Chapter 138 - Everybody Gather! #4
From now on, it was the time to talk about secrets. What would happen if he hadn’t used ‘Spying’?
Instead of passing by, the person was outright listening. The spy only heard a few keywords, but it was lucky that Tae-hyuk noticed them now.
'It isn’t a guard. An inmate? That means...’
This place was a deserted corner of the maintenance room. No inmate would bother to come to such a place.
'A spy planted by someone. The purpose is to monitor the Bomber?’
Kim Tae-sung had the best bomb-making ability in this country. In terms of public awareness, he was inferior to Phantom. However, any criminal organization would drool over him.
Tae-hyuk touched the gun that he had hidden. Bullet Time had to be activated with a firearm. It would work even if bullets weren’t loaded or the safety device was still on.
‘Now, let’s check who the informant is.’
"Who are you?”
The person scratched his head and walked out.
"Did I listen to something that I shouldn’t have?”
"Eh? Yoo Cheol-ho?”
"Yes, that’s right.”
Tae-hyuk’s mouth curved upwards.
Due to the tunnel that Yoo Cheol-ho had dug, he had been able to work freely in Blue Dragon Prison. He had forgotten to return the favor. But they met again this way.
“What are you doing here?”
"I happened to accidentally hear you talking while working nearby... But I just came and didn’t hear anything.”
"Your saliva increases when you lie. I know that there was no work scheduled in this area today.”
Yoo Cheol-ho smiled and whispered,
"But Guard-nim spoke a very interesting story.”
It was a lie that he hadn’t heard anything.
"You really did hear it.”
“Haha! My ears are a little sharp so I couldn’t help hearing.”
"So what did you hear?”
"Oh, there is no need to hide it. Huhu, aren’t you trying to help Kim Tae-sung escape from here?”
Yoo Cheol-ho spoke slyly.
"And that thing bulging at your waist. Isn’t it a gun? It looks like a pistol loaded with bullets, rather than a taser gun. Certainly, I don’t think any guards would carry something like that around. Therefore, you are someone pretending to be a guard in order to help Kim Tae-sung escape.”
Yoo Cheol-ho’s reasoning was correct. As expected from the person who boasted that he was a genius when it came to escaping.
"Don’t they say that bodies can’t talk?”
“I wouldn’t recommend that method. I wouldn’t do it if I was in Guard-nim’s position.”
"If you shoot a gun here, then the people in the building will hear and come rushing. Then Guard-nim’s plan will be disrupted. In addition, I am also interested in a jailbreak. I know a few bits of information. What is the difference if two people escape instead of one? Besides, I am confident in my hard work. I will be a well-behaved person who listens to your words.”
He wanted to join the team.
"First of all, I don’t need to use a gun to suppress you. It looks like you have confidence in your physical strength. But I have this.”
Tae-hyuk reached into his pocket and pulled out a rusty iron pipe. Yoo Cheol-ho was surprised to see such an object emerging from a person’s clothes. A moan emerged from his mouth at the seemingly impossible action.
"It is a simple trick. But your second reason is a little interesting.”
The middle of the jailbreak plan that Tae-hyuk set up needed a breakthrough. Tae-hyuk had Bullet Time so he wasn’t worried about getting hurt. But if Kim Tae-sung got hurt, then the plan would be disrupted.
‘I should check how plausible his jailbreak plan is.’
“Huhu... Then can I join?”
“Well, first let me hear your plan first, Escape King.”
“Haha! Escape King. That is a shameful title.”
Yoo Cheol-ho asked with curiosity.
"How do you do that? You look like the guard, but your body type is clearly different. Is it a special make up?”
Tae-hyuk deliberately wore large clothing. But seeing through it meant that Yoo Cheol-ho had pretty good eyes.
'This is why Yoo Cheol-ho is later known as the Escape King. Even so, Yoo Cheol-ho is still Yoo Cheol-ho.’
A wicked smile appeared on Tae-hyuk’s face. He came up with a plausible plan to use Yoo Cheol-ho.
"That isn’t it. You can see from this.”
“Heok! M-My face?”
“Yes. I am Phantom.”
"You won’t be able to find God, Yoo Cheol-ho.”
A bright smile appeared on Yoo Cheol-ho’s face, like he had won the lottery. That person was surely Phantom! Being on his team meant that he could really break out.
That was how Phantom, the Bomber, and the Escape King formed a team to escape from Red Phoenix Prison.
Tae-hyuk returned to his original disguise and said,
"But there is one condition for you to join the team.”
“What is the condition?”
"It is because security is vital. Shouldn’t we trust each other if we are to be working together?”
Yoo Cheol-ho started nodding at the speed of 50 rpm.
“O-Of course. I absolutely won’t reveal this to anyone. I will keep the secret, even if a knife was held to my neck.”
