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He Zhichu didn’t want to listen anymore. With both hands stuffed in his trouser pockets, he went to stand by the window.The drapes were still drawn, so he stood beside the ivory-white veiled curtains. He stood tall and proud in his light grey suit, appearing forlorn.
Gu Nianzhi could sense He Zhichu’s movements. Her eyes flickered quickly.
She could feel that He Zhichu was unperturbed. Could she be wrong about this?
But when she thought about it again, He Zhichu had already said many times that he didn’t know where Gu Xiangwen was currently located.
Also, he had always expressed that he only knew about the portion of Gu Nianzhi’s past concerning the years before she was 12 years old. Gu Nianzhi left the Gu family when she was 12, so He Zhichu didn’t know anything about what happened after Huo Shaoheng rescued her.
From this perspective, there should be a reason why He Zhichu didn’t know about the Gu family’s situation.
As Gu Nianzhi discreetly contemplated He Zhichu’s behavior, she used the cursor to click on the pin for Cape Town and said, “…I want to go take a look there.”
Huo Shaoheng nodded. “I will make the preparations and fly us from here to Cape Town in Africa.”
Reinitz raised a shackled wrist, his expression aloof as he said, “I don’t have any interest in this anymore. Can you let me go now?”
Huo Shaoheng ignored him, waving a hand at him to ask him to shut up. He glanced toward He Zhichu standing beside the window, then looked at Gu Nianzhi.
Gu Nianzhi understood his intentions and smiled at He Zhichu’s back. “Professor He, do you want to come along with us?” she asked.
He Zhichu didn’t turn around. He only shook his head slightly as he said, “No thanks. I only took a few days off, and there are still things for me to take care of at school. I cannot be gone for too long.”
Gu Nianzhi didn’t pressure him any further. “Ok, then. In that case, Professor He will go back first. I will come speak to you after we come back from Cape Town.”
“Yeah,” He Zhichu answered after a moment of silence.
Huo Shaoheng had long prepared for He Zhichu’s reaction, so he didn’t make any comments. He only made sure to remind Gu Nianzhi, “Cape Town is in Africa, and the situation is complicated there. Public safety is not guaranteed, so we will have to be extra careful.”
Gu Nianzhi quickly agreed, saying, “I understand. I will go make preparation right now.”
Gu Nianzhi was willing to risk everything in order to find her father’s whereabouts and figure out her past.
She left the study first and returned to her bedroom to pack up.
He Zhichu heard Gu Nianzhi leave, so he also turned around. He left in silence without sparing Huo Shaoheng or Reinitz a single glance.
Reinitz and Huo Shaoheng were the only two people left in the study.
The study’s doors were quietly closed by someone outside, and the room was completely quiet.
Reinitz raised his hands at Huo Shaoheng once again and said sternly, “Major General Huo, can you let me leave here? I want to go back to Germany.”
“You want to leave? Reinitz, did you forget that you are my captive now?” Huo Shaoheng folded his hands behind his back and looked expressionlessly at Reinitz. He used English to answer Reinitz’s question.
Reinitz also quickly switched back to using English as he said, “No, no, no. I didn’t forget. I lost to you, and you captured me, so I hold no grudges. But since we both work for different organizations, that means there is no deep hatred between us. Isn’t that right?”
Huo Shaoheng gave him a mysterious smile and crossed his arms to say, “Oh, really? There is no deep hatred between us? That’s not what I think.”
Huo Shaoheng put down his arms and approached Reinitz to grab him by the collar, icily retorting, “Reinitz, did you forget how you set a trap in the Alps and made Nianzhi nearly break down? I didn’t forget it, though.”
Huo Shaoheng wanted to clear old debts.
Reinitz’s head began to hurt.
At the time, he had been full of confidence and was driven by the sole purpose of becoming the chief of his country’s Gestapo, the Director of the Federal Intelligence Service.
Although he became attracted to Gu Nianzhi as time passed, his heart had always been with the interests of his nation.
Unlike now, where Huo Shaoheng’s words alone could almost obliterate his faith.
