When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 121
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 121
A village outside Deggendorf, Bavaria, Germany.
An old Peugeot sedan and an old Volkswagen Golf slowly rolled into the alleyway paved with palm-sized stones.
While the tires are shaking wildly along the bumpy stone road.
A total of 14 eyeballs in the two vehicles were looking very keenly at the outside.
“… It looks a little more secluded than photos or data, but it won’t be easy.”
Those were Marcus’ words.
He said while holding the handle of the Glock 19 under the car door, and Jose, who was looking out the other side from the seat next to him, replied as if muttering.
“That’s right. Although the buildings are spaced apart… I don’t know if I can use a flash grenade. It seems like the old people are startled and all of them are going to wake up.”
And soon Harry opened his mouth.
“Hey, that building.”
He gripped the steering wheel with one hand and pointed at the window with the other.
At the same time, Marcus and Harry also looked out the front windows at the two-story building approaching.
It was the same exterior as the building I had already seen in pictures and saw while passing by.
The only difference is that there is a small sign on the first floor indicating that it is an accommodation facility, and that the interior has been renovated and used as a shared room like a dormitory.
And soon Marcus’s mouth opened.
“… Damn, should I be behind Lee again… … .”
“why? Are you sorry?”
“Are you all sorry? I feel ashamed and sorry for myself, so I feel like sh*t. The better his performance is, the better. I wish I could learn something from Lee, but that’s… It’s a skill that can’t be learned, right? They say it’s just aiming and shooting, ha… … .”
Marcus sighed and let out a sigh.
This was the sincerity I felt over the past 10 months.
The pride he had as a former Delta Force, a tier 1 special forces unit in the US Army, was also diluted.
Of course, it wasn’t that he hated or envied Kangtae.
I always looked up.
so great and wonderful
However, on the other hand, he was only rebuking himself for not being able to keep up with Kangtae.
Then a laugh leaked out from one side.
“hehehe, it’s been almost a year since I went out with Lee, do you still hear that kind of noise?”
It was Jose.
He continued, still smiling.
“Now throw away those lingering feelings, just accept it. Lee is a real monster, monster. Taking for granted what we can’t do… hmm? Do you understand what I mean? I thought so when I caught up with a sniper I’ve had for over 10 years and he caught up in a month. Because he is a monster.”
“I know, but Lee is also human after all, right? The bulletproof plate exploded and was bruised, and the exposed skin was hit with bullets… … . That’s why I’m worried, I’m sorry. The more he steps out, the greater the risk of death.”
Marcus remembered the injured Kang Tae.
There were wounds and there was blood.
Even if it was a monster, it was clear that it was a person who needed treatment.
At this, Jose shook his head in disgust.
“You say you’re worse than my wife sometimes? Why are your thoughts so complicated? You or me, Harry or… Everyone just needs to do their best in their duties. And think about it, if you… If you were such a monster, what would you do? More than Lee did, would you buy yourself? is not it?”
“that… You are right.”
Marcus replied briefly.
At the same time, he remembered the day Luke Miller died in Al Jamash and the traitor Scott Evans was captured.
It was because Kang Tae had said something similar back then.
In the meantime, Jose turned to the driver’s seat.
“ah! really… Harry, Marcus doesn’t know, but I’m afraid you’ll misunderstand… … .”
“Just because I am like that doesn’t mean I take Lee’s performance for granted. I am always sorry and thank you. You know what I’m talking about? Anyway, it is true that it is dangerous to be in the lead.”
Harry answered slowly, stopping the vehicle.
“ah… Yes, I think so. Seniors often praise the two of you.”
“Yes, there are many things to learn… He also said that he learned a lot while serving as a mercenary.”
“hahahahaha, as expected Lee. He is such a perfect man, I wish he were my younger brother.”
To Jose’s admiration, Marcus replied while hiding his Glock 19.
“I’m here, let’s get off now.”
With those words, Marcus’ eyes lit up.
It was because they had arrived at an Airbnb rental accommodation located opposite the operation building they were going to infiltrate.
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Late evening, in the basement conference room of the West Wing of the White House, Washington, DC.
Robert, director of the Department of External Affairs, who took the last seat at the long oval table, looked around with a rather nervous face.
The President and the Chief of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State and the Undersecretary, and even the Director of the CIA.
It was a place where all the highest-ranking officials leading the country, which was difficult for Robert to face, were all gathered.
‘It’s gotten too big… … .’
A wrinkle once formed between his brows.
It was because he had to pay a lot of attention while dealing with the vice secretary of state, so even Robert, who had a lot of experience, was a bit nervous.
It wasn’t something I wanted in the first place, so the stress was bound to increase.
There were many things to worry about.
A simple error, a mistake due to wrongdoing, and, in the extreme, even a failure of the operation.
There was also concern about the loss of life.
Of course, Robert wouldn’t take all the responsibility, but the weight would not be light as many organizations and institutions were intertwined.
Even the president was seated.
