Chapter 71: Hey bro, why don’t we negotiate? (2)

Ju-Heon who finished his tea started to speak to George Holten.

“I think that’s enough.”

George Holten's angry gaze then headed toward Ju-Heon.

“Shut up. Third-parties can stay out of this. It was none other than my younger sister’s birthday present that he ruined.”

Ju-Heon started to smile.

‘This is my first time seeing him in person, but he’s beyond what I imagined as well.’

He looked as if he could be a rugby player, but his personality was so fiery that he wondered if George really was Irene’s brother.

‘He also has a serious sister complex.’

George Holten who always proclaimed to others that he carried the 20 years old Irene on his back and raised her himself was so angry that his anger could probably reach the sky.

However, Ju-Heon did not back down.

“No matter what you say, that bastard is my subordinate. As his boss, I can't sit back and watch you torment him anymore.”
“C, Captain-nim!”

Yoo Jaeha seemed full of admiration after hearing that. He was thinking that even a terrible human like that has a soft spot for his subordinates, but Ju-Heon said something unexpected.

“If you’re going to do it, hire someone to throw him into the Pacific Ocean. Don’t you think it is rude to have a guest wait any longer?”
“Hey, what did you say?! Nevermind, I'm at fault for trusting you in the first place!”

This truly seemed to be unexpected as George Holten started to laugh as well.

“The Pacific Ocean? Didn’t you just say you were his boss?”
“Yes. But I'm trying to make you a proposal since I'm getting annoyed waiting any longer.”
“A proposal?”
“That bastard is one of the people who helped remove your younger sister’s curse. Isn't 80 billion dollars cheap as a reward for removing your sister's curse?”

George Holten scoffed and approached Ju-Heon.

“Now that I think about it, Irene did tell me that. So you bastards removed Irene’s curse.”
“I hope you can be thankful if you know that.”

However, George Holten unexpectedly pointed the gun at Ju-Heon now.

“Removed her curse? Shut the hell up.”

George had heard about Irene's situation from a maid. However, he was extremely angry at the fact that Irene was now using artifacts.

It made sense since the Holten family considered artifacts to be the devil.

“How dare you make my sister put her hand on such mysterious things. The subordinate is a scammer and I guess the boss is a scammer too. Do you understand? Get the f*ck out of here if you don't want a bullet in your head! I will remove the artifact stuck to my sister!”

Irene jumped up after hearing that.

“Bro! If you keep talking like that to Mr. Ju-Heon, I'm going to take it as you never want to see me ever again! Mr. Ju-Heon saved me!”

George became anxious after hearing that.

He never expected Irene to respond like this. However, that only lasted a moment as he started to grind his teeth and shout.

“Irene! You don’t understand because you're still young! Don’t hang around the devils who use artifacts!”

Ju-Heon sighed.

‘It’s annoying to convince him, should I just beat him up to start?’

Ju-Heon had no plans on returning like this.

Why?

The entire family had to become his slave number 3…no, his precious sponsor.

‘These bastards are perfect for the business I'm thinking of creating.’

That wasn’t the only thing.

‘I need someone at the level of the Holtens to get rid of Pandora.’

Ju-Heon had been planning a bloody hit list against Pandora. He was planning on using the Holtens to get rid of all those eyesores who would continue to get in his way.

Of course, it was fine for him to destroy Pandora on his own, but he was still not strong enough and had too many restrictions to do that right now.

That was why they were perfect.

‘But their reaction is a bit odd.’

George Holten had an unnaturally large amount of malice for artifacts.

This was at the level of hatred.

Of course, it was fine that a Catholic family like theirs would consider artifacts to be the devil. There were many religions that did not look kindly upon artifacts.

However, he didn’t think they would be such stubborn people.

Ju-Heon who thought something was weird said the following.

“Looks like I won’t get anywhere talking to you about it. Please get lost as I must speak to your parents.”

George Holten, who had flinched for a bit, started to shake.

"You arrogant bastard. Do you really think I would introduce my parents to you bastards who aren't even our guests?”

However, Ju-Heon would not lose a battle of words.

"Does the eldest son of the Holten family not have a brain? We don’t need your introduction. We came here because your parents invited us in the first place.”
“You punk…seriously! I already told you! My parents have no desire to meet with you!”

' …..?'

Ju-Heon seemed to have noticed something as he calmly stood up.

“In that case, I guess I have no choice but to go find them myself.”
“!”

George Holten became anxious and suddenly shouted after seeing Ju-Heon’s reaction.

“Alex! Hurry up and kick them out!”

The butler quickly called someone and numerous guards quickly showed up and roughly grabbed Ju-Heon.

“I'm sorry but you'll have to come with us.”

However…

“Ugh!”

The guards who had tried to use their strength to drag them out started to fall one by one after being punched in the chin by Ju-Heon. Ju-Heon then suddenly started to move.

“That bastard!”

Ju-Heon who seemed to have caught onto something started to run around opening every door to the rooms inside the mansion. It was because he couldn't understand it.

‘Honestly speaking, George Holten's reaction was weird. He’s hiding something.’

It was also weird that her parents who had been the ones to invite them were not appearing.

Ju-Heon's footsteps became even faster.

Bang!
Bang!
Bang!

George Holten, Irene, and even Yoo Jaeha who were shocked by this followed behind him, but Ju-Heon's movement was so fast that they could not keep up with him.

“That bastard, he really!”

Tens of housekeepers and butlers followed him in shock as well, but Ju-Heon was too fast.

Bang!

‘Not here.’

Bang!

‘Not here either.’

