Chapter 996 - Status
The staff member’s expression became much more serious.
“Yes. Fortunately, Teacher Wang Yan went there and recognized that there was something wrong with the painting. Otherwise, it would have caused quite a bit of trouble.”
Shen Li had been busy with her exams recently, so Yu Pingchuan had not told her about this matter. She had accidentally heard about it from Wei Songze.
Later, she called Yu Pingchuan, and only then had she known that Wang Yan was the one who had seen through the fake painting.
The fake painting had also been very closely imitated and was almost exactly the same as the original. Wang Yan was Yu Pingchuan’s disciple and was very familiar with his painting. That was when he had realized that something was wrong.
“Have you found any clues?”
“This…” the staff member shook his head awkwardly. “This is very similar to the time when the high-quality copy of your painting appeared in One Gallery. Currently, we have already ordered people to investigate the matter, but…”
There was no need to finish the sentence. Naturally, Shen Li understood.
Since it was a high-quality imitation painting, its origin was obviously not legitimate.
The person who had done this would definitely not easily let her leave any evidence.
They were in the open while the other party was in the dark. It was naturally difficult to investigate this matter.
Shen Li pondered for a moment.
For some reason, she felt that both of these fake painting incidents might have some kind of connection with each other.
Of course, without any evidence, these could only be considered as speculations.
“Inform me if there’s any progress after this.”
The staff quickly said, “Okay.”
Shen Li stood up and left.
On the way back, Shen Li received a call from Fang Yunyi.
“Ah Li, it’s your birthday the day after tomorrow. How do you plan on celebrating it this time?”
Fang Yunyi was in a cake shop. While talking to Shen Li on the phone, she looked at the exquisite and beautiful birthday cakes on the counter as she carefully selected them.
This rose mousse cake seemed to be pretty good!
This crown feather ice cream cake was also very dreamy!
Eh? The little princess on the Black Forest Cake was so cute!
Shen Li was a little surprised. She had not expected Fang Yunyi to remember her birthday.
“Aunt Fang, I’m going back to Hong Kong City to celebrate my birthday the day after tomorrow.”
Fang Yunyi let out a soft “Ah”.
“I was going to help you celebrate your birthday…”
That’s right. How could she have forgotten about this?
This was Shen Li’s first birthday after being acknowledged by the Gu family. Of course, she had to accompany the Gu family and Shen Zhijin.
Shen Li said softly, “I’m sorry, Aunt Fang.”
“What’s there to be sorry about?”Fang Yunyi flipped her hair back and quickly adjusted her attitude. “Then, are you free tomorrow? Why don’t you come to the house and we’ll help you celebrate in advance?”
Shen Li did not know what to say.
It seemed that Fang Yunyi had made up her mind to help her celebrate this birthday…
However, tomorrow was the one-year anniversary of her relationship with Lu Huaiyu.
As if she had guessed what she was thinking, Fang Yunyi said,”Ah Li, how about this? Come to our house at noon and we’ll help you celebrate and have a meal together. Then you’ll still have the rest of the time left to do whatever you wish, okay?”
Her tone was inquisitive, but it did not hide the hope in her voice..
Shen Li could not refuse.
“Okay, thank you, Aunt Fang.”
Fang Yunyi immediately heaved a sigh of relief. Her brows relaxed and her eyes became bright and lively.
“Then it’s settled. I’ll talk to Huaiyu later.”
After hanging up the phone, she stretched out her hand and pointed forward with a faint smile.
“That’s the one.”
After Shen Li returned to school, she received a call from Lu Huaiyu.
“Ah Li, are you coming to my home for your birthday tomorrow afternoon?”
“Yes. Has Auntie Fang already talked to Second Brother about it?”
Lu Huaiyu’s tone was lazy, and there was a hint of a casual smile in his voice.
What he did not mention was that Fang Yunyi’s actual words had been, “I’m going to help Ah Li celebrate her birthday tomorrow afternoon. It’s up to you as to what you want to do.”
Seeing that it would only be one lunch, Lu Huaiyu had agreed.
“I’ll pick you up tomorrow then.”
At 11 o’clock the next morning, Lu Huaiyu and Shen Li went to the Lu family home.
Old Master Lu was watering the flowers in the courtyard. When he saw Shen Li, he immediately came up to welcome her happily.
“Come in quickly!” Old Master Lu led her into the house. “It’s too hot outside, don’t linger in the sun!”
Shen Li followed him to the living room and looked around, but she did not see Fang Yunyi or Lu Zheng.
Feeling puzzled, a series of crackling sounds suddenly came from the kitchen, followed by an extremely panicked scream.
“Ah! Lu Zheng! It’s moving! It’s moving! Ahhhhh!”
A deep and calm man’s voice sounded.
“Because it’s a live fish.”
Fang Yunyi panicked even further.
“A live fish! Why is it still alive?!”
Lu Zheng was quiet for a moment. “Because you specified for it to be fresh.”
“Oh, oh!” Fang Yunyi forced herself to calm down. “Yes, it certainly is fresh!”
Feeling helpless, Lu Zheng looked at the kitchen that was about to be turned upside down by her.
“Let me do it.”
Fang Yunyi immediately looked at him with extreme vigilance.
“I’ve already killed half of the fish. Aren’t you going too far by snatching the credit at this time?!”
Lu Zheng closed his eyes.
“I’ll tell Ah Li that you did it all by yourself.”
Fang Yunyi raised her noble head and was extremely disdainful of his actions.
“Lu Zheng, it’s fine if you lie to me, but do you want to lie to your daughter? Let me tell you, I’m definitely going to cook this dish today!”
Lu Zheng was speechless.
When Shen Li came to the kitchen, this was the scene that she saw.
The kitchen was a mess. A fish was dancing on the ground. Meanwhile, Fang Yunyi held the knife in one hand and looked at it as if she was facing a great enemy. It was as if she was considering how to kill the fish and cut it up.
Lu Zheng was standing not far away from her. She did not know whether he was thinking about how to kill the fish or to prevent the knife from falling on his wife.
Shen Li did not know what to say.
She paused before speaking up.
“Aunt Fang, why don’t I do it?”
Fang Yunyi heard this and immediately froze.
She slowly raised her head.
“… Ah Li, when did you come?”
Shen Li tactfully replied, “I just arrived.”
What was the difference? Couldn’t they all see this scene for themselves?
Fang Yunyi straightened her shoulders and returned to her usual elegant posture.
Of course, the prerequisite was to ignore the knife in her hand and the fish scales on her clothes.
“How can you possibly do such a thing?”
Then, she raised her wrist and handed over the knife in her hand. She said in a dignified and generous manner,”Lu Zheng, you do it. Huaiyu, you help.”