Chapter 893 - She Was Far Inferior to Yu Yu
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The hot pot restaurant was always busy at noon on Saturdays.
Shen Li and Lu Huaiyu chose a corner table by the window. As the bottom of the pot gradually boiled and the white mist rose, the rich aroma made one’s appetite soar.
Lu Huaiyu declined the help of the waiter and personally served the dishes to her, one by one.
Tender beef, crispy tripe, yellow throat.
All of them were perfectly cooked before being scooped up and placed in her bowl.
The small plate in front of Shen Li was never left empty.
She took a sip of iced coke and immediately felt soothed all over.
Lu Huaiyu noticed the water droplets that transferred to her hand from the coke bottle and said, “Hand.”
Shen Li reached her hand out to him.
He then used a hot towel to wipe her hand clean. His actions were meticulous and gentle, yet natural.
Anyone who had not seen it with their own eyes would find it hard to imagine that the usually cold and noble Second Master of the Lu family would be so adept when it came to taking care of others.
“Do you have any plans this afternoon?”
Lu Huaiyu asked.
Shen Li shook her head.
“No, I’ve been quite free recently. I plan to go home and paint.”
Lu Huaiyu nodded. Just as he was about to say something, Shen Li’s phone rang.
Lu Huaiyu glanced at it unintentionally and saw that it was a number that was unfamiliar to him.
However, Shen Li was clearly not unfamiliar with this call and casually answered the call.
“Hello, how are you?”
“Miss Shen, how are you? I’m calling to confirm with you that you will not be attending the National Fashion Haute Couture Salon that will be held at the Capital Arts Center this afternoon?”
Shen Li’s tone was calm and polite.
“Yes, I have other plans this afternoon, so I won’t be going.”
Lu Huaiyu watched as she picked up a slippery prawn as she talked on the phone and the corners of his lips curled up slightly.
She clearly had a busy schedule.
The other party was obviously very disappointed.
They had prepared for this salon event for a long time, and they had invited all the top fashion designers in the country. Shen Li was currently very popular, so it would be ideal if she could attend.
However, even though they had tried for a long time to invite her, Shen Li still had not agreed.
“Well, that’s fine then… You must be busy, so I won’t disturb you any further, ” said the other person and ended the call.
Shen Li put down her phone.
Lu Huaiyu asked, “You received an invitation?”
“Well, it’s a domestic fashion haute couture salon event.” Shen Li shook her head and said, “I have no interest, so I’m not going.”
This kind of salon was more for social networking and resource exchanges. She was too lazy to deal with such things, so she rejected it from the start.
Lu Huaiyu guessed her thoughts and nodded in agreement.
“You don’t have to go if you don’t want to go.”
Ten minutes later, Shen Li’s phone rang again.
Just as she was about to reject it, she realized that it was Yu Pingchuan who was calling.
She put down her chopsticks and leaned back before answering the call.
Lu Huaiyu looked up at her.
Yu Pingchuan asked, “Ah Li, are you busy this afternoon?”
“I’m alright. What’s the matter? Why are you looking for me?”
Yu Pingchuan usually did not call her often, but today’s call had come out of the blue.
Yu Pingchuan coughed lightly.
“Um, if it’s convenient for you, would you want to go to the salon event at the Capital Arts Center?”
Shen Li had not expected him to call about this matter. Thinking about it for a moment, she made a guess.
“Did they look for Senior Brother to make this request?”
“Sigh, actually, one of the designers who’s organizing this salon has been a friend of mine for many years. He really wanted to meet you and knew that you were not intending on going. Unfortunately, I ended up receiving this call.”
Yu Pingchuan was actually in a difficult position.
On one hand, this was a friend of his. It was not easy for him to open his mouth to refuse this.
On the other hand, this was his junior sister. He knew her personality too well and knew that she was not interested in this kind of thing.
Facing this dilemma, he had finally made the call.
“If you have some other plans, just go ahead with it. The priority of everything is still up to you,” Yu Pingchuan added.
Shen Li understood that it had not been easy for him to make this call, so she immediately said, “Actually, I don’t have any plans. Don’t worry, I’ll go there later.”
Yu Pingchuan heaved a sigh of relief and reminded her to rest well before hanging up.
She put away her phone and looked at Lu Huaiyu.
“Now, I have plans.”
Of course, she had to give face to her senior brother.
After they were done eating the hotpot, Shen Li went home, took a shower, and changed her clothes. Then, she went to the Capital Arts Center.
The salon started at four o’clock in the afternoon. She arrived relatively late when everyone else had already arrived.
In the hall, everyone was gathered in groups of twos and threes.
All of the attendees were from the fashion industry, and today’s salon event was of a very high standard. At a glance, everyone looked bright and beautiful.
In comparison, Shen Li was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and a pair of white shoes. She looked extremely simple by comparison.
The moment she entered the hall, someone whispered loudly, “Ning is here!”
In an instant, the entire hall fell silent, and everyone turned to look at her at the same time.
Everyone had a different expression on her face.
Shen Li was now worthy of standing at the peak of the domestic fashion design industry.
However, she was so young and so dazzling that everyone’s feelings toward her were quite complicated.
Envy, jealousy, admiration, respect, curiosity…
Under the impact of many emotions, they did not know how to deal with it, now that they were seeing her.
In comparison, Shen Li was much more relaxed.
She raised her feet and walked in, her expression calm and unhurried.
She had not been famous for long, but she was already at her peak when she made her debut. So far, she had only organized four showcases of her collections, yet she had already reached a height that many people could only look up to in their lifetime.
In addition, she had a lazy and cool personality and a low-key style. This meant that today was the first time for many people to be able to see her in person.
Shen Li gradually heard some of the chatter.
“So that’s Ning? She’s even more beautiful in person than in photos and videos!”
“Didn’t she say that she wouldn’t be coming?”
“Who knows… Why don’t we go up to her and say hello?”
“Huh? But I haven’t had the chance to greet Yu Yu yet… Didn’t they say that the thirteenth member of the Bai City Fashion Association would be announced today? I heard that the decision has been made to appoint Yu Yu for the position! Ning is good, but compared to Yu Yu, her status isn’t as good!”