Chapter 871 - Confrontation at the Dining Table
An hour later, the four of them were sitting at the dining table.
Shen Li and Shen Zhijin sat on one side, while Lu Huaiyu and Gu Tinglan sat opposite them.
There were six dishes and a soup on the table. It was a very sumptuous spread.
However, the atmosphere seemed a little delicate.
Shen Li really had not expected that the first dinner she had here would be like this.
Gu Tinglan had informed her before coming to Bai City, and Shen Zhijin obviously had not known about it either.
In the end, he had just come to visit her.
Of course, he had the right to do so.
However, Lu Huaiyu had come along with him…
Shen Li remembered that when she had left the hotel that afternoon, this man had told her to miss him. However, after only a few hours, they were meeting again.
And it was at her home in Bai City.
Shen Li felt that she had been concerned for nothing.
How could she really have thought that this man would just sit there and wait for his death?
Shen Li picked up a small bone china bowl and prepared to fill it with soup. However, just as she raised her hand, the three men sitting at the table extended their hands at the same time to take her bowl.
The three men looked at each other for a moment, and the air seemed to freeze.
After a moment, Lu Huaiyu was the first to tactfully withdraw.
Then, it was Gu Tinglan.
Shen Zhijin took Shen Li’s small bowl and filled it with soup for her.
Amidst this suffocating atmosphere, Shen Li received the bowl and softly said,”Thank you, Dad.”
Gu Tinglan did not mind the situation much and said, “Ah Li seems to like pumpkin soup very much.”
Shen Li nodded.
The corner of Lu Huaiyu’s lips curled up into a faint smile as he said sincerely, “Teacher Shen’s pumpkin soup is the best. It’s no wonder Ah Li likes it.”
Gu Tinglan was stunned into silence.
‘In order to curry favor with your father-in-law, you sold your friend out just like that!’
This compliment had been so natural and smooth. How would it reflect on him instead?
He turned his head to look at Lu Huaiyu and smiled as if he was bathed in the spring breeze.
“Lu Er, your bowl is still empty. How is it that you can taste that it is the best just like that?”
Lu Huaiyu’s smile did not change. Instead, he nodded his head calmly and elegantly.
“I was lucky enough to eat it once in Tianye City.”
Gu Tinglan was speechless.
It had been a miscalculation.
It was obvious that this man had planned to come here all along!
Shen Li did not want to get involved in this matter, so she kept her head down as she drank the soup.
However, when she heard this, she finally could not restrain herself anymore. She raised her leg and kicked Lu Huaiyu under the table.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly and his gaze fell on her face with a faint smile on his face.
Was that not a little heartless? Could she not see who he was doing all this for?
Shen Zhijin gave Lu Huaiyu an indifferent look and asked, “How is Old Master Lu’s health recently?”
Lu Huaiyu said, “Grandfather’s health is very good. Thank you for your concern, Teacher Shen.”
Shen Zhijin nodded.
Gu Tinglan immediately changed the topic.
“Ah Li, have you gone to visit any places during the past few days in Bai City?”
Shen Li shook her head.
Gu Tinglan was a little surprised.
“Lu Er is very familiar with this place. Even after being here for a few days, he hasn’t taken you out for a walk?”
As soon as he finished speaking, Shen Li felt the atmosphere at the dining table grow cold again.
Lu Huaiyu turned to look at Gu Tinglan with narrowed eyes.
Gu Tinglan had a faint smile on his face. He was still looking at Shen Li as if he did not feel anything at all.
Shen Li coughed lightly.
“I’ve been busy with the showcase. Then, in the past two days, I met with First Aunt and watched a few shows, so I didn’t have much time left.”
Gu Tinglan immediately understood.
Shen Zhijin picked up some food to serve to Shen Li.
“This is your first time in Bai City. There’s no need to rush too much with these things. Just relax as you take a look around.”
Shen Li obediently replied.
“I was just waiting for you to come over.”
Shen Zhijin’s brows relaxed, and a hint of a smile appeared on his face.
“Mm. You could go to Bai City Cathedral and the Sulu River to take a look. In addition, you could also go to the Fino Laboratory’s headquarters, if you want.”
These were indeed part of Shen Li’s plans.
She glanced at Lu Huaiyu.
He had also spent a year there before.
The meal ended on a strange note.
After the meal, Gu Tinglan and Lu Huaiyu left together.
Shen Li returned to her room and sat down at her desk.
It was already late. Looking out of the window, she could see the camellia trees and the swing in the courtyard.
The breeze carried a faint fragrance into the room.
Shen Li rested her chin on one hand and watched the scene outside quietly for a long time.
She rarely had a chance to just stare blankly like this. However, at this moment, in this place, she felt as if her entire body had relaxed.
She just wanted to stay like this, without having to say or do anything. It was enough to make her feel at ease and satisfied.
She stayed lost in her thoughts until Shen Zhijin knocked on the door and reminded her to go to bed early.
It was clearly her first time here and the environment here was very unfamiliar to her, but Shen Li slept very well that night.
The next morning, when Shen Li woke up, she still felt a little tired. She touched the cell phone that had been placed on the bedside, wanting to check the time.
She was just about to lie down again when she suddenly realized something and looked at the phone again.
There were a few push notifications on it.
[ Safe! According to Bai City Media, Pan Jiajia has finally woken up after two days in a coma! The reason for her suicide has finally been exposed! ]
[ Pan Jiajia has confessed that the reason for her suicide was that she had a conflict with her boyfriend and reacted on impulse! ]
[ Exposed: Model Pan Jiajia actually acted on impulse after the violence committed upon her by her boyfriend! ]
Shen Li gradually became more alert.
She sat up and stared at the headlines. After reading them twice, she slowly narrowed her eyes.
After a moment, she laughed lightly.
As expected of a person who had ended up being in charge of the entire Yu family, Yu Yu was quite capable.
She had even been able to think of this kind of response to deal with such a situation.
She randomly clicked on one of them–