When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 140
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 140
Tuong-! Clap! T-Oh! Clap!
After firing two shots in a row, the remaining bullets were also fired in quick succession.
Soon, the 10-round magazine was empty.
When the bolt was retracted, the cartridge case was ejected, revealing an empty chamber.
Of course, even then there was no response beyond the scope.
was still moving.
It takes 9-10 seconds for the bullet to arrive, but it took me less than 6 seconds to fire all 10 rounds.
That was when I was watching.
“… … !”
I unknowingly flinched.
It was because even in the blurry visibility of the wind and rain, the scene of the side bursting was clearly visible.
It hit the first target.
It was slightly off the center of the upper body where he was originally aiming, but it was okay because it was a fatal wound.
It wasn’t a wound worth living for.
And as the fractional seconds passed, the next shot arrived in quick succession.
towards the second target.
The words came out spontaneously.
This time, it seems to have had the effect of misaiming, and it pierced the middle of the chest exactly.
As he fell, the third shot arrived.
towards the shoulder of the target that was still hanging on.
All but one shot went off a little bit, and the rest of the bullets would all get stuck in the hull of the cargo ship, but it was satisfactory.
No, it was very successful.
You can’t survive being hit like that.
There’s no way the freighter would have been equipped with medical facilities like an operating room, but it was impossible to save the target even if it was moved to Seoul National University Hospital or Yonsei University Severance Hospital.
One would have died instantly, and the other’s side and shoulder would have disappeared by handfuls.
It was time to look through the scope.
– lee? How are you?
Jose, who couldn’t bear to check with his sniper rifle, asked the situation.
The same goes for the rest except for the crew with the observation glasses.
I looked back and replied.
“I broke the sniper record.”
– both… … ?
Jose’s brightening voice made me reply with strength.
* * *
A hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Giandro flinched as he looked at the two thick laptop screens.
“… … ?!”
This is because the vital signs of the wristwatch that was supplied to the nuclear development researcher suddenly changed.
I’m assuming it’s not a machine error.
Not just one, but both signals were broken.
In addition, the body cam that Subha was wearing, which was going up to the cargo ship, was shaken in a hurry as to what had happened.
A voice mixed with rain and wind was also delivered.
Giandro, who reflexively grabbed the prepaid phone, froze.
It was because all of the biometric information floating on the laptop screen suddenly descended to ‘0’.
At the same time, the cell phone I was holding began to vibrate first.
woo woo woo-
Giandro bit his teeth while looking at the screen of the prepaid phone.
It was because there was a call from his subordinate, who was wearing a body camera, who was in charge of escorting the Nuclear Research Institute.
While the uneasiness of hope is rising.
Accepting the call, I realized that my hunch was correct.
It was because the caller confirmed his identity with a password and informed him of the situation related to his vital signs.
– … One researcher climbing the ladder was shot in the chest and another was shot in the side and shoulder by a .50 caliber bullet. Both died before we had time to stop the bleeding.
“… … .”
Giandro couldn’t answer right away.
It was because none of the operations prepared this time were successful, and they were completely destroyed.
After taking a deep breath, he belatedly pulled out a word.
“If it’s a .50 caliber… Is it a machine gun?”
It was because the UH-60 helicopter, called the Seahawk, could fly as fast as the U.S. military intervened.
Instead, such an international conflict will arise.
I dreamed of the situation that would change while estimating this, but I couldn’t even properly imagine the answer that came back.
– It got several rounds, but it wasn’t a machine gun. It’s like a long-range sniping.
“… tell me exactly.”
Giandro asked, feeling weak now.
The situation going back is ridiculous, but it was all because of what actually happened.
– An enemy boat that had been chasing stopped after closing the distance to about 4 km, and the situation happened just in time. The sniper direction also matches.
“… … .”
Giandro couldn’t bring himself to speak.
There was no question to be answered.
The situation was organized at a glance, and the person who said it was not the type to exaggerate or talk nonsense.
He was one of the trustees to oversee the field.
There was a good reason for that.
However, it was still difficult to believe that he had been shot.
Because it was so unrealistic.
The fighting situation in the Taril Islands was similar, but the key conditions were very different from the situation just reported.
It was a battle at sea, not on land, and the distance was even farther.
Even the sea was shaking greatly due to a storm, and the distance increased by kilometers instead of just hundreds of meters.
Of course, it was not an area that people could do.
Giandro, as a former special forces unit, knew ballistics and sniping well, so he didn’t believe it all the more.
Around this time, he shook his head alone, wrinkled his forehead, and thought.
I paused at the voice over the prepaid phone.
– Please give me instructions.
“… Make sure to leave as scheduled, you put a lot of effort into it.”
The subordinate replied, but Giandro listened casually.
It was because I had no intention of responding further.
I had nothing to say.
Giandro, who was looking at the remaining laptop screen, slowly leaned back on the back of the chair.
The mysterious sniping wasn’t the only problem.
The mercenaries who had tolerated the pursuit were also mercilessly defeated.
It was because the number of body cams tipped to the ground or reflecting the sky increased, and in some cases, the lenses were smashed and turned off.
