Chapter 224: The one who cries because of their memories (1)


[#$&$#!]
Look at this! Look at this!

The excited rope brought over the box That was covered by a waterproof bag(?).

Ju-Heon tilted his head in confusion at this unexpected item.

It was to be expected.

“Gucci?”

It was because there was a present with the Gucci logo clearly present inside the waterproof bag.

This was the sweatsuit that Ju-Heon's fan club(?) had sent him.

Of course, Ju-Heon, who had no idea about that, inspected the box with a confused expression.

The box seemed to have a shirt inside based on the size…

‘Why is a box like this inside the restroom……’

Something was very very weird. The moment he reached his hand toward the rope that was bobbing up and down!

“Aaaaaaaaaak! Why is something like this over here?!”

Yoo Jaeha used some swift movements to plunder the box!

“!”

All of the members were shocked. But Yoo Jaeha, who didn't care about their reactions, was laughing after swiping the box at light speed.

“Huh, huh huh, so interesting! Why is this in the restroom?!”

He looked quite odd smiling while avoiding their gazes.

Of course, the rope was angry after having the box swiped away like that.

[#$#&$!]
Why did you take it from me?! Why did you take it from me?!

Yoo Jaeha had to face the rope’s chastisement! The rope started to chase after Yoo Jaeha with a scary expression on its face(?).

The rope's attack strength and lethality was higher than usual as it chased after him while smelling like garlic and Korean wormwood.

[#$$&#!]
Hand it over! I said hand it over!

Yoo Jaeha was instantly placed in a BDSM rope harness.

“Aaaaaaaaaaah!”

Seol-A, who knew about what was going on, put a hand against her forehead.

‘That idiot!’

She was wondering where he had hidden the box with the sweatsuit but he had modified the restroom to create a secret storage space?!

‘That’s too much!’

Seol-A looked toward the newly created secret storage space in the hotel restroom with disbelief.

This level of skill was fitting of a spy movie.

It was the type where you have to press a special tile on the floor for the ground to open and the box automatically pops up.

He probably planned it so that he would have an excuse if he got caught as it played happy birthday when the box came up and probably to defend against his captain(?). He even had a defensive wall that prevented its aura from being noticed.

It was so well-made that even Zhuge Kongming Julian, the greatest artifact detector under heaven, was amazed.

“That’s unbelievable…… How could such a thing be possible?!”

Chloe didn't seem interested as she was reading a fashion magazine, while Seol-A just sighed.

‘It's a total waste of his talents, a total waste.’

He would probably create a secret passage like Lupin did in the future. Unfortunately, all of his efforts were for naught as he was caught by the rope.

Anyway, Ju-Heon was looking at Yoo Jaeha who was being choked by the rope as if he was an idiot.

“So what is this sweatsuit?”
“M…my fan bought it for me!”
“Fan?”

Ju-Heon started to frown as he tilted his head.

“Even you have fans?”

Jaeha flinched before starting to shout.

“T, that’s rude! Captain-nim, you might not know about it, but I have fans too! T, they gave it so that I can wear it in my workroom! Aren't you jealous?!”

Yoo Jaeha and Ju-Heon made eye contact at that moment. Yoo Jaeha clenched his eyes with guilt after looking into Ju-Heon’s wild beast-like eyes.

He was too scared to trick Ju-Heon.

“Umm, actually, Captain-nim, you see……”

Ju-Heon sneered at him.

“I won't steal it from you.”
“Uhh, e, excuse me?”

Yoo Jaeha's eyes opened wide.

“It looks like you wasted your talents to create such a place to hide it because you thought I might take it away because it is an artifact.”
“……?!”
“Even I wouldn't take away my subordinates’ artifacts.”

Yoo Jaeha was shocked.

‘Lies. You took away everything until now!’

A flustered Seol-A started to whisper to Ju-Heon.

“Umm, Captain-nim. Actually, that…!”
“I know. Didn’t it come for me?”
“?!”

Seol-A was shocked.

‘We haven't even told him about his mysterious fans……’

“You knew about it?”
“Of course. There’s no way Irene would send such a terrible design. If anything, it was probably George or someone like him. Either that or it's a bribe from a company that wants to look good to a Monarch.”

‘N, no, it’s not like that.’

“Captain-nim, it’s not like that……!”
“He's probably just doing this because he’s jealous so let him be for a while. He'll hand it over on his own eventually.”

Even Ju-Heon did not seem to want to wear a slacker sweatsuit.

He actually did like sweatsuits so it might just be that he didn’t like the color.

“He must really want it if he's going to claim he has fans that don’t exist.”

The Captain looked at his subordinate with a pitying gaze.

“It’s fine. He said it's for work so tell him to wear it and just stay in his room and work.”

