Awakening - Chapter 173
Late at night, a medium-sized manned aircraft quietly flew over the Sea of Japan and head straight to the open sea.
At about three o’clock in the morning, the plane landed on the beach on a deserted island.
After the plane stopped, more than ten men in black leotards stepped down from the plane.
At this time, a thirty-year-old man who seemed to be the leader came down from the plane and immediately commanded his people to pull the plane into the woods to hide it.
Then the man said to his men with a sinking voice: “These few days might be a little hard on you. Now go to rest, we will continue again tomorrow. But remember, don’t make fire or lit up a light.”
“Yes.” Those men in black outfit answered in unison.
That man wanted to immediately go to that place, but he knew that night at subtropical jungle was very dangerous. Moreover, they have been on a plane for hours and already tired by now, so it was better to take a break.
The next morning, after eating something, Rei Li immediately went deep into the jungle with his men.
After walking for about two hours, they finally arrived at their destination.
Last time he came here was three months or so ago, the spot where they dug out the dirt was already overgrown with small trees and various kinds of weed.
Following the memory of the marks that they previously left, Rei Li finally managed to find that specific spot.
Unlike before, they did not need to bury the whole site again, and just need to dig deep enough to where the gap was.
Thus, starting from when they arrived that morning, Rei Li and his more than ten men began to dig the soil with digging tools as if they were miners.
In addition to the five surviving dark group members who previously came here, the rest were new dark group members who did not know what was buried underneath. Days and nights, under Rei Li’s command, they kept on doing the thing that was unfamiliar to them
“Mr. Chen, everybody is ready and can start at any time.” A man in front of a middle-aged man said.
“Have the injured brothers got there?” Chang’an looked up and asked.
“Yes, they have arrived.”
“I know, I’ll go out.”
That member gave him a salute before he walked out of the room.
“Little Rei, don’t let something happen to you.” Chang’an’ pale face showed his anxious look.
Ever since they exchanged fires with those special forces, although they eventually won, their dark group members suffered heavy casualties. In the end, he decided to temporarily evacuate the remaining members away from Sweden.
With a sigh, Chang’an slowly stood up and walked out of the room.
A week later, on the island, the more than ten people have dug a pit nearly thirty meters deep, eight meters long and ten meters wide. Approximately the size of a half basketball court.
Previously, they did not need to dig so wide, but due to Rei Li’s memory error, the digging location was not that accurate, so much so that they only found the gap after digging for more than five days.
Because of fear of being detected, Rei Li chose to rest at day and dig at night. Working under the dark environment was also one of the reasons for their slowness.
Looking at the seemingly bottomless gap, Rei Li suddenly had a disquieting thought.
Can I really use these things inside to avenge master?
Taking a deep breath, he slowly walked toward the gap.
Just as he was about two to three meters away from the gap, all of a sudden, gunfire can be heard from above. One of the bullets hit the ground in front of him.
Hearing the gunfire, the face of all the people in the pit immediately changed.
Looking up, they saw several heavily armed men in camouflaged fatigue stood near the edge of the pit.
Several dark group members wanted to pull out their guns, but Rei Li immediately shouted, “Nobody move!”
He knew that they could not survive a shootout standing in this narrow environment.
Rei Li then looked up and loudly said: “We surrender.”
After a while, someone up there loudly said through a loudspeaker: “Everyone put your weapons on the ground now. If you have any unusual move, we’ll immediately shoot.”
Rei Li said to the more than ten dark group members: “Do as they say, throw your guns on the ground.”
Everyone began to quietly take out their guns and threw them on the ground.
That man up there continued: “Now everyone climbs one by one.”
With ashen face, Rei Li walked to the rope ladder in front of him and then slowly climbed.
Seeing this, the rest of the dark group members had not choice but to follow, one by one.
After climbing out of the pit, Lei Yin saw more than a hundred guns, as well as searchlights, were aimed at him. He roughly calculated that they have at least a hundred people. Seeing their appearance, all of them should be well-trained soldiers.