Defeat seemed so obvious that I didn’t have to call to confirm.
In other words, all the operations prepared were distorted.
Giandro, who dropped his gaze, muttered in a low voice.
“I’m envious of Volkov who died stupidly… … .”
Because I can’t think of a way out of the situation. And around the time I wondered how to handle this responsibility.
The bell rang.
The brick-thick security satellite phone on the table rang.
Giandro’s eyes, which had been lethargic, flashed open.
The limp hand moved quickly and grabbed the satellite phone, and answered the call before it was too late.
Because there was only one caller coming through that phone.
The boss he trusts and follows, Pikal.
Giandro hurriedly gathered his mind and opened his mouth.
“I got a call.”
And while I’m afraid of what to say.
I stopped at Pikal’s voice that followed.
It was because the unexpected words came across.
Say you did a good job.
It was different from the weak words he said to his subordinates, ‘You worked hard’.
A heavy word as if looking at it gently.
Giandro’s mouth opened of its own accord and he answered cautiously.
“Ahh… No, Boss. I am truly sorry.”
By the time you answer, your body bends reflexively.
got new instructions.
To be precise, it was the direct order of what Giandro was proceeding on his own and failed this time.
Get rid of Kangtae.
“… … !”
Giandro’s eyes widened.
Pikal has been a laissez-faire leader who only guides the direction related to nuclear development or terrorism and provides material support.
So both Sergei, who died, and Giandro, who is still alive, were free to work.
However, it was the first time he pointed out a person.
Kang Tae right away.
Hearing the name, Giandro hesitated, then realized.
It was worth it.
The sniping in the Tarril Islands was also surprising, as it almost performed miracles over the waters of the South China Sea.
To the point where Giandro let go.
Pikal’s voice slowly penetrated Giandro’s ears through the satellite phone.
– If you can’t finish his story, just leave the story alone. so that no one knows Kill the audience, kill the storyteller, kill the writer who writes the book. Even if a lot of blood is shed, you have to boldly cut out the wound. Don’t you know too? That the people and religions that drove the world into chaos were derived from such stories… … .
* * *
Same time, Pope Field, North Carolina, United States Joint Special Operations Command.
“… … .”
As the eyes of those watching the screen stopped blinking, their jaws slowly began to open.
As if time slowed down.
Among them, the commander, who was wide-eyed, was unable to calm down the thoughts and emotions that were rising in his head.
‘Even, how the hell… … ?’
It was because I couldn’t believe Kang Tae’s sniper performance, which I saw through video and audio.
I wasn’t just surprised by the sniper results and related figures.
It was something I knew from doing it.
It was the same in the Taril Islands, and especially the sniping shown at sea made no sense.
“This nonsense… … .”
One of the field-level officers muttered as if bewildered.
But the facts were clear.
Kang Tae killed all 3 snipers, 6 people trying to operate a mortar, and 2 targets who were nuclear development researchers.
Regardless of land or sea, the distance ranges from around 1km to 3.8km.
Eventually, the commanding officer’s eyes regained strength.
‘A wonderful talent, better than expected. You can’t make it rot in the foreign cooperation country. no… He must have the full support of the Department of Defense. Where would you find such a talent? It’s a pity that he’s Asian, but it’s possible to become a hero. Yes, I can do it.’
A number of proposals that could be presented to the Minister of Defense immediately popped into his mind.
Of course, Kang-tae himself could reject it, and there was a high possibility that the foreign cooperation department would fiercely cover it, but there were many ways to cover it up to some extent.
The easiest is material support.
Whether it was money or tactical equipment, it was clear that if you gave it beyond imagination, it would be shaken.
If not, I would have given more than that.
It was an offer only the United States could make.
If you move the president through the defense minister, you can give even more.
Of course, it was not something a general-level commander would think of, but it was clear that he would never reject it from above.
Around the time when the Minister of National Defense also assumed that the flagship would be the flagship if he saw this material in person.
The eyes of Robert, the head of the Foreign Cooperation Bureau at the end, were narrowing.
Because I know how they feel.
‘The Ministry of Defense will do more tricks… … .’
It was the train he had already stepped on.
So I knew it.
How much the Defense Ministry wants Kang Tae. And I guessed how to approach it.
I’ll probably use all kinds of numbers.
As much as he did all kinds of conciliation, Kang-tae’s affiliation could have changed.
The fortunate thing was that Kang-tae was just a soldier, but he didn’t adore the US Department of Defense.
To be precise, he only likes special warfare units, especially Delta Force.
There was something else more important than that.
Since the world’s largest military organization was interested in Kang-tae’s safety, it was only natural that such a threat or danger would accompany it.
There must be a lot more people like infiltrators who couldn’t be filtered out.
‘I’ll protect Lee more strictly. Maybe I should expand that to my team… … .’
Before long, Robert’s gaze reached the G&G Corp TF on the screen that had ended the engagement.
Fortunately, no one was killed or injured.
Rather, they captured one mercenary who was injured while attacking.
Robert finally let out a sigh of relief.
‘It’s thanks to Lee again… … .’