Chapter 212 Because He Deserves My Respect (Part one)
Hearing that Hu Bing and the others had been brought out of the battlefield, Instructor Yan whispered something to Commander Xie and left the spectating zone to see them in the resting zone for soldiers.
All 14 of them sat on the floor with their heads lowered in silent depression. Hu Bing was laying alone in a corner with a jacket over his face. No one knew what he was thinking about, and he also didn’t want to talk to anyone.
When Instructor Yan walked in, someone looked up and saw him but immediately lowered his head in shame.
“I’m satisfied to see you all like this,” Instructor Yan said.
The soldiers all looked up at him, thinking he was mocking them; they smiled bitterly, and some of them had red-rimmed eyes.
“I meant it and wasn’t mocking you. This is your first time attending a major competition and I’m satisfied to see that you’re reflecting here after being defeated. At least, you’re not acting indifferent; after all, the right attitude of a strong soldier is learning from his mistakes.”
Some newbies chuckled self-mockingly. “We didn’t take this major competition seriously. Before it started, we were full of ourselves when we defeated the veterans, but later we learnt that even with Captain Xu Cheng’s abilities, his team couldn’t enter the top 20 in the past competitions. Only then did we realize that the competition is full of high-level soldiers.”
Instructor Yan smiled. “No. You’re not so bad. It’s just Xu Cheng is unexpectedly strong this year. Compared with him, you’re much, much inferior.”
At this moment, Hu Bing who had been silent said from beneath his jacket, “So what? We were still eliminated. Head, if you’re angry, just vent it on me. It’s my mistake that got our team eliminated earlier than we expected.”
Instructor Yan had indeed come to lecture Hu Bing with Commander Xie’s instruction. Hearing Hu Bing’s words, he walked over to him and said, “You indeed made a mistake, and I don’t want to criticize anyone but you. If you were not selfish and chose to trust Xu Cheng, maybe you would never have been surrounded and gotten wiped out. Do you know that Xu Cheng was the first soldier who overcame the induced coma with the power of his will and woke up 20 minutes earlier than the others? 20 minutes! Do you know what a perfect chance that gave us? At that moment, Commander Xie and I wished we could slap you for your foolishness. Due to your selfishness, you refused to work with Xu Cheng and lost a great harvesting opportunity and put the whole team into a disadvantageous position. You could have gotten out of that area and found a good defensive location, so you wouldn’t be eliminated so soon. But what did you do instead? You lost the basic judgement when you focused your mind to work against Xu Cheng. Hu Bing, I’m truly disappointed in you. Even your teammates know that it’s safer to listen to an experienced senior soldier, but what did you do? I can only tell you that you’re not fit to be an elite soldier. You’ll go home and wait for the military region’s decision for your future position. It’s useless to cry under your jacket. If you enter a real battlefield with this arrogance and blind sense of superiority, you’ll get your team killed. If that happened, your crying won’t bring them back to life! So, I will never want a soldier like you to be a captain! For the sake of other soldiers, it’s best for you to just quit the army!”