Chapter 222: Kang Chul-In’s Decision (pt. 2)

“Huk... kuk...”

After getting hit in the stomach extremely hard, Kwak-Jung started to spasm, before fainting.

“Hmph, he really is...”

Staring at the fainted Kwak-Jung with a disgusted expression, Lucia started to drag him across the floor to take him away.

Soon, you will...

Kang Chul-In clenched his fists, while also gritting his teeth.

“...Father?”

Not understanding anything that had just occurred, Arshelly questioned Kang Chul-In.

“How does a baby...”

“W-Well...”

Kang Chul-In closed his eyes.

Dammit!

If it were any other child he would have explained it just like Kwak-Jung, but Arshelly was his lovely daughter. 

D-Do I really need to tell her...

Even though it was an overused saying, there was an explanation in times like this. It was a saying that any South Korean would know.

“Daughter.”

“Yes, father?”

“Listen up.”

“Okay!”

“Huu...”

And after taking a deep breath, Kang Chul-In finally decided to speak ‘those words’.

“A baby.”

“Yeah!”

“Comes out... when two adults that love each other...”

“Yeah!”

“Hold hands... at night... together...”

“I-Is that so?!”

“...”

“How very interesting!”

“A-Anyway...”

While trembling inwardly at his own shamelessness, Kang Chul-In quickly changed the subject.

“Daughter, we’ll take a little later. I’m a little busy after just coming back.”

“Yes, father.”

Arshelly seemed extremely satisfied with the fact that she had her curiosities sated. Even though she was able to find out in the future that her father had just been lying to her.

“Pft...”

The Ninetails stared at Kang Chul-In, and laughed.

“You’re kind of cute.”

“I just didn’t want to break her innocence so early.”

“Even though husband’s intentions were quite obvious... I didn’t think that husband had that kind of side!”

At the Ninetails’s words, Kang Chul-In couldn’t say anything.

Even though he was like a merciless devil to his enemy, and an absolute powerhouse of an Overlord, he was an inexperienced father that loved his daughter.

“Well then, enough with the pointless talk.”

Embarrassed, Kang Chul-In spoke with a cold voice. It was obvious that he was trying to avoid talking about this topic.

“Anyway.”

Looking at the people staring at him, Kang Chul-In continued.

“I will have an official announcement once we are finished talking. Is that understood?”

“Yes, Milord!”

Kang Chul-In also shouted to the citizens that had come out for the parade.

“I will give an announcement about more specific things at a later date! Now is the time to be giving rewards to those that have fought and made great contributions in the war, after all.”

What he had said was right.

Even though the marriage of a Lord was important, he had to take care of other things first.

Who would want to sacrifice their lives for the territory and country if they were ignored, and weren’t rewarded?

“As expected, Milord is a benevolent ruler!”

“Long live Lord Kang Chul-In!!”

“Hooray!”

“Hooray!”

At Kang Chul-In’s words, the citizens cheered.

[The ‘Politics’ stat has been raised from C+ to B+!]

[The ‘Charm’ stat has been raised from A+ to S-!]

[The ‘Internal Affairs’ stat has been raised from E- to C+!]

And as that happened, a message showing that his stats had been increased showed up in front of him.

Good.

Kang Chul-In smiled, satisfied.

The message that had popped up in front of him was evidence that he as a Lord was growing.

In the past, the Kang Chul-In that only knew to fight was no longer there. He was becoming a complete Lord with abilities not only for battle, but also things like this.

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“Alfred!”

After getting back into the castle, Kang Chul-In looked for Alfred immediately.

“What exactly has happened!”

“M-Milord!”

The old vampire butler that had been sucking on blood while resting immediately stood up as Kang Chul-In came in.

“Congratulations on the victory!”

“What congratulations, lie back down immediately!”

“How could I lie down when Milord is over here...”

“Shut up!”

“M-Milord...”

“What happened? In the report, it said that you looked as you looked when you were young.”

“W-Well...”

Alfred started to explain.

“...Then why did you...”

After listening to Alfred, Kang Chul-In shook his head.

“Didn’t you learn not to pick things up from anywhere?”

