Published at 28th of November 2020 03:05:06 AM
This time, he had maintained his pride in front of Huo Shaoheng, so it was even more significant .
His eyelids drooping, Peter still had the same sleepy expression, and his voice was calm as he said, “It was all thanks to Major Lina this time . She was the one who reminded us to bring RPG rockets, incendiary bombs, and when we were besieged, she boldly suggested we leap over the 18-wheeler truck . ”
Vladimir was elated when he heard this . With an extremely pleased expression, he said to Lina in Russian, “Major Lina, you’ve made a great contribution this time . When you go back, you’ll be promoted to a lieutenant colonel . ”
“Thank you, Lieutenant General Vladimir, ” Lina said calmly . She stood upright and saluted him without any expression on her face . She had the demeanor of a general who didn’t care about materialism .
Huh? Although this woman had plain appearance, she had a really pleasant voice .
Gu Nianzhi, who had a voice fetish, couldn’t help taking a liking this calm and composed young lady even more .
She also looked very similar to the Huaxia Empire’s people, so her sense of intimacy with her increased exponentially .
Gu Nianzhi didn’t know Russian, but from the way Vladimir and the two KGB members in front of her reacted, she knew that they were reporting on their work . They must have done a good job, and had received Vladimir’s full praise .
Gu Nianzhi quietly took a step back and moved to the driver’s side . She asked softly, “Uncle Ivan, what are they talking about?”
The driver whispered what he said in English .
Gu Nianzhi was elated to hear this . She couldn’t help nodding and saying, ” … so it’s all because of this young lady! She’s really impressive!”
It was rare for Gu Nianzhi to be so utterly impressed by someone .
Aside from Huo Shaoheng, this was probably the second person she was so utterly impressed by .
As a woman, it wasn’t easy for her to thrive in an organization like the KGB entirely on her own accord .
Gu Nianzhi excitedly and vehemently praised her inside!
Vladimir looked at Huo Shaoheng proudly . “How is it, Major General Huo? You still like our people, don’t you? ”
Everyone said that the Huaxia Empire’s Special Operations forces were powerful, and that they had risen to international fame in the past few years . They were on the verge of overshadowing the old KGB .
Although they weren’t in direct competition, everyone in this line of work was determined to be number one . No one was willing to submit to anyone, and no one was willing to be number two .
But there was only one number one .
Huo Shaoheng smiled and said politely, “Of course, if the famous KGB can’t even take care of a few mafia members, people will laugh their heads off . ”
Vladimir was happy at first, but the more he thought about it, the more unpleasant he felt .
Was this a compliment or an insult?
He wasn’t even as pleasant to his subordinates anymore .
She stopped smiling and said with a straight face, “Alright, let’s get in the car . She asked again, “Has the follow-up work been arranged?”
“It’s in progress . ” Peter said cautiously without going into further detail in front of Huo Shaoheng .
Lina, on the other hand, had on a poker face the entire time . Her expression made it seem as if her face had frozen, as if they didn’t deserve a sycophantic smile .
Vladimir looked at her, then at Gu Nianzhi, who was whispering to the driver with a cheerful smile on her face . He turned around and said, “Major Lina, the woman over there from the Huaxia Empire is called Cereus . She’s our honored guest . From today onward, you’ll be in charge of her security . I want you to stay close to her and ensure her safety!”
“Yes, Lieutenant General Vladimir! ” Lina stood upright again and accepted the mission .
Like a bodyguard, she walked to Gu Nianzhi’s side with a poker face and stood still .
Gu Nianzhi was so excited that she didn’t even know where to put her hands when she saw the young lady she admired walk to her side .
She couldn’t help but straighten her clothes before reaching out to Lina and greeted her warmly in English, “Hello, I’m Cereus . Nice to meet you! I admire you so much! You looked so handsome while carrying a rocket launcher on your shoulder moments before! May I have your autograph, please?”
Lina looked down, as if she thought she was being too noisy, but she didn’t say anything, nor did she shake her hand . She only said a few words in Russian .
Asking for help, Gu Nianzhi looked at the driver next to her, “What did she say?”
The driver laughed and punched Lina playfully . “Lina, don’t you speak English? You have a standard Oxford accent . Our Ceereus also speaks English with an Oxford accent!”
Lina looked at Gu Nianzhi and replied in English, ” … I can sign my name, but there’s no need to thank me . I’m a woman, so I’m not handsome, but thank you . ”
It was indeed a standard Oxford accent . It was concise and to the point . Although her attitude was a little indifferent, it wasn’t cold . Instead, she seemed naturallyy composed .
Gu Nianzhi felt that even if she lived for another hundred years, she wouldn’t be as calm and composed as her .
No wonder she had become a core member of the KGB at the age of 29!
The only person who was better than her was Major General Huo, right?
Gu Nianzhi felt even more proud of Huo Shaoheng .
She smiled and said, “Miss Lina speaks English really well . I’ll go look for my Polaroid later . Let’s take a photo together and you can sign the back of the photo for me . Is that okay?”
The middle-aged driver asked curiously, “You still use Polaroid now?!”
“What’s wrong with that? Can’t I?” Gu Nianzhi picked up her phone . “My phone has its shortcomings too, so I’ll have to make up for them with polaroid . ”
In reality, the Polaroid was something Huo Shaoheng had brought with him . It definitely wasn’t intended to be used to print disposable photos .
However, it also had this function, so Gu Nianzhi will borrow it .
The middle-aged driver saw that Gu Nianzhi had gone to the car to flip out the Polaroid . He quickly stood over and took the initiative to say, “Cereus, take a photo for me, and I’ll sign it for you . ” He even made a gesture with his hand to write .
