Chapter 286: That’s my prey, you little punk (2)


Buuzz.

Buuzz.

‘Damn it.’

Yoo Jaeha frowned while looking at his phone that was buzzing on the ground.

The name that popped up on the phone was [Artifactphile].

But Jaeha could not pick up.

‘Damn it, I need to pick it up.’

He needed to give Ju-Heon what he managed to gain.

‘Those crazy bastards.’

There were only corpses on the floor of the building where Jaeha was hiding. The corpses all belonged to artists who use restoration artifacts.

There were also the staff and visitors who had come to take a look.

Those people were currently hiding while shaking in fear.

The corpses all belonged to artists who use restoration artifacts.

Julien and other official restorers had been displaying their paintings against Jaeha.

However, they were all murdered by an unwelcomed visitor at the art gallery.

It happened about an hour ago.

In the middle of lunch time… Ju-Heon’s team stopped observing the precursors for a Tomb Appearance and had just left saying they would go get some lunch.

About ten minutes after they left…

“Huh?”

Yoo Jaeha's eyes opened wide at the person who had appeared.

Maybe it was to be expected.

“Captain-nim? You’re already back?”

That was right.

Ju-Heon had appeared in front of Jaeha. It was odd though because he had a gentle smile on his face unlike the usual Ju-Heon.

“Wow, you’re back in ten minutes? I guess my lunch is just something from the convenience store……”

It was at that moment.

"Ah, Captain-nim smiling like this looks really shitty.”

“……Huh?”

Yoo Jaeha was shocked. It was because Ju-Heon had read his mind.

‘Did I just imagine it?’

Nope, Ju-Heon really did say that.

“Based on that smile, the Captain-nim from 2040 is better.”

Boom!

Yoo Jaeha ran into a table and dropped the pile of brochures in his hand.

He was frowning.

‘This punk. Is he……’

“Is he reading my thoughts?”

“!”

Yoo Jaeha scoffed.

‘This is not the Captain-nim.’

He could tell.

Although he couldn’t tell them apart because the face and voice was the same, he could now tell that this was not his captain. The proof was what the Ju-Heon look-alike said next.

“The Captain from 2040? That’s interesting. Did you use an artifact to see the future? If it's not that…”

He reached his hand toward Jaeha and smirked.

"Do you have some memories of the future?”

Yoo Jaeha got the chills and smacked his arm away.

‘This son of a bitch. How dare you pretend to be the Captain-nim.’

As Yoo Jaeha grabbed da Vinci's artifact…

“I thought you weren’t here to start a fight?”

“!”

Someone unexpected appeared in front of them.

This guy was a US army officer.

They had met this Colonel briefly when they went to the pentagon in the past.

‘The Captain-nim didn't like him because he gave off the same aura as Chairman Kwon.

Ah, his name was Colonel Matthew. But he was not a Colonel anymore.

‘He’s a General now. What?! That’s no normal rate of promotion!’

Matthew had a dangerous looking smile on his face as he approached Jaeha.

“I became a fan after seeing your paintings. I once wanted to walk the path of art so it was very memorable.”

‘I'm scared.’

The Dominance resonating from this bastard was extremely chaotic even though he was hiding it as best as he could. People like this were completely opposite from people like Jaeha who mainly used Affinity. In fact, this guy seemed even scarier than Ju-Heon.

But Yoo Jaeha did not submit and had a twisted smile on his face.

“I'm sure that you’re not just here for an autograph. What business did you have with me?”

Matthew, Hitler's artifact user, handed something to him.

“Will you please take a look at this?”

It was an artifact. Yoo Jaeha gasped after looking at the artifact.

That was to be expected.

‘Goebbels’s artifact……!’

He could tell for real now. It was the artifact that Ju-Heon had taken from the Monarch of Gossip in the past. He had destroyed it down to the core and stuffed it somewhere.

He knew that the debris had disappeared but it had flown to this guy?!

‘It’s not weird since he seems to be using a Nazi artifact.’

‘Hitler’ calmly added on.

“I don’t know who did that to it, but nobody in the world is able to restore it.”

‘Of course not! Do you know who destroyed it?!’

‘Hitler’ smirked as if he already knew who was responsible for it.

“It is an extremely precious artifact for me. I know it might be rude to ask, but could you please restore these for me?”

Yoo Jaeha couldn't help but laugh.

‘Does he think that I am crazy? Why would I restore that for him?!’

He didn’t know what artifact Matthew had, but someone with a Nazi artifact looking for Goebbels… It was obvious what he was planning.

“I'm sorry but…… ahh!”

Yoo Jaeha screamed as he was about to reject Matthew. There were terrible screams throughout the exhibit hall as well.

“Ahhhhhhhh!”

Blood spurted as if there was a fountain of blood and something fell on top of that blood.

Others in the area couldn’t believe what had just happened.

“Ah…… ahhhhh!”

Yoo Jaeha fell over after feeling a terrible pain. His left hand had been cut off.

“U, ugh……!”

Hitler and Gung Ye, the man who looked like Ju-Heon, said something to Jaeha as he was in pain.

“You'll die if you don’t fix the artifact.”

Yoo Jaeha just sneered at them.

“Retards.”

He had the phoenix artifact. His hand should restore itself if he waited a little……

It was at that moment.

‘!’

It was not being restored. The Heirloom was not responding to him.

‘Why?’

Hitler, who seemed to be the cause of that, had a cold smile on his face.

“You should be a good boy and restore the artifact if you want to keep your other hand.”

“……!”

“You need it to keep painting these wonderful paintings.”

