Chapter 801 - Conviction
Almost subconsciously, Shen Li immediately got up from the bed and took two steps back, away from the bed. As she looked at the spacious and soft bed, she felt her temples throbbing, and she felt terrible.
Had she said that sentence?
How could she have said that sentence?!
A surge of hot air suddenly rose from the depths of her heart, heating up her cheeks and making her head dizzy.
How… how could–
She stood rooted to the ground, trying to get that sentence out of her mind. However, she found that the more she wanted to do so, the more that sentence occupied her attention.
Not only that, even the memory of the scene at that time gradually began to become clearer!
Oh, at that time, it was Lu Huaiyu who had told her that it was time to go home.
So she had raised her head and this sentence had been her reply.
He had said, “Go home.”
She had asked, “Aren’t you going to carry me back to bed?”
A moment ago, Shen Li had thought that there could not be a more embarrassing scene than the one of her crawling into her boyfriend’s arms in front of her own father.
However, she now realized that there really was.
In front of her own father, she had asked her boyfriend why he had not carried her back to bed.
Shen Li held her breath. Even though the bedroom was spacious, it suddenly felt cramped, making it difficult for her to catch her breath.
She took her phone out and opened the dialogue box with Lu Huaiyu again to check their chat records.
Before she had left the room, she had not thought that there was anything wrong with it.
However, now that she was looking at it again, she felt that every word sent by Lu Huaiyu had an underlying meaning.
‘Good night, little ancestor.
‘Did you sleep well last night?’
Recalling what she had done last night, Shen Li could even imagine Lu Huaiyu’s expression as he had typed those words!
Her hands trembled slightly as she made a voice call.
After one ring, the call was picked up from the other end.
The man’s low and languid voice came from the receiver.
The familiar lazy tone was as casual as ever.
However, in Shen Li’s ears, it was different from usual.
Her throat was dry as she clenched the phone tightly and lowered her voice.
“… Second Brother.”
Lu Huaiyu paused for a moment, as if he could hear the tension in her voice, and immediately burst out laughing.
His laughter did not help Shen Li relax in the slightest.
She braced herself.
“Second Brother, I… I was drunk yesterday…”
“Yes, from having two glasses of six-degree VL peach wine.” Lu Huaiyu’s tone was very relaxed, speaking as if each word was very precious. “Last March’s wine, from Fiya Winery.”
Shen Li remained quiet.
Lu Huaiyu was clearly smiling, but for some reason, she felt her heart grow colder.
The celebratory feast had been buffet-style, and many types of drinks had been provided. When she had drunk the two glasses of wine, Lu Huaiyu had not been by her side.
However, being able to give such accurate information now could only mean that he had specifically investigated it!
As to why he would want to investigate such a thing…
Shen Li’s palms were sweating profusely.
“… Second Brother, yesterday… How did you sleep last night? I didn’t cause any trouble between you and Dad while I was drunk, did I?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“I slept pretty well. As for the trouble… Didn’t you ask Teacher Shen?”
With that one casual sentence, he had kicked the ball back into her corner.
Shen Li was speechless.
She took a deep breath and gritted her teeth slightly.
“No, I just woke up and drank the hangover soup that Dad cooked. I didn’t say anything else.”
“Oh, I see.”
Lu Huaiyu nodded in understanding and smiled again as he spoke in a gentle voice.
“Ah Li is so obedient, why would she cause any trouble? It’s just that she’s a little interested in my bed.”
Words escaped Shen Li as she covered her face in despair.
So, it was true.
It was really true!
She managed to find her voice again.
“Second Brother, I… I don’t really remember…”
Lu Huaiyu was not surprised by her answer. He nodded understandingly as he comforted her.
“It’s okay. It’s not the first time you’ve been interested in my bed anyway.”
Previously, whenever she was drunk, she would automatically treat his master bedroom as her own territory.
The only difference was that Shen Zhijin had happened to hear it this time. That was all.
Shen Li was quiet.
No matter which way she thought about it, these words did not sound right. However, she did not seem to have any position or evidence to refute them.
On the other hand, Lu Huaiyu had spoken so lightly and so confidently.
When she thought about these memories in her mind, the last bit of Shen Li’s confidence completely disappeared.
Both parties fell silent for a while.
Shen Li lowered her head and admitted her mistake in a soft voice.
“… Second Brother, I promise that I won’t drink recklessly in the future…”
From the moment Lu Huaiyu had received her call, he knew that she must have remembered something.
As to whether she had remembered only a part of it or all of it, he did not intend on asking her.
Anyway, the whole process had been so tension-filled, so what was the difference between one sentence and the whole thing?
He leaned against the back of the sofa and looked at the scenery outside the floor-to-ceiling window in the living room.
It was just past nine o’clock in the morning and the sun was shining brightly.
Hearing the little girl’s aggrieved and slightly apologetic voice, his thin lips twitched slightly.
“Ah Li, do you remember how many times you’ve said something like this?”
As expected, the person on the other end instantly went silent.
If she realized her mistake yet she did not change it, what could one do with her?
“It’s not that you’re not allowed to drink.” Lu Huaiyu changed the tone of his voice. “You were happy yesterday and you wanted to drink, so how could I stop you?”
Although the series of events that had happened afterward had really been beyond expectations, if given another chance to choose, Lu Huaiyu would still follow her wishes.
She had said that she was very happy. This was more important than anything else.
Shen Li understood his subtext. She pursed her lips slightly, as a sweet and sour feeling seemed to bubble up from the depths of her heart.
After a long while, she said in a low voice, “Thank you, Second Brother.”
Lu Huaiyu tugged at his collar and chuckled.
“Little ancestor, you’ve already put this hat on for me. Are you going to consider it? When are you going to confirm it?”
Shen Li was puzzled.
She raised her voice slightly.
Lu Huaiyu smiled lazily.
“I can’t bear these charges for nothing, can I?”
Shen Li’s ears turned red.
She had said all those things while she was drunk. How could he take them seriously?! He had even said so seriously that he wanted her to “confirm it”?!
She asked straightforwardly, “Why are you so concerned about a drunk person?”
“Why can’t I?”
Shen Li fell silent as she gritted her teeth.
“But I’m not interested in your bed!”
There was a moment of silence on the other end. Just as Shen Li was beginning to suspect that he had hung up on her, a low chuckle suddenly came from the other end.
Lu Huaiyu slowly called her name. He dragged out the words slightly, like melted hot chocolate being pulled into a thread. Even the air seemed to be filled with a seductive sweet smell.
“I’m talking about the things you accused me of earlier, not…”
He paused for a moment, before continuing to speak as if he was holding back his laughter.
“It’s not about the bed.”
It was not about the bed.
It… was… not… about… the… bed!
Shen Li reacted for a moment, her whole body feeling like it was on fire.
“What did I accuse you of?”
Lu Huaiyu asked with a smile, “Didn’t you say that your face hurt a little when I pricked it with my beard?”
Shen Li’s heart skipped a beat, and her voice trembled slightly.