Chapter 122. Lord Meetings (Pt. 2)

“K-Kang Chul-In!”

As soon as the ball started, Dorian ran towards Kang Chul-In, whining.

“...Where have you been recently, making you whine?”

Kang Chul-In pressed his forehead as if he was tired.

Dorian was one to say that the Pangaea continent was too small and traveled around it, but in the eyes of Kang Chul-In, Dorian was just a poor pushover who went around Pangaea saying that it was small.

“Well…”

“Have you been caught by some slave traders and have to be forced to fight in an underground colosseum or something?”

“Huh? No.”

“Then… have you been caught by a high-class succubus and are getting…”

“No!”

“No?”

Kang Chul-In tilted his head in confusion.

The two things that he had mentioned before had actually occurred in their past life. What was it, if he wasn’t caught by a succubus, or by slave traders?

“Ah, I see what it is now.”

Kang Chul-In spoke once more.

“Have you been… in an underground prison dungeon…”

“I said, no!”

Dorian shouted and shook his head.

“It’s not that…”

When Dorian was about to explain…

“Uhh… Mr. Kang Chul-In?”

A rotund, middle-aged man joined in Kang Chul-In’s table.

“H-Hello? Haha…”

“...?”

“My name is Go Hyun-jin.”

Sweating profusely, the Lord Go Hyun-jin explained himself to Kang Chul-In.

“And?”

Cutting his steak, Kang Chul-In answered. He hadn’t even taken a look at Go Hyun-jin yet.

“Hahaha… Well, since we’re both Koreans, maybe we can dine together, haha… It would have been even better if there was soju… right? Haha…”

“Get lost.”

Kang Chul-In stopped the Go Hyun-jin’s sentence midway.

“...Sorry?”

“Ties from your family, acquaintances, and ties from school.”

“......”

“I haven’t seen people that rely on those things be actually good at things.” Kang Chul-In spoke with a cold voice. If this wasn’t Akan’s hall, Go Hyun-jin would have already been struck down by Kang Chul-In.

Especially so when Kang Chul-In had nothing to speak of when talking about these ‘ties’. 

Family? All his supposed ‘family’ had left their debts on him and his father, and when his father had passed away, he was unable to properly study due to all the part-time jobs he worked in school.

As for acquaintances, he had none to speak of.

For Kang Chul-In, Go Hyun-jin, who was trying to approach him with these purposes, was making a mistake. And… why would he have to speak to a Lord who was ranked at 217th place, when he was 1st?

Kang Chul-In looked at people not for their backgrounds, but rather their practical abilities.

“If you come near me again before the end of the Lord meetings, I’ll make sure that you’ll never be able to recover, by taking my army and destroying your territory.”

Kang Chul-In warned.

“I-Isn’t that a little bit over the top?”

“No.”

Surprisingly, it was Lee Chae-rin who interrupted.

“If it’s not Mr. Chul-In that does that, I’ll do that to your territory.”

“....!”

“Lord Go Hyun-Jin, no, CEO Go Hyun-jin of the Hyun-jin manufacturing company.”

 

Lee Chae-rin laughed cutely, though her eyes didn’t show that she wasn’t happy.

There was no longer the weak, naive Lee Chae-rin of yesteryear, just the Overlord Lee Chae-rin.

“H-How… did you…”

“Seems like you don’t remember me, huh.”

“Yes, I’m don’t seem to recall…”

“I was once also part of your company… Well… It seems like that dirty hand of yours... that you used to sexually harass me and the other female employees is still fine?”

Lee Chae-rin’s voice turned incomparably frosty. It was as if a blizzard blew over them.

“D-Don’t tell me… Senior Staff Chae-rin?”

“That’s right, that’s me.”

Lee Chae-rin nodded her head.

“Why are you surprised that I’m the same Lee Chae-rin that was struggling to pay off my debts?”

“B-But… your face has changed so much…!”

Go Hyun-jin looked as if he had just seen as a ghost in broad daylight. To think that one of his employees, whom he thought seemed like a naive student had become such a mature, and beautiful Lord over time!

“...What did you just say?”

But unknowingly, Go Hyun-jin had just touched Lee Chae-rin’s reverse scale, which was the change in her features.

“H-Hiik!”

Lord Go Hyun-jin stepped back in fright of Lee Chae-rin’s expression.

“Excuse me, Mr. Go Hyun-jin.”

Lee Chae-rin seemed as if she didn’t see this Go Hyun-jin as a Lord, rather as a normal person.

“Don’t you think that I don’t know that you weren’t paying me my proper wages while touching my butt and sexually harassing me during work? Do you think I’m stupid?”

