When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 110
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 110
The ship departed only after sunset.
It quickly moved away from the coast, and the hot weather began to ease.
Instead, the salty sea breeze clung to it, but it wasn’t bad because the wind was blowing.
The view of the sea that started to color at night was also good.
The only worries are the missions to be performed and the gun income from the sea breeze.
“Lee, what are you thinking?”
Jose, who had gone to the bathroom before he knew it, approached and asked, so he held up the HK416 caught in the gun strap.
“I’m thinking of cleaning this up.”
“why… Oh, is it because of the salt?”
“I have to do it as soon as the guard duty is over. The gun seems to be sticky already. If you make a mistake, it will break down the function.”
“hehehehe, also… it’s you Everyone thinks differently.”
“I have no intention of doing it.”
“Isn’t it? Of course, you don’t have a family or a lover, but things like your future relationship with Rachel. In the future, work after retirement… … .”
He interrupted Jose’s words and raised his voice.
“Why is Rachel here?”
“Didn’t you two like each other?”
“No, who is it?”
“No one says it, but everyone knows it.”
“Everyone knows? what… I don’t contact you even during this holiday, and even if I meet you, there’s nothing special… what are you looking at… … ?”
I wondered and asked again, but José answered with a smile on his face.
“Mmm, Jake might not know, but he can’t escape the eyes of a romantic like me.”
While he was talking, he lowered the night vision goggles attached to his helmet and continued.
“It doesn’t matter how you knew, what matters is your future.”
“The future doesn’t matter.”
The upcoming operation in Italy, the whereabouts of Pikal, and even nuclear war.
I nodded because there was nothing unimportant, but something completely different came out.
“How will Rachel contact you first? I don’t know if you’re playing or resting… You said you trained all four weeks? According to Harry, there is nothing different from the regularity of Fort Jackson (US Army Training Center). Do you think I can call them and ask them out on a date?”
“You do it, what… … .”
“Oh. Rachel isn’t as stupid as you, so how are you going to contact someone in training? It doesn’t matter if it’s resting or playing.”
“Like you… … .”
“More than that, Lee, why do you repeat your training routine without taking a day off during your vacation? Are you really thinking of becoming a human weapon? You are already a monster.”
“No, we are still far away. A lot to learn. And it’s not time to play, right now.”
“Isn’t it time to play? why?”
To Jose’s question, I also answered while lowering my night vision goggles.
“You have to prepare for the operation. If you do it wrong… You know, you too?”
“Oh. Are you always thinking about that?”
He said ‘for now’, but it was exactly until the threat of nuclear war disappeared with the disappearance of Pikal.
Or else I couldn’t even dream of anything else. Because the world will be destroyed
“and… You were the one who had no choice but to become a monster. He said he destroyed the Delta gathering… From the very beginning, you were a human weapon.”
“I’ll take it as a compliment.”
“sh*t… I tried to give you a tip, but you wouldn’t mind.”
When asked what he was talking about, José answered while turning the turret of the night vision goggles and fixing it firmly.
“You don’t know what Rachel is like?”
“How are you?”
“She gets motion sickness.”
I just blinked my eyes at the words I hadn’t thought of at all.
Of course, it was something that had never been mentioned while playing the game, and it was because I had never bothered to ask in real life.
Then I remembered what Jose had asked in passing: Do you have motion sickness?
“He took care of himself and brought all his medicines. It didn’t look too bad… When I found out that I had motion sickness, it was obvious. So, Lee, you should also pay attention to your colleagues.”
He, who always talks a lot, answered lightly because he said it, but when I looked back, José was gathering information like that.
It wasn’t just chattering.
‘I thought he was a talkative man… … .’
By the time Jose is seen again.
“Take a peek after work. Ask if you’re okay.”
“How is it? Are you able to carry out your mission?”
“Damn it, are you still on a mission?”
“Of course, is there anyone here who can fly a drone like Rachel? Even if it’s not, she’s tolerable for one person in the special forces… … .”
“Okay, so let’s go anyway.”
Fortunately, the motion sickness got better once I got off the boat.
I’ll do my part enough in Italy.
Meanwhile, Jose’s voice followed again.
“And I mean, Lee. Do you know why I am your first working partner?”
“I am the seal, the only sea expert among us. Even though you’re a human weapon, you said you were a special forces soldier? That’s why we became a group to teach you. assist and help Just like I gave you some advice about Rachel.”
“Isn’t this a small talk?”
“What are you talking about? From now on, what I am talking about will become flesh and bone. These are things you can only know by riding a boat.”
José and I, wearing night vision goggles, sat side by side and had a conversation looking at the sea through a sand bag.
To put it bluntly, Jose mainly talked, and I only asked or replied.
Anyway, I learned something there too.
There were a lot of boasts and useless stories that resembled rumors, but it was because those stories were experiences derived from various maritime engagements.
The characteristics, behaviors, and combat power of pirates disguised as fishing boats.
My head nodded.
‘As expected, Navy Seals… … .’
I listened to all sorts of stories without any time to get bored during my working hours, and then I got up.
Harry and Marcus, the next on duty, were on their way.
I finished my shift and went back to the cabin, but Jose patted me on the shoulder before parting ways.
“Go and make sure you sleep well.”
“… this time? I’m sure you’ll sleep well, what… … .”
