Chapter 245: So, will you follow me or not? (2)


“Ugh!”

This must be what it is like to feel as if the world was spinning.

“Uggggggh!”

Ilya truly felt as if he would die as he was being beaten up. What kind of company beats an employee to a pulp like this?

To be more specific, he was being beaten up not by Ju-Heon but by Ju-Heon’s artifact.

Why?

“So who told you to aim for the Captain's artifact?”
“You’ve truly gone mad.”

That was right.

A few minutes ago…

Ilya had decided that he could not end back up in Ju-Heon’s tomb raiding team like this.

It wasn’t that he had no intentions of working together with Ju-Heon.

It was a thousand times better than being used by Kwon Hyuk Soo or Kwon Tae Joon, and most importantly, he was very much aware of Ju-Heon's excavation abilities.
In fact, it would be extremely beneficial to join Ju-Heon's excavation team again.

The way he fought against Kwon Hyuk Soo earlier was just one example.

However……..

‘The Captain will have his way with me if I go in just like this.’

That was right. Ilya was the type to always calculate the pros and cons before making a decision.

That was why he was trying to negotiate with Ju-Heon. He couldn't just do nothing and end up a complete slave like this.

That was why he had used his brain, but…

He did something weird in the name of negotiating.

For example……

‘I'll steal his artifact.’

That was right. He had looked for an opening to aim for Ju-Heon's artifact.

Why?

He thought that he might be able to get an advantageous contract if he stole Ju-Heon’s artifact.

He thought it would be possible to negotiate since Ju-Heon knew the value of artifacts.

Furthermore, he was a type of artifact user hunter.

He knew the way to deal with people like Ju-Heon.

‘The current Captain is the type whose Dominance is stupidly high.’

If this was a game, his character was one who had spent all the stat points on strength. He had overwhelming strength even compared to most artifact users, however……

‘I can steal an artifact from him.’

Why?

Basically, Dominance was a whip. On the other hand, Affinity, which Ju-Heon called sucking up or pushoverness, was the carrot.

Artifacts were things that would happily come with him if he used a bit of Affinity against them.

‘So I will use Affinity here to……!’

He would steal Ju-Heon's artifact! He would then use it to negotiate!

That was why Ilya had immediately put his hand on Ju-Heon's artifact. He then poured Affinity into them.

However…

“Wow, what a dumbass. Of all artifacts to mess with…”
“I wish you the best of luck.”
“W, what?”

The other tomb raiding team members seemed to be pitying him.

And then…

“Uuuuugh!”

He was smacked!

First, he was smacked by the rope! The rope was getting angry that someone other than Ju-Heon had channeled their power into it!

[#$&*#!]
Go away! Go away!

It was not just the rope.

[How dare a lowly human put his hand on me!]
[Human, know your status.]
[Hand over some chicken!]

His butt was then ruthlessly bitten by the doggies. He almost had his family jewels bitten off as well!

And that was how Ilya ended up being beaten up by the artifacts.

Although Ilya was a Monarch, even he could not easily handle Ju-Heon's artifacts using Affinity.

Yoo Jaeha slowly handed him the contract at that point.

“Here! Hurry up and sign it! Siiiiiiign it!”

He grabbed Ilya’s thumb as if he had been waiting for this.

Ilya gasped.

It was because he had already read that contract.

‘I'm no longer human if I sign this thing!’

That was right.

He had only read it for a moment but the contract in front of him was not normal.

In simple terms…….

‘Your body and your time all belong to the company. You will show up for work and probably never leave. You will be killed if you try to leave.’

That was how it felt.

That was the reason he was calling it crazy.

Who the hell would sign such a contract?! However, Yoo Jaeha didn't care and stomped on his back.

“Just shut up and sign it, you son of a bitch!”

Yoo Jaeha seemed to have gone crazy. He felt as if he was a ghost haunting Ilya.

“Put your thumb print on it!”
"Why are you acting like this?! Did you go crazy or something?!”
“Get lost! Sign this now! I can’t be the only one with a contract like this!”

Ilya became anxious.

“………Is this how your contract is formatted?!”
“Yeah! What about it?! You scared?! Huh?!”

‘This crazy bastard! I was wondering what kind of stupid pushover would sign a contract like this!’

