“I have only one request.”
Kang Chul-In smiled.
“Let me into the Pentagon.”
“That’s all I’m asking for. If you do, then I won’t lay a single finger on you or your baby.”
Chills! Mei Ling was taken aback.
The Pentagon. Back on Earth, it referred to the headquarters building for the United States Department of Defense, but in Pangaea, it referred to the command center for the Gullveig Alliance. In other words, Kang Chul-In was requesting to enter the heart of the Gullveig Alliance which was hidden deep under the grounds of Bifrost.
“T-That is i-impossible.”
Mei Ling shook her head violently.
“A-Anything but that! Please request for something else...”
It was a simple request, but Mei Ling couldn’t just say yes. There was a war going on. Thus, most of the Lords of the Gullveig Alliance were staying in the Pentagon, except for Vilhelm and Ao Xin who were personally out on the battlefield.
Mei Ling could already expect what would happen if she said yes. As a rule, the Lords in the Pentagon couldn’t bring along many bodyguards. After all, a rogue may create havoc in the command center where the leaders of the northern lands of Pangaea all gathered.
Because of that, only the Lord, their secretary and fewer than five bodyguards were allowed in the Pentagon. This rule applied to even Vilhelm, the chairperson of the Gullveig Alliance. What if Kang Chul-In had penetrated into this facility?
Everyone will die… everyone…!
A total massacre would happen.
“Why, you don’t want to?”
Kang Chul-In pressured Mei Ling.
“You’re asking for too much...”
“Oh, am I?”
“But what to do...”
Kang Chul-In gradually began to stroke Kaiforce’s handle. It was a clear threat and a warning.
“You are starting to spoil my mood.”
“P-Please… anything but that… anything...”
“I don’t need anything else.”
“I only want to enter the Pentagon.”
Kang Chul-In was a stubborn man.
“Do you think I, the Supreme King of the West, have anything else to ask from you, you bitch?”
“Know your place.”
“I have everything that I need.”
His words were crude, but they were certainly not wrong.
Money? It was true that Kang Chul-In wasn’t so affluent, but he had a great sponsor called Lee Chae-Rin.
Honor? His reputation was already so horrendous, there was nothing that could revert that.
Moreover, Mei Ling didn’t carry any items that could satisfy Kang Chul-In. As for women or Mei Ling herself… further explanations were not needed.
“B-But… your request is beyond my capabilities...”
At that moment.
“My lady, are you asleep?”
A middle-aged maid spoke softly and entered the room.
“There’s a message from his Majesty Vilhelm that he expects a victory and ...”
A black flash of light slit the maid’s throat.
The eyes were still wide open. The maid’s head fell on the floor of Mei Ling’s bedroom.
And subsequently, crimson-red blood began to spurt out from the headless body.
Mei Ling couldn’t even let out a scream. She simply froze.
It wasn’t because of the murder. She herself was an explorer. Although she retired after marrying Vilhelm, in the past she had frequently witnessed her companions being eaten up alive by monsters.
However, things were different this time.
He could really… die!
Mei Ling could vividly picture her baby’s death in the hands of Kang Chul-In. Her own death aside, what kind of mother could bear the pain of letting her own child die?
She’s shaken up.
Kang Chul-In grinned in satisfaction inwardly.
He had no intention of killing the mother or the child from the very beginning. He might have been a demon, but he was no scum. Killing a newborn baby was a crime that he refused to commit.
Moreover, Mei Ling and her baby’s death could fuel the Alliance army’s anger and vengeance. Infiltrating the Pentagon was 100 times, no, 1000 times wiser.
“So, are you going to let me enter the Pentagon or are you going to die here?”
A final warning.
“Ah fret not, I will spare your baby.”
“But I can guarantee that he won’t have a great life.”
“Have you ever heard of the Aoji coal mine?”
Being Chinese, Mei Ling had no knowledge about that North Korean coal mine.
“You don’t know? Alright, let me put it this way.”
“My wife has a mine called Niðavellir.”
“The dwarves live there. That place produces mithril, gold, silver and even steel, but the dwarves themselves find it difficult to work there.”
Mei Ling was shocked.
The dwarves were tough. Covered with muscles from head to toe, they possessed three times the stamina, strength and lung capacity of a normal human. But even they were having a difficult time in that mine?
