Chapter 213: You thugs! (4)


“Fuck, Yoo Jaeha, you son of a bitch!”

Julien, the top restorer, was kicking an artifact.

Bang bang!

He looked quite angry after returning to his work room.

This reaction should have been expected.

“That bastard pulled off a scam and the entire royal family fell for it!”

It wasn’t just the royal family, the entire world was being tricked by him.

[The top official restorer was stomped by a quack restorer?]
[A restorer ended up breaking a precious artifact instead of restoring it.]
[Governments and royal families around the world are starting to become skeptical of official restorers.]
[Should the evaluation of 'official' be rediscussed?]
[Seo Ju-Heon raised this so-called ‘quack restorer.’ What is the true identity of Seo Ju-Heon?]

News anchors were discussing these things on almost every channel. Julien’s subordinates ran over after seeing artifacts, furniture, and tools all being destroyed.

“Chief, please calm down. It’s not that you're not good at restoring!”
“That’s right! Yoo Jaeha that scammer must have tricked us!”

That was right.

Julien closed his eyes and recalled what had happened at the auction house. He had tried to fix a broken artifact……

‘But it didn't get restored.’

The artifact just broke even more instead of reacting to him.

‘But why?’

He was someone who had risen to the number one restorer position in the world. He wasn’t an idiot who wouldn't be able to restore something like that. He was even at the Monarch-Grade as well.

But Yoo Jaeha had reached his hand out at that moment, as if he had been waiting for it.

‘Hand it over if you can't do it.’

That had been so weird that Julien investigated it further until he found the answer.

“Yoo Jaeha… That bastard must have switched it for a fake.”

It could not be restored because the one he had in his hand was not an artifact but a fake. Fake artifacts could not be restored with the restoration ability.

Yoo Jaeha then switched it for the real one when he restored it, which was why it worked! The one that broke was a fake that couldn't handle the strong impact of the restoration artifact!

Even the appraisers had claimed that there were signs of da Vinci's artifact being used.

He was at fault for not noticing such fine details, but this was a scam from the beginning!

But the princess, prince, and the press, all those idiots…!

‘Wow, you're amazing! You completely restored something that even the top restorer could not fix……!’

‘What the hell? You're an official restorer but you were defeated by an illegal? Yet you charge an arm and a leg for your services?’

‘It’s true that only talented people are in Mr. Seo Ju-Heon’s tomb raiding team! You are at a completely different level!’

‘Talented individual my ass! This was all just a scam!’

Julien, who had been tricked by Yoo Jaeha, felt frustrated.

He had no proof to reveal this scam!

“Do you think that bastard Seo Ju-Heon put him up to it?”
“This is enough to put him on the international wanted list. We can get him for fraud and defamation!”

But they still thought things were okay.

Why?

They had built connections with a lot of people until now.

‘Yoo Jaeha, we play in a different world than you.’

Maybe that was the reason.

“First, contact all of our sponsors and clients. Let's go bury the bastards who slandered us.”

They just needed to do the same thing as what Professor Richard had done with the academics and his sponsors to bury Yoo Jaeha.

However…

“Chief, this is bad!”
"What is it?!”
“LDU’s CEO… He wants to cancel his request.”
“What? Why?!”
"T, that… he said he was going to get Seo Ju-Heon's permission to have Yoo Jaeha do it.”
“What? Unbelievable… fine, whatever. Get rid of him. We have plenty of other sponsors.”
“Umm……but that… the other sponsors…”
“What?”
“The Arab royal family……”
“The French government who gave us a large sponsorship……”

They were getting flustered at the number of cancellations. People canceling their requests meant that they had lost their trust.

That meant…

“Chief, I think it will be difficult to get help burying Yoo Jaeha and Seo Ju-Heon!”

The top restorer and his hoobae’s faces scrunched up into frowns.


[Official restorers are attempting to sue Yoo Jaeha for defamation and fraud.]
[But they are not gaining much traction.]
[Yoo Jaeha is declaring his status as a freelancer?]

"Good job.”

The first thing Ju-Heon did when he saw Yoo Jaeha was to praise him. But Yoo Jaeha was on his knees and shouting in a loud voice.

"Aigoo, I wasn’t trying to do this, sir! I've committed a grave sin, sir!”

‘Why is he acting like this when I said he did well?’

Yoo Jaeha just completely lowered himself to the floor and started to beg.

“T, there’s no way I would betray you, Captain-nim. I think that the article is wrong… I never declared my status as a freelancer or anything like that.”
“What?”
"There are multiple royal families contacting me with requests, but I'm not interested at all. I will only restore your artifacts even if you tell me you don't want me to do it, Captain-nim. So please, don’t kill me…!”

