Chapter 4194: The Other Side 163
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The group watched the game with great interest. Little Yichen leaped for a slam dunk. Gu Jinglian reached out and caught it. In that instant, he felt a spark of electricity and reflexively withdrew his hand.
It was a function of the body’s self-preservation. The ball was coming at too great a force. If he were to try to return it, it could mean a dislocation of a joint or a bone fracture.
The human body has the capability to protect itself instinctively. Gu Jinglian subconsciously felt that he was not going to be able to return the ball, so he instinctively retracted his hand.
The ball immediately bounced off the concrete rock by the side. There was a bang, followed by the sound of an explosion. The volleyball tumbled to the sand, but it was clearly deflated.
It was the first time Chu He had seen a ball being burst by a child. She was stunned. Gu Jinglian was also stunned.
He knew Little Yichen was very capable and strong, but he had never expected him to be so terrifyingly strong! Yun Shishi and Hua Jin were equally stunned.
The world seemed to have gone silent.
Little Yichen looked regretfully at the broken volleyball and then his gaze fell on Gu Jinglian. The man was still standing there with a blank expression on his face. Then he snorted forcefully and remarked, “You didn’t do too badly. I lost.”
“Wahhhhhh…!” Little Yichen stared at the man in disbelief. He had not expected Gu Jinglian to admit defeat.
But only Chu He and Youyou saw it. Gu Jinglian’s hand, hidden behind his back, was trembling slightly, and his wrist was visibly swollen.
Chu He walked over and tentatively said, “Your hand is… swollen…”
“Shhhh.” Gu Jinglian glanced at her. “Save me some face.”
This man! At such a critical moment, all he could think of was saving face! But on second thought, it was only human. Although he admitted defeat, he could not let others feel that he had lost too badly.
A six-foot-tall man injuring his wrist playing volleyball with a kid… It would be embarrassing to tell this to anyone.
Gu Jinglian was determined to save his own dignity.
“You … are fine, right?”
“It’s just swollen. It’ll be fine.”
“Little Yichen, can you…” Lisa stared at the slowly deflating volleyball in utter disappointment. “Can’t you just play gently?! I have only one volleyball and now it’s broken. We’ll have nothing to play with now.”
Little Yichen said resentfully, “We’ll buy another one!”
“That’s easy to say. Do they sell volleyballs on this island?”
“Yes,” the boy replied. “There are convenience stores near the hotel. They sell beach volleyballs.” Little Yichen looked embarrassed. “Lisa, don’t be mad. I’ll get you a replacement!”
The boy coaxed Lisa patiently. Gu Jinglian and Chu He, who were standing by the side, exchanged glances.
Were these two children the reincarnation of monsters?! Were they that strong?! That was too violent.
It had to be said that Little Yichen and Lisa were inexplicably compatible. They were similarly violent, and had the same monstrous strength.
Chu He and Gu Jinglian had each experienced the terrifying strength of the two children. When they looked at Baby Chu, who was standing there stunned, Chu He was lost for a reaction.
Baby Chu was in a daze. And as Linxi observed this scene, his mind was boggled too. Fortunately, he withdrew from the competition in time. He also had reason to believe that Lisa did hold back significantly during their match earlier on. Otherwise, he would have lost even more miserably for sure!
Even though he was unwilling, he admitted defeat. At least Chu He hadn’t managed to defeat her either. He felt better.