Published at 14th of November 2020 06:09:46 PM
The expression in his clear blue eyes appeared tranquil .
He lgazed at Gu Nianzhi as he drew a cross sign on his chest . He said gently, “May God bless you with everything your heart desires . ”
Gu Nianzhi smiled brightly . “I hope so . ”
Without batting an eye, Huo Shaoheng raised his glass of wine for a toast . “To Mr . Gu . ”
Huo Shaoheng thought to himself that he actually should have called him “father-in-law” .
Reinitz also raised his glass of wine and smiled as he clinked glasses with him . “To Mr . Gu . ”
Gu Nianzhi also raised her glass of juice and toasted as her eyes sparkled . “To my father and my grandfather . ”
She was proud of her father and grandfather!
Reinitz lowered his glass of wine and said to Gu Nianzhi in concern, “Cereus, if you receive new of your father in two weeks, please let me know . I won’t tell anyone . I have many questions of my own and would like to consult your father . ”
Gu Nianzhi gazed at Reinitz as she nodded at him earnestly . “If my father is still alive, I will definitely tell him your wish, but… ”
She did not have the heart to continue what she wanted to say .
If her father really was no longer alive, then there was nothing she could do .
“I understand . If your father really is no longer alive, I will ask the archbishop to make a memorial mass for him . ” Reinitz’s expression was very serious .
Gu Nianzhi’s was also in emotional turmoil, but she still managed to suppress her feelings of uneasiness . She smiled and said, “Thank you very much . In any case, I will let you know when I take over the Gu family’s business in two weeks . ”
Reinitz’s glanced at Huo Shaoheng . “Mr . Huo, you won’t mind, right? ”
Huo Shaoheng said calmly, “Of course I won’t mind a normal friendship . ”
Gu Nianzhi: ” … ”
After lunch, Reinitz’s paid the bill and left . He didn’t hang around any longer .
Gu Nianzhi couldn’t help but laugh upon seeing Huo Shaoheng’s calm face . “Major General Huo, today I found out for the first time that you also experience… jealousy… ”
Huo Shaoheng gazed at her indifferently and stroked her head . “Are you stupid? I’m your man, so if I don’t even react when I see other men lusting for you, you should be doubting whether I’m truly in love with you . ”
Gu Nianzhi raised an eyebrow . “I didn’t know could Major General Huo understand women’s thoughts so well . ”
Huo Shaoheng smiled but didn’t say anything .
Of course he understood . This was one of the compulsory lessons for members of the Special Operations forces . .
However, Gu Nianzhi didn’t need to know about this .
Huo Shaoheng stood up . “Where do you want to go today? ”
Gu Nianzhi held his hand as they walked out together . “I remember that some netizens said that the Alexandria Garden in Moscow is quite beautiful . Do you want to go take a look? It doesn’t seem that far from here . We can walk over and treat it as a leisurely walk after a meal . ”
Huo Shaoheng’s heart skipped a beat . He nodded as he said, “Okay . ”
The two of them left the restaurant together and walked along the boulevard .
Early summer was Moscow’s best season in the entire year .
The weather was neither hot nor cold, and the air was fresh .
Moscow was the greenest city in the world . There were 11 natural forests, 98 parks, and more than 700 Street Gardens in downtown .
Alexander Garden was one of the largest street gardens .
The garden was rectangular in shape . Not far from the Kremlin, the garden was divided into upper, middle, and lower sections .
After walking into the garden, Gu Nianzhi was immediately drawn to the the intricate and colorful flowers in the garden .
The bright blue irises spread out like butterfly wings, and the delicate roses gave off a fragrant aroma . Giving the garden a vibrant hue, colorful carnations bloomed at the edge of the garden .
There were also pure white lilies, purple violets, and pink and white peonies clustered together as they bloomed splendidly .
There were no particularly rare flowers there, but it was precisely ordinary things that showed their true color .
The most beautiful things were always the most common things around us .
Gu Nianzhi exclaimed in admiration as she followed Huo Shaoheng the entire way . She didn’t even know what to focus one, and didn’t know where Huo Shaoheng was leading her .
This continued until Huo Shaoheng suddenly stopped dead in his tracks .
Gu Nianzhi looked away from the colorful flowers on both sides and saw that there were almost no people around . It was rare to find this place so quiet .
Right across from her was a low, dark red building . It was square shaped and looked like a huge box .
Huo Shaoheng said in a sullen voice, “This is the tomb of an unnamed Russian warrior, an unknown soldier who died on the outskirts of Moscow when victory was about to be achieved in World War II . ”
Gu Nianzhi quickly let go of Huo Shaoheng’s hand and her expression grew serious .
On the west side of the tomb of the unknown national warrior, there was a shabby steel helmet with a military flag underneath the helmet .
There was no sentimental description . The design of the helmet and the military flag was simple yet symbolic . It had already embodied all the ideals of a soldier .
There was a large pentagram carved into the ground in front of the tomb, and flames shot out from the center of the Pentagram .
The flames allegedly had never been extinguished since the tomb of the unknown warrior was built .
Gu Nianzhi saw that there were a few words in Russian carved in front of the Pentagram, so she asked, “What is written on the tombstone? ”
Huo Shaoheng read it in Russian and then translated it to Mandarin, “No one knows your name, but your achievements will live on forever . ”
Gu Nianzhi let out a quiet “ah” . “So was this where the saying originated from? ”
She knew this saying because the special operations forces had engraved it in their own internal hall of history .
Gu Nianzhi suddenly understood why Huo Shaoheng had brought her here .
She held his hand gently and said in a low voice, “No one will know your name . I will always remember all of you . ”
Huo Shaoheng took a deep breath to suppress his excitement . He turned to gaze at Gu Nianzhi and suddenly knelt down on one knee . He took out the ring he had prepared from his pocket and asked calmly, ” … Nianzhi, will you marry me? ”
You know what I’ve done and what I’ve worked hard for .
I also know your true thoughts and your feelings .
In this world, only you can stand by my side during all the hardships without ever forgetting your feelings .
In front of the tomb of an unknown warrior, Huo Shaoheng made the most solemn promise of his life .
If it had been any other woman, she would have been so angry that she would have broken up and left immediately upon being proposed to in front of a tomb .
But he knew that Gu Nianzhi would understand him .
Gu Nianzhi did understand him .
Her tears immediately flowed out .
Because she knew that in Huo Shaoheng’s heart, his country, his army, and his career were more important than anything else .
But he had made a promise in front of this unnamed warrior’s grave, which meant that in his heart, she was as important as his career and his country!
She had never expected to have such an important position in Huo Shaoheng’s heart .
What Huo Shaoheng had given her had far exceeded her expectations .
Gu Nianzhi nodded with a choked smile . “I do, of course I do! “