Chapter 227: The one who cries because of their memories (4)


“Let me confirm something first.”
“………!”
"Do you remember me?”

Yang Chen plopped down after seeing Ju-Heon’s smile.

“Ah…… ah.”

It was because his face overlapped with the face of the Ju-Heon in his thirties.

Seo Ju-Heon.

People had thought that he was a druggie, but he was actually Chairman Kwon's king maker and mighty hunting dog that took care of the Four Emperors on the Chairman's behalf.

He was also the leader that Yang Chen himself had gotten killed.

Yang Chen's limbs started to shake once he acknowledged that fact.

His whole body was now shaking as he started to mumble while looking at Ju-Heon.

"C, Captain…n…”

Ju-Heon had a vicious smile after hearing Yang Chen's mumbling.

What he just heard was enough to know.

Ju-Heon then stepped on Yang Chen’s neck.

“Ugh!”

Yang Chen couldn't breathe after having his neck suddenly being stepped on, but he could not escape.

It was because the vicious voice that reached his ears seemed to paralyze his spine.

“Oho, you do seem to remember.”

It was a level of murderous intent he had never seen before.

Was it that Ju-Heon had just been hiding this murderous intent until now?

His Dominance had channeled out at full force as soon as Yang Chen recognized him.

Yang Chen started to shout out of instinct after seeing Ju-Heon like this.

“Captain-nim, I'm sorry. I didn't want to do it………ugh!”
“Shut up and only answer the questions I ask.”

Ju-Heon started to speak with a vicious gaze that looked as if he wanted to kill Yang Chen.

“First. Tell me your damn Monarch title.”

Yang Chen would normally wonder why he had to respond to Ju-Heon, but it was different now.

He felt as if he was going to die.

He felt as if Ju-Heon would really butcher him like he saw in the picture if he didn’t respond.

"The Sun, the Monarch of the Sun.”
“Second. Tell me the artifact the Monarch of Healing had on her. Oh, and the location of the tomb they possess too.”
‘………T, the Monarch of Healing's artifact? Tomb?”

Ju-Heon started to smile after hearing that confused response.

He had been testing how much information this bastard knew, but…

“Thankfully, it doesn't look as if he remembers the important information of the future.’

He remembered just enough to remember the members of the tomb raiding team.

‘Good.’

Of course, the team members who came with Ju-Heon were showing different reactions.

“Captain-nim! Let's kill this son of a bitch.”
“We can't let someone with information go!”

Seol-A and Chloe were the ones who had shouted. Ju-Heon agreed with them.

He had no plans on leaving the sly bastard who had pushed his precious subordinates to their deaths alone.

He just had a few things he was curious about.

‘TKBM’s secrets.’

And……

"W, what?! What is going on?”

‘Yoo Jaeha, the Monarch of Fraud.’

Yoo Jaeha looked toward Yang Chen who was flustered as he did not understand the situation at all.

‘The only one of us who managed to survive.’

He should know what happened after all of them had died.

He was curious about that but he had not restored Jaeha’s memories because it was annoying.

It would be annoying to retrain a bastard who would easily sell off even his fellow team members.

He also didn't want Jaeha to remember his days as a copycat.

But something must have happened once they died.

And it must have been related to their deaths.

‘He has important information.’

He had information they didn't know about.

Yang Chen foamed at the mouth once he saw Yoo Jaeha.

“You damn scamming son of a bitch!”
"W, what did you say?! Who are you calling a scammer?! What the fuck is this son of a bitch talking about?!”

Yang Chen continued to shout as if he felt wronged.

“Do you know how much TKBM suffered because of you……?!”
“?”

Yoo Jaeha looked toward Ju-Heon, wondering what nonsense Yang Chen was talking about.

“Wait, what the hell did I do to TKBM…… No, I guess there are some things… I did act as a black consumer because I hated TKBM, but…… Who cares about that?! Why?!”

Yoo Jaeha started to get angry, wondering if the black consumer incident was the reason Yang Chen was causing a fuss.

“Are you acting like this because I did some black consumer business? Be honest with me, there’s no way a global corporation like yours suffered because of some negative complaint! Huh?!”

Yang Chen felt frustrated.

“That’s not what I am talking about, you idiot!”

Yang Chen subconsciously got angry while still confused about his past life and the present as Ju-Heon peeked toward Yoo Jaeha.
He had not thought about what would have happened to this bastard after they died.

Why?

