Chapter 569 - You’re So Likable
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ning Li was a little surprised.
She had thought of many possibilities, but she had missed this one.
The Gu family was the most prominent family in Hong Kong City, and Old Master Gu was the absolute ruler.
However, the Gu family had many businesses, so they were managed by Old Master Gu’s sons.
Gu Tingfeng was mainly in charge of the Gu real estate business, while Gu Tingchuan controlled the shipping industry and transportation.
As for the media… it was indeed under Gu Tingyun’s control.
While they had been in Hong Kong City, Ning Li, Old Master Gu, and Old Madam Gu had gotten along very well.
She knew that they were very partial to her.
Even the young masters of the Gu family had treated her very well.
Whether it was from the riding attire, the dessert membership card, or the drink card, she could feel their sincere feelings.
However, she really had not expected this matter to alarm Gu Tingyun.
Seeing her surprised expression, Lu Huaiyu gently tapped the table with his fingers.
“The third master of the Gu family has always kept a low profile, so not many people know about this matter. I only found out about it after asking around. It was the third master of the Gu family who had personally called their boss.”
This media company was quite famous in the industry and had exposed a lot of big news in the industry before.
However, compared to the Gu media company, it was nothing.
When Gu Tingyun had called, it was said that the call had only lasted for a minute.
After that, the media company had immediately fired three staff members, including an editor who was quite experienced.
The report about this gossip had been approved by his staff.
Whoever had caused the trouble would take the blame.
Ning Li drank her milk with her eyes closed.
That was true.
The person who could make the media release the original video without hesitation and slap themselves in public was definitely not an ordinary person.
However, it was actually Gu Tingyun…
“Could it be that Gu Siyang had begged for help?”
After thinking about it, this seemed to be the most likely possibility.
Lu Huaiyu laughed.
Gu Siyang did not hold that much sway with Gu Tingyun.
It went without saying who Gu Tingyun was helping this time.
Ning Li nodded.
“Then I’ll have to go and thank them in person one day.”
Lu Huaiyu rested his elbow on the table and gave her a sideways glance.
Ning Li was puzzled.
“Second Brother, why are you looking at me like that?”
Lu Huayui raised his eyebrows slightly.
“I was just thinking… you’re so likable, what should I do in the future?”
He had only pushed the post from Lin Zhichu first, but he had been one step behind Gu Tingyun.
He was unhappy no matter which way he thought about it.
Previously in Hong Kong City, he could tell that the Gu family liked Ning Li very much.
At that time, he had not taken it to heart.
But this time, he vaguely realized that things seemed to be… A lot more ‘serious’ than he thought…
Ning Li guessed what he was thinking and did not know whether to laugh or cry.
“Second Brother, why are you unhappy over this?”
His thin lips curled up as he pinched her face.
She did not understand, so of course she had to fight.
He kissed the corner of her lips.
“It’s good that there are many people who love Ah Li, but I have to be the one who loves Ah Li the most.”
Before she could finish her breakfast, Ning Li received another call from He Xiaochen.
He Xiaochen did not say anything on the other end. There was only a stifled sob coming from the other end.
Ning Li was stunned.
“What’s wrong? What happened?”
He Xiaochen was sobbing away, “Sob, sob, sob, sob, sob, sob, sob…”
Ning Li took her phone away and looked at it again.
Yes, this was He Xiaochen’s phone number.
She put the phone back to her ear and reminded her.
“Xiaochen, you are seven months older than me.”
“I don’t care! Sob, sob, sob! You are my sister, sob, sob, sob, sob, sob!”
He Xiaochen was so stimulated by her words that she started crying loudly, “Ning Li is the best sister in the world! Sob, sob, sob, sob, sob!”
Ning Li, “…”
The night before, He Xiaochen had argued with the haters until midnight. Feeling exhausted, she had finally decided to go to sleep first, deciding to continue fighting with this group of people when she woke up.
Eventually, she had seen that long Weibo post from Lin Zhichu.
This time, she could not sleep.
She had wanted to call Ning Li or send a message, but when she remembered that it was the middle of the night, she could only suppress these impulses and cry for a long time under the blanket.
She had not fallen asleep until it was almost five o’clock.
When she had woken up in the morning, her eyes were completely swollen.
However, before she could do anything, she had seen the video that had lasted for more than four hours.
After she had watched it at a speeded-up rate, she had cried again.
It was not until she felt that Ning Li should already have woken up that she had made this call.
She had not intended on crying at first. They had been sitting at the same table for so long, yet she had never known that Ning Li had lived such a life in the past.
She had wanted to give Ning Li a little comfort.
But when she heard Ning Li’s voice, she could not help herself. Her nose was sore, and her tears fell uncontrollably.
Ning Li listened to her sobbing over the phone and helplessly pressed the space between her eyebrows.
“Don’t cry anymore. Am I not fine now?”
Yes, she was truly fine now.
He Xiaochen thought, with tears in her eyes.
She had won first place in the National Physics Competition, entered Xijing University as the provincial champion of science in the college entrance examination, and had even given a speech on behalf of the students at the school’s anniversary.
But the more she thought about it, the more she remembered the unbearable and sad past that had been mentioned in that long Weibo post. That made her feel even more uncomfortable.
He Xiaochen was still crying badly.
“Ning Li, I… I’m so sad… My eyes hurt too…”
Ning Li, “…”
“I… I want… Sob, sob, sob…”
Ning Li’s voice was calm and gentle as she asked, “What do you want?”
He Xiaochen cried even harder, unable to speak a complete sentence.
Ning Li silently considered whether she should go to the outer courtyard to visit her.
She seemed to be crying so hard that she was on the verge of becoming injured.
Just as she was about to speak, another familiar voice came from across the room, with an amused and helpless tone, “Isn’t the pain enough?”
Ning Li reacted for a moment.
“Is Ren Qian with you?”
He Xiaochen whimpered as she nodded her head.
“I, I can’t see anyone with my eyes, so I asked him to help me buy breakfast…”
She was embarrassed to say that she had been crying here for a long time, as Ren Qian had watched from the side.
Her eyes were swollen, and she felt that her appearance was really embarrassing.
Ren Qian had brought her breakfast, along with a towel and ice cubes.
However, He Xiaochen had only cared about talking to Ning Li on the phone.
She looked at Ren Qian with tears in her eyes, and complained in a hoarse voice, “Ning Li and my younger brother are already so pitiful, yet you still think about these things?!”
Ren Qian, “…”
He sighed. He knew that he could not rely on her, so he used his own hands to wrap an ice cube with a towel, pressing it against her eyes.
“You only need to apply it to your eyes, not your mouth. It won’t delay you from making your phone call.”
He Xiaochen subconsciously stepped back. Ren Qian paused for a moment, then held the back of her head with one hand and gently pressed the ice cube against it with the other.
He Xiaochen had cried until her eyes were swollen and her face was red.
Now, her ears were finally red as well.
Ning Li asked calmly, “Have you eaten breakfast?”
He Xiaochen felt aggrieved. “Not yet…”
Ning Li nodded.
“Then cry after you eat.”
He Xiaochen nodded obediently.
Ning Li was silent for a moment before she hung up the phone.
There was a class at 2:30 in the afternoon, so Ning Li took a taxi back to school.
Just as she stepped into the classroom, she heard several excited voices coming from inside.
“Sister! I saved you a seat! Sit here!”
“Me too! Sister, sit here with me! The view is better here!”
“Sister! I brought milk tea and ice cream for you!”
Ning Li looked up and was silent for a moment.
It was probably the first time that so many girls had come to the classroom at the Institute of Physics.