Chapter 974 - Hobbies
Fang Yunyi made several phone calls all at one go, but she still felt no comfort in her heart.
She sat there with straightened shoulders and an elegant, noble posture.
It would have been a beautiful sight if one could ignore the sad and annoyed look in her eyes as she stared intently at the book “Appreciation of the Works of Ronai.”
Old Master Lu sat beside her, nervously rubbing his hands. He was afraid that the book would be destroyed on the spot in the very next second.
He wanted to ask for the book back, but Yunyi’s anger had not subsided.
He was in a difficult position.
Lu Zheng handed her a small plate of desserts and a cup of black tea with cheese.
It was clear that she had suffered quite a blow this time.
He spoke,”You should sleep early today and rest well. Tomorrow, Ah Li will be coming here for a visit.”
Fang Yunyi raised her eyes faintly.
“So, you know that she will be coming tomorrow as well?”
After she had recited so many mistakes in front of Ah Li?
How could she face Ah Li now?!
Lu Zheng stroked her hair. “Didn’t you buy a compensation gift for Ah Li?”
“How can it be the same!”
Fang Yunyi raised her voice,
“Buying things is buying things, looking at paintings is looking at paintings!”
Besides, she was the one who wanted to buy those things for Ah Li. Now that she had embarrassed herself in front of Ah Li, how could she make up for it?
As she spoke of this, Fang Yunyi felt wronged.
“This was the first time we were meeting! How do you want Ah Li to look at me in the future?!”
She had prepared for so long, thinking that she could take the opportunity to close the distance and cultivate a relationship. Who would have known that it would backfire?
Lu Zheng knew that he would not be able to persuade her even if he tried, so he gave Lu Huaiyu a look.
Lu Huaiyu walked over.
“Mom, I took a photo of you and Ah Li today. Would you like to see it?”
Fang Yunyi immediately looked up. “What? A photo?”
She had originally planned to take one, but after chatting so happily, she had forgotten about it.
Lu Huaiyu handed his phone over.
The photo had been taken at the entrance of the art museum.
Shen Li and Fang Yunyi were walking in front, walking down the stairs together. They seemed to be talking about something. Shen Li had tilted her head slightly to look at Fang Yunyi with a smile on her face. She had an exquisite profile and the dimples at the corners of her lips were faintly discernible. She looked extremely well-behaved.
Fang Yunyi’s heart instantly softened.
“Lu Zheng, look at how beautiful and well-behaved she is!”
This girl was not like these two sons of hers, each more difficult to deal with than the other!
Lu Zheng looked at the picture for quite a while.
“A daughter is good.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyelids.
“Dad, Mom, just a reminder, that’s my girlfriend.”
Fang Yunyi pointed at the photo and said, “You don’t know, today is the first time I saw her wearing a little white dress. She looked really beautiful! But I think the red dress also suits her very well! Sigh, the little suit that she wore at the “Embrace of a Star” show previously was also not bad… Anyway, she’s beautiful, so she’s beautiful no matter what.”
Lu Zheng nodded.
Old Master Lu could not help but interject.
“Yunyi, you don’t know this but Ah Li has a short white down jacket, and she’s also cute in it!”
Fang Yunyi was regretful.
“If I had known earlier, I would have come back for the new year no matter what.”
Lu Huaiyu was speechless.
He had never heard them say such things about him…
The more Fang Yunyi spoke, the more regretful she became. Thinking of today’s blunder, she took a deep breath.
“Let’s not talk about it for now. I’ll go help Ah Li pick something out.”
After saying that, she left in high spirits.
She had to save her image!
Lu Huaiyu said,”Mom, my phone.”
Fang Yunyi turned around and returned the phone.
“Remember to send me the original picture.”
With that, she finally returned to her own room.
The living room was quiet for a moment.
Lu Zheng looked at Lu Huaiyu.
“Be considerate of your mom. It’s the first time she’s seen Ah Li, so it’s inevitable that she would be more excited. In the future–”
Lu Huaiyu put away his phone and looked up.
Lu Zheng paused for a moment. He wanted to say, “It’ll be better in the future,” but he really could not say it, so he had to change the sentence.
“You’ll get used to it in the future.”
Shen Li returned home and had dinner with Shen Zhijin.
In the middle of the meal, she mentioned the incident with Fang Yunyi that day at the art exhibition.
Shen Zhijin was a little surprised.
“She likes the Ronai’s paintings as well?”
Shen Li recalled the analysis of the “Spring of the Harbor” that had been recited by Fang Yunyi when she stood in front of the “Dusk” painting. The corners of her lips curled up slightly.
“Yes. Aunt Fang and I are quite like-minded. We had a good chat too.”
Shen Zhijin lowered his eyes slightly as if he was thinking about something. A moment later, he raised his eyes again. A faint smile spread across his handsome and clean face.
He knew very well that even if he had given everything he had, there were still some things that he could not give her.
Shen Li nodded and spoke of the matter of Fang Yunyi standing up for her.
Shen Zhijin was slightly startled.
“Did she know the price that your “Sunset in the Mountains” had been auctioned off for?”
The corners of Shen Li’s lips curled up.
“Yes, I didn’t expect it either. Moreover, she didn’t know that the painting had been bought by Second Brother.”
Fang Yunyi might not have been able to appreciate Ronai’s “Dusk” and “Spring in the Harbor”, but she had clearly remembered the price of a painting that she had sold a long time ago.
Even though it was confusing, it was not important.
Shen Zhijin paused.
“Is that painting also in his hands?”
He knew that Lu Huaiyu had collected many of Shen Li’s paintings, but now it seemed that there were more of them than he had expected.
Shen Zhijin nodded slightly, but he did not say anything more about this matter.
“Drink this glass of milk and rest early.”
The next day, at 10 a.m, Lu Huaiyu came to Skyleaf City to pick her up.
When Shen Li went downstairs, Lu Huaiyu saw that she was carrying two bags in her hands.
“These are gifts for Uncle Lu and Aunt Fang. Oh, and Grandpa Lu.”
Lu Huaiyu stroked her hair.
“There’s no need to go through so much trouble. Just your presence would be enough.”
Shen Li said,”It’s just a small token of appreciation.”
Lu Huaiyu recalled the scene at home. After a moment of silence, he tactfully said,”Ah Li, there’s one thing that you might not know. My mother has a small hobby.