It was because he expected this bastard to find a way to stick with Chairman Kwon and live a happy life.

It was not that he was angry about that; this guy was just that kind of terrible materialistic bastard. He had not joined their tomb raiding team because he wanted to in the first place.

He didn't try to get close to any of the tomb raiding team members.

‘But getting revenge?’

There was also the talk about TKBM's secrets.

Yang Chen seemed to have realized his mistake after seeing Ju-Heon's gaze.

He had shouted out loud because he saw Yoo Jaeha while the memories of the past memories were still fresh on his mind, but……

‘No. This is top secret information. It involves the other Monarchs as well.’

He didn't know for sure, but it wasn’t just an issue of his past life.

These TKBM secrets were deeply connected with the current Monarchs as well. That was why it would be terrible if Ju-Heon wanted to find out about it.

‘I need to change topics.’

Maybe that was the reason.

Yang Chen quickly came up with an idea and urgently started to shout.

“I'm sorry sir! I've committed a grave sin, sir! However!”

He shouted whatever came to his mind.

“To be honest with you, I'm not the only one who betrayed you at that time, Captain-nim!”

His eyes opened wide as he quickly turned toward Yoo Jaeha.

“That bastard! That bastard betrayed you too!”

The team members became shocked while Ju-Heon started to frown.


“Don't put Jaeha on the team.”

It was probably right after Julian got his memories back through the Raven’s artifact.

Julian had said the following to Ju-Heon.

“I agree that Jaeha is talented. But I am against having him as one of our team members again.”

Julian had not looked very happy.

Why?

Julian did not trust the Monarch of Fraud.

It was obvious that Yoo Jaeha would have a bad relationship with Julian who worked as an appraiser with Zhuge Kongming's artifact.

It was the relationship between an appraiser and a scammer.

Furthermore…

‘This is just my hypothesis, but…’

Julian had stealthily told Ju-Heon after he had recovered his memories.

‘I don’t think that Yang Chen was the only one to betray us.’

He believed that Yoo Jaeha had betrayed them as well.

There was a simple explanation.

‘The artifacts we had on us at that time… None of them were fully restored.’

That was true.

The artifacts Jaeha had given them while saying they were fully restored only had about half of their durability.

They broke easily as well.

That was why they couldn't fight at full power after just a short time inside the tomb.

‘He always took care of our artifacts. It wouldn't be hard for him to mess with them.’

‘Hey. Kongming.’

‘That’s not all. Jaeha was the only one who didn’t come into the tomb with us. He said he was sick.’

‘He always said that though.’

Julian ended by saying one more thing.

‘There’s also Chloe's chart artifact that had our data on them. Don't you remember Yoo Jaeha stealing it a few weeks before we went into the final tomb?’

There had been a time when Chloe’s examination records had been replaced with a copy.

In that case, what would have happened with the original?

‘It’s obvious. He claimed that he was pulling a prank to see if Chloe realized it, but he probably handed our data over to those bastards that wanted to kill us.’

Returning to the present…

Julian had the same look as that time as he looked at Yoo Jaeha.

“Yoo Jaeha was also a traitor?”

Julian’s gaze looked much more agitated than usual.

The proof was the thunderbolts crackling around him.

Indra's artifact was responding to the user’s emotions.

“That bastard really was a traitor too.”

Seol-A was shocked after hearing Julian’s vicious tone.

“P, please wait! Vice Captain-nim! Are you really trusting what Yang Chen is saying……?!”
“No. You guys know it as well! There was a lot of circumstantial evidence that made me believe that!”
“T, that……!”

Seol-A shook her head. She always bickered with Yoo Jaeha until their faces became red as if they were bitter enemies, but she had treated him as her friend.

Although he would frequently cast them aside and run away, she just thought that that was his personality.

“There’s no way Jaeha really betrayed us…!”
“You guys might not know it, but our restorer didn't come into that tomb with us.”
“Vice Captain-nim!”

He knew that the Yoo Jaeha that came into the tomb was fake because he was using Zhuge Kongming’s artifact.

As the Vice Captain and as someone who cherished and trusted his teammates more than anybody else, he loathed those traitors.

That was why he was extremely angry right now!

“Seo Ju-Heon. You know it too! You know that Yoo Jaeha was suspicious! You're just staying quiet because there’s no proof and you are greedy for his abilities!”
“Vice Captain-nim!”

Yoo Jaeha was extremely flustered right now.

‘What are these people talking about right now?’

