Chapter 160: I am your father (2)

There were gasps from multiple people as Ju-Heon said that.

“This crazy…”

But they wouldn't let Ju-Heon just go like that.

“Stop right there.”

But even Yoon Shi Woo could only laugh in disbelief.
The document was not fake. But the father just happened to show up? Furthermore, that father happens to be Yoo Jaeha, Seo Ju-Heon’s subordinate?

‘This is driving me crazy.’

There was no way for them to do anything about this.

Yoon Shi Woo could only glare at the innocent Yoo Jaeha as he started to shout.

“Wow, how old was this son of a bitch when he knocked a girl up?!”

The blanking out Yoo Jaeha responded like lightning after hearing that.

“Will you shut the hell up? Hey you, naked zombie! I really didn’t cause an accident!”
“What did you say? Naked Zombie?!”
"Why? It’s true! You did a strip show in Las Vegas about a year ago! I saw the article about it! I thought you might have a nuclear missile down there, but it was just a paper plane.”

Yoon Shi Woo, who had been the victim of the zombie powder, started to twitch after hearing that.

"I ordered all of those to be taken down.”
“Hey retard. It still shows up if you google it.”

Yoon Shi Woo started to frown as he looked toward Ju-Heon.

“Anyway, this is a scam. And even if it isn't, we won’t let you out of here.”

Ju-Heon clicked his tongue.

“My goodness, I really prefer women to be so clingy to me.”

The Monarch of Delicacies got in their way as well.

“You’ll have to be prepared if you manage to get out of here. We’ll post articles right away.”

Ju-Heon started to sneer.

“Hey stupid. You shut the hell up.”
“What? Stupid?”
“Am I wrong? You said he was my son, but the truth was different. You spread false information to the reporters.”

Guinness could only laugh in disbelief as well.

Who the hell would have expected the real father to be next to Ju-Heon?

It was easy to make people believe false rumors as long as they had the power of Goebbels's artifact.

They were planning on continuing to spread tabloids to bring Ju-Heon's image down.

How could they have ever expected that he would show up with paternity test results?

‘He unfairly used facts…’

There was no way to instigate the reporters with this. Louie Martin started to shout as if he had given up.

“Wow, sure! Let’s say you take my artifacts like that!”

There was too much evidence for him to proclaim that this was not true. But he still had a way.

“But you'll still have to return them to me once I become an adult. What are you going to do then? What are you going to do?!”

Yoo Jaeha wanted to smack him in the head, but Ju-Heon was calm.

“Yeah, I know. Don’t worry. I'll give them back to you.”
“What? Really?”

Ju-Heon’s eyes flashed.

“If you're still alive at that time that is.”

‘W, what did he say?’


On the way to the US Pentagon.

Ju-Heon seriously asked while sitting inside a train.

“Okay, Jaeha. It’s okay, so spill it.”
“Excuse me?”
“Who was the girl?”

Ju-Heon looked as reverent and peaceful as a priest in charge of the confessions. But Yoo Jaeha, who felt as if he was being interrogated, clenched his eyes shut.

“It really is not true. It’s not true. I've been wronged.”
“It is true. How old was the girl? Was she older? She wasn’t younger than you, right? Where were you living and how did it lead to that? Most importantly, was she pretty?”

Yoo Jaeha started to scream and violently shook his head.

“God damn it, I'm going nuts! Captain-nim, please be honest. You somewhat expected this to happen, didn’t you! That’s why you told me to put my DNA! Right?!”
“Yeah.”
“Yeah! I knew you would sa… Excuse me? You knew? What?!”

Yoo Jaeha gasped and jumped up in shock after hearing Ju-Heon's response.

“You knew? What?!”

Ju-Heon kicked Yoo Jaeha away after Jaeha grabbed him by the collar trying to figure out what was going on.

“You really don’t know? The two of you are very similar.”

‘What the hell is he saying?’

“I'm sorry, Captain-nim. I must have heard wrong. Right? Seol-A?”
“No. The two of you are similar since the Captain-nim said you are.”

‘This is driving me nuts.’

Yoo Jaeha felt wronged and that nobody was on his side after seeing Seol-A agree with Ju-Heon.

But the one who was rebelling the most was the young Louie. The Monarch of Fraud, who had asked Seol-A to translate for him, was huffing as he interjected.

