Reborn at Boot Camp: General, Don’t Mess Around-Novel - Chapter 2216
Chapter 2216: Prominent Family
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Ye Jian’s reaction gave Li Jinnian a heavy blow, waking him up from his excitement. He immediately stopped talking.
He was too anxious just now, so anxious that he didn’t get the evidence to prove that Ye Jian was his uncle’s daughter. However, he didn’t regret it.
His maternal grandfather’s days were numbered.
‘The light of the mulberry tree cannot be seen from afar. I hope that the light of the rising sun will be seen.’
This expressed the old man’s helplessness, and it was also a knot in his heart that he would never be able to let go of in his life. The old man often said that it was probably because the Fu family’s ancestors had enjoyed too much and all the blessings of the younger generation that as a result, he only had one son and two daughters with his wife.”
His first son was Li Jinnian’s uncle. He only returned to his maternal grandfather at the age of 10.
The daughter was Li Jinnian’s mother. She was weak and sickly and had married into the Li family less than 10 years ago. She left him, who was eight-year-old at the time, behind. Fortunately, he was left under the care of his maternal grandmother. It allowed the old lady who had lived a miserable life to have someone to rely on before she died.
Thinking of his old grandfather and his cousin, Li Jinnian walked out of the hospital and drove straight to his grandfather’s house.
Li Jinnian’s maternal grandfather was one of the leaders in the development of aerospace, satellites, and missiles. He laid the foundation for the establishment of ‘strategic missiles’ in the country and set the defense technology industry on the right track. Now, he was addressed respectfully as ‘Old Master Fu’.
The philosopher Mencius had a book called ‘The Senior Scholar, So He’s A Teacher’. After a thousand years, the meaning of the word ‘teacher’ remained unchanged. It represented the strength of character, spirit, inheritance, and thought.
Old Master Fu’s spirit was not as good as before. He had suffered too much when he was young. Later on, he racked his brains for the country’s aerospace, satellites, and missiles. He had white hair before he was 50 years old.
Although he had retired, there were still many guests who would come to his residence. They were all scientists engaged in the country’s aerospace, satellites, and missiles.
Li Jinnian drove over. The butler in charge of taking care of Old Master Fu’s daily life said softly, “There are two guests from the Space Academy discussing problems with Old Master Fu in the study. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait.”
“Okay, there’s no need to disturb the old man.” Li Jinnian closed the door and changed into house shoes.
The country took good care of its retired old scientists. They were provided with top-notch food, clothes, house, and transport.
Old Master Fu liked ancient architecture, so the place where he lived was surrounded by mountains and rivers. His house and floor were all made of solid wood, and the interior decoration was Han style. When one walked in, it was as if one had traveled to another time and space. When one sat by the window, one could hear the sound of the wind and leaves falling.
After entering the house, Li Jinnian pushed open the wooden sliding door and found a few old photo albums from a row of bookshelves. He sat cross-legged on the floor and slowly flipped through them.
The photo album recorded the life of Old Master Fu and Old Madam Fu, as well as the changes in the Fu family’s wealth.
Old Master Fu and Old Madam Fu came from wealthy families. Both of them were agile and studious. They graduated from MIT and became lovers.
Before the age of 28, the two of them lived a prosperous life. However, many disasters befell them when they were between the ages of 28 and 35. However, no matter how difficult life was, Old Madam Fu insisted on taking a photo with the entire family every year.
The family portrait started with one child and slowly increased to two children, then three, fourâ€¦ Li Jinnian’s thin lips gradually tightened. He knew that when he turned to the next page, the four children would decrease one by one untilâ€¦ only his grandfather and his pregnant grandmother were left.
His three uncles and one aunt, who were not fated to meet him, died of illness. They had no money to treat themselves because they were homeless.