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703 The Protective Huo Shao 3

 Huo Shaoheng entered the elevator with an extremely stern expression and told Zhao Liangze through the earpiece, "Inform the execution team. We'll carry out the execution immediately."

Zhao Liangze looked at his watch. It was only half past four. Executions were usually carried out at noon. Ye Zitan just issued herself a death sentence. When the prison executed a criminal, they'd usually let them have a nice final meal and also send some clothes that the criminal liked, so they knew that their time was "nearing."


In the interrogation room in the disciplinary committee building, Gu Nianzhi looked at Ye Zitan sternly and said coldly, "Enough, Doctor Ye! I wanted to be nice since you were going to be executed soon, but look at what you're saying! Do you think you're humane at all?! No wonder you'd betray your comrades for personal gain. People like you will never be the best in the world of medicine. You're always thinking of how to take advantage of people's knowledge for your own sake and stealing other's credit as your own. Shame on you!"

Gu Nianzhi's words struck the weakest spot in Ye Zitan's heart. For her, achieving breakthroughs in experiments had become a spell, an evil spell that pulled her to sacrifice anything she had, just so she could achieve them-just like the notorious doctors from Japan's Unit 731 who used real humans for experiments just because they wanted real results for breakthroughs.

Those doctors from Unit 731 did not see the Chinese as humans but viewed them as animals. Or perhaps they saw them as objects, like a piece of wood or a rock. They were just a set of data to the doctors, not living humans that would experience pain and cry, just like they did. And what were comrades? They'd even sacrifice their own families or even themselves, if necessary.

"Haha... You'll never understand how invincible they are! Even though you might have been lucky enough this time around, you won't be the next. You will not be able to escape... They've set their eyes on you... You'll never ever be able to escape!" Ye Zitan was almost delusional by now due to the impact of Gu Nianzhi's words. Raising her hands, she laughed eerily and seemed to have completely lost her mind.

Gu Nianzhi chuckled and folded her arms casually. "Don't waste your efforts anymore, Doctor Ye. It's futile to try to get off the hook by pretending to have lost your mind. I'm a lawyer and am able to tell you responsibly that for the crime of being a spy, losing one's mind will not be one of the considerations for being let go."

Ye Zitan's laughter stopped abruptly. She glared at Gu Nianzhi with red eyes. Her usually tidy hair was already a mess because of her incessant rubbing, making her look like a maniac.

"You don't believe me?" Gu Nianzhi was full of confidence whenever she spoke about her profession. "Because being a spy isn't an ordinary crime. You require a mastermind organization that has absolute sanity and power to carry out a crime in order to give commands, and the person receiving the commands must have absolute sanity and power to carry out those commands. Therefore, those who are spies will never be mentally unsound. If that person was mentally unsound, he or she would never have been able to carry out those commands. Don't try so hard anymore. Your mastermind has obviously already given up on you. To them you were merely a tiny chess piece that is easily replaceable. They've betrayed you, but you're still protecting them? How silly."

"It can't be... It can't be... They said... They said that I'm extremely important to them... I am their only spy in the Special Forces..." Ye Zitan shook her head in denial, like she would be able to fully deny Gu Nianzhi's words as long as she used enough strength.

Gu Nianzhi snorted. Supporting herself on one hand, her slender finger tapped on her right cheek. "Continue trying to brainwash yourself. You? The only spy? You trust their word? I really take my hat off to those people now. They're really good at looking for one's weak spots. To you, Doctor Ye, the usual tools of bribery-money and men-might not work. Therefore, how could they use you? The only way would be to target your eagerness for medical breakthroughs."

"Don't be too proud of yourself. You think that you'll be able to escape death twice?" Ye Zitan did not even try to hide anymore. Glaring hard at Gu Nianzhi, she looked vastly different from how she looked when she had been crying a moment ago. She had really intended to apologize to Gu Nianzhi. However, seeing how Gu Nianzhi spoke, she did not feel apologetic anymore.

"Haha, you think I'm dumb? If they were really so good, they wouldn't have had to use you to find out where I was." If Gu Nianzhi wasn't so capable, she would have died at the foot of the Alps. Even though she was disappointed by how she had to escape all on her own, her confidence regarding her own capability and survival skills increased tremendously. Even though people learned from failures, a person wouldn't be confident unless they had succeeded.