Wasn't it great since he could make Jaeha work?

Seol-A was amazed at Ju-Heon's comments.

‘As expected of the Captain-nim.’

Yoo Jaeha, who had no idea about this conversation, had a sparkle in his eyes.

‘The Captain-nim didn’t notice at all.’

He then looked at the sweatsuit with a serious expression.

‘He really thought that my fans sent it to me.’

Doesn’t that mean that he could wear it?! He now had the legal rights to wear it!

Yoo Jaeha started to jump up and down in joy.

“Hooray! It’s mine! It’s mine!”

Yoo Jaeha's eyes were sparkling as he quickly put the sweatsuit on.

“I won against the Captain-nim……!”

But at that moment…

Ding.

[Jaeha oppa. If it is okay with you, the sweatsuit we sent… Please take a secret picture of Ju-Heon oppa wearing it.♡]

Yoo Jaeha froze in place.

Seol-A saw the message and shook her head at Yoo Jaeha.

“They want proof of him wearing it.”

Her gaze seemed to be asking what he was going to do.
There was no way that Ju-Heon’s scary fans would let this go.

It was at that moment.

“?!”

Yoo Jaeha set the timer, quickly backed up, and took a picture of himself wearing it!

Click!

“?!”

He then cropped his face out of it and sent it to Sasaki!

And……

[Captain-nim proof 1.JPG]
[Captain-nim proof 2.JPG]
[Captain-nim proof 3.JPG]
[Captain-nim proof 4.JPG]
[Captain-nim proof 5.JPG]


[Captain-nim proof 21.JPG]

He sent a ton of pictures to Sasaki.

Seol-A gasped after looking at it.

‘Where is this confidence coming from?!’

An anxious Seol-A grabbed Jaeha.

“Hey! It fits you completely differently than the Captain-nim! Your physique and heights are different too!”

It was as clear of a difference as the fit on a model inside the mall and a regular person wearing it.

Yoo Jaeha then started to laugh like a scammer.

“It’s okay. I won't get caught.”

No. That’s what he wanted to believe.


While that was going on…

[Kwon Seung Woo, the eldest son of TKBM’s Chairman Kwon Tae Joon. Arrested for aiding a murder and destroying evidence. Sentenced to 15 years.]
[TKBM’s excavation team member Steven Patterson, arrested for murdering ten people and artifact-based special crime. Sentenced to 150 years.]
[TKBM’s Vice Captain Yang Chen. Concealment of evidence, intimidation, artifact-based special crime, and attempted child abduction. Sentenced to 10 years.]

"What the hell is this?”

Chairman Kwon could not raise his head after reading the article in the newspaper.

It was to be expected.

It had to do with none other than his own son. A TKBM shareholder’s son going to prison for murder was one thing, but his eldest son?!

“How the hell are you guys taking care of busi…ugh!”
“Chairman-nim!”

Chairman Kwon grabbed the back of his neck and fell over.

“Chairman-nim, please wait a little longer. We’ve consulted the Monarch of Healing. Chairman-nim, you’ll be able to recover in a little bit…”

But Chairman Kwon could not speak.

‘Seo Ju-Heon, is this what you meant by continuing to cause me pain?’

It wasn’t just his eldest son.

[Kwon Seung Jae, the second son of TKBM’s Chairman Kwon Tae Joon. Lost all of his wealth due to overusing Louis XIV's artifact. Arrested for illegal gambling.]
[Kwon Joo Hee, Chairman Kwon Tae Joon's youngest daughter. Is she the Monarch of Popularity's sponsor? Are they lovers?]
[Arrested for conspiracy to include thousands of people in a crime.]

There were issues not just with his eldest son but also with his other children.

Chairman Kwon couldn't believe it.

“My children, all of my children……!”
“Chairman-nim!”
"W, what should we do?!”
"What else?! Call the lawyer to take care of things!”

The subordinates started to sweat.
All of them just had to commit crimes with artifacts, making it difficult to get them out.

Artifact-related crimes were charged more severely because artifacts could harm large numbers of people.

Chairman Kwon knew about that as well but Chairman Kwon had currently lost all rationality.

He didn't care much about his sons.

But it was different for his most beloved daughter.

‘Joo Hee.’

Chairman Kwon received a message at that moment.

Chairman Kwon jumped up after seeing who sent the message.

[Sender: My beloved daughter]

“Joo Hee!”

Chairman Kwon quickly checked the message.

However, his jaw dropped after reading the message.

Not only did his jaw drop, it felt as if his whole chin would come off.

“Chairman-nim?”
“Ah oo uhh ah uhh.”
“C, Chairman-nim…?”

Chairman Kwon was shaking in anger for a bit before his mouth started to spew out flames.

