Chapter 742 - Warning
Professor Carroll’s voice was filled with regret.
“Unfortunately, when he went back two months later, the painting was no longer there. Even the art gallery had moved out and the shop had been turned into a handicraft shop.”
Shen Li’s heart sank.
“That student of mine had always wanted to go back to take another look at the painting, but because of his busy class schedule, he didn’t have the time to spare. After great difficulty, he finally managed to go again, however…”
Professor Carroll knew that Shen Li was very concerned about this matter. However, he had not managed to find anything, so he was rather disappointed,
“He had also made a point of asking around and had even tried to contact the owner of that art gallery. However, in the end, he was not successful.”
Leland was the art mecca. Every day, many people would go there because of its reputation, but there were also many who left quietly.
Seventh Street was a very famous street in Leland which had many shops that were related to art.
Some of them had a very long history, while others had been set up very quickly.
It was not unusual that the art museum on Seventh Street had become a handicraft shop.
Leland was a place where art and freedom were greatly admired. The place would welcome you warmly when you arrived, but when you left, it would also bid you goodbye.
Almost no one would ask any further questions.
This was probably why Professor Carroll’s student had not been able to find any relevant information.
At this point, this lead seemed to be a dead end.
“Tangtang, I’m sorry. I didn’t manage to help you,” Professor Carroll said apologetically.
Shen Li collected her thoughts and said seriously, “Don’t say that. You’ve already been a great help his time. Thank you very much.”
If it had not been for Professor Carroll, she would not have even known to start investigating in Leland.
Originally, this had only been a matter between her and the art association. He had already been kind enough to do this for her.
Professor Carroll chatted with her for a while more before hanging up.
Shen Li sat in her chair and stared at the computer screen, seemingly lost in thought.
Then, she tapped a few times on the keyboard.
A pure black hexagram icon appeared on the screen.
She moved the cursor before landing on the image.
She tapped lightly.
The black hexagram instantly dispersed into countless dots of light and gradually condensed.
A line of letters appeared one after another–
There was only one letter left which was about to form.
Shen Li suddenly hit the space bar.
The screen suddenly froze, and the last character did not appear.
Staring at the symbol that had been about to be assembled, she frowned slightly. Finally–
Just one click to clear.
In almost an instant, the characters dissipated like water ripple and completely disappeared from the screen.
It was as if nothing had happened, and nothing had appeared on the computer.
She pressed the power button to shut the computer down.
The moment the screen turned completely black, her phone rang.
In the quiet room, the sound was particularly abrupt, urgent, and even a little sharp.
Shen Li closed the computer and answered the call.
She did not need to look to know who the caller was.
Null’s voice was filled with shock.
“The Red Shield System suddenly gave me a warning. What did you do?!”
Shen Li rubbed the space between her eyebrows.
“I’ve already stopped it.”
When Null heard this, his heart finally settled down again. He had to wait till his heartbeat had calmed back down before he ended up swallowing back the greeting that had been about to reach his throat.
“You scared me so much that my cigarette fell to the ground. No, what kind of stimulation did you get? Or was there something that you couldn’t think of? If it wasn’t for the Red Shield System giving you an advanced warning and taking the initiative to intercept you, you–”
When he said this, he suddenly paused, as if he was considering how to speak.
Shen Li’s tone of voice remained calm.
“Don’t worry, I’m not that impulsive. I know what I can and can’t do.”
“Don’t worry? You almost exposed yourself just now. How can I be at ease?”
Null was very frustrated.
“If I hadn’t spent all these years recuperating in Lincheng, you would have caused me to have a heart attack right now!”
Shen Li laughed.
“Alright, I promise I won’t do it again in the future.”
Null smoked another cigarette, feeling skeptical over her words.
“How do I know you really won’t do it again? By the way, I heard that you sent someone over to investigate something in Leland?”
Shen Li explained.
“This is regarding the art association’s matter. I didn’t step in.”
“That’s too dangerous.”
Null was very disapproving of this.
“Is there no one else in the art association? This involves Leland. You shouldn’t touch it.”
Shen Li said.
“I know what to do.”
Null scoffed at this.
“Then what were you doing just now?”
Shen Li was silent for a moment before she said,”Null, you really don’t have to worry too much. After all, I still cherish my life.”
Hearing her say this, Nul did not speak for a while.
In the end, he just said “Okay” and hung up.
The room became quiet again.
Shen Li put her phone down and went to the bathroom to take a bath.
After coming out, her mood was much better.
As she dried her hair, she picked up her phone and realized that there were a few unread messages from Lin Fengmian.
There were three photos– They were from the celebration party held by the production team of “Hibiscus”.
“Hibiscus” had officially broken the one billion mark at the box office, so it was indeed worthy of a good celebration.
The celebration party was being held in a banquet hall in the Capital. From the photos, it could be seen that the venue had been very beautifully decorated.
Hibiscus flowers filled the banquet hall, and huge posters hung on the stage.
In addition to the film crew, a lot of the media had been invited to the celebration party as well.
As the composer and singer of the theme song for “Hibiscus,” Lin Fengmian had also gone on stage with the director and the main cast.
In short, the venue looked very lively.
One by one, Shen Li clicked on the photos and looked through them.
Finally, a line of text had been sent by Lin Fengmian.
[ Congratulations, Sister. ]