Chapter 692 - Miss Gu
He raised his eyebrows and chuckled.
The little girl had kept her word. It was just that this candy… was a little different from what he had expected.
He put away the candy and took out his phone to call Gu Tingchuan back.
The call was picked up very quickly.
“Second Master Gu.”
Lu Huaiyu’s tone was sincere.
“I’m sorry, I was having dinner with Ah Li just now and my phone was muted so I didn’t see your message.”
Gu Tingchuan frowned.
“Was it just the two of you?”
“No, Teacher Shen was there as well,” Lu Huaiyu said with a smile. He automatically ignored the fact that they had been having a meal with a lot of people at the staff canteen of Xijing University.
Gu Tingchuan heaved a sigh of relief, but at the same time, he felt a little unhappy.
Shen Li was currently studying at Xijing University, and Shen Zhijin and Lu Huaiyu were both in the Capital. It was very convenient for them to accompany her.
Not to mention the two of them, even his brother’s family was close to her and they were able to do much more than him!
He was handling matters in Hong Kong City. Even if it was a round trip by plane, it would be much more troublesome for him than for them.
Forget it. Now was not the time to be calculative.
“Have you given some thought to what I told you?” Gu Tingchuan asked.
Lu Huaiyu smiled.
“Second Master Gu, everything else would be fine, but I really can’t agree to this.”
Gu Tingchuan had already expected that he would not be so easy to talk to, so he was not surprised.
“As I said, the price is up to you.”
Lu Huaiyu smiled.
“I know that Second Master Gu has always been generous with his money, but Ah Li’s paintings have been limited in the past few years so I really can’t part with them. I hope you can understand.”
Although there was a smile in his voice, the tone of his voice was firm and determined. It was clear that there was no room for negotiation.
Gu Tingchuan gritted his teeth.
“I don’t want all of them. Just three paintings would be fine, right?”
Lu Huaiyu did not speak.
Lu Huaiyu still did not move.
Lu Huaiyu finally opened his mouth.
“Second Master Gu.”
He sighed softly.
“It’s not that I want to monopolize Ah Li’s paintings. It’s just that… if I give them to you, then Third Master will need to be treated equally, right?”
Gu Tingchuan was stunned.
“Did he look for you as well?!”
Lu Huaiyu said gently, “Actually, if you just wanted a few paintings, I could directly send someone to deliver them to the Gu family. However, the problem is that I don’t have many of them. If I give them all away just like that, I really wouldn’t be able to keep any of them. What do you think?”
Gu Tingchuan paused for a moment and finally said in a deep voice, “I just remembered that I still have something else to deal with, so I’ll hang up first.”
Lu Huaiyu’s thin lips twitched slightly.
“Okay, please go ahead.”
Gu Tingchuan hung up the phone call.
Lu Huaiyu looked at his phone and raised his eyebrows.
Hong Kong City.
At night, Hong Kong City was brightly lit and bustling.
In Gu media headquarters, Gu Tingyun was sitting in his office with a booklet in his hand.
He flipped through the pages and chose carefully.
The secretary stood respectfully at his desk, waiting for his decision.
“Are all the galleries in Hong Kong City listed here?”
Gu Tingyun asked.
The secretary said, “Yes. Including the three that are still under construction and have yet to be completed. Those have also been listed. The renderings are attached to the back page.”
Gu Tingyun replied with a “hmm”, but there was no change in his expression.
The secretary gradually became a little nervous.
There were so many galleries listed. Could it be that Third Master did not like any of them?
Just then, Gu Tingyun’s phone rang.
He picked up the call, but before he could speak, Gu Tingchuan’s voice came from the other end.
“So, you went to ask that kid from the Lu family for Ah Li’s painting?”
Gu Tingyun paused and laughed.
“It looks like Second Brother talked to him on the phone.”
Gu Tingchuan was furious when he heard Gu Tingyun admit it so directly.
“When I was talking to you about Ah Li’s paintings, you didn’t say anything. But now, you turned around and tried to snatch them without saying a word?”
How long had he been working with Lu Huaiyu for those paintings?
In the end, Third Brother had not followed any rules!
If Lu Huaiyu had not told him, he would not have known until now!
Gu Tingyun looked at the booklet in his hand.
“Okay, since Second Brother wants it, then I won’t take it. That’s fine, right?”
Gu Tingchuan had not expected him to be so easy to talk to and immediately felt uneasy.
“Are you serious?”
Gu Tingyun nodded with a smile.
“It’s true. On one hand, it wasn’t easy for Lu Huai to collect Ah Li’s paintings. On the other hand, Second Brother has been negotiating for a long time. I shouldn’t have interfered halfway. I promise that I won’t argue about this anymore. Can Second Brother rest assured?”
Gu Tingchuan confirmed it again and again before hanging up.
Gu Tingyun leaned against the back of his chair and continued to flip through the booklet in his hand.
Even if he did not argue, it would be strange if that kid from the Lu family had relented.
From the very beginning, he had never thought of fighting for those paintings.
He tapped on one of the pages of the booklet.
“Forget it. It’s almost January. Let’s set this one first.”
The secretary was relieved and quickly said, “Yes. Then I’ll inform them to make preparations immediately.”
Gu Tingyun put down the booklet.
The secretary took the booklet back, took a few steps back, and was about to leave.
Gu Tingyun stood up, stood in front of the French windows, and looked out.
Standing here, he could almost overlook half of Hong Kong City.
Under the starry night, the traffic was heavy, and it was bustling.
In the distance, one could vaguely see hills rising and falling, silently spreading in the night.
He suddenly called out.
The secretary stood still and looked back. “Third Master?”
Gu Tingyun raised his hand and pointed.
“It looks like the land at Miro Mountain still seems deserted?”
The secretary was a little surprised. He did not understand why Gu Tingyun would suddenly mention this, but he still nodded.
Gu Tingyun nodded.
“Alright, let’s build an art gallery then.”
The Gu residence.
After Gu Tingchuan hung up the phone, he felt that something was not right.
After thinking for a long time, he called for his assistant.
Ten minutes later, the assistant came out of the study. He took a deep breath and was filled with shock.
Second Master was really…
He barely suppressed the waves in his heart and quickly walked out to make a call.
“Second master’s orders have changed… Yes, yes. Pick some first and send them to the young miss to see which one she likes. Yes, yes.”
Of course, Shen Li did not know about the things that happened outside.
She followed Shen Zhijin upstairs and entered Room 601 together.
This was the first time the two of them had come here at the same time since their relationship had been made public.
As soon as she stepped through the laboratory door, she immediately felt three pairs of burning eyes staring at her.
She stopped in her tracks.