When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 16
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 16
“under… … .”
One member of the Sairet Matkal laughed.
He had thought of killing Kang-tae, who had suddenly appeared without any signal, to the extent of beating him to death, but it was because his thoughts had completely changed 180 degrees.
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Looking back now, it was myself who almost died.
‘… I still can’t believe this is real.’
The first scene with Kang-tae came to mind very vividly. Like rewinding a video.
The starting point was when I was holding the GALIL SAR and aiming at the crack in the door after I was close to the wall next to the door.
At the time when I was already nervous and vigilant.
Signaled to enter, he carefully tried to enter, pulling up on his hind legs, gaining as much field of view as possible.
As thoroughly trained and practiced.
Then, by gently moving his index finger on the trigger guard, he set himself in place so that he could fire immediately.
But I couldn’t go any further.
I had to stop.
Of course, ahead of the thought of ‘I have to’, reflexively, all movements came to a complete stop, and the muzzle went down to the floor.
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Likewise, it was an action that came out as thoroughly trained and practiced.
‘Thinking about it again, that was really sh*t, but… … .’
Kang Tae suddenly appeared.
Then, as if to hit a player, he rushed into the room.
The crew who was about to enter was greatly embarrassed and also angry. And that wasn’t all. The heads of all Sairet Matkal crews were filled with bloody curses.
If he was training, he would stop right away and grab Kang-tae by the neck and throw him to the floor.
Because it was a real battle, he was only acting as he was trained reflexively, and he was surging as he had his temper.
However, in the next scene, all emotions disappeared in an instant as if it had never happened.
It was from the moment a target wearing a suicide bomber vest appeared.
‘… The thumb on my right hand that I was about to press the switch flew off, and immediately my entire left hand was torn and scattered like a rag.’
Afterwards, the target that Shock came on was knocked down and woke up when he was bound, but there was something else that mattered.
‘If it wasn’t for him, I would have been killed in battle.’
It wasn’t like a simple analogy.
If he had entered as he had promised, it would be difficult for him to live and breathe like this.
It must have been blown up.
It was clear that not only himself, but the other members of the crew who entered quickly were also killed.
Other personnel must have suffered minor or moderate injuries.
Because when the door opened, the target’s thumb was folding toward the switch.
Of course they would have fired, but it would have been difficult to avoid the explosion.
Not only did he not react as quickly as Kang-tae, aim and fire, and even if he shot, he would have aimed at the body.
The switch must have been pressed. If not, the bomb will explode.
I was sure.
At least that situation seemed like a slow mode.
If the vest had exploded, the bursting heat pressure and the swelling flames would have been imprinted in both eyes.
like a scene in a movie.
Above all, it was clear that the target was waiting for the moment the door opened.
It was because he didn’t even make a brief threat or threat, or even the famous Muslim confession of faith, ‘God is great’ while wearing a bomb vest.
In other words, as soon as the door opened, it meant to press the switch.
Just as Sairet Matkal prepared for death in order to kill, the target also prepared for death and executed it.
After a short and long thought, his eyes turned to Kang-tae.
It was only then that I could see the face, physique, and equipment that I hadn’t seen because I was ignoring it while preparing and executing the operation.
He looks like he’s in his 20s, has a big, solid physique, from the helmet’s night vision goggles to the gun’s optical sights, vertical grips, and other miscellaneous tools on his body armor and war belt.
Rather than a veteran special forces member getting a job after being discharged, it looked like a newcomer to the company.
In the meantime, Jake, who was having a conversation, asked Kang-tae.
“… Then what is the reason for the sudden action?”
“That’s what, well… It seemed that Target had prepared while cleaning the first floor and going up. Oh, and it didn’t feel too good.”
“It’s not that I don’t believe in Sayret Matkal, but I wanted to do it myself. I had myself.”
“Is that the unit price?”
“… … .”
It sounded rather light, and it seemed insufficient to be a reason, but I couldn’t question it further.
Other than that, there was no other explanation to offer.
“We’ll go out and talk about the rest.”
Jake said, looking back at Kang-tae’s attention.
The moment Kang Tae was about to answer.
One of Sairet Matkal’s crew stopped Kang-tae.
He had been listening to the conversation between Jake and Kangtae for a long time.
he asked as if he had endured it.
“… What is your name?”
I still didn’t know I deliberately ignored it because I saw it badly.
However, he could no longer look at his friend who had saved his life that way. At least I had to know the name.
I asked cautiously, and Kang-tae answered calmly.
“Lee Kang-tae, just call me ‘Lee’.”
“lee… … . yes, remember I lived thanks to you, thank you.”
