Chapter 654 - Soberness
Chapter 654 Soberness
Shen Zhijin stopped in his tracks.
Almost at the same time, Ning Li turned around and looked at him.
Shen Zhijin looked up.
Ning Li was standing there with a faint smile on her lips. Her dimples were faintly discernible.
Tang Yi was standing beside her, holding a laptop. Displayed on the screen was an oil painting.
Shen Zhijin thought of what Tang Yi had just said.
“Is this… your painting?” Ning Li nodded slightly Shen Zhijin’s gaze landed on the painting.
Tang Yi could not help but say, “Teacher Shen, do you still not know yet? Little Junior Sister is Tree’s Shadow! She’s even Elder Mei’s disciple! Look at Little Junior Sister’s painting. Isn’t it exceptionally good?”
Shen Zhijin looked at the painting.
Although he had never stepped into this field before, due to certain reasons, he knew quite a bit about it.
He had heard of Tree’s Shadow before, not to mention Mei Yanqing. The fact that he was willing to accept her as his last disciple was enough to be seen as proof of Ning Li’s talent in this field.
It was no wonder that Tang Yi would say something like that.
It was true. How was it possible that someone who had both a talent in physics and painting could exist?
One was rational and strict, while the other was emotional and romantic.
They were so incompatible with each other.
However, Ning Li did all of these very well.
These two talents were displayed so vividly within her body as if she had been born with this perfect blend.
Seeing that Shen Zhijin had not replied, Tang Yi called out again, “Teacher Shen?”
Shen Zhijin’s fingers trembled slightly.
“Yes,” he said. “It’s beautiful.”
He paused for a moment and looked at Ning Li.
“No wonder you went to Xijing Art School to attend the art exhibition that day.” He knew that Ning Li was Ning. Art and aesthetics were the same, so it was not unusual for her to go attend an art exhibition.
Besides, she was young and was entitled to have some fun.
He had not expected her to be so knowledgeable.
Ning Li’s eyes in a smile.
“I saw a painting that I liked very much that day. It had been worth the trip.”
She was talking about “Mountain Tea”.
Shen Zhijin pursed his lips slightly. His gaze stopped at the corner of her lips for a moment.
Ning Li saw that he was holding a piece of paper in his hand and asked, “Teacher Shen, is there something you would like me to do?”
Shen Zhijin collected his thoughts and handed over the piece of paper in his hand.
“Hua University has invited us to participate in a physics academic exchange meeting. There are a total of three professors and four student representatives from the Institute of Physics. You are one of them. This is your invitation letter.”
Ning Li took it.
It was obvious that this spot was very precious.
Aside from the professors, there were so many students at the Institute of Physics. To only choose four meant that the chances were extremely small.
However, Ning Li was special.
She had published an article in “Universe”. It had been more than enough for her to get this invitation.
“Thank you, Teacher Shen,” said Ning Li as she carefully looked at the invitation. She was then momentarily stunned.
“Yes. It will be two days long. Everyone will follow the same schedule. The flight will be tomorrow morning, and we’ll be back in the afternoon the day after tomorrow,” Shen Zhijin said, “Do you have any problems on your end?”
Ning Li shook her head.
This was a rare opportunity, so she had to go.
Shen Zhijin replied.
“Then we’ll gather at the Institute at eight o’clock tomorrow morning and go to the airport together.”
“Thank you, Teacher Shen. I understand.”
Shen Zhijin turned around and left after having informed her of this matter.
Tang Yi poked his head forward.
“Wow, it’s an invitation letter from Hua University!”
Both of these universities were the top institutions of higher learning in the country. There had been a fierce rivalry between them for many years, both openly and secretly.
Tang Yi clenched his fist as his temper suddenly surged.
“Junior Sister, when we get there, don’t hold back. Just crush them mercilessly! Let them experience the boldness of Xijing University!”
Ning Li laughed.
“Senior Brother, do you have a grudge against Hua University?”
Tang Yi gritted his teeth.
“In the past, during the National University Student Debate competition, the school debate team that I led had been stopped at the semi-finals by them!”
This matter had already passed several years ago. Every time Tang Yi mentioned it, he was still filled with resentment.
“So, Junior Sister, you must remember to avenge Senior Brother!”
Tang Yi’s expression was solemn. Ning Li blinked.
“Alright, I’ll try my best.”
Shen Zhijin walked out of the laboratory. Behind him, Ning Li and Tang Yi’s voices gradually faded away.
He suddenly stopped.
As if he was unable to control himself, he turned his head to take a look.
The bright lights of the laboratory shone down, clearly reflecting Ning Li’s face. She was leaning to the side as she talked to Tang Yi. Her peach blossom eyes curved, and the corners of her lips curved into a beautiful and familiar arc.
For a moment, Shen Zhijin fell into a trance.
Suddenly, Ning Li seemed to sense his gaze and turned around to look at him.
There was a smile on her young and clear face that had yet to fade away. “Teacher Shen, what’s wrong?”
She asked casually. Her voice was clear and pleasant to the ear, and her eyes were clear and clean, containing a feeling of curiosity in them.
Shen Zhijin felt as if he had just woken up from a dream, and his fingertips were ice-cold.
He looked away.
Then, he turned around and left.
This time, he did not look back.
Ning Li looked at his back, a little puzzled. The gaze that Shen Zhijin had looked at her with just now… had been very complicated.
It was difficult to describe it with words, because it seemed to contain too many thoughts and emotions. However, he hid them very well.
For some reason, when he had turned around and left, she had actually felt a trace of embarrassment from him.
Tang Yi called out to her. “Please help me check this value. Is there any problem?”
Ning Li put away her thoughts and looked to where Tang Yi’s finger was pointing.
Shen Zhijin left the laboratory, walked through the corridor, and went downstairs.
Along the way, he met a few students who greeted him. As usual, he nodded to them.
When he came to the first floor, he walked out of the door of the Institute’s laboratory building.
Just as he pushed the door open, a chilly night wind blew in his face.
He closed his eyes, feeling completely awake.