I’m A Baller - Chapter 36
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In the second round, Wang Yan was the first bidder.
He took a quick glimpse and cautiously called for his bid, four twos.
Li Yao quickly followed suit with five twos.
Guo Zihao and Li Yao exchanged glances. Six twos.
It was Wang Yan’s turn again. He pretended to ponder for a second before calling out eight twos.
“I want to challenge your bet!”
Li Yao excitedly opened his dice cup. There was only a one.
Guo Zihao had one two and no ones. Even if Wang Yan had five twos, he was doomed to lose the bet.
Wang Yan didn’t even bother revealing his dice before taking out another 500 dollars and handing it over to Li Yao.
“Brother, you can’t make it!”
Li Yao fanned the notes as he snorted.
Wang Yan nodded his head earnestly. “Hmm, I’m really not that good at games.”
Guo Zihao snickered and shook his head. “Don’t be a coward! Let me teach you a saying that goes, ‘When you are out in society, you must know how to accept failures and also go all out.’”
Wang Yan was grinning, not angry or anxious.
From then on, it was as if he had been cursed. Wang Yan lost a total of 13 rounds out of the 15 they played. He lost 7,500 dollars in total.
Guo Zihao forced himself to bid for eight fives, but Wang Yan never once challenged his bid. Instead, he immediately bet for nine fives.
Zoom… There went another 500 dollars.
However, in return, Guo Zihao was already on his sixth cup of alcohol while Li Yao had drunk nine cups.
The two of them could barely speak a sentence properly, and their stomachs were lurching.
Li Yao was still deeply immersed in the happiness of receiving the 4,500 dollars while Guo Zihao was slowly realizing that something was amiss.
No matter how dumb he was, there was no way that he couldn’t even win one round.
Right then, a new round began.
Guo Zihao was the first bidder and he bet for five twos.
Wang Yan leaned against the sofa comfortably and calmly made a huge jump. “Eight threes.”
Li Yao didn’t even hesitate. “Open up! I’ll challenge you! I have two!”
Wang Yan shook his head as he counted the money in his hands. The grin on his face hadn’t disappeared once in the past half an hour. “I wanted to trick you there… You’re really smart.”
“That’s right… Burp!”
Li Yao let out a loud burp and bent forward. His neck was visibly stiffened, nausea clawing at his throat as he desperately tried to force down the bile. He grabbed a duck’s neck and devoured it in two mouthfuls.
Liu Li and Reyi Nawu could barely control their laughter, they discreetly scooted over towards Lin Weiwei.
After hearing Li Yao’s burp, Reyi Nawu turned back to take a peek. She was hugging Lin Weiwei for support while desperately gasping for air amid her laughter. “Haha! The two of them are barely surviving.”
Lin Weiwei turned to Liu Li and sighed. “Your boy is really cheeky. You will definitely not be able to keep him under control.”
Liu Li twitched her lips. “Why must I keep him under control? He’s perfectly fine like this.”
Lu Yuanyuan took a sip of her champagne with a satisfied smile before her expression changed immediately after barely two seconds. She chucked down the entire glass down her throat before shouting excitedly, “What the f*ck! I almost forgot! Hurry, hurry, order another bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne. Didn’t they say the first person to vomit would have to pay for the bills?!”
The ladies were stunned for a moment before breaking into laughter as they looked at each other.
“What the heck, how are you so smart?!”
Lu Yuanyuan didn’t even care about what they said. She took the bottle and was filling up everyone’s cup with champagne. As everyone’s glasses were filled to the brim, she stumbled over to An Lu and Fu Yushi to fill up their cups as well.
Fu Yushi and Lu Yuanyuan were not actually on good terms. Seeing how enthusiastic Lu Yuanyuan was, she was caught off guard. She didn’t know how to react.
‘What is she doing? Does she want to reconcile?’
She was about to give in and thank Lu Yuanyuan. However, just when she was about to say thank you and strike up a conversation, Lu Yuanyuan scoffed and left her after filling her cup to the brim.
