Chapter 19: Beat Me According to This
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Fine, you win, d*mn it.” Liu Yidao swore as he fumbled in his pocket for a long time. In the end, he only took out a one-dollar coin and two fifty-cent coins.
Liu Yidao looked at the money in his hand. He weighed them, then slammed them heavily on the table before saying to the boss, “Can you take them now?”
The boss smiled and picked up the three coins on the table. He didn’t get angry as he said, “Sure, of course.”
The old boss looked at Liu Yidao as if he was looking at a joke.
However, Liu Yidao didn’t care. He had long been used to this kind of gaze. This kind of gaze was nothing to him.
“Your ticket is ready. Keep it well.” The boss pushed the lottery ticket across the table to Liu Yidao.
Liu Yidao picked it up, put it in his pocket, and was about to walk out.
“Thank you for your patronage. Please come again next time.” The boss shouted from behind.
Xiao Yun saw that the time had come, so he stood in front of Liu Yidao and naively asked, “Brother, can you show me your ticket?”
Liu Yidao, the old lottery winners, and the boss were shocked. They didn’t know when Xiao Yun had entered.
But it wasn’t their fault. They had been too busy watching the scene that unfolded earlier. After all, Xiao Yun was still young and hadn’t made a sound. Of course, he didn’t have any sense of presence either.
Liu Yidao stared at Xiao Yun and askedunhappily, “What?”
“My grandfather taught me to read faces. I see that Brother’s face is rosy, and his nose is full. He must be a lucky man. I also believed that Brother would definitely win the lottery this time, so I wanted to buy a lottery ticket like yours to win a big prize.” said Xiao Yun with a face full of naivety.
In order to win the lottery, Xiao Yun’s actions could be said to be shameless.
But Liu Yidao was elated by Xiao Yun’s words. After all, who wouldn’t want to hear nice words?Plus, Xiao Yun just said he could win the lottery!
Therefore, Liu Yidao’s attitude towards Xiao Yun immediately changed.
He handed the lottery ticket to Xiao Yun and patted his chest to assure Xiao Yun. “Don’t worry, there will be no problem buying it with this brother. You will definitely win the lottery.”
Xiao Yun pretended to look at it, nodded, and whispered, “These two numbers are good. You will definitely win the lottery.”
Liu Yidao was in a better mood when he heard that. He even started humming a little tune.
What he didn’t know was that Xiao Yun’s words were meant for himself.
“Then can I buy the same one as you?” asked Xiao Yun to Liu Yidao while holding the lottery ticket.
The more Liu Yidao looked at Xiao Yun, the more he liked him. So he waved his hand and said generously, “Take it. Just buy the same one.”
Then, Xiao Yun took out five yuan from his pocket and walked to the counter. He handed the lottery ticket to the boss and said, “Boss, just type the exact same one according to this.”
The boss only recovered when he heard Xiao Yun’s words. He was stunned by this child.
He took the ticket from Xiao Yun and asked in shock, “Kid, are you sure you want to buy it?”
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Actually, the rules forbade the sales of lottery tickets to minors. However, this was the first time the shopkeeper had a minor, let alone a three-to-four-year-old child, walk into his shop in all these years.
Of course, the boss could sell it to him. What they didn’t know wouldn’t hurt them. No one would be so bored as to check whether the person who bought the lottery tickets was an adult or not.
Xiao Yun still innocent in his expression, said, “Yes, Boss, I’m sure. You just have to follow that.”
“I still don’t think you should be buying lottery tickets like him. You should know that he has never won the lottery. It’s better for you to take this money and buy some delicious food.” The boss continued to persuade him with his conscience.
Liu Yidao heard this and immediately said, “Hey, Old Wang, what do you mean by this?”
Liu Yidao glared at the boss and said, “If you can’t say it to my face, then I’ll fight you.”
Xiao Yun hurriedly came out to smooth things over. “Come on, guys. We can make money by being friendly. Boss, I’m sure I want it. You can just key in the same thing.”
Since Xiao Yun insisted, the boss had no intention to dissuade him further. Anyway, he had already said what he needed to say. After all, it was not worth it to be beaten up. As long as there was money to be made, it was fine.
The boss handed Liu Yidao’s lottery ticket to Xiao Yun, but Xiao Yun’s was not done yet.
The boss was about to pass the three yuan that he had already pulled out to Xiao Yun, but Xiao Yun was not in a hurry to take it.
Instead, after he took the ticket, he passed it to Liu Yidao. “Thank you, Brother. Brother will definitely win the lottery this time.”
After Liu Yidao heard it, his mood became even better. He even touched Xiao Yun’s head for the first time and said, “Kid, you have good taste.”
Then, he put the ticket into his pocket and left the lottery shop in a good mood while humming a little song.
Xiao Yun thought for a moment after Liu Yidao left. Then, he took out 15 yuan from his pocket and handed it to the boss. “Boss, please raise my bet by ten times. This amount should be enough to pay for the lottery ticket.”
Xiao Yun held it for a long time but still couldn’t see the boss taking the money. So, he put down his aching arm and asked the boss in confusion, “Boss, what’s wrong?”
“What did you say?” The boss didn’t seem to believe what he had just heard, so he needed Xiao Yun to repeat himself.
Xiao Yun repeated in a very good temper, “I said that I want the same lottery ticket just now but with ten times the amount. This money should cover it.”
This time, Xiao Yun didn’t wait for the boss to take the money. Instead, he simply placed the money on the counter.
At this moment, not only the boss but even the people who were watching from the beginning could not remain calm.
Gambler A: “Kid, are you serious?”
Gambler B: “That’s right. You just bet ten times?”
Gambler C: “You don’t know Liu Yidao, the person you just bought the lottery with. He hasn’t won a single lottery.”
At this time, the boss swallowed his saliva and said, “Kid, you should trust us. Just buy one and play. You might as well save the rest of the money to buy some delicious food.
“What they said is true. Liu Yidao hasn’t won a single lottery ticket in so many years. You will just lose your pocket money.” The boss continued to persuade him.
Xiao Yun innocently said, “It’s okay. I’ve really thought it over. I want to bet ten times the amount for the same lottery ticket.”
The boss opened his mouth as if he wanted to say something, but he stopped and put the money on the counter into the drawer. Then, he handed the lottery ticket to Xiao Yun. “Kid, once we sell it here, we won’t refund the money even if you don’t win. Don’t come crying to me when the time comes.”