Chapter 174: Response (pt. 1)

He had to stop it.

Even though Kang Chul-In wasn’t someone who loved his county, he couldn’t just watch as the monsters rampaged around Seoul.

He had to stop them from doing this to protect his own money.

If a tragedy occurred in Pangaea World?

Galaxy Corporation, which also sold products from Pangaea, would be damaged severely.

It was obvious that this would cause all Pangaea-related businesses in South Korea to pay the price.

“Let’s go.”

“W-Where to?”

“I need to meet Old Man Kwon. We need to come up with a plan.”

“Okay.”

“Close your eyes.”

“Sorry?”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In picked Kwak-Jung up and started to carry him on his shoulders before starting to run through the crowd.

He had decided to run with his feet instead of drive his car because of the messy traffic.

“Ahhhh!!”

Terrified at their speed, Kwak-Jung began to scream.

“Just turn on T-Map!”

Kang Chul-In shouted.

“Sorry?”

“You’re the navigation!”

Shouting that, Kang Chul-In began to jump over small buildings and run through bridges at a speed close to 200 kilometres per hour.

Thanks to that, Kwak-Jung had to turn on T-Map and act as a human navigation system.

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You!

I wanna take you to a gay bar!

I wanna take you to a gay bar!

I wanna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar!

Wow!! [1]

“Hu... Hu…”

Like always, Old Man Kwon was listening to his music while working out. 

His muscles bulged, as if they were going to pop out of his skin.

“Kuku… To think this is the body of an old man… I think I’ll live for at least 50 more years!”

Old Man Kwon stared at himself and marveled.

It made sense.

At the age of 80, he was able to become super muscular, and was now full of vitality.

“Kuku…! I should go take a look at my baby after I wrap up soon…”

The ‘baby’ Old Man Kwon referred to was a famous actress in South Korea that was in her fifties. 

“What should I do today for my love…”

While Old Man Kwon was thinking to himself, murmuring…

CRACK!

The glass on the 31st floor of the building cracked,

Bang!

And Kang Chul-In appeared, carrying Kwak-Jung.

“Old man.”

Kang Chul-In opened his mouth.

“H-Hmm?”

“Let’s talk. This is something urgent.”

“A-Alright… But…”

Old Man Kwon pointed at the window that was now cracked.

“Why did you leave the door and come through the…”

“...It’s my bad habit.”

“....?”

“Anyway, we need to talk.”

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“W-What?! So you’re saying that this Pangaea World is a ticking time bomb of sorts?”

“Yeah, you can even say it’s a form of terrorism.”

“Who is it? Who’s doing that, even while wasting so much of their money in order to…”

Kang Chul-In suddenly smirked.

“What money? The money likely came out of the pocket of President Moon.”

“...Are they trying to make sure the blame falls onto President Moon?”

“Most likely. If an accident occurs, the one who takes the blame will be President Moon.”

“But, why are these people even doing that? Why?”

Old Man Kwon asked, confused.

“Because of me.”

“...You?”

“What they’re aiming for is me. Or to be accurate, my money on Earth.”

“Hmm… so you’re saying that they’re doing this on Earth since they can’t touch you in Pangaea? And they’re trying to make our company fall so that you suffer…”

“So we need to stop them.”

“Of course we do. What can I do for you?”

Old Man Kwon nodded.

“W-Well, I’ll explain that.”

Even though he was about to throw up due to his ride on Kang Chul-In, Kwak-Jung spoke.

“First, we need to give people a warning.”

“A warning?”

“No matter whether the accident occurs or not, wouldn’t the whole Pangaean industry take a big hit if the truth is revealed?”

“That’s true.”

“So, we need to give a warning to the media in order to minimize that damage.”

“Hmm? Is that possible?”

“I’ll work on that.”

Saying that, Kwak-Jung smiled mysteriously. It was obvious he had something in plan.

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“Good, very good!”

An old man in his 70s, President Moon Sung-Chul of the RiverMoon group, was looking at Pangaea World from afar, nodding his head.

Knock knock!

“President, Director Kang of the Galaxy Corporation is here to see you.”

From inside, he could hear the voice of his secretary calling out to him.

“Tell him to come in.”

“Yes, president.”

President Moon was confident.

Now that he had succeeded in opening Pangaea World, he believed that he was the ‘boss’ of this industry.

“Director Kang, was it? Come, sit here.”

President Moon and Director Kang sat in front of each other, and began to talk.

“Just tell me what you want, bluntly. It’s my style. So, what’s the reason that President Kwon sent you?”

“A warning.”

“...?”

“Close Pangaea World immediately.”

Hearing that this President Moon liked things being said bluntly, Kang Chul-In gladly complied.

“What? Close Pangaea World?”

At this ridiculous ‘warning’, President Moon involuntarily laughed.

“Are you serious?”

“Of course.”

Kang Chul-In replied.

