Chapter 757 - How Drunk I Was That Day
Lu Huaiyu chuckled and interlocked his fingers with hers.
“At least you have some conscience. I was thinking of a way to steal you away from the Gu family mansion.”
As the warmth from his hand came to her palm, Shen Li looked up, her smile already lighting up her peach blossom eyes.
Lu Huaiyu led her into the building.
The two of them went to the Japanese restaurant on the top floor and entered the private room.
Shen Li looked at the menu and ordered a few things.
“Sea urchin sauce baked rose prawns, beef sashimi, silver cod, and Xijing roast, caramelized mango foie gras… Second Brother, would you like something to drink?”
The waiter earnestly recommended, “Miss, our plum sake tastes very authentic. Would you like to try it?”
The corners of Lu Huaiyu’s lips curved slightly as he looked at Shen Li.
Shen Li coughed lightly.
“There’s no need. Fruit juice is fine.”
The waiter looked at Lu Huaiyu again.
Lu Huaiyu nodded.
“Add one bottle.”
The waiter quickly left.
Shen Li wiped her hands with a hot towel as she said, “Second Brother, I saw that the alcohol content of their sake doesn’t seem to be very low.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“Ah Li, are you worried that I’ll get drunk?”
Shen Li nodded, her expression extremely natural.
Lu Huaiyu could not help but laugh.
“Ah Li, my alcohol tolerance isn’t that bad.”
Shen Li glanced at him, her expression showing that she did not quite believe him.
“But Second Brother really does get drunk easily.”
Lu Huaiyu leaned back, his posture languid as he laughed.
Those who were familiar with him knew how much he could drink, but he did not know what the little girl was thinking. It seemed that from the very beginning, she already formed the opinion that he could not drink. More than once, she had advised him to drink less.
At first, he thought that it was just out of concern, but now that he thought about it… it was obvious that she was afraid that he would get drunk.
Shen Li thought for a moment and said, “In the beginning, the first time you helped me by attending the first parent-teacher conference on my behalf.”
Lu Huaiyu thought for a moment and raised his eyebrows slightly.
He had attended a luncheon that afternoon, drank some wine, and then attended a parent-teacher conference for the little girl.
After that, the little girl had followed him back to Yunding Fenghua, but she had not entered the door and had left very quickly.
He had not seemed to be drunk during the whole process, right?
Shen Li noticed that he did not seem to remember much, so she reminded him.
“Second Brother, not only were you drunk, but you also blacked out. After I left, I went back to the master bedroom to see you, but you didn’t remember.”
Lu Huaiyu slowly sat up straighter.
Shen Li nodded.
“Yeah, I waited for you to fall asleep before I left.”
After she left, she recalled that Lu Huaiyu did not seem to be in good shape, so she had gone back to take a look.
It had also been that day that he was in the master bedroom and had almost kissed her.
Due to this matter, she had not slept well the whole night.
In the end, when she had seen Lu Huaiyu again, he had behaved as usual, as if nothing had happened.
After that, she had talked to Cheng Xiyue on the phone. Only then had she realized that Lu Huaiyu had passed out just from drinking one glass. Naturally, he would not remember those things when he was drunk.
She had buried this matter at the bottom of her heart.
Now that so much time had passed since then and the two of them were already together, there was nothing they could not mention about this small matter.
Lu Huaiyu’s gaze deepened slightly.
He did not remember her coming back.
When he woke up, Cheng Xiyue had been waiting for him to sign a contract in the living room downstairs. He had even asked about Shen Li in passing.
At that time, even Cheng Xiyue had said that she had not entered the villa and had left immediately.
However, it turned out that she had gone back, and had only left after seeing that he had fallen asleep.
At the lunch that day, he had only drunk a few glasses. With his level of alcohol tolerance, he would not have gotten drunk, let alone have blacked out.
Though, it was true that he did not have that short period of memory.
He gripped the glass of water and took a sip. The cold liquid flowed down, making him much more sober.
Seeing that he had not said anything, Shen Li called out to him.
Lu Huaiyu put down the glass of water and smiled.
“I drank a little too much that day, but a bottle of sake will still be alright.”
Shen Li recalled that she had indeed seen him drink champagne a few times before without any problems either, so she nodded.
Cheng Xiyue had probably deliberately exaggerated when he said that he had only drunk one glass.
The waiters began to serve the dishes one after another.
Lu Huaiyu gathered up his spirit and helped her open up the pine leaf crab.
Shen Li picked a piece of wagyu beef sashimi and asked, “When will Second Brother return to the Capital?”
Lu Huaiyu handed over the snow-white crab meat. “Tomorrow afternoon.”
“So soon?” Shen Li was a little surprised.
Lu Huaiyu looked up and smiled.
“You don’t want me to leave?”
Shen Li’s face heated up slightly.
Actually, Lu Huaiyu had already stayed in Hong Kong City for quite a few days. Moreover, it was the end of the year. There had to be a lot of things that he needed to deal with in the Capital.
If you did the calculations, it was indeed time to go back.
She would probably be in Hong Kong City for the New Year this year.
The two of them would have even less time to see each other.
“What did Ah Li do at home today?” Lu Huaiyu asked.
Shen Li said, “Painting.”
She had not slept well last night. After painting, her mood had improved greatly.
“Did you paint for a long time?”
“Not really.” She did not mention that she had stayed in the studio almost the whole day.
Lu Huaiyu suddenly stood up and walked toward her.
The private room could fit four people, and the seats on both sides were long sofas.
Originally, the two of them had been sitting opposite each other. Now, he came over and sat next to her.
Shen Li felt a little strange.
Lu Huaiyu put his arm around her waist and held her in his lap.
He held her hand, and his slightly calloused fingers gently rubbed the inside of her delicate wrist. He smiled and said, “It’s been hard on Ah Li. Is your hand sore after painting the whole day?”
Shen Li shook her head.
“It’s not sore.”
It was not like she had never painted for such a long time before in the past. It was indeed nothing to her
Lu Huaiyu pulled her into his embrace and kissed her soft cheek.
“Are you really not sore?”
As he spoke, his warm breath fell on her neck, causing her to tremble slightly.
His warm and seductive breath lingered around her.
The tips of her ears turned crimson, and she shook her head.
She did not have time to speak the rest of her words, because Lu Huaiyu’s kiss landed on her fingertips.
It was delicate and gentle, extremely precious.
Her heart felt as if it had been hit by something. She wanted to push him away, but he kissed her until she became soft and pliable, until she obediently leaned against his neck.
She replied in a low voice.
Lu Huaiyu’s chest trembled and he chuckled.
Then, he interlocked his fingers with hers and leaned over to kiss her lips. He seemed to ask unintentionally, “On that day that I was drunk, how did I look?”