Chen Lie was dumbfounded listening to their conversation. When he heard Ye Zitan bring up how Gu Nianzhi looked after the ordeal when she first contracted H3aB7, he almost died. Beads of perspiration dotted his forehead. He was just relieved that he had held it in at the time and had not told Ye Zitan the entire truth. Ye Zitan only knew that Gu Nianzhi was "used" to that extent. She did not know, however, that it was due to the H3aB7. She had thought that it was only due to a normal aphrodisiac.

She also did not know that it was done by Mr. Huo... Otherwise, they would have had something against Huo Shaoheng by now. Mr. Huo, this is the best I can do... Chen Lie thought quietly. Just when he was about to pull Gu Nianzhi away, he saw Gu Nianzhi's expression darken as she took charge of the conversation.

Under her emotional stimulation, Ye Zitan seemed to have gone mad, so Chen Lie kept quiet and listened in on their conversation. He wanted to know who the "them" in Ye Zitan's story was. However, just when Ye Zitan threw herself onto the glass wall like she wanted to break it and physically fight Gu Nianzhi, Zhou Qiyuan's voice could be heard outside the door. "Time's up! Criminal, to the execution ground."

Chen Lie was taken aback. Gu Nianzhi was stunned. They looked at each other, seemingly lost. The door to the interrogation room opened, and Yin Shixiong waved at Gu Nianzhi. "Come out quickly, Nianzhi."

Gu Nianzhi saw a tall, lean man standing at the door. He looked extremely normal, like one who easily blended in with the crowd. However, when she caught his gaze, shivers ran down her spine. He was cold, extremely cold. Gu Nianzhi's heart skipped a beat. This person is really something. Why haven't I seen him before? This was one of Huo Shaoheng's secret secretaries, Zhou Qiyuan. He was also in charge of the disciplinary department in the Special Forces.

Chen Lie nudged Gu Nianzhi, and they left the interrogation room together. "Big Xiong, it's not even noon yet. She'll be executed already?" Chen Lie asked, brows furrowed. He glanced behind Yin Shixiong and did not see Huo Shaoheng. He guessed that it must have been Huo Shaoheng's idea...

Well, it was.

When he heard Ye Zitan spilling that incident to Gu Nianzhi, he had cursed himself for making the same mistake as his ancestors. Being soft hearted was really a no-go in his line of work. Had they executed Ye Zitan earlier, none of this nonsense would have happened.


The execution team arrived at the execution ground. It was only five o'clock in the morning. The skies were just about to brighten up. The morning air was damp, and it felt cool as it was already mid autumn. The Special Forces' execution ground was built in a valley. There were maple leaves all around. The grass there was greener than in other places.

Ye Zitan was brought to the execution ground with her head covered. A tall, well-covered man in shades and a mask went to Ye Zitan and pulled her head cover off. He scanned her eyes with a laser indicator and commanded someone to test her fingerprints. Finally, he took a drop of her blood for archive records before pushing her to the exact location of execution.

Ye Zitan's legs had already turned jelly by then. She could not stand up. She only sat there. Just when the sun rose, the executioner raised his gun, aimed in Ye Zitan's direction, and released a shot. Immediately following, more gunshots were heard. The sound echoed all across the execution ground. However, it did not stop. The executioner emptied his clip, reloaded his gun, and continued shooting. He only stopped after reloading three times.

Yin Shixiong witnessed the entire process in the viewing room. When the executioner finished and had made sure that Ye Zitan was indeed dead, he threw the gun to the soldiers standing by and headed to the viewing room.

Yin Shixiong looked at the man as he removed his gloves and handed him some wet towels to clean his hand. The executioner was none other than Huo Shaoheng. For him to be carrying out the shooting personally, he must have been really angered by Ye Zitan's actions.

Yin Shixiong did not know what to say, so he tried to start a conversation. "Why did you shoot so many times, Mr. Huo? Usually we only shoot once or twice, at most."

Huo Shaoheng removed his shades and said with a straight face, "...Aim wasn't accurate, so I fired more shots."

Yin Shixiong almost fainted. He thought, Let me tell you a joke: Mr. Huo said that his shooting was bad! Would you believe it? I wouldn't.