Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Bai Yuyan left, the family home seemed empty for a moment. Gu Juexi looked around.
In the past, there weren’t many times that he would return here but each time he did, there would always be the silhouette an excited Ye Yuwei.
He didn’t understand it before; only now did he know that that wisp of her silhouette had been a luxury.
“CEO, phone call from the Captain.” PA Wen, who had been standing at the edge of the stairs, went upstairs to hand the cell phone to Gu Juexi.
Gu Juexi glanced down and took the phone. He then turned around and headed towards the study.
“Gu Juexi, you rascal, what are you doing?” A man’s angry voice could be heard from the other side of the phone call.
“It has nothing to do with you.”
“You had better not act tough with me,” Captain continued angrily. “Fine. When I begged you to stay last time, you vehemently refused. It was because of this plan of yours, and now you want to go alone into the enemy’s base. Don’t you know what kind of man Cheng Jie is?”
“This really has nothing to do with you.” Gu Juexi’s voice remained indifferent. Back then, the old Captain had said all kinds of things to make him stay; even going to the extent of beating him up and locking him in confinement. However, nothing could make him change his mind.
The person on the other end of the line went silent. After a while, he said, “I thought you had let it go; I should have known better. You are someone who will avenge any offense, especially such a deep one. How could you have given up?”
“What is it that you want to say?” Gu Juexi demanded impatiently.
“I will personally lead a team to support you,” the old Captain said quietly.
“That is really not necessary. We will stay out of each other’s businesses. This is my personal issue with Cheng Jie. Captain, you are already so old. Please stay put,” Gu Juexi responded wearily.
“Gu Juexi, who are you calling old?”
“I’m referring to you.” Gu Juexi did not even hesitate. To someone who would even reprimand his own grandmother, chastising the old Captain was an easy feat.
The Captain on the other line was mad with rage but couldn’t do anything.
“Gu Juexi, I’m telling you, I’ll tear off that mouth of yours sooner or later,” he growled menacingly.
“You have been saying that for more than ten years and I am still fine. Captain, regarding the support you were talking about, please stay put. It is not necessary, this is my personal issue,” Gu Juexi replied.
“Was it because of the rumors going around before you retired?” The old Captain suddenly asked in a gentle voice. He was well-aware of the infamy borne by Gu Juexi all these years. All the Captain could do was prohibit others from saying anything about it upfront, but there was no way of preventing what they said behind his back.
When Gu Juexi heard the old Captain’s words, he unconsciously gripped his hand and his body tensed. He then said, “That place has long been unrelated to me.”
“The Commander wants you to come back.” The old Captain finally arrived at the main point.
Gu Juexi sat down behind the desk in his study. Leaning back in his chair, he drummed his fingers on the armrest. “I don’t.”
“Gu Juexi, do you want to anger me to death?” The man on the other side of the call was getting really aggravated; Gu Juexi’s monotonous voice had ticked him off.
Gu Juexi stared up at the ceiling and counted the seconds.
“Gu Juexi, your arrogance and stubbornness will bring you harm sooner or later,” the old Captain snarled. “The Commander has never taken the initiative to request for a person; you are the first.”
‘Cause him harm sooner or later?’
‘He had already been harmed, hadn’t he?’
‘Ye Yuwei would not return, didn’t that count?’