Chapter 492 - Tie
Chapter 492: Tie
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Old Madam Gu looked at Ning Li.
“What does Ah Li like?”
Ning Li looked at the two trays on the table in silence.
She had a vague feeling that something was not quite right…
However, since Old Master Gu and Old Madam Gu had spoken, she only hesitated for a moment before nodding.
“The small muffin and peach tea.”
Private Room Number 3.
Gu Tingchuan looked at the English Black Tea and Earl Grey with fresh milk that had been sent over and snorted.
What a miscalculation!
When he was choosing the desserts, he had actually forgotten to order some tea to send over!
It was said that Third Brother had always been very cunning and was indeed unreliable!
He abruptly stood up and walked out.
Private Room Number 4.
Gu Tingyun looked at the classic baked creme brulee and traditional scones that had been sent over and narrowed his eyes slightly.
Compared to drinks, desserts were probably an easy way to please a young girl’s heart.
Just a little bit…
Recalling how his Second Brother had said those words to his eldest brother with a dignified expression, he let out a “Ha” and walked out.
In the corridor, the Second Master of the Gu family and the Third Master of the Gu family had a face-to-face confrontation.
When they saw each other, the two of them stood still in tacit understanding.
The atmosphere was delicate.
After a long while, Gu Tingchuan spoke.
“I heard that you brought tea for father? How rare.”
Gu Tingyun smiled slightly.
“It seems that Second Brother also ordered dessert for Siyang? It’s indeed rare.”
Gu Tingchuan’s hands behind his back slowly clenched.
“It’s rare for Siyang to come back.”
Gu Tingyun nodded in agreement.
“Father has been working hard on the horse racing event recently.”
Gu Tingchuan’s voice was cold.
“It’s just a small dessert. So what if I gave them?”
Gu Tingyun’s brows relaxed.
“Yeah, a cup of tea is really nothing.”
The space froze. There seemed to be some sort of subtle airflow surging in the air.
They were in a stalemate for a moment.
Finally, Gu Tingchuan gritted his teeth and took a step forward.
“What tea did she leave behind?”
Gu Tingyun did not show any signs of weakness.
“What refreshments did she choose?”
After an unknown amount of time…
The two of them looked at each other meaningfully.
Very good, it was a draw.
However, at least they had gotten the answer they wanted, so it was not a loss.
No one said anything more, and they turned around and left in tacit understanding.
The Second Master and Third Master of the Gu family had fought a war without any gunpowder, and they looked at the few servants who passed by not too far away with fear and trepidation.
“Hiss, aren’t these masters usually amiable on the surface? Why are they causing such a ruckus today?”
The conflicts between the rich and powerful families were indeed terrifying!
Ning Li accompanied Yu Pingchuan back to the hotel after watching the horse races that day.
She sat on the sofa and stared at the numbers on her phone screen for a while. Then, she silently calculated the amount.
Still… not bad…
She rubbed her hair and logged out of the interface.
Then, she opened her email.
It was an unread invitation to the Carlsberg Auction.
There were a few more letters before it, but she did not read them.
She opened the latest one.
The Jockey Club would be held for about a week, but the official schedule was only for the first three days. The focus of the next few days would be on the horse auction and some related celebratory and entertainment activities.
Therefore, the Carlsberg Auction was scheduled to be held on the evening of the fourth day of the Jockey Club.
At that time, many celebrities would be attending the event.
Carlsberg Auction House would hold an auction every month. However, usually, with the help of the Jockey Club, the August auction was the highest-ranking and largest event of the year.
Last August, the watch that Lu Huaiyu had owned had sold for the highest price in the auction.
Since then, no other items in the Carlsberg Auction House sold for a higher price, and the record had been maintained until now.
She opened the attachment.
It was the catalog of this auction.
On the second-to-last page was a collector’s grade antique watch– Mond.
There were a total of 1,001 diamonds and sapphires inlaid on the body of the watch. The dial was shaped like the stars and the moon. The whole composition was surrounded by a black strap. The design was as dark and silent as the night, shining brightly like thousands of stars in the silent universe.
Such a watch…
It was no wonder that Lu Huaiyu wanted to come.
Ning Li looked at it for a while before finally clicking off the catalog.
On the third day of the horse races, the competition was still going on in full swing.
Ning Li accompanied Yu Pingchuan back there.
“Ah Li, which one would you like to bet on this time?”
Yu Pingchuan looked at the field and asked.
He now understood the situation. It would not be good to rely on his own judgment. He still needed Ah Li’s opinion.
Ning Li followed his line of sight and looked in that direction a few times.
“Number 5 will win alone.”
Yu Pingchuan was delighted.
“That’s great! I’m also the most optimistic about this!”
Didn’t this mean that his standards were still there?
As he was making his bet on his phone, he said, “Ah Li, since you’re so optimistic and today is the last day of the competition, why don’t you raise the bet amount?”
Two days ago, Ning Li had played quite a few times, but every time, it had only been 100,000 yuan going back and forth.
Although the winning rate was not bad, this amount of principal money was really not worth much.
Ning Li was silent for a while.
“I think 100,000 is pretty good, that’s all. After all, a small bet is good for one’s mood, but a big bet is bad for one’s health.”
Yu Pingchuan suddenly felt as if he had been shot in the knee.
Seeing that Ning Li was unmoved, he no longer tried to persuade her. Instead, he adjusted the amount of money he had bet.
Ning Li looked down at her phone.
“Young Master Tinglan, that person is here again today.”
In private room Number 6, the two senior directors and Gu Tinglan were sitting together.
Even without saying it out loud, they all knew who this person was referring to.
“Number 5 wins alone. The amount of money he has bet–”
The director who was speaking paused.
Gu Tinglan seemed to have thought of something.
“All of the previous winnings?”
Gu Tinglan laughed.
After the first two rounds, the initial 10 million had increased to 70 million.
If this person won again this time, the prize money would go straight up to nine figures.
But if he lost… That would mean that there really would be nothing left.
Gu Tinglan thought for a moment.
“This should be the person with the highest bet amount in this horse race, right?”
“It should be–”
“Wait a minute.”
Another member of the board suddenly spoke up.
“Young Master Tinglan, another SSS level member has just placed a bet. Number 5 to win alone. The bet amount: 10 million.”
Gu Tinglan raised his brows slightly.
“Another 10 million?”
That member’s voice could not conceal his shock.
“It’s…. 10 million USD.”