Published at 1st of January 2021 02:45:06 AM
The thick fog around the circular crater had just dispersed when another earth-shattering explosion was heard .
Smoke filled the air above the entire base . Injured by the explosion, many of the Russian scientists were lying on the ground and wailing in pain .
Vladimir used up all his strength, but he couldn’t break free from the grasps of Peter and the driver’s iron-like arms .
“Let go of me! Why are you pressing me down?! Go down and help! Our comrade fell into the huge pit, and we don’t know if she’s alive or dead, yet you still have the nerve to hold on to my hand?!” The veins on his forehead almost popping out of his skin, Vladimir roared .
Peter’s blue-gray eyes, which had been drooping, opened wide at this time . He said, “Boss, trust me . I’ll go down and help you find Major Lina . ”
Vladimir nodded first, then quickly shook his head and said in a rough voice, “You can’t go! Do you think I don’t know what you’re thinking? ! ——Don’t even think about it! Lina is mine! Mine!”
At this time, he was still in the mood to feel jealousy!
Peter smiled bitterly and nodded . “Yes, Lina doesn’t have any interest in me at all . I know that, so I can go down and save her, right? You’re commanding from above . The scientists over there seem to be injured…”
Only then did Vladimir turn his head to look at his own base .
The instruments were scattered all over the ground . Almost all of them had been blown to pieces . Tiny nuts were scattered among the rocks .
Everyone was lying on the ground and wailing . The grass was stained with blood . Some were holding their legs, some were hugging their arms, and some had blood dripping down their faces .
Vladimir came back to his senses and stood up from the ground . When he looked back at the Huaxia Empire’s base, he saw that it was also a mess .
However, they had packed up their equipment early and had just lifted it away from the edge of the huge circular pit, so there wasn’t that much damage . However, the injuries of the people seemed to be more or less the same .
Not knowing where they were injured, a few of Huaxia Empire’s scientists hugged their heads and wailed .
His mind racing, Vladimir closed his eyes .
What the hell was going on?
Was it another “assessment” from the headquarters?!
It was too much like those people’s handiwork .
They were crazy, stubborn, and had no sense of propriety . They would do anything to achieve their goals .
Moreover, they had done it secretly . No one knew how they had transported the explosives here and buried them at the edge of the huge circular pit .
He could even determine the type of the explosives . It was probably the KAM-137 series, which was used by the KGB for small-scale, high-power fixed-point clearance…
With a grave expression, Vladimir got up from the ground and said to Peter, “You take people down to rescue Lina . ”
He said to the driver, “You wait here and provide them with the necessary assistance . Give them whatever they want . If anyone dares to refuse, kill them!”
Completely disregarding any discipline and rules, Vladimir’s eyes were red .
At this time, as long as he could save Lina, he would even if he had to kill everyone here .
The driver gave a military salute . “Following your orders, Lieutenant General Vladimir . ”
It was rare for the driver to be so serious . Vladimir patted his shoulder . “I’ll leave it to you . ”
He then walked over to the Russian scientists who were supposed to be under his protection . He brought the military doctors to check on their injuries and bandaged them up .
After confirming that the Russian scientists weren’t dead or seriously injured, Vladimir ignored them . He ordered one of his men to keep an eye on the scientists, and returned to the edge of the giant pit . He and the driver watched nervously as the rescue team descended from the giant pit .
Afraid that the explosives would land on Song Jinning, Gu Nianzhi hid Song Jinning under her body and covered her tightly with her own body .
Huo Shaoheng was packing up the equipment and boxes with his entourage when the explosion sounded .
Upon hearing the loud sound, he subconsciously turned around and looked at where Song Jinning and Gu Nianzhi had been standing, the spot by the giant circular pit .
He saw the two of them lying on the ground . Before he could rush over, the security guards he had arranged had already surrounded the Huaxia Empire scientists and used their bodies to create a wall and shield of flesh .
Gu Nianzhi slowly helped Song Jinning up and anxiously looked at the crowd surrounding them .
One of the field staff said calmly, “Don’t be afraid . We’ll protect you . ”
Gu Nianzhi nodded and said gratefully, “Thank you . ——Where’s Major General Huo?”
At times like this, she still needed to see Huo Shaoheng to feel at ease .
The field officer did not directly answer Gu Nianzhi’s question, but only said, “our duty is to protect your safety . Don’t worry, whoever wants to harm you must step on our bodies! ”
Gu Nianzhi tried her best to suppress the excitement and nervousness in her heart and nodded . “thank you, then . ”
In the chaotic crowd, Huo Shaoheng tore off the disguise on his face and returned to his original appearance .
He strode to where Gu Nianzhi and Song Jinning were standing, then said to the field officer who was surrounding them, “Thank you, you’ve done well . Now go and see if there are any explosives here that haven’t been detonated . Also, call the doctor to check if the scientists are injured . ”
The explosion just now had been too sudden and powerful . It was nothing like the toy-like “electric sparks” from last time .