“Wait, excuse me. I know you guys always talk about some weird life on the moon without me all the time, but I really can't keep up with this one. A traitor? Do you know how hard I've been working to restore Captain-nim’s artifacts?! I feel wronged!”

But thunderbolts struck down regardless of what he was saying.

Boom!

Then Julian’s eyes flashed.

“Let's kill them half way and restore their memories. Then once their sins are confirmed……!”

His thunderbolts were about to strike down on Yang Chen and Yoo Jaeha.
Yoo Jaeha and Yang Chen screamed at the same time in response.

“Wait, Captain-nim! Captain-nim! Eek! Please save me!”

Yoo Jaeha, who had no idea what was going on, plopped down on the ground and started to scream while Seol-A became anxious.

“Vice Captain-nim!”

Julian’s strength and Dominance was quite strong as he was a Monarch as well.

Babababang!

As his thunderbolts started to strike down on Yang Chen and Yoo Jaeha…

Bang!

Ju-Heon's artifact gobbled up Julian's artifact.

“!”

Set's artifact started to viciously suppress Julian’s artifact.

“U, ugh!”

That wasn't all.

[Osiris is summoning hell's Book of the Dead.]
[Julian Miller's name is being written inside.]
[Preparations for judgment have begun.]

Julian started to scream as Ju-Heon read that message.

Steel rods suddenly fell from the sky and he ended up captured inside a suspicious cell.

His Dominance instantly fell once he was captured.

Julian looked flustered as he looked at Ju-Heon.

“Hey! What the hell are you doing?!”
“It’s fine so calm yourself and prevent your artifacts from going berserk.”
“What? Hold……!”
“Shut the hell up. That is an order from your Captain.”
“………!”

Julian flinched after seeing Ju-Heon’s cold gaze.

Ju-Heon clicked his tongue.

He understood that Julian lost his rationality because he was fired up with his desire for revenge, but…

“I agree with punishing the traitors. I also agree with restoring their memories and forcing them to tell us information we don't know about. However…”

He roughly pulled Yang Chen by the hair.

“Hey Kongming. Information about the future is very precious.”

That was why he only restored the memories of people he trusted as well.

He would have to be crazy to let these bastards know about the future.

‘This is not the time to restore their memories.’

The moment he achieved everything he wanted…

He would use the artifact on Chairman Kwon and these traitors at that time.

Then he would watch them frown.

Julian asked Ju-Heon a question.

“Then how the hell are you going to drag information out of them?!”
“First.”

Ju-Heon flicked his finger and Chloe approached them and grabbed Yang Chen’s shoulder.

Yang Chen glared at Chloe but……

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

Yang Chen screamed and coughed up some blood.

Yang Chen realized something was wrong. The Dominance in his body was slowly disappearing.

He was shaking as he glared at Ju-Heon and Chloe.

"W, what did you do to my body……?!”

What else would it be?

“Do you really not remember?”
“……!”

That was right.

‘Nurse of healing and punishment.’

That was Chloe’s nickname.

She could heal risks and illnesses but she could also remember those risks and illnesses to return them to the person.

She had just done the same to Yang Chen.

Ju-Heon had a cold smile on his face as he looked at Yang Chen.

“That’s for lying to my face. You are now a D-Grade artifact user, you bastard. You can’t use any artifacts higher than C-Grade. Actually, you probably can't even use D-Grade artifacts properly.”

Yang Chen quickly grabbed the key that was around Ju-Heon’s waist.

It was an A-Grade Consumable Artifact.

Nothing happened even after he channeled his Dominance into it.

He really couldn't use high-grade artifacts.

“Fuck, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!”

He shouted in anger and looked toward Ju-Heon as if he had been wronged.

“You can’t only punish me, sir. You should also punish that bastard……ugh!”

Yang Chen was stomped on by Ju-Heon.

Ju-Heon glared at Yang Chen as if he was ridiculous.

“Shut up. I'll cut your head off right now if you run your mouth any longer.”
“………!”

Ju-Heon then peeked at Yoo Jaeha who started to shake in fear.

He didn’t know what they were talking about at all, but……

“Please hold on a minute. Captain-nim! I really don’t know anything! I don’t know what he is talking about……”

Ju-Heon then grabbed Yoo Jaeha by the collar.

“Don’t worry. I will be the one to decide that.”

Ju-Heon then used an artifact.

It was an artifact to restore memories.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Did he just use the Raven's Tears on Jaeha?! Do you all think he really betrayed them?!