"All I have to know is that he is stealing the nation's money. He's a criminal!" Ye Yuwei burst out angrily.
Gu Juexi looked at Ye Yuwei's furious face and wondered if Ye Shu made the same choice back then.
"And what leverage do you have to go against him?" Gu Juexi asked softly in Ye Yuwei's ear.
"So you hold a candle for the devil?" Ye Yuwei retorted, her eyes blazing. "You used to defend this country! Where is the Army Uncle that I knew?"
Gu Juexi flung her hand off and stared at her coldly. "Your Army Uncle died 10 years ago."
Ye Yuwei went silent.
"Keep your head down if you are not strong enough to fight back. It's better for you that way," said Gu Juexi as he switched off the lights.
Ye Yuwei was drowning in emotions she could not identify. The Gu Juexi she knew was nothing like this. Not this cold, and definitely not the type to defend a criminal. He was a warrior of this nation!
Gu Juexi walked to the other side of the bed and lay down. He would not let this nation's money fall into the hands of criminals. Not even one cent.
Gu Juexi put his hands behind his head and stared at the ceiling. In the dark, he could almost see images flash there.
[Shots were constantly fired during the war.
"I am getting married after this, Captain. How much are you giving me in the red packet?" One of the soldiers, Zhao Xiaozhou asked cheekily while cleaning his gun.
"Our captain is rich. Make him give you something valuable." The combat medic He Liao chuckled while packing his medical bag.
"We've finally reached our last mission. After this, I'm going to retire and live peacefully without having to worry about losing my life," declared the signaler, who seemed relaxed even though he was on the battlefield.
"Are you sure you can bear to leave, Shun Feng'er?" Yu Jiangqing, who was taking cover somewhere heard their conversation and teased him through the microphone.
"I have to. My wife just gave birth so I can't gamble my life away. Can't have my child grow up without a dad," replied Zhou Changbing (Shun Feng'er's real name) with a blissful smile on his face. "Make sure you all give red packets to my son when we get back."]
But none of them had made it back. Not even one.
Gu Juexi's hands curled into fists. Zhao Xiaozhou, He Liao, Zhou Changbing—none of them made it home.
That war went on for over ten years.
An eye for an eye.
Sensing Gu Juexi's unpleasant aura, Ye Yuwei glanced at him. The room was so dark she could barely see but she could feel that Gu Juexi's body was tense.
"Gu Juexi," Ye Yuwei murmured softly.
"Sleep now. That day will come," Gu Juexi said cryptically and closed his eyes.
The day Cheng Jie and all his accomplices would be executed will come.
And… Ye Shu!
Ye Yuwei lowered herself onto the bed again, trying to figure out what Gu Juexi meant by 'that day will come'.
The room was dead silent, the only sound was the wind blowing through the trees outside the house.
The weather was gloomy the next morning.
Cheng Jie asked to meet at Qian Feng Hotel, a place where Gu Juexi was very reluctant to go.
Because there was a man there—Qian Yikun. The man who had almost put a ring on Ye Yuwei's finger.