To put it bluntly, the previous time had been child’s play . This time, it was a real battlefield .
The field officers received new orders and missions . They began to investigate their own base .
Huo Shaoheng glanced at Gu Nianzhi and patted her on the shoulder . He didn’t say anything more and looked at Song Jinning . “… Are you okay?”
Song Jinning was used to all this .
When she had been working with her father, Song Haichuan, on his experiments, she had encountered more of this kind of thing and had long since became used to it .
She ran her fingers through her hair and shook her head . “I’m fine . I need to check my equipment . As long as it’s intact, I’m fine . ” She left Gu Nianzhi and took the two researchers to count the data on the instruments and equipment .
Gu Nianzhi stared at Song Jinning’s back with great emotion and said in a low voice, “Ms . Song is a scientist worthy of everyone’s respect . ”
She was a genius scientist who had put her life on the line and devoted herself to scientific research .
Huo Shaoheng nodded and smiled . “That’s why I’m very proud of my mother . ”
He had understood his mother’s ways since he was a teenager, so whenever his mother was busy with her experiments and neglected his birthday, he never felt unhappy or threw any tantrums .
He simply took the birthday cake with him on the bus ride to Song Jinning’s lab by himself, and ate cake with his mother . .
He grew up this way without complaining or letting his childhood experience make him develop a sociopathic personality .
Gu Nianzhi was deeply attracted to this side of him .
She didn’t remember anything before she was 12 years old, but she knew that there was a period of time in her memory that was completely black .
In the seven years that Gu Nianzhi had grown up, Huo Shaoheng was like the sun shining into her dark life .
She had grown up in the darkness, but Huo Shaoheng had trained her to become cheerful .
Gu Nianzhi gently held huo Shaoheng’s hand and looked at him longingly . She whispered, “I would be very proud of Ms . Song, too, but I’d be even prouder of you . ”
Huo Shaoheng looked at her with a smile and leaned over to whisper into her ear, ” … What a coincidence . I want to say the same thing . I’d be even prouder of you . ”
Gu Nianzhi’s heart shrank . His deep magnetic voice, piercing directly into her heart, had the magic of a Subwoofer .
Her face blushed and her heart was beating wildly .
However, in front of everyone and in the area where the explosion had just occurred, she couldn’t show any inappropriate PDA . She could only hold Huo Shaoheng’s hand tightly .
Wherever Huo Shaoheng went, she would follow him like a pendant on his leg .
Huo Shaoheng happened to be worried about Gu Nianzhi, so he let her follow him .
The two of them walked around the Huaxia Empire’s base and confirmed that all the scientists and entourage were alive . Some were injured, but no one was seriously injured or killed .
Huo Shaoheng breathed a sigh of relief . He ordered his own people to be more vigilant as he walked towards the Russian scientists’ base .
The situation there was much worse than theirs .
First of all, there were pieces of equipment that had been blown up everywhere . Gu Nianzhi had accidentally stepped on a piece of metal several times and almost sprained her ankle .
In the end, Huo Shaoheng had no choice but to hold her by the waist to prevent her from falling .
The Russian scientists’ injuries were also more serious than those in the Huaxia Empire .
Several of them had their arms hanging up . They seemed to have broken bones .
However, none of them were dead or seriously injured .
Huo Shaoheng looked around, but didn’t see Vladimir . He found someone and asked, “Where’s Lieutenant General Vladimir?”
A KGB officer pointed to the edge of the giant circular pit . “Over there… ”
Huo Shaoheng took a look and froze . “What are they doing?”
” … Major Lina fell into the pit while prote ting Lieutenant General Vladimir… ” The KGB officer mumbled with his eyes red .
Gu Nianzhi didn’t understand Russian, so she looked at Huo Shaoheng inquiringly .
Huo Shaoheng frowned and led her to Vladimir in large strides . He said, ” … Major Lina fell into the giant circular pit to save Vladimir . ”
Gu Nianzhi exclaimed in shock and outrage, “How could this be? ! Are they still testing her?!”
Gu Nianzhi knew that the last “spark” was because the KGB headquarters wanted to test major Lina’s loyalty, but it backfired and almost hurt Gu Nianzhi and Song Jinning .
Huo Shaoheng’s face darkened .
When they arrived at the giant circular pit, Vladimir was lying on the ground in a daze and holding a pair of binoculars while looking into the bottomless pit .
Gu Nianzhi saw that the middle-aged driver was also helping out, so she quickly walked over and asked, “Uncle Ivan, did Major Lina really fall in?!”
The middle-aged driver nodded his head in anguish . “Of course it was real . I saw it with my own eyes . The explosion was right next to the boss’s feet . Lina pushed the boss away, slipped, and fell . ”