Chapter 312: Artifact Tears (4)


The team members almost fainted after hearing what Ju-Heon just said.

‘What the hell did he just say?!

Is he planning on teaming up with Kwon Hyuk Soo?’

Their minds were blown.

It was to be expected. Kwon Hyuk Soo was one of the people supporting and protecting TKBM, as well as Chairman Kwon’s complete ally. He was also a major player in the artifact game as one of the Four Emperors.

Basically, he was their enemy through and through.

Ilya, who had betrayed Kwon Hyuk Soo to join them, was especially going out of his mind.

Was Ju-Heon telling him to die? Could that be it?

“Captain, tell me if you have any problems with me!”

Kwon Hyuk Soo was glaring at Ju-Heon.

“Do you know what you are saying right now?”
“Of course. I’m telling you to feed that so-called sibling love to the dogs.”
“Hooo, are you crazy? You tricked me and even took away my precious disciple.”

Ju-Heon smiled mischievously.

“You might be able to meet that precious disciple again if you work with me.”

Ilya started to beg for his life after hearing that.

"Captain! I, I'm sorry! What do you need me to do? Cleaning? Laundry? Or maybe you want me to go find you a Divine-Grade artifact?”

The arrogant and annoying Ilya was rarely begging for his life like this. Ju-Heon ignored him and continued chatting with Kwon Hyuk Soo.

“This shouldn’t be a bad deal for you. I'm sure you are curious about information regarding the future as well.”

The team members gulped after seeing Ju-Heon shake the Raven’s Tears around. Ju-Heon was doing a dangerous gamble right now.

‘But still, the Raven’s Tears?’

“Captain, are you really thinking about restoring Kwon Hyuk Soo's memories……?!”

Kwon Hyuk Soo was one of the Four Emperors in the past.

Him getting his memories back would mean the birth of an extremely strong enemy. Or was he trying to scam him as usual? They knew that Kwon Hyuk Soo was not someone who would fall for such a scam.

“Captain, what the hell are you thinking?!”

Surprisingly, Julian was the only one who was not trying to stop Ju-Heon.

“Actually, this might be a good decision.”
“Excuse me?!”

The rest of the team gasped but Julian meant it.

Why?

‘Kwon Hyuk Soo was definitely an enemy but he had a pretty favorable impression of Ju-Heon.’

That was right. Kwon Hyuk Soo was very strong. He also had an extremely favorable view of Ju-Heon in the past. In fact, Kwon Hyuk Soo wanted to take Ju-Heon as his number one disciple.

Although he only taught Ju-Heon for a short period of time, he desired and cherished Ju-Heon who was extremely talented. Kwon Hyuk Soo hated Chairman Kwon for taking Ju-Heon away so that he could not be his number one disciple.

But if you asked if he was a good person, he was definitely not a good person.

Anyway, he was not someone who would kill Ju-Heon. He might even help Ju-Heon if they somehow managed to convince him.

‘The problem is that his feelings are all just from the past life.’

In this life, Ju-Heon was the person who took Ilya away, threw him into the underworld, and caused him all sorts of anguish. That was the reason the Raven’s Tears would be a gamble.

But there was a different thought going on in Ju-Heon's mind.

‘I know a lot about this guy.’

And…

‘I need this old bat’s memories.’

Ju-Heon wanted Kwon Hyuk Soo's memories more than anything else.

Why?

‘What the hell did you do to my sister?!’

George had called him this morning. George told him that Irene was bawling her eyes out.

She kept grabbing onto her family members and crying and crying some more saying that Ju-Heon was dead.

Ju-Heon had realized something after hearing George explain the situation a bit more.

‘She got a portion of her past memories back.’

Oh Seung Woo had informed him about her clash with Zhen Cai Yuan in his hotel room. The copy he left in the room probably worked to a degree.

It helped him understand the extent of the copy's abilities.

And most importantly…

‘All of the monopolizers killed Mr. Ju-Heon.’

‘They wanted to stop Mr. Ju-Heon from getting to that position.’

Irene then said she had no right to face Ju-Heon and just cried in pain.

Irene’s comments had served as clues to help Ju-Heon make a deduction.

‘There's definitely something.’

There was a reason they had to die. And although the chances were low, maybe she also……

No matter what, there was no way Kwon Hyuk Soo wouldn’t know about that. Furthermore, if this was chess, this bastard would at least be a rook or a knight.

He would be a very useful piece for Ju-Heon.

‘So hurry up and accept my offer.’

“I'll give you information about the future. You don’t want it?”

Kwon Hyuk Soo started to frown.

