Chapter 800 - After Drinking
Shen Li slept soundly this time.
When she woke up in the morning, the sky was already bright.
She sat up and rubbed her temples, feeling that her head was still aching slightly.
How two cups of low-alcohol peach wine could actually make her become like this…
She sighed, then half-opened her eyes and took her phone out to check the time. It was 8:30.
It was a Sunday, so she had no classes and was quite free, so she lay back down again.
However, just as the back of her head touched the pillow, an image flashed through her mind.
‘How many times have you had drinks with him before?’
Shen Li opened her eyes abruptly and she quickly jerked up again!
Shen Zhijin’s words kept echoing in her ears.
How many times have you had drinks?
How… how many times had she drunk before??
Shen Li’s heart raced as she started to recall everything that had happened last night.
However, most of it was still blurry and she could not recall it for the moment. Only the question that Shen Zhijin had asked as he pointed at Lu Huaiyu rang through her head over and over again, gradually becoming clearer and clearer.
Her eyelids twitched and she took her phone out again. Only then did she see an unread message from Lu Huaiyu.
[ Good night, little ancestor. ]
It had been sent last night when it was almost midnight.
Staring at these words, the uneasiness in Shen Li’s heart grew stronger.
She did not know why, but she felt that Lu Huaiyu’s “Good night” had a slight… underlying meaning.
She had been drinking.
She had been drunk.
And then… what had she done?!
Why had Shen Zhijin suddenly asked that question?Why had it been in such a calm tone of voice?!
It had been so calm that when she thought about it now, she could feel her heart turn cold.
Shen Li sent a message to Lu Huaiyu. After typing for a long time, she deleted the message and finally sent only a few words.
[ Good morning, Second Brother. ]
The other side replied instantly.
[ Good morning. ]
Shen Li was conflicted over whether she should ask Lu Huaiyu about what had happened last night when another message came from him.
[ Did you sleep well last night? ]
Shen Li looked at his question again and felt that… it seemed quite normal?
She hesitated for a while. Referring to her past experience, she decided not to talk about getting drunk for now.
It would be best if she had not done anything.
If she had done something…
Wait, what could she have done?
Shen Li frowned. She had indeed gotten drunk, but Shen Zhijin and Lu Huaiyu had both been there.
Both of these two people looked over her more strictly than any other. Surely that meant that she had a little more room to play, right?
Shen Zhijin had probably only asked because it had been the first time he had seen her drinking?
Shen Li felt a lot more at ease when she thought about it.
[ It was pretty good. ]
Around half a minute passed before she received another message.
[ That’s good. ]
It was very normal, very much like Lu Huaiyu.
Shen Li did not think of it any further and put her phone down to wash up.
After everything was done, she went out of the bedroom and slowly walked to the kitchen, intending on eating something.
However, after taking a few steps, she caught a glimpse of Shen Zhijin sitting on the sofa in the living room.
There was a laptop in front of him and a few sets of documents beside him.
Shen Li greeted him.
“Good morning, Dad.”
Shen Zhijin looked up.
“Good morning, Tangtang.”
Shen Li walked past him and glanced at his computer screen. She noticed that he seemed to be replying to an email and thought that he was probably busy with work.
She casually asked,
“Dad, you didn’t go to school today?”
Although it was Sunday, Shen Zhijin still had a lot of work to do. Sometimes, he would still go to school on Saturdays and Sundays.
Shen Zhijin responded with a “Hmm” as his gaze swept across her face.
Shen Li vaguely felt that there was something wrong with the look on his face, but she could not quite tell what it was.
She touched her face.
“Dad, is there something on my face?”
She was sure she had washed her face properly just now.
“No.” Shen Zhijin raised his chin. “Breakfast is in the dining room. There’s also a bowl of hangover soup. You should drink it.”
Shen Li walked over and saw that the rice and soup were still warm. She smiled and called out, “Thank you, Dad.”
Shen Zhijin looked at her.
Lu Huaiyu had said yesterday that she would easily lose her memory when she was drunk. Sure enough, it was as he said.
Had she forgotten everything?
Shen Li picked up the hangover soup. She had only just taken two sips when she felt that Shen Zhijin’s eyes were still upon her.
She paused and looked up, finding it a little strange.
Why did he look as if he had something to say to her?
Shen Zhijin’s gaze fell on the bowl of hangover soup. He paused for a moment as if he was considering how to speak.
After a moment, he calmly said, “You can’t hold your liquor well. In the future, when you go out, try to drink less.”
Shen Li nodded.
“Yes, yes, I know–”
‘Ah Li, in the future, when you’re not with Teacher Shen, you’re not allowed to drink on your own, understand?’
Lu Huaiyu’s words suddenly appeared in the depths of her mind.
Shen Li froze.
This sentence actually did not sound problematic, but…
But after Lu Huaiyu had finished speaking… Had she hugged him?!
What else had she said–
‘Okay, let’s go.’
She had crawled into Lu Huaiyu’s arms in front of Shen Zhijin!!!
Shen Li’s mind went blank, and the hand that she was using to hold the sobering soup trembled slightly.
In an instant, it was as if the air had frozen, and all the oxygen had been sucked out. Shen Li felt as if even breathing had become extremely difficult.
What else was there?!
What else could be more embarrassing than this?!
She had already thought that it was awkward enough when Shen Zhijin had caught her and Lu Huaiyu kissing at the laboratory building at the Institute of Physics. However, at the time of the incident, the relationship between her and Shen Zhijin had only been as teacher and student. After they had gotten to know each other, every time she thought of that memory, she could still comfort herself with that thought, even though she still felt embarrassed.
However, what about the situation now?
She had gotten drunk. Shen Zhijin had come to look for her, but she had ignored him. Instead, she had hugged Lu Huaiyu and refused to let go!
Shen Li slowly put the bowl down and looked down, as if her gaze was glued to the hangover soup.
Shen Zhijin’s voice was gentle as he spoke.
“Tangtang, why aren’t you drinking any more of the soup?”
Shen Li remained quiet.
She stiffly picked up the small bowl, but the hangover soup no longer tasted right, no matter which way she drank it.
After that, Shen Zhijin did not say anything more and continued with his work.
However, Shen Li knew him very well. If it had not been for the sake of supervising her as she ate this meal and drank this hangover soup, why would he have brought his work to the living room instead of staying in the study?
In this indescribable torment, Shen Li barely finished her breakfast.
She hesitantly looked in Shen Zhijin’s direction. She wanted to give some kind of explanation, but she felt that it was better to pretend that nothing had happened.
Just then, a phone call came for Shen Zhijin, which he picked up.
Shen Li stood up and walked towards the bedroom. As she passed by, she gestured slightly to him.
Thinking that she was going back to rest and Shen Zhijin nodded.
Shen Li returned to the bedroom, closed the door, and leaned against the door. She let out a long sigh.
She did not feel that it was necessary to leave this door for the rest of the day!
After taking a deep breath, she came to the bed and laid down. She stared up at the ceiling and sighed.
What is this…
Suddenly, her own voice appeared in her mind.
‘Lu Huaiyu, aren’t you going to carry me back to bed?’
Shen Li’s eyes widened!