Hammurabi Style - chapter 33
“Is it ok for me to ask who you are going to go to first…?”
Saehyun Jae asked carefully.
Kimin recalled when he was in the secret room in Ohsung.
‘The worst is definitely Sangki Beak.’
Kimin knew the first priority was Sangki Beak.
He wanted to attack him first, but he hadn’t found any solution yet.
‘The vines of the hell flame… I’ve already thought about it, but it won’t work for him.’
It ate up skills, but Sangki Beak’s regression happened every one second.
Can it eat up his regression skill within one second?
Kimin shook his head.
‘Let’s put him back for now. The next is…’
If the first priority was the one who threw him into the portal of death, the second priority was the one who opened the portal.
“Saehun Choi… I think I’m going to go after him first.”
Sera nodded and her face became dark.
Kimin didn’t miss that.
“Do you have any regret…”
“No, that’s not it.”
She shook her head hurriedly.
“I think there’ll be a lot of sacrifices who aren’t related to your revenge… It troubles my mind a little bit.”
“What do you mean?”, Kimin frowned.
Kimin didn’t want any innocent people to die while taking revenge.
“The Dark Auction is inside of a huge subspace that Saehun Choi created. I guess you have already figured it out”, Saehyun Jae answered.
‘The Dark Auction is inside of a subspace?’
He had predicted that.
Kimin nodded his head then realized what Sera Lee meant.
“When he dies, the subspace disappears.”
“There is a high probability. That’s why I’m worried about what will happen to the people inside…”
Everyone closed their mouths and it was only silence.
“I should think about that.”
Kimin crossed his arms and closed his eyes.
The Dark Auction only had full containers and trailers without proper buildings, however, it was a kingdom that Saehun Choi established.
The beginning of the Dark Auction was insignificant, but it wasn’t anymore.
‘There are at least several thousand visitors…. It seems like there are residents too.’
He couldn’t give up on his revenge and also he didn’t want to hurt innocent people.
At that moment, an idea struck his head sharply.
“I can just do it this way.”
Kimin absentmindedly mumbled and looked at Sera who was staring at him.
“If I don’t kill Saehun Choi, the subspace is going to remain.”
“That’s right, but…”
“Aren’t you going to feel bad if you don’t kill him?”
Sera and Saehyun worried about Kimin.
“There is something worse than being dead. Don’t worry about that. I’ll present him with the best life ever.”
Kimin chuckled and continued, “Also, I don’t like people to be caught up in my revenge, either.”
“I thought so”, Sera also smiled.
“By the way, I’d like for you to make a special mask type artifact… Is it possible?”
“Please continue, sir.”
“I need a double mask type artifact. One mask type artifact that shows two faces.”
“That’s going to be so difficult. I’ll find a talented craftsman who has a heavy mouth.”
“Please. The priority is the heavy mouth.”
– They came today again?
Jinbum Park crumpled his face in front of Mr. Jo.
“Yes, sir. The hunting team found and overpowered them.”
– Why the hell are the foreigners coming to our company and not to Sangki Beak? Did you find out the reason?
Jinbum was suffering these days.
It was good until they leaked the information abroad.
Did anyone play with the information?
Hunters from foreign countries sneaked inside to approach a restricted area at Ohsung.
“Yes. Someone in the hunting team spoke their language so we asked people who we’ve captured… They said that there is information about Sangki Beak hiding ‘the elixir’ in Ohsung.”
– Elixir? What is that?
“It means a miracle drug… Apparently, it was a nickname of the abnormal status absorption skill user.”
– Ha…. It’s tiring. Even if the information was changed by someone, I thought it was going to be related only to Sangki Beak.
Jinbum celebrated when the information saying ‘Sangki Beak has the abnormal status absorption skill user.’ was spreading.
However, he worried about the other fake information and Mr. Jo kept silent in front of his owner.
– There was another additional information spreading… Did you check the content?
“Well… It said Ohsung and Sangki Beak were closely related, so Sangki Beak left the elixir with you…”
As soon as Jinbum heard the information, he lost his temper.
– What kind of freaks believe in that? Where did the additional information come from?
“I’m sorry, sir. I tried to track the source but failed to find it.”
Jinbum would never know that Sera and Kimin leaked the information about the abnormal status absorption skill user being in Ohsung.
– Ha… Forget it. I feel like that guy is the one doing all this… but I have no evidence…
Mr. Jo looked down at his phone while Jinbum was shaking his head.
“I think it’s urgent. Do you mind if I answer the phone call?”
– Go ahead.
Mr. Jo answered the phone and then his mouth became stiff.
“Sir… I think you should check the news.”
– Why? Does your mouth hurt if you tell me?
“That’s not it…”
Even though he was annoyed, Mr. Jo hesitated in speaking.
He guessed it wasn’t a normal issue, so he found the news.
[ A foreign reporter found out the truth behind the disaster caused by Sangki Beak and Saehun Choi. ]
– This… This bastard…
It was a familiar face inside of the mask type artifact.
