Chapter 395 Fishing In Troubled Waters, and Fighting for Points
There were several critical locations on a battleship, and the Combat Intelligence Center was definitely the most important one.
After modern modifications were made to the Montana, control over most of its defensive and offensive weapons were focused in the CIC.
The dozens of missiles on the battleship, in particular, were the most dangerous weapons of all, and were launched from the CIC as well.
Luke didn’t know the way to the CIC, but he knew that the place where most of the criminals would be gathered was most likely to be it.
Activating Sharp Nose, he slipped off in one direction.
Suddenly, the stern of the battleship exploded as raging flames shot into the sky, illuminating the entire battleship for a moment.
Luke clicked his tongue and wondered if it was caused by a certain cook who seemed determined to blow up the whole ship.
Deeply worried about some cook’s destructive ability, Luke sped up.
He was the best at fishing in troubled waters.
“Go to the deck, the deck. The guy’s on the front deck.” Two criminals suddenly rushed out of a corridor in front of Luke, and one of them was shouting into his walkie-talkie.
Both of them were surprised to see Luke. “Why are you down here? Something happened on the deck.”
Luke’s clothes were similar to theirs, and he had deliberately lowered his head when he sensed them earlier.
Since the corridor was rather dim, the two criminals couldn’t see him clearly.
Making his voice husky, Luke said fuzzily, “That cook’s good. He’s killed so many of us.”
The two criminals kept moving, and one of them said, “We’re going up to look for him, why did you come back? Huh, wait…”
These two were still professionals, and sensed danger when Luke didn’t stop getting closer as he spoke. They subconsciously raised their guns.
Regretfully, they were too slow.
Luke suddenly put on a burst of speed and reached out to grip their necks.
With two snaps, the two of them instantly turned stiff.
Storing the two bodies in his inventory, Luke pressed on.
It really was Laybecker doing something big as he messed around with the criminals at the aft of the ship! Luke had to be quicker if he wanted more credit points. Thinking this, Luke hurried toward the CIC.
He detected nine people with his Sharp Nose.
Without a doubt, all of them were criminals.
He could hear them shouting at each other with his acute hearing.
“We need more manpower to dismantle the missiles on the deck. Don’t all of you wait on the submarine, come up and help.” “Laybecker is on the deck. He’s already killed a number of our men. That guy’s a SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen) elite. Don’t underestimate him.”
“Hurry up. We have half an hour at most before the military notices us. We have to speed up.” “Two! You have to dismantle at least two! Salim already paid us in advance.”
“Klier told us to fill the ship hold where we locked up the marines with water, and force Laybecker to save them. We don’t have time for him.”
Luke stood calmly outside the door as he locked onto everybody’s positions in the CIC with Sharp Nose. At the same time, he pulled up his hood to cover his face and put on a bulletproof helmet.
Taking a deep breath, Luke pushed hard off of his feet and dashed into the CIC as a dark shadow.
He raised the two MP5s that he had just acquired and shot to his left and right at the same time.
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
Consecutive gunshots burst out on the bridge, and blood sprayed.
The MP5 in Luke’s right hand suddenly paused, and he abruptly flipped it back around as he bent down to hide under a control panel at the same time.
Bam! Bam! Bam! Clang! Clang!
Luke was shot at the instant he started his attack, which disrupted his momentum.
The bullets struck the metal board behind him with sharp ringing sounds.
Experts! Luke grew excited, and didn’t stop firing. Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
He stuck the two MP5s out slightly without needing to crane his neck for a look, and fired in the direction where he remembered two armed criminals were.
The two criminals screamed and fell; they were hit, but hadn’t been killed instantly.
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
The criminals immediately went on the counterattack. The bullets hit the control panel which Luke was hiding under.
Luke calmly turned around and leaned back a little to check his surroundings.
He saw half a boot outside the control panel.
The MP5 in his left hand moved slightly.
The criminal who had been crouched on the other side of the panel screamed and clutched his blown foot as he subconsciously exposed his head.
The man’s scream came to an abrupt stop, and he fell to the floor as blood spurted out of his head.
“You son of a b*tch, get out here if you have the balls!” one of the criminals suddenly roared as he fired his pistols at Luke’s cover wildly.
You think I’m an idiot? Why would I go out? Luke mocked him inwardly as he stretched out the MP5 in his right hand.
The gunfire stopped, and the brainless fool was no longer bellowing. There was a brief silence in the CIC.
Rolling his eyes, Luke abruptly tossed the two MP5s some distance away, and they hit the floor with a light sound.
Luke then silently picked up the last MP5 he had.
When he was switching guns, someone leapt like a leopard onto the control panel above Luke and pointed his gun at Luke’s hiding place.
Luke’s expression changed the moment the person moved, and he turned and rolled to the other side of the control panel as he fired the MP5.
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
“Ah!” The man grunted in pain and hit the floor hard.
Luke didn’t even spare him a glance, and simply threw himself out from the control panel.
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
Two criminals who were trapped in a corner fell with two holes in each of their heads.
Luke finally stood up and swiftly did one sweep of the CIC.
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
Shooting the head of every criminal who was still breathing, Luke finally checked the system notifications. System: You have defeated Johnny Mullah and received a list of his abilities.
Johnny Mullah’s abilities: Basic Firearms, Basic Combat… Quick Reflex (Prerequisite: 20 Strength, 20 Dexterity and 1,000 credit points. Temporarily unavailable)
Luke walked over to the man who had lunged at him, but he didn’t smell any blood.
This Johnny Mullah was wearing a bulletproof vest. He was only unconscious for the moment after Luke shot him.