But Yoo Jaeha looked as if he would cut off Ilya’s thumb to sign it if he had to do so. [1]

The other team members sighed while watching the two of them.

Their contracts were bad too, however…

‘Well, that punk's contract is truly formatted as a slave contract.’

It was Jaeha’s own doing though.

Actually, Yoo Jaeha had asked Ju-Heon to change his contract after regaining the memories of his past life.

Of course, Ju-Heon couldn't believe it.

He thought Jaeha would say 100 million dollars per year was not enough or ask for better conditions, but what?

He said that he did too many terrible things in the past and that he couldn’t accept any money. He would work more and not accept any money.

Ju-Heon had told him that there was no need to do that.
However, Yoo Jaeha had started to cry and say that he couldn't take it.

'I can't forgive myself!’

But now…

“Hahaha! Do you think I’ll die alone?! You should die with me!”

Yoo Jaeha was carrying a red stamp pad and chasing after Ilya.

He had changed the conditions of his contract to clear his conscience but he didn't seem to like being the only slave.

These were the thoughts in the other members’ minds.

‘That idiot.’

‘Dumbass.’

‘Pushover……’

Yoo Jaeha's eyes seemed to be on fire as he continued to chase after Ilya regardless of what the others were thinking.


"The Monarch of Love’s location record truly has disappeared.”
"What..?”

Chairman Kwon started to panic after hearing his subordinate’s report.

His dongsaeng had said a few minutes ago that he would fuck Seo Ju-Heon over and bring the Monarch of Fate back.

He had thought that Kwon Hyuk Soo of all people would be able to find the Monarch of Fate, however…
"Seo Ju-Heon, that son of a bitch.”
“I heard that he used a Divine-Grade Egyptian artifact……”
“I'm certain it was Osiris's artifact.”
“Excuse me?!”

The only reason Pandora’s location information would disappear is if someone entered a tomb or that they disappeared out of this Earth.

Since there were no Tomb Appearances around where the Monarch of Love had been, it must mean that he was no longer on Earth.

It meant that he was sent flying to another world or into space.

There was only one thing that was capable of doing that.

Osiris’s artifact.
Set’s artifact was an artifact focused on slaughter.

It caused murderous sword-like gusts of wind, but it would not make someone disappear.

Anubis's artifact summoned the dead. It would also not make someone disappear.

That only left Osiris.

However…

“If it is Osiris, do you think he fell into the afterlife…?!”
“The afterlife? Don't speak such nonsense! There is no way that such an esteemed individual would have been defeated by Seo Ju-Heon!”
“He’s probably still trying to rescue the Monarch of Fate.”

That NEEDED to be the case.

They needed the Monarch of Fate in order to aim for the Heirlooms.

But forget rescuing the Monarch of Fate…

“Oh, is that so? He just quietly stayed in the tub?”

[Yes sir. He didn't do anything suspicious.]

“Okay. Keep an eye on him until we get back.”

Ju-Heon started to smile after hearing the news over the phone with Dan.

It seemed as if the Monarch of Love’s goal had been the Monarch of Fate.
He did send that bastard to the afterlife but he had to confirm that he didn't find a way to escape and go to the Monarch of Fate.

He called just to check and make sure that the imprisoned bastard did not escape either.

It probably wouldn’t have mattered even if he tried since Dan was there.

But Dan added on at that moment.

[Umm, this bastard got caught trying to send some information to his subordinates.]

“And?”

[The content was suspicious.]

“The content?”

[He said to make sure to get the Crow when the Heirlooms appear… He said to take that tomb first.]

‘Crow? Is it that bastard’s tomb?’

“Got it. We will be there soon.”

As he hung up the phone…

“You stamped it!”

Yoo Jaeha must have succeeded in grabbing Ilya’s finger as he was shouting hooray.

“You're a slave now too, you little punk! Hahahaha!”

Ilya started to grind his teeth while looking at the contract with his thumb print.

“Come out, Haures!”

He summoned a devil to burn up the contract.

The devil he called this time was a panther devil that burned down its enemies.

He had burned up the contract, however…

“You’re the same as Kongming! Hahaha! You retard! That’s a copy!”

Yoo Jaeha shouted at Ilya to find the real contract from among the numerous copies.

Ilya couldn't hold back his anger and told the devil to light Yoo Jaeha on fire. Yoo Jaeha used some clones to dodge the attacks like an eel before starting to shout toward Ju-Heon.

