Chapter 265 – What Happened Between Them (5)
Qiao Lian was a little taken aback. So Zombie Leader had refused to speak to her because he wanted to be the team leader!
Admittedly, he was really good at the game.
Shen Liangchuan needed a talent of his calibre to run the club, the question was… between Zombie Leader and herself, who would he pick?
She frowned. Then she heard Shen Liangchuan say with his signature resonant voice, “I’m sorry, the answer is no.”
This rejection was something that Su Penghao did not expect. He was stunned momentarily.
Turning to glance at Qiao Lian, Shen Liangchuan said, “Wait for me back in our private room.”
Qiao Lian was reluctant to leave.
However when her eyes met with Shen Liangchuan’s, she knew there was no room to argue and returned to their private room as told.
Su Penghao raised his eyebrows as Shen Liangchuan continued, “Let’s place a bet.”
“Are you up for a one-on-one match?”
The suggestion piqued Su Penghao’s interest. “And what’s at stake?”
“If I win, you join the club unconditionally.”
“And what if you lose?”
“I will agree to your conditions.”
“Accepted!” Su Penghao immediately said, clasping his hands.
Half an hour later.
A blood-curdling yell came out of the private room. “Damn! You’re a total freak! I had my health bar full and you still beat me, with barely no health in yours! And your level is higher than mine?”
Shen Liangchuan lowered his gaze. “Do you accept your defeat?”
Su Penghao gritted his teeth. “Get me the contract, I’ll sign it!”
Shen Liangchuan calmly handed out the contract to Su Penghao. After the contract had been signed, Shen Liangchuan stood up and strode towards the door in silence. Before he exited, he said in a business-like manner, “All team members are to gather in the villa tomorrow at 3 pm sharp. I hope you won’t be late again.”
Shen Liangchuan walked over to the private room in front.
Qiao Lian had no idea what had gone on, only the fact that by the time Shen Liangchuan said it was time to go, Su Penghao was trying his best to please the man, smiling and throwing glances at Shen Liangchuan.
If she hadn’t known that Shen Liangchuan was straight, she would have assumed that he had somehow managed to seduce Su Penghao.
On the way home, her curiosity tempted her to ask what had happened in the private room. However seeing that indifferent expression on his face, she decided to remain silent.
She looked out of the car window, ignoring Shen Liangchuan.
Shen Liangchuan started to explain, “I could see his passion when I watched him playing games. It’s always been his goal to join a club and take part in professional competitions. So I knew he wouldn’t give up until he got in.”
Su Penghao hadn’t turned up after an hour. This could only mean that he had been monitoring them. When Shen Liangchaun walked out to survey the place, he realized that whoever was in the opposite room had a good view of the room they were in, hence he was convinced that Su Penghao was in that room.
And as long as Su Penghao appeared, Shen Lianchuan was confident of making him stay.
Shen Liangchuan’s air of dominance and aggressiveness as he said this made Qiao Lian flinch with bitterness.
He had such thorough understanding of the human behaviour and had been willing to wait for Su Penghao so patiently for an hour.
This man was an extremely manipulative person.
How was she ever going to flee from his control?
Looking down, her thoughts drifted. She kept silent.
Qiao Yi was waiting in the living room when they entered the house.
Qiao Lian smiled at him and put up an amiable front with Shen Liangchuan. She didn’t want her brother to worry.
The three of them had dinner and wished each other a good night.
The moment Qiao Lian and Shen Liangchuan were back in the master bedroom, the warm gentleness that she displayed towards her brother instantly disappeared.
How would she get any sleep tonight?