Cheonma wants to live quietly - Chapter 138
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Baekhwaru decided to close the door. There was a huge hole from the first floor to the top ceiling, but how would they fix it? No, even if the hole was repaired, there was no way it would be strong enough to endure any more negative occurrences.
In the end, they decided to destroy the main building, and Baekhwaru had no choice but to shut down its business for the time being. However, such an important place couldn’t stop working simply because it had been closed. Because of this line of reasoning, they chose this specific place.
Baekhwaru then looked at Byeok Tae-san with a nervous expression. Now, this place was the front gate near the main gate of Geumbyeokjang. It was originally a place for guests to stay for a while, but now it served as a temporary Haomun gate.
Meanwhile, the surviving Haomun were resting in the fortress. In addition to this, in the temporary office on the top floor of the hall, major figures including Byeok Tae-san were gathered. Naturally, Tae-san was sitting at the top.
Ok Hwa was located opposite Baekhwaru, and Seung Do-heung was located next to Ok Hwa. And next to Baekhwaru, Cheon Chushinui and Ilchimkai were sitting.
After looking at them all, Byeok Tae-san looked at Seung Do-heung with a calm eye. Seung Do-heung’s expression brought back a bag full of memories.
“We haven’t fully analyzed it yet, but we’ve been able to get a lot out of that.” When Byeok Tae-san nodded once, Seung Do-heung looked excited and continued. “Once the structure is pulled out perfectly, you can take the gold nuggets back.”
The gold wall was really big and huge. How many pieces would there be if they were crushed? Perhaps that alone would be enough to buy a few of the top tiers whole. Byeok Tae-san slowly turned his gaze to look at Ok Hwa.
In turn, Ok Hwa politely bowed her head and answered, “I will receive it, keep it well, and use it according to the situation.”
After sorting out the situation like that, Seung Do-heung remained restless. Cheon Chushinui saw this and decided to speak out. “Don’t torture yourself looking so restless. If you have something to say, then say it. Are you doing this out of fear that our Confucius will harass you with whatever your response will be?”
Seung Do-heung looked startled, slapping his hand fiercely. “No! I never thought of that!”
Ilchimkai frowned and turned to Cheon Shushinui. “Why are you harassing children again? Don’t bestow your rotten thoughts on him.”
Cheon Chushinui looked startled and was about to say something, but Byeok Tae-san raised his hand to stop him. If they left it alone, they would end up talking endlessly, so cutting it out in advance was essential for a smooth meeting. Then, Byeok Tae-san looked at Seung Do-heung, almost as if he had something to say.
“I… I believe this one has something to tell you about the new manor.” Seung Do-heung took a deep breath before he continued. “How about changing the design of the manor a little?”
Everyone looked at Seung Do-heung with curious eyes. The construction of the manor was already in progress. If one was to change the design now, all the money and effort they had put in would all be lost. “There is no need to stop construction. I went and checked it, but it is enough to make a small correction and plan again from now on.”
At this, Ok Hwa stopped. “What is the benefit of doing that?”
“You can use buildings to build huge bases.”
“Isn’t that what was originally planned?”
“We can set up a much larger scale than that. Using the manor as well as the outside of the manor.”
“How are you going to use it outside the manor?”
“Aren’t we supposed to rebuild this anyway?” Ok Hwa looked at Seung Do-heung with an absurd expression.
“You mean how much money it costs to do that?”
“I know. But once you do it, it can be the best defense against intrusion.”
In addition to this, the money had to be raised somehow. There was also a lot of gold. The invading monster intervened there.
“Then what about the cheonyakbang? Isn’t the place where the Cheon Yakbang is now quite far from the new manor house?”
“You have to consider all of that. Wouldn’t it be better to build a new manor more efficiently? To be honest, the Cheon Yakbang now needs to be changed anyway, considering when the breakwater will be bigger in the future.”
“Then it will cost more. Can we do that with the gold we have?”
At Ok Hwa’s words, Baekhwaru stepped forward. “If you scrape the funds in Haomun to the bottom of the barrel, how can you possibly try?”
After saying that, Baekhwa then looked at Byeok Tae-san. “You must put in all the money Confucius entrusted to you.”
It referred to the goods obtained through the war. It was a considerable amount if all of the goods obtained each time he fought the unknown.
At this, Byeok Tae-san nodded. “You can use it all. Well, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have an entire street even constructed at this point.”
He planned not to have established just a street, but an entire village in Wuhan. Byeok Tae-san thought for a moment, then looked at Cheon Chushinui. “Isn’t there any place among the remaining Heavenly Temples where you can have a lot of money?”
All non-heavenly churches each had their own special job. There were cases where he was a member of the National Assembly like Cheon Chushinui, and there were cases where he ran a government office like Jang Gak-woo. It would be of great help if all of the surplus funds held by each Heavenly Church were also drawn in. After all, one had to allocate them to the street construction anyway.
“I’ll look for it.”
Even so, these days, the disciples of God of Heaven were working really hard to find other non-heavenly temples. There had been some recent achievements, so one should be able to get some relevant information.
After that, the meeting continued. There was also discussion about the identities of the men who attacked this time, but since Byeok Tae-san killed all of them without leaving a single one alive, only a little information was obtained. Originally, he was going to leave the two of them alone, but upon sensing their defeat, others resorted to self-suicidal measures.
