When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 22
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 22
The man’s legs did not completely disappear.
On the left, something like bones and flesh dangled reddishly from under the shin, and on the right, something like the traces of a foot fluttered like a trouser hem.
It was also tangled in the fabric of my pants and dust, so I couldn’t tell what was what.
However, one thing was certain.
The person who fell suffered serious injuries and was bleeding profusely.
At a glance, hundreds of milliliters of blood flowed out. Maybe more than 1 liter.
Even assuming that the weight of the injured was approximately 8 or 90 kg, if the amount of blood loss exceeded 2 liters, he would fall into a state of irreversible brain death or die of cardiac arrest.
I had to act.
As soon as I finished my judgment, I ripped off the velcro of my tactical vest and put a tourniquet on his leg.
One on the shin and one near the ankle.
I tried to tie it tightly to stop the bleeding, but the tourniquet that was hanging near my ankle came out as the flesh was crushed.
Suddenly, the moment flesh and blood come out.
With the sound of footsteps, a human figure emerged out of the thick dust.
As I was about to grab the HK416 that I had reflexively hung on my side, I heard Russian.
“Илья! Нет, нет! Bлять! Нет! (Illya! No, no! f*ck! No!)”
It was Ivan.
He wasn’t fine either. It must have been hit by shrapnel, and the exposed skin, such as the face and forearm, was full of scratches.
Of course, the appearance of blood forming and flowing.
Fortunately, all of his limbs were attached and there appeared to be no injuries.
I hurriedly took my hand off the gun, took care of my slipping hand, fixed the tourniquet, and checked the time.
And that was when I grabbed the shoulder of the body armor to drag it behind cover.
“Блять, Эти сумасшедшие дети! Я убью всех!
Ivan spat out Russian swear words in a fit of rage.
It was one of the common appearances on the battlefield when a comrade was injured or killed. Before I knew it, I even pointed my gun at the outside of the dust.
And I realized
“uh… … ?”
I understood Russian.
Come to think of it, I understood everything that Ivan said earlier, even shouting no.
‘I know Russian?’
I paused in surprise, but I had to continue what I was doing.
There were priorities.
Transportation of the wounded.
The horse was transported, to be precise, it was to grab the shoulder part and drag it along to cover it up and hide it.
Although the dust blocked my view, I would surely die if I left it here.
The moment he was about to drag the droopy SVR member away.
Another came out of the dust.
Only the shape was blurry, but this time I didn’t catch the HK416. It was because I was glad that I was not familiar with that huge silhouette.
The most staunch ally and leader, he was showing up with a dusty golden beard.
Suddenly, his eyes flashed, and he reached out his hand.
“Lee, take Ivan with Rachel to the front. We need to contact the victim as soon as possible and bring him out. We must not delay here any longer.”
It was the same decision as me. There were even injuries from the explosives, so I shouldn’t have approached the standard.
I had to move faster and complete the mission.
Otherwise, there was no reason to go this far. If I had just held on there earlier, there would be no need to take out a tourniquet and use it.
In the meantime, Jake grabbed the fallen SVR member by the collar and grabbed it with one hand over his shoulder.
‘As expected, Viking… … .’
It wasn’t a person, but it seemed like he was wearing military gear.
It seems that there is no need for a method for transporting the injured.
At the same time, Rachel and Jose were approaching from behind. Marcus was also close by, keeping an eye on the rear.
As if Jake had been waiting, he issued an order.
“Rachel, help Lee move. Jose, you stand behind Lee with me, and Marcus continues to watch the rear.”
Jake, who soon fixed his gun, nodded at me.
“If you understand, take Ivan first, hurry.”
Again, it was clear and concise.
I also moved quickly. It was to hold Ivan’s shoulders as he tried to get out of the dust.
Of course, it wasn’t an exposed position, either because of instinct or because of training.
He was shooting enemies from behind cover.
“Let’s do it in moderation. Isn’t hostage rescue a priority?”
“sh*t… … .”
“Now, this way first.”
I asked while dragging him.
“What the hell happened? RPG? IEDs?”
“… It’s probably an IED. Some kid threw something like a box, but before I could check it, it exploded… … .”
Similar to the story of the game.
Only the method and timing of the explosion were different.
