Chapter 43: Taking by force
Hui Shao stared at Gu Qing Shan, asked: “We haven’t even started yet and you already want to my money?”
Gu Qing Shan shrugged: “It can’t be helped, there are too many of you, if you lose and don’t want to pay up then I can’t really do anything can I?”
“If I lose” Gu Qing Shan pointed at himself “between all of you here, I can’t leave anyways”
Hui Shao hesitated a bit.
“You can’t even afford to put out a deposit and you still want to bet?” Gu Qing Shan shook his head, about to leave.
Hui Shao use his hand to stop Gu Qing Shan, a bit angry.
Originally he was planning on not paying even a single cent.
Who knows the opponent would be that clever, just a few words and he already couldn’t go back on his words.
Even a normal person has pride, let alone a noble young master like Hui, the other party has stated very plainly, if he wants the bet to go on, he has no choice but to pay up first.
Bastard, I won’t let you off easily.
Hui Shao determined silently, his face clearly became darker and said: “Fine then, but I also have a condition”
Hui Shao emphasized every word: “If you lose, I want one arm”
Then he added: “If you don’t dare to take the bet, leave the bow and crawl under my crotch”
Gu Qing Shan calmly: “Your condition is fine, but that’ll take more money”
Hui Shao took out a card, gave it to him and said: “A registered unnamed card, transfer 200,000 yourself”
He stared cruelly at Gu Qing Shan: “100,000 for the bow; 100,000 for your arm”
Gu Qing Shan took the card, transferred 200,000 credits using his personal Holo-Brain.
“Now then, how do you want to bet”
Gu Qing Shan gave the card back to the other party, his mood already better.
During high school, he has always used money sparingly, so he’ll be able to use the 200,000 credits for a very long time.
Hui Shao said: “Free shooting for 1 minute and compare the scores at the end, whoever scored more wins”
Hui Shao smirked proudly: “I already know the outcome; I’ll be taking your right hand”
Saying that, he clapped his hands.
A middle-aged man wearing the club’s uniform stepped out from the crowd.
“Young master Hui, leave it to me” the middle-aged man said.
A person in the know immediately exclaimed: “The world’s archery competition 3 times champion, Wu Sheng!”
“Oh man, poor that boy”
“Yeah, he bet an arm with Hui Shao, he’s done for”
“Hah, how regretful for such a young man”
Completely opposite to the rest of the people is the crowd behind Hui Shao, both clapping and laughing at another’s misfortune.
“Ha ha, such a prideful brat, I’ve hated him from the start”
“Wait till he gets his arm chopped off, he’ll probably pee his pants”
“That’s really worth watching!”
“I can’t wait to see the look on his face, ha ha ha!”
A moment later, Gu Qing Shan and Wu Sheng were both standing in front of their respective targets.
“Begin!” an instructor signaled.
Wu Sheng skillfully drew an arrow, aimed carefully and shot.
The arrow accurately hit the bullseye.
A loud cheer was heard around.
“As expected from the world’s 3 times champion!”
“Look at that posture, that calmness!”
Hui Shao was also smiling.
Looking at the other side.
Gu Qing Shan had already shot 3 arrows, each of them neatly lined up next to each other on the outermost ring.
The crowd of rich young masters laughed
“He only got 1 point”
“No, no, he got 1 point 3 times”
“Ha ha, he’s definitely not keeping his arm”
Gu Qing Shan still unfazed, kept shooting his arrows one after another.
On the other side, Wu Sheng aimed for another while and finally shot the second arrow.
Everyone kept cheering.
Wu Sheng happily turned around and raised his bow in celebration.
Looking at the other side, he can see the youth’s hand hasn’t stopped, already hit 7 arrows on the target.
However, they’re all 1 point.
Wu Sheng shook his head and laughed sarcastically.
What good does quick shooting do?
7 shots couldn’t compare to even one of his shots.
He drew another arrow, pulled the bow and aimed again.
The competition continued.
15 seconds later.
As time passed, the sound of cheering died down, replaced by the sound of gossip from around.
Wu Sheng fired another shot, this time because of the crowd’s noise, his nerves were affected and could only get 8 points.
He couldn’t help but turned around to look at what was happening on the other side.
As soon as he looked, the bow in Wu Sheng’s hand dropped to the ground, himself frozen in shock, unable to move.
On the opposite’s side target, arrows were lined up like a coiling string, having completely covered the outermost ring.
Then the second outermost ring was also completely covered towards the inside.
Once again the arrows were orderly lined up like a continuous string!
After that was the 3rd ring from the outside, moving closer and closer to the bullseye.
Gu Qing Shan happily shot arrows for another 15 seconds.
In just 30 seconds total, the whole 5 quivers full of arrows prepared was all shot.
“The end” Gu Qing Shan said.
In front of him, the whole target was covered in arrows lined up neatly, not leaving a single space left.
Even the bullseye in the middle was covered in arrows, not even a small gap could be seen.
On the other hand, there were only 5 arrows on Wu Sheng’s target.
No matter how hard Wu Sheng tried, in just a minute he couldn’t possibly do the same thing as Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan stowed away the bow and turned around to leave.
As he passed by Hui Shao, Gu Qing Shan stopped for a second and said: “Thank you for the credits”
Hui Shao gripped Gu Qing Shan’s shoulder with his hand, groaning: “This isn’t over yet”
“Ah? What else is there?”
Gu Qing Shan lightly knocked his hand off.
“Leave the bow, you can leave” Hui Shao said.
“That isn’t what our bet was though”
“If you want your life, then leave the bow”
“So you can see this bow’s value? How unfortunate but you lost, so I won’t give it to you”
“How brave”, Hui Shao nodded, his eyes became like a snake’s: “In this whole capital city, there hasn’t been a single person who dare to directly disobey me, you lot, tell him so he can keep his pathetic life”
A youth said: “Hui Shao, saying that much is already respecting him, since he doesn’t know right from wrong, let us teach him how cruel this world is”
Another said: “I’ve checked information from the archery range, his surname is Gu, he’s not from the 9 Lords, no matter how we handle him there won’t be a problem”
Hui Shao turned around and told a subordinate: “Go, get the archery range’s manager”
Soon, the manager of the archery range as well as a few employees quickly came running.
From a distance, the manager was already smiling and asked: “Hui Shao, what can we do for you?”
Hui Shao used his chin to point at Gu Qing Shan and answered: “I lost a bow, then found out he had it”
“That’s right, this brat is a thief”
“Call the police, put him prison”
“Give back Hui Shao’s bow first”
The crowd shouted in agreement.
The manager looked at Gu Qing Shan and asked without hesitation: “Sir, please return the bow to Hui Shao”
Gu Qing Shan turned around, very sincerely said: “I brought the bow here, you go and check the surveillance footage yourself, I’ve not come close to those people since the start”
The manager frowned and looked at Hui Shao, not knowing what to do.
Hui Shao said: “Isn’t your surveillance system broken?”
The manager slapped his head, then immediately: “Yes! Our cameras are already broken, sir, please return the bow to Hui Shao, or we will have to call the police”