He would open doors at the speed of lightning, check inside, and move on until he suddenly stopped.

Ju-Heon smelled a familiar scent when he got deeper into the mansion.

‘This is?’

This nose-piercing rotten smell.

It was not the smell of a corpse.

However, this stench of skin rotting and this ominous aura is…

The staff shouted in shock as Ju-Heon got closer to the problematic door.

“Hey! Get away from that room! We're really going to call the cops!”
“See what happens if you take a single step into that room!”

George Holten, who finally managed to catch up, charged toward Ju-Heon.

“I told you to get lost”.

It was quite threatening as George Holten's physique was quite good, potentially from playing rugby. He then punched out but it was for naught as Ju-Heon punched George Holten in the stomach and he fell down.

“Ugh!”

George Holten twitched on the ground like a caterpillar as he coughed. George Holten glared at Ju-Heon but Ju-Heon just calmly walked toward the door as if he just found it annoying.

“I will not go easy on you if you annoy me any more than this even if you are my client’s family member.”
"What did you say?!”

The thick door was instantly opened.

Slam!

As Ju-Heon expected, there was a middle-aged woman laying on the bed.

The problem was the woman’s condition.

‘That is!’

A terrible stench the woman’s entire body had turned purple and her skin was rotting, as if a zombie was laying there.

He walked into the next room to see a middle-aged man in the same condition.

The two of them were most likely Irene’s parents.

He then heard Irene scream.

“Mother! Father!”

George Holten flinched after hearing Irene cry. It seemed as if he had been hiding this situation from Irene.

And their parents who were in this condition had called Irene and Ju-Heon home, and George Holten had rushed back to prevent them from meeting.

In such a situation, it made sense that George Holten would be angry toward Ju-Heon.

“I told you to get the f*ck out! Take your artifact and get lost!”

However, Ju-Heon was looking at the patients with a cold gaze.

“Are you crazy? Why did you neglect them until they got to this point?”
“Neglect? Who the hell are you saying neglected them?!”

Yoo Jaeha who finally showed up screamed at that moment. He then gasped as if he was looking at a zombie before quickly running over to his boss and asked.

“What, what is that! That! What is that zombie-like thing! Holy crap!”

Ju-Heon clicked his tongue.

“What are they? This is called the tomb syndrome.”
"Tomb syndrome?”

That was indeed the case.

Tomb syndrome was the worst incurable illness that the world had ever seen that appeared with the artifacts.

From psychological symptoms such as soul swap, Hikikomori, impulse control disorder, and self-harm, to acute bleeding, coma, pneumonia, organ failure, and other rare symptoms…

One third of the entire world’s population had died because of this illness while the remaining two thirds were in danger of dying. This was the reason Ju-Heon had become Chairman Kwon’s slave.

Anyway, the Holten couple was suffering from that illness.

However, something was weird.

‘Why did this illness already start?’

Based on their condition, they were at the late stage of the illness.

What was going on?

This was something he had not expected either.

That was why it was a bit complicated. At this rate, they would need to mourn them before he could work together with the Holtens. There was a setback to his plan.

George Holten who had been wary of outsiders because he was afraid of this information getting out started to huff.

"The reason my parents ended up like this is because of artifact users like you who suddenly showed up to the house. That is why get lost while I’m still speaking nicely if you're trying to scam us again.”

Ju-Heon realized something new at that moment.

‘Now that I think about it, I remember seeing an article that said that this couple had passed away.’

Ju-Heon finally realized something he had been curious about this whole time.

It was regarding Irene’s past.

‘Now I understand why Irene worked with the Monarch of War in the past.’

It was obvious the Monarch of War threatened her. ‘Don’t you want to save your parents? I’ll give you a high-grade healing artifact that I am monopolizing, so cooperate.’ Well, something like that.

In simple terms, the Monarch of War had her weakness similar to how Chairman Kwon had Ju-Heon’s. Based on their condition, it would not be possible to cure them with regular healing artifacts.

Ju-Heon chuckled as George Holten shook with anger and tried to drag Ju-Heon out.

"Should I heal them for you?”
“……W, what?

However, George Holten who blanked out for a moment started to scoff.

“Do you think I wouldn’t have tried anything? I called many artifact users. They were all confident but nobody was able to heal them! They just ate my money and ran! Artifact users are all scammers…”

Ju-Heon clicked his tongue.

“Scammers have rankings as well. Don’t treat me the same as those frauds. It makes me feel dirty.”
"W, what?”
“I can actually cure them. In fact, I just need one day.”

That was the truth.

Why?

Ju-Heon had a SS-Grade healing artifact, Qin Shi Huang's Herb of Eternal Youth. Furthermore, it was a precious artifact that ranked among the best healing artifacts.

Ju-Heon who knew that was the case started to smile widely.

“Fine, I’ll heal them with my artifact. They are my client’s family members after all. However, there’s something I would like to propose after that.”

Ju-Heon started to smile. He wasn’t going to turn a blind eye since they were Irene’s family members and he felt that he was a bad person having this thought while looking at sick patients, but…

‘I figured out a way to definitely get the Holtens within my grasp.’

It was also a way to tame this rough George Holten at the same time.

Furthermore, it would not be a shallow relationship but a very tight and friendly relationship.

That was why Ju-Heon warned George Holten.

“Let me tell you something. They won’t last even a week like this.”
“………!”

Lo and behold, George Holten seemed to have been shocked as he froze up. George, who had been overbearing, was looking at Ju-Heon with shaking eyes.

That was why Ju-Heon smiled as if he was training a tiger.

"Well then, what’s your response?”

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