Chapter 253: To the Baldur Region

3 days later, after Kwak Jung left the Valhalla Kingdom with the army in tow... 

Vilhelm... he’ll probably trust Kwak Jun for the time being.

Having woken up, Kang Chul-In’s head was spinning busily. 

“Stop with the bullshit, Akan.”

<<...>>

“Do you think that I, the Supreme King of the West, Kang Chul-In, will apologize to trash like that?”

<<So you’re saying…>>

“And that’s not the end of it. I won’t plead in front of you, the self-proclaimed god’s lapdog.”

<<You’ll regret it.>>

“I would never do anything like that.”

Kang Chul-In didn’t surrender. 

Rather, he irritated Akan more, and the result was that he was injured just enough to avoid dying. 

“It hurts like hell. Ow!”

However, instead of being angry, Kang Chul-In was having the time of his life. 

An act. 

Making the mess at the Lords’ Meeting was enough to trick Vilhelm completely. 

It would be rude of Vilhelm if he didn’t fall for it since Kang Chul-In risked his life to put on that act. 

How could Vilhelm find out about this conspiracy unless Kwak Jun stabbed Kang Chul-In in the back?

As long as Vilhelm didn’t suspect anything, the effects of the act would continue for a while. 

And...

I was right.

Kang Chul-In was able to learn something. 

It was that the Erinyes system didn’t kill rank number one. 

Akan should’ve killed me under normal circumstances, but he didn’t. I was right. As long as it’s not something like murder, making a commotion like that...

The reason why Kang Chul-In caused the commotion was to trick Vilhelm, but also because he was confident that Akan wouldn’t kill him. 

This great force, the Erinyes system, was made a thousand years ago for a specific reason. 

Such a system wouldn’t kill the highest ranker just because a rule was broken. From the beginning, Kang Chul-In was an existence full of the Emperor of Blood and Iron’s schemes anyway. 

“Y-your Majesty!”

Alfred, who had entered the VVIP room to use Blood Heal, was greatly taken aback seeing Kang Chul-In moving. 

“Oh, you’re here?”

“Your Majesty! What’s so funny!? Can you laugh in the state you’re in? Hm?”

Alfred shouted in anger. 

“I thought you changed, but what am I supposed to do if you cause something like that! I wasn’t able to sleep thinking of how the great Majesty ended up like...”

“O-Ow...”

“...!”

“Alfred… I’m tired...”

“...Your Majesty.”

“I… should sleep...”

“...”

“Hmhm...”

Right before the nagging was about to start, Kang Chul-In slowly turned around making pained noises. 

It was because he knew all too well that if he didn’t do this, Alfred’s nagging would be enough to destroy his eardrums. 

“Ahem...!”

Alfred grumbled. 

“You’re quite clever, aren’t you, sir?”

“Hmhm...”

“Are you gonna be like this again? Sir?”

“I’m sleepy...”

“...”

“Hmhm… Why does it seem like you’re even more sly than before?”

“It’s because I’m old.”

“Is that something you can say in front of me?”

“Hmhm.”

“Goodness.”

Alfred ended up being forced to calm his boiling emotions down. 

He knew that when Kang Chul-In was in that sly mode, there was no point to his nagging. 

“Anyways.”

Kang Chul-In changed the subject. 

“Did you deliver my orders?”

“Are you doubting me? Humph!”

Alfred responded sharply. It seemed he was quite upset. 

“I delivered them reallllllly well, your Majesty.”

“...”

“Of course I did~. What would it matter to you what this oldie is concerned about?”

“...”

“Whew… but I still hope you’re careful. It hasn’t even been that long since you married. You’re not planning on making her Majesties into widows, are you?”

“Of course not.”

Kang Chul-In shook his head. 

“I intended everything and it was all set up. Think of it as a tactical scam to trick Vilhelm. I didn’t end up like this because I was on a rampage.”

“If you say so… I won’t nag anymore.”

Alfred nodded. 

Kang Chul-In wasn’t just a dumb brute. 

Although he sometimes created messes he couldn’t fix when he was furious, he was a Lord to be proud of when he set up strategies that no one would’ve been able to think of. 

Knock knock. 

While Alfred was thinking those thoughts, someone knocked on the door. 

“Husband...”

It was Lee Chae-rin. 

“Come in.”

“Are you alright?”

Lee Chae-rin looked haggard. It seemed like she hadn’t got any sleep worrying about him. 

“Of course. I’ll probably have to rest a few more days, but the physician said there’s nothing to worry about.”

Kang Chul-In glanced at Alfred. 

Blood Heal. 

This healing technique was the reason why Kang Chul-In could throw himself into trouble without any worry. 

“Humph!”

Alfred left with a snort. It was true that he was upset, but he also left so the two could be alone. 

“Husband...”

“Why do you look like you’re going to cry?”

“Why did you do that…? Heuk heuk, I… was really surprised, heuk...”

“It was set up.”

“Still! How can you make someone worry this much, heuk…?”

“Everything’s fine.”

Kang Chul-In wiped the beads of tears around Lee Chae-rin’s eyes off. 

“Didn’t I promise? I won’t die.”

“...Humph.”

“Come here.”

Kang Chul-In pulled Lee Chae-rin to the bed. 

“Oh my!”

Lee Chae-rin was taken aback. 

“H-Husband...!”

She was on top of Kang Chul-In. 

“I-It’s embarrassing!”

“So what?”

Kang Chul-In smirked. 

