Chapter 976 - : Broke Down Again
Sensing Shen Li’s gaze, Fang Yunyi asked curiously, “Ah Li? What’s wrong? Don’t you like this one?”
Shen Li looked at the extremely bright and beautiful face in front of her, and then she thought of the countless cartoon figures of Ah Li in the Weibo homepage that made the hearts of princesses explode. She was silent for a moment.
“… No, I like it very much. Thank you, Aunt Fang.”
Fang Yunyi immediately heaved a sigh of relief and smiled.
“It’s good that you like it. So, if you were to choose the one you like the most, which one do you think it would be?”
Shen Li forced her gaze away from her face, wanting to wave away the image of the cartoon Ah Li that was playing in her mind like a PowerPoint presentation.
A silk dress with a full skirt.
She raised her hand and pointed at the square-shaped ruby earrings that she had seen at the beginning.
The ring, the bracelet, and the little crown.
Fang Yunyi’s eyes widened slightly.
“I picked this one at the beginning too! I told you that this one would be the best match for you! Especially with today’s dress– ahem, this dress matches it very well.”
She tried her best to restrain herself and smiled.
“What a coincidence, Ah Li, our taste is very similar!”
Leather boots with high heels and Mary Jane shoes.
Shen Li was silent for a few seconds before she raised her eyes and smiled.
Fang Yunyi pushed the ones behind her over, one after another.
“These are also good. Take a look at them. Maybe you can pick something that you like better?”
Shen Li said, “Aunt Fang, I already like these a lot.”
Fang Yunyi waved her wrist lightly and said casually, “I know. That’s for when you’re wearing a red dress. FEI also sent over a batch of blue gems this morning. Why don’t you take a look at them all?”
Shen Li was flabbergasted.
For when you’re wearing a red dress?
She looked at the pile of boxes in front of her again, and an unbelievable thought suddenly welled up in her mind.
… It couldn’t be… right?
However, Fang Yunyi did not wait for her to say anything. Instead, she immediately helped her open a few boxes.
Even though she had mentally prepared herself, Shen Li’s eyes were still dazzled.
Had Fang Yunyi ordered all the jewelry from all the luxury brands?
“Ah Li, take a look at these. Which one do you like the most?”
As Fang Yunyi spoke, she pointed at the few that had yet to be opened.
“Those two over there contain emeralds and a pink diamond. I’ll show them to you later.”
Shen Li was quiet.
Then, while experiencing a futile internal struggle, she finally finished looking through all the boxes.
To be more precise, there were all kinds of jewelry.
She had seen many of them before. It was all thanks to He Xiaochen’s incessant messages about the cartoon Ah Li images
However, at that time, she had seen them in the pictures, and now she had just seen them with her own eyes.
Fang Yunyi looked at her eagerly.
“Ah Li, now that you’ve seen all these, which ones do you like the most?”
Shen Li was shocked by these words.
It was only now that she finally understood what Lu Huaiyu had told her before she came.
‘My mother has a little hobby, giving gifts.’
She pursed her lips, and a faint smile appeared on her face.
“Aunt Fang, I think this pair is the best.”
She was talking about the square-shaped ruby earrings.
This pair was not cheap, but it was not the most expensive one here. It was only just above average.
This price could not only express Fang Yunyi’s feelings, but also make her feel more at ease to accept it.
Besides, she really did like this pair.
Fang Yunyi nodded.
“Okay, then this pair.”
Shen Li heaved a sigh of relief.
The next second, she heard Fang Yunyi ask again.
“So, should the rest will be sent to Skyleaf City or Jinshui No. 1 Courtyard for you?”
Shen Li stopped closing the lid and slowly turned her head to look at Fang Yunyi.
Their eyes met.
Shen Li reacted for a moment.
“Aunt Fang, didn’t you just ask me to choose my favorite? Then the rest–”
Why did she need to send the rest?
Fang Yunyi seemed a little surprised as well, as if she did not know why she had asked this question.
“Yes, let me see what you like the most.”
It was one thing to gift something, but it was another thing to understand Ah Li’s preferences. Was there a conflict?
Fang Yunyi thought for a moment and said, “Or, should we send them to Hong Kong City?”
Shen Li was dumbfounded.
Oh, she understood what Lu Huaiyu said, but she did not fully understand it.
“Why have Ah Li and Yunyi been in there for so long?”
In the living room, Old Master Lu looked in the direction they went again.
Hadn’t she said that she was taking Ah Li in there to choose a gift? How long had it been since? Why had she not chosen a gift yet?
Lu Huaiyu leaned against the back of the chair with his long legs crossed. He had a languid posture, and there was not the slightest hint of surprise on his face.
“It will probably take a while.”
Lu Zheng had obviously already expected this situation. He picked up the teacup and took a sip of tea.
“You have to be more careful when choosing a gift for Ah Li.”
Old Master Lu nodded in agreement.
He picked up a book from the side and opened it to read.
They would just wait then!
When it was almost time for lunch, the door of the room finally opened.
The men in the living room all looked in that direction.
Shen Li walked in front as Fang Yunyi followed her out.
Lu Huaiyu’s gaze froze on Shen Li’s face for a moment.
The young girl still had a normal expression on her face, so he could not see anything. The person behind her, however…
Fang Yunyi had successfully given the gift that she had taken a long time to prepare. She was in an extremely good mood and her eyes were bright.
She had already thought about what kind of dress and shoes would go with all that jewelry!
After today’s episode, she should have successfully saved a lot of her image from yesterday’s collapse!
No matter how hard she would have to work, she was determined to be a dignified and magnanimous mother-in-law!
Lu Huaiyu saw the look in Fang Yunyi’s eyes that could not be hidden. He guessed that things were as he had expected and pressed the space between his brows.
He stood up and went over to greet her.
Coming up to her, he lowered his eyes and sized her up.
The young girl looked up. Her eyes were dark and clear.
He caressed her hair.
“What would you like to drink?”
Shen Li said, “Anything is fine.”
Old Master Lu raised his hand and beckoned to her.
“Ah Li, come quickly. I specially prepared peach juice for you today!”
Shen Li looked over and indeed saw a cup of freshly squeezed peach juice on the table.
Her eyes curved in a smile.
“Thank you, Grandpa Lu.”
Lu Huaiyu led her over.
Fang Yunyi had already sat down beside Lu Zheng and smiled at him as if she was a queen who was holding victory in her hands.
Yesterday was over. Today, she would definitely turn things around!
Lu Zheng raised his eyebrows and looked at Shen Li again.
Shen Li followed Lu Huaiyu and sat down. She then picked up the cup of peach juice.
It must have been specially placed in the refrigerator after it was squeezed. It was cold to the touch, and it was especially refreshing in the hot June.
The rich and sweet peach flavor filled the air. She took a sip and finally managed to calm herself down.
Out of the corner of her eye, she caught sight of a book beside Old Master Lu. She was stunned.
“Grandpa Lu, are you looking at… Mr. Ronai’s collection of works?”
Old Master Lu chuckled.
“Yeah! I like his paintings too!”
He picked up the book.
“Speaking of which, I think his paintings are still–”
Something fell out of the book.
Shen Li took a look and her eyes narrowed.
It was a custom bookmark.
A cartoon character had been printed on it.
A smoke-gray gauze skirt and a small crown.
–It was her.