“Put your hands up.” A man shouted to him.
Rei Li shrugged and put his hands above his head.
Suddenly, he found out that he cannot move his body as if being sealed by wax. This experience of unable to move his body was not the first time for him. Previously in Sweden when they exchanged fire with them, he had experienced this once. He immediately knew these people have at least one Esper among them.
“Done, you may cuff his hands.” At this time, a female voice suddenly sounded.
Rei Li could not help but surprise for a moment, Is that Esper a woman?Although he would like to see her, because the searchlights that were too powerful, he cannot clearly see ahead.
This time, a man came and cuffed his hands with handcuffs.
Just as the man was about to cuff the other dark group members, a young male voice said: “Add one more.”
That man added a pair of handcuffs on his wrists. After this, Rei Li found that his body can move again.
After everyone has been handcuffed, a 40-something man walked up to Rei Li with a smiling face and said: “If it weren’t for you, we really have no way to find this place. Moreover, you even helped us dug up the site, I really don’t know how to thank you.”
Rei Li said with a smile: “You’re welcome. As long as you no longer fart in front of me, I will be satisfied.”
The man’s face changed, Rei Li immediately received his heavy punch on the belly.
Rei Li crouched down in pain, but he greeted his teeth, not making any sound.
Seeing Rei Li was beaten, several dark group members wanted to rush over but was stopped by Rei Li.
Rei Li stood up, looked at the man in front of him and sneered: “Aren’t your country often claim to be the champion of human rights? Is punching a prisoner with no ability to fight back what you call human rights?”
“For people like you, there is simply no need to talk about human rights.” The man sent another punch to his lower abdomen once again.
When he wanted to add another punch, the woman stopped him, “Mr. Rhodes, now is not the time to be emotional. The above wants to get the things inside the remain as soon as possible. Please don’t waste any more time, okay?”
Hearing that woman, the middle-aged man revealed a flash of anger. But he stopped punching Rei Li. He turned around and said to the man behind him: “Treat them well, but if they there is a suspicious movement from them, immediately execute on the spot.”
“Yes.” The man immediately rushed over and bring the other 30 or so men to take Rei Li and his men to the back.
When passing through their side, Rei Li finally saw the look of that woman. The woman was about 25-26 years old, looking very beautiful. Especially her eyes which can poison people’s mind to attract their attention. Although she, like others, wore the same camouflage outfit, Rei Li could see that she has a very good figure.
When he was looking at the woman, she was also looking at him. He did not know if it was just an illusion, but Rei Li noticed the woman was looking at him with strange eyes.
The man called Rhodes used a rope ladder to climb down the pit with more than ten soldiers. The woman and the young man who previously talked looked at each other and followed suit.
After they began to climb down, Rei Li suddenly said to the man in front of him: “Hey, I want to take a pee.”
The man sneered, “I advise you not to play tricks, if you really can’t hold it anymore, you can pee right there.”
Rei Li stared at him but did not make any sound.
The man sneered again and turned his head back.
After a while, Rei Li suddenly said: “Hey, how about we talk about business?”
The man did not want to talk to him, but feeling a bit bored, he casually said: “What kind of business? Don’t tell me you want me to let you go?”
“Don’t worry, I will not make such an idiot request. I am just curious, how did you know I was here? If you are willing to answer this question, I will tell you my private Swiss bank account as well as the passwords.”
The man’s heart palpitated, this was indeed a very enticing condition. The Black Dragon is an international underworld organization which has business in the black and white world. As its leader, his personal asset must have been absolutely astronomical.
Although his heart was really tempted, seeing the 30 something people guarding nearby, he knew he has no way of completing this business. Although money is a good thing, life is more important. Although Rei Li has already been caught, if someone leaks this secret, he will definitely not have a good end.
The man coldly snorted, “No comment.”
