Chapter 1048 - Who
Yu Pingchuan’s expression froze for a moment.
He felt that it was even more bitter…
“No, there’s no need!”
Staring at the glass of ice-cold bitter melon juice that was so green that it could make a person panic, Yu Pingchuan’s face also turned green.
Shen Li pushed the glass forward.
“Bitter melon juice is good for your health.”
Yu Pingchuan gritted his teeth.
“I’m not angry! I’m fine!”
Shen Li blinked and withdrew her hand.
“That’s good. Also, if you really don’t want to drink this, I can order another cup for you. The odds for number seven aren’t very high, but after this match, I still have the money to buy two more drinks.”
Yu Pingchuan immediately felt as if he had been hit by an arrow in his knee, and his heart ached even more.
He endured it for a while before finally walking back. He sat down at the side and glared at the competition ground as he sulked.
By this time, the first preliminary match had ended. Number Seven had already been led to the special championship stage for a group photo. It was a very lively scene.
Shen Li sipped her peach juice before casually asking, “Oh right, Senior Brother, you didn’t bet much in this first match, right?”
It would have been better if she did not ask, but now that this question was posed to Yu Pingchuan, he felt even more frustrated.
It was precisely because it had been the first match that he had bet such a large sum!
He had originally planned on relying on Number Five to make a good start, but who knew–
Yu Pingchuan finally could not hold it in anymore and picked up the cup of bitter melon juice.
Shen Li reminded him.
“Senior Brother, remember to drink slowly. There are still a few matches left today.”
Yu Pingchuan stayed completely silent.
Regret, what he felt was regret!
Why had he not bet on Number Seven with Ah Li?!
He reluctantly took a sip with difficulty, holding back the bitterness in his mouth.
“Ah Li, which one are you betting on next?”
Shen Li looked at the arena. At this time, the horses for the second preliminary round were already in position.
Her gaze stopped on Number Four for a moment, but she did not immediately answer Yu Pingchuan’s question. Instead, she asked, “What do you think, Second Brother?”
Lu Huaiyu leaned against the back of the chair, his long legs crossed. He looked over and said lazily,”Number Four will win alone.”
Shen Li paused.
“I think Number Six has a high chance of winning alone. What about Senior Brother?”
Yu Pingchuan felt conflicted.
What was he going to say? He had high hopes for Number Three, which was different from the two of them?
However, that was not the most important thing. The most important thing was that he had suffered a loss in the previous match. He had originally planned to follow both their bets, but in the end–
“Why don’t the two of you fancy the same horse?”
Yu Pingchuan had a headache.
Who was he supposed to bet with?
Shen Li looked at his cup of bitter melon juice and said,”Senior Brother, Second Brother has more experience than me, so he must be more accurate than me. You should place the same bet as him.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows.
“Are you not going to bet with me?”
Shen Li raised her chin.
“Perhaps my luck is even better and I’ll win.”
This kind of thing was always like this. Even if one had a plan, it would still be useless even if others tried to persuade you otherwise.
If Yu Pingchuan had not suffered a huge loss in the first round, he would not have bowed his head so easily.
Lu Huaiyu did not try to persuade Shen Li. He only asked, “Then how much are you betting on this round?”
Shen Li handed her phone to him and showed it to him. “Here, I’ll add in what I just earned.”
Lu Huaiyu nodded slightly.
As he spoke, he also made a bet for the second round on his phone.
Shen Li saw that the amount of money he had bet was exactly twice as much as hers, so she felt a little strange:
“How did Second Brother decide on this number?”
Lu Huaiyu tilted his head and looked at the young girl in front of him.
She was looking at his phone, her thick and curly eyelashes fluttering slightly. Her face was soft and fair, and a strand of soft hair fell down from the back of his hand, sweeping across the back of it, tickling it slightly.
He laughed and reminded her.
“The odds of Number Six are twice that of Number Four.”
Shen Li was momentarily stunned. Then, she raised her head to look at him. There was still a hint of shock in her black and lustrous peach blossom eyes.
“Second Brother means…”
“If you lose the bet, I’ll win the bet. I’ll make up for how much you lose.”
The corners of his lips were filled with a casual smile.
However, Shen Li instantly felt as if something had hit her heart, sweet and astringent.
After a moment, she said in a low voice, “Actually, there’s no need…”
“Or, if you want to win more, it’s still not too late to raise the stakes now.”
As Lu Huaiyu spoke, he turned on his phone screen again and handed it over.
“How much do you want to win? You can lose it yourself.”
Shen Li blinked her eyes lightly.
This man was really…
Gu Tinglan watched from the side. His eyes narrowed slightly as he sneered in his heart.
He was still here. Lu Er really did not even consider him at all.
He suddenly spoke.
“The maximum limit for a single SS member is 10 million. Since Lu Er is so sure that he can win, then don’t hesitate. Moreover, Dutian Racecourse is yours. If he wins more, your commission will naturally be higher as well. You don’t have to stand on ceremony with him.”
Shen Li was speechless.
This was the first time she had seen someone who could speak about such a matter so matter-of-factly…
She glanced at Lu Huaiyu, but saw that his expression was still calm and lazy.
“Let’s follow Second Brother’s advice,” she said and pushed the phone back. “Besides, I may not lose.”
Yu Pingchuan’s gaze lingered on the two of them for a long time before he finally made up his mind.
“Then I’ll go with Ah Li!”
Shen Li said, “… Senior Brother, I think you should follow Second Brother’s lead… In fact, why don’t we both bet on Number Four?”
Yu Pingchuan pointed at her phone.
“But didn’t you already place a bet?”
Shen Li was stunned into silence.
Yu Pingchuan laughed out loud.
“Ah Li, when we came together last year, every time we had different opinions, the result always proved that you were right! Since you’re so insistent this time, then Senior Brother will listen to you for once and go with you!”
Shen Li’s eyelids twitched.
She wanted to persuade him again, but it was too late. Yu Pingchuan had already placed his bet.
After he finished counting, Yu Pingchuan waved his phone at her. His expression was filled with joy and anticipation.
“This time, I will definitely earn back all the money I lost in the previous round!”
Shen Li was silent.
“… I hope so.”
Half an hour later, Yu Pingchuan looked at number four on the electronic screen and fell into a long silence.
The room was very quiet.
After a long while, Shen Li slowly said, “Senior Brother, there are still two preliminary matches and the final match. Why don’t you bet the same as Second Brother?”
Yu Pingchuan picked up the cup and drank the remaining half of the bitter melon juice in one go. Then, enduring the pain, he said, “There’s no need! I’ll just wait for the final match!”
Otherwise, he really did not know if his heart would be able to hold on!
Shen Li coughed lightly. “Okay.”
In the third match, Shen Li bet with Lu Huaiyu that number three would win alone.
The corners of Yu Pingchuan’s eyes twitched.
In the fourth match, Qingfeng would be participating. Lu Huaiyu bet with Shen Li that Qingfeng would win alone.
Yu Pingchuan once again held his heart.
“The finals! Huaiyu, Ah Li, what will you guys be betting on? I’m in!”
Lu Huaiyu looked at the stage and chuckled.
“With Qingfeng around, naturally, I’ll bet on him to win alone.”
Then, someone knocked on the door and walked in.
“Miss Ah Li, Fifth Master, there are three SSS-level members participating in this round of betting.”
Shen Li raised her eyelids slightly.