The cheers got even louder while the whistles were endless and sharp to the ears.
Ning Li was stunned. She has never heard of such a rule in Xiaosong Hill.
She unconsciously looked at Lu Huaiyu who was beside her, but he had his head down.
His slightly messy bangs covered his eyes.
The sharp jawline that went all the way down to his chin was perfectly outlined by the light. It was impeccable.
His eyes were shrouded behind the shadow, as though a layer of mist prevented her from seeing him. She did not know what was going on or what he was thinking.
Ning Li's heart skipped a beat because something was wrong with Lu Huaiyu.
"Second Master Lu?" she called out to him.
The girl's clear voice entered Lu Huaiyu's ears and tore the flashing images in his mind to shreds.
Lu Huaiyu fluttered his eyes and slowly regained his senses.
He leaned back on the seat and unbuttoned his collar.
The suffocating feeling was finally relieved.
From Ning Li's point of view, the man's impeccable side profile, his sexy Adam's apple, and his heaving chest under his unbuttoned shirt… She knew she could not look, but the seduction was huge.
She remembered he was in Yunzhou for rehabilitation, so she got anxious and worried about him.
She unfastened her seatbelt and got closer.
It was then Lu Huaiyu opened his eyes and looked at her.
His deep gaze seemed to contain the most beautiful smile. He slightly curved his eyes and looked rather lazy compared to his usual cold and stiff presence.
Seeing such a handsome face at such a close distance affected Ning Li greatly. She was stunned.
Then, the man said with a soft chuckle, "What are you thinking, little girl?"
Ning Li's eyes twitched helplessly, but when she realized it, he was already out of the car.
The crowd outside the car saw what happened.
"What the hell? Is Second Master Lu gay? A beautiful girl wanted to kiss him and he rejected her?!"
Lu Huaiyu raised a brow at those words.
Ning Li heard them as well when she got out and the grievance almost choked her.
'I was trying to kiss him? Are they blind?'
Bang! She slammed the door shut, and Lu Huaiyu turned around to look her in the eyes. He smiled.
The girl really had a temper.
"That's all for today. She still has homework to do."
Everyone already knew who Lu Huaiyu was, and since he had made it clear, no one dared to stop them anymore.
The little kissing prank died off after Lu Huaiyu told them to stop.
"Yeah, you're right. It's getting late, you'd better finish your homework before going to bed!"
"Girl, hurry up and go home."
Ning Li was speechless.
Lu Huaiyu then looked at Jiang Fan.
"I want to see the money in her card before 12 noon tomorrow."
Jiang Fan was already moody after losing the race and when he heard those words from Lu Huaiyu, he felt like he got punched in the stomach and was suffering from internal damages.
He might be rich, but losing five million in less than 15 minutes was painful even to him.
If his family knew what he did, he would get a serious scolding or even beating.
However, no matter how bold he was, he dared not go back on his word in front of Lu Huaiyu.
He clenched his teeth and said, "Don't you worry. Five million and not a penny less."
Ning Li finally felt better after hearing him.
She looked at Lu Huaiyu again. The man was leaning on the car nonchalantly. It seemed like her worries were useless.
The man's thoughts and methods were fast and sharp. She did not have to worry about him at all.
Jiang Fan left in embarrassment after losing the race. He and his gang left together.
The other group at the foot of the hill got the news, and when the red supercar came back, cheers sounded again.
Ji Shu jumped down from a car's hood and ran to Cheng Xiyue.
"Look, Brother Xiyue, what did I tell you? Ning Li had this in the bag!"
Even he could not beat Ning Li, let alone Jiang Fan.
Cheng Xiyue did not say a word. His eyes were simply fixed on the red car.
When the car stopped, Lu Huaiyu came down.
Cheng Xiyue went up to him and sized him up.
"How are you feeling?"
Lu Huaiyu placed his hands into his pockets and smiled. "Nothing's wrong. I rejected the little girl and made her mad."
Cheng Xiyue sighed a breath of relief, but when he heard the second part, he reacted strangely to Lu Huaiyu's words.
Someone did say the winner would have to kiss the partner.
Cheng Xiyue's face twitched helplessly.
'Does he mean…'
Ji Shu also heard what Lu Huaiyu said. He looked at Ning Li and saw the blank look on her. She might have won the race, but she did not seem happy.
She seemed embarrassed after being rejected in public.
He scratched his head and said, "Oh shucks. I forgot to tell you about this. I'm sorry, little ma'am. Why don't you bring me next time? I'll—"
Lu Huaiyu stared at Ji Shu, and his abysmal gaze looked somewhat colder.
Ji Shu shuddered and turned around curiously. All he saw was Lu Huaiyu waving at Ning Li.
"Let's go, I'll bring you home." He sounded flat but determined.
Ning Li might have something to say about his opinion earlier, but he had helped her win a few times more of the original prize money.
For the sake of money, she did not want to be calculative.
Just when she was about to walk over, Jiang Fan's voice sounded behind her.
Ning Li turned around.
"You won't win so easily next time!"
Jiang Fan was an arrogant man. His loss today had put him to shame, so he ought to regain the respect he lost.
Ning Li wanted to reject the man, but Lu Huaiyu spoke first.
"No more next time. She's in her third year, she doesn't have time to play with you people."
Jiang Fan was embarrassed once again.
Ning Li joined the race just for the money. She did not plan to be a regular either.
She did not argue with what Lu Huaiyu said.
Cheng Xiyue snapped his fingers and said, "Let's go, Little Ning Li."
Ning Li followed Cheng Xiyue and Lu Huaiyu back. Ji Shu headed in a different direction, so he left in his own transport.
The car drove into the inner city.
It was almost 11:00 p.m. The street was filled with cars and bright neon lights.
Lu Huaiyu was in the passenger seat while Ning Li sat in the backseat with her bag.
It was quiet along the way until they arrived at the Ye family's mansion.
"The mockup papers that I gave you, I'll come to check them regularly."
Ning Li looked at him with an unbelievable gaze.
Lu Huaiyu did not realize what was wrong and said in a lazy tone, "Oh and you're still young. Try not to go out at night, and no puppy love is allowed."
Ning Li cursed him a few times in her heart, but since she was still in debt to him, she did not argue.
"Got it." She left.
Cheng Xiyue watched her walk into the mansion before looking at Lu Huaiyu.
"Tsk, you're really trying to get yourself killed."
It was late, but the Ye family's mansion was still bright.
Ning Li opened the door
Su Yuan was sitting on the sofa with a sour look on her face. She raised her voice and questioned Ning Li, "Look who's finally back."