Chapter 139 - Everybody Gather! #5
Yoo Cheol-ho was excited as he was eating his meal. The moment he had longed for since entering prison was finally going to be realized.
The inmate sitting with him at the dining room asked,
"Did something good happen?”
"Kukukuk, it isn’t anything big. Don’t worry about it.”
"Ah, today is the special meal day.”
There were grilled ribs on Yoo Cheol-ho’s plate. It was a meal that only appeared twice a year. Yoo Cheol-ho picked up the meat with a spoon and placed it on the plate of the man who was slobbering.
“G-Giving this to me?”
"I’m not hungry right now.”
“Hah... But it is grilled ribs. Well, if you are giving it to me then I will eat it well.”
He moved the spoon and started eating at a tremendous rate.
Yoo Cheol-ho chuckled in a low voice. The ribs were so thick that it felt like chewing roots. Of course, this was still a luxurious dish in prison.
However, he would soon be able to get out of here. Yes, this evening he would eat sirloin! His smile stretched from ear to ear at the thought.
When he looked at the clock, it was time for the afternoon work. He went to the restroom, shaved neatly, and put on the cleanest clothes he had. After grabbing the detergent and a few camouflage tools, he was ready for the escape.
As today was visitation day, so the number of guards overseeing the work was much less than usual. Yoo Cheol-ho could roam around more freely compared to other inmates so that he could keep an eye on Kim Tae-sung.
"Who would think I would use it for escaping?”
Yoo Cheol-ho muttered and headed to the place where he promised to meet Phantom. There were already people waiting when he arrived.
“Ah, I’m sorry. I was a little late preparing some things.”
“It’s okay. It is hard to keep the promised time in prison. You don’t have watch or a phone to check.”
Yoo Cheol-ho felt some doubts as he answered.
No matter how he looked at it, Phantom... He seemed strangely familiar with prison. Surely he hadn’t been a prisoner? Aish, it couldn’t be. Phantom had the abilities to avoid getting captured by the police.
"Then show me what you brought.”
"Here it is."
Yoo Cheol-ho pulled out a bottle of water. It looked like paint had been released into the water.
Kim Tae-sung asked in a trembling voice after seeing it.
“I-I have to drink this?”
“Phantom can change his face, but that won’t help us get out of here. You don’t have to drink if you don’t want to leave."
"Then it can’t be helped.”
Yoo Cheol-ho wasn’t interested in Kim Tae-sung and looked at Phantom instead.
"I'm sorry, but can I check the face? Oh, I don’t doubt your abilities. Wouldn’t it be better to make sure?”
“Yes. Just wait a moment.”
Tae-hyuk changed his voice and face to the guard that he had targeted during lunch time. The guard was someone who treated Kim Byung-gun as his master.
“How is it? Is it the same?”
"Huh, oh my god... I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.”
It was an amazing ability, no matter how many times Yoo Cheol-ho saw it. He touched the face, but the texture was correct.
"But it is hard to get out of here just with a guard. At the very least, the doctor’s medical certificate and the warden’s permission...”
Tae-hyuk pulled out a piece of paper and showed it to Yoo Cheol-ho.
Then he moved his palm over the paper.
It had clearly been a blank piece of white paper, but now there were words written on it. It was a medical certificate stamped with the seal of the doctor.
"We will leave on the ship today. And if the person in charge tries to check, I will copy the warden’s voice.”
“Wow, wow, it is perfect!”
Yoo Cheol-ho looked at Phantom with respect. Yoo Cheol-ho only gave a brief overview of the operation, but Phantom was able to see through it and prepare a step further.
"This is your expertise, so you can check it.”
“...Wasn’t this clearly blank just now? But how...?”
It seemed more real than the real one.
"Then let’s review the plan.”
Yoo Cheol-ho’s eyes were shining with the hope of getting out of here soon.
A transport ship for visitors was docked at the port. It was strictly managed as a ship for visitors.
The guard in charge of the ship raised his hand as a familiar face approached. It was a guard in uniform.
"Kim Sang-jin sunbae? Who are these prisoners?”
"Oh, two people suddenly had epileptic seizures, so they are being sent to the hospital for treatment.”
“I see. They are clearly suffering. Is that foaming I see at their mouths? Their eyes are also completely unfocused. This is truly...”
The guard clicked his tongue. Tae-hyuk prepared to board the ship with the prisoners who were tied up together.
Then the guard asked,
"I'm sorry but I didn’t hear about this in advance. Can you show me the official document and medical certificate? Ah, I’m not doubting Sunbae, but I will be punished if I ignore official procedures.
Tae-hyuk extended some papers to the guard. The guard, who thought his senior was about to scold him, sighed with relief.
"Did you want me to call the warden?”
"Oh, the warden is busy. This is okay. Two prisoners suddenly having epileptic seizures... If there was one more, then wouldn’t it be a complete curse? They came in separately, but will leave together.”
"Is that so? Haha!”
Tae-hyuk put the two people in the prisoners quarters of the ship and locked the door. After some time, people started to board the ship. They were civilians returning from their visits. In addition, four extra guards boarded.
At the time of departure, one of the guards started checking the passengers.
"Huh? These people are?”
