Chapter 1063 - Next Time, I Won’t Lose
Leland was a famous art capital and a world-famous gambling city.
Countless devout art pursuers and crazy gamblers were there.
Some people poured their passion and love into the land, while some people gambled with their lives and wealth.
There were people who became famous overnight, and there were people who became rich overnight.
Of course, there were more people who spent their lives in obscurity and more people who went bankrupt.
Paradise – The Garden of Eden.
This was the largest underground casino in Leland.
Both he and Shen Li had gone there once three years ago, but after that, they had left Leland and never spoken of it again.
This time, the World Car Championship was set to be held at Leland. As the captain of LY, Shen Li had to go.
This was a forced choice. There was no other choice.
But now, Shen Li had actually taken the initiative to ask to go to Paradise?!
Shen Li had long anticipated his reaction, so she was not bothered by his words. All she said was, “I didn’t drink tonight. I’m very clear-headed now.”
She could not be more clear-headed.
But clearly, Wen Xiao did not think so.
He closed his eyes, took a deep breath, and tried to make his voice sound as calm as possible.
“… Ah Li, I don’t care if you drank or not. I won’t agree to this.”
“I’ve already made my decision.”
Shen Li’s reply was straightforward.
The meaning of her words was very clear: she had already thought it through, and she would definitely be doing it. At this moment, she was not discussing this matter with him, but was informing him.
Wen Xiao had a headache.
By saying this, it proved that she had really made up her mind and would not change it.
No matter what he said, he probably would not be able to persuade her otherwise.
Wen Xiao held his forehead, puzzled.
“Wasn’t the loss you suffered three years ago enough? Why do you still want to go now? Didn’t I say that you would pay back the debt you owed back then–”
“I’ve paid it off.”
Shen Li calmly interrupted him. The corners of her lips curled up as if she was smiling,
“The debt relationship between Saint and I has been dissolved.”
Wen Xiao reacted for a while before he understood what she was saying.
“You’ve paid it off? You paid it off earlier– No, that’s not the point. Anyway, it’s only a matter of these few days…”
He thought for a moment and finally understood. He almost laughed.
“So you’ve just paid off your debt, and now you’re going to repeat the same mistake? Little ancestor, I know you’re rich now, but this isn’t the way to waste your money, right? You–”
“Whether or not I repeat the same mistake, it’s hard to say until the last moment.”
Shen Li leaned against the back of the chair, and the man’s deep and smiling voice rang in her ears again.
‘It’s quite a pity.’
Her slender white fingers lightly tapped on the table.
“When the time comes, Saint will also be there.”
Wen Xiao suddenly quieted down.
After a long while, he asked in disbelief, “Are you sure?”
Shen Li lightly replied with a “Hmm.”
Wen Xiao was silent for a long time, and after a long while, he said,”… So, you’re actually going for him this time?”
Even without Shen Li’s reply, the answer was already clear in his mind.
Even though he was on the other end of the phone, he could still feel that cold and dangerous aura.
That was true. Saint had cheated her three years ago, and this time, he had definitely won against her at the horse racing event. Of course, she was still not satisfied.
Wen Xiao pressed his temples and helplessly advised,”Have you thought it through? Ah Li, that’s Saint.”
If it was against someone else, her chances of winning would be very high. Just like back in Leland, she had won all the bets she had participated in.
But if her opponent was Saint, then it would really be difficult to predict. After all, at that time, the only match she had lost was against him.
Including this bet at the horse racing event, she had still lost.
From Wen Xiao’s point of view, although he was unwilling to admit it, he did feel that Shen Li still had no chance of winning against Saint.
“Putting aside the other troubles, even if you can face him in the end and lose again– What will you do?”
Wasn’t this asking for trouble for herself?
The corners of Shen Li’s lips curled up silently, forming an arc.
She said,”This time, I won’t lose.”
Wen Xiao heard her confident tone and only thought that she would be losing while betting on horses to Saint again.
Since he could not persuade her otherwise, he could only let out a long sigh.
“… Forget it, let’s talk about it when I wake up tomorrow. You caused so much trouble in Leland back then, so if you want to go again, it’ll be really troublesome, not to mention to Paradise.”
Although he was complaining, Shen Li knew that he had agreed.
“Thank you, Uncle Wen.”
Wen Xiao felt that her “Thank you” was not enough to make up for the mental loss he had suffered tonight.
“Alright, I’m hanging up.”
He ended the call, put down the phone, and went back to sleep.
Shen Li took the phone and opened Lu Huaiyu’s dialog box. After looking at it for a few seconds, she slowly typed a few words.
[ Good night. ]
Although Gambler’s early repayment had been somewhat unexpected, Lu Huaiyu was not too bothered about it.
Lu Corporation had a few major projects that needed his personal attention lately, so he returned to the Capital the day after the Jockey Club event had ended.
He had long been certain that he would win at the Jockey Club event, so he did not pay much mind to it.
In short, everything about Gambler seemed to have ended with the end of the Jockey Club and the payment of the last debt.
Shen Li stayed in Hong Kong City.
Shen Zhijin stayed with her for two more days, but he also left because of work.
However, Shen Li continued to live a fulfilling life every day.
Sometimes, she chatted with Old Master Gu, and sometimes, she had tea with Old Madam Gu.
Other times, she spent most of her time either painting or going to the Mill Laboratory.
That morning, Gu Siqi and Gu Sicheng called her and invited her to play at home.
Shen Li remembered that she had promised to tutor them when she had the time.
Actually, with their grades, they did not really need her extra help. This invitation was purely because they missed her.
Shen Li packed up and prepared to go over.
When she left, she happened to see Gu Tinglan in the living room.
She greeted him.
Gu Tinglan asked casually, “Where is Ah Li going?”
Shen Li said, “Second Uncle’s house.”
Gu Tinglan gave a slight smile.
“To help tutor Siqi and Sicheng?”
Shen Li stopped in her tracks and looked over slowly.
Gu Tinglan had already stood up.
“What a coincidence. I also have something to do at Second Brother’s house. Shall we go together?”
Shen Li did not know what to say.
Half an hour later, Shen Li and Gu Tingchuan arrived at Gu Tingchuan’s house together.
The two brothers indeed did not have much homework to catch up on. Instead, they ran over with a few copies of Universe.
Shen Li gave them a simple explanation of her research direction and content.
Of course, this was done in the living room, and Gu Tinglan and Gu Tingchuan were also there.
Gu Tinglan looked at the harmonious scene of Shen Li and the other two sitting together and suddenly smiled.
“Oh right, Ah Li, when will your next painting be auctioned off?”