Chapter 394 - How Do You Want It?
“Is that so… It’s alright, lil bro Lin, just say it- I’ll keep that in mind next time!” Ganglou was quite pleased with himself- so even Lin Yi knew it was pointless? Certainly, it was too late!!
“I was gonna say that you should drink less if it’s too much- you didn’t have to drink half, just a third was enough…” Lin Yi said.
“Wha?!” Ganglou was so pissed the alcohol started rushing along with the blood up into his head, almost making him faint- one third? One third?! Why couldn’t he have said so earlier, why couldn’t he have told him from the start… why…
Jianwen, Taizao, and Taiwei, on the other hand, were feeling both compassionate and irritated. Lin Yi definitely had the time to say that, he could’ve very well have said it as Ganglou was in the middle of drinking, too, instead of waiting for him to finish. He was being slow on purpose!
What was for sure was that Lin Yi was messing with Ganglou! It didn’t matter how much Ganglou drank, he’d still say something to get to him and piss him off!
As the saying went, the observers had a clearer view compared to the participants! It was something that even Jianwen could see, and Ganglou, despite being a military strategist, couldn’t! He kept thinking that he was a military advisor, someone with more brains than the commoners, born to be setting traps and messing with people… But here came a day where he failed to be one step above Lin Yi- the experience definitely hit him hard.
He’d drank a whole half bottle when he didn’t need to, like a total idiot- and he dared call himself a strategist?! Ganglou’s eyes started fading as the rage and alcohol hit his head, making him fall right onto the table, unconscious.
Jianwen only frowned at that- wasn’t this guy’s mental fortitude way too weak..? How was he supposed to be a military advisor with that level of mental strength?
Yet, even with everyone taking turns drinking with Lin Yi, the guy was still absolutely unfazed after even six bottles of vodka! Was he raised in a pool of alcohol??
But Jianwen wasn’t planning on giving up that fast- now that they’d gotten into it, there was no way he’d stop here, it’d be like admitting defeat to Lin Yi!
Fuck! If no one would learn of this defeat, he really might as well just take it and deny it should it be brought up in the future, but that Lin Yi was waving his phone around, most likely recording everything that was taking place! His image would collapse completely by the time Mengyao saw the footage!
“Let’s continue!” Taiwei gritted his teeth- the Su’s weren’t as strong as the Ans, and he had a lot of things he needed to rely on An Jianwen for in terms of business… His own cousin was one of the Four Young Masters of Songhan, but his influence was still far from the An family’s, who had reach even in the entire province! The Su family’s influence was only limited in Songshan alone!
And so, one look at that hesitant and troubled look in Jianwen’s eyes, and Taiwei decided to grit his teeth and toughen up.
“Haha, I was hoping there’d still be a contender!” Lin Yi looked at Taiwei, thinking that the guy sure was putting himself on the line.
Taiwei opened a new Maotai bottle, but hesitated for a while. “One third……”
His limit was five bottles, but that only applied to slower drinking speeds, the way normal people drank! He wouldn’t last long chugging vodka down like that, especially when his stomach was hurting- he had to show his weakness at this point, and decided to ask if it was alright if he drank by the one third method Lin Yi had mentioned earlier…
But Lin Yi didn’t give him that chance to speak. “You’re good, Wei Bro, unlike that weakling- who faints after half a bottle?! You’re different, Wei Bro, you’re a real fighter, chugging from the lid! Of course you’re Wei Bro, you’d be Weak Bro if you couldn’t do that much, am I right?”
“I……” Taiwei’s face went green- could the fucking shit wait until he finished talking?! Could! He! Fucking! Wait?!!! Taiwei wanted to curse, but Lin Yi’s stimulating words had gotten to his head already- there was no way he’d talk about the one third thing now, that’d make him Weak Bro! Without much of a choice left, he took on a challenge. “Alright, but I might not be able to drink it as fast- I hope you’ll understand!”
“Haha, it’s fine!” Lin Yi laughed and gulped his vodka bottle down.
With a sigh, Taiwei followed suit, raising the vodka bottle to his lips and drinking it mouth by mouth, even taking a couple of breathers in between until he finally finished the whole thing… He was almost at his limit already.
He looked at Lin Yi to see him still completely unaffected, not a hint of red or fatigue in his face, much to Taiwei’s dismay. Why’d he pick a fight with this pervert, the guy was sick!! Beer battle? He’d rather battle eating shit at this point if he’d know what the hell he was up against!
“Are we still continuing..?” Taiwei couldn’t really take it anymore- he’d drunk four bottles already, and while five was his limit, hitting that limit resulted in him vomiting. He couldn’t go there yet- he still had to hold it in.
“Nope, we’re not.” Lin Yi shook his head, much to Taiwei’s relief. Jianwen and Taizao let out a breath of relief as well, but found it curious- why was Lin Yi stopping here? Could he also be at his limit? Was that even possible? But they couldn’t care about that anymore, as long as they got to stop! Who gave a shit if he’d reached his limit or if he’d learned to be kind all of a sudden!
“That’s a good idea, beer battles like this is pretty meaningless- chugging bottle by bottle, how boring is that?” Taiwei chimed in.
“That’s true, it’s boring- that’s why I decided to stop.” Lin Yi smiled. “Why don’t we play something more interesting?”
“What… What would that be?” Taiwei felt something off upon seeing that sunny smile on Lin Yi’s face- had he fallen into a trap? What did Lin Yi want?
“Waiter, get us some red wine!” Lin Yi shouted to outside the room.
“Oh? Red wine?” Taiwei blinked, surprised but overjoyed- Red wine had a much lower concentration than vodka! He’d be able to hold out a while longer if they battled red wine.
Taiwei was thinking that Lin Yi was almost at his limit, as well- he’d drunk four, but Lin Yi had gulped down seven! That was a lethal number, the guy was fortunate to still be standing!
Perhaps Lin Yi was better at hiding it, making people think he was fine when he actually wasn’t? Why would he ask for a sudden change for red wine if that weren’t the case? Worried Lin Yi might change his mind, he quickly called out to the waiter. “Waiter! Hurry up with that red wine!”
“Yes, coming!” The waiter came into the room with a crate of red wine right from the get-go, since he’d been asked for crates with the vodka and beer as well.
Jianwen and Taizao breathed out in relief as well- they’d been pretty worried that Taiwei couldn’t go on and even faint, but all that was fine now that they were battling red wine. Taiwei would definitely still be able to hold on for a while.
Jianwen placed two bottles of red wine on the table, one for Lin Yi, and the other in front of Taiwei.
“So tell us, how do you want to drink it!” Taiwei was being pretty bold this time around- red wine was nothing concerning to him at all, he could still take two of those, let alone one! He was feeling pretty confident about this second round.
sorry I didn't post yesterday, didn't have the time. (YEAH, THAT BUSY. But hey, today you get to read four chaps xD) With Chinese New Year going on + my applications and visa stuff I've decided to, for one week, the 16th (next posting) to the 22nd, take a break but it won't really be a break. it'll just be one chap per day instead of two for that week. SORRY
patreon's doing good tho. Still 300 dollars away from quadruple month (I'll be much more available by the time the goal hits.) PS: to be exact it's 261 dollars away.
HAPPY CNY EVERYONE :D