Chapter 787 - She Was Afraid
He Xiaochen silently put down her phone.
Ren Qian, who was sitting across from her, looked up at her.
He Xiaochen waved her hand.
“Nothing. It’s just that I suddenly feel a little full.”
D*mn it, he had not even given her time to prepare herself, yet he had already started showing her so much affection!
Who could withstand this?
Ren Qian did not seem to believe her words and casually handed her a small porcelain bowl.
He Xiaochen lowered her head to take a look. Inside was the fish meat that Ren Qian had already picked out the bones from.
She was momentarily stunned. Then, she coughed lightly, and very reservedly said, “This is so embarrassing…”
Ren Qian raised his chin.
“Try it. I came here once with my classmates, and everyone said that the taste was good.”
He Xiaochen said, “Oh?”
She was instantly energized. She no longer bothered about whether she was behaving in a reserved manner or not. She used her chopsticks to pick up a piece and put it into her mouth.
Three seconds later.
He Xiaochen held out the small porcelain bowl.
“I’d like seconds please!”
Ren Qian smiled and looked at her. “Didn’t you say that you felt full just now?”
He Xiaochen did not bother refuting this remark. The sweet and sour taste was very appetizing, so she quickly began to taste all the dishes on the table.
She had never been to this restaurant before, but she had not expected the taste to be so good!
“This is so delicious!
“This is also so delicious!
“Ah! Can I order another portion of this?”
Ren Qian helped her pick out the fish bones as he nodded.
After sending the two messages, Lu Huaiyu returned the phone to Shen Li.
Seeing that He Xiaochen had not replied any further, Shen Li made a rough guess as to her reaction and could not help but laugh.
Lu Huaiyu gently pinched her face.
“Are you hungry? Shall we go to eat?”
Shen Li held his hand.
This time, the two of them went to a restaurant that had just opened. It was only one street away from Xijing University.
It was a very popular establishment because it had been very stylishly decorated and the food tasted good.
Other than the prices being a little expensive, there was nothing wrong with it.
Since it was nearby, the two of them walked over together.
By the time they arrived at the restaurant, it was already half-past six. The sky had gone dark, and the street lamps on both sides of the road were bright. People were coming and going, so the area was quite lively.
The two entered the restaurant. Because they had already made a reservation before coming, the waiter immediately led them to a small private room inside.
Shen Li took the menu and ordered a few things, before handing it to Lu Huaiyu.
“Second Brother, what else would you like to add?”
Lu Huaiyu leaned against the back of the chair and said with a lazy smile, “I like everything that Ah Li ordered. Let’s just start with these first.”
He was still teasing her about what had just happened…
As if he had seen through Shen Li’s thoughts, Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“Well, that doesn’t seem to be very accurate. To be more precise, everything that Ah Li ordered is what I like.”
This was also the truth.
Shen Li picked up the teacup. The dark green tea was still slightly hot, with white steam rising from it.
As she took a sip of the tea, her eyes curved slightly.
“Second Brother, we’ve been together for eight months.”
After such a long time, it would be strange if she still did not know what he liked to eat.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her and suddenly thought of something, so he did not answer immediately.
It was true that she was very clear about his tastes.
It had not started when they had first gotten together. In fact, it had been… earlier.
When they had first had dinner together, she had seemed to know exactly what he liked and disliked.
Even though he had never mentioned it.
At first, he had dismissed it as just a mere coincidence, but when he thought about it later, he felt… It had been quite subtle.
It had all been very small details, so when it happened, it would not attract anyone’s attention.
Lu Huaiyu looked up, his gaze fell on her face, and the corners of his lips curled into a smile.
“I’ve never asked. When did you start to have feelings for me?”
Shen Li was still holding the cup.
The white mist wafted in front of her, covering her eyes and brows, making it hard to see clearly.
The private room fell into silence.
Shen Li blinked slightly.
“Why did Second Brother suddenly ask this question?”
Lu Huaiyu lazily leaned back against the back of the chair, as he maintained his usual casual tone of voice.
“It’s because this matter suddenly came to my mind.”
As he spoke, his eyes and eyebrows seemed to be tinged with a hint of a smile as he said in a low voice, “Didn’t you say yourself that you’ve liked me for a long time?”
So, how long had it been?
Shen Li met his eyes with a calm expression, but her fingers subconsciously tightened and her heart started to beat faster.
He had never asked this question in detail before, so she had never said anything.
But now that he had asked, there was no reason for her not to answer.
She had liked him for a long time.
But… how was she going to answer this question?
For some unknown reason, Shen Li felt the space around her tense up.
After a moment, she slowly put down the teacup and said, “Probably…”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her with a smile and prompted her with an extremely soft “hmm”, indicating for her to continue.
Shen Li’s throat tightened.
Before she could finish her sentence, the overhead lights suddenly went out, and the entire room instantly fell into darkness!
Shen Li’s vision went dark as nothing could be seen.
Her heart instantly felt as if it had been tightly gripped by an invisible hand.
Lu Huaiyu’s brows furrowed slightly.
“Has the power gone out?”
No sooner had the words left his mouth, he had heard a commotion outside.
There was the sound of footsteps and the voice of someone talking, saying that the power was out.
Lu Huaiyu said, “I’ll go outside and take a look.”
As he spoke, he got up and prepared to walk out.
In the darkness, he heard Shen Li’s voice.
This was because Shen Li’s voice sounded different from usual.
It sounded especially tense and urgent.
Lu Huaiyu could already see the outline of the scene in the room.
He walked around the table and came to Shen Li’s side.
He pulled her with one hand and took his phone out with the other.
In the next moment, he held her hand.
Her hand was exceptionally cold, but her palm was clammy. In fact, it was actually full of sweat.
For some reason, Lu Huaiyu suddenly remembered the night he had brought her back to Yunding Fenghua for the first time. The power had gone out, and she had gone up to the second floor. In the dark, she had grabbed his hand and asked if she could sleep in the same room as him.
Lu Huaiyu held her hand tightly and turned on the flashlight on his phone at the same time.
The light tore through the darkness and was almost blinding.
However, Lu Huaiyu could clearly see the appearance of the little girl in front of him.
There was no expression on her face, but her lips were pale. Her eyes had glazed over and looked very intense.
She looked over and called out again.
Lu Huaiyu instantly felt as if his heart had been stabbed by something.
She was afraid.