“Time of your life my ass. This damn horny son of a bitch.”
It really was Ju-Heon.
The one sending messages to Henry was actually Ju-Heon.
A bloodied Michelle was shaking in both fear and pain under Ju-Heon's foot.
It was to be expected.
‘What kind of scam did he just pull on Henry-nim…?!’
She couldn't believe how shamelessly Ju-Heon pretended to be her as he texted Henry!
Furthermore, she knew he wasn’t going to set up a romantic dinner for Joy and Henry.
“Old man, connect me to a dealer. How much are dudes going for these days?”
This bastard was planning on dissecting the Knights of the Round Table for organs!
“Ah, right. He's an artifact user so he should fetch a good price.”
‘A price for what?!’
Michelle became desperate.
‘Henry-nim! Please don’t be fooled! That text just now wasn't from me!’
Sadly, she could not use telepathy and soon heard some chatter nearby.
"Where is the closest Great Prison again?”
“There is a gap of the Great Prison at the public library 20 minutes from here.”
“Okay, let’s go there. That’ll be perfect to test out this key.”
“Noooo, don’t go!’
Henry and the research team called over some soldiers and started to leave the building. Michelle anxiously tried to groan to get their attention, but…
Her mouth was covered by the rope. She felt a terrible pain when she tried to use an artifact.
She was stabbed in the scapula. Xiang Yu's sword that was the length of a person's forearm was stabbed in there.
Ju-Heon started to speak as if to tell her not to cause more pain on herself.
“Hey bitch. I told you not to use any artifacts.”
“I promise you that you will be in enough pain without causing pain on yourself.”
Michelle started shaking after seeing Ju-Heon's smile.
Ju-Heon was someone who believed that death was just time to rest. He would not let her have such sweet rest so quickly.
“Do as I say if you don’t want to be in pain.”
Ju-Heon pointed to the area around them before continuing to speak.
“First of all, turn off all the monitoring devices in here.”
“Then call your parents here.”
"Why do you look so shocked? Your dad is one of the generals on Pandora's Executive Board while your mom is one of Pandora’s Advisory Professor.”
‘He already knows all of that?’
Ju-Heon smiled brightly and put the phone against her ear.
“So you better not say any bullshit and call them over naturally.”
The Allenby couple freaked out after being called over to the Pandora research facility.
They were wondering why their daughter called them over but what the hell?
“What is going on?!”
Their daughter who had called them over saying that it was an emergency was on the floor in a bloody mess.
Michelle started crying as soon as she saw her mom and dad.
“Daddy, mommyyyyyy! It hurts! Michelle is in pain!”
“C, call an ambulance right away!”
“Was there an accident in the lab honey?”
Michelle vigorously shook her head side to side.
“That bastard, that bastard, he…!”
“What? That bastard?! Which son of a bitch was it…?!”
It was at that moment.
“I told her not to think about using any artifacts but she wouldn't listen.”
The Allenby couple almost fainted after suddenly hearing a voice. It was because someone unbelievable was sitting on a chair on the side of the room.
“S, Seo Ju-Heon?!”
There was no way they wouldn’t recognize Ju-Heon's face. They were core members of Pandora.
Furthermore, they wouldn't forget that shitty child who they almost adopted in the past. How could they forget that annoying yellow face?
They had foamed at the mouth when this bastard became one of the Four Emperors and opposed Pandora.
“How is this bastard in here?!”
This was Pandora’s R&D facility of all places.
It was kind of far from the Executive Board’s Clocktower but it was still part of Pandora's HQ!
“How did you break through the barrier?!”
“How did nobody notice…?! Why is the alarm not going off?!”
Ju-Heon nonchalantly shook a key around.
“Because of a key my sister made with Prometheus’s power?”
The Allenby couple frowned. They seemed to have quickly realized what had happened.
They knew that the R&D department was busy using Prometheus's power to create a Majesty's Key.
But did he say his sister?
“Michelle, did you put HER in this project?!”
