256 – Never say!
Chapter 256: Never say!
Because driver Luo Xu protected them with their life, Li Shinian was not injured at all.
When she returned home, to avoid mother Luo Qi getting worry about her, Li Shinian pretended to be fine, and when Luo Qi asked why did she come back so late she only said that she took a stroll to Confucius Temple with her classmates.
Girls have a natural talent in acting; even if Luo Qi was intelligent she also completely could not see anything strange.
Luo Qi set the table for dinner and told Li Shinian to wash her hands before eating. Even after coming to Tiandu, the whole family still kept the diligent and thrifty habits that they had in Jiangnan city. The family’s clothes and meals were all took care of by the lady of the house. Gongsu Yu also sent servants over to serve them but Luo Qi declined with the excuse that she was not used to it.
She did not want her daughter Li Shinian to have the bad habits that the daughters of wealthy families have, because——she was not really a daughter of the Lu family.
If one day they returned to their original identity, or if, because of Li Muyang, they clashed with the Lu family——
In Luo Qi’s heart, Li Muyang was an active volcano that could erupt at any time.
If he knew about his own identity, knew about everything that had happened to him.
What choice would he make at that time?
If he chooses to never forgive the Lu family and not contact them all his life, then Luo Qi would be perfectly happy to pack her bags and leave with him without any hesitation.
If he chooses to accept the mistakes of the Lu family and acknowledge his biological family, then Luo Qi could also because of her relationship ask for a little courtyard from the Lu family where she could watch Li Muyang from afar. She was already content if she could see Li Muyang get married and have children, living happily and peacefully.
Like all other mothers, she was willing to dedicate her entire life for her children.
In her heart, Li Muyang will always be her child.
Li Shinian came back from washing her hands, sitting back down at the table, asking, “Where’s Father? He is not back yet?”
“He’s still working.” Luo Qi picked up a piece of red braised pork with chopsticks and placed it in Li Shinian’s bowl. “Studying is tiring, you should eat more.”
“Mum, The people of Tiandu thinks skinny is beautiful, I don’t want to get fat.” Li Shinian put the piece of pork into her mother’s bowl and looked at her mother’s thin face. “You’ve gotten thinner, you should eat more meat.”
Li Shinian’s father Li Yan used to be Gongsun Yu’s driver and now worked at the clerical court. Powerful and wealthy families have their own advisors and aides; the Lu family obviously had a bunch of elites to assist them.
Li Shinian knew that her father was responsible for the summary of information and intelligence in the clerical court. What had happened today, her father would definitely know. If he comes back and asks, it would make her mother worry. So she planned to wait for him at the door and intercept him before he walks into the house. Then she could communicate with her father how best to cover up the truth.
Luo Qi’s lips curved into a wide smile. “My daughter and son are the most good-looking.”
Li Shinian pursed her lips. “Mother, you can just praise me. Do not put me and my brother together——People would think that he looks like me.”
“You——does your brother look bad?”
“You also know how big brother looked like back then, how can you have the courage to exaggerate that your son is good-looking?”
“I’m going to tear your mouth——” Luo Qi put down the chopsticks, pretending to hit Li Shinian.
“Mum, I miss big brother.” Li Shinian said softly.
Luo Qi’s hands froze in mid-air and then gently hit the back of Li Shinian’s head, smiling: “If you miss him then write to him. Isn’t he at Starry Sky Academy, we can ask someone to help bring the letter to him——Your brother would be very happy to see your letter.”
Li Shinian, not wanting her mother to be too upset, nodded and said: “Okay. I must work hard, next year I also want to get into Starry Sky Academy——”
Luo Qi’s heart skipped a beat. “I think West Wind University is also very good, I heard a lot of children of the wealthy families of Tiandu study at West Wind University, Cui Xiaoxin——is also studying at West Wind University.”
Li Shinian nodded, not wanting to continue on this topic.
Of course she knew Cui Xiaoxin was studying in West Wind University. Their schools are at opposite sides of the city, one in the East and one in the West, like they would never cross path. Ever since she had come to Tiandu, they have not seen each other.
The previous friendship had been buried along with the death of one person of the Cui family.
Both of these topics were too serious, the mother and daughter were in no mood to continue talking.
They both lowered their head and ate, the atmosphere growing cold.
Just then, sounds of knocking came from the outside of the courtyard.
Li Shinian jumped up, pushing away her chair. “Maybe father is back——”
Li Shinian rushed out to open the door and was thinking about how to convince her father to help cover up the truth, when she noticed that it was little fatty Lu Tianyu standing at the door.
Lu Tianyu’s face was smeared with brown medicinal ointment and looked much more miserable than before.
“Big sister——” Lu Tianyu stood in front of Li Shinian, his face filled with remorse and guilt.
When Li Shinian first came here, Lu Tianyu often bullied Li Shinian. Just that Li Shinian was more skilful than him and Lu Tianyu was outwitted every time. They were absolutely not on good terms with each other
But when Lu Tianyu was bullied, Li Shinian stuck up for him despite the former hatred between them. Lu Tianyu had thought about his usual behaviour and felt deeply ashamed, so he had came to say thank you.
Li Shinian turned around to take a glance at the inside of the house, before she said, “Why did you come here?”
“Big sister, are you all right?” Lu Tianyu whispered. “Are you injured anywhere? I’ve brought some ointment for you, just rub the area you’re injured with the ointment. The Lu family’s ointment is famous——”
As he spoke, he held up a small box in front of Li Shinian. The small box was filled with various creams and ointment.
Li Shinian did not want to accept his box, grumbling, “I’m fine, hurry leave——”
“Li Shinian, how can you talk to the Lu family’s young master like that?” Luo Qi walked over, scolding Li Shinian, and then affectionately looked at Lu Tianyu. “Young Master Tianyu, you came to find Shinian?” “
Li Shinian made a slapping motion at Lu Tianyu, telling him not to mention about the fact that she got injured.
“Big sister——” Lu Tianyu gave a puzzled look at Li Shinian. “Did you hurt your eyes? Why does it look——so weird?”
Li Shinian growled, “Lu Tianyu, are you doing this on purpose?”
“Big sister, I didn’t mean to——what are you mouthing? Don’t——let——my——mom know——I’m injured?”
Lu Tianyu finally understood Li Shinian’s message, nodding seriously and patting his chubby chest. “Big sister, don’t worry. I’ll never say anything.”
“——” The glare that Li Shinian gave Lu Tianyu seemed like she was about to kill him.