Chapter 479: He Was Cunning and Ruthless While She Was Bent on Seeking Revenge
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Si Yiyan smirked at Anatolia and said, “I didn’t expect that Young Master Anatoli would be so interested in Chinese culture.”
Anatoli was overwhelmed with an ominous feeling. Si Yiyan had yet to place another bid even after a long while.
“Young Master Anatoli has placed a bid of one billion yuan. Would anyone like to place a higher bid?” asked the auctioneer, who was shocked that the set of Four Treasures of the Study could warrant such a high bid. He was so excited and agitated that his voice began to quiver.
Anatoli finally realized that he had fallen into Si Yiyan’s trap.
“One billion, calling once!”
“One billion, calling twice!”
“One billion, calling thrice! Sold!”
The sound of the hammer being knocked against the wood struck Anatoli, and he felt as if the hammer was being slammed onto his heart instead, causing him immense and excruciating pain. His puerile and exquisite face contorted into a grimace and he thought to himself,
Wen Xinya stared at Anatoli and sneered. “Congratulations, Young Master Anatoli! You’ve just spent a billion yuan on a set of Four Treasures of the Study which is only worth 500 million. You’re really wealthy!”
The crowd broke into a commotion as soon as she finished her words.
Si Yiyan gazed at her affectionately, finding it a pity to have missed the opportunity to buy Wen Xinya the set of Four Treasures of the Study.
Gritting his teeth in anger, Anatoli glared at Wen Xinya and sneered. “Thank you. No amount of money can buy happiness. It’s just a billion yuan. It means nothing to me.”
Wen Xinya smiled at Anatoli, who was grimacing in dismay. She quipped. “Young Master Anatoli, you’re the heir of the Ivanov Family. One billion yuan is definitely not going to mean much to you.”
Anatoli grabbed his Chinese beau by her hair, causing her to shriek in pain. However, she had no choice but to follow his motions. Anatoli leaned towards her and planted a kiss on her lips fiercely before turning to glance at Wen Xinya, chuckling smugly.
A sullen and austere expression formed on Si Yiyan’s face.
Wen Xinya pressed his hand down, in a bid to stop him from acting rashly. She was not at all bothered by Anatoli’s derisive actions. She stared at Anatoli and continued, “However, the Four Treasures of the Study is an inherited culture that belongs uniquely to our nation. I wonder if you know the significance behind it, especially since you’re born and bred in Russia. I wonder if you can put the Four Treasures of the Study to good use and allow its value to be exhibited.”
Si Yiyan did not have to intervene yet.
Anatoli exclaimed, “Great! Terrific! Rex, you’ve got some guts!” Wen Xinya was indirectly trying to say that Anatoli had spent a billion yuan on a set of items that would be worthless to him. Anatoli turned as pale as a sheet, and the veins on his face could be seen clearly.
Wen Xinya again snorted with laughter and stared at Si Yiyan. “Si, do you think Young Master Anatoli is spluttering nonsense because of how overjoyed he is? How could he know if you’ve got guts or not? I’m the one who knows best,” Wen Xinya said while kissing Si Yiyan’s lips gently.
“Yes! Only you know best,” Si Yiyan said in a low and alluring voice. He then kissed her gently on her sideburns before whispering into her ear, “I’ve pinned all my desires and hopes on you!”
The demure and conservative Wen Xinya had suddenly transformed into a seductive hussy. It was a test of his emotional tenacity and his ability to control his urges.
Anatoli rose from his seat and kicked the table over. Glowering at Wen Xinya, he stormed off in a huff.
Wen Xinya’s pupils constricted and she suddenly got the chills, which gave her goosebumps. The menacing and intense gaze in his eyes made her shudder in fear.
“It’s alright! I’m here!” Si Yiyan said, pinching her hand.
Wen Xinya finally felt much more relieved. “I’m no longer as afraid of Anatoli as I used to be. He may be capable, but he’s still immature. I managed to provoke him easily just by playing some tricks on him. He actually bought a set of Four Treasures of the Study at such an exorbitant price. He’s nowhere as scheming, intelligent or ruthless as you are. He’ll never be able to defeat you, though he might be able to trump others.”
Si Yiyan said with a smile, “Turns out you were just trying to test his level of intelligence.”
Wen Xinya pouted her lips and said, “Well, I’ve offended him, nonetheless. He definitely won’t let me off if he finds out who I am. I might as well take the chance to find out more about him. Should anything happen in the future, we’d be able to prevent against his attacks to a certain extent. It’s better than sitting back and doing nothing.”
Si Yiyan kissed her and said, “You’re right.”
She had always had her own ideas and decisions. She was neither indecisive nor arrogant. She possessed great tenacity, grit, and ambitions, and could withstand all pressure and problems she faced. Those were her most attractive qualities.
Wen Xinya chuckled proudly and said, “It may be hard to deal with him, but we can defeat him so long as he has flaws.”
The slight hiccup did not affect the auction at all.
Si Yiyan placed his bid and won the auction for a blood-jade piece that was sculpted into a flower. It was clear and bright, mesmerizing and beautiful.
Si Yiyan immediately ordered for the jade flower to be sent to their table. Si Yiyan picked up the maroon jade piece and stuck it into the hair beside her sideburns. Although she was wearing a mask, Si Yiyan could tell how gorgeous she looked.
As soon as Anatoli entered again, he was greeted with the sight of Si Yiyan and Wen Xinya behaving intimately. Resentment grew within him again, though he tried his best to suppress it.
The auction was about to end.
Wen Xinya finally understood what Si Yiyan meant by the climax was at the end.
Wen Xinya was shocked out of her senses when lands and mines were put up and auctioned off at exorbitant prices. Those were the items that were truly tempting and valuable.
Whenever Anatoli placed his bids, Wen Xinya would often raise a counter-offer and call a higher bid willfully in a bid to provoke Anatoli. However, she would often stop whenever Anatoli was at his breaking point, leaving him filled with anger.
She was actually trying to tell Anatoli that she would pay him back in his own coin.
Once Anatoli saw her as a threat, he would be more cautious of her… only then would she be able to reduce the chances of her identity being exposed.
Anatoli could not hold a candle to Wen Xinya at all, in terms of wit and strategies.