Chapter 407: Loss
Colonel Lin rubbed his temple in irritation hearing the woman’s complaints.
Was she really Sergeant Ge’s mother? Denouncing her own son in front of his superiors and branding him an unfilial child, Colonel Lin could not believe his ears.
Jiang Yao was not pleased, “Sergeant Ge has a daughter, what do you mean the lineage of the Ge family stops here? Even though Ge Wenwen is currently with her mother, it does not change the fact that she is still Sergeant Ge’s daughter!”
Sergeant Ge’s expression softened hearing her daughter’s name being mentioned. Obviously, he missed her very much.
“Colonel Lin, Captain Lu, may I ask both of you for a favor? You have extensive connections in Jin City, can you help look for Wenwen? I need her to come back to me, her mother is going to destroy her future otherwise!”
“What’s wrong with you? What is good looking for your daughter? After all, she will leave you when she marries out of the family! Whatever happens, you are still a military officer. Why don’t you adopt your nephew here? Pull some strings for him when he grows up and he will have a good future. Are you worried that he is not going to take care of you when you retire? That kid, Wenwen, is just an ungrateful brat! See how easy it was to take her away from you?!”
That was it, Lu Xingzhi had had enough. He looked at Madam Ge with the most menacing eyes and roared, “Shut up!”
The old lady stood in horror, unable to speak, intimidated by the sudden outburst of Lu Xingzhi.
“I will look for Wenwen myself. And to be clear, I am not adopting my brother’s son! I do not know what you are scheming but whatever I have will be Wenwen’s. If she cannot get it, neither will any of you!” Hatred emerged in Segeant Ge’s eyes, but just as swiftly, he returned to his icy cold disposition.
Exhausted at dealing with his family members, Sergeant Ge turned toward Lu Xingzhi and said, “Captain, I know you have always wanted to promote me. I am sorry for letting you down this time, I truly apologize and am ashamed of my incapability. I do not know if we will ever see each other again, but I just wanted you to know that you will always be my captain wherever I go! I will never forget the time I spent with everyone here in the platoon!”
“Hey!” Lu Xingzhi grabbed Sergeant Ge’s hands tightly. “We will always be buddies wherever you go!”
Jiang Yao could sense the drastic change in Lu Xingzhi’s mood when she accompanied him back to his room. The room felt suffocating and depressing when he did not talk.
“I gave Weiqi a call as soon as I could, but it was a little too late! Sun Cuimei can be anywhere now! Weiqi had his men on alert in case they ever come back.” Jiang Yao gently rubbed his eyebrows and said, “We tried our best for Sergeant Ge.”
So many regrets, but it was the cold, hard reality.
“Sergeant Ge is an excellent soldier, gallant and courageous. Unfortunately, his life is ruined by the people closest to him—his family,” Lu Xingzhi lamented. He held Jiang Yao’s hand and gave her a light squeeze, before lightly kissing the back of her hand.