Ju-Heon and the others held back their laughter.

Yoo Jaeha must not be hearing Ju-Heon's praises as praises. He was probably thinking that Ju-Heon wanted to kill him.

The way Ju-Heon was sitting with his legs crossed with his chin in his hand and a smile on his face made him look like the godfather who didn't give a shit. He looked like a vicious mafia boss.

‘It’d be perfect if he had a cigar in his mouth.’

But Ju-Heon was actually quite happy about what had happened.

Why?

‘We can tell who has which artifact if he restores other people's artifacts.’

That was amazing information to have. He could know what his enemies had, negotiate with some people, and even catch information that had changed from the future.

‘I can also swipe any useful ones I see.’

That was probably his main goal.

"Anyway, it was worth teaching you, you really did well.”

But Yoo Jaeha became even more scared and continued to cry at this bombardment of praises.

“Aigoo! I'm really sorry! AIgoo, please don’t kill me……! To be honest with you, I thought that I might be able to meet some famous Hollywood actresses if I started taking celebrity requests! Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

The other team members had these thoughts on their minds.

‘This damn Monarch of Pushoverness.’

‘What a pushover……’

‘He really is a pushover.’

It was at that moment.

“But did Jack the Ripper really appear at the auction house?”

Yoo Jaeha seemed to finally remember it as he reported it right away after hearing Julian’s question.

“That’s right. That's right! That artifact showed up! The person you discussed before showed up!”

The members were shocked.

"That murderer showed up again?”

Jack the Ripper.

That artifact brought serial killings with it, fitting its identity as a serial killer artifact.

They were not regular serial killings either.

‘Only Monarchs are killed.’

This opponent had been difficult for Ju-Heon in the past as well.

“But we don’t need to worry much about that bastard right now.”
“Bastard? Jack the Ripper is a man?”
"Why?”
“Nothing…”

Yoo Jaeha tilted his head.

‘The voice was definitely a woman's voice.’

Ju-Heon, who had no way of knowing that, reached his hand out.

"Whatever, just hand over the artifact you bought.”

Seol-A became interested after hearing that.

“You're talking about Queen Victoria and Morrigan’s artifacts, right?”

The members were waiting to see what these artifacts could do until Ju-Heon responded like this.

"Why the hell would I tell him to buy those things? I don’t need them.”
“Uhh, uhh, excuse me? But……”

Yoo Jaeha started to complain.

“Damn, it wasn’t those things! It would have been so much easier if it was!”
“Huh?”

Yoo Jaeha pulled out a statue of a woman in an embarrassing pose from his backpack instead of responding.

“Here, we're good now since I bought it, right?!”

Yoo Jaeha channeled his affinity and the statue that was the size of his palm turned into the size of a human.

It was definitely a 19+ statue of a beauty in an embarrassing pose.
Ju-Heon was extremely happy to see it.

“Yes, this is it, this is it!”
“Excuse me?!”

Seol-A and Irene looked completely in shock at Ju-Heon's reaction.

“T, this is it……Captain-nim!”

However, Ju-Heon was serious.

“Yes, I really wanted this thing. I need it when I sleep.”
"W, when you sleep?!”

‘What is he planning to do with this?!’

That wasn’t all.
Yoo Jaeha took out some steamed buns that looked like dishes at a dim sum restaurant.

[The Emperor of the Qing Dynasty’s Manchu–Han Imperial Feast (Food of the Emperor) (A-Grade:Treasure-Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

He activated it and beauties wearing skimpy clothing appeared and started to make food.

[They are creating the most delicious food in the world.]

Julian put his hand against his forehead.
He couldn’t help it after seeing the abilities of this artifact.

He couldn’t help but start to shout.

“Hey, Seo Ju-Heon! This is just an artifact for a mukbang!” [1]
“Yes. What about it?”

Julian was in disbelief.

“You used 2 billion dollars for each one……no, I'm sure that’s chump change for you, but you still gave two artifacts for something like this?!”

Seol-A started to shout as well.

“Vice Captain-nim, why are you only angry about the mukbang artifact?! T, this sexy woman statue too……!”

Seol-A could not finish her sentence.

Yoo Jaeha quickly interjected, telling them that it was okay.

“Hey hey, it’s fine, it’s fine. I got them for free for restoring their artifact. Free, completely free.”
“Hey! That’s not the problem!”

As Seol-A grabbed Yoo Jaeha’s collar…

Julian slammed his hand on the table.

"Ah, fine, let’s say you don’t need Victoria and Morrigan’s artifacts!”