“If you choose to die here, then I will specially make your son a slave in the Niðavellir mine for the rest of his life.”
“For generation after generation. Forever.”
“Well, I can bet on him not living past the age of twenty in that place.”
Mei Ling’s body trembled. A human did not belong in that horrible place.
Kang Chul-In was basically telling Mei Ling that he would gradually let her son die a miserable death.
“I’m warning you. I hate excuses.”
“Now, choose. I will give you three seconds.”
“I-I will do it!”
In the end, Mei Ling succumbed to Kang Chul-In’s threat.
“I will do it.”
Kang Chul-In grinned.
“But promise me that you will let my child and I off...”
“C-Can I trust… you?”
“I’m Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West and the King of Valhalla. I promise on my life and honour.”
He was being awfully shameless for an intruder in the middle of the night.
What mattered to Mei Ling, however, was that he would keep to his promise.
Kwak Jung had no intention of letting the Gigantes destroy the castle walls. That would lead to a catastrophic defeat.
Webner Fighter Wing, go and annihilate those pieces of meat!
Kwak Jung commanded.
With a buzzing noise in the air,
A black swarm emerged from within the Deathwin stronghold.
Long live his Majesty Kang Chul-In!
Our first mission!
The Webner Fighter Wing.
Comprising of male ant demi-humans, it was a division of Valhalla’s air force. The females couldn’t join because they didn’t have wings.
Once the subordinates of Kimura, they were now labourers and aviators for Kang Chul-In!
Focus on their nostrils, ears and eyes!
Kwak Jung relayed specific orders.
We shall do that!
Let’s go and destroy the enemy!
With that, the ant demi-humans began to attack the Gigantes.
An average height of 25 metres! The Gigantes were capable of withstanding a landslide, but they were powerless against the Webner Fighter Wing. That was to no one’s surprise. The male ants were much more agile than normal humans, not to mention that they could fly. The Gigantes couldn’t dodge the attacks that were coming from every direction!
Moreover, the male ants possessed a jaw strength that could even slice through metal, and their sharp teeth carried a moderate bit of poison.
The earth trembled.
“Get lost, I said get lost!”
The Gigantes screamed in agony.
However, the Webner Fighter Wing was merciless. They drove their powerful jaws into the Gigantes’ skin and injected their poison. They were tough enough to attack any weak points, as Kwak Jung had told them to. Some even crept into the Gigantes’ underwear and bit on their reproductive organs and buttholes!
Kwak Jung smiled cunningly.
“Tsk tsk… it’s not all about the size, you idiots… even humans can die of bee stings. To think you’ve brought giants to the battlefield… well, it’s good that they have a large surface area to target.”
Kwak Jung’s insight was flawless.
The Webner Fighter Wing was indeed a hard counter to the Gigantes.
In addition, the Gigantes possessed another disadvantage.
Artilleries are you ready!?
Kwak Jung shouted with the loudspeaker.
Easy to target, aren’t they?
The large surface area meant that the artilleries didn’t have to aim much.
Then what are you waiting for? Fire!
One shot, one kill, you hear me?
All the cannons in Valhalla breathed fire.
Pow, powww! Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow!
“Focus your shots!”
The energy cannons bombarded the frontmost Gigantes.
It began to scream and twist in pain. Subsequently, it tripped over its own foot.
As for the aftermath,
“Huh? Oh shitttt!”
The Gullveig Alliance soldiers were at the receiving end.
The Gigantes collapsed.
For a brief moment, the Gullveig Alliance soldiers were lost for words.
Crushed to death. It wasn’t just one or two soldiers. As the soldiers were lined up in dense rows, the casualty amounted to hundreds.
The Valhalla artilleries were firing relentlessly, while the Webner Fighter Wing was still contributing in the battlefield.
“Forget about the positions, just run!”
The Gullveig soldiers ran for their lives, breaking the line-up instantly.
Kwak Jung grinned from ear to ear.
“Damn it… if only we had Hecate here!”
The enemy was engulfed in chaos. If Hecate was around, she could have dealt a massive blow on the enemy as...
It was at that moment.
A husky voice echoed throughout the battlefield. Hecate was finally making her appearance!Previous Chapter Next Chapter