I kind of expected this. It exploded so close, without warning, that I was physically shocked.
The main story has changed a lot since Cinnamon was already caught in the first game.
Neither the operation with Sairet Matkal nor the accidental request from SVR were something to be done now. It only appears later as a sub-quest.
It was also a choice with a margin, but now these things were going on a little busily.
Whether it’s a wave or a tiger, it’s like riding on anything.
But there was no time to worry.
It was clearing the dust now, and reaching another SVR agent at the same time.
I gathered them on the gate and on the wall and immediately spit out my thoughts.
“There is one way to get through here safely and quickly and get to the hostages, would you do that? At least there will be no stopping in the middle.”
Then, the eyes of Ivan, the commander, turned to me.
It would be very difficult. If you’re from Spetsnaz and SVR, it’s obvious that things are messed up.
Of course, there are many issues that can be overturned from trivial variables during operation, but now it was worse than that.
It was natural. Even the game story was made to struggle in the first place, so even I, a deceased person, couldn’t break easily.
Most of them were either injured or dead.
The follow-up support team came and managed to escape and finish it all.
It was a similar situation even now.
However, Ivan was not a character to give up.
‘This Russian nobleman is still a nobleman.’
It was a character from the game. Of course, we didn’t meet as often as Jake or Rachel, but Ivan was a character similar to them.
He belonged to Russia and was different from each other, but he was the one who could imitate the sense of mission he had.
Moreover, from the very beginning, Ivan was a military-born and active-duty national agent, and he was a character who followed orders from top to bottom.
Former Spetsnaz, current SVR agent.
Of course, there is a downside to expressing emotions like before, and because of that, it seemed like I died often in games, but I still had skills.
Soon Ivan’s mouth opened.
I answered briefly because it sounded like trouble was buried in the words.
“I’m in the lead, the rest are on the flanks.”
“… Is that the answer?”
“Yes, that’s all.”
“… I took a quick look at your skills, but are you serious? The situation right now is worse than I expected.”
“Or is there another way?”
He didn’t answer, but he knew what to say.
“… sh*t. The location of the requester is a restaurant on the second floor, 60 meters after turning left in the alley 10 meters ahead. The window is quite large, and there are no bars. Can I visit you?”
It was just like playing the game.
It was not an easy operation, so the inside and outside of the building was a place I remembered clearly.
‘Maybe they fired on the second floor across the street too, right?’
The memory of several people shooting at me from the building beyond the window and fighting back was clear.
I immediately pressed the power button on the neck microphone.
“I decided to stand in the front, and the rest here would flank and break through.”
– 15 seconds before arrival.
“Okay, let’s go together.”
There was something I realized from the battle I had just fought.
The fact that becoming Lee Kang-tae in the game didn’t just give him characteristics, but his eyes and hair also got better.
It could not be quantified or recorded and compared, but it would probably be revealed as a result.
I got up and grabbed my gun.
“Let’s get ready.”
* * *
Ivan was prepared to lay down his life at any moment.
Whether it’s an impossible mission, self-destruction in a misguided operation, or both.
However, I wanted the mission to be completed. It didn’t matter if he himself died midway. I had to finish what was given to me.
That was the only thought he had.
And this mission that Ivan had to complete was the survival of the rescuer.
If he died, the movement of the 108th Guards Airborne Regiment and the Russian Marine Regiment would be meaningless.
Because I was only coming to rescue him.
I had to stay alive.
By the time I stepped into the dusty alley with worries.
Jake, Jose, and Marcus, who were several meters away, joined them.
“You have come exactly.”
Kang-tae welcomed it, but Jake looked at Ivan first.
Come to think of it, there was no man with both feet cut off who had been stung like a duffel bag.
Kang-tae’s guess came out of Jake’s mouth.
“Your colleague had a stopped heart and left it inside the building.”
“… … !”
While Ivan’s eyes trembled at the death of his comrade, Kang-tae quickly intervened.
“Let’s go get the rescuer. Let’s do the mission first, so we can even collect the body.”
“… All right.”
It was a difficult answer, as if to let go of anger.
Jake also made eye contact as if he understood this, and when he fixed the gun, Kang-tae opened his mouth.
“Now, let’s get real.”
