3123 The Way Home
Ye Jian, who had just woken up, was still dizzy. She didn’t know why Commander Xia suddenly wanted to have a heart-to-heart talk with her. However, as a soldier, she was already used to obeying him. In addition, Commander Xia suddenly showed a serious expression that he had never shown her before. Her heart trembled violently, and she temporarily suppressed the dizziness in her mind.
Commander Xia wanted to wait for Ye Jian to wake up so that they could have a serious conversation. This was because Ye Jian kept crying while she was unconscious and kept saying unclear things.
J5 was mentioned the most. From her groggy and unconscious muttering, Commander Xia could hear her fear. She was afraid that one day, she would forget J5. She was afraid that one day, no one would remember J5…
When she was tough, the male soldiers admired her. When she was soft, she was so soft that it made their hearts ache.
A child who was loyal would always be more hurt than others.
Commander Xia admired Ye Jian’s loyalty, but he didn’t want her to be hurt because of this.
When Ye Jian was still groggy, he decided to talk to her and tell her some of his thoughts.
Looking at the haggard female soldier, Commander Xia had a serious expression on his face. He said in a low voice, “No one can live forever, but our spirits can. In the future, more of your comrades might leave. You might even be sacrificed yourself. Are you afraid?”
Was she afraid?
‘I’m not afraid!’
Ye Jian shook her head and replied Commander Xia firmly, “No, I’ve never been afraid, but I’m afraid of forgetting J5.”
“Are you afraid that you’ll be forgotten?” Commander Xia asked again.
“I’m not afraid.” Ye Jian shook her head again.
“If you’re not afraid, J5 isn’t afraid either. Both of you are good soldiers!” Commander Xia patted Ye Jian’s shoulder gently and smiled. “Since you’re not afraid, get better quickly. It’s time to go back to school. Let’s carry on the unfinished business of our comrade and work hard to pass down his spirit generation after generation.
“The hero has already gone to another place. His spirit will accompany his comrades to continue moving forward. Little Ye, don’t let J5 down. Don’t let him down. Let’s wait for a reunion… I know he hopes that you’ll continue pushing forth!”
This conversation struck Ye Jian’s heart directly. It made her know that there were only two ways for soldiers to go home. One was to return triumphantly, and the other was to be sacrificed.
J5 went home ‘sacrificed.’ In that case, his comrades would have to work hard and carry his dream. They would use their best years to continue moving forward!
This was the first time Ye Jian faced the sacrifice of a dear comrade. She quickly adjusted her mentality. She carefully stored the beautiful memories of J5 and herself in the depths of her mind. She would always remember that such a great soldier had once appeared in her life.
Ye Jian, who had returned to school, had lost a lot of weight. Her palm-sized face looked even more beautiful and exquisite. Xu Wen was envious for a long time. Whenever she saw Ye Jian suddenly losing weight, she would definitely pester her about how she managed to lose weight in a few days. However, this time, Xu Wen didn’t ask.
That was because she saw the sorrow in Ye Jian’s eyes. It was a sorrow that she didn’t dare to probe. She was afraid that if she accidentally touched a sore spot, Ye Jian would cry.
She whispered to He Jing in private, “Something big must have happened. Let’s not tease her too much for the next few days. Don’t make jokes. I feel that… it’s not suitable to make jokes now.”