“T-That… everyone’s busy working hard to live…”

“Is that really why you didn’t pay all the cleaning ladies the money that was stated in the contract?”

“.....”

“Go Hyun-jin, you’re trash.”

Lee Chae-rin, spat poisonous words that she rarely spoke.

“People that work hard in order to get paid their wages, people that are barely able to live with the small amount of money they get paid. You put a straw in the back of those people and sucked them dry, you parasitic bastard.”

“I-I… I also needed the money in order to send my children to a good college!”

It was at that moment.

“Shut your filthy mouth right now.”

Kang Chul-In said, putting a slice of the steak he had cut in his mouth.

“Mmm! Mmm!”

Due to Kang Chul-in’s command, Go Hyun-jin was no longer able to speak.

“What I hate most is a pesky fly flying around me when I’m eating.”

“That’s true, Mr. Chul-In.”

“How’re you going to handle this?”

“Can I ask you to let me take care of him? I still can’t forget when that disgusting man put his hands on my body.”

“Do as you like.”

“Thank you, Mr. Chul-In.”

“But that’s not it.”

“Sorry?”

“I’m going to tell old man Kwon to get rid of and destroy everything that man has.”

If it was Old man Kwon, who was one of the most influential men in South Korea, he would be able to easily handle the CEO of a small company.

“Oh, there was a method like that.”

“If you’re going to start a task, you better finish it well. If you’re unable to finish the task, don’t start it in the first place.”

It was a tip from Kang Chul-In to Lee Chae-rin.

Stupid parasite.

Kang Chul-In stared at Go Hyun-jin.

He hated those that didn’t keep their promise, and didn’t give money in the promised time.

Kang Chul-In himself was extremely strict to himself regarding these kinds of things. For trash that didn’t follow this rule, he didn’t have a single bit of mercy.

“Get lost now.”

Kang Chul-In ordered.

“I dare you to come find me again before this Lord meeting ends.”

“...Mmh…”

As soon as Kang Chul-In commanded that, Go Hyun-jin immediately turned to leave the table.

“The world… is so small.”

Lee Chae-rin smirked.

“I didn’t think that I’d be able to see that bastard in Pangaea.”

“Well, you were able to take revenge.”

“Haha, what revenge. Do I really have something to gain as a Lord from a parasite like him? I just don’t like to see him bullying innocents and making them suffer.”

“Not bad.”

“Of course~ I mean, you were the one who taught me after all.~

As Lee Chae-rin winked and tried to get closer to Kang Chul-In…

“Milord, will you try this dish?”

“Oh, is it sea bass?”

“Yes, milord.”

Lucia managed to distract Kang Chul-In by putting a large dish of Sea bass in front of him. 

Hmph, you plastic surgery monster!

T-This… stupid woman with only big breasts!

Lucia and Lee Chae-rin glared at each other.

They had done this for so long, that the two of them were actually able to see the message in each other’s eyes by just staring at each other.

“Oh, sea bass? I like sea bass too!”

Meanwhile, the dense Dorian ate as if he hadn’t eaten in forever. Looking at this, Kang Chul-In stared at Dorian as if he was pathetic, and told him to at least take care of meals.

Around 1 hour later.

“Oh, right. About what I was trying to tell you before.”

Opening a champagne bottle that a waiter had given him, Dorian spoke. Maybe because Dorian had stuffed himself, he spoke contently.

“So basically… I was lost in this forest and got caught by a tribe of werewolves. That’s why I’m in this state right now.”

The trap was that Dorian seemed to be normal for a man who had just been kidnapped by a bunch of werewolves, but by being surprised, they would be losing. The optimistic mind of Dorian was not something that someone with a normal brain could understand.

“And?”

Kang Chul-In asked.

“You can just escape, can’t you? You have that sort of ability.”

A werewolf meant a lycanthrope and Dorian was strong enough to be able to escape a tribe of them.

“Ah, that’s true… but those guys took Jack hostage. They said that they’ll eat Jack after putting some special sauce on him or something… So I had no choice. I’ll just have to listen to their demands before they set Jack free.”

“What were their demands?”

“They were in the midst of a battle against the fox-human tribe. According to their words, the fox-humans are cunning and evil, so they need my help? Though I don’t feel happy since I’m being forced to participate… I’m thinking of this as an opportunity to help those poor Lycanthropes. Though I am planning to stop once they hand Jack over to me.”

“Ahh… So that’s the reason.”

Kang Chul-In sighed.

“So, what do you think? I’m not a pushover, right? Though I did get caught, I’m not getting done in like an idiot. There’s a reason for everything.”

Dorian shrugged.

“I… I lost.”

Kang Chul-In said.

