CHAPTER 50 ♦ BEAUTIFUL DEATH
last edited on ZLT: 19.03.18
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Qin Ke Xuan too was completely unable to hear anything from Xu Mei Li’s side. Seemed like her intercom was broken by their enemies.♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 50 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
“What’s the current situation?”
“They’ve seized Mei Li and are demanding that we let them go.”
“What are we going to do?”
“We’re not going to let them go, of course! Even if we did, they won’t release Mei Li.”
“Then we’re sacrificing Mei Li?”
“We’re going to save her! I’ve already arranged Xu Wu as the sniper. You and Xu Qiang will go in and do the rescue.” There were cameras hidden in every corner of the room, so Xu Tian Xian was able to see each and every movement in the room, hence he was sitting in the control room and delegating everyone their missions.
Qin Ke Xuan opened the empty magazine in her gun and switched in a fully filled one. “What’s the probability of successfully rescuing her?”
“Less… less than fifty percent. Do your best, and listen to my commands. Don’t push too hard if you can’t.” He didn’t want to lose another in the event they weren’t able to rescue Mei Li.
“Le Le, Xu Qiang speaking. I’ll be the primary attacker later on, cover for me.
As she scaled up to the window railings of the second floor, she listened to Xu Tian Xian’s analysis: “There are eight enemies and they have a hostage, so we’re currently in is a deadlock. They are holding Mei Li hostage on the second floor at the moment, be careful. Le Le, Xu Qiang is in your 11 o’clock direction. There are two enemies guarding Mei Li in your 2 o’clock direction. There are two, one, one and two enemies in your 10, 11, 12 and 1 o’clock direction respectively.”
Having the enemies’ positions printed in his head, Xu Tian Xuan immediately started knocking out the rescue mission plan. Qin Ke Xuan would round them and would be responsible for guarding Xu Mei Li from the back. When they start their attack and the enemies’ attention diverted from the front, Qin Ke Xuan would rush over, and knock out the two by Xu Mei Li’s side.
“Will it be a little too hard for you to handle the two people in such a short amount of time?” Xu Qiang voiced his concern.
“Le Le, are you certain you can do it?”
“Yes.” Qin Ke Xuan replied lowly.
“Alright, prepare to start!”
Qin Ke Xuan lowered herself and snuck silently over to where Xu Mei Li was.
“Le Le, be careful! There’s an enemy walking in your direction from 12 o’clock! Quickly avoid him!” Xu Tian Xian’s voice, tinged with anxiety, sounded from the intercom.♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 50 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
The window was opened slightly, and the slender nozzle of an assault rifle proceeded to stick itself through the window opening. After checking there were no abnormalities, the nozzle retracted and the window closed.
Meanwhile, the Qin Ke Xuan hanging on the eaves of the window slowly lowered, dropping herself down on the railing of the window, before nearing her destination silently. “Reached.”
“Ok! Our negotiator will divert their attention. When the enemies’ guards are lowered, Xu Qiang you begin the attack, and Le Le, you will run in when you hear Xu Qiang’s first gunshot sound, and finish the two of them. Any questions? Else, we’ll be starting.”
“No!” Qin Ke Xuan as Xu Qiang replied simultaneously. Z L T
And so, the negotiator started convincing the separatists to give up the hostage outside the building with the circle of them. The separatists did not agree to retreat, neither were they willing to surrender. They had even threatened the military that if they were to fail to prepare a vehicle for them to leave, then they would bring the hostage down with them if they die. The negotiator and the enemies started chaffering the terms, where the negotiator started talking about things like they would have no future kidnapping and holding people hostage, and that they were going down a crooked path, and that had the separatist among them in charge of exchanging terms so enraged he smashed the phone.
At his command, Xu Qiang smashed the door and barged it. Throwing in a flash bomb, everyone’s eyes were blinded by the strong and white light. At that, they raised their guns and swept their bullets at the entrance. Xu Qiang flashed aside to evade, and quickly finished the two nearest to him. At the same time, Qin Ke Xuan too pulled open the window with a whoosh and leapt in. Kicking away the gun pressed against Xu Mei Li’s head, she raised her hand and shot the person in the head with her gun. Both hands tied behind her back, Xu Mei Li had her eyes covered and a cloth tied around her mouth. Upon hearing the gun sound, she immediately knew it was her people that had come to rescue her. And so, she hammered the abdomen of another separatist beside her with her head, trying to help fight for more time for her comrades.
A turn, Qin Ke Xuan’s arm swept out. The handle of the gun knocked on the separatist’s temples and the person fainted, collapsing on the ground. Their higher-ups had instructed them to leave a few alive, and so, Qin Ke Xuan turned, carried Xu Mei Li by her waist and the two of them headed for the side where there was cover for them to hide behind. Qin Ke Xuan quickly and roughly tugged away the material around Xu Mei Li’s eyes, then undid the restraints around her wrist and mouth.
“Le Le, do you have any more guns?” Xu Mei Li asked as she massaged the hand that was numb from the restraints.
“No. Hide here and don’t let them find you.” Qin Ke Xuan told her, then stood and flipped out, joining the crossfire.
To Qin Ke Xuan, the separatists that were temporarily blinded by the strong light were essentially waiting for her to slice them up, and it’d be beyond easy for her to do so as well. There would only be a few of them who’d want to escape even in the face of death by dodging behind a wall the moment the piercing light exploded to recover from their momentary blindness.
All they would accomplishing by doing that, however, is prolonging their hour of doom. With the coordination of their ranged sniper Xu Wu, they finished off the rest of them very quickly as well.