Reinitz was now pretending to act strong, but his mind was already in shambles.
Like he was standing in the wastelands of time, he discovered that he was just a floating tumbleweed.
“…Fine then, you can dispose of me as you please.” Reinitz closed his eyes as he said, “I don’t regret anything I’ve done. If I could do it over again, I still wouldn’t change anything.”
This was until he learned about the truth.
Huo Shaoheng released his collar and retreated a step. He considered it for a while, then seemed to make a difficult decision. “Reinitz, you know that we operate by discipline. I cannot easily let you go,” he said.
“Oh?” Reinitz was a bit perplexed and asked in disappointment, “Don’t you have special authority? As someone in our line of work, so many things can happen over the course of a mission. How can we even report every single thing that takes place to our country?”
“My country isn’t the same as yours.” Huo Shaoheng looked at him calmly with an extremely solemn expression. “However, I can make an exception on the account that you protected Nianzhi from what she did.”
Reinitz originally thought his situation was helpless, but Huo Shaoheng’s tone changed, so his position immediately improved.
Reinitz looked at Huo Shaoheng and smiled. “…You are making an exception, so that means there has to be some condition?” he asked.
He was all too familiar with how their kind of people operated.
Huo Shaoheng didn’t smile back, but said in a serious tone, “I hope that you can keep a close eye on any movements related to the Japanese from the bureau and tell me anytime.” As he spoke, he pushed a flash drive into Reinitz’s hand. “There is a password and phone number inside. You only need to call this number and enter the password in order to leave a voicemail. Don’t worry. I am the only person who can check the voicemail.”
Reinitz looked at Huo Shaoheng in shock.
This man truly never made a bad deal in his life…
He was actually trying to develop Reinitz as his informant!
Huo Shaoheng felt a bit excited when he knew that he was making the leader of a country’s intelligence agency into his own informant…
Reinitz frowned, then tried to push this strange thought of his head. His brows furrowed as he said, “…You want me to betray my own country? No, I will never do that kind of thing. Just kill me.”
Huo Shaoheng folded his hands behind his back and said calmly, “No, I’m not asking you to betray your own country, because I don’t need any intelligence related to your country. However, if your bureau receives any information about the Japanese making strange movements, especially if it’s related to their Operation Borrowed Seed, I hope that you will contact me as soon as possible. This operation is very important to us and especially significant to Nianzhi. This has nothing to do with our country’s interests.”
Reinitz understood Huo Shaoheng’s request now. “You only want information related to the Japanese Operation Borrowed Seed?” he asked.
“That’s right.” Huo Shaoheng looked down and opened a file on his computer. He showed it to Reinitz, saying, “If you agree, you can sign your name on this memorandum of understanding outlining the cooperative nature of our agreement.”
There was a printer in the study. Huo Shaoheng printed out the English version of the memorandum of understanding in duplicate for Reinitz to sign.
Reinitz looked at it in a hurry and immediately signed his name.
The memorandum of understanding was mutually beneficial.
With this memorandum of understanding, their contacts were semi-official.
Of course, only Reinitz’s obligations were stipulated in it, while Huo Shaoheng was not obligated to do anything in return for the Gestapo.
Reinitz was just anxious to get out of that situation, so he didn’t think about this problem at all.
It was not until he returned to his country and took out the memorandum of understanding to take a closer look that he discovered what Huo Shaoheng had done to it.
By then, Huo Shaoheng had already taken Gu Nianzhi to Cape Town, the second-largest city in the southernmost country in Africa.
When Gu Nianzhi came out of the airport, she was faced with a heatwave that almost made her pass out.
Huo Shaoheng supported her with one hand and carried two suitcases with the other as he stood at the gate of the airport and took a look.
“Nianzhi, over here! Over here!” someone called.
In this country full of black people, Gu Nianzhi was surprised to hear someone randomly call her name in Chinese.
Following the voice, she turned her head and saw a handsome tanned face smiling widely.
“Brother Ze?! Why are you here?!” Gu Nianzhi looked at the man carefully before realizing who he was.
It was Zhao Liangze!
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