"This mission comes with great risk. We are not sure if the command ship of the Federation will arrive in time. If not, then you all might be in danger of getting destroyed. Of course, there is still an 80% chance of the former happening. The skill level of this bunch of pirates isn't too bad; from past experiences, it seems there is an ace level pilot amongst the pirates, hence you all must be fast, accurate, and ruthless. All of you must work as a team. Once conquered, hold your ground for an hour and try your best to delay the negotiations to allow the Federation to encircle the pirates. All of you must know, this opportunity did not come easy. The Federation requests that we get rid of the entire Router pirate group.
From Duncan's serious expression, it seemed like things weren't going to be that easy.
"Instructor, if that's the case, why don't we send the Special Forces undercover. Wouldn't the chances of winning be higher?" Milo asked.
"First of all, this is our first time executing this plan. Furthermore, our opponents are extremely cunning. They would definitely send their informants onboard into the spaceships. If they see that those onboard aren't ordinary students, they will definitely not make their move. Besides, if their informants cannot slip in, they will not carry out their plan. This is also why this bunch of pirates who have acted so atrociously have yet to be caught. This is a rare opportunity, and there are no excuses for failure!"
Duncan shouted, "This is the last test for all of you. Do you understand?!"
"Very good. In consideration of the earlier results, we have decided to appoint Wang Zheng as the temporary leader. Although it is temporary, within this period, everyone must follow his orders. I emphasize once again: this is not a drill, and every single one of you must observe strict discipline. Any mistake can cause the entire team to be destroyed. Not only all of you, even our undercover agents can possibly lose their lives because of this!"
Everyone's gazes turned towards Wang Zheng. Everyone knew that he was acknowledged through his performance. The outcome was unexpected, yet reasonable. Wang Zheng served as a compromise. Whether it was Achilles, Lear, or Lie Xin, they were able to accept it.
Wang Zheng stood up and saluted. "I guarantee that I will complete this mission!"
"That's good. Next we have tactical analyst Major Emma to brief you about the tactics and deployment arrangements."
Finally, it was time for the real battle. Honestly speaking, the military did not plan to let them take part initially. However, after Meng Ao and the rest had found out about the training situation of other countries, they were a little worried. With the lack of a real physical battle, especially when it concerned life and death, they might not be able to go far.
The Solar System Federation had been too gentle and mild, whether it was with the outside world, or within their internal training. These soldiers had already lost their bloodlust.
Also, from an overall point of view, this group of people was a better choice.
Furthermore, even acting as a bait, ordinary students could not do it. There was no one more suitable than them, and it was even better if they did not have to escort them with actual soldiers.
As for acting like they were nouveau riche…... there were many of them that were genuinely born with a silver spoon in their mouths. There was no need to pretend at all.
This time around, no one asked if they were willing, or if they had decided to pull out. This was what they had been training for… unless they were afraid of death.
If that was the case, they should have gone back home, as this was a fundamental requirement of a soldier, to not fear death.
Regardless of which family they came from, these youngsters were not afraid of death.
To Lear, Achilles, and the rest, this was nothing.
Achilles had a certain level of understanding towards this group of pirates. After all, he shared good relations with the mercenaries. During their summer holiday training, they talked about it leisurely and naturally.
The Router pirate group was the slyest group entrenched around the Solar System currently. Their leader was extremely mysterious and ruthless, and he would choose to give up at the slightest signs of trouble. Also, he would make sure there were no mistakes once he had fixed his eyes on the target. There were rumors that he did not recruit from within the Solar System, but from other planet systems, just to ensure that there were no infiltrators.
Furthermore, once a traitor had been captured by the pirates, regardless of gender, he or she would probably regret ever being born.
After listening to Achilles' understanding of the current situation, the masses had a better picture of what was happening. This battle had no room for failure. The moment they failed, committing suicide would perhaps be a better option than being captured.
Don't expect the pirates to treat you according to the Milky Way Alliance prisoner treaty. It would be good even if you were raped before getting killed. The worst thing that could possibly happen would be the pirates not letting you die even if you wished to.
Although Taros wasn't on the same path as Achilles, this was something Taros had experience with as this was a common occurrence over at the Hades Republic.
It was not that Taros had a gloomy disposition, but rather he did not get along easily with these people that came from such an orderly world. The place he was from was chaotic and full of strife. It was as though they belonged to two different worlds. Thus, he would rather exchange benefits with people like Lear, because benefits were the most practical.
Honestly speaking, he did not view this mission positively. It was not because the team lacked the potential, but within this bunch of rookies, how many of them were actually fit for real battle?
Besides, Wang Zheng was the leader, a rookie who had never fought in a battle before.
Did the military get shot in their heads and had brain damage or something?
In the Solar System, a Galileo flagship, a type of luxury spaceship, was moving in the vast space.
This particular type of ship was a symbol of luxury. It could not hold many individuals, but each person had their own room and there were luxurious entertainment facilities. It had a swimming pool and a billiard room. If they were willing, they could even play a game of space golf.
It was exhilarating to hit the peculiar golf ball in artificial gravity towards the vast space.
Yet such a grand and luxurious ship was only serving a little over 30 students. Although it was a spaceship, its entertainment and comfort were first class.