“Thank you… I’m glad you noticed.”
Saying that, Kangtae turned around.
That was sincere.
It doesn’t matter what you do in the game, but in real life, you should never do the same thing as before.
In particular, Kang Tae was a veteran who had served as a special forces soldier for 10 years. He knew better than anyone else that sudden, arbitrary action during an operation was impossible.
Especially now, it’s a kind of combined operation.
‘If it’s like this during training, then on a rainy day, I’m beaten to death and go to prison… In practice, this… … .’
A bitter smile formed on Kang-tae’s lips.
Even though I knew it wouldn’t work, I recklessly rushed in front of a loaded gun, in front of a terrorist wearing a suicide bomber vest.
Of course, there was no other way. Since I couldn’t explain the reason in advance, there was no way to suggest it.
I had no choice but to run.
To save lives that are about to die.
And thanks to the shooting assisted by the characteristics, the bomb did not explode, and the target was completely captured.
However, Kang Tae was worried because he couldn’t explain the reason, but that has now been resolved.
It was thanks to the active members of the special forces who crossed the line of death and former special forces members who recognized the achievements and passed them on.
‘also… At this point, everyone recognizes me.’
If it wasn’t for that, I’d be lying on my stomach next to the terrorist and sighing as I was tied up.
Before long, something popped into Kangtae’s mind.
‘Next time, depending on the situation, it might be okay to add more irrational numbers… … ?’
I didn’t know if I would have to do another serious sudden action like today.
The quests and stories in Lareple weren’t that difficult, but it was because it was quite difficult to change them at will.
Perhaps preventing the ending of the game, a nuclear war, would have been much more difficult than this.
The smile disappeared from Kang-tae’s face, which suddenly felt stuffy.
It was still early in the main story.
* * *
Jake came out to the yard on the first floor of the operation building and called me.
A hardened expression with arms crossed.
I knew it while watching. It wasn’t something to just praise and move on.
‘but… There’s nothing to say even if I’m beaten backwards.’
The moment he realized, his mouth opened.
“I mean, that feeling.”
“Did you feel it when you went up to the second floor? Or did you feel it from the beginning of the operation? Or from the day before?”
“ah… … .”
I hesitated because I had expected that words such as discipline, rules, and operational promises would come out.
I haven’t yet thought of an excuse to make here.
Then Jake’s explanation added.
“I used to feel that way often when I was on an operation. Of course, there are coincidences and luck, but… I believe that God has been good to me. Even though I have been involved in operations with a gun for half my life, I have never had a major operation.”
“uh? is it so?”
It was a fact that I didn’t even know that I had played the game.
There is information on the homepage or in-game, but there was no such word in it.
There were many careers related to great ability and performance, Delta origin, and there was only the word privately that he was single.
“So I also believe you, there is no other way to explain otherwise. Unless you see the future or make predictions.”
“… aww, sure I can’t do that.”
He quickly nodded.
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Lareple is actually a game, and I just came into it, but I couldn’t see the future or predict the future.
Jake’s words soon added.
“So when does that feeling come?”
“Well, to be honest, I guess you could say it was before I put it in. know in advance… Because I felt it.”
“Before… … .”
Jake shook his head, then looked at me again.
It was a look I saw a lot while playing the game, and a look I saw often even after entering the game, but as expected, it was a scary look because it was not intense.
I wonder how painful it would be if I were the enemy.
By the time I thought I was really fortunate to be on the same side, his mouth opened.
“Then tell me later. That feeling.”
“Before committing. So that you can react quickly even if you move unexpectedly.”
“ah… … .”
It was an unexpected word.
It was a situation worthy of reprimand, so I thought it would be natural, but as expected, Jake was not a normal human being.
He quickly added his words.
“It is very late today. Even though you entered the room, I was still in the hallway.”
“and… I respect you.”
It was pure admiration that I did not know.
If I had been in Jake’s position, it would have been possible for me to start with a double swearing.
Then, a calm reply came back.
“You deserve respect too. Because I believed in that feeling that I could ignore and saved the lives of several crew members. That daring, determination, and action. All were very good. It was the same with marksmanship.”
“Ugh… so far… … .”
“Of course, the process was f*cked up.”
“Oh, sorry… … .”
Just as he was about to respond quickly to the swear words, Jake shook his head slightly.
“There are always variables on the battlefield. Today, the variables were just so f*cking bad.”
“Uhm, so I’ll take it to mean it’s okay.”
“Of course not, Lee. I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t okay.”
“… … .”
As expected, if he was an enemy, he was a very scary nobleman.
Then he smiled.
“That was great, Lee.”