Chapter 482 - Fate Between You and the Gu Family
Chapter 482: Fate Between You and the Gu Family
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Her soft and gentle voice fell on Ning Li’s ears very softly, yet so heavily.
Ning Li stared blankly into those eyes. For some reason, her heart felt as if it was being pulled by something.
Even though Old Madam Gu had not said it explicitly, at this moment, a vague and strong intuition suddenly arose in her heart.
Yinyin was probably the Gu family’s fourth miss who had passed away early.
It was the expression of a mother who missed her daughter. There was no mistaking it.
Ning Li held Old Madam Gu’s hand and blinked her eyes gently. The corners of her lips curled up into a smile.
“If you think of her like this, she will definitely know.”
Old Madam Gu finally could not help but gently touch Ning Li’s face. Her fingers trembled slightly.
The young girl’s face was soft and warm, so alive.
Ning Li did not move. She just let Old Madam Gu caress her face, a smile on her lips.
Old Madam Gu’s gaze seemed to be looking at her, yet also at another person.
After a long while, she reluctantly withdrew her hand.
She lowered her head slightly, as if she wanted to say something, but did not know how to open her mouth.
After a long silence, all she finally did was pat Ning Li’s hand lightly.
When she looked up again, and the grief in her eyes had already been concealed, leaving only a bit of the lingering deep yearning flowing through.
She said gently and slightly hoarsely, “Miss Ning Li, thank you… Thank you…”
Ning Li shook her head lightly.
Gu Siyang said carefully, “Grandma, don’t be sad. I’ll send you back home to rest, okay?”
Old Madam Gu shook her head with a smile.
“I’m not sad. I’m very happy.”
She had never expected to see Yinyin again.
When she saw Ning Li today, for a moment, she had felt as if Yinyin had really returned.
Even though that time had been brief, it was enough to comfort her for a long time.
She looked at Ning Li for a while and felt that the closer she looked, the closer she became.
This child was very well-behaved.
She looked at the cyan-colored horse at the side and lowered her voice, becoming gentler.
“Miss Ning Li also likes to ride horses?”
Ning Li confirmed it.
Old Madam Gu seemed to have thought of something, and her expression carried a trace of nostalgia.
Yinyin had also liked to ride horses.
Old Master Gu said, “Does Miss Ning Li like this horse?”
Ning Li was stunned for a moment, then looked at Old Master Gu.
She paused, then nodded.
Old Master GU’s gaze fixed on the face that was somewhat similar to Yinyin’s. He thought of the valiant figure that she had just galloped on, then smiled and said, “Then, this horse will be given to Miss Ning Li.”
Ning Li was very surprised.
Dutian Racecourse belonged to the Gu family, so it was naturally up to them to decide what to do with the horse.
However, this was the first time they had met, and for him to gift such a valuable gift for no reason at all, it was really…
Ning Li said, “Thank you for your kind intentions, Old Master Gu, but this gift is too expensive. I can’t accept it.”
Old Master Gu waved her concerns away.
“Ah Qing is very happy to see you today. Compared to this, nothing else matters.”
In fact, when he looked at this girl, he found that he liked her very much.
She was beautiful, sensible, and pure.
Old Master Gu, who had been used to being swift and decisive all his life, looked at Ning Li and subconsciously slowed down his tone.
He smiled and said, “It’s fine as long as Miss Ning Li is happy.”
It was just a horse. To the Gu family, it was indeed a drop in the ocean and not even worth mentioning.
Ning Li frowned slightly.
Gu Tingfeng also opened his mouth and sincerely advised, “Miss Ning Li, you don’t have to be a stranger. Since you’re a friend of Tinglan and Siyang, and you’re also favored by my mother, let’s just say that it was fated to be. Moreover, this is your first time in Hong Kong city. Take this horse as a welcome gift. Please accept it.”
To many people, this horse would not be considered expensive.
What was truly valuable was the Gu family’s attitude.
They had taken the initiative to give such a gift on their first meeting, moreover, it had come directly from Old Master Gu himself. Then, the Eldest Young Master of the Gu family, Gu Tingfeng, had also stepped forward to give her advice. It would be hard to imagine how many jaws would drop if word of this got out.
Old Madam Gu continued to hold Ning Li’s hand and said gently, “If you don’t like this one, then why don’t you go and pick something else, okay?”
Her tone was very similar to that of a child who was trying to pick out a toy.
Ning Li was having a bit of a headache.
She was not in the habit of accepting gifts from others for nothing, not to mention that this horse was worth a lot of money.
She felt that she had not done anything for them. It was only because Old Madam Gu had mistaken her for someone else, so she had comforted her a little.
It was such a trivial matter.
However, since they had already spoken to this extent. It would not be appropriate for her to reject it again.
Her gaze finally landed on Old Madam Gu. When she saw the pair of eyes that were still red and filled with a gentle smile, her heart suddenly softened.
“In that case, thank you, Old Master Gu and Old Madam Gu, for your kindness.”
When Old Master Gu saw that she had finally nodded, his heart relaxed and his brows relaxed.
For some reason, when he had seen Ning Li’s slightly furrowed brows earlier, he could not help but feel a little nervous, afraid that she would reject him.
He could not help but ask a few more questions.
“Miss Ning Li’s horsemanship seems to be very good. Did you learn it from Teacher Yu?”
Yu Pingchuan was a master of oil painting. Other than those who were familiar with him, most of the others would respectfully address him as Teacher Yu.
Ning Li paused for a moment.
Old Master Gu looked at Yu Pingchuan.
“Teacher Yu, when you came here before, you never mentioned that there was such an outstanding junior.”
Hearing this, Yu Pingchuan also smiled helplessly.
How could he have expected that such a thing would happen when he was just bringing Ning Li over to have some fun?
“Ah Li just finished her college entrance exam this year, so I brought her out to relax.”
Old Master Gu was a little interested.
“Oh? Then I wonder which university Miss Ning Li will be entering?”
Gu Siyang’s eyelids twitched, and he immediately said, “Xijing University! Grandpa, Ning Li scored 746 in the college entrance exam! She’s the top scorer in M Province!”
Old Master Gu and the others were stunned.
However, this score was really amazing. It could not be more legitimate for her to enter the top university in the country which was Xijing University.
“Miss Ning Li is really amazing!”
Gu Tingfeng could not help but sigh.
“If only Siyang was half as outstanding as you, I wouldn’t have to face so much trouble.”
Gu Siyang, “…”
If he wanted to know about Ning Li, he should just ask about Ning Li. Why was he dragged into the matter as well?
Old Madam Gu’s body swayed.
Gu Siyang quickly asked, “Granny?”
Ning Li subconsciously tightened her grip on Old Madam Gu’s hand.
Old Master Gu worriedly stepped forward.
“I’m fine.” Old Madam Gu shook her head gently. “I’m just a little tired.”
Gu Siyang advised, “Then, should we go back now?”
Old Madam Gu answered.
She looked at Ning Li with some reluctance.
“Then… Miss Ning Li, have fun in Hong Kong City.”
The corners of Ning Li’s lips curled up.
“Alright, take care of yourself.”
Only then did Old Madam Gu release her hand and turn around to leave.
Taking a step forward, she thought of something and turned around with a trace of nervousness and anticipation on her face.
After deliberating for a while, she said softly, “Miss Ning Li, then…. if you have the chance in the future, please come often.”