Fu Shiyu was so exasperated that she was breathing deeply through her nose.
The crazy woman wasn’t dumb. She sashayed back with the empty bottle in her hands so that others would praise her for her achievements.
Lin Weiwei shook her head helplessly and called the waiter over. “Can I have two more bottles of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold?”
Liu Li, who usually wouldn’t make any comments in such a situation, suddenly spoke up. “Four bottles, please!”
Everyone turned towards her in shock and stared at her with their eyes wide opened.
“What a protective girlfriend…”
“What a vindictive woman…”
“Tsk tsk, these two people are literally made for each other. No wonder they fell for each other at first sight.”
Liu Li gave an innocent and harmless smile, acting as if she didn’t understand what they were talking about, but internally she was thinking, ‘Who allowed you guys to bully my Wang Wang?!’
At that rate, Guo Zihao and Li Yao would most probably be crying in pain over the toilet.
Who was actually the bully?
Guo Zihao tried to stabilize himself as he stared at the dice in his cup intensely. A one, three fives, and one six. He was assured and confidently bet for four twos. He prayed internally that Wang Yan wouldn’t challenge his bid.
In the end, Wang Yan didn’t even check his own dice before blindly challenging his bid.
“You have one two and Brother Li has three twos. Tsk, I lost again…”
Wang Yan took out his money elatedly. Guo Zihao could feel the anger welled up in his chest and was so tempted to punch the man before him.
“You freaking… Burp!”
He was just about to curse when he was interrupted by his own burp. As a result, he became a joke.
Wang Yan backed away immediately and comforted him patiently. “Brother Guo, if you can’t drink anymore, don’t force yourself. Admit defeat and we’ll call it a day, sound good?”
Li Yao finally came back to his senses as he babbled, “That’s, that’s right… Brother, Brother Guo, health is our top priority. Don’t, please don’t ever push your limits.”
Guo Zihao snorted in anger.
‘F*ck you, Li Yao!
‘Now that you’ve earned enough, you cannot wait for me to admit defeat and pay for the bills?’
“I won’t admit defeat!”
Guo Zihao stood up abruptly and closed his eyes tightly. He lifted his head and forcefully gulped down more than half the cup, but the one mouthful that was left in the cup, he could no longer force down.
He stumbled for a bit and his stomach contracted violently, forcing everything up and out. The projectile vomit splattered everywhere.
The alcohol that was still in his gullet was the first to come up, but once nausea clawed at his throat, he could no longer control it. As a result, his vomiting shot up like a fountain.
“Gack… Burp… Huuk!”
His vomit literally splattered across over the length of two feet due to the pressure that was built up within him. It traveled across the entire table and splattered all over Li Yao’s face.
Li Yao had never been so unfortunate. Just when he thought he was able to escape the bills, his satisfied grin barely painted across his face before a lump… a slice… a ball… and another lump of unknown substance flew towards him.
What the heck! How could he describe it?
Li Yao had no idea, either. He barely had any time to react and was like a deer caught in the headlights, scared to his wits.
At that moment, when the disaster unfolded in front of him, Li Yao felt as if a lock within him was opened and everything in front of his eyes played in slow motion.
The vile viscous and dark yellow chunks slowly flew towards him, and a half-chewed Pistachios was taking the lead, like a general leading his troops.
Li Yao jerked on instinct. With both of his hands holding on to the table to support his body weight, he was ready to jump backward.
However… his survival instincts didn’t seem to work.
Just when Li Yao was supporting himself using the table to stand up, his face was already covered by unknown viscous substances.
In the process, he accidentally kicked over a chair that slammed onto the floor with a loud bang. The gigantic leap that he imagined didn’t happen as he had expected.
The next moment, a thick, pasty feeling and a pungent smell overtook his senses. Huuk! Li Yao’s hands were still holding on to the edges of the table for support as his projectile vomit splattered right back.
After Guo Zihao had retched to his stomach’s content, he leaned forward and sank to his knees. Suddenly, his entire world was spinning.
