Disclaimer: This is a pure work of fiction by the author ptrk12. Any resemblance to any person or any event, living or dead or historical or any story plot of any movie or novel is purely coincidental. Any language translation to and from Chinese and Japanese to English has been done using Google Translate tool.
Continued from The Secret of the traitorous clan member – Chapter 2
Konowan fights back
3rd Nov 1944 4:30 A.M Local Shandong Time:
Konowan: ‘Montose what are the battlefront reports?’
‘Not good. Western and Southern Jinan city Railway stations taken by III Overseas Army Group.
Hian Ho bridge dam damaged. 3 canals lost. Rest 2 and the 3 state highways have our men still holding on, but more Japanese troops and air support reports are coming in.
Almost 200 dead and 1000s injured.’
‘Grim indeed- how far is the nearest highway?’
‘Then, let me and you get into the gear. Let Lepan Mingso manage the affairs here.’
Since last one year, Konowan never had to get into action. Now, that he was getting into his gear and planning to get into a tank to face the enemies in a direct frontal assault meant that the situation was very grim indeed.
Captain Montose took charge of the anti-aircraft units.
Lt. Col. Konowan and Captain Montose did inflict a lot of damage to the advancing Japanese units which were supported by a secret German paratrooper unit.
They damaged almost 20 tanks and damaged or destroyed almost 40 planes.
However, the success was shortlived and the Japanese army kept on advancing.
Montose even got wounded a bit, and both came back to the base.
Konowan becomes aware of Lepan Mingso’s plans- what happens?
‘Montose, call Captain Lepan Mingso.’ , Konowan who has been shaken by the results so far speaks.
Lepan Mingso comes in ‘Yes Commander?’
‘Mingso, activate the Retreat Plan Z200. Report to South Beijing command and Indonesia Allies commands with full details. Ask for 15000 men and 200 aircrafts.’
Mingso does not moves.
‘Mingso, are you listening.?’
Still no response.
‘Mingso, obey my orders. Quickly.’
Mingso ‘The tide has turned Konowan. Accept the Japanese as our new masters or let me martyred.’
Konowan is shocked ‘Mingso, how can you?’
Mingso: ‘Yes the Japanese are my new masters, and if you want to achieve success and glory, follow me. 20 years of service and working in dangerous conditions, flirting with death, and what do I have? Just a few medals and just a few words.
Follow me and our new masters will bestow both of us with money, luxuries we have never experienced before. We can tour world. We will be like Kings.’
Konowan ‘What a disgrace? Don’t you remember that you are the son of Colonel Jenning Mingso who was a martyr in the Battle of Kongtse Coast. And your grandfather Hingtose who served the Southern Army. What did they got? Were they Kings? Did they had Millions or Billions?
The glory and the proud that they had while serving the country and their masters- can any luxuries, or gold or silver or any amount of wealth bring that proud and glory?
No Lepan, you can never have that.
I still ask you not to give in to these temptations of money and luxury and fight for your country.’
‘No I have heard of such sermons time and again. I have waited for this moment for years and I won’t let it go now.’
‘Lepan, obey my orders or get ready for the consequences.’
‘Konowan, ask your forces to surrender, or nobody will survive.’
Konowan draws out his pistol and points towards Lepan ‘Get ready to die.’
Suddenly, Wasiki Tan fires at Konowan and Konowan is badly injured.
‘Get ready for a bloody farewell Commander.’ Lepan aims at Konowan and he drops to the ground.
Wasiki ‘Captain, the place is going to blow soon as the planes are coming. Our aircraft is coming from Kasuki to pick us. Its time for us to leave.’
And they leave Konowan lying on the floor.
Will Montose be able to keep the diary safe?
When Montose entered the barracks, it was already 7 in the evening. he saw bodies lying everywhere and smoke from most of the rooms.
He enters the room where Konowan was left by Lepan and Wasiki. He is shocked to see Konowan bleeding.
‘Commander, what happened? Let me take you to the paramedics.’
‘No Monstose. Its very late. The Japanese will be soon resuming their bombardment. Montose, Lepan my favorite proved to be a traitor, and so is Wasiki.’
‘Lepan a traitor? How come?’
‘Montose, I am going to die. Not much time to explain. Take this diary and keep it in my private section at the Jinan Cross Library, 4 Kms from here. Have this key as well. I have managed to write about Lepan’s treachery. Go hide this diary and inform the Supreme Kozmo Chan. Your life is precious to us. And take my pistol also with you. You might need this.’
‘I can’t leave you commander.’
‘No Montose go go. Its my order.’
Montose leaves immediately for the library. He has walked around 2 Kms when he sees 6/7 Japanese planes targeting the barracks. Loud explosions and huge fire and smoke follows.
‘Commander Konowan, its a pity that I could not save you. Lepan you will never be able to live peacefully.’
Montose manages to enter the library which had also been hit by shells fired by Japanese Army, so it is empty. He goes to the private section of Konowan and hides the diary there. He also hides the key in another part of the library.
As he comes out of the library, and is just 1 kms, moving towards the nearest village, planning to move towards the city of Jinan, and inform the Supreme Kozmo, who is based in Beijing, three men surround him.
‘Where is the diary?’
‘I do not have the diary.’
One of them aims a gun at Montose, but Montose dives and kills him with his pistol.
Monstose injures the second one too, but the third one fires three shots with his gun at Montose.
Its all over for Montose.
In a few minutes, 2 planes aim for the Jinan Cross Library and surrounding areas. The Library explodes and its all fire and smoke.
The diary with the secret of the traitorous clan member Lepan Mingso lies in a corner of the building. It waits and waits ……..
###### Will the secret of the traitor Lepan Mingso be out? Keep glued on. ######