Embers Ad Infinitum - Chapter 535
Asus was considering giving himself Desire Outbreak to defeat Shang Jianyao in the comparison match when he saw Jiang Baimian pounce over and grab his calf.
In his haste, he failed to put up a significant response. Furthermore, such an attack didn’t seem to be worth paying attention to—it wouldn’t deal too much damage to his body, and he had sufficient leeway to regain the upper hand. Therefore, he only swung his leg back to prevent himself from being grabbed and dragged down by the other party.
As he tried to focus, his blue eyes seemed to ripple like the sea.
Jiang Baimian’s left palm was hit by Asus’s right calf. With a sizzling sound, silver-white electric arcs surged out like a flood, attempting to spread further through the cloth and muscles it came into contact with.
Jiang Baimian had been waiting for this opportunity. Although she could barely do anything due to the itch, and it was also difficult for her to complete a series of thoughts, she believed that Shang Jianyao had the ability to counterattack during the short gap between the discovery of something amiss and the irresistible itch.
In that state, Inference Clowning definitely couldn’t be used. Hands Immobility and Blindness couldn’t deal with the root cause of the problem. Only Corny Person could silently influence the other party and be maintained for a period of time.
Therefore, Jiang Baimian was waiting for the accumulation of corny behavior! At this moment, she suddenly felt pain.
It was clearly a very light collision, but her biological prosthetic limb sent back a signal of intense pain.
No, this signal seemed to be directly produced in her mind. It rapidly burgeoned due to the light collision and developed to an unbearable extent.
Jiang Baimian couldn’t help but retract her hand and curl up. This prevented the large number of electric arcs that surged forward from hitting Asus, leaving behind dreamy and stunning traces in the air.
She fell to the ground, and the pain—dozens of times stronger than normal—drowned her rationality and thoughts.
At this moment, Jiang Baimian almost fainted from the pain. The grenade launcher slung over her had also escaped her grasp due to her series of actions and slid to the side.
Pain Control—this was one of Asus’s Awakened abilities. It could make a target lose their sense of pain or make them dull and sensitive to pain.
Meanwhile, although Asus had avoided the subsequent high-voltage electric shocks, the first wave was already quite a kicker.
He seemed to hear static, and his vision alternated between darkness and brightness.
His entire body convulsed as he fell to the ground, paralyzed. His skirmish with Jiang Baimian ended in an internecine outcome.
The commotion on Asus and Jiang Baimian’s side made Christina subconsciously look over. She ignored the control over the itch and Shang Jianyao in front of her.
Shang Jianyao suddenly exerted strength with his waist and abdomen, pulling at the muscles in his thighs and lashing his right leg upward like a whip.
The moment before he did this, Christina seemed to have a premonition. Without thinking, she looked in the other direction, tilted her center of gravity, and rolled away.
Shang Jianyao’s lashing leg missed, but Christina’s act of rolling and dodging also minimized the itch Long Yuehong and Bai Chen were suffering.
Long Yuehong resisted the discomfort and propped himself up with one hand. He then pounced horizontally, drawing a United 202 from his waist with his other hand and pulling the trigger at Christina.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Christina abandoned her pistol and rolled. She didn’t stop for a moment and successfully dodged Long Yuehong’s shots.
Gunshots echoed, startling all the residents on the eighth floor.
The people on the other floors—who were still at home—also noticed the familiar commotion.
Long Yuehong’s United 202 didn’t have a silencer!
Meanwhile, Bai Chen had just pulled a few fingers out of her mouth when she flipped over and pounced at Asus—who was relatively far away—with bloodshot eyes and a warped expression. During this process, she didn’t forget to draw her Ice Moss pistol.
Shang Jianyao was in no rush to get up. As he rolled to the coffee table, he took off his tactical backpack and tried to take out the Life Angel necklace.
Even with this in his pocket, it would make him sleepy. He needed to isolate it sufficiently.
Finally, Long Yuehong landed on the ground, and the gunshots came to an end.
Christina stopped rolling, and her light-blue eyes turned abnormally deep.
Bai Chen—who was still in midair—felt her entire body itch. Finding it difficult to hold the Ice Moss, she released the pistol, allowing it to smash to the ground.