Trude, the moment he came out on the street, Kang-tae moved with a gun pointed at the front, and after that, Ivan, Jake and other team members lined up and aimed at the side.
Doors, windows, alleys, on the walls, the second floor, balconies, and rooftops.
There were too many things to watch, but like skilled mercenaries and agents, they figured out each other’s zones without speaking.
And soon the engagement began.
Fight, fight, fight! Fight against each other!
A barrage of gunfire rang out, and Ivan quickly returned fire.
Tadadang! Valid! bang! bang!
Ride on and on!
At the same time, Kang-tae’s voice erupted from the walkie-talkie.
– Adhere forward!
I hesitated for a moment to respond, but it was because Kang-tae really moved forward without stopping. was a few steps away.
It is also the appearance of moving one step after another while firing a single shot.
Empty! Empty! Empty! Empty! Empty!
It was only on one occasion that he stopped.
Ivan, who was close to the horse, hurriedly aimed at it, but was surprised in the blink of an eye.
‘Are they all dead?!’
It was confirmed through the optical sight that the enemies were 50m away and 100m away.
It wasn’t even that the body was completely exposed.
There were quite a few enemies lying dead across the brick walls of the balcony, leaving only their heads out of the windows and bleeding.
I fought in cover, but that means I took care of it.
Of course, it wasn’t impossible.
However, in order to do so, I had to slow down my walking speed and take more time.
Even that, there was a high possibility that he would eventually get hit and collapse.
Admiration lingered in Ivan’s head even as he swiftly opened fire.
‘This is not enough for two or three people… It’s the capacity of 5 or 6 people. Maybe even more.’
While Ivan is startled, he almost empties the magazine.
Kang-tae came out on his shoulder, and immediately aimed the gun and fired it.
As before, gunshots rang out as if they were on the floor.
Empty! Empty! Empty!
And Kang-tae continued on his way again.
The speed was so fast that I wondered if I had taken my time when I stopped a while ago.
Around the time when he was struggling with flanking fire like that, Ivan realized.
The destination was right in front of us.
No, it had already arrived.
“Enter the second floor! Enemy in sight!”
Empty! Empty! Empty!
A rapid-fire shot rang out, and Kang-tae stepped on the stairs and began to climb.
After that, while Ivan and the rest of the team climbed up one after another, the sound of AK-47 firing echoed from inside the building.
At the same time, bullets rained down on the doorway.
Fighting, fighting, fighting!
Kang-tae, who did not let go of the gun even while bending over, took another step and a half and pulled the trigger at the same time.
Instead of a gunshot, the sound of a person falling was heard, and Ivan, who had reflexively lowered his upper body, quickly went inside and aimed his gun at him.
To be exact, on the opposite side of Kangtae, by the window.
And that was when I realized that there were no enemies inside the inner building.
“… … ?!”
His eyes widened.
It was because the enemy was not inside this building, but on the second floor of the building opposite.
Fight against each other!
The moment when bullets rained down and glass shattered.
Ivan, who instinctively lowered his upper body, quickly returned fire.
Tadadang! bang bang! Tadadang!
The enemy passed over, and Ivan’s eyes flashed.
There was one more enemy beside him.
I quickly aimed my AK-47, fired it again, and hit it.
One foot at a time around the shoulder and collarbone.
It was a good shot, but Ivan’s eyes were wide open.
‘f*ck… … !’
Profanity filled his mind.
I definitely hit and knocked the enemy down, because the situation that followed was very bad.
The falling enemy was throwing something.
Something flying from the fingertips that were now corpses was clearly visible in Ivan’s eyes.
Anti-tank grenade with a handle.
In the illusion of time slowing down, Ivan felt it.
Anti-tank grenades will come in here.
The trajectory of flight was like that.
To put it bluntly, it finally left the enemy’s fingertips, but it was because the throw right before death was clearly visible.
And the moment you think of injury or death.
A heavy gunshot that ate the silencer rang out, and at the same time the building opposite exploded.
The moment of shock and flames.
Ivan instinctively realized as he closed his eyes and lowered his posture.
Anti-tank grenades exploded in the air.
It was no coincidence.
I didn’t see the bullet, but Kang-tae must have hit it.
A belated explosion spread in all directions.