“Sorry, Milord...”

“Make sure to focus your all on recovering. As my subordinate, you shouldn’t be sick and hurt like this.”

“Of course, Milord! This old one will definitely try his best in recovering!”

“Oh, and...”

Kang Chul-In gave news that Alfred might actually like.

“I’m going to get married soon.”

“M-Milord!”

Alfred shouted, his voice full of happiness and excitement.

“Have you finally decided?!”

“That’s right.”

“Milord... you have made such a grand decision.”

“No, it wasn’t ‘grand’.”

“No, Milord. It’s obvious that in order to change Milord’s thoughts, there had to be some extreme thinking behind it.”

“Well, it’s because I failed once in my previous life. There will no longer be failure for me, as I will finally achieve my goal!”

            ***

There were a lot of things to do.

Taking care of business afterwards, absorbing those territories that wanted to be part of the Laputa territory, as well as the quest that had come up.

But even before that, Kang Chul-In had one other thing left to do.

After making sure the funerals of the deceased warriors had been taken care of, Kang Chul-In headed towards where Kim Sung-Hee was.

Her whole body had turned black, and she wasn’t moving at all.

Not good.

Kang Chul-In’s expression stiffened.

Kim Sung-Hee’s condition didn’t change even when Aleister had died.

They didn’t have much time left in the first place, but since her healer, Alfred, had become injured, Kim Sung-Hee was about to turn into an undead.

Just like a certain scene in the movie ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ (2004).

At this rate, she would turn into an undead within a week even with treatment from Alfred.

Knock knock.

It was at that moment.

“Milord, it’s Mikael.”

The voice of the leader of the White Lion Knights, Mikael, could be heard from outside.

“Come in.”

“Yes, Milord.”

“What is it?”

“Milord, you said that you were looking for an alchemist?”

“That’s right. In order to save this woman here, we’ll need an alchemist that can make a tear of purity.”

“Then, why not go into the ‘Dark Forest’?”

“The Dark Forest?”

The Dark Forest was a forest that was located South of where the old Laputa territory used to be, and was the habitat of countless monsters and wild animals.

“Yes, Milord.”

“Why so?”

“According to the rumors, apparently an extremely high-level witch lives there.”

“A witch?”

“Yes, Milord. Apparently one of my knights have met that witch, and she was able to easily cast high-level spells.”

“Hmm...”

“And since it’s extremely difficult to find a high level alchemist, don’t you think it would be worth it to go look for that witch? After all, a witch is closely related to alchemy.”

“You’re right.”

Kang Chul-In nodded at Mikael’s words.

“Very well, that’s what I’ll do.”

It was always a good thing to listen to what a loyal subordinate would say, as it often led to good results.

“But you’ll have to be careful, Milord.”

Mikael added.

“Apparently that witch doesn’t have a good temper, and the knight that met her nearly died in the process.”

“No need to worry about that.”

Kang Chul-In showed his confidence.

“Magicians, wizards or witches, they can’t do anything to me.”

Due to the ‘Spellthirster’ ability he had, even a high-level or powerful witch couldn’t stand in front of Kang Chul-In.

                ***

Before heading off to meet the witch that lived in the Dark Forest, Kang Chul-In made a meeting and announced that he would get married.

“We will talk about this later when I get back from the Dark...”

Just as Kang Chul-In was speaking.

Pzzt!

From the ‘Needle of the Empress’, an extremely large spark zapped Kang Chul-In.

“..!”

And Kang Chul-In was barely able to contain the scream that involuntarily came out of his mouth.

It was strange.

As if it was purely electricity, the Spellthirster ability didn’t work.

Dammit, stupid item.

Kang Chul-In gritted his teeth.

[Warning, warning!!]

At that moment, a notification popped up.

[Due to the wearer’s level being low, the ‘sky-piercing jealousy’ penalty has been activated!]

[Warning, warning!!]

[If you hold a marriage, a set of natural disasters (earthquake, lightning, hail) will occur!]

We’ll see about this later!

Kang Chul-In gritted his teeth.

He wasn’t one to just submit to an item.

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