Not only was he wrong, but there was also the possibility that the organization, the External Cooperation Bureau, would suffer a blow.
If that happens, various ongoing missions of the Foreign Cooperation Agency will be disrupted.
Kang-tae, the most important strategic resource among them, was also likely to change not only his future missions, but also his course of action.
‘Are you trying to get him out of the CIA… Or at the Department of Defense… … ?’
I foresaw several possibilities, but it wasn’t the insider’s fault that things turned out this way.
To put it bluntly, the enemy, Giandro, was the cause.
The shadowy mercenaries he contacted and summoned spread all over Europe, but the number was too great.
hundreds of people.
It was a group of hundreds of pirates from fishermen who ran after eating hallucinogenic drugs, and other formidable armed groups.
It was because they were at least special forces, or soldiers with real combat experience.
Even the country had more than they figured out.
about 10 countries.
So things got bigger.
Not only the CIA, but also the Department of Defense had no choice but to deploy members of the 1st tier special forces dedicated to black operations.
It even had to negotiate with several European countries that were aware of the facts.
In other words, it was a natural result that factors including the president were gathered.
In the meantime, the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs at the State Department, who had the President’s eye on him, looked to Robert.
“Director Robert Anderson, start the briefing you prepared.”
After answering, Robert turned on the microphone button in front of him and, according to the data appearing on the screen, concisely announced the outline of the operation.
At least 5 minutes or so.
At the end, Robert took a breath and sat down.
An officer who was in charge of communication with the locals cautiously opened his mouth.
“There is one hour left until the operation is executed.”
It meant processing hundreds of mercenaries at the same time an hour later.
Robert let out a breath.
I was nervous, but it was because I was saddened because things went unexpectedly.
‘It’s not a place like this, I wanted to meet while reporting… … .’
It was the intention to report with confidence with good results, and to receive more support from foreign cooperation countries.
Be it people or money.
And for the security of the United States, I wanted to have a stronger force and actively carry out operations.
But things were already going badly.
Robert shook his head, sorting out his thoughts.
Instead, I thought of the by-products that would come out of this operation.
Exactly like evidence.
‘Here to catch Giandr… I hope something comes out. Or maybe it’s the guy named Pikal who’s behind it… … .’
Even if it wasn’t, it had to be.
It was because the Foreign Cooperation Bureau was in charge of the most difficult and risky task in this operation.
Accommodation penetration in cities in eastern Germany.
It was a difficult operation to handle quietly because it was too close to the private house and there were not too many enemies to eliminate.
It was even more difficult as I had to proceed behind the scenes in Germany.
For that reason, the TF of G&G Corp, to which Kang-tae belonged, was assigned to the operation area in Germany, which everyone was reluctant to do.
Of course, Kangtae will do it in the end.
While Robert thought so, a heavy voice stabbed into his ears.
“Did you say Commissioner Anderson?”
It was the voice of the Minister of Defense.
He continued as he flipped through classified documents.
“The difficulty of each operation is different, and nothing is easy… There is something I want to ask you.”
“How are you going to handle Germany, which your team said you were in charge of? It seems that quite a few agents were put in there… Did you even consider getting discovered? Are you going to ask me to negotiate with Germany later?”
It was a stinging speech.
It was because it seemed like a tough operation for the Minister of Defense.
Of course, there are similar operations in other countries, but they were Eastern European countries that could be suppressed by the CIA, not Germany.
Germany was different.
Even if it was the CIA or the US, it was difficult to press it easily.
Of course, it will have the upper hand, but if the operation is discovered, Germany will have both the justification and the actual benefit.
However, Robert opened his mouth calmly.
“There is no such thing as that.”
“Then why isn’t there, should I explain that?”
“Our team has never failed in a single operation. We can’t show you the results of the operation for security reasons, but if you get permission from the president, we’ll bring it right away.”
The eyes of the Minister of Defense turned directly to the President.
At the same time, the president shook his head.
“It is an operation that has already been approved, and there is less than an hour left until execution. Let’s watch.”
He didn’t say the words permission or no, but as a result, the president was also raising Robert’s hand.
It was because he had received a report on the result of a related operation not too long ago.
It was an achievement that could have been considered impossible.
So, I instructed the Secretary of State to pay special attention and to congratulate him separately.
‘Did you say that the compensation you asked for was a shooting range and a helicopter over 2 miles long… … .’
Along with that thought, he briefly recalled the results of moving the 5th Fleet recently.
I didn’t grasp the details, but one word from the report of the officer who went to the scene at the time was still in my memory.
Of course, when I looked at the expression that was just a metaphor and the results achieved, I couldn’t help but say it.
Even the president, who had no military experience, thought it was amazing.
Of course, as a result of the detailed diagnosis conducted at the hospital, Kang Tae, the person involved, was not a person with superpowers, but a person with excellent physical strength.
That’s why his performance as an individual was more memorable.
Meanwhile, the black screen turned on.
A large-scale operation, taking place simultaneously in more than 10 countries around the world, was right in front of us.