Rei Li smiled. From this man’s eyes, he knew he must have been tempted. He just can’t agree to it because there were people nearby. Rei Li went on to say: “I believe your subordinates are also interested in this money. Then how about this, why don’t you take half of them? The remaining half will be divided among your men. With this, they would not say something they should not say.”
Just as he expected, the eyes of the more than 30 people guarding nearby began to change, brimming with desire, but nobody dared to make a noise.
Their superior managed to swallow down a mouthful of saliva with great difficulties. After looking around at his own men, the man turned his gaze toward Rei Li.
After thinking for a long time, the flash of desire in his eyes gradually dimmed.
“What about it? Have you considered it? The money in my account is much more than you can imagine.”
“Shut up!” The man shouted.
His men could not help but look at him with surprise in their eyes.
Realizing his gaffe, the man immediately quieted down. After a while, he said to Rei Li: “If you dare to speak about that again, I will immediately seal your mouth.”
“What a pity.” Rei Li deliberately sighed.
Seeing Rei Li did not make any sound, the man turned his head back.
His heart still beat rapidly. Just now, he really came close to agree with him. But after a careful thought, he knew that this was impossible.
Having three people know a secret is not a secret at all. And here, there were more than thirty people. Even if all of them get their money to shut their mouth off, it was still difficult to ensure, in the future, no one will intentionally or unintentionally say it. Therefore, he absolutely cannot take this risk. If it was only him, he certainly did not want to refuse such a ridiculous conditions. This man called Rei Li is the leader of the Black Dragon, just thinking about how many zeros are in his bank account was enough to make his scalp tingle.
Night on this deserted island was no different than the night in other places, and because, for most of the time, it was deserted, the natural atmosphere here was richer than those so-called resorts. If there were no unwanted visitors such as these heavily armed unpleasant men, perhaps this would be a delightful evening as usual.
Except for the fireflies that often occur in the summer, one can hear the sound from all sorts of insect or frog in the distance.
Before long, when the man turned his head again, the silent Rei Li suddenly revealed a surprised look.
Change always happens in a split second.
Explosion and terrifying shocks happened in an instant.
No one knew what happened. In a huge explosion sound which came without a warning, all those who have been standing on the ground jarred and fell to the ground.
Just like the beginning of the storm, that explosion was just the beginning, continuous explosions came from the ground beneath the surface. Although not as terrifying as the first one, the constant repetition of strong vibration made it feel like some kind of doomsday.
“What is happening?” That man loudly called out.
Suddenly, he heard a few screams from behind him. He turned his head and saw the nine handcuffed dark group members, as well as Rei Li, suddenly free from their handcuffs.
In the shortest period of time, they pounced on their nearest enemy. And the remaining few dark group members who were still handcuffed quickly ran to the nearby wood.
Because all of these happened all of a sudden, those soldiers were directly stabbed to death by those nine dark group members. After that, these nine people immediately snatched the submachine guns from the dead soldiers’ hands and shot the other guards. While shooting, they retreated to the woods.
The fifty people who guarded the pit, hearing the shot, immediately rushed over to give reinforcement.
But when they arrived, all of the dark group members have fled into the woods.
“Sir, do you want to go after them?” The man responsible for the guard talked to the leading man.
Looking into the dark woods, the leading man shook his head: “No need, they have nothing of value anymore. Now the most important thing is figuring out what exactly happened just now.”
Just as his voice fell, a burst of explosion shook the entire ground, like it was an earthquake, once again.
After the explosion, the man responsible for the guard pointed to the pit in front of them and said: “Sir, over there!”
Everyone looked at the direction where he pointed his finger at and saw the mass of glowing dark red color thing came out from the pit.
After that thing filled the pit, it immediately spread around. It burnt everything on its path.
The leading man, at a lost, cried: “Why is there a lava here?”
The surging material that came out from the pit and gave off massive heat was actually molten lava.
“Sir, we need to get out of here, right now. There could be a volcanic eruption here.” The man shouted.