“I don’t think you want to lose everything you have and end up in handcuffs.”

“Ha! What do you mean by that?”

“The monsters will break out their cages and escape. Within 2 days.”

“...!”

“What do you think the monsters that escaped will do?”

“Well…”

What would occur after that was obvious.

If a major accident like that occurred, it would be practically impossible to contain.

“Since you know what I mean, close Pangaea World immediately. That’s the only way for you to live.”

However, President Moon’s response was---

“Old Man Kwon sure talks a lot.”

“Hm?”

“Someone that’s a former criminal dares to talk to me, Moon Sung-Chul, like that? Ha! I’ve never heard of such bullsh*t in my life!”

Of course, President Moon didn’t believe what Kang Chul-In said.

“Hmph… Then show me some proof!”

President Moon shouted.

“What are you doing telling someone to close their business without any evidence!?”

“So… you want proof?”

“That’s right!”

“Then take a look.”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In began to walk towards the window.

“This is reinforced glass, right?”

Kang Chul-In asked.

“That’s right.”

“This looks like the same material that’s used in Pangaea World, is that right?”

“W-Well…”

President Moon was a little startled.

It was a complete lie that this reinforced glass was what NASA used. They had just used glass that was a little stronger than normal bulletproof glass.

“As expected.”

Kang Chul-In shot President Moon a thumbs up, smirking.

“As expected of a rich man in Korea, to not care about the safety of the people.”

“Then try it!”

“Well then, let’s take a look.”

Said Kang Chul-In, as he threw a fist at the window.

BANG!

With a terrifying noise.

CRACK!

The entire window cracked and was blasted away.

“H-Huk…!”

President Moon was terrified.

He didn’t think that it would be possible for Kang Chul-In, who was a human, to blast away the reinforced glass like that.

“So, do you understand now? A human like me can do that, so just imagine what a monster can do!”

“Protect the president!!”

After the loud noises coming from inside the room, President Moon’s personal guards rushed in and surrounded Kang Chul-In.

“Chase him out!!”

President Moon pointed at Kang Chul-In.

“Chase him out right now!”

This was President Moon's decision. 

“Very well.”

Instead of resisting, Kang Chul-In left the room.

Just like President Moon didn’t like Kang Chul-In, Kang Chul-In himself didn’t want to take another look at this rich and greedy man that didn’t care about anything except for money.

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That night.

“Hmph!”

Old Man Kwon was angry.

“Those damned bastards! How much did they take for them not to move at all?”

By ‘bastards’, Old Man Kwon was referring to the government officials.

Basically, Old Man Kwon had spent the whole day trying to stop the accident in Pangaea World from happening by meeting many government officials.

“Is no one moving?”

Kwak-Jung asked.

“Well, all the ones with power aren't.”

“Sigh… Then it looks like there isn’t a way to close Pangaea World legally…”

“Then… should we try terrorism or something?”

“...Old man, have you gone senile?”

Kwak-Jung asked, annoyed.

“What? Senile?! You damned…”

“Ao!!!”

Suddenly, Kwak-Jung raged.

“Just think about it for a second!”

“...!”

“Do you have any idea how bad of a temper Milord has? Huh?”

“W-Well… I know that he for sure doesn’t have a good personality…”

“Milord is someone that kills thousands overnight if something goes wrong.”

“T-Thousands?? H-He really kills them???”

“Yes, that’s right.”

“...”

“If it was that world, Milord would have just worked it all out through his brute strength. Do you know why a man like him is staying still?”

“Why?”

“It’s because he believes there’s a possibility for them to blame us.”

“Ah…”

“If we terrorize them, or do something to them physically, what would happen? Even though the tourists might not listen, the RiverMoon group could still blame it on us.”

“Don’t tell me… they would make us shoulder the blame if the monsters escape?”

“Yes, that’s right.”

Kwak-Jung nodded.

“Ha… then what do we have to…”

“Take a look at this.”

Saying that, Kwak-Jung turned on the TV.

-With the opening of Pangaea World being extremely hot right now, we have gotten an expert that wants to warn the tourists of the dangers of Pangaea World.

As the anchor finished speaking, the camera turned towards the ‘expert’.

-This is Director Kang of the Galaxy Corporation. Hello? Director Kang?

-Hello.

On the TV, Kang Chul-In answered the anchor with his typical emotionless voice.

“Ha…”

Speechless, Old Man Kwon turned to look at Kwak-Jung.

“H-How did…”

“Isn’t it fine if we warn them beforehand?”

“So you’re trying to make it so that they can’t turn the blame on anyone?”

“Yes, that’s right.”

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-The ‘reinforced glass’ that is used in Pangaea World is actually not used in NASA as they claim, but is just normal bulletproof glass. It is something that definitely cannot guarantee the safety of…

While Kang Chul-In was speaking the truth on TV,

Crack…

Someone was breaking the armrest of their chair in anger.

 

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IslF_EyhMzg

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