I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 116
In this cave, time and space were out of the ordinary. There was nothing else but rocks, and this snake didn’t know what it was eating to grow so big. Zhang Jue thought about it, and there seemed to be only one answer – Golden Needle Mushrooms.
Normal snakes would strangle their food before swallowing it to make sure they didn’t hurt themselves. But doing so clearly didn’t fit the giant snake, which had enough mouthparts to stuff two Zhang Jue. So just like that, Zhang Jue was swallowed by it.
It was dark, and Zhang Jue felt the snake’s belly squeezing his body. He wasn’t afraid. As long as he didn’t die on the spot, he could have gone to the Pocket Dimension to hide and then relied on Shirley’s self-healing ability to save his life.
But he did not do so. The reason is simple. It’s because SCP-1351 – Moebius Cave, where he is currently located, is unknown. He didn’t know if he would be able to come back after he went there and whether it would trigger other unexpected dangers. So as a last resort, it’s best not to use this ability.
As the giant snake’s abdominal muscles continued to squirm, Zhang Jue continued downward. A foul smell came, choking him. Because the space was too small, he could not stretch out, not to mention how uncomfortable it is inside the gut.
Zhang Jue knew that he had now reached the snake’s stomach. This pungent smell should be its stomach acid. This giant snake was of some unknown species, and the stomach acid was so corrosive that Zhang Jue’s clothes began to dissolve just as he reached its stomach.
The exposed parts of him, such as his hands and face, began to feel pain but soon turned from the pain to just an itch. Of course, this was because of Shirley’s self-healing ability at work. As long as you don’t corrode as fast as he can recover, he’ll be fine most of the time. Of course, his clothes don’t seem to be invincible from it.
Swallowed by the giant snake in one gulp, Zhang Jue was a bit helpless. But it was a special feeling that the average person couldn’t experience, although it wasn’t very nice is all. He was about to use Able’s ability to get out with his empty hand and plow through the snake’s belly when his toes seemed to touch something.
Yes, the soles of his shoes had been corroded. He felt his foot touch something round with a strange hollow as if it was a skull? He confirmed this fact by stepping it hard with both feet. It is indeed a human skull.
This giant snake had devoured a human being not too long ago. Because his feet also touched the remains of that person’s clothes. No, he had to see who this beast had eaten.
Was it the doctor? Or was it Captain Will Smith? Or was it both of them?
Zhang Jue made a split-second decision and summoned the long black sword that Able often used. The long sword was thin but extremely sharp. Zhang Jue repositioned his arm in the snake’s belly and stabbed it upward.
Hearing only a poof, the long black sword stabbed in response. The tip of the sword pierced the giant snake’s body from the inside. The giant snake was more than a meter in diameter, and the scales on its body were like armor. So, an ordinary pistol wouldn’t be able to pierce it.
But Able’s sword was is a divine weapon, and it was stabbed from the inside out. Zhang Jue didn’t need much effort to injure the behemoth with just one slash.
Feeling the sharp pain from its abdomen, the giant snake sprang up from the ground and twisted its body wildly. Zhang Jue was inside its abdominal cavity. Nowhere to borrow strength but to firmly grasp the sword in his hand and maintain his posture.
The giant snake lifted its abdomen and slammed it downward, and Zhang Jue’s head hit its body hard. His eyes were glazed over, and he felt like he was going to have a concussion.
Damn it. You’re really annoying.
Zhang Jue’s heart was fierce, holding the long sword downward with force. The giant snake’s abdomen was pulled out of his mouth. The giant snake was in even more pain and started rolling on the ground this time.
Zhang Jue was dizzy, but he refused to let go. The long sword kept tearing the snake’s skin, and after an unknown amount of time, Zhang Jue finally felt the snake stopped moving.
He looked up and saw that the sword in his hand had cut a large gash several dozen centimeters long into the abdomen of the snake, which had struggled for half an hour before finally running out of strength and bleeding all over the place. It was very strong and did not die easily. Now that snake is just lying on the ground, spitting out its guts.
Zhang Jue walked out from inside the snake’s belly, his body full of foul odor. His clothes had been corroded beyond recognition, hanging off his body in pieces. All that was left underneath was a pair of boxers.
The cave was pitch black. He took out his last spare flashlight from the Pocket Dimension. Although his hands were mixed with blood and the stomach fluids of the giant snake, Zhang Jue did not stop at all. He was using the sword to open the snake’s belly with one hand while the other hand kept rummaging around inside.
Probably because of the pain, the giant snake raised its head to look at Zhang Jue. It raised its tail as if it wanted to hurt him a little but finally fell to the ground and resigned itself to its fate. Zhang Jue was like a child playing with mud, getting his face full of goops.
Finally, his hand touched the person – if it could even be called a man. Zhang Jue dragged him out of the snake’s belly. Most of the flesh and blood of this man were swallowed by the giant snake. Most of it had been digested clean, leaving only some hard-to-corrode clothing still coupled together, maintaining his human shape.
Zhang Jue immediately recognized that these were the clothes of the MTF squad. It was not the kind of Will Smith and the other squad used nor the current one used by the Foundation. The clothes are embroidered with a red plum blossom next to the epaulets.
Plum blossom? Zhang Jue looked again.
What plum blossom, this is a hand. Wait, a red hand? Red Right Hand? In other words, this giant snake swallowed a Red Right Hand squad member?
Zhang Jue hurriedly rummaged through his body. The reason why Lei Shui had sent the Birds of Prey squad down must be because they were missing something, and there was a good chance that it was on this member who had been killed by the giant snake.
Although the giant snake was fierce, it posed no threat to an entire well-equipped MTF squad. He was able to eat a Red Right Hand squad member, so I wonder what kind of situation they were in.
The more Zhang Jue thought about it, the more energetic he became. He was constantly rummaging through that Red Right Hand member’s body. But his clothes had been almost completely eroded by the snake’s stomach acid, and there was nothing of value at all.
Nothing? Did I guess wrong?
Zhang Jue pinched his waist, thought about it, and then ran over to the snake’s abdomen again. Like a treasure digger, he plowed and plowed and plowed in the snake’s belly with his sword. Finally, after a few minutes, a black box was found by him.
“Hot damn, I finally found it! Hahahahaha!” Looking at the box that had been half corroded, Zhang Jue laughed like a villain.
This should be the heart of the whole matter! The thing that the Foundation had worked so hard to find, almost burying the lives of tens of thousands of Chlamydia townsfolk, was in my hand right now!
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