Chapter 624 - Spend More Time With Your Boyfriend
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Zhijin had once had a daughter.
Ning Li was slightly stunned, but she quickly understood something.
‘That was, it was no longer the case now.
It was no wonder that Shen Zhijin had such a reaction when he heard Zhu Zhou’s words.
No matter how old the scar was, it would still hurt if it was torn again.
Ning Li pursed her lips slightly. For a moment, she did not know what to say.
She thought of the pile of candy and gifts in Shen Zhijin’s glove compartment.
Especially those small toys. It seemed that they had been bought a long time ago, yet there had been no traces of them ever being played with by children.
‘They were old, yet brand new.
Just like that, they had been piled up in that dark and narrow small space. Day after day, it was both lively and lonely.
The elevator door opened.
Xu Yin was the first to walk in before Ning Li followed.
After hesitating for a moment, Ning Li asked softly, “Then… Teacher Shen’s daughter… was it a long time ago…”
Xu Yin hummed, as if he had fallen into a distant memory.
“It’s been many years.”
As he spoke, he seemed to think of something. He looked at Ning Li and sighed.
“Speaking of which, if his daughter was still alive, she would have been as old as you this year.”
Ning Li was stunned.
So… she really had passed away?
Xu Yin shook his head.
“Forget it. It’s all in the past now.”
‘There was a hint of pity and disappointment between his brows. It was as if he did not want to talk about it anymore.
This was a hurdle that Shen Zhijin could not overcome in his lifetime. If Ning Li had not stood with him today and been mistaken by Zhu Zhou, thus causing him to momentarily lose his concentration during his opening speech, he would not have said much.
After so many years, there were still not many people who knew what had happened that year.
‘s students might not know.
Ning Li, however… was not quite the same.
On one hand, she happened to be the same age as his daughter.
On the other hand, her appearance… Was indeed somewhat similar to Shen Zhijin.
Otherwise, Zhu Zhou would not have mistaken her identity.
Xu Yin said hesitantly, “Ah Li, in the future, you will be following Zhijin. These things…”
Ning Li nodded slightly.
Previously, she had asked Yan Qiu and the others about this and they had all said that Shen Zhijin did not have any children.
The pain of losing his wife and daughter was surely not something one would be willing to mention again and again.
Xu Yin was a little relieved. Ning Li had always been sensible.
The elevator door opened.
Xu Yin adjusted his expression and walked out.
Ning Li followed closely behind.
‘The seminar schedule was very full. Ning Li had almost no rest throughout the entire Saturday and Sunday.
However, she had gained a lot as well. She had also gotten to know many big shots in the industry.
She was outstanding in her own right and was highly regarded by Xu Yin and Shen Zhijin. Many people thought highly of her.
It was not until the seminar ended at six o’clock in the evening on Sunday, that she finally had some time free.
“Junior Sister, let’s go.”
‘As Yan Qiu was packing up, he got up and prepared to leave.
Ning Li carried her backpack and said, “Senior Brother, I won’t be going back with you guys today.”
Yan Qiu looked surprised. “Why? Do you have plans?”
Ning Li nodded.
Yan Qiu suddenly revealed a knowing smile, as he teasingly said, “I know, I know, I want to fall in love too!”
Ning Li swept her gaze over and saw a familiar figure walking over.
She paused.”… Actually, it’s not…”
Yan Qiu winked at her.
“I’ve said it before, Junior Sister, you’re in the prime of your youth. What’s the point of hanging out in the laboratory every day? You should at least find some time for your boyfriend, right?”
Ning Li coughed lightly. “… Senior Brother, I think that scientific research is also very important…”
“Sigh, Little Junior Sister, your awareness isn’t good enough! Look at you. You’ve been busy with meetings these past two days, and you haven’t even seen your boyfriend, right? Let me tell you, this boyfriend of yours also needs to be coaxed…”
Ning Li gave up struggling and looked at him quietly.
Yan Qiu did not notice anything and said with a smile, “Don’t worry! Little Junior Sister, you’re so capable, you’ll surely get your experiment done, right? Senior Brother won’t mind if you spend more time and energy on dating–”
Aclear voice came from behind.
In an instant, it was as if an invisible hand was strangling Yan Qiu’s neck.
His words came to an abrupt stop. His entire body froze immediately, and his ears buzzed.
He frantically shot Ning Lia look– Why had she not told him that the boss was coming?!
Ning Li expressed her helplessness. She had already reminded him a few times just now, even though it was so obvious. Since Senior Brother, could not sense it himself, what else could she do?
Yan Qiu’s heart seemed to fill up with tears, and he felt like dying.
Stiffly, he turned around and revealed a smile that was uglier than crying.
“… Teacher Shen.”
Shen Zhijin said calmly, “Go back and summarize the contents of this two-day seminar. Then, hand it in to me before the group meeting starts on Wednesday.”
Yan Qiu, “!!!”
It was so much work!!!
He would have to stay up all night!
However, he did not have the guts to refute Shen Zhijin’s order, so he could only brace himself and agree.
Shen Zhijin looked at Ning Li.
“Teacher Xu has some matters to tend to at home, so he left first. Are you not going back to school?”
Ning Li nodded.
Shen Zhijin’s lips moved slightly, but he did not say anything else.
“Let’s go then.”
When the meeting ended, everyone left.
The three of them went down to the first floor and walked out of the main door.
At this time, the sky was getting dark, and the square outside the conference center was bustling with people.
However, there was one particularly eye-catching tall figure waiting there.
He was leaning against the car door, his long legs were relaxed, and his posture was noble and languid.
The evening wind blew his shirt, and the delicate collarbones under his collar were faintly discernible.
As if he had sensed something, he raised his head and looked in the direction of the entrance.
Such a complexion was really rare.
Many people were looking at him.
Ning Li was about to go over when a strange man’s voice with a hint of ridicule came from the side.
He was speaking in German, and his tone was ambiguous.
“Jiang Ran, isn’t that Lu Huaiyu?”