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Hello, Mr. Major General - Chapter 1298
Chapter 1298: 1298
Chapter 1298: Verify The Information
“Really? They really didn’t know?” Gu Nianzhi asked in bewilderment . “They must have been specially selected and trained to be full-time carers in your family, right?”
Gu Nianzhi couldn’t imagine that a family like the Huo family would randomly find two people from the nanny market to take care of Song Jinning .
Huo Shaoheng lowered his eyes and said indifferently, ” … My father was in charge of the search at that time, and I wasn’t home . ”
He had left home to go to university and then joined the military, so he rarely returned home .
After rescuing Gu Nianzhi, he received a task from the military to watch over Gu Nianzhi . In the past six years, he never returned to his own home .
It wasn’t until more than a year ago, when Gu Nianzhi was going to the imperial capital to study as a graduate student that he brought her back to his home in the military .
Feeling speechless, Gu Nianzhi shook her head .
Alright, these two people really could have been randomly picked up from the nanny market .
Forget it, she noted this on her laptop .
It was already afternoon when she followed Huo Shaoheng back to the Special Operations Forces headquarters .
Gu Nianzhi got out of the car and looked up at the scorching sun in the sky .
It was almost summer, and the weather was gradually getting hotter .
It was two or three o’clock in the afternoon, the hottest time of the day .
Gu Nianzhi wiped her sweat and suddenly felt the phone in her pocket vibrate again .
She took it out and discovered that the driver from the Russian KGB had sent her a message!
Gu Nianzhi quickly unlocked her phone with her fingerprint and logged on .
In the discussion group of the “KGB trio” , the river sent a sobbing emoji and then sent a message in English .
[ Middle-aged driver ] : … Lina’s body has been found in an underground river channel connected to a huge circular pit . .
Gu Nianzhi: ” … ”
She quickly tapped her fingers on her phone and replied, “Have you confirmed it? Was It really Lina?
If it had been found in the underground river, it would have been completely unrecognizable after so many days, right?
[ Middle-aged driver ] : Confirmed . The DNA test results just came back . It’s confirmed to be Lina .
Then there was a long silence .
Gu Nianzhi didn’t know what to say .
She waited for a while before replying with a small “hug” Emoji .
[ Nez Here ] : Uncle Ivan, my condolences . Where’s Vladimir? Also give him… my condolences . .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : Boss fainted when he saw the DNA test results . Peter is now acting in his place . I hope he can recover soon . .
Gu Nianzhi felt very sad .
A woman who had been in the same car with them a few days ago was already been confirmed dead today .
Although Gu Nianzhi had been mentally prepared for Lina’s death, she still felt very anguished after hearing it confirmed .
She rubbed her fingers on her phone and sent the uncle driver a red packet of 66 . 66 to comfort him .
She didn’t feel like it was appropriate to send it to Vladimir .
She always felt that it was ironic to use a red packet to comfort someone when they were heartbroken .
The middle-aged driver was different . The best comfort for him was a red packet…
Sure enough, the middle-aged driver accepted the red packet, and his depressed mood improved greatly .
He typed quickly on the phone and turned on the flood mode .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : The boss had never believed that Lina was dead . These few days, he didn’t eat, drink, sleep, or rest . He supervised people searching everywhere .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : He had searched dozens of miles around the Tunguska crater in Siberia . I’m afraid that even ants wouldn’t have been able to escape his tracking .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : In the end, he still received news of her death .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : Peter personally led people and found her in the dark river . At first, it just seemed like a random floating corpse . Later, someone suggested that it might be Lina, because the dark river was directly connected to the Tunguska crater .
[ Middle-aged Driver ] : Peter ordered people to take the floating corpse away, then conducted a DNA test . The result was that it was Lina .
[ Nez Here ] : . .
[ Nez Here ] : This is really unfortunate news . I’m very sorry . I hope Lina can rest in peace in heaven . Candle . jpg .
The two of them chatted for a while before the middle-aged driver said he had a mission and left .
Gu Nianzhi looked up and saw herself standing under a big tree at the entrance of Huo Shaoheng’s official residence . Ginkgo Biloba towered into the sky, and the shade was thick . The sun shone through the small fan-like green leaves and made her eyes hurt .
Huo Shaoheng stood silently by her side and hugged her head to silently comfort her .
Huo Shaoheng had seen her chatting with the middle-aged driver .
He had also received confirmation of Lina’s death .
” … It’s okay . She died at her post . As a soldier, her death was glorious . ” Huo Shaoheng comforted Gu Nianzhi .
Gu Nianzhi: ” … ”
She buried her head in Huo Shaoheng’s arms and smelled his refreshing scent of his arms . Gu Nianzhi’s uneasiness gradually dissipated .
“This is your daily work… ” Gu Nianzhi muttered as she snuggled closer to him . “You must take care, you must take care… ”
Huo Shaoheng patted her on the back but didn’t say anything . He led her into the courtyard of the official residence .
The soldiers standing guard at the door stood at attention and saluted Huo Shaoheng .
Huo Shaoheng nodded and said airily, “Thank you for all your hard work . The weather is getting hot, so we can shorten the time you guys have to stand guard outside by an hour . ”
“Thank you, chief! We don’t feel the humidity!” The soldier replied loudly with his head held high .
