Chapter 802 - Dream
“You don’t remember?”
Lu Huaiyu asked.
Shen Li opened her mouth, but she did not make a sound.
She quickly searched through her mind, before finally remembering some vague fragments of the memory.
That’s right, at that time, she seemed to have pressed her face against Lu Huaiyu’s face and said such a sentence, with a hint of complaint in her voice.
Lu Huaiyu’s voice still carried a smile.
“How is it that I didn’t know that Ah Li had suffered such injustice, huh?”
Shen Li’s limbs had gone cold.
How could she have said such words to Lu Huaiyu?!
Of course, Lu Huaiyu had never treated her this way in this life. That was clearly something from her previous life.
At that time, due to various reasons such as having been medicated, many of her organs had been on the brink of failure. The long-term torture had also caused her to be on the verge of a mental breakdown. She had already been in a state of near-death and could barely even open her eyes to look at him.
She had only been able to lie in his arms and feel his body gradually wasting away. She could smell the increasingly heavy smell of smoke that clung to him.
He had held her and pressed his hand to her forehead. Then, as he kissed her face very gently, the stubble on his chin would cause her to feel a slight tingling pain.
Although she had not been able to see his appearance at that time, it was not difficult to imagine his appearance from these small points of contact.
That had been her last memory, and it had also been the only warm yet bittersweet love that she had ever had in her unbearable life.
Most of the time, she had been in a state of drowsiness, and there were only a few moments when she was awake.
During those times, she would feel the urge to hug him and tell Lu Huaiyu about how much weight he had lost, ask if he had smoked behind her back again, and tell him that it was time for him to shave.
However, she had not been able to say or do anything.
She could not speak, she could not do anything.
After a long time, she had finally gotten a chance to start over again.
However, she had not thought that she would say these words to Lu Huaiyu when she was drunk!
Lu Huaiyu called out to her again after not hearing her reply for a long time.
Shen Li pressed a hand on her heart, trying to suppress the tearing pain that was surging up.
She took an extremely light breath and when she opened her mouth to speak again, there was not the slightest abnormality in her voice.
“How can drunk words be taken seriously?”
Lu Huaiyu raised his voice slightly.
“Shen Tangtang, are you not going to admit it?”
Shen Li’s hand slowly tightened until her knuckles turned red and white.
After a long while, she lowered her head slightly.
“Yes, I admit it.”
How could she not admit it?
That was what she had wanted to say to him, and also what she had wanted to do to him.
From her previous life to this life.
However, she had not expected it to happen like this…
Lu Huaiyu could not see her current appearance. When he heard her say that she admitted it, he thought that the little girl had admitted her mistake and decided to compromise.
He smiled and said, “Okay, then I’ll put it on the account first.”
The little girl replied softly again, “Okay.”
He stood up, opened the refrigerator, and took out a bottle of ice water. He casually asked, “Oh, by the way, speaking of which, why did you think of such a thing?”
He had hugged her and kissed her before, but he had never done this before.
He had asked this casually, but Shen Li instantly felt as if something was gripping her heart tightly.
She paused for a moment before saying, “I… had a dream before…”
Lu Huaiyu took a sip of water. Hearing her answer, he raised his eyebrows slightly.
“You dreamt that I kissed you without shaving?”
He paused for a moment.
“You dreamt that I had been smoking, and was exceptionally thin?”
Shen Li’s heart began to beat violently, almost jumping out of her chest.
Had she actually said that much last night? Moreover, he just had to remember all of it!
However, perhaps it was because it had sounded so strange and so completely different from the usual Lu Huaiyu that he did not seem to suspect anything.
She tried her best to make her voice sound calm.
“Yes, that’s right.”
Lu Huaiyu could not help but laugh.
“Why would Ah Li have such a dream?”
Shen Li’s throat tightened for a long while before she said, “Because you were in the dream.”
Lu Huaiyu paused slightly.
The little girl’s voice was very soft, but through the receiver, it sounded exceptionally clear and serious.
“Don’t you know that I like you?”
Lu Huaiyu was quiet for a long time. As his Adam’s apple rolled, he spoke with a deep and gentle voice.
“Then the next time you dream of me, try to have a good dream instead, understand?”
Shen Li’s lips moved slightly.
“… Second Brother, do you think that the dream I had is not good?”
Lu Huaiyu put down the glass of water and approached the French window in the living room. He put one hand in his pocket and looked out of the window.
He imagined her dream, and his thin lips curved slightly.
“I think that Ah Li probably wouldn’t like it if I really did look like that.”
Thinking about it, he also felt that it was not a very good look, and he did not think she would really like it.
“How could that be?”
Shen Li’s throat choked slightly, and she said softly, “I like you no matter what you look like.”
This was the second time that she had said that she liked him today.
Lu Huaiyu’s eyelids drooped slightly, and he chuckled softly.
“Shen Tangtang, why are you still stealing my lines?”
In her mind, Shen Li did feel that she had indeed stolen his lines.
She did not need to think hard to know how haggard and emaciated she had looked.
However, he had still treated her like a precious treasure, always carefully taking care of her.
She suddenly called his name.
“Actually, I think… that the dream wasn’t completely bad.”
For a very long time, she had even felt that that period of time had been like some kind of dream, carrying with it all the beautiful things that she had never dared to hope for.
It was because he had been there, it was because he had been in that dream.
It seemed that Lu Huaiyu had not expected her to suddenly say such a thing. Even though this one-syllable word had been said so lightly, it still carried an indescribable sense of seduction and sexiness.
Shen Li let out a gentle breath, and the corners of her lips curled up.
“However, if it’s possible, I won’t have that dream a second time.
“I’ll have a better dream.”
A dream where they could stand under the sun and hold each other tightly.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows, lowered his voice slightly, and said with a smile,”Shen Tangtang, I suddenly realized this… Why are you so good at coaxing people now?”
Shen Li blinked.
“It’s because you’re so hard to coax that I have no choice but to work hard at it.”
Suddenly, Lu Huaiyu felt that when she got drunk, she was not only good at getting into trouble.
After drinking the peach wine, it seemed as if she had become sweeter as well.
Shen Li held her phone. Perhaps it was because she had been on the phone for too long, even her ears felt like they were burning.
She did not bring up the dream again. Instead, she spoke in a low voice and said seriously, “Lu Huaiyu.
“I’m sending my kiss to you.”