Chapter 316: Dream-like Date (2)


The team members couldn’t help but drop their jaws in shock. This really was unbelievable.

‘Why is the Captain-nim here?!’

They were sure that Ju-Heon had been asleep because of the artifact. They confirmed that he was deep asleep. So how?

‘That artifact shouldn't have been easy to awaken from without meeting the conditions!’

It was an artifact that was said to put even the worst insomniacs to sleep peacefully. Of course, she set it for 100 hours and not 100 years.

Just like how Sleeping Beauty didn't age for 100 years while she was asleep, this artifact keeps the person exactly as they were for 100 hours.

But in the process, it would remove any toxic things in their blood, clear their skin, and help the user recover!

Anyway, the sleeping Ju-Heon was here somehow. Then there was only one explanation.

"Were you only pretending to be asleep?”

Julian shouted as if he had expected that.

“Of course! There’s no way a monster like you would fall victim to an artifact!”
“Well, I slept well thanks to it.”
“Slept well my ass!”

Ju-Heon smiled.

Actually, he had no intentions of doing this. Even if it was a bit, err, significantly dangerous, he was planning on meeting Zhen Cai Yuan.

He needed to gather all seven great artifacts to open the Crow's tomb. In addition, there were many bastards who would have major headaches if he looted the impregnable Great Prison.

‘I need to see their asses on fire with my own eyes.’

Not surprisingly, the biggest reason was that he was extremely greedy for those artifacts in the Great Prison.

He had planned on meeting with Zhen Cai Yuan to get the key to that prison when…

“C, Captain-nim, I'm really sorry!”

Seol-A had held onto him and apologized, but…

‘I'm not asleep, you little punk.’

That artifact was actually one that did not work very well on men.

‘You'll need a SS-Grade artifact at minimum if you want to put me to sleep.’

Nonetheless, he pretended to be asleep on purpose.
He struggled in a different way since the rope kissed him quite a few times because it thought he was sleeping, but he continued to pretend.

He was curious to know what Seol-A was planning to do after working so hard to put him to sleep.

But what?

“Then I just need to transform into the Captain-nim and steal that artifact?”

Oh my, what a great surprise!

Ju-Heon was snickering while pretending to be asleep.

The date was his issue but how could he reject such helpful and considerate subordinates?

‘Only a terrible boss would reject such care from his subordinates. Yes, yes indeed.’

A boss pretending to be asleep was probably an even worse boss, but anyway… He had kept his promise.

In addition, he was able to realize a couple things while tailing Zhen Cai Yuan.

For example, he learned some things about Zhen Cai Yuan’s artifact. He also learned about those bastards tailing them from outside the theatre.

‘I even found the bastards I wasn’t so sure about.’

And then…

“Take care of all of them.”

Ju-Heon's eyes flashed and Anubis, the God of Death, who had been hiding in the shadows flashed his eyes as well.

[Pull out their hearts.]

It was spoken in Ancient Egyptian.

[Get rid of their hearts so that they can’t even be weighed!]

They heard some screams from around the theatre.

“Ahhhhhhhh!”

Anubis's mummy soldiers had popped out of multiple people’s shadows.

“Aaah!”

Each mummy had the head of a jackal and a human body. These mummy soldiers instantly took out curved swords and stabbed their enemy’s heart.

Puuk!

“Ahhhhhhhh!”

People all around the theatre started to fall down.

There were at least seven of them.

They surprisingly all had weapons. They were all killers observing Ju-Heon and waiting for a chance to kill him.

The Egyptians believed that a person needed their heart to go into the afterlife. Taking away someone's heart was giving them the worst punishment ever.

Ju-Heon smiled.

‘I got rid of everybody who was tailing me now.’

He had not been sure because these ones had been cleverly hiding among the regular civilians.

Ju-Heon finally took off the cap that was covering his face. His handsome face appeared and Ju-Heon smiled at Zhen Cai Yuan.

"Anyway, I did as promised.”

The team members laughed in disbelief. As for Zhen Cai Yuan…she was enraged.

“You did as promised? What the fuck are you talking about when I went on a date with someone else……?!”
“I never said I would actually be with you the whole time.”
“……!”

Zhen Cai Yuan seemed shocked.

But Ju-Heon completely feigned ignorance.

It wasn’t his original plan, but the plan ended up changing.

“I was still in the same theatre with you. We were in the same room so we were on a date together.”

Zhen Cai Yuan's eyes flashed.

“What kind of bullshit is that?!”
“If not, then…”

Ju-Heon got up and walked over to Zhen Cai Yuan.

“I don’t mind if we start our date now.”
“!”

Zhen Cai Yuan's face lit up. Seol-A gasped.

However…

“No. I don't need a date.”
“!”

Zhen Cai Yuan gave an unexpected response.

Everybody else was shocked.

‘Didn’t her face just light up when he said they could start their date?’

Julian turned serious.

“I guess her pride really was hurt. She went on a date with Jaeha after all.”

Jaeha felt so, so wronged.

"What's wrong with me? Why are you talking so much crap about me?! I'm actually quite popular if I go elsewhere…?!”

Ju-Heon looked at Zhen Cai Yuan suspiciously as well.

“I don’t need to go on a date with you?”
“That’s right.”

Zhen Cai Yuan's eyes flashed and she walked right up to Ju-Heon.

“Let’s do something even better.”
“?!”

The ground underneath Ju-Heon's team members suddenly disappeared.

“!”

They all fell in.

This was the power of an artifact.

That wasn't all.

[A confined area is being created.]
[A confined area is being created.]

Zhen Cai Yuan started creating a space so that Ju-Heon could not escape.
And then…

“Aren’t dates supposed to end like this?”

