The First Order - Chapter 817 - Director Kong! Director Kong has also fallen in the line of duty!
Chapter 817: Director Kong! Director Kong has also fallen in the line of duty!
Ren Xiaosu was nearly dumbfounded by this shout in the middle of the night. He had randomly opened fire without knowing who the target was, so how did Pei Wenjin end up getting killed?
While the scope on the black sniper rifle was, in fact, equipped with night vision, Ren Xiaosu did not bother distinguishing his target since there were so many people.
Could it be the palace had some other attributes he was unaware of?
At first, Ren Xiaosu thought this might be a ruse. But later, he realized a group of people in the west had really turned chaotic after that shout. Some of the enemy combatants who had almost made it to the bottom of their building even turned and went back!
Next to him, Yang Xiaojin asked curiously as she took out her targets one by one, “Was that luck or?”
“Hahaha, how can it possibly be luck?” Ren Xiaosu said excitedly, “This is what you’d call skill, you know? Skill!”
Yang Xiaojin rolled her eyes. She did not want to listen to Ren Xiaosu’s boasting any further. “There’s a lot of enemies to the east. Let’s suppress that side together first and disperse them.”
“Mhm, OK.” Saying that, Ren Xiaosu raised his black sniper rifle and aimed it at a random person in the east.
As soon as he fired the shot, he heard a cry from the east as well. “Director Kong! Director Kong, are you OK? Someone, get over here. Director Kong has been shot! He’s fallen in the line of duty!”
The troops were being led by the newly appointed Director Kong of the 2nd Military Intelligence Division and Pei Wenjin to flank the building from the east and the west respectively, but both directors were killed by these two shots from Ren Xiaosu. This instantly caused the entire intelligence agency that was pursuing them to panic.
Suddenly, the impression they had of the two snipers on the roof of the building became terrifying. As if they knew Ren Xiaosu was just shooting at them blindly! They absolutely thought the two snipers had planned to kill the two directors!
Moreover, once Director Pei and Director Kong were killed, there was no one left to give orders at the scene.
Although the 1st and 2nd Division had appointed temporary deputy directors, they did not dare to give any orders for fear of getting targeted and taken out by the snipers.
After all, it seemed the two snipers had purposely chosen to shoot at the high-ranking officers!
After their director was killed in action, someone looked at the deputy director and said, “The director is dead, so you’re now the acting director!”
The deputy director panicked and said, “I don’t want to be the acting director. Why don’t we just retreat?”
When Ren Xiaosu fired his third shot, the others could only watch helplessly as the bullet ripped through the new director, leaving his body a mangled mess.
In an instant, the people from the intelligence agency did not dare to stay around any longer and decided to retreat!
With that, Yang Xiaojin could not help but turn around and look at Ren Xiaosu in silence. “Was that really skill?”
Earlier, Yang Xiaojin did not believe Ren Xiaosu was skilled enough to take out three directors. But now, she had no choice but to believe it.
However, she realized Ren Xiaosu seemed to be dazed and thinking about something. Ren Xiaosu looked at Yang Xiaojin and said, “Luck is also partially a skill, right?”
That’s right! The key point of this was luck.
Perhaps it was possible to hit one or two high-value targets with the shots that he took. But with all three of his shots, which were taken randomly, those who were killed were always somehow the highest-ranking officers. This was definitely not Ren Xiaosu’s own luck.
This was such a familiar sight to him. Ren Xiaosu had also experienced being extremely lucky in the past. It was as though whatever he did would always have some sort of a miraculous effect.
At that time, he was still living in Stronghold 113’s town with Little Liuyuan.
The moment Director Kong was shot dead, Ren Xiaosu realized Yan Liuyuan was the one who made a wish to protect him!
Yang Xiaojin also realized it at this moment. “Are you saying… it’s Liuyuan?”
“Yes,” Ren Xiaosu nodded. “Although I don’t know where he is, he must still be alive! I can’t randomly fire at enemies anymore. Otherwise, he’ll suffer from the backlash!”
Yang Xiaojin knew how much Ren Xiaosu cared about Yan Liuyuan. Now that Ren Xiaosu was sure Yan Liuyuan was still alive, she was also very happy about it.
Ren Xiaosu was a little confused. “What should I do now? Why don’t we go and look for Liuyuan?”
Yang Xiaojin smiled. “But you don’t even know where he is. Besides, the Great Hoodwinker and Wang Yun are still in the secret prison. Let’s complete our mission in Stronghold 31 first. What you need to do now is keep living. As long as you’re still alive, you’ll definitely meet him again.”
“Yes, we’ll definitely meet again as long as we’re alive.” Ren Xiaosu looked at the fleeing troops. The Kong Consortium’s intelligence agency had completely collapsed.
A lot of people knew the intelligence agency was pursuing two superhumans. In their opinion, with hundreds of combatants going after them, so what if the two were really powerful? After all, Pei Wenjin and Director Kong of the 2nd Military Intelligence Division were also superhumans.
But in the end, the Kong Consortium’s people were so shocked their jaws dropped. Pei Wenjin and Director Kong were taken out on the spot. It was even said they were dead before they had a chance to use their superpowers.
After tonight, yet another tale would start spreading in the world of superhumans. It would be about a legendary couple working together to completely wipe out the Kong Consortium’s intelligence agency.
But honestly speaking, Ren Xiaosu did not really find these people to be that strong. It almost didn’t feel like they posed much of a threat to them at all.
There was actually a misunderstanding somewhere in this. Pei Wenjin and Director Kong were not weak at all. They were just helpless against those sniper rifles.
The two of them also did not expect to die so suddenly!
But at this moment, the rumbling sound of something collapsing came from outside the northern walls of the stronghold. Ren Xiaosu and Yang Xiaojin both looked over at the same time and saw a surge of fire that illuminated the clouds in the night sky.
The entire stronghold was in chaos. At least half of the stronghold residents had remained in their homes in hopes that the mayhem would subside soon.
But when they realized that even the stronghold walls had collapsed, they could no longer sit still.
Tens of thousands of people rushed out of their homes and ran madly southward. They wanted to get as far away as possible from the fighting. Meanwhile, the few hundred T4 combatants had blended in with the escaping residents under the lead of the T5 combatant.
These combatants pretended to be stronghold escapees. The garrison troops had set up a defensive line in the streets with machine guns. When the company commander at the front saw the vast number of stronghold residents, he shouted, “Do not fire yet! I repeat, do not fire yet!”
The company commander picked up the radio and sought instructions from his superior: “Battalion Commander, we’ve encountered many stronghold escapees here. What should we do?”
The battalion commander said coldly over the radio, “Open fire.”
But in the time the call was made, the Pyro Company’s troops had already followed the escapees to the front of the defensive line.
They no longer hid among the crowd of escapees. Like a predator, they finally bared their fangs to their prey.
In the blink of an eye, dozens of T4 combatants leapt forward under the command of the T5 combatant and rushed into the defensive line at breakneck speed. The machine gun emplacements in the defensive line became utterly useless!
The defensive line in the stronghold gradually collapsed under pressure from the fleeing escapees. This was the reason why the Pyro Company started the chaos at first. As there were only a few hundred of them, it would be impossible for them to clash head-on against a reinforced brigade even if they were all T4-ranked combatants.
But with the escapees, it was entirely possible.
Ren Xiaosu looked at the chaos that had broken out in the stronghold and said with a sigh, “Let’s go. We gotta save the Great Hoodwinker and Wang Yun first. It’s almost dawn now, so the main forces of the Pyro Company will probably be here soon.”