“Is it that three women?”
In the casino’s lobby, Liu Zixing was still sitting at the same table. However, since the bet between him and Ah Jie was over, this table was still closed.
Although the new banker had taken over the previous one, he was standing here nervously. He even wiped the cards prepared for the gamblers with a rag…
If this peculiar guy doesn’t go away, who dares to gamble?
At this time, listening to Liu Zixing’s abrupt words, Hou Chen Yuhan was startled. She then quickly glanced at the rich wives. They were not leaving but standing near another table, taking glimpses of her occasionally.
It appeared they were reluctant to come over. They probably couldn’t guess the relationship between Liu Zixing, who won a lot of money, and Hou Chen Yuhan.
“Yes.” Hou Chen Yuhan nodded quickly.
Anyway, there was no one else at the baccarat table. She was not afraid that others would hear her talking, “They dragged me to this place. Initially, I thought it is just a place for leisure, so…”
“You are married,” said Liu Zixing coldly.
Hou Chen Yuhan was startled. She wanted to ask him how he found out, but the man nodded when he looked at her finger with the ring. She quickly added, “I am not that kind of person. I don’t come here to have fun with other men.”
Liu Zixing shook his head, “Your business has nothing to do with me. After I get the money, you have to follow me for your escape. Then, we go our separate ways. Since you say you don’t want the money, then I won’t give it.”
Hou Chen Yuhan nodded.
The waiting time was always long. Hou Chen Yuhan didn’t know what to say to this man, feeling extremely awkward. She felt disturbed in this environment too, and yet she didn’t dare to walk away.
She took out the phone and took a look, only to realize her phone had already run out of power and it turned off automatically. She had her charger, but she didn’t know where to recharge her phone at the moment.
“You are lucky.” Hou Chen Yuhan was still timid. She was afraid that those rich wives realized that she had nothing to do with this man. Hence, he approached Liu Zixing again.
She was even more afraid that once these wealthy wives and students stepped forward and stirred up trouble, the man would ignore her for fear of trouble and not take her out of this place. Hence, she got to find some topics.
Even if the chat went on awkwardly, at least they won’t seem to be strangers.
“Luck?” After listening, Liu Zixing shook his head and sneered, “If I say, I have used all my luck in the future for today, would you believe it? I might even die on the street because of bad luck tomorrow.”
Hou Chen Yuhan shook her head. This man gave her a very strange feeling. She wasn’t touched, but she felt this man was a poor homeless soul.
A person who had become rich overnight and had money that others couldn’t make for a lifetime – he seemed so pitiful.
“I don’t believe it myself.” Liu Zixing laughed at himself, “But, that’s the truth.”
“Don’t be so pessimistic.” Hou Chen Yuhan shook her head, “You are well and fine. Why will you die?”
“Is it weird to die in an accident?”
Liu Zixing said calmly, “The population of this world is large. Anything impossible has its probability magnified in these horrifying statistics. I saw one piece of news a few years ago that you may not even believe. There are a father and son who just came home from dinner at their grandparents’ house. On the way, the father got off the car and went to the nearby convenience store to buy something to coax the child. The child stayed in the car because of inconvenience. Unexpectedly, only a few minutes later, when the father saw the green light to cross the road, he was hit by a drunk driver. As a result, the father was sent to the hospital, but no one knew there was a child in the car. The child died of suffocation. You might say that the suffocated child was already unfortunate and eventually died because of misfortune. The world has not given him any warmth. Isn’t this tragic enough? But it still happened. So, if I am going to die tomorrow, what’s so strange about it? What’s wrong? Are you feeling sick?”
Liu Zixing noticed this woman, who drew cards on behalf of him, had lowered her head. Her lips were tight, and her face was pale.
“No… I…” Hou Chen Yuhan shook her head, took a deep breath, and forced a smile, “It just feels like what you said is correct.”
“Are you the child’s mother?” said Liu Zixing abruptly.
Hou Chen Yuhan suddenly raised her head, looked at him incredulously, and said subconsciously, “You already knew?”
Liu Zixing shook his head, “I guess it. I’m accurate in my guess today. Do you believe it or not?”
As if afraid that Hou Chen Yuhan would not believe it, Liu Zixing picked up the playing cards he had used but had not yet taken away, and drew one, “Queen of spades.”
He drew the card just like what he said. The revealed card showed that it was the queen of spades.
He declared a number before he drew the card. Once again, it went according to what he said. It was like he already knew what card would be drawn.
