Published at 22nd of November 2020 12:15:05 AM
Of course, there was another “if” that Huo Shaoheng didn’t mention .
He looked ahead again . Huo Shaoheng held a gun in one hand and held Gu Nianzhi’s arm in the other . He quickly retreated north, far away from the jeep that had been used as a cover .
Gu Nianzhi dragged her suitcase with both hands as she stumbled behind Huo Shaoheng .
The sudden darkness in front of the gas station probably wasn’t anticipated by the other party either .
Seeing that those four people had disappeared from their sight, these people panicked and rushed out of the convenience store .
After they came out, they realized that they had been too reckless and quickly hid behind the colonnade in front of the door to observe the situation in front of them .
After their eyes adapted to the darkness, they quickly saw the situation in front of them through the moonlight .
The jeep was still parked in the gas station .
Their sniper had blown out the tires just now, so the four of them definitely couldn’t have driven away .
But now, only the jeep was parked there, so where was the four of them?
Did they disappear into thin air again?
These people got anxious and began to call for air support .
“Aren’t you guys going to make a move? ! The target has escaped! If you don’t make a move now, we’ll all die together!”
Soon, there was a buzzing sound in the air . Small drones flew up from the back of the convenience store and flew towards the gas station .
These small drones were obviously used for reconnaissance, but from the looks of it, they weren’t military products . They were probably civilian drones equipped with high-definition cameras and perhaps far-infrared devices . It wasn’t certain how far they could see in the dark .
Huo Shaoheng had already led Gu Nianzhi into the Birch forest to the north of the gas station .
It was early summer, and the leaves in the Birch forest were thick . When the wind blew, the trees rustled . It was impossible for the enemy’s drones to fly here .
Once they arrived, they would be caught by the branches that were as dense as a spider’s Web .
Gu Nianzhi panted as she stood next to Huo Shaoheng and whispered, ” … Major General Huo, why do we have to split up with Vladimir and the driver? ”
They had fewer people than the enemy to begin with, and they had split up into two teams . It was easy for the enemy to hunt them down one by one .
Huo Shaoheng looked ahead warily . He didn’t lower his head and whispered, “Why do you think? ”
Gu Nianzhi: ” … ”
“I went to the convenience store to buy hot chocolate for you just now . Before I even entered the door, I realized that there were people lying in ambush there . ” Huo Shaoheng reached back and caressed Gu Nianzhi’s head, “Perhaps they didn’t expect me to walk over directly, so they didn’t hide carefully and exposed themselves in advance . ”
Gu Nianzhi nodded . “You mean there was an ambush waiting for us? ”
“Yes . ” Huo Shaoheng changed his location and continued to observe the movements of the gas station across from him . “They had a lot of people and were well-armed . They were also at the gas station . We can’t fight them head-to-head . ”
If they forced the other party into a corner and made them try to die together with them, none of them would be able to escape the fire and explosion at the gas station .
Therefore, the most important thing now was to get out of the gas station .
” … But we don’t have enough people to begin with . If we stay with Vladimir and the others…”
Gu Nianzhi was still unwilling to give up . She felt that at this time, they were all in the same boat and should help each other through this difficult situation .
Huo Shaoheng narrowed his eyes . “You trust them that much? What if this is has something to do with them?”
He had said that they would split up to distract and divert the enemy’s attention . He hadn’t said anything about wanting to get away from the two KGB officials’ surveillance .
What if this was a situation in which the “thief was yelling to catch the thief”?
Huo Shaoheng had been in this field for so many years, so hadn’t he seen everything already?
The phrase “all is fair in war” wasn’t just a literal metaphor .
However, Gu Nianzhi was closer to Vladimir and the driver, so she reflexively objected . “No way, can it be? This is too dangerous . Do they have to resort to such complicated means to deal with us?”
“It’s hard to say . Perhaps not, or perhaps they will . I know you’re talking about evidence, but my experience tells me that at this point, we can’t trust anyone . We can only trust each other . ” Huo Shaoheng’s position was different from Gu Nianzhi’s, and their starting point was also different . “Also, think about it carefully . Why didn’t the criminals simply shoot the gas tank instead of the tires?”
Gu Nianzhi: “… ”
” … Because they don’t want Vladimir and Ivan to be implicated . Hitting the tires would give them a chance to escape, ” Huo Shaoheng enunciated each word .
Thinking that she had been too emotionally biased, Gu Nianzhi was silent for a moment .
Although she had gotten along well with the two KGB officers, they were still KGB officers .
She couldn’t treat tigers like pet cats just because they were cute . .
But deep down, Gu Nianzhi still hoped that Vladimir and the driver weren’t so shady . After all, she didn’t think there was a real conflict of interest between them .
Huo Shaoheng knew that Gu Nianzhi wasn’t in a good mood, so he didn’t continue the topic .
He raised his gun and looked through the scope at the dozen or so small drones flying above the gas station opposite them . He turned around and placed the two suitcases with a lot of clothes next to each other, one in front of the other, and leaned them against a soft haystack . He then said to Gu Nianzhi, “You stay behind this suitcase and don’t move . I’ll go over there and see if I can shoot down these drones . ”
Although these drones weren’t as powerful as military drones, it was still quite annoying for them to follow them around like shadows .
It was pitch dark everywhere, and Gu Nianzhi felt a little afraid . However, she was even more afraid that Huo Shaoheng would fight ten of them alone and never come back . .
