Chapter 237: We are important people too (2)


The team members became extremely anxious.

‘W, wait, that’s not right!’

Yoo Jaeha, who had been the first to suggest resigning, gasped in surprise.

“D, did he really accept our resignation? The Captain-nim really let us go?”

Yoo Jaeha had been the one to receive the text message.

Seol-A clicked her tongue while looking at the anxious Yoo Jaeha.

“See, I told you such useless threats won't work on the Captain-nim.”
“E, even still! How can he really accept our resignation?!”
"So who told you to submit a letter of resignation?!”
"Who thought he would accept it?!”
“Well, even if he doesn't give me any severance pay, I should be able to collect unemployment……”

It was at that moment.

Ding.

Seol-A and Julian received text messages as well.

[Regarding the report to cancel the 4 major insurances and confirmation of change of occupation (Resignation Confirmation Guide).]
[Regarding the fact that you are no longer qualified to continue with the company insurance as a result of your resignation……]
[PS. You have three days to remove your belongings.]

Chloe seemed to have sent this text to tell them what they needed to do. Seol-A's eyes opened wide after receiving that message.

Her reaction was understandable.

It was because her name was on the resignation guide message.

Seol-A started to shriek in despair.

“Kyaaaa! What the hell is going on?! I didn't submit a letter of resignation! Why?!”

Yoo Jaeha tried to slowly escape after hearing that. Seol-A noticed it and started to rage.

“Hey! Yoo Jaeha, you!”
“Ugh!”
“It was you, wasn’t it?! You sent a letter of resignation on my behalf?!”

Seol-A was grabbing Yoo Jaeha by the collar.

“How can you submit a letter of resignation for me, you motherfucker!”

‘What would the Captain-nim have thought after seeing my letter of resignation?’

Seol-A wanted to cry once she had that thought.

She didn’t know whether the Captain-nim would believe her if she told him that it was a mistake.

Seol-A looked at the letter of resignation Yoo Jaeha had sent on her behalf and started to foam at the mouth.

"You bastard, you even forged my signature! Do you really want to be punished?!”

Seol-A looked ready to rip Yoo Jaeha's head off.

But he seemed as if he had something to say as well.

“What’s wrong? Team members share the same destiny……”
“Same destiny my ass!”

Seol-A, who had been wronged, looked toward Julian.

"Vice Captain-nim! Shall we kill this damn scamm…… Vice Captain-nim?”
“……”

She had been wondering why he had been quiet this whole time.

Even the almighty Julian seemed to have had a mental breakdown.

"……Seo Ju-Heon, that bastard, he really fired us.”

Were they really not that important to him?

She had thought he would just snort and start a new excavation team if Ju-Heon had fired him, but he seemed quite shocked at what had happened.

“I thought we were comrades in arms who had shared a good portion of our lives together……”

Of course, this talk about comrades in arms was bullshit since he had been complaining just a few minutes ago.

Seol-A shook Yoo Jaeha by the collar even more after seeing the Vice Captain in despair.

“Hey, what are you going to do now?!”
"What else? You go back to China, Kongming goes back to being the captain of his own excavation team and I…… I guess I can open a workshop or something?”
“Hey! Are you serious?!”
“N, no.”

Yoo Jaeha seemed to be having a mental breakdown as well.


Around that same time…

"Excuse me……”

Chloe, who had been sending the resignation guide to the team members, peeked toward the captain.

Ju-Heon was packing his artifacts and leisurely finishing his preparations to go get the Heirlooms.

He seemed to have meant it when he said they were fired because he was not packing artifacts for the others.

Chloe quietly called out to him.

"Captain?”
"What is it?”

Buzz, buzz, buzz-

Chloe picked up her phone that was going crazy.

“Is it really okay to fire them?”

She was getting a ton of messages from the fired people.

The fact that even Seol-A, someone who always tried to act strong in front of her, was urgently sending her messages like this made it easy to tell what was going on on the other side.

She could tell based on the previews in the push notification windows…

Buzz Buzz, Buzz-

[(Vice Captain-nim): Don't remove my stuff]

-
[(Scammer): Is this for real?]
[(Scammer): Hey, this isn't right.]
[(Scammer): Hand the phone to the Captain-nim]


[(Scammer): Hey, tell the Captain-nim to look at his phone!]
[(Scammer): Ahh, what the hell is that person doing?! :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((]

-
[(No name): I wasn’t the one who sent that letter of resignation! It was Jaeha! It wasn't me :((((((((((((((((((((((((]

Chloe sighed while looking at the messages bombarding her phone.

“They seem to be in quite the mess over there. They’re saying that this makes no sense…”

Ju-Heon started to laugh.

"What’s the problem? Tell them they're the ones who wanted to resign. I just gave them what they wanted. Tell them they have no severance pay but at least they can collect unemployment.”

Chloe sighed.

Maybe Ju-Heon was angry at how relaxed his subordinates had been. They were Monarchs and had the memories of their past but they were so easily captured.

‘Is this just some mental training?’

