Chapter 25: I Didn’t Say I Would Let Them Go
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Soreness immediately shot up her nose. Li Ning muffled a grunt as she covered her nose and took a step back. A layer of tears had welled up in her eyes.
‘What’s wrong with this guy? Why did he stop all of a sudden! He could have given me a heads up!’
Lu Huaiyu turned around and saw her seductive eyes.
Her crystal clear eyes had a layer of gloss on them and coupled with a hint of pink at the edge, it gave her an alluring look.
He raised a brow at her.
“You should keep an eye out even if you are walking behind me.”
Ning Li glared at him.
The man’s ability to turn facts upside down was unrivaled.
“How would I know you’d stop all of a sudden? It’s not my fault!”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her. Her skin was as fair as porcelain, her features were clearly pronounced and unrivaled, and at the moment, she had a rare angry look on her face.
“Okay, it’s my fault.”
His tone was as lazy and casual as ever but it had an extra connive to it.
A car honk sounded.
Cheng Xiyue was speechless as he watched the two from his car.
After dealing with Ning Li’s matter, Cheng Xiyue received a call from his secretary and he suddenly had to go back to his office to settle something.
Before he left, he told Lu Huaiyu to wait for him and he would come back after the night self-learning class was over to pick them up.
They were only a few steps away from the car, could they not have got into the car and continued the chat?
Lu Huaiyu walked to Cheng Xiyue’s car.
Ning Li rubbed her nose and followed.
Lu Huaiyu opened the rear door and waited for Ning Li to get in before he got in himself.
“Little Ning Li, I’ve called your driver and told him that I’ll be sending you home today.”
He heard someone was coming for her after school, so he decided to send her home himself for her safety sake.
Ning Li hugged her bag and nodded.
Cheng Xiyue was slightly stunned when he looked into the rear mirror.
“Huh? Little Ning Li, why are you crying?”
As far as he knew, the girl had always been a strong and independent lady.
Was it because of the incident on the internet?
Truth be told, it was not surprising for a 17-year-old to feel bad after what happened.
“Little Ning Li… You don’t need to care about those comments. They are just using this chance to justify their actions. Those who truly care about you will know your kindness.”
Ning Li’s heart skipped a beat.
Cheng Xiyue might look like an indecorous person but he actually had a great view of things.
He was right.
If she was carried away by the comments of others and tried to flatter the whole world, she would gradually lose herself and ultimately fall into the pit of suffering.
She did not understand that in her past life, where she hoped to make everyone happy. Even if she had to suffer and endure the torture, she still did not take it easy on herself.
This time, this life, she would never give others the chance to hurt her again.
“Thank you, Master Cheng, but I’m not actually crying.”
Ning Li cleared the air.
“Not crying? Then why are your…”
“It’s my fault.”
Leaning on the seat, Lu Huaiyu said softly with a ridiculing gaze.
Cheng Xiyue’s eyes turned fearful.
Since when did Lu Huaiyu, this master, add the words ‘my fault’ in his dictionary?
Cheng Xiyue glanced over the rear mirror again and saw the two of them sitting apart from each other.
Ning Li’s eyes and nose were red on her porcelain-like face that exuded a hint of stubbornness.
Lu Huaiyu was as lazy as ever. He simply rubbed his brows, looking slightly helpless and connive.
Cheng Xiyue’s face twitched.
Not only did Lu Huaiyu admit his mistake, but he was even appeasing her.
He wanted to call Dr. Gu right away and ask him what kind of syndromes Lu Huaiyu was having.
Ning Li was not angry at all, not at something this trivial.
The incident happened in the afternoon and the surveillance footage was released in the evening. Everything that followed after was dealt with swiftly and cleanly.
It was not difficult for Ning Li to imagine how much Lu Huaiyu and Cheng Xiyue did to settle everything this quickly.
She was not an ungrateful person.
“Sorry for troubling you guys for what happened today.”
Cheng Xiyue smiled and reminded her about the matter.
“It’s nothing. But Little Ning Li, try to stay low. Otherwise, you might not even know what happened when you are stabbed in the back.”
Ning Li reacted fairly calmly. “You’re referring to Ye Ci?”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her.
It seemed like she had known since the beginning.
Cheng Xiyue skipped to the point as well since she already knew.
“It’s good that you understand. If you need any evidence, I can get them.”
Ning Li actually had the evidence herself.
From the moment she moved into the Ye Family, she had been waiting for Ye Ci to make a move.
Even though Ye Ci went through several people to hide from the incident, as long as she was involved, there would be traces of her.
Ning Li shook her head. “Thank you, Master Cheng, but I don’t think I need them for now.”
Cheng Xiyue felt surprised.
Ye Ci had almost ruined her reputation and she planned to let it go just like that?
“Little Ning Li, let me tell you something. Sometimes, you shouldn’t be too soft with—”
Ye Ci was a few months younger than Ning Li, yet she had the heart to resolve things with such despicable means. Who knew what she would do when she got older.
Ning Li suddenly smiled.
Her rich and succulent lips curled into a grin and her eyes were glistening.
“Yeah, I understand.”
Lu Huaiyu crossed his legs and propped one of his hands on the seat and the other on his knee.
His slender and fair fingers tapped his knee as he smiled.
The girl was quite capable herself.
After sending Ning Li home, Lu Huaiyu and Cheng Xiyue left without going in.
Lu Huaiyu answered a phone call on the way back.
“Second master, the painting that you asked for earlier, they are selling it but the price is raised to a million.”
Lu Huaiyu nodded with a grunt.
“Send it to Yunding Fenghua later.”
Cheng Xiyue looked at him after he hung up the phone and ridiculed, “This is the fourth one now. Second Master Lu, you’ve spent almost eight million on this person’s painting so far. If you really like it, why don’t you send someone to deliver a message and you can get it directly?”
Lu Huaiyu barely reacted to the question.
“If the painter doesn’t want to show, there’s no point for me to force a meeting.”
Cheng Xiyue shrugged. He had a feeling that the painter had some issues.
Half a year ago, Lu Huaiyu saw a painting in an exhibition and he asked for a meeting with the owner but was rejected.
After that, Lu Huaiy simply let it slip but he did not stop searching for that person’s painting.
Although talented painters were everywhere, only a handful was truly known.
If it were someone else, they would rush to meet him the moment they got Lu Huaiyu’s approval.
Unfortunately, this particular person did not want to reveal any detail about himself. Not even the curator had seen the painter before because the painting was sent through the mail.
Lu Huaiyu said, “Oh, and the accounts that spread the rumors, list them out and sue all of them.”
Cheng Xiyue was shocked. “All of them?”
Lu Huaiyu thought of the insults and criticism that he saw on her phone and his eyes turned cold.
“All of them.”
“But I thought Little Ning Li decided to let it go…”
Lu Huaiyu shut his eyes. “But I didn’t say I would let them go.”