
Perhaps it was because his gaze was too cold, Ning Haizhou suddenly woke up. Subconsciously he changed the rest of his words, looking dejected and fearful.
“Forget it. Just pretend that your father ever said this.”
Ning Li’s expression was calm.
“I won’t be helping her.”
Ning Haizhou clenched his fists. After a long while, he finally said with difficulty, “But… after all, she gave birth to you…”
“Yes, it’s precisely because she gave birth to me and raised me for seven years that as long as she doesn’t cross that line again, I won’t look for trouble with her again.”
It would be best for them to be strangers and never meet again.
Ning Haizhou opened his mouth and looked at Ning Li with a complicated expression.
After a long time, he covered his face.
“Ah Li, it’s Daddy who’s sorry for you.”
“Daddy is sorry for you…”
Walking out of the prison gate, the sun was shining brightly.
Ning Li raised her head slightly and exhaled lightly.
Everything was finally over.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her sideways and suddenly said, “Ah Li, you don’t look very similar to your father..”