The Legendary Mechanic - Chapter 135 - Ah, What A Familiar Taste
The Tedramira River branched out into the sea. The fleet of Stardragon and Hesla ships formed a tight blockade and the riverbed of the estuary was also planted with many mines.
Both countries knew the whereabouts of Germinal Evacuation Troop. Stardragon and Hesla regarded this battle as high importance as it was an excellent opportunity to eliminate the Germinal Organization.
The inescapable net had been laid. In the eyes of the two countries, Germinal was a trapped beast; even if it knows there was a hunter trap waiting, it would have no choice but to approach it.
The battlefield was divided into two areas and each country was responsible for each of the two areas. Hesla was mainly responsible for the sea blockade, while Stardragon’s forces were in charge of land interception. This method of co-operation split the responsibility and prevented command conflicts.
Considering the individual combat effectiveness of the Germinal executives, Department 13 also sent secret agents to act as the emergency team and as the assault troop. They would take on special tactical tasks and were waiting at a small dock near the estuary to be dispatched by the army commander.
Zhang Wei’s team was among them.
A row of boats meant for assault had docked neatly, and green military tents were hidden in the grove behind the dock.
Despite the two months, the team did not change much. Zhang Wei was serious as before, Li Yalin was still as sexy as ever, Lin Yao still looked mistreated, and Lambert was as silent as a stone like always.
The only change was the addition of a young new face.
“Hou Yue, you have joined for a month now and have been through enough training. This mission is really important, so do not make any mistake.”
Zhang Wei enjoined the newcomer Hou Yue in the team’s tent.
Hou Yue was a thin young man. He had two guns around his waist. With a flowy long hair, he was quite handsome. He nodded his head and smiled arrogantly, “Leader, you worry too much! During this past month, which task had I not completed successfully?”
Zhang Wei nodded in agreement. Hou Yue was an agent trained in Department 13 and had filled the vacancy of Han Xiao by joining the team. He had been performing well and did not cause Zhang Wei any worry.
Li Yalin hugged her hands to her chest and sat one side with her legs folded. She was frowning and appeared to be in a bad mood.
The truth was; after Han Xiao had skipped town, the agents who had lost their deposits all came to get their money back and since then, her mood was never good.
Hou Yue came over and sat next to Li Yalin. He teased, “Beauty Li, what are you thinking about?”
Li Yalin glared at him and retorted, “Are you a curious baby? How is this any of your concern?”
Hou Yue wanted to get close to Li Yalin badly. When he first joined and laid eyes on Li Yalin, he was stunned by her beauty. It pleased him to no end that he was teammates with someone this beautiful. Hence, he frequently tried to strike up conversations with Li Yalin. However, after being fooled by Han Xiao, she developed a strong dislike towards newcomers. Thus, whenever she saw Hou Yue she would think of Han Xiao and naturally, she did not have a good impression of Hou Yue.
Li Yalin was so annoyed by Hou Yue that she suddenly smiled menacingly, “You love talking right?”
While speaking, she clenched her fists and cracked her knuckles. You could almost see the anger fumes rising from within and forming in her fists.
Hou Yue recoiled immediately. He knew that once Li Yalin showed this expression, she meant to beat people up. When he first joined the team, he had experienced it first hand and spent three days in the medical department.
Lin Biao, who was watching from the side, shook his head and feigned maturity, “Little monkey, you are still too terrified. In terms of courage, I only admire Brother Xiao.”
“Who exactly is Brother Xiao?”
Hou Yue was puzzled. Since joining the team, he had learned that this team’s full strength was six, but there was always one person missing. It was reasonable to cross out those players who were missing but, in this team, the sixth spot was always kept.
Also, he could always hear the team speak of “Brother Xiao” from time to time. This made Hou Yue extremely curious about this sixth person.
Li Yalin exploded immediately and fumed, “Do not mention his name in front of me!”
“Do not forget we still have a mission to complete, you can’t punch me!” Lin Biao looked composed, but his legs were trembling.
Hou Yue felt that Li Yalin’s reaction was slightly exaggerated. Based on his experience, this was exactly the reaction of a resentful woman who had been abandoned by her man… Hm, maybe a relationship of heavy debt could result in the same reaction as well.
Zhang Wei shook his head and let out a breath and explained, “Han Xiao was originally our teammate, however, he left because of some special reasons.”
“Special reasons?” Hou Yue used his imagination and probed, “Was he sent to carry out a special mission?”
Zhang Wei shook his head.
“Was he transferred to another team by the superior?”
Zhang Wei shook his head.
“Then where did he go?” Hou Yue was bewildered.
“He could be dead for all we know.” Li Yalin huffed.
Hou Yue was skeptical.
“Who are you kidding? Why keep his spot if he really was dead? You all speak as if you all hate him, but why do I feel like you all actually miss him a lot?”
After a long time, Li Yalin stood and smiled slightly.
“Choose a way to die.”
Hou Yue scampered off.
Lambert shook his head and kept his sheathed sword.
