On the evening of the third day when he returned from San Francisco, Li Shu read a book while waiting for the meeting.
Several years ago on Christmas, Li Shu’s friend Fred gave this book to him and called it the Silicon Valley Affair Bible.
When first received the book, Li Shu read a few pages. The content of the book had a lot of theoretical basis and data support, and the writing method was more scientific, which made Li Shu recognize it.
At the time, however, he did not need to maintain an intimate relationship, and after seeing Shen Yiyou, the development of the relationship between the two was also very smooth, so he never read further.
Until one night recently, Li Shu had slight insomnia, so he came to the study, wanted to pick a reading aid to sleep, and saw it on the bookshelf at a glance.
Li Shu thought that maybe he could find a solution to the problem from this book, so he often took the book with him and read it in a fragmented time.
When he read the section on the root cause of relationship changes, Irene knocked on the door of Li Shu’s office and walked in. She held her cell phone and informed Li Shu: “Mr. Shen called the driver.”
“Mr. Shen did not want to trouble the driver, and asked the driver for his address to get it by himself.” Irene repeated.
But the driver didn’t dare to agree, so he had to call and asked her for Li Shu’s opinion.
“Can I send the address to Mr. Shen?” Irene stood in the middle of Li Shu’s office, waiting for Li Shu to make a decision.
Li Shu looked at her and didn’t speak immediately.
He felt unspeakable discomfort and anxiety, because the cloth bag placed in City S was not the original, but the one he made with modeling software, which couldn’t make it real.
To be honest, during the production process, Li Shu was soberly aware that this was invalid labor. His image memory ability was not good enough to make him do it all right, and he was wasting time.
But Li Shu cannot control himself, nor can he shut down the modeling software sensibly. He just wanted to see Shen Yiyou, so he changed the model and made a poor product and let the secretary send it to the 3D printing mold company.
When he received the model, Li Shu sat in a chair and spent two minutes conceiving how Shen Yiyou looked when he saw the bag.
First of all, Shen Yiyou must recognize at one glance that this is false.
If it was before, Shen Yiyou might laugh, but Li Shu could not be sure what Shen Yiyou would do now. ——Maybe not happy, maybe surprised.
Anyway, Li Shu still stubbornly took it to City S. With it in his pocket, he made a phone call outside of the community which Shen Yiyou live in. Then he sat in the car for a while, ate half a cake, and didn’t know what to do with the purse. After handing the flower over to the secretary, he finally left the purse with the driver and returned to San Francisco alone.
Irene Felton was a very good secretary. She handled roses for Li Shu and did not remind and urge Li Shu when he was thinking.
Li Shu thought about Shen Yiyou for a short time, and then made a decision: “Let him take it.”
“Okay,” Irene nodded, then reminded Li Shu, “The pre-show preparatory meeting will start in fifteen minutes. May I ask you to tie your tie?”
Li Shu shook his head and said to Irene, “No.”
He glanced down at the ironed white shirt and trousers, raised his head slightly, and buckled the top two buttons of the shirt.
The neckline of the shirt made him uncomfortable, but he didn’t care. He opened the tie box that Irene placed on his desk, took out the dark tie belt and tied it for himself in the way the clerk showed. He looked up and asked Irene: “Is this right?”
Li Shu nodded to her: “Thank you.”
The environmental company where he is the chief executive is on the plan to get listed. Only one week before the rehearsal, the continuous problems and subsequent emergencies have almost occupied him all the time.
The attitude of the team was very resolute. They asked Li Shu to wear a formal dress at the pre-show dinner. After ten minutes of negotiation, Li Shu compromised with them. He abhors bankers who are indifferent, but he can give in temporarily if necessary.
“Right,” Irene looked down at the electronic logbook, and told Li Shu, “Ms. Li just called to ask if you are free to have dinner with Miss Lilith recently.”
Li Shu glanced at Irene and asked, “Who is Lilith?”
“Lilith Leslie, Miss Li’s friend,” Irene reminded, “The young lady who appeared halfway during your dinner with Miss Li last month was also in Los Angeles when Mr.Li bought an apartment.”
“Not free.” Li Shu put the bookmark in the book. He stood up, put on a suit jacket hung aside, and buckled a single button, then went to his private elevator with Irene Felton.
In the thirty-seventh minute of the rehearsal preparatory meeting, Li Shu received a text message from Shen Yiyou.
The analyst of the listing team was introducing Li Shu in detail about the bank that would participate in the meeting. Li Shu’s mobile phone on the table vibrated. He looked down and Shen Yiyou sent him: “It seems wrong. This is not what I dropped. “
Li Shu put his finger on the keyboard, thinking about how to send Shen Yiyou a message.
The analyst seemed to be aware of Li Shu’s acts, so the analyst slowed down, showing hesitation. The team leader coughed.
Li Shu raised his head and looked at the person in charge, repeating what the analyst said in half a minute, word by word, and asked, “Any questions?”
The person in charge looked a little awkward, and immediately shook his head to explain a few words. Li Shu didn’t notice what he said, while continuing to listen to the analyst’s introduction, he said in the reply box: “Are you sure?”
After a while, Shen Yiyou suddenly called him.
The picture of the incoming call was still the one taken by Li Shu. Li Shu liked it very much. The picture was Shen Yiyou sitting on the chair of Li Shu’s house in San Francisco.
Li Shu clenched his cell phone, and said to the analyst, “I’ll make a call, you continue”, and then picked up Shen Yiyou’s call.
“What’s wrong?” Li Shu asked Shen Yiyou.
“This is no the one I dropped before.”
Shen Yiyou’s voice was very light and soft, with a little drowsiness, which indicated that he was tired of traveling and playing. Instead of getting angry because he drove a long distance and got the wrong thing, Shen told Li softly: “But thank you for remembering.”
Li Shu looked at the analyst with a one-on-one mouth. After thinking for a while, he moved his eyes and calmly lobbied Shen Yi: “No thanks. I thought it was yours.”
“Well,” Shen Yi paused, and asked Li Shu, “Where did you find it?”
“The study.” Li Shu said without flushing.
Shen Yiyou seems a bit embarrassed. After stopping for a few seconds, he said, “Will someone else fall in your study? You may ask others.”
“I still leave it with the driver, next time you come to S City, you can take it away.” Shen Yiyou said.
The speed of Shen Yiyou’s speaking seems to have become faster, but it was not obvious. Without waiting for Li Shu’s answer, he asked again, “OK?”
Li Shu would like to hear what Shen Yiyou said to himself, but Shen Yiyou did not plan to continue speaking.
“I’ll hang up if you may,” he said.
“Wait.” Li Shu stopped him.
Shen Yiyou said “um”, Li Shu said a few seconds later, and said to Shen Yiyou, “You come and find it by yourself.”
After saying it, Li felt that the following deceptive words just came out of hand. Li Shu kind of threatened Shen Yiyou: “I’m going to sell this property. I can’t find it after I sell it.”
Shen Yiyou was silent again, and Li Shu said, “Isn’t it important? You can find it yourself.”
After a long while, Shen Yiyou asked him, “Have you bought a new house?”
Li Shu said yes.
“Congratulations,” Shen Yiyou’s voice became lighter, and he said, “but I haven’t been available recently.”
“It doesn’t matter,” Li Shu answered quickly, “I can wait.”