Chapter 977: Mysterious Man Wei Che
Si Yiyan brought her upstairs.
There were several nest-like rooms on the second floor, which were symbols of prestige and power.
The classic wooden architecture was full of a vintage vibe.
Si Yiyan brought her to a room.
The waiter opened the door politely and bent forward to welcome them.
Wen Xinya and Si Yiyan entered the room where Boris, Avrora and a few other heiresses of the Moville family were seated together and playing mahjong. The golden tiles were sculpted and shaped like leaves. Wen Xinya found it rather interesting. Those leave tiles originated from the Tang Dynasty.
Upon sight of Si Yiyan, they hurriedly put down the leaf-shaped mahjong tiles and performed an aristocratic etiquette with much poise. They exuded an inexplicable grace and two of them were even brazen enough to flirt with Si Yiyan openly.
Wen Xinya felt utterly disgusted.
However, to her surprise, Avrora was rather calm and well behaved. She was much more petite compared to the other tall and slender Russian women. She was only about 1.7 meters tall. Clad in a white gown, she looked rather sultry and gentle, and even Wen Xinya could not help but admit that Avrora looked gorgeous.
Of course, Avrora was also screening Wen Xinya. Despite having put in a ton of effort into dolling herself up, she still paled in comparison to Wen Xinya, who could bring out the beauty of a Cheongsam dress perfectly. It was as if she was the most glorious person in the world, exuding a splendid grace, poise, aura, and dominance.
Boris smiled and welcomed them. “Rex, you’re finally here. My father is waiting for you in the room.”
Si Yiyan nodded smilingly.
Boris brought them towards a row of bead curtains which were made of glittery crystal and gems. It created a unique and beautiful scene.
Boris gently lifted the curtains, producing a crisp and melodious sound.
A young girl clad in a Chinese-style Cheongsam dress was kneeling beside Duke Moville. She exuded a graceful and vintage sultriness.
She was focused on brewing tea and Wen Xinya could tell with one look that she was an expert.
Both Wen Xinya and the girl were young and wearing Cheongsam dresses. Not to mention, they both had beautiful figures as well. Hence, they would undoubtedly be compared to each other.
Duke Moville cocked his head sideways to take a glance at the girl beside him before shifting his gaze away. One was beautiful and sultry, while the other was cold and aloof yet graceful. There was a stark contrast between them!
The girl beside him looked cheaper and less classy compared to Wen Xinya!
The girl rose halfway as a polite Chinese gesture.
There were only four people in the room.
Duke Moville was facing a young man and he smiled upon sight of Si Yiyan. “Rex, Miss Bella, you’re finally here. Hurry and take a seat.”
Si Yiyan led Wen Xinya towards the seat and said, “Sorry for making you wait, Duke Moville.”
Duke Moville smiled and said, “Do not say so. I’ve just arrived too. I’m not done with the game of chess, either.”
Wen Xinya glanced at Duke Moville and Mr. Wei who was seated beside him, dressed in a silvery-gray suit and a light blue shirt with a silvery blue striped tie. Clearly, he had good taste in clothing. Holding onto a white chess piece, he shot Si Yiyan and Wen Xinya a glance before continuing to focus on the game of chess.
It was Wen Xinya’s first time seeing such a charming man who was almost as suave as Si Yiyan.
Hence, she could not help but take a few more glances at him.
He was wearing a mask that exposed his porcelain skin, which was much fairer than Si Yiyan’s. His features were rather pronounced and his eyes were bluish-gray. Si Yiyan was refined and classy while he was cold and aloof. However, he seemed a little older than Si Yiyan.
He turned out to be of Chinese and Russian descent.
She had already witnessed how prejudiced the Russians were against mixed-blood individuals, whom they deemed as ill-bred bastards. For example, Yueze was discriminated against and fell victim to mockery. Yet, just like Anatoli, Yueze managed to climb the social ladder and garner respect from everyone based on his own abilities.
She had now met another individual of mixed heritage who could compare to Si Yiyan!
Seemingly having discovered that Wen Xinya was paying too much attention to another man, Si Yiyan tightened his grip on her waist unhappily.
Wen Xinya frantically looked away, during which she acutely sensed that that man had also taken a glimpse of her. His gaze was so cold and intense that it seemed to be able to penetrate through her.
At this moment, Duke Moville smiled and said, “Look how forgetful I am. Let me introduce you guys to each other. This is Mr. Wei from Harbor City in China. Just like Rex, he’s a friend of Russia’s.”
Duke Moville then introduced them to Wei Che.
Si Yiyan glanced at him coldly before looking away.
However, Wen Xinya could sense a strange tension which made her heart scrunch up in fear.
At that moment, Mr. Wei won the game.
Duke Moville said smilingly, “I heard that Rex is an expert at chess. Would you like to have a game for fun?”
Wen Xinya had long gotten used to these figures of authority chatting with each other cordially before getting into the main topic bag proper. They would often break the ice using some entertainment and hence, she was not surprised by Duke Moville’s invitation.
Si Yiyan said with a grin, “Bella shall have a game of chess with you, Duke Moville!”
“I didn’t expect Miss Bella to be good at chess too. Young people nowadays are really outstanding,” said a surprised Duke Moville.
Chinese chess was a legendary cultural gem of China and ever since history, it had been the symbol of wit and precise strategy. It was also the instrument that one could use to exhibit their talent and manners. Duke Moville was well aware of the common practice in China where wealthy families would make it a point to teach their children the four arts so as to shape them into a cultured, refined, intelligent and wise person who could perceive things from a broader perspective.
He reckoned that Wen Xinya must have an extraordinary status in China and that there was more to her than he knew.
Wen Xinya smiled calmly and said, “I sometimes have a game of chess with Rex to kill time when we’re both free. I don’t deserve such a huge compliment from you, Duke Moville.”
Si Yiyan picked up the black chess piece and handed it to Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya took a seat by the chessboard and began playing with Duke Moville.