Ye Jian, who felt that she couldn’t keep up with the pace, pursed her lips. After taking a step forward, she turned to him and said, “That’s really it. I’ll walk on my own. The paths that I can walk on my own, I wish to walk to the end with my own two feet. As long as I can walk the paths I choose, no matter how hard it is, I’ll persevere and stick to it.
She was indeed wounded miserably. Even taking such a small step caused her back muscles to cramp.
This time, she had her guard up and didn’t express it on her face. Instead, she slowly marched onwards, step by step, passing by him right in front of him, and started increasing the distance between the two of them.
The scent of blood ultimately revealed the state of Ye Jian’s injury. Xia Jinyuan’s smile started dissolving slowly, his eyes darkening.
He turned around and stared at the stubborn silhouette that just passed by him, and let out a gentle sigh.
So many hardships in your long journey. Silly Fox, why doesn’t the thought of relying on others ever cross your mind? If you continue your path, in the end, the one who suffers the most would be yourself.
Feeling heartache, Xia Jinyuan chased after her. She had her third choice, so he would have to come up with the fourth one.
Since she chose to journey alone, he decided to walk alongside her.
From the posture she was walking with, her back seem to be injured. She couldn’t be carried or piggybacked, so all he could do was to help carry her gun.
After catching up, Xia Jinyuan diluted his helplessness into his fresh smile, “Here, give me your gun. We’ll get back eventually with slow steps.”
Not only did he leave her some dignity, but it also showed how much he respected her.
Ye Jian did not reject again. If she rejected again, it would seem like she was unreasonable and fake. She handed over her gun and smiled graciously, “Helping each other on the battlefield, that’s also comradeship, thank you.”
“From the looks of it, our relationship doesn’t seem like comrades.” Xia Jinyuan took over the heavy rifle, cocked his brows and teased, “The army doesn’t dare to recruit underaged soldiers like you.”
Ye Jian glanced at him from the corner of her eye, “Didn’t you just say that we were comrades? Why? Did you change your mind after a minute?”
“It seems that your grasp of what comradeship is isn’t thorough. Just a moment ago, I gave you two choices, but if the same situation happened to Han Zheng, he wouldn’t have a second choice.” In terms of education and brainwashing, Xia Jinyuan was very skilled at both. In that case, he started to explain what comradeship was to Ye Jian. “You’re injured, and my act of helping you is something that’s out of compulsion; it is also the embodiment of the ties between comrades.”
“In the end, you rejected me without a second thought … Little Fox, it was you who rejected my comradeship.”
He had to let her know that trusting him and leaving her hand in his wasn’t that hard of a thing to do.
If she was too tired, relying on him for a bit was something that was absolutely acceptable.
If Ye Jian were a fifteen or sixteen-year-old girl, then she would definitely have been tricked by his serious tone. Luckily, she wasn’t.
That’s why she could maintain her composure while replying, “Captain Xia, we haven’t seen each other in a year, but your ability at duping people have increased exponentially. What is comradeship? Besides helping out each other, it is also a type of encouragement – encouraging your comrades to face hardships and conquering them.”
“Just like what happened to me, you wouldn’t give Han Zheng a second choice, because you know that he would be able to continue.”
This little lass … that was why she’s called a little fox! She was so young, yet could already see through the world so thoroughly. Even the essence of comradeship … She must have done her research.