“……Uhh, uhh… What's wrong?”
The couple grabbed the back of their necks.
They knew that Michelle had volunteered for the Majesty's Key creation project to earn some points.
They had also heard that she was tasked with finding engineers since they were lacking them, but…!
‘Why did you have to put that bitch in it?!”
That was right.
Her parents never expected Joy to be a part of this project.
Michelle had not told them about it.
But Michelle felt wronged.
“It’s not something I would have needed to tell you…!”
She had not wanted to make Joy look good. No matter how much her parents hated Joy, they might have looked favorably on her if they heard that she made huge achievements on the Majesty's Key project!
‘It hurt my pride too.’
Her pride had been hurt enough after getting rejected to Harvard!
Michelle's parents looked as if they wanted to go crazy after hearing what she said.
‘Because it wasn't something she needed to tell us?!’
“You should have told us! You should have told us something this important!”
"Why?! What did I do wrong?! Who knew that Seo Ju-Heon would tag along with her?!”
“You should have been more wary of it! You should have been on your guard pulling over an engineer from Grave Company!”
Michelle’s eyes opened wide.
“G, Grave Company? What are you talking about? That parasite just worked at a small necessities store, didn't she?!”
Her parents were fuming with anger.
“You dragged that bitch in without even knowing where she works?!”
Michelle’s jaws dropped.
“B, but she said that the owner only had six subordinate employees…….”
Ju-Heon started to laugh.
“I do only have six personal subordinates. Unlike the company, my Tomb raiding team is not that big.”
Her parents couldn't believe it but they couldn't put all the blame on her. They had been feeling so rushed to hide things about Joy that they had not told her anything.
The reason they tolerated Joy working for Grave Company was just so that they could use her.
Pandora had been trying so hard to put a mole in there. That was why they were having her continuously watched, but…
“Michelle, did you send Joy's trackers away?”
“……Yeah. I wanted to do it without even you guys knowing about it this time.”
They looked ready to jump up and down in anger.
Well, it didn’t matter.
“Then that bitch used Prometheus's power to create a key?
“Yeah. This is a spare key. The completed product is already with that Henry or whatever.”
The dad clenched his eyes shut.
“We need to call Henry right now…!”
He quickly reached for his phone but it wasn't there.
Are you looking for this? Are you looking for this?
His phone was being moved side to side in front of him. The rope had taken their phones as soon as they had arrived.
Liam Allenby confidently pulled out his gun.
“Hand it over ri…ugh!”
They were slapped silly by the rope.
Even the artifacts they had on them fell to the floor.
The rope tied them up and brought them to Ju-Heon. Ju-Heon then smiled brightly at them.
“I guess I should start with a, ‘it's so nice to see you again after almost twenty years.”
“I have quite a lot of questions for you guys. You better answer them while I am asking nicely.”
“First question, is that Un-known thing in this lab?”
“Okay, it must be based on your reactions.
I knew it was smart to aim for the R&D facility.”
The Allenby couple started shaking.
“Second question. How much money have you ripped off my sister until now? Which bank is it in?”
“Ah, actually you don’t need to answer that. I just need to loot every bank you guys mainly do business with. Then the final question.”
Ju-Heon tightly clutched Michelle's head.
He was looking at them with a cold gaze.
“Back then, why did you want to adopt my sis……no, why did you want to adopt the two of us?”
The Allenby couple gulped after hearing that question. His gaze was extremely vicious.
It had been weird.
“I didn't know back then that you guys were White Supremacists or that you were trying to adopt Asian kids without any plans on taking care of them properly.”
Even if they did know, they were just children. They would have been forced to be adopted, but…
“Do you remember when you called me in the past? You told me not to contact or meet a kid who is living well.”
That was why he had thought that they were taking good care of his younger sister. It didn't seem weird on the outside.
He had only seen them acting kindly to Joy in his past life as well. In fact, they seemed so kind that he even felt that she was better off with them than with him.