“This is my personal room, and no one can enter without my permission.”

“B-But!”

“We’re a married couple. Who would say anything about us being in this position?”

“Heung...”

“You’re even prettier when I see you from below.”

“W-Whatever!”

It was cringy, but Kang Chul-In was being 100% genuine. 

Lee Chae-rin was really beautiful. 

If Ninetails had the beauty of a Kumiho, Lee Chae-rin perfectly fit the standards of a Korean beauty. Elegant and soft. 

“We haven’t...”

Kang Chul-In opened his mouth. 

“T-That’s!”

“Sorry. I was too busy.”

He was talking about how he hadn’t slept with her yet. 

“Heung...”

Lee Chae-rin grumbled. 

“Did you like Unnie’s arms that much? So much that you didn’t want to leave?”

“That’s not it.”

“Sure!”

“I was thinking about you. But the time…”

“That’s an excuse!”

“It’s really not.”

Kang Chul-In firmly denied it. 

“I was always thinking about you. If I wasn’t busy, I would’ve slept with you a long time ago.”

“R-Really...?”

“Of course. Also, I have to leave for a while because something came up.”

“What?”

Lee Chae-rin’s eyes widened. 

“It’s to draw the big picture. There’s nothing I can do about it. But it’s something I have to do.”

“I see...”

“So before I leave, I want to spend a good time with you. I’m being sincere.”

Kang Chul-In wrapped his arm around Lee Chae-rin’s toned waist. 

“Huk!”

“Lee Chae-rin.”

“Y-Yes?”

“I love you.”

“...!”

“Heup…!”

What followed after was a deep kiss. 

It happened inside the VVIP hospital room that only Kang Chul-In could use. 

“Heuk, heung... h-husband… heung… y-you can’t!”

Lee Chae-rin struggled against him. 

“You don’t… want to?”

Kang Chul-In was flustered at her unexpected rejection, but...

“That’s not it!”

It seemed like that wasn’t the case. 

“You’re hurt.”

“I’m alright.”

“For at least two days, you should be taking it easy!”

“But...”

“J-Just stay still...”

“...!”

“I-I’ll.. I’ll...”

Lee Chae-rin muttered with her head down. She couldn’t lift her face from the embarrassment.

“...Since I’m older.”

“...!”

“Since you’re… hurt...!”

Swoosh!

Lee Chae-rin began to take off Kang Chul-In’s hospital clothes. 

This kind of situation was awesome for Kang Chul-In.

And because she was on top of him, it was easier for her to move. 

Lee Chae-rin!

Kang Chul-In didn’t resist. 

To deny her when she was being this forward? That was rude. 

If he treated the courage of the woman who loved him like that, he didn’t deserve that love. Wouldn’t Lee Chae-rin have some pride of her own?

Kang Chul-In didn’t have any reason to deny her because he loved her, too. 

Some time passed. 

Shift. 

Lee Chae-rin’s hand was at Kang Chul-In’s “true form”. 

“Huk!”

She lifted her head quick as lightning. 

Blooooop!

The symbol of a true man was there. 

“H-Husband, how…?”

Lee Chae-rin was speechless. 

This is it! This was why Unnie was bedridden!

Lee Chae-rin realized why Ninetails had stayed inside her bed for an entire week. 

***

The next morning. 

“Then, I’ll be back.”

Kang Chul-In secretly left the Valhalla Kingdom. 

“Stay safe, Husband!”

“Come back safely, your Majesty.”

Ninetails and Skadi saw Kang Chul-In out. 

Lee Chae-rin… wasn’t there. 

It was because she had been lying sick in bed since making love with Kang Chul-In. 

“But Husband,” Ninetails asked. “Where are you going?”

“I’m going to Dorian’s territory.”

“That means...”

“We’re planning on shaking up their rear.”

“Aha!”

Yes.

While Kwak Jung was leading the army, Kang Chul-In was going to carry out small tasks like assasination and terror with Dorian. 

Also, if he had the chance, he was planning on taking Rothchild’s last life to finish his revenge. 

It’s now time to have your head.

***

Meanwhile at the same time in Seoul, South Korea, at some elementary school in Seocho... 

“Hing...”

Arshelly’s footsteps didn’t have any bounce as she returned home from school. This was because her father had been bedridden right after the second Lords’ Meeting. 

“Hing… Father... I hope he gets better soon… No, let’s not worry! Butler Alfred is taking care of father well, so he’ll definitely get better soon!”

She clenched her fists. 

Always Kang Chul-In. 

The lovable princess’ head was only filled with thoughts about her dad, her dad, and even more of her dad. 

All the boys at her school experienced the bitter taste of first love as they sent her candy, chocolate, and puppies[1]

Unfortunately, she didn’t know that Kang Chul-In was on his way to the Baldur region. 

“I should return quickly and greet father!”

Arshelly picked up her pace. 

Crash!

Until she bumped into someone at the end of the hallway. 

“Ow!”

Arshelly shouted adorably, having hit her butt on the floor.

“Oh my!”

The person who bumped into her spoke in surprise. 

“Are you alright?”

“I’m fine!”

Arshelly jumped up with a bright voice. This was nothing for a brave princess. 

“I should’ve looked where I was going, sorry...”

Just as she was trying to apologize first like the kind princess she was, her words trailed away. 

Thump, 

Thump thump-!

Her heart started to beat faster. 

“M-Mom...?”

A voice filled with longing escaped her throat. 

[1] !?

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