The Little Brat’s Sweet And Sassy - Chapter 51
Ning Li slightly raised her head. Her charming eyes were crystal clear. She subtly pocketed her phone and said calmly, “I made the call.”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her with a soft grin. “Oh?”
For some reason, she felt the atmosphere got tenser.
She blinked. “They stopped us in the alley, and I was worried that they would take my phone, so I dialed your number in my pocket. I don’t know whether you’d pick up or not, but after I got into the fight, I totally forgot about it.”
Her explanation sounded reasonable, so Lu Huaiyu responded with silence.
Ning Li added, “When Ye Ci tried to call the police, Meng Jiang snatched her phone and smashed it against the wall. Am I right, Wei Songze?”
Wei Songze was caught off guard because he did not expect Ning Li to cue him. He met her gaze and nervously nodded repeatedly. “Ah, right! That’s right! I just got there and saw those b*stards smash Ye Ci’s phone. Thank God that Sister Li was quick enough!”
Lu Huaiyu stood up straight. The strange pressure from the man instantly felt lesser.
Ning Li cleared her throat softly. She noticed that the duration of the call was around 20 minutes.
After some quick calculation, Lu Huaiyu had probably heard and learned about most of the confrontation through the call.
The call only ended when the police officers arrived at the scene. It was surprising that Lu Huaiyu had kept the phone call going for so long.
A car then arrived at the entrance of the police station.
A woman came down in a hurry. It was Su Yuan. Behind her was Zhou Hua, who was also anxious.
Zhou Hua had gone to pick Ye Ci and Ning Li up at Second High, but he was late because of the traffic. He then received a message from Ye Ci, saying that they had gone to buy some books, so he could just wait for them at the Third Avenue instead of the school entrance.
However, he did not see the girls after waiting for a while, then he realized that something was wrong.
Just when he was about to search for the girls, he received a call from Su Yuan, informing him that she had gotten a call from the police station.
He then went to pick up Su Yuan, and they headed to the police station together.
Su Yuan looked worried and nervous. Then, she suddenly saw Ning Li in front of the station.
“Ning Li? Why are you here? Where’s Lil Ci?” She had received a call from the station telling her that both her daughters were there.
Then, she noticed the young man beside Ning Li. It was Lu Huaiyu.
“Second Master Lu?” Her heart skipped a beat and she had a hunch about what was going on.
Ning Li said softly, “She’s still inside.”
“Then, why didn’t you bring her out together?” Su Yuan asked instinctively.
Ning Li frowned.
However, Su Yuan was vexed by her reaction. “You are the elder sister. How can you leave her alone in the station?!”
Before Ning Li could say a word, Lu Huaiyu said in a lazy tone, “Mrs. Ye, are you blaming me now?”
Su Yuan stuttered. “N-no, I don’t mean it…”
Lu Huaiyu smiled, but his gaze was cold. “I understand you’re worried about your daughter, but excuse me as I’ve never liked helping people that I am not familiar with.”
Ever since Su Yuan became Mrs. Ye, she had never been shamed in public before. However, she dared not argue with Lu Huaiyu because both she and the Ye family could not compete with the Lu family.
She forced a stiff smile and simply mumbled something to him before she ran into the station.
A while later, she came out with Ye Ci.
Ye Ci was just a bystander in the whole incident. Furthermore, the Ye family was also a well-known family in Yunzhou, so the officers in the station did not give her a hard time.
Ye Ci clung to her mother’s arm tightly when she came out. Her eyes were slightly red and she looked aggrieved.
Su Yuan consoled her as she walked her daughter out of the station. “You must be terrified today. It’s fine, it’s fine. Let’s go home now.”
Wei Songze scoffed rather loudly. “She’s not the one who was threatened or harassed, so why is she terrified?”
Ye Ci looked down and bit her lip tightly.
Su Yuan was unhappy with the comment. “You are really—”
Then, she froze for a second. She frowned and sized Wei Songze up for a moment.
She had not noticed him before, but now with a second glance, she realized that the boy was the one who had beaten Ye Ci in the Huatsing Cup and gotten first place.
She then looked at Ning Li. “Ning Li, do you know this boy?”
The coincidence was uncanny.
Ye Ci tugged at her mother’s sleeve. “Mom, he’s Sister Ning Li’s friend and he helped us just now.”
Su Yuan had only felt anger when she saw that Ye Ci had been left alone in the station. “He didn’t beat up Meng Jiang, did he? So, how did he help?”
Ye Ci was silenced.
Su Yuan knew Ning Li had beaten someone up, but after she saw Meng Jiang’s injuries, she realized that things were much worse than she thought.
Ning Li had almost pushed her classmate off the rails the last time, but fortunately, nothing bad had happened then.
If the school learned about this…
“Ning Li, why did you get yourself into—”
Wei Songze interrupted Su Yuan with a frivolous tone, “Auntie, if you really want to make it sound like that, I was not much help because Sister Li took care of the b*stards and protected your precious daughter, but you didn’t even thank her for that.”
The moment his words subsided, the atmosphere turned stiff and awkward.
Precious daughter. If Ye Ci was Su Yuan’s precious daughter, what about Ning Li?
Was Ning Li not a part of the family? She was the one with the blood relation!
Su Yuan only cared about the terrified Ye Ci but did not even ask Ning Li whether she was hurt. In turn, she was deeply embarrassed.
Ning Li, however, did not get the mockery in Wei Songze’s words. She looked at Lu Huaiyu. “Second Brother, how are you going back?”
Since it was late, she was worried that it might affect his rest time.
Lu Huaiyu raised his chin slightly. “I’ll send you home first.”
Ning Li looked around and saw a car parked further away. The license plate was A Capital.
Ye Ci could not help but ask, “Sister Ning Li, are you not coming with us?”
Wei Songze rolled his eyes. “Second Brother Lu said that he will send Sister Li home. Didn’t you hear him?”
Ye Ci flushed in embarrassment.
Ning Li nodded at Lu Huaiyu. “Thank you, Second Brother.”
She did not plan to trouble him further, but since the man had come all the way to the station to bail her out, she might as well trouble him one last time for the night. Moreover, she really did not want to be in the same space with Ye Ci.
Ning Li, Lu Huaiyu, and Wei Songze walked towards the car with the special license plate.
Su Yuan stood there for a while with a long face.
Despite being her daughter, Ning Li would rather walk away with an outsider than go home with Su Yuan.
It was a huge slap to Su Yuan’s face. She knew she was biased towards Ye Ci, but it could not be helped. Whenever she looked at Ning Li, the girl would remind her of her past, a past that she did not like or remember.
She could do nothing about it for now, thus she turned around and said to Ye Ci, “Let’s go home.
Wei Songze’s place was nearby, so he went home by himself.
Meanwhile, Ning Li got into Lu Huaiyu’s car. The driver was a man in his 40s.
Lu Huaiyu introduced his driver. “Uncle Liang came to Yunzhou to deal with some matters. Since he will be here for two days or so, I brought him along.”
“Hello, Uncle Liang. Sorry for your trouble,” Ning Li greeted the driver.
Liang Heng, the driver, smiled. “It’s nothing. It’s just along the way.”
Then, he looked into the rearview mirror and saw Su Yuan leaving with Ye Ci. He asked, “The other girl was also brought in together, wasn’t she? Why didn’t you help her, Second Master?”
Lu Huaiyu leaned against the seat and lifted his thin lips.
“Not everyone can be in my debt.”