"Good decision. Then I want to hear an answer: Why did you follow the Bomber? Don’t say that you were cleaning here. Well, I think I already have a rough guess. Someone ordered you to watch Kim Tae-sung. What if you tell them the story of the jailbreak? So make a decision if you want to be on the same team. Phantom, or the one who gave the command to you?”
Yoo Cheol-ho’s eyes started shaking violently. It was evidence of extreme confusion. He had heard a lot about Phantom’s greatness but...
It was like he was a mind-reader! Not only could he change his face at will, but he might be a real psychic.
Yoo Cheol-ho seemed to be conflicted, so Tae-hyuk decided to push him a bit more.
"If you leave here, then it won’t matter. What do you have to worry about?”
“Kyak! That’s right.”
Yoo Cheol-ho nodded as he made a decision and said,
“I understand. I will tell you everything I know. Yes, I clearly need to explain since we are on the same team now.”
Tae-hyuk smiled at Yoo Cheol-ho.
Yoo Cheol-ho explained why he was watching Kim Tae-sung.
“...So that’s what happened.”
“Hrmm. In the end, it was the prison warden?”
"Yes, that’s right.”
"You are literally playing the role of a spy. What would’ve happened if it entered the ears of the other inmates?”
"Haha, I could escape from jail so it wouldn’t be a problem.”
The party moved to a more discreet place before earnestly talking about the jailbreak.
“Nobody will come to this place.”
"There doesn’t seem to be a tail this time.”
"Then I'll listen to Phantom’s plan first.”
Tae-hyuk’s plan was simple.
Red Phoenix Prison allowed one visitation day a week. It couldn’t be helped since the island was far away from land.
"During the visits, most of the guards will be assembled together. You will use a disguise to break through the main entrance. Then you intend to steal the ship in the port and escape right?”
"I think it is the simplest and best way to get out of here.”
Yoo Cheol-ho frowned and said,
"Of course, Phantom will be able to get out using this method. But there is a chance that Kim Tae-sung and I can be hit by a taser gun. Why don’t we do something else instead?”
Yoo Cheol-ho’s opinion was definitely valid. One person could get out easily using that method, but it was a different story if there were more than two people. He should reduce the variables as much as possible.
"If there is a better plan, then I will listen.”
Yoo Cheol-ho started to talk about his plan.
"First of all, you should know the main feature of the Red Phoenix Prison. It isn’t equipped with proper medical facilities. So if there is a seizure or serious injury, the person will be taken to a hospital on land to receive treatment.”
"In other words, fake an illness.”
"I have a detergent that I packed in advance. After mixing it with water and drinking it, a person will look like they are foaming at the mouth. But with Phantom’s power, isn’t it possible to do a more plausible act? Furthermore, things will become easier if you disguise yourself as one of the transportation guards.”
Yoo Cheol-ho created a plan in a short amount of time that took into account Phantom’s abilities. He truly was the Escape King.
“The biggest drawback to the original plan is that the transportation would be handled by the guards. If Phantom is in charge, then we can leisurely escape once we arrive on land. You have the face-changing magic. Is it possible to change into anyone?”
"No, I need to meet them face to face and listen to their voice.”
The images of the guards working here passed through Yoo Cheol-ho’s head. There was definitely one guard in charge of transporting patients who was currently inside the building.
“Hrmm... If so, I know one of the right guards.”
“Great. You thought of all this in a short amount of time?”
“Haha. It is an impossible plan without Phantom’s abilities.”
Yoo Cheol-ho felt his whole body shaking with pleasure. This was the first time he felt this way. He was recognized by the great Phantom.
"When is that person working?’
"He finishes today.”
"That's good. Tell me the name and I will go to steal his face.”
Yoo Cheol-ho gave the name of the designated guard. Tae-hyuk nodded and stood up.
"It will be lunch time soon, so let’s finish up. We will meet here again in the afternoon when the morning work is over.”
"I will come.”
Kim Tae-sung, who had been watching the two people from the side, nodded in response. He intended to leave the escape to the two experts.
“By the way, Yoo Cheol-ho.”
"What are you going to do when you get out of here?”
"First of all, I need to find the person who put me in here. I also want to find the high school brat who reported me. Then I’ll slowly think about what to do next.”
"I see. I wish you good luck.”
"Haha, you bet.”
Tae-hyuk laughed. Humans didn’t change easily.
Yoo Cheol-ho spoke as Tae-hyuk was leaving.
"I want to be prepared. When is D-Day?”
“D-Day? Oh, you mean when will this jailbreak occur?”
"Preferably it should be this week...”
Tae-hyuk cut off Yoo Cheol-ho.
Fast was good, but this was a little too fast!
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