Pika Pika No Mi In Marvel - P.P.N.M.M Chapter 47: Caliban, the Deadly Trap
The hired mercenaries from the Essex Corporation immediately aimed their guns at the enigmatic female ninja, while the other agents on Special Agent Zero’s side revealed their intent to kill.
In an instant, the tension reached its peak.
Meanwhile, Yu Feng, Nightcrawler, Jean, and Mystique, the four of them, watched the scene as if they were merely spectators.
Yu Feng couldn’t help but find it amusing. He didn’t expect the Essex Corporation to clash with Caliban’s people first. According to what Caliban had just said, Special Agent Zero was a mutant hunter and even led a team of mutant hunters who worked for various companies. This intrigued Yu Feng.
Before the future was altered, Special Agent Zero was just an elite agent skilled in various combat techniques, computer skills, and explosives. It was unexpected that after the alteration, he became a mutant hunter specifically targeting mutants.
Of course, even after becoming a mutant, Special Agent Zero’s arrogant demeanor remained unchanged; otherwise, he wouldn’t have pointed his gun directly at Caliban. As for the female ninja who appeared so mysteriously…
Yu Feng’s gaze flickered with curiosity. He hadn’t noticed her presence before. Her sudden appearance was truly remarkable, worthy of a skilled female ninja who excelled at stealth and infiltration.
Seeing dozens of dark gun barrels pointed at her, the female ninja, Elizabeth Braddock, sneered disdainfully. The blade in her hand approached Special Agent Zero’s neck.
“Alright, Elizabeth Braddock, you’re a guest here. Caliban likes to make money, but he doesn’t like to fight.”
Just then, Caliban chuckled. He looked at Special Agent Zero and said, “Special Agent Zero, as Caliban mentioned before, Caliban’s interest lies in money. As long as you offer enough money, you can purchase anything of value from Caliban.”
He added with a friendly reminder, “By the way, in a few minutes, Caliban’s shop will be closed. At that time, Special Agent Zero, you might have to pay twice as much to acquire anything from Caliban.”
Hearing Caliban’s eerie yet cheerful tone, Special Agent Zero’s expression remained calm. He glanced at the mercenaries and the other agents with murderous intent and gestured to them.
Upon seeing this, the mercenaries put away their guns, and Elizabeth Braddock lowered her blade.
They then walked towards an empty seat, ignoring Yu Feng and the others, who were watching the spectacle.
However, as Elizabeth Braddock passed by Yu Feng’s group, she couldn’t help but glance at Yu Feng. In return, Yu Feng looked back at her.
Their gazes met for a brief moment, and a faint spark seemed to ignite between them.
Yu Feng was genuinely curious about Elizabeth Braddock, a well-known and popular mutant ninja in the Marvel universe. He couldn’t help but take another glance.
But when Elizabeth Braddock looked at him, she blinked slightly, as if conveying a message: “Little brother, sister has noticed you!”
This caught Yu Feng off guard.
Huh? Have I been teased again?
No, why did I say “again”?
The play between Special Agent Zero and Caliban continued.
Although Special Agent Zero had a naturally arrogant and overbearing disposition, he was currently hired for a job and naturally wouldn’t engage in a conflict with Caliban any further.
He waved his hand, and one of his subordinates handed over the money.
Caliban weighed the thick stack of money in his hand, smacked his lips, and appeared quite pleased. “Special Agent Zero, I wonder what you’d like to purchase?”
“As for the details of the purchase, our employee here will inform you. I’m only responsible for the capture,” Special Agent Zero said indifferently.
At his words, the employee stepped forward, cleared his throat, and said, “Mr. Caliban, I would like to know about the whereabouts of a mutant named ‘Demon’ from the circus.”
“That mutant slipped away right under my nose. I suspect there are other mutants involved! But they shouldn’t have gone far. I want to track them down as soon as possible.”
“Oh, you want to track ‘them’?”
Caliban nodded, his voice dragging on, “Since it’s them, Caliban will have to charge you more money, you know?”
“Uh, I don’t have any objections!”
The employee frowned, clearly displeased. But Caliban was the type who liked to exploit every opportunity to make money, so the employee swallowed his frustration and handed over some money.
“Tsk tsk, the Essex Corporation is indeed very wealthy.”
Caliban examined the money and smiled even more happily. However, he suddenly put on a serious face and said, “But if you want to track someone, it will cost you more money. Caliban didn’t mention ‘them’ for nothing.”
“More than two people?”
“Indeed,” Caliban revealed his trademark smile, “Caliban likes you, so Caliban will tell you for free. In fact, there are four of ‘them’! Obviously, it won’t be enough to track four mutants with this amount of money!”
The employee’s face immediately turned gloomy. Nevertheless, Caliban had at least informed him that there were four people. Four individuals, meaning four mutants. Once they were all captured, he would gain not only money but also the position he had always dreamed of within the Essex Corporation! He would finally be able to infiltrate the company’s inner circle!
Thinking this, the employee gritted his teeth and nodded, “Fine!”
Then two more sums of money found their way into Caliban’s hands.
“Oh, Mr. Employee, Mr. Zero-Seven-Zero, I must say, you are so generous!”
Caliban laughed cheerfully. But suddenly, he narrowed his eyes and shook his head, “But it’s a pity. Caliban just mentioned it earlier, we are closing in five minutes. And during closing time, the prices are doubled.”
Slightly annoyed, the Essex Corporation employee couldn’t hold back any longer and growled, “Caliban, you’re going too far!”
Zero-Seven-Zero’s gaze turned sharp as well.
Caliban was clearly making things difficult for them.
“Who do you think you are to set the rules?”
Suddenly, Elizabeth Braddock’s voice rang out again, icy and filled with killing intent,
The atmosphere instantly became tense and hostile.
Yu Feng, Jean, Nightcrawler, and Mystique, the four of them, couldn’t help but have peculiar and amused expressions upon witnessing this scene.
Jean covered her mouth and almost burst into laughter.
Nightcrawler wore a worried smile, looking like he was about to explode from holding back his laughter.
Even Mystique, who had never been particularly fond of Caliban, couldn’t help but appreciate his money-focused nature. She gave him a nod of approval.
Originally, Yu Feng didn’t have a deep impression of Caliban as a person. But now, he truly witnessed the image of a merchant who would go to any lengths to deceive and swindle people.
Despite being right in front of the Essex Corporation employee and Mr. Zero-Seven-Zero, Caliban still managed to swindle a large sum of money like this.