“Hey, old man. Are you blind? How the hell do you think this pushover and I am similar? It's like comparing apples to oran…aaaah!”

Of course, he was beaten up for calling Ju-Heon old.

“I'm not an old man, I'm a young and handsome hyung.”

‘Damn it.’

Louie just grumbled after being beaten up.

“Who the hell says that they are handsome…”
“Someone who looks like me won't be slapped no matter where I go.”
“You still talk like an old man… ugh!”
“I can hear you.”

It seemed that Ju-Heon's French made him sound old. It was probably because he used old literature as references to learn the language.

"Anyway, I accept that you guys don't physically look similar. You wouldn’t be that cute if you looked like this bastard.”
“Excuse me! Captain-nim. I can’t understand French that well but I did understand that part. I look like a squid all the time because I'm next to you, but many people hit on me in general, okay?”
“You mean the older men?”
“#$$&#!”
“Woah, woah. Use human language. Human language.”

Ju-Heon chuckled while looking at the despairing Yoo Jaeha.

He was making fun of Jaeha, but…

‘Well, I'm sure he didn’t really have an accident.’

Why?

‘He doesn't have the balls to do that.’

That was why Ju-Heon was curious. Who the hell was this kid and what was his true identity?

‘Is it an artifact messing with us?’

Ju-Heon stared at the kid.

Blonde hair, white skin… He was a mixed child, but he definitely had the face of a foreigner.

Louie was dolled up as if he was in the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Even Ju-Heon would probably have cherished him a lot if he was a girl.

But who cared if he was pretty? He was still just an annoying and rude little punk.

“Aaaaaaaah!”

Ju-Heon strongly pulled Louie's cheeks as he continued to speak.

“Anyway, the feel I get when you guys use artifacts is pretty similar.”

Dominance, Affinity, and Fit. People left an impression whenever they used one of those three abilities.

‘Should I call it a scent?’

He couldn't see auras like Julian could, but there were things he could feel with his intuition after dealing with artifact users for a long time. People's different values and personalities made their abilities feel different.

However, Fit… Something that relied on talent would definitely be affected by genetics.

Basically speaking, a mom who was good at math would pass down those genes to the kid, making them smell similar. Yoo Jaeha and Louie felt similar because they were both using Fit to use artifacts.

But there was something that kept weighing on Ju-Heon's mind about this.

‘It feels as if someone who knows the future is doing this…’

Ju-Heon’s eyes flashed as he asked Louie a question.

“Hey you, be honest. That Leonardo da Vinci's artifact. You didn’t earn it on your own, did you?”
“I, I did.”
“Oh, you did? You cleared a tomb to get it?”
“Y, yes?”

Ju-Heon glared at Louie.

“How did you clear it?”
“Hmph, I used a method that you could never even imagine… aaaaah!”
“I'll forgive you if you tell the truth right now. Who did you get it from? Nobody other than me should have been able to clear that tomb.”
“Hmph.”
“Stop bullshitting and tell me the truth. Don't you want to get your artifacts back when you become an adult?”
“You have no plans on returning them to me anyway!”

Louie sniffled as he looked around.

“It’s about time they showed up…’

It was at that moment.

Screeeeeech!

“!”

The moving train suddenly slammed on the emergency brakes.

“Captain-nim!”

The train screeched as it moved forward. There was a boom as the train crashed into something.

Boom! The intense impact made Ju-Heon's group groan while the inside of the train turned into pandemonium.

“Kyaaaaaaaaaaa!”

The electricity went out, the train car became crushed, people inside fell out, and it became full of screams and crying.

Then, the train derailed.

Clang! Clang!

The train instantly flipped over and the glass windows broke and covered their view.

“Captain-nim!”
“Grab onto something!”

The flipped over hunk of metal started to slide.

Babababang!

The inside of the train did not have many special safety devices. The group who were holding onto the armrests felt as if they would be sent flying as well.

How long must have passed in that nightmare-like situation? The dark inside of the train truly seemed like hell. There weren't any quiet moans or wailing.

The rope was looking Ju-Heon over without knowing what to do.

[#$&#!]
Are you okay? Are you okay?

How could he not be okay? The rope had wrapped all around him, making him look like a mummy, to absorb all of the impact.

“I'm not okay right now because of you. Release me.”