"Ah, I allowed them on. They are being transported by Kim Sang-jin sunbae. I also got confirmation from the warden.”
"It is awkward to have prisoners in proximity of the guests. Make sure the civilians are unaware of it.”
"Then tell the captain to depart.”
There were 31 civilians, four guards, three sailors, and two criminals. Then the boat carrying Phantom started to sail.
As the ship sailed without any problems, an incident occurred. Yoo Cheol-ho and Kim Tae-sung, who had been locked inside, suddenly slipped out with hoods covering their faces.
Yoo Cheol-ho shouted,
"This ship has been hijacked!”
The atmosphere wasn’t clear so the passengers left their rooms to look.
“What? What just happened?"
Then someone discovered Phantom carrying a gun and screamed.
"Oh, I won’t do anything so please don’t shoot!”
Tae-hyuk was currently Phantom wearing the opera mask. He entered the steering room and told the sailors inside.
“If you follow my commands, then no one will be hurt! All of the ship’s crew members and guards will gather in one place!”
This was broadcasted all over the ship. The scattered guards panicked at the sudden incident. They didn’t think that Phantom had been hiding among the civilians.
“S-Sunbae. A gun. Phantom is armed with a gun...”
“I know! Fuck, he looked like a nice guy on TV. Hijacking a ship...”
A white mask appeared before the two people who were talking.
"Who is the cool criminal? He is just a criminal.”
"You are armed with taser guns. It is a weapon that can be used against unarmed people. But I have this.”
He aimed the gun towards the guards.
“It is a bit cliche but it is fun. Hands up! If you move then I will shoot!”
Phantom easily defeated the guards. He gathered the passengers, guards and sailors in the middle of the boat.
"Now, everybody is here.”
"W-What are you going to do with us?”
"If you listen to what I say then no one will get hurt. I guarantee it in the name of Phantom.”
The passengers inwardly sighed with relief. However, the guards were different. If someone had to die then it would clearly be one of the guards.
Everybody on board was gathered here. However, there was someone missing.
They started to look for Kim Sang-jin who was responsible for transporting the prisoners. The two hooded people were clearly the prisoners...
One guard asked with a despairing expression. Phantom turned towards him.
"Oh, Kim Sang-jin? I'm sorry, but I threw him into the sea for trying to rebel. Right now, fish are probably feasting on him.”
Of course, right now the real Kim Sang-jin was eating chicken and drinking cold beer. It was forbidden to drink alcohol on the job, but sometimes it was necessary to survive on the island.
The guards on the ship didn’t know this and were in shock. They decided to follow Phantom’s words and didn’t rebel.
Yoo Cheol-ho followed him around like a dog chasing after its owner.
“Phantom. I’ve tied everyone up.”
At that moment, the captain tied to the pole with the navigator shouted,
"Release us! If the ship continues this way then it will be completely off route!”
"I'm sorry but I will be deciding the route from now on. By the time we arrive at the port, then the police will already be there.”
"I will steer.”
Yoo Cheol-ho asked him,
"Can you steer a ship?”
"Well, I've never done it before, but I’m sure I can do it.”
"As expected from Phantom.”
Tae-hyuk had the Vehicle Theft skill. It allowed him to steal anything with an engine and drive it. Tae-hyuk left the hostages to Yoo Cheol-ho and went to the steering room.
The ship had followed the currents and was floating aimlessly. Kim Tae-sung was unfamiliar with this situation and asked with an anxious expression.
"The engine is off. Is it okay?”
"The ship is mine now. Can’t I freely control it?”
[Crime skill: Vehicle Theft has been triggered.]
-This ship is now yours.
There was one drawback to the Vehicle Theft skill. It was that an embarrassing remark needed to be said to trigger it.
“Huh? What did you just say?”
"I just felt like I needed to say those words.
Thus, Tae-hyuk stole the ship and headed somewhere else.
There was a frenzy at the port once the scheduled ship didn’t arrive. The radio in the steering room started making loud sounds, so Tae-hyuk completely cut off the line. Then the maritime police were dispatched.
However, the three criminals had already fled after abandoning the ship at another port. It worked like a charm.
Vehicle Theft wasn’t just about stealing the vehicle. After stealing the car, the person had to escape and avoid being detected by the police. Thus, there were two attributes attached to Vehicle Theft.
'One attribute can temporarily camouflage the stolen vehicle and the other one will boost the speed. With this, I would be able to escape from an army.’
He used 20 points to raise these two attributes. In no time, he only had 30 affinity points left. The points were difficult to earn, but he used them so quickly.
'But it is worth learning them if I can arrive safely, so I won’t begrudge it.’
Yoo Cheol-ho kissed the ground after succeeding in the prison break.
"Hahaha! Freedom! I am free!”
"You look like someone who has been locked up for 30 years.”
“Haha! I am just happy.”
Kim Tae-sung looked around blankly. He couldn’t seem to believe that he had escaped from jail.
Yoo Cheol-ho moved first.
He approached Phantom and said,
"Hehe, Phantom. Isn’t it a shame to split up here? This is now a relationship. Shall we continue working as a team in the future? With my brains and Phantom’s abilities, we will be able to eat up South Korea.”
Tae-hyuk smiled at Yoo Cheol-ho.
Ah, he still had to take care of this guy.
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