Chapter 741 - For You to Be Arrogant
Initially, Lu Huaiyu felt that the little girl’s way of admitting her mistake was not correct, and he intended to settle the score properly. However, his temper melted away now that she had kissed him.
He raised his eyebrows slightly and looked at her.
Her small face was red, and her peach blossom eyes were bright and watery, as if water could drip out with just a slight twist.
Was this the way she looked when admitting her mistake?
The tip of his tongue touched his upper palate as he smiled. He lowered his head and leaned closer, his deep voice carried a hint of danger.
“Look at how arrogant you are.”
Shen Li did not say anything. Instead, she leaned over again and quickly kissed him on the side of his face.
Lu Huaiyu’s eyes narrowed slightly as he looked at her.
She seemed to think that her actions were quite useful, so she kissed him on the chin again.
As her soft lips landed, they parted at the touch. The touch was as light as feathers, but they also left deep, burning marks.
Lu Huaiyu was reminded of her painting– “The Kiss”
The soft reeds fell with the wind and kissed the dark and cold swamp, intimate and lingering.
He suddenly smiled.
Forget it. He was already used to it. Who else could he blame?
“Alright, let’s call it a day this time.”
He stroked her hair and moved to hold her hand. His well-defined fingers passed through her fingers and interlocked tightly with hers.
Shen Li looked over at him.
Lu Huaiyu said nonchalantly, “Next time, just give me a new place for me to kiss you, understand?”
Shen Li, “…”
She went silent for a moment until finally, she could not help but ask, “Lu Huaiyu, have you never suffered a loss before?”
Lu Huaiyu thought for a moment.
“I think so.”
Shen Li, “…”
“However, if Ah Li were to beg me, I can consider being less calculative and suffer some losses.”
Lu Huaiyu rubbed his fingers lightly against her hand, his words seeming to be very serious.
Shen Li tried to hold herself back but could not help herself from muttering in a low voice, “… It’s obvious that you’re the most calculative person here…”
Yet he still said that he would be less calculative and suffer some losses?
All this time while he was with her, had he not always been the one that said that he would definitely pay her back, or even double it?
The corners of Lu Huaiyu’s lips curled up.
“It’s good that you know.”
This unique patience was only given to this little girl.
Just then, Lu Huaiyu’s cell phone rang.
He took it out and took a look. It was Gu Tinglan calling.
Gu Tinglan went straight to the point.
“Don’t forget about tonight’s meeting.”
Shen Li, who was standing at the side, heard this sentence and subconsciously asked, “Second Brother, did you make an appointment with my uncle?”
Gu Tinglan immediately felt uncomfortable.
“You’re with Ah Li?!”
Lu Huaiyu’s tone was calm as he replied.
“Yes, at the Dutian Racecourse.”
He glanced at Shen Li and smiled.
“I heard that a new batch of horses had been sent here, so I came to have a look.”
Gu Tinglan silently cursed.
Why would this man need to come to the Dutian Racecourse to choose horses?
A brochure from the International Equestrian Association would be sent out to the Lu family in the Capital every three months. He could have any bloodline or rank he wanted with just a word.
Why would he need to use so much effort to go through the Gu family’s Dutian Racecourse?
Gu Tinglan closed his eyes and gritted his teeth.
“Then come over now!”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“So early? Wasn’t the appointment made for 6:30 p.m.?”
Gu Tinglan enunciated each word clearly.
“Time… waits… for… no… man!”
There was no such advance method for dinner.
Lu Huaiyu nodded.
Gu Tinglan had just heaved a sigh of relief when another sentence came from the other end.
“Then you can wait first.”
Gu Tinglan’s cultivation and patience were at stake.
“Lu Er! You–”
Lu Huaiyu hung up the phone and put it away cleanly.
Shen Li said hesitantly, “It sounds like my youngest uncle seems to be very anxious. Why don’t you go over first…”
Lu Huaiyu remained very calm.
“This is Hong Kong City. What is it that could make him so anxious? Let’s go, I’ll send you back.”
Shen Li, “Oh.”
In the end, Lu Huaiyu still insisted on sending her back to the Gu family’s mansion in Suyue Mountain. Then, he went back to the hotel to catch up on his sleep. He did not leave the house until six o’clock in the evening to attend the appointment with Gu Tinglan.
Shen Li actually had plans for the evening– Shen Zhijin was coming over for dinner.
The meeting at Mill Lab had already ended. Shen Zhijin still had a lot of other work to do, so he could not stay in Hong Kong City for long.
So, Shen Li had thought of inviting him to the Gu family’s home while he was still in Hong Kong City.
After breaking the ice during the first dinner, the atmosphere at the dinner table was much better when they met again.
After dinner, Shen Li brought her laptop over and asked Shen Zhijin to help read her thesis.
Actually, she could have sent it through an email, but since he was here, Shen Li decided to ask him to read it directly.
If she had any questions, Shen Li could ask him at once and Shen Zhijin could explain them in detail.
When Old Madam Gu saw them, she asked the maid to serve them some fruits and tea.
Shen Zhijin did not leave until nine o’clock in the evening.
Shen Li went back to her room and opened her email box. She saw that she had not received a reply to her email yet.
Actually, this would be normal. After such a long time, it would surely not be simple to trace the origins of a painting.
She clicked on the cross mark in the upper right corner and was about to turn off the computer when her phone suddenly rang. The caller ID showed that it was Professor Carroll.
Shen Li’s eyes narrowed.
On the night of the family acknowledgment banquet, they had both exchanged phone numbers.
This call should be regarding that painting.
She picked it up.
It was because Professor Carroll had such a close friendship with Shen Zhijin, and Gu Tingyin that he also called her by this name.
“I enquired about that painting for you. My student said that he saw the painting at an art gallery on Seventh Street in Maryland.”
Shen Li sat up a little straighter.