“Interesting! A flatland! Haha!” Chief Yuan let out a bark of laughter at that.
The Battling Dragons were chagrined the moment they heard him laugh so easily.
As his guffaw died down, Chief Yuan announced, “I declare the official start of Team Monarch and Battling Dragons’ duel!”
Everyone perked up at that as Chief Yuan began elaborating on the match.
“As an outstanding Advanced Special Forces member, I think physical strength and stamina is a basic requirement. I’ve set up two rounds for this duel. The first is hiking,” Chief Yuan said and tilted to reveal the mountain that was located behind him.
“I’ve asked for 14 mini red flags to be placed at the peak. Your mission is to go up to the top the fastest you can and come back here with the mini red flags,” said the senior official with a meaningful smile.
He continued. “I’m only looking for which team is the majority among the first seven who came back. That’ll be the winning condition. I regard teamwork highly, not individual accomplishment. Alright, you may start now!”
Just as Chief Yuan finished, Battling Dragons sprinted toward the mountain like berserk animals. On the contrary, Yun Jian was composed as she waved at her teammates and told them in front of the adults, “Maintain a constant speed and don’t push for a sprint. Don’t talk when you hike. Alright? Let’s go!”
She gestured for all of them to start running toward the mountain after that.
As Chief Yuan stood there listening, he was incredibly shocked. A young girl like her was able to possess such foresight and strategy?
Battling Dragons had sprinted right away the moment he started the match. While they were ahead in the race now, the result was... not necessarily the case.
The way to the peak was a winding route that wrapped around the mountain in layers.
Anyway, Battling Dragons who were leading in the race were far ahead and were preening about it.
“Haha, they won’t be able to catch up! Not one of them! The first seven people will all be from our team, they’re losing for sure!” A young man, who was quite muscular and was 1.75 meters in height, besides Lin Kuan could not help turning around to laugh at Yun Jian and team.
His ridicule received zero response from Chu Ning and friends because Yun Jian had told them not to speak during their hike. They were to save their energy and keep a constant speed.
As the hiking trail grew steeper, Battling Dragons had gone from sprinting to a pace as fast as a snail crawling, when they were nearing the pinnacle.
Lin Kuan and his teammates were overwrought.
“What should we do? They’re catching up!” the only girl in Battling Dragons spoke up.
Yun Jian and the team were close to cutting the members of Battling Dragons.
“I’ll stop them! You guys run to the top, get the red flags and run down! As long as we get four out of the seven places, we win!” Lin Kuan halted his steps and told his other teammates.
They moved on without him as he turned around and stood rooted to block Team Monarch with his heavy weight.
Lin Kuan weighed more than 100 kilograms and was robust like a thick fleshy wall. He was completely in the way just standing in the center of the path, successfully stopping all seven of Yun Jian and teammates from going past him.
When Team Monarch approached him, Lin Kuan was suddenly struck by a gross idea and smirked at Yun Jian who was running front and ahead. “Pretty girl, forget getting through me today! However, I can make you an exception. Just give me a kiss and let me feel you up, I’ll let you and only you go through. What do you think?”
Lin Kuan sounded like he was being merciful.