Please stand outside the red line

It’s very hot in summer. From afar, it looked like an iron pillar, standing on the sentry post.

No, that’s a tall, sturdy figure, well-dressed, wearing a steel cap, a waist belt, armed with a submachine gun, and standing on the sentry post.

A middle-aged man carrying a duffel bag and saw the sentinel’s face in surprise. When he approached the sentry, a severe voice scared him.

“Stop.” It was a command sent by the sentry, and then a military salute was given to the middle-aged man, and then a gesture of please, “Please stand outside the red line.”

The middle-aged man took a look at his feet. One foot stepped inside the cordon. He hurriedly withdrew his foot and was at a loss for a while.

The sentry was expressionless, and made another please gesture: “Please stand by the side, so as not to affect the entry and exit of vehicles.”

The honest middle-aged man moved the corner of his mouth without a sound, and retreated to the side of the road.

The sentry’s face and hands sweated from time to time, and although his clothes were soaked in sweat, he remained motionless. At this time, the middle-aged man came to the sentry with a towel in his hand. When he was close to the post, the sentinel stopped him again. The sentry sent another military salute and made a gesture of invitation: “Please stand outside the red line.”

The middle-aged man took a look at his feet and hurriedly withdrew his feet back to the side of the road again.

Sweat beads crossed the sentry’s face and slipped drop by drop on his chin, he remained motionless. At this moment, I saw the middle-aged man carrying his duffel bag and walking in the same direction as before. The sentry looked at the departing back, and his lips moved slightly.

For a long time, middle-aged people went back and forth, but there was a bottle of water in their hands. He walked to the sentry post, this time paying special attention to the red line under his feet, he raised the water and handed it to the sentry. The sentry just returned a military salute without receiving water. The middle-aged man had to pack up the water and retreat to the roadside with interest.

Finally, it was time for the sentry to change his guard. After the handover was clear, the sentry trot in the direction of the middle-aged man, stood upright, and gave the middle-aged man another military salute. After the ceremony, he shouted excitedly, “Dad.”

Looking at the smile on his father’s face, the sentry scratched his head and said, “Dad, I’m sorry, I just stood guard.”

“Child, Dad knows.” The middle-aged man still smiled smirkfully, with pride on his face.