An angry Zhen Cai Yuan was scowling as she grabbed Ju-Heon’s face.

“Yes, I should have done this from the beginning.”

This date…she was doing things that weren't like her. She just needed to eat Ju-Heon with the artifact of predation to make Ju-Heon's artifact and Ju-Heon hers.

“Seo Ju-Heon, you are my enemy.”

The male team members at the bottom of the pit turned pale.

“Even if she didn’t get to go on a date with him……?!”
"Ah, whatever! He brought it upon himself!”
"What do you mean, he brought it upon himself?! The Captain-nim will really get eaten at this rate!”

Seol-A quickly activated her Heirloom and tried to fly up.

Up on top, Ju-Heon was frowning as Zhen Cai Yuan's face came closer.

“Do you really have the artifact from the Great Tomb?”

Zhen Cai Yuan felt upset at his cold tone.

How could he say such things in this sexy situation?!

“How do you never cha…”
“Shut up.”

Ju-Heon’s eyes flashed.

“It looks like you have some memories of your past life. Hand that artifact over first if you want to be on good terms with me.”
“……!”

Ju-Heon glared at the spider that was giving off its chaotic aura above Zhen Cai Yuan. The spider was thinking that this was the chance to eat Ju-Heon.

[Eat him. Eat him.]

It's disgusting legs and teeth were ready to capture and chomp on Ju-Heon and his artifacts.

Ju-Heon scoffed at it.

"Get rid of it. It’s been annoying me since before.”

Zhen Cai Yuan hesitated before putting the spider away. It was almost done out of reflex.

The spider seemed shocked.

[What are you doing?]

Zhen Cai Yuan seemed to be doing her best to suppress the spider.

It was an act of betrayal for the spider.


[What the hell are you doing?]

The spider was baffled. On the other hand, Ju-Heon was smiling as if this was unexpected. He had just said that as an experiment.

‘This works?’

She shouldn’t be the type of woman who would listen to such things.

But he was not planning on missing this opportunity.

“I don’t want to be enemies with you either.”

He then reached out his hand.

"We were enemies in the past but things can change.”

His slightly gentler tone made Zhen Cai Yuan’s pupils start to shake.

His tone was the same as the first time they had met.

‘Damn it.’

It was obvious what Ju-Heon wanted. He wanted to get into the last of the 7 Great Tombs. He wanted the artifact of gluttony. Getting that would mean that Ju-Heon got all seven artifacts from the Great Tombs.

And those seven artifacts were the keys to open the Great Prison. Inside that tomb were the Crow and many amazing artifacts such as the artifacts of the major gods.

However…

‘He can’t loot the artifacts in there.’

There was an artifact that would make things difficult for her in there as well. There was also an artifact that could be a serious weakness for them. For China and the monopolizers…

For the Supreme Leader and Prometheus…

So she would have to be crazy to hand that key over.

Ju-Heon then said the following.

“Well, if you don’t want to then, whatever.”

Ju-Heon nonchalantly closed his hand and Zhen Cai Yuan urgently grabbed his arm. It was a subconscious action as well.

Even she couldn't believe what she just did.

The spider was grinding its teeth as it noticed her mind was a chaotic mess.

[Hurry up and kill him. Eat the Crow!]

The frustrated spider was urging Zhen Cai Yuan on.

She gulped. She then looked toward Ju-Heon.

“There is something I need to ask before that.”

Ju-Heon frowned as if he was annoyed.

But he decided that she wouldn't ask something that was difficult to answer.

“What is it?”

So he waited for her to ask. Zhen Cai Yuan's face lit up a bit.

She had been wanting to ask Ju-Heon about this from the moment she regained her memories of the past.

She didn’t care about anything else.

There was just one thing. She had taken her own life in front of Ju-Heon. She had her reasons to do so, but anyway…

“Were you sad at all when I died?”
“………….”

Ju-Heon thought he had heard an extremely unexpected question. His gaze showed how shocked he was.

He soon sighed and turned around.

“I was wondering what you were going to ask.”

An anxious Zhen Cai Yuan grabbed him tightly.

“I'll give you the last key if you answer that question.”
“!”
“Don't you want the artifact from the last of the 7 Great Tombs?”

She seemed quite desperate.

As Ju-Heon contemplated for a bit and was about to respond…

"At that time……”

But at that moment…

[What the hell are you doing?!]

The spider couldn’t hold back anymore and exploded. It was to be expected.

It was annoying enough that she was ignoring its orders but what? She would hand him the artifact for such a stupid condition?

This was clearly an act of betrayal. It wouldn’t be weird for it to kill its contractor.

The spider exploded as if it decided humans truly were worthless.

Boom!

[A terrible Tomb Appearance is coming.]
[A terrible Tomb Appearance is coming.]

The entire theatre showed the precursors of a Disaster-Grade Tomb Appearance. Toombglyphs appeared on the ceiling and walls and the shape of the building started to change.

Ruuuuumble, ruuuuuumble!

The New York Times building turned into chaos. All of New York started to get swept up in the Tomb Appearance with Time Square at the center.

“Ahhhhhhhh!”

People screamed and started to run out of Manhattan.

The Broadway area with its bright signs and musical performances was instantly destroyed.

Seol-A, Jaeha, and Juilan, who had fallen into the pit, came up at that moment.

“Captain-nim!”
“Captain, this?!”

Julian was extremely shocked. This was not a regular Tomb Appearance phenomenon.

"This is the power of one of the 7 Great Tombs!”

It was as he mentioned. Ju-Heon looked around before starting to smile with amusement.

He had been suspicious about it for a while but……

“I guess the Gluttony from the 7 Great Tombs really is the Supreme Leader.”

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Were you sad when I died? I can't help but feel sorry for the poor girl.