The rope quickly let Ju-Heon go and Ju-Heon started to look around.

“Are you okay? Are you hurt?”

Seol-A, who was hugging Louie to protect him, responded.

“I'm okay sir. What about you, Captain-nim?”
“I'm okay. What about Jaeha.”
“I am also……somehow alive.”

Yoo Jaeha, whose legs were tied by the rope, waved from a distance.

“It doesn't seem like an accident.”

It was as Seol-A had said. There was a message in front of Ju-Heon right now.

[Warning. This is the result of a Tomb Appearance.]
[Warning. This is the result of a Tomb Appearance.]
[A Tomb Appearance was pulled forward because of the power of an artifact.]

Basically, the moving train had ended up getting swept up in a Tomb Appearance. This definitely smelled fishy.

Yoo Jaeha grabbed the back of his neck and laid down where he was.

“A tomb here, an artifact there, this bastard is my son, why the hell did they have to flip over a perfectly fine train?! Aaah!!”

What Ju-Heon realized was that someone had meddled with a Tomb Appearance. It would be impossible unless that person knew that a tomb would appear here.

‘As for someone who could do something like this…’

As Ju-Heon started to frown…

“There’s no way that they are fine when the train is this destroyed, right?”

He heard some laughter from outside.

“Yes sir. There were about twenty other passengers, but……”
“It doesn't matter. Who told them to get on this train?”

‘Ah, that annoying voice. Just as I expected.’

Ju-Heon and Seol-A both started to frown at the same time. It was a voice they both recognized.

‘Nostradamus.’

A member of Pandora’s Executive Board. This was the artifact user known as the Monarch of Fate.
He was the hikikomori gaming otaku who had used his special prophecy ability to provide information to the monopolizers from the beginning of the Era of Artifacts. He had a big influence in society because he could predict the future, which also made him difficult to handle.

‘He was a good partner to Chairman Kwon in the past so he wasn’t our enemy, but……’

It was different now.

“See, I told you. That old man Chairman Kwon can't do anything without us. How can he have the Monarch of Fraud be taken away so easily?”

Louie seemed to be happy to hear these familiar voices. But his body was shaking as he had not expected them to appear like this.

“Anyway, please recover that kid quickly. I can’t believe they made busy people like us come all the way out here.”
“I do remember hearing that we needed to make that kid the Monarch of Fraud in order to kill Seo Ju-Heon.”
“He also said that there were only two people in this world who could use da Vinci’s artifact. Actually, it should now only be that kid.”

Seol-A urgently turned toward Ju-Heon after hearing that.

She subconsciously grabbed onto Ju-Heon's sleeve. Ju-Heon chuckled at that moment.

He had figured it out now.

‘So that’s how it is.’

The Monarch of Fate seemed to be involved in the appearance of the Monarch of Fraud. Chairman Kwon was involved in it as well.

Ju-Heon quieted his breathing after hearing the footsteps get closer. He put his finger to his lip to tell the others to act dead as well.

‘He seems to have seen a weird future.’

He was amused. He was quite amused.

But at that moment…

“!”

Louie Martin, who Seol-A had been hugging, had suddenly disappeared. It was as if he had teleported!

They then heard voices outside.

“Let go of me! What the hell is this?!”
“Alright, we recovered the kid. Time to move onto the next phase. Our opponent is Seo Ju-Heon, and he should have already recovered.”

Ju-Heon's group, who were indeed done recovering, flinched.

But the Monarch of Fate's voice continued to get closer.

“Are they hiding right around here?”

Bang bang.

Ju-Heon heard some banging noises right next to him.

It truly seemed like a ghost. Actually, it was just that he had seen the future.

“Okay, throw it here.”
“I understand. Is a nuclear artifact enough?”
“That’s fine. Ah, please use it so that we aren’t harmed.”

‘These bastards are using a nuclear artifact? There are limits!’

A bright light soon flashed.

Bang!

There was a loud explosion and the train had blown up into pieces.

There were some laughter along with the explosions.

But the Monarch of Fate laughed for a bit before he clicked his tongue.

“The fire is not very pretty.”
“Let’s head back now, sir.”
“Yes. We need to finish our job, so…”

It was at that moment.

“You need to know your limits. You motherfucking bastards.”

An angry Ju-Heon was walking out of the completely destroyed train.

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