Chapter 207: A Perfect Start (Part one)
Before being sent to the battleground, someone would prepare a paralyzing drug for every military region and on the ride there, they would feed the soldiers water that contained the drug which would knock them unconscious as well. Then, these soldiers would be driven to their respective lots that they picked out from the draw.
If a soldier’s will was strong enough, they would be among the first to wake up. Then, they would have a lot more time to prepare and gain a big advantage.
This test was actually rejected from being used before, but considering how it could assess the willpower of these people, it was ultimately added to the competition.
There were cameras at the start points of all the teams, and at around 6 o’clock in the morning, the first person woke up already.
Seeing the live stream, all the commanders were a bit surprised, and they looked towards Commander Xie of the 5th MR with an odd expression.
It was because out of all the soldiers that were unconscious, the first one to wake up was actually Xu Cheng from the 5th MR!
“Who’s this guy?” immediately, many commanders asked with shock. They could only see from Xu Cheng’s badge that he was from the 5th MR, but there was no name. They were all pretty curious.
Before the data analyst could introduce Xu Cheng, Commander Xie said proudly, “He’s Xu Cheng. If you guys remember the past competitions, you probably know about my team’s Three Swordsmen, right? He’s their top gun.”
The other commanders tried hard to suppress their worry. “Maybe he just has a strong will. He’s in the center area surrounded by enemies, so he will be eliminated sooner or later.”
Commander Xie: “I actually don’t think so. Maybe he can take advantage of his early wakeup and escape this area to play defense elsewhere.”
In the camera, Xu Cheng got up and began trying to wake up his teammates around him. After being patted awake, Hu Bing had his initial shock and was instinctively about to fight, Xu Cheng covered his mouth and gestured for him to be quiet. Then, he whispered, “Everyone, try to be quiet, let’s pack up and try to take advantage of this time and retreat. Once the other teams wake up, we won’t be able to break out anymore.”
Hu Bing didn’t speak but he quickly went to grab his gear, bullet-proof vest, helmet, combat knife, flash bangs, pistol, sniper rifle, smoke grenades, and additional ammunition.
As everyone was getting ready, Xu Cheng activated his penetrating vision, scanned around, and said, “According to my experience of previous years’ competition, the other soldiers shouldn’t be awake yet at this time. Follow me, I will lead you guys away from this area. We will find a place that’s good to defend and then make a gameplan after.”
At this moment, Hu Bing was angered. He looked at Xu Cheng and couldn’t help but say, “You should remember who’s the captain here.”
Xu Cheng was speechless. Right now was definitely the best time to retreat, yet this brat still had the mind to argue about who should be giving orders.
In the video-viewing area, the other commanders were just wondering if Xu Cheng could save the entire 5th MR, but upon seeing this scene, they all smiled. “Commander Xie, it seems like your team isn’t very harmonious.”
Commander Xie was so anxious. Right now, no other team had woken up yet, and the best strategy at the moment would be to retreat right away or eliminate a full team first. Yet, who knew Hu Bing would actually get into an argument with Xu Cheng. If he was at the scene, he would’ve slapped Hu Bing in the face just now.
Xu Cheng glared at Hu Bing and said, “Listen to me, after we leave this place, I will listen to everything you say, but now is not the time to say things like this. Everyone, hurry up, and follow me.”
Hu Bing directly stopped the others. “If you want to leave then go by yourself. I told you, you are not a part of our team. We have our own plan, so we are fine as long as you don’t interfere with us.”
“Hu Bing, just quit it. Right now we are already on the battlefield and we have to stay vigilant and work together. Senior Xu Cheng is experienced, we should listen to him.”
“You shut up.” Hu Bing’s eyes swept past everyone as he said, “We have our own gameplan, and he will only disrupt our rhythm. Who knows if there are already strong enemies outside waiting for us or not. We might die faster if we head out. Right now, we should immediately set up this area with traps and camouflage ourselves and camp here.”