The fact that Ju-Heon wasn’t interested must mean that the risk or ability was trash for both of them.

However…

“But still, this artifact isn’t it! You could pay money to buy food!”
“No, Vice Captain-nim… This 19+ statue is also a problem……”

Seol-A was timidly sniffling behind him.

But Julian didn't care as he pointed to the statue of the woman in an embarrassing pose and continued to speak.

"This is just an air freshener as well! You could have just bought a diffuser instead of buying something like this!”
“Excuse me? A, an air freshener?”

Seol-A's eyes opened wide as she inspected the statue.

There was an extremely fragrant and relaxing smell coming out of the statue. It felt similar to aromatherapy.

Ju-Heon angrily shouted back.

“Hey! A person should eat some delicious things in his life! As for this air freshener, I’ll be able to sleep well with it! You know I have trouble sleeping! I'm going to sleep with this thing next to me!”

Chloe, his doctor, could not listen anymore and interjected.

“Captain-nim, in that case, please take the medicine I prescribed you! Please don’t do anything weird!”
“Yeah! Take some sleeping pills instead! There’s so much delicious food in the world, why do you need such an indecent artifact……?!”
“I don't like my mind being fuzzy when I take medicine! I can't focus! The artifacts are much more effective! Same with this feast! I've never liked anything I got from a store. Why are you all throwing a fuss when they are just consumable artifacts with no risks?”

Julian and Chloe, who were the common sense of the tomb raiding team, sighed as if they couldn't say anything.

“Ow, you damn artifactphile! I don't care! Do whatever you want! Chloe, make sure to get a CT scan of his head while you are examining him.”
“Do you think that will be enough?”

It was at that moment.

Seol-A and Irene sighed in relief after learning the identities of the artifacts that Ju-Heon had purchased.

‘He didn't buy these things with weird intentions.’

That was why they were relieved, however…
Both of their gazes quickly changed.

One of them headed over to Yoo Jaeha while the other headed over to Chloe to ask serious questions.

"Chloe. I'm going to ask a serious question as a fellow team member.”
"What is it?”
“Do you have any fragrance or oil artifacts on you?”
“W, what……?”
“Couldn’t I take the place of that beautiful air freshener if I rub that around my body and lie down?”
“……”

‘What the hell is this girl thinking?’

Irene, who was tightly holding onto Yoo Jaeha's arm, had a vicious glare as well.

“Mr. Jaeha. You've frequently eaten with Mr. Ju-Heon, right? You should know a lot about Mr. Ju-Heon’s tastes.”
“Ex, excuse me? That is true……”
"What do I need to do to make a better dish than that stupid Food of the Emperor that those women are making?”

Both of their eyes were on fire because they were about to lose to artifacts.

Of course, the rope bobbed up and down as it approached Ju-Heon as well. It was concerned that Ju-Heon wasn’t sleeping well.

[#&#!]
Does this scent not work? Does it not?

The rope that had covered its body with garlic and Korean wormwood was shaking its body around.

Ju-Heon flinched as he watched.

Well, he didn’t mind the shaking because it looked cute.

But still……

Garlic and Korean wormwood were a bit…

Ju-Heon couldn't handle it any longer and called Yoo Jaeha over.

“Jaeha. Can't you do something about this?”
“Mm. Just let it do that for about 100 days.”
“……What?”

Yoo Jaeha was being serious.


On the other hand, in Chairman Kwon's hospital room…

Chairman Kwon’s son and daughter cautiously knocked on the door.

Knock knock.

“Excuse me, father? Have you verified the Ramesses artifact that TKBM's excavation team brought back?”
“The team members worked really hard to bring it back…… Do you like it?”

They did not hear a response. The son who was worried asked a question.

“Doctor Kim. What is going on?”
"Doctor, why is father not saying anything?”

The doctor looked as if he was placed in an awkward position as he responded.

“I swear he was very happy to receive Ramesses's artifact…… He was saying that he could even save his dead son [2]…”
“Then why is it so quiet?!”

It was at that moment.

“Aaaaaaaaahh!”

Chairman Kwon's children burst into the room after hearing him scream.

Slam!

"F, father?!”
“Kyaaaaaaaaaaa!”

They gasped at what they saw in front of them.


1. A mukbang, also spelled meokbang and also known as an eating show, is an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host consumes large quantities of food while interacting with the audience. It became popular in South Korea in 2010, and since then it has become a worldwide trend.

2. Euphemism for penis

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Seol-A and Irene are so obsessed but our MC only cares about artifacts lol. Rope-chan has a chance!