Chapter 1026 - Many Thanks to Ah Li
Gu Tingchuan and Gu Tingyun looked over at the same time.
Was Lu Huaiyu still increasing the bid?
Given the current situation, it would not be good to give up. It would be better to continue.
Anyway, Ah Li’s meal offer for that month had already been snatched up by their big brother. If they went all out, at least they would be able to keep a painting of hers.
The auctioneer’s line of sight fell on this side. He smiled and said, “60 million going once.”
Gu Tingchuan lowered his voice.
Shen Li was taken aback.
Gu Tingyun was not in a hurry to raise his paddle. After thinking for a moment, he looked at Shen Li and raised his eyebrows slightly.
Their eyes met, and Shen Li instantly understood the hidden meaning in his eyes. If she added more conditions, he would give up on this auction.
Shen Li felt her head hurt even more.
She took out her phone and added another sentence.
[ For the second person to give up on the auction, I’ll cook for a month and ten days. ]
Gu Tingyun looked away the moment she picked up her phone to type. He looked at her phone.
Thus, he finally saw her message for the first time.
He immediately said, “I give up.”
It was at this moment that Gu Tingfeng saw that sentence as well. The comfortable smile on his face instantly faded.
As for Gu Tingchuan, his face completely darkened.
He stared at Gu Tingyun, and his voice was deep and stern.
“Third Brother, are you trying to p*ss me off?”
Gu Tingyun was unbothered about his question and smiled.
“Second Brother, didn’t I learn this from Big Brother? Besides, we’re all brothers.”
Gu Tingchuan almost flipped the table. ‘Who’s your brother?! One or two, all of you are so good at playing tricks!’
Shen Li sent a message to Lu Huaiyu.
[ Second Brother, give up on the bid and I’ll give you one month’s worth of coffee. ]
Lu Huaiyu looked down and raised his eyebrows slightly.
This condition… was quite sincere?
He raised his paddle again.
Shen Li was shocked.
Had this man gone mad?
When Gu Tingchuan heard that Lu Huaiyu was still bidding, he became angry and immediately wanted to follow.
Shen Li immediately sent him a private message.
When Gu Tingchuan saw the message from Shen Li on his phone screen, his eyes narrowed slightly.
The auctioneer looked over. “75 million going once.”
Gu Tingchuan put away his phone. The cold expression on his face had already disappeared. He said very clearly, “I give up.”
Within a short period of time, the three members of the Gu family had chosen to give up, one after another. Everyone present was stunned.
What was going on?
Had they not been fighting to the death just now? By the looks of it, they did not seem to treat money as money at all. They had made up their minds to grab that painting, no matter what.
But now… all of them had suddenly given up?
With the financial resources of these people, it was obviously not because they did not have any money, and it was even less likely that they felt that it was not worth it.
After all, the auction price of this painting had long surpassed its value.
At this point, it was not just this painting that they were fighting for.
However, in such a short period of time, what had happened to make these people give up so easily?
Moreover, although they had given up, their relationship with each other was clearly not very good.
Just from the conversation just now, the smell of gunpowder was too strong!
On the surface, they were openly sarcastic, but in private, who knew what the situation was like?
Obviously, Gu Tingfeng and Gu Tingyun also sensed that something was wrong and looked at Gu Tingchuan at the same time.
Shen Li had not continued to send messages to the group chat, yet Gu Tingchuan had still given up. Was this not evidence that it had been through a private chat?
Moreover, with his temperament, it would not have been this easy to make him give up at this final step.
However, Gu Tingchuan’s expression had already returned to normal, so nothing could be seen.
The auctioneer felt a little regretful.
Earlier, just by looking at the second master of the Gu family’s stance, he had thought that he would definitely continue to raise the price.
However, to be able to bid for 75 million was already a price that he had not dared to think about previously.
“75 million going twice, 75 million going thrice.”
“Sold. Congratulations, Mr. Lu.”
Hearing this, Shen Li’s worried heart finally settled down.
Fang Yunyi turned around and looked at Lu Huaiyu with a satisfied expression on her face.
“It’s still alright this time.”
Shen Li was speechless.
Right now, she was deeply regretting having taken out that painting to be auctioned.
Lu Huaiyu’s thin lips twitched slightly as he looked at Shen Li.
The little girl seemed to be in a daze, not moving at all.
From his angle, one could only see the back of her slender and fair neck, as well as her delicate and snow-like earlobes.
A few strands of loose hair had fallen loose, making her skin look even more delicate, almost white to the point of dazzling the eyes.
His eyes darkened a little, and then he laughed softly.
“I still have to thank Ah Li.”
His voice was very, very soft, so only the people closest to him could hear it.
The next moment, the young girl turned back to glare at him.
Her fair cheeks were suffused with a faint crimson color, and her pair of peach-shaped eyes were jet-black and moist, and sparks seemed to be burning faintly within.
He still had the nerve to say that?!
She had tried several times to persuade him to withdraw and even offered him something in return as a condition, but he still had not hesitated and had continued to raise the price!
Lu Huaiyu had been tempted, but this was not the right time or occasion.
He had no choice but to suppress the impulse in his heart and move closer to her. He chuckled and tried to coax her.
“Let’s talk about it when we get home, okay?”
Shen Li did not know what to say.
What else was there to talk about? He had already overrode her wishes!
She finally realized that she really could not communicate with this man on this matter.
Hence, she gave up and turned around.
On the other side, Gu Tingfeng and Gu Tingyun were not in a good mood either.
Both of them were looking at Gu Tingchuan.
Gu Tingyun smiled and said, “You were only one step away. Don’t you think it’s a pity for Second Brother to give up just like that?”
Gu Tingchuan was unmoved.
“How can everything go smoothly in life? Besides, wasn’t it First Brother who led the way? After all, you said it yourself that we are all brothers.”
As a big brother, it was normal for them to follow his example, was it not?
In his heart, Gu Tingyun sneered.
Did he even believe it as he said it out loud?
He did not know what kind of conditions Ah Li had given him. Most likely, it was higher than his.
Thus, he looked at Gu Tingfeng.
“What do you think, Big Brother?”
Gu Tingfeng sneered.
What do I think?
He felt that he was the one who suffered the most!
His third brother was ten days ahead of him. As for his second brother, there was no need to even mention it!
There was no way he could overcome him!
He had finally seen through it. His brothers were each more unreliable than the last!
“What else can I think? Since when has the Gu family become a place where people were distributed according to their status? I don’t know anything about it.”
Gu Tingyun paused. “Big Brother, don’t be so angry.”
Gu Tingchuan glanced at him. “That’s right.”
Wasn’t he the one who had started the commotion? Now he had the nerve to say that. How interesting.
The atmosphere was tense, and even the temperature around them seemed to have dropped significantly.
Many people looked over and noticed the tense atmosphere. They could not help but sigh.
The Gu family was probably going to change. Look at how these people were openly causing a ruckus!
Shen Li, of course, felt it as well. She felt another headache coming on.
Just then, Fang Yunyi patted her lightly.
“Ah Li, what do you think about this?”
Shen Li looked up and saw a jade bracelet on the screen. The starting bid was two million.
Did Fang Yunyi have her eyes on this one?
She nodded. “It’s pretty good.”
Fang Yunyi’s eyes lit up. She raised her paddle.