Stardragon’s infantry army was lying in ambush in the valley near the estuary. The goal is to intercept Germinal’s infantry troops that had come to converge. Luminous Moon, Flash Rice and Jiang Yuluo served as backline support.
The three had joined Stardagon Army during Beta-testing but had since changed their professions. Flash Rice and Jiang Yuluo were in the martial arts line while Bright Moon’s character had exploded and awakened his ability using the mall’s DNA.
As recruits, they were also appointed to act as backline support in this battle. What pleased them was that they managed to spark a Camp-destroyer series quest – [The Battle of Tedramira River].
However, they soon became frustrated. This series had more than a dozen targets. They could only complete the few backline support targets in the series which were the simplest and had least rewards. Other tasks such as killing ten Germinal soldiers, assassinating a Germinal executive or destroying transport vehicles were completely beyond their capabilities.
“This does not seem like our level of mission.” Bright Moon grumbled.
Both Flash Rice and Jiang Yuluo agreed. They were drawn into a difficult mission that was totally beyond their current level. Looking at their novice level, it was simply none of their business.
The three of them had no idea that Germinal and the Six Nations had a head-on conflict that happened three months after the beta game. At that time, the players had a basic understanding of the world structure, and they also possessed some combat strength. The conflict between Germinal and the Six Nations started happening on a very small scale, and bit by bit, it enabled players to be involved and had a chance to exhibit.
However, Han Xiao had completely disrupted the whole process. He had brought forward the conflict between the Six Nations and Germinal, leaving the current players totally uncappable of participating. Hm, to be exact, the players had been cheated of their original main quest.
This benefited Han Xiao as it decreased the variables bought by the players.
Two heavy-duty transport helicopters bearing a Fabian logo landed slowly in a valley; the wind was so strong that the grass at the landing site swayed in all directions like a wave.
“Old Black, we’ve arrived.” Pilot Antonio lazily called.
“I’ve eyes to see. Also, do not call me Old Black!”
Han Xiao retorted, “Call Black Phantom if you must, foolishly calling me Old Black will affect my luck.”
Antonio removed his noise reduction earpiece and puffed out a cloud of smoke, “Forget it, you don’t have much luck anyway.”
“Get lost.” Han Xiao said irritably.
In the past two months, Han Xiao had maintained a good working relationship with Fabian, and Antonio’s was warming up to him day by day. If this was an indescribable game, it would be obvious now…
Looking at ball of human flesh on the driver’s seat, Han Xiao hurriedly cleared this horrible thought off his mind.
Fury Blade hid in a corner on the helicopter, shivering while he watched the two ‘extremely deadly’ godfathers talked and laughed merrily. Fury Blade had thought that Han Xiao would drive to their destination but with just a phone call, two helicopters came to pick them up. At this moment, Fury Blade thought even higher of Han Xiao.
Employees from Fabian carried down the supplies from the helicopters, and most items were weapons that Han Xiao had deposited with Fabian. He though he could use these weapons for this mission. There was also a dissembled truck that Fabian’s maintenance team was working on to reassemble the truck. Meanwhile, Han Xiao and Antonio were chatting at one side.
Antonio had always thought Han Xiao was only interested in the bounty, and asked curiously, “I heard Stardragon and Hesla are planning to intersect the retreating Germinal Troops in the Tedramidra River, but what bad blood do you have with Germinal?”
“How do you know which side I’ll be helping?” Han Xiao chuckled.
Antonio held a cigar in one hand, the other tucked in his jeans pocket and frowned, “Are you thinking of helping Germinal instead?”
Although Germinal was big in the underground world, other forces always kept at a respectful distance from them. Ultimately, the underground world preferred to coexist peacefully. Afterall, only a stable situation would lead to profits. Germinal Organization was seen as a group of bandits who used hatred as motivation.
Han Xiao refused to comment and walked to one side. He took out his phone and dialed another number, and the voice of Blood Pact Society’s personnel could be heard.
“Mr. Black Phantom, may I help you?”
Ever since Han Xiao made it to top ten of the killer list, Blood Pact Society valued him greatly and gave him special treatment; there was someone on standby 24-hours to answer his calls and provide special services. Mm, decent and proper services.
Part of the status comes from his capabilities, and the other part was from his good relationship with Bennett, which was valued by the Dark Net Organization.
“I need the latest movement of both the retreating Germinal Troops as well as Stardragon and Hesla’s troops.
“Sure, I’m accessing the documents now, will send it to your computer shortly.”
“Ok, I also need a helicopter on call at the small dock near the estuary of Tedramira River.”
“As you wish.”
Fury Blade who was listening at one side heard everything clearly. From his tone, he could really feel how powerful and strong Han Xiao was.
After hanging up, Han Xiao noticed Fury Blade who was idling at one side. He thought for a bit and decided to give him a mission that he just came up with.
“Your first mission [Get high]! Requirement: Dance sexily to brighten the mood.”
Fury Blade’s face was full of tears.
Ah, the familiar taste of evil pranks!