I Have Decided to Go Look for My Father - Chapter 277
Back here at the campsite, Gu Xi fiddled with the ignition tools for a long time, but she still failed to start the fire. The expression on her face had gradually changed from the enthusiastic look at the beginning to the current ‘murderous’ look.
Unfortunately, no matter what Gu Xi did, there was only a little white smoke coming out between the wooden stick and the wooden blocks underneath. Not even a little spark could be seen.
“Why doesn’t it light up?” Gu Xi muttered. She thought to herself, ‘Could it be that the method on the strategy guide found online is really a fraud?’
While Gu Xi was still feeling puzzled, Gu Shao walked over from the side.
“I’ll handle it.”
“Ah?” Gu Xi was stunned for a moment, and handed the ignition tools in her hands to Gu Shao.
However, when Gu Shao took over the tools, he only adjusted it briefly and still maintained the structure that Gu Xi made before. With just a little fiddling, it was only in the blink of an eye that sparks of fire appeared in the pile of dry hay beneath the wooden blocks. Gu Xi hasn’t even got to see clearly how he did it.
“It’s lighting up!” Gu Xi exclaimed with disbelief in her tone.
Upon hearing Gu Xi’s exclamation, Gu Shao secretly laughed in his heart, and the task in his hands did not stop as well.
She watched how Gu Shao covered the pile of dry hay with the combustible material without any haste. With just a slight puff of air, the fire was ignited, and adding some dry firewood, the fire began to stabilise.
The entire operation was done all in one go, and the main point was that it took less than a minute!
“You even know how to do this?” Gu Xi stood by the side, watching Gu Shao with a surprised look, and asked curiously.
The admiration in her eyes could not be hidden.
Upon receiving the look of Gu Xi’s eyes full of admiration, Gu Shao didn’t show it on his face, but he felt a sense of composure in his heart. He then smiled and explained: “I have been in the military before, and these are compulsory military skills.”
Upon hearing Gu Shao’s explanation, Gu Xi nodded her head: She remembered that Gu Shao’s enlistment was on the household registration booklet.
However, Gu Xi was also curious as to the reason why Gu Shao didn’t continue to stay in the military like Sheng Xiuyan’s father, but chose to return to his schooling instead.
“Is it because you liked scientific research more in comparison?” Gu Xi asked her doubts.
“Not exactly.” After Gu Shao said this, he explained to Gu Xi for the first time the reason why he left the camp, as well as some of the things that happened to the Gu family back then.
Initially, according to the status of the Gu family back then as well as Old Mr. Gu’s perspective, he would definitely send all three of his children to the camp.
It was just certain things that occurred later on which made some changes the Gu family’s structure as well as Old Mr. Gu thoughts.
Gu Feng was the one who really looked forward to staying in the military. If it wasn’t for his injury, Gu Feng wouldn’t have chosen to change his occupation.
“Your uncle’s injury had a great impact on grandpa…”
Old Mr. Gu blamed a lot on himself for that incident, and both his physical and mental state were very unstable. And due to certain sinister tactics used by Xie Hongbo behind his back, the Gu family fell into a crisis at that time, in a precarious situation.
And that was why Gu Shao had no choice but to retire from the military at that time. He returned to the Gu family to take over the position of the head of the Gu family and began to deal with the Gu family’s affairs.
It took Gu Shao nearly half a year to completely settle the Gu family’s troubles and resolve the Gu family’s crisis. After that, Gu Shao apparently left the Gu family and took away most of the Gu family’s resources but in fact, it took a few years time to restrain the Gu family’s corruption.
After that, the Gu family then came into being.
While listening to Gu Shao’s words, Gu Xi couldn’t help frowning, her face revealing a serious look: Although Gu Shao didn’t go into too much detail regarding those grudges, Gu Xi knew that there was a high chance that the person who attacked the Gu family behind the scenes was the mysterious character with the surname Xie, who was also Gu Yaobai’s biological father, as stated in the novel.
“Dad, have you found out who is the one who harmed Uncle, and even attempted to harm the entire Gu family?” Gu Xi asked.
Upon hearing what she said, although Gu Shao didn’t speak, Gu Xi could tell from his cold eyes that Gu Shao most likely had already found out who that person was.
Gu Xi initially thought that in the novel, the reason why the Gu family went into a crisis and the opponent won was because they were unguarded, but right now it seems that this was not the case.
“Is our family unable to defeat the other party?” Gu Xi subconsciously clenched her fists and asked.
Unlikely to go so far.
Gu Shao secretly thought.
Although Xie Hongbo has devoted himself to expansion of power these years and had many connections under his hands, in fact, the Gu family is not bad relatively as well, just that their abilities have been concealed, and some things just can’t be told anymore.
The relationship between the two parties is more like mutual restraint.
As he looked up and saw Gu Xi’s worried expression, so nervous that her small little face became wrinkled, Gu Shao secretly laughed, but then he raised his hand and tapped on Gu Xi’s forehead lightly.
“Our family doesn’t have to be afraid of them.” Gu Shao said, paused, and then continued: “However, these are not things your little brain should worry about.”
When Gu Shao said those to Gu Xi, he just wanted to let her know more about the family members and the family’s situation, instead of making her think about those grudges.
The grudges held from the previous generation will be resolved by the adults. The kids from the Gu family just have to grow up happy and healthy, after that they can pursue whatever they want.
This was also a general agreement between Gu Shao, Gu Feng, and Gu Xuan over the years.
Because of that, Gu Yanxiao, Gu Chenyi, and even the oldest Gu Yanlin were uncertain about those things.
“Okay, go and get the charcoal here.” Gu Shao said.
“Oh, okay.” Gu Xi answered, temporarily putting aside the matter between the Gu family and the one with the surname Xie.
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