Chapter 173: This Brat Won’t Get Any Advantage (Part two)
The technician was in a difficult spot. “It will take some time… Earlier, the head instructor said to just play the defense side’s cameras, so the footage on the attacking side was being rendered on lower priority.”
On the defense side, the hidden sentry hiding at the top of a tree noticed Xu Cheng’s team’s arrival. He quietly whispered into his headset, “Target acquired.”
Hu Bing: “Which direction?”
Hidden Sentry: “Ahead.”
Hu Bing paused for a moment. “Isn’t that the minefield? Count their team, how many did they lose?”
The hidden sentry counted with his telescope, and after being silent for a brief moment, he said, “Zero.”
Hu Bing: “That’s impossible! They just passed the minefield, and every 5 or so meters, they would for sure step on a mine if they walked in a straight line! It’s impossible that they didn’t lose a single guy! Absolutely impossible! Count again.”
The sentry counted again, and he muttered as he bitterly smiled, “There are indeed 15 of them, no casualties, they are still- “
Before he could finish, the sentry heard a “pa” sound. There was a color spot on his helmet! His communication device was turned off and he lost contact with the team.
“Hello? What did you say? Hello? Li Yang, do you copy?” The hidden sentry lost contact before he could finish his sentence, Hu Bing knew it meant he was taken out.
“Fack! Everyone, be on the alert. Li Yang’s already out, there are still 15 people on the offense!” Hu Bing gritted his teeth as he reminded the other members.
On the offensive side, a veteran sniper wiped the sweat off his forehead after he took out the hidden sentry. Thank god the shot landed, or it would have alerted the enemy and impacted their operation.
Xu Cheng gave him a big thumbs up. “Old Wang, I got nothing to say, your shooting skill is still as sharp as always.”
Old Wang let out a breath of relief. “Thank God I dripped a few eye drops in my eyes before coming in and my eyes didn’t fack me up at the crucial moment.”
Wei Yuan: “Xu Cheng, how did you know there was a hidden sentry there? Holy crap, you were actually right!”
Xu Cheng: “Look at the sky, what time is it right now?”
Liao Shuhang: “It’s almost 5 o’clock in the afternoon.”
Xu Cheng nodded and said, “The sun at five is at a pretty low angle. Look at the other trees, usually the density of the leaves on trees follow a pattern, and that allows the trees to glimmer a bit once the sun rays shines into the tree. However, the tree over there had significantly less shining spots reflecting back the sun, which meant that there was most likely someone hiding in there.”
Wei Yuan stuck up his thumb. “What a pro! But just now, why did you get us to follow you and walk forward in the weird zig-zag pattern?”
Xu Cheng: “If I’m not wrong, that was the minefield just now, and Wu Bing had a pretty clever deployment of mines. With your big hearts and clumsy movements, it would be surprising if you guys didn’t step on one.”