“This…” It was hard for Hou Chen Yuhan to imagine that something like this would happen, but instinctively, she knew that the man did not tell any lies, “Then, can you guess my name?”
“I can’t guess this.” Liu Zixing shook his head, “There are only fifty-two cards. I should have enough luck for it. But the combinations of names are infinite. I am afraid that my luck is not enough. As for the guess just now, I have a wild idea from observing you. I’m sorry. I didn’t intend to bring up your sore spot. Please don’t mind me.”
“No problem.” Hou Chen Yuhan shook his head and said sadly, “It’s been a long time.”
Liu Zixing nodded, looked at the casino’s door, and said suddenly, “Be prepared. After I withdraw the money, follow me and leave. I have a hunch that someone is already waiting for me outside.”
“You mean the people working for the casino?” Hou Chen Yuhan was surprised.
“Not necessarily.” Liu Zixing smiled calmly, “I’m trash. I have ruined my family for gambling. Even my dearest mother would cut off relations with me and drove me away. It’s normal to have enemies.”
“But you…” Hou Chen Yuhan planned to say something else.
Liu Zixing had already stood up. The casino consultant Ah Jie walked up to him with the check.
She looked at Liu Zixing silently. Since you even said words like this, why come to this place again to gamble?
“Welcome to visit next time. I will not lose to you next time.” smiled Ah Jie calmly.
As if the money lost was only a small amount.
Liu Zixing silently accepted the cheque and then checked his account with his phone. After verifying that the remaining money had already been deposited. He looked at Ah Jie and said calmly, “This is probably the final time I gamble grandly. ”
Ah Jie frowned instantly, “You mean you won’t gamble for money anymore?”
Such an opponent that he could not defeat did not make him feel frustrated but instead aroused his desire to overcome. His state of mind was always calm since he debuted. However, he became even slightly angry because of Liu Zixing’s words.
“No.” Liu Zixing shook his head, “I mean I won’t gamble with money anymore, but I will still bet on other things.”
“What to bet?” Ah Jie asked subconsciously.
“Right.” Liu Zixing nodded, “This is the only thing I can bet on in my life.”
After Liu Zixing finished speaking, he didn’t continue the conversation but directly signaled Hou Chen Yuhan to follow him, and then left in front of Ah Jie.
Ah Jie had a feeling that he would not meet this strange man in the future just like his master, the one known as the God of Gamblers. After losing to someone who knew nothing about gambling, he had never reencountered this opponent.
He suddenly remembered the last words the master had said before he debuted: There is no strongest gambler in the world, but there must be the strongest gambler. Those who dare to gamble against destiny, use life as a bargaining chip, and finally win against heaven.
The young gambler quietly gave in. He did not dare to challenge his destiny and future.
A simple merry-go-round and seesaw.
Impermanent banyan tree shadow swayed along with the early winter wind.
Swings were also installed on the small sand pool. Zhu Maolin and Little Lu sat on adjacent swings.
It was a simple slice of tiramisu. The cake piece was the size of Little Lu’s hand.
After sitting down, Little Lu didn’t say a word. She reluctantly used a fork to cut a little bit of the cake and put it into her mouth with great care and gratitude.
After a long aftertaste, she was only willing to cut out another bit with a fork. It was as if the small tiramisu slice was the world’s most precious delicacy.
This was probably the most blissful and satisfying way to eat this cake.
Zhu Maolin did not ask how the injury on Little Lu’s face came from, nor did he ask why she had to sit on the stairs downstairs and cry secretly. Even if he saw that her clothes were a little messy, he did not ask. Little Lu had to take the initiative to say.
It was inevitable to have things that one didn’t want to let others know. This was what Zhu Maolin said at the hot pot restaurant not long ago to Little Lu.
At 11:37 in the evening, he was here with Little Lu for more than ten minutes. There were twenty-three minutes left before midnight.
This time in the future was like the cloudy sky over the night. It was impossible to know how these clouds would change in the next second.
“Hmm… I’m reluctant to eat.” Little Lu suddenly stopped, kept the remaining cakes into the box, looked at Zhu Maolin, and whispered, “If this box can stop for a year, I can still open it at the same time next year.”
Younger girls had such absurd and beautiful fantasies in their hearts.
But Zhu Maolin was no longer young even if he knew that as long as he said something at this time, he might be able to leave a deep impression in this girl’s heart.
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