“Captain-niiiiiiiiiiiiiiim! I made this son of a bitch sign the contract! I did well, right?! I did well, right?!”

He looked like a dog asking to be praised. He then acted pompous in front of Ilya who was grinding his teeth.

“Whatever, you are my junior now.”
“What?!”
“Treat your sunbae well. You are in charge of getting me drinks.”

Ilya started to shake in anger.

Like hell Jaeha was his sunbae.

They were the same age and they had started working for TKBM at the same time in the past as well! Yoo Jaeha stood there with his nose up in the air.

“Yoooou might not know because you were the last to join us, but I'm actually the number 1 member of this tomb raiding team. That is why I am the sunbae to all of the team members. As for you, you're the laaaaaaast one to join. There’s a six month difference between the two of us. Got it?”

‘Wow, is he really acting like this for just six months?’

“Hey! You're using just six months……!”
“What’s wrong? Whether it is six months or a single day, a sunbae is a sunbae!”

Ilya was pounding his chest but Yoo Jaeha had an annoying smile on his face.

“Anyway, youngest. You should bring a drink to the eldest senior……”

But at that moment…

“What? You being number 1 is only until a few days ago.”
“?!”

Chloe was the first to casually bring it up. Seol-A added on as well.

“You’re currently jobless.”
“………?!”
“If you come back, you’ll be Ilya’s hoobae.”
“If I get rehired with the Vice Captain-nim, then maybe you'll be the youngest……”

Yoo Jaeha turned completely pale and covered Ilya’s ears.

But it was too late.

“Oh, you're currently jobless?”

Ilya started to laugh out loud. Jaeha had acted as the sunbae even though he wasn't even hired.

Ilya then had a mischievous smile on his face.

“You said it yourself, the person who got hired even one day before is the sunbae.”
“T, that…”
“You’re my errand boy once you are hired.”

Yoo Jaeha started to cry.


“Captain-nim, please fire that bastard.”
“?!”

Ju-Heon gasped as he walked out of the bathroom.

It was because Yoo Jaeha was kneeling outside the restroom in protest.

"What the hell are you doing here?”

Yoo Jaeha continued to grumble in anger regardless of whether Ju-Heon was shocked or not.

“Please fire that bastard Ilya! You can hire him back after I am hired first. Please. I’ll do whaaaaaaaaaaatever you want me to do!”

Ju-Heon looked at Yoo Jaeha who was groveling while holding onto his leg as if he was crazy.

He truly thought Jaeha had gone crazy.

But Ilya chimed in at that moment.

“Hoobae. Go get me a coffee from the vending machine. Ah! Right, you're not my hoobae. You haven’t even been hired.”

‘That bastard.’

Yoo Jaeha started to shake.

“Hey! I've submitted my application, okay?! I'm going to be hired soon!”
“Ho, there are hundreds of applicants trying to join this tomb raiding team. One of them was the president’s daughter. Do you really think you can pass with your specs?”

Yoo Jaeha pounded his chest after hearing that.

‘Damn it, why the hell is this tomb raiding team so popular?!’

“Ah, whatever! My specs aren’t lacking at all!”

Ilya started to frown.

“Ho. Do you really think the specs are the issue? I heard that you, in your past life……”

It was at that moment.

Riiiiiiiip!

Chloe and Seol-A suddenly ripped something in front of them.

Yoo Jaeha and Ilya gasped in shock after realizing that those were their applications.

“Hey! Why did you rip that?!”

The female team members were cruel.

“The Captain-nim told us to rip it up if you guys keep fighting.”
“By the way, we are in charge of the interviews.”

Both of them turned pale after hearing that.

"Aigoo, Captain-nim, I'm sorry! We won't fight, I promise we won't fight!”
“Please! We’ll be friendly to each other!”

Ju-Heon completely ignored them.

Although they acted like this, they worked very well together when they went into a tomb.

The thing he needed to worry about right now…

Bang!

“Hey there. What's up, Monarch of Fate?”
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

The Monarch of Fate who was in the tub screamed after seeing Ju-Heon appear.
Ju-Heon started to smile.

It was now time to use this bastard to trick the monopolizers around the world.


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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Looks like the Jaeha's solo comedy act is becoming a two person act with Ilya.