Chapter 264 – What Happened Between Them (4)
At an entertainment centre in a certain suburb of Beijing.
Shen Liangchuan and Qiao Lian had been sitting in a private room for almost half an hour past the appointment time. Su Penghao had not yet arrived.
They sat there sipping tea, not talking to each other.
As they waited in silence, it was as though the cold indifference between them was gradually melting away.
When she thought about how confidently Shen Liangchuan had insisted that Su Penghao would agree, she felt both disappointed for him but also a little gleeful.
After having watched a video of the Zombie Leader in competition, she knew that he had to be noteworthy.
Anyone who trained under that expert would have a great future for sure.
Since she had established this gaming club with Shen Liangchuan, she wanted to ensure that it would do well.
However, she was somewhat put off by Shen Liangchuan’s overconfidence.
He could easily bully her because she wasn’t a capable person.
But did he think that everyone else in the world would be as much of a pushover?
Hence, a part of her was waiting to see him fail.
She reached for her cell phone to look at the time. It was 40 minutes past the appointment time and still, there was no sign of Su Penghao.
But Shen Lianchuan didn’t seem bothered at all. He poured her another cup of tea.
Even Qiao Lian was growing more impatient by the minute. She started surfing for entertainment news on her cell phone.
It was now about an hour past the appointment time.
Shen Liangchuan suddenly got up and walked out of the room.
His sudden movement took Qiao Lian by surprise. Thinking that he must have given up, she followed him.
As she stepped out, she unexpectedly realized that he hadn’t left. Instead he was surveying the corridor. Then he walked towards a private room in front of theirs and knocked on the door.
Qiao Lian was confused.
What on earth was he doing?
She could not figure out what this man was thinking. Was there someone he knew in the private room?
But the door of the private room in front was firmly shut.
Once more, Qiao Lian looked at Shen Liangchuan quizzically. He was calm and called out with his attractive baritone voice, “I know you’re in there.”
The moment he said that, the private room door opened with a clack.
Following the direction of his gaze, Qiao Lian saw that it was Su Penghao standing at the doorway!
She widened her eyes with astonishment. She turned to look at the private room they were in before, and then turned back again, exclaiming, “We booked that room over there. Mr Su, did you go into the wrong room?”
Su Penghao glanced at her contemptuously with his arms crossed across his chest. “So Best Actor Shen would like to start up a gaming club?”
Shen Liangchuan nodded calmly, void of expression. His confidence gave him an air of ease. “I was wondering if you might be interested?”
If he weren’t interested, he wouldn’t have appeared again.
Qiao Lian finally understood. Su Penghao had not made the deal with her because she wasn’t the big boss behind the scenes. He was trying to boost his own standing.
It was indeed true. As she pondered this, he said, “I will agree to participate under two conditions. Firstly, I will not take part in the training! In addition, when competing, the entire team will follow my instructions. You will pay us, but you won’t be allowed to interfere with our training or competing!”
Qiao Lian widened her eyes.
Not allowed to interfere? Not undergoing training?
Then what was she, the trainer, doing here?
Furthermore, how arrogant was this Zombie Leader!
Su Penghao continued, “I don’t think anyone else is qualified to be my trainer, apart from Zi Chuan and Xiao Qiao, who used to play lot back in the days. I have to admit that I’m at the very least on a par with the others!”