She fell not far from Asus.
Almost at the same time, Christina’s vision turned black—she couldn’t see anything.
As Shang Jianyao felt the itch, he gave up on finding the Life Angel necklace and counterattacked.
The Bangle of Blindness on his left wrist lit up like fire again. He then twisted his body like Long Yuehong, an attempt to stop the strange itch through rubbing again.
Jiang Baimian wasn’t spared by Christina, but she—who was about to faint from the pain—momentarily ignored the itch. Of course, she was powerless to do anything else.
As for Asus, he had yet to recover from the electric shock.
This made Christina—who had regained control of the situation—curse inwardly. Trash!
She knew that such handsome men and beautiful women were irresistible to them—who had a ‘sexual addiction’—in such a stimulating environment. It was very easy for them to become irrational and have their brains controlled by their genitals.
It wasn’t rare for Christina to make mistakes because of sex. Furthermore, she also sensed that she and Asus had likely been secretly affected by some relatively weak ability. This resulted in them repeatedly doing stupid things and causing accidents.
However, this didn’t stop Christina from calling Asus ‘trash.’ After all, she wasn’t the one that screwed up.
At this moment, Christina—who had lost her vision—didn’t panic because she could sense the four targets’ human consciousnesses. They were all suffering from an extreme itch.
She had already lost her pistol—which was equipped with a silencer—during the roll, but she pulled out another Red River from her inner pocket. As an experienced Hunter, how could she only have one gun with her?
The shootout just now was quite loud. Someone in this apartment definitely didn’t attend the meet or go to work… As long as they react and shout out the window a few times, the city defense forces near the Red River Bridge or the public security officers who have passed the screening will rush over. There’s not much time left for us…
Thoughts raced through Christina’s mind as she quickly gained clarity over the situation. With her strength, she wasn’t actually too afraid of ordinary city defense force members or public security officers. If it weren’t being in the wrong place at the wrong time, she could even hold a naturalist party on the spot. She was worried that any commotion here would attract the attention of the powerhouses in the helicopters in the sky.
When the time came, how would the Church of Paragon Desire explain Asus’s problem to the new consul, Gaius? The only way was to turn around and finish off the fallen noble as soon as they were exposed.
However, the Church of Paragon Desire still hoped that he could play an important role in the future.
Without needing to weigh the pros and cons, Christina instantly had a solution: she had to kill the four enemies immediately and wait for her vision to recover or for Asus to recover before moving elsewhere!
Christina kept her unfocused eyes open and raised the Red River pistol, attempting to complete the ‘blind strike’ with her perception of human consciousness.
The first person she aimed at was undoubtedly Shang Jianyao, who she found most dangerous. But just as she was about to pull the trigger, Christina suddenly hesitated. It’s not easy to encounter a man with good looks, a masculine bearing, and a good figure… He also thinks Asus is tiny… I’m curious; I really want to give it a try. Wouldn’t it be a waste to kill him just like this? I should make the best use of my time to enjoy him… No, I really can’t help it…
Christina knew that her sexual addiction had acted up completely, regardless of the occasion. This was a state that she couldn’t tolerate but enough to make her extremely obsessed.
She drew her pistol and aimed. When she did so, Shang Jianyao—who was twisting like a python shedding its skin—had already curled his left arm and slammed to the side!
It was a leg of the coffee table.
Shang Jianyao had rolled toward the coffee table with all his might just to make it easier for him to bump into something!
To the nine of them, this was an action to stop the itch. Furthermore, it only required him to move his elbow; it didn’t affect his scratching. Therefore, he was still capable of carrying out the bump.
A certain spot on Shang Jianyao’s left arm hit one of the coffee table legs—it was his wound. He had previously stabbed himself with the multi-purpose bayonet when resisting the Real Dreamscape’s owner!
The wound split open as expected, and the bandages around it were quickly dyed red. This intense pain made Shang Jianyao’s face contort in an exaggerated manner, but this also successfully made him forget the intense itch temporarily.
In the blink of an eye, Shang Jianyao jumped up from the pain.
Christina—who had wanted to walk toward him step by step—sensed something when he bumped into the coffee table and pulled the trigger.