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The Little Brat’s Sweet And Sassy

Chapter 668 - Perhaps It Was Not a Delusion

Chapter 668 Perhaps It Was Not a Delusion

The sound of footsteps came from behind.

Ning Li turned around and saw Shen Zhijin holding the sealed document bag in his hand.

Seeing that Ning Li was looking at the gift in the glass cabinet, he was momentarily stunned, but quickly recovered.

“It’s signed.”

He handed the thing over.

Ning Li walked over and took it with both hands.

She hesitated for a moment before asking, “Teacher Shen, how has your recovery been like?”

Shen Zhijin smiled faintly.

“I’m almost completely healed. I’ll be back to school in two days.”

Ning Li heaved a sigh of relief.

“That’s good. Then… Teacher Shen, I’ll take my leave first, okay?”

Shen Zhijin nodded.

“This has been hard on you.”

Ning Li shook her head. “It’s not hard, it’s my duty.”

Then, she placed the sealed document bag into her backpack and walked out of the door.

Shen Zhijin walked her to the door.

Ning Li turned around to say goodbye. From the corner of her eyes, she saw a corner of the transparent glass cabinet.

Then, she looked at Shen Zhijin.

“Have a good rest.”

On the way back to school, Ning Li received a call from Gu Siqi and his brother.

“Sister Li.” Gu Sicheng sounded especially obedient on the phone. “Previously, you said you would come to Hong Kong City when you had the time. Why has it been so long yet you haven’t come?”

They had been waiting for a long time.

Ning Li rubbed the space between her eyebrows helplessly.

“I’m sorry. I was going to go there as soon as possible, but something happened recently and I’ve been busy, so I haven’t got the time.”

The Gu family was actually aware of the situation here. In fact, they were the first ones to have received the news.

She had received a lot of calls and messages at that time.

Gu Siyang had even suggested sending a few bodyguards from LY, which she had firmly refused.

However, these two young brothers had probably not been told.

“I see…” Gu Sicheng could not hide his disappointment. “Alright then.”

However, he also knew that if this was what Ning Li had said, there was no other way around it.

Gu Siqi took the phone.

“Sister Ah Li, how about we go to the Capital to look for you in a few days’ time? It just so happens that we’ll be on vacation soon!”

Ning Li thought about it.

Shen Zhijin would be able to go back to school in a few days and gradually resume his work.

By then, as his assistant, she would finally have some free time.

She nodded.

“Okay.”

Wednesday.

Early in the morning, Ning Li arrived at 601 and saw that Yan Qiu and the other two were already there.

She looked at them strangely.

“Senior Brother, why are you guys here so early?”

Usually, she would be the first to arrive, but she had not expected to be the last to arrive today.

Yan Qiu was adjusting the equipment when he heard this.

“Today is the first group meeting since the boss got injured. Of course, we have to take it seriously!”

Fu Niannian was holding his computer, with faint dark circles under his eyes. It was obvious that he had stayed up all night again. He let out a long sigh.

“Isn’t that right? During the period when the boss wasn’t around, the progress of my experiment and thesis was very uncertain. Now that the boss is finally coming back, it can finally be saved!”

Tang Yi moved closer to Ning Li.

“Junior Sister, quickly help me take a look again. Is there any problem with this PowerPoint presentation”

Ning Li was helpless. “Senior Brother, you’ve already asked me to help you take a look three times. I can confirm that there’s no problem.”

“That’s good, that’s good.”

Tang Yi patted his chest.

“I don’t want the boss to suddenly come to the realization that I’m useless due to this period of his absence.”

Ning Li, “…”

She turned on the computer.

Shen Zhijin’s importance to the entire project team was quite evident. Even though she and Yan Qiu had fully cooperated with each other, some of the content still needed Shen Zhijin’s return before it could be pushed forward.

In fact, there were quite a number of things that had been delayed or even stopped because of his injury.

Fortunately, the injury had not endangered Shen Zhijin’s life, and his recovery had been very smooth.

Otherwise, she really did not know–

The familiar sound of footsteps came.

