Chapter 163: I am your father (5)

Bang, crumble.

On their way to the state of Virginia in the US…

There was a loud noise and a building on a plain started to crumble. Ju-Heon’s group had managed to escape from the Tomb Appearance area.

They had earned a dice artifact in the process.

[14-Sided drinking game dice of the Silla nobles (Punishment dice) (B-Grade: Rare Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

This was a tool used by the Silla nobles for punishment games while drinking.

There were things written on each side to describe the punishment the person must face.

It was a B-Grade artifact, but Ju-Heon liked it quite a bit. Maybe it was because it suited his tastes.

“Huu, I was worried because this area was in the Ring of Tomb for the 7 Great Tombs. I'm glad it wasn't a difficult test.”

Yoo Jaeha was shocked after seeing Ju-Heon's refreshed expression.

“Test? But you just destroyed it.”
"What are you talking about? Seol-A and I sincerely completed the test.”
“It looks like you and I were at different places, sir.”

The artifact’s test was simple.

‘Bathe it well, and serve it alcohol.’

But forget completing the test… Was he mistaken to think that Ju-Heon and Seol-A had excitedly played catch with the artifact instead?

“Anyway, how are we going to get to the Pentagon?”

Yoo Jaeha pulled up a map on his phone as he sighed.

“It looks like we still need to go a couple hundred kilometers.”

They had been traveling via train after all. This was the middle of nowhere for them to hitchhike.

“It’s fine. I requested a helicopter from the US armed forces.”
"They said they’ll send one?”
“Yes. The president himself told me.”

Ju-Heon was smiling.

The US President seemed to be quite interested in Ju-Heon.

He had been going to the Pentagon at the President’s invitation since he had to handle Louie's issue anyway. It was amazing that the leader of a nation was willing to meet a civilian, but it was a different story since this civilian was the artifact user who had turned the world upside down with his achievements.

Furthermore, Louie was a child whom the US armed forces had been protecting. The US would not ignore the fact that such a child had a connection to Ju-Heon.

Of course, Ju-Heon would do whatever he wanted regardless of whatever people had to say.

The reason Ju-Heon had come here right now was to steal.

‘One of the 7 Great Tombs will appear around here.’

It would be here soon. That wasn't all.

‘I heard in the past that there were suspicious artifacts hidden inside the Pentagon.’

There were many rumors about how the Pentagon itself is a devil-type artifact or about how the US armed forces had a secret weapon. He had also heard that China, Russia, and North Korea all loathed something and tried to get rid of it.

There must have been something since Zhen Cai Yuan threw a fit about it as well.

Furthermore, Ju-Heon had been disappointed about it. It was great that he got rid of the US General Keira early on, but he couldn’t sweep any artifacts because he didn't have a useful artifact at the time.

He couldn't sweep the artifacts that Keira and the US President had hidden in the Pentagon.

‘That is why this is a chance to sweep all of them.’

Why would he let go of this opportunity to enter a heavily guarded area when they were going to let him legally enter?

Of course, the Pentagon is still thoroughly guarded by artifacts. He would probably die for stealing from a national defense facility, so he would need to think long and hard about how to get them out of there.

‘But to tell me that the Monarch of Destitution can’t come with me, these cruel bastards.’

They couldn’t help but feel that the Monarch of Destitution going into a national defense facility in itself was extremely dangerous.

‘A nuclear weapon might go off.’

"Anyway, they said they’ll send a helicopter since I said we were with your son. They even said they’ll hand over the artifacts they are holding for him.”
“He’s not my son!”

Yoo Jaeha pounded his chest before glaring at Louie Martin.

“All we need to do is take da Vinci's artifact from this kid……”

Louie Martin took a notebook out of his pocket and started to get angry.

“I told you this is a copy! The US President has the real da Vinci's artifact! The Pentagon is guarding all of the artifacts! I was asking Chairman Kwon to be my guardian so that I could get it out of there!”

Everything was ruined because they had shown up and claimed that Jaeha was his father. Louie continued to huff. Ju-Heon naturally just ignored it.

“Anyway, people from the Pentagon will come get us in about 30 minutes. We’ll just wait until then.”

But at that moment…

As Ju-Heon tried to move…

Tang!

A bullet flew over and landed right in front of Ju-Heon.

“!”
“We will shoot if you take a single step.”
“!”