‘Like hell I don't want it.’

Chairman Kwon had been able to know so much about the artifact of avarice from that artifact Yang Chen had brought! But Chairman Kwon still failed to excavate that tomb.

He wouldn't have made such stupid mistakes if he had that information!

‘If I was the one who got that information!’

He believed he was better suited for such information than Chairman Kwon.

But his so-called hyung-nim was trying to monopolize that information for himself!

It took everything Kwon Hyuk Soo had to shake his head.

‘No. I accepted him as my hyung-nim, I can't betray him first.’

This was when Ju-Heon stabbed the final dagger.

“Your daughter… She seems very close to Chairman Kwon.”
“What?”
“Even if he cheated to move his Achilles’s Heel, do you really think he would have been able to move it to a random person?”

Kwon Hyuk Soo's pupils started to shake wildly.

“W, wait……”

Jaeha interjected at that moment.

“I saw them. I saw Chairman Kwon and Kwon Sae Yeon coming out of a motel together.”
“?!”

Kwon Hyuk Soo’s expression was quite the spectacle. He was not the only one who was shocked.

Julian gasped as well!

“Hey! How can you say such a disgusting thing……?!”

Ju-Heon smirked without caring about Julian's reaction.

“I'm sure your daughter didn't approach him because she lacked money…maybe Chairman Kwon seduced her with an artifact or something?”
“?!”

Seol-A interjected as well.

“There are plenty of stories about Chairman Kwon’s mistresses. Do you think there would be so many rumors if it wasn't true?”

This trio sounded as if they had been working together to do things like this for a very long time.

Julian was getting angry thinking that such a story would never work since this was not some soap opera, but it worked quite well. Kwon Hyuk Soo's face crumbled.

“My Sae Yeon, my Sae Yeon and hyung-nim…..”

Kwon Hyuk Soo’s eyes filled with murderous intent. He then instantly grabbed the artifact Ju-Heon was holding out for him.

‘!’

It had happened in an instant.

The Raven’s Tears crumbled as it activated.

He had taken the information he should have taken to Chairman Kwon for himself!

[The Copy of the Raven’s Tears (S-Grade) has activated.]
[Small amounts of memories are starting to flow into the target’s mind.]

Ju-Heon started to smile.

However, it was at that moment.

“Retrieve the Chairman-nim’s body!”

Enemies barged into the hotel.

This was TKBM and Pandora’s rescue team sent to recover Chairman Kwon's body.

“Where the hell is the Chairman-nim's body?!”

They pointed their guns at Ju-Heon and the others. These were extremely strong weapons that were guaranteed to hit currently in the shape of guns.

“Fire!”

The ‘bullets' shot out toward Ju-Heon's group. But at that moment…

Crunch!

“!”

The guns in their hands all broke.

There was a single slash through all of them and they fell to the ground in pieces.

These extremely strong weapons broke so easily, as if they were made of plastic. Kwon Hyuk Soo was the one who broke their weapons.

“I will fuck you up if you touch these bastards.”
“C, Chairman-nim!”

They all gasped at Kwon Hyuk Soo’s actions.

“What is going on, sir?!”

This rescue team consisted of Kwon Hyuk Soo's subordinates as well as Chairman Kwon’s subordinates. How could they not be shocked when their superior swung his sword at them?! Kwon Hyuk Soo smiled brightly as he responded.

“It’s fine, let’s just go home.”
“Excuse me? But Chairman Kwon Tae Joon's body is still……!”
“Ah, it’s fine. Seo Ju-Heon's group was not here when we arrived.”

The rescue team started to get rowdy.

“Seo Ju-Heon's group is right there sir!”
“No, we didn't see anything. Do you understand?”

The chuckling Kwon Hyuk Soo then stopped smiling.

“Take care of them if you understand.”
“!”

There were screams coming from multiple directions. Kwon Hyuk Soo’s subordinates in the rescue team started to kill the others in the team!

Puuk! Puuk!

“U, ugh!”

The ones to die were all Chairman Kwon’s subordinates.

The rescue team that came to kill Ju-Heon's team and retrieve Chairman Kwon's body were all massacred.

It had happened in an instant.
The dying rescue team leader glared at Kwon Hyuk Soo.

‘Why……?!’

Kwon Hyuk Soo had a shameless smile on his face as he looked at Ju-Heon.

“Use this on hyung-nim's body.”
“!”

The item he threw was a teleportation artifact.

“After being there once, I can tell you that the underworld is dangerous because there is a way out. You should just send it into outer space if you want to send it off.”
“!”