‘The bastard at the Ohsung hospital! The fucking foreigner!’
The puzzle of the camera was solved in the worst way.
Jinbum frantically read the news.
The news seemed to be from a magazine instead of a newspaper. It gave the feeling like reading a diary.
[ The report could only break after receiving varying information from a credible source. (In terms of coverage, please understand that we cannot reveal the source.) ]
[ The disaster caused by Sangki Beak and Saehun Choi was an ugly fight to obtain a skill user, and Ohsung intervened for one side. ]
[ Everything began with ‘the elixir’. Elixir. It means a miracle drug that cures all kinds of illnesses. Do you remember the therapist, ‘Hassan’? Even Hassan couldn’t obtain the title, ‘the elixir’. However, there was one skill user who got the nickname. ‘The abnormal status absorption’ skill user. There wasn’t detailed information, however,…(omitted)… ]
[ According to the credible source, the first person who got ‘the elixir’ was the ruler of Korea, Sangki Beak. Sangki Beak is a ruler who can control time…(omitted)… ]
[ AThe reporter was originally covering the relationship between Ohsung and Sangki Beak. He found out that Sangki Beak is especially close to Jinbum Park, the chairman of Ohsung, through not only his investigation but also from the credible source. ]
[ Also, the reporter disclosed through this magazine that he was being threatened by Sangki Beak and Jinbum Park. ]
[ (photo) ]
Jinbum looked at the photo and bit his lip.
A picture of Sangki Beak coming out of Ohsung while Mr. Jo and Mr. Kwan escorted him.
A picture of Sangki Beak coming out of a VIP room and stretching in front of Mr. Jo.
A picture of a chair that had a rope on its handles.
There was an explanation next to the last picture saying (The chair that the reporter was tied to at the Ohsung hospital).
Some of the pictures were low quality as if it was taken with a special camera, but it was enough to see that the person was Sangki Beak.
‘Sangki Beak, that retard… When did he get photographed…’
The news denouncing Ohsung with nonsense coverage made Jinbum go into a rage, but he had to keep reading and deal with it later.
[ Sangki Beak was famous for exploiting other major companies in Korea. The reporter paid attention on this part – Why does Sangki Beak often go to Ohsung instead of other major companies he exploited? Is it simply because they are close? It shouldn’t be the case. ]
[ While moving heaven and earth to satisfy his curiosity, he discovered the existence of ‘the elixir’ and dispelled all his doubts as soon as he found out that Sangki Beak had ‘the elixir’ in his hand. ]
[ The answer was simple. ]
[ The abnormal status absorption skill user was at Ohsung (We cannot be sure that he’s still there at this moment, so we use the past form). ]
[ And another ruler from Korea, Saehun Choi, seemed like he was trying to steal ‘the elixir’ (It would be very easy for him to kidnap him with his subspace skill). When Sangki Beak got mad and punished Saehun Choi, he caused the incident, ‘the disaster caused by Sangki Beak and Saehun Choi’. Saehun Choi might’ve been accepting his attacks since he knew what he had done. ]
[ ‘The disaster caused by Sangki Beak and Saehun Choi’ was started because of the rulers’ greed. Also, Ohsung aided and abetted the tragedy since they helped at that time and are still helping Sangki Beak. ]
[ And there is another tragedy that we must not forget. The elixir’s life is locked up at Ohsung. We shouldn’t forget about his human rights that are being violated. ]
Unexpectedly, Jinbum didn’t show any anger or absurdity after reading the news.
– How is this news? Is this really written by a reporter?
“He’s not a real reporter…, but he is somehow.”
– The press is messed up by the looks of them using this kind of reporter. This is just gossip. There is no evidence. Isn’t it just a conspiracy theory? Even if it’s only gossip, it’s interfering in our business.
– You could just delete it without my order. Why did you make me read this? Do I have to order you to do these little things?
“But… The… American skill user association supports this news. The reporter also works as a secret agent at the association…”
– So what? Are we in the United States?
– Mr. Jo, we’re in Korea. Don’t you know the Korean spirit?
– This article is fucking dumb. How is he a reporter? That kind of shit is an article… Also, if he’s a secret agent, he should keep the information a secret. Why is he writing an article about it?
Jinbum clicked his tongue.
– Is there any article about the same content in major news outlets?
“Not yet, sir.”
– Then do it in our way. Ignore it and delete all the articles online. You know what to do. Why are you acting like an amateur?
“I’m sorry. I’ll do that, sir.”
However, Jinbum’s judgment was wrong.
The article that looked like gossip had a lot more influence than he imagined.
When the article had a subheader saying ‘Intel from a secret agent backed by the American skill user association’, the media except for major outlets started to drool.
In the end, he had to face a huge shout.
“The chairman of Ohsung, Jinbum Park, you must explain!!!”
In front of the head office of Ohsung, there was a wave of demonstrations rising.