“Ack! Bring me my artifact right away!”
“Excuse me?!”
“It’s war!”

The subordinates freaked out and tried to get a doctor over.

“Chairman-nim? Chairman-nim! Please calm down! What do you mean, ‘it's war!’?!”

The employees quickly checked the message to see what had gotten Chairman Kwon so riled up.

And…

“Gasp!”

The subordinates fell into shock as well.

It was to be expected.

[Don’t mess with Ju-Heon-nim! I'm going to marry Ju-Heon-nim!]

How could this happen?

Chairman Kwon's Dominance exploded.

“Joo Hee! What the hell happened during this time?!”

Boom!

The items inside the hospital room were destroyed, flying around, and causing all sorts of issues.

“Chairman-nim!”

Chairman Kwon could not hold it in any longer and tried to get out of the bed.

His subordinates did their best to hold him down.

“C, Chairman-nim! Please calm down!”
“I'm sure your daughter did not send that! How can she when she is being questioned……?”
“That’s right! This is someone impersonating her!”

But the daughter idiot Chairman Kwon ran out of the hospital room bare feet.


“And? What business do you have with me?”

Yang Chen glared at the woman who came to meet him.

A woman he had never met had come to find him at the penitentiary.

Well, he knew who she was.

‘The Monarch of Gluttony.’

It was the Chinese artifact user who uses the Supreme Leader artifact. He had heard that she was struggling to get rid of a curse that Seo Ju-Heon had put on her.

“Isn’t it busy season for China because of the Heirlooms as well?”

The Monarchs’ Heirlooms. They were said to only appear to people who were currently Monarchs.

The prophecy had said that the world would change once more depending on whether a person was able to get that Heirloom or not.

‘The Monarch of Fate prophesized four large changes in the world.’

He had said that the world would change significantly upon reaching each of those four moments.

The first was the beginning.

That was when the Egyptian trio artifacts had appeared. Yes, this was the Great Tomb Appearance that Chairman Kwon had caused.

That was when the Tomb Appearances that they had only considered as precursors had truly started to appear, bringing the world officially into the Era of Artifacts.

The second point of change would be the appearance of these Monarchs’ Heirlooms.

‘That is why we must gain an Heirloom.’

“Everybody in the world is waiting to figure out where the Heirlooms would appear. You should be very busy since Seo Ju-Heon took all of the keys to find the Heirlooms.”

Zhen Cai Yuan smiled as if to stop him.

“I'm here because of Seo Ju-Heon. You seem very close to Seo Ju-Heon.”
“?”

He gave her a look of disbelief. Zhen Cai Yuan started to smile.

“You heard it from the Monarch of Fate right? He told you about Seo Ju-Heon's teammates?”
“!”

‘Did this woman make a deal with the Monarch of Fate as well?! But I didn’t think China would directly make a deal with Pandora.’

But she started to smile as if she read his mind.

“I know what you are thinking about, but that’s not important right now.”
“What?”
“It seems like the Monarch of Fate didn't tell you, but actually, he said that he saw you in that dream about Seo Ju-Heon as well.”
“What?”
“That means that you are Seo Ju-Heon's teammate as well.”
“?!”

Yang Chen looked flabbergasted.

He had only heard about three people including Dan.

‘There was one more person?’

More important, why was it him? There was no way he would become Seo Ju-Heon's teammate even if he went crazy.

‘What the hell is about to happen?’

To be more specific, the Monarch of Fate had seen the past when they were teammates rather than the future. He saw it from the records of the world that were bound to be kept somewhere in the universe.

Zhen Cai Yuan's eyes flashed at that moment.

“Anyway, I'm very curious about these so-called teammates of Seo Ju-Heon. I don’t know where the rest of them are. That’s why I couldn't help but become interested in you.”

She looked extremely curious about Ju-Heon. It looked as if she wanted to know anything and everything about Ju-Heon.
She seemed confident that this bastard would be able to let her know more things about Seo Ju-Heon.

Yang Chen started to frown.

“……What is your goal?”

Zhen Cai Yuan showed him something instead of responding.

[A suspicious camera created by Merlin
(A-Grade:Treasure-Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

The item she showed seemed to be a simple polaroid camera.

It was the type that the picture would print right away once it was taken.
But Yang Chen instantly realized that it was an artifact.

‘I don’t know what artifact it is though.’

She took a picture of Yang Chen at that moment.

“?!”

He was about to yell at her but Zhen Cai Yuan showed the polaroid picture that came out to Yang Chen.

Yang Chen became anxious.

“Ho. I don't think anything special would show up if you take pictures of me……aaaaaaaah!”

He couldn't help but be completely shocked after seeing the picture Zhen Cai Yuan handed him.
It was because there was something shocking visible in the photo.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Uh oh... what will this photo artifact do?