“Huh?”

“... I pay my respects to your stupidity, Dorian.”

Kang Chul-In turned his head. He was sick of the idiot that was Dorian.

“Huh?”

Dorian tilted his head in confusion.

“W-Why? W-What’s wrong? What is it?”

He had to be confused. Not only Kang Chul-In, but also Lucia and the Altaica (!) was staring him down as if he was an idiot.

“Lord Dorian.”

Lucia spoke, shaking her head.

“Yes?”

“I’m sorry, but…”

“Yes?’

“You’re being an idiot, and a pushover here.”

“Ehh?”

“I’m sorry to say this, but if the werewolves and the fox-human race start a fight… then nine out of ten times, the werewolf tribe would win. There are more than 3 times as many werewolves than there are Fox-humans.”

“T-That… that cannot be! No way!”

“Have you even thought about who would win if a fox and a wolf fought?”

“......”

Dorian’s face turned pale. He had finally realized he was being tricked!

“Sigh, I knew it would be like this.”

“Huu… Really, I can’t stop Mr. Dorian either. So naive…”

Kang Chul-In and Lee Chae-rin shook their heads in awe of Dorian’s stupidity.

“Just escape already.”

Kang Chul-In advised.

“Run away?”

“I mean, don’t get used like an idiot by those werewolves.”

“How about Jack then?”

“There’s no choice. Are you trying to kill all the fox-humans just for the sake of one dog? Of course… if it was for the benefit of the humans, I wouldn’t mind wiping them out. But not you. You’re not one to be that cruel of a person. So give up on the dog, and escape.”

Kang Chul-In didn’t add the words: though I wouldn’t get pushed around like an idiot if I was in that situation, since Dorian seemed to be in utter shock.

It was at that moment.

-Hello, Lords. I hope that you’ve enjoyed the feast.

Akan’s voice rang throughout the hall.

-The next event we have prepared… is the ball! This will be a total of 4 hours, so please enjoy yourselves now!

The ball of the Lord Meetings had finally started.

“K-Kang Chul-In!”

“Why.”

“Help me!”

“Hmm…”

“Though it is kind of embarrassing asking this to a friend… I also don’t have methods to escape while being able to save Jack. Hehe…”

It was a somewhat desperate request from Dorian.

“I don’t want to.”

But Kang Chul-In firmly declined Dorian’s request.

“I don’t want to clean up the mess you made like an idiot.”

“M-Meanie…”

“Do it yourself. I… will get another bottle of whiskey.”

Though Dorian seemed as if he were about to cry, Kang Chul-In left him.

“Pft…”

Lucia laughed.

“I’m depressed right now, please dont’ laugh at me, Ms. Lucia.”

With an angry and depressed face, Dorian spoke.

“It seems like Mr. Dorian still doesn’t understand.”

“Sorry?”

“I’m sure that milord will definitely accept Mr. Dorian’s request.”

“R-Really? Kang Chul-In will?”

“Of course.”

Lucia’s face was filled with certainty.

“But he’s being that cold to me!”

“Milord is like that. In business-related things, milord is the epitome of a Lord and is extremely manly, and in these things, he tries his best to pretend not to listen to requests. In the end though, he still ends up helping people with what they want.”

“Really?”

“That’s right.”Lee Chae-rin also seemed to agree.

“I’m sure that Mr. Chul-In won’t let a good friend like Mr. Dorian be ignored. He’s just saying no on the surface because he doesn’t want you to repeat your mistakes.”

“Pft… when you’re going to help me anyway.”

With the mix of a sad yet laughing face, Dorian pouted, staring at the back of Kang Chul-In. It seemed as if Dorian had still not figured what kind of man Kang Chul-In was.

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The ball started.

The tables and rabbit waiters that served them food had all disappeared, leaving an orchestra at a corner of the Hall.

“Mr. Chul-In!”

Lee Chae-rin walked towards Kang Chul-In. Of course, it was in order to ask for his hand in a dance.

Hmph, it won’t work even if you try.

Snickering at Lee Chae-rin, Lucia looked from behind. 

No matter what, Kang Chul-In’s partner in the ball was Lucia. Since Kang Chul-In had stated that, it wouldn’t change no matter what.

However…

“Will you get out of the way?”

A woman with reddish-brown hair gently pushed both Lucia and Lee Chae-rin out of the way, before standing next to Kang Chul-In.

“What is it?”

Kang Chul-In turned his head.

“You.”

The woman with reddish-brown hair, Hecate spoke.

“I’m starting to like you.”

And…

“Do you want to sleep with me? Right now.”

She spoke words that made everyone listening be absolutely astonished. 

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