He thought her shabby clothing was just because she was a hikikomori researcher.
Ju-Heon asked as if he found this interesting.
“Why did you adopt her?”
“In addition, why didn’t you kick her out when you hate her so much?”
‘This son of a bitch.’
“It’s okay, you can tell me. I’m just curious about it.”
Michelle shouted as well.
“He’s right! Why did you adopt that bitch?! And wait, you tried to adopt Seo Ju-Heon too?! Why didn’t you tell me?!”
Ju-Heon nodded his head as if it was okay after seeing that they couldn't easily open their mouths.
“Yes, it’s me. Come here for a moment. I need you to go through their heads.”
They started shaking once Ju-Heon contacted someone.
How could they not?
‘Go through our heads? Is he planning on calling that aftermath clean-up crew bastard?’
They were right about Ju-Heon calling Ilya. The aftermath clean-up crew members generally used hypnosis and illusions. They had ways to deal with such people.
But the top elites were able to go through and modify people's memories. They pretty much had no way to deal with the elites.
That meant that……
‘He's going to see everything in our memories including our plans!’
That wasn't all. The aftermath clean-up crew was capable of getting rid of traces of anything without others knowing.
A person's nationality, background, and even family relations… They could erase everything so that their target becomes someone who doesn't exist in the world even if they are alive.
They could also completely get rid of a person's body so nobody knows that they died.
They were shaking in fear because they had seen how Pandora used these people on a normal basis.
‘This is really dangerous.’
It was at that moment.
“Wow, Captain, I'm going to charge you a ton for putting me to work like this.”
A hand suddenly burst out of the wall. A silver-haired young man soon appeared completely.
“Going through people’s heads has a big risk so it's quite expensive.”
Ilya had used the Pandora infiltration key(?) Joy had made to leisurely walk in.
Ilya smiled wickedly while putting on some black leather gloves.
“I’ve heard a lot of the stories. Should I torture them as well as a free service?”
Shirt, pants, boots, long coat, and gloves… Ilya looked quite dangerous wearing all black.
Ju-Heon declined the offer.
“Just go through their heads. I will personally service these bastards. Ah, organize all the crap they have done until now. Also find out where Un-known is in here.”
A moment later… Ilya activated Freud’s artifact and his eyes flashed gold before the whole area filled with screams.
Ju-Heon had purposely picked a soundproof testing room so there were no chances of their screams making it out.
Ilya excitedly went through the couple's memories.
“Serious racism and defamation.
Treated her like a maid and the total they have taken from her is approximately $40,000 or 40 million won. Every item they took from her were sold without her consent. Oh look, these people even counted how many pads she used during her periods.”
The rope wrote down everything Ilya said as Ju-Heon nodded his head for each one.
At that moment…
"Ah, I found it. I found what happened with the adoption. I also found out Un-known's location.”
The couple clenched their eyes shut thinking that they were screwed.
‘These guys are doing whatever they please in here. Where the hell are all of the people who should be in here?! Henry! Where are you?!’
As for Henry, he was by the Great Prison. He was here to test the key Joy had made.
“Do you really think it is okay to use it? What if something goes wrong?”
“It’s okay, that’s why I am testing it out before we officially announce it.”
He headed toward the portion of the Great Prison poking out of the ground.
But at that moment…
Henry smiled after getting a call.
“Ah, John. Do you know that I'm working my ass off in your place?”
“We created a Majesty's Key while you are at the Vatican.”
[What? What are you talking about? I thought we decided that we would create it upon my return. Are you sure you left it to someone we can trust?]
“Don't worry, don't worry. It was an outsider but her face is pretty and everything’s good.”
[Wait a minute. An outsider? What are you talking about? The only outsider engineers available are from Grave Company right now.]
“It’s fine, it’s fine. Ah, I need to do some tests now. I'm hanging up now.”
[Wait! Who did you have create the key?!]
He heard a scream from the other side of the phone as soon as he said that.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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