The rescue team leader almost fainted.
He finally realized what Kwon Hyuk Soo was thinking.

‘Fuck, he betrayed us!’

He needed to get this information to Chairman Kwon.

‘I need to hurry up and inform the Chairman-nim………!’

However…

Puuk!

A pillar shot up from the ground and pierced through his body.

There was a twisted smile on Kwon Hyuk Soo's face.


At that moment…

“Chairman-nim! We heard that Chairman Kwon Hyuk Soo’s rescue team has returned!”
“Oh, really? They’re back?!”

Chairman Kwon’s face lit up.

“Did they bring my body back?!”

Yoon Shi Woo's face looked weird as he listened to the phone.

“Uhh……but they didn't bring your body, Chairman-nim……and apparently there were almost no survivors…”
“What?!”

He shouted, as if telling Yoon Shi Woo to hand the phone over to him. He was able to chat with Kwon Hyuk Soo thanks to his subordinates helping him.

He shouted as soon as he got on the phone.

“What the hell happened?! Where is my body?!”

[Ah, hyung-nim, I'm really sorry.]

“What?! What the hell happened with even you over there?! Where is my body?!”

[No, you see… Apparently he sent your body to outer space! What can I do about that? Haha.]

“What?!”

[Even I can’t go to space to get it. I hope you understand.]

Chairman Kwon started to grind his teeth.

‘Outer space my ass.’

“You better not have any weird intentions. The Achilles’s Heel……”

[Aigoo, hyung-nim. I don’t care about something like that at all. Do you really not trust your dongsaeng at all? You know how much I care about you, hyung-nim. I wouldn't get upset over something so trivial.]

“………….”

[Well, don't worry. I'll do what I can to make sure you don’t die, hyung-nim.]

Kwon Hyuk Soo smirked as soon as he hung up the phone.

‘You motherfucking old bastard.’

Actually, Kwon Hyuk Soo originally had no plans to do something like this. However, there was a critical memory that helped make his decision.

It was an assassination attempt.

‘How dare you use my daughter.’

Kwon Hyuk Soo's daughter really was Chairman Kwon's mistress. Chairman Kwon had seduced her to use her to steal Kwon Hyuk Soo's artifacts.

‘But still, how dare he touch my precious daughter.’

He couldn’t help but feel betrayed.

Kwon Hyuk Soo was one of the Four Emperors in the past. He had handed that position over to Chairman Kwon without asking for anything back due to their sibling relationship.

It'd be one thing if he had betrayed Chairman Kwon, but the current Chairman Kwon was wary of him despite his undying loyalty. Chairman Kwon was even trying to monopolize information about the future right now, thinking that Kwon Hyuk Soo might try to rise to the Monarch among Monarchs position.

Chairman Kwon was the first to betray him in Kwon Hyuk Soo's mind. How could he not be angry?

“I am the Supreme Leader of TKBM starting today.”

He had told Ju-Heon not to kill Chairman Kwon just yet.

Why?

“It’d be bad if he dies right now. We need to fix his will first. Ah, should I put Ju-Heon’s name in there since things ended up like this?”

He made a call while looking as if he was amused.

Down at the LA international airport…

Ju-Heon's team still looked baffled as they got on a plane for New York.

“What the hell just happened?”

Wasn’t it obvious?

“It was the birth of a traitor.”
“!”

Julian and Ilya both looked shocked.
But the reason they were shocked was different.

“That person really betrayed Chairman Kwon?”
“Did he really believe that story about his daughter being a mistress?”

Ju-Heon started to laugh out loud.

He expected Kwon Hyuk Soo to act like this.

The Kwon Hyuk Soo that Ju-Heon knew would be extremely angry about such loyalty stomping acts. Kwon Hyuk Soo cared more about loyalty than Chairman Kwon did.

Well, it seemed beneficial since Kwon Hyuk Soo only got good memories, but……

Ding.

[Ju-Heon. Be my number one disciple. Be my number one disciple. Be my number one disciple!]
[I’ll even share TKBM's rights of succession to you if you become my number one disciple!]
[Be my disciiiiiiiiiiiple!]

‘Tsk, it looks like he remembered some useless things too.’

Ju-Heon blocked the number and got on the plane.

“Now that we got Achilles’s Armor, send everything to the Engineering Team. Tell them to use that to make some defensive outfits.”

Jaeha gasped after hearing that.

‘Looks like I have more things to tell the fan club.’

They’ll probably go crazy saying that they will be in charge of making the designs.

Ju-Heon got a text at that moment.

[Captain-nim, I figured out the thing you wanted to know.]

It was Dan.

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