Chapter 870 - Freeloading
Lu Huaiyu picked up the teacup and gently stroked it with his fingers.
He had felt that something was not right on that day.
When he woke up, Shen Li had been in his room, and she was sleeping next to him.
He did not have the slightest impression as to what had happened before that.
Of course, she would not have suddenly run over to lie down with him.
He guessed that there had probably been a particular reason.
Of course, he guessed that this reason was most likely related to him.
However, she had not asked anything, so he had not mentioned it.
Everything had appeared to be normal.
“I was jet-lagged that day.”
Lu Huaiyu said, “I think I had a nightmare.”
Gu Tinglan asked,”Was it still the same dream from before?”
Lu Huaiyu thought for a moment and nodded.
“I can’t remember it clearly but I think it was.”
Over the past two years, he had often had the same nightmare.
Those scenes would play in his mind repeatedly and were so clear that it was as if they had happened just yesterday. They were extremely vivid.
Then, after waking up, those scenes would gradually become blurred again, leaving only the remnants of his heart palpitations.
Gu Tinglan frowned slightly.
“I remember that you haven’t had that dream for a long time.”
He had known very well that Lu Huaiyu’s condition had been improving.
That was why he was so surprised about this situation. He also felt quite uneasy about it.
Lu Huaiyu paused for a moment and smiled.
“Indeed. The frequency of its occurrence is much better than before.”
Gu Tinglan was suddenly at a loss for words.
He had seen Lu Huaiyu’s most detailed medical records, which had clearly recorded his condition over the past two years.
He knew what Lu Huaiyu looked like when he was in his worst state.
After reading those records, even he could not help but sigh. This person’s willpower was truly astonishing.
If it had been another person, they might not have been able to endure it for such a long time.
Compared to that time, his condition was indeed much better now.
“Does Ah Li know about this matter?”
Lu Huaiyu’s eyelids drooped slightly and the green tea in the cup swayed gently.
“I don’t think so.”
“You don’t think so?”
“She’s very smart.”
What Lu Huaiyu said made Gu Tinglan more and more worried.
“She didn’t ask you about it?”
Lu Huaiyu shook his head.
Gu Tinglan felt slightly relieved.
“Then she probably doesn’t know yet…”
Lu Huaiyu smiled but did not comment.
Gu Tinglan thought for a while before continuing to speak.
“It’s not convenient here, but after you return to the Capital, you should go to my place for a full check-up.”
Lu Huaiyu wanted to refuse. However, when he thought of Shen Li, he nodded.
Gu Tinglan was a little surprised that he had agreed so readily.
Lu Huaiyu had always been resistant to these things.
As if he had guessed his thoughts, Lu Huaiyu raised his eyelids to look at him.
“Don’t misunderstand. I’m doing this for Ah Li’s sake.”
Gu Tinglan obviously understood this as well.
He could not help but tease him.
“It seems like you didn’t get anything favors from Shen Zhijin.”
Lu Huaiyu did not mind what he said at all, but he answered smoothly,”I would not dare disobey my little uncle’s orders.”
The smile on Gu Tinglan’s face instantly froze.
After a long while, he gritted his teeth and said,”Second Master Lu, isn’t it too early for you to address me like this?”
Lu Huaiyu looked at his watch and asked another question instead, “Teacher Shen is currently in Bai City. Aren’t you going to pay him a visit?”
The relationship between Shen Zhijin and the Gu family had been frozen for many years, and there had been practically no interaction between them.
After they had acknowledged Shen Li, the ice between them finally broke.
Gu Tinglan wanted to call Shen Zhijin “Fourth Brother-in-Law. Now that both of them were in Bai City, and they were not far from each other, it would be reasonable for him to pay him a visit.
However, when Lu Huaiyu mentioned this, it sounded a little…
Gu Tinglan looked at him warily.
“Why did you suddenly bring this up?”
“Nothing, I just suddenly remembered it. This afternoon, Teacher Shen took Ah Li back to Corning Street, so today could be counted as the day Ah Li has gone home.”
Lu Huaiyu gave a small smile.
“It’s such a meaningful time. Are you sure you don’t want to have dinner together with them?”
On the surface, there was nothing wrong with this statement. However, a warning bell had already sounded in Gu Tinglan’s head.
“Since I happened to meet and have a good chat with Little Uncle this afternoon, perhaps we should go together. Little Uncle, you shouldn’t have any objections, right?”
Gu Tinglan’s eyes narrowed and stared at Lu Huaiyu for a long time.
“So, when I asked you to come over to meet with me and you agreed so readily, was this what you were waiting for?”
The corners of Lu Huaiyu’s thin lips had lifted slightly and his smile was sincere.
“What else could I do?”
After Shen Li had finished touring the house, she finally chose a bedroom on the first floor that faced the south.
Shen Zhijin must have gotten someone to clean it up in advance. Everything that Shen Li needed had been provided, so she could just move in straight away.
After all these years of commuting between Bai City and the Capital, Shen Zhijin had already gotten used to the jet lag.
However, Shen Li was worried that he would be tired, so she had urged him to go back to his room to rest.
Meanwhile, she stayed in her bedroom and turned on her computer.
An email was lying quietly in her mailbox. It was a draft notice from Universe.
This time, they were much more efficient than previously. After all, Shen Li had already published a paper in it before, and she had become the youngest first author in the hundred years since they had started publishing the journal.
Shen Li closed her computer, thought for a moment, and got up to go to the study.
Coming to the bookshelf on the right, her gaze slowly swept over it before she finally picked a book.
Then, she went to the chair on the left, sat down, opened the comic book, and started reading.
An hour quickly passed.
Shen Zhijin knocked on the study door.
Shen Li closed the book and got up to open the door.
Shen Zhijin’s gaze swept across the book in her hand and he was stunned for a moment.
However, he quickly came back to his senses.
“What would you like to eat tonight?”
Shen Li put the book back on the bookshelf.
“Anything is fine.”
When Shen Zhijin had brought her over, they had passed by a large-scale supermarket and bought quite a few things.
The two of them walked in the direction of the kitchen.
Shen Li opened the fridge and spoke as she picked out the ingredients.
“Oh yes, Dad, I just received a draft notice from Universe. It was much faster than the last time.”
Shen Zhijin nodded.
“Your paper is very good.”
He had personally read her paper, so naturally, there was no problem.
Shen Li suddenly thought of something. She turned to look at him and said faintly,”Dad, could it be that they saw that you were the author of the communication and sped up the process?”
Shen Zhijin could not help but laugh.
“The submissions to Universe have to go through the review team first. They have a complete review process, and all the editors are very strict. For your manuscript to have been passed so quickly, it can only mean that your thesis was well written.
“If all the papers that I communicated with them about were given special treatment, it would mean that they should be quite busy.”
Shen Li stayed quiet.
Only Shen Zhijin could say something like that… However, it was the truth…
She silently took out two radishes and a container of beef, and prepared to add a radish brisket dish to the meal.
The doorbell suddenly rang.
Shen Li was stunned. Who would come at this time?
Shen Zhijin went over to open the door.
In the next moment, she heard two familiar voices.