They turned around and saw that it was Shen Zhijin.

Compared to before, he looked a little thinner, and his handsome and clean face looked more cold and distant.

However, this did not affect the excited mood of Yan Qiu and the others.

They still had a future with the boss!

Shen Zhijin pulled out a chair and sat down.

“Let’s each report the progress during this period of time. Yan Qiu, you go first.”

Due to a further delay in the process, the time taken for the report this time had also taken a little longer than before.

By the time the group meeting ended, it was already past twelve o’clock.

Now that Shen Zhijin had returned, everyone felt a lot more at ease, and their mood had improved as well.

Yan Qiu suggested that they go out for a meal together that night.

“How about some hot pot?”

Fu Niannian put down his computer and said seriously, “I agree with all of you.”

Tang Yi nodded repeatedly.

“Yes, yes, yes! I’m all for it!”

They quickly came to an agreement and turned to look at Ning Li at the same time.

Ning Li said, “Sure, I–“.

Before she could finish her sentence, her phone rang

She looked down at the caller ID and frowned.

Yan Qiu noticed that she did not look too good, so he curiously asked, “Junior Sister, what’s wrong?”

Ning Li’s expression returned to normal.

“Nothing, I’m going out to take a call.”

As she spoke, she walked out.

She came to a corner of the empty corridor and picked up the call.

“Hello.”

A polite man’s voice came from the receiver.

“Hello, are you Ning Li?”

“Yes.”

“Hello, we’re from Lincheng Second Prison. Your father, Ning Haizhou, had a heart attack yesterday and was sent to Lincheng Central Hospital. But you don’t have to worry. After resuscitation, he’s now out of danger. However, the overall situation is still not very optimistic. Since you’re his only immediate relative, it’s best for you to come back as soon as possible if it’s convenient for you.”

Ning Li’s hand tightened slightly.

“Okay, I got it. Thank you.”

Ning Li returned to the laboratory.

“Senior Brother, I probably won’t be able to have dinner with you guys tonight.”

As Ning Li spoke, she packed up her backpack.

The others looked at each other.

“Why? Little Junior Sister, do you have something else?”

“Yes. I might have to take a leave of absence.”

Ning Li zipped up her bag.

Fu Niannian could not help but ask, “Is it very serious? Do you need our help?”

“Thank you, Senior Brother, but there’s no need,” Ning Li said, “My dad had a heart attack. I’ll be making a trip back to Lincheng.”

The others were shocked. They had not expected this to happen. “Is that so? Then, then… How is he now?” As the eldest senior brother, Yan Qiu continued to question further.

“He’s been resuscitated so he should be fine.”

Ning Li’s voice was very calm.

Yan Qiu and the others did not say anything, but looked at her with worried expressions.

Ning Li guessed their thoughts and said, “Senior Brother, don’t worry. Actually, my grandmother also died of a heart attack. My father has already turned the situation around, so there shouldn’t be any problems for the time being.”

Tang Yi was surprised. “Could it be that it’s hereditary within your family?”

“It’s just that the heart function isn’t too good. The genetic predisposition is relatively small.”

“Then, Junior Sister, you–“

Ning Li smiled.

“I’ve had a checkup, and there’s nothing wrong with my heart.”

Only then did the others feel relieved.

Ning Li bid them farewell and intended on looking for Shen Zhijin to ask for leave.

However, just as she took a step forward and turned around, she saw Shen Zhijin standing just outside the door. They did not know when he had arrived. In fact, they had actually not noticed him.

However, the timing was just right.

Ning Li walked over and said, “Teacher Shen, I would like to apply for a leave of absence.”

Shen Zhijin did not say anything.

His gaze was fixed on Ning Li. The words he had heard just now continued to echo in his ears. In his chest, his heart was gradually beating uncontrollably.

Ning Li felt that he was acting a little strange.

“Teacher Shen–“.

“Ning Li.”

Shen Zhijin’s throat tightened as if he had used up all his strength. He enunciated each word carefully, “You were born in Lincheng Third People’s Hospital, right?”