You can understand why Lu Chen needed to leave and find himself, find his own identity. Also, for many, many years, she had held some words in her heart and thought she would never get the chance to say them. Now, she finally does.
“Lu Yanchen’s image of ‘a man who shed only blood and never tears’ had long crumbled. Once he stepped in through the door, he still had to roll up his sleeves and do housework.” —I think this basically summarizes this chapter. Hahaha, at the end, our always-unperturbed Commander Lu loses his composure. 😉
Lots of stuff in this chapter! It’s been alluded to quite a few times that things had not been easy in Gui Xiao’s life around the time of her breakup with Lu Chen. We find out details now. And at the (very sweet) part at the end of this chapter, don’t you think our male and female leads got their scripts mixed up? LOL. Gui Xiao certainly does take the initiative. (And I like her for that!)
I have taken my computer in for some hardware repairs. I’ve prepared this post and the next one in advance, so I believe there should be no interruptions to my posting. If I learn otherwise and am unable to post, I will let you guys know.
It’s the beginning of a new life together for Gui Xiao and Lu Chen. This is especially so for Lu Chen, who needs to find his place in this big city of Beijing after being on the borders for more than decade.
The last two chapters and this one give us such insight into Lu Yanchen and who, as Gui Xiao put it, “the man within his very bones” is. I don’t know about you, but I have tears in my eyes when I read this chapter, for the sacrifices that are made, for the farewells that are bid. In times and places that you may not even know, there may be someone guarding you and protecting you, fighting for you. My salute to them.