Chapter 678 - Killing the Competition
Chapter 678 Killing the Competition
Lu Huaiyu, who was walking towards them, stopped in his tracks. He closed his eyes and pressed the space between his eyebrows.
After the old man had found out about the results of the appraisal, he had insisted on coming over personally.
Thinking that it was normal that the old man was concerned about this matter since it was indeed a big deal for Ah Li, he had agreed.
Now, however, it seemed that he was questioning whether this decision had been right or wrong.
In the silence, Ning Li took the initiative to speak, breaking the delicate deadlock.
“Ahem, Grandfather Lu.”
Old Master Lu looked at Ning Li. Thinking of all the things that had happened before, he felt both heartache and happiness.
It was just that there were too many in-laws.
However, in line with the principle of fairness and justice, not favoring one over the other, Old Master Lu had already decided in his heart that he would definitely have to treat everyone equally!
No, he had to pay extra attention to treating everyone equally!
Then, he walked forward with a smile.
“Why is everyone standing at the door? Let’s go in together! Today, Ah Li is going home. We have to celebrate properly, don’t we?”
Hearing his words, Old Master Gu’s eyebrows twitched.
Anyone who did not know better would still think that Ah Li was the granddaughter that the Lu family had just found instead!
Mei Yanqing could not be bothered to save the situation and just walked in.
With his movement, everyone finally followed and took their seats one by one.
On Ning Li’s left was Old Madam Gu, and on her right was Shen Zhijin.
Old Master Lu thought for a long time, but in the end, he decided to sit next to Shen Zhijin.
He had seen enough of Mei Yanqing’s ugly face. Gu Ci’s family was also lively, so it was probably best for him to win over Shen Zhijin. Moreover, Shen Zhijin had been the first to suspect Ning Li’s background.
If it had not been for him, who knew when the truth would have come out?
Lu Huaiyu smiled and sat down beside Old Master Lu.
He looked up at Ning Li.
Even though he could not sit next to her, watching her being loved and protected by so many people was more than enough.
As if sensing his gaze, Ning Li suddenly looked over.
Lu Huaiyu’s thin lips twitched slightly.
It was hard for him to believe that his little girl was still thinking about him at this time.
Old Madam Gu picked up a piece of lotus root clip and placed it in Ning Li’s bowl.
“I remember when we were in Hong Kong City, Ah Li liked to eat this.”
At that time, Ning Li had accompanied Old Madam Gu for a good period of time, so Old Madam Gu had a certain understanding of her taste preferences.
Ning Li’s smiled until her eyes curved.
“Thank you, Grandma.”
Shen Zhijin looked over, his gaze fixed on the lotus root clip for a moment. Gu Tingfeng said, “Speaking of which, the last time Ah Li came over for a meal, she especially liked the cola chicken wings that Liang Su made.”
Liang Su had a gentle smile on her face.
“In the future, if Ah Li wants to eat, she can come over anytime.” Ning Li nodded. “Thank you, Uncle and Aunt.”
Gu Siyang’s eyes lit up.
“Mom, I Like your Kung Pao Chicken! Your culinary skills are getting better and better! Next time when I go home, I want to–“
Liang Su placed a piece of tofu into his bowl.
“Kung Pao chicken is so hard to make. Can’t you just order your own takeout?”
Gu Siyang, “…”
He should have known that he should not have any illusions…
Then, Gu Tingchuan seemingly unintentionally said, “Oh right, Ah Li, previously you mentioned that the cake given by Siqi and Sicheng’s school was delicious. I’ve asked around and found out that it was made by a private dessert shop in Haicheng. If you like it, I can ask them to send a copy of their list over later. Order whatever you want at any time. They can send it by air.”
Ning Li, “… Thank you, Second Uncle.”
Gu Tingyun suddenly put his glass down and said to Gu Tinglan, “I have a cold and I just took some medicine, so I won’t drink this wine.”
Gu Tinglan looked into his glass.
Then what was the reason you ordered an extra bottle of white wine?
Ning Li looked over.
“Third Uncle, are you feeling better?”
Gu Tingchuan narrowed his eyes and gave a contemptuous sneer.
Gu Tingyun turned a blind eye and smiled at Ning Li.
“Don’t worry, Ah Li. I’m much better now.”
Ning Li nodded. “That’s good.”
Gu Tingchuan sneered.
Gu Tinglan leaned against the back of his chair.
“Ah Li, when you accompanied Siyang and me for a walk in Lincheng, the mutton soup that we had tasted really good. It’s truly the best choice for winter.”
Ning Li thought for a while.
“Yeah, I miss Aunt Xu’s cooking too.”
All at the same time, the Gu brothers glanced at Gu Tinglan.
They had almost forgotten about this!
Both he and Ning Li knew each other before they had!
What’s more, they had even accompanied each other for a walk in Lincheng?!
How amazing! Shen Zhijin listened quietly without saying anything.
Ning Li sensed his silence and turned to look at him. Seeing that he barely touched his chopsticks, she asked, “Dad, why aren’t you eating?”
Since yesterday, he had probably not eaten properly. Not to mention, he had been waiting in the car all night…
Shen Zhijin paused and said, “It’s not as delicious as Tangtang’s cooking.”
The dining table suddenly fell silent.
Ning Li said, “Then you should eat more first, or your body won’t be able to endure it.”
As she spoke, she added more vegetables to Shen Zhijin’s bowl.
Shen Zhijin responded with a “hmm”.
Gu Siyang looked around and silently gave him a thumbs up in his heart.
Very Good, kill the competition directly. Old Master Lu opened his mouth to add in his two cents as well.
“Actually, Ah Li likes–“
However, before he could finish speaking, he was suppressed by Lu Huaiyu.
At such a time, should he step up and become a live target?
Old Master Lu finally realized something and silently swallowed the rest of his words.
He silently sighed in his heart.
He had thought that dealing with Mei Yanqing was already difficult enough.
Ultimately, the Gu family was even more difficult to deal with!
And Shen Zhijin– why did he seem to be somewhat different from what he had expected?!
Nowadays, it was really not easy to find a granddaughter-in-law.
He was still pondering whether he should mention the engagement now or not?