Chapter 493 - Have You Thought About It Yet?
Chapter 493: Have You Thought About It Yet?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was a moment of silence in the private room.
After a moment, Gu Tinglan laughed.
“Then these two are quite interesting.”
The competition for the championship this round was even more intense than expected.
Following the endless cheers from the stands, the battle between Number 5 and Number 6 was intense throughout. It was almost impossible to tell who was better.
Yu Pingchuan stood at the corridor and held the railing tightly with one hand. His heart was so nervous that it felt like it was about to jump out of his chest.
Finally, at the last moment, Number 5 overtook him again and jumped over the finish line!
The shrieks and whistles resounded throughout the entire Dutian Racecourse.
Yu Pingchuan let out a long sigh of relief.
“It’s alright, it’s alright!”
He touched his forehead and realized that he was sweating buckets.
He turned his head to look at Ning Li with both joy and relief.
“Number 5 is really good! If he had lost this round, I would have really lost everything in Hong Kong City.”
Ning Li also let out a sigh of relief. Then, she tapped on her phone with her finger. Only then did she look up and laugh.
Yu Pingchuan then spoke again with a little regret.
“Ah Li, you really should have bet more.”
Ning Li’s eyelids drooped slightly. After a long while, she finally curved her eyes in a smile.
“You should at least let me keep some of my living expenses. If I really lose all of it, I’ll be in debt…”
She rubbed her temples.
“That feeling probably won’t be very good.”
Hong Kong Airport.
It was already five o’clock in the evening when Lu Huaiyu got off the plane.
Hong Kong City’s summer was hot and humid. Even the wind was a little dry.
He lowered his head and looked at his phone.
The first round of the third day of the Jockey Club had been won by Number 5.
He raised his eyebrows and was about to put his phone away.
Almost at the same time, an unknown number called.
He pressed the answer button.
A respectful and polite male voice came from the receiver.
“Hello, Gambler has transferred 15 million US dollars to your account three minutes ago. The second payment has been paid off. Please check it.”
Lu Huaiyu did not say anything. He only raised his eyebrows slightly and pressed an asterisk to indicate that he understood.
The other party then hung up.
Lu Huaiyu then turned off his phone screen.
After the horse race event, the Gu family held a small celebration party at Bansen Hotel.
However, this party was not very formal. Most of the people attending were young men and women, so the overall atmosphere was more lively.
This was also a social occasion that the younger generation preferred.
The crowd gathered in groups of three or five to talk.
One of the young men looked around.
“Didn’t Miss Ning Li come today?”
The people next to him heard this and exchanged glances.
“Ning Li? Which one?”
“Who else could it be? Old Master Gu himself gifted a horse to her, and Old Madam Gu came out to protect her. Isn’t there only one person who has received such treatment?”
“Ah… you mean her? I didn’t see her. But she wasn’t on the invitation list for this cocktail party, was she?”
“What does that matter? Isn’t it just a matter of the Gu family’s word? Didn’t you see how different Old Madam Gu’s attitude towards her was? Just relying on the Gu family alone is enough for her to ascend.”
“Speaking of which, it’s strange. I’ve never heard of this Miss Ning Li’s name before. Why does she have such a deep background? Even Young Master Zhong met with a snag from her.”
“Not at all.” Someone sneered and lowered his voice. “It’s said that she came from an ordinary background in an eighteen-tier county. It’s only because… she has a slight resemblance to the Fourth Miss Gu that she’s being favored by Old Madam Gu.”
At the mention of the Fourth Miss Gu, the surroundings fell silent for a moment.
After a long while, someone muttered, “No wonder… Then her luck is really good. Just by relying on that face, she…”
If it had been anything else, it would have been fine, but it had to be for such a reason.
It was not pleasant to hear.
“Other than that, that person is also really beautiful. Besides, if the Gu family is willing to pamper her, what can other people say? In my opinion, this Miss Ning Li is really a smart person. It’s good for her to build a good relationship with important people early on.”
These words made the few of them a little restless.
After all, the Gu family was really difficult to build a relationship with. No matter what Ning Li’s background was, it was her ability to be liked by Old Master Gu and Old Madam Gu that proved her ability.
A young man put down his wine glass and said with a smile, “I believe I saw her go upstairs just now. Why don’t I invite her down to play with us?”
When Lu Huaiyu arrived at Bansen Hotel, the sky was already completely dark.
The man’s tall and straight figure could easily capture the hearts of others in the night.
Yan Fei was rushing to the hotel with several other people when she suddenly stopped and looked in a certain direction in a daze.
Zuo Ling asked, “Feifei, what are you looking at?”
Yan Fei came back to her senses and smiled.
“No, I’m probably mistaken.”
The auction would be held tomorrow night, so Lu Huaiyu should not be here today…
She shook her head.
Lu Huaiyu came out of the elevator. He looked left and right before turning right according to the sign.
However, just as he reached the corner, he heard an eager young man’s voice.
“Miss Ning, our invitation to you is sincere. Are you sure you don’t want to come down and play?”
Lu Huaiyu stopped in his tracks and narrowed his eyes dangerously.
The young girl’s cool voice rang out.
“I’m sorry, I’m a bit busy and can’t go.”
Everyone could hear the rejection in her words.
The man seemed to be reluctant to leave, but he was too embarrassed to pester her further.
He smiled and said, “Alright, I can see that Miss Ning is busy. Here’s my business card. If you have time and want to play together, just give me a call.”
Then, the sound of footsteps gradually faded away, as if someone had left.
After that, the sound of a door closing was heard.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows and walked forward. He stood in front of a door and raised his hand to knock on it.
A moment later, the door was opened, and a slightly impatient voice was heard.
“I said I’m very busy– Second Brother?”
Ning Li’s eyes widened slightly, and she looked at the man who suddenly appeared in front of her with a surprised face.
“Why are you here today?”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her. It had only been a few days, but he felt that it had been a long time.
His gaze swept past her hand.
There was a business card between her slender and fair fingers.
His thin lips slowly curled up.
“I was just afraid that my girlfriend would be so busy that she would forget to think about me, alright?”
As he spoke, he stepped into the room and held her hand. With a flick of his fingertips, the business card fell into his hand and crumpled into a ball before falling to the ground.
He closed the door behind him.
Just then, he heard footsteps from outside. It was the man from earlier who had returned and knocked on the door again.
“Miss Ning? I remembered that there’s something I forgot to tell you–”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly and pulled Ning Li over.
Then, he held her shoulder with the palm of his hand and pressed her behind the door without any explanation.
At the same time, he bent his long legs slightly and pressed them against her knees.
Their bodies were so close to each other, that even the air around them seemed to be boiling hot.
Ning Li’s eyes widened slightly.
There were still people outside!
Lu Huaiyu’s heart seemed to be burning with restlessness.
He leaned closer and wrapped her in his arms. He lowered his head and nibbled on her lips, his voice slightly hoarse.
“Now, do you want to?”