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Cataclysm Card Emperor :- Chapter 18: He Fired Six Shots

Chapter 18: He Fired Six Shots in a Row

Less than twenty seconds remain.

The final choice left in the last iron cage lies with Ji Xun and his partner.

Ji Xun’s expression reveals a hint of mockery as if he has thought of something.

However, the person opposite him, Chu Jiu, is not as calm. Her eyes are trembling, indicating intense inner turmoil.

The reality is clear: to survive, one must kill their companion.

In her moment of hesitation, a hand has already reached for the revolver.

Chu Jiu wasn’t surprised upon seeing this and didn’t stop it. Instead, she felt a sense of relief, thinking, “So, a choice has been made.”

If Chu Jiu wanted to snatch the revolver, she would certainly be able to, even if Ji Xun reached for it first.

But she didn’t.

Since that person has made a decision, there’s no need for her to be conflicted.

Regardless of whether the first shot has a bullet, she has decided to use a special item to leave this different-dimension space the moment he pulls the trigger.

Although this might mean she would never get her hands on the 【Pituitary Gland of the Fallen Witch】.

But she never intended to kill someone who has no grudge against her just for her own benefit.

As for that epic source card…

It might be fatally tempting to others, but not to her.

Moreover, this guy had saved her life before.

When they encountered the 【Curse Gambler】, the monster originally targeted her, but this guy stepped in and blocked it.

Even though she had a way to escape, she still owed him a favor.

Now that he grabbed the gun first, he naturally harbored thoughts of killing her.

So, it’s settled.

Indeed, when faced with life-and-death decisions, even the most rational of people would choose self-preservation.

Understanding this, Chu Jiu no longer felt torn.

She reminisced about the journey and just sighed, “What a pity.”

No one knew that within these few seconds, Chu Jiu had already gone through a long and complex psychological process.

However, this unexpected situation in the different-dimension space brought another unforeseen event.

Ji Xun, instead of hastily shooting upon getting the gun, mockingly said, “You hesitated, didn’t you?”

Chu Jiu did not reply. At this moment, she looked at Ji Xun as if he were a stranger who had done his utmost duty.

But the longer she looked, the more she felt something was off.

His usual calm expression gave her an uneasy feeling she couldn’t quite explain.

There was no sign of urgency that comes with the approach of death, only calmness that remained unchanged from the beginning.

Thinking back, she realized she never saw fear in this guy’s eyes throughout the journey.

Could he be certain she wouldn’t snatch the gun?

The screeching of metal above was ear-piercing, and the iron spikes descended further.

Despite herself, she reminded him, “If you don’t shoot now, and the bullet is in the last few chambers, you won’t make it in time to survive.”

Reloading also takes time.

Ji Xun remained unperturbed and asked with a smile, “Aren’t you afraid of the first shot having the bullet?”

There was still plenty of time.

No rush.

At this moment, Ji Xun was certain that his partner had a special means of leaving the different-dimension space and pretended not to know, making some teasing comments.

When they encountered the dog-headed monster, he was only suspicious, but now he was 100% sure.

But the cost must be considerable.

Otherwise, she wouldn’t be so conflicted.

Rather bear the cost herself than harm others.

Tsk tsk.

Ji Xun looked at his partner and smiled from the heart.

In that instant, his smile overlapped with the mechanical clown’s face.

This trial was about testing human nature.

Just like the mirror house before, the dark and twisted sides of human nature were exposed to the light.

There was darkness in human nature, and there was also its brilliance.

How rare.

The iron spikes were merely a foot away from their heads with less than ten seconds left.

The oppressive feeling of death above felt like a giant stone on their hearts, making even breathing heavy.

The youngest of the Cao family frowned.

The exit had already appeared, and his life was no longer in danger.

He originally wanted to observe more to see if there were other key breaking points.

However, who would have thought the two on the opposite side would start chatting back and forth?

Are they planning to die together?

Innate intuition told him that for them to be so calm at this point, these two must be exceptional.

Or perhaps, they have discovered some key clues.

But time waits for no one.

The situation no longer allowed him to stay.

Staying longer would risk his own life.

After waiting for a few more seconds and still not seeing either of them fire, Cao Si Shao’s eyes grew cold. Unable to bear the infinite pressure of death above, he hesitated for a moment before finally moving towards the distorted light gate, disappearing instantly.

Not only did Cao Si Shao lose patience, but Chu Jiu’s expression also changed from indifference to confusion and anxiety.

She didn’t want her concession to be wasted.

Had this guy gone mad?

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Only three seconds left!

At that moment, Ji Xun suddenly moved.

No one else knew, but even in such a critical moment, Ji Xun was precisely keeping track of the countdown in his mind.

Watching the third party leave, he put away his smile and instantly raised the gun.

However, what no one expected was that he didn’t aim at the girl opposite but rather against his own chin.

This scene stunned Chu Jiu!

She thought he couldn’t resist shooting and was ready to leave immediately. But then, this guy pressed the gun under his own chin?

Before she could understand why, the shock hadn’t even fully registered on her face when suddenly she heard a series of six clicks.

Ji Xun fired five times in quick succession!

Five empty shots!

“How is that possible!”

Chu Jiu’s first reaction was that he was incredibly lucky to have no bullet in five shots.

But then her thoughts shifted, wait a minute!

Isn’t the game rule that each person can only fire once? How did this guy fire five times?

The sequence of events happened so suddenly that Chu Jiu felt her thoughts were in a tangled mess.

However, before she could think further, that guy had pulled the trigger the sixth time!

This time, still aiming at himself!

Has he gone mad!

Was this guy committing suicide?

No wonder he wasn’t in a hurry earlier. If it was to shoot himself six times, it indeed wouldn’t take long!

But why!

Chu Jiu showed an expression of shock she had never shown before on this journey.

Her mind felt like it was struck by a hammer, halting her thoughts. Her eyes stiffly watched the scene before her.


A familiar explosion sound she had heard twice before.

Flames spurted from the gun barrel.

The lone bullet was fired!

At this moment, time seemed to slow down a hundredfold. In Chu Jiu’s eyes, a burst of dazzling colors exploded.

There was no brain-splattering scene; the last bullet burst into a cloud of colorful powder on Ji Xun’s face, painting it like a clown’s.

For a split second, the player mocking the game rules grinned broadly, seeming to enjoy an extreme mental pleasure.

He gambled correctly again.

Chu Jiu froze for a moment, then realized, “Paintball?”

She immediately understood. This guy had seen through game rules she hadn’t noticed.

They had cleared the level!

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Cataclysm Card Emperor

Cataclysm Card Emperor

Apocalypse Card Emperor, CCE, 灾变卡皇
Score 10
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: , Native Language: Chinese
“Doctor, it seems there’s something wrong with my emotions.” “There’s a clown in the West City Circus who can make everyone laugh. I think he can help you.” “But doctor… I am that clown.” “…” This is a fantasy world after a major catastrophe, where countless ancient dungeons lie buried beneath the fog-shrouded earth. In these dungeons, there are traps, monsters, and other-dimensional spaces, as well as ancient godly taboos and countless treasure legends left over from the old days. Disasters, steam, curse runes, ancient relics, a sequence of poker cards with extraordinary magic. Remnants of the old world, ancient relic shelters, poker monk associations, witch associations, fire thieves, the wall of the world… In the shadowy corners of the world, a treasure hunter wearing a clown mask walks alone in the darkness. He is Joker Ji Xun, the Cataclysm Card Emperor!



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