“Oh no, it can’t be.”
As they were talking, Jose suddenly knocked on one of the cabin doors.
The space assigned to Rachel.
At the same time, Jose suddenly left.
“I will go. I’m tired.”
“Hey… … .”
Around the time I shook my head at the sight of him smiling while talking.
The cabin door, which had been closed, opened, revealing a disheveled Rachel.
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Looks like he’s holding a gun.
“Are there pirates already? What’s the situation?”
Then he asked, telling Jose that he had been beaten because he blinked.
“… Are you sick? Are you okay?”
“Of course it should be fine. How long has it been since you left… I can’t do this if I’m already sick.”
“Yeah, thanks for asking anyway. If it gets worse later, I’ll come take care of it then. I think I should get some sleep now. At worst, I can’t even sleep.”
It was only later that I found out what that meant.
About 3 days after sailing.
It was because of the heavy rain as the wind intensified over the Arabian Sea, which seemed calm.
“Wow, no kidding… … .”
Admiration came out of nowhere.
It was because the first wave I had ever seen in my life hit the boat hard.
It’s like sweeping the deck.
On a good day, there was no boat that could be suspected of being a pirate ship, which had been roaming near the cargo ship for a long time.
Quagga gaga river—!
Even as the thunder roared, I finally remembered Rachel.
As I walked through the shaky hallway, I was greeted by Rachel, who, as expected, had a bad complexion.
“Ugh, isn’t it very difficult?”
As soon as I asked, she answered with a wry smile.
“… I told you to come if it’s serious, did you come when it was really serious? Come and sit for a while and then go. Well, they even give you first aid if you pass out.”
“yes? faint? Is that enough?”
“I haven’t fainted yet, just in case you didn’t know.”
“Shall I bring Harry?”
“are you okay. It seems to be similar to when I was hit, but… It wasn’t because it was hit.”
I stopped involuntarily.
Rachel wasn’t a joker like Jose.
If it was similar to being hit, then it had to be seen that it really hurt to the point of being shot.
In severe cases, shock can cause loss of consciousness or death.
But Rachel, who said it, looked a little sick, but she didn’t look like she was going to faint or die.
Rather, he seemed very resolute in replying that he had not been hit.
‘As expected, my mental strength isn’t normal… … .’
Not only did he have a clear sense of mission or national view, but he was also a person with great patience.
“Just stay there. It makes me a little more tolerant just because someone is there.”
“Ah, yes. That’s about it… … .”
I answered yes to Rachel’s words and sat down, when I heard a faint laugh.
“Puh, I knew that.”
I looked up, and she shook her head.
“no. It’s so quiet. Can you talk to me about something? What happened when you were in Korea… … .”
After passing through the storm while chatting with Rachel like that.
Before long, it entered the Gulf of Aden.
We passed the coastal area of the northeast, home to Somali pirates, and entered the Red Sea, which was also mentioned in the Bible.
In the meantime, nothing special happened.
The storm that Rachel was suffering from was just the biggest issue.
The pirates I was most concerned about only roamed around the cargo ship, and couldn’t come close to it easily.
So there was no such thing as a proper engagement.
All I did every day was use the cramped fitness room on board, run on deck, and occasionally shoot with a floating buoy.
To put it simply, it was limited training for two weeks.
To put it bluntly, the 4-week vacation and routine were almost the same. It was only that the available facilities and training methods were limited in many ways.
And soon it reached the Mediterranean Sea.
“Great, this is it. It’s a hundred times better than the goddamn Indian weather.”
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Listening to José’s admiration, I also looked out over the railing at the sea.
This was definitely a place where there were no boundaries.
It was one of the few places on the sea that could be said to be really safe.
The ship also docked at the port without incident.
Trieste is a port city in northeastern Italy and one of the gateways to Eastern Europe.
Soon Jake’s voice came over the radio.
* * *
Hotel room near the port, Trieste, Italy.
The Italian man stared at the cellphones on the table with a stiff face.
A total of 5 prepaid phones.
I was in the middle of waiting for a call to come, but soon one started vibrating.
woo woo woo-
The man holding the phone as if snatching it swish checked the number once and pressed the call button.
“I got a call.”
-7, 9, 8, 3.
“X-Ray, Kilo, Mike, Papa.”
A serious voice reached the ears of the man who called the alphabet in order at the number that came out of nowhere.
It was Giandro Basicanal, the person who was his superior.
-I just contacted Target. It is scheduled to arrive in Italy tomorrow and will arrive via the port, so please go out to meet it.
-I’ll give you the detailed time again tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait until then.
“Yes, I understand.”
-What’s special about it?
“We are trying to determine the entry date and location of those suspected of being undercover agents.”
– If it’s an undercover agent, that American PMC?
“It’s not quite right yet, but it is.”
– Kill them all when necessary. It’s okay to kill our target. If it’s really difficult, you can explode the boat, okay?
“I will keep that in mind.”
The man answered firmly, and Giandro’s voice, which had become milder, returned.
-Thank you for your hard work. Thanks to you, things are going smoothly.
“No, I just do my job.”
– No, your hard work will bring about a revolution in the world. Boss is watching too.
“I will keep that in mind.”
Again, a solid answer.
Giandro’s voice came across the phone as if he was satisfied.
-Yes, I will meet you in person soon and congratulate you.