“Yeah, I used to work in an army kitchen for two years.” Sean paused before explaining softly.
“Um…” Lexie was disappointed when she heard this.
No wonder he‘s so good at cooking…
Willow was taken aback when she heard those words and muttered in a low voice.
“Forget it, Willow. Rae has repeatedly told me that this photo must not be shown to others. If we didn‘t have a very good relationship with her, I wouldn‘t have shown it to you.” Lexie retracted her gaze and tactfully halted any further conversation.
“This should be all right because Sean used to be in the army. Also, I‘m sure he won‘t tell anyone.”
Willow really wanted to show the picture to Sean because she wished to get an answer from him. Therefore, she insisted again on showing him the picture.
Lexie hesitated. In her heart, she was also very curious about the identity of this man!
He‘s just a cripple, and he has no friends at all, so he probably won‘t tell the others…
With this in mind, Lexie nodded and handed her phone to Willow.
“Sean, look at this person. Do you know who he is?” Willow took the phone and could not wait to get it in front of Sean.
Sean slowly turned his head and looked at the phone upon hearing this. Time seemed to stop at his first glance of the picture.
Sean‘s eyes were bulging, and his pupils constricted.
How could he not recognize himself?
How could he not remember that the Northwest army had only allowed their nine-star commander to board the military Watchtower?
Right then, countless pictures flashed through Sean‘s mind.
In the past, 100,000 personal guards had stood at attention like loaded steel guns. Countless soldiers stood at attention in front of him, every pair of eyes looking up at him. All of them were waiting for him to give them their orders,
He had been wearing a smart nine-star commander uniform in the Northwest desert, holding a Nation Defending Sword in his hand.
He had led countless armies under his command to guard the frontiers. He had conquered the Northwest with millions of troops in battle and recovered 4,000 kilometers of land.
After eight years in the army, Scan had fought countless battles without a single defeat!
A general who achieved constant victory, an undefeated god of war, a commander who protected the country. Those honorary titles were all given to Sean. However, he still lost in the end.
He had not lost to the enemy, but… He had lost to the trusted brother beside him.
Sean remained silent. He stared at the photos, countless memories flashing through his mind like a movie playing.
Willow and Lexie looked at Sean with some expectation.
Why is Sean not speaking? Does he really know the man in the photo?
Willow thought to herself. She wanted to know more about the connection between this man and Sean so badly!
“Sean, do you know him?” Willow looked at Sean and asked cautiously as she pursed her mouth.
Sean slowly turned his head, looked at Willow, and stared at her for nearly ten seconds.
At this moment, Sean really wanted to tell Willow.
Of course I know him…
Because the man standing there in the photo is me!
His mouth moved, but he resisted the urge. He really did not want to deceive Willow. However, he could not say more because of his sensitive identity.
Zander had quietly sent him to the Quinn Residence in River City in order to keep him anonymous. He would rebuild his former glory only when he was fully recovered.
Back then, Sean could only live in torment and cling to life like a desperate dog in front of Blaze. Therefore, Blaze had not cared much.
Today, Sean was half recovered. If Blaze knew about this, he would definitely find ways to cut off all the loose ends.
If that were to happen, not only would Sean be in danger but Zander would be implicated too. Even Willow, who had been in contact with Sean, as well as everyone in the Quinn family, would suffer a disaster.
Over the past two years, Blaze had murdered a countless number of Sean‘s subordinates just to keep everyone‘s mouths shut.
If Blaze found out that Sean had lived with Willow for two years, he would definitely doubt that Sean had not told Willow about what had happened.
Knowing Blaze‘s character, he would certainly kill Willow without mercy. Therefore, Sean could not tell her anything. At least not for the time being.
Along with that, this photo could not be seen by any more people. He had to find a way to wipe away any factor that might reveal his identity
Zander had already been the three-star commander at the time. If he had not cared about Sean, he would have a lot of power in the army now.
If he had followed Blaze, a good future was just around the corner for him. However, he had not chosen to do that. He had chosen to come to River City and keep a low profile just to protect Sean.
How could Sean not care about such things?
“Let me take a closer look.” Sean took the phone and looked at it in his land.
His finger tapped on the screen as if he wanted to zoom in.
“Oh crap!” Suddenly, Sean let out an exclamation and raised his head with a somewhat serious expression.
“What‘s wrong?” Willow and Lexie immediately sat up straight.
“I accidentally deleted….”
Sean gently handed the phone back with an apologetic expression. Even though he knew it was inappropriate to have done that, he still had to do it.
“What?!” Lexie snatched the phone away with a swift motion and quickly swiped at the screen.
How could she still find that photo after it had been deleted?
“Sean! You‘re such a b*stard!” The next second, Lexie suddenly raised her head, gritted her teeth, and yelled at Sean.