She grabbed his hand and said in a low voice, “Can’t you just shoot down the drones from here?”
Huo Shaoheng saw her concern and pulled her over . He lowered his head and planted a kiss on her forehead . “Be good, and I’ll be fine . ”
He couldn’t shoot from here . They would know where they were once they hit them .
Therefore, if he wanted to shoot at the drones, he definitely couldn’t do it from where he and Gu Nianzhi were currently hiding .
Gu Nianzhi understood, and her hands started sweating . “Then why don’t you go shoot them from somewhere else? Aren’t you afraid that they’ll know where you are?”
” … It will be more convenient for me to switch positions alone . ” Huo Shaoheng switched the magazine to the micro-charge and said in a low voice, “The enemy is a Russian gang . They have enough weapons to fight the militia . I have to go and see what kind of weapons they have . ”
Because they were facing a Russian gang, anything could be possible . Their weapons were most likely very powerful .
The worst case scenario was that the enemy had an RPG-7 rocket launcher . If that thing fired towards the white birch forest, every shot would be accurate, and would cause a sea of fire…
For fear of scaring her, Huo Shaoheng didn’t tell Gu Nianzhi about it in detail .
Under the moonlight, Gu Nianzhi’s face was so pale that it was shining .
He could tell that she was actually very scared, but in order to not make him worry, she forced herself to remain calm on the surface .
Huo Shaoheng felt a little sad inside . He had always acted without hesitation, and for a moment, he felt reluctant to part with her .
But very quickly, his natural instinct to destroy his enemy made him leave without hesitation .
Huo Shaoheng’s figure, as strong as a Black Panther, quickly disappeared into the dense forest of the white birch forest .
Gu Nianzhi silently watched him disappear in the direction he had disappeared in . She covered her pounding heart and slowly hid behind her suitcase . Trying to minimize her presence, she curled up into a ball .
The second-in-command of the KGB, Vladimir, and the middle-aged driver took advantage of the night to quickly escape from the gas station in the darkness .
Their usually overweight and slow bodies were now bursting with extraordinary mobility .
It was the complete opposite direction from where Huo Shaoheng and Gu Nianzhi had left from .
Huo Shaoheng and Gu Nianzhi headed north directly into the Birch forest opposite the highway . Vladimir and the driver headed south, bypassing the gas station and convenience store, and crossed the highway from the other side before entering the Birch forest in the north .
Doing so would indeed distract the enemy’s attention and firepower .
However, there was a prerequisite to doing so . All four of them had to be the enemy’s targets .
If only the two of them were the enemy’s targets, they would be distracting their own manpower and efficiency by doing so .
By the time the enemy’s small drones hovered above the gas station, Vladimir and the driver had already circled to the forest behind the convenience store .
When the two of them circled to the back of the convenience store, they found four or five people operating the small drone in the back yard of the convenience store!
The driver stuck his head out to take a look . His eyes widened in surprise, and he muttered, ” … The preparations are quite complete . ”
Vladimir’s face was gloomy, but he didn’t say anything . He kicked him and said, “Don’t make a sound . Let’s hurry up and leave!”
“Go where?” The driver stared at him suspiciously . “Cereus and the him deliberately separated from us . Don’t tell me you’re going to join them, are you?”
Vladimir: ” … ”
He looked up and smirked . “I didn’t expect you to be clever enough to know that Major General Huo left us on purpose . ”
“Nonsense! ” The driver revealed his true colors . “They’re suspecting you! Tell me, did you recruit these people?”
Vladimir was so angry that his nose wrinkled . “Damn Your Grandmother! What makes you think that I have anything to do with those people?!”
The driver still looked dubious . “Not only do Cereus and the him suspect you, but even I can’t help but suspect you . You’re always full of shady ideas . Besides, if you really have something to do with those people, how would I be able to tell?”
Vladimir was furious and grabbed the driver’s neck . “Damn your mother! If I really had something to do with those people, would I let them start a gunfight at a gas station?! I could easily get killed myself if they aren’t careful enough! Do you have any common sense at all?!”
The middle-aged driver rolled his eyes and apologized, “I know, I know! I’ve wronged you . Can’t you just let it go?!”
“Hmph! ” Vladimir decided to let it go but he kicked the middle-aged driver again . “Your intelligence has never been used in the right place!”
“I’m not smart . ” The middle-aged driver rubbed his throat . “I’m just a little more observant than others . ”
“Hmph! You’re a careless person, and you still have the confidence to say you’re more observant than others! ”
“Hehe, it’s fine if you don’t believe me . ” The middle-aged driver glanced at Vladimir . “You always secretly compare your likes with mine in your Wechat moments . Do you think I don’t know?”
Vladimir: ” … ”
After a while, he started to grow angry from embarrassment . “Shut up! I’m going to contact the KGB headquarters in Moscow now . You’re in charge of keeping watch!”
The driver was stunned . “You’re only contacting them now?! How dare you say that this has nothing to do with you?! I must say, boss, you can’t do something like this . Cereus has been so kind to us! How could you have the heart to set a trap for her?! I’ll despise you for 10,000 years for doing something like this!”
“It’s none of your business! ” Vladimir was too lazy to explain . He just wanted to see how many more tricks Huo Shaoheng had up his sleeve .