If it isn’t that……

‘Is there a different reason he’s doing this?’

Chloe then started to respond to Jaeha, who was bothering her the most.

[Don’t worry, I'll talk to him so that you can be rehired…]

But at that moment…

“Chloe.”
“Yes sir?”
“You should have just told me if you wanted to quit too.”
“……Excuse me?”

Chloe looked at Ju-Heon wondering what the hell he was talking about but Ju-Heon just chuckled and waved the document that was just faxed over.

“I got another letter of resignation just now.”

It was a letter of resignation with a forged signature.

The contents were shocking.

[Letter of Resignation]
[Name: Chloe Laurent]
[Reason for resignation: I can’t stay here alone when everybody else has resigned.]

Chloe’s eyes were burning up in anger after reading the content.

‘Yoo Jaeha, you son of a bitch!’


Yoo Jaeha, who had sent Chloe's letter of resignation as well, started to smile wickedly.

“Good. Everybody has resigned now.”

Seol-A, who was at a loss for words at what he had just done, blankly asked a question.

“……Are you out of your mind?”

Yoo Jaeha just started to laugh saying whatever will be, will be.

"What?! All of our team members have a shared destiny! We can't let even a single person betray us! If we’re leaving, everybody has to leave!”

She just couldn't believe it.
His mind had taken such a shock that he had gone completely crazy. He couldn't see straight.

Those were the thoughts on her mind.

She then had another thought.

‘This son of a bitch is dead now.’

He had written Chloe’s letter of resignation without her permission.

Yoo Jaeha seemed to not know because he had not really had many run-ins with Chloe in the work setting.

‘Chloe’s not an easy target.’

And as she had expected…

It happened once they submitted their letters of resignation(?), gathered their stuff, and came outside.

Flash!

“Aaaaaaaaah!”

Yoo Jaeha started to scream after suddenly seeing the bright light that came with a lot of pain.

Yoo Jaeha started to roll on the ground screaming as the risk from an artifact he didn't even use came to him.

Seol-A looked around wondering what was going on and saw a woman who was grinding her teeth.

“Chloe!”

Chloe, who had rushed over as soon as she saw her letter of resignation, looked as if she was going to shoot beams out of her eyes.

Why had he made someone who had no intentions of resigning resign?!

“Who is going to conduct the Captain-nim’s examinations?!”
“U, ugh. Stockfish, what’s wrong with you? You told me it was annoying to look after the Captain-nim……ugh!”

Yoo Jaeha felt as if he was going to die.

“It’s okay. It’s really okay. It’s the Captain-nim. The Captain-nim can easily hire a voluptuous babe of a nurse……ugh!”

Chloe choked Yoo Jaeha even harder, as if she really didn’t want that to happen. Seol-A also glared at Yoo Jaeha in anger.

Yoo Jaeha tried to get them to calm down.

“Okay, okay. I didn’t do all of this without thinking about it.”
“Oh, really? Then what the hell were you thinking?”
“The Captain-nim should realize something if all of the team members resign…… ugh!”

Yoo Jaeha ended up being beaten up by Seol-A and Chloe.

“Joke, it was a joke! I'll go and beg the Captain-nim to take us back…… I'm sorry.”

Anyway, all of them had resigned. Ju-Heon had calmly accepted all four of the letters of resignation. The team members who had no idea what Ju-Heon was thinking couldn’t help but groan.
But the thing that was the most aggravating was…

[It is rumored that Seo Ju-Heon's tomb raiding team members have resigned.]
[There are many candidates rushing to become a part of Seo Ju-Heon's tomb raiding team.]
[Will this be a new phase for the Monarch of Plunder's tomb raiding team?]
[A chance to earn a Monarch’s Heirloom with him.]
[Will you be able to gain an artifact from one of the 7 Great Tombs if you join Seo Ju-Heon's tomb raiding team?]

The rumors seemed to have spread already. It had been less than one hour.

Well, it was probably because there were people spying on Ju-Heon 24 hours a day because of the Monarch's Heirlooms, the Monarch of Fate's disappearance, Seostradamus, etc.

The people who learned about this were quickly trying to enter Ju-Heon's tomb raiding team. Numerous skilled Expert-Grade users and even some Monarchs from all around the world were sending him love calls even though he didn’t even post anything to say that he was recruiting.

Of course, Ju-Heon was not the only one getting the love calls.

[Mr. Monarch of Pushoverness, please come work with us, you’ll only have to work 16 hours a day…]
[Seol-A, your spy task seems to have failed so return to China. Seo Ju-Heon didn't find out that you were a spy, right?]
[Dear Monarch of Strategies. “Please join our team.”]

The team members then quickly drafted some cover letters and sent them to Ju-Heon, but…

[I have no plans of hiring anyone at this time so please try again in the future.]

Ju-Heon even stopped picking up their calls.

That was why they were going crazy!

Yoo Jaeha, the person who had caused this mess, started to cry.

“Captain-nim, please take us back. I’m sorryyyyyyy!”

Julian seemed liberated.