If you had seen their school badge, Montgomery Finance College, anyone from the Solar System would know why. It was an academy for the children who came from noble families. Their funds come from the school's shareholders, who were also the parents of these children. They invested in the school through sponsorships, hence in Montgomery Finance College, their last concern would be not having enough funds.
Especially when travelling to other countries, they paid even more attention to their appearance.
The students gathered in groups inside the entertainment room. It was obvious that they were quite interested in this trip.
There were more than fifty service personnel on board, and they were professionals that were specially selected. However, the informant of the Router pirate group was definitely within the service crew.
The leader of the Router pirate group was extremely clever indeed. None of his informants were actual pirates, and they were rewarded for obtaining information for him. Reducing the risk of these spies to the bare minimum was the reason why this group of people was willing to work with him, taking zero risk yet obtaining high returns.
That being said, it was obvious that there was a large group of informants.
Everything was normal as the ship passed through the spaceports one after another. There were no particular stringent checks, but there was also no slack on their part either.
These students, indeed, were young punks that were not easy to serve. At such a young age, they were already able to enjoy such luxurious lifestyles. On what grounds did they deserve it?
In the shadows, there was a pair of eyes that looked extremely unsatisfied. There were four girls. Other than one who did not catch the attention of others, the remaining three were mouth-wateringly beautiful. If they had a chance to hit up with these ladies just once, they would have not lived for nothing.
Perhaps they could negotiate terms with the pirates this time, and maybe it would be fine not to be rewarded.
Milo, Meng Tian, and Lie Xin were passively engaged in a contest of beauty. One was as gentle as the moonlight, one was cold like an ice mountain, and the other was as passionate as fire. They had different styles, yet they were all beautiful. As for the odd one out, being self-aware of her looks, she went to one side and started drawing, facing the starry sky.
Her family had so much money, why did she not go for plastic surgery? Her drawings were exceptional, and the rich were fond of this, doing all sorts of things known as art.
Whether one was was rich or not, there was an aura that could not be faked. There was even a boy who seemed to exude sunshine, giving off a domineering aura with his every move. On his finger sat a ring with a huge red gemstone that was highly valued.
Looking at the accessories of the three ladies, although seemingly inconspicuous, each one could easily cost one's salary for the entire year.
Travelling often involved relax and play. For Wang Zheng... nobility was something that could not be faked, but acting like he was a nouveau riche was possible.
At the very least, he could imitate the presence of the nouveau riche Yan Xiaosu.
It seemed like the nouveau riche who came from Earth was competing with the Moon's aristocrats for the favor of the girls.
The two of them were having a fierce fight, while the others were just enjoying the show.
Wang Zheng's skills at billiard were not too bad. Each time he knocked a ball into the hole, evoked cheers from the onlooking crowd. Lie Xin was wearing an exaggerated outfit, showcasing her long legs and capturing the eyes of many with her every movement.
Both Meng Tian and Milo had their own charms, but it was extremely difficult for guys to resist such sexy charm.
"Achilles, you must work harder. If not, I'll be accompanying him tonight" Lie Xin said as she laid on top of Wang Zheng. Her T-shirt had a large opening, and her snow white breasts were vaguely visible. Probably only the people from Mars were this fierce and direct. Wang Zheng could feel a terrifying elasticity on his back.
F**k, Lie Xin, do you really want to go to such an extreme?
"Be careful! You said this yourself. I will take him down. When we reach our destination, whatever you want to buy, just take your pick. I will buy it!"
Wang Zheng said with his lustful eyes.
"My dear, this is what you said, don't regret it."
"Hey, nouveau riche Wang, did you bring enough money? Don't play dumb," Achilles said.
"I lack everything except for money. Furthermore, my brothers are around too. Am I right!?" Wang Zheng said to Lear.
Lear shrugged his shoulders. "Unless you let me have a share, I won't help you a single bit."
The masses were stunned and started a commotion. Were they referring to the legendary threesome?
Lie Xin scanned the scene briefly with her eyes before moving even more closely and grabbing Wang Zheng tightly. "Aiya, I don't like people who are stingy. Meng Tian, how about we both serve Wang Zheng together?"
Lie Xin asked provokingly.
Wang Zheng felt shivers down his spine. Oh, my, was there a need to be so immersed in the act?
Actually, it was Wang Zheng who did not understand the Montgomery Finance College. It was even more messy and complicated inside. A bunch of wealthy princes or deviant rich beauties, what else could they do other than seek excitement?
Wang Zheng was afraid that Meng Tian would not catch up, and just as he was preparing to oppose, Meng Tian looked at Lie Xin in the eyes.
"It was not bad the last time, we can try it again."
Wang Zheng nearly fell down in shock. What a fierce comeback! Meng Tian was equally formidable after all.
These women were born with the potential to win an Oscar.
"Hey, you, yes, you, go and open another ten bottles of Latour. It must have been aged for at least 20 years. Bill it under my name. You must be kidding, this tastes horrible."
Zhang Shan exclaimed. He was in the midst of gaming, and he raged as he played. Although he wanted to pretend to be a noble, he eventually pretended to be a nouveau riche together with Wang Zheng.
Actually, being a nouveau riche… felt pretty good.