When Zhu Maolin came back from the outside, he found that Little Lu was no longer in her seats. The induction cooker was turned off, and the soup was no longer warm.
Maybe she happened to go to the bathroom or something? Zhu Maolin had this idea subconsciously.
He shook his head and glanced at the thing he had just bought. It was a small cake from a nearby bakery.
But after waiting for a while, Zhu Maolin still didn’t see Little Lu coming back. He couldn’t help but feel something went wrong. He simply called the manager, “My friend who just worked part-time with you, has she left?”
“Ah… I remembered it.” The manager apologized, “I’m sorry. I was so busy that I didn’t notice Mr. Zhu is back. Here’s the case. Your friend just hurriedly came to me and said she has an emergency. She can’t come to you, so she asked me to pass you this message.”
“Really?” Zhu Maolin nodded and said abruptly, “She has an emergency?”
“It seems so…” The manager thought for a moment and said, “It appears like something urgent at home. I’m not sure. But, she seems to be quite anxious. Probably something is going on.”
“En, I got it.” Zhu Maolin nodded, and then said directly, “Let me pay the bill.”
“Please visit again!”
After leaving the hot pot restaurant, Zhu Maolin glanced at the time. She should be at home by now.
I should go back since I have made a decision already. Zhu Maolin told himself.
Then, after arriving at his car in the parking lot, Zhu Maolin recalled what the hot pot restaurant owner said. After thinking for a while, he picked up the phone, “Hey, Tboy? Well, help me search for Little Lu’s phone number. Um, the model who is in our short film shooting. Send it to my phone later.”
As an acquaintance, it should be natural to ask about her situation, right?
Soon after, Tboy sent Little Lu’s phone number over. After he inputted all the numbers, he seemed to hesitate.
— She seems to be in a hurry? There is something urgent at home…
— Today is my birthday. Really, take a look if you don’t believe me…
He finally pressed the dial button and put the phone by his ear: Sorry, the number you have dialed is currently not available…
Her house seems to be in this direction.
The car engine started.
Hou Chen Yuhan wanted to reject it.
Hou Chen Yuhan thought so: This man in sportswear should not be a troublesome person. There is absolutely no reason for me to be in such a ridiculous gamble.
As for one million, she knew she was interested. However, she didn’t like the vibe of this place, filled with desire and ecstasy. Her nerves couldn’t seem to relax here.
Hou Chen Yuhan shook her head. Just when she was about to refuse, she saw the wealthy wives outside the crowd walking in. Apparently, they had found her. They approached with an ugly expression.
Hou Chen Yuhan knew the situation was going to be bad. These rich wives didn’t intend to let her go easily, especially after she was trying to sneak away under the pretext of going to the bathroom.
At this time, another young and handsome man selected by Liu Zixing could not wait to walk to Ah Jie at the gambling table with a look of anticipation on his face.
They will only gamble for 3 rounds, right? I don’t need to pay a single cent. I just need to draw the card on his behalf. With that, he will pay me a million. At this time, Liu Zixing had directly thrown out a million worth of chips in front of the gigolo!
One million. Even if he were lucky, it would take him a few months to earn it with months of effort servicing those old and ugly rich women!
“Can I take it?” But he was still a little worried. Ah Jie was the casino’s consultant. It would be strange if he weren’t concerned.
Ah Jie said calmly at this time, “It’s fine. Since this Mr. Liu wants to reward you, you can take it at ease. Don’t worry. The casino won’t take away your tip.”
One million tips.
As someone in the service industry, he knew that he and the man ten years older than him were people from two different worlds.
When the million was placed in front of him, it appeared as if the money was not too tempting. He was just a gigolo, after all.
Hou Chen Yuhan also hesitated and walked to Liu Zixing. Liu Zixing glanced briefly and said nothing. Following the same procedure, he also gave a million chips directly.
Hou Chen Yuhan suddenly shook her head and whispered, “I don’t want this money. Can you take me out of this place safely?”
Liu Zixing was taken aback. Someone who doesn’t want money? This was the first time he met such a person. He was not a total fool, especially after using great courage to bet with the mysterious boss in a desperate situation. Though, he had not found that something on his body had already changed.
He noticed that the woman in front of him seemed to be anxious, looking back frequently. She was unlike the lady working here, nor the kind of wealthy people. She had a simple and elegant outfit, but not noble.
“Are you in trouble?” said Liu Zixing calmly.
“Someone brought me here.” Hou Chen Yuhan nodded, whispering, “I don’t like this place very much.”
“Alright.” Liu Zixing nodded, “Since I said one million is for you, you should take it. I’m not taking back my words. It’s fine to take you out of this place in safety, but you need to draw cards on my behalf.”
Hou Chen Yuhan still said scrupulously, “But, what if I lose? I don’t have so much money to pay you back.”
Even with ten of her lifetime, she could not earn as much as the chips at stake. She wouldn’t dare to get involved in this gamble easily unless the other party could give her enough assurance.
“I will never lose.” Liu Zixing’s eyes were sharp at this time, “Especially today, especially in gambling. Don’t worry, even if you lose, I won’t let you pay me half a cent. There are so many people here who can testify to it. If you are still worried, it doesn’t matter if you want to have a written testimonial now.”
For the latter part of the sentence, Liu Zixing had raised his voice so that everyone around him could hear it crystal clear.
Ah Jie across the table admired it even more at this time, “Mr. Liu is so courageous! After three rounds, regardless of winning or losing, I am willing to make you my friend, Ah Jie!”
“Sure, I’d like to make friends with you too.” Liu Zixing nodded.
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