On a hill, the sniper who had a different uniform than the field members of AST is currently training his scope on his target in a very good sniping spot.
When he saw how easily Wu Yan dodged his bullet he’s surprised. He is even more shocked when Wu Yan noticed his hiding spot.
Wu Yan is smiling back at him through the scope. The sniper gasped and he felt anxious. He is about 500 meters away from his target yet the target tracked him accurately and within a second after he missed the shot.
The sniper calmed down. He’s a trained soldier, this much is nothing. If he panicked then he would smear the reputation of all snipers.
He contacted operation control.
“Point A, objective failed!”
Other snipers responded.
“Point B, target locked!”
“Point C, target locked!”
“Point D, awaiting instructions!”
Their squad leader gave them the permission to go ahead.
“Point A, B, C, and D, fire at will!”
The snipers replied.
Wu Yan could sense the snipers aiming him from far away. He relaxed his raised eyebrow. Licking his lips, he considered his options.
“The snipers are widely dispersed, this is problematic…”
He didn’t look troubled though. He scanned the four locations where the snipers were at and he grinned.
“Let’s do this…”
The four snipers saw him grinning at them and they pulled their triggers at the same time. Four bullets came at him from four different directions that made dodging nigh impossible.
The snipers are confident that not even a spirit can dodge the bullets. Maybe the snipers are right that this barrage can’t be dodged. But, whoever said he can only dodge?
The bullets melted away without even touching their targets, crimson flames sprouted around the target like a great wall of fire that shielded its master from harm.
The snipers all cried out. It only occurred to the snipers that they had royally messed up.
“Squad leader, point A sniping failed! Requesting directions!”
“Squad leader, point B sniping failed! Requesting directions!”
“Squad leader, point C sniping failed! Requesting directions!”
“Squad leader, point D sniping failed! Requesting directions!”
The squad leader received the reports with a grim look.
“All sniping efforts have ended in failures?”
A pillar of crimson flames shot up towards the sky, the intensity of that flame pillar looked like it could scorch the sky until it’s reduced to ashes. The flame pillar’s heat could be felt from where they are currently situated.
“Give me a sitrep!”
A fiery figure shot towards one of the hills after the flame pillar dissipated.
The first sniper who attacked Wu Yan is currently there.
The squad leader turned grave and he wanted to give orders for them to retreat but shrieks of anguish came from the other end of the microphone.
The snipers were too stunned.
“Point A, what’s going there?! Point A! Do you copy?! Do you copy?!”
Static noise greeted the squad leader’s ears. The sniper there screamed and the squad leader heard it.
“Hey! What’s the situation over there?!”
The squad leader turned pale, the shrieks and screams he heard were different voices, meaning…
The last scream fell on his ears. Now, all he can hear is the grim silence of static noises.
In a small alley, a middle-aged guy with bulletproof vest smashed his earpiece in frustration.
The squad leader heaved in anger. He’s very pissed off at the failure of this operation.
“I failed the mission…”
The squad leader gnashed his teeth as he bitterly cursed the spirit who had done a number on his squad.
“That damned spirit!”
“Don’t think this is over just yet, even if you don’t have any spirit signatures, I am going to make you regret running around on our turf like you’re the boss, mark my words…”
The squad leader turned around in a hurry. He raised his head and saw something that caused him to despair, it’s a very familiar guy holding his four subordinates.
Floating in the air above him is a figure with deep red eyes that were mocking him. It’s the target they are after.
The squad leader’s pupil shrunk until they were pin-sized. The guy carried four grown men like it’s nothing, a strange oppressive aura emanated from him. It made the squad leader tremble like a kitten.
Wu Yan unloaded his subordinates onto the ground with loud thuds. Without consciously thinking about it, the squad leader backpedaled away.
Wu Yan scanned the guy and he descended towards him in an insidious manner.
“AST, I presume?”
The squad leader calmed his nerves down to the best extent he could but he still looked at him in terror.
Wu Yan sniggered as he shook his head.
“What? Peeing your pants from seeing a spirit or are you frightened by the fact that you’re the only one left?”
He approached the squad leader but the squad leader retreated away. He shook like a leaf. Wu Yan can’t even take this guy seriously anymore.
“Afraid of just this much? It seems AST higher management really needs to revise their development programs. Your fighting capabilities are subpar compared to the AST strike team from before. Even your mental state is in such feeble states. I see why they chose women to fight spirits, you males are so impotent!”