Chapter 64: OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation
It was impossible to tell from the derisive voice if it was man or woman. There was no accent either, as though the system had done additional processing to conceal the person’s identity.
Shi Xiaobai looked up and saw a person covered in a trench coat standing about a kilometer away. The trench coat hid his body, and there was a skull mask on his face. It was probably the identity concealment the system had mentioned previously.
Shi Xiaobai knitted his brows slightly at the person’s derision, but he did not speak. He did not have the time or the effort to prove that—he was a junior high school student.
“Are you ready?” The system’s voice resounded in his mind.
“Yes!” Shi Xiaobai immediately responded.
A passionate male system voice suddenly boomed from above the arena, “Both sides are ready. One minute countdown begins. Please make your final preparations before battle!”
The moment it was done, a countdown text appeared in the sky. “59, 58, 57, …”
Shi Xiaobai was stunned. He was wondering how he could prepare before the battle when he noticed that an assault rifle had appeared in the hand of the person in a trench coat. From the looks of it, it was similar to AK47 assault rifles, but its external appearance was a mix of gold and silver. It also looked more dazzling and cooler.
Since the person in trench coat’s name was “OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation”, it was understandable that his weapon was a firearm. However, Shi Xiaobai found it strange. In his years of Counter-Strike and Counter Force, he knew about firearms. In order to headshot someone from a great distance, one ought to choose a sniper gun. As for an AK47, it was an assault rifle, so although it was powerful, it’s range was rather short. It was more suitable for close-distance shooting.
Could that firearm be a concealed sniper rifle?
As Shi Xiaobai was wondering, he suddenly realized..he did not have a weapon!
“Customer service, where is This King’s weapon!?” Shi Xiaobai began murmuring in his mind.
The system immediately answered, “You do not have any weapons in your arsenal. You can purchase them in the World Merchant Shop. Do you want to enter the World Merchant Shop?”
Shi Xiaobai answered matter-of-factly, “Enter.”
The system carried on saying, “Sorry, access denied. The system detects that your current game credit balance is zero. Do you want to purchase credits?”
Shi Xiaobai was not short of money as he immediately said, “Purchase.”
The moment Shi Xiaobai said, a series of logos materialized with the words under each logo—”AmiPay”, “Weiyin Pay”, “Bank Card Payment”, “Penguin Payment”…
System: “Please choose your payment method.”
Shi Xiaobai: “…”
In the virtual world, there was naturally no payment method by cash, so Shi Xiaobai could only smile dryly, “Forget it. Every cell on This King is the most powerful weapon. It is just a pity that the foolish mortal will not be be able witness the God of Shooting Skills.”
Shi Xiaobai actually wanted to headshot “OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation” in one shot, but it appeared like he did not have such a chance.
“That’s not right, This King is here to cultivate Crab Steps! I nearly got lazy!”
Shi Xiaobai suddenly realized that he was not here to play games. He had a lofty goal, an ambitious ideal, a resolute ambition…
And at that moment, the system’s countdown voice boomed suddenly.
“Entering the final countdown. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1—Battle begins!”
Shi Xiaobai’s eyes turned serious as he immediately began using Crab Steps. He repeatedly jumped around while circling the arena’s boundary. He moved in a diagonal curve as he approached OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation. Shi Xiaobai knew in his heart that against a gun-wielding enemy, the best battle tactic was a melee battle, but the crux of the issue was how to close in!
Although Shi Xiaobai’s Crab Steps was in the Grasped Basics realm, his Psionic Ability control had reached the Familiarized Proficiency realm. He was able to perfectly time the release of Psionic Power while moving, as such, although his Crab Steps did not look gorgeous and even looked funny, his movement speed was extremely fast. The speed at which he was jumping back and forth was much faster than an Olympian in a hundred meter race.
“This King does not believe you can achieve a single head shot!”
Shi Xiaobai began moving in circles about 500 meters away from OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation. He was waiting for OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation to shoot his first shot, and only by judging the gunman’s shooting standard and power would he know where the true safety distance was.
Shi Xiaobai’s eyes while cold and calm in battle. His thoughts were extremely clear. The way he circled OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation looked as though he had extreme patience. While he was repeatedly jumping, it gave the impression that it was hard to grasp his location. It did not look easy to aim at a target moving laterally like a crab.
“Heh heh, it’s been a while since I’ve seen Crab Steps. It sure feels nostalgic.”
OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation held the rifle and placed it across his chest. He looked relaxed and as he saw Shi Xiaobai’s fast-moving figure, his eyes turned cold. He sneered, “But, I can’t bear to watch anymore of such trashy Crab Steps!”
After OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation said that, he immediately threw his rifle into the air. The assault rifle spun as it emitted glowing gold and silver light and slowly fell to the ground.
“There’s a chance!”
Shi Xiaobai’s eyes lit up. Seeing OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation taking the initiative to throw his gun midair, he delightfully ran forward.
A strong sense of danger arose in his heart suddenly as with a stare, Shi Xiaobai stopped his body immediately and turned around to begin his repeated lateral jumps in evasion. He knew that the bullet was coming!
At the same time, the rifle had already landed in a spot near OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s chest. OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation quickly reached out his right hand to stop the spinning rifle that was falling. At the moment the rifle stopped, the barrel was aimed straight at Shi Xiaobai, and his finger was already holding onto the trigger.
OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation stretched out his right hand and with a slight bend, his posture was extremely elegant. The corner of his lips curled into a cold smile.
At the instant he held the rifle, there was no delay as he pressed down on the trigger!
A gunshot rang as a silver beam of light shot out. The bullet moved as fast as lightning!
“Left side or right side?”
Shi Xiaobai’s pupils constricted. The bullet was too fast, and the timing was perfect. His right foot had just stepped out, and his left foot was still in the air. There was no way for him to change them, so at that instant, he could not move his body as he wished!
The bullet that came shooting over had shot at the moment when he was stiff!
Shi Xiaobai’s vision seemed to slow down by multiple times. The bullet slowly headed for him in this vision, but he could only watch helplessly as the bullet flew towards his head in a straight line. That instant was brief, but it felt extremely long!
With great difficulty, he managed to react, but his body could not keep up with it. There was no way to dodge the bullet!
The outcome was already decided when OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation pulled the trigger!
Before Shi Xiaobai could produce a wry smile, he felt an intense pain in his head. Although the feeling of pain in the virtual world was only 40% that of reality, the pain of a bullet penetrating his head still made Shi Xiaobai feel a blur.
“Vitality reaches zero. Player dies.”
The cold voice of the system came into Shi Xiaobai’s ears. He was jolted awake, and he did not know when he had returned to the arena’s preparation area.
“The battle is over. OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation wins. Time used: 15 seconds.”
A deep voice resounded from the sky, announcing the outcome of the battle.
Shi Xiaobai was stunned.
He lost just like that?
He got shot in the head with one shot!?