Byeok Tae-san’s expression softened slightly as he remembered what had happened at that time. The meeting ended only when the sun rose in the middle of the sky. Things happened, and after a rough fix, everyone gathered and started a meeting, so it was like talking non-stop for several hours.
At the end of the meeting, Baekhwaru said, “I will explain the situation of Haomun separately later. I haven’t figured out all the damage yet….” [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Byeok Tae-san nodded with an expression that seemed to say it didn’t matter. Baekhwaru then bowed politely and with that, the meeting ended. After the meeting, Byeok Tae-san, who was left alone in the office where everyone had returned, quietly fell into thoughts.
He thought quietly about what happened when the two of them self-destructed. Obviously, he responded to what had been chosen. They hadn’t even thought of committing suicide until then. It was an obvious attempt at escaping the Haomun’s special investigatory methods.
‘Is this too much of a leap?’ Byeok Tae-san tilted his head. They clearly witnessed the demonic powers being used properly. Or, at least, he heard the words vividly from such a person.
That was for certain. And, if one really responded to the word plucking, it meant that he had experience watching the old celestial horses extract the soul white from nearby. In the old days of a thousand miles, the souls were not pulled out as gently as they are now. It killed them all and absorbed the soul at once.
There was nothing to hide, so it didn’t matter. No, it was much faster and more effective than extracting the soul from the crown one by one. However, there were cases where the spirits were extracted directly, and it was time to interrogate them through the spirits. If one was to take out the spirit and burn it, the thoughts remaining in the spirit would soon seep into it. Such was the reason why he was able to obtain some high-quality information at one point.
“The one who saw it… … Who is there?”
Byeok Tae-san then slowly traced back memories of the past. It seemed like it would take some time.
* * *
“Lady, what are you doing here?” So-so asked with a surprised face.
Yeon Ha-rin raised her head with widened eyes and looked at So-so. She was now squatting in front of Tae-san’s bedroom and hugging her knees. She could not quickly answer So-so’s question. How was she supposed to say that she had been squatting here from last night until now and waiting for him?
Seeing Ha-rin trying to hold back her tears, So-so’s eyes widened and said, “Are you sure Confucius has been waiting for you? From when?”
Yeon Ha-rin hesitated, then she answered. “Uh, last night?”
So-so’s surprised expression only continued. “Lady, didn’t you hear the news?”
“News? What news?”
“The news that bad guys broke into Baekhwaru last night.”
“There are bad guys in Baekhwaru?” Yeon Ha-rin was startled and jumped up from her seat. “Then? What happened?”
“A lot of them died.”
“Ah… !” Yeon Ha-rin knew that Baekhwaru was Haomun. She also met several times with Bai Hua Luzhu, the owner of Haomun. She heard that there were many Haomun members among the courtesans and workers who worked there.
So-so nodded. “Yes. Confucius is busy with his work there… Anyway, I’ve only heard of it, so I don’t know the details yet.”
“Okay. Thank you so much for telling me.”
Yon Ha-rin bowed to So-soo and moved quickly. She had made such a big deal about her selfish actions and was now feeling embarrassed.
“Miss! Where are you going? Do you even know where Confucius is?” At this, Yeon Ha-rin sopped her steps. Blushing, she slyly turned around and gently shook her head.
Seeing this, So-so smiled softly and said. “Go to the hall next to the main gate. I heard they were all gathered there.”
The other woman then bowed, flushing once more. “Ah, thank you.”
She quickly ran towards the front door. So-so then looked at Yeon Ha-rin’s back for a long time.
* * *
Byeok Tae-san thought deeply and then pulled out. It was because of the presence of a presence standing in front of the door ever since. Anyone knew Yeon Ha-rin was the color of energy.
This was because it was very clear. When Byeok Tae-san waved his hand, the door swung open. Through the open door, Yeon Ha-rin with widened eyes could be seen. He didn’t think the door would open so suddenly.
“Come in if you are going to come in.”
Yeon Ha-rin then quickly corrected her expression. In addition to this, she pouted her lips. “After you tell me to come.”
He knew something happened. So she knows she couldn’t help it. It was just a prank for nothing. Of course, he knew that this fight wouldn’t work.
Yeon Ha-rin glanced around, then quickly went inside and closed the door. And, as she approached Byeok Tae-san, she looked into his eyes. “Are you okay?”
Byeok Tae-san nodded at Yeon Ha-rin’s question. “…Stronger.”
“Yes?” Yeon Ha-rin opened her eyes and looked at Tae-san.
At first, she thought he was just muttering gibberish. But when she thought about it, she thought she knew what he was talking about.
Ha-rin’s eyes twinkled. “I will become strong enough not to hold onto Confucius’ ankles. You don’t have to worry. Everyone is working hard, not just me. so….”
Yeon Ha-rin could not finish her words. This was because Byeok Tae-san suddenly smiled. Come to think of it, she didn’t think Byeok Tae-san had ever shown such a bright smile before.
And due to this, it was not all that unfamiliar. “I’ll expect it.”
For some reason, Yeon Ha-rin felt a sense of comfort. Slowly, her lips began to curl upwards.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]