Chapter 46: Super Soldier Capabilities
Kyle became the sudden focus in the training base upon his arrival. His position as the youngest ‘Second Lieutenant’ and ‘American Hero’ was enough for many of the personnel to engage in such a hot topic amongst one another. His presence was more attractive than an idol.
Steve used this opportunity to retreat in the backstage and allow a group of dancers wearing short skirts to replace him. But it was futile. The soldiers in the square-centre were in an elated mood that the sight of enticing woman could not provoke their hot blood. They looked left and right, trying to figure out where Kyle had gone to.
Meanwhile, in the back stage.
“Steve, it’s been a while.”
“Kyle! It’s so good to see you.”
The two handsome young men ignored the many strange eyes and hugged each other with carefree laughter. It was an intimate action between two close brothers. Kyle simply smiled whereas Steve’s excited face overflowed with unbearable joy, much like a happy, beaming child.
“Ah, don’t press so hard. I haven’t fully recovered from a gunshot wound here on my left shoulder.” Kyle smiled as he scolded Steve who’d grown so tall and his flesh bulging with muscles. He stretched out his arms and punched Steve’s sturdy chest. “Wow, I didn’t expect for you to grow so tall. I think you’re taller than me now.”
Kyle was only 180 CM. As for Steve, he was 188 CM, half a head taller than him.
“It’s all the serum’s doing. Heh, I’m much stronger than I look now.” Steve didn’t hide anything. Then, an anguished grief appeared on his face. “Unfortunately, the professor who helped me had been shot dead by a Hydra Spy. The only Super Soldier Serum sample was robbed and destroyed. Otherwise…”
“It’s alright,” Kyle shrugged. “Even if there was no Super Soldier Serum left in this world, I wouldn’t be too saddened about it.”
After all, he still had his card extraction ability.
“By the way, what happened to your right hand?” Steve smiled, then his eyes widened as it fell on Kyle’s right arm that was tightly wrapped in white bandages. It contrasted against his uniform.
“It’s a bruise from the previous battle.” Kyle lifted his right arm and gave out a random excuse.
“Raid and counterattack!” Steve’s eyes lit up. “I’ve heard all about it! You have to tell me the full story.”
Steve, a patriot madman full of righteous beliefs hadn’t been on a real battlefield. Being stuck here had suffocated him. He longed to be free, to do something meaningful in life.
It was just the right excuse Kyle wanted, so he readily agreed. “That’s no problem. How about we find a place for lunch?”
With that Kyle turned around, eyes falling on Peggy Carter who stood behind Steve. This mature woman was as cold as ever, like a rose with thorns.
“Agent Peggy Carter, you’re here,” Kyle said. “That’s right. Won’t you join us for lunch? I said I’d repay you back then. Remember?”
Peggy’s instincts told her no, told her to refuse flat out, but for odd reasons she hesitated and said, “Let’s go.”
“Yes? Was that a yes? “
For a slight moment, Kyle was confused. He thought that someone like Peggy would refuse. It would seem that he was wrong. But since this is the case, he can only let nature take its course.
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Ten minutes later. In the Training Base Canteen Hall.
In a table located in the middle was Kyle who sat on one side, Steve who sat next to him, and Peggy on the other side. It had an odd atmosphere.
“Kyle, should we go somewhere else to eat?” Steve asked as he looked at his hodgepodge. It was disgusting. Of course, he didn’t dislike it, just that his other two companions might not. Then there’s Peggy Carter’s presence actually in the cafeteria. Only Kyle would dare to invite her in this place.
“As you know, the personnel here are training you to be acclimated on the frontlines. When in battle, you can’t simply choose a fancy food whenever you like. You’re to eat what you’re given. You can’t be picky,” Kyle smiled. “But why though? Do you not eat this food?”
“No, it doesn’t matter to me, but…” Steve vaguely signalled with his eyes the woman sitting across from him.
“Hmm, I see.”Kyle nodded. “Oh, by the way, Chef, add a big chicken leg to our beautiful Agent Carter here!”
Carter remained silent before beginning to eat the hodgepodge with a spoon.
Steve had only a few bites when he could not help but say, “Kyle, tell me about the counterattack riad. I heard that at that time, due to a large misinformation, you ended up facing a large German base with only a hundred troops.”
“That’s right. At that time, I’d just been promoted to Corporal and had a Sergeant as my fellow comrade to guide me. Together, we led a hundred troops to the raid.” Kyle began recounting the counterattack, while his thoughts were secretly locked on Steve.
For a moment, he saw hundreds of cards of different colors popping out the back of Steve’s head, and quickly spinning around his body.
【Driving Proficiency】,【English Proficiency】,【Military Boxing Proficiency】,【Pistol Proficiency】 ,【 Sniping Proficiency】,【Shield Proficiency】……..
White and green cards were reflected in Kyle’s field of vision. Compared to two weeks ago, when Steve only had four white skill cards, his skill set had now multiplied! It was akin to being reborn! But of course, the number of cards he had was not what he sought for, only seeking cards with qualitative ability.
His eyes quickly fell on top of Steve’s head where an unparalleled dark blue card remained suspended in the air, its light easily crushing the nearby cards.
【Super Soldier】: Rare Blue Skill Card. Achieve a superhuman perfect physique. A qualitative change caused the genes of the human body. The physique rises to the perfect threshold of the human body, greatly slowing the body’s aging rate and enhances the immune system with self healing ability and counteract lactic acids. With the perfect physique, the individual is granted the power to the peak of human potential, meaning the individual is faster, stronger, durable, intelligent than the finest human.
Current Status : Extractable
“Extract it? 【Yes】or 【No】?”
“This is a rare blue physique enhancement skill card…” Kyle murmured. There was an unstoppable thrill in his heart.
Without jesus ration, Kyle extracted the card, but in the next moment, an unprecedented warning rang out in his mind.
“Warning! The card extractions takes half an hour!”
“Warning! Blue rare skill cards can only be extracted once!”
“Warning! Once extracted, the main physique of the card will be completely reformed and can’t be replaced!”
Soon as he saw this, Kyle’s face changed. The three warnings were deeply in his heart.
“Kyle, what’s wrong?” Steve asked worriedly while looking at Kyle.
Peggy had also stared at him with a surprised look of worry.
“Ah, it’s nothing. Just thinking of the scene from the battle.” Kyle shook his head and verbally described the battle. He no longer delved too much into it. His mind made a choice.
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