Chapter 76 - She Looks Like You
Ning Li nodded.
“It looks good, but—”
She pointed at another horse.
“I think that one is better.”
Yu Pingchuan looked in the direction that she was pointing and his eyes sparkled.
The attendant smiled and said, “You have sharp eyes, Ms. Ning. This one here is the only Akhal-Teke from this batch. It’s purebred, but it has a temper. Two of our staff have already been hurt by this feisty one, and our boss ordered this one for himself.”
The Akhal-Teke horse, also known as the Golden Horse, came from a prestigious Turkmen breed. The one before her eyes had perfect muscle contour while its fur glowed in gold under the light. It was simply breathtaking to just look at it.
Yu PIngchuan shook his head regrettably. This Golden Horse was the best out of the batch, but since the boss of the club had reserved it, it was not appropriate for Yu Pingchuan to take it.
He looked at Ning Li. “Lili, why don’t you give this one a try?”
He pointed at the chestnut horse.
Just when Ning Li wanted to reject him, Yu Pingchuan’s phone rang. Ning Li had a quick glimpse at the number and realized that the number was calling from the capital.
“Lili, excuse me. I have to take this. Take a look around yourself. If you want to go on a test ride, just tell them.”
Yu Pingchuan then headed to the waiting parlor to answer his phone.
The attendant looked at her. “Ms. Ning, do you want to give it a try?”
Ning Li held the reins, but before she could say a word, an astonished voice came from behind her.
Ning Li’s eyes turned cold when she heard the voice.
What bad luck!
Cheng Xiangxiang was in disbelief as she almost thought that she was seeing things. She came over and sized up Ning Li from head to toe repeatedly.
“Why are you here?”
“If you are here, why can’t I be here?” Ning Li retorted.
Cheng Xiangxiang looked at her suspiciously. They were in the VIP area where normal visitors were not allowed.
Even Cheng Xiangxiang herself had to use her brother’s name to get in, but Ning Li…
On the other hand, Ye Cheng was not much of a thinker. He simply felt frustrated to see Ning Li there.
“That horse looks fine! Sister Xiangxiang, do you want to give it a try?”
Cheng Xiangxiang also had her eyes on the horse that Ning Li was holding the reins of.
The attendant reacted bitterly. Master Cheng and the club boss were quite close, and of course, he dared not disagree with the daughter of the Cheng family.
However, Ning Li came here first with Yu Pingchuan, and based on a first-come, first-served basis, it was not appropriate to let Cheng Xiangxiang jump the line.
“Ms. Cheng, I’m sorry, but Ms. Ning is taking the horse for a test ride first.”
Cheng Xiangxiang reacted like she was listening to the biggest joke of the century. “She? Does she even know how to ride a horse?”
The attendant was silenced. He had seen Ning Li come in with Yu Pingchua, and she looked like someone who knew horses well, so he assumed that she knew how to ride a horse and did not ask about it. “Ms. Ning, do you have the…relevant experience?”
Ning Li simply nodded. “Mm-hmm.”
Cheng Xiangxiang mocked her and said, “You do? Ning Li, he’s asking about the correct way to ride a horse, not the fun rides at the circus that cost 10 bucks a ride on a horse’s back.”
The two girls behind Cheng Xiangxiang laughed as well while Ye Cheng rolled his eyes. “How would she know? When my sister took the equestrian class, she was still fighting with others in some random corners and alleys.”
Ye Cheng was just a boy, but his parents pampered him too much, resulting in his poor manners.
He had heard a lot of rumors about Ning Li, so with his limited knowledge, he pictured Ning Li as such. He disliked her in every possible way.
The attendant was placed in a difficult situation.
He could not afford to offend either party, so the situation came to a standstill.
Gu Tinglan and Tang Ziqing were walking towards the stables.
“I heard you called someone over today.”
Gu Tinglan nodded. His side glance then caught a towering figure further away and he smiled. “There he is.”
Tang Ziqing clicked his tongue when he saw the person. “You sly fox. How long have you been back, yet you got to call him out? I’ve asked him a few times, and all I got was ‘no’.”
Gu Tinglan walked over in a welcoming manner. “Second Master.”
Lu Huaiyu came in casual wear, which made him look free and easy with a hint of a regal presence. “I see you are in the mood for a vacation, so you called me here, Dr. Gu.”
Tang Ziqing went over as well and said with a sigh, “Second Master Lu, you are really mean! I invited you here yesterday, and you turned me down without a second thought. Gu Tinglan simply called you and you came?”
Lu Huaiyu pocketed his hands. “I had some free time.”
Gu Tinglan looked to the side and said, “Why don’t we have a look inside?”
The men chatted as they walked into the stables.
Gu Tinglan carefully sized up Lu Huaiyu a few times along the way. The man looked normal like there was nothing wrong with him.
Lu Huaiyu sensed Gu Tinglan’s gaze, so he asked, “What’s wrong?”
Gu Tinglan smiled. “Nothing.”
Lu Huaiyu frowned. Right before he could ask further, his side glance caught a familiar figure. He paused and stared into that particular direction.
Gu Tinglan and Tang Ziqing stared towards that figure as well.
“Is that…Cheng Xiyue’s sister?”
Tang Ziqing and Cheng Xiyue were close, and he knew Cheng Xiangxiang.
However, he soon found out that both Lu Huaiyu and Gu Tinglan were not looking at Cheng Xiangxiang but at another girl.
“If you claim you can ride, why don’t we have a race?” Cheng Xiangxiang raised her chin and taunted Ning Li.
However, Ning Li was not moved. “Not interested.”
Cheng Xiangxing froze. “What’s wrong? Scared?”
Ning Li said in a lazy tone, “No, I just don’t want to waste my time doing meaningless things.”
Then, she wanted to pull the horse away.
Cheng Xiangxiang continued to mock Ning Li, “That’s it? I guess so, huh? Did anyone ever teach you to behave like a normal person outside?”
Ning Li paused and looked at her with an icy cold gaze. “Okay, since you insist on it, let’s have a race.”
She then swiftly and smoothly got onto the horse and looked down at Cheng Xiangxiang, who was shocked.
“Don’t regret it when you lose.”
Tang Ziqing watched from afar and could not help but comment, “Second Master Lu, the way the girl got up the horse really looks like your riding style.”