Blood gushed out of Ayesha’s mouth as the impact felt like a truck had slammed into her head on . Her tiny body was thrown into the air and smashed against the concrete wall . If it wasn't for the kinetic skeleton, she would've been dead already .
Blood dripped down through the corner of her lips . While enduring the sharp pain in her chest, Ayesha didn’t dare to hesitate and rolled away from the window .
Almost instantly, another bullet arrived and struck where she was previously . The shattered concrete debris scratched her face, and the 12 . 76 mm bullet left a giant crater on the ground .
After escaping from the area directly observable through the window, she then let out a sigh of relief and ripped off her jacket with teeth clenched .
Even with the genetic vaccine, bullets still treated everyone equally .
While the assault rifle of the modern world was inferior compared to those from the apocalypse, the power of a sniper rifle was not to be underestimated . From the damage done to the ground alone, the enemy must be using an anti-armor sniper rifle—the Barrett M82!
Though the bullet was deflected, it still caved in the polyethylene bullet-proof vest . The massive kinetic energy from the shot had knocked the wind out of her .
Xia Shiyu, completely oblivious to what had just happened, remained terrified and lied there without moving .
"Don’t move, stay down!" Seeing Xia Shiyu wanting to come help, Ayesha immediately stopped her .
The caved-in part happened to be pressing against her ribcage, substantially interfering with her ability to breath .
She swallowed the blood back down, gritted her teeth, and removed the polyethylene plate in front of her chest .
Since it was one-time protection anyways, there was no point in leaving it in front of her chest after being shattered .
Taking a deep breath, she calmly took out a smoke grenade and threw it near the window .
Fearing that Xia Shiyu would stand up, Ayesha said, "Stay put . Try to stick to the floor if you have difficulty breathing . "
"Mhmm . "
Xia Shiyu tightly pressed against the ground with the smoke hiding her terrified—but gorgeous—face .
Forcing her body to move, Ayesha picked up the assault rifle and helmet belonging to Caitlin and returned to the window .
Using a lighter, she heated up the helmet and then used the assault rifle to raise the helmet, slowly moving it to the window opening .
With the "head" barely exposed, the helmet was blown away .
Ayesha’s eyebrows twisted together and looked at the door .
The enemy must have headed to the sniping location she was previously at; therefore, the door must also be in the range of the sniper . Without the ability to move, they were completely suppressed inside this room .
It was her first time encountering a situation like this in real life .
[What to do…]
Inhaling deeply, Ayesha clenched tightly onto the Ghost sniper rifle in her hands .
She started to feel hazy from the acute chest pain . It was only through sheer willpower that she hadn't fallen unconscious yet .
Her body temperature began to lower, and her consciousness also slowed .
Suddenly, a faint light flashed on the EP .
Ayesha, noticing the abnormality on the EP, hesitated for a moment before opening it up .
[Hidden genetic code? Eliminate body heat?]
[Could it really do that?]
[… Whatever, I have to take the gamble . ]
She took another deep breath as she felt her body heat decreasing to the extreme and her heart speed slowing down tremendously . Ayesha, with the sniper rifle, knelt at the window .
Seeing that a bullet didn’t arrive, she had a smile on her face .
Inside the smoke, without the help of thermal vision, the enemy couldn't see her .
She activated the thermal vision on the scope and locked on to the bright spot a thousand yards away .
"Goodbye . "
Ayesha pressed the trigger, and blood splattered in the scope .
"Finished…" she muttered to herself .
At the same time, her tightly tensed consciousness reached its limit .
As the smoke began to fade, the sniper rifle rolled out of her hands, and she dropped to the ground .
She faintly heard someone calling her name, but she couldn’t hear anything after .
[Tired . ]
[I really want to sleep…]
Dagger struggled to get up from the ground after waking up from unconsciousness .
"Fu*k, this guy didn’t go easy on me . "
He touched his pocket; the pistol and phone were all there .
"It’s going to be really problematic now . "
Dagger rubbed his bruised face as he sat down on the bench nearby . It was completely dark already . After lying on the concrete ground for so long, Jiang Chen must have been long gone .
He took out the phone and dialed Jiang Chen .
"The number you are calling is either out of service or has been shut down…"
"Should I say it is expected?" Dagger let out a sigh as he hung up the phone .
At the same time, his phone rang .
"It’s me, Miao Jun," replied a feeble voice from the other side of the phone .
"Little Jun?! Where are you now?!" Dagger was shocked .
Although the tone sounded confounded, it was indeed Miao Jun’s voice . Dagger originally didn’t have any hope, but Miao Jun did manage to escape from the CIB! If he saw the face of that agent, it would definitely be a turning point in this stalemate!
On the other hand, while he didn’t say anything, he was indeed worried about the safety of this immature student .
"I’m in the rural area…"
"Wait there! Tell me the address, I’ll be right there . "
After confirming the location, Dagger rushed into the car and raced to the rural area .
While en route, Dagger reported to headquarter about losing Jiang Chen and of Miao Jun escaping .
To the news of Jiang Chen defying the order, his superior, General Liu, was only silent and not angry . He then ordered Dagger to immediately rescue Miao Jun, who had escaped from the CIB . As for Jiang Chen, he had already sent other people to handle it .
When the communication ended, he reached to where Miao Jun described .
With the car parked on the road, Dagger took his pistol and rushed into the alley .
Not long after, he saw Miao Jun covering his stomach while leaning against a wall .
Miao Jun was covered in blood, with bruises all over his face .
Seeing this scene, Dagger instantly became furious and he quickly rushed to the side of Miao Jun, putting an arm around his shoulders .
Dagger started cursing when he saw that his student was tortured by the CIB .
"Fu*k, don’t let me catch them—"
But he couldn’t finish the sentence, his voice froze halfway .
Slowly, he looked down .
"No reason . "
The blood on Miao Jun was fake, and the feeble voice was also feigned .
However, the blood flowing out of Dagger was real .
"Because of money?"
Dagger stared at the blade in his stomach, bitterness was the only impression left on his face .
The pistol slid down from his hand, and Miao Jun kicked it away .
Perhaps Miao Jun was embarrassed to answer such a question; he didn’t say anything as he made another stab at Dagger's stomach .
"If you wanted to be rich, why did you become a soldier…"
More blood flowed out, interrupting Dagger’s harsh words .
In the unknown alley, the seasoned veteran stopped breathing .
After killing the "master" he had spent half a month with, Miao Jun took a deep breath and suppressed the guilt in his mind . He took the phone and car key from Dagger's body and walked to the Sonata .
One million USD, he could not make that much in his life .
Just like what Zhang Youjie had said: since he was already planning on retiring, what difference does timing make?