Chapter 99. To the Ishtar region

“Dad~”

Arshelly, who was wearing a towel on her small head in the traditional Korean Sheep-head style, welcomed him. 

“Hehe…”

Unlike Pangaea where she had to be formal, Arshelly clung onto Kang Chul-In’s arm, acting cute.

“Are you listening to your grandmother well?” Kang Chul-In asked her.

“Yes! Grandma has bought me Sikhye and also some boiled eggs to eat! How about you, dad? Did you eat dinner yet?”

Though the word “dad” seemed to be an extremely foreign concept to Kang Chul-In, he let Arshelly go as he thought it was cute.

“Son, you’ve come?” 

“Hi, Mr. Chul-In~”

Park Sun-Ja and Lee Chae-Rin also welcomed Kang Chul-In.

‘I wonder, is this how normal people live?’

While Kang Chul-In was wondering about the life of a “normal being”, he was interrupted. It was because his daughter Arshelly had pulled his hand.

“Dad~ Uh… I…” 

She started twisting her body and fretting.

“Just say it.”

“Uhh… C-Can you buy me…?”

Using her delicate hands and fingers, Arshelly pointed towards a Cup Ramen that was on display.

“I want to eat that…”

“Of course.”

Kang Chul-In nodded. That kind of ramen, he could buy it any time she wanted.

“Thank you, dad!”

Arshelly politely thanked him.

“Well then, son, you eat the ramen. Chae-Rin and I will go get a massage.”

“We’ll be back, Mr. Chul-In~”

Soon after, Park Sun-Ja and Lee Chae-Rin went to go get their sports massage. Due to this, Kang Chul-In was left to eat the ramen with just Arshelly.

“Daughter.”

For the first time, Kang Chul-In spoke first to Arshelly.

“Yes, dad?”

“Tell me about what you thought about visiting my hometown. It could have been a little bit unsettling because it was your first time, but I was surprised at how well you fit in.”

At that, Arshelly…

“It’s no problem because you’re here with me!~” 

She only knew how to speak nicely.

“I want to learn more! There are a lot of cool things here. I want to learn this and that … and especially something called science. And the TV is also very cool too!”

Arshelly was not ordinary. If an ordinary Pangaean visited Earth, they would have fainted over 100 times due to shock.

“Well, let’s eat now. The noodles are all cooked.”

“Hooo...Hooo…” 

Using her delicate hands to “wield” the chopsticks gracefully, Arshelly placed the noodles in her mouth. And…

“D-Dad?”

Arshelly looked as if she was going to cry.

“T-This is too spicy… Sob.”

The ramen that Kang Chul-In had picked was the spiciest one.

 

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The Unique Clan was taken out not even a week after Billy Halford and the other adventurers arrived in Korea. 

But Old Man Kwon seemed to struggle.

Although he had taken a look at all of the CCTVs and cameras that were within a 10km-range of the Galaxy Corporation’s building during the attack, he still could not find a trace of the Omega Clan.

But what they did didn’t matter to Kang Chul-In.

Kang Chul-In was busy playing with his daughter Arshelly and taking care of his mother.

He was doing his role as the “leader” of the family in this life, something that he couldn’t do in his previous one.

While Arshelly was busy playing with his mother…

His phone rang.

- Yo, Chul-In!

 

It was Dorian Explorer.

“What is it?” 

- Do you have any spare time?

 

“No, I don’t.”

Kang Chul-In answered coolly. He had to return to the Ishtar region soon and take a look at his previous territory, Valhalla, so he really had no time.

- Ahh… that’s depressing.

 

Dorian seemed disappointed.

“Well, I’m not disappointed. I’m going to hang up now.”

It was obvious what Dorian was going to say.

 It was probably that he had either found a mysterious and cool animal or that he had found a dungeon. Dorian was like that, going around and saying that Pangaea was just too small for him.

- W-Wait!

 

On the other side of the line came Dorian’s panicked voice.

- It-It’s an Epic Dungeon!

 

At those words, Kang Chul-In didn’t press down on the “End Call” button that he was about to press.

Oh?

If it was a regular dungeon, Kang Chul-In would have no doubt ended the call there.

But if it was an Epic Dungeon, it was different.

Although it was obvious, the rewards that were given when an Epic Dungeon was cleared could not be compared to the rewards of a regular Dungeon. If you hit the jackpot in an Epic Dungeon, you could turn your whole life around.

But…

“Epic… Epic, huh…? Go look somewhere else.”

Kang Chul-In didn’t get hooked in by Dorian’s bait.

- Dammit, you still don’t have time?

 

On the other side of the line, he could almost see Dorian’s disappointed face.

It’s unlucky, but… I just have no time.

“Why don’t you wait then?” Kang Chul-In asked.

“Just wait a month. I might have time in a month.”

One month would be enough to look around the Ishtar region. Then, he might have the time to follow Dorian around and go into the Epic Dungeon.

“After all, with your skill level and strength alone, you’d be lucky if you even made it out alive.”

- Well… that’s true…

 

“Don’t ask any random nobodies or strangers to join you. Just wait for me. I’ll give you a call when I have time.”

Kang Chul-In showed how relaxed he was.

- Hmm… It seems like you really are busy. I thought you just told your subordinates to work and that you were playing around.

 

“What?”

- W-Well… I went to your territory and heard that you and Arshelly went back to Earth…

 

At that moment, Kang Chul-In’s veins throbbed.

This bastard...

Since his reincarnation, Kang Chul-In had absolutely no time to have a breather. It was no wonder why he was ranked so much higher above all the other Lords in the Lord Rankings with 5 months remaining till the first Lord meeting.

“It seems like you want to get beaten up.”

- N-No… That’s not true.

 

It seemed like he had gotten frightened.

- W-Well, anyway… Since you don’t have time, there’s no choice. I’ll go contact Alex instead.

 

“What?”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In just hoped that the Alex that Dorian referred to was not Alex Rothschild.

- Don’t you know as well? Alex Rothschild, the guy that comes out on TV every so often. 

 

Kang Chul-In nearly threw the phone in his rage.

Dorian and Alex Rothschild were two people that were absolutely not allowed to get closer to each other.

Because if that happened…

He was ready to kill Dorian too.

“S-So… do you meet Rothschild often nowadays?”

Kang Chul-In asked stiffly.

- N-No.


Dorian answered.

- Was it about a month ago? He sent me a message on the World Community. He said that he wanted to meet me. So I just got his contact information.

 

It was a relief. To both Kang Chul-In, and Dorian.

- Well, since you say you’re busy… I was going to go with this Rothschild. Why? Do you have problems with this Rothschild?

 

“No, I don’t really know him. I just didn’t like him when I saw him on TV.” 

- Really? I mean, he is quite handsome.


“I don’t care about that.”

- Hmm… Anyway, there’s no choice since you said you’re busy. Oh, then do you know any adventurers in the Ishtar region?

 

Dorian asked him a weird question.

“Ishtar?” Kang Chul-In answered back, confused.

- Oh yeah. The dungeon that I was talking about is in Ishtar. 

 

At those words, Kang Chul-In’s eyes turned cold.

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