At that moment, there was a particular song’s lyrics that perfectly fitted the context, resonating through his head.
‘The rain that was falling from the skies were angels’ tears.’
Wang Yan was trapped between these two fellows and could only scoot to the corner of the sofa. He was trembling in fear as he stood on his toes on the sofa.
‘Brothers, please mind where you are splattering.
‘Are they performing a show by displaying the dishes they’ve eaten?
‘Cashew nuts, watermelon, grapes, duck neck, duck wing, duck gizzard, corn, and sunflower seeds…
‘What the f*ck, that’s disgusting, I’m going to take my leave!’
Wang Yan grabbed his bag and took a detour around the two of them, back to where Liu Li was so that he could find comfort.
The mic hogger was a little worried. “Those two guys are fine, right?”
Liu Li was undisturbed. “Vomiting after you have a few drinks is no big deal.”
However, she immediately turned to Wang Yan with an anxious look. “Are you okay?”
Everyone was flabbergasted.
Her man was the one who was bullying others. How would he be not okay?!
Lu Yuanyuan asked interestedly, “Eh, Wang Wang, how much did you spend?”
“I didn’t count.”
Nawu quickly followed up with, “How many cups did you have?”
“I didn’t even have a sip.”
The ladies were about to admit defeat.
They had never seen someone who played the game like Wang Yan. He didn’t take a single sip, so he was paying to make them vomit?
Nonetheless, on second thought, they were no better. All of them were engrossed in their conversations and no one actually bothered showing concern to the two brothers who were suffering.
Except for An Lu, who didn’t leave Guo Zihao’s side and was busy taking care of him.
“Tell me, what exactly is An Lu after?! Is there anything good about Guo Zihao that matched her?”
In reality, as third parties, none of them had any right to judge what she was doing.
Wang Yan suddenly remembered the sunk cost theory that was applicable to bootlickers.
He would never experience that in the future.
While he was engrossed in his thoughts, his arms were wrapped around Liu Li’s ant waist.
At the other end of the room, Guo Zihao had almost emptied his stomach.
Since they were only guzzling down the alcohol, they would quickly sober up after vomiting all the contents in their stomach. They were much soberer as compared to five minutes ago, but the stench was making them uncomfortable.
Looking down, his clothes and pants wore many unidentifiable chunks. He couldn’t help but feel disgusted.
Suddenly, he felt his scalp itching. Extending his hands to scratch…
‘What the f*ck!’
He leaned forward once more and the acids in his stomach were vomited out as well.
The two brothers who were in the same boat had finally emptied their stomachs. They held onto each other for support as they dashed towards the bathroom miserably.
The waiter was a rather young male. When he saw the chaotic scene before his eyes, he could feel the tears welling up in his eyes. At that moment, he really wanted to cry.
Wang Yan immediately gave him some encouragement. “Little brother, did you see the money on the table? Take ten notes, clean ones, and that will be your cleaning fee. Will that be okay?”
The little waiter was over the moon. He quickly cleaned up the area enthusiastically without any complaints.
Nawu burst out laughing and was leaning onto Liu Li’s body as she ridiculed him. “Wang Wang, how could you be so bad! They were only left with those notes for comfort…”
Lin Weiwei, Lu Yuanyuan, and Liu Li were laughing so hard that they were falling onto each other.
While Guo Zihao and Li Yao cleaned up themselves and exited the toilet, they saw everyone laughing, fooling around, singing, and dancing. No one was actually concerned about how harshly they had been vomiting.
Guo Zihao’s eyes were flaring with anger.
If everyone else was making jokes out of them, they would at least know that their presence was felt, even if they might have felt a little uncomfortable.
Unlike right then, when everyone’s indifference was more unsettling than their mockery.
At second glance, Wang Yan was perfectly fine and still having a great time with his girlfriend. At the same time, Reyi Nawu was right beside them, laughing and enjoying herself.
The difference in attitude was too significant for him to ignore. Guo Zihao lost his control and immediately shouted, “F*ck! You’ve been fooling with me?”