Chapter 951 - Engagement?
When Mei Yanqing heard this, he laughed.
“Ah Li has always had good taste!”
Yu Pingchuan was speechless.
His relationship with Shi Yang could not be said to be close, but he could not always refuse someone who had invited him repeatedly.
He shot Shen Li a look to plead for her help.
Shen Li changed the topic.
“Master, the last time you held an art exhibition was three years ago. It just so happens that your body is almost fully recovered now. Do you have any such plans in the near future?”
Mei Yanqing waved his hand.
He had already held too many art exhibitions in his lifetime. At his age, he had long lost interest in these things.
“You, on the other hand, haven’t forgotten what I told you the last time, right? Ah Li, you haven’t even held a single art exhibition yet.”
Mei Yanqing was now far more interested in helping Shen Li hold an art exhibition than he was in holding one for himself.
Shen Li was quiet.
The problem was that she did not have many paintings in her hands now.
Mei Yanqing saw her expression and knew what she was thinking. He lowered his voice and said, “If you really can’t do it, you should go and ask Lu Huaiyu how many paintings are in his possession. If he’s willing to allow them to be taken out for an exhibition, it’ll be much easier.”
Otherwise, they would have to wait for a long time for Shen Li to produce more paintings.
Shen Li reminded him,”Master, those paintings belong to Second Brother now.”
Although it was her work, Lu Huaiyu had spent money to buy them, so the ownership of the paintings naturally belonged to him.
Mei Yanqing looked at her in surprise.
“Isn’t what he has yours?”
Shen Li was speechless.
Mei Yanqing snorted. “If that kid isn’t even aware of this yet, then the engagement is off the table!”
Hearing a certain word, Shen Li’s eyelids twitched. She almost thought that she had heard wrongly.
Only then did Mei Yanqing realize what he had said, and he suddenly choked.
Meeting Shen Li’s gaze, he coughed forcefully.
Yu Pingchuan added,”Junior Sister, Master was just talking about your engagement.”
The air was silent for a moment.
Mei Yanqing could not explain himself clearly, so out of humiliation, he flew into a rage.
“It’s all because of that old b*stard Lu Qishan! He keeps nagging me in my ear! Who would be able to stand it?”
Yu Pingchuan looked at him a few times with a complicated expression on his face. In the end, he could not help but say, “Master, then your willpower is too weak.”
Mei Yanqing had cleared up the mess, but in the face of a stronger argument, so he stubbornly shouted,
“I’m 80 years old! What’s wrong if I make an occasional slip of the tongue?!”
His voice was so loud and full of energy that it instantly attracted the attention of many people around him.
Yu Pingchuan’s expression was incomprehensible.
Shen Li pressed the space between her eyebrows.
“Master, let’s go back first.”
Mei Yanqing said, “Okay.”
After such an interlude, Mei Yanqing finally did not bother about the matter regarding Yu Pingchuan and Shi Yang anymore. Obediently, he went back with Shen Li.
Lin Yaohui arrived very quickly, and Yu Pingchuan got into the car and left.
When Yu Pingchuan arrived at the private room, everyone else had already arrived.
Shi Yang was leaning to the side as he chatted with someone. When he heard a voice, he looked up and saw that it was Yu Pingchuan. He stood up with a smile.
Yu Pingchuan said, “I’m sorry. I accompanied Master to the hospital for a follow-up check-up this morning, and there was a traffic jam on the way. That’s why I was a little late.”
Everyone expressed that they were fine. Some people could not hold back their curiosity and asked, “Pingchuan, doesn’t Elder Mei hate going to the hospital the most? Was he actually willing to go for a follow-up check-up today?”
Yu Pingchuan chuckled and said, “It’s all because Ah Li accompanied him.”
A hint of surprise flashed across Shi Yang’s face, and the smile on his lips deepened.
“I’ve long heard that Elder Mei is very fond of this little disciple and values her greatly. Now, it looks like that’s really the case.”
“That’s right! This is Elder Mei’s youngest disciple. She’s only eighteen or nineteen years old, and she’s very talented. If it were anyone else, they would feel the same way!”
Shi Yang nodded.
He led Yu Pingchuan to his seat.
“Elder Yu, shall we order?”
Shen Li sent Mei Yanqing back to Jinse Bay and accompanied him for lunch before leaving.
She had planned to go straight home, but on the way home, she suddenly remembered that she was running out of paint, so she turned around and went to the art supplies shop.
There were not many people in the shop at this time.
Shen Li took her time to pick what she needed.
Just then, her phone suddenly vibrated.
She took it out to take a look. Lu Huaiyu was calling her.
She put down the things in her hand and answered the call. She lowered her voice slightly as she spoke.
Lu Huaiyu paused.
“Where are you?”
Shen Li explained,”I’m at the art shop right now, picking out paints.”
Lu Huaiyu understood.
“On Mingyang Street?”
This was a famous art street in the Capital. When Shen Li mentioned that she was buying paints, this was the first place that came to his mind.
Lu Huaiyu laughed.
“Which shop are you in? I’ll go there to look for you.”
“Huh?” Shen Li was a little surprised.
Lu Huaiyu looked at the exquisite candy box in his hand.
“I had a lunch meeting at noon and it just ended. I’m ten minutes away from Mingyang Street. Besides, I was going to deliver something to you anyway.”
Since they happened to be so coincidentally near each other, naturally, it would be better for them to be together.
Shen Li told him her location, and then Lu Huaiyu told Yi Bin the name of the shop.
“Wait for me over there. I’ll be there soon,” he whispered.
Shen Li replied.
After ending the phone call, Shen Li continued with her shopping and picked a lot of things.
Then, she took the items to the counter to pay the bill.
She scanned through the items one by one before putting them into the bags one by one.
Art supplies were always expensive. The price of the bag full of the items that she had picked broke four digits.
“Hello, the total is 1,236.5 yuan.”
Shen Li nodded, took out her phone, and was about to pay the bill.
However, just as she raised her hand, a well-defined hand reached out from the side and scanned the code in front of her.
She turned her head and saw Lu Huaiyu standing in front of her.
Then, he reached out his hand.
“Give it to me.”
Shen Li obeyed and handed the bag over. Curling the fingers of his left hand slightly, the bag fell into his hand.
The next moment, Shen Li was about to withdraw her hand when she suddenly felt his slightly cold fingertips touch her.
She was momentarily stunned. She looked down and saw that his right hand was already holding hers.
He chuckled softly.
“I said, give me your hand.”
Shen Li’s ears warmed up slightly.
Then, she obediently curled her hand into the palm of his hand.
Lu Huaiyu held her hand as they walked out.
Shen Li remembered that he had already settled the bill earlier. She looked up at him.
“Second Brother, I’m capable of buying these things myself.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his brows slightly.
“Don’t worry. Although it’s very expensive to support a painter, I should be able to afford it.”
Shen Li remained quiet.
Well, compared to the money he had spent on her paintings, this was indeed not even a fraction of that amount.
Thinking of this, she remembered what Mei Yanqing had said earlier.
She gently tugged on his hand.
Lu Huaiyu turned his head and looked down at her, his voice low and languid. “Hmm?”
Shen Li looked at him and asked, “How many of my paintings have you bought?”