Chapter 984 - Name
On Friday night, Shen Li made a call to Jinse Bay.
“Master, Senior Brother said that you haven’t been feeling well for the past two days. How are you?”
Mei Yanqing snorted.
“I’m just having a little cold. Why are you so nervous?”
Shen Li had already gotten the results from Yu Pingchuan, but Mei Yanqing was old. It was always better to be more careful.
Hearing that Mei Yanqing’s hoarse voice but still full of energy, Shen Li heaved a sigh of relief.
“That’s good. But you haven’t caught a cold in a long time. What happened this time?”
“Nothing much. I was too engrossed in reading about the collection of Ronai’s works. It’s because I stayed up all night that I caught a cold,” Mei Yanqing said plainly, “I realized that his works are indeed very good! It’s no wonder that so many people like them.”
Shen Li was speechless.
She wondered what it felt like to experience this encounter with her master’s strange attitude.
It was surely different.
Although Mei Yanqing and Ronai belonged to different types of art schools, they were friends who had known each other for many years. Moreover, both of them had extremely high statuses in the art industry. How could they not have seen each other’s works?
For Mei Yanqing to suddenly become like this, it was obvious that he had been provoked by something.
Shen Li coughed lightly. “Master, I accompanied Second Brother to attend–”
Emotionlessly, Mei Yanqing said, “I went to the Lu family home to play chess with Lu Qishan two days ago.”
Shen Li stayed quiet.
“I remarked that he wasn’t really focusing on playing chess at that time. It turns out that he was having some other kind of fun. When I went, he was holding a book about Ronai’s collection of works and reading it seriously!”
As Mei Yanqing recalled the scene at that time, he could still feel his temples throbbing.
He snorted coldly.
“I’ve known him all my life, but this is the first time I’ve seen him so interested in oil paintings.”
After asking, he had found out that he was only looking at oil paintings to please his granddaughter-in-law!
Shen Li held her breath.
At this point, she did not need to ask to know that Mei Yanqing must have known that she had attended the art exhibition with Lu Huaiyu the other day.
She paused for a moment and said, “Master, I have a painting that is about to be completed. Can I bring it over for you to take a look at later?”
Upon hearing this, the anger in Mei Yanqing’s heart dissipated by more than half.
Shen Li said, “Of course.”
Mei Yanqing muttered, “That’s more like it.”
Shen Li coaxed him a little while more before she finally managed to pacify her master.
After ending the call, she pushed the door to the room open.
Shen Zhijin had just happened to come out of the study. When he saw that she was heading towards the studio, he asked,”Ah Li, why are you still painting at this time of night?”
Shen Li coughed.
“I suddenly had an inspiration.”
Shen Zhijin nodded.
“Then don’t stay up too late. You should take care of your eyes.”
“I know. Thank you, Father.”
After Shen Li finished speaking, she entered the studio.
She set up the drawing board.
Actually, she had gotten the inspiration a long time ago, but she had not been able to find the time. This time, she really could not delay it any longer.
Just then, her cell phone rang. It was a call from Gu Tinglan.
She answered the call.
“Ah Li, are you free tomorrow afternoon?” Gu Tinglan’s voice was gentle with a smile. “Could we have lunch together?”
“Tomorrow afternoon? But I’ve already agreed to meet with Second Brother.”
Gu Tinglan was completely unbothered.
“Then where will you be going to eat tomorrow? I’ll go over there.”
Shen Li was silent for a moment, but she still asked,”Is there something that Little Uncle is looking for me for?”
“Yes. The preparatory work for the horse race meeting in August has already begun. I’ll be giving you the relevant information. There are also some things that you need to pay attention to.”
Everyone in Hong Kong City knew that Dutian Racecourse had been built for the fourth daughter of the Gu family, Gu Tingyin.
After Gu Tingyin passed away, the management and operation of the Dutian Racecourse had been taken over by the brothers of the Gu family.
After Shen Li had been acknowledged by the family, the Dutian Racecourse had already been placed under her name. Naturally, that meant that this horse race event would be under her full control.
This would be the first horse racing event held by Dutian Racecourse after her status had been restored as the Gu family’s young miss. It was of great significance.
Shen Li nodded.
“Alright, I understand. Thank you, Little Uncle.”
The two of them then ended the call.
At noon the next day, in a private room of a restaurant.
Lu Huaiyu faced Gu Tinglan, who was sitting across from him as he looked at the menu, and spoke in a languid and cool voice.
“If Little Uncle really likes the taste of the food in this restaurant, you can ask the boss to arrange another private room so that you can enjoy the atmosphere and style as you eat.”
Gu Tinglan raised his head and smiled gently.
“That won’t be necessary. After all, it’s better for me to eat with Ah Li.”
As he spoke, he turned his head to look at Shen Li, who was sitting beside him.
“Ah Li, would you like this arctic sweet shrimp sushi?”
“I’m fine with it.”
“Then I’ll take this one.”
After Gu Tinglan finished ordering, he turned to the main topic and started talking about the horse race in August.
Because Shen Li still had to attend classes and take exams at Xijing University, Gu Tinglan was temporarily in charge of a portion of the content, which could be considered as assisting her.
The preparatory work for the early stage was actually very trivial and complicated. Shen Li would only need to manage the last and most important part.
“You haven’t returned to Hong Kong City in a long time. Qingfeng definitely misses you,” Gu Tinglan said with a smile, “He’s still very stubborn. Other than you, no one else can get on his back. However, if not for his temper, he wouldn’t have been able to win first place last year and become the champion horse.”
Shen Li held the cup and her eyes curved.
Gu Tinglan suddenly thought of something.
“Speaking of this, there’s something interesting. Last year at the Jockey Club, an SSS member entered the field with 10 million yuan. He bet all of it over three consecutive days, and the prize money immediately went up to nine figures. At that time, this matter had shocked all the people in the Jockey Club who knew about it. Even now, people still talk about it from time to time.”
Shen Li lowered her eyes.
Lu Huaiyu suddenly raised his eyebrows.
“Oh? What’s the name of that member?”