Chapter 718 - Fawning
Shen Li stopped in her tracks and turned around to take a look.
The voice had come from around the corner behind her. She could not see the person, and the person did not even know her.
Then, someone else laughed.
“She’s the daughter of the fourth Miss Gu, after all. Of course it’s different.”
This voice sounded familiar. It was Yan Fei.
However, she had never heard the voice of the first person who had spoken, so she probably did not know who the person was.
“The fourth daughter of the Gu family has been gone for so many years. Who knew that she had a daughter?”
The woman’s tone of voice was a little strange.
“She has been wandering outside of the family for so many years, yet she has actually been found. This young miss of the Gu family… Her life must truly be blessed. However, this is just too sudden. No one had heard of any such news before this. Ultimately, she caused such a huge commotion yesterday that even the whole of Hong Kong City was shocked.”
Yan Fei paused for a moment before speaking.
“I reckon it took quite a long time to find her again? This is such a big matter. It would be normal for the Gu family to keep it a secret. Now that they’ve found her, of course, they would want to announce it to the world.”
Hearing her say this, the other woman suddenly thought of something.
“That’s true. The welcoming ceremony yesterday was just the beginning. The real excitement will be on the 8th. The Gu family will be holding a banquet so that this young miss can officially acknowledge her ancestors. I heard that all the major families in Hong Kong city have already received invitations.”
Yan Fei said,”It doesn’t seem to be just that. I heard that the well-known families that have dealings with the Gu family have also been invited.”
Hearing this, the woman who had spoken earlier sighed.
“Really? The Gu family has used so many great connections just for this person?”
“Well, if that’s the case, then the commotion yesterday really was nothing.”
The entire city’s electronic screens had been booked, and countless fireworks had bloomed along the Lan River. This scene had indeed been very lively and grand, attracting the envy of countless people.
However, compared to the Gu family’s connections and resources, those things were not even worth mentioning at all.
Only this banquet could truly show the Gu family’s value and care for her.
“I wonder how powerful this ‘Tangtang’ is.” The woman said as she curled her lips.
Yan Fei smiled.
“Won’t we all know when the 8th finally arrives? Forget it, let’s not talk about this anymore. What do you think of that horse over there?”
As those two women spoke, they seemed to have moved away and their voices gradually faded away.
Shen Li tilted her head, not feeling bothered by their conversation.
In fact, even she had not expected all the arrangements that the Gu family had made for her this time.
For most people, it was indeed quite sudden for the Gu family to have gained such a young miss overnight.
It was normal for there to be all kinds of private speculations and discussions.
She collected her thoughts and walked forward. Finally, she stood in front of a stable.
The horse trainer had received the news much earlier and was already waiting here. When he saw Shen Li coming over, he immediately said respectfully, “Miss Ah Li.”
Shen Li nodded and looked at Qingfeng.
The horse trainer asked, “Shall I lead Qingfeng over there for you?”
“There’s no need.”
Shen Li shook her head gently and went forward to pull the reins.
The horse trainer immediately became nervous.
“You should be careful. Qingfeng hasn’t seen you for a long time. He might feel unfamiliar and become aggressive–”
Before he could finish his words, Qingfeng lowered his head and rubbed against Shen Li’s palm in an extremely intimate manner.
He swallowed the rest of his words with great difficulty.
Shen Li stroked Qingfeng’s head and the corners of her lips curled up into a smile.
“Qingfeng is quite well-behaved.”
She pulled on the reins.
“Siqi and Sicheng should have already arrived at the horse race area. I can bring Qingfeng there myself.”
The horse trainer obviously could not object and hurriedly said, “Yes.”
When Shen Li led Qingfeng to the horse race area, as expected, the two brothers were already waiting there.
They each led a horse, one white and one brown.
Shen Li walked over and swept her gaze over the two horses.
“I remember that this white horse belongs to Siqi. Why is Sicheng leading it? Did you two… change horses?”
The two brothers also kept their own horses here. They had mentioned it to Shen Li several times before, so she remembered it clearly.
“Cousin, I’m Siqi, you’ve got the wrong person!”
“Yes, cousin, I’m Sicheng!”
The two brothers spoke at the same time.
Shen Li raised her eyebrows and looked at the two of them lightly.
“Gu Siqi, Gu Sicheng, do you really think that I can’t recognize you?”
As soon as she said this, the smug smiles on their faces instantly froze.
Shen Li raised her chin.
“You can change horses if you want, as long as they are obedient.”
These horses were very smart and would recognize their master. They would more or less resist and dislike the approach and touch of someone who was not their master.
Otherwise, the two brothers would not just be holding onto the horses without getting on.
Defeated, Gu Siqi waved at his brother and indicated for him to switch over.
After the two of them switched positions, Gu Siqi could not help but ask, “Cousin, how is it that knew who we were?”
They were identical twins, so they looked very similar. Even people who had known them for a long time would occasionally confuse them.
If the two of them deliberately pretended to be each other, it was even easier for people to mistake who they were.
They had played this game since they were young, and it was almost always successful.
This was the first time they had played it in front of Shen Li, but they had not expected their trick to be seen through.
Gu Sicheng was also puzzled.
“That’s right, Cousin, how on earth did you see through it?”
Shen Li turned around and mounted her horse.
“I could tell at a glance.”
The two of them indeed looked very similar, but there was still an extremely subtle difference.
Seeing that the two brothers were still struggling with this problem, she laughed.
“How could I not recognize my own cousins?”
Hearing this, the two brothers finally felt happy.
However, even though they were happy, they were still a little confused.
Gu Sicheng said, “Cousin has only just returned to the family, yet she can distinguish between the two of us. However, Cousin Siyang has mistaken us at least eight out of ten times.”
“That’s right,” Gu Siqi nodded, “I pretended to be Sicheng several times and asked him for a double portion of pocket money and he didn’t even realize it.”
Gu Sicheng was shocked.
“Brother, how could you do this?!”
Gu Siqi looked at him.
“Why are you so surprised? Didn’t you pretend to be me and ask him for two Christmas presents before?”
Gu Sicheng, “… That’s true.”
Shen Li, “…”
She squeezed the horse’s belly between her legs.
“I’ll take Qingfeng for some exercise and run around. You guys can look around here first.”
The brothers’ attention was immediately drawn to her.
There were not many people in the horse race area today, so it seemed particularly empty.
Yan Fei and Sun Shiqi came out of the stables and went to the audience seats at the periphery of the horse race area.
The two of them were actually not very interested in riding horses. They had come here today because Sun Shiqi’s father would be celebrating his birthday soon. Thus, they had specially come to choose a horse, with the intention of gifting it to him.
“I feel that Number Six is still the better choice, but it’s a little expensive–”
As Sun Shiqi spoke, she noticed that Yan Fei had suddenly stopped. She could not help but ask curiously,”What’s wrong?”
She followed Yan Fei’s line of sight and found that she was looking at the horse race area.
“Aren’t those the two young masters of Second Master Gu’s Family?” She quickly recognized the twin Gu brothers, but when she saw the girl next to them, she was stunned. “Who’s that next to them?”
Yan Fei’s eyes flashed.
“Second Master Lu’s girlfriend?” Sun Shiqi was shocked.
She had not been here last August at the Hong Kong City horse race, but she had heard about all the things that had happened.
Yan Fei’s expression became much more indifferent.
Sun Shiqi took two steps forward and stared at them for a while before suddenly sneering.
“Hey, I heard that Miss Ning Li is very good at pleasing the Gu family. Now it seems that she really is. She’s even able to ride horses with these two young masters?”