Gu Nianzhi had taken a few photos with the middle-aged driver and Vladimir at Red Square, but those photos were all on her phone, so she couldn’t print them out for the time being .
Seeing that the driver had volunteered, Gu Nianzhi nodded with a smile . “I’d love to, Uncle Ivan! Come, let’s take a photo together!”
She stuffed the Polaroid into Huo Shaoheng’s arms . “Major General Huo, take a few photos for us!”
Huo Shaoheng quietly picked up the Polaroid and aimed it at Gu Nianzhi and the driver . With a click, he snapped a photo of the two of them smiling .
Gu Nianzhi had a small face, fair skin, long eyelashes, big eyes, and a straight nose . Her lips were naturally well-defined, and she looked especially photogenic .
Making a “V” sign with his hands and smiling charmingly, the middle-aged driver stood next to her .
Gu Nianzhi then walked over to Lina’s side and looked at her with envy . She was almost 1 . 75 meters tall, five centimeters taller than herself .
“Miss Lina, shall we take a photo together?” Gu Nianzhi asked enthusiastically .
Lina nodded . “Just call me Lina . ”
When she got called “Miss Lina”, she felt goosebumps .
Gu Nianzhi nodded awkwardly . “Okay, Lina . ”
She stood beside Lina warily and quietly made a “V” sign . She smiled contentedly and proudly .
Huo Shaoheng took a few photos of her and Lina, too, then quickly printed them out through the Polaroid .
Gu Nianzhi picked out the best photo she had taken with Lina, and with both hands, she handed it to her to be signed . Her smile was borderline obsequious . “Lina, I have a pen here . ”
For a while, Lina stared at the photo carefully .
This little girl was so beautiful that it was hard to breathe just by looking at the photo . She looked even better in person than in the photo .
“You’re so beautiful, ” Lina said in a flat voice . Her tone didn’t sound like she was exaggerating, and her praise seemed very sincere . It was obvious that she meant it .
Gu Nianzhi’s face blushed from the compliment . She mumbled to herself as she watched Lina sign her autograph one stroke at a time before putting the photo into her bag .
The driver had been waiting by the side for a long time . When he saw that Lina had finished signing her autograph, he quickly reached out and said, “it’s my turn . ”
Gu Nianzhi smiled and handed the pen to the chauffeur .
When the chauffeur signed his autograph, looking especially pleased, he wriggled his eyebrows .
After signing her autograph, Gu Nianzhi put the driver’s autographed photo into her small bag and waved, “Everyone, let’s get in the car!”
Huo Shaoheng: ” … ”
Vladimir’s face appeaared especially drawn .
He called out to Lina . “Sit with Cereus . ”
Lina had wanted to go back to her hummer .
But Vladimir had asked her to follow this little girl from the Huaxia Empire, so she had to obey .
This time, there were five people in their jeep .
The driver and Vladimir sat in the front row again .
Gu Nianzhi, Huo Shaoheng, and Lina sat in the back row .
In order to show her desire to become closer, Gu Nianzhi sat in the middle . next to Lina .
She watched her and asked all sorts of questions, especially about how she used the shoulder rocket launcher . The questions she asked were so in-depth that it was as if she couldn’t wait to have a go at it herself!
Vladimir asked with a sullen face, ” … Cereus, you’ve never played with an RPG rocket launcher with Major General Huo, have you?”
What in the world!
What did he mean by “play with RPG”?!
That wasn’t a toy, okay?!
Gu Nianzhi resisted the urge to roll her eyes inside . She didn’t show it because she wanted to maintain her composure in front of the young lady she admired .
“Vladimir, you seem to have a misunderstanding about our country . ” Gu Nianzhi smiled and corrected his misconception . “I’m not a soldier, so how would I know how to play with a RPG?”
Even if she were a soldier, there were different types of soldiers, okay?
“Really? You’re not a soldier?” Lina suddenly asked .
Huo Shaoheng glanced at her, then looked away as if it was nothing . He said to Gu Nianzhi, “Are you hungry? There’s cake in the suitcase . ”
Gu Nianzhi had wanted to say “not hungry, ” but in reality, she hadn’t eaten anything since yesterday evening until noon today .
Resigning herself to her fate, she rubbed her stomach and nodded . “Yes, I want to eat . ”
Huo Shaoheng pulled out his suitcase and took out the cake from the snack box .
Gu Nianzhi was about to eat it when she remembered that she couldn’t eat it all by herself . She quickly used the knife in the snack box to cut the cake into five small pieces and held them in a napkin . She gave one to the driver, Vladimir, and another to Lina .
Lina glanced at Gu Nianzhi and shook her head . “I don’t like sweets . ”
Gu Nianzhi raised an eyebrow . “Okay, then I’ll take you at your word . ”
Huo Shaoheng didn’t like sweets either .
However, Gu Nianzhi asked him nevertheless for courtesy’s sake, “Major General Huo, do you want one?”
She asked as she stuffed the cake into her mouth .
Soon, two of the three pieces of cake in her hand had entered her stomach .
There was only one piece left, and Huo Shaoheng suddenly said, ” … Yes . ” Then he leaned over and ate the cake in Gu Nianzhi’s hand .
He bit deeply, and the tip of his tongue brushed past Gu Nianzhi’s fingers, making them feel numb .
Gu Nianzhi’s face blushed .
Her fingers flew out of Huo Shaoheng’s mouth, and thinking that she had done it without leaving a trace, she wiped them on the napkin .
In reality, the other three people in the jeep had all seen it .
… They didn’t forget the PDA while everyone was starving!
Major General Huo, that’s enough!