Chapter 842: I Suddenly Want to Lose to You
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Although the proposal had already been confirmed, Wen Xinya did not let Yan Shaoqing and Li Mengjie execute it immediately. They were still in the midst of preparing for the expansion into the health products. Yan Shaoqing could not handle so many things at once. Talented manpower was her greatest obstacle.
She hoped that the poaching of undergraduates studying abroad would proceed successfully! Otherwise, her plans would all be in vain.
Wen Xinya rubbed the black chess piece in her hand gently while staring at the different colored chess pieces. A strange look formed in her eyes.
Si Yiyan grabbed one of the white chess pieces using his slender and long fingers. Exuding a domineering aura, he said, “There’s no point in thinking so much. When it comes to chess, you have to go step by step even if you have a strategy.”
Wen Xinya’s eyes lit up and she held the chess piece in her slender hand. The juxtaposition of the black and white chess pieces seemed rather austere. “You’re right. I was thinking too much.”
She then bent forward and placed the black chess piece on the board.
The most important thing for her to do now was to deal with the Xiao Family.
“I didn’t expect you to become so shrewd at chess.” Si Yiyan placed the white chess piece in his hand and fiddled with it for a while. It was as if he was in control of everything. He then put down his chess piece.
Wen Xinya often kept a low profile at the start and gradually showed her prowess later into the game.
Staring at the chessboard, Wen Xinya said firmly, “I must win this round of chess.”
Old Mr. Mo had never given in to her during chess, unlike Si Yiyan, who often gave her advantages, though he would never let her win. Hence, winning a round against Si Yiyan had now become her goal.
Si Yiyan placed his chess piece down and sipped on his tea leisurely. “It’s not easy to win me.”
He sounded calm yet mysterious.
However, Wen Xinya could not tell the meaning in his words and she stared at Si Yiyan who was sitting on the chair, clad in a black shirt. He looked relaxed yet graceful and elegant as if he was isolated from the world. It was as if he was a God staring down at the people condescendingly from above.
His eyes were glowing like constellations and he had a smile on his lips. She could not take her eyes off him at all.
Si Yiyan chuckled and said, “Your turn.”
There was a tinge of smugness in his crisp, clear and elegant voice. Wen Xinya hurriedly got a grip on her emotions and placed a black chess piece down.
Just as she was about to retract her hand, Si Yiyan bent forward and pressed her hand down. “Are you sure you want to make this move?”
He gazed at her and looked into her eyes, on which there was still some water that made them glisten. He stared hard and realized that he could still see her emotions within them.
Wen Xinya suddenly woke up and stared at the chessboard, only to discover… that things seemed to have taken a turn and she was one move away from losing.
Si Yiyan continued to hold her hand and said, “You haven’t set the chess piece down yet. You still have time to change your mind.”
He did not carry any hopes for her chess ethics.
Wen Xinya hung her head low, feeling the warmth of his hand which seemed to have spread to her heart. Her palms turned sweaty and she retracted her hand from his before saying nonchalantly, “I won’t change it.”
“Aren’t you going to regret it?” Si Yiyan asked with a smirk, surprised by how resolute she had gotten all of a sudden. He finally placed the black chess piece that he had been fiddling with onto the chessboard.
All of a sudden, the white chess pieces seemed to have formed a huge net surrounding the black chess pieces, which were then quickly defeated.
“No!” Wen Xinya exclaimed before glancing at the chessboard. It was just like the chessboard of her life. She had never once defeated Si Yiyan. It turns out… she had already lost to him right from the start, though she did not feel indignant at all. She was completely defeated by him ever since she met him, but… she did not regret it.
Si Yiyan raised his head and glanced at Wen Xinya.
Her gaze was still bright and clear like dew in Spring that was glistened stunningly beneath the sunlight. It was as if it were the most beautiful sight on earth.
However, Si Yiyan understood the look in her eyes. He suddenly picked up the chess piece that he had just laid down and said, “You may not regret your decision, but I do.”
Staring at Si Yiyan in puzzlement, Wen Xinya said, “Si Yiyan, it’s gentlemanly to not go back on your decisions. Changing your move after you’ve made it doesn’t seem like something you would do.”
Regardless of how poor her chess ethics were, Si Yiyan had always stayed firm to his own style. It was the first time that she had ever seen him change his move.
Si Yiyan chuckled and placed the black chess piece onto a corner of the chessboard. “I suddenly feel like losing to you this time.”
Whenever they played a game of chess, Wen Xinya would self-righteously say, “This time, I’ll definitely win.” However, she would end up losing every single time.
Si Yiyan stared at her intently and said, “Wen Xinya… it’s not that I can’t accept losing to you, but rather I just don’t want to…” He then messed up all of the chess pieces, causing them to fall onto the ground. He continued, “I can’t afford to lose.”
He would only lose to her this once.
Hence, he would never take failure except this once.
Wen Xinya gazed at his thin lips and realized that he had turned stern and austere all of a sudden. Suddenly emotional, she quickly pretended to tease him. “I’m so surprised that there’s something you can’t afford to lose in this world. The disability to accept failure… is not a good attribute!”
Si Yiyan had always been careful and meticulous with her. He finally won this battle of love that he indeed could not afford to lose!
He had put in too much effort to accept losing.
Si Yiyan stood up and walked towards her. “I’m just a man, and there’s only one thing that men can’t accept losing.”
Men could lose anything except their hearts.
Wen Xinya’s mind was sent in a frenzy while trying to think of an answer.
However, Si Yiyan did not give her the chance to do so. He bent down and pinned her onto the chessboard. “I’ve long wanted to get intimate with you during chess.”
Wen Xinya turned red and hot. Before she could even react, he planted a kiss on her lips and she began to find it hard to breathe. However, she was rather relaxed and blissful.