‘This son of a bitch. Should I kill him?’

Jaeha could tell what had happened. This bastard’s ability was making his Heirloom’s ability disappear.

‘I need to get out of the art gallery first.’

Yoo Jaeha tried to run, but…

“Ugh!”

“Where do you think you’re going?”

Yoo Jaeha scoffed in disbelief as he was being held back.

“I'm not interested so ask one of the other restorers! The official restorers are quite skilled, you know?”

The two bastards smirked.

“I got rid of all of them because they were useless. I cut off all of their useless hands.”

“……?!”

“Take it as an honor. I put quite a lot of value in Seo Ju-Heon's perspective. I think that his restorer should be useful. Now then, if you want to keep your remaining hand……”

“Ah, get lost. I’ve already been claimed. I don’t fix anything without the Captain-nim’s orders!”

Hitler laughed at this response.

“That’s disappointing.”

Jaeha screamed as soon as Hitler said that.

His remaining right hand had been cut off as well. Hitler then addressed Gung Ye.

“Call Goebbels and tell him to take care of the witnesses. That this bastard and all of the artists here with you.”

That was what had happened here. Jaeha had found an opportunity to escape but these crazy bastards really did seem to have killed all of the restorers in here.

He was currently hiding in the men’s restroom.

“Shit, I need to hurry up and get out of here. Damn it, my stupid phoenix.”

Yoo Jaeha frowned while looking at his two stumps where his hands should be. He managed to wrap things around it to control the blood loss but he may never be able to draw again.

“It’s fine.”

He had already fulfilled his life-long dream thanks to the Captain-nim helping him have this private exhibition.

It was painful but he would be fine.

However…

“I'm worried that I can't restore artifacts for the team…”

If all else fails, he’ll beg Chloe for help.

Anyway, he tried to pick up Ju-Heon's call.

However…

“Damn it.”

He managed to grab the phone but it kept falling down because he had no hands.

As an annoyed Jaeha tried to pick it up again…

Crunch.

“!”

Someone stomped on the phone. He raised his head to see a pretty lady.

“We can’t have you contact Seo Ju-Heon.”

Yoo Jaeha started sweating while looking at her smile and quietly managed to mumble.

“Uhh…… Umm, this is the men’s restroom.”

The lady seemed to be a career woman in her early thirties. Goebbels, who looked like a reporter, smiled at him.

“Should I stick your hands back on for you? It’d be great if you became our personal restorer and restored my artifacts and this artifact too.”

Goebbels waved something around.

The artifact looked like a fossil. He had never seen an artifact shaped like this before even in his past life, which meant it must be a new kind of artifact.

He probably wouldn’t know what it was unless he restored it.

The lady smiled like an evil Nazi executive who had become famous for their evil deeds at Auschwitz.

“Or maybe I should just turn you into a retard so that you can't run away?”

“!”

“Don't move. You'll die if you do.”

As the woman stepped on Yoo Jaeha and tried to stick an artifact syringe into him…

Crack!

The needle of the syringe suddenly broke.

“?!”

She was wondering what was going on when she heard an unfamiliar voice behind her.

“Get lost. I'm the one who will kill him.”

The evil lady gasped.


The person who appeared was none other than Jack the Ripper.

She was looking at Goebbels with an angry gaze.

She seemed to have been aiming to take Jaeha’s life all this time. She must have a grudge against him.

Jaeha was the reason she was caught by Ju-Heon’s group after all. She had aimed to take Jaeha’s life many times since then.

Goebbels was confused at what she had just heard.

‘Wait, I thought she was on his side but she wants to kill him?’

“Hold on, I'm trying to kill him too! Doesn’t that mean that we are on the same side?”

“No?”

Nina calmly raised her knife up.

“It’s only meaningful if I kill him.”

“W, what?!”

The knife struck down!

Clang!

“Eek!”

The lady barely dodged it but the sink wasn't so lucky.

“Fuck!”

Nina mumbled about her condition not being good and frowned after seeing that Goebbels had dodged.

Yoo Jaeha was sweating bullets while looking at her.

Nina was very strong. She was uselessly strong even though she didn't even have an evil god artifact!


“What? Say that again. General?”

Ju-Heon was near the art gallery entrance now.

It seemed as if the Tomb Appearance had already happened. That might be why Jaeha was not picking up his phone.

Ju-Heon tried to rush into the building but…

“Why are there so many useless shits?”

There were terrorists standing in Ju-Heon's way.

They were subordinates of the Monarch of Evangelism from the Middle East. He had wondered if the Monarch of Evangelism was here as well but that didn’t seem to be the case.

In addition, he had heard that the one who had walked in was that wicked Colonel he had met at the Pentagon.

‘It faintly smelled like the Monarch of Evangelism's artifact.’

But a General in the US Department of Defense was a spy working with terrorists?!

‘The US is so dumb.’

Ju-Heon snorted and continued walking toward the entrance.

A message popped up in front of him.

[Danger. There is a dangerous aura roaming around the Tomb Appearance area.]

[It is recommended that you do not enter.]

Ju-Heon scoffed.

‘What the hell?’

Ju-Heon completely ignored it and continued walking without any hesitation.

The enemies frowned while looking at him.

“It’s the real Seo Ju-Heon.”

"What the hell? It's not the Maitreya?”

They seemed to have gotten Ju-Heon confused with Gung Ye, the Monarch of the Heavens.

They truly did look like twins.

“It doesn't matter! Get rid of him!”

There was a loud explosion as they said that.

Bang!

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Wait... how come Jack the Ripper can use full power if people can't use artifacts? o.O