Chapter 212: Pickets
Translator: Liu_Kaixuan Editor: Valvrave
The man in his fifties was Chu Chongshan. Before doomsday, he was a prominent man in the Jinling Military District. After doomsday, the military power skyrocketed, and as a member of the Military Commission of Shenhai Island, Chu Chongshan naturally possessed formidable power.
Chu Chongshan liked calligraphy, which could make him feel at peace. After all, he was always annoyed by many trivial matters. At the same time, as a soldier, his calligraphy contained murderous intent.
At that moment…
‘Dong! Dong!’ Somebody knocked on his door urgently.
Chu Chongshan frowned because he did not like to be disturbed while practicing his calligraphy skills.
"Come in!" Chu Chongshan said in a low voice.
An anxious communication soldier rushed into his study room. "Reporting, sir! Something tragic has happened!"
"What's the matter? Tell me!" Chu Chongshan snorted. In his opinion, the event could be nothing more than the tide of zombies. However, the military had made enough preparations to deal with the zombies. The city's high-altitude machine guns, large-caliber howitzers, and even Type 99 Tanks were all arranged. As long as zombies were made of flesh and blood, they couldn’t escape from such a dense network of fire.
"Sir, your son…Captain Chu Songming, di… died!" That soldier stuttered.
Chong Chongshan’s indifferent face changed suddenly. He couldn’t believe in his ears, and the writing brush almost fell off his hand.
He stared at that soldier and asked, "What happened?" Chu Songming was his only child. Initially, he had arranged his son’s future, letting him join the core circle of Shenhai Military Commission...but he had to fight on the front line before entering. However, he never expected that his son would die.
How could it be true? Wasn’t that armored car enough to protect them? Although zombies were fierce, could they bite that armored car?
That soldier had no choice but to give all the details of the event to Chu Chongshan.
After hearing the whole story, Chu Chongshan closed his eyes with his eyelids trembling slightly. After a long time, he opened his eyes again. There was a slight cold glint flashing through eyes. "So... Songming first used other people as bait? And then that guy killed him?"
"Yes." That soldier answered with fear. After all, Chu Chongshan was extremely cruel and merciless.
"I got it." Chu Chongshan said throwing his writing brush heavily, and the ink splashed on paper like black bloodstains.
The soldier left quickly. However, Chu Chongshan stood still for a long time, and the wrinkles on his face seemed a bit deeper.
"Jiang Liushi, although my son’s actions were extreme, you had no right to punish him!"
Presently, in an apartment located in the first district of Shenhai Island, Jiang Liushi was sitting with Shen Tao in front of a table. That was Jiang Liushi’s assigned apartment; however, he had stayed there only for one night.
Shen Tao was concerned about Jiang Liushi’s situation, so he specifically came to check. After confirming Jiang Liushi was okay, Shen Tao noted down the former’s needs carefully.
"Sniper rifle bullets? And a large number of mutant nuclei, the more, the better?" Shen Tao had always felt grateful toward Jiang Liushi, after all, the latter had saved him. Moreover, he believed that what Jiang Liushi did in Tongnan City was not altogether inexcusable. Of course, Shen Tao couldn’t kill Chu Songming, because he was his leader. However, Jiang Liushi was free to do whatever he wanted. Actually, Shen Tao approved of Jiang Liushi’s way of doing things.
"I just heard that the supply of bullets has tightened due to the zombie tide. The AMR-2 sniper rifle’s bullets were rare, but I can find a few hundreds of them…"
"As for mutant nuclei, they’re even harder to gain as they’re used to the study of evolution crystallization. Luckily, you can buy a few from other squads, but for a higher price than the military offers." Shen Tao said.
Suddenly, someone barbarically knocked on the door.
Jiang Liushi frowned at that uncourteous noise.
"Who the f*ck is it? Do you want to destroy the door?" Jiang Zhuying shouted. She went over and opened the door immediately. But then she saw a team of soldiers standing outside the door.
"Make way!" That captain shouted to Jiang Zhuying with his gloomy face.
"Who is Jiang Liushi?"
Jiang Zhuying was annoyed by that rude guy. She could always be reasoned with, but she would never cower in front of authority. So she subconsciously held the longsword’s handle behind her back, and Jiang Liushi also held his gun secretly.
He noticed that Shen Tao was anxious, so he asked, "Who are you?"
"They are picket soldiers." Shen Tao said in a low voice.
The so-called picket army was actually the military police. They were usually responsible for arresting guilty military personnel, and organize military tribunals to judge war criminals. The picket force in Shenhai Island was directly dispatched by the Garrison Command, that is, leaders from the top of the military commission. The captain of this picket force was Chu Chongshan’s subordinate. He knew all the details about Chu Songming and Jiang Liushi’s conflict, so he hated Jiang Liushi from his heart.
"It seems that you are Jiang Liushi!" That captain, in fact, read Jiang’s information. However, Jiang Liushi was quite calm, and he estimated the pickets’ strength. He was sure that his team could kill the officers before him.
After doomsday, laws, and rules practically meant nothing; strength was the only significant factor. Shi Ying Squad’s confidence was derived from their powerful strength.
However, the military couldn’t dare to fight with survivors’ squads in the first district of Shenhai Island, because they were unwilling to wreak havoc on their ‘sanctuary’.
"Jiang Liushi, an AMR-2 sniper rifle was left in your hands, but now we have to take it back." That captain emotionlessly said.
After listening to his words, Jiang Liushi was annoyed. The pickets dispatched eight people just for a sniper rifle?
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