Chapter 20: Grateful for Having You
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Usually, Xia Jinyuan had his own arrangements when it came to conducting a military action. Rather than answer this girl right away, he silently looked at her eyes that contained persistence and coldness.
Perhaps his longtime silence made her nervous. She spoke again anxiously, “If they climb over here, they will reach Goat Horn Creek, and across the creek, they will make it to the main street. Captain Xia, if you believe me, please follow me this way.”
Because Ye Jian had been racing to catch up with them, her forehead was red and swollen, and tiny drops of blood were oozing from her face due to being scraped by the bush leaves. But the gaze in her eyes was still unwavering and persistent. Just like a young tree rooted on the edge of a cliff, no peril or danger could compromise her confidence.
Xia Jinyuan’s silence lasted for only a few seconds and then he smiled subtly. Under his helmet, his extremely handsome but cool face made Ye Jian feel warm, because he said, “Fine.”
Simple and crisp.
“I can assure you that I am the person most familiar with this area,” Ye Jian pursed her lips and nodded lightly. She said in a clear and innocent voice, “You are on the right track if you follow me.”
Xia Jinyuan clasped his long fingers together, and slowly, he waved his hand and motioned Ye Jian to go first. “And I can assure you that, you will return home unharmed with us by your side.”
Sometimes, people would choose to trust each other simply because of a look in the eye, an action, or a word.
Xia Jinyuan believed in Ye Jian, because he had seen the determined confidence hidden in her calm eyes.
A very interesting little girl. Disobedient, but had proper limits in her speech and actions. It’s not difficult to trust her.
To make Xia Jinyuan believe her, Ye Jian’s face was tightened due to anxiety. Her eyes, resplendent and dazzling like the sun, were saying that she was not going to give up easily.
She really wanted to help them…
Xia Jinyuan gave a subtle smile. He nodded and said in a low voice, “You will walk behind us. Under no circumstances can you do anything reckless.”
“All right. I will not become your liability.” Ye Jian exhaled lightly in relief. As the wind blew, she noticed that the smell in the air had become thinner.
A soldier who was responsible for studying the map looked at Ye Jian and whispered to Xia Jinyuan, “Captain, she is right. This is the fastest way if they want to escape to the main street.”
“You three, go this way,” Xia Jinyuan’s long fingers stroked lightly on the map. The serious, calm and intelligent expressions on his face made him look like an emperor protecting his territory. “You three, go this way and stay in the back of our team.”
While giving instructions to his soldiers, Xia Jinyuan raised his head and looked at Ye Jian with his sharp eyes. “Girl, since you know our enemies have guns, you must hide and don’t let them see you!”
“Okay!” Ye Jian nodded.
Although the soldiers couldn’t understand why Xia Jinyuan decided to bring along this little girl, they had no time to ask him. Carrying the guns and following Ye Jian, they chased the criminals swiftly.
The direction Ye Jian pointed out was precise. A soldier, who previously served as a scout, looked at Ye Jian in surprise. How did she do that without looking around, examining the scene, or analyzing the possibilities?
In comparison to the astonished scout, Xia Jinyuan calmed down from his momentary surprise and accepted that Ye Jian was excellent for what she could do.
The world is so big that nothing is to be surprised at. Some people are born to be more intelligent than the others, while some people are doomed to be mediocre. When you encounter someone that makes your jaw drop, all you need to know is that it’s not because they are odd, it’s simply because you are not as good as them.