Chapter 885 - Won
Old Master Lu was slightly stunned. After a moment, he hesitated and said, “Ah Li…”
“She knows that I had a car accident more than two years ago.”
Lu Huaiyu said calmly.
Subconsciously, Old Master Lu’s hands that he was holding behind his back tightened.
“Then does she know that you–”
Lu Huaiyu shook his head, as he spoke in an indifferent tone of voice.
“I haven’t told her that the car accident happened in Lincheng.”
She only knew about this matter, but she did not know the time and place, so–
She still did not know anything.
There was a complicated expression on Old Master Lu’s face as his lips moved to speak.
“Then… When do you plan to give the book to her?”
Naturally, giving her the book meant that he would tell her everything.
Lu Huaiyu lowered his eyes and his gaze fell on the book.
As the evening sun shone through the window, he stood there, his body seeming to be covered with a faint layer of light.
The scene seemed to freeze.
As Old Master Lu recalled that time in the past, the heartache that was deep within showed in the depths of his eyes. He wanted to say something but hesitated.
For a very, very long period of time, Lu Huaiyu had always carried this book with him.
He was like a drowning man, holding on to the last piece of driftwood, unwilling to let go no matter what.
Later, he had drawn that portrait before finally keeping the book aside.
“Let’s just wait for the right time.”
Lu Huaiyu took the book in his hand and said, “I’ll take this book back to Rongyue Mansion first.”
Old Master Lu remained silent for a while before he said, “Huaiyu, Doctor Gu said that your condition has been improving. If it’s possible… actually, this book… would it be also possible… if you didn’t return it to Ah Li?”
Lu Huaiyu looked up with his dark and deep phoenix-like eyes.
Old Master Lu’s voice was a little bitter.
“The relationship between you… you two is very good now, isn’t it? Why would you have to tell her and make her feel bad?”
He felt bad for his grandson and also for Ah Li.
Lu Huaiyu stayed silent for a long time before he smiled and said, “Actually, that’s what I would like more than anyone else. However, if she wants to know, I think it’d be better for me to tell her.”
After Shen Li returned to the Capital, she took a day off to rest at home. The next day, she returned to class as usual.
Since her thesis had already been drafted, she was now quite free during this period of time.
That morning, during a professional class, she received a location link from Null.
[ I’m driving over. ]
Shen Li stared at the location link for a while before she decided to leave the classroom. She found a remote location and decided to reply by calling him.
The person on the other end picked up very quickly. With a lazy tone of voice, he said,”Hello?”
Shen Li got straight to the point. “Are you in the Capital now?”
“Didn’t you say that the air quality in the Capital isn’t good and that you don’t like to stay here? Why are you here again?”
Null was chewing on a cigarette.
“Of course. I didn’t say that I like this lousy place. I’m here this time because of you and Ji Shu.”
“What do you mean?”
“Ancestor, that car of yours is just getting rusty. Won’t it be uncomfortable for you to drive it? Ji Shu’s as well. I don’t want to talk about how much of a junk toy car it is.” Null’s voice was full of disdain.
Shen Li was dumbfounded.
Didn’t the rally only just end? Moreover, he had even been at the venue to watch the car race.
“Allow me to remind you, Null. That junk toy car that you mentioned just won the National Rally Championship not too long ago,” Shen Li said. “If it were according to your standards, there aren’t many good cars in the country.”
Null raised his voice and asked in return, “Well, isn’t it so? Don’t tell me that you think his car is in good shape.”
Shen Li was silent for a moment.
“Alright, it is indeed a junk toy car.”
At the LY base, Ji Shu, who was walking towards his car, suddenly sneezed.
Someone beside him asked, “Ji Shu, what’s wrong?”
Ji Shu rubbed his nose.
He touched his car.
“Tsk, who’s talking about my car!”
Null snorted lightly, feeling too lazy to say anything further about it.
“I’ve recently bought some good stuff. I’ll drive over in the afternoon.”
Shen Li knew that he was planning to personally modify the car, so she raised her eyebrows slightly.
“I thought you would never touch a racing car again in your lifetime.”
“Are you annoyed by it?” Null had never seen someone so difficult to please. “I’m just fixing up a car. How can that be called touching?”
Shen Li thought about it and agreed.
“Got it. I’ll go over later.”
After lunch, Shen Li went to the LY base.
Ji Shu was already there waiting for her.
When the two of them walked in, Shen Li saw a somewhat familiar figure in the distance.
Yang Tao was walking with him but no one could tell what they were talking about.
“Why is he here?”
Shen Li raised her chin to indicate in that direction.
As the chairman of the National Rally Organizing Committee, Liao Yuan should not be here at this time.
“I heard that Director Yang invited him here in his personal capacity.”
Ji Shu shrugged.
“They’re probably discussing the candidate for the head coach position.”
Shen Li looked at him.
Ji Shu also looked at her.
Their eyes met.
After a while, Ji Shu said in disbelief, “Sister Li, don’t tell me that you didn’t know that since Doyle was fired, we still haven’t hired a new head coach!”
Shen Li replied, “I really didn’t know.”
She rarely came here, so there were a lot of things that she did not know.
It had been the same previously. She had only found out that Doyle had been appointed as the head coach quite some time after he had been there.
Ji Shu was not upset and he gave her a thumbs up.
“That’s true. Anyway, it doesn’t make any difference to you who the head coach is.”
Liao Yuan and Yang Tao seemed to have seen them as well. They smiled and waved at them.
Shen Li nodded politely and greeted them, but she did not move forward.
After all, she was only here today to take her car away.
The management of professional racing cars at this level was usually very strict, but Shen Li and Ji Shu were naturally treated differently.
After giving instructions to the team, they immediately let them pass.
Looking at the two figures who were gradually walking away, Liao Yuan seemed to be lost in his thoughts for a rare moment.
Yang Tao called out to him a few times before he came back to his senses.
Yang Tao smiled and teased.
“What are you thinking about? Why are you in such a daze?”
Liao Yuan shook his head.
“Nothing much. I was just thinking about the competition that day… Yang Tao, to be honest, I really don’t have any suitable candidates to recommend to LY. Putting everything else aside, even just with Shen Li, you should be able to tell that there’s almost no one in the country who is qualified to coach her. As for any candidates from abroad… You hired Doyle earlier, and it was proven that he wasn’t very suitable either.”
Yang Tao was also in a difficult position.
The requirements for international competitions were strict, and the competition was fierce. LY’s current strength was not bad, but compared to those, they were still…
If they could not find a suitable head coach, it would cause a lot of trouble for LY.
“Actually, there’s someone who can, but…” Liao Yuan thought of something and shook his head. “Forget it. That person is impossible.”
Yang Tao was stunned.
Liao Yuan paused for a moment and said, “Wen Xiao.”
Yang Tao reacted for a moment before giving a bitter smile.
“So it’s him. That’s indeed impossible.”
Liao Yuan sighed softly.
“It has been ten years since any team or racer in this country has entered the international grand finals, let alone become the champion.”
“What a pity.”
Yang Tao suddenly thought of something.
“Actually… there should be one.”
Liao Yuan was surprised. “What?”
Yang Tao looked at him and said, “Two years ago, there was an underground car race held in Leland. As far as I know, more than half of the top ten international racers at that time were there.
“But, the racer who won first place was Chinese.”