Looking at the geological material that continued to well up, the leading man finally nodded his head and then walked away with his people.
At this time, the more than ten people who have fled into the woods were still in the dark, not knowing what just happened. In their mad rush to escape, after determining no one was chasing them, they finally stopped.
Some of them began to unlock the few who haven’t had the time to open their handcuffs. Rei Li personally went to one of them to unlock the handcuffs from behind.
“Thank you, boss.” That dark group member very gratefully looked back at him.
Rei Li smiled and said: “We are all brothers, no need for you to thank me.”
Suddenly, that dark group member felt a sharp pain coming from both of his hands.
Hearing his voice, everyone immediately turned over. The several dark group members who stood behind that man saw that the handcuffs were still unlocked. Moreover, a sharp dagger pierced through both of his hands. And the person who did this was none other than Rei Li.
For this incident, all dark group members were stunned. They did not understand why Rei Li would do such a thing.
“Boss, what are you doing?” That dark group members looked at him with an aggrieved look.
Rei Li sneered: “You still have the nerve to ask me what am I doing? The Black Dragon has kept you for more than twenty years, but no one thought that you’re even lower than a beast.”
A fear flashed through that dark group member’s eyes, but he immediately said: “We went through life and death with you, why are you doing this to me?”
“Do you still want to pretend? Very well, I will let you die with eyes close.” With that, Rei Li suddenly pulled out that dagger and then cut through the skin on that man’s left shoulder.
In the aftermath of a soul-stirring scream, on the spot on that dark group member’s left shoulder, Rei Li inserted two of his fingers and began to dig.
Feeling an intense pain, that dark group member screamed again. The others looked blankly at Rei Li’s action.
After a while, Rei Li pulled out a finger-sized thing with his fingers and held it out in front of that dark group member: “Do you think I don’t know that you’ve been using this signal transmitter to notify our location to those people?”
That dark group member’s face pale. Ignoring the pain from his left shoulder, he cried and said: “Boss, I didn’t mean to betray you. Please consider my years of risking my life for you and let me go.”
Rei Li very emotionally grabbed his collar and said: “You have the nerve to mention this? The Black Dragon have kept you for more than twenty years, but you actually did such a thing. Do you know how many brothers have you killed because of this? If today those people tried to kill us, who is going to let us off?”
“Boss, I beg you, please let me go.” Seeing the rage in Rei Li’s eyes, that man became desperate.
Rei Li let go of him and said in a very distressed tone: “For our previous friendship’s sake, I will keep your corpse intact.” With that, he raised his gun and shot that man in the head.
After that sound of a single gunshot, that dark group member slowly fell to the ground.
“Burry his body.” Rei Li said to the nearby two dark group members.
The two dark group member walked over quietly.
“The rest of you go prepare the plane and wait for us.” Rei Li somewhat wearily said.
The other members immediately complied, walking toward the beach.
Fifteen minutes later, after the two dark group members buried the body, Rei Li suddenly said to them: “Do you have any regret at joining the Black Dragon? I hope you will tell me the truth.”
One member shook his head and said: “We are all orphans who grew up in Black Dragon. Beside this, we have no other place to go.”
Another member did not speak, but his eyes showed his agreement.
Rei Li walked forward, tapped them on the shoulders and said: “If, someday, you find another place that you want to go, just let me know, I will let you go.”
“Thank you, boss.” Those two members together bowed to him.
“Okay, you two can go wait for me at the aircraft, I want some time alone.”
After saluting him, they left.
Looking at the pile of bulging mound before him, Rei Li quietly stood there motionless.
“Heart of a man. In this world, the most difficult thing to grasp is the heart of a man.” In this quiet woods, a male voice suddenly sounded.
“Master, you came.” Rei Li looked back, pleasantly surprised. He saw a middle-aged man stood behind him, Lei Yin in his mask.
“Master, are you alright?” Rei Li looked at him with worry.
Lei Yin smiled, “Since I am standing here and talking to you, of course, I am fine.”
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