Gu Nianzhi felt embarrassed and struggled out of Huo Shaoheng’s arms . She only held his hand as they walked up the stairs .
“Major General Huo, I actually knew that Lina was probably dead, but I still felt errible when I actually heard the news . ” Gu Nianzhi looked up at Huo Shaoheng longingly .
His silhouette was tall and firm, and he looked mighty and calm . Nothing seemed to be able to shake his tenacious self-control and steel-like willpower .
Huo Shaoheng said calmly, “It’s normal to feel terrible, and it’s cold-blooded not to feel terrible . ”
Gu Nianzhi’s lips curved into a smile . “Well, that’s good . I thought you were going to say that I’m not strong enough…”
“Of course not . ” Huo Shaoheng patted her head . “To be able to walk out of the Alps alive on your own after being hunted, I don’t think anyone has the right to say that you’re not strong enough . ”
Gu Nianzhi’s pitch-dark eyes darted around and she smiled . “Major General Huo, you have that much confidence in me?”
Huo Shaoheng smiled but didn’t say anything .
Gu Nianzhi returned to her room and wrote a letter to Speaker Long and the Secretariat of the upper house of the parliament that requested a delay in her official appointment .
This was because she wanted to settle Luo Jialan’s lawsuit first .
If she were to take up the position of chief legal advisor of the upper house of the parliament at the same time, it would most likely be detrimental to her lawsuit .
Cai Shengnan had been eyeing the position of chief legal advisor for a long time . If she knew that Gu Nianzhi had officially taken up the position, she would definitely not let go of this opportunity to discredit her .
After a detailed discussion with her, Speaker Long agreed to her request, but requested that she delay her appointment for no longer than three months .
After three months, she had to join regardless of whether Luo Jialan’s case was settled or not .
Gu Nianzhi calculated the time and felt that it should be more than enough, so she agreed and even signed a contract to extend her appointment .
After settling the matters with the council, Gu Nianzhi began drafting the indictment .
She listed the evidence she had gathered in order of priority, including witnesses and material evidence . After she had polished it for He Zhichu, she submitted it to the prosecutor’s office and requested that Luo Jialan be prosecuted .
While the prosecutor’s office was reviewing Gu Nianzhi’s request for prosecution, Gu Nianzhi was also pondering over how to ask Huo Shaoheng about the Huo family’s trust fund .
She had planned to file a civil lawsuit at the same time as the criminal lawsuit to demand that Luo Jialan repay the Huo family’s trust fund .
Huo Shaoheng was silent for a moment before saying, “Actually, these trust funds technically don’t belong to the Huo family . They belong to my grandmother . ”
“Does that mean that the trust fund actually belongs to the Xie family?” Gu Nianzhi immediately understood . “Does your grandmother’s will still exist?”
” … The will requires that the funds be distributed according to the trust fund allocation plan in her name . ” Huo Shaoheng explained briefly .
Huo Shaoheng’s grandmother, Xie Ziyan, was born into the Xie family and owned properties all over blue planet .
When she became seriously ill, she put most of her assets into three irrevocable trust funds at a certain ratio .
Eighty percent of this was put into an irrevocable trust fund with Huo Shaoheng as the beneficiary .
An “irrevocable trust fund” meant that the client gave up all ownership of the assets, and only the beneficiary could change or revoke the specific terms of the trust fund .
This meant that only the beneficiary was the true owner of the assets .
The remaining 20% was divided equally into two portions .
One portion was given to her eldest son, Huo Guanyuan, who was also Luo Jialan’s father in name .
The other portion was given to her second son, Huo Guanchen, who was also Huo Shaoheng’s biological father .
The rest of the assets were left to her husband, Huo Xuenong .
However, at the time, Huo Xuenong had said that he didn’t need his wife’s inheritance and had voluntarily put all the assets that his wife had left him into an irrevocable trust fund with Huo Shaoheng as the beneficiary .
As a result, more than 80% of Xie Ziyan’s assets would be inherited by Huo Shaoheng .
Huo Shaoheng’s father, Huo Guanchen, hadn’t used his mother’s inheritance either . He had once said that the portion of the trust fund under his name would be given to his grandson in the future .
What Luo Jialan inherited now was the portion of the irrevocable trust fund that was given to Huo Guanyuan .
Gu Nianzhi gasped when she heard this . “No wonder she could buy a villa in the West Mountains! Ten percent of your grandmother’s assets is in her hands!”
Huo Shaoheng’s expression remained calm, but there was a sinister gleam in his eyes . “A villa in the West Mountains? Luo Jialan bought a villa in the West Mountains?”
“That day, Professor He and I went to Luhuitou restaurant in the West Mountains to have dinner . We met Luo Jialan, and she hersel said that she owned a property there . ”
“I have to check this out . ” Huo Shaoheng thought about how the last time he asked Uncle Xie to help investigate the funds of the trust fund under Luo Jialan’s name, it was confirmed that the trust fund had indeed transferred money to Father Seth’s bank account .
However, Uncle Xie hadn’t given him a follow-up response .