“Hahaha, should I just pick a good one from these and join their team? The salary and conditions are much better than what Seo Ju-Heon offered me. I don’t have much work since I'm a new lawyer anyway.”
“And what if Irene curses you?”
“……”
“All the money you make will instantly disappear.”

They truly got the chills.

They had forgotten about it, but now that they had a chance to think about it, they had been able to avoid the Monarch of Destitution’s curses until now because they were Ju-Heon’s team members.

But the moment they betrayed Ju-Heon……!

“Damn it, to deal with that nightmare once again……!”

Seol-A was in despair as well, but she had an odd experience that evening.

Why?

“Are you making sure to eat?”
“!”

In the middle of the night…

Ju-Heon had secretly come to see Seol-A.


Seol-A gasped.

All of the team members were staying at Yoo Jaeha's workroom because the buses had stopped and they had nowhere to go.

Ju-Heon had come over, as if he had known that they would be there.

He had come so stealthily that even she, the human radar, didn't notice!

Ju-Heon was looking at the others who had fallen asleep while writing what seemed to be an essay about reflecting on their mistakes.

‘I, is it really the Captain-nim? Is this an ambush from an enemy?’

Seol-A, who had been in the kitchen, quickly tried to wake the others.

However…

“You guys should have gotten a lot of offers to scout you today right?”

Ju-Heon, who had a hat covering his face, walked over to Seol-A who was getting anxious.

“Wait……are you really the C, Captain-n……mph!”

Seol-A's mouth was covered. Ju-Heon had kissed Seol-A.

Ju-Heon started to speak, as if to calm her down, once their lips separated.

"Shh. It really is me so don't cause a scene.”

Ju-Heon was treating her like normal before asking this question.

“Were there any suspicious bastards nearby?”
“Excuse me?”
“For example, someone like Ilya.”

Seol-A was shocked after hearing the familiar name.

“Ilya, then Captain-nim…!”
“That son of a bitch went into hiding once again after his subordinates were defeated.”

Ju-Heon had been aware that it was Ilya since the moment he knew that his subordinates had been abducted.

There were only a few people who could instantly abduct his subordinates like that.

‘Especially when Kongming was with them.’

That was why Ju-Heon had looked for Ilya, but there wasn't even a single crumb, as if he was some kind of mysophobia patient.

That wasn't all. Ilya seemed to be provoking him as he stole information about the Heirloom tomb and then turned the original into a mess.

‘It's fine since most of it was going to be used on tomorrow’s broadcast.’

Ju-Heon, who had been playing hide-and-seek with Ilya, started to speak as if things had become annoying.

“To be honest with you, that bastard Ilya might really be able to modify your memories.”

Ilya usually made his subordinates modify memories, potentially because of his artifact’s risk, but his subordinates were not strong enough to modify the memories of the two Monarchs and Seol-A.

“Then that bastard will definitely come to personally modify your memories. That bastard’s goal is probably for our tomb raiding team to disband.”

It was obvious that the other monopolizers had put him up to it.

Regardless, what was he trying to do when Ju-Heon barely got his teammates back thanks to the Raven’s artifact? Disbanding of the team?

“Do you really think I would lose you guys again?”
“Captain-nim…!”

‘Was that why he purposely made it look as if the tomb raiding team had disbanded?!’

Ilya would not approach them if it looked as if they were no longer a team.

"But you should have trusted us more…”
“No. That bastard Ilya has quite an annoying backer. It's probably someone at the Four Emperors level?”
“Excuse me? A backer? Is that perhaps…. But that person is!”
“Anyway, this is a secret to the others.”

Ju-Heon scrunched his eyes.

“Furthermore, I don’t know if that bastard Ilya would follow me even if I gave him back his memories.”
“……!”

That was something the others had worried about as well.

“He’s always been like a sore thumb.”

The chances of Ilya sticking with one of the other Four Emperors-level users was highly likely if he got his memories back.

That bastard was the type who would say something like, ‘why would I travel down a path I've already traveled down once before?’ That was why they might need to take care of him.

Of course, Ju-Heon’s goal was elsewhere.

“Anyway, just wait, I’ll let you and Chloe come back to work once we take care of those bastards.”

Seol-A sighed in relief.

“Then Jaeha and the Vice Captain-nim would feel a lot better. Jaeha was crying his eyes out.”

Ju-Heon snorted after hearing that.

“What bullshit are you talking about? I'm not going to rehire the two of them.”
“……E, excuse me?”
“They made the decision to leave. Those bastards can interview again.”

She felt as if she could hear them cry already.

It happened at that moment.

“!”

Ju-Heon, who was checking the security camera in the workroom, opened his eyes wide.

He seemed to have seen someone in the footage as he ran out.
He made so much noise that the sleeping members woke up.

"C, Captain-nim?!”
“What…? Did you say the Captain-nim?”

Ju-Heon started to laugh once he came outside.

“I got you now. Ilya, you son of a bitch.”

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Anybody else enjoy seeing Seol-A not in Chloe's phone?