“Mei Li, come on out and help collect the corpses!” Xu Qiang shouted in the direction Mei Li was hidden at. “We overtime-d work just for you! And without being paid!” Z L T
Xu Mei Li cheerily emerged from her hiding place and walked over, punching a fist on Xu Qiang’s chest. “Qiang ge, don’t be so stingy. Supper tonight, my treat! Le Le, you join us too!”
Qin Ke Xuan replied in acknowledgement, kept her handgun and went over to the separatist she had knocked out to ribbon him up and submit him in.
She picked up rope she’d cut from Xu Mei Li and tied it around the separatist as she listened to Xu Mei Li and Xu Qiang bickering by the side.
“How many times have I told you, don’t to call me Qiang ge!”
“What’s wrong with that name, you’re only missing a ‘wen’ to the name Xu Wen Qiang*. Isn’t Qiang ge a very handsome name?”
* 许文强 = Xu Wen Qiang, a fictional character from the movie “The Bund” or “Shanghai Bund”; the movie and has lots of versions/remakes.
Their mission this time would have concluded nicely if it wasn’t for that little accident. However, ‘if’s don’t happen in this world, so that accident still happened.
Xu Qiang was reporting the battle outcome to Xu Tian Xian and requested for people to quickly come down to clean the scene. Meanwhile, Xu Mei Li was checking the corpse. As she was checking, she looked up and asked Qin Ke Xuan where she wanted to go for supper. Just as she did so however, she saw a “corpse” that hadn’t completely died raising a hand and pointing a gun at Qin Ke Xuan from behind.
“Le Le be careful!” Xu Mei Li’s screamed in terror.
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On reflex, Qin Ke Xuan flipped on her side and laid flat on the ground. At seeing Xu Mei Li’s body falling down limply, she quickly drew her handgun and shot the separatist who still hadn’t lowered his gun right in the centre of his forehead.♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 50 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
“Mei Li!” Xu Qiang rushed over to press her heavily bleeding wound, his eyes reddening. “Medic! Hurry get the medic!”
Qin Ke Xuan squatted down and waved aside Xu Qiang’s hand.
“What are you doing?!” Xu Qiang glared at Qin Ke Xuan. However, Qin Ke Xuan swiftly pressed down on four points around her wound, and the blood flow was as though it had miraculously halted; it no longer poured out in terrifyingly tremendous amounts.
“I… I won’t… be able to… treat… you guys to… supper now…” Xu Mei Li said weakly as she laid against Xu Qiang’s chest, a trickle of blood streaming down the side of her lips.
Xu Qiang wiped the blood off her, choking: “Don’t say that, if we can’t eat it tonight, we’ll eat it another night. Don’t you dare think of skipping this meal.”
“Qiang ge… I’m scared… I want… to see my mom and dad… I… don’t want to… die…” Xu Mei Li said, her words intermitting, tears spilling from her eyes.
“You won’t die. The doctor’s almost here. After we’ve completed this mission, let’s ask for a period of leave to rest. You can live with your mom and dad during that period of time…” Xu Qiang hugged her, babbling.
“I’m… so sleepy… so tired…”
“Don’t fall asleep! Listen to me talk! The doctor’s almost here, just hold out for a bit more, you can sleep after just a bit more, so just hold out for a little bit more, okay?”
No matter how many times he told Xu Li Mei not to sleep though, her hand still drooped to the ground from the side. No longer able to control his tears, the tall and grown-up man hugged Xu Mei Li, his body trembling with his sobs. “No! Where’s the doctor?! Why aren’t they here yet!”
Qin Ke Xuan heard Xu Tian Xian and the medic’s anxious questions through the intercom as he brought them over. Her hand stretched to close the pair of eyes previously vibrant with life now dull as ash, she said lightly: “She’s dead.” It’s not that she hadn’t thought of saving Xu Mei Li, but with the bullet piercing straight through her heart, no matter how more skilful she was, she won’t be able to save her; she wasn’t a god…
Xu Qiang raised his head to look at Qin Ke Xuan as he cried. What greeted his sight was her face that was as expressionless as usual. Her eyes didn’t even mist, much less tear up. Clenching his teeth, he said: “She died to save you.”
Qin Ke Xuan met his bloodshot eyes, replying calmly. “I know. She shouldn’t have dashed out to seek death.”♢ I AM A KILLER, CHAPTER 50 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
“What?!” Xu Qiang was enraged, and swung a slap across Qin Ke Xuan’s face. “How can you say that about her, she sacrificed to save you?! Bxtch!”
Qin Ke Xuan’s head turned to the spit the blood from her mouth, a deep flush of the slap colouring the side of her fair face red. “If your shot pierced his head, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Xu Qiang deflated. She was right. That person did not die because his shot did not make him die. It was all his fault! He was the one who caused Xu Mei Li’s death.
By the time Xu Tian Xian had rushed over, he saw Xu Qiang pointing his gun, shooting non-stop at the people on the ground. His actions were a mere channel for him to vent his anger as the people on the ground were long dead. Xu Tian Xian gestured at Xu Wu to go up and stop him.
He himself on the other hand walked over to the Xu Mei Li that was lying on the ground, kneeling down. Beside him, QIn Ke Xuan said softly: “Sorry.” No one knew who she was saying that to. Was it to Xu Tian Xian, or Xu Mei Li, or perhaps, to the both of them.
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TRANSLATOR & EDITOR: WYNNE. This translation is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS