CHAPTER 49 ♦ LURING THE SNAKE OUT OF ITS HOLE
last edited on ZLT: 12.03.18
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On the evening of the second day after everyone’s gotten enough rest, they set out from the base.
Qin Ke Xuan and Xu Mei Li were attired as waitresses. The waitresses needed to gather at the location a few hours before. So the two of them stood along with the other waitresses and listened to the person-in-charge rattle off very smoothly and familiarly about the rules and standards and things to note.
The person-in-charge once again reminded everyone to pay attention when working and not to make mistakes, before dissolving the bunch of them to go start checking if the set up at the location was all in place or not. This arrangement was beyond amazing for their mission as well. The two of them swiftly ran through the entire place thoroughly. After not managing to find any suspicious parts did Qin Ke Xuan quickly lower her head and said into the mini-intercom attached to her chest and reported to Xu Tian Xian with Xu Mei Li covering her. “The hall is safe.”
Before the gathering was going to start, the two of them stood at a corner and carefully observed if there were any waiters acting strangely so as to prevent any enemies from mixing into the bunch.
Their mission this time was a very important one. The military had already received intelligence that the national separatists had been very active recently. Not only have they incited turmoil in the northeastern frontier, they had already assassinated a high-ranking military official. There were already quite a few high-ranking officials that had been murdered. Of course, these information were kept secret, so only one or two of them have released news that these officials had passed away due to old age. Only the internal personnel knew what really happened.
One of the officials that had been murdered was their military district’s General’s good friend. And so, this certain General, rumoured to have a quite the terrible temper, dismissed all the persuasions of others and decided to personally go down and use himself as the bait in the gathering this time so as to lure these separatists out.
When it was time for the gathering, the guests trickled in continuously. Qin Ke Xuan and Xu Mei Li too started becoming busy. Only when all the guests had pretty much reached did a plump old man in military uniform, flanked by some others, enter.
He was the only one in military uniform in the hall so he was very conspicuous, and a gleamingly evident bait.
Qin Ke Xuan saw Xu Mei Li sending her a look. Lightly mincing her lips, she held the tray in her hands and rounded to the kitchen. She placed the tray down, returned to the hall and silently stood herself at a location not far from the old man in military uniform. Following that, she kept a close eye on the happenings in her surrounding while pretending to serve the guests food.
Suddenly, a person walked over from the side and blocked Qin Ke Xuan’s field of vision. And so, Qin Ke Xuan held her plate and decided to relocate herself.
“Hold on, are you… Qin Ke Xuan?”
Qin Ke Xuan raised her gaze and sent him a bland look. Grabbing her name tag hanging on her chest, she said: “I’m sorry, my name is Xu Le Le.”
Zhuo Hong Yi* looked at her name tag, then looked at Qin Ke Xuan. “My apologies, I must have mistaken you for someone else.” After that, he turned and left, but suddenly, he turned around again, and pointed at the plate in her hand. “Did a guest give you this plate?” ♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 49 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
* Zhuo Hong Yi is the two-lines-one-star Major from chapter 48 (previous chapter)
“Then give it to me then, thank you.” At that, Zhou Hong Yi took the plate from her and left.
Qin Ke Xuan was still wondering why he was here, then she saw him handing the plate of food to the old man in military uniform. “Ye ye*, you haven’t had breakfast yet. Here, eat some food, or else you’ll get gastric again.”
* 爷爷 = ye ye; paternal grandfather
The old man in military uniform glared at him, saying grumpily: “Why are you even naggier than your nai nai*?!”
* 奶奶 = nai nai; paternal grandmother
The others at seeing that laughed. “Zhou Commander-In-Chief, think for your health. You should eat some to fill your stomach.”
The old man in military uniform took over the plate in Zhou Hong Yi’s hand. “Cough, I’ll eat some then. There’s nothing much here so you can go back already. Go spend some time with your nai nai.”
“Ye ye!” Zhou Hong Yi was unwilling.
“Go home!” The old man in military emphasised.
Zhou Hong Yi couldn’t not give in. “Yes.” And then he left the hall. Z L T
Qin Ke Xuan continued surveying the surrounding. At seeing the old man in military uniform stopping after eating a few bites, she saw that it was a good opportunity for her so she grabbed a cup of clean water and went over to hand it to him.
The old man in military uniform at seeing the identification ring she was wearing on her pinky finger slightly paused before taking the cup of water Qin Ke Xuan was handing over. He then handed her his plate as he squinted at Qin Ke Xuan. “Thank you.”
“No need. This is my responsibility.”
And so, Qin Ke Xuan very naturally and inconspicuously followed her mission target around by his side. ♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 49 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
“Le Le, you need to smile more like the other waitresses. If you’re going to have a cold expression on your face all the time, the enemy will notice you.” Xu Mei Li’s voice sounded from the earpiece beneath her wig.
Qin Ke Xuan swept a look at the surrounding waiters; they all had a standard smile pasted on their faces. She lifted the sides of her lips and showcased a little of her pearly whites.
“…Le Le, you know what, forget it. You don’t need to force yourself. You’ll definitely attract the enemy’s attention more with that kind of smile on.”
The old man in military uniform took a few gulps of the water and handed the cup back to Qin Ke Xuan. Just as Qin Ke Xuan was about to take the cup and turn to place it down, something suddenly felt off. She immediately threw the cup in her hand out, gripped the back of the old man’s military uniform and flung herself and the old man down on the ground.
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Gunshots sounded. Following which was the terrified female shrieks.
Qin Ke Xuan kicked the table over. Very quickly, she stripped off the old man’s military uniform jacket. Borrowing the chaos, she dragged the old man, now without his military uniform jacket, and they rolled on the ground into under a table.
“Let me go out! I will not be a coward!” The old man felt very ashamed of such cowardly actions, and protested agitatedly.
“If you want to be shot through until you’re a hornet’s nest then go ahead!” Qin Ke Xuan fiercely threatened.
The old man was enraged. “Do you know who I am?! You dare talk to the Commander-In-Chief this way?!”
“Listen! I will rush out there and attract their attention. You take the chance to sneak out by that little door there. We have our people stationed there to follow up.” ♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 49 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
Qin Ke Xuan fished out her handgun, grabbed the military jacket she’d pulled off of him and wore it, then slammed a chair out with a kick, and the chair was shot several times. Qin Ke Xuan located them by listening to the sound of the gunshots before leaping out from under the table from the sides. As she leapt up into the air, she aimed at the armed people who were aiming this way and shot them down one by one.
She shot a total of three times and the three fell with a thump respectively. She too, fell on the ground. A hand supporting the floor, she bounced off and flipped forward. The location where she had almost landed on was immediately shot till there were little pits.
The people from Team B and Team C mixed in the guests were protecting the masses as they made their departure from the hall. The separatist did not want to make an effort to chase after them to kill them. Instead, they gathered their forces and attacked where Qin Ke Xuan was to kill of Zhuo Commander-In-Chief.
“Xu Le Le, hold on! We’ll be coming over to provide support!” Xu Tian Xian’s voice sounded amidst the waves of gunshots in Qin Ke Xuan’s ear.
Qin Ke Xuan had originally thought that once her mission target ran off, she would be able to get it on without having to look out for him and then massacre these separatist one by one. However, friggin’ hell, she saw the old man under the table across her not running away like what she’d told him. Instead, he fished out a handgun, all ready to join the intense fight. Had he lived long enough and wanted to die?!
Qin Ke Xuan immediately regretted not knocking him out then throwing him out. She took off her wig and placed it on the side of the table to create an illusion, then got some ceramic plates from the tabletop and swiped it at where the separatists were hiding. When they were shooting down the plates, she seized the opportunity to return to Zhuo Commander-In-Chief.
“Can you stop adding to the chaos? Hurry go!”
Zhuo Commander-In-Chief set his face as he said, his voice firm: “As a General, how can I abandon my soldiers and escape?!”
Qin Ke Xuan really wanted to give him a chop and have him faint, but when she thought about how she might need to borrow his power and influence in the future, she held the impulse in. “You can stay but you need to ensure your safety.”
Zhuo Commander-In-Chief was the General that commanded the military district one. It had always been him giving out orders, but now, there was a little lass giving him orders, and what was ridiculous was that she had to listen to her! He nodded. “Fine! I definitely will not drag you down!”
Suddenly, the little door opened and a man barged in. “Ye ye!”
He pounced towards Qin Ke Xuan and Zhuo Commander-In-Chief. If it hadn’t been the “ye ye” he shouted, Qin Ke Xuan would have very impolitely fed him a bullet. ♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 49 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
Zhuo Hong Yi anxiously checked if Zhuo Commander-In-Chief was hurt or not. “Ye ye, are you hurt?”
“‘Course not! You brat! Didn’t I tell you to go home?!” Zhuo Commander-In-Chief waved his hand and gave Zhuo Hong Yi a slap on his head in anger.
“How can I leave knowing ye ye you’re in danger?” Z L T
Qin Ke Xuan cut off their “exchange of greetings”. “Now’s not the time for this. You, watch Zhuo Commander-In-Chief and leave under my protection.”
Zhuo Hong Yi stared at Qin Ke Xuan’s face and her hair that “became short”, saying in shock: “I knew you’re Qin Ke Xuan!” She’d still lied about her being Xu Le Le or something.
Zhuo Commander-In-Chief said anxiously: “What about the rest of the people? I can’t abandon them like this.”
“The enemy’s target is you so the others will not be in danger. Since we’re luring the snake out of its hole, then what’s left is capturing the snake. Please trust our ability to capture the snake.”
Zhuo Commander-In-Chief met Qin Ke Xuan’s eyes and was influenced by the confidence in her gaze. Hence, he nodded. “Fine, we’ll retreat!” He knew that if they had a proper layout in place, him staying behind would only be a burden for them.
Under the protection of Qin Ke Xuan, Zhuo Hong Yi and Zhuo Commander-In-Chief left by the small door that went to the backyard of the place. The guards Zhuo Commander-In-Chief left behind and the bunch of MI6 people waiting there already. She could tell from the mess that they’ve already cleared the enemy that were guarding behind.
At seeing Zhuo Commander-In-Chief exiting, the guards immediately carried their assault rifles and went up. They guarded the Commander-In-Chief alertly and headed in the direction of their car. ♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 49 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
Qin Ke Xuan took off the military uniform jacket and returned it to Zhuo Hong Yi. Zhuo Hong Yi took it and then wore it. He still had to be mindful of the remaining separatists. He needed to ensure Zhuo Commander-In-Chief’s safety. In the end, that earned him another slap from Zhuo Commander-In-Chief. Under Zhuo Commander-In-Chief’s threatening glare, he took it off obediently, but he didn’t let Zhuo Commander-In-Chief wear it no matter what.
Qin Ke Xuan walked over to a side and said into the intercom: “I’ve already brought Zhuo Commander-In-Chief out.”
Xu Tian Xian’s voice sounded. “Okay, I know. You’ve completed your mission very well…” Following which was silence.
Qin Ke Xuan asked: “What is it?” Z L T
“… Le Le, Mei Li got caught by the enemies.”
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