They realized after the Tomb Appearance ended that this vast plain was full of soldiers.

They were all US soldiers.

[The enemy artifact has cast a barrier.]
[Warning. You are unable to use any escape or teleportation artifacts.]
[Warning. You are unable to escape.]

Ju-Heon tilted his head in confusion after seeing them using artifacts and preparing to attack.

“It doesn’t seem like they came to escort us, does it?”
“It’s obvious they’re not! It’s been less than 5 minutes since you contacted them!”

Ju-Heon then started to smirk.

“Mm, let me ask to make sure. You haven’t made a mistake, have you? We’re supposed to meet with the President and the Secretary of Defense at 5pm.”

A soldier responded to him.

“Yes, I’ll make sure to report up. I'll tell them that Seo Ju-Heon's group perished on their trip because of a Tomb Appearance.”

‘What the hell did that fucker just say?’

“Hand over the kid.”
“We will fire if you resist.”

Ju-Heon glared at Louie Martin after hearing that.

“Hey. Did you create this situation?”
“N, no! Why would I?!”

Well, it didn’t matter. They probably just didn’t want to lose Louie who could use da Vinci’s artifact.
But Ju-Heon just started to call someone.

“There’s someone I'm going to call if you guys keep acting like this.”

They became shocked.

‘Is he calling the Monarch of Destitution?!’

‘Damn it, we need to take care of them stealthily without informing the superiors!’

This naturally made them feel pressed.

"W, wait!”
“You must not call the Monarch of Destitution for World Peace!”
“Please!”

Ju-Heon started to smile at their reactions.

‘Who said I was calling the Monarch of Destitution?’

[Thank you for calling Dominos pizza…]

Ju-Heon calmly looked toward them while holding the phone.

“Okay. What are you going to do? Are you going to keep attacking?”

They seemed to have realized that they couldn't continue like this as they changed their strategy.

“Attack his weaknesses!”
“Use Seo Ju-Heon’s five weaknesses from our intel!”

‘Huh? Weaknesses?’

Ju-Heon tilted his head.

‘What do they mean by his weaknesses?’

As he had that thought…

“Aaah!”
“D, don’t shoot!”

The enemies suddenly started to scream before they fainted. Seol-A, who had disappeared before any of them had noticed, had attacked.

“Aaaaaaaaaak!”

Seol-A's ghosts possessed their bodies, broke the enemies necks and killed themselves.

Of course, the enemies could not see the ghosts.
All they saw was..

“Hey! Where are you going?”
“D, don’t shoot!”

A state of chaos.

A special artifact was included this time.

[Bi Hyung's necklace (S-Grade:Legendary Hero Grade - Possession Artifact)]

Bi Hyung Rang was King Jinji of Silla's son and said to have controlled ghosts. He was said to have done a lot of things by controlling a goblin named Gildal and some ghosts.
This was the necklace artifact that Ju-Heon had used in the past every time he clashed against Seol-A.

He had thought it was weird that Gildal couldn’t do anything in front of that artifact, but it was because there was a connection between the two.

Anyway, that artifact he had swiped from the Holten plane was now given to Seol-A.

The powered-up Seol-A controlled numerous ghosts and goblins as she instantly swept the enemies.

“Aaah! S, save me!”

Finally, Seol-A appeared in front of Ju-Heon with the spoils from the battle. The cowering Yoo Jaeha and Louie tightly hugged each other and started to scream.

“Ack! A ghost, it’s a ghost!”
"Damn it, why the hell is a ghost a total babe?! Damn it!”

Seol-A nonchalantly swept her long hair behind her ear as she handed Ju-Heon something.

It was the size of a playing card. It was a black matte card with nothing written on it.

But Ju-Heon, who knew very well that this was a record-type artifact, activated it. There were conditions set by the original user, but such things did not matter to Ju-Heon.

Why?

‘Do you want to be destroyed?’

That one statement was enough to take care of the issue.

The artifact was activated and all sorts of text appeared on the front of the card. Yoo Jaeha walked over with curiosity.

"Captain-nim, what is it? What’s written on it?”

Most of it was information about the troops.

But there was an interesting contract there.

“This is……!”


[Request to murder Seo Ju-Heon]
[Requester: John Smith]

Ju-Heon was quite amused. Of course, Yoo Jaeha gasped.

“What the hell?! This is a request to kill you, Captain-nim!”

Ju-Heon started to laugh.

"It looks like there are too many people who are jealous of me.”

"This isn’t an issue of jealousy! No wonder they showed up so arrogantly in front of the Captain-nim!"

Most artifact users would not reveal themselves so easily unless they were confident.

That was why Yoo Jaeha looked concerned as he read the card.

“Is it okay to have your information sold like this? And what is this part about Seo Ju-Heon's Crow? You don’t have an artifact like that.”

‘Well, I do, but it has no form.’

It was a stalker stuck on his body in aura form.

It was not something that could be taken away.

Furthermore…

“It’s fine to have my information stolen.”
“Huh? Why? There’s even information about your family…”

Ju-Heon tapped the card instead of responding.

“Take a good look.”

Yoo Jaeha's eyes opened wide as he urgently looked at the card again.

“This is……!”

There was information on Ju-Heon's birth and even the college he attended as well as the degree he received.

There were even addresses of cousins, in-laws, and second cousins!

However…

‘The Captain-nim is an orphan.’

That wasn’t all.

‘The Captain-nim also only graduated from high school. His birthday is on Christmas and not in the summer.’

That was why it meant that this person shamelessly changed his family information and even forged a degree, but……

"Was this just bait?”
“Yes. That’s why it doesn't matter.”

Ju-Heon started to smile. But Yoo Jaeha started to laugh as he continued to look through the information.

“Even though your weaknesses were included?”
“It doesn't matter.”
“Really? Even though it has a weakness like this too?”
“What?”

Yoo Jaeha showed him something instead of responding.

  • Seo Ju-Heon's special traits and weaknesses

[Artifactphile]
[Loves artifacts more than human beauties]
[Female artifacts would be like hitting the jackpot.]
[Even males would work if they were artifacts]
[Especially loves lust-related artifacts]

Ju-Heon’s eyebrows started to twitch.

"What the hell is this?”
“Haha, I guess you didn't read the weaknesses section, Captain-nim.”
“There’s no way I have any weaknesses. Why would I read that?”
“That makes sense. You can’t call being an artifactphile a weakness.”

Seol-A, who was standing next to Jaeha, was shocked after hearing that.

‘Wait, no wonder he didn't fall for any of my recent seducing(?)!’

She had wondered if something was wrong with her, but the problem was that Ju-Heon was the type of man who would run off to a tomb even when the Monarch of Destitution was seducing him.

She had thought it was because this was an important time where he needed to get artifacts before anybody else, but… But still…

“Did his tastes change during…”
“No. Absolutely not.”

But he did seem to cherish Daji’s artifact quite a bit. He always slept with the rope next to him! He didn't say anything even when Daji crawled into his bed!

Yoo Jaeha was clutching his stomach as he laughed.

“The weakness isn’t the issue. It looks like a weird rumor is about to be spread.”

Ju-Heon grabbed the back of his neck. He was certain that this murder request had not only been sent to the US armed forces. It was most likely sent to all of his enemies!

Even the Monarch of Fate's subordinates had some useless artifacts on them.

Sultan’s Harem, South American Nude Dancer, Greek pretty boy artifact, Maid's Artifact, etc.

He had just thought that these men had some interesting tastes and were dumbasses, but that wasn’t it!

He now realized that those artifacts were all to deal with him!

‘This is driving me nuts.’

This requester should have at least tried to gather some accurate information! Yoo Jaeha couldn't stop laughing without knowing what his Captain was thinking.

“Hahaha Captain-nim. I will find you a pretty boy or a pretty girl artifact next time. You can use that to create a harem…”

Yoo Jaeha gulped and couldn’t finish his sentence.

It was because Ju-Heon's vicious Dominance looked ready to chew him up.

Yoo Jaeha quickly started to roll his eyes to figure out what to do.

“I, I was joking……”
“Who the hell spread such nonsense? Was it you?”
“Of course not!”

The gulping Yoo Jaeha started to look around.

“Umm… It wasn’t me. I definitely wasn’t an accomplice either.”
“What?”
“I have a feeling I know who the culprit is…”
“Who?”

Yoo Jaeha showed him the rest of the contract instead of responding.

He was pointing to a familiar paw print. Ju-Heon smiled after seeing